EVENT DATE : June 1, 8:30AM - July 28, 3:30PM
Makutu's Island Chandler

Join us at STEM Summer Camp and the coolest indoor playland in town! Entrance into Makutu’s Island is included with camp registration. Kids ages 4-14 will have an opportunity to experience the jungle before, during breaks and lunch, and after camp. Please, don't forget your socks! EngineeringForKids.com/EastValley

EVENT DATE : June 5, 9:00AM - July 14, 3:30PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

The Chandler Center for the Arts is offering three summer camps for ages 7-14. Each offers professional coaching in all aspects of musical theater, including dancing, singing and acting. Camps run June 5-23, June 26-30 and July 10-14. ChandlerCenter.org/Camp

EVENT DATE : June 9, 10:00AM - August 26, 5:00PM

A textile-based art exhibit presented by the Chandler Arts Commission and the Chandler Cultural Foundation and exhibited at both the Chandler Center for the Arts and the Vision Gallery. The exhibit will be juried by Phoenix-based textile artist Ann Morton and will feature artworks by members of SAQA Arizona Chapter. VisionGallery.org

EVENT DATE : June 26, 9:00AM - July 13, 3:00PM

Gymnastics is just the start for the tons planned this summer. Chandler camp is open to kids ages 3 and up. No prior gymnastics experience necessary. Open to non-members, too. Weekly camp includes gymnastics, sports, games, themed activities, arts and crafts, morning snack and camp T-shirt. GoldMedalCamp.com/Chandler

EVENT DATE : July 1, 10:00AM - July 27, 10:00AM

Kids Camp is an affordable way for families to watch great films together during the summer break. Choose your own ticket price — $1, $3, $5 — and buy your tickets online to reserve your seats in advance. One hundred percent of tickets sales will be donated to the Chandler Compadres. No children under the age of 3 will be allowed and families with loud children will be asked to leave. Screenings in July include The Iron Giant, Trolls, Muppets From Space and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. Drafthouse.com/Phoenix

EVENT DATE : July 1, 10:00AM - July 15, 11:00AM

The coffee experts at Press will guide you through a brief history of four distinctly different coffees and how their journey from seed to cup has created the flavors. Cost is $10. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. PressCoffee.com/Tastings

EVENT DATE : July 4, 5:00PM - July 4, 10:30PM
Tumbleweed Park

Celebrate America and our heritage at this traditional fireworks show on Independence Night at Tumbleweed Park presented by the city of Chandler and produced by R-Entertainment. Fireworks show to begin at 9 p.m. Parking: $5 per vehicle, cash only. Scheduled to perform: People Who Can Fly, Blaine Long and a DJ. ChandlerAZ.gov/4thofJuly

EVENT DATE : July 5, 6:00PM - July 5, 7:00PM
Chandler Library – Basha campus

Learn about the self-defense system of Krav Maga. Presentation will include demonstrations of defenses in common situations. Learn how to build a framework for protecting yourself and your family. Presented by Derrek Hofrichter. Space is limited and registration encouraged. ChandlerLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : July 5, 6:30PM - July 5, 8:00PM
Chandler Library – Downtown campus

This series is made possible by a partnership between Chandler Public Library and POV (Point of View), Public Television’s premier documentary series. In “Kingdom of Shadows,” Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Witness the human side of the conflict through the eyes of a U.S. drug enforcement agent, an activist nun in Mexico and a former Texas smuggler. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting. ChandlerLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : July 7, 9:00AM - July 8, 10:00AM
Phoenix Convention Center

With more than 5,000 expected to attend, it is the largest gathering of homeschoolers in Arizona each year. From topics such as getting started in homeschooling to homeschooling high schoolers to transitioning from public to home school to practical how-to workshops, there will be something for everyone. AFHE.org

EVENT DATE : July 7, 9:00AM - August 19, 10:00AM
Hale Centre Theatre

Disney’s timeless darling! Ariel defies her father and leaves to be part of the glorious world above the sea. She finds her prince and exciting new friends, but danger lurks! Swim with Sebastian as he sings and dances on Hale Centre Theatre’s magical centre stage! Tickets are $20-$32. HaleTheatreArizona.com

EVENT DATE : July 8, 5:00PM - July 22, 10:00PM
1611 E. Dobbins Road Phoenix, AZ 85042

The Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s newest summer camp location, the Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain, will host Family Fun Nights on July 8 and July 22. These are a great opportunity for families to experience together the activities held at Girl Scout summer camps. Activities will include swimming, archery, arts and crafts, nature exploration, games, songs and more! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Family Fun Nights are open to the entire family and cost $7 for adults and $12 for children 4 years and older. Children less than…

EVENT DATE : July 8, 6:00PM - July 8, 9:00PM
Chandler Library – Hamilton campus

Winter is coming! So is the new season of Game of Thrones. Get ready with a night filled with trivia, games, costumes and more! Costumes encouraged but not required. This program is for adults 18 and over only. ChandlerLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : July 10, 6:30PM - July 10, 8:30PM
Children’s Dental Village, 7360 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe

What could you do if you had no more debt payments? Take more vacations? Build your retirement account? Save for children's college educations? The possibilities are endless. Pay off your mortgage in as little as a third or half of the time using cutting-edge, 21st century financial solutions. Contact Victoria Wong at 480.495.0644.

EVENT DATE : July 11, 7:00PM - August 29, 8:30PM
250 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Students in the Level 1 class will learn the fundamental tools of improvisation (listening, agreement and teamwork) to build confidence both on and off stage. Classes will focus on honest and truthful reactions to discover the humor in scene work. Students will participate in a fun and creative environment in which all ideas are supported through improvisation's core concept of saying yes to help further the scene. $199 for 8 weeks. Email info@improvmania.net or call 480.699.4598.

EVENT DATE : July 12, 7:30AM - July 12, 9:00AM
Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chandler

Wake-Up Chandler is a great way to start off the morning by networking with other businesses. Bring your business cards and brochures, and be prepared to give a 30-second commercial about your business. Enjoy the food and take advantage of the opportunity to promote your business. Door prizes are welcome!

EVENT DATE : July 14, 3:00PM - July 14, 10:00PM

Be sure to celebrate all things French on Bastille Day (National French Day) at Cuisine & Wine Bistro. Enjoy a special menu, French music and a wine tasting of some fabulous French Wines. (Did you know that this restaurant now boasts the largest wine selection in the Valley?) More information at CuisineandWineBistro.com.  

EVENT DATE : July 17, 9:00AM - July 21, 10:00AM

New World Learning Academy offers fun and learning through science experiments, building small worlds, collaboration, exploration and crafts! Each unique weekly camp includes reading, writing, math skills and motivation in creative thinking and problem-solving skills. This summer, the academy is offering camps for ages 3-9. Half and full day camps are available, with new hands-on projects and experiments every week. Extended care options available for students in the full day program. NWLAcademy.com

EVENT DATE : July 21, 7:30PM - July 21, 10:30PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. On the way up, he shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today. With the release of Fight For My Soul, Lang is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice. ChandlerCenter.org

EVENT DATE : July 22, 11:00AM - July 22, 12:00PM
Chandler Library – Hamilton campus

Have you ever wanted to participate in an Escape Room game? Well, here is a chance for you and your family to play together. Escape the Library by completing the puzzles and finding the clues. Can you and your team make it out in time? This fun and interactive game is suitable for ages 8 and up. ChandlerLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : July 26, 6:00PM - July 26, 8:00PM

A hosted evening of wine tasting from a new region each month, presented by Cellar Manager Jared Silverman of VINUM 55. In July, sample wines from Veneto, Italy. The cost is $35/person or $60/couple. Contact Rodney Kinney for more information at rkinney@dmbclubs.com.