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August 30, 2014

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Google Maps Alice in Wonderland (Fri-Sun Aug 22-Sept 21). Original adaptation of the story of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 1 & 3pm Sat-Sun. $15. Reservations recommended. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or desertstages.org

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Google Maps Apple Harvest Celebration (Sat-Sun through Sept 14). Pick your own Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples and Asian pears. 7:30am-5pm. Free. Apple Annie's Orchard, 2081 W Hardy Rd, Willcox. 520-384-2084 or appleannies.com

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Google Maps Art in the Park (Sat-Mon Aug 30-Sept 1). Fine art and craft show, live music, food booths and children's activities. 9am-6pm Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm Mon. Free. Wheeler Park, 212 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff. 928-556-9498 or flagstaffartinthepark.com

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Google Maps Body Depot Workshops. Ages 6 & up. Four different workshops. 11:30am Monster Manual or Venom, 1pm Busy Bones or Nano Latch and Catch. Included with admission: $16.95 adults, $11.95 ages 3-17. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2028 or azscience.org

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Google Maps Bon Voyage! (June 13-Sept 15). Take a whimsical, artistic journey to Japan, Paris, London, Egypt and more. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $7 ages 1 & up. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-2467 or ideamuseum.org

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Google Maps Build! Toy Brick Art at the Heard (May 24-Sept 28). Features American Indian and non-American Indian LEGO brick artists' creations. Hands-on components for the whole family. 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun. $23 adults, $12.50 ages 6-12/students, $5 ages 1-5/American Indians, under 1 free. Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave. 602-252-8848 or heard.org

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Google Maps Cats (Thur-Sun Aug 29-Sept 14). The beloved musical based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats. 8pm Thur-Sat, 2pm Sun. $30 adults, $25 ages 17 & under. Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. 480-837-9661 x3 fhtaz.org

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Google Maps Coconino County Fair (Fri-Mon Aug 29-Sept 1). Exhibits, demonstrations, livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. 10am-10pm Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm Mon. Call for prices. Coconino County Fairgrounds, Fort Tuthill County Park, Exit 337 off I-17. 928-679-8000 or coconino.az.gov/parks

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Google Maps Cool Summer Nights (Sat through Aug 30). Demonstrations, activities and a chance to see the museum at night. Activities begin at 6pm. Call for prices. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson. 520-883-2702 or desertmuseum.org

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Google Maps Faire On The Square Arts & Crafts Show (Sat-Mon Aug 30-Sept 1). More than 100 vendors selling fine art, jewelry, food and more. 9am-5pm Sat-Sun 9am-3pm Mon. Free. Downtown Courthouse Plaza, 120 S Cortez St, Prescott. 928-445-2000 or prescott.org

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Google Maps Family Fun Night. All ages. Grand opening of the Splash Pad, live entertainment, make-and-take crafts and family activities. 6-8:30pm. Free. Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler. 480-812-8488 or shopchandlerfashioncenter.com

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Google Maps Flashlight Tours. All ages. Experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night. Bring a flashlight. 7pm. $22 adults, $12 ages 13-18/students, $10 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy. 480-481-8188 or dbg.org

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Google Maps Funny Papers (through Sept 6). Explore the history of comic strips and their continued prevalence throughout art. Features both vintage comic strips and contemporary art infused with comic icons. 11am-5pm Tues-Sat. Free. ASU Art Museum, southeast corner of Mill Ave & 10th St, Tempe. 480-965-2787 or asuartmuseum.asu.edu

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Google Maps Junior Vet Experience. Grades 8-12. Hands-on, interactive program designed to offer a real-life look into veterinary medicine. Today's topic: animal health screenings. 1:30-3:30pm. $40. Preregister. Arizona Animal Welfare League, 30 N 40th Pl. 602-273-6852 or aawl.org

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Google Maps Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science (May 31-Sept 1). Reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. 10am-5pm. $26.95 adults, $19.95 ages 3-17 (includes general admission); discount for members. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2028 or azscience.org

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Google Maps MAKE IT Weekends. All ages. Ever wonder what you could create with electronics, crafts or even wood? Learn practical skills, think outside of the box, share ideas and become innovative. 10:30am-12:30pm and 2-4pm. Included with admission: $16.95 adults, $11.95 ages 3-17. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org

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Google Maps Mini Music Makers Series. Ages 5 & under (with an adult). Early childhood music-education program where children explore music from around the world through developmentally appropriate activities. 9:30am ages 0-18 months; 10:15am ages 18 months-3 years; 11am ages 3-5. $12/class; $40/series of 4 classes. The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. 480-245-6962 or mim.org

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Google Maps Movies on the Square (Sat through Sept 6). Family-friendly movies, live entertainment and food vendors. Activities start at 5pm; movie at dusk. Free. Heritage Square downtown Flagstaff. flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square

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Showdown in Tombstone (Sat-Mon Aug 30-Sept 1). Performances by gunfighter groups from around the US, costume contest and parade. 10am-4pm. Free. Throughout Tombstone. 520-457-3548 or tombstonechamber.com

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Google Maps Summer Concert (and Movies!) Series (Tues-Sat through Aug 30) Live entertainment and family-friendly movies. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Courthouse Plaza, Prescott. 928-777-1349 or visit-prescott.com

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Google Maps The Three Little Pigs (Wed-Sun Aug 20-Sept 14). Tells the traditional tale of shoddy home construction and how those pigs face the big bad (but not so smart) wolf. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 ages 12 & under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org

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Google Maps They Came from Outer Space (through Oct 3). Collection of authentic rocks from space and props and equipment from the television adventure series "Meteorite Men"; new pieces include a lunar meteorite and four space suits. 10am-4pm. $8 adults, $6 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Challenger Space Center Arizona, 21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria. 623-322-2001 or azchallenger.org

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