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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Get inside and play!

Beat the heat at dozens of indoor playgrounds, trampoline parks and more.

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Globe-trotting coach

Phoenix Mercury’s Sandy Brondello juggles travel, pro sports and being a mom.

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Around Arizona: August

Enjoy a peach of a party, a Cool Summer Nights event and family-friendly festivals.

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What’s after high school?

Postsecondary transitions resources for kids with learning differences.

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Family fun in Tucson

This quick getaway offers kid-friendly things to do and great summer rates.

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Top 10 August family events

Visit the Heard Museum, Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo or celebrate Elvis.

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Kids can paint fireworks to extend 4th of July fun


Kids are fascinated by fireworks! Continue the fun well past the 4th of July with this painting project. You’ll need: Brightly colored paints Black construction paper Empty toilet paper rolls Scissors Posted by Mandy Bopp, a professional musician and the mother of three children. She also blogs at

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It's Family Time!

Thursday, July 28
Miracle Treat Day. All ages. Buy a Blizzard at Dairy Queen and $1 or more will go to Children's Miracle Network (Phoenix Children's Hospital). Dairy Queen locations Valleywide.

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