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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:00 pm

Saturday, June 7

Free Introductory Water Polo Clinic: 9 to 11:45 a.m., Arizona State University Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, 601 S. College Ave., Tempe. Basic instruction with fun four-on-four scrimmages. Appropriate for all ages. No experience necessary. www.sundevilwaterpolo.org or ryan.castle@asu.edu.

 

Monday, June 9

Spanish summer camp for parents and children: 9-9:45 a.m. today through Friday, Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 4929 E. Chandler Blvd. The camp is presented by Language Synergy and is designed for parents and children 2 to 5 years old. Join the fun and learn Spanish through music, songs, stories and games. $70. Space is limited. Registration: info@languagesynergy.com or (480) 231-5649.

 

Cooking camp for teens: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today through Friday, Celebrated Cuisine, 21 W. Baseline Road, Tempe (southwest corner at Mill Avenue, immediately east of Kiwanis Park). Designed for teenagers ages 14 to 18. Led by Chef Laura Slama, an Ahwatukee Foothills resident and owner of Celebrated Cuisine and Laura's Gourmet. Menus include international, Southwestern, pasta from scratch, baking and breakfast dishes. Limited to 12 students. $275. Registration: (480) 460-2102 or info@celebratedcuisine.com.

 

Tuesday, June 10

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

 

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

 

Basics of Futures and Options for Investing class: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, today through July 29, South Mountain Community College 7050 S. 24th St. Learn about futures contracts and options, including trading methods and strategies. Taught by Bruce McHenry of the SMCC business faculty. The class is three credits, and the cost is $210, plus the textbook. To enroll, go to www.southmountaincc.edu or call (602) 243-8123.

 

Wednesday, June 13

"Freedom To Work" Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Workshop for Service Providers: 10 a.m. to noon, Arizona Bridge To Independent Living, 2345 E. Thomas Road, Suite 290. This workshop will benefit anyone who employs or assists in finding employment for people with disabilities. There will be an overview of both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplementary Security Income (SSI). RSVP required to David at (602) 443-0723.

 

Introduction to Voice-overs class: 6 to 8 p.m., Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler. This fun and informative course will teach students the basics of starting a career as a voice-over artist, including information about the voice-over industry, marketing, the importance of your voice-over demo, and more. (480) 732-7080.

 

Sunday, June 15

US Open Blind Draw Stroke Play Pro-Am Tournament: 6-9 a.m. tee times, The Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Dr. Individual stroke play format. Your gross score will be combined with your blind draw professional's score and posted as a total score on the leaderboard. While you play, your professional will be playing his final round at Torrey Pines in the 2008 US Open. Enjoy drink specials and appetizers while you cheer on your pro in the clubhouse after your round. $37 per player, includes $5 per player prize fund and two-for-one green fee coupon each. (480) 460-4653.

 

Tuesday, June 17

EWomen Network meeting: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St. Topic: "How to Quickly and Easily Grow Your Business." Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, a sales training company and author, will be guest speaker. She is a columnist for Bay Area BusinessWoman News and a contributing author to Diversity Edge Magazine. Meetings are open to the public. $40 for members, $50 for non-members, includes lunch. Reservations: www.ewomennetwork.com or (480) 429-6997.

 

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

 

Wednesday, June 18

Democrats & Donuts: 8 a.m., Fire Station, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Speaker will be Andrew "AJ" Miller, director of African-American Outreach, Arizona State Democratic Party. As a retired police officer, Miller has worked with young people in anti-gang programs and was instrumental in developing the "Officer Friendly" program. He began his civil rights work at age 13, in Selma, Ala., and worked on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s voter registration campaign. He recently received the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement award for his commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community. Also on the agenda is Ed Hermes, candidate for County Supervisor. Free and open to the public, donations accepted. Additional parking is available to the east of the fire station in the CK Tavern parking lot. RSVP to (480) 706-3741 or pamelajamar@cox.net.

 

Arizona Business Circle, a networking group: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Va Bene, 4647 E. Chandler Blvd. Business professionals exchange referrals to help each other build successful businesses. Shelley, (480) 820-8694, ext. 3.

 

Thursday, June 19

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Ductagami - Duct tape crafts. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

Friday, June 20

AZ Society of Astrologers: 7 p.m., Scottsdale Granite Reef Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale. Steven Mark Weiss, president of Straightforward Communications, a marketing and research consultancy specializing in the areas of consumer demography and trends, will speak on "Pluto & Generational Value Formation / Building Bridges to Business." His new book, Signs of Success, takes the astrological theme to a greater depth level and represents the culmination of a lifetime avocational interest in the field of astrology. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. At 12:45 p.m. June 21, he will talk about "Signs of Success: Great Business Leaders & Their Great Business Triumphs." $10 for members, $15 for non-members. A free "Learn Astrology" class will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 20, before the regular meeting. (480) 802-4357 or www.azastrologers.org.

 

Saturday, June 21

Summer Spectacular Featuring Robosaurus: Firebird International Raceway, 20,000 Maricopa Road, Chandler. One night featuring the exclusive Arizona appearance of Robosaurus, the 60-foot fire-breathing, car-eating mechanical dinosaur and jet dragsters, funny cars and fireworks. (602) 268-0200 or www.firebirdraceway.com.

 

Tuesday, June 24

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

 

Ahwatukee Republican Women General Meeting: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Guest Speaker: Tom Jenney, Arizona Director for American's for Prosperity. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.

 

Wednesday, June 25

"Creative and Functional Children's Rooms" decorating 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, June 28

Legal Concerns and Health in the LGBT Community: 1 to 3 p.m., The Wellness Community, 360 E. Palm Lane. All members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community are invited to this presentation by Kathie Gummere, a Phoenix attorney specializing in estate planning and document preparation, who will discuss the legal issues and concerns facing individuals with cancer. There will be time for a Q&A after the presentation. Free. RSVP requested to (602) 712-1006 or www.twccaz.org.

 

Sunday, June 29

Beginner Athletic Yoga Classes: 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays, Body Firm Fitness Center, 4405 E. Ray Road, Suite 5. Taught by certified yoga instructor Julia Bullock, who has 13 years of experience. Benefits of Athletic Yoga include fat loss, muscle tone, core strength and increased flexibility. $60 per month. Registration: (480) 705-9801.

 

Wednesday, July 2

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. www.ahwatukeeccc.com.

 

Thursday, July 3

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Gaming Time - PS2 games and board games. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

Sunday, July 6

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. A fun way to workout and recharge - wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring your friends! 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.

 

Thursday, July 10

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Anime Movie Afternoon - teen's choice of popular anime. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

Wednesday, July 16

Sparky Water Polo Camp: today through Saturday, Arizona State University Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, 601 S. College Ave., Tempe. Have fun learning and playing the sport of water polo this summer from Arizona State University Varsity Water Polo coaches. Geared to middle and high school students. Daily camp hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Camp participants have the option of being a day camper or a resident camper. Resident campers will stay in an ASU dorm. ryan.castle@asu.edu or www.sundevilwaterpolo.org/ASU_Summer_Camp.html.

 

Thursday, July 17

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Choose to Reuse - Learn ways to help the environment. Pre-register at Info Desk. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

Saturday, July 19

Wii Tournament for Teens: 2 to 5 p.m., The Wellness Community, 360 E. Palm Lane. This fun tournament, open to all teens with cancer and siblings ages 12 to 23, will offer players a chance to meet new people in a fun and lively environment. There will also be jewelry-making, henna tattoos, fabulous music and lots of great food. The program is co-sponsored by Starbright Children's Foundation, which provides entertainment, education and family activities for seriously ill children in the U.S. and their families. Free. RSVP requested to (602) 712-1006 or www.twccaz.org.

 

Intro to the Close seminar: 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m., Tempe Mission Palms, 60 E. Fifth St., Tempe. Master Sales Trainer Eric Lofholm will discuss how your life would be different if you could close more sales. Free, but pre-registration required by July 16 to www.ericlofholm.com/phoenixclose.php. Laura, (602) 253-8463.

 

Thursday, July 31

Skin Cancer Talk: 6 to 8 p.m., The Wellness Community, 360 E. Palm Lane. Karen Taraszka Hastings, M.D., PhD, assistant professor at The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University, will discuss the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and future research in skin cancer. Free. RSVP requested to (602) 712-1006 or www.twccaz.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 7

Coping with Depression: 4 p.m., Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyene Dr. A lighthearted approach will be taken by the speaker who provides practical solutions to dealing with depression. Refreshments. (480) 893-2549 or www.arcaz.net.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 27

"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.

 

Thursday, Sept. 11

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

 

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 www.Shows.OurHouseAntiques.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 24

"Furniture Arrangement" decorating 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.

 

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 www.arcaz.net.

 

Saturday, Oct. 18

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. www.frankkush.org, www.arizonarunningeventsco.com, or Andy Dzurinko (Kush Foundation) at (480) 921-9341 or dzurinko@juno.com.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22

"5 Easy Take Home Decorating Tips" 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.

 

Thursday, Nov. 13

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

 

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