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Gardening Workshops
The Homeowners Tree Care Workshop will take place this Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at the city of Peoria Development & Community Services Building. All participants will receive a free desert-adapted tree to take home. Register at or call 623.-773-7137. For more information on Sustainable University and the upcoming schedule, visit

Peoria City Hall
8401 W. Monroe Street
Grand Avenue & 83rd Avenue

Clean Machine
A team of construction workers from McCarthy Building Companies teamed up with the City of Chandler, For Our City, Chandler Fire, the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) and a few other social service agencies to transform an old fire hazmat trailer into a mobile shower unit plus laundromat complete with 3 shower stalls and a brand new washer and dryer.

Chandler's Fire, Health & Medical Department donated a surplus hazmat trailer to For Our City Chandler to be repurposed into a mobile shower unit with washer and dryer for use by the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP). When McCarthy Building Companies learned of the need and stepped up to tackle the conversion project, outfitting the trailer with three shower stalls and a laundry facility. The value of the project is approximately $40,000 and the trailer will be revealed at an I-HELP location in Chandler on Oct. 16.

Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP) site,
Trinity Christian Fellowship
50 S. McQueen Road

Chandler High School Barbershop Extravaganza
This benefit concert "Barbershop Extravaganza" will be held Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 in the Chandler Center for the Arts.

Tickets are on sale at the Chandler High School Bookstore during the day, or through any CHS choir student.  $15 preferred seating, $10 Adults General Admission, and $5 Student General Admission.  Any remaining tickets will be on sale in the lobby at 6:00 Tuesday evening.  The auditorium opens at 6:15 and show starts at 7:00.  We hope to sell out the 1500 seat auditorium.

Thanks go to the Scottsdale Chorus, four-time international chorus champions of Sweet Adelines International; and the Spirit of Phoenix men's chorus representing the Barbershop Harmony Society.

These two amazing choruses are volunteering their time and talents by making guest appearances on the show for no cost to the students!  They support youth singing barbershop!  This promises to be a Barbershop Extravaganza!

Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave

Vertucchio Farms
It's back, and bigger than ever! Come enjoy Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze, celebrating 16 years of family-friendly fun! Opening Saturday, September 27th, 2014, this may be the best year yet! Come get lost in our 7 acre corn maze, race your friends in our pedal cars, slide down our giant tube slide, or cruise around the farm in our barrel train.

In addition to the ever popular pumpkin patch, mini hay maze, rubber duck races, and farm animals, this year we have many new additions including a grain train, and even mule rides! And have you ever wondered what it'd be like to jump on a massive pillow filled with air? Bring your family and see how high you can bounce on one of our most popular attractions, our extreme air pillow!

4011 S. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212


· Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm

· Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm

· Sunday 10am-6pm


· $9 per person. 2 yrs of age and under FREE.

· Free Parking

· $1 off with non-perishable food donation for valley food bank

2014 "Busy as a Bee" 7-Acre Corn Maze Design

Bad/Good Candy
It's Halloween. You don't want to be the house that's known for giving out carrot sticks, but you'd also like to hand out sweet treats that's aren't so bad on kids' teeth. That's where Chandler Dentist J. Philipp's suggestions can help.

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program:
Parents can also have kids choose their favorite pieces and donate the rest. On Monday, November 3, Dr. Philipp will continue his Halloween tradition of paying $2 per pound (up to 5 pounds) for candy. The candy will be shipped to American troops as part of Operation Gratitude. Sending candy to troops provides a 'taste of home' and lets them know that children appreciate their service. Parents can bring their children to Dr.Philipp's office from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to donate

3230 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 4

to learn more.

The Standard Opens Streatside Patio
The Standard, an American kitchen & bar featuring chef inspired, cutting edge food and hand crafted classic cocktails using locally sourced ingredients, has opened its outdoor Streatside Patio. The Standard is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Streatside Patio Lounge has plush couches, eight 50 inch TV's, outdoor seating for 20 around the island bar, plus regular seating and the simple touch of home. The Streatside Patio Lounge features 16 draft beers, 4 tap wines and specialty cocktails. It's the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat, watch a game, enjoy cocktails or for gather for a small business meeting.

The Standard Streatside Patio
10050 N. Scottsdale, Rd

Touch a Truck
The Junior League of Phoenix is hosting a "Touch-A-Truck" event on Saturday, October 18, 2014, in the Paradise Valley Mall Sears parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will allow children to experience life-size work vehicles used in construction, as well as vehicles utilized by the military, police and firefighters. Food trucks, mascots and other vendors will be on site to provide a fun, entertaining experience.

The educational fundraiser supports the JLP's goal of positively impacting the lives of children and their families.

Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the event or at Tickets are $5 a person or a family pack of five tickets for $20. Children age two and under are free.