Friday, July 21

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Reporting day for the Arizona Cardinals & Training Camp begins tomorrow

It's reporting day for the Arizona Cardinals, with players expected to show up just before a 1 p.m. conditioning test today. That practice is closed to the public, but tomorrow, "Training Camp" will be open to the public, which begins at 2 p.m. The Cardinals will hold a total of 18 open practices, and we're out here at the University of Phoenix Stadium with all the details Cards fans will need to know. 

  • Admission and parking for all practices are free.
  • Open practice sessions will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. starting on Saturday, July 22 and concluding on Wednesday, August 23. 
  • Free Public Parking
  • Open seating for fans will be available on the east side of the stadium in the lower level for all Cardinals practices throughout training camp. For the practices on Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, July 29, additional lower bowl seating will be provided on the west side of the stadium.

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On Saturday, July 29 the Cardinals will host the "Red & White Practice" presented by University of Phoenix from 2-4:30 p.m. More details will be announced separately.

Tickets:  The Ticket Zone will be located inside Bud Light Gate 3 and have Cardinals representatives on hand. Call (602) 379-0102 or log onto for more information.

University of Phoenix Stadium 
1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305
Maryland Ave & 95th Ave 

Summer Splash: Make a splash at Scottsdale's mega water oasis  

The McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center is a mega oasis for Scottsdale families. For our "Summer Splash" series we dive into this 600-foot lazy river, and test out some of the slides. And, if we're feeling brave, we might even take a dive off one of their four diving boards. That's right, if you have a brave and creative teen, this center has just the diving boards, at different heights, that you might be looking for. 

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Registration for Fall 2017 Swim lessons & classes begins July 31 for residents. 

Pool Features:

  •     8-lane, 25 yd. lap pool
  •     Two 1-meter diving boards
  •     Two 3-meter diving boards
  •     Large tube water slide
  •     Lazy river
  •     Zero-depth entry play pool
  •     Water play features and spray pad
  •     Grassy sections with multiple shady areas
  •     Veranda seating with a view of the pool area
  •     Party island with seating at the lazy river
  •     Skate Park
  •     Fitness Center
  •     Reservations available for groups, birthday parties, private rentals and commercial lane rentals

McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center
15525 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 
(480) 312-6677

Summer Splash: Salt River Tubing

The final day of our Summer Splash series takes us to the Salt River, where you can rent a tube and float your worries away. 

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Salt River tubing & Recreation
9200 N. Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ Tonto National Forest

Summer Splash: We find a piece of Hawaii in a Paradise Valley backyard 

We are ending our "Summer Splash" series with a big splash at this $18 million-dollar estate in Paradise Valley. It'll definitely have you feeling like you've stepped onto the islands of Hawaii. This one-of-a-kind outdoor space, complete with lazy river, was inspired by the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. The saltwater pool and lazy river also comes with a 30-ft. water slide, rope swing, splash pad, firepits, volleyball courts, and seating for 120 of your closest friends. 

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Chef Chris Bianco releases "Bianco: Pizza, Pasta and Other Food I Like"

He's known as the "the best pizza chef in America!" We're talking about pizza legend, Chef Chris Bianco. He's releasing a new book, "Bianco: Pizza, Pasta and Other Food I Like," which will be out on store shelves next Tuesday, July 25th. He joins us to talk about the book, his driving force behind the artisanal pizza movement, and he'll show us one of his favorite recipes that you can learn to make yourself. 

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Chef Chris Bianco Book Signing:
Changing Hands Bookstore-Phoenix Location                                                                                                                                                                           300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 274-0067 
Monday, July 31st 7 pm

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Book goes on sale July 25th. 
you can pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Changing Hands

Tara at the Movies: Dunkirk

This weekend, moviegoers will get a chance to feel like they're on the beach during the evacuation of Dunkirk. The World War 2 drama tells the story from land, air and sea of the evacuation of Allied troops after being surrounded by Germans in Northern France. Causing equal amounts of excitement is the fact "Dunkirk" marks the acting debut of Harry Styles! 

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New documentary featured at Sundance debuts in Phoenix

STEP is the true-life story of a girls' high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive on and off the stage, even when the world seems to work against them. We talk with the real gals featured in this film, and learn how dance has given them hope for the future. 

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Food Truck Friday: Gorilla Cheese Truck

It's National Junk Food Day so there's no better truck to feature than the cheesiest truck around. They will be at the Queen Creek Feastival tonight

For more information, visit:

Queen Creek Feastival
21802 S Ellsworth Rd
Queen Creek, Arizona, AZ 85142
(602) 432-5600

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