Saturday, April 26
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.
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, email@example.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. cost is $20 for Girl Scout membership and program materials. Registration: Susan, (480) 460-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.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. Class times varies. $20 per person. RSVP required to email@example.com or (480) 330-5821.
Sunday, April 27
Cong. Eitz Chaim of Ahwatukee offers special service for the last day of Passover: 9:30 a.m., Ahwatukee Foothills Prep School, 10210 S. 50th Place. Includes a Yizkor Service. Rabbi Beck, (602) 595-3618 or www.eitzchaimphx.org.
Monday, April 28
Register for table by today for Spring Rummage Sale: sponsored by St. Benedict's Life Teen Program 6-11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in the church parking lot located on 48th Street, south of Chandler Boulevard. Proceeds collected from the table rentals will go to St. Benedict's Life Teen Program. To rent a table, call (480) 961-1610, ext. 13, by Monday, April 28.
Tuesday, April 29
Ahwatukee Republican Women general meeting: 7 p.m., Fire Station Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Blvd. Guest Speaker: Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Everyone is invited. Mary, (602) 206-1189.
Wednesday, April 30
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 available. Visit a local Ace Hardware to register or www.acehardware.com.
Phoenix Public Library Hosts Free Job and School Fair for Youth: 1-4 p.m., Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. For job seekers between the ages of 16 and 24. Participants can connect with employers and learn about community colleges, trade schools and GED opportunities. Interested individuals should come prepared to apply for jobs and talk with employers. No registration required. (602) 262-4636 or phoenixpubliclibrary.org.
A-Peeling Faces Wine and Appetizer 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 tastings by That Italian Place, 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. (480) 540-7555, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Ahwatukee North Annual Open House: 9-11 a.m., Ahwatukee Community Center Park, 4700 E. Warner Road. The MOMS Club (MOMS Offering Moms Support) is an international nonprofit organization specifically for at-home mothers. Feel good about staying home with your children and share activities with other at-home mothers and their children. Bring the kids and enjoy a morning of snacks, socializing and playtime. This group is for those that live north of Knox Road and South of Baseline Road. For information on this or other MOMS Clubs, contact Michelle at email@example.com.
Saturday, May 3
St. Benedict's Life Teen Program Spring Rummage Sale: 6-11 a.m. in the church parking lot located on 48th Street, south of Chandler Boulevard. (480) 961-1610, ext. 13.
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.
Keller Williams open house event: noon to 4 p.m. Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living (Ahwatukee Office) is holding an open house event called "Get The Red Out," except that it will be called "Get The Rojo Out" to honor Cinco de Mayo. Keller Williams' Realtors will be holding open houses throughout Ahwatukee and the Foothills. Visitors to the open houses will receive a coupon to a local Mexican restaurant. Look for their red (rojo) balloons on every main street in Ahwatukee.
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.
Sunday, May 4
Annual Kyrene de los Lagos PTO Golf Tournament: 6:30 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start, Club West Golf Course. $85 per player, includes 18 holes, cart, awards and lunch. All proceeds benefit the school's students. Checks payable to Lagos PTO can be sent to Lagos PTO Golf Tournament, 17001 S. 34th Way, Phoenix, 85048. Eddie, (602) 708-9179 or email@example.com or Tina, (480) 706-5358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahwatukee First Sundays - Healthy Laughter with Laurie's Laughter Club: 2-3:30 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 email@example.com.
Monday, May 5
Think & Grow Rich study group for women: begins at 7 a.m. today for 11 weeks. This is an in-depth mastermind study group for women. Weekly meetings will run 75 to 90 minutes. The cost is $30 for a book and handouts. Space is limited to 15.
For more information or to register, contact Elvire Smith, Bob Proctor Consultant, at (480) 899-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
M3: Monday Madness Make-Over event: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Alan Williams Hair Salon, 5302 N. 7th St. Team W.I.S.H. Arizona has teamed up with the salon for 12 hours of rock n' roll, rinse lather and repeat makeovers, hair cuts, manicures and pedicures to benefit the 2008 Arizona 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. All services are donated and all money raised that day is going to breast cancer research. There will also be raffle drawings for prizes, gift baskets and future salon services. www.teamwisharizona.org.
Tuesday, May 6
In-Ahwatukee Toastmasters Open House: 7-8 a.m., Urgent Care Community Room, 4545 E. Chandler Blvd. Learn how to improve public speaking skills, feel more confident talking to others or hone leadership skills in a safe environment. email@example.com.
Seminars offered by San Tan Financial: Today, "Using Your Mortgage as a Financial Tool." Tomorrow, "How to Beat the High Cost of College." Both at North Tempe Multigenerational Center, Tempe. Registration: http://pkreconline.tempe.gov. Today, "How to Beat the High Cost of College." Tomorrow, "Using Your Mortgage as a Financial Tool." Both at Snedigar Recreation Center, Chandler. Registration: www.chandleraz.gov/registration. (480) 776-1935.
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.
Friday, May 9
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center job fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Conference rooms 2 and 3, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. For individuals interested in a career in various areas of health care. (602) 865-5700 or www.BannerHealth.com (go to the Banner Thunderbird home page).
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.
JoAnn Chase Benefit Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, The Raven at South Mountain Golf Club, 3636 E. Baseline Road. All proceeds will help defray medical bills for Ahwatukee Foothills resident JoAnn Chase, who is battling cancer for the third time. The cost, $150 per golfer or $500 per foursome, includes green fees, golf cart, range balls and an American barbecue. There will also be contests, an auction and a raffle. Barbecue tickets may be purchased without golf for $25 each. Sponsorships are available, and donations for door prizes and the auction will be gratefully accepted. For more information or to register, contact Missy Palmer at (602) 690-5492 or e-mail MissyP@kw.com. For other ways to help, visit www.Help4JoAnn.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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 13
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Group: 9 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Corona Baptist Church, 4450 W. Ray Road, Chandler. (480) 838-4040.
"Charming School -What They Didn't Teach You:" Scottsdale Civic Library, Scottsdale. Professional Dating Coach Joann Cohen will discuss How to Flirt for Success, Identifying Your Not-So-Secret Admirers, Who Is Most Likely to Welcome Your Attentions, Flirt or Potential Stalker? Don't Make Them Guess, and Innocent Flirting to Innocent Dating, and then... The one-hour class is fun and interactive. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 620-1463.
Wednesday, May 14
Second Annual Dos Gringos "Cinco de Mayo" golf tournament: 10:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club, 7605 E. Indian Bend Road. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every foursome has a dedicated "Dos Gringos Girl" caddy and there will be games and contests throughout the course. All golfers receive a Mizuno Wedge, tee prize package and a ticket to the post-tournament party at Dos Gringos restaurant in Scottsdale. A standard foursome is $600. Additional options are available that include tee signage, golf cart signs, and additional Dos Gringos Girl caddies. Darryl, (480) 609-3978 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 27
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
"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.
Saturday, June 7
Festival of Lights Wine & Beer Tasting Event: 7-10:30 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.
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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