Phoenix Arizona

Super Bowl Events Kick Off at Phoenix Children’s Hospital by quotes

Super Bowl Events

NFL Youth Football Clinics
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Reach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 E. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Sunday, January 27, 2008, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Snedigar Sports Complex, 4500 South Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85248.

Super Bowl XLII in Arizona will mark the 20th anniversary of the NFL Youth Football Clinics. The clinics invites 3,200 kids aged 7-14 where NFL players present an education and drug awareness program, sign autographs, teach the children the fundamentals of their position, and stress important motivational messages.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Crewsn’Health Mobile , a 35-foot Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), will bring comprehensive medical help directly to youth at the football clinic. Dr. Randy Christensen and residents will staff the van both days.  For more information on the youth clinics, contact James Winfrey – NFL Youth Football Clinic Coordinator at 480-362-4236 or 

The Super Bowl is Coming to Phoenix! by quotes

The Super Bowl is Coming to Phoenix!

The Super Bowl is Coming to Phoenix!

And the night before the Big Game, Chefs from NFL team cities will converge at the Phoenix Convention Center for the Taste of the NFL–the Party With a Purpose!
On Saturday evening, February 2, 2008, chefs from the team cities across the country will converge to share their culinary talents with Super Bowl fans. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste food and wine, meet the chefs and get photos and autographs from players and celebrity guests. And throughout it all, you’ll be helping United Food Bank. Proceeds from the event support America’s Second Harvest food banks. VIP tickets are $600; Guest tickets are $500.

For more info, call Donna at 480.926.4897 ext. 212 or visit

Kids, Teens & Young Adults!
Join in the Weekend’s Festivities and help United Food Bank by Participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring!

visit for more info!

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction by quotes

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

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Barrett Jackson Collector Car AuctionWith sunny skies and forecast highs in the mid-60s, crowds numbering in the thousands, dozens of stars and more than 1000 unique cars on the auction block, the numbers don’t lie– Westworld is the place to be …

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Mesa VITA volunteers needed for training session by quotes

Mesa VITA volunteers needed for training session


Source: VITA volunteers

Volunteer tax preparers are still needed in Mesa for a training session for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) that begins Saturday January 19 at A New Leaf (MesaCAN), 635 E. Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The only experience needed is the spirit of volunteerism! The IRS will provide free training and materials. Basic computer knowledge is a definite plus.

New volunteers will need 20 hours of training to prepare the basic 1040 tax returns and related schedules and know the eligibility rules for claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).


The other classes are scheduled for January 23, 30 and 31 from 6 p.m. to 9

p.m. Returning volunteer tax preparers need 10 hours of self-study. There is also a need for other volunteers with the VITA program, including greeters, screeners and translators. All volunteers must attend an orientation session Saturday January 26 at the City of Mesa Utility Building, 640 N. Mesa Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon.

VITA offers free tax help to hard working community members who cannot prepare their own tax returns. VITA tax sites will be open in February, March and April at four locations in Mesa: Mesa Community College, Southern and Dobson Campus, Student Union, 1833 W. Southern Ave.; Mesa Community College, Red Mountain Campus, Acacia Village Computer Lab, 2305 N. Power Road; A New Leaf (MesaCAN), 635 E. Broadway and Mercy Housing Villas de Merced, Club House, 520 N. Mesa Drive.

For more information, contact Mesa Human Services Specialist Lisa Wilson at 480-644-5831 or


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) information from CIR
Updated January 2, 2008
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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a program that provides free tax preparation to benefit individuals with low to moderate income, senior citizens, Non-English speaking persons, and individuals with disabilities. Volunteers prepare basic tax returns at conveniently located community and neighborhood locations. Returns are filed electronically resulting in fast refunds. All training and materials are provided free from the IRS.

Local VITA Impact

In Arizona, millions of EITC dollars were not collected by eligible families. In one hour, you can help a moderate or low-income family collect an average of $1,871 (to a maximum of $4,700) for things like meeting basic needs, purchasing a house or buying a car through your local Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program!

Volunteers play a crucial role in EITC campaigns. Free tax preparation sites depend on volunteers and not only do they help working families get the credit(s) they deserve, but also save families the fee charged by professional tax preparers. Last year, volunteers returned more than $7 million impacting more than 10,000 hard working families.

Bill Austin
Scottsdale Job Network
AZhttp, Inc.

LinkedIn® Live! Phoenix Event by quotes

The November 6th event was called “The best networking event I have ever been to.” by a large percentage of the participants.

LinkedIn® Live!

Phoenix Event

“LinkedIn” and it’s logo are registered trademarks of the LinkedIn Corporation.

Handlebar J’s

7116 Becker Lane

Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Tuesday January 8th 2008

5:30 – 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Handlebar J’s!

The LinkedIn® Live! Event brings the top LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin® users) and introducing them to each other, and to IA and its mission.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona Technology Council .

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers sponsored by Lumension Security and a Cash Bar.

Register Now

And bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we further unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

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Tickets become available for Orbison, Childsplay, Clinton by quotes

Tickets become available for Orbison, Childsplay, Clinton

TEMPE, Ariz. – Tickets for the Roy Orbison tribute and the Childsplay and Kate Clinton performances at the Tempe Center for the Arts will become available in the next two weeks.

* Roy Orbison Weekend – all events are free; tickets are required.

Tickets for the film screening of “Roadie” and the Roy Orbison Tribute Concert go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 8. Tickets can be reserved in person at the TCA box office, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, or by calling 480/350-2TCA (2822). No online reservations are being accepted.

The film “Roadie” (1980) features the music of Roy Orbison and begins at

8 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the TCA Theater. The Truly Lover Trio will perform songs by Orbison, and the Herberger String Quartet performs Kim Scharnberg’s world premiere of “Suite on Tunes by Roy Orbison” at 8 p.m.

on Jan. 25 in the TCA Theater.

Both events are presented by the city of Tempe, the Tempe Center for the Arts and Arizona State University’s Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture

The following performances may be purchased in person or by visiting or calling 480/350-2TCA (2822). * Childsplay performances

Tickets for “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” “In My Grandmother’s Purse” and “A Little Bit of Water” will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

April 27-May 25

Tickets range from $12-$25, not including service or convenience fees

In My Grandmother’s Purse

June 7-14

Tickets are $12-$18, not including service or convenience fees

A Little Bit of Water

June 15-22, 2008

Tickets are $12-$18, not including service or convenience fees

*Equality Arizona presents Kate Clinton: “Hilarity Clinton”

7:30 p.m., March 21

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 16.

Tickets range from $25-$50, not including service or convenience fees

Get Involved! session scheduled at museum by quotes

Get Involved! session scheduled at museum

TEMPE, Ariz. – The public is invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about becomming an Historical Museum volunteer at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 8) at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.

This hour-long session will cover the background and purpose of the museum with a brief tour of the facility. Explore how you can play a role in preserving community history.

Information: 480-350-5190.