Wednesday, May 20
Ahwatukee real estate pros friendship and support meeting: 8 to 9:30 a.m., Mimi's Cafe, 4901 E. Ray Road. Each month visit with other agents and friends in the real estate business for fun and inspiration. Buy your own breakfast or cup of coffee and bring a real estate tip to share with others. Free, no registration. Christine, firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 491-9551.
Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce evening mixer: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway. Features one complimentary drink and samples from all the Grand's restaurants. May's Chamber Purse is $125. www.ahwatukeechamber.com.
Ahwatukee Chat, Chew and Chocolate signature event: 6 to 9 p.m., Signature Salon Studios, 3936 E. Chandler Blvd. See the results of a makeover won by one of the group's veterans. Old bras will be collected to help deserving women facing challenges (www.BraRecycling.org, email@example.com) as well as pet supplies for the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation food bank (firstname.lastname@example.org). Admission: $20 per person or two for $37. Bring two friends and get next month for free. Open to the public. No membership required. No drama. No business. No men. No snobs. No gossip. No negativity. Just Fabulous Women. Liz, email@example.com, (602) 881-8401 or www.chatchewandchocolate.com.
Ahwatukee Board of Management meeting: 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday, Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center, 4700 E. Warner Road. Open to ABM residents only. www.ahwatukeehoa.com.
Thursday, May 21
Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats: 6 to 9 a.m., Villa de Paz Plaza, 10540 W. Indian School Road. Sponsored by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. Dogs must be on a leash less than six feet in length and cats need to be in carriers. www.unoporuno.org (602) 506-0101.
"East Valley's - Be There" network event: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St. This monthly professional networking event is for business owners, enterpreneurs, VPs, C-level executives and investors in a mix and mingle business casual atmosphere. Business professionals from surrounding cities and companies with a vested business interest within Arizona are also invited. www.evbtvpweb.com.
Creating Wellness in a High Stress World: 6 to 7 p.m., Great Choice Chiropractic, 15810 S. 45th St., Suite 160; and again at 10 a.m. May 30, Ironwood Public Library, 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Dr. Greg Hauser with Great Choice Chiropractic is offering free stress education workshops to promote stress awareness to the community. Each person attending will also receive an initial visit at no cost, up to a $350 value. Seminar seating is limited; RSVP to (480) 704-6600. www.greatchoicechiro.com.
Friday, May 22
YMCA Teen Night: 7 to 9 p.m., Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, 1030 E. Liberty Lane. Teens in fifth through eighth grades are invited to enjoy a DJ, dancing, food, and fun. Admission is $5 and includes pizza. Members and non-members are welcome. Colin, (602) 212-6085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 25
26th Annual Memorial Day Observance: 9 a.m., Pioneer & Military Memorial Park, 14th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Our city's pioneers and military veterans will be honored. Afterwards, there will be a fun historical activity for children, program participants in historic dress and opportunities to tour the 1897 Smurthwaite House and historic cemeteries. (602) 534-1262, www.azhistcemeteries.org or http://phoenix.gov/PARKS/pioneer.html.
Thursday, May 28
Get to Know Your Chamber: 8 a.m., Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 10235 S. 51st St., Suite 185. This event is open to the public and is also for new and current members to learn how the chamber can help your business. Bring business cards for networking opportunities. RSVP: Jackie@AhwatukeeChamber.com.
Martinis and Massage night: 5 to 8:30 p.m., That Italian Place, 3941 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 107. Hosted by That Italian Place and A-Peeling Faces SkinCare & Massage Therapy every fourth Thursday. Receive complimentary chair massages from A-Peeling Faces as well as half off martinis and appetizer specials. The full dinner menu is also available. RSVP: (480) 759-4459.
Wine Dinner: 7 p.m., Caffe Boa of Ahwatukee, 5063 E. Elliot Road. Caffe Boa and BR Cohn Winery offer a three-course dinner paired with wines, live music and more. $39.95 per person. Reservations: (480) 893-3331, email@example.com or www.caffeboa.com.
Friday, May 29
Blood Drive: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Sandstone Conference Room, 1111 E. McDowell Road. Free valet parking is available. Appointment: Linda, (602) 239-4380.
Saturday, May 30
Golfin' in the Desert golf tournament: 7:30 a.m. shotgun scramble start, Arizona State University Karsten Golf Course, 1125 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. Hosted by Desert Botanical Garden's Volunteers in the Garden to help raise scholarship funds for Title 1 students to participate in the Garden's Sonoran Desert Adventure Field Trip Program. Fees, $125, include cart, range balls, green fees, two raffle tickets, gourmet lunch and a goody bag. www.dbg.org.
Old Fashioned Charitable Pancake Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m., Over Easy, 4037 N. 40th St. Pancake eating contest at 9 a.m. The event will raise funds for the Phoenix Fire Department's Urban Survival Trust Fund (used to educate kids about water, fire and gun safety) and also help fund the purchase of a new Smoke House. $5. RSVP: (480) 344-0156.
Tuesday, June 2
Bilingual Story Time: 10 a.m. first Tuesday, Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 4929 E. Chandler Blvd. (480) 785-8697.
Wednesday, June 3
Ahwatukee Chat, Chew & Chocolate monthly coffee: 9 a.m. Start your morning off with friends, fun and inspiration. Free - no need to register, just show up to sip and chat. All are welcome. Liz, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (602) 881-8401 or www.chatchewandchocolate.com.
Friday, June 5
Exhibiting Ourselves Lecture and Symposium: reception and lecture at 6 p.m., Phoenix Museum of History, 105 N. Fifth St.; symposium 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe. This free program will address key topics of cultural representation as they relate to ethnic and minority museums and cultural centers. Free and open to the public. Registration: www.exhibitingourselves.org.
Saturday, June 6
Festival of Lights charity golf tournament: 7 a.m. shotgun start, Foothills Golf Course, 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive. The four-person scramble will benefit the Festival of Lights and the Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee. $95 per person, $350 per foursome, includes round of golf, cart, goody bag, range balls and buffet lunch. Sign up at www.FOLAZ.org, download an entry form or call (480) 460-6169. The Wine and Beer Tasting Festival will be held this evening at the Foothills Golf Course Clubhouse. Tickets, $40, are available at the three Ahwatukee Safeway stores or online at www.FOLAZ.org.
Dr. Pearson hosts "Splash In" celebration: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Pecos Pool, 17010 S. 48th St. Patients and their friends are invited for pizza, snacks and drinks. Reservations: (480) 759-7575.
Sunday, June 7
Arizona Bridal Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Phoenix Convention Center (south building), northeast corner of Third and Jefferson streets. Features over 600 of the Valley's top wedding merchants. Admission is $12 at the door. Kim, (480) 921-7891, info@ArizonaBridalSource.com or www.ArizonaBridalShow.com.
Ahwatukee First Sundays - Let's Laugh Through Life Laughter Club: 2 to 3 p.m. first Sundays, Fire Station 43, Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Presented by certified laughter coach Laurie Nathanson and affiliated with www.worldlaughtertour.com, a global organization. Donations are accepted, with a portion being donated to local charity. Laurie, (480) 540-4776 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 10
Foothills Women's Club meeting: 7 p.m., Club West Golf Course Clubhouse, 16400 S. 14th Ave. Local women are invited. The club meets one Wednesday evening of the month September through May. Kari, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.foothillswomensclub.org.
Thursday, June 11
Carnegie Lunchtime Speaker Series: "Batter Up!" Arizona's Women's Softball Teams: noon to 1 p.m., Carnegie Center, 1101 W. Washington St. This presentation draws on oral histories and photos that describe athletes who excelled on the softball field and represented Arizona with vigor and grace from the 1930s to the 1950s. Presented by Dr. Mary Melcher. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch - light refreshments served. Free parking. (602) 926-3368 or email@example.com.
Friday, July 3
Red, White and Boom July 4th Celebration: Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St. Sponsored by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. The fireworks will start about 9 p.m. (480) 753-7676.
Saturday, July 4
Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth: 6 p.m., Steele Indian School Park, Third Street and Indian School Road. Features two stages of entertainment, kids world area, classic car exhibit, refreshment vendors and more. An expanded fireworks display starts at 9:30 p.m. (602) 262-6862.
Sunday, Oct. 25
American Lung Association Climb Phoenix! Fitness Event: One and Two Renaissance Square, downtown Phoenix. Corporate teams, groups of families and friends and individual climbers (13 and older) are invited to run or walk to the top, conquering 53 floors and 1,272 steps, and celebrate the completion of their fitness challenge with a party at the climb's conclusion. Each participant must raise $100 to benefit the American Lung Association in Arizona and pay a $35 registration fee (fee increases to $50 after Oct. 2). Registration: www.climbphoenix.com. Sponsorship: (602) 418-5771.