Thursday, Sept. 7

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DoubleDutch Hiring Fair

DoubleDutch a technology based company is adding a new engineering team in Phoenix. The company will have a hiring open house today from 3:30 pm to 8 pm at its company offices, 101 N. First Ave., Suite 2300, Phoenix, AZ.

This high-flying San Francisco-based mobile event app technology company overlooks Silicon Valley from its offices on Potrero Hill in San Francisco and has code writers at the gate of the European Union from their Amsterdam location. Looking ahead, DoubleDutch is eager to extend the reach of their engineering talent to Phoenix.

DoubleDutch is a San Francisco-based technology company creating event management and analytics applications for enterprise clients. It has offices in San Francisco, Phoenix and Amsterdam 

Interested talent can come by the office in the U.S. Bank building and meet the current team, play code golf, ask questions about the roles, and talk with C-level executives from the company. A panel will highlight where DoubleDutch is heading and how the new team fits into the future.

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Free sports physicals for your high school student 

It's back-to-school time, and that means it's also the beginning of high school sports and the need for sports physicals. Mountain Vista Medical Center & Desert Grove Family Medical are teaming up to offer free sports physicals for east Valley high school students Sat. Sept. 16th, including incoming freshmen. 

The standard Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) sports physical remains valid for high school athletics during the entire 2017-18 school year. 

Desert Grove Family Medical 
10238 E. Hampton Ave., Suite 508, Mesa, AZ 85209
Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Mountain Vista Medical Center & Desert Grove Family Medical are offering FREE sports physicals, regardless of whether a student has insurance. 
Register: Appointments must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a free sports physical, call (480) 834-7546. 

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Nutcracker auditions

For many ballet dancers, a part in the Nutcracker is the ultimate Christmas present.  Now valley youth can get the chance to take part in this holiday classic with auditions at Ballet Etudes.  

Each fall, Ballet Etudes holds two auditions open to dancers’ valley-wide. The first audition, for ages 9-18, is to become a Ballet Etudes company member. The second audition, for ages 7-18, is to be cast in Ballet Etudes' annual production of The Nutcracker. 

**Note that you do NOT need to be a company member to audition for The Nutcracker nor do you need to be enrolled at BE School of Dance. **

Registration: $15

Girls Audition: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
(Girls Registration: 12:00 - 12:45 pm)

Boys Audition: 3:00 - 3:30 pm 
(Boys Registration: 2:30 - 3:00 pm)

Advanced Audition (pointe work is required): 3:30 - 6:30 pm 
(Advanced Registration: 3:00 - 3:30 pm)

For more information: email

Ballet Etudes and BE School of Dance
2401 East Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ, 
Phone: (480)558-2080

Culture of Hope

The real life Antwone Fisher joins students at Esperanza Prep for The Soul, Science and Culture of Hope symposium. The symposium focuses on how families, schools, youth and communities can implement a strategy that models how all children can succeed, no exceptions!!

Free to Attend 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 9/7/17 call 480-298-5063 to reserve your spot. 

For information on Esperanza Prep call 480-298-5063 or visit their website:   
Also visit Kids at Hope website:

Esperanza Prep
1938 E Apache Blvd Tempe AZ 85281

Family Art Day

What could be better than free? How about free art and family friendly hands on programs.  It all happens Sunday thanks to the Phoenix Art Museum and Discount Tire.   

Free admission for everyone at Phoenix Art Museum on the second Sunday of the month. Includes a special hands-on, educational programming and/or entertainment designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Special exhibitions may have a reduced charge

For more information, visit:

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004- 
(602) 257-1880

Staying safe in a changing world

From kidnappings to terrorist attacks or more common threats like burglaries, muggings, and identify theft, you can protect yourself. Former CIA officer Jason Hanson shows us shares some of the secrets that he outlines in a new book.

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Restaurant Week: Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Chef Sam Sanz of Four Seasons cooks up a dish featured for Arizona Restaurant Week.

Chef Samantha Sanz is at the helm at Talavera, bringing her unique spin to the steak and seafood concept with inspired vegan dishes, influences from her Mexican roots and European touches from her travels abroad.  

Tips for perfect fish preparation:

  • To cook fish, it is very important to have a good sauté pan it can be a cast iron or a non-stick pan. The fish needs to be patted dry well on both sides and season just before it is placed in the sauté pan. 
  • Use grape seed or blended oil to cook fish, as they have a higher smoking point than olive oil. 
  • Press the fish really well with a fish spatula to prevent the fish from curling and achieve that perfect crispy skin.
  • When done, the fish should look golden brown from the outer corners of the skin. Be careful not to overcook, as it is very delicate and flaky.

Talavera will participate in Arizona Restaurant Week, September 15-24, 2017, and will present a three-course menu for $44.

For more information, visit:

Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
10600 East Crescent Moon Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Phone: 480-513-5085

At the Movies with Tara: Talking to the stars of "It"

Stephen King's "it" comes to the big screen.  Tara talks to the stars of this scary movie featuring an evil clown.

For more information on the movie, "It," visit:

For more information on Tara reviews and interviews visit:

The Garden Guy: Fall Flowers

While most of the country enjoys beautiful blooms throughout the summer, fall and early winter are the perfect time here in the valley to plant flowers.  The garden guy gives us a look at the best time to plant and the best flowers to bring color to your garden and home.

Contact Dave at, or visit 

LDV Wine Event-Pairing your favorite wine with tasty treats

Serving wine is about more than just the vino itself, it's all about how to pair it. But do you know what to serve with a rich red or a dry white? LDV winery offers a wine pairing event that helps you host a wine party to please every palate. 

Event is Sunday September 10, 5 to 6:30pm 
$35 per person, $65 per couple

For more info: LDV Wine:  

LDV Wine Gallery 
6951 E. 1st Street Scottsdale
Phone: 480-664-4822

Date Harvest: Sweet local treats from tree to table

Locally grown dates are in season, making it the perfect time to try out some delicious recipes featuring this tasty fruit.

Dates, a naturally grown fruit, abundant in Arizona and only grown in two US states are ready to come off the trees. Sphinx Date Co. has been an Arizona institution for over 60 years by offering the freshest locally sourced dates and edible gifts, with a traditional family approach.

For more information, visit: and Facebook:

Sphinx Date Company
3039 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

UBS Blood Drive

Former D-backs pitcher and Cy Young Award recipient Brandon Webb gives blood alongside 104.7 KISS FM host Johnjay are joining United Blood Services on Thurs., Sept. 7, from 2:15pm to 3:00pm, to encourage residents to save lives during Arizona Blood Donation Week.

Weather disasters over the past week have been a constant reminder that it is the blood already on the shelves that saves lives in emergency situations.  United Blood Services in Arizona joined the national effort to fulfill Gulf Coast blood needs when the flooding from Hurricane Harvey completely shut down blood collections for one week in the Houston area.  With Hurricane Irma closing in, the Puerto Rico airport has already closed, reminding us you can't wait for an emergency to give blood. 

To make an appointment with United Blood Services, visit: or call 1-877-UBS-HERO today.

For more information, visit:  

D-backs Brandon Webb & KISS FM Host Johnjay Donate Blood
Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:15pm- 3:00pm
United Blood Services' Scottsdale Donor Center
15170 N. Hayden Rd., #8 (south of Bell, off Hayden & 83rd Place)