1) Scottsdale Center for the Arts: A’Fair in the Garden

Don’t miss the free outdoor concert series at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts on Sundays through April. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the live music and kids activities. Details are at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/sunday-afair/ 

2) City of Phoenix Police Department: Too Young to Drink PSA Campaign

The City of Phoenix Police Department invites high school media programs to participate in the “Too Young to Drink” Stop Underage Drinking, Public Service Announcement Contest. To learn more, go to http://phoenix.gov/police/PSA_contest.html

3) Lucky Dog Rescue: Rock-A-Billy Fundraiser

The Lucky Dog Rock-A-Billy fundraiser and pet adoption event is Saturday, January 25th. Enjoy live music, a vintage car show and great raffle prizes. More info is at http://www.rhythmroom.com/event/431465-rockabilly-fundraiser-for-phoenix/ 

4) Phoenix Conservatory of Music: Classes

The Phoenix Conservatory of Music offers high quality, affordable music lessons to kids in 4th through 12th grades. Classes are taught in English and Spanish. To find out more, check out http://www.phoenixconservatoryofmusic.org 

5) Youth for Understanding: Host an Exchange Student

Host a foreign exchange student and learn about another country without leaving home! Youth for Understanding is looking for individuals and families who would like to host international students. Learn more at www.yfuusa.org 

6) VNSA (Volunteer Non-profit Service Association): Book Donations

Clean off those bookshelves and donate your gently used books to VNSA’s Used Book Sale. Proceeds benefit literacy programs in Maricopa County. For info on how to schedule a pick-up, go to www.vnsabooksale.org.

7) StandDown: Sweetheart Ball

Buy your tickets today for the StandDown Sweetheart Ball on Valentine’s Day. The dinner and big band dance concert will raise money for homeless veterans in Arizona. To find out more, check out www.arizonastanddown.org.

8) Graves Disease & Thyroid Foundation: Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. An estimated 15 million people in the US have undiagnosed thyroid problems. To learn how you can do a simple “neck check” self-exam, visit www.gdatf.org.