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Today is February 11, 2016 - Gilbert, AZ 85234  

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Sunday, February 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 65th annual. The NBA All-Star Game is held outside the United States for the first time in its history when squads representing the Eastern and Western Conference tip off at the home of the Toronto Raptors. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 12th with the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Monday, February 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 58th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Friday, February 19th, 2016

  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 58th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.
     
           

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

  • | 4:00pm - 11:00pm | Sports and Recreation, 5K, Walk, Run, Family, Night out, Fun, Neon, Festival
    - The Neon Run is an all ages, night time, glowing 5K, festival and neon party! We are kicking off our 2016 Brave the Night Tour by returning to Rawhide in Chandler, AZ on Saturday, February 27th!

    Gather your friends and family, and please join us for an epic night of neon 5K run/walk, food, drinks, dancing, vendors, performers, LED black lights, glow sticks, and DJs!

    Check out our website for ticking information, including special group and VIP pricing. Hope to see you there!
    Rawhide
    5700 W N Loop Road Chandler AZ 85226

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 88th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. (Nominations were announced Jan 14th) Televised live.
     
           

Monday, February 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In 2016 we add one day, February 29th, to bring our calendar more nearly into accord with the seasons. Under the Julian calendar of 46 BC every forth year was a leap year, on the assumption that it took Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun. However, Earth's orbit period is actually 365.24219 days. For more than 1,600 years the Julian calendar was used, the calendar got out of sync with the seasons. The Gregorian calendar made just one small change: a leap day is added to the calendar every four years except for century years that are not exactly divisible by 400. Traditionally leap year is a time during which women may propose marriage to men.
     
           

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  • | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Schools and Education, Cosmetology School, Beauty School
    - The cosmetology program at our Phoenix area beauty school prepares students to pass the Arizona State Board exam and be salon-ready upon graduation. Schedule a free tour of our cosmetology school today!
    TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy
    8939 E Indian Bend Rd, Ste B-2 Scottsdale AZ 85250
  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

  • | 11:30am - 2:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Please join MASK in celebrating their 2016 “Moms Making a Difference” Unity Award Luncheon! Where we acknowledge and celebrate Moms in the community who are making a difference in the lives of children and families every day. 24 inspiring women dedicated to engaging and empowering their own families, as well as others, have been nominated for the “MOMS MAKING A DIFFERENCE” award. The recipient of this award will be announced at our “Moms Making a Difference” Unity Award Luncheon, to be held on March 3, 2016. Her story and cause will be featured in the “Moms Making a Difference” section of the 2016 summer issue of MASK The Magazine.

    Price: 1 admission: $120 / Table for 10: $1,000
    Ticket URL: http://www.maskmatters.org/product/unity-award-luncheon/

    7575 E. Princess Drive Scottsdale AZ 85225
    Kimberly Cabral 480.502.5337 info@maskmatters.org

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

  • - On March 5, 1970, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 44th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Library Events, festival, barbeque, family friendly, live music, food, drink
    - Save the date for the seventh annual Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, returning to downtown Chandler on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

    Headlining this year’s entertainment will be Granger Smith, best known for his hit single, Backroad Song from his 4x4 EP. Supporting acts include the Ben Miller Band, Zack Deputy and Georgia Chrome.

    Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2015 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will be bigger and better than ever with a newly expanded stage, more BBQ pit masters and the newly added eating competition zone for finger lickin’ good times.

    With more than 60 pit masters from across the nation set to please the masses with their mouth-watering pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, this year’s event will serve up a heaping helping of delicious grub. To wash down all that BBQ, enjoy over 200 kegs of craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company.

    On Saturday, March 19, 2016, doors open at noon and close at 10 p.m. The festival will span the entire AJ Chandler Park East and West as well as connecting Arizona Ave., which will be closed from Buffalo St. to Boston St. in downtown Chandler.

    Presale general admission tickets are available for $12 online at http://www.chandlerbbq.com and will be $15 at the gate day of. Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free. All valley Bashas’ locations will have discounted $10 admission ticket available beginning in mid-January.

    Be sure to “like” this event on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bbq.beer.music and follow on Twitter and Instagram @BBQBEERFESTIVAL for a chance to win free tickets and more event details as they roll out.

    The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival official sponsors include; Bashas’, Alliance Beverage, Crescent Crown Distributing, Ak-Chin Indian Communities, Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, SanTan Brewing Co, 102.5 KNIX, Discount Cab, BBQ Island, Phoenix New Times, Local First AZ, Yelp, Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits, and Local Lily who all remind you to enjoy BBQ and beer responsibly.
    AJ Chandler Park
    3 S Arizona Pl chandler AZ 85225
    Jen Pruett 602.276.2499 jen@hdeagency.com

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The seven days beginning on the final Sunday in Lent, Palm Sunday.
     
           

Friday, March 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorating the crucifixion. Oldest Christian celebration.
     
           

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Commemorates the Resurrection of Christ.
     
           

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