Valley Entertainment Venue Launches Discount Pass for Kids

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Parents in Arizona struggle all season long finding ways to keep kids cool yet active in the summer months. Well, here is a great idea (and we're sure the kiddos will agree): Uptown Alley, an indoor entertainment venue in Surprise, is launching its Summer Fun Pass for kids 18 and under. Starting Tuesday, May 27, until Friday, Aug. 29, the special discounted pass is free to kids and will get them deals all summer long. To get the pass, a parent or legal guardian must sign up or be a member of Uptown Alley's eClub.

So what does the Summer Fun Pass get you? Kids pay $3 for each of the following:

* 1 Game of Bowling or

* Rental Shoes or

* 1 Game of Laser Tag or

* $5 Game Play Card

The pass is good Monday through Friday, open until 5 p.m.. If kids buy three or more games of bowling, they get their shoe rentals for free! PUptown Alley also offers fun summer bowling leagues for kids on Saturday mornings beginning May 31.


Memorial Day Weekend Blood Drive

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United Blood Services and Dunkin’ Donuts are teaming up to increase blood donations around the Memorial Day holiday. Donate at any blood drive or donor center May 24 to 30 and receive a voucher for a half-dozen donuts (valid only at participating metro-Phoenix locations), courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts. Blood donations can decline by up to 25 percent during holiday weeks, but heavy traffic on the roads and highways can increase the potential for accidents and the need for blood. While donors of all blood types are needed, O-negative is always in greatest demand. Appointments are recommended. Visit www.BloodHero.com for weekend donation locations.


Dive n Movies and Memorial Day at Phoenix Water Park

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This Memorial Day weekend, Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix is inviting all local military, police, fire and EMT to be admitted for free. Plus, up to six immediate family members also get half off admission. The water park will also have fireworks the 24th and 25th.

Then, starting May 29, Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix kicks off the 2014 summer season with its annual Dive ‘n’ Movie events, which were super popular last year. This year, the water park will do an additional showing of the weekly flicks on Thursday evenings as well. The movies are free for all ages with the cost of admission. Movies are all rated G or PG.

Take a look at this summer's lineup:

5/29 and 5/30 CARS

6/5 and 6/6 RATATOUILLE

6/12 and 6/13 FINDING NEMO

6/19 and 6/20 UP

6/26 and 6/27 MONSTERS, INC.

7/3 and 7/4 TANGLED

7/10 and 7/11 DESPICABLE ME

7/17 and 7/18 SURF'S UP

7/24 and 7/25 HAPPY FEET

7/31 and 8/1 THE INCREDIBLES

8/7  and 8/8 THE SMURFS



Boy Scouts of America to Host “Court of Honor”



The Boy Scots of America Troop 131 will hold a formal "Court of Honor" on May 27, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Court of Honor will be for the purpose of recognizing and presenting special awards these scouts have earned. Major Jim Lane and his wife Joanne Lane will officiate the evening, with the mayor addressing the youth about the importance of their achievements and how they have effected and bettered the community. 

What is a "Court of Honor?"  A Court of Honor is "a 100-year-old tradition of the largest and longest-running youth organization in the world."  

A “Court of Honor” is a 100-year-old tradition of the largest and longest-running youth organization in the World: The Boy Scouts of America. BSA Troop 131 is a unique troop because it has one of the highest percentages of Eagle Scouts per member, about 15% compared to an historic national average of only 3% of young men who ever earn this very prestigious award. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting. Troop 131 is also an award-winning group of youth and one of the largest troops in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

"This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the great accomplishments of our young people," Mai De Koch Garr, advancement chair, said. "We need to increase awareness of the wonderful things they do."

For more information, please contact Mai De Koch Garr at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 480-330-0870.

The event will take place at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, located at 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale Ariz.  85255.



AZFoothills.com Accepting Online Entries for Face of Foothills 2015

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We are now accepting online entries for Arizona Foothills Face of Foothills 2015 Model Search until June 29, 2014!

To enter online send an e-mail titled "Face of Foothills 2015 Submission" to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with TWO high resolution images including a headshot and full body shot along with the following information in the body of the e-mail:

First and Last Name


Address (Street, City, Zip Code)

Primary and secondary phone numbers

Additional e-mail addresses for contact

Date of birth and age as of 6/30/2014


Dress and shoe size

Social media handles

Entries sent without complete information will not be accepted. 

The 2015 Face of Foothills Contest is divided into three categories:

Face of Foothills: ages 18 & up

Teen Future Face: ages 14 – 17

Junior Future Face: ages 10 – 13

Click here to see rules are regulations.

Click here to meet the 2014 winners.   

Click here for a recap of the 2014 Search Finale Party.

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