What to do in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area this Weekend ~ May 4th


Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Fri. 04/28 – Sun. 04/30, times vary
WestWorld, Scottsdale
This event will feature over 200 of the finest vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage, and handmade. $8-$65
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Fri. 04/28 – Sun. 04/30, times vary
Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
Follow young, orphaned Oliver Twist on a wild adventure through Victorian England as he navigates London’s sinister underworld.
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City of Tempe Arbor Day 3k
Fri. 04/28, 4:30pm
Kiwanis Park, Tempe
The 5k course is a scenic loop around Kiwanis Park and will be chip timed. Proceeds benefit the Trees for Tempe program. $20-$25
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Salvage This!
Fri. 04/28, 5:30pm
Stardust Building Supplies, Mesa
Enjoy an evening of beer and wine tasting, appetizers, and hands-on up-cycling projects.
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The Drowsy Chaperon
Fri. 04/28 – Sun. 04/30, times vary
Studio 3 Artspace Theater, Gilbert
Get a taste of American musical comedy in the Roaring 20’s with a youth production. $13-$18
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Desert Diamond West Valley
Phoenix Grand Prix

Sat. 04/29, 12pm
Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale
The Series will race under the lights for 250 miles in the first short-track race of 2017. $10-$78
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Mountain Park Health Centers
7th Annual Run/Walk

Sat. 04/29, 7am-12pm
Bullard Wash Park, Goodyear
This family, stroller, and dog-friendly race offers a 5k, 10k, and a kids Fun Run. $5-$35
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Fourth Annual Chalk Art Festival
Sat. 04/29, 11am
Tempe Marketplace
Dozens of chalk artists will hit the pavement during the Fourth Annual Chalk Art Festival.
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Chandler Craft Spirits Festival
Sat. 04/29, 4pm-9pm
Downtown Orotillo, Chandler
Mix, mingle, and make new friends and contacts while sampling dozens of diverse beverages fit for fans of all types. $40-460
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Festival of Tales Literacy Event
Sat. 04/29, 9am-2pm
Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix
A fun day of reading, literacy, and cultural activity for children and families.
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Arizona Burn Centers
13th Annual Chili Salsa Showdown

Sat. 04/29, 11am
Fuego Bar & Grill, Tolleson
This annual Chili Salsa Showdown will include people’s choice chili & Salsa competition, celebrity judges, raffle, prizes, custom bike and cars show, live music, vendors, and more.
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Wine Tasting Festival
Sat. 04/29, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Rawhide Western Town, Chandler
Join over 500 of your fellow neighbors for an evening of wine, beer, and food tasting, as well as live entertainment.
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Tree Care & Planting Workshop
for Homeowners

Sat. 04/29, 9am-12pm
Mesa Library Red Mountain Branch
Mesa-area homeowners will have the opportunity to learn about proper tree care, as well as community resources available for a healthy urban forest.
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Movie Night
Sat. 04/29, 7pm (gates 6pm)
Surprise Stadium
Free admission, concessions will be available for purchase, no lawn chairs or ice chests. Showing: The Secret Life of pets.
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South Mountain 101
Sat. 04/29, 10am
South Mountain Education Center, Phoenix
Rotating specialists form the South Mountain community offer an array of learning opportunities with something new each week.
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Arizona Swing Kings Orchestra Swingtime
Sun. 04/30, 3pm
Willowbrook United Methodist Church, Sun City
This program will feature the arrangements of many big-band leaders such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, and more. $5
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In Theaters     Rated  
The Circle    PG-13

The Fate of the Furious    PG-13
New DVD Releases   Rated     Critics Say
La La Land  PG-13
The Daughter    NR
The Girl With All the Gifts     R  

Pro Sports

vs Rockies
@ 6:40pm
04/29 @ 5:10pm
04/30 @ 1:10pm
Next Week
vs Green Bay Blizzard
04/29 @ 6:00pm

Zurich Classic of
New Orleans
, times vary
Avondale, LA
Golf Network

Toyota Owners 400
04/30 @ 12pm
Richmond Int. Raceway
FOX Sports

College Sports


@ Oregon
04/28 @ 6:00pm
04/29 @ 2:00pm
04/30 @ 12:00pm
@ Arizona
04/28 @ 6:00pm
04/29 @ 6:00pm
04/30 @ 5:00pm
Women’s Tennis
Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
04/28 @ All Day
04/29 @ 3:00pm

@ Stanford
04/28 @ 7:00pm
04/29 @ 2:00pm
vs Arizona State
04/28 @ 6:00pm
04/29 @ 6:00pm
04/30 @ 5:00pm
Men’s Tennis
Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
04/28 @ All Day
04/29 @ 6:00pm
Women’s Tennis 
Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
04/28 @ All Day
04/29 @ 3:00pm
Grand Canyon University

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Be a Happier Business Person: Here’s How

Happy Monday! I saw this in Forbes and thought I’d share! ~Best, Michele

Be a Happier Business Person: Here’s How

What are the keys to happiness? Research reveals how you can be happier in your personal and professional life.


Stay positive.

“Bad things happen to everyone, including happy people,” writes Travis Bradberry, co-writer of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and co-founder of TalentSmart. “Instead of complaining about how things could have been or should have been, happy people reflect on everything they’re grateful for.” Happy people tend to find the best solution to a problem and then move on, refusing to dwell on negative events.

Surround yourself with the right people.

You’ll build confidence and stimulate creativity by surrounding yourself with other upbeat people. Negative people, on the other hand, can zap away your energy.

Exercise more.

Even moving for as little as 10 minutes can help release a neurotransmitter that helps soothe your brain and keep you in control over your impulses. Schedule regular exercise into your daily life.

Slow down.

Don’t be so caught up in a routine that you forget to appreciate the little things in life. Enjoy a conversation or take a step outside to enjoy a fresh breath of air.

Have deep conversations.

Avoid gossip, small talk, and judging others. Have meaningful interactions by engaging with others on a deeper level and seek to build an emotional connection, Bradberry writes.

Help others.

Employees who helped others were 10 times more likely to be focused at work and 40 percent more likely to get a promotion, according to a study conducted by Harvard University. Those helping employees also were more likely to be happy during stressful times. “As long as you make certain that you aren’t overcommitting yourself, helping others is sure to have a positive influence on your mood,” Bradberry says.

Source: “10 Habits of Incredibly Happy People,” Forbes.com (Feb. 14, 2017)