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Scottsdale Pavilions and Barrett-Jackson Partner to Host Car Show

Show off Your Car for a Chance to Win the Coveted ‘Barrett-Jackson Choice Award’, Plus Tickets to the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Event!

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale Pavilions (Loop 101 and Indian Bend Rd.) will pair with Barrett-Jackson on Saturday, Jan. 10 to host a larger version of the Scottsdale Pavilions weekly Saturday night car show. While attendance to the Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show is already about 400 show vehicles many more are expected this weekend! The show will take place in front of the McDonald’s at Scottsdale Pavilions from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Barrett-Jackson is absolutely thrilled to participate in the Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show this weekend,” said Gary Bennett, Barrett-Jackson’s vice president of consignment. “The Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show is a highly respected weekly event among car buffs. This is a great opportunity for us to kick-off our biggest week of the year with the most dedicated car enthusiasts in the community.”

Car enthusiasts will not want to miss the Barrett-Jackson Coach and the Barrett-Jackson blimp flying over throughout the event. Barrett-Jackson will be giving away tickets to the Scottsdale Auction event every 30 minutes. To win, just sign up at the Barrett-Jackson Coach! Car show participants will have a chance to win the coveted ‘Barrett-Jackson Choice Award!’ Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, and vice president of Barrett-Jackson Gary Bennett, will be there to judge the show cars. Six “Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards” will be awarded along with tickets to the Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 11-18, 2009 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The event will also feature the Casino Arizona trailer with prizes, an international band, and a DJ entertaining throughout the evening. Magazines and fliers will be handed out and Barrett-Jackson T-Shirts, hats, and catalogs will available for purchase.

“The Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show will kick-off one of the biggest weeks in the car auction industry,” said Marty De Rito, CEO of De Rito Partners Development, Inc. “We are here for the long run and hope to continue this relationship with Barrett-Jackson. Being part of an event like this really proves Scottsdale Pavilions is a window to the entire community.”

To have your vehicle judged in the show, simply show up! There is no need to enter. Steve Davis and Gary Bennett will be judging vehicles between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with awards presentation beginning at 7 p.m.

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Changing Hands Outdoors – Hiking Arizona

Changing Hands Bookstore is proud to present Changing Hands Outdoors: A series of hiking events each with a unique theme to expand your mind, body and spirit. Each hike includes a sack lunch from the Wildflower Bread Company. You will be asked for a sandwich preference when making your reservation. Sign up is limited, so please call us at 480.730.0205, stop by or email for one or more of these hikes. Once you have registered for a hike, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the trail head. Ending times vary. Hikes are approximately 4-5 hours.

Family Hike
with author Robert Mesta

Robert Mesta

Saturday, March 28, 9am Author Robert Mesta leads a hike for children eight years and up (with an adult companion) to introduce kids to a whole new world – – outdoors.Robert Mesta is an ornithologist and a member of the Yaqui Tribe of southern Arizona. Mesta has spent his entire professional career working to protect, conserve, and recover threatened and endangered North American bird populations. Condor: Spirit of the Canyon is his first book.

Ages: 8+

Cost: $35 includes Condor: Spirit of the Canyon, two lunches, (one adult admission and one child). Each additional child or adult $7

Location: TBA

Changing Hands Bookstore – Hike and Birding

Changing Hands Bookstore – Hike and Nature Photography



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Bison Homes Celebrates one year for

Bison Museum

Anyone else planning to attend the Bison Homes Bison Museum one year anniversary party and celebration today in North Scottsdale?

Here is some information in case you had no idea that was going on.  Bison Homes is a specialty Home Builder in Arizona.

Bison Homes Bison Museum

I am going to try to get there today as well as heading over to the Sustainable Living Expo on Market Street in DC Ranch Corner of Thompson Peak Pkwy and Pima

Thank you,

Bill Austin

Bison Western Museum to

Celebrate 1st Anniversary

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – The Bison Western Museum will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in North Scottsdale. Festivities will include giveaways, contests, cowboy storytelling, free popcorn, candy and balloons and more.

To commemorate the one year anniversary, admission will be just $1 per visitor all day on the 18th.  In addition, the celebration will mark the official opening of the Lou & Evelyn Grubb Room exhibiting the woodcarvings of Dee Flagg.

Since opening its doors last October the Bison Western Museum has gained wide acceptance and has established itself as one of the finest collections of Western, Native American and bison memorabilia and artifacts in the country. Year two will feature a special Spirit of the Old West lecture series, a Welcome to Old Scottsdale display, Flagg family pieces previously not displayed and more.

The Bison Western Museum houses more than 30,000 pieces and features such exhibits as “Dances with Wolves” and Native American artifacts room, the Singing Buffalo Family, the Saddled Bison “photo op” and a vast assortment of bronzes, paintings and prints. The extensive Buffalo Bill exhibit includes historic photos, prints, trinkets, documents, one of his famous Sharps rifles and more.

Also highlighted is the personal collection of the Flagg family, Scottsdale’s own “first family” of Western artists. The Flagg collection contains hundreds of items from paintings to sketches, from the original Parada del Sol program cover artwork to life size wood carved figures of Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok and others. In addition, the Flaggs created the artwork of the giant cowboy that has welcomed visitors to Scottsdale for over 50 years. A blow up of the original sketch is on display.

The museum is complemented by a gift shop, western library, party lounge, Western pavilion and the Bison Homes Information Center. It is located at 16641 N. 91st Street in Scottsdale, just north of West World. For more information and hours of operation please call 480-837-8700, or visit www.bisonwesternmuseum.com



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Phoenix Local Music Website Inspires Creativity and Awareness for Local Phoenix Artists

The summer of 2008, brought a few enthusiastic local Phoenix residents together to launch an avenue of communication for local artists, promoters, producers, and fans. Phoenix Local Music provides a platform for life in Phoenix; from art, to music, to local fashion and restaurants. The goal: to encourage locals to reach out and connect with individuals who have an interest in and a passion for the Phoenix culture. Simply speaking, Phoenix Local Music is addressing the often muttered and all-too-frequently unanswered question of what there is to do in Phoenix.

Phoenix Local Music – http://www.phoenixlocalmusic.com – provides a platform for life in Phoenix; from art, to music, to local fashion and restaurants.

When faced with a seemingly uneventful week, people can visit the website and find nearby venues, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. When too busy or unmotivated to go out, members can browse media groups, read and write reviews, and establish and maintain personal and professional relationships with other members. Phoenix Local Music is the first website locally that is trying to create awareness for those who realize that a city should be more than the place where we live. A city should be a place that comes alive with the presence, appetites, desires, and hopes of its inhabitants.

“Phoenix Local Music is designed to strategically leverage the paradigm shift in human interaction on the internet while bridging the gap of online and face-to-face interaction. Most importantly the development of Phoenix Local Music is not single handed, the interaction, suggestions, and constructive criticism from the community will mold Phoenix Local Music. Our success lies in the hands of our community, understanding this, we seek to distill transparency and expose Phoenix’s developing culture to the global community while strengthening local bonds. As Phoenix Local Music grows the ideas and feedback from musicians, artist, fans, industry gurus and local small businesses will be fused with our strategic plan to perpetuate Phoenix Local Music into the future” (Elliott Lemenager, Founder of Phoenix Local Music).

Phoenix Local Music not only provides an underrepresented voice for local artists, but also lends its use to promoters and producers looking for new talent. Fans will also be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with artists that may have gone overlooked in the past. Phoenix Local Music goes beyond artists and musicians, into fashion and food; where the art of design and culinary excellence are celebrated as they should be. Here, Phoenix is dissected to show its parts, to show how the blood of this city pumps through every vein and how we, as local residents, can play a part in its beauty.

To become a member or learn more about this new venture, visit www.phoenixlocalmusic.com and see what Phoenix Arizona has to offer you.

Some other great sites for news about Local Phoenix Music include a non-profit organization called Ear Candy Productions and East Valley Living’s Phoenix Local Music Category.



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America United – Support our Troops – Americans United

America United – Support our Troops

Americans United on ABC TV KNXV Tonight

ABC TV will be airing a special entertainment show tonight called “America United.”  The show will feature many popular entertainers showing their support for our troops both at home and overseas.

In the Greater Phoenix Arizona area the show will air on ABC 15 KNXV at 8:00 PM.

Americans United in Support of our Troops

For over 60 years, America’s top entertainers have rallied behind our brave men and women in uniform, to show their support and to help raise morale. From Bob Hope to Marilyn Monroe – celebrities have consistently gone the distance to demonstrate their appreciation. Now the tradition continues for a new generation of talent – and for a new generation of Americans …

Tonight, Sept 7th 2008, USAA Presents, “America United: In Support of Our Troops,” a 2-hour special saluting those men and women who keep our nation safe… and their families who sacrifice so much for all of us.

This event features popular music, celebrity cameos, tributes to troops, and nostalgic walks down ‘memory lane.’ Tune in to enjoy appearances and performances by Jessica Simpson, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Toby Keith, DL Hughley, Pam Anderson, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Carlos Mencia and many more as they take the stage around the country and at military bases worldwide. You can watch the video below or learn more at: SupportAmericaUnited.com

We hope tonight’s show will inspire and motivate you to support our troops. Please consider registering to support our military through eMail Our Military or at the very least, send a one time email message of support or get involved in one of our many popular EMOM projects.

Thanks for supporting our military through eMail Our Military!



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Way Out West Oktoberfest

It’s time for Tempe’s annual Way Out West Oktoberfest, celebrating this traditional German festival Arizona-style.  Wear your lederhosen or your shorts & flip flops. Dance the polka, or do the chicken dance.  Eat some German Bratwurst, sauerkraut and strudel, or have some pizza. Drink traditional Oktoberfest beer direct from Germany or have a good American brew!

It’s all there at Tempe’s Oktoberfest from October 3rd to 5th. Three stages of entertainment – polka, mainstream contemporary and family.



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Wrap Your Night Food, Drink and Entertainment Resources

PHOENIX, Arizona. — Local First Arizona has teamed up with ShowUp.com to bring an incredible resource to Phoenix. This tool is a very special on-line guide to downtown food, drinks and entertainment, all within walking distance of one another in the downtown area. Wrap Your Night is a great way to discover all of the great new wine bars, restaurants and cafés downtown has to offer before or after an event in the near vicinity.

With information like walking time between venue and eatery, Wrap Your Night aims not only to support and promote local businesses that would love to accommodate theater and concertgoers, but also to help the community develop a sense of cohesiveness. The guide includes 9 locations of a navigable map not unlike any other web map.

Wrap Your Night