Tuesday, Jan. 26
Ahwatukee Republican Women: 6:30 p.m. networking and socializing, 7 p.m. general meeting, Fire Station Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Special guest tonight is Rep. Kirk Adams, Speaker of the House. Mary, (602) 206-1189 or ARWomen@aol.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
RSVP’s due today for live cooking experience with Kai Restaurant executive chef: event is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. Executive Chef Michael O’Dowd will host a culinary celebration of world-class fare. Receive a copy of Kai’s recently released cookbook, The New Native American Cuisine, featuring over 50 of O’Dowd’s unique five-star quality recipes. $55 per person, $85 per couple. RSVPs required to (602) 385-5726 - mention the “Kai Cooks” event.
Thursday, Jan. 28
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) first meeting: 9 a.m., Foothills Baptist Church, 15450 S. 21st St. Free child care for ages 0 to 5. Meetings are second and fourth Thursdays. Jennifer, (480) 759-2118, ext. 205.
Friday, Jan. 29
Entry deadline for Hooters Ahwatukee Open Tournament: set for Jan. 31 at The Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive. Co-hosted by Ahwatukee Hooters, the tournament is open to all players and gets under way at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start, two-person best ball format and optional Skins Game. $99, includes scoring, free food at Hooters after the round, lots of prizes and fun. (480) 460-4653.
Teen Night: 7 to 9 p.m., Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, 1030 E. Liberty Lane. Teens in fifth through eighth grade are invited to come, hang out and have a safe but fun place to spend their Friday night for $5. Volunteers and chaperones are also needed. If you are interested in helping out, contact Bethany Davis at (602) 708-0658 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, Jan. 30
East Valley Chapter of Mothers & More Preschool Open House: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Arthur and Louise Price Community Room (next to the food court), Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. About 25 preschools from around the Southeast Valley are expected to be represented, giving parents an opportunity to find the right preschool for their child while introducing mothers to the network of support and camaraderie that Mothers and More offers. Free and open to the public. www.mothersandmoreev.webs.com or 1-866-467-0562.
Paula Owens book signing: noon to 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. The Phoenix author will autograph copies of her book, The Power of 4 ~ Your Ultimate Guide Guaranteed to Change Your Body and Transform Your Life. www.PaulaOwens.com.
Infant brain development workshop: noon to 4 p.m., Pecos Community Center lounge, 17010 S. 48th St. Presented by New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development. Seating is limited, and childcare is not provided. Registration: (602) 371-1366 or www.newdirectionsinstitute.org/freeworkshops.htm.
“Exploring Ourselves and Our Relationships With Others:” 2 to 5 p.m., Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road, Chandler. Crawford and Dienst host the event to introduce relationships skills necessary for success in the 21st Century. (480) 553-1905, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://oscarcrawford.8m.com.
Free Parents’ Night Out: 5 to 9:30 p.m., Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. Care will be provided for children ages six months to 12 years. Space is limited. Lori, email@example.com.
Sunday, Jan. 31
The Prom Show: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Villa Siena, 890 W. Elliot Road, Gilbert. Fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m. Presented by Proms Made Simple for students planning or going to prom. Talk with Valley experts in theme/décor, entertainment, photography, enjoy fashions from participating vendors and win cash to help cover Promo costs. $5. Registration: www.promsmadesimple.com.
Thursday, Feb. 4
Republican Professionals of Phoenix: 6 to 8 p.m., Suede Euro-Asian Lounge, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. Congressional Candidate Jim Ward will speak. Group meets first Thursdays. Free. www.phxrp.com.
Friday, Feb. 5
Rummage sale: 7 a.m. to noon today and tomorrow, Bridgeway Community Church, 2420 E. Liberty Lane. Proceeds will support the West family, who is moving to Swaziland, Africa, to build and run an orphanage. (480) 706-4130.
Chamber Breakfast of Champions: 8 to 10 a.m., Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway. The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce will award the Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Educational Mentor of the Year and New Business of the Year. Buffet breakfast will be served. $28 for members, $35 for non-members. (480) 753-7676 or www.ahwatukeechamber.com.
Saturday, Feb. 6
Back Handspring Boot Camp: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tumbl-weeds Tumbling and Fitness Studio, 1241 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 124. Ages 11 and older are invited to learn the proper technique for a safe back handspring with knowledgeable coaching staff. $20. www.tumbl-weeds.com or (480) 203-1108.
58th Annual Great Canadian Picnic: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Mountain Park Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave. Features games for the kids (snow golf, roping, hockey and curling), live music from Jack Jackson and his country band, raffles, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Free. Lunch available for purchase from Earls Restaurant, or bring your own. Penny, (602) 765 0431 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.canadianpicnic.com.
Scouting Skill Day: 1 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills United Methodist Church, 2156 E. Liberty Lane. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 16. Webelo Scouts and any boys from fourth to eighth grade not currently involved in Boy Scouts are invited. Troop members will demonstrate and teach some of the fun skills that Boy Scouts learn, such as tying knots, administering first aid, using an ax and starting a fire safely. Learn more about Boy Scouts, meet Troop 16 and fulfill some of the requirements for the Webelo Arrow of Light. David, email@example.com.
Sunday, Feb. 7
Ahwatukee First Sundays – Laurie’s Laughoholic Club: 2 to 3 p.m. first Sundays, Fire Station 43, Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Laughter is a positive way to deal with life’s challenges. Wear comfortable clothes, step out of your comfort zone, re-connect with your inner child and laugh for the health of it. It’s free, it’s fun and everyone is welcome. Affiliated with www.worldlaughtertour.com. Laurie, (480) 540-4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 8
“Conversations Managers Don’t Want to Have” workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch on your own noon to 1 p.m.), Holiday Inn (near airport), 3220 S. 48th St. Presented by Penny Altman and HSC Workshops. Learn how to effectively resolve difficult problems in face-to-face meetings with employees, work teams and even your own manager. Designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders and others in leadership positions who work in government offices and agencies. $136, includes refreshments and materials. Certificate of Attendance for 5.5 clock hours will be provided. (602) 674-0911, email@example.com or www.hscseminars.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Jewish Women International Avodah Chapter 1581 meeting: 11:30 a.m., Mimi’s Cafe, 2800 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Reservations: Paula, (480) 705-0333.. Reservations: Lucille, (480) 634-5032.
Foothills Women’s Club: 7 to 9 p.m. second Wednesdays September to May, Club West Golf Course Clubhouse, 16400 S. 14th Ave. Guests and new members are invited for fun and friendship. Jacque, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Weeders Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. second Thursdays, Cottonwood Country Club, 25630 S. Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes. Elinor, (480) 759-3335 or Delia, (480) 786-4973.
Girls’ Night Out Ahwatukee: 3 to 9 p.m. at participating businesses throughout Ahwatukee Foothills and surrounding area. Great deals on haircuts, eyebrow waxes, tanning, drinks, food and more. Free to participate. Join mailing list at www.tukeegirlsnightout.com. Anne, (480) 239-8788 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Feb. 18
SkinCare Product Education Class: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Signature Salon Studios Lobby, 3936 E. Chandler Blvd. Hosted by A-Peeling Faces Skincare and Massage Therapy and PCA Skin. Learn about various skin conditions, treatments and homecare. Raffle and refreshments. RSVP: (480) 540-7555.
East Valley’s - Be There meeting: 6 p.m., The Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St. www.evbtvpweb.com.
Saturday, Feb. 20
East Valley Democratic Breakfast Club: 7:30 a.m., Denny’s Restaurant, 4403 S. Rural Road, Tempe. (480) 993-8799.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Martini & Massage Night: Hosted by That Italian Place and A-Peeling Faces Skincare and Massage Therapy, 3941 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 107-B. Features complimentary chair massages, half-off martinis and appetizer specials. RSVP: (480) 759-4459.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Annual Classic Car and Hot Rod Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Downtown Chandler. The event will showcase pre-1980 cars and hot rods of a variety of makes and models. Also live entertainment with the bands Pan Head Ronny and Star, raffle prizes, a kids’ area, arts and crafts vendors and food and beverage vendors. Proceeds will support I.C.A.N., an organization focused on enhancing opportunities for area youth through family, community and youth programs. www.chandlercarshow.com or Maury, (480) 389-7709.
Monday, May 17
American Solar Energy Society hosts SOLAR 2010 – the National Solar Conference: today to Saturday, Phoenix Convention Center, 111 North Third St. Includes sessions on technology, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development and consumer education. Also features a renewable energy products and services trade show. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, installers and engineers. www.solar2010.org.