Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Event: Are You Fitter Than A Firefighter?

The Firefighter Challenge is a competition based on fire-fighting tasks commonly performed by firefighters in emergency situations. Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on their favorite city as local firefighters from across the Valley compete head-to-head in teams of three to see which department is the fastest and the fittest. Awards will be given to the top finishers and the firefighters will be available for photos after the event.

Calling all CrossFit junkies and extreme sports enthusiasts: Let’s WOD! New this year, the Civilian Challenge offers individual participants the ability to compete on the same course as the fittest firefighting athletes. Competitors will run up stairs with a water hose, lower the hose several floors, move a steel bar with a mallet, fire a blazing water hose at a small target and haul a 185 pound full-sized dummy 100 feet while wearing a hard hat weighted pack.

Also taking place is the 34th Annual StairClimb event, in which participants conquer more than 35 floors of the Snell & Wilmer building at the Arizona Center. Teams are encouraged, but individuals may participate as well. Those who are not looking for an athletic event but still wish to support the cause can join as “no-sweat” climbers and help fundraise to cure CF without taking a step.

Attendees and kids of all ages will enjoy the morning festivities including food and beverage, games, kid’s corner, plus music and massages in the courtyard of the Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix.

Funds raised during the StairClimb, Firefighter Challenge and Civilian Challenge will be put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States.

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
StairClimb Event: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Firefighter Challenge: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Civilian Challenge: 9:30 – 11:00 AM


WHERE:   Arizona Center
400 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix AZ, 85004
Van Buren & 5th Street, Downtown Phoenix


COST: StairClimb: Individual Entry Fee: $25, Minimum Fundraising Amount: $75 
Civilian Challenge: Individual Entry Fee: $75, Minimum Fundraising Amount: $750

INFO:  For more information visit http://azstairclimb.org or contact Lori Nelson at lnelson@cff.org or 602.224.0068

Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts

Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:30am - 5:00pm
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe Street in downtown Phoenix

A fun, family-friendly event that celebrates the arts and our community with live music, theater and dance performances, great food, children’s activities, rescued pet adoptions, vendors, tequila tasting, film shorts, Lunch Time Theater excerpts and more! Admission is only $5, free for children 12 and under and active military/veterans.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary, this year’s theme is Let’s Go Retro - 80s Style. It was not only an era of iconic fashion, music and trends, but also historic decade for downtown Phoenix with the planning and construction Herberger Theater Center. Guests are welcome to have fun with the theme and dress to impress - 80s style! There will be costume contests for children and adults.

Free parking provided by the Arizona Center (Fillmore, just west of 5th St). This event is sponsored by APS (presenting sponsor), National Bank of Arizona, frontdoors news, Apatrou Photography, Arizona Center, Snell & Wilmer, Put A Fork In It Catering, Raising Arizona Kids, TicketForce, Mardi Gras Costume Shop, SRP and Billie Jo and Judd Herberger.

For more information, to purchase tickets and see a list of all participants, click here. Proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater Youth Outreach Programs

PARTY for a CAUSE: Costumes & Cocktails Play Date at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Friday, September 26th, 7pm - 11pm

Dress up and play like a kid…eat and drink like a grown up!

Grab a BITE at the Food Trucks: Buzznbeez Food Truck, Luncha Libre and Phoenix Phreeze. Cool off with a beverage from one of the cash bars including signature cocktails featuring Deep Eddy Vodka. Dance! Enjoy Halloween-themed Activities & Retro Games. Strut Your Stuff in the Costume Parade & Contest  Dare to Enter the Haunted Noodle Forest sponsored by Easley’s Fun Shop. Strike a pose in the Photo Booth sponsored by Snap Booth Entertainment AZ

Play Date attendees are welcome to wear costumes and strut their stuff during the COSTUME PARADE AND CONTEST! Participants can enter to win a ticket to the next Play Date Adult Night. Costume contest categories include “sexiest costume,” scariest costume,” “most original costume,” and “best couple costume.”

$15 in advance ($20 at door)
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This is a 21 & over event. ID required.

Proceeds help the Children’s Museum of Phoenix fulfill its mission to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them.

Local First Arizona will host the 10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Portland Parkway (10 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. http://localfirstaz.com/fall-festival/

Local First Arizona will host the 10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Portland Parkway (10 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The Certified Local Fall Festival is a free family-friendly event for all ages and an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. http://localfirstaz.com/fall-festival/

Local First Arizona has released the fifth edition of the Phoenix Small Wonders map, a pocket-sized guide featuring nearly sixty local restaurants, galleries, boutiques, venues, and experiences located in the central Phoenix area. All of the businesses included in the guide are independently owned and operated.

Local First Arizona has released the fifth edition of the Phoenix Small Wonders map, a pocket-sized guide featuring nearly sixty local restaurants, galleries, boutiques, venues, and experiences located in the central Phoenix area. All of the businesses included in the guide are independently owned and operated.

Summer Author Event

Saturday, August 16th, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix 85004

Free to attend, but registration is encouraged
Register here!

More than 30 Phoenix-area authors are coming together for a book signing/meet-and-greet event that is open to the public. Some are published authors with multiple titles; for a few, this event is the public launch of their books. Participating authors cover many genres, from paranormal romance to thrillers to other contemporary fiction to spiritual books, business books, memoirs, and more.

Giveaways on the half-hour and goody bags for the first 100 people who register for the event. Attendees must have their EventBrite ticket with them to claim their goody bags.

Call 602.518.5376 or visit summerauthorevent.com for more information.

Transcendental Rhythm: The Yoga of Drumming

2ND AND 4TH FRIDAYS IN CIVIC SPACE PARK OFFERS HAND DRUMMING WORKSHOP TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA. TRANSCENDENTAL RHYTHM CONNECTS YOGA, DRUMMING, AND COMMUNITY

Fridays, June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th

Inside the AEE Building, AC to keep you cool during the hot summer!

Transcendental Rhythm: The Yoga of Drumming Workshop

6pm - 6:55pm • Class cost per person: $10, $5 for drum rental if needed Instructor: Jesse Joaquin Parker

Jesse Joaquin Parker, professional percussionist and professor of music, will guide participants in an exploration of drumming technique, rhythmic discipline, and auditory independence while connecting body movement, internal rhythm, and hemi-spherical independence. A variety of traditional rhythms including those of West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America will be incorporated into the practice.

www.yogaofdrumming.com