Women in treatment for, recovering from, or otherwise coping with breast cancer are invited to Reaching Out, a self-help group that meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8--and the second Monday of every month--at the American Cancer Society, 2929 East Thomas. 553-7129.
Swordplay, music and archery are among the attractions when the "Atenveldt Barony" of the Society for Creative Anachronism presents a quick Medieval Faire from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Maricopa County Library Center, 17811 North 32nd Street. All are invited to the free event, but space is limited; admission stickers are available at the Youth Services desk. 506-4790.
The spirit of the late Louis Jordan inhabits The Royal Crown Revue, a neo-jumpin'-jive crew from the City of the Angels--so-called "Kings of Gangster Bop" and undisputed rulers of the New Hot Swing. The Revue returns to the Valley on Wednesday, June 10, for a show at Club Rio, 430 North Scottsdale Road in Tempe. The all-ages concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, available at the club and Dillard's, are $17. 894-0533, 503-5555.
Writer Debra Waterhouse, plugging her book Outsmarting the Mid-Life Fat Cell, claims that "mid-life weight gain" is what a majority of women between 35 and 55 cite as their biggest concern. Depressing as that priority may be, it's the topic of a talk by Waterhouse, whose program attempts to lower middle-aged fat safely and naturally. The author speaks and signs her book at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Borders Books & Music at Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback, Suite 200. 957-6660.