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Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:00 pm

Saturday, Aug. 9

Pride Youth Football League mini camps: 8 to 10:30 a.m., Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler. Free for young football players of all ages. A skills camp for ages 6 to 15 will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at Connolly Middle School, 2002 E. Concorda Drive, Tempe. $40 plus a canned food item. Participants will get a free T-shirt and pizza after the camp. Dorson, (480) 756-0065 or http://www.prideyouthfootballleague.com/">www.prideyouthfootballleague.com.

 

Award-winning Tempe writer Robin Reynolds to speak and sign books: 11 a.m., Changing Hands Book Store, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. Reynolds will sign and read from her award-winning book, Life to the Max: Maxims for A Great Life by a Dog named Max. The book earned an Award of Excellence in the 2007 Writing Competition of Dog Writers Association of America and was named Best Gift Book in the Arizona Book Awards, hosted by Arizona Book Publishing Association. (480) 730-0205.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Group: 9 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Corona Baptist Church, 4450 W. Ray Road, Chandler. (480) 838-4040.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Caffe Boa wine tastings: 4 p.m. Wednesdays, 5063 East Elliot Road. Free wine tastings with appetizers. Select wine bottles will be available for half price. Reservations: caffeboa1@msn.com or (480) 893-3331.

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

H.I.P. (Hospitality Industry Professionals) meeting: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway. Guests will learn about transportation options - from limos to cabs that give you and your car a ride home, creative "mocktails" for designated drivers, smoothie bars and more. Open to anyone in the hospitality industry. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Register online at http://www.hip-az.org/">www.hip-az.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 16

Know How to Grow Your Own Garden class: 9 a.m. to noon, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office, 4341 E. Broadway Road. Taught by Pam Perry, Master Gardener and director of the demonstration garden at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County office. $20. Information: Kristen, (602) 470-8086, ext. 311 or krwagner@cals.arizona.edu. Registration (due by Aug. 12): http://www.maricopamastergardener.org/workshop.html">www.maricopamastergardener.org/workshop.html.

 

Full Red Moon/Sunset Hike: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Pima Canyon Trailhead, 9904 S. 48th St. Watch as the orange sun sets and the moon rises in a reddish fireball. Approximately three miles round-trip. Hike pace will be steady with short, infrequent stops along the way. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. $5 for adults, $1 for seniors and youth. All participants must register online using class No. 43541 at http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS">www.phoenix.gov/PARKS under Classes and Programs. (602) 262 7393.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Serving Customers with Disabilities: Implications for the Hospitality Industry seminar: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, 1229 E. Washington St. Explore what is being done to assist businesses in meeting their obligations to customers with disabilities. Guest moderator is Marian Vessels, director of DBTAC-Mid Atlantic ADA Center. Free. RSVP to Andrew Moody at (602) 296-0536.

 

Cub Scouts Fall Recruitment & First Pack Meeting Night: 7 p.m., Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School multipurpose room, 17001 S. 34th Way, Lakewood. Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 478, servicing Lagos and all other Ahwatukee Foothills schools. Boys in grades one to five and their families are invited. During the meeting families will have an opportunity to meet with leaders and learn about den and pack activities. Applications for new scouts and leaders will be available. Steve, (480) 686-3947 or www.Pack478.com.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Democrats & Donuts: 8 a.m., Fire Station, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. U.S. Congressman Harry Mitchell will speak. Free and open to the public, donations accepted. Additional parking available in the CK Tavern parking lot. Space is limited, and RSVPs are essential. Walk-ins will be accommodated after all RSVPs are seated. RSVP: (480) 706-3741 or email pamelajamar@cox.net.

 

Free reverse mortgage seminars: 10 a.m. today and Sept. 24, M&I Bank, 4835 E. Warner Road. For reservations or questions, call presenter Jan Meyer at (480) 324-5070.

 

Saturday, Aug. 23

Arizona Buckeye Ohio Club meeting: 10 a.m. to noon, Home Town Buffet, 1501 W. Bethany Home Road. All Ohioans and friends invited to luncheon and meeting. Programs planned. (480) 802-0868.

 

Discount admission to Wave Pool: 1 to 3 p.m., Kiwanis Recreation Center, 6111 S. All America Way, Tempe. Buy one wave pool admission and get the second one half off of equal or lesser value. To print a coupon, visit http://www.tempe.gov/kiwanis">www.tempe.gov/kiwanis and click on "Special Events/Coming Events." You must bring in the printed coupon to receive the offer. (480) 350-5201, (480) 350-5050 TTY or http://www.tempe.gov/kiwanis">www.tempe.gov/kiwanis.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Ahwatukee Republican Women General Meeting: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.

 

Cub Scouts informational meeting: 7 p.m., St John Bosco multipurpose room, 16035 S. 48th St. All boys in first through fifth grades (and their families) that enjoy having fun, camping, making new friends, attending sporting events, cook outs, and more are invited to Cub Scout Pack 978's first pack meeting of the year. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for first year Cub Scouts to learn about meetings, activities and experiences boys will encounter as they make their journey to the Arrow of Light. Pack 978 has serviced Kyrene de Esperanza and the surrounding community for several years. Santiago, (480) 753-9489 or kiddonsant@qwest.net.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Arizona Business Circle, a networking group: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Business professionals exchange referrals to help each other build successful businesses. Shelley,  (480) 820-8694, ext. 3.

 

"Decorating with Leather" workshop: 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Grace Inn at Ahwatukee, Saguaro Room, 10831 S. 51st St. Presented by Ahwatukee Foothills resident Cynthia Hammersley of Interiors by Decorating Den. Free, but space is limited and registration is required to (480) 855-1600. Information: www.decdens.com/chammersley or decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Saturday Morning Bird Hike: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. today (42611) , Sept. 6 (50723) and Oct. 4 (50717), 2439 S. Central Ave. - Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project. Participants will learn basic skills of binocular use, then practice bird watching and identification using field guides. This one- to two-mile walk on even surfaces will be taken at a leisurely pace with numerous stops. Bring binoculars and bird guides if you have them. All participants must register online using class number at http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS">www.phoenix.gov/PARKS  under Classes and Programs. (602) 534-9857.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Chess Club returns: 6 to 10 p.m., The CoffeeBuzz, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110. (480) 393-3430.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Ahwatukee Chat, Chew & Chocolate monthly coffee: 9 a.m. Start your morning off with friends, fun and inspiration - no need to register, just show up to sip and chat. All are welcome. http://www.ahwatukeeccc.com/">www.ahwatukeeccc.com.

 

Friday, Sept. 5

MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Ahwatukee - East:  9:30 a.m., Mountain Park Community Church, 2408 E. Pecos Road. MOMS Club is a support group for stay-at-home moms who live within the boundaries of Interstate 10, 24th Street, Pecos Road and Chandler Boulevard. The group meets the first Friday of each month. Children are welcome. Lara, (623) 217-3352 or http://www.ahwatukeemoms.com/east">www.ahwatukeemoms.com/east.

 

Sunday, Sept. 7

Scrapbooking fundraiser: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Phoenix Children's Hospital, Building E, Cohen Conference Room, 919 E. Thomas Road. Scrapbook all day in a fun environment. Vendors will set up starting at 10 a.m., and creative activities will be held for kids over the age of 12. Proceeds will directly support the Phoenix Children's Hospital General Pediatric Outpatient Clinic's Teen Tot Clinic. $40. Additional classes and make-and-takes will be available, and costs range from $3 to $15 per class. Donations and food sponsorship sought. Sign up at the event, or contact DeAnn Davies at (602) 546-0235.

 

Ahwatukee First Sundays - Healthy Laughter with Laurie's Laughter Club: 2 to 3:30 p.m. first Sundays, Fire Station 43, Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Presented by certified laughter instructor and local resident Laurie Nathanson. Attendance is free, but donations are graciously accepted with a portion being donated to a local charity. Laurie, (480) 540-4776 or laurie52@cox.net.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Chess Club: 6 to 10 p.m., The CoffeeBuzz, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110. (480) 393-3430.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Jewish Women International Avodah Chapter 1581 luncheon meeting: 11:30 a.m., San Marcos Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler. Reservations: Margo, (480) 895-3226 or Martha, (480) 895-9004.

 

Thursday, Sept. 11

Dispelling the Myths of Hospice: 4 p.m., Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyene Drive. Information includes who pays for Hospice, why choose Hospice services and when to ask for Hospice assistance. (480) 893-2549 or http://www.arcaz.net/">www.arcaz.net.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Chess Club: 6 to 10 p.m., The CoffeeBuzz, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110. (480) 393-3430.

 

Saturday, Sept. 20

Phoenix Glass, Pottery and Dinnerware Show and Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St. Features American-made glassware, dinnerware and pottery, made from the 1800s through the 1990s. $6 admission. 800-357-7169 or http://www.shows.ourhouseantiques.com/">www.Shows.OurHouseAntiques.com.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Chess Club: 6 to 10 p.m., The CoffeeBuzz, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110. (480) 393-3430.

 

Saturday, Sept. 27

National Public Lands Day: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Mountain Park, 10919 S. Central Ave. Volunteer opportunities, Kids zone, live birds, outdoor clubs and organizations and free family fun. phoenix.gov/parks/npld.html

 

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Chess Club: 6 to 10 p.m., The CoffeeBuzz, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110. (480) 393-3430.

 

Saturday, Oct. 4

Annual Women's Business Conference: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arizona Community Church, 9325 S. Rural Road, Tempe. The event is targeted to Christian women who own small businesses with less than 10 employees and those women looking to start their own businesses. Includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, two keynote presentations, powerful networking opportunities and two additional speaker sessions on Marketing and Praying for Your Business - all from a Christian perspective. Crossroads Youth Intervention (cryi.org) is the charity beneficiary of this event. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped Christmas gift for a child age 3 to 12 (value $5 to $10) to be donated to CYI. The mission of CYI is to help children, youth, families and individuals overcome the challenges of life in the inner-city. Registration is $35 for attendees, and exhibit spaces are available for $50 (which includes one attendee admission). To register, visit http://www.azcc.org/awe07_08_cwbc.html">www.azcc.org/awe07_08_cwbc.html or contact Janet Drez at (480) 491-2210 or jdrez@azcc.org.

 

Thursday, Oct. 9

Healthcare Decisions: 4 p.m., Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyene Dr. Learn about living wills and medical powers of attorney, why they are important and when they should be completed. (480) 893-2549 or http://www.arcaz.net/">www.arcaz.net.

 

Saturday, Oct. 11

Hunter's Moon Sunset Hike: 6 to 9:30 p.m., Mormon Trailhead, 8610 S. 24th St., south of Baseline Road on 24th Street. Hunt and gather with the animals of South Mountain Park by the light of the Hunter's Moon. Approximately 3.7 miles round-trip. Hike pace will be steady with short, infrequent stops along the way. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. All participants must register online using class No. 50953 at http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS">www.phoenix.gov/PARKS under "Classes and Programs." (602) 262-7393.

 

Sunday, Oct. 12

Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease): 9 a.m. registration, walk starts at 10 a.m., Tempe Town Lake (South Beach Park). Sponsored by the ALS Association Arizona Chapter, the Walk is designed to raise awareness and funds for ALS research and patient services programs. No registration fee, but donations will be accepted. The Walk is 5K in length and is wheelchair accessible. There will be a live band, balloon artists and a "Pimp My Ride" contest. Join the fun by creating your own team among friends, neighbors or co-workers. Register at http://walkaz.alsa.org/">http://walkaz.alsa.org. Mags, (602) 297-3800 or mags@alsaz.org.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Central Phoenix Women breakfast meeting: 7:30 a.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, 2401 E. Camelback Road. The featured presenter is Joelle Hadley, the sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona and the favor partner is Jeffrey's Tea. Information: http://www.centralphoenixwomen.org/">www.centralphoenixwomen.org or (602) 263-3589.

 

Jewish Women International Avodah Chapter 1581 luncheon meeting: 11 a.m., Zorba's Greek Cafe, 1964 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Reservations: Dorothy, (480) 883-1503 or Marilyn, (480) 802-9727.

 

Saturday, Oct. 18

Desert Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway. Features the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. Garden volunteers, horticulturists and professional landscape designers are all on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections and offer advice. No admission charge. (480) 941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org/">www.dbg.org.

 

17th annual Frank Kush Family Fun Run & Walk: Tempe Town Lake. The affordable, family-oriented event promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles and benefits Arizona youth groups through the Frank Kush Youth Foundation. Open to all ages. Features a 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 mile Fun Run, 1 mile Walk and popular Dog Walk. There also will be martial arts and other fitness-oriented demonstrations. Advance registration: $10 for adults, $5 for children 16 and under. Special $20 family package available (four family members, $5 for each additional child). All participants receive a race T-shirt, all children who run or walk the 5K or 1-mile event receive medals and all dogs are given ribbons. http://www.frankkush.org/">www.frankkush.org, http://www.arizonarunningeventsco.com/">www.arizonarunningeventsco.com, or Andy Dzurinko (Kush Foundation) at (480) 921-9341 or dzurinko@juno.com.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Sixth annual Veterans Medical Leadership Council ‘Heroes One and All' Luncheon: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. VIP reception, 10:45 a.m. to noon registration and raffle, noon-1:30 p.m. luncheon and program, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. The event honors veterans and helps raise funds to promote public awareness and financial support for veterans in need. Funds are given directly to the veterans needs at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and Arizona State Veterans Home. Luncheon, $100; luncheon and VIP reception, $200. For individual or corporate sponsor opportunities or to reserve table seating, contact Bette at (866) 553-1797 (toll free) or bjefferson2@cox.net.

 

Thursday, Nov. 6

St. Vincent de Paul's Annual Community Breakfast, ‘Restoring Hope through Faith and Love:' 7 a.m. registration, 7:30-8:45 a.m. breakfast and program, JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Arizona Ballroom, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. This breakfast raises funds to benefit the comprehensive services the Society provides to help the homeless and working poor throughout central and northern Arizona. Free, but reservations required and donations requested. Leslie, (602) 261-6837 or www.stvincentdepaul.net.

 

Thursday, Nov. 13

What is Dementia?: 4 p.m., Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyene Drive. Learn about how dementia progresses and what services are available. (480) 893-2549 or http://www.arcaz.net/">www.arcaz.net.

 

Saturday, Nov. 15

Crossroads hosts ‘Roads of Hope 2008' charity dinner event: 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., Arizona Biltmore Hotel & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. Benefits the Seed Fund for the Women of Crossroads and its women's facility and programs. Crossroads, Inc., is a network of six transitional living facilities for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. $125. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available. All proceeds raised will directly benefit Crossroads programs. Brent, (602) 279-2585.

 

Monday, Nov. 24

Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Lunch: 9:30 a.m., Westin Kierland Resort, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. The 28th annual holiday event and luncheon of the Auxiliary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale includes the luncheon, a silent auction, handmade gifts, a live auction, homemade baked goods, Designer Decor from top interior designers, vintage treasures and a professional fashion show by Dilliard's. Proceeds directly support Angels for Kids, the annual giving campaign of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Tickets start at $85. Judy, (480) 585-9177.

 

Monday, Jan. 12

National Council on Disability's winter meeting: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Wednesday, Chaparral Suites Hotel, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Free and open to the public. Advance registration not required. (292) 272-2008.

 

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