THE NEW ZUZU
Zuzu at the Hotel Valley Ho received a makeover to be unveiled in October. The restaurant received design updates, including a brand-new space and layout, private dining room, chef action station and new menus, which started in July. Zuzu was named after matriarch and grandmother Rosie Bennett Lyon who believed that “food is better when it’s shared with the people you love.” Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, Zuzu offers a kid’s menu and signature drinks. For more: hotelvalleyho.com.
HOPI NEEDS CROSSING GUARDS
Hopi Elementary School is looking for people to fill two afternoon crossing guard positions. Candidates must be available from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to apply, visit the Hopi Elementary SUSD website or call the front office at 480-484-2000.
PROVISION COFFEE EVENTS
The coffee shop is offering events this month for people ages 21 and up. There will be a mezcal tasting experience on October 9 from 7-8 p.m. The founders of Mezcal Carreño will be sharing the history and origins of the drink while guests sample and relax. On October 26 from 8-11 p.m., Adam Zweiback’s (Arcadia High’s soccer coach!) Twice Baked cover band will be rockin’ the house. Each of these events are free to attend. For more: provisioncoffee.com.
SKY HARBOR TOURS
Stay updated on the goings-on at Sky Harbor. Twice a month the folks at the airport offer guided tours for groups up to 30 people. On October 8 at 10:30 a.m., an airport employee will provide an overview of Sky Harbor, historical background, customer amenities and improvement projects. Check out the new amenities, restaurants, stores and terminal renovations. For more: skyharbor.com/tours.
RKDA IS OPEN
The long-awaited RKDA Kitchen is now open at 40th St. and Indian School. From their Facebook page: “RKDA Kitchen is a chef-inspired cuisine with bursts of flavor, creativity and a little bit of rock n’ roll. Our focus is to sit down, unwind, listen to great music and eat great food.” Situated in the former Evens Stevens sandwich shop, the menu varies from burgers, to poke bowls to shrimp tacos. For more: visit the RKDA Kitchen Facebook page.
THE MERCHANTILE OF SCOTTSDALE
Located on Brown Ave. in Old Town, this marketplace allows designers, makers, artists and local businesses to come together under one roof to offer products and services to residents and visitors. The Merchantile will also have a DIY area and weekly workshops, plus a private room for people to use for meetings and/or events. For more: themerchantileofscottsdale.com.
Beckett’s Table is launching a cooking class series. While guests enjoy lunch and wine tastings, they will also be a part of a personalized cooking demonstration by Chef Beckett, who has themed each class to match the seasons and holidays. On October 19, the class will be all about seasonal veggies – what to cook and how to cook them. Classes are $95 and include lunch, samples and handout materials. For more: beckettstable.com.
WELLNESS HAPPY HOUR
James Anthony Skincare will be holding fall and winter motivational/educational wellness events. Held at Pitch Pizzeria on Thomas Road, the events will be led by local resident and company founder Jennifer Hayes. There will be two events in October, on the 20th at 11:00 a.m. or the 24th at 5:30 p.m. called “The Power of Positive Thinking and Letting Go of Fear.” Each class is $20. The morning seminar includes a buffet and the evening seminar includes beverages and appetizers.
For more: jamesanthonyskincare.com.