Ice Cream Social FundraiserOn Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., all 1,350-plus Cold Stone Creamery locations will dish out a free 3-ounce serving of a rich mix of chocolate ice cream with yellow cake, chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles. This concoction called Cole's Creation is inspired by a 10-year-old boy whose Make-a-Wish Foundation request was to go to Ground Zero to meet the firefighters. Customers attending the event are encouraged to make a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Go to coldstonecreamery.com and enter your zip code to find the location nearest you.
Gift Certificate SaleThe Tucson Originals restaurants create a quarterly buying frenzy when they offer gift certificates online that are discounted by 30 to 40 percent. For instance, pay $15 for a Zivaz gift certificate, and you can use it for $25 worth of food. Or pay $30 for a Bistro Zin gift certificate, and order $50 worth of food. On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 26, visit www.tucsonorignals.com and click on gift certificates. After you make your purchases, the certificates will be delivered to your e-mail for easy printout. Quantities are limited, and they sell out fast.