Christmas Luau Dinner & Dance!

Sat Dec02

8600 S. Mc Clintock Drive, Tempe, AZ  85284

Family Friendly / Accessible

4:30 pm to 10:00 pm / Dinner served 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Desert Cross Lutheran Church

8600 S. Mc Clintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284

We are sorry, but registration for this event closed on 11/24/17.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Ronda or Tara (numbers listed below) to be placed on a wait list in case there are any cancellations.


It's a Christmas Luau!


This event is FREE to all WMF participants and their "immediate family members."  All other family members and friends are welcome to join us at a cost of $13 p/p.


Dress:  Please wear comfortable clothes that would be appropriate in Hawaii. Most ladies wear nice shorts, slacks, or capri pants and a blouse or a casual sundress. Khaki shorts and an Aloha (Hawaiian) shirt tend to be the attire of choice for men.  Please dress appropriately - no swimsuits, midriffs etc.


Social time begins at 5:00 pm.  Visit the scenic fun photo area between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm and have a memorable picture taken with your family or friends!


Check in begins at 4:30 pm.  (No earlier)  Dinner will be served from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Don't be late!  (See menu below)


The 2017 Year in Review video will be played between 6:45 and 7:00.


Dancing to tunes from DJ 3rd will follow until approximately 10:00 pm.  Wear comfortable shoes.


The menu of Chef Larry Canepa from Dinner at Eight will feature:

  • Mixed green salad with Mango Vinaigrette, red peppers and cucumbers OR Coleslaw with Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • Grilled Hawaiian chicken breast with Pineapple Salsa
  • Waikiki meatballs with Island BBQ glaze and sesame seeds
  • Almond and Mango Fried Rice 
  • Chocolate Brownie Volcano parfaits
  • Coconut Pudding with mandarin oranges 
  • Blood Orange Lemonade


As usual, we will have tip/donation jars out for Desert Cross Lutheran Church, Chef Larry, the Music Provider and WMF.  



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We're MOVING FORWARD! is honored to receive a $1,500 grant from Executive Council Charities. This grant is being used to partially fund this year’s Christmas Dinner and Dance which will allow more funding to be used towards activities in 2018. The Dinner & Dance is the highest attended activity of the year and is open to all age family members. It is our hope that young family members will begin to make connections and friendships with those that are traveling the same journey with their loved one/survivor, helping lead the way for understanding, empathy tolerance and support as they mature.


Any questions, please contact Ronda Alcorn (480) 209-7663 or Tara Pepiton (602) 909-7330. 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE!  Effective 1/1/18.  If you have RSVP’d YES by Evite or registered through our website to attend an activity or event and end up being a “No Show” OR if you have not changed your reply to “No” OR notified us in writing that you are unable to attend BEFORE the registration deadline, you will not be entitled to a refund of any portion you paid and you may also be invoiced for any portion that We’re MOVING FORWARD! paid on your behalf.  Please note that we will not be counting any person(s) that responds MAYBE to an Evite as attending an activity unless the response is changed to YES by the registration deadline.  If payment (whether full or partial) for an activity is required, only persons that registered and paid their portion prior to the deadline will be counted as attending.




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