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Neighbors Grace Inn

10831 S. 51st St., Phoenix Info:

Happy Hour Book Club 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday of every month

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About Care

2-3:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month Monthly volunteer training, scheduled at volunteer’s convenience A nonprofit serving homebound Chandler/Gilbert residents; provides transportation, shopping and errands, friendly visits, reassurance phone calls, minor home repairs. Info: 480-802-2331, www

American Legion James O. Schroeder Post 55 Sun Lakes Country Club, Navajo Room

Chandler Republican Women’s Club 7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month Boys and Girls Club

300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler All residents are welcome. Info: Becky Groves, 480-802-6619

Chandler Rotary Club Noon every Tuesday

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler Dynamic, service-oriented group meeting for fellowship, lunch and informative programs on topics of global and local importance. Info: Dan Milovich at 480-201-2898,

Chat, Chew & Chocolate, Chandler Chapter

Second Thursday of each month Signature monthly events include prizes, fun, girl time, inspirational conversation, food and lots of chocolate. Costs $20 per person or $35 for two. Info: RJ at 623-505-5300, ext. 8, or chandler@

25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd. Info: Commander Schneider at 480-883-0122

Beta Sigma Phi – Preceptor Phi International women’s organization helping women to connect with each other and help others Info: Susan Baker at 480-802-0215,

BNI Chapter South East Valley Networkers (SEVN) 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays Cantina Laredo

Childfree Friends First Thursday and third Saturday of the month Times and locations vary Fun social club giving couples and singles without children an opportunity to meet one another and participate in a variety of activities. Info:

Curiosity Meet Event

2150 E. Williams Field Rd., Bldg. 16, Suite 123, Gilbert Industry-specific referral/networking group with the motto, “Givers gain.” Cost is $3 for food. Info: viewChapter/8431870

Build Your Own Business – Chandler 8 a.m. Thursdays East Valley networking/ referral organization Info:

Business Networking Group 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays Single-industry, referral- based networking group Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Business Network International – Chandler 7 a.m. every Tuesday Ocotillo Golf Resort

Chandler Care Givers

7-9 p.m. third Tuesday of the month Tumbleweed Recreational Center 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler An evening of enjoyment, relaxation and enlightenment. Get an intro to the Personal Enrichment class. The causes of many emotional and physical problems will be discussed, along with methods to ease stress, anxiety, fears, anger, insomnia, aches and pains. Free; reservations required. Info: 480-649-9714,

District 21 Republicans 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month

1035 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler Info: Shauna Murphy at 480-792-1000

Open to anyone living in Legislative District 21. Chandler Boys and Girls Club 300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: Jerry, 480-963-0750

East Valley Diversity & Minority Business Development Breakfast Group

3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler Networking/referral organization Info: Joann George at 602-769-0680

1 to 3 p.m. first Friday of each month Arts & Crafts Center in the Ocotillo Room, Oakwood Country Club, Sun Lakes

Free networking meeting 7:30-8:30 a.m., third Thursday of the month

Maricopa Workforce Connection, 735 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert Info: Dr. Prayag Narayan Misra, 480-814-1372;

East Valley Entrepreneurial Mothers Assn.

Meetings offers a relaxed atmosphere for those who care for family members and want a place to share their concerns and to gather information, serving the Southern Chandler area including Ocotillo, Sun Lakes, Sunbird, Springfield and Fulton Ranch areas. Guests receive a gift bear just for attending. Info: 480-688-6845 or

Chandler Airport Commission 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the month

The Commission makes recommendations to City Council regarding airport operations, physical growth, economic development and proposed land use.

Chandler Municipal Airport terminal, 2380 S. Stinson Way, Chandler Info: 480-782-3540

Chandler Horizon Rotary 6:50 a.m. every Wednesday Cibola Room, Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort 1 San Marcos Pl., Chandler This dynamic chapter of Rotary International welcomes local business men and women for fellowship and fun with projects to give back to the community. Info: Marty Herder at 602-295-7883 or

Chandler Ojo Rojo Lions Club 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. through May The Egg and I

6:15-9 p.m. first Monday of the month Gives self-employed mothers a forum to enhance professional and personal development by offering support, information, resources and referrals. Radisson Hotel

7475 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: Julie Watson,

HomeSmart, 602-679-7653 or;

East Valley Entrepreneurs Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, biweekly, call for date

Valley professionals from various businesses actively refer business and clients to one another Dobson Restaurant 2155 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa Info: Matthew Coates, 602-332-3321

East Valley Marines 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month

Marine Corps League Detachment 1296; all Marines and FMF Corpsmen welcome. Marines helping Marines through social and charitable projects.

East Valley’s – Be There 6-8:30 p.m. third Thursday of every month

7131 W. Ray Rd., Chandler Info:,

Holistic Moms Network, Metro Phoenix Chapter 6:30 p.m. first Wednesday of every month Tempe YMCA

7070 S. Rural Rd., Tempe

National nonprofit connecting moms and other caregivers passionate about holistic health and green living. Info: Carolyn Wells, 480-205-9203,,

ICAN Kids and Coffee 7:30 a.m. second Thursday of the month, and 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month Community members and leaders, businesses and civic groups are invited to learn more about ICAN, receive a tour and have a cup of coffee. ICAN

Kiwanis Club of Chandler Noon Tuesdays

Women’s book club meeting once monthly for Happy Hour at various East Valley locales to discuss fictional books of substance. Casa Paloma

Monthly kids’ activities, weekly age-appropriate playgroups, special outings and a monthly moms’ night out.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) in the Grove First and third Thursdays of each month


For mothers of infants through kindergarteners to foster

relationships, encourage community involvement and more. Breakfast, guest speaker, discussion time; childcare provided. The Grove Bible Church 20105 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler Info: Joan Fairbanks at

Mothers and More

7-9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month Reconnect with yourself, connect with other mothers and connect with the world. Mothers’ support group addresses mothers’ needs as individuals and members of society and promotes the value of all work mothers do, offering meetings, moms’ nights out, Book Club and more. Tumbleweed Recreation Center 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler Info: 866-467-0562 or Neighbors Who Care

201 S. Washington St., Chandler Info and RSVP: 480-821-4207 or

A global organization of volunteers dedicated primarily to helping the children of the world. Iguana Mack’s

1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: 480-820-9453 or email

LeadzSmart Education Class 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays Attendees uncover marketing strategies proven to generate more business leads and more sales quickly and easily. Free to all. Marie Callender’s

7455 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: 480-456-4700,

LeTip Business Network – Chandler 7:01-8:31 a.m. Thursdays Networking/referral organization Marie Callender’s

7455 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Info: Paul Yontz at 602-290-0779

LeTip Business Network – Gilbert 11:30 a.m. Thursdays Networking/referral organization/lunch Warren’s Jazz Bistro 1451 E. Williams Field Rd., Suite 108, Gilbert Info: 480-241-7256

LeTip Tempe Professionals 11:30 a.m. every Thursday Southern Chandler’s Aaron Merchant, a charter member, invites Chandler-area business owners to join the networking group. That Italian Place 3941 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 107, Ahwatukee

1 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month: New Volunteer Orientation at Lecky Arts & Community Center, Maricopa County Library, Ed Robson Branch Library 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes Caregiver discussion group 1 p.m. Mondays at Risen Savior Lutheran Church Grassroots nonprofit serving homebound elderly in Southern Chandler and Sun Lakes since 1995. Info: 480-895-7133,,

Ocotillo Area Leads Group 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every other Thursday

Lunchtime networking forum for Chandler-area professionals, entrepreneurs or salespeople Grimaldi’s Pizzeria 1035 W. Queen Creek Rd., southwest corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads, Chandler Info: Marsha Sandoval at 480-628-0467 or;

Ocotillo Breakfast Club Toastmasters 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays

A weekly “learn by doing” workshop on public speaking and leadership abilities; new members welcome Chandler Police Department Substation

4040 E. Chandler Heights Rd., northeast corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay

Info: www.ocotillo.freetoasthost. ws/index.html; info@ocotillo.

Ocotillo Chamber of Commerce 7:15 a.m. every Thursday morning for breakfast at Ocotillo Golf Resort, 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler Monthly golf outings at Ocotillo Golf Resort

Lunch is $10. Bring 75 business cards. Info: Loretta Love Huff, 602-454-7787or

M.O.M.S. (Making Our Mothering Significant) 9-11 a.m. one Monday a month For mothers of infants through school-aged children.

Monthly happy hours at different locations in the Ocotillo area A professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the local economy through business development in the Ocotillo area in Chandler. Info: 602-910-3035,,

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 1595 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: April Ellis, 602-449-0926 or

MOMS Club of Chandler San Tan For stay-at-home moms who live between McQueen and Greenfield roads and between Ocotillo Road and Hunt Highway. Weekly get-togethers, outings for moms and kids, moms’ night out and more.

Info: momsclubchandlersantan@

MOMS Club of Chandler/ Ocotillo North

9240 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: 480-883-9393 or

Southwest corner of Queen Creek and Dobson, Chandler Info: John Olson,

Free business professional networking group connecting for career opportunities, new business ventures, consulting and expertise requests, business introductions and relations and new friendships. Individuals in career transitions and business professionals from surrounding cities welcome.

For stay-at-home moms who live between Dobson and McQueen roads and between Queen Creek and Ocotillo roads. Age-appropriate playgroups, fun weekly activities, monthly Recipe Club and moms’ night out, plus community support events throughout the year. Info: Gina at

MOMS Club of Chandler/ Ocotillo South

For stay-at-home moms who live between Price and McQueen roads and between Ocotillo Road and Hunt Highway.

Ocotillo Women’s League (OWL) 11:30 a.m. third Monday of each month

Nonprofit social organization whose members reside in or near Ocotillo Members enjoy camaraderie, work on community service projects and engage in daytime and evening activities.

Bernard’s at Ocotillo Golf Resort 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler Info:

P.A.N.I.C. (Parent Autism Network In Chandler) 6-8 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month

Offers business professionals the opportunity to network, create a sales staff for networking, get referrals to new, prequalified prospects, share ideas with other business owners and participate and grow with like- minded people. Visitors welcome. M & I Bank

1755 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa Info: 480-924-1001 or

Profit Producers Chapter of Business Network International 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

BNI is among the largest business networking organizations in the world, offering members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and business referrals. Iguana Mack’s

Soroptimist International of the San Tans Noon Thursdays

1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Nikki Janulewicz at 480-570-1835 or

Next meeting: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 7. Annual planning meeting to be held at Downtown Chandler Library; prospective members welcome. No summer meetings. Service club for women business owners and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and families.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort 1 N. San Marcos Pl., Chandler Info: or

South East Valley Business and Professional Women’s Organization 6 p.m. fourth Thursday of every month

Networking/leads group and dinner meeting. Cost for guests $18 per person. Iguana Mack’s

371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler Info: Rose Pachura, 480-802-0775

Sun Lakes Democratic Club 7 p.m. second Monday of every month All are welcome; refreshments served. Sun Lakes Country Club No. 1, Navajo Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd. Info: Ruth Kloner, 480-895-1378 or Geri McHugh, 480-802-8439

Sun Lakes Parkinson’s Support Group

Third Thursday of every month, Sept. through June Sun Lakes Country Club, Mirror Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes Info: Grace Roth, 480-895-1734; Ann Kisner, 480-895-0152

Sun Lakes Republican Club 7 p.m. second Tuesday of every month All are welcome; refreshments served. Sun Lakes Country Club No. 1, Navajo Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd. Info: Gordon Lynch, 480-802-9346 or Sandy Doty, 480-883-1097

Top Gun Networking – Leads Group Twice monthly meetings

Welcoming East Valley professionals from various industries who want to grow their businesses. Info: Eddie, 480-963-3313 or


Sun Lakes Garden Club and member of the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs, participating in a variety of garden-related, educational, community service-oriented activities. New members welcome. Info: Elinor Egender, 480-759-3335 or Delia Howard, 480-786-4973

Weight Loss Support Group 7 p.m. Tuesdays or when convenient Offers accountability partners and nutritional support for weight loss. Will coach through a nutritional cleanse program for weight loss. Meetings held in Ocotillo residence; call or email for location Info: Robert Schile, 480-664-4843 or email

Widows Social Group

Support group for Chandler families with loved ones in the autism spectrum, featuring guest speakers, family nights, meet-and- greets and open discussion. Info: Kate at

Phoenix Allergy Network Food allergy support group for families.

Banner Desert Medical Center— Ocotillo Room, Education Center 1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa

Professional Referral Organization (PRO) 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays

7 p.m. second Sunday of the month Open to widows of any age in the Chandler area who want to get out and have fun. Cottonwood Ceramics Room in Sun Lakes

Info: Sally Grazian, 480-895-5400

Women’s Exchange 6:30 p.m. greet/potluck; 7 p.m. meeting; fourth Thursday of the month.


Everyone in the Sun Lakes, Ocotillo area and East Valley welcome. Cost is $10 or $5 if you bring a dish to share at the potluck. Cottonwood Country Club, Clubhouse Room A-8 in Sun Lakes Info: Sherrian Beagle, 480-895-1538,

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