Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities is sponsoring a fundraiser for Lauren Koll, the 2017 Arizona Colleen and Rose and Chandler resident, which will be held at Fibber Magees, 1989 West Elliot Road in Chandler. The event will be held on Sun, Jul 9 from 3:30-6:30pm, and is free and open to the public. Local musicians will perform traditional Irish music – jigs and reels a specialty – from 4:00-6:00pm.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, plus selling chances on a basket or two – to help fundraise for Lauren’s trip to Ireland to represent Arizona.
The State Conference will start Friday evening, October 6, where we will meet Sierra Vista dignitaries and members of their Sister City Program. Sierra Vista has a very active Sister City program with Radebuhl, Germany and Canonea, Mexico. We will meet dignitaries from Sister City, Canonea, some of whom will be there to greet us. Canonea is a large mining town rich with Copper and it is in the process of becoming a significant wine region.
"Desert Fare" is a collaborative international cookbook by the students at Seton Catholic Preparatory, Chandler and Sacred Heart School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Proceeds will help pay for travel expenses for Student Ambassadors traveling to Chandler's Sister City, Tullamore, Ireland.
An Artist-to-Artist Exchange and Exhibit between Chandler and Tullamore, Ireland, Chandler's Sister City, is accepting postcard art entries from Chandler artists and residents.
"Commonality" is the theme of the exhibit which will be on display at Aras an Chontae office’s beautiful atrium space in Tullamore from August 11-31. The postcards will then travel back to Chandler, to be exhibited at a location and date to be determined.
Participants in the postcard project should depict anything that residents in Chandler and Tullamore have in common on a 4x6 inch base which may be purchased or handmade. Any medium may be used as long as the art piece is fully dry when submitting, including drawings, paintings, illustrations, collages or mixed media pieces using paints, markers, colored pencils, pastels, fiber, beads, polymer clay, etc., plus prints, photographs, etc. Pieces may be abstract, monochromatic, using words, poems, still life, landscape, quotes, or whatever inspires the maker.
There will be three basic age groups for participants: 10 years and under, 11-20 years, and 21 and older. All must be residents Chandler or Tullamore. Participants can put their name, contact details, age group (i.e., 10&under, 11-20, 21&over), email address on the back of their postcard creation – or may remain anonymous.
Deadline for Chandler entries is Tuesday, August 1. Postcards may be mailed to P.O. Box 1474, Chandler, AZ 85244-1474; or dropped off at two locations – at the Diversity Office in Neighborhood Resources, 235 S. Arizona Avenue; or at the Chandler Unified School District office, 1525 W. Frye Road. Drop boxes for the postcards will be at their respective front desks.