Tuesday, March 21

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14th annual Cinderella Affair

The Cinderella Affair is an all-volunteer project supported by East Valley Women's League. (EVWL) This annual giveaway is for high school juniors and seniors to choose new and gently-used formal wear along with shoes, purses and accessories at no cost is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, March 25, April 1st and 8th at 411 N. McKemy in Chandler.

Last year, nearly 1,500 dresses were given away to students statewide and more than 11,000 have been handed out since the program began in 2002.
"Our goal is and always will be to help make proms affordable and memorable for high school juniors and seniors across Arizona," said Chief Fairy Godmother Traci Estenson.  "Every year, we are overwhelmed by the incredible gratitude and endless smiles from the hundreds of young people who come to the Cinderella Affair Boutique.  It's as much fun for our volunteers as it is for the young people who come through our doors."

For this year’s, Cinderella Affair, students from the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) competed in a design contest organized by the AZ Apparel Foundation (www.azapparelfoundation.org) to create a plus-size prom dress that would be manufactured for the annual prom-dress giveaway.  Nicole Begay was the winning student designer.  

Juniors and seniors with valid IDs participating in the Cinderella Affair will be provided with a numbered ticket upon their arrival at the Cinderella Affair Boutique.  Once that number is called, girls will be escorted to the dress room to choose five dresses to try on.  Volunteers will provide guidance and assistance.

For more information about the Cinderella Affair and how to donate dresses and for volunteer opportunities, visit www.cinderellaaffair.org.

Shamrock Farms milk, Girl Scout cookies, Girl Scout Troops  

It's Girl Scout cookie season and the Girl ScoutsArizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) and Shamrock Farms will continue their 15-year tradition of donating cookies and milk to the community this March. In Arizona, about one in every four children are faced with the threat of hunger and milk is the number one requested item at food banks, so the troops and Arizona's hometown dairy look forward to donating a sweet and nutritious treat every spring.

As part of the Cookies for Community giving program, a total of 10,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be donated to United Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul on behalf of the public and Shamrock Farms will match that donation with 10,000 servings of wholesome, nutritious milk (5,000 servings to each location). Not only does this align with Shamrock Farms commitment to nourishing families, but nothing goes better with cookies than pure and fresh milk! Giving back to the community is also an essential part of Girl Scouting.  Girls will be celebrating the donation at two Saturday events at Valley food banks. The events will happen right before cookie sales end on March 26.

For more information about the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and the Cookies for Community program visit www.girlscoutsaz.org

For more information on Shamrock farms, visit www.shamrockfarms.net

Valley gym offers self-defense class for women

The Fight Ready gym in Scottsdale is offering self-defense classes for women in a three-part event. These classes will teach you a plan that will keep you prepared for any circumstance you come across. The key is to "Stay Ready, So You Don't Have To Get Ready." 

Women's Self Defense Seminar- March 25th and April 1st from 12-1:30 pm

For more information, visit: http://fightready.com/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-Ready-MMA/119083084936715

Fight Ready- 8666 E. Shea Blvd Suite 147
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
phone: 480-941-5466
email: info@fightready.com

Nellie Cashmans

For a true taste of Arizona, look no further than Nellie Cashman's Monday Club Cafe, which was named after Arizona's oldest club for women and "The Angel of the Mining Camp."

Highlighting the dinner menu is Arizona Prime USDA graded prime cuts of beef from select ranches across Arizona ranging from Maricopa, Buckeye and Tolleson to the western edge of the state in Yuma and Brawley.

These hand-cut beef options at Nellie Cashman's include a Tenderloin, NY Strip, Ribeye, Flat Iron and even a NY Strip Hamburger.  

Other menu items also herald the Arizona experience with flavors evoking the Southwest such as adobo shrimp, chayote squash and the green chile griddle cakes to name a few.

For more information, visit: http://kierlandresort.com/fine-dining-at-scottsdale-restaurants/nellie-cashmans/

902 E. Greenway Pkwy, 
Scottsdale AZ 85254 
Phone: 602-624-1000

'Wild at Heart' horse day camp teaches girls leadership 

Wild at Heart day camp emphasizes not just riding, but building an authentic relationship with the horses. The friendly, individualized horsemanship and riding camp gives girls skills in leadership, teambuilding and communication, as well as helping them to grow in self-esteem. It is open to girls ages 8 to 15, and the weekly session cost is $500. Reigning Grace Ranch is offering $25 off for early registration by April 1, 2017.

Registration can be found at http://www.azrgr.org/day-camp/

For more information, visit: www.azrgr.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AZRGR

Reigning Grace Ranch
28614 North 172nd Street
Rio Verde, AZ

Doc's Watering Hole

Inspired by the rich culinary heritage and colorful characters of Arizona's territorial days, Nellie Cashman's Monday Club Cafe is expanding its flavorful tribute to the state's legends with a menu of reimagined libations at the new "Doc's Watering Hole."

Each of the hand-crafted cocktails was created using a modern interpretation of recipes dating from the late 1800s. 

These include six cocktails featuring spirits barrel-aged in house such as the Martinez featuring Arizona purveyors.

In addition to cocktails, Doc's Watering Hole now also serves 18 Arizona wines and 10 Arizona craft beers from across the state.

For more information, visit: http://kierlandresort.com/fine-dining-at-scottsdale-restaurants/nellie-cashmans/

6902 E. Greenway Pkwy, 
Scottsdale AZ 85254
Phone:  602-624-1000 

Si Se Puede Foundation honor Chandler Officer

Chandler Police Officer Tina Balsewicz was honored as Child Advocate of the Year, by the Si Se Puede Foundation.  Si Se Puede Foundation is widely recognized as a bridge builder and leader in providing community programs that improve the quality of life and strengthen communities, families and children.

For more information, visit: https://www.sisepuedefoundation.com/