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Ultimate Wing Wars, 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 3, The Hungry Monk, 1760 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Teams of wing eaters can compete to eat hot and mild wings. For every wing purchased, the restaurant will donate a percentage of the proceeds to ICAN, a community-based youth program that builds self- confidence and healthy decision-making skills. Info: 480-963-8000, www.hungrymonkaz.com.


Young America Aerospace Challenge, 8 to 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 3 and 10, Chandler Air Service Hanger at Chandler Municipal Airport, 2380 S. Stinson Way, Chandler. Students can vie for the title of Paper Plane Pilot Champion 2011. Contestants with a valid student ID will fold and fly their paper plane by using the paper provided by event executives on the days of the semi-final contests. The semi-finalists will be given a “Boarding Pass” which will be their “Passport” to the final “Fly Off” competition, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17. This year’s winner will receive a personalized bomber jacket, a U.S. Savings Bond and other prizes including an “aerospace addition” to their school’s library recognizing the student’s achievement. The paper plane winner or winners and their families will be invited to join the evening events from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17, and the student will be seated at the head table with others receiving recognition at this year’s AIR awards. Info: 480-899-1900, email rosanne@mtnrep.com.


25th birthday celebration and CRC (Charles Richard Campbell) Foundation fundraising event, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 5, Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 905 N. 54th St., Chandler. Hosted by Arizona Cardinals defensive end and Chandler resident Calais Campbell. More than 200 guests will attend the event, which features food, entertainment, celebrity athlete servers and a silent and live auction of Cardinals memorabilia and other high-end items. Proceeds benefit the CRC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower and teach life skills to youth to create future leaders. Limited number of tickets available for $150 per person. Info: www.crcfoundation.info, email crcfoundation@gmail.com.


Chillie Willie Groove performance, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 6, Inspirations Christian Book & Tea Shoppe, 1095 W. Queen Creek Rd., Suite 8, Chandler. Chillie Willie Groove will be available to sign copies of his album, “Only the Beginning.” Info: Alex Russell, 888-361-9473 or arussell@tatepublishing.com.


Things to do


Free Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. select Fridays, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: Chandler Symphony Pops Concert, Sept. 9 – Bid farewell to the summer with a light serving of symphonic favorites performed by a wide range of volunteer musicians led by the esteemed conductor, Jack Herriman (www.chandlersymphony.org); Sugar Thieves, Sept. 30 – hear sultry blues and a powerhouse delta sound from this highly acclaimed group (www.thesugarthieves.com). Seating for these concerts is on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert Info: 480-895-8766, www.chandlersymphony.org.


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SWEET SINGERS: The Sugar Thieves give a free concert featuring sultry blues sweetened with a delta sound on Fri., Sept. 9 at Chandler Center for the Arts.


Perry Branch Library adult programs, 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert: Genealogy Club, 1 p.m. Sept. 7 – Monthly program helps participants trace their family roots; Common Threads Knit & Crochet Club, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 22 – Enjoy fun, food and friendship while creating and sharing needlework projects, all ages and abilities welcome; Adult Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m. Sept. 26 – Each month features a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. This month’s book title is “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson; Film Series, 1 p.m. Sept. 27 – Monthly viewing of an Indie, foreign or documentary film. Includes popcorn. Info: 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


The Uncommon Cure for Diabetes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 7 and Oct. 5, hosted by SanTan Natural Medicine in Chandler. Naturopathic physician Dr. Matt Mitchell, N.M.D. and Practice Development Coordinator Denise Mitchell of SanTan Natural Medicine discuss pharmaceutical medications used to manage diabetes and their effects on the body, how people become diabetic and how to reverse diabetes through diet, testing and treatment. There is no fee, and workshop locations will be identified at registration. Registration: 480-636-1068, denise@santannaturalmedicine.com. Info: www.santannaturalmedicine.com.


City of Chandler Landscaping and Irrigation Workshops, Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave., second floor, Chandler: Chandler Smart Landscaping, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 and 17 – Through this two- part class, learn the basics of landscaping and design to create attractive, comfortable, functional and sustainable yards; Water-Wise Edible Gardening, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Sept. 20 – A Master Gardener will help class participants succeed in gardening in a desert environment, preparing beds, choosing plants and caring for home-grown produce; Landscaping for Color, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 4 – Learn what plants thrive in the SanTan Sun area and maintain extended blooming seasons; 6 to 8:45 p.m. weekly, Oct. 13 to Nov. 3 – Water Smart workshop is four-part series that features a Drip Irrigation class, Sprinkler Design & Maintenance, Yard Watering, and Irrigation System Maintenance; Pruning and Maintaining Your Landscape, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Nov. 8. Info: 480-782-3580, www.chandleraz.gov/water.


Book fair and rummage sale fundraisers, Hamilton High School, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 – Book fair fundraiser; 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and Dec. 3 – Rummage sales. Music Boosters is organizing these events to help raise money to help Hamilton High Marching Huskies Band travel to Dublin, Ireland in the fall of 2012. Donations of books, clothing, toys, furniture, TVs, books, jewelry and tools are still needed. Info: 480-917-3066, www.hhsmusic.com/home.


Ed Robson Branch Library adult programs, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes: Basic Computers, 11 a.m. Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 – Three session class will cover basic hardware knowledge, understanding the Windows operating system, file management, and basic word processing


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capabilities; Basic Internet, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 – The three-session class will cover email, using the Internet browser and moving around on the internet and websites; MS Word, 11 a.m. Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 16 – Three session class will cover getting around Word 2007, formatting your document, and using the mail merge function to create labels using Excel; MS Excel 2007, 2 p.m. Sept 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 16 – Three-session class will cover basic features of the Excel environment, formatting data in cells, creating basic formulas, and using the mail merge function to create labels using Word; Wednesday afternoon book discussion, 2 p.m., Sept. 28 – Discuss “The Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian. All activities are free. Info: 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


Chandler Chamber of Commerce Golf


Challenge, 7:30 a.m. Tue., Sept. 13, Ocotillo Golf Resort, 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler. The Challenge includes an early breakfast and a celebration and awards luncheon for the golfers. The day also includes individual “goodie” bags for golfers. Cost for a golf foursome is $600 and individuals are $150. Sponsor packages are available and begin at $1,000 to $1,500. Each sponsor package includes golf participation. Info: 480-963-4571, Karen@chandlerchamber.com.


Gilbert Art Walk Reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17, 225 Gallery, 225 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert. A reception for artists will help pave the way to the first Gilbert Art Walk, held 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 23 and every following fourth Friday under the water tower in the town’s Water Tower Park, 45 W. Page Ave. in Gilbert. The event is free. Twenty- seven artists are registered to take part. Info: info@gilbertarewalk.com, www.GilbertArtWalk.com.


Queen Creek Library adult programs, 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek: Finding Your Voice Writing Workshop & Author Visit, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 – Author Gini Koch will teach the half-day workshop on developing your voice as a writer, learning about genre, writing from the hindbrain and making your words uniquely yours. Registration and completion of pre-class exercises needed for attendance. Contact Holly Paxson at hollypaxson@mcldaz.org for more details; Computer Help Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 – This session is open to anyone who has questions about using computers, the Internet or software. Info: 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


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