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Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:00 pm

Tuesday, May 27

Chess Club: 6 to 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. 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, May 29

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.

 

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.

 

Friday, May 30

Registration deadline for Arizona Association for Economic Development Luncheon: to be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 3 at Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N. 44th St. Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for Maricopa Community College District, will speak on "Maricopa Community College District's Economic Impact." $40 for members, $50 for non-members and late registrants. (602) 240-2233 or www.aaed.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.

 

Ahwatukee Foothills Optimist Club inaugural meetings: 9:30 a.m. today and June 7, Ironwood Library, 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. Meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide, Optimist Clubs have been "bringing out the best in kids" since 1919. Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. Tim, (480) 783-7070 or Jim, (602) 402-8968. www.optimist.org.

 

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.

 

Sunday, June 1

Beginner Athletic Yoga Classes: 9 to 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 to 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 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. 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 to 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.

 

Microdermabrasion and Mineral Makeup Night: 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight, June 11 and 18, A-Peeling Faces SkinCare & Massage Therapy, 3936 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 211. Live demonstration and education workshop. Free, but space is limited and RSVPs are required to Darla at (480) 540-7555. www.a-peelingfaces.com.

 

Thursday, June 5

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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.

 

The Art of Living Course: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, June 6 to 10, The Center Bodywork Studio, 21 E. Sixth St., Suite 114, Tempe. This self-development workshop is based on a unique, powerful breathing process called Sudarshan Kriya. Registration: http://secure.artofliving.org/course_details.aspx?course_id=2788. www.artofliving.org, (480) 332-2297, or tempe@us.artofliving.org

 

Saturday, June 7

Free Introductory Water Polo Clinic: 9 to 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.

 

Cancer Surviver Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Wellness Community, 360 E. Palm Lane. All families affected by cancer are invited to this annual social event, which will celebrate life, laughter and fun. Adults will enjoy a lively drum circle led by Frank Thompson of AZ Rhythm Connection and a comedy performance showcasing the lighter side of survival by stand-up comedienne and breast cancer survivor Lisa Heaney. Educational entertainer Connie Galeener will offer a medley of fun activities for kids of all ages. There will also be a clown, juggler, face painter and Beads of Courage to make bracelets. Lunch will be provided for all. Free. RSVP requested to (602) 712-1006 or www.twccaz.org.

 

Report card wave pool discount: 1 to 3 p.m., Kiwanis Recreation Center Wave Pool, 6111 South All America Way, Tempe. Students with straight As swim for free. Those who bring in their latest report card get 50% off admission. Free raffle prizes. Regular admission is $6, $3 for ages 2 to 12. (480) 350-5201, (480) 350-5050 TTY or www.tempe.gov/kiwanis.

 

Festival of Lights Wine & Beer Tasting Event: 7 to 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 to 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 to 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

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.

 

Basics of Futures and Options for Investing class: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, today through July 29, South Mountain Community College 7050 S. 24th St. Learn about futures contracts and options, including trading methods and strategies. Taught by Bruce McHenry of the SMCC business faculty. The class is three credits, and the cost is $210, plus the textbook. To enroll, go to www.southmountaincc.edu or call (602) 243-8123.

 

Thursday, June 12

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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 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. He began his civil rights work at age 13, in Selma, Ala., and worked on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s voter registration campaign. He recently received the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement award for his commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community. 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.

 

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.

 

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 to 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 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.

 

Thursday, June 26

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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.

 

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 www.twccaz.org.

 

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.

 

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.

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 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.

 

Thursday, July 24

Teen Thursdays at the Ironwood Branch Library: 2 to 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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