Retired Maj. Urban Giff will share Hayes’s story at the Chandler Library on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Untold story of Pima Marine shared at Chandler Library

Ira Hamilton Hayes, a Native American marine, was one of six servicemen in a famous photo of a flag being raised in Iwo Jima during World War II.

Retired Maj. Urban Giff will share Hayes’s story at the Chandler Library on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

More details on the event, “From Gila River to Iwo Jima: The Untold Story of Ira Hayes,” are at

Earth & Space Open House features telescopes at ASU

The technology behind telescopes will be explored at an event at Arizona State University on Friday, Feb. 10.

ASU Earth & Space Open House will also feature experts in astrobiology, geology, cosmology and planetary science. A keynote lecture, “Hubble, James Webb, and the Bright Future of Big Telescopes,” will be presented by ASU astronomy professor James Rhoads at 8:15 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater. Two 3-D planetarium shows will take place in the theater at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Weather permitting, there will be a telescope viewing from 8 to 10 p.m.

The open house runs from 7 to 10 p.m. in the ISTB4 Building, 781 E. Terrace Mall, on the ASU Tempe Campus, at Rural and Terrace Roads. Parking is available in the adjacent ASU parking garage. The building is just south of the Rural/Terrace Valley Metro Rail stop.

For more information, call 480-965-5081 or go to

Chandler Recreation Division offers ‘Homeschool Day’

The Environmental Education Center is hosting a “Homeschool Day” for students in Chandler.

From 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, students ages 5-17 can participate in learning activities with a focus on science.

“Students will study how insects are a benefit to the environment and to humans,” said Ariane Francis, a Recreation Coordinator at the EEC.

The fee for the program is $6 for Chandler residents and $9 for non-residents. To book a reservation, contact Francis at 480-782-2886 or by email at

Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale in Mesa

Expert woodcarvings and sculptures will be on display Saturday, Feb. 11, at Mesa’s Centennial Hall.

The judged competition is open to participants and the public. Some participants will have their work for sale.

Admission for the weekend is $10, and parking is free. For more information, visit

Mesa CC hosts 14th Annual Rose Auction

More than 120 types of roses are up for sale at the 14th Annual Rose Auction in Mesa.

Mesa Community College is home to the largest rose garden in the Desert Southwest and includes rare roses.

Doors open at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9, and admission is free. More information on the event is at

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival makes stop in Chandler

The 21st Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will show movies at Harkins Chandler Fashion 20 from Feb. 12 to 26.

In all, 18 features and seven shorts will be shown in theaters throughout the Valley.

In Chandler, the films “Rosenwald,” “On the Map,” “Remember,” “Wunderkinder,” “Fever at Dawn,” “Kapo in Jerusalem,” “Sabena Hijacking” and “Moos” will be shown.

Ticket prices will be $11 for adults ($13 at the door) and $7 for students. A festival pass is $150.

For the full list of films and venues, go to

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