Here are some of the events going on around the Valley this weekend. For a full listing, head to CBS 5's community calendar at events.cbs5az.com.
Fundraiser for the families of 19 Fallen Firefighters
The Soccer tournament of the year is happening on Saturday March 22nd from 4:00 - 9:00PM at Arizona Sports Complex. Arizona Policemen VS Fireman teams battle it out on the soccer field in a 4 V 4 Ironman Soccer Tournament. The final 2 teams will duel it out to WIN a custom table for their department from RDE Designs. Includes: Live Entertainment provided by Sounds Unlimited, food is being provided by Midway Collision Center, silent auction, vendor booths, 50/50 Raffle. All of the proceeds will go to the families of the 19 fallen but not forgotten Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters. Admission to the event is free. If you'd like to donate to the event, contact Tina Ovist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix Tour de Cure
The Phoenix Tour de Cure is Saturday, March 22 and more than a thousand riders will be hopping on their bikes in support of the fight against diabetes. Among the 1,500 riders will be Lorenzo Alexander, Arizona Cardinals linebacker, who will be riding the in the 100-mile ride. His family history of diabetes motivated him to take part in the fight to Stop Diabetes in Arizona. Frostee Rucker, defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, will also be riding. The opening ceremony is at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at REACH 11 Sports Complex at 2425 E. Deer Valley Road in Phoenix. Click here for more details.
Walk Like MADD®
Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) Arizona will host its signature Walk Like MADD®, a non-competitive 5K fundraising walk in Phoenix on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. (check-in at 6:30 am) at the Phoenix Zoo and will raise funds and rally support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®.
Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival
Performers with styles ranging from Folk and Bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling will entertain thousands of people at the two-day Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival presented by Glendale Parks, Recreation & Library Services.
The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23, at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Attendees are welcome to enjoy the entertainment on eight stages and participate in free workshops on topics such as Fingerstyle Guitar, Music Production, Harmonica Workshop and Vocal Harmonies, which will be led by accomplished entertainers. Click here for more details.
Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival is nothing if not a day for feasting on Arizona's best finger licking good BBQ. Of course, nothing goes better with this massive assortment of comfort food quite like 200 kegs of cold craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company, who will officially launch their 2014 summer seasonal, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer at the festival. In addition to craft beer, patrons will enjoy whiskey from Bulleit Bourbon and Dickel Bourbon to go with their Q. General admission tickets are $10 and that includes entry into the event at noon. Food and beverages are sold separately. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free. Click here for more.
Bike Rodeo safety adventure & Child Car Seat Installation
The City of Phoenix, Phoenix Fire Department and Phoenix Police Department are hosting a Bike Rodeo safety adventure and a Child Car Seat Installation event at three separate locations this Saturday.
Bike Rodeo: Children between the ages of 5 and 15 will enjoy a skills course to educate them on the rules of the road, crosswalks, dangers and bicycle maintenance. The Bike Rodeo will include FREE instruction in helmet safety. Helmets will be handed out to those in need.
Car Seat Installation event: Eighty percent of child car seats are installed incorrectly. If you're not sure that your child's car seat is installed properly in your vehicle, this is a FREE opportunity to have certified Car Seat Technicians install it and educate you on how to make your child as safe as possible.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Bizarre Buying Bazaar"
People bring their weird items in for an "oddpraisal" and if it's strange enough to be a part of the Ripley's collection, they may get an offer on the spot. Each and every strange item that Ripley's acquires comes through Edward. During his 35 years with the company he's acquired over 20,000 different museum artifacts, everything from a pin valued at $1 million dollars, to a two-trunked elephant, to Marilyn Monroe's lingerie, to Lee Harvey Oswald's mortuary toe tag, to a meteorite from Mars. The Bizarre Buying Bazaar will be held on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at Arizona Science Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Click here for more details on the event.
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