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Around Chandler: Week of March 31, 2024 | Citynews


Chandler HOA Academy returning next month for three sessions

People who live in an HOA community and want to learn more about how an homeowners associations operate are invited to the City of Chandler’s HOA Academy during April.  

Taught by members of the Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C., the academy educates residents and HOA board members about the various tools, resources and recent legislation that impacts their neighborhood. 

The sessions are 4-5:30 p.m. April 10; April 17 and April 24. The first two sessions will be held at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 S. Chicago St.  The final session will be held virtually and consist of a question-and-answer session featuring a variety of hot topics. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their questions to be addressed by experts in the legal field.

Residents may register online for the free series at chandleraz.gov/HOAacademy. For questions about the spring HOA Academy, call the Neighborhood Programs Office at 480-782-4363 or email neighborhood.programs@chandleraz.gov.

 

Volunteers needed for Chandler smoke detector initiative

On Saturday, April 6, Chandler firefighters will join with volunteers from the community to walk door to door through Chandler neighborhoods near Arizona Avenue and Ray Road to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them, as well as provide educational information on fire safety to residents. 

The program is a collaborative effort between the Chandler Fire Department, the Arizona Burn Foundation, American Red Cross and several other East Valley fire departments. Select neighborhoods in Chandler, Tempe and Mesa have been notified that they will be visited by teams of three people who will offer to install free smoke alarms.

Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No experience is necessary, and all training, tools and materials will be provided that day. Both installers and record keepers are needed.

Register at azburn.org/advocacy-and-education/community-smoke-alarm. Select the Chandler event on April 6 and sign up. Once you have registered, the event details will be sent to you, including the location to meet that morning and what you can expect.

Chandler has host of Jazz Appreciation Month activities

Chandler has lined up a number of activities for young and old alike to mark Jazz Appreciation Month in April.

The full schedule is at chandleraz.gov/jam.

Next weekend, April 4-7, local and national artists will be livening up downtown with sidewalk concerns in front of d’Vine Gourmet, Saba’s Western Wear, Crust Simply Italian and in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West. From April 4-6,  there will also be performances at New Square, between Arizona Avenue and Oregon Street, north of Chicago Street.

On Saturday, April 6, there will be even more music from local and national artists at the Main Stage, located at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.

Jazz on the Move is a concert series that will bring live music into Chandler neighborhoods. These Tuesday and Thursday evening performances will take place on the following dates and locations from 5:30-7 p.m. April 11,  Beth & Jazz Con Alma, Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive;  April 16 – Ioannis Goudelis Trio, Sunset Library 4930 W. Ray Road; April 25, Adam Clark Quartet, Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road; and April 30, Mike Ozuna Trio, San Marcos Elementary School, 451 W. Frye Road

 On, April 11, the Chandler Museum will extend their operating hours to 7:30 p.m. so attendees can visit the Museum Store and their themed exhibition, Shutter and Sound: The Jazz Photography of Bob Willoughby, on display April 6-May 26.

People also can attend the free kids concert at 6 p.m. April 16 at Sunset Library for Family Storytime Jazz

From 5-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, the following high school bands will perform during the Young Artist Jazz Showcase concert series at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West, 3 S. Arizona Ave.: April 10, Basha Varsity Jazz Band; April 17, Perry High School Jazz; and April 24, still underdetermined.







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Isabelle Garcia, a 13-year-old seventh grader at Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School, will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Memorial Day weekend after winning the runner-up slot in the Arizona Spelling Bee. A home-schooled Yavapai County girl won first-place.




 Sun Lakes GOP Club to host state rep running for Recorder

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Moving America Forward In 2024” with keynote speaker Rep. Justin Heap of Mesa, a candidate for County Recorder, at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes.\

The meeting will include a candidate forum of three candidates for Maricopa County School Superintendent:  Shelli Boggs, Nickie Kelley, and incumbent Steve Watson.  

Information: slgop.org or Mike Tennant, 262-880-4620.

 

Sun Lakes Democrats put spotlight on candidates in April

The Sun Lakes Democratic Club plans to feature a number of candidates in the 2024 election at its April meeting.

It’s scheduled for 7 p.m., April 8 at the Sun Lakes Country Club.

Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Tyler Kamp will be one speaker. He’ll be joined by two incumbents on the Maricopa County Community College Governing Board who are seeking reelection, Dr. Linda Thor and Jacqueline Smith.

Also, Brandy Reese is scheduled to speak. She’s running for the Arizona House of Representatives in District 13. Another speaker is Katrina Schaffner, who is running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District.

Tempe post slates popular ‘sentimental’ big band dance

One of Tempe American Legion Post 2’s most popular events is returning for a 29th time.

The post’s Sentimental Dreams Dance will be held 5-8 p.m. April 6 at the Legionnaires’ hall, 2125 S. Industrial Park Ave., Tempe.

 This year the 15-piece Swing Memories Big Band will play popular tunes from the 1930s and ‘40s, with proceeds benefiting the American Legion’s Boys State Program and the Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State Program. Those two programs bring high school students together for a week to learn the intricacies of state government by participating in mock legislative sessions.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the post.

 

Kyrene Foundation puts call out for duffers for annual tournament

Kyrene Foundation is inviting all duffers to its 13th annual Kyrene Golf Classic. Corporate sponsorships are available at multiple levels.

 All proceeds help fund a variety of programs to support Kyrene children and their families, support teacher and principal mini grants, student leadership awards, and more.

The event will take place at the Whirlwind Golf Course in Chandler at 7 a.m. May 3 with  registration opening at 5:30 a.m. and breakfast burritos in the morning and lunch will be served following the round. 

A number of raffle prizes and prizes for the top three teams, men’s/women’s long drive contest will be offered, along with a chance to win a car. Register at e.givesmart.com/events/v5y.  





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