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Dinner with ‘Charley’s Aunt’ Comedic high jinks ensue as two English college boys try

to win the hearts of “the dearest girls in all the world” in Brandon Thomas’ “Charley’s Aunt” at 7 p.m. Thu., March 1 and 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 2. The community theatre produc- tion features Chandler residents performing at Tri-City Baptist Church Ministries at 2211 W. Germann Rd., on the southwest corner at Dobson Road. A special dinner and play combo starting at 6:30 p.m.

before the Friday performance is available for up to $30. The buffet dinner includes chicken fettuccini, salad, roll, beverage and dessert. Four-person VIP tables are also available includ- ing front-row seating, candlelight, elegant flatware and a waiter. Seating is limited for this exclusive $40 option. “Charley’s Aunt” broke all historic records for a play of

any kind with its first 1892 run. In the following years, it has been continually revived on Broadway and in community theatres, musicals, and movies. The $8 play tickets and more details about the events are available at 480-245-7900, Chandler theatre hosts

Jewish Film Fest Jewish heritage and traditions are showcased in films shown

at three Valley locations during the 16th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, which runs through Sun., Feb. 26. Host theatres include Harkins Crossroads 12 at 2980 E.

Germann Rd. in Chandler; Harkins Camelview 5, 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale; and Harkins Arrowhead 18, 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Locate film

line-up and show times at For information, call Bob Segelbaum at 602-908-8007.

Local artists nominated for Gov. Arts Awards Artists from Chandler and Gilbert make up several of

the more than 80 nominations for the 31st Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented to indi- viduals and businesses that have made contributions to arts and culture statewide, Tue., March 27 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix. Aimee Stewart of Chandler and Nancy Wolter from

Gilbert are nominated in the “Individual” category, while Louise Stidham Photography in Gilbert is selected in the “Artist” category. The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona

Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor.

Honorees will be selected by an independent panel of judges. The seventh annual Shelley Award also will be pre-

sented to an Arizona individual who has advanced the arts through strategic and innovative work in creating or supporting public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona. The award is named for Shelley Cohn, who spent more than 25 years as executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Ticket prices are $135 for members of Arizona

Citizens for the Arts and $150 for nonmembers. Sponsorships are available. Info:

AZ Arts Chandler students ages 13 to 18 are challenged to

express through art and literature how communication, technology and individual initiative can lead to dra- matic social change by entering the third annual Young Artists & Authors Showcase. The contest is sponsored by the City of Chandler’s

Sister City affiliate, Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities (CTSC), representing the “twinning” between Chandler and Tullamore, Ireland. The Showcase theme for 2012 is “Youth as the Catalyst for Change,” and the deadline for entries is March 30. Young Artist entries must be no larger than 24 by 30 or

inches, including matting. Watercolor, oils, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, photography, two-dimensional mixed media as well as computer-generated art are all acceptable media. Entries must be submitted with a $5 entry fee. Young authors, essayists and poets are encouraged to cre- atively express the theme with essays of 500 words or less

February 18 – March 2, 2012 65 Sister Cities contest targets youths

and poetry of 25 lines or less. All entries must be typed in English and submitted with a hard copy and a digital copy. Judges will evaluate on theme interpretation, composition and grammar. Entries must be submitted with a $5 entry fee. A reception will be held in mid-April to celebrate

Chandler’s young writers and artists. One piece of art- work and one essay from the Chandler entries will be submitted to Sister Cities International where 10 final- ists are chosen. From the 10 winning works, one author and one artist are chosen to be overall winners. For further information and to submit entries, contact

Barb Olivieri at or 480-347-8293. Entry guidelines and forms are available at by selecting “Events.” For information on CTSC membership, activities and

information on Tullamore, Ireland, visit www.chand-

“Desert Fare” Now on Sale!

INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK with Irish and Southwest recipes

Make popular Irish dishes from recipes straight from the Emerald Isle along with Southwestern dishes from Chandler by ordering a “Desert Fare” cookbook created by students in Tullamore, Ireland and Chandler.

Great gifts for foodies … birthdays … Irish friends and more!

Discounts for multiple purchases Order online today! A cooperative fundraising effort by students at Seton Catholic

Prep High School in Chandler and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Tullamore, along with the Chandler Tullamore Sister Cities (CTSC) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

info: email or call 480-600-8509

Only $20

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