EVENT DATE : October 20, 8:00AM
Tumbleweed Park

Life-size board games, giant slides, foam pits, musical entertainment and other activities await kids of all ages at Tumbleweed Park on Chandler Mayor’s Day of Play. Families can visit interactive safety information booths with experts in car seat checks, and USA BMX will be on-hand for bike safety. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : October 20, 9:00AM
Cesar Chavez Park

Dogs and their owners walk to raise money for local homeless dogs and cats. Pets win prizes and participate tons of activities. The festival is hosted by Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for over 30 years. Check out the organization’s goal to be no-kill nationwide by 2025. StrutYourMutt.org



EVENT DATE : October 20, 4:00PM
LifeQuest—Ray and McQueen

Join the LifeQuest team and friends for truck-or-treat, pumpkin bowling, witch broom racing, face painting, games, activities and contests. Check out local vendors and listen to live music with 88.7–The Pulse. LifeQuestArizona.com



EVENT DATE : October 25, 11:00AM
DoubleTree by Hilton

Coach Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State University women’s basketball coach, will be the keynote speaker this Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona luncheon, which is emceed by Lin Sue Cooney. Coach Turner Thorne is the winningest coach in ASU women’s basketball history and No. 2 in the Pac-12 in most career wins (422). She also earned a pair of gold medals with USA Basketball. DesertCancerAZ.org.



EVENT DATE : October 26, 5:30PM
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

Families can enjoy trick-or-treating, ghoulish games, a haunted house, arts and crafts and a costume contest at this event. Don’t miss the beloved City all dressed up for Halloween. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : October 27, 1:00PM
Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

Have you ever seen a floating pumpkin patch? Watch your kids pick the perfect pumpkin right out of the pool at Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center. The Pumpkin Dunk is a fall experience that you’ll never forget. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : October 30, 1:00PM
Chandler Innovations

Digital marketing expert, Jasmine Holmes, shares the secret recipe for creating a successful social media strategy for 2018. The workshop helps businesses and individuals develop a 7-step plan of action to effectively implement social media marketing. ChandlerChamber.com



EVENT DATE : Through Jan. 20, 2019
i.d.e.a. Museum

This exhibit highlights artwork, activities and popular cultural media that helps visitors imagine they are on a spaceship blasting off from Earth and traveling through the planets that comprise the solar system through hands-on activities and art. IdeaMuseum.org



EVENT DATE : 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
Chamberlain-Young Orthodontics

Donate your Halloween candy to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Candy will be accepted for $1/lb. (limited to 5 lbs.) at Chamberlain-Young Orthodontics locations: Ocotillo Office, Nov. 1 (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), Nov. 2 (8 a.m.-noon), Nov. 5 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), Nov. 7 (1 a.m.-5 p.m.); Village Health Club, Nov. 1 (5-7 p.m.); Ray office, Nov. 6 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). SmileStraight.com



EVENT DATE : November 3, 7:00AM
Tempe Town Lake

Rescue advocates and their dogs walk to raise money for over 4,000 homeless animals that reach  Arizona Animal Welfare League’s shelter each year. This year’s theme is “Peace Love Adopt March!”—inspiring hippie vibes to celebrate the ’60s. Expect a pet goods marketplace, agility courses, low-cost microchipping, food trucks, a Santa photo-op, and your pet’s favorite brands. WalkToSaveAnimals.org



EVENT DATE : November 3, 3:00PM
QuartHaus

Cornhole enthusiasts will play a cornhole tournament for a chance to win $500. The event also includes a silent auction for prizes such as sports memorabilia. The Ginger Monkey food truck will be on hand for hungry participants. ChandlerChamber.com



EVENT DATE : November 7, 5:30PM
Tumbleweed Recreation Center

Carve out some time to celebrate the season of togetherness with your family. Join the community for Family Night and an evening of Thanksgiving-inspired arts and crafts. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : November 8, 6:00PM
ASU Chandler Innovation Center

Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner, Tina Sleeper, will teach students how to reduce water consumption. Sleeper will share an earth-friendly yard design that utilizes rain water from roofs, driveways, patios and sidewalks. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : November 9, 12:30PM
Bear Creek Golf Complex

For over a decade, the tournament has gathered men and women for an eventful and charitable day of golf in the community. Hole-in-one day will include a raffle, on-course contests, and a 19th hole dinner party. Proceeds improve educational and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : 10, 11
WestWorld of Scottsdale

Polo matches; sneak peeks of the 2019 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction; a fashion show; a dog fashion show; performances by The Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Opera and Phoenix Boys Choir; sideline manicures; a pop-up sports bar; and more. ThePoloParty.com



EVENT DATE : November 10, 9:00AM
Tumbleweed Ranch

This signature culinary event provides attendees with the rare experience of the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of authentic 1880s chuck wagons. Teams from across the West compete using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. Wearing clothes from the time, each team cooks 50 five-course meals over a wood fire. Live musical entertainment, too. PardnersofTumbleweedRanch.org



EVENT DATE : November 10, 6:00PM
Rawhide Western Town and Event Center

The Chandler Compadres host an event to raise money for disadvantaged children in Chandler and the East Valley. Enjoy live music, including a surprise Las Vegas headliner and national recording artist; dinner; a costume contest; drinks by San Tan Brewing; and live and silent auctions and a raffle that include items such as a Corvette and a pool. ChandlerCompadres.org



EVENT DATE : November 12, 12:00PM
Assistance League of East Valley thrift shop

This festive holiday preview event offers unique holiday decorations, clothing and housewares at the Assistance League of East Valley thrift shop from noon to 6 p.m. Normally closed on Mondays, the shop will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for the event, which helps the organization provide new clothing for almost 10,000 school children each year. AssistanceLeagueEastValley.org



EVENT DATE : November 12, 12:00PM
Ocotillo Golf Resort

The OWLs community service group will hold a baby diaper/baby wipes drive for Fans Across America, a charitable organization providing daily living necessities for homeless students/families in transition and victims of domestic violence. The OWLs is a ladies’ social group that makes a difference in the community through volunteering and charitable giving. To attend or for membership info, call Joanne McGinn, 480.656.5400. OwlsGroup.org



EVENT DATE : November 15, 6:00PM
Veterans Oasis Park

Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers for this month’s free concert under the stars. Gather for some crowd pleasin’ tunes by the Kings for the People. This month’s artists will be performing an extensive repertoire of pop and rock. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : November 17, 9:00AM
Tumbleweed Park

Whether your pooch prefers to “ruff it” on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a pet spa, the variety of pet-related vendors and activities are sure to have your dog (and you) begging to come out and play. Activities include pet adoptions, pet psychic readings, pet caricatures and more. ChandlerAZ.gov/woofstock



EVENT DATE : November 17, 5:30PM
Rustler’s Rooste

This Western hoedown will provide fun, food and music at Rustler's Rooste, sponsored by Assistance League of East Valley. Dance to the music of The Bayou Bandits, enjoy a dinner of chicken and ribs, and have fun with a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. The fundraising event will help the organization provide new clothing for almost 10,000 school children. AssistanceLeagueEastValley.org



EVENT DATE : November 22, 5:30AM
Hamilton Aquatic Center

Don’t miss a chance to burn some calories before plunging into your Thanksgiving meal with some laps at the pool. The pool will be heated and admission is free to those who bring a canned food item to be donated to the Harvest Compassion Center in Chandler. ChandlerAZ.gov



EVENT DATE : November 30, 6:00PM
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth holds its signature fundraising gala, with a theme of “Under the Big Top.” Enjoy a cocktail reception with open bar, formal dinner, roaming circus acts, live auction, entertainment and more. The goal of the event is to raise essential funding to ensure that ICAN’s programs remain free to the community. ICANAz.org/dreambig 



EVENT DATE : December 1, 4:30PM
Downtown Chandler

Ring in the holidays with the City of Chandler! Behold the iconic Tumbleweed Tree, visit with Santa, and enjoy musical performances with the return of this festive event. The evening lasts from 4:30-9 p.m. Enjoy festive crafts, energizing rides, a glowing pageantry of lights, plus the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree at 8 p.m. For the entertainment schedule, visit ChandlerAZ.gov/tumbleweedtree.



EVENT DATE : December 1, 4:30PM
Downtown Chandler

Ring in the holidays with the City of Chandler. Behold the iconic Tumbleweed Tree, visit with Santa, and enjoy musical performances with the return of this festive event. The evening of merriment lasts from 4:30-9 p.m. Enjoy crafts, rides, a glowing pageantry of lights, plus the lighting of the Tumbleweed Tree at 8 p.m. For the entertainment schedule, visit ChandlerAZ.gov/tumbleweedtree.