Horseshoe Trail Hike

This 2-mile round-trip hike goes along the rolling hills of the Horseshoe Trail.  If you are new to desert hiking, this is an easy hike to test your skills.  Ranger Amy will provide helpful information to keep you hiking all summer long.  The event takes place at 9am on Friday April 26th at Estrella Mountain Regional Park.  There is a $6 fee per vehicle.  Further information can be found atwww.maricopa.gov/parks/estrella.

Free Drive-In Movies

The Glendale 9 Drive-In is hosting its annual customer-appreciation night by presenting free movies tonight.  Among the features included are ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ and ‘Fast & Furious 5′.  Gates open at 6pm and the films start at dusk.  For more information call: 623-939-9715 or visit www.westwinddi.com.

Joining Entertainment and Shopping in the West Valley

In November 2012 the West Valley finally welcomed its first Outlet Mall – Tanger.  Tanger Outlet is situated east of the Loop 101 at 95th Avenue and offers designer goods tailored for all tastes.  It is situated close to the Westgate Entertainment District, however currently there is no way to walk directly between the two.A shuttle bus carries visitors between Tanger and Westgate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays however this is a limited service.  In the next few weeks work will begin on the construction of two covered sidewalks linking the two centers.  This will make travel between Westgate and Tanger a lot easier and people can then mix their shopping experience with a meal at one of the numerous restaurants situated at Westgate.

For more information on either center please visit: www.tangeroutlet.com/glendale/ and www.westgatecitycenter.com