Shemer Art Center, Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival

Want to make your pets happy or find out what they are thinking? Then bring them to the Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival at the Shemer Art Center Saturday, September 15 between 8 a.m. 2 p.m. There will be business vendors with free treats, paw readings, pet adoptions, kid's art activities, a raffle, two indoor art exhibitions, and 11 artists from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Tucson and Flagstaff showcasing their animal works of art for sale! Bring your furry friend and come out for a day of "dog-gone fun! Event includes animal artists and vendors, pet adoptions, paw readings, kid's animal art activities, two animal art exhibitions inside, a raffle, live music, and food & beverages provided by Black Cat Coffee, Short Leash Hot Dogs and Leo's Ice Cream (with doggie cookies and Frosty Paws). This event offers a fun day out for the entire family, and it supports a great cause, the non-profit Shemer Art Center and its visual art offerings for residents of all ages!This event is one of four fundraisers held at the non-profit Shemer Art Center every year, this one designed specifically to introduce area residents not only to the resources offered at the visual arts center but also to all the animal-related businesses in the neighborhood. And, like all activities held on-site, it furthers the Shemer's mission to showcase and support Arizona artists. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family, and furry friends are free.

For more information about the Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival or the Shemer Art Center call (602) 262-4727 or visit

Shemer Art Center5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Phone: 602) 262-4727

One Pot Wonder Pot Roast: Chase's Diner

Pot Roast 1 chuck roast 1 large brown onion 1 lb. carrots 2 large potatoes fresh thyme fresh rosemary 3 cups of beef stock salt and pepper steak seasoning Put all the ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high for 3.5 hours or cook in a Dutch oven for 3.5 hours at 375.

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Chase's Diner2040 N Alma School Rd.Chandler, AZ 85224Phone: 480-855-3663

Hottest Facials: Gainey Village Health Club & Spa

As we head into Fall, you want to stay on top of your skin. What are the hottest trends in skincare right now? We're checking out a few facials that promise to tone, tighten and brighten. Gainey Village Health Club & Spa is the only place in Arizona with One Truth 818 Serum, an anti-aging skincare product that is flying off the shelves thanks to its clinically-proven ability to visibly reverse major signs of aging in as little as 2 weeks.

o It has been proven to improve skin firmness, elasticity and smoothness, while decreasing forehead wrinkles and crow’s feeto With the purchase of the serum, the Gainey Spa will offer to microneedle the first application into the skin for the reduced price of $75 (normally $150)

The September Spa Bar Special is Refine and Restoreo Fruit pulp from apple and grapes nourish, brighten and toneo Lactic acid and naseberry remove dead skin cells allowing better product penetration and refining the skin's appearanceo Two of the biggest trends right now are that real results are coming from organic based products and that derma plane is a much more effective exfoliation

Offered during September and October is the Harvest Body Treatmento Start with a pear and apple scrub to slough off skin while infusing nourishing and calming antioxidantso Finish with a pear and green apple soufflé, a combination of rooibos tea and jojoba oil, to rehydrate skin with a silky soft finish

The Spa at Gainey Village is located at 7477 E Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdaleo Full use of the award-winning club is included on the day of the spa serviceo Call 480-609-6980 to book an appointment

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Gainey Village Health Club & Spa 7477 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258Phone; 480-609-6979

Sassy' Wins Show: Bake It Like Buddy

Valley baking duo win big with their impressive creation on the "Bake it Like Buddy" show and cake competition. Melody and Geoff Larsen of Sassy's Cafe & Bakery were featured over the weekend on the new family baking competition on the Discovery Family Channel. The new series, "Bake it Like Buddy" stars "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro and America's best baking families from across the country.

The series premieres on Saturday, September 8 and consists of 25 episodes that are 30 minutes each. Your episode will air on: Saturday, September 8 at 9:30 PM local time.

If you miss the airing on television, all episodes of the series will stream live on the Discovery Family GO app and will also be available on demand the following day.

Each week on BAKE IT LIKE BUDDY, two extremely talented, passionate and creative baking family duos face-off against each other in a fun head-to-head bake off at Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. The contestants, spanning from professionals to emerging chefs to passionate weekend bakers, will have every fiber of their baking abilities tested as Buddy sets a unique challenge in each episode.

With help from his own family and Carlo's Bakery staff, Buddy and two members of his team mentor and judge the visiting family's delicious creations on design, flavor, technique, finish and how well the contestants followed a central theme -- ranging from unicorns, sci-fi, 3D, Halloween and much more! The two teams have only four hours to design, bake, and decorate a cake for the chance to win a cash prize, professional baking supplies and most importantly, bragging rights!

This season, teams from across the country including mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, cousins, sisters, twins, best friends and more will compete to have their cake and eat it too.

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Sassy's Cafe & Bakery 4210 E Main Street Mesa, AZ 85205(480) 649-3067Hours: Monday through Saturday 7am -5 pm, Sunday: closed

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