3 things to do this weekend in Chandler, Feb. 7-8

Feb. 7

Celebrate black history in Chandler

The year 2020 marks the sesquicentennial of the 15th Amendment and the right of black men to vote after the Civil War. The theme of the historical celebration this year is rooted in African Americans making their voices heard at the ballot box. The event is put on by the South Chandler Self-Help Foundation in cooperation with the city. 5 p.m. Free. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. 480-782-2680. www.chandlercenter.org

Feb. 8

Attend the Chandler Science Spectacular

The Chandler Science Spectacular showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival. The event offers opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science created in their own city. 10 a.m. Downtown Chandler, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave. 480-782-2000. www.chandleraz.gov/explore/special-events/chandler-scitech-festival

Feb. 8

Go to the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Luncheon

Celebrate the athletic accomplishments of seven athletes at the 16th annual Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon. 11 a.m. $15. Hamilton High School, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. https://www.chandleraz.gov/events/chandler-sports-hall-fame-induction-ceremony-and-luncheon?fbclid=IwAR0itA7xgyh_G_36VWcS-zV2agjbzIzLUGE1ygQduil5sRIAecmnC6sqRH8


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