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Neighbors As You Wish offers pottery classes for toddlers, teens and adults page 56

Armand and Angelina to visit Unity of Sun Lakes page 65

Where to Eat page 72

Author Kacey Shea offers ‘Uncovering Love’ series BY MEGAN MARPLES

Chandler resident Kacey Shea always dreamed of writing contemporary romance novels. Since her series “Uncovering Love” debuted, she has been able to realize that. When Shea was a child she fell in love with reading books, but as an adult she set aside her childhood passions for what she said was a more practical career. After a few years, she picked up an indie romance novel that rekindled her love of books and inspired her to write one of her own. In the series “Uncovering Love”—which features the book “Uncovering Love,” “Uncovering Desire” and “Uncovering Hope”—Shea displays her intelligent and witty prose through a dynamic plot centered around life and love. The storyline was inspired by her routine of investigating dates for people close to her such as her sister. Kacey Shea will make an appearance at Talebu Coffee on “After 10 minutes of Thursday, April 7, in support of her book series “Uncovering Internet searching I can Love.” Submitted photo deduce whether or not the love interest is someone my fierce set of characters that emerge sister should date,” Shea said. “What throughout the story. Not only is there started as a joke stemming from my romance, but there are also people nosey habit became the idea for my fighting difficult battles. Shea succeeds debut novel, and my imagination in tackling challenging issues in a expanded from there.” poised manner. What sets her series apart is the “It’s my goal as a writer to leave my see SHEA page 44

American Way Marketplace Café serves up nostalgia BY JUDI KING

When Merchant Square Antique Marketplace owner Mike Moore sought to open a restaurant in the mall, he wanted to be sure it seamlessly fit in. “My goal is to give customers a vintage dining experience,” says Moore about American Way Marketplace Café. “You can’t fake vintage.” Moore said that all the furnishings were acquired from shuttered buildings, most of them in the last century. The counters are made from timber from an English church. He procured the booths from a

1950s western bar in Buckeye, and the chairs from an old schoolhouse in California. He found the smoker nearby at the iconic Bill Johnson’s Big Apple in Mesa. Moore discovered the 1950s soda chest in Utah and put it back to work holding more than 150 varieties of hard-to-find drinks. All of the display shelves, signs and décor—even the walls and windows which were repurposed to fit into the café—are historic. “Vintage craftsmanship is built to last for generations,” Moore said. see NOSTALGIA page 45

Mingle and sip through liquor fest’s new Ocotillo location BY TIM J. RANDALL

With aerial bartenders, craft liquors to sample and demonstrations, the 3-year-old Chandler Craft Spirits Festival is moving to Ocotillo to enhance the experience. “In previous years, we were in downtown Chandler and now we have moved the event to downtown Ocotillo and will feature an indoor/outdoor venue with a VIP area overlooking the lake,” said Tiffany Shultz, event producer. The event, set for 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30, celebrates enthusiasts’ enjoyment of craft liquors, including bourbon, vodka and tequila while providing a fine mix of wine, beer and assorted cocktails. Activities range from demonstrations and seminars to aerial bartenders. “We have also invited top bartenders in the state to participate in a variety of demos,” said Shultz. There will be numerous entertainment opportunities and a designated VIP

area offering guests access to perks. Patrons will also be treated to a delicious assortment of food options. “Attendees can expect a variety of food from small plates to full menus. We have food trucks and local restaurants,” she said. “In addition, we have partnered with San Marcos hotel to offer a full experience. The San Marcos food will be featured in our VIP area.” Of course the craft liquors are at the forefront of the festival and this year’s edition offers an even greater roster of alcohol artisans. “We are so excited that we have many new local distilleries that will be involved in the event this year including: Caskworks, Hamilton, Arizona Distilling and O.H.S.O. but we have also invited boutique distilleries from across the region,” Shultz said. “We will have a judging panel of industry people come out from 3:30 to 4 p.m. to select a winner in several categories.” see MINGLE page 44

Go green with April specials at Ocotillo Village Spa Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, and in appreciation of the Earth’s environment, the Ocotillo Village Spa will be offering an Earth Day Package during the month. The Ocotillo Spa, a full-service spa and salon, allows members and nonembers to experience a world-class spa, offering personalized treatments. Plus, with any spa

service booked, guests are able to use the Ocotillo Village Health Club for the day. The Earth Day Package includes an Organic Eight Greens Phyto Treatment with choice of dermaplane or microdermabrasion plus the DoTerra Energizing Citrus Massage (60 minutes) see SPECIALS page 44



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readers smiling throughout the story, even after shedding a few tears when I address tough topics such as PTSD, depression and domestic violence,” Shea said. “While none of these are laughing matters, I write strong characters who overcome challenges, find strength within themselves, and a little love along the way.” The first novel is set in the Valley, where the sun and recreational activities take center stage. Evie, who was laid off from her job, partners with Jon, a veteran with an eight-year military career, and enters into the private investigation business. Although they were best friends in high school, tensions run high when Evie begins falling for a man they’re investigating. In the second book, Jon and Evie’s best friend Kate, are forced into being roommates, despite their love-hate relationship. The final novel, which was released on March 22, follows single mom Carly as she navigates working as a pediatric nurse while raising two sons alone. All three books are standalone and can be read out of order. Australian cover model Shane Williams is enthusiastic about the series and supportive of Kacey’s success. Originally a lawn mower, he quickly entered into the world of modeling through social media. He is a personal trainer and Uber driver. His favorite pastime other than modeling is reading philosophy novels. His passion for books made him the perfect person to model for her stories. “She is an incredible writer and even more so a wonder woman, mother

Jon Lane, owner of O.H.S.O. Eatery + Brewery + Distillery, said he is excited about participating. “We are just getting started in Arizona, most (distilleries) are under 5 years old and making high quality products already,” he said. “Arizona has already done well in national competitions and soon you will see us grow dramatically in state and national. We are just beginning.” Attendance for the event is expected to be robust with about 3,000 visitors attending, according to Shultz. Patrons will be contributing to a great cause as they imbibe—Southwest Human Development, a nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development serving 135,000 children and their families. “We’re excited to be teaming up with the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival to help create greater awareness of the importance of early childhood development and raise funding for

“Uncovering Love” was Kacey Shea’s first book. Submitted photo

and wife,” Williams said. “I know her emphasis and philosophy on her work and she doesn’t and won’t stop producing incredible novels.” Shea and Williams are scheduled to be in the Valley on Thursday, April 7, for “A Night of Romance” at Talebu Coffee, 2095 N. Alma School Rd., Suite 2, Chandler. Along with other local authors, they will socialize with readers while enjoying wine and coffee. The intimate meet-and-greet experience includes entries for raffle prizes along with the opportunity for authors to sign books and take pictures. For more information, call (480) 899-9633 or visit

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these critical programs and services in our community,” said Jake Adams, chief development officer for Southwest Human Development. “This year’s festival is going to feature so many great tastings, demonstrations, food, music and more, and we can’t think of a more fun way for the community to come together to support Arizona kids and their families.” Shultz sees exciting future for the festival. “We see the event growing and supporting more and more local distilleries as they open up,” she said. “We love to support local distilleries, breweries and our local wineries.” Chandler Craft Spirits Festival is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in downtown Ocotillo, 2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler. Tickets are $10 to $60. For more information, visit Guests can also add microneedling for $75 (regularly $150) for even more dramatic results with no additional downtime. The DoTerra Energizing Citrus Massage combines lemon and wild orange essential oils into the massage of the guests choice. Lemon promotes healing and orange is calming and uplifting. On its own, the massage is normally $294 and will be offered for $210 in April. The Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa is located at 4200 S. Alma School Rd. To book an appointment at the spa, call (480) 656-0045. For more information about the Ocotillo Village Spa, including a complete listing services, visit




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Chef Jared Allen bakes old-world artisan bread. STSN photo by Judi King

American Way Marketplace Café has a nostalgic ambience. STSN photo by Judi King

The flatbread pizza is made using Allen’s sourdough bread recipe. Submitted photo

Chef Jared Horton and owner, Mike Moore, stand in front of the giant smoker. STSN photo by Judi King

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his expertise to the café where he now serves as head chef. Both men contribute to the innovate selections at the Marketplace Café. Though the smoker is fundamental for the incredibly moist and tasty smoked meats like the double-smoked turkey and the 30-day wet-aged tri-tip beef, it is also used to create some unique entrees that really freshen the menu. To create his version of a smoked egg salad sandwich ($6), Morton boils the eggs, deshells them and places them in the smoker for three hours to allow the smoke to completely permeate the eggs. That extra smokiness makes it taste like egg salad—and bacon. It’s a scrumptious surprise. A vegetarian, Allen created a recipe for a smoked meat substitute by using a 20-pound jackfruit—the large tree fruit native to Southeast Asia. The jackfruit is smoked for three hours, then prepared just

like pulled pork. The taste and texture is remarkably similar. The smoked jackfruit is served on a brioche bun and topped with tangy slaw and house barbecue sauce ($7.50). There are eight sandwiches on the menu ranging in price from $6 to $9. Although the smoked meat sandwiches are the favorites, there are other inventive selections such as the Cuban club made with smoked pork or chicken, deli ham, turkey, bacon, Havarti, horseradish cheese and dill pickle, served with Cajun aioli on a ciabatta roll ($9). The salad selections range from $7 to $9 and include my favorite, the BLT, which is made with bacon, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese tossed in a buttermilk dressing, served with sourdough bread ($8). Aside from the sandwiches and salads, there are four distinctively delicious flatbread pizzas to choose from that Allen makes, using his sourdough bread recipe for

the crust ($7 to $8). Being a cheese lover, I decided to try American Way’s house soup, cheddar ale ($3.50 to $6), which is a mix of cream cheese, sautéed green and red peppers, buttermilk, roux, ale, house-made croutons and cheddar. I loved it. There were so many layers of flavor in this tasty soup. Although I had no room for dessert, I was lured by the description of Allen’s chocolate croissant ($3.50), when he said that it has 48 laminations—with butter on each layer—and the process is spread out over three days. I could not resist. It was decadent. There are so many things to like about this place. It is a must-try new restaurant that is sure to become a Valley favorite.

The food is traditional, as wellhandcrafted and freshly made. All of the breads, pastries, smoked meats, salad dressings, soup, chili and sauces are made daily from the finest ingredients. Moore credits his two chefs, Jared Allen and Jared Horton, for the exceptional food that is served at the café. A Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Allen was a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made program. He has been making oldworld artisan breads and pastries out of his Mesa home for years. He moved his company, Proof Bread, into the Marketplace Café, where he now serves as general manager, baker and chef. All of the breads, pizza dough and delectable pastries are made daily by Allen. Horton, also a culinary school graduate, was a sous chef at numerous restaurants in Seattle where he created menu items, and also hired and trained new chefs. He brings

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Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities (CTSC) is challenging patrons to paint the Blarney Castle. Burst of Butterflies at 141 W. Boston St., will host this creative event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Light hors d’oeuvres, plus wine, water, soft drinks or hot tea will be served. Cost for the event is $30 for CTSC members and $35 for nonmembers; payment may be made at, or mail payment to CTSC at P.O. Box 1474, Chandler, AZ, 85244-1474. This event will benefit the sister cities’ Student Ambassador Program. The guest instructor is Bonnie Lou Coleman, an award-winning artist. She is a private art and music instructor in the East Valley and is a member of the Chandler Art Commission. She is the founder and former executive director of the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, now in its 11th year. She also worked as director of classical guitar studies at Glendale Community College from 1987 to 2000 and ASU-West from 1987 to 1991. Coleman earned a master’s degree in music performance (classical guitar) from ASU, and a bachelor’s degree in music performance and arts education from The University of Texas at Dallas. Burst of Butterflies is a family-owned business located in historic downtown Chandler. It works closely with the City Redevelopment and Planning departments to provide a service to the area that fits in nicely with the art and

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Officials at the Ed Robson Library, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, are inviting the public to the following programs in April: • “The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Aerial Survey of Southwest Prehistoric Sites,” 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Pilot Charles Lindbergh is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. But Lindberg and his wife, Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology. During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites. The presentation features many of their historic photographs and describes this important—but little known— early partnership between aviation and archaeology. Presenter Erik Berg is an award-winning historian and writer with a special interest in the

early 20th century southwest and the impact of science and technology. • “Soldier’s Best Friend: Service Dogs for Veterans,” 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Phoenix-based nonprofit, Soldier’s Best Friend, has become instrumental in providing service dogs to veterans of all ages suffering from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury. Those accepted into the program are paired with rescue dogs at no cost to the veteran, and full training is provided. Join us to learn more about this inspirational program, and meet a veteran and his service dog who will demonstrate one of the successful partnerships created by Soldier’s Best Friend. Free tickets will be available on the day of the event. Tickets are limited to two per person. Seating is limited. The library is located at 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes. For more information, call (602) 652-3000 or go to www.mcldaz. org.

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Get a ‘Taste of the Islands’ at Chandler Art Walk Hawaiian shirts and flip flops are encouraged at the Chandler Art Walk: Taste of the Islands night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 15. More than 50 local artists will be in downtown Chandler, in Dr. AJ Chandler Park and lining San Marcos Street. Artistic mediums range from paintings, photography, pottery, woodworking, jewelry and more. Many of the artists feature items that are $50 or less. In addition to viewing locally crafted art, guests are encouraged to visit participating restaurants and bars in downtown Chandler that will have special, island-inspired food and drinks for the night. Guests can travel from merchant to merchant to taste each of their tropical offerings. These include offerings like piña colada paletas,

Hawaiian luau entrees and umbrella drinks galore. Prices and offerings vary. A full listing of participating merchants and their specials are available at http:// In addition to the island-inspired flavorings and palm tree-lined streets, guests will also feel transported to the beach with the live music. Entertainment for the night is steel drum band, Sean Mireau and the Volcano Island Band. This family-friendly event is free to the public and hosted by Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. The address is Dr. AJ Chandler Park (west), 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. For more information, visit www. or email karli@

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Chandler is seeking “We thought this resourceful, inventive would be a unique way and style-savvy to get people thinking fashion designers differently about waste,” to enter the City’s said Traci Conaway, second annual Chandler’s recycling Trashion Fashion specialist. “We’re Show. encouraging entrants to The runway show let their imaginations at Chandler Fashion go, be wildly inventive, Center on May 21 and have fun with their will feature wearable designs.” fashion created from At least 75 percent materials that might of a garment must be otherwise end up in made from recyclable the trash. or reused materials. Chandler residents Participants must be or students who residents of Chandler. attend a Chandler Twenty-five entries will school have until be accepted in three age April 29 to register. categories; ages 10 to 13, Registration forms 14 to 17 and 18 and older. and more information Chandler’s Solid are available at www. Waste Services Division is organizing the event. recycle. Persons interested in Trashion Fashion participants must A combination assisting, mentoring be Chandler residents. Submitted of trash and fashion, or inspiring young photo the Trashion Fashion designers should Show will provide contact traci.conaway@ participants with an opportunity to use or call (480) 782-3525. their design skills to create and exhibit In addition, prize donations are being a garment created from discarded accepted from local businesses. materials. Designers can choose to wear their garment in the show, or select a model.

Dignity Health Family 5K Join us for our 2nd Annual Dignity Health’s Family 5K on Sunday, May 1st at Freestone Park, Gilbert, AZ. The event has a distance for everyone, including a 5K Run/Walk, Family 1 Mile, and 100 Yard Kids’ Dash, so bring friends! Your family will be supporting families in the Birthing Centers at both Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center. Whether families are having their first or third baby, we want them to experience this exciting and special time in very comfortable and high-quality surroundings!

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Bike with mayor at Chandler Family Bike Ride

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Join Mayor Jay Tibshraeny for a bike ride along the scenic Paseo Trail during the annual Family Bike Ride at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 9. The 7.4-mile ride is held in conjunction with Valley Bike Month and will start at Chandler’s Park & Ride lot, 2100 S. Hamilton St., and travel the Paseo Trail along the Consolidated Canal to Crossbow Park and back. “As a frequent user of the Paseo Trail, I know the benefits of cycling,” Tibshraeny said. “It promotes lifelong wellness and is an activity that can be shared by the entire family as we witness each year with this event.”

The Downtown Chandler Library is hosting the Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Group from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6. Join the group the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and enjoy the latest stress-busting trend for grown-ups. Coloring is a creative, fun way to destress and meet new people. The library will provide coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils, but patrons are free to bring their own. The program is free. The library is located at 22 S. Delaware St. The major cross streets are Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. For more information, call (480) 7822800, email or visit

The event is free and participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last, along with information about bicycle safety, transit services and related topics. Pre-registration can be accomplished online at www.chandleraz. gov/transit until 12 p.m. Thursday, April 7, or the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m. at the Chandler Park & Ride lot on the southwest corner of Germann and Hamilton streets. All riders must wear helmets. For more information, contact Ann Marie Riley at (480) 782-3442 or

Golf tourney set for St. Juan Diego Church The sixth annual St. Juan Diego Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 9, is a charitable event with all proceeds designated for the construction of St Juan Diego Church, set to be located at 3200 S. Cooper Rd., Chandler. The shotgun begins at 1 p.m. at the San Marcos Golf Resort. The fee per golfer, including a golf shirt and dinner, is $125,

if paid by April. 2. The day wraps with a dinner and silent auction at Serrano’s, 141 S. Arizona Ave. The no-host bar and dinner, which costs $3 for nongolfers, will begin at 5 p.m. Registration information can be found at www. or by calling (480) 963-3207.


Decades Dance provides fun for disabled individuals The nonprofit Recreation and Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities (RAD) and the Chandler Therapeutic Recreation Program are hosting the Decades Dance with a live DJ, root beer floats, memento photos and more for disabled individuals 16 and older from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Chandler Community Center, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave.

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City accepting nominations for Celebration Plaza Each year, the City of Chandler inducts one or more honorees into Celebration Plaza, a monument honoring individuals and organizations who’ve made significant and enduring contributions to the community. Nominations for induction come from the public, and the City is accepting nominations through April 30. The nominating criteria and form is online at Forms are also available at all Chandler libraries, community centers, recreation facilities, Chandler Museum and City Hall. There is no fee to submit a nomination. Celebration Plaza is a permanent water feature and monument wall near the center of Tumbleweed Park, located on the southwest corner of McQueen and Germann roads. Since 2007, it has served as a central location to honor service organizations and a select group of residents, living or deceased, for their civic leadership, public outreach, personal service and commitment to the community. Inductees are selected by the Chandler City Council, based on recommendations from the Museum Advisory Board. Any nominee selected for induction after the review process will be honored at an induction ceremony in November. As part of the induction, a brass plaque will be placed in Celebration Plaza. Last year’s honorees included Officer David

Payne and Chandler Kiwanis Club. Celebration Plaza nominee criteria Celebration Plaza nominees should be residents, living or deceased, who have displayed outstanding civic commitment, leadership, public outreach and service to the people of Chandler. Nominations should clearly state why the individual or organization deserves this recognition, and supporting letters or documentation is strongly encouraged. The nominees are evaluated based on the following criteria: •C ommunity leaders whose outstanding personal service has resulted in significant and enduring contributions to the community (support for this recognition should include endorsements from other groups, neighborhoods, or organizations) •A n individual or individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the City of Chandler •A n individual or individuals who have added to the quality of life for Chandler residents through their involvement or financial contribution to short- or long-term city projects or activities •A n individual who has demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity, which have made Chandler a better place to live and work. •C ity of Chandler employees killed in the line of duty.

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Ironwood offers support groups, education and Tai Chi With community-based centers throughout the East Valley of Phoenix, Ironwood offers advanced therapies and a multidisciplinary approach usually associated with large academic centers, but with a personalized touch that patients describe as “being treated like family.” Studies have shown that patients that are supported mind, body and spirit do much better when faced with cancer. Patients report less pain, are better able to cope with diagnosis, treatment and side effects, and have a greater feeling of personal growth when they receive the support they need. Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers offer support, education and Tai Chi classes every month. American Cancer Society: Look Good, Feel Better. For cancer patients Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler Register: Sandra Surgeon at (480) 8552224, American Cancer Society: Look Good, Feel Better. For cancer patients Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert Register: Sandra Surgeon at (480) 8552224, American Cancer Society: Look Good, Feel Better. For cancer patients Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 9

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Caregiver Support Group Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. third Saturday 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. third Monday of each month 685 S Dobson Dr., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Metastatic Cancer Support Group Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of each month 685 S Dobson Rd., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Prostate Cancer Support Group (USTOO) Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers


Chair Yoga Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Wednesday 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Chair Yoga Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. first and third Tuesdays 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays April 5 and April 19 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler Register: Sandra Surgeon at (480) 8552224, Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays April 12 and April 26 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert Register: Sandra Surgeon (480) 855-2224,

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Choose Right, Live Well Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. second Wednesday of each month 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Cooking Demonstration Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of each month 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale Register: Tricia Young at (480) 855-2259, Spirituality Group Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. third Wednesday of each month 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013, Laughter Wellness Class Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday April 6 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale Register: Kelly Huey, MSW, LCSW at (480) 340-4013,

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Chandler National Little League opening day The Chandler National Little League opened its season at the baseball fields at Snedigar Sports Complex with festivities, food trucks and even a flyover, courtesy of the Arizona Antique Aircraft Association. Players took the field with smiles and hopes of base hits, home runs and a winning season. STSN photos by Kimberly Carrillo

Members of the Arizona Antique Aircraft Association conduct a flyover.

Logan Nelson has his “game face� on with face paint.

AJ Esquivel and Dakota Wells smile in anticipation of their first game of the season.

Olivia Linn gets her face painted.

The Angels walk onto the field.

Sparky throws the first pitch.

Sparky waits for the teams to take the field.

The ROTC stands tall.

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The Marlins enter a festive atmosphere.

Doug Brewster introduces the All Stars.

The fields at the Snedigar Sports Complex were decorated with balloons to help celebrate opening day.

Jyn Mei Schnulo and Katelyn Dilworth are ready for their opening day game.