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9 Free Things To Do In and Around Phoenix - January/February 2013

By January 21, 2013

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This week you can listen to jazz, hear a secret, recreation with a hot dog, check a car seat, learn about health resources, recycle stuff, say hi to your hormones, and learn about ADD.

This column includes activities and programs in the Greater Phoenix area that have free admission. If you are looking for fundraisers, seminars, workshops, and other community programs that have an admission charge, or where donations are expected, I have a separate column for those. You can find those listings in my blog. They tend to cover a wider range of dates than a week, because advance registration is often required. For the long list of activities and festivals that are annual events in Greater Phoenix check the calendar.

What: Performance with A View
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Where: Tempe Center for the Arts
ASU Jazz Combos. Performance with A View is presented by Friends of TCA. These informative, entertaining and informal performances feature guest artists from a variety of artistic disciplines. Coffee service (not free) begins at 9:30 a.m.

What: Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Dobson Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road, Mesa
A workshop by Dr. Harvey Abrams on the five secrets to permanent weight loss and correcting Type II Diabetes. Dr. Abrams is the clinic director of Rehabilitation Chiropractic Care, Inc. in Mesa, AZ. His office specializes in chiropractic care, corrective exercise, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, spinal & postural screenings, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

What: Sierra Montana Rec Center BBQ Bash
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N. Spring Lane, Surprise
Outdoor activities include a bounce house, sand volleyball, games, relays, face painting. There will be indoor activities like karaoke, crafts, foosball, and video games. Free hot dogs while supplies last, other food will be available for purchase. Prizes and raffles.

What: Safe Kids Maricopa County Car Seat Event
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Where: Cabela's, Glendale
Have your car seat checked by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

What: Health and Resource Fair
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Care1st Avondale Resource and Housing Center, 328 W. Western Avenue, Avondale
Showcasing all the human and housing services offered at the Care1st Avondale Resource and Housing Center. Services include assistance with AHCCCS, Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance Applications, parent education courses, citizenship classes, support groups, English and GED classes, Constituent Services, assistance with Veteran's Affairs. Open House event activities include booths with health screenings, social services and housing information, booster car seat installation inspections, youth activities, face painting, food, prizes. For more information, call (623) 333-2703.

What: E-Waste and Shredding Event
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Estrella Mountain Campus, 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale (Parking Lot G)
Recycle your unwanted TVs, computers, monitors, printers, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, fax machines, small appliances, cables and cords. As part of this event, paper documents will be accepted for shredding.

What: Making Friends With Your Hormones Over 30
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Arizona Heart Foundation Building 1910 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 220 Phoenix
Free community Outreach Program Lecture for women and men. Learn about the effects of hormone deficiencies, current choices in hormone replacement therapy, and how to prevent the symptoms that frequently come with advancing age - and making a little fun of it all-- Fatigue, Cold hands/feet, Weight gain, Poor concentration, Fibrocystic breasts, Hot flashes, Night sweats, Headaches, Depression, Irritability, Mood swings, PMS symptoms, or you just don't feel right. . RSVP. Limited number of seats. sOpen registration until seats are filled.

What: Diagnosis and Treatment of ADD and ADHD
When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Center for Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders, 10229 N. 92nd St., Suite 101, Scottsdale
Learn about the diagnosis and treatment options of ADD/ADHD. This event includes discussions about both traditional and leading edge options for identifying and treating ADD/ADHD. Free parking. Registration required.

More Freebies

If you've arrived at this page and find that the event dates have past, check my recent blog entries for more Free Things -- I write about free things to do in Greater Phoenix several times per month.

If you know about a free event that's open to the public that you'd like me to consider for this weekly column, complete and submit this form at least 8 days prior to the event and I'll consider it.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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