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October 18 - 31, 2014

Annual haunted house for SunBird Matthew’s Crossing Oct. 24 hosts fundraising fair Scary is fun and can help others in need. Casey Likes, 12, is holding his second annual haunted house for Matthew’s Crossing this year from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Entrance to this year’s haunt is either a nonperishable food item or a cash contribution to Matthew’s Crossing. Last year, Likes collected more than 200 food items and approximately $200 in cash for his favorite place to give and make a difference. The scary one-night haunt will be held at 764 W. Carob Way in South Chandler. This is a haunt staged in the backyard of two Fox Crossing yards. Likes is partnering with Aidan McDaniel and Ava McDaniel. Last year, more than 25 costumed actors participated in the haunt, which is expected again this year. This year’s haunt will be moviethemed, with actors portraying some of their favorite scary creatures and people from King Kong to Psycho to the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Likes is a seventh-grade student at Willis Junior High School. He is an actor who has appeared in commercials, films, television and on the stage since he was 3 years old. He has been in a film with Will Farrell, starred in a National Geographic film, “American Blackout” and recently won a National Youth Actors’ Award for his portrayal of Mad Hatter in

HAUNTED HOUSE: Ava McDaniel, Casey Likes and Aidan McDaniel, shown at Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, are hosting a haunted house on Friday, Oct. 24. Submitted photo

Greasepaint’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Likes’ mother, Stephanie, is a former Broadway actress who is the drama teacher at Chandler High School. Likes is being assisted by some of his mom’s high school dramatic arts students from actors to set building.

The SunBird Kare Bear Faire is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at SunBird Golf Resort Ballroom, 6250 S. SunBird Blvd., Chandler. The event raises funds for local organizations including Neighbors Who Care, Toys for Tots, Hospice of the Valley, Matthew’s Crossing, Lions Club, Clothes Cabin and more, as well as SunBird HOA special projects. More than 35 vendors will offer a variety of wares, from arts and crafts, coins, jewelry, new consumer products, special lighting equipment, household items, cosmetics and more. The event will also feature a white elephant table, a 50/50 raffle and a coffee and donut table. A 15-percent discount will be offered for breakfast or lunch for two people at the SunBird Horizon Room that day. To learn more, visit www.


Therapeutic Recreation annual Halloween Dance The annual Halloween Dance will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Chandler Community Center. There is a $5 donation at the door. Come dance in costumes and win prizes.

5K Running Club The second annual 5K Running Club will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 21 through Jan. 6. It is $20 for residents; $27 for nonresidents. Have you ever wanted to be in a 5K? This is the chance to train at various parks and trails around Chandler for the AZ Disabled Sports Walk, Run and Roll in January. This program is for individuals with disabilities and a running partner.

Outdoor Bounce House parties Outdoor Bounce House is offered on Saturdays and Sundays. It is $130 for residents and $176 for nonresidents or $155 for residents and $210 for nonresidents for separate activity. Bounce into fun at Playtopia. This party, for ages 3 to 10, includes the bounce house and Roadrunner Pavilion rental. All of the parties include paper products, decorations, craft supplies and a party host. For more information, contact Deanna D’Arcangelo at (480) 782-299 or Deanna.D’



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