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Stingray Bay at the Phoenix Zoo through April 30, 2008 - 03/30/08 03:17 AM
The stingrays are back for an annual visit to the Phoenix Zoo. This year there are three nurse sharks and nine bamboo sharks in addition to the regular group of about 30 cownoses and southern stingrays. Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 N Glavin Parkway in Phoenix. For more information about is annual fun Stingray Bay exhibit that the entire family will enjoy check out the website for the Phoenix Zoo. This attraction that features a 14,000 gallon aquarium made its debut last year. It was a very popular attraction and now it is back. Be sure to catch it before (2 comments)
Marshall Butterfly Pavilion - April and through May 11, 2008 - 03/30/08 02:53 AM
In you are in the Phoenix Arizona area through May 11, 2008 and ejnjoy butterflies consider checking out the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion located in the Desert Botanical Garden located at 1201 N Galvin Parkway in Phoenix. There are butterflies of all descriptions that fly free. Stand still and they will land on you. Check out the website for the Desert Botonical Garden to learn more about this intriguing exhibit. (0 comments)
Starlight Sleepover in Scottsdale Arizona - April 26-27, 2008 - 03/30/08 02:43 AM
Interested in taking the entire family to enjoy an evening of camping, outdoor crafts, big screen movies, stargazing and food? If you are in, or near, Scottsdale Arizona you may want to check out the Starlight Sleepover event slated for April 26 and 27, 2008. The event will be held at the Scottsdale Stadium located at 7408 E Osborn Road in Scottsdale. Activities are oriented for kids 2-10 years of age. For more information call 480-312-7957. (0 comments)
Local First Arizona - Guide to Independent Arizona Businesses - 03/30/08 02:06 AM
Local First Arizona is a fairly new non profit organization in Arizona oriented to promoting local, independent businesses as a preferred alternative to chain stores. The non profit utilizes things like festivals, wine tastings, art walks and other community activities to help businesses get their name in front of people. The group is working on producing items like community guides and maps to also help foster the effort. Shopping at local merchants puts more money into the local economy as compared to shopping at chains. For more information about this non-profit and how to get involved visit their website. (0 comments)
Virtual Golf in Gilbert Arizona - 03/30/08 01:52 AM
Arizona is noted as a golf destination. But if you are looking for a golf spot that you can play even when the summer heat arrives, you may want to check out virtual golf in Gilbert Arizona's Cross Woods golf-center. For $25 you can enjoy golf without a cart and without worrying that someone in front of you is playing too slow. There are munchies and liquid refreshments available also. Located at 522 Baseline in Gilbert Arizona, you can learn more about Cross Woods by checking their website. (0 comments)
Arizona "Lifestyle" Bank - Scottsdale, Arizona - 03/30/08 01:02 AM
Is this a trend of the future? In this era when we read of lending problems in the news every single day, here is a new idea rising from the desert like the Phoenix of old - a "lifestyle" bank. Located at the corner of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads in Scottsdale, Goldwater Bank is forging ahead with a new look to banking called "lifestyle" banking. The focus they are offering is to put customer service back into banking. For well heeled individuals with a minimum of $25,000, the customers get access to an in-house concierge service that will handle everything from personal (0 comments)
Going "Green" with "Blue" - Using Blue Jeans to Insulate Homes - 03/30/08 01:01 AM
Who would have thought that by using "blue" one could "go green"? A company in Chandler Arizona is doing just that. They are taking old blue jeans and using them to make insulation materials that are "green". The company is Bonded Logic Inc.. They take old blue jeans and chew them up into scraps and bond the denim with a fire retardant.. Then the material is processed into an insulation that is used for commercial buildings and homes. Much of the company's business is bulk orders and commercial, but it will handle small requests from home owners and small businesses who (0 comments)
Havana Tuesdays in Scottsdale Arizona - 03/30/08 01:00 AM
Scottsdale Arizona is used to hot nights, but the atmosphere of a steamy night in Havana evokes a tasty new twist as the Mondrian Scottsdale goes Cuban each Tuesday in the Asia de Cuba restaurant. Yummy small plates with Cuban inspired specialities such as chicken "lollipops" with chipotle and honey glaze and speciality drinks including mojitos, margaritas and martinis, or their speciality the Havana Sunset make the visit there a tasty experience. Havana Tuesdays start at 6pm every Tues. The Mondrian Scottsdale is located at 7353 Indian School Road in Scottsdale. Call 480-308-1100 for more details. (0 comments)
Downtown Phoenix "Floating Sculpture" Project - 03/30/08 01:00 AM
A controversial art project is slated to be constructed in downtown Phoenix Arizona with completion slated to be early 2009. The project is a "floating sculpture" and will cost $2.4 million dollars. The concept is a floating sculpture of a saguaro cactus blossom. It is slated to be constructed at Van Buren Street and Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. The project willl be a suspended 100 foot wide nearly transparant net on 3 towers up to 160 feet tall, then letting it float and flex with the breezes. The controversy is whether the sculpture will withstand the hot Phoenix summers and (0 comments)
Fund-a-Stache - Phoenix Guys Grow Mustaches for Charity - 03/30/08 12:59 AM
Amazing what things people will do for charity! A local Phoenix businessman started an event 2 years ago where men grow a mustache for charity. this event has grown and now dozens, hundreds of Phoenix area guys grow mustaches for charity. The next slated event is this coming May. Check out their website that is being put together for this latest event. Participants can select a charity of their choice and set up an account with FirstGiving.com, a non-profit website that facilitates on-line contributions on behalf of charities. Participants are urged to write about their hair growth during the month via blog (0 comments)
Designer Showcase Home Tour - Carefree Arizona - April 4-12, 2008 - 03/26/08 11:00 AM
The Foothills Community Foundation, a community organization in Carefree Arizona is sponsoring an interesting Designer Showcase Home Tour April 4-12, 2008. The tour features a tour of La Casa la Laguna (the house over the stream). This is a custom adobe home that has been expertly furnished. The event is a fundraiser for the community organization and the community is encouraged to attend. For more details call 480-488-1090. (2 comments)
Expo and Home Tour - Scottsdale Arizona - April 5-6, 2008 - 03/26/08 10:49 AM
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Modern Phoenix Neighborhood Network are presenting their fourth annual Modern Phoenix Expo on April 5-6, 2008. This year's tour has a focus of "Progress + Preservation". Details about the tour are available on the organization's website. The tour takes a look at homes that were originally build in the 1960's and 1970's and visits them now that they have been modernized. Lots of ideas to be gotten if you are thinking of an older home and wondering how you can make it modern. Definitely worth the time. If you are thinking of buying (0 comments)
Tukee Home Tour - Ahwautukee Foothills Home Tour - April 5, 2008 - 03/26/08 03:11 AM
The Ahwautukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is planning to host a Home Tour April 5, 2008. The tour will feature recently remodeled homes in the community. Eleven homes are slated to be featured. Call 480-753-7676 for times, fees, and more details about the event. It is open to the public and shuttle service around the event is planned. (0 comments)
Phoenix Arizona Area Luxury Home Tour - April 4-20, 2008 - 03/26/08 02:54 AM
Some of the Phoenix Arizona Valley's most elite communities and multi-million dollar homes are scheduled to be open for self-guided tours April 4-20, 2008. More than a dozen homes are slated to be on tour. The homes will show off the latest in home building, craftsmanship, interior design, technology, appliances and landscaping. This tour is open to the public. For more information about fees, times, and other details call 800-933-4398. (0 comments)
Rose Garden Dedication - Scottsdale Arizona - April 6, 2008 - 03/26/08 02:47 AM
If you love roses and enjoy learning about the care of them, controlling diseases and pests and you live close to Scottsdale Arizona then you may want to check out the Rose Garden Dedication event to be help on April 6, 2008 at Second Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale. The event takes place from 11am until 1pm. It is put on by Scottsdale's Rose Society. For more information call 480-945-8114. (0 comments)
Tovrea Castle Garden Tours - Learn about Arizona Cactus - 03/26/08 02:39 AM
Interested in the many varieties of Arizona cactus and other exotic desert plants? Then you will want to check out the Tovrea Castle Garden Tours. Participants get a chance to learn about all the interesting plants of the Arizona desert. They also get to learn about the mysteries behind the castle's rock walls. Proceeds go toward assisting with castle and garden renovations. Check out their website for more information. (1 comments)
Tempe Arizona Festival of the Arts - March 28-30, 2008 - 03/26/08 01:07 AM
It's time again for the annual Tempe Festival of the Arts that takes place this year March 28-30, 2008 in the Mill Avenue District of Tempe Arizona. This festival is ranked in the Top 20 of art festivals in the nation by many resources. The event showcases painting and sculpture, photography, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork and more. There is also food and wines to be enjoyed. A partnership has evolved between the Arizona Wine Growers Association and the festival. If you are in the area be sure to check it out. (1 comments)
Going "Green" in the Phoenix Arizona area - 03/26/08 12:53 AM
If you are in the Phoenix Arizona area and interested in "green" living you will want to check out the events held through the Phoenix Permaculture Guild. On the first Saturday of the month the organization offers a free tour to showcase many of the "green" and sustainable places in and round Phoenix. Many times the sites on tour are privately owned and not regularly opened to the public and may not be able to be viewed at any other times. Examples of places toured include: an urban farm, a straw bale home, a bee oasis and hydroponic greenhouses and fishpond. (0 comments)
Yin and Yang Fridays at Scottsdale Arizona Museum of Contempory Art - 03/26/08 12:40 AM
Scottsdale Arizona Museum of Contemporary Art is offering duel after hour Friday events with something for everyone. Yin Fridays offers yoga and refreshments while the Yang Fridays offers jazz music and wine tasting. These events are a great way to see the museum in a new light, other than just looking at the interesting artworks. Check out the museum and it's Friday opportunities by visiting their website. (0 comments)
Scottsdale Culinary Festival - April 8-13, 2008 - 03/26/08 12:09 AM
If you happen to be in the area of Scottsdale Arizona between April 8-13, 2008 and you love food (and who doesn't?), you will want to check out the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. It's the longest running festival of its kind in the US. Typically the event draws about 40,000 people. You can check out their website for more details and to buy tickets. While you are in the area if you are in the market for a home, give Bob and Carolin a call at 480-201-3001 and we can show you homes that meet your needs. Now is a terrific buyer's market in (0 comments)
Festival of the Arts in Peoria Arizona March 14, 2008 - 03/09/08 06:14 PM
The City of Peoria Arizona combines art, food, wine, literature, film and live entertainment to create a dynamic festival that caters to all tastes. The event takes place March 14, 2008 at the Peoria City Hall Complex at 84 W Monroe Street. For more information call 623-773-7198 or visit this website to learn more details. (3 comments)
Bell Lexus Coppersate 1000 in Tempe Arizona April 6-9, 2008 Fundraiser - 03/09/08 06:01 PM
A premiere vintage car road rally takes place in Tempe Arizona on April 6-9, 2008. This event is a unique fund-raiser for the Phoenix Art Museum. Thousands of vintage car buffs come to the event from all over America. The event takes place at the Tempe Diablo Stadium at 2200 W Alameda Drive in Tempe Arizona. For more information about this interesting event visit their website. (0 comments)
Quilt Show in Glendale, Arizona March 14-15, 2008 - 03/09/08 05:37 PM
Are you into quilting and also planning to be in the vicinity of Glendale Arizona March 14-15, 2008? If so you will want to check out the Quilt Show to be held at the Arizona State University West campus located at 4701 W Thunderbird Road. The exhibit will include more than 300+ quilts made by quilters throughout Arizona. For more information call 602-220-9889 or visit their website for more details. (2 comments)
McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Scottsdale Arizona April 25-26, 2008 - 03/09/08 05:31 PM
Do you like listening to band music? Going to be in Scottsdale April 25-26, 2008? Then you may want to check out the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona that takes place every spring. The event brings together thirteen bands from a wide variety of genres over the two day period against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains. The event takes place at Westworld Polo Grounds at 16001 N Pima Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. Call 602-343-0453 for more information or visit their website for details. (0 comments)
Sonoran Festival of Fine Art in Carefree Arizona April 4-6 2008 - 03/09/08 05:23 PM
If you are an art lover and in the vicinity of Carefree Arizona April 4-6, 2008 you'll want to check out the Sonoran Festival of Fine Art. The festival features 100+ local and nationally acclaimed painters, sculptors, jewelers, wood and glass artists, photographers and artists working with mixed media. The event takes place in Carefree at the Carefree Town Center at Easy Street and Carefree Drive. For more information call 480-575-6624 or visit their website for details. (0 comments)
Homes Through Time - Cave Creek Arizona Home Tour March 30 2008 - 03/09/08 04:34 PM
If you are in the vicinity of Cave Creek Arizona on March 30, 2008 and enjoy looking an unusual, unique homes then check out the Homes Through Time tour. The event is a fund raiser for the Cave Creek Museum. It features three unique homes - the Empie Boulder Home, the Hoss House and the Hunt House. For more information call 480-488-2764. (1 comments)
Tempe Festival of the Arts - Tempe Arizona March 28-30, 2008 - 03/09/08 04:11 PM
If you love to visit art shows and are in the vicinity of Tempe Arizona during March 28-30, 2008 then plan on visiting the Tempe Festival of the Arts. This juried show and sale will have more than 350 artists om a street-festival atmosphere with booths in the Mill Street District. For more information call 480-355-6070 or visit their website. (0 comments)
Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire - Fountain Hills Arizona March 21-23 2008 - 03/09/08 04:04 PM
If you are in the vicinity of Fountain Hills Arizona March 21-23, 2008 and you love art and/or wine you will want to check out the Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire. This festival presents some nationally acclaimed and award winning fine artisans from the USA and abroad. The event takes place at the Avenue of the Fountain between La Montana and Saguaro Blvd. For more information call 480-837-5637 or visit their website. Thinking of buying in the Valley of the Sun? If Fountain Hills or other locations in the East Phoenix Valley are on your list to check out, (0 comments)
LPGA in Gold Canyon Arizona March 24-30 2008 at Superstition Mountain Country Club - 03/09/08 02:52 PM
If you living in or visiting the Gold Canyon Arizona area and are a golf lover, or simply like the idea of watching the crowds and walking on freshly mowed grass in the otherwise desert environment, then you may want to check out the LPGA event which takes place on March 24-30, 2008 at the Superstition Mountain Country Club. There are corporate sponsors such as Safeway who offer tasty giveaways of snacks and merchandise which makes the event interesting and fun for all even if you are not a golf lover. The talented ladies of the LPGA come and give it (1 comments)
Country Thunder in Florence Arizona April 17 - 20, 2008 - 03/09/08 02:32 PM
If you are in the Arizona area and love country music you may want to check out the annual Country Thunder event that will happen in Pinal County's Florence Arizona April 17 - 20, 2008. There are both celebrity and emerging country singers who will perform during this event. For more details about the event visit the Country Thunder website. If you are thinking of relocating to Arizona give a call to Bob or Carolin Benjamin at 480-201-3001. We look forward to helping you find a home here. If you need to sell, we can help you sell, we are experienced and (0 comments)
Artist Event in Gold Canyon Arizona - Judy Larson - March 9, 2008 - 03/02/08 01:19 PM
Visiting Arizona or live around the Gold Canyon Arizona area? If you are close to Gold Canyon Arizona and are an art buff you will want to check out the event to be held at Gallery George in Gold Canyon Arizona on March 9th from 1-4pm at the gallery located at 6900 E Highway 60 - #109 in Gold Canyon. Artist Judy Larson will be at the gallery to show her art and sign autographs. Interested in learning more about the work of Judy Larson? Visit her website www.judylarson.com . Interested in other events at the gallery? Visit their website www.gallery-george.com (1 comments)
Ostrich Festival - March 7-9, 2008 in Chandler Arizona - 03/02/08 12:49 PM
If you are in Arizona or planning a visit to the Valley of the Sun, you may want to check out the 2008 Ostrich festival that takes place this year March 7-9 in Chandler Arizona. Ostrich ranching was once a prominent part of life in Chandler. The Chandler Chamber of Commerce created the Ostrich Festival in 1989 to celebrate ostriches and how important they have been for Arizona. The event is held at Tumbleweed Park (McQueen and Germann Roads in Chandler Arizona). In the early years of the festival it was held in downtown Chandler but the festival was moved in (1 comments)
Gold Canyon and the East Phoenix Arizona Valley info. Home of the Superstition Mountains, golf, hiking, desert wildlife and year round great sunny weather. Gold Canyon is only 45 minutes east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.
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