The holiday break seems to have flown by and now we are back at work and the kids are back at school. We sincerely hope your break was wonderful. Here at Chandler Center for the Arts we had a blast. We were lucky enough to have the Zoppé Italian Circus grace our west lawn. Every day was filled with thrilling acts, laughter, and tons of fun.
Last week we even hosted the CUSD Zoppé Circus Camp. On the first day of camp one of the participants was ready to return home because of stage fright. Thankfully a few minutes of speaking with our Marketing Assistant we convinced her to stay. By the end of the camp, she was performing and having a grand ol’ time. To top it off she even presented our Marketing Assistant with a little drawing of gratitude (see side photo). Hosting the camp kids was a bundle of fun.
Come Saturday evening, we were all sad to see the show close. Needless to say, we can’t wait until the circus comes to town next year.
In the mean time, be sure to come see one of our amazing upcoming shows. Click here for the complete list.
Yesterday, Chandler Center for the Art’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) visited the Chandler Police Department. YAC were hosted by Officer Robin Valenzuela. The council received a tour of the shooting range, police car and jail cells – they even got to try on a bullet proof vest!
The tour was full of dialogue with the officers. YAC learned about the legal and safety issues that will effect them as they transition to adulthood. The devastating long-term effects and legal punishment of sexting and bullying were also discussed. Over all, the evening was informative and fun for the entire group.
We are looking forward to YAC’s upcoming fundraiser on February 9, 2013. Each year the new council takes on a fundraiser event. This year the fundraiser will include a Wayne Newton pre-show raffle, mystery box and silent auction. The goal is to raise enough money to send four kids to our three week summer camp (approx. $2,000). People wishing to send donations for the YAC Summer Camp Scholarship may donate at any of our shows or send money to Chandler Center for the Arts (Attn: YAC Fundraiser) 250 North Arizona Avenue Chandler, AZ 85225.