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


ADOT announced Feb. 26 that I-10 ramps to Loop 202 would be closed this week. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ADOT to close I-10 ramps to Loop 202 at night this week

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 26 that I-10 ramps to eastbound Loop 202 in the Chandler area are scheduled to close overnight this week for pavement improvement work.

Jeremiah's Italian Ice is expected to open later this spring in Chandler. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Florida-based Jeremiah's Italian Ice coming to Chandler

A new Italian ice business is coming to Chandler.

Construction is ongoing as the Arizona Department of Transportation works to expand Loop 101 through Chandler. (Damien Hernandez/Community Impact Newspaper)
ADOT announces Loop 101 closures for this week

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced weekend closures and restrictions for Loop 101 through Chandler.

Clarivate Analytics will soon come to Chandler's Price Corridor. (Courtesy City of Chandler)
Clarivate Analytics inks lease for space in Chandler's Price Corridor

Clarivate expects to employ about 150 people at the Class A office building.

New gym to open in early March in Chandler

A new gym will open in early March in Chandler.

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Champions Barbershop now open in Chandler

The business, specializing in men’s haircuts and beard trims, in addition to other services, is located at 4040 S. Arizona Ave.

Pedal Haus Brewery is scheduled to open Feb. 21 in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Imapct Newspaper)
Pedal Haus Brewery to open Feb. 21 in downtown Chandler

Pedal Haus Brewery is scheduled to open this week in Chandler.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be closing parts of loops 101 and 202 this weekend. (Courtesy Condor 36/Adobe Stock)
Roadwork to cause closures on loops 101 and 202 in Chandler from Feb. 21-24

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be closing parts of Loop 101 and Loop 202 this weekend.

Stephen Polando (left), Nicholas Polando and Michael Spangenberg founded State Forty Eight in 2013. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
State Forty Eight aims to celebrate Arizona pride, community

State Forty Eight is owned by three Chandler locals and works to celebrate Arizona with all its products.

Dishes at Espo's are traditional Mexican comfort food, according to the owner. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Espo’s Mexican Food serves up tradition and authenticity

Chandler is home to Espo's Mexican Food, a family-owned and operated restaurant.

Chandler USD district headquarters (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
School board approves purchase of new furniture for Weinberg Gifted Academy

The Chandler USD governing board unanimously approved Feb. 12 the purchase of classroom furniture for Weinberg Gifted Academy.

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