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Family Time: Top August events in metro Phoenix

School days are sneaking back into our daily lives. But before you pack those backpacks, soak up a few more lazy days of summer with your kiddos. The temps are still scorching, but these events will help you stay cool and enjoy some of Arizonan’s favorite spots. Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at raisingarizonakids.com/calendar […]

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Parents Night Out: May date-night ideas for couples

May is here, and it is a great time to sneak in some couples time before the kids are home for summer break. Here are a dozen date-night ideas parents might love to explore: 1. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit Don’t miss the only North American stop of the Kahlo and Rivera art collection […]

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Southwest Maker Fest encourages kids, adults to innovate

The “maker” movement is relatively new, but it’s thriving in Mesa this month as Southwest Maker Fest takes over downtown for a day. The free public festival celebrates all things DIY — but with a high-tech twist and an emphasis on collaboration. The Saturday, March 11, event offers interactive exhibits, workshops and demonstrations to inspire […]

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Chandler gallery offers Vision Kidz program

Registration starts today for free August through December art workshops from the Vision Kidz program, presented by the Vision Gallery in Chandler. Vision Kidz classes are designed to help youth ages 6 to 14 living within the Phoenix metropolitan community explore their creativity while working with professional artists and diverse peers. Parents can register a […]

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MAC Attacks in Mesa: Where arts and academics meet

During the 1970s, McDonald’s ads touted “Big Mac attacks.” More than 40 years later, there’s a new interpretation in the East Valley: MAC Attacks. MAC Attacks are weeklong artist residency programs conducted in Valley schools. Each year, Mesa Arts Center (MAC) holds a free Educator Preview Night where teachers can get the scoop on upcoming […]

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Family fun at “Camp Dreamtree”

Families can blend their love of books and nature with an interactive art installation called “Camp Dreamtree,” which is being presented by Scottsdale Public Art through Thursday, July 31 at The Gallery @ The Library, an exhibit space located inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Camp Dreamtree is the creation of Phoenix artists Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward […]

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Festivals filled with family fun!

Singing drones. Animal bikes. Floating bug sculptures. Dancing industrial robots. A giant mushroom bounce house. It’s nice to be known as the “Valley of the Sun”—but festivals happening in metro Phoenix this month prove we’re also the “Valley of the Fun!” Plenty of March festivals are filled with interactive experiences your kids won’t encounter in […]

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Students work to liven up SRP’s canals

Arizona Forward Color Canalscape

The 131 miles of SRP canals carry water throughout the Valley. They provide a place to walk, run, bike and fish, though most of the canal banks are unadorned. While the Scottsdale Waterfront has hosted art projects on its spruced-up canal banks, the primary purpose of the canals is to supply water to our thirsty […]

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Artist cranks up family fun

Brooklyn artist Luster Kaboom put the finishing touches on a new exhibit in Scottsdale Friday with plenty of help from his two children, who kept busy testing two trios of cranks on a giant face graced with moveable parts. Lily, 9, sent an eyeball spinning at top speed while brother Lando, 6, slowly churned a […]

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Families gather for Native Trails

A lawn adjacent to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts was filled with families during last Thursday’s Native Trails performance — which coupled native arts, dance, music and storytelling with rich lessons in Arizona history and culture. It’s the 11th year Native Trails has entertained and educated both Valley visitors and residents with a series […]

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