This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
32 June 4 - 17, 2011


AZ Dreamin’ – A Romance Reader Event, Fri. and Sat., June 3 and 4, InnSuites Hotel and Suites,1651 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe. Meet area fiction writers including SanTan Sun News reporter and Mesa author Ann Narcisian Videan, Chandler author Carrie Weaver and Gilbert author Deena Remiel. The event also features dinner panels and table discussions with 24 authors of all genres, an onsite bookstore, raffle baskets and giveaways, free goodie bags and a late-night romance movie fest. Sapphire Blue Publishing will take book pitches. Cover model Jimmy Thomas will pose with attendees in exchange for donations to sponsored charity Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Thomas is also scheduled for a special pre-event live book cover photo shoot at 6 p.m. June 3 that is open to the public. All other events are scheduled for 2 to 11 p.m. June 4. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $39, which includes dinner with the authors. Space is limited. Info: www.arizonadreamin.wordpress.com.


Exercise disco event, Sat., June 4, Extreme Bodyshaping, 4939 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. Get fitness results while having fun. Proceeds from the $10 fee benefit a local animal shelter. Info: 602-885-1512.


Club Eclipse, 6 p.m. Sat., June 4, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Phoenix. Celebrate the grand opening of this teen club for those ages 19 and younger. Dance to the top 40 hits and enjoy an “outrageous” light show. The first 200 teens get a bonus gift. Continues Friday and Saturday nights through July 30. $8 in advance or $10 at the door. 480-705-2931, www.ClubEclipseAtRawhide.com.


Carebear Preschool Summer Camps: Super Sports, June 6 through 10; Animal Planet, June 14 through 17; Splish Splash, June 20 through 24; Carebear Cooks, June 24 through July 1; Party in the USA July 5 through 8; and Christmas in July, July 11 through 15. Various prices for full day or half day; by the week or for all


Things to do


six weeks. Registration: 480-802-0058, www.carebearpreschool.com/summer- camp.


All-American Wrestling Camp, June 6 to 10, Chandler High School, 350 N. Chandler Ave., Chandler. Youth wrestling camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with beginners attending a morning session from 8:30 a.m. to noon and advanced youth wrestlers attending the morning session and an afternoon intensive session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A spokesperson says the camp is one of the biggest wrestling camps in Arizona and a fundraiser for the school’s wrestling program. Info: Vidal Mejia, mejia.vidal@ chandler.k12.az.us or Curtis Owen at owen.curtis@chandler.k12.az.us.


Junior Golf Camps, morning sessions, June 6 through 9, 13 through 16, 20 through 23; July 4 through 7, 11 through 14 and 18 through 21; Bear Creek Golf Complex, 500 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler. PGA Professional staffers teach children ages 6 to 14 basic principles and fundamentals of golf including putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots and the full swing with irons and woods. Safety, golf etiquette, sportsmanship and the rules of golf are emphasized. Hours of class vary depending on age group. Fees: an annual one-time-only registration fee of $45, plus $40 per week, per child; includes PGA Professional instruction, unlimited range balls during each daily one-hour class Monday through Thursday, instruction booklets and materials from US Kids Golf, a T-shirt and a sleeve of golf balls for each child. An optional golf pass for unlimited play on the Cub course during weekly camp session may be purchased for $20 by registered campers only, valid Monday through Sunday. Parents are responsible for providing clubs for their children. Registration: www.BearCreekAZ.com. Info: 480-883-8200.


Aspire Kids Sports Center Summer Camp, 50 S. Hearthstone


Way, Chandler. June 6 through 10, 13 through 17, 20 through 24; June 27 through July 1; July 5 through 8, 11 through 15, 18 through 22, 25 through 29; and Aug. 1 through 5, with before and after camp care available for an extra fee. Fitness activities, gymnastics, special guests, crafts and optional swimming are on the agenda. Snacks are provided, but children must bring their own lunch. Full-day camp is $199 to $159 per week and half-day camp is $129 to $103 per week. Add $20 to $25 per week for optional half-hour after-camp swimming. Preregistration is required: 480-820-3774. Info: www.aspirekidsports.com.


Huddle Up Sports Day Camps, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 6 through 10, 13 through 16 and 20 through 23; Santan, Bogle and Willis junior highs, Chandler. Huddle Up and Arizona Football Academy in partnership with the Chandler Unified School District offer this pro style format with draft and championship game competition at end of camp week. First morning session of each camp is free to the public. $179 per week. Registration: 480-227-1649, www.cusdcommunity.com.


Summer Golf Camp, Mondays and Wednesdays June 6 through 22 and Tuesdays and Wednesdays June 28 through July 14, CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center, 5222 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 110, Gilbert. CrossWoods partners with Athletes In Training to teach ages 5 to 12 the fundamentals of golf. Spend two hours learning basics and sharpening skills under the supervision. Golf instructors lead campers through lessons to help them develop skills to try out on state-of-the-art simulators, the official simulator of the PGA. In the afternoon, campers can tee up for 18 holes with the Stay and Play Package, which includes lunch. Morning Sessions: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for $139; Stay and Play Package: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $297; Advanced Clinic on Wednesday mornings July 6, 13 and 20 is $69. Registration: 480-786-9454. Info: www.athletesintraining.com.


www.SanTanSun.com Athletes In Training Multi-Sport


Camps, 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 6 through 9, 13 through 16 or 20 through 23, Basha Elementary Gymnasium, 3535 S. Basha Rd., Chandler. Sessions focus on ball-handling skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and love for the game. Coaches instruct children in age- appropriate groups on skills as they play soccer, basketball, flag football, indoor baseball, kickball and more. For beginners and intermediate players in kindergarten through sixth grade. The cost is $69 for half-day camps or $139 for full days. Info: 480-786-9454, www.athletesintraining.com.


Chandler Small Business Development Workshop, 7:30 a.m. to noon Thu., June 9, Chandler City Council Chambers, 88 E. Chicago St., downtown Chandler. Get an economic development update for the city from Chandler’s Christine Mackey. Learn about trends in the economy for the state and country from Kathleen Lee, director for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and hear tips on business marketing from Lori Marsh, owner of Brand It Marketing, LLC. Other featured speakers include Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, who opens the session; Jim Pipper, a business development specialist from the U.S. Small Business Administration; Tyler Hurst, a writer with Gangplank on “How to Use Community Events to Build a Business Reputation;” and Joel Strom, a business consultant and author on “How to Make Business Fun Again.” Representatives from the Chandler Chamber and BBVA Compass will also be on hand. A continental breakfast is provided. The program starts at 8 a.m. and concludes at noon. Register by June 3: www.chandleraz.gov/ed.


Perry Branch Library adult


events, 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. in Gilbert: Common Threads Knit & Crochet Club, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays June 9 and 23 – all abilities are welcome;


See Things to do Page 33


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80