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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:00 pm

Friday, April 18

Youth Job Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Arizona Mills Mall, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe. Goodwill of Central Arizona, in partnership with Maricopa Workforce Connection and Phoenix Workforce Connection, will host a Youth Job Fair to help youth ages 16 to 21 find competitive employment to obtain solid work skills. Attendees should dress professionally, bring a resume and be ready to talk with multiple recruiters from various companies that are seeking qualified candidates. www.goodwillaz.org.

 

Phoenix School of Law information session: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4041 N. Central Ave., Room 304. Learn about law school options, see the latest educational technology at work and learn about the law school application process. A light lunch will be served. RSVP: Anita, (602) 682-6800 or agutierrez@phoenixlaw.edu.

 

Arizona Astrologers meeting: Scottsdale Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale. Free astrology lesson taught by Ken Hopkins at 6:30 p.m., registration at 6:45 p.m., Kenneth D. Miller explains "Pluto's Weird History: An Astrological Rags to Riches Story" 7-9:30 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. www.azastrologers.org or Kay, (480) 802-4357.

 

Saturday, April 19

RSVP by today for Ahwatukee Foothills Friends & Neighbors (AFFAN) Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon: to be held April 28. 11 a.m. meet and greet, noon luncheon. All ladies of the East Valley are invited. Pre-payment and RSVP due today. Karen, (480) 759-1774.

 

Cub Scout Pack 978 Garage Sale: 6 a.m.-noon, 3937 E. Cholla Canyon Drive. Hosted by the Cub Scouts from Kyrene de La Esperanza Elementary School. Proceeds will benefit the boys attending Cub Scout Summer Camp at R-C Camp in Payson. Donations can be dropped off from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18. Kim, (480) 704-1715.

 

Eagle Scout Car Wash: 8 a.m.-noon, Burger King parking lot, 48th Street and Warner Road. The car wash will support Josh Kofron of Troop 278 for his Eagle Project, which benefits WildEdge Conservation Science. Donations will be accepted.

 

3rd Annual Modern Design Showcase: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow, The Icehouse, 429 W. Jackson St. Phoenix Contemporary Design Fair (formerly contactdesign) will host this event that puts design enthusiasts in touch with actual furniture makers, designers and innovators who lead the way in modern design. Attendees and exhibitors can expect a design competition for independent furniture designers and a competition for collegiate interior design students. Free and open to the public. (602) 324-8957.

 

Landscape Maintenance for Homeowners class: 10 a.m., Gardener's World, 3401 E. Baseline Road. A good beginner's class, or a great refresher for the experienced gardener. Free. www.gardenpro.net. RSVP to (602) 437-0700, ext. 120.

 

Opportunity Mindset: WIN-WIN Business Models for Real Estate Professionals & Investors seminar: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Radisson Hotel, east of Interstate 10 on south side of Chandler Boulevard. Learn with Nicholas Tutora, Law of Attraction speaker and consultant, certified by Bob Proctor, featured teacher in The Secret, and Ray Higdon, experienced investor with ForeclosuresDaily.com. To be on the RSVP list, e-mail ntutora@cox.net and write "opportunity mindset" in subject line.

 

Gardener's Eden Landscape Design class: 11 a.m., Gardener's World, 3401 E. Baseline Road. For the new homeowner or anyone who wants to improve their landscape. Free. www.gardenpro.net. RSVP to (602) 437-0700, ext. 120.

 

Arizona Astrologers seminar: 1-4:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale. Learn the processes by which the Indian astrologer "diagnose" problems in the chart and the surprising variety of "prescriptions" available to reduce the suffering in your life. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. www.azastrologers.org or Kay, (480) 802-4357.

 

Wine Tasting Event: 2-4 p.m., Fine's Cellar Patio, 7051 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale. Guests will savor 30-40 wines imported from regions in Spain, each selected by Fine's Cellar owner and wine aficionado Michael Fine. Each guest will receive a souvenir tasting glass and a $10 gift certificate good towards a $20 minimum purchase of food or wine that day. $20. (480) 994-FINE (3463).

 

Arizona-Detroiters Dinner: 5-10 p.m., Grace Inn at Ahwatukee, 10831 S. 51st St. Hosted by Detroit Memories. Tom Shannon, a former Detroit radio and television personality, is guest speaker, and Robin Seymour, a former Detroit disc jockey, will be special guest. $42. Limited seating. www.DetroitMemories.com/Arizona.html.

 

Sunday, April 20

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.

 

Earth Day at the Garden: 1-3 p.m., Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway. Diane MacEachern, author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, will share eco-conscious ideas in sensible, time-saving ways to "go green" now, with either small changes or bigger lifestyle alterations. The event also includes fun for kids and families with live interactions with wildlife and craft activities, such as Eco-Man, that support environmental awareness for children. Each guest will also receive a pass into the Spring Butterfly exhibit. Sponsorships, information: Thom, (480) 921-3942 or thulen@azclv.org.

 

Monday, April 21

Desert Vista Girls Softball Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. check in and warm up, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start with scramble format, Ahwatukee Country Club. Dinner guests may view auction items starting at 11:30 a.m. A dinner with a cash bar, awards, raffle and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost for golf and dinner is $100 per player if received by today. All proceeds will benefit the softball program. To register, email heistfamily@cox.net.

 

Tuesday, April 22

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

 

Cocktails & Clothes Reception: 4:30-7 p.m., Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. Annual fundraising event for Arizona Women's Education & Employment (AWEE) to replenish AWEE's Clothing Boutique, which provides women with appropriate attire for job interviews and the workplace. Features networking, raffle prizes, appetizers and wine. Attendees are asked to donate gently-worn professional clothes that have been pressed and then placed on hangers. Gift certificate will also be accepted for the raffle. A tax-deductible entry fee of $50 will be collected at the door. RSVP: (602) 223-4345 or www.awee.org.

 

Ahawtukee Republican Women General Meeting: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.

 

Wednesday, April 23

"Creating an Outdoor Living Space" 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.

 

AZ All-Star Cheer Try-Outs Informational Meeting: 7 p.m. today or April 30, Arizona All-Stars 7425 S. Harl Ave., Suite 3, Tempe. Tryouts are May 6-10. (480) 831-1105 or www.azallstars.com.

 

Saturday, April 26

Walk Like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) event: 7:40 a.m. ceremonies, 8 a.m. Walk, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. The "Let's Eliminate Drunk Driving" signature fundraiser walk is a fun, community-walk like driven 5K event that raises funds and saves lives. Every step taken and every pledge made supports MADD in fighting for victims of drunk driving, tougher enforcement, stronger laws and new technologies that keep drunk drivers from starting a vehicle.The event also includes face painting, arts and crafts, tours of police vehicles, music, ignition interlock demonstrations and more. Walkers receive free all-day zoo admission. www.walklikemadd.org.

 

Paws for a Cause charity event: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Scrubbin Pups, 15425 S. 48th St., Suite 104 (in the LA Fitness parking lot). Any dog will be washed for your donations. Proceeds will benefit less fortunate animals in the valley. Pampered pooches will receive treats and there will be drawings for valuable gift baskets.

 

Touchstone Behavioral Health's 5th Annual Parent Conference: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. The program will provide valuable community resources for individuals and families along with tools to prevent youth from engaging in risky behavior such as alcohol and drug abuse. Helpful information to empower neighborhoods to deal with local issues will also be given and there will be live entertainment and prizes. Open to the public; no charge for admission, childcare or food. Seating is limited. Reservations requested to (623) 209-1401.

 

Casa Hogar Claret Benefit Luncheon: 1 p.m., Macayo's Mexican Kitchen, 12637 S. 48th St. The luncheon will benefit the Casa Hogar Claret, a girls' orphanage in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico. Sister Martha Olivia Garcia will bless the event. $35. Rom, romulo.w.gayoso@intel.com, (480) 704-0238 or www.projectmexico.org.

 

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. 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.

 

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, April 27

Cussler to autograph books at luncheon: 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway. Scottsdale. New York Times best selling author and marine archaeologist Clive Cussler will be a guest presenter at the Arizona Kidney Foundation's 12th Annual Children's Art and Literature Luncheon. Author Ridley Pearson, who collaborated with Dave Berry in a series of  New York Times best selling novels explaining the beginnings of Peter Pan, will be a guest presenter. Festivities will include several celebrated children's authors and illustrators holding interactive presentations, book sales and signing, a kid's mart, a silent auction, live animal presentations and more. $70 for adults, $35 for children, patron tables start at $1,000. (602) 840-1644 or www.azkidney.org.

 

Wednesday, April 30

7th Annual AZCREW Golf Classic: Arizona State University Karsten Golf Course. 7:30 a.m. shotgun start, 8:30 a.m. business-golf seminar (for non-golfers), 12:45 p.m., awards luncheon. Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women (AZCREW) golf classic. Play in the tournament or attend the awards luncheon. $200, includes greens fees, lunch and awards; $40 for luncheon only; $125 for the business-golf seminar. RSVP: (623) 581-3591 or www.arizonacrew.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 1

Ace Hardware Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament: 6:30 a.m., Raven Golf Club at South Mountain, 3636 E. Baseline Road. All proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Open to the public. $200 entry fee per person. Entry fee includes course fees, breakfast and lunch. Additional sponsorship packages are available. Visit a local Ace Hardware to register or visit www.acehardware.com.

 

Appreciation Party: 5-7 p.m., in the lobby of Signature Salon Studios, 3936 E. Chandler Blvd. Sponsored by A-Peeling Faces Skin Care & Massage Therapy and Curves. Features wine, appetizers, giveaways, raffe and prizes. See mineral makeup comparisons and learn about skin care, nutrition and fitness. Mother's Day gifts, such as massage and facial gift certificates, skin care products, Curves memberships and boutique gifts, will be available for purchase. www.a-peelingfaces.com or www.curvesgym.com.

 

Friday, May 2

Barness Family East Valley JCC 3rd annual Swing Fore The Kids Golf Tournament: Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler. Registration begins at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 7:45 a.m., followed by an outdoor luncheon and awards ceremony. Teams will be awarded prizes for top honors, and there will be other prizes awarded to the beat the pro, longest putt, longest drive and closest to the hole. All proceeds will support youth scholarships at the JCC. To register to play or sponsor, contact Wendy at (480) 897-0588 or golf@evjcc.org

 

Saturday, May 3

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.

 

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: paula@paulaowens.com. Information: (480) 706-1158 or www.paulaowens.com.

 

Sunday, May 4

Laughter Fitness Program: 2-3 p.m. first Sundays, Fire Station 43, Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.. Presented by local resident Laurie Nathanson. Laugh your way to a healthier you. For all ages and any level of mobility. Free, donations accepted (10 percent of all proceeds go to charity). Affiliated with www.worldlaughtertour.com. Park in the Chase Bank parking lot. Laurie, (480) 540-4776 or laurie52@cox.net.

 

Wednesday, May 7

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 susan@desertfoothills.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. 

 

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.

 

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 decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

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.

 

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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