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Safe Sitter, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 17 and 24. Chandler Regional Medical Center in the Morrison Building. This two-day class offers hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques to prepare youths ages 11 to 13 to respond to a crisis. $45. Preregistration required. 1875 W. Frye Rd., Chandler. 877-728-5414.


Chandler Environmental Education Center activities, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler: Edible Experiments, noon to 1:30 p.m. July 17 – Youths ages 7 and older perform safe science experiments that can be eaten, such as rock candy, ice cream, candy sparks, fruit batteries and more for $8 to $10; Geocaching, 9 to 11 a.m. July 20 – Adults learn to use GPS units to find hidden geocaches, $9 to 12; Cooking with the Sun, 1 to 3 p.m. July 21 – Ages 7 to 18 learn to bake cookies in a homemade solar oven, $9 to $12; Guest speaker, 6:30 p.m. Wed., July 21 – Michael Thompson of the Love Grows Farms CSA delivers an entertaining presentation to adults about community supported agriculture (CSA) and eating locally, $3 to $4; Goofy Garden Fun, 10:15 a.m. July 21 or 30 – Children ages 2 to 6 get messy while learning gardening basics through crafts, games and experiments, $6 to $8 per day; Rainwater Harvesting, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24 – Adults learn the principals and techniques of collecting rainwater in their yards, $19 to $23; Cooking with Your CSA Basket, 9 a.m. July 31 – Learn how to efficiently prepare items from Community Supported Agriculture programs or farmers’ markets, $3 to $4. Advanced registration is required at www.chandleraz.gov/breaktime for most workshops. Info 480-782-2890, www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis


Veterans Oasis Park events, northeast corner of Lindsay Rd. and Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler: Dragonfly Day, 8:30 a.m. to noon July 17 – Families celebrate the beauty of these amazing insects through games, crafts, guided walks, information booths and presentations for free; Fly Fishing, 9 a.m. to noon July 24– Ages 13 and older learn basic fly fishing through hands-on activities and one-on-one instruction with all supplies provided for $22 to $25. Info: 480-782-2890.


Things to do


Audition for ‘The Foreigner,’ by appointment, July 19 with call backs July 21, Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert. The show, written by Larry Shue, produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, and directed by Lori Towne, runs Sept. 3 through Oct. 16. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday Matinees at 3 p.m. Registration, info: 480-497-1181, www.haletheatrearizona.com.


Disco After Dark, 8 to 10 p.m. July 22, Arrowhead Pool, 1475 W. Erie St., Chandler. Enjoy a cool night swim with games, prizes and more. The fee is 75 cents for children ages 2 to 17, $2 ages 18 to 54; $1 ages 55 and older, free for ages 1 and younger. Info: 480-782-2733.


Grief Recovery Program, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 23, Banner Gateway Medical Center, Grand Canyon Conference Room 1, 1900 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert. New participants may join through July 29 to receive education and support designed to assist them in recovery from loss. The program’s step-by- step process helps adults address underlying issues of incompleteness and guides them in finding long-term relief from the pain and loneliness that might be limiting their lives. Groups are open to the public, and registration is not necessary. The materials fee is $15. Info: www.bannerhospice.com, keyword: support groups.


End of Summer Bash, 1 to 4 p.m. July 23, Folley Pool, 600 E. Fairview, Chandler. Say farewell to the pool and hello to school. Sing, race and enter contests. Fee: 75 cents for children ages 2 to 17, $2 ages 18 to 54; $1 ages 55 and older, free for ages 1 and younger. Info: 480-732-1063.


Chandler Sunset Library children’s


programs, 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler: Baby Signs Playgroup, 10:15 a.m. July 23 – Parents and their children, ages newborn to 4 years meet, mingle, sign and enjoy stories and music; Build ‘n’ Play, 10:15 a.m. July 29 – The library supplies the DUPLO blocks and children ages 3 to 5 supply the imagination to engineer creations. All are free. Info: 480-782-2844, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


Arizona Classic Jazz Society’s official jam jazz party, 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., July 25, San Marcos Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler. All SanTan Sun area jazz musicians are invited to participate. Musician sign- up begins at noon. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and will be divided among participating musicians. Food will be available for purchase and dance floors are provided. Info: www.azclassicjazz.org.


Quan’tum Art event, through July 31, M&I Bank, 1990 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. View and buy the works of Jacque L. Keller and John L. Gleason and 20 percent of the sales price for every purchase made goes to ICAN, an organization that provides out-of-school time programs to empower youth to be productive, self-confident and responsible citizens. An online portfolio of the artists’ work is available at www.QuantumArtInc.com. Quan’tum Art info: 480-283-1480, info@QuantumArtInc. com. ICAN info: 480-821-4207, email Christy@ ICANAZ.org.


Children’s activities at Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler: Tumbleweed Tots, 9 to 11 a.m. July 20, 22, 27 and 29 – Children ages 5 and younger with an adult enjoy a safe play space with toys, equipment and activities for $2 to $3 per day; Family Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 21 and 28 – Enjoy themed recreational activities and entertainment, $2 to $4. 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. Info: 480-782-2900, registration: 480-782-2641, www.chandleraz. gov/tumbleweed.


Watch muralist Debra Jones work, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 through 23; Vision Gallery, 80 S. San Marcos Pl. in Chandler. This area artist creates a mural using members of the community as subjects. The series of 8-foot by 4-foot panels will be interconnected to become a panoramic mural onsite. Jones works in a variety of mediums from pastels and watercolors to oils and acrylics. Info: 480-917-6859.


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Perry Branch Library programs, 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert: Pre-K Storytime, 10:30 a.m. July 20 and 27 – Ages 3 to 5 with a parent have fun with flannel board rhymes, dancing, songs, shakers, bubbles, parachute play and age-appropriate books; Wiggle Worms, 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. July 21 and 28 – Tots, ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent, have fun with flannel board rhymes, songs, shakers, bubbles, parachute play and age- appropriate books; Perry Common Threads Knit & Crochet Club, 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 22 – All ages and abilities welcome; Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. July 23 and 30 – Introduce baby, ages newborn to 20 months, to books, songs and fingerplays; Perry Film Series, 1 p.m. Mon., July 26 – A monthly viewing of indie, foreign or documentary film with popcorn served. All programs are free. Info: 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


Kids Play and Paint, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 and 27, Creative Hands Studio, 1120 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 115, Gilbert. Children ages 1 to 12 paint a project to take home for $10 per day. Preregistration required. Info: 480-503-6200, 480-503-6225.


Family Yoga, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. July 21 and 28, Joyful Yoga Studio, 3900 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. Those ages 5 and older can take this class for $10 per family with half of each fee collected going directly to Singleton Moms, an organization that helps single moms with cancer by providing them with emotional support, healthy meals, house cleaning and financial assistance toward utility bills so they can focus on their cancer treatment and recovery. Info: 480-726-6399, www.joyfulyogastudio.com.


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