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Top things to do this weekend in the Valley


Expect a beautiful weekend with temperatures in the low- to mid-80s in the Phoenix area. Here are just a few of the many things going on around the Valley this weekend. For a full listing, head to our events page:

Luke Air Force Open House & Air Show

Luke Air Force Base's Open House and Air Show, "Lightning in the Desert," is Saturday and Sunday. The gates are scheduled to open at 9 a.m. with a full flightline of static aircraft to view and vendors open for sale. Aerial acts are scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to about 4:15 p.m. and the gates will close at 6 p.m. CBS 5 News' Sean McLaughlin will have special reports from Luke Air Force Base on Friday. Click here for more details on the event.

The Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk

Join the National Brain Tumor Society's 2014 Phoenix Walk on Saturday at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the program starts at 9 a.m. To learn more visit

31st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Honors Heroes

This year, the St. Patrick's Day Parade committee is honoring the heroes who dedicated their lives to serving the community including the 19 firefighters lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Third Street at Sheridan Street (south of Thomas Road) and travels south to McDowell Road. More at

Pints for Pat

The sixth annual Pints for Pat glass fundraiser collects funds and generates awareness in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Pints for Pat is the kick-off event counting down the 42 days to the 10th Annual Pat's Run, the foundation's signature fundraiser to support Tillman Military Scholars who are carrying forward Pat's legacy. For more on the Pints for Pat or Pat's Run, log on to

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix's Grand Opening

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix kicks off the 2014 season Saturday and Sunday with a food drive for St. Mary's Food Bank followed by a week of festivities where guests can dress up to receive a $10 off admission voucher each day. The park is located at 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. in Glendale. Details: wetnwildphoenix.

AHS Thrift Store Grand Opening

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is gearing up for the opening of its second thrift store in less than a year, and fourth thrift store. The store, located at 13401 North Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, will have a grand opening on Saturday and will offer 50 percent off all items. The store is expected to generate $175,000 a year in net revenue by 2016 to help save the lives of homeless animals. Learn more about the AHS thrift stores:

Racing Dogs at Turf Paradise

On Saturday, Turf Paradise is racing Wiener dogs in addition to horses. Learn more on the dog races, as well as Ostrich and Camel races planned at

Third Annual Paws in the Park

The Scottsdale Fire Department and Scottsdale Firefighter Association are teaming up with the Scottsdale Parks and Recreation and Petco for the third annual Paws in the Park event to benefit local shelters and rescues. The event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Chaparral Park. The Chaparral off-leash area is at 5401 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Firefighter Association is asking everyone to "Fill the Truck!" Drop off pet supplies, dog food or cash donations to support dogs in need. Afterwards join firefighters for a one to two mile walk around Xeriscape Gardens and Chaparral Park with your pet starting at 10 a.m. Organizers say 100 percent of the $10 fee for the walk goes to buying more food for area shelters.

World's Largest Pie Fight for Peace

The World's Largest Pie Fight for Peace is a color festival experience, where each brightly colored pie represents a cause for humanity, as part of National Pi Day. The festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted outdoors by The Walter Project at the new Walter Studios, at 834 N Seventh Ave., on the southwest corner of Seventh Ave & Roosevelt. General admission is $10 and includes two "Peace Pi" pies, children under 10 years old are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, check out

Champions Against Bullys

The Phoenix tour stop partners with the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation's Champions Against Bullying, which has helped more than 50 schools nationally reduce bullying and create cultures of empathy and leadership. Join the cause at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Tempe Marketplace for a free concert and see what all the noise, and the music, is about. More on

Foam Fest 2.0

The Foam Fest 2.0 is Saturday at Schnepf Farms, at 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. They are super-sizing the 5k course with 16 obstacles, a festival area filled with rides and games for spectators and runners, and of course topping it all with heaps of foam. For more details, check out

Free CPS Class

With summer coming, 123 CRP is offering free drowning prevention and CPR training once a month starting Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can find more details at

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