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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:00 pm

Friday, May 16

Neighborhood Garage and Bake Sale to benefit local teacher with cancer: 8:30-11 a.m. today, garage sale only; 6 a.m.-noon tomorrow, garage and bake sale. The neighborhood is located at Ray and East Rock Wren roads, along S. 24th St.

 

Rock Band video game contest: 3-9 p.m. today, noon-9 p.m. tomorrow, Finish Line, Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler Boulevard and Loop 101, Chandler. Participants must sign up in store. Open to students in grades 9-12. Will need a singer, guitarist, bass player and drummer. A run around the mall will take place Sunday with check in at 5:30 p.m., the run at 6:30 p.m., the Rock Band Final at 8 p.m. and a post-race concert at 8:30 p.m. Get a free T-shirt when registering for the run (while supplies last). www.finishline.com/rockthelot.

 

Thai Yoga: 7-8:30 p.m., I AM Center, 21 E. Sixth St., Tempe. Enhance your relationship with yourself, your partner, your family and the world you live in. Followed by healthy food (at individual purchase) and Q &A with Gabriel Azoulay, International author and yoga teacher. Fee: donations to Team for Kids, a foundation that helps low income schools with after school programs. (480) 491-5591 or www.iamthecenter.com.

 

"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

Free Introductory Water Polo Clinic: 9-11:45 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.

 

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. 

 

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 susan@desertfoothills.org.

 

13th annual Night for Life gala: 6:30 p.m., Camelback Inn Spa & Golf Resort, 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. The fundraiser for the fight against HIV/AIDS will feature live entertainment from Grammy award-winner and multiplatinum recording artist, Richard Marx. Tickets start at $350 and tables of 10 at $3,500. www.bodypositive.org or (602) 307-5330, or e-mail Tracy Hatch at thatch@bodypositive.org.

 

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 agutierrez@phoenixlaw.edu.

 

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.

 

Baccalaureate service: 6 p.m., Desert Vista High School auditorium. Join fellow graduates in a ceremony celebrating faith from all denominations. Participating students need to arrive in the auditorium promptly at 5:45 p.m.

 

Monday, May 19

Mastermind Study Group with Nicholas Tutora, Certified Bob Proctor Consultant, featured teacher from The Secret: 10-week session starts today, 7-8:30 p.m., and runs through July in Ahwatukee Foothills. Limited to 20 participants. $350. Science of Getting Rich book included. Registration: ntutora@cox.net. Questions: (480) 747-7249 or www.NicholasTutora.com.

 

Tuesday, May 20

Arizona Jewish Business Alliance networking meeting: noon-1:30 p.m., Café Carumba, 7303 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Attendance is open to all Jewish professionals interested in promoting their business. www.azjba.com or Allison@dreimaz.com.

 

Ahwatukee Republican general meeting: 7 p.m., Fire Station Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Tom Jenney, Arizona director for American's for Prosperity, will speak. ARWomen@aol.com or www.azfrw.org/clubs/arw.htm.

 

Wednesday, May 21

Chat, Chew & Chocolate Signature Event: third Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. Tonight's event is at Tealicious, 4611 E. Chandler Blvd. Guest speaker: Sandy Cowen. Do you give the gift of Mother's Day to yourself on a daily basis? Hear one woman's story of how the quality of your life depends on it. Tickets, $20 each or $37 for you and a friend, include event, food, speaker, wine and the chocolate fountain. Registration: www.ahwatukeeccc.com or call Liz, (623) 505-5300.

 

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.

 

Partner Yoga: 6-7:30 p.m., The Balanced Buddha, 1801 S Jentilly Lane Suite B-8, Tempe. Enjoy the benefits of yoga with your partner in this fun class. $30 per couple. RSVP: (480) 804-1111.

 

Tuesday, May 27

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

 

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

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.

 

"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 decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

Thursday, May 29

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 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.

 

Rodney Strong Wine Dinner: 7 p.m., Caffe Boa, 5063 E. Elliot Road. Four courses will be paired with exceptional wines, live music, party favors and more. $54.95 per person includes all food and wine. Reservations: (480) 893-3331 or caffeboa1@msn.com.

 

Saturday, May 31

Books for a Better World Benefit Concert: 7 p.m., Phoenix Country Day School, 3901 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley. Burns-it-Up! A Chandler-based performing arts company, is collaborating with dance groups and singing ensembles to raise funds for a local charity, Books for a Better World. Ahwatukee Foothills resident Karen Burns is the volunteer coordinator of this benefit as well as an accredited performer and instructor. Tickets are $7 in advance, or $9 at the door. Karen, (480) 332-7914, karen@burnsitup.com or www.booksforabetterworld.com.

 

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.

 

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 cecemack@cox.net or (480) 330-5821.

 

Sunday, June 1

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.

 

The Storytellers: 1:30-3 p.m., The CoffeeBuzz, 4804 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 110. (480) 393-3430.

 

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 laurie52@cox.net.

 

Tuesday, June 3

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

 

Wednesday, June 4

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, June 5

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Temporary Body Art - a professional artist creates body designs. Pre-register at Info Desk. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

Saturday, June 7

Free Introductory Water Polo Clinic: 9-11:45 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.

 

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.

 

Monday, June 9

Cooking camp for teens: 1:30-4:30 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 14-18. 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

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

 

Thursday, June 12

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Silk Screen T-shirt Workshop - design your own T-shirt. Pre-register at Info Desk. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

Tuesday, June 17

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

 

Thursday, June 19

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

 

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

 

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 decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

Thursday, June 26

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Astrologer Gabriella von Elekes - have your astrological chart prepared. Pre-register at Info Desk. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

Thursday, July 3

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 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.

 

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.

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: 2-4 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.

 

Thursday, July 24

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2-4 p.m., 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Today, Smoothie/Summertime Treats - Chef demonstration and samples. Pre-register at Info Desk. Programs sponsored by Friends of the Ironwood Library. Free. (602) 534-1908.

 

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 decoratingdenteam@cox.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 decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

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 decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

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