This column includes announcements of seminars, workshops, community events, fundraisers and other programs for which there is an admission charge, a donation expected or you are otherwise expected to spend money, such as shopping events. Advance registration is required at some these events, so you might see them listed here weeks before they are scheduled to occur.
If you are looking for programs or activities where there is no charge for admission, you can check my weekly "Free Things To Do" column (it comes out every Monday), or check the monthly calendar of recurring annual events.
Events are presented here in date order.
What: Blue Moon Hike
When: Friday, August 31, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Rd., Queen Creek
Along the Stargazer Trail (2.2miles) Take pleasure knowing the hot sun is gone for the day as the ranger guides you through the desert on a truly special hike. There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee.
What: Dog Daze of Summer
When: Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Phoenix Public Market, 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix
The event will help launch Truce's eco-friendly pet products and will feature prize giveaways, a pet product sampling station, and 20 percent off all Truce products. Short Leash Hot Dogs will be serving up an exclusive Truce dog for the event. For every specialty dog purchased, a donation will be made to Lost Our Home Pet Foundation. Guests who purchase a Truce dog will be treated to a free full-size bottle of Truce's pet shampoo.
What: Dog Fashion Show
When: Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Maravilla Scottsdale, 7325 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale
Maravilla Scottsdale and Oh My Dog Boutique are teaming up to host a fashion show featuring the latest in doggie fashion, while supporting the Alzheimer's Association. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase the book, Gentle Norman: How to be a Man, for $30, with a portion of the sales proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association. Refreshments will be served. The event is free; $30 for a copy of the Gentleman Norman: How to be a Man book. Space is limited, RSVP by Sept. 6 at 480-630-3113.
What: CPR and First Aid Training
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale
Learn basic CPR and first aid, providing you the knowledge and skills necessary to administer emergency care in cases of injury or sudden illness. Successful completion cards will be distributed. Optional health care provider cards (required for some health care employment) offered for an additional $5, payable at class. Available for ages 12 and older. Class is $37 (non-resident $44). For more information, call 623-930-4613.
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If you've arrived at this page and find that the event dates have past, check my recent blog entries for more fundraisers, seminars and programs happening around town.
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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.