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February

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Valentine's Day!

Friday Feb. 17

Downtown Chandler Art Walk 6-9:30 pm

At Sibley's:

Debbie Probst-Gipson and Meagan Gipson of The Grand Canyon Project -- history, books, and music. 6-8 pm. Performance at 7:30pm.

Salsa sampling with Senor Rio Salsas 6-8 pm

Saturday, Feb. 18

SCIENCE SATURDAY in Downtown Chandler 10:30 am to 3 pm on the Chandler Stage

At Sibley's -- The Science of Cooking:

11-12 -- Talk by Janet Taylor, author of "Savvy Southwest Cooking" and "The Healthy Southwest Table."

12-1 -- Talk by Marilyn Noble, author of "Essential Southwest Cookbook."

Plus

2 pm -- Children's Author Kathy Peach ("The Tiniest Tumbleweed") will describe her path to becoming a published writer in "The Story Behind the Story." Book-signing to follow.

Friday, Feb. 24

5:30-7 pm -- Sampling with Stuart of Precious Sauces, a new vendor with delicious lime-juice based hot sauces.

Saturday, Feb. 25

20141122-124850-1.jpg1 pm -- Book-signing with children's author Conrad Storad.

2 pm -- "The Bat Book" show with Conrad Storad.

March

Friday, March 3

6-7:30 pm -- Visit by Christine Bailey, author of "100 Things To Do in Phoenix Before You Die."

6-7:30 pm -- Sampling with Tia Juanita Enchilada Sauces.

Saturday, March 4

10 am -- Chandler Ostrich Parade on Arizona Avenue.

10-2 pm -- Safety Fair and Car Show in front of the Chandler Police Department on Chicago Street.

1 pm -- Downtown Chandler Tour with city historians Jody Crago and Nate Meyers, starting at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos resort lobby. A book-signing of their Chandler history follows. 

Saturday, March 11

11 am - 1 pm -- Visit by children's author Jean Ekman Adams ("A Cowgirl and Her Horse" "Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse")

1 pm -- Presentation by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, author of "Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona Wildflowers," followed by a book-signing.

Friday, March 17

Murphy's Law ShamRock Festival -- 4-11 pm at the Chandler Stage.

Chandler Art Walk 6-9:30 pm

6-8 pm -- Sampling with Stuart of Precious Sauces

Saturday, March 18

boots-and-burgers-covers.jpgSibley's Stage:

1 pm -- A talk, "Boots & Burgers: The Joy of Hiking and Dining Across Arizona," by author Roger Naylor, followed by a book-signing.

Saturday, March 25

The Great American Beer and BBQ Festival -- Noon to 10 pm at the Chandler Stage.

At Sibley's:

11-1 pm -- Author visits by Pam Hait ("Day Trips: Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff") and Bruce Grubbs (The Creaky Knees Guide: Arizona).

1-3 pm -- A talk, "Tales from the Road," by author Christy Karras ("Motorcycle Touring in the Southwest"), following by a book-signing.

1-3 pm -- Children's activity with ArtiSands of Maricopa, the maker of sand-art projects for kids.

Friday, March 31

4-10 pm -- Chandler Jazz Festival at the Downtown Stage

April

Saturday, April 1

4-10 pm -- Chandler Jazz Festival at the Downtown Stage

2-4 pm -- Author visit with Jim West ("The Phoenix Sound")

5:30-7 pm -- Visit by Susan Brown, creator of the all-natural baby products line, Susan Brown's Baby. Learn more about healthy baby products.

Saturday, April 8

8-3 -- The Corvette Car Show, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

10:30 am -- Talk by Greg McNamee, author of "The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites," followed by a book-signing.

Friday, April 21

Chandler Art Walk 6-9:30 pm

At Sibley's:

6-8 pm -- Visit by gardening author Scott Calhoun ("Yard Full of Sun")

Saturday, April 22

12-9 pm Southwest Cajun Fest at the Downtown Stage.