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Got a youngster who’s into big machines? A variety of interesting aircraft will be rolled out onto the tarmac for a closer look at Gateway Aviation Day. The free event also offers a kids zone full of fun activities and food vendors.
The 22nd annual Mystery Chef Dinner at Mesa’s East Valley Institute of Technology will feature gourmet food in a fundraiser for future chefs. The dinner is March 6.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
Listen to live music while browsing a selection of hand-crafted bowls, pots, mugs, necklaces, platters and vases made by local artists and students, during this annual charity sale, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard at Tempe Library Complex.
Williams Field High School students help unload a bus full of food collected during a food drive at the United Food Bank in Mesa, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The school took in 17,538 pounds of food, enough for 14,615 meals. The donation surpassed last years by 5,000 pounds. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
Take a free, self-guided tour of more than 50 professional artist studios throughout the Phoenix-metro area on the ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center 13th annual Self-Guided Ceramics Studio Tour. You can also view wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing demonstrations. This event benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank; those donating non-perishable items are eligible for a ceramic gift.
Hundreds of dedicated classic car owners and thousands of auto enthusiasts will fill the streets of downtown Chandler during the 11th annual Classic Car & Hot Rod Show on Saturday, Feb. 22. In addition to the cars, there will be arts and crafts, car-related vendors, food booths and a beer garden with live entertainment by local bands.
A district-wide food drive put on by the Boy Scouts of America brought in more than 125,000 pounds of food to the United Food Bank of Arizona on Feb. 1.
Friends for Life Animal Rescue will host a special event on March 15 in Gilbert with dinner and gambling to raise funds for its efforts.
Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in the Valley will offer customers who donate three nonperishable food items on Valentine’s Day a $1 16-oz. drink.
High school students tour the United Food Bank warehouse. Donations to Mesa United Way's Community Chest help support the food bank and 27 other local charities.
When the Mesa Family YMCA opened its thrift store last fall, manager Georgie Campanozzi’s first customer was a homeless man who needed shoes and a shirt. He found both, which he proceeded to put on immediately and tuck his old shoes into a backpack that he’d gotten earlier from the Salvation Army in Mesa.
Desert Botanical Garden is opening its doors to Fido and the family for Dogs’ Day in the Garden from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25.
Mesa’s Neighborhood Outreach Office has three drop-off days scheduled for residents to donate boxes of citrus to the United Food Bank.
Sprinkles Cupcakes, the bakery some credit as “the progenitor of the haute cupcake craze,” is giving kids a chance to get in on the cake-in-a-cup trend. Candace’s Cupcake Challenge — named for Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson — calls on elementary schoolers throughout Maricopa County to submit cupcake recipes to the Scottsdale bakery.
El Palacio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina of Chandler has teamed up with the non-profit organization Arizona Small Dog Rescue for Sunday Yappy Hour on the restaurant’s patio.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This Mississippi River city is proud of its barbecue, its fried chicken, its soul food. But the food scene here is often stereotyped because of it.
SALT LAKE CITY — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives.
The City of Mesa is accepting donations to support a program that provides food and supplies to residents in need.
LOS ANGELES — If Meals on Wheels didn't deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie wraps meant for her. But thanks to partnerships between the program for low-income seniors and pet groups across the country, fewer people and pets are going hungry.
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
Leon Ceniceros complained last week in the (Dec. 8) Inbox. He said that the Catholic, Mormon, Evangelical and other Protestant churches advocate unrestricted illegal immigration.
There are very few holidays simultaneously as warm and cold as Christmas. If the multitudes of Christmas specials that pockmark the screen are any indication, this time of year is about families engaging in the little traditions like opening that one present on Christmas Eve or holding a holiday dance party. They end up forging memories that remain lodged in the mind to reappear 10 or 15 or 20 or more years down the line.
Thorobred Chevrolet in Chandler is providing free photos with Santa up through Christmas Eve while collecting items for area charities.
Sleep America and 93.3 KDKB will start collecting items to donate to homeless pet shelters and low-income families with pets on Dec. 9.