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Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2008 11:00 pm

Tuesday, June 17

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

 

Wednesday, June 18

Democrats & Donuts: 8 a.m., Fire Station, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Speaker will be Andrew "AJ" Miller, director of African-American Outreach, Arizona State Democratic Party. As a retired police officer, Miller has worked with young people in anti-gang programs and was instrumental in developing the "Officer Friendly" program. Also on the agenda is Ed Hermes, candidate for county supervisor. 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 to (480) 706-3741 or pamelajamar@cox.net.

 

Arizona Business Circle, a networking group: 11:30 a.m. to 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, June 19

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

 

Friday, June 20

AZ Society of Astrologers: 7 p.m., Scottsdale Granite Reef Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale. Steven Mark Weiss, president of Straightforward Communications, a marketing and research consultancy specializing in the areas of consumer demography and trends, will speak on "Pluto & Generational Value Formation / Building Bridges to Business." $5 for members, $10 for non-members. At 12:45 p.m. June 21, he will talk about "Signs of Success: Great Business Leaders & Their Great Business Triumphs." $10 for members, $15 for non-members. A free "Learn Astrology" class will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 20, before the regular meeting. (480) 802-4357 or http://www.azastrologers.org/">www.azastrologers.org.

 

Saturday, June 21

Summer Spectacular Featuring Robosaurus: Firebird International Raceway, 20000 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 http://www.firebirdraceway.com/">www.firebirdraceway.com.

 

Tuesday, June 24

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

 

Ahwatukee Republican Women General Meeting: 7 p.m., Phoenix Fire Station 43, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Guest Speaker: Tom Jenney, Arizona director for American's for Prosperity. (480) 460-7101 or ARWomen@aol.com.

 

Wednesday, June 25

"Creative and Functional Children's Rooms" decorating 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: http://www.decdens.com/chammersley">www.decdens.com/chammersley or decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

Saturday, June 28

Legal Concerns and Health in the LGBT Community: 1 to 3 p.m., The Wellness Community, 360 E. Palm Lane. All members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community are invited to this presentation by Kathie Gummere, a Phoenix attorney specializing in estate planning and document preparation, who will discuss the legal issues and concerns facing individuals with cancer. There will be time for a Q&A after the presentation. Free. RSVP requested to (602) 712-1006 or http://www.twccaz.org/">www.twccaz.org.

 

Camp Kesem Family Information Day: 3 to 4 p.m., Tempe Family YMCA, 7070 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Summer camp will be held July 28 through Aug. 2 at YMCA Camp Sky-Y for children ages 6 to 13. Camp Kesem is for children who have a parent diagnosed with cancer and is free of charge. Space is limited. francish.villarreal@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, July 2

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. http://www.ahwatukeeccc.com/">www.ahwatukeeccc.com.

 

Thursday, July 3

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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.

 

Sunday, July 6

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.

 

Thursday, July 10

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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 agutierrez@phoenixlaw.edu.

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 http://www.sundevilwaterpolo.org/ASU_Summer_Camp.html">www.sundevilwaterpolo.org/ASU_Summer_Camp.html.

 

Thursday, July 17

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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.

 

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 http://www.ericlofholm.com/phoenixclose.php">www.ericlofholm.com/phoenixclose.php. Laura, (602) 253-8463.

 

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. http://www.janetterallison.com/">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 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 http://www.twccaz.org/">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 agutierrez@phoenixlaw.edu.

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 http://www.arcaz.net/">www.arcaz.net.

 

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: http://www.decdens.com/chammersley">www.decdens.com/chammersley or decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

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 http://www.arcaz.net/">www.arcaz.net.

 

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 http://www.shows.ourhouseantiques.com/">www.Shows.OurHouseAntiques.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 24

"Furniture Arrangement" decorating 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: http://www.decdens.com/chammersley">www.decdens.com/chammersley or decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

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 http://www.arcaz.net/">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. http://www.frankkush.org/">www.frankkush.org, http://www.arizonarunningeventsco.com/">www.arizonarunningeventsco.com, or Andy Dzurinko (Kush Foundation) at (480) 921-9341 or dzurinko@juno.com.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22

"5 Easy Take Home Decorating Tips" 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: http://www.decdens.com/chammersley">www.decdens.com/chammersley or decoratingdenteam@cox.net.

 

Thursday, Nov. 13

What is Dementia?: 4 p.m., Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyene Dr. Learn about how dementia progresses and what services are available. (480) 893-2549 or http://www.arcaz.net/">www.arcaz.net.

 

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