1) Friends of Animal Care & Control: Hero Awards

Be inspired by the stories of Arizona’s most heroic cats and dogs at the Friends of Animal Care and Control’s Hero Awards Celebration on February 8th. For more info, check out www.azfriendsofanimals.org/hero.

2) City of Phoenix: Chinese Culture Week

Celebrate Chinese Week at the free Chinese Culture and Food Festival, February 7th through 9th at Margaret T. Hance Park. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations, dragon dances and more! Details are at www.phoenixchineseweek.org. 

3) Thunderbirds Charities: Waste Management Phoenix Open

Make sure you know all the new rules before heading out to this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open! No folding chairs, backpacks or purses are allowed – leave all that stuff at home! Details are at www.wmphoenixopen.com.

4) Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council: Cookie Sales

Participate in the largest girl-led business in the world: the Girl Scouts Cookie Program. It’s time to buy your Girl Scout cookies and support girl’s leadership activities across the state. More info is on www.girlscoutaz.org. 

5) Arizona Science Center: Galaxy Gala

The Arizona Science Center invites you to its Galaxy Gala on February 8th. This year’s theme is “Believe” based on the science of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! For ticket information, go to www.azscience.org/donate/fundraising_events. 

6) The Junior League of Phoenix: Rummage Sale

Donate your new and gently used treasures to the Junior League of Phoenix Rummage Sale on February 22nd. Drop them off at the Fairgrounds or to find out how you can schedule a pick-up, visit www.jlp.org

7) Desert Schools Federal Credit Union: Shine On Program

Desert Schools’ is launching the new “Shine On” program to highlight six charities making a difference in our state. Vote on-line for the charity you like best. To find out more, check out www.shineonaz.org

8) Arizona Opera: Trio Gala

The Arizona Opera, Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona are joining forces for the Trio Gala on February 22nd. This year’s theme is Amor– An Evening of Passion! Ticket info is at www.trioevent.org.