PVCC To Host Literacy Event Providing Thousands of Free Children’s Books


Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and Southwest Human Development will again partner in hosting the Spring Festival of Tales, a free community literacy event offering storytelling and cultural activities for children and families from 9am to 2pm Saturday, April 27, at Paradise Valley Community College. The bi-annual festival brings reading to life through the “Art […]

Up Your Recycle Game — Five Common Mistakes and Quick Solutions


While residents may strive to be earth-friendly when they recycle, there is a chance that they are doing it wrong. According to Republic Services, one-third of what residents try to recycle in Phoenix can’t be recycled — whether it’s a dirty diaper, bowling ball (the company says they’ve seen them both) or peanut butter-coated jars. […]

Explore the Benefits of Dark Skies and Amazing Nocturnal Creatures


Visitors are invited to join Tumacácori National Historical Park staff and scientists on National Bat Appreciation Day, April 17, from 7–8:30pm to experience beautiful dark skies and learn about the amazing creatures of the night. Under the blanket of darkness, the desert comes alive with animals of all shapes and sizes venturing into the cool […]

The Enclave at Anthem to Host Pet Adoption & Expo


The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, one of eight Spectrum Retirement communities in Arizona, will host its third Pet Adoption and Expo in partnership with different local pet-related businesses. Guest are invited to visit The Enclave April 20 and meet the dogs and cats that are ready to be adopted from Anthem Pets Animal Rescue, […]

Bring Personality into a Room with Eye-Catching Collectible Displays


By Barbara Kaplan – Q: My home décor is eclectic. I like the feeling and would like to keep all the fun accents I’ve collected. However, I would like to redecorate so my collections make more of a statement. Should I do it with color, new furniture or lighting? What will give me the quickest, […]

Male Call: We’re Not Your April Fool


 By James Roberts – Last October, we reported a statistical survey — yes, cold, hard facts that we didn’t even have to make up! — on the online cliché terms women use to prove that you like to be as similar to every other woman on the planet as possible. For example: “sense of humor,” […]

Full of Faith or Full of Fluff


By Paul Witkop – Author Ken Davis tells this story… A woman happened to be looking out of the window of her home one day. She was horrified to see her German shepherd shaking the life out of the neighbor’s pet rabbit. Her family had been quarreling with these neighbors; this was certainly going to […]

Make a Positive Impact on Local Nonprofits — Arizona Gives Day is April 2


With recently enacted changes in tax laws that double the standard deduction, many people who would normally itemize their returns — and be able to deduct donations for charitable giving — may no longer make charitable contributions because there is no financial incentive to do so. In Arizona, that could mean a projected annual loss […]

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Phoenix with New Big Top Show


Cirque du Soleil’s new critically acclaimed production, Amaluna, opened in Phoenix March 15 for an engagement of 38 performances under the iconic Yellow-and-Blue Grand Chapiteau at State Farm Stadium. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, and Cirque du Soleil ’s 33rd production, Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to […]

Learn the Art of the Negroni and Others at Mora Italian Cocktail Class


Ever wanted to whip up Italian cocktails like a pro? Mora Italian is offering the opportunity to pick up some skills at a cocktail class presented by Rich Heider from Southern Glazer and Campari, Saturday, March 16, 3–4:30pm. The class will teach guests about the art of making Negroni Italian cocktails and an Aperol Spritz […]