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Oct. 17 - Nov. 6, 2009 9
City hosts Fall Rhythm Fest Neighbors G.A.I.N.
Listen to local bands play music under the stars at the the All Stars entertain at 7:30 p.m. Food and beverages
friends in Sienna Park
City of Chandler’s annual Fall Rhythm Fest Sat., Oct. 17 will be available for purchase, and an electric guitar
at Tumbleweed Park. donated by Brindley’s Music will be raffl ed.
The free, family-friendly event begins with music at Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating comfort.
To celebrate national Crime Prevention Day, one
5:45 p.m. and concludes with a fi reworks grand fi nale at Tumbleweed Park is located at 2250 S.
neighborhood Crime Prevention Party will be at South
9 p.m. McQueen Rd. in Chandler. For more info, visit
Sienna Community Park from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Oct.
Nineball performs at 5:45 p.m. and Chuck E. Baby and
24, located between the Redwood Estates and Sienna
Hailey Lutich, 16, a student at Hamilton High
Crackerjack Jazz Band plays Chandler
School, is helping to organize the G.A.I.N. party –
Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods – which
Arizona Classic Jazz Festival at San Marcos in November
includes a visit from a Chandler Police Department
K9 offi cer and their K9 drug-sniffi ng dog, Handy the
The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in schools the week of the Festival with their “Passing
Graffi ti Buster and the BATT vehicle. There will also
historic downtown Chandler is the host venue for It On” program about the history of American music.
be a bouncer, food, games and prizes.
the Crackerjack Jazz Band, which performs from 1 The cost to attend is $95 for all-event badge holders,
“With the economy declining, crime is expected to
to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 at an event sponsored by the $45 for Friday only, $50 for Saturday only or $35
increase, making it more important than ever for us
Arizona Classic Jazz Society. for Sunday only. Cost for those younger than 18 is
to take crime prevention seriously. Our neighbors are
The band is made up of Phoenix-area professional $5 on Friday and Saturday, or free on Sunday with
the number one best crime preventer,” says Hailey.
Dixieland Jazz musicians including lead tubist Chuck accompanying adults half price. The patio venue is
“So, it is important to meet your neighbors and look
Stewart, banjoist Matt Mooney and stride pianist free.
out for each other. This party is a great way to meet
Cheryl Thurston. For all-event badge holders, the music starts at
your neighbor and learn more about crime prevention
Food and drink will be available for purchase and 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Music for other attendees begins
and the Chandler Police Department.”
large dance fl oors are provided. at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, running until
Redwood Estates is located on the northeast corner
Cost for Arizona Classic Jazz Society members is midnight both evenings. Sunday begins with a gospel
of Cooper and Ocotillo roads, and can be reached
$10, nonmembers $15, ages 18 and younger free. music hour at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.
by traveling from Cooper to head east on Kibler,
Guests who become ACJS members at the event get in The festival is made possible by the support
turning left on Cottonwood and parking at the corner
free with the cost of the yearly membership fee. of sponsors as well as by grants from the Arizona
of Cottonwood and Indigo Drive. Signs will direct
Commission on the Arts, with funding by the state
Classic jazz fest
attendees to the park entrance.
of Arizona, the National Endowment for the Arts,
Other neighborhoods wishing to hold G.A.I.N.
Then, 14 bands perform traditional jazz, Dixieland the City of Chandler Special Events Program and the
events can contact the City of Chandler Police
and swing music in four venues at the San Marcos Downtown Chandler Community Partnership.
Department for information, block party kits and
during the 20th annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort is
other items to give away by calling 480-782-4951.
held Nov. 5 through 8. A grand fi nale features the located at 1 N. San Marcos Pl. in historic downtown
Original Wildcat Jass Band with jazz harp by Dr. Chandler. For more info, Call 480-620-3941 or visit
Christine Vivona of Tucson. Another performance
group, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, will also be visiting
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