Where to get free school supplies, food and work on a kids' project

It's Friday and that means it's time to find out what you can do and get for free.

The City of Phoenix is making heading back to school a little more affordable.

They are partnering with the Latino Institute for their Back-to-School and Health Fair on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first 1,000 grade school age kids will get a free backpack and hair cut, plus there will be free health screenings and free immunizations throughout the entire event.

You can also enjoy free entertainment, snacks and arts and crafts.

The free event will be at the ASU Preparatory Academy in Phoenix.
735 E. Fillmore Street, Phoenix
Tel: 602-262-7424
E-mail: latino.institute@phoenix.gov


Also this weekend, Lowe's is having their Build and Grow clinic at all Valley locations.

The kids will be building the pizza planet truck from Toy Story.

The clinics are Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

You'll need to register online for the free event.


Get some free food and meet the chefs behind the masterpieces at Gelato Spot's "Meet the Chef" event.

It's for a top chef flavor competition and you can try the flavors, along with other samples… plus there will be cooking demonstrations.

The event is Tuesday, July 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gelato Spot.

The participating chefs are Chefs James Fox of Bootleggers, Keenan & Josh of Pig & Pickle, and Cullen Campbell of Crudo.

3164 E. Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85018


And now is your chance to find that dream job you've been waiting for.

More than 40 valley employers will be at the Greater Phoenix Job Fair from 10 am to 2pm on Monday, July 15 at the Phoenix Airport Marriot.

The employers will be filling more than 1,000 jobs.

LocalWork.com will also be on hand to help you spice up your resume for free.

Location: 1101 North 44th Street in Phoenix

Some of the area companies that are confirmed to be at the event include:

  • Go Daddy
  • Liberty Mutual
  • IBM
  • Bashas'
  • Boeing
  • Computer Skills Institute
  • Discount Cab
  • Waste Management
  • Direct Energy
  • Verengo Solar
  • AZ Family
  • Arizona National Guard
  • Concentrix
  • Truly Nolen
  • Training To You
  • Ashton Tiffany
  • DriveTime
  • Verizon Wireless
  • iQor
  • Knight Transportation
  • Norwegian
  • Connextions
  • NCO Call Center
  • Paypal
  • All Your Insurance
  • EDMC


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