Sunday, July 6
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. Attendance is free, but donations are graciously accepted with a portion being donated to a local charity. Laurie, (480) 540-4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 8
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Group: 9 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Corona Baptist Church, 4450 W. Ray Road, Chandler. (480) 838-4040.
Thursday, July 10
Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 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.
Friday, July 11
Phoenix School of Law information session: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 4041 N. Central Ave., Room 300. Meet the admissions team, faculty and learn about the application process. Tours available. Free. RSVP by July 10 to Anita at (602) 682-6800 or email@example.com.
Saturday, July 12
Pet Appreciation and Adoption Day: 9 a.m. to noon, Dolce Luna Gelato, 4647 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 10. Hosted by The Canine Connection and Dolce Luna. Breakfast will be available, stories will be ready by special guests pre-K teacher Mr. Harank and child author Maren Bussey, and Brilliant Sky will be on hand with pet-themed toys and books. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption from Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, with assistance from The Canine Connection. All ages are welcome, and leashed dogs are also welcome on the patio. www.azcanineconnection.com.
Tuesday, July 15
eWomen Network meeting: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St. Linda Henley-Smith, teacher, counselor, author and trainer, will speak. eWomen Network presents events for businesswomen to connect and market their businesses to each other. Open to the public. $40 for members, $50 for non-members, includes lunch. Reservations: www.ewomennetwork.com or (480) 429-6997.
Wednesday, July 16
Democrats & Donuts: 8 a.m., Fire Station 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Today is the "Bring Your Young Democrat" event. Geared especially to young people of all ages, Arizona State University Political Science student Geoff Esposito will talk about ways to get involved even before being old enough to vote. Featured speaker will be Dan Saban, who is running against Joe Arpaio for Maricopa County Sheriff. Also on the agenda is Tim Nelson, candidate for Maricopa County Attorney. 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: (480) 706-3741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. email@example.com or www.sundevilwaterpolo.org/ASU_Summer_Camp.html.
Thursday, July 17
Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 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.
Register by today for the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon: set for 10:45 a.m. July 24 at the Radisson Hotel, 7475 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Dan Creed from Focal Point Coaching Excellence will speak on "Marketing in a Rapidly Changing World: Understanding Today's Consumers and How to Reach Them." Lauren Kuehner, 2008 recipient of the $2,000 Woman in Business Scholarship Award and a recent Desert Vista High School graduate, will also be featured. Bring plenty of business cards, brochures and/or small promotional items for a greater networking opportunity. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for non-members and day of event. Table Top sponsorships for $150 are available and include lunch ticket, table sign, self introduction and program listing. Seating is limited. Registration: Shirley, (480) 753-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 18
Phoenix School of Law information session: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4041 N. Central Ave., Room 300. Meet the admissions team, faculty, learn about the application process and take a tour. Free. RSVP to Anita Gutierrez at (602) 682-6800 or email@example.com by July 17.
Saturday, July 19
Wii Tournament for Teens: 2-5 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.-noon or 2-5 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.
Tuesday, July 22
Ahwatukee Republican Women General Meeting: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.
Thursday, July 24
"Creating Story Lines" with Janette Rallison: 3-4:30 p.m. today, July 31 and Aug. 7, Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe. Learn about the elements of writing and plot with Janette Rallison, author of thirteen books, seven of which are young adult novels including It's a Mall World After All and How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend. $50 for the series. Register at the store or by calling (480) 730-0205. www.janetterallison.com.
Saturday, July 26
Arizona Buckeye Ohio Club: 10 a.m.-noon, Home Town Buffet, 1501 W. Bethany Home Road. All Ohioans and friends invited to attend luncheon and meeting. Programs planned. (480) 802-0868.
Thursday, July 31
Skin Cancer Talk: 6-8 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.
Tuesday, Aug. 5
Phoenix School of Law information session: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, 4041 N. Central Ave., Room 300. Meet the admissions team, faculty and learn about the application process. Tours available. Free. RSVP by Aug. 4 to Anita at (602) 682-6800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP by today for the Congressional District 5 Republican Debate and Luncheon: to be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at The Grace Inn at Ahwatukee, 10831 S. 51st St. Hosted by the Ahwatukee Republican Women. Candidates participating include Mark Anderson, Lee Gentry, Laura Knaperek, Jim Ogsbury, Susan Bitter-Smith and David Schweikert. This is an open event. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers, includes fiesta buffet. RSVP to Mary Baumbach at (602) 206-1189.
Wednesday, Aug. 6Ahwatukee 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, 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: 7-8:30 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.
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.-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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Sixth annual Veterans Medical Leadership Council ‘Heroes One and All' Luncheon: 10:45-11:45 a.m. VIP reception, 10:45 a.m.-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 email@example.com.
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 www.arcaz.net.
Saturday, Nov. 15
Crossroads hosts ‘Roads of Hope 2008' charity dinner event: 5:30-9:15 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.
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