Put on your beret and head to Historic Downtown Glendale for a très magnifique event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. Paris in the Spring will bring all things French to Glendale, with shopping and dining. This is an opportunity to experience the fine food, culture, and shopping of Paris without making a trip half-way around the world. Attendees will enjoy entertainment, an art show and a French Market. Start at the Glendale Visitor Center to pick up a walking and event map to find out where to go for all of the activities. Entertainment and activities will include a mime performance, tarot card readings, angel readings, face painting, a Parisian fashion show and a Paris (Texas) Open Mic Talent Contest. Shopping will be a must for the day and shoppers will discover special finds at a flea market with fresh flowers, boutiques and specialty shops and the Open Air Market, featuring vendors of all sorts. Many shops will feature shopping and dining, all with a Parisian theme. The art show will feature the Arizona Plein Air painters, whose artists will illustrate real-life outdoor scenes. Some artwork will be available for sale. What French event would be complete without delicious food? Foodies will find specialty desserts like eclairs, petit fours and special Eiffel Tower cookies, There will be a “French Moment” trivia contest where one person will win a foot-high chocolate Eiffel Tower from Cerreta Candy Company. Finally, The Spicery in our 1895 home will provide outdoor dining, the perfect setting for noshing on more delicious delicacies, which will include Quiche Lorraine and French Onion soup, along with their daily specials; they will also feature music and an artist drawing free sketches for patrons. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 623-937-6531 for reservations and more information. To add to the fun, 2 Share Foundation will kick off a fundraiser for Glendale, K-9 unit protection vests. The event will be in honor of officer Ronin, K-9 unit, who lost is life the summer of last year. March 1, 2 Share Foundation will be kicking off their fundraising project to purchase Protection Vests for the K-9 Unit for the Glendale Police Department. The event will be at 2 Share Gift Shop at 5830 W. Palmaire Ave. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. officer Wes Zygmont, who was officer Ronin’s handler will be present with his new partner. Ronin’s “End of Watch” was June 20, 2013, when he took a bullet while in the pursuit of a felony suspect. Officer Zygmont was also shot in the take down In addition to Officer Zygmont, Officer Bryan Anderson and his K-9 partner will be present at the store 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by and meet the Glendale officers and their partners, and donate to the cause. 2 Share Foundation will be working towards the purchase of six new protection vests at a cost of $2,500 each. 2 Share Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “To Help Animals and Children that have been affected by the economic downturn.” 2 Share Foundation realized that the budget restraints encountered by the City of Glendale has not given them the ability to replace the existing vests that are 13 years old, thereby purchasing new vests can save the lives of Glendale’s K-9 Officers. For more information on Paris in the Spring, call 623-930-4500, or visit www.VisitGlendale.com. The Glendale Visitor Center is at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140, in Historic Downtown Glendale.
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