Save the Date for JLP’s Inaugural HealthFest!

 

 
Join us Saturday, January 21, for the Junior League of Phoenix first ever HealthFest! This FREE, family-friendly festival is focused on all things health and wellness. We will have vendors, fun activities, fitness demonstrations and much more.

When: Saturday, January 21  I  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Daley Park I 1625 S. College Ave. I Tempe, AZ, 85281

Come support the JLP and our focus area of building a healthy Arizona. Stay tuned for more details.

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This event is free to the public thanks to the generous support of General Mills.

KITK Edible Autos Recipe

Kids in the Kitchen had a great time at Touch a Truck!  In addition to our Road Map adventure, the committee handed out recipes in theme with TAT!  Check out this healthy snack recipe!

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Healthy Snack:

Edible Autos

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Servings: 2

 

Ingredients:

1 Red Apple

1 Green Apple

12 Purple Grapes

12 Green Grapes

 

Directions:

1.      Slice an apple into wedges and trim the core.

2.      For each apple car, slice 2 grapes in half, widthwise.

3.      Push the pick through the sliced side of one grape half.

4.      Now push the pick through one end of the apple slice.

5.      Finish with the other grape half, sliced side out.

6.      Repeat with the other end of the apple wedge and 2 more grape halves, and it should look like a little car  🙂

(optional) Trim any protruding pick if desired.

 

 

 

Save the Date for Two Give Back Events to Support the JLP


Nekter Give-Back Event on Nov. 20

Grab a smoothie, juice, or or acacia bowl at Nekter on Sunday, Nov. 20. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bring in this flyer or show it on your smart phone and 20% of the proceeds will go to the JLP!

Participating Locations:
6137 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 105 I Scottsdale, 85250
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 1213 I Tempe, 85281

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Portillo’s Give-Back Event on Dec. 7

Join the JLP by eating at select Portillo’s on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from  5 – 9 p.m. Bring in this flyer or show it on your smart phone and 20% of the proceeds will go to the JLP!

Participating Locations:
65 S. McClintock I Tempe, 85281
10574 N. 90th St. I Scottsdale, 85258

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JLP + Minted

Who is ready for the holidays??

It’s that time of year when we wish our friends and loved ones happiness, and since many of you are getting ready to start sending out festive cards soon, we have an exciting announcement!

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The JLP has a new partnership with Minted who will generously give 15% back to the Junior League of Phoenix on all orders processed through our Minted storefront! Creating your beautiful holiday cards is as easy as 1-2-3:

Step 1: Visit the Junior League of Phoenix Minted Storefront at http://JLPHOENIX.mintedstorefronts.com
Step 2: Find the perfect gift, art print, holiday card or stationary and proceed to checkout
Step 3: Voila! 15% of your sale will be banked and credited back to The Junior League of Phoenix

 

Proceeds will support the Junior League of Phoenix mission of developing the potential of women, promoting volunteerism and improving the community through our focus area: Building a Healthy Arizona.

Legacy Celebration at the Arizona Science Center

The Junior League of Phoenix Legacy Celebration is THIS Friday evening!  We are so excited to be hosted by the Arizona Science Center!


Did you know that the Arizona Science Center was opened in 1984 under the Phoenix Hyatt and was only 10,000 sq. feet? Even though it started small it has become one of the most successful cultural attractions in Arizona. What better location for this year’s Legacy Celebration than in a location that started as a JLP project?

There are dozens of exhibits to explore that are as fun as they are educational. There are 9 different permanent exhibits with rotating exhibitions throughout the year, here are a few examples of what to expect.

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All about me

Here you can learn about your body and how it works. Some of the fun exhibits you can partake in are wheelchair races where you can test your heart muscles or hear your heartbeat translated into sound on a bass drum.

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The W.O.N.D.E.R (Center short for Walton Optimal Neurological Discovery Education and Research)

This exhibit takes a deeper look into the human brain, you can interact with a giant brain model and learn more about the Hippocampus, the Amygdala, and the Prefrontal Cortex and how they work together in the MindUP™ Lab. Need a break to rest your brain? Stop by the Brain Break Kiosk for a mindfulness exercise.

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My Digital World

This exhibit offers hands on exploration of digital communication technology.  Here you can learn more about the gadgets we use to share everything from ideas to music digitally.  You can also play with and learn about Virtual Sand or use pixels to create your own digital art!

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*Images courtesy of Arizona Science Center

Touch-A-Truck is 3 Days Away!

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Join the Junior League of Phoenix on this Saturday, November 5 for our 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event!

Junior League of Phoenix Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the Valley communities. Vehicles on display routinely include construction trucks, emergency responders, tractor trailers, utility trucks and a helicopter. The event also features a DJ, local mascots, interactive educational games, bounce houses, slides, a rock wall, face painters, balloon artists and food trucks.

Additionally, the Phoenix Fire Department will provide car seat safety checks during the event from 8 a.m. – noon. A fire preparedness exhibit will be on display and new or used car seats may be donated throughout the event.

NEW TRUCK ALERT!: This year we are thrilled to have a Valley Metro Bus along with our other great trucks and vehicles from years past.

Don’t have kiddos to take to this event? Think about gifting tickets to friends with kids or community groups like the Boys and Girls Club or Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Who: This is a Family Friendly Event

When: November 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Paradise Valley Mall (south parking lot by Sears)

Cost: Advanced Tickets at jlp.org for $5/$20 for 5 tickets
Tickets at the Door for $6/$25 for 5 tickets

Have Questions? Email the Touch-A-Truck Team!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

 

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Join us tomorrow at DVF Fashion Square!

 

Join the Junior League of Phoenix Legacy Celebration for a pre-party at Diane von Furstenberg (DVF)!

Shop for an outfit for the Legacy Celebration, work, or fun. All items are 20% off during our shopping event. Learn about the Legacy Celebration, purchase event and raffle tickets, meet and mingle with other event attendees.

This event is in open house format – stop in when you want and stay for as long as you would like.

Note: This event is open to all members and their guests. You do not have to attend the Legacy Celebration to attend this event.

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Support the Legacy Celebration at a Shopping Event at Diane von Furstenberg  (Scottsdale Fashion Square)

Sunday, October 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Snacks and beverages will be served.
20% off your purchase, purchase Legacy Celebration event and raffle tickets.

JLP Members : RSVP HERE for the Event
Non-Members: RSVP by emailing the Legacy Celebration

Top 10 Reasons why the Legacy Celebration Rocks!

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Why should you join us at the Junior League of Phoenix Legacy Celebration?  Here are just a few of the many amazing things about this fun and fabulous event!

1. Channel your inner child at Arizona Science Center while raising money for the JLP community programs and women’s leadership training.

2. Make it a date night or girls night out. Don’t have a date? No problem.There will be plenty of people there to mingle with in addition to JLP volunteers and members ready to meet you!

3. It’s a great excuse to buy a new outfit! You can also join us at our DVF champagne and shopping event on October 23 from 9 AM – 12PM. All full-priced items are 20% off. Find more info on the event, here! JLP Members: RSVP to this event here. Non-Members: RSVP by emailing the Legacy Celebration.

4. This event is for everyone and attending is a great way to get non-JLP friends and family involved with our organization.

5. #womensupportingwomen…enough said.

6. It’s fun to tweet and post about the event and let @juniorleaguephx know you will be attending.

7. Not only will you be enjoying one of the most fabulous parties in town, you will be helping to fund the JLP programs throughout the community. Did you know that Arizona Science Center was founded by the JLP? You can help us continue our legacy of impact in the Valley, so we can continue to support programs like the Science Center.

8. Do you have Instagram? Regram one of our Legacy promo photos like this one.

9. Start a trend by attending the inaugural Legacy Celebration and use the hashtags #legacycelebration#funinfundraising, and #iamjlp.

10. The food, entertainment, and fabulous silent auction are sure to be a hit! Speaking of the silent auction…any one can bid on the silent auction through JLP’s mobile bidding platform, which will open to the public two weeks before the event. From an African Safari to a day at a local spa, you’re sure to find something that will pique your competitive bidding fervor! More information coming soon.

Click here for more information.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

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Touch-A-Truck 2016 is just around the corner!

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The Junior League of Phoenix is hosting our fourth annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in at the Paradise Valley Mall parking lot (outside Sears) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will allow children to experience life-size work vehicles used in construction, as well as vehicles utilized by the military, police and firefighters.  The educational fundraiser supports the JLP’s goal of positively impacting the lives of children and their families. 71dfd2e6a6b42285455557e2e9153eb6

Food trucks, the Fresh Express mobile food bus, other vendors and activities will be on site to provide a fun, entertaining experience.  Children and their families will have the opportunity to explore, crawl and play on various local vehicles including a City of Phoenix fire truck and helicopter, Rural Metro ambulance, SWAT Team truck, Mobile Command Center vehicle, dump trucks, Scottsdale Health Care Medical Simulation truck and many more.

The event also features area mascots, family-friendly activities, and a bazaar of local vendors.  In addition, join the Phoenix Fire Department for their Car Seat Safety Inspection from 8am to noon.  They will also be collecting car seat donations during this time.

The fundraiser will benefit JLP signature programs including ROCKETS (Raising Our Children’s Knowledge by Educating Through Science) events and Kids in the Kitchen, a nutritional initiative that seeks to combat adb6a6b2aa6f8c0eaf3a7b863729d871childhood obesity.

Tickets are available for pre sale for $5 a person or a family pack of five tickets for $20.  This is a discount from the day-of-event ticket price.  Children ages two and under are free.

The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. is an organization of over 1,000 women committed to developing the potential of women, improving the Valley of the Sun through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, and promoting voluntarism. Currently in their 81st year, the JLP has invested millions of dollars into the community and contributes over 100,000 volunteer hours annually. The current focus area of the JLP is Building a Healthy Arizona by addressing food insecurity/food access, and nutrition and obesity. For more information about The Junior League of Phoenix, please visit www.jlp.org or call the Junior League of Phoenix office at (602) 234-3388.

Kids in the Kitchen at the PHX Kids GET FIT event

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Fresh air, beautiful Arizona sunshine and the sound of little voices laughing surrounded us at the PHX Kids GET FIT event on October 1st. This free afternoon of fun and health was offered by The City of Phoenix Latino Institute along with community partners including the Junior League of Phoenix Kids in the Kitchen Committee!

kitk 2.jpgWe offered 3 hands-on cooking demos consisting of fruit kabobs, hummus and a vegetarian wrap. The children loved getting their hands in the mix by measuring, preparing and creating. It was exciting to see cooking through the children’s eyes. What sometimes seems like a chore or simply a means to an end was great fun for the kids.

The little ones viewed it as an art project; ripping up cilantro, sorting the bright fruit colors, and combining the ingredients for an outcome that was tasty and aesthetically appealing. We forget how tactile cooking really is and how healthy it can be for both our minds and bodies!

In the booth we offered educational games involving the food groups and how much sugar various beverages contain. Their knowledge was pretty impressive and the best part—watching them learn while having fun! They loved the healthy prizes including water bottles, pedometers, apples and oatmeal. The pedometers were a big hit and surprisingly the oatmeal was a favorite as well.

Thank you to all the JLP members who spent their morning making a healthy difference! These are the moments when we see our effort come to fruition and our impact happening right in front of our eyes.