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52 September 3 - 16, 2011

Free month of boot camp with donation

In an effort to help StreetLight Phoenix, an organization whose mission is to eliminate child sex slavery, Impact Boot Camp in Chandler is giving a free month of boot camp in September to anyone who makes a donation to StreetLight Phoenix through the gym.

“Although child sex slavery is typically considered a foreign issue, it affects thousands of children in the United States,” says Impact Boot Camp spokesperson Steve Fischkin. “My hope is that we can provide vital support to StreetLight Phoenix in September while helping people of all backgrounds to lead healthier lives.” The suggested donation is $187, which Fischkin says is the cost of a monthly membership, but all donations will be accepted, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards the organization.

Impact Boot Camp’s classes are held at America’s Best Karate, 2040 S. Alma School Rd. in Chandler. For more information, call 480-420-4348.

Recipe contest deadline looms

Sept. 15 is the last day SanTan Sun area residents can enter a favorite family recipe and a story about what makes the dish special to Home Instead Senior Care’s Craving Companionship Recipe Contest.

The contest is part of the Craving Companionship program, launched to help seniors stay connected socially and eat more nutritiously. The program offers family caregivers tips and practical advice to encourage companionship and easy, healthy meals.

Selected recipes and stories will be posted online, as well as in a “Homemade Memories Cookbook” to be available for purchase later this year. Proceeds will benefi t the nonprofi t Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. With an offi ce serving the SanTan Sun area, Home Instead Senior Care is a provider of nonmedical, in-home care services for seniors, enabling seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. For more details on the contest including guidelines and prizes, visit For more information about Home Instead, access

Neighbors SL resident passionate about tai chi

Sun Lakes resident and business owner Kim Kubsch says she notices how those 55 and older need to stay active in order to prevent balance issues. As part of her own fi tness routine, Kubsch, who serves on the Arizona Fall Prevention Coalition Steering Committee, does an hour of tai chi at least three times per week, and says she loves teaching others how to do the gentle and fl owing movements. She currently teaches tai chi at Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living at New Adventures in Learning in Sun Lakes.

For more information on Kubsch’s tai chi classes, call 480-392-3436, email or visit

Little Flippers looking for little swimmers

Girls who enjoy swimming and dancing are invited to take part in synchronized swimming classes when Little Flippers Synchro School starts Sat. Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 29.

Hosted by the Arizona Desert Dolphins, the eight-week class teaches fl ips and tricks from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Folley Pool in Chandler and Skyline Pool in Mesa a cost of $35. A variety of other classes for all ages are also available. Visit or contact Coach Becky Thompson at for details.

Sculpture of Twin Towers at Fulton

A 9-foot tall sculpture of the Twin Towers, rendered in paper cubes, will be unveiled at Fulton Elementary School Thu., Sept. 8.

It’s the culmination of an artist-in-residency program with Mei Kuei Chan Cruise, funded by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Fulton’s Parent Teacher Organization. Studying Chinese arts, crafts and culture, the students have created more than 850 individual pieces of work representing a variety of Chinese art forms, including paper folding, opera masks, calligraphy, fans and silk cord knotting. They learned the Chinese yo-yo during their regular PE classes while listening to Chinese songs during their music classes.

Every student helped construct the Twin Towers as a memoriam to 9/11, and the Sept. 8 event in the Multi-Purpose Room at Fulton Elementary School includes a 6 p.m. pre-show workshop led by fourth-grade students, and a performance at 7 featuring fourth-grade students with cameos by third-, fi fth- and sixth-graders. The event will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room at Fulton Elementary School. For details, visit

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