Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Show Your Love For AZ at Centennial Expo on Feb. 14

image002 e1296751667932 Centennial Expo on Feb. 14

The Arizona Centennial Expo is next Monday, February 14, the state’s 99th birthday.

The public is invited to the Senate Lawn at the Arizona State Capitol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the FREE expo, including:

  • 60+ booths showcasing diverse Centennial projects
  • Centennial signature projects and events, legacy projects and official centennial events
  • Arizona CENTennial Copper Penny Drive, a Children’s Legacy Project
  • Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper
  • Centennial Way (Washington Street designation)
  • Publications and merchandise
  • Dave Pratt emcees entertainment stage with 20 different entertainers

Full schedule

10:15 a.m.: Dave Pratt Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Introduce Governor
10:17 a.m.: Gov. Janice Brewer
10:21 a.m.: Superintendent John Huppenthal
10:23 a.m.: Lyn White – Freeport McMoRan
10:25 a.m.: Trey Basha – CEO, Bashas’
10:28 a.m.: Karen Churchard – Q & A
10:29 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Dave Pratt Intro Marshall Trimble – entertainer performances
Note: noon – 1 p.m.: Arizona State Libraries and Archives Statehood Day at Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic Senate Chambers


10:30 a.m.: Marshall Trimble
10:50 a.m.: Air-Zona Trio
11 a.m.: Ted Newman
11:10 a.m.: Joe Bethancourt
11:20 a.m.: Yellow Bird Apache Dancers
11:30 a.m.: Flamenco Del Sol
11:40 a.m.: Bob Boze Bell Storyteller
11:50 a.m.: Dolan Ellis
noon: Ken Clemmer and the Backporch Bandits
12:10 p.m.: Jody Drake as Sharlot Hall
12:20 p.m.: Sue Harris
12:30 p.m.: Maule Sister Military
12:40 p.m.: Territorial Brass Band
1 p.m.: The Hey Boyz Band
1:10 p.m.: Dolan Ellis
1:20 p.m.: Gary Sprague and His Horse
1:30 p.m.: Hans Olson
1:40 p.m.: Peter Rolland
1:50 p.m.: Buckshot Dot singer/guitar/poetry
2 p.m.: Marshall Trimble & Dolan Ellis

EXPO organizations participating:

American Indian Tourism Association
Achen-Gardner Design-Build Team
American Musical Salute
Apache County ATV Roughriders
Arabian Horse Association of Arizona
Arizona Capitol Museum
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience
Arizona Geographic Alliance
Arizona History Convention, Inc.
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Arizona Military Museum
Arizona National Livestock Show
Arizona Pioneers’ Home
Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame
Arizona State Greats
Arizona State Library
Arizona State Railroad Museum
Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail
AZ Authors
CAF Arizona Wing Aviation Museum
Centennial Theatre Foundation
City of Flagstaff
City of Goodyear
Desert Foothills Theatre
East Valley Children’s Theatre
Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association
Four Seasons Orchestra
Historical League, Inc.
M.A.N.A. Support Network
Maricopa County Superior Court
New Deal in Arizona
O’Neil Printing, Roswell Bookbinding
Parada del Sol
Pioneers’ Cemetery Association
Prescott Frontier Days(R), Inc.
Rex Allen Museum
Rex Allen Museum & Rex Allen Days
Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance
Sharlot Hall Museum
Sonja White David
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Foundation
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire Committee
Stockyards Restaurant
Territorial Brass
Town of Eagar
US Route 89 Appreciation Society
Vail Preservation Society
Valley Forward Association

The Arizona State Capitol is located at 1700 W. Washington St.


Short Leash Dog Cart Visits Uptown Phoenix Tomorrow

​[Source: Wynter Holden, Chow Bella]


Courtesy of Short Leash Dogs

We’ll keep repeating over and over again how great it would be if someone opened a dedicated food truck court in one of the myriad of useless land plots around CenPho (Hint, hint, developers!). In the meantime, tracking food trucks around town is a bit of a detective game. One of our faves, Short Leash Hot Dogs, pops up regularly at Farmers’ Markets and in downtown Tempe. But it’s difficult to know where to find them on a Saturday evening when you’re craving a spicy jalapeno-cheese dog.

For Valentine’s weekend, the Short Leash dogmobile is rolling over to Medlock Plaza at Central and Camelback Rd. — home to Smeeks and Stinkweeds. Short Leash owners Brad and Kat Moore will be set up in the parking lot from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 12 and next Saturday the 19th.

The mobile dog stand’s menu includes 3 types of Schreiner’s weiners, brats, veggie dogs and “corn-pups” made with jalapeno and cheese stuffed hot dogs. Each can be customized with your choice of toppings, or you can partake in a pre-designed special like the Igby with cole slaw, blue cheese and BBQ sauce. After downing a dog, pop on over to boutique candy shop, Smeeks, for some Moon Pies or handmade sea salt caramels. Hungry yet?