June 2016 Around Town 4

Massage Therapy

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) announced a new evening cohort for students pursuing a certificate in licensed massage therapy. The Therapeutic Massage Program provides students with a professional and affordable education. CGCC’s program is significantly less expensive than that of private massage schools.

“It is our goal to make this field as accessible and affordable as possible for our students,” says Program Coordinator Trine Bourke.

Students have two options from which to choose: earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or a Certificate of Completion. The AAS transfers to a Bachelor of Applied Science at Arizona State University for those students wanting to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The program, which focuses on enhancing healing, prepares students with the skills to enter their field in various settings, like hospitals, spas, and physical therapy clinics.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  For those interested in the Therapeutic Massage Program at CGCC, visit CGC.edu/Massage or call 480.732.7000.

Father’s Day at Chompie’s

Celebrate your dad by taking him to Chompie’s this Father’s Day. The restaurant honors dad with two favorites: beer and cake. On Sunday, June 19, fathers celebrate their big day with 99 cent pints of domestic beer on tap and a free slice of Chompie’s signature Black and White 7-Layer Cake with the purchase of an entrée.

Chompie’s is known for their classic Reuben, Monte Cristo, and Mile High Pastrami sandwiches. The New York-style delicatessen has been serving the Valley of the Sun since 1979. The restaurant offers all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.

Chompie’s has five locations with its Chandler eatery located at 3481 West Frye Road in the Chandler Village Center. To view the menu, visit Chompies.com or call 480.398.3008.

Out Race Cancer 5K

Join others from around the Valley in the fight against myeloma. Myeloma is a complex and often misdiagnosed cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. New cases of the disease affect more than 20,000 people per year.

Arizona Myeloma Network, founded in June 2004 by Barbara B. Kavanagh, promotes awareness and advocates for the improved quality of life for multiple myeloma patients. Members of the non-profit organization include health care professionals, volunteers, and those concerned about the cancer.

On June 4, Arizona Myeloma Network hosts its Out Race Cancer Charity Fundraiser. The timed 5K and family 1-mile run/walk takes place at the Bondurant Racing School with proceeds benefiting the Arizona Myeloma Network’s free education and advocacy programs.

The race kicks off at 6 a.m. and is followed by an awards ceremony. All participants receive a custom medal, T-shirt, and brunch. Awards are given out to the top three finishers in each age group

“We are especially grateful to our sponsors for helping us put on this event,” says Kavanagh. “The more money we raise, the more live face-to-face educational outreach we can do to increase the quality of life for people impacted by any type of cancer in our communities.”

To register and learn more about the race, visit AZMNOutRaceCancer.com or call 623.426.6246.

Camp Discovery 2016

Pieceful Solutions presents Camp Discovery 2016, a place for children on the autism spectrum The camp provides structure and routine for campers during their schools’ summer breaks. From June 6 to July 1, half-day camps– one for 5 to 11-year-olds and the other for 12 to 17-year-olds –are available for students to attend.

“The number of children with autism continues to rise, and Arizona is at the top of the list,” says Robin Rollando, CEO of Pieceful Solutions. “Parents deserve to know about the many different school solutions available to them.”

Founded in 2008, Pieceful Solutions schools offers children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays a wide-ranging program. The small student-to-teacher ratio allows more personalized attention to every student. Using innovative teaching techniques, Pieceful Solutions helps students to develop social, academic, and life skills. Activities like karate, yoga, and cooking are all a part of the school’s curriculum.

The camp for children ages 5 to 11 run from 8 a.m. to noon. Camp for children ages 12 to 17 takes place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per day of camp and campers may select as many or as few days as they would like. Pieceful Solutions is located at 550 West Warner Road in Chandler. To learn more about the camp, visit PiecefulSolutions.com or call 480.809.5552.

United Air Ambulance

United Air Ambulance has opened a new 5,839-square foot facility in Chandler. The medevac service supplier provides emergency medical transport domestically and internationally, and also works with injured American travelers abroad. On April 5, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The locally owned and operated company will be adding multiple positions to enhance its transport capabilities. United Air Ambulance’s Cheyenne Lord states,

“We’re thrilled that this new facility will allow us to serve more patients and families in a timely and efficient manner, but we’re also excited to be among the companies supplying Valley residents with new and rewarding jobs.”

The company focuses its attention primarily on the patient ensuring that insurance companies adhere to laws and maintain fair practices.

“Our priority has, and always will be, our patients,” says Lord.

The new facility is located at 2301 East Yeager Drive in Chandler. To learn more about United Air Ambulance, its new facility, and career opportunities, visit UnitedAirAmbulance.com.

Theatre-Style Indoor Cycling Concept Hits Chandler

It’s the fast-paced, pulse-pounding indoor cycling concept taking the workout world by storm, and it’s setting up shop in Chandler this month to open its second of six Arizona locations.

Known for its innovative blend of high-intensity cycling and a lively, concert-like atmosphere, CycleBar Premium Indoor Cycling is slated to open in early June at 2855 West Ray Road in Chandler. The new luxury boutique fitness franchise gives guests an unforgettable workout experience with an array of bells and whistles, from first-class concierge service to fresh fruit, infused water and aromatherapy distributed throughout CycleBar’s expansive, 3,100-square foot space.

“Whether you’re looking to start the day out with a bang or sweat it out after a long day, CycleBar offers the ultimate guest experience,” said CycleBar Chandler’s Franchisee Owner Rod Reyes. “Music to get you going, professionals to keep you pushing harder and a spa-like atmosphere when it’s all over – trust me when I say there’s nothing quite like a CycleBar workout.”

In honor of its Chandler grand opening, CycleBar will hold a 10-day CycleBlast celebration, where guests can try out one of 50 heart-pounding CycleBar workouts for free. For more, visit RaintreeRanch.CycleBar.com.

Grant Brings Wonder to Casteel High

With a grant from the City of Chandler Diversity Office, Casteel High School has bought 47 copies of “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. The story centers around August Pullman, a fifth grader with a facial deformity. “Auggie” enters a new school and encounters challenges being the new kid with an unfamiliar look. The book gives its readers a better understanding of what it is like to be looked at as “different” and through its story, teaches empathy, kindness, and understanding.

Casteel High School is located at 24901 South Power Road. To encourage reading, Casteel High held a daily raffle and gave away a KIND bar each day for a month to a chosen student who read “Wonder.” Students also signed their name to a bulletin board in the library that says, “Choose Kind.” Efforts to acquire this grant were inspired by the new self-contained special education classroom at Casteel High School.

The City of Chandler Diversity Office develops diversity programs working to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. These programs include $10,000 worth of mini-grants for youth education. To learn more about “Wonder” and its author, visit RJPalacio.com. To learn more about the City of Chandler Diversity Office, visit ChandlerAZ.gov/Diversity.

Crisp Greens now serving quick and delicious salads in Downtown Chandler

Crisp Greens, a healthy fast-casual restaurant conceived and run by friends Darron Moffatt and Brandon Fisher, is providing Chandler residents with great tasting and healthy food, exactly how they want it, in a relaxing and fun environment. Offering fresh salads, wraps and other tasty selections (like smoothies and juices) with a “fresh is best mentality,” Crisp Greens opened on April 14.

Crisp Greens is located at 250 S. Arizona Ave, Suite 4, in Chandler, next to The Perch Pub and Brewery. For more information or to see the menu, visit their website at EatCrispGreens.com.

Animal Medical Center of Chandler Hosting Pet Food Drive

Animal Medical Center of Chandler is challenging Chandler Lifestyle readers to make a difference in the lives of pet owners by hosting a pet food drive to benefit the Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry during the month of June. This organization is very deserving of donations because they are committed to helping people and their pets stay together during challenging times including those experiencing disasters, domestic violence, job loss or economic strife, health problems or disabilities. The organization also assists veterans and seniors. Please bring your donations to the Animal Medical Center of Chandler located at 270 W. Chandler Heights Rd. Suite 3 in Chandler or call 480.339.0406 for more information.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Now Open!

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, now with a location in Chandler, provides professional spa experiences at affordable prices seven days a week. Services include massage, facial, waxing and hair removal treatments performed by licensed professionals who will help you look and feel your best! Visit the new location at 2925 South Alma School Road, Suite 6 in Chandler. Learn more at Handandstonechandler.com or call 480.630.3262.