Tuesday, April 8
Spring Kindergarten Orientations: 6 p.m., Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School, 14620 S. Desert Foothills Parkway, (480) 783-1200; 6:30 p.m., Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School Library, 17001 S. 34th Way, (480) 783-1400. Incoming kindergarten parents and children encouraged to attend these informational meetings. Children who turn 5 prior to Sept. 1 are eligible for the 2008-09 school year. For information on early enrollment or open enrollment, call (480) 783-4175.
Thursday, April 10
Authors Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Abigail Pogrebin Headline Challenges 2008: 10:30 a.m., Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will feature the mother-daughter team of Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Abigail Pogrebin at Challenges, the largest annual fund-raising event organized by the Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Challenges provides women the opportunity to connect with other women and share a unique experience that nourishes the soul and the spirit. Luncheon: $60 (dietary laws observed). Information: (480) 634-4900, ext. 1104 or firstname.lastname@example.org Registration: www.jewishphoenix.org.
Solutions to Turbulent Economic Times - First in a Series: 7:15 p.m., Primerica Financial Services, 1625 W. University Drive, Suite 117, Tempe. Presented by Kevin Zirk. Refreshments provided as well as free chair massages from 5:30-7 p.m. Special guest speakers from Legg Mason and Citicorp Trust Bank will share helpful ideas to get through these economic times. RSVP: (480) 491-4194.
Friday, April 11
Ahwatukee Lions Club Fourth Annual Golf Scramble: Legacy Golf Resort, 6808 S. 32nd St. 1:15 p.m. shotgun start, followed by an awards dinner and raffle. Proceeds will assist in the Lions Club's many community-based programs. Several sponsorships are still available. Information, registration: James, (480) 818-2005 or email@example.com.
‘Freedom to Work' Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Workshop for Service Providers: 10 a.m.-noon, Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) West, 4136 N. 75th Ave., Suite 111. This workshop will benefit anyone who employs or assists in finding employment for people with disabilities. Guest speaker is Donna Lorti, Community Work Incentives coordinator. RSVP required to David, (602) 443-0723.
Source Trainings seminar, "Welcome to Living the Life You Want:" 7-10 p.m., Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe, 1600 S. 52nd St., Tempe. Features Dr. Matt Mannino. Source Trainings offer scientifically-based, spiritually emphasized personal growth seminars serving body, soul and spirit in truth, principle and source. Scott, (480) 907-9466, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.sourcetrainings.com.
Saturday, April 12
Fifth Annual Church Parking Lot Sale: 7-11 a.m., Friendship Community Church, 9807 S. 48th St. Benefits Youth Ministry Scholarships and Nogales Mission. Donated items are now being collected, and donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. email@example.com or www.friendshipchurchonline.org.
YMCA 5K Run/Walk: Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, 1030 E. Liberty Lane. 8 a.m., 5K Run Run Start Time; 8:07 a.m., 5K Walk Walk; 9 a.m., Healthy Kids One Mile Fun Run. This race helps raise money for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The course is flat and fast, out and back. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall men and women. www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1544282&assetI or David, (480) 326-1495.
National Speakers Association - Arizona Chapter meeting: 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1500 S. Priest Drive, Tempe. Karen Ruth White will speak on "Sponsorships: How Experts Get Big Fees in this Lucrative Market." Prospective member meeting follows at 12:15 p.m. $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Register by 5 p.m. April 9 at nsa-arizona.org or call Gwen at (480) 968-7443. Add $10 after Wed. at 5 p.m. and at the door.
Grief Workshop For Surviving Spouses: 9 a.m.-noon, Hospice of Arizona, 2222 W. Northern Ave., Suite A100. Free. Space is limited and RSVP is required to Judy at (602) 589-2137.
Beginning Gardening class: 10 a.m., Gardener's World, 3401 E. Baseline Road. Informative beginners class on the basic principles of gardening. Free. www.gardenpro.net. RSVP to (602) 437-0700, ext. 120.
Charter School Teacher Recruitment Event: Sessions run hourly 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (last session starts at 1 p.m.), AmeriSchools Academy, 1333 W. Camelback Road. The informational sessions are open and free to anyone who wants to find out more about becoming a charter school teacher in Arizona. Colleen, (202) 261-2636.
Houseplants & Container Gardening class: 11 a.m., Gardener's World, 3401 E. Baseline Road. Everything you need to know to be successful with indoor plants and growing in pots. Free. www.gardenpro.net. RSVP to (602) 437-0700, ext. 120.
Growing Tomatoes class: noon, Gardener's World, 3401 E. Baseline Road. Learn the best techniques for growing them as well as the best varieties for our area. Free. www.gardenpro.net. RSVP to (602) 437-0700, ext. 120.
Millionaire's Club Meeting: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garduno's Restaurant, Chandler Fashion Center, 3155 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Valley professionals Brett Tanner and Jim Engel are striving to turn 1,000 entrepreneurs into millionaires by 2013 through their new organization. No cost to join, nothing to buy and membership benefits include direct access to documented millionaires in a mastermind format that allows participants to learn about the entrepreneurial process. $10, includes lunch buffet. www.1000millionaires.org or (480) 505-2530.
T & J Instruction offering CPR certification class: 1-3 p.m., The BAR Fitness, 44th Street just north of Ray Road. The CPR certification is valid for two years. Open to the public; participants must be at least 14 years old. $35. Space is limited; reservations: (480) 961-5411.
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 vary. $20 per person. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 330-5821.
Sujeet Desai presents a Benefit Concert For Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona: 7 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Desai is a talented and inspirational 26-year-old accomplished musician and a speaker born with Down syndrome whose mission is to send a message across the world that "Given opportunities for their abilities, individuals with disabilities can ‘Make It Happen!'" He plays six instruments, is the recipient of eight international awards and has been the subject of two documentaries. Tickets: (480) 926-6500 or e-mail Polly at email@example.com. Information: (480) 782-2680, www.chandlercenter.org, www.sharingds.org or www.sujeet.com.
Register by today for "The Power of 4" discount: scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: (480) 706-1158 or www.paulaowens.com.
Sunday, April 13
ESS EXPO.08 Business Conference and Workshop: through April 17, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. Conference for ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety and Crisis Management software for corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance. www.ess-expo.com or (800) 289-6116, ext. 5519.
Third Annual Family Zoo Day: 12:30 p.m. registration, 1 p.m. program, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hosting a family networking event to increase diabetes knowledge for families affected by the disease and others looking to find out more. "Family Zoo Day" will include a research update on the past, present and future of JDRF-funded research in the area of Type 1 diabetes. Kids will have fun participating in adult-supervised activities around the park and child care will be provided during the presentation. Free. www.jdrf.org. RSVP: Sara, (602) 224-1823 or email@example.com.
Monday, April 14
Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary Spring Kindergarten Orientations: 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the school library, 14841 S. 41st Place. Parents and children encouraged to attend. A more extensive orientation will be held 5:30-7 p.m. May 12 to provide further information and a tour. Information: District office, (480) 783-4000 or Principal Cheryl Greene, (480) 783-1700.
Tuesday, April 15
Family Circle: 6-7:30 p.m. today and May 20 on the grounds of The Wellness Community, 360 E. Palm Lane. All adults with cancer and children ages 5-15 are invited. The event will utilize art therapy and other techniques to help adults and children explore the difficult emotional issues that arise when one or more family member has cancer. Parents and children will join together at the end to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings. Dinner will be provided. Free. RSVP: (602) 712-1006 or www.twccaz.org.
"There are No IEPS in College" presentation: noon-1:30 p.m., Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) Main (kitchen), 1229 E. Washington St. Persons with disabilities are invited to attend the workshop, which will compare the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities in high school and college. Guest speaker will be Howard Kallem of the Office of Equity and Diversity Services at George Mason University. RSVP: Andrew, (602) 296-0536.
Wednesday, April 16
Democrats & Donuts: 8 a.m., Fire Station, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. The public is invited to meet local legislative candidates, learn about their platforms and ask questions. Speaking will be Ted Maish, candidate for State Senate, and Jim Torgeson, candidate for State House of Representatives. Free, donations accepted. Additional parking is available to the east of the fire station in the CK Tavern parking lot. RSVP: (480) 706-3741 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Chat, Chew & Chocolate Signature Event: third Wednesdays 6-9 p.m. This month's event is at Liz Elston's home and the theme is spring cleaning. Terry Prince Sims will speak on "Creating An Inspirational Home." Tickets, $20 each or $37 if you bring a friend, and include event, food, speaker, wine and the chocolate fountain. Serving fun, friendship and inspiration with a side of chocolate. Standing for more fun in women's busy lives. Registration: www.ahwatukeeccc.com, call Liz at (623) 505-5300, ext. 3 or mail a check to Liz Elston, 3714 E. Park Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044.
"Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents" teleconference: Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. 10 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. teleconference, 1-2 p.m. local discussion. Produced by the Hospice Foundation of America, the teleconference is for professionals and the public who want to help grieving children and adolescents cope with loss and grief. It will focus on the most current theories, practices and academic research on the topic, as well as suggesting hands-on ideas to use in support groups and other settings. $35, includes the conference, book and lunch. Limited seating. Reservations required: (602) 636-5390.
Set Yourself Free (SYF) Youth Leadership Opportunity Project for Youth with Disabilities: 1-3 p.m., Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL), 2345 E. Thomas Road, Suite 290. The goal is to teach youth with disabilities new skills by creating a multilevel digital environment in which they have developmentally appropriate access to multiple sources of information on health, education, employment and social services. Youths will engage in mentoring relationships with skilled adults, as well as build connections that form a network of new leaders capable of being change agents for future generations. RSVP: David, (602) 443-0723.
Registration Deadline for Peer Mentor Training Workshop: to be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 23 and 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 24 at Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) Employment Services Office, 2345 E. Thomas Road, Suite 290. Training will include one-on-one contact with people with disabilities, outreach to people at rehab centers and nursing homes and advocacy for individuals and community issues. RSVP: April, (602) 296-0533 or email@example.com. Ask for a peer mentor application and let April know if you need transportation.
Thursday, April 17
"D.C. v. Heller - The D.C. Gun Ban Litigation:" 12:15-1:15 p.m., Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Armstrong Hall, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Room 105, Tempe campus. Presented by Robert Levy, senior fellow in constitutional studies and a member of the board of directors at the Cato Institute, who also serves as a member on the boards of the Institute for Justice, the Federalist Society, and the George Mason University School of Law. Free. Joseph.Giles@asu.edu or (480) 620-4282.
CHW Foundation - East Valley 2008 Drive for Mercy George Rozsa Golf Classic: Whirlwind Golf Club at Wildhorse Pass Resort, 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. 11 a.m. registration and lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, followed by dinner and awards. Proceeds will benefit Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. (480) 728-3931.
2008 Drive for Mercy George Rozsa Golf Classic: 11 a.m. registration and lunch, 1 p.m. golf classic shotgun, followed by dinner and an awards presentation, Whirlwind Golf Club at Wildhorse Pass Resort, 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. Proceeds will benefit Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. CHW Foundation - East Valley: (480) 728-3931.
Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School's 20th Anniversary Celebration: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 17001 S. 34th Way. Families can enjoy numerous fun events.
Dinner, provided by Honey Bear BBQ, will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. - call (480) 783-1400 to pre-order your food by April 15. Anniversary cake will be available in the multipurpose room from 7-7:30 p.m.
Meditation class: 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Balanced Buddha, 1801 S. Jentilly Lane, Suite B-8, Tempe. Taught by Jera Salmon. (480) 804-1111 or www.thebalancedbuddha.com.
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.
Arizona Astrologers meeting: Scottsdale Center, 1700 North 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.
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 I-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, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 North 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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 email@example.com.
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.
Thursday, May 1
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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