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Spring festivals & family events

Spring festivals & family events

The weather is heating up and so are the outdoor events around Phoenix. Check out these events coming up: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and..

Wandering up memory lane

Wandering up memory lane

There are many ways to access the popular Shaw Butte in the North Mountain Preserves, most of them via hiking trails that wind around the..

Local couple honored for decade of service

Local couple honored for decade of service

North Central couple Todd and Beth Weinstein were celebrated for their decade of service to aiding and encouraging local LGBTQ youth.

Enjoy pets movie in park

Enjoy pets movie in park

There’s nothing quite like watching a movie snuggled up to your pup – that’s why all guests are invited to bring their..

Fashion and furry friends combine

Fashion and furry friends combine

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) invites you to celebrate its 19th-annual Compassion with Fashion: Hollywoof on Sunday, March 26, as the..

Pets, owners get pampered at event

Pets, owners get pampered at event

Pets and their families can enjoy a posh beauty treatment as they help raise money for RESCUE (Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters through..

‘Rice socks’ needed for kitten season

‘Rice socks’ needed for kitten season

From March to November, shelters and rescue organizations are flooded with homeless litters from unaltered cats. A rice sock is one common..

Pet of the Month: Let this Sunshine brighten your home

Pet of the Month: Let this Sunshine brighten your home

With a rumbling purr and an outgoing personality, Sunshine will brighten anyone’s day. Although this ravishing and gregarious 4-year-old..

Event celebrates gift of St. John’s Bible

Event celebrates gift of St. John’s Bible

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 N. Central Ave., invites the public to a special event, “Lent Illuminated.” Several anonymous..

Pirate festival is open to community

Pirate festival is open to community

A “Pallache Pirate Festival” with rides, games, food and more, is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Beth El Congregation, 1118..

Hospice care seeks volunteers

Hospice care seeks volunteers

Wings of Hope Hospice, 11022 N. 28th Drive, Ste. 205, seeks warm and compassionate individuals who would like an opportunity to make a..

MCACC seeks more shelter volunteers

MCACC seeks more shelter volunteers

Since Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is in the process of expanding into its entire West Valley shelter space, more..

Transportation study to launch in spring

Transportation study to launch in spring

Last year, the city of Phoenix conducted a study to determine if putting bicycle lanes along Missouri Avenue—and thereby reducing traffic..

Get your Chihuahua fixed for only $20

Get your Chihuahua fixed for only $20

Altered Tails, in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, will help you get your unaltered Chihuahua fixed for only $20 during the month of..

New gallery opens at Heard Museum

New gallery opens at Heard Museum

“Beauty Speaks for Us,” an exhibition of more than 200 American Indian artworks, will be the inaugural exhibit in the Heard Museum’s..

Local woman leads study trip to Mexico

Local woman leads study trip to Mexico

With an internationally recognized culture, Mexico remains one of the strongest and most enticing tourist destinations for Americans. Just..

Local Boy Scouts honored for service

Local Boy Scouts honored for service

Six North Central Boy Scouts were awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards by Boy Scout Troop 329 at the troop’s December Court..

Have your dog’s behavior approved

Have your dog’s behavior approved

Does your canine friend have good manners at home as well as out in the community? Receive an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation 8 a.m.-12..

HALO to no longer operate at MCACC

HALO to no longer operate at MCACC

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last fall to not renew its contract with HALO Animal Rescue when it ends in..

Girl Scout Cookies inspire local desserts

Girl Scout Cookies inspire local desserts

It’s that time of year that Phoenix dessert lovers longingly wait for: the commencement of Girl Scout Cookie sales, and the return of the..

Get your female cat spayed before spring

Get your female cat spayed before spring

“Kitten season” is just around the corner and that means animal shelters throughout the country are going to hit maximum capacity as..

Gates joins MC board of supervisors

Gates joins MC board of supervisors

Bill Gates was sworn in as a Maricopa County supervisor on Jan. 4. It is his first term on the board. Gates represents District 3, which..

Enjoy First Friday while the kids play

Enjoy First Friday while the kids play

Parents can enjoy a much-needed night out in the Phoenix Arts District or elsewhere on First Fridays in March and May with the Phoenix..

Clothing drive aids New Day Center

Clothing drive aids New Day Center

CrossRoads United Methodist Women’s group, People of Purpose, is holding a new and gently used clothing drive through March 5 at the..

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