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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:00 pm

Tuesday, July 22

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


Wednesday, July 23

Free reverse mortgage seminars: 10 a.m. today, Aug. 20 and Sept. 24, M&I Bank, 4835 E. Warner Road. For reservations or questions, call presenter Jan Meyer at (480) 324-5070.


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.


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.


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:


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, or


Monday, July 28

Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP) Phoenix Chapter inaugural meeting: noon to 1 p.m., Arizona State University Downtown Campus, 411 N. Central Ave., Suite 286. To reserve your spot and to learn how you can connect with this professional group, enhance your ability to develop a network of peers, and share experiences and best practices, e-mail Information:


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. or


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


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


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.


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.


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

Central Phoenix Women luncheon: 11:30 a.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, 2401 E. Camelback Road. Shelly Esque, director of corporate affairs for Intel Corporation, is the featured presenter; Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite is the sponsor; and Sisley Paris Cosmetics is the favor partner. Information: or (602) 263-3589. 


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


Tuesday, Aug. 12

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


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.


Tuesday, Aug. 26

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


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: or


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


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


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


Wednesday, Oct. 15

Central Phoenix Women breakfast meeting: 7:30 a.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, 2401 E. Camelback Road. The featured presenter is Joelle Hadley, the sponsor is BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona and the favor partner is Jeffrey's Tea. Information: or (602) 263-3589.


 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


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.,, or Andy Dzurinko (Kush Foundation) at (480) 921-9341 or


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


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


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


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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