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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Archive for the ‘Family activities’ Category

Laundry tips from the big leagues: A baseball mom gets advice from a pro

In our family, we celebrate all things baseball, counting down from the time pitchers and catchers report to opening-day ceremonies. Nothing brings out the fan in me more than watching my 9-year-old son play America’s favorite pastime. But as he and other kids across the Valley prepare to play ball, I’m stocking up on laundry […]

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Lily Gray is the youngest honorary race starter for the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

At age 3, Lily Gray is the youngest person ever to be the honorary race starter for the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. It’s also her second time at the event, which begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at Grand Canyon University. Last year, Lily was several months into intense treatment for acute […]

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Diamondbacks announce 2018 home-game giveaways, events

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2018 season home-game promotions and giveaways, include an Archie Bradley Audio Bobblehead, a Sugar Skull T-shirt by State Forty-Eight (in time for Cinco de Mayo), a Star Wars Paul Solo Bobblehead, a Father’s Day Hawaiian shirt and more. The giveaways start Thursday, March 29, when the D-backs take on the Colorado Rockies at Chase […]

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Santa Fe lures families on spring break with Kids FreeFest

Think of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and you might envision high-end art galleries, beautifully handcrafted Native American jewelry and fancy dining. But Santa Fe’s tourism office also wants families to start thinking about it as a kid-friendly spring break destination. During Kids FreeFest March 1-April 15, several Santa Fe tourism venues will offer deals for […]

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How to get the most out of Camp Fair AZ on Feb. 24

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Plan your whole summer in one day (or at least get a good start on it!) at our 15th anniversary Camp Fair AZ on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Rancho Solano Preparatory School in Scottsdale. Nearly 100 different summer camps — representing everything from traditional overnight camps to specialty day camps focused on arts, sports, academics, science, technology […]

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Register now for Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Day dances

Several cities celebrate that special bond between dads and daughters around Valentine’s Day. Chandler, Tolleson/Goodyear and Queen Creek all have annual traditions. Advance registration is required at all three events, which include dancing plus crafts or games, food and photos. CHANDLER Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance 6-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 9 Snedigar Recreation Center • […]

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“Hamilton” to offer $10 “lottery” tickets to Tempe shows

Editor’s note: A digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 for tickets to the Tuesday, Jan. 30 performance at ASU Gammage. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance. Forty orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Visit or learn […]

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Childsplay’s “The Snowy Day” takes the stage in Tempe

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While snow has blanketed much of the country lately, greater Phoenix has stayed mostly balmy. If we’re lucky, January brings a little rain. Snow, not so much. But it’s coming. On Jan. 21, Childsplay brings snow to the Valley of the Sun. “The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats” is an imaginative musical […]

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Top February events for families in greater Phoenix

February is for homemade Valentine’s Day cards, conversation hearts and secret admirers. But we’re not keeping any secrets when it comes to this sweet roundup of family events around the Valley. There’s something for everyone to fall in love with: chocolate lovers, art lovers, ninjas, muggles and bookworms. Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at […]

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Resolve to teach your kids financial skills this year

Gregg Murset is a Scottsdale-based financial planner and a Queen Creek father of six who has long thought about preparing his kids to be financially independent. In other words, he jokes, “How do I get all of these people to move out of my house and never come back!” Murset’s basic philosophy is this: Early […]

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