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Chandler Centennial festivities in July and August include Independence Day celebration and Family Nights at
Tumbleweed Rec Center

Chandler’s yearlong centennial commemoration continues during the hot summer months with several special events, including one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the East Valley. More...

Chandler Centennial scholarships awarded to 12 CGCC students
On June 11, 2012, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and the City Council presented a dozen Chandler-Gilbert Community College students with $511 scholarships for the upcoming fall semester. More than $6,000 was donated to the scholarship fund over an eight month period by local businesses, service organizations, and individuals. The scholarships were established by the Chandler Centennial Steering Committee to honor of the City’s 2012 Centennial Celebration, and in recognition of the many educational institutions that have served the community over many decades. More..
 

Residents celebrate Chandler Centennial during three days of festivities

The City of Chandler celebrated its 100th birthday on May 17, 2012, with birthday cake, singing and confetti, followed by two more days of family-friendly events that were attended by several thousand residents. More...

Chandler Centennial Speaker Series continues on May 26 & May 29
The Chandler Centennial Speaker Series continues this month with history presentations on May 26, and May 29, 2012.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, the series moves to the Environmental Education Center, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road. “A Chandler Tradition: The Dobson Sheep Trail Story” will feature Dwayne Dobson, whose family has been in the Chandler area for 100 years and ran a sheep ranching operation for more than 70 years. Joining him will be Cindy Shanks, children’s book author, who has photographed and written stories about the animals that annually traveled the old sheep trails. Shanks will talk about her experience photographing the animals on the sheep trail, and her book writing process. She will have copies of her children’s books available to purchase. More...

Chandler Centennial scholarship applications for fall semester CGCC students due May 25
Students planning to enroll at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) for the fall 2012 semester still have time to apply for a $500 Chandler Centennial scholarship. The application deadline is May 25, and at least eight $500 scholarships will be awarded in June. Students can apply online at www.cgc.edu/scholarships/cgcc, or follow the link on the Centennial website at www.chandler100th.com. More...

Chandler Centennial festivities in May include Cinco de Mayo, Relay for Life, National Train Day, and three Celebration Weekend events
Chandler’s 100th birthday is almost here, and the month of May features several events that exemplify the unique heritage, culture and tradition of the community. The festivities culminate in the Centennial Celebration Weekend, May 17-19, 2012. More...

Chandler Centennial Celebration Weekend is May 17-19, 2012
The City of Chandler will celebrate its 100th birthday with three days of free activities, at three different locations, May 17, 18 and 19, 2012. Chandler’s Centennial Celebration Weekend will start with a birthday party at City Hall, followed by an evening of art and entertainment in the historic downtown, and concluding with a family friendly celebration, complete with fireworks, at Tumbleweed Park. More...

Chandler history banners on display in libraries, at select Centennial events
The stories of some of the most prominent people and businesses that shaped Chandler’s history are featured on a series of banners that will be on public display in local libraries and at various community events over the next seven months. The banners are a joint project of the Chandler Library and Chandler Museum, and are intended to celebrate the City’s Centennial by bringing history into the community for residents and visitors to enjoy. More...

The City of Chandler and Whole Foods Market Team Up for Scholarships
5% of store sales on April 4th at Whole Foods Market Chandler will be donated to Chandler Centennial Scholarship Fund. In honor of the Chandler Centennial, the city of Chandler is sponsoring $500 scholarships to students at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Become the connection between Chandler students and their future success by making a contribution. Shop at Whole Foods Market Chandler on Wednesday, April 4th, and 5% of store sales will be donated to the fund to help local students achieve their higher education goals. More...

Chandler Centennial Speaker Series continues on April 3 at Downtown Library
On April 3, 2012, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and former Mayor Coy Payne will share their stories of growing up in Chandler and how they came to serve on the City Council. “Chandler Mayors’ Stories” will be held at the Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. More...

Chandler Centennial Events in April Include Pioneer Luncheon, CUSD All Class & Retiree Reunion
Chandler is only weeks away from celebrating its 100th birthday, and the month of April features several events that honor the history and heritage of the community. There are also several other events that offer free entertainment and activities for the entire family. More...

Deadline extended for vendors to submit applications to participate in Chandler Centennial celebrations
Chandler Centennial organizers are extending the application deadline for vendors and artists who want to participate in the May events that will celebrate the City’s 100th birthday. More...

Chandler Century Ride offers fun for families with leisurely bike ride along Paseo Trail, two longer routes for cycling enthusiasts
Chandler’s annual Family Bike Ride has a different name this year, but it still offers the same family-friendly bicycle ride along on the City’s Paseo Trail. This year’s event on March 31 is called the Chandler Century Ride in honor of the City’s centennial celebration, and it has expanded to include two additional rides for more experienced bicycle riders. More...

Several of Chandler’s biggest signature events are coming in March, also designated as official centennial events  
Chandler’s celebration of its history continues in March with several special events that have been part of the community identity for many years. The biggest of these events is the annual Ostrich Festival which celebrates the history of ostrich ranching in Chandler during the early 1900s. This year’s Ostrich Festival has also been designated as an official Chandler Centennial event, as have 18 other festivals and special events throughout the community in March. More...

Registration now open for Chandler Century Ride on March 31
The largest cycling event in the City’s history will take over the streets and bike paths of Chandler on March 31, 2012, during the Chandler Century Ride. The all-ages event will celebrate Chandler’s 100th birthday with three non-competitive bike rides of varying distance that showcase the city and promote bicycling in the community. www.chandleraz.gov/centuryride

Official Chandler Centennial events continue in February
Chandler’s yearlong birthday celebration continues in February with a variety of special events that will help commemorate the City’s Centennial. The events include an exhibit on Ann Frank, the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a series of science events for students, a classic car show, and Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s 2012 State of the City address. The organizers of these events applied for and received the Official Centennial Event designation from the Centennial Steering Committee. A complete listing of Centennial events for the entire year is at www.chandler100th.com.

Chandler Centennial includes traditional beard growing contest, teams invited to compete beginning Feb. 7
Facial hair has made a comeback in recent years, with beards being the fashionable grooming statement of choice for men of all ages. In Chandler, it’s not the trend that’s important, it’s the tradition. The City celebrates its Centennial this year, and that means it’s time for the Whiskerino, a beard growing contest similar to ones held during the City's 50- and 75-year anniversary celebrations. More...

Chandler’s 2012 calendar filled with special events throughout community bearing the Official Centennial Event stamp of approval

Chandler’s birthday celebration activities begin in earnest this month, with the first of many special events that will occur throughout the year and help commemorate the City’s Centennial. The organizers of these events applied for and received the Official Centennial Event designation from the Centennial Steering Committee. A complete list of Centennial events for the entire year is at www.chandler100th.comMore...

Vendors, bands, entertainers have opportunities to participate in City’s 2012 Centennial events
The Chandler Centennial Steering Committee is seeking a diverse group of vendors and entertainers who want to participate in the upcoming signature events that will celebrate the City’s 100th birthday. The Centennial events are expected to attract crowds that reflect the diverse culture of modern-day Chandler as we celebrate our rich history and heritage. More...

Contest seeks art designs for Centennial Celebration program cover
The Chandler Centennial Committee is inviting local adults with artistic talents to enter a contest to help design the cover of the official Centennial Celebration Weekend souvenir program that many residents will keep and cherish for years to come. Whether you are a professional graphic designer, a painter, or just someone who likes to be creative, this is your chance to shine, and honor the City’s history and heritage at the same time. More...

Centennial merchandise on sale at Pages Cafe & Gift Shop in the downtown Library
Official Chandler Centennial merchandise is now on sale at Pages, the café and gift shop located in the downtown library, 22 S. Delaware Street. Wearing a Chandler Centennial T-shirt is a great way to show community pride, and they make great gifts during the holidays. Proceeds from the sale of Centennial merchandise benefits the Friends of the Chandler Library, an organization dedicated to supporting many of the library’s programs, services and events. More...

Donations sought to fund Chandler Centennial Scholarship
CHANDLER, Ariz. –  At least one student planning to enroll at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) for the fall 2012 semester will be the beneficiary of a $500 scholarship through a partnership between CGCC and the Chandler Centennial Steering Committee. The scholarship is in honor of the many educational institutions that have served the people of Chandler through the decades and their positive impact on the community. More...

Chandler, SRP to dedicate Consolidated Canal history display October 8
CHANDLER, Ariz. –  The City of Chandler is joining with Salt River Project to dedicate an interpretive history sign and commemorative plaque that will be installed on the City’s Paseo Trail, which runs along SRP’s Consolidated Canal. The dedication ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2011, where the Paseo Trail crosses the east end of Los Arboles Park, just south of Germann Road and east of McQueen Road.  More...

Chandler seeks entries for Centennial Birthday Cake Design Contest
Chandler is celebrating a big birthday next May, and it needs a special cake to truly make it the party of a century. That is why the Chandler Centennial Committee is inviting anyone who loves to decorate cakes to show off their design and baking skills and enter the Centennial Birthday Cake Contest presented by the Bashas’ Family of Stores – Bashas', Food City and A.J.’s Fine Foods. More...

Air Products signs up to be presenting sponsor of Chandler Centennial Weekend Celebration
For three decades, Air Products has served a key role in the development of Chandler by providing products that are crucial to the operation of many high tech companies in the area. The company and the City of Chandler have enjoyed a strong, mutually beneficial relationship, which is why Air Products recently jumped at the opportunity to be one of the leading sponsors for the City’s Centennial Celebration in 2012. More...

Chandler K-12 students invited to enter the Centennial Birthday Card Cover Design Contest
Chandler students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in a design contest to create covers for Chandler’s official Centennial Birthday Cards. The winners will have their designs placed on large cards that will be displayed throughout the community and signed by the public. More...

Centennial Committee seeks current Chandler residents who will be 100 years of older in 2012.

As part of the City’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration, the Centennial Steering Committee is seeking the public's support and assistance in identifying and honoring Chandler’s 2012 centenarians. More...

Chandler community event organizers can apply for 'Official Chandler Centennial Event' designation. 
Planning for Chandler’s Centennial celebration is underway, and organizers are asking for support from organizations that produce some of the many special events held in the community each year.  More...

Stories and pictures of Chandler residents needed to complete book commemorating Chandler centennial.
The Chandler Museum is working in coordination with the City’s Centennial History Committee to write and publish a book to commemorate and celebrate the City’s upcoming centennial. More...