Friday, May 2
MOMS Club of Ahwatukee North Annual Open House: 9-11 a.m., Ahwatukee Community Center Park, 4700 E. Warner Road. The MOMS Club (MOMS Offering Moms Support) is an international nonprofit organization specifically for at-home mothers. Feel good about staying home with your children and share activities with other at-home mothers and their children. Bring the kids and enjoy a morning of snacks, socializing and playtime. This group is for those that live north of Knox Road and South of Baseline Road. For information on this or other MOMS Clubs, contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Mission in Commission' Perspective-Shifting seminar: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 7475 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Based on Bob Proctor's (The Secret) classic teachings presented and updated by Nicholas Tutora, certified consultant with Proctor. Register online at www.mastermind-study.com for complimentary tickets. Child care services available upon request. (480) 747-7249.
Horizon Community Learning Center Annual Spring Fling: 5-9 p.m., 16233 S. 48th St. Features carnival games and rides, a teacher dunk tank, a cakewalk and concession stands. Tickets (wristbands) are available at the door for $20 (all-access, includes all rides) and $15 (limited-access, no rides). All proceeds benefit HCLC. Open to the public. Mona, (480) 659-3098.
Saturday, May 3
St. Benedict's Life Teen Program Spring Rummage Sale: 6-11 a.m. in the church parking lot located on 48th Street, south of Chandler Boulevard. (480) 961-1610, ext. 13.
Girl Scout, Youth Group Fundraiser: 7 a.m.-noon, Desert Foothills United Methodist Church, 2156 E. Liberty Lane. The church youth group is hosting a yard sale to raise funds for their summer mission trip and other activities. Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1859, Starlight Neighborhood, will hold its yard sale fundraiser at the same time and place. email@example.com or www.desertfoothills.org.
The Power of 4: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunlight Alliance, 4640 W. Redfield Road, Glendale. Presented by Paula Owens, holistic nutritionist, professional fitness expert and lifestyle coach. $109. Two may attend for $150 if registered by April 12. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: (480) 706-1158 or www.paulaowens.com.
Keller Williams open house event: noon to 4 p.m. Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living (Ahwatukee Office) is holding an open house event called "Get The Red Out," except that it will be called "Get The Rojo Out" to honor Cinco de Mayo. Keller Williams' Realtors will be holding open houses throughout Ahwatukee and the Foothills. Visitors to the open houses will receive a coupon to a local Mexican restaurant. Look for their red (rojo) balloons on every main street in Ahwatukee.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Annual Hope Ball: 6 p.m., Herberger Ballroom, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner, live auction as well as entertainment with Alice Tatum and dancing. Attire is black tie. Event information can be found at www.hopeballaz.org.
Sunday, May 4
Annual Kyrene de los Lagos PTO Golf Tournament: 6:30 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start, Club West Golf Course. $85 per player, includes 18 holes, cart, awards and lunch. All proceeds benefit the school's students. Checks payable to Lagos PTO can be sent to Lagos PTO Golf Tournament, 17001 S. 34th Way, Phoenix, 85048. Eddie, (602) 708-9179 or email@example.com or Tina, (480) 706-5358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahwatukee First Sundays - Healthy Laughter with Laurie's Laughter Club: 2-3:30 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 email@example.com.
Monday, May 5
Think & Grow Rich study group for women: begins at 7 a.m. today for 11 weeks. This is an in-depth mastermind study group for women. Weekly meetings will run 75 to 90 minutes. The cost is $30 for a book and handouts. Space is limited to 15.
For more information or to register, contact Elvire Smith, Bob Proctor Consultant, at (480) 899-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
M3: Monday Madness Make-Over event: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Alan Williams Hair Salon, 5302 N. 7th St. Team W.I.S.H. Arizona has teamed up with the salon for 12 hours of rock n' roll, rinse lather and repeat makeovers, hair cuts, manicures and pedicures to benefit the 2008 Arizona 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. All services are donated and all money raised that day is going to breast cancer research. There will also be raffle drawings for prizes, gift baskets and future salon services. www.teamwisharizona.org.
Tuesday, May 6
In-Ahwatukee Toastmasters Open House: 7-8 a.m., Urgent Care Community Room, 4545 E. Chandler Blvd. Learn how to improve public speaking skills, feel more confident talking to others or hone leadership skills in a safe environment. email@example.com.
Fifth Grade Wax Museum, 6-6:30 p.m., Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, 11820 S. Warner-Elliot Loop. Brain Power Night, 6:30-8 p.m., multi-purpose room and library. Parents will discover new and creative ways to reinforce their child's learning. (480) 783-2800.
Seminars offered by San Tan Financial: Today, "Using Your Mortgage as a Financial Tool." Tomorrow, "How to Beat the High Cost of College." Both at North Tempe Multigenerational Center, Tempe. Registration: http://pkreconline.tempe.gov. Today, "How to Beat the High Cost of College." Tomorrow, "Using Your Mortgage as a Financial Tool." Both at Snedigar Recreation Center, Chandler. Registration: www.chandleraz.gov/registration. (480) 776-1935.
Wednesday, May 7
Ahwatukee Chat, Chew & Chocolate monthly coffee: 9 a.m., La Vigne, 4921 E. Ray Road. 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, May 8
Business Mixer introducing new initiatives from Kyrene Schools Community Foundation: 5-7 p.m., 56 East Bar and Kitchen, at 56th Street and Ray Road. Speakers include Nicholas Tutora, Law of Attraction speaker and consultant, Certified by Bob Proctor, featured teacher in The Secret, and Nancy Dudenhoefer, community relations manager for Kyrene School District.
Friday, May 9
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center job fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Conference rooms 2 and 3, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. For individuals interested in a career in various areas of health care. (602) 865-5700 or www.BannerHealth.com (go to the Banner Thunderbird home page).
Ahwatukee Young Life "Night of Follies:" 7 p.m., Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St. The evening will be full of laughter, appetizers, jazz, a silent auction and information about Young Life in our community. Young Life staff and volunteers work with junior high and high school kids building relationships, providing role models and providing an opportunity for them to learn about God in a safe and non-threatening environment. All proceeds will support Young Life, a non-profit organization. Free admission. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.younglife.org.
Ageless Beauty Studio Workshops: ongoing, 15022 S. 47th Way. Presented by celebrity makeup artist CeCe Mack. Understand the skin's aging process, cause and effects. Identify and correct uneven skin tone, loss of radiance. Class times varies. $20 per person. RSVP required to email@example.com or (480) 330-5821.
Saturday, May 10
SheROX Triathlon event: 8 a.m., Tempe Beach Park, 1 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. Fresh Start Women's Foundation and the organizers of the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon have teamed up for an empowering women's event that includes a 4K (1/4 mile) swim, 19K (12 mile) bike and 5K (3.1 mile) run. Fresh Start will receive a portion of the proceeds. Registration: www.SheROXtri.com.
NSA-Arizona Chapter's 30th Anniversary: 8:30 a.m.-noon, prospective member meeting 12:15-1:30 p.m., National Speakers Association Headquarters, 1500 S. Priest Drive, Tempe. Registration: $30 for members and $45 for non-members by 5 p.m. May 7; $10 more after and at the door. Registration: nsa-arizona.org or call Gwen at (480) 968-7443.
Mountainside Plaza sponsoring canned food drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard. The food drive will benefit Saint Mary's Food Bank. Canned foods (only) may be dropped off in the round-about area in the corner of the shopping center. Each store will hold its own raffle, and for every can of food donated a ticket will be given to use at the consumer's choice of raffle they wish to participate in. During this event the stores will also have special discounts and complimentary food. The goal is to receive at least 1,500 cans.
Ahwatukee Adventure Boot Camp/Aqua Boot Camp Benefit for JoAnn Chase: 8-9:30 a.m., Ahwatukee Community Center, 4700 E. Warner Road. All proceeds will help defray medical bills for Ahwatukee Foothills resident JoAnn Chase, who is battling cancer for the third time. The first 45 minutes will be an outdoor workout with Ahwatukee Adventure Boot Camp and the second 45 minutes will be a workout in the pool with the Community Center's Aqua Boot Camp. Men, women and children at least 13 years of age are encouraged to register at www.AhwatukeeBootCamp.com. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, send a check made out to Kent Chase to Susan Hyden at the Ahwatukee Community Center, 4700 E. Warner Road, Phoenix, 85044. For further information, contact Dawn Franklin at (623) 640-2680.
JoAnn Chase Benefit Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, The Raven at South Mountain Golf Club, 3636 E. Baseline Road. All proceeds will help defray medical bills for Ahwatukee Foothills resident JoAnn Chase, who is battling cancer for the third time. The cost, $150 per golfer or $500 per foursome, includes green fees, golf cart, range balls and an American barbecue. There will also be contests, an auction and a raffle. Barbecue tickets may be purchased without golf for $25 each. Sponsorships are available, and donations for door prizes and the auction will be gratefully accepted. For more information or to register, contact Missy Palmer at (602) 690-5492 or e-mail MissyP@kw.com. For other ways to help, visit www.Help4JoAnn.com.
Kristen Kauffman booksigning: 2 p.m., Barnes&Noble, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1032, Tempe. Kauffman, a former Ahwatukee Foothills resident, will sign her book, Just Pretend. (480) 894-6954.
Prepay by today for Ahwatukee Foothills Friends & Neighbors general membership meeting: set for May 19. Meet & greet from 5-6 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m., installation of officers at 7 p.m. Ladies of the East Valley are invited. The cost is $20 and must be prepaid by May 10th. Karen, (480) 759-1774.
Sunday, May 11
Y-ME's Annual Walk to Empower: 7:30 a.m., Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. More than 1,600 walkers and volunteers will gather for the three-mile non-competitive walk. Honor the breast cancer survivors, commemorate your own diagnosis and remember those who are no longer with us. Raise funds in support of Y-ME's free-of-charge programs and services offered to all those touched by breast cancer. Registration: www.y-me.org or (877) YME-7223, ext. 2730.
Beginner Athletic Yoga Classes: 9-10 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.
Monday, May 12
Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary Spring Kindergarten Orientation: 5:30-7 p.m., 14841 S. 41st Place. Parents and children encouraged to attend for information and a tour. Information: District office, (480) 783-4000 or Principal Cheryl Greene, (480) 783-1700.
Free Intro to Pilates workshop: 7:30 p.m., The Body Firm, 4405 E. Ray Road. The workshop is designed to provide an opportunity to sample the mind and body exercise of Pilates. Six-week sessions of Pilates classes will be offered 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning May 19. $90. Registration for free workshop: (480) 705-9801.
Tuesday, May 13
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Group: 9 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Corona Baptist Church, 4450 W. Ray Road, Chandler. (480) 838-4040.
"Charming School -What They Didn't Teach You:" Scottsdale Civic Library, Scottsdale. Professional Dating Coach Joann Cohen will discuss How to Flirt for Success, Identifying Your Not-So-Secret Admirers, Who Is Most Likely to Welcome Your Attentions, Flirt or Potential Stalker? Don't Make Them Guess, and Innocent Flirting to Innocent Dating, and then... The one-hour class is fun and interactive. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 620-1463.
Wednesday, May 14
Democrats & Donuts: 8 a.m., Fire Station, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Speakers will be Dan Saban, candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff and Ahwatukee Foothills resident Gerald Richard, candidate for Maricopa County attorney. Currently Buckeye Police Chief, Saban will retire in May to concentrate on a run against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Richard is a former director of the Phoenix Police Department and former deputy county attorney prosecuting gang-related crimes. Free and open to the public, donations accepted. Additional parking available east of the fire station in the CK Tavern parking lot. RSVP: (480) 706-3741 or email@example.com. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
Second Annual Dos Gringos "Cinco de Mayo" golf tournament: 10:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club, 7605 E. Indian Bend Road. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every foursome has a dedicated "Dos Gringos Girl" caddy and there will be games and contests throughout the course. All golfers receive a Mizuno Wedge, tee prize package and a ticket to the post-tournament party at Dos Gringos restaurant in Scottsdale. A standard foursome is $600. Additional options are available that include tee signage, golf cart signs, and additional Dos Gringos Girl caddies. Darryl, (480) 609-3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Business Circle, a networking group: 11:30 a.m.-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, May 15
Desert Vista Football Booster Club annual Parent Night and Barbecue: 6 p.m., Thunder Football Stadium. All returning and incoming families and players are invited. There will be a free barbecue dinner, a varsity scrimmage, tours of the football facilities, Nike Sparq testing for varsity players, an opportunity to meet the coaches, information handouts and sign-ups for summer camps. Parents will also have an opportunity to win a Parent Pack Raffle featuring over $100 of Desert Vista football spiritwear items. www.dvfootball.com.
Ahwatukee Foothills Friends & Neighbors fundraiser for Save the Family: California Pizza Kitchen at Chandler Fashion Center. Contact Eileen at (480) 785-2230 to get a copy of the required flier to take with you to get 20 percent of your check. Proceeds will benefit Save the Family.
Friday, May 16
"Positively Powerful Women Celebrate!" retreat for women: today and tomorrow, Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For entrepreneurial businesswomen, corporate executives, educators, trainers, homemakers, trainers, students and community-minded women. Dr. Joel Martin, president of Triad West, Inc. and author of the book How to Be a Positively Powerful Person will be the keynote presenter. The May 16 program begins at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner sponsored by eWomen Network and presentation of the Positively Powerful Awards. May 17 events run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include continental breakfast, lunch and reception. $290. Registration: www.triadwest.com or (480) 563-5585.
Ahwatukee Foothills Rotary Club Casino Night: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Grace Inn at Ahwatukee, 10831 S. 51st St. The fun-filled evening will include casino games such as black jack, craps and roulette; drinks and hors d'oeuvres; a live DJ; a Texas Hold'em Tournament; and a silent auction. The top two winners in the Texas Hold'em Tournament will compete in the grand finale playoff. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include seat in the tournament. Proceeds will benefit the Club's programs. Sandy, (408) 785-2966.
Saturday, May 17
Girl Scouts - Try-It event: 3-5 p.m., Desert Foothills United Methodist Church, 2156 E. Liberty Lane. Girls in kindergarten through third grade interested in joining or learning more about Daisy or Brownie Girl Scout troops are invited to discover the fun, exciting and educational experiences of Girl Scouting. Today girls will participate in engaging hands-on projects. Adult helpers can join in, too. Parents need to attend the first gathering to complete registration form. The cost is $20 (financial assistance is available) for Girl Scout membership and program materials. Registration: Susan, (480) 460-1025 or email@example.com.
Health & Fitness 101: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Body Firm, 4405 E. Ray Road. Certified personal trainer Doug Thompson will discuss proper mechanics of weight training in the most efficient and effective manner. The class will also cover cardiovascular conditioning and nutrition, which along with weight training is the basis for any fitness program. Participants will receive educational materials and refreshments will be served. Class size is limited to 15. $50. Reservations: (480) 705-9801.
Fourth Annual Real Estate Investing - Making It Work for You! Conference & Expo for Investors and Rental Property Owners: today and tomorrow, Phoenix Convention Center. Elliott D. Pollack, chief executive officer of Elliott D. Pollack and Company, is the opening keynote speaker. Presented by Arizona Real Estate and Investors Association. Register for the two-day full conference, single day or special VIP event. www.azreia.org or (480) 403-4610.
Register by today for Law School information session: set for 5:30-7 p.m. May 19 at Phoenix School of Law, 4041 N. Central Ave., Room 304. Guests can investigate law school options, see the latest educational technology at work and learn about the law school application process. Free. RSVP: Anita, (602) 682-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 18
Arthritis Coffee Hour: service begins at 10:45 a.m., Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 7040 S. 40th St. May is National Arthritis Month, and churches throughout Phoenix and Tucson have partnered with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arthritis Foundation to create free "Coffee Hour" events to educate Arizona residents about the causes of, risk factors for developing, and treatment and management options for arthritis. All educational events will take place immediately after church services, and refreshments will be served. Open to the public. (602) 542-1214.
Wednesday, May 21
Chat, Chew & Chocolate Signature Event: third Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. www.ahwatukeeccc.com.
Saturday, May 24
"Raising an Exceptional Child" workshop series for parents with an overweight child: 2-5 p.m. (six-week series begins today), 835 W. Warner Road, Chandler. Presented by the Child Obesity Center. Curriculum is accredited through the Pediatric Weight Management Program - the nation's leading weight management program for children and teens. $100, includes workbook and workshop materials. Registration: (602) 843-8333 or register@ChildObesityCenter.com.
Tuesday, May 27
Ahawtukee Republican Women General Meeting: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.
Wednesday, May 28
"Pulling Your Room Together with Drapery" decorating workshop: 7-8:30 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, May 31
Feng Shui Teacher Certification Training: first weekends today through June 30, Lisa Montgomery's Feng Shui Education and Resource Center, 1616 E Main St., Suite 122, Mesa. Learn all aspects of Feng Shui. The course centers on Black Tibetan Buddhist Feng Shui in its most traditional sense. $999 ($300 deposit required). Registration: FengShuiAZ.com.
Saturday, June 7
Festival of Lights Wine & Beer Tasting Event: 7-10:30 p.m., The Foothills Golf Club. Features wine and beer tasting, silent auction, live music from Shine and food tasting from a dozen local restaurants. Tickets are $40 each and are available at www.FOLAZ.org or at Ahwatukee Safeway stores beginning in May.
Wednesday, June 25
"Creative and Functional Children's Rooms" decorating workshop: 7-8:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
"Decorating with Leather" workshop: 7-8:30 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Phoenix Glass, Pottery and Dinnerware Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-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: 7-8:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
"5 Easy Take Home Decorating Tips" workshop: 7-8:30 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 email@example.com.
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