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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2008 11:00 pm

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 e-mail pamelajamar@cox.net.

 

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.

 

Ahwatukee Chat,Chew & Chocolate Signature Event: 6 p.m., Caffe Boa, 5063 E. Elliot Road. Dinner from the regular menu and $5 martini specials. Items will be collected to donate to the back-to-school clothing drive (any type of school supplies, socks, underwear etc. would be appreciated), and T-shirts from www.athletesyoga.com will be sold, with 10 percent of the proceeds to be donated to Fresh Start Women's Foundation. All women welcome, no sign-up required. RSVP: Lelston721@aol.com.

 

LDS Church Free Car Wash: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Meeting House, 4525 E. Knox Road.

 

Thursday, July 17

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 shirley@ahwatukeechamber.com.

 

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 agutierrez@phoenixlaw.edu by July 17.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, July 22

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

 

Legislative District 20 Republican Primary Debate: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43 Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Hosted by the Ahwatukee Republican Women. Hear from all four Republican candidates for State Congress, including Jeff Dial, John McComish, Frank Schmuck and Andy Swann. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.

 

Thursday, July 24

"Creating Story Lines" with Janette Rallison: 3 to 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

AZ Rescue Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mane Attraction Salon, 3156 E. Camelback Road. Satisfy your sweet cravings and help homeless cats and dogs. All proceeds help the cats and dogs of RESCUE, a local grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to giving unwanted dogs and cats in our county pounds a second chance at life. Each animal is given the necessary veterinary care and then RESCUE goes to work to find permanent, loving homes. www.azrescue.org.

 

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

 

Dating coach Joann Cohen's latest ‘how-to' workshop teaches "Get Your Sexy Back:" 10 a.m., New Vision Spiritual Growth Center, 9659 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Participants in the workshop will learn how confidence arouses, sexy fills the senses, you can be sexy without sex and sexy leads to better sex. Open to ladies only. Seating is limited. Registration: www.joanncohencoaching.com/.

 

Mary Krause Recipes for Web Success book signing seminar: 2 to 3 p.m., Borders Books, Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. Learn how to help your company grow - not slow. Designers Café, (480) 947-2585, www.designerscafe.us or www.recipesforwebsuccess.com

 

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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 2

Become a Mystery Shopper class: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Mountain Community College at Horizon Community Learning Center, 16233 S. 48th St. Learn what mystery shopping is and how to get started. Access to a computer is highly recommended to be successful. All materials included. $49. (480) 659-3070.

 

My Gym Open House: 1 to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd. See the facility, meet the staff and learn about the fun-filled activities offered. Age-appropriate classes are available for children ages 6 weeks to 13 years. Tremendous savings will be offered with various registration specials. AhwatukeeMyGym@aol.com or www.mygym.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 3

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, Aug. 5

Phoenix School of Law information session: 11:30 a.m. to 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 agutierrez@phoenixlaw.edu.

 

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., Dolce Luna Gelato, 4647 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 10. 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.

 

Cub Scouts Fall Recruitment Night: 6:30 p.m., Fire Station community room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 278, servicing Colina, Horizon and Summit schools, as well as other Ahwatukee Foothills schools. Boys in grades 1 to 5 and their families are invited to attend. Cub scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics and more fun and exciting programs that help families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship and respect. 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. Liz, (480) 592-9160.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 2

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

 

Tuesday, Sept. 9

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

 

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 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 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.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 30

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

 

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

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 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. www.frankkush.org, 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 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

‘Wishing' Luncheon & Fashion Show: 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. NCD is an independent federal agency in Washington, DC, making recommendations to the President and Congress on disability policy. Advance registration not required. (292) 272-2008.

 

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