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Chandler author discusses latest book


Janette Rallison


Chandler author Janette Rallison will appear at 7 p.m. Tue., April 12 at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe to discuss her newest book, “My Unfair Godmother.” The book, for ages 10 and older, is a sequel to Rallison’s previous book, “My Fair Godmother.” Rallison has earned several distinctions for her books, including the IRA Young Adults’


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Choices List for 2007, 2008 and 2009, and “My Fair Godmother” was a nominee for the Grand Canyon Reader Award 2011.


Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6248 S. McClintock Dr. in Tempe. For more information, visit www.JanetteRallison.com.


Ocotillo North moms hold open house


Stay-at-home or part-time working moms are invited to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Tue., March 29 to fi nd out more about The Ocotillo North MOMS Club, a nonprofi t support group for mothers and their children. It will be held in the playground area of Snedigar Sportsplex’s East Sports Field. The Ocotillo North MOMS Club is a local chapter servicing communities north of Ocotillo Road, south of Queen Creek Road, east of Dobson Road and west of McQueen Road. The club provides support through activities such as playdates, park outings, craft days, recipe club, moms night out and other child friendly events. They also sponsor community service activities to assist families and children in need.


For additional information about the open house or to join, email at ocotillonorth@yahoo.com or visit www.momsclubchandlerocotillonorth.com.


Neighbors CRMC offers babysitting course, art therapy


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Chandler Regional Medical Center offers Safe Sitter courses for youths ages 11 to 13 years from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays April 2 and 9, June 11 and 18, July 23 and 30, and Sept. 17 and 24.


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During the two-day course, participants receive hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques and helpful tips to make them confi dent caregivers. Topics covered include what to do if an infant chokes or needs CPR, what to say when calling 911, how to screen and refuse jobs in a business manner, how to prevent injuries, how to deal with child behavior problems and fi rst aid issues. To complete the 12-hour program, students must pass a practical and written test showing they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle emergencies.


The cost is $60. All supplies and lunch are included for both days of the course, and registration is required.


Classes are held in the Morrison Building of Chandler Regional Medical Center. Art therapy for cancer patients, caregivers


A free Expressive Art Therapy program for all cancer patients, their families and caregivers is sponsored by Chandler Regional Medical Center at its Cancer Center in the Morrison Building.


The Expressive Art Therapy program provides a variety of therapeutic classes including art, movement and music therapy, and a workshop for journaling to the self. Classes focus on the benefi ts of the creative process to help provide emotional release, relaxation and peace.


The classes are offered throughout the year in six-week sessions of 90-minute weekly classes. Space is limited, and priority is given to those whose diagnosis occurred within the last fi ve years.


Funding for the program is made possible through the Catholic Healthcare West Foundation–East Valley.


Chandler Regional Medical Center is located at 1875 W. Frye Rd. in Chandler. To register for either the babysitting courses or art therapy, call ResourceLink toll-free at 877-728-5414 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


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