Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on October 28, 2004 · Page 128
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 128

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, October 28, 2004
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The Abizona Republic m k Things to Do reporter Geri Koeppel, 602.444.7906 or TI IURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2004 3 TUESDAY: NEIGHBORHOODS WEDNESDAY: BUSINESS THURSDAY:THINGS TO DO FR I D AY: HE ALTH & FITNESS S ATI) R D AY: HOM E & SHOPPING Things to do AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS ILive music with the Tommy Engleston Band, 7:15-7:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at Carte Boa, 5063 E. Elliot Road. Information: (480) 893-3331. CHANDLER 2Kahele Kane O'Hawaii will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Borders Books Music & Cafe, 870 N. 54th St Information: (480) 961-4915. 11 ' iii m i. " -o - IN Deirdre HamillThe Arizona Republic Carvin Jones performs at Famous Sam's. 3 Carvin Jones will perform on Wednesdays; karaoke on Tuesdays; Chuck E. Baby performs Thursdays, and Sweaty on Fridays and Saturdays at Famous Sam's, 940 N. Alma School Road. Information: (480) 812-1177. MESA Beats, Poetry and Music, 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, at The Na ked Bean, 1710 W. Southern Ave. TEMPE SRadiofix will perform guitar-driven rock at 9 p.m. Friday at Borders Books & Music, 699 S. Mill Ave. Information: (480) 921-8659. Pumpkin truffles: Joseph Schmidt's chocolate truffles are amazing enough, but these are a real treat. They're gussied up to look like tiny pumpkins and filled with a creamy center that's a blend of premium Belgian chocolate and fall spices like cinnamon and clove. A box of three is $9 at AJ's Fine Foods, 7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler; (480) 705-0011. Pumpkin cheesecake: If you like pumpkin pie but think it's just not decadent enough, you might want to try the Cheesecake Factory's pumpkin cheesecake in a graham cracker crust topped with whipped cream rosettes. Or if you want to take it up a notch, go for the pumpkin pecan cheesecake: A layer of pecan pie topped with a layer of pumpkin cheesecake and finished with glazed pecan halves and whipped cream rosettes. Call a few days ahead to order. A 7-inch cake is $37.95 and a 10-inch cake is $54.95 at the Cheesecake Factory, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 2100, Chandler, (480) 792-1300. Pumpkin latte: Starbucks is offering its seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte, a blend of pumpkin and traditional holiday spice flavors, combined with espresso and freshly steamed milk, and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices. Tastes like a piece of pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee rolled into one. Sounds weird, but it's good really. It will get you revved up for Thanksgiving dinner in more ways than one. It's $3.30 (tall) to $4.30 (vente) at Starbucks Valley-wide. Halloween glitz in East Valley Movies play lead role in haunting of houses in Foothills, Chandler By Geri Koeppel A full cast of frightening characters or at least people dressed up like them are jumping off the screen and into the faces of visitors at haunted houses this weekend in Ahwatukee Foothills and Chandler. Movie themes will be in play at the non-profit Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center on Friday and Saturday and at the city-run Snedi-gar Recreation Center in Chandler on Saturday. "We have a Hannibal Lecter scene where a guy's behind chicken wire in a padded storage room," said Mark Cla-vell, a Chandler recre ation coordinator. Lecter, the sophisticated cannibal from The Silence of the Lambs, will also make an appearance in Ahwatukee Foothills. Both places will have rooms set up based on the 2002 movie The Ring. "We have a Hannibal Lecter scene where a guy's behind chicken wire in a padded storage room." Mark ClaveU Chandler recreation coordinator They're also having a haunted hay-ride, and the Michael Myers character from the Halloween movie series might pop up in addition to a host of ghosts and goblins. If you have younger children, get there early. "From six to seven-thirty, it's going to be a little less scary time for the little kids," said Susan Hyden, director of the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center. Roughly 50 teens from Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe high schools set up, staff and take down the center' haunted house, which had to be created in the outside courtyard this year because of fire regulations. Last year, about 800 attended. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up or $3 for ages 2 through 12. Last year, about 100 people went to the Chandler event, but times have been extended an hour this year. A dozen or so teens from Chandler junior high and high schools will put up and take down the dcor and spook guests at the free Snedigar center event, but they're trying to scare up more. Any teens wishing to participate can show up in costume at 3 p.m. Saturday to help. Haunted house and hayride at the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center, 4700 E. Warner Road, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Younger children should attend 6-7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 2 through 12. Concessions available. Information: (480) 893-343L Haunted house at Snedigar Recreation Center, 4500 S. Basha Road, Chandler, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Built, staffed by and designed primarily for youths and teens ages 10 and older. Teens who want to dress in costume and perform at the haunted house can go to the center at 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. (480) 782-2641. Mask-making workshop 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 12 to 18 at the Ironwood Branch of Phoenix Public Library, 4333 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee Foothills. Free; all materials provided. Information: (602) 262-4636. Family Halloween festivities 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Library Plaza in downtown Chandler, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave. Music, games, refreshments for sale, and costume contest at 2:30 p.m. with prizes for scariest, best comic book or cartoon character, best fairy tale or storybook character, most original, and best family. In case of bad weather, it will be held at the adjacent Community Center. Free. Information: (480) 782-2735. For a complete look at Halloween activities throughout the Valley, see today's edition of The Rep entertainment guide, or log on to Halloween John T.VallesFort Worth Star-Telegram 7 P7m I STu IV. J (I x ! NX 1 y . SPOOKY SHOPPING v --s s v . . n I Russell GatesThe Arizona Republic Amanda Bayer of Gilbert picks out a costume I with her daughter Addison Baker, 3. Savers in Chandler, on Arizona Avenue just north of Ray Road, has a large selection of Halloween costumes. BEST BETS History kiosk: An interpretive history kiosk will be dedicated from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Thude Park on the southwestern corner of Coronado and Galveston streets, Chandler. Part of the city's "History in Your Own Backyard" program, the kiosk highlights the story of Danish immigration to Chandler and discusses homesteading in the area. The event will include refreshments and family activities, such as a display on sheep ranching and sheep herding, lambs for petting, a demonstration on making homemade ice cream and storytelling activities. Free. Information: (480) 782-2751. Concert coming: The 95-mem-ber St. Olaf College Orchestra from Northf ield, Minn., will perform at Chandler Center for the Arts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Time magazine called the group one of the best college orchestras in the nation. Tickets are $20 and $25. Information and ticket sales: (480)782-2680. Talent show: The "Youth Alternative Night" talent contest and carnival from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sarurdaywill include performances at the Del Arcos Plaza, 670 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. One act will win $500. There will also be a martial-arts demonstration. Cost is $4 and includes unlimited rides, games and candy. Information: (480) 786-0165. dressed for action? Find styles that work for whatever life throws your way. Turn to YES every Friday in The Arizona Republic and free on racks valleywide. Visit for more local trends, slide shows and fashion tips! IS. Mr - t It t y '.At U i

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