The Music and The Message

Part concert, part message of hope, national safety advocate Elizabeth Smart spoke at Mesa Arts Center on Sept. 28. Proceeds went to Childhelp and Operation Underground Railroad, organizations fighting child abuse/trafficking. The event was sponsored by Rosevelt Sings. The finale, O America, was sung by the Chandler Children’s Choir. 

Chandler Lifestyle’s Celebration Reunion With The Men and Women of Chandler

Chandler Lifestyle magazine held a Celebration Reunion with the Men and Women of Chandler at Gila River Hotels & Casinos—Wild Horse Pass. The Men and Women of Chandler from the past three classes joined together for an evening of mingling, music and raffle prizes. The event sponsor and host was Gila River Hotels & Casinos. Photography … Continued

18th Annual Chandler Chamber Golf Tournament

The 18th Annual Chandler Chamber Golf Tournament was held at Ocotillo Golf Club. Golfers enjoyed breakfast, raffles, contests, prizes, lunch, and of course, golf. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarships.

Buena Vista at Chandler’s Grand Opening

On Sept. 5, Chandler elected officials and members of the community gathered at Buena Vista at Chandler, a new 50,000-square-foot drug and alcohol recovery campus, for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting. Buena Vista at Chandler is among the only campuses of its kind with a board-certified Addictionologist on staff, a nutritional partner (Sunfare), primary care services on-site, and … Continued

Desert Car Care of Chandler’s 8th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event 

Desert Car Care of Chandler’s 8th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event was held Aug. 17 at 95 N. Dobson Road. Teachers who brought their school ID received a complimentary oil change, which included full synthetic oil and filter, and 15-point safety evaluation test. For more information about Desert Car Care, visit DesertCarCare.com.  

Food City’s 5th Annual Cake Decorating Competition

On Aug. 23, Food City bakery artists' skills were put to the test at this Food Network-style event, held at the Food City supermarket on Arizona Avenue and Ray Road. The winning cake design will be offered to customers later this year, and will become part of the cake line that Food City bakeries feature. ​

RAD Bowl-a-thon

Chandler Recreation rolled into Chandler AMF Lanes, alongside friends from Recreation and Athletics for Individuals with Disabilities for a morning of fun, food and games. It was the perfect way to strike up some fun (and friendly competition) with friends. Together they raised $5,000 to support free bowling opportunities for nearly 100 disabled bowlers. Photos Courtesy of RAD

Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse Event

Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse is a  traditional Brazilian steakhouse where diners are dazzled with 16 exceptional cuts of meat, including decadent filet mignon and Tomahawk cuts. It recently celebrated its Grand Opening with a preview dinner. Galeto offers a traditional churrasco experience, where prized cuts of meat are presented to each diner with a choice of cut … Continued

Soak-tacular

Chandler Parks & Recreation Camps closed out summer with a Soak-tacular party. From an adrenaline-pumping water maze and life-sized slip n’ slide to splashy sprinklers, it was the perfect way to cool down and wish friends farewell. Photos Courtesy of Sealy Media

7th Annual Operation Back to School Chandler

The City of Chandler partnered with For Our City-Chandler to host a collaborative back-to-school drive for Chandler students in need. During the event, K-12 students received backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as shoes, socks and underwear. Haircuts were available, too. And, in addition to school supplies, there was a community resources fair in the gym for … Continued

Providence High School Ribbon Cutting

Providence High School celebrated its grand opening with a Chandler Chamber ribbon cutting. The school is a tuition-free charter school located at 2200 N. Arizona Ave., Ste 18, Chandler, AZ 85225.

El Dorado High School’s Celebration

El Dorado High School celebrated its new location at 3000 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85224, and its 20th year of education in its beautiful, brand new school!

You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl

The Downtown Chandler You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl was held on June 9, and was a celebration of the tastiest bites in town. There were 400 attendees at the self-guided crawl, which included Las Palmas, Crust, Bourbon Jacks, SanTan Brewery, West Alley BBQ, The Local Chandler, Murphy’s Law and FLIX Brewhouse. 

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

The City of Chandler celebrated America's heritage at this traditional fireworks show on July 4th at Tumbleweed Park. In addition to the fireworks show, there was musical entertainment, interactive activities and giveaways, as food and drink vendors were on-site, as well.

Movie Under the Stars

The Downtown Chandler Community Partnership celebrated the first day of summer with a Movie Under the Stars. This free, family-friendly event was held at Dr. AJ Chandler Park West, and featured a showing of Wreck-It Ralph. FLIX Brewhouse Chandler provided free popcorn, and other treats from Paletas Betty, Dough Licious Desserts, and Crust Restaurant were available for purchase. 

Chandler Chamber’s Women in Leadership Luncheon

On Jun 18, the Chandler Chamber held its Women in Leadership Luncheon at Soho63. The luncheon honored Chandler Lifestyle magazine's 2019 Men of Chandler. Each of the men being honored shared their inspirational stories.

The Henrys Classic

The Henrys Classic cornhole tournament took place on May 10 at Quarthaus in downtown Chandler and was presented by BOK Financial. The event was a fundraiser for ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth and was put together by The Henrys leadership group. There were over 184 attendees and 45 competing cornhole teams. The event raised over $11,000 for … Continued

Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Leadership Luncheon

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce held its Women in Leadership Luncheon in late May at Soho63. At the event, not only were Chandler Lifestyle's 2019 Women of Chandler recognized, but the magazine's publisher, Joyce Selk, was surprised with the 2019 Micro Business of the Year award from the Chamber. 

Water Walk and Water Safety Day

As part of Chandler Aquatics and Fire’s new Water You Going To Do About It? water safety campaign, they recently headed to a west Chandler neighborhood and went door-to-door with their signature ABCs of Water Safety door hangers. City staff spoke with residents about drowning prevention, and provided water safety resources. Photography by Sealy Media

32nd Annual Chandler Chamber Community Awards

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce honored Chandler’s businesses, educators, public servants and community members for their contributions to the community at this event, held at Gila River Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. This year, Chandler Lifestyle was honored to be amongst the winners, receiving the Micro Business of the Year award. Photography by Everardo Keeme Photography, LLC

8th Annual Ultimate Client Appreciation Event

FORM Prosperity Wealth Advisors, Chandler Falls: Office Suites at Price Corridor and several other businesses come together each year to throw a themed celebration for their clients, associates, network, friends and family.

Fit Society’s 4th Annual Crib Crawl

Fit Society exists to Connect, Challenge and Inspire people to be better together, and that's exactly what happened at its 4th Annual Crib Crawl. This adult-only event allowed members and friends to enjoy fellowship, sunshine, biking and fun. It kicked off at Fit Society with a pre-game party, then progressed to a ride to a handful of themed "host houses."  … Continued

Positive Paths’ Night of Heroes Gala

On March 21, Positive Paths honored Michael Pollack, president and founder of Pollack Investments, and Kathy Tilque, CEO of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, as the East Valley Man and Woman of the Year at its annual Night of Heroes Gala held at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa. Positive Paths is a non-profit organization focused on providing … Continued

City of Chandler’s Family Easter Celebration

The Easter Bunny made an egg-citing return to Chandler for the City's annual Family Easter Celebration, held at Snedigar Sportsplex. There were Easter Egg Scrambles, entertainment, information booths, displays and interactive amusements. PHOTOGRAPHY BUZBY PHOTOGRAPGHY

26th Annual Chandler Horizon Rotary Thank You Breakfast 

The 26th Annual Chandler Horizon Rotary Thank You Breakfast was held at San Marcos Golf Course Clubhouse. More than $25,000 was presented to deserving local charities. The event was held outside and attended by community leaders from many organizations, including Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, Vice Mayor Terry Roe, Councilmember Sam Huang, and Chandler Police Cadet Program Officer Kevin Quinn.

Bright Beginnings Elementary and Preschool’s Day of Play

In March, Bright Beginnings Elementary and Preschool hosted a Day of Play. Families toured classrooms, and teachers from preschool through first grade were on-site to share curriculum (which includes art, music and Spanish) and answer questions. There were crafts and activities available, as well as a petting zoo. Bright Beginnings is enrolling students in preschool and Pre-K. For more information or a … Continued

Pop-Up Dinner at Greenhouse Gardens

Greenhouse Gardens held its first farm-to-table pop-up dinner on March 24. Guests enjoyed live music, and Chef Chris Castro and Chef Skylar Passante from The Canal Club at The Scott Resort & Spa created unique dishes. Chef Jasmin Smith of Suss Pastries crafted the  appetizers and desserts. Each course featured at least one fresh ingredient harvested from the … Continued

31st Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

Hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and held at Tumbleweed Park, the Ostrich Festival topped the charts with guest performers Flo Rida, The Commodores, Andy Grammer and more. There was also entertainment, rides, food and drinks—and of course, the beloved ostriches. Photography Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

Chandler Jazz Festival

The Chandler Jazz Festival was held April 5-6 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. The free festival featured live jazz performances from greats such as Bob Fahey, Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Jon Faddis, and more. Guests also enjoyed food, drink, and art showcases. Photography Sealy Media

Children’s Business Fair

At Experimac’s first Children’s Business Fair, kids had the opportunity to create a business idea and sell their products to the public. Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke and Chandler City Council Member Mark Stewart stopped by to support the kids. Experimac owner Priya Kalra says, “This is a great way to teach our kids the value of money and show them how … Continued

Workuity’s Grand Opening

Workuity, known for its coworking spaces and professional environment, hosted its second location’s grand opening on March 28. The newly built location has offices, conference rooms and private cubicle areas, a large event space and a full kitchen. Chandler Chamber of Commerce President Terri Kimble was in attendance, as well as Chandler Mayor Hartke, Vice Mayor Terry Roe and Councilmembers Lopez, … Continued

No More Chilly Nights 2019

One Small Step, Inc. held its annual fundraiser No More Chilly Nights on March 2. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed live music, food and drink, a silent auction, and the chili cook-off competition. One Small Step operates the only clothing bank open to anyone living in poverty. The organization announced its capital campaign and plans for a new building, set to open this fall. ClothesCabin.org 

85th Annual Chandler Service Club Charity Ball

On Sat., Feb. 23, the Chandler Service Club celebrated it 85th Annual Charity Ball by honoring its 2018-2019 Flower Girls. The Flower Girl program is a comprehensive community service and social etiquette program for young women in their senior year of high school. Chandler Service Club is now accepting recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year at ChandlerServiceClub.org. Photography … Continued

Ocotillo Women’s League’s Spring Fashion Show & Basket Raffle

More than 170 members and guests attended the Ocotillo Women's League's fundraising luncheon on Feb. 25 at Ocotillo Golf Club. Models wore fashions from Soft Surroundings, and baskets with goods donated by local retailers were raffled off. More than $3,000 was raised, which will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation for Arizona's Children. For information, visit OwlsGroup.org. Photography Kathy Fiakas

Sweetheart Dance

Love was in the air as Chandler Recreation’s therapeutic community donned their finest party clothes to party hearty at the Sweetheart Dance. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with great music, dancing and crafts. Photography Sealy Media

2019 Multicultural Festival/Celebration of Unity

More than 1,000 people participated in Chandler's 2019 Multicultural Festival/Celebration of Unity. The series of community events were created as a joint collaboration between Chandler International Film Festival, Chandler Men of Action, East Valley Jewish Community Center, Chandler Center for the Arts, Friends of the Library, Human Relations Commission and the City of Chandler.

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

Volunteers were recognized for the time, talents and energy they dedicate to the betterment of the Chandler community during the City’s annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Program. Awards were presented in numerous categories, including a People's Choice Award. Volunteers with more than 1,000 hours were also recognized with a certificate signed by the Mayor and a … Continued

Chandler International Film Festival

The Chandler International Film Festival returned to the Valley for its third year, showcasing more than 150 creative and diverse films from independent global film makers. There were also workshops, discussion panels, a film market and expo, and a red carpet gala and award ceremony. Photos by Ashutosh Gangwar

Zoppé Italian Family Circus Returned to Chandler for 10th Season

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus at Chandler Center for the Arts has been a decade of delight, becoming synonymous with the holiday season for many Valley families. Commemorating the milestone in Chandler, the Zoppé Circus featured time-honored, crowd-favorite acts along with brand new performances specifically added for this season. Photos courtesy Chandler Center for the … Continued

Sonoran Sunset Series

It’s a music in the park kind of night, the third Thursday of the month, when you attend Sonoran Sunset Series. With blankets, chairs and coolers in tow, concert-goers enjoy free live music in Veterans Oasis Park under the stars. Concert series runs October through March. Photos courtesy Sherrie Buzby Photography

Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness’ Holiday Client Appreciation Event

Cielo Aesthetics & Wellness recently held its annual Client Appreciation event and had a great turnout!  Attendees noshed on food and beverages while learning more about services and products. Amazing raffles/contests were held, allowing quite a few attendees to win items such as dermal fillers, microneedling or a year's worth of Botox treatments. It was an event not to miss! 

ICAN’s 4th Annual dreamBIG gala

  ICAN: Positive Programs Youth held its 4th Annual dreamBIG gala at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. The theme was “Under the Big Top,” and over 300 attendees enjoyed a lively evening with circus acts, gourmet cuisine and a rocking after-party with dueling pianos. The event raised over $400,000—all to benefit ICAN’s free out-of-school time and … Continued

Chandler Compadres Rock the Cause for Kids

On Nov. 10, more than 1,800 guests attended the Chandler Compadres Rock the Cause for Kids, which has become Chandler’s biggest party and fundraiser of the year. This year’s theme was One Night is Vegas, and it only took one night to make a huge impact—the event raised a record $925,000 for disadvantaged children in the community.

2018 Ocotillo Friends Adopt-A Family

Twenty local families were blessed by the generosity of some very special members of Ocotillo Friends and Chandler residents with food, clothing and gifts for each family. D'Vine Gourmet hosted and donated refreshments to the "It's A Wrap" party. Also, Amy Barro, owner of Barro's Pizza, helped organize everything and donated their pizza. For more information about the group, visit OcotilloFriends.com.

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights

Every December brings local businesses, community organizations, families and floats together for one glowing evening in celebration of the holidays. More than 20,000 revelers filled historic Downtown to behold the lighting of the City’s iconic Tumbleweed Tree, marvel at Parade Of Lights floats, and visit with the Jolly Man, himself, Santa. Photos courtesy of Sherrie … Continued

2nd Annual Taste of Ocotillo Event

The 2nd Annual Taste of Ocotillo attracted more than 2,000 people to beautiful Downtown Ocotillo in November. The free community event, hosted by Jason and Tanya Dawson of Local Listing Pros & Realtors, featured food and wine tastings, live entertainment, kids’ activities and photos with Santa.

Chandler Lifestyle’s Meet the Winemakers

Chandler Lifestyle held a Meet the Winemakers event in partnership with Farmboy Market, Meats, Sandwiches; Carlson Creek Winery; and d'Vine Gourmet. Attendees enjoyed a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, two wine and food tastings, followed by a wine and dessert pairing. Photos by David Apeji

Pumpkin Dunk

Arizona may be the only place in the country where it's hot enough to wear flip flops and tank tops to the pumpkin patch, especially if it's floating. Forget bobbing for apples; Chandler Aquatics invited the community try dunking for pumpkins this past Halloween. Photos courtesy of Sherrie Buzby Photography

Shred-A-Thon

A group of Chandler business owners, all part of the grassroots group Ocotillo Business Professionals, joined with the Chandler Police Department to once again host their semi-annual Shred-A-Thon. More than 17,000 pounds of documents were shredded, hundreds of old prescriptions were taken back by the police, and over $1,400 in voluntary donations for the 5013C charity, The Hamilton Homeless … Continued

3rd Annual #livelikelexi Charity Event

The 3rd Annual Live Like Lexi Charity Event was held at Majerle's Sports Grill Chandler Fashion Center, and included bully awareness booths, food, live music, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, a kids' corner, and a cornhole tournament. Proceeds go towards scholarships for community youth leaders who encompass the same Anti-Bullying Character as Lexi did, beginning in 2020.