Top things to do this weekend in the Valley - News, Weather & Sports

Top things to do this weekend in the Valley


Here are some of the events going on across the Valley this weekend.

Pat's Run

It's the time of year again - the 10th Annual Pat's Run. Pat's Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. In addition to race fees, all participants are encouraged to raise $100 to commemorate Pat's 10th Anniversary. Proceeds from the race directly support scholarships for Tillman Military Scholars who share Pat's spirit of service, learning and action. To date, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $9 million in educational support for Tillman Military Scholars military veterans and spouses - committed to a life of service in medicine, law, business, government, education and the arts. This year's race starter is Perry Edinger, Pat's former trainer at ASU and Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg is the Kids Run starter. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation, visit

Arizona's Ultimate Women's Expo

Offers all-inclusive day of fun, free goodies, pampering, shopping and celebrity speakers Bethenny Frankel, Melissa Gilbert, Tabatha Coffey and Vicki Gunvalson at the Phoenix Convention Center, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.

Glendale's First Rainwater Garden

Volunteers will assist in the installation of rainwater harvesting basins, designed to capture rain water to water plants and trees. Along with the basins the volunteers will plant seven trees, 38 plants and help layout 18 tons of rock to build a complete a new 3,500 square-foot rainwater garden at Glendale's Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. The rainwater garden will demonstrate how "green infrastructure" can help infiltrate storm water run-off and reduce watering needs for landscape plants. The project is being located where water accumulates after rainfall. Funding for the project is provided through a grant obtained by Watershed Management Group from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The event is held at Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the north entrance of the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The event is Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Peoria Earth Day Clean-Up

In recognition of Arbor Day and Earth Day, the city of Peoria is partnering with Arizona Clean and Beautiful to clean up the city. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and debris and plant trees along the New River trail system on Saturday, April 26. All volunteers will meet at the Community Church of Joy, located at 21000 N. 75th Ave., at 7 a.m.

Youth Career Fair

Friendly House - a pioneer social services organization - in partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way's ASPIRE Program - which connects youth with the skills and resources to realize career dreams - is hosting a youth career fair consisting of educational workshops, and resources for jobseekers age 14-21. The workshops will focus on creating an effective resume, interview techniques, and how to talk to employers. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to speak with employers from various industries, educational institutions, and other community based organizations. The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Phoenix College located at 1202 W. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix. Click here to register.

Tempe Music Revival

Tempe Music Revival returns to bring more local bands to Mill Avenue on April 26. The east end of Sixth Street and Mill Avenue turns into a 15-hour concert experience on Saturday, April 26. More than 10 bands perform from 9 a.m. - midnight. There's no cover before 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., there will be a cover fee at the gate. Proceeds go to support the free fall concert series that takes place each Friday in November. It's an age 21+ event.

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