Wednesday, November 26, 2008

**Don't dwell on the past, don't dream too much about the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment**


**An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day*- Irv Kupcinet


5 Classic Movies for the holiday...

-It's a Wonderful Life

-A Christmas Story

-A Charlie Brown Christmas

-Bad Santa


And I'm going to add one of my favorites to the list, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase


Looking for a little help with your Thanksgiving turkey?  

*Gilbert Boy Scouts will slow roast your turkey overnight in a deep pit and have it ready 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day

*This is a tradition has been going on for 30 years and accepts donations for events and gear

*Drop your turkey off Wednesday night

*Turkey stays fresh and warm and falls right off the bone

*Turkey drop off is 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Chapel for more information email troop830@gmail.com


*Thanksgiving Day Parade in Fountain Hills*

~Theme is "Jingle Bells Rock the Hills"

~Floats, bands, and groups starting at Saguaro and El Lago Boulevards

~November 27, 2008 at 9:00 AM


Get a little tired of sitting in the house on Thanksgiving Day?

Tempe Thanksgiving Block Party from 6-10 PM

-Games, fireworks, music, rides, and food

-Admission is free with a can of food

Pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Night Parties at Dos Gringos 

-Thanksgiving night it opens at 7 PM and serving food and drinks till 2 AM

-Each location has their own specials http://dosgringosaz.com/


Other Thanksgiving Events from 11/25-11/30 http://www.azcentral.com/ent/holiday/articles/2008/11/24/20081124tgivingevents.html


Want to walk off the weight from the holidays?  Here is a Scottsdale Downtown walking route map from Get fit, the Fit City Scottsdale initiative. 


*Residents can also fill out a questionnaire to meet your greatest physical needs http://fitcityscottsdale.com/


Get fit by helping the environment; The Handlebar Helpers program gives Scottsdale residents an opportunity to earn a bike through as little as 20 hours of community service.  Call 480-312-0217 for more inforation.