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Ostrich Fest on the run
Two weekends of activities start downtown, end at Tumbleweed Park
A health fair, parade and 5K run that starts at Frye and Arizona matches, medieval
Avenue in downtown Chandler at 8 a.m. on Sat., March 6 mark jousting, three stages of
the offi cial start of the 22nd Annual Ostrich Festival. All ages and live entertainment and
abilities are welcome to participate in the 4th Annual Ostrich more, all included in the Chris Young
Festival Fun Run, and awards are given to the top three overall admission price.
male and female winners, as well as the top three overall fastest Songwriter Chris Young
runners in the 5- to 9-year-old and 10- to 14-year-old age groups. performs on the Main
A Chandler Chamber of Commerce sponsored health fair runs Stage at 8 p.m. Fri., March
through 11:30 a.m. in the downtown Chandler Mercado area 12, and teenage heart-
in front of the First Credit Union building, and the Thorobred throb David Henrie, who
Chevrolet Ostrich Festival Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Ray Road played “Justin Russo”
and Arizona Avenue and proceeds south on Arizona Avenue to in Disney’s “Wizards of
Chicago Street. Waverly Place,” emcees
David Henrie
the Chandler Talent Show
Ostriches Part II Showcase on the Main Stage at 11 a.m. Sat., March 13. There
The second half of the Ostrich Festival begins Fri., March will be a meet and greet with Russo’s following at 12:30 p.m.
12 and runs through Sun., March 14 at Tumbleweed Park, See story about local teen performers in the Youth section on
featuring ostrich races, an exotic petting zoo, pig races, a comedy
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juggling act, an archery thrill show, amateur and pro boxing
BIG BIRDS RUN: See ostriches race at
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Little swimmers initiate
Aqua Tots’ new pool
Chandler-area eateries offer Irish food,
green beer, entertainment, prizes and plenty of
atmosphere to help SanTan Sun area residents s
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style.
St. Patty’s Day at Murphy’s Law
Win a free trip to Ireland, watch traditional Irish dancers and enjoy live
music at the St. Patty’s Day party Wed., March 17 at Murphy’s Law Irish Pub &
Restaurant in historic downtown Chandler.
The pub opens at 8 a.m. for an Irish breakfast of rashers, fog cutters and
more, with the outdoor party in the back starting at noon. There will be a beer
garden, bands and DJs, and a dunk tank for charity.
Entertainment includes the Bracken School of Irish Dance students
performing Irish step-dancing from noon to 1 p.m. Then from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
there will be music from Todd Owens, Bobby St. Vincent, Howieland and DJ
Scrappy from 104.7 FM.
Partiers can try their hand at Murphy’s ring toss to win a trip to Ireland and
the Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Other games
include “corn hole,” where instead of horseshoes, bean bags are tossed into a
hole. It’s the “hottest bar game in town,” according to General Manager Chris
Field. He says there will also be a “Strongman Striker” to test strength, with
prizes and giveaways throughout the event.
There’s a $10 cover charge for the event which is held at 58 S. San Marcos
Pl., west of Arizona Avenue and south of Chandler Boulevard. For more
STSN photo by Gordon Murray
information, call 480-812-1588.
INTO THE SWIM OF IT: Aqua Tots Swim School student Billy Leist enjoys the
Luck o’ the Irish at Keegan’s
new Southern Chandler pool with Master Instructor Trey Fitzpatrick. Now
open and providing swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 14 years
The customer who places the milestone 25,000th order of Keegan’s Corned
old, the indoor pool can also host group and private parties as well as swim
Beef & Cabbage will win a $100 gift card during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration
club activities for youth and adults. Aqua Tots will celebrate its grand opening
at Keegan’s Grill on March 17. The traditional Irish fare of Corned Beef &
Sat., March 27 with free swimming, games and activities for the kids. Aqua
Cabbage lunch special is $9.95, and the Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner special, Tots is located at Fulton Ranch Towne Center on the southwest corner of
which includes an Irish potato soup or house salad, is $11.95.
Ocotillo Road and Arizona Avenue. For more information, call 480-726-5264 or
Dollar beers, made green for the holiday, are served starting at 3:17 p.m. and
visit www.Aqua-Tots.com.
ending 31.7 minutes later. Bud Light and Ultra draft beer for $2.50 are served all
day and night.
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