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Community Event, Business, Class/Workshop
"Not Your Ordinary Open House" What Toastmasters Can Do for You!
‘Not Your Ordinary Open House’ is mash-up of a virtual conference and networking event for people who want to improve their communication and leadership skills and advance in their lives and jobs. The Open House is hosted by five Central Phoenix Toastmasters clubs. Toastmasters isn’t just about mastering public speaking skills. It is so much more… it’s a training platform for improving your communication and leadership skills which prepares you to go out and conquer the ‘real world’. Registration is required. Sign up today for this free event. https://not-your-ordinary-open-house-may-4.eventbrite.com Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.
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Talks/Lectures
"Situational Awareness 101 / Stun & Run Physical Defenses”, a workshop presented by TBTN Tucson in partnership with ThinkSafe Seminars and the American Institute of Kenpo
This 90-minute interactive class will highlight how to avoid or respond to dangerous situations, as well as provide a few basic “Stun & Run” physical defenses. Topics include strategies for recognizing and avoiding violence before it happens; trusting your instincts; preparing responses for potential dangers (rather than reacting when it’s too late). We will also address how to physically defend yourself when needed using the natural weapons you already have at all times, and targeting the best parts of the body to disable and discourage an attacker.
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Community Event
'A' Mountain Challenge
The A Mountain Challenge is a two month hiking, walking or running challenge taking place April 1 – May 31, 2021. Participants complete the challenge on their own schedule by May 31, 2021. Registration includes a high quality shirt along with prizes as you reach various climbing milestones. The more you climb, the more prizes you can win! Registration will be open until May 15th, but the deadline to complete the challenge is May 31st. The sooner you register the more time you have to complete the challenge. Once registered, participants will be emailed a link to log their climbs up A Mountain. Prizes will be distributed from various Downtown Merchants throughout the challenge. Stay healthy, stay safe and climb our downtown Mountain!
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Line Dancing
1-Wall Line Dances
Zoom now available This line dance class is for all ages and abilities. There are no turns and all steps are done facing the front wall. As with other line dances, each person dances by themself with the dancers arranged in rows (lines), all facing the same direction. The dances consist of a sequence of moves that are repeated throughout the song. The instructor cues the upcoming moves so memorizing the sequence is not required. No previous dance experience is necessary. The details of each step in a sequence will be taught and practiced before dancing to music. Usually, each dance will be danced first to a slower song and then again to a faster one. The line dances taught will have 3 to 8 steps in the sequence. All dances will be done facing forward only (one wall). However, options will be provided for those who might want the challenge of adding turns. Most of the dances taught are popular country line dances. However, they have been modified to take the turns out. Usually, the country music is replaced by upbeat popular music, both new and old. Singing or humming along is an option. This class is for those who meet any of the following criteria: 1) are new to dance or line dance 2) would like to “keep it simple” while dancing 3) enjoy dancing in a group 4) would like to line dance to a variety of music (not just country). This class is a great way to get some dance exercise while having fun! Taught by Trudy Sherman NOTE: Class size is currently limited to 10 people Be sure to call or register ahead of time to reserve your spot PLEASE honor your RSVP. Studio phone: 480-692-0332 Text reservation to:602-345-0496 $12 per person drop-in $40 for 4-punch card good for 60 days
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Benefit/Fundraiser
13th Annual “Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat”
Has your child outgrown their seat? Is it expired? Has it been in an accident?... Don’t throw it out – RECYCLE IT! NARPRO (Network of Auto Repair Professionals) is collecting old, expired, and damaged car seats which volunteers will take apart for proper recycling. Car seats don’t last forever, and over time their components will break down, especially in the hot Arizona sun. Older car seats or those that have been involved in an accident may not have visible damage, but they should not be used. This annual event helps those with older, expired, or damaged car seats get rid of them in an environmentally friendly way, by keeping them out of vehicles and landfills. Do you have an old or damaged child car seat? NARPRO wants to help recycle it! Anyone can drop off car seats that need to be recycled at one of the participating Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals shops from now until April 16th, 2021. Find a participating NARPRO location at NARPRO.com/find-a-shop On April 17th Peoria Police, NARPRO shop owners and volunteers will be dismantling the old car seats. They will recycle the plastic, metal and fabric components separately. For example, elements of the fabric, padding, and straps can be used in animal shelters. Quilted fabric becomes bedding or chew toys for the animals. Long straps make free leashes. Clean Polystyrene foam (rigid foam) from seats can be recycled into an Earth Friendly Block ™. This yearly recycling project will take place at S & S Tire Shop and Auto Repair in Peoria from 8:00-12:00. NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals): The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit www.NARPRO.com to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.
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Installations, Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles
16th Annual 'Art Of Quilting' Quilt Show
HD SOUTH--Home Of the Gilbert Historical Museum, invites you to the 16th Annual "Art Of Quilting" Show with a special focus on blue and white quilts. Nearly 75 quilts, all made by the HD SOUTH quilting group, will be on display throughout the Museum. The 'Art Of Quilting' show will run from March 9-May31, 2021. HD SOUTH is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9a-4p. Museum admission applies.
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Choral
2021 PHOENIX BOYS CHOIR POPS CONCERT, Voices of Unity
Our final concert of the year, Voices of Unity, will share the Phoenix Boys Choir’s message of hope for solidarity for all of humanity. We will unite with other choral ensembles around the world, our joined voices lifting up all who listen. Our shared vision of peace will provide listeners with an opportunity to reflect and lift up their own hopes and dreams for our world and our future. https://www.boyschoir.org/events
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Canoeing
3rd Annual Putts for Paws Charity Golf Tournament
Our 3rd Annual Putts for Paws Charity Golf Tournamen is our largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds go directly to the 1,200 plus dogs and cats we care for every year. We are a no-kill shelter averaging a 96% live release rate serving over 900 square miles of Central Arizona.
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Rock,Pop
5 Seconds of Summer
Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer rose to fame when their cover of Chris Brown and Justin Bieber's "Next to You" received over 600,000 hits on YouTube. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2014, hit the top of the Billboard albums chart and launched the hit singles, "She Looks So Perfect" and "Amnesia." They released their third album, "Youngblood," in 2018. Its title song became a runaway hit on Spotify.
www.5sos.com
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Children, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, For the Family, Parents/Parenting, Social Event
A Chandler Mid-Week Eats Food Truck PopUP
Join us in the East Valley for the Chandler Mid-Week Eats Food Truck PopUP!! Grab & Go - “To Go” - Curbside Pickup - Dinner & Dessert for the whole family! Get out in the fresh air, say HI to your neighbors & support local businesses as we slowly start to get back to normal all while enjoying some tasty, cooked to order & always flavorful food truck food!! Are you tired of the same old food? Are you overeating drive-thru food or just don't want to cook again? We are too! So take the night off from cooking and let these awesome food trucks do the cooking for you! There's something tasty for everyone in the whole family to enjoy! Grab & Go Mid-Week Eats food truck stop every Weds night @ W. Heatherglen Dr & N. Hartford St, Chandler Az NEVER A FEE TO ATTEND - No tickets or tokens needed, pay for your order at the food trucks directly. FB event link: www.facebook.com/events/edit/314126419663607 **Food food/beverage info please email TimesTwoEvents@gmail.com**
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