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October 22, 2014

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Google Maps 13th Floor Haunted House. Featuring the 13th Floor Haunted House and Zombieland. Times vary. $24.99-$48.99. 13th Floor Haunted House, 2814 W Bell Rd. 13thflooraz.com

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Google Maps Arizona State Fair. All ages. Family entertainment, Star Trek: The Exhibition, The Great American Duck Race, Secret Circus, Cartoon Alley demonstrations, animals, food, characters, concerts, rides (including six new midway rides), exhibits, rodeo and more. Gates open at noon. $10 adults, $5 seniors/ages 5-13, under 5 free; check website for discounts. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W McDowell Rd. 602-252-6771 or azstatefair.com

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Google Maps Baby Gym Class. Infants 6-18 months (with an adult). Babies can jump on trampolines, tumble on mats and crawl, jump, swing and climb on various gymnastics equipment. 9:30-10am. Free. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3110 E Thunderbird Rd. 602-992-5790 or arizonasunrays.com

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Google Maps Behind the Scenes Tour. All ages. Learn how curators care for their collections. 2-2:30pm. Included with admission: $6 adults, $3 ages 6-17, ages 5 & under free. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington. 602-495-0901 or pueblogrande.com

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Google Maps Boo! at the Zoo (Mon-Sun Oct 20-26). Pumpkins for the animals, pumpkin patches, scavenger hunt, straw maze, monster midway and more. 9am-5pm. Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 ages 3-13, 2 & under free. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy. 602-273-1341 or phoenixzoo.org

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Google Maps Chambers of Fear Haunted House. 3 attractions: Chambers of Fear, Darkness: Industrial Nightmare and Scary Tales. 7-10pm Mon-Thur & Sun, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $23-$30. Bell Mar Plaza, 11340 W Bell Rd, Surprise. 623-255-6896 or chambersoffear.com

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Google Maps Circus Today (Sept 12-Jan 4). Features Arizona artist Mark McDowell who showcases the classic imagery often associated with circuses: acrobatic performers, animal acts, sideshow curiosities and the iconic big top tent. 10am-5pm Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm Thur, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Mesa Arts Center Museum, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6567 or mesaartscenter.com

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Google Maps Concerts at the MIM (Oct). The Cookers Oct 3; Sondre Lerche Oct 4; Tom Rush Oct 8; Carolina Chocolate Drops Oct 9; Jerry Douglas & the Earls of Leicester Oct 10; Ronstadt Generations Oct 14; Chris Smither Oct 15; Suzy Bogguss Oct 16; Mike Doughty Oct 20; Jeff Austin Oct 22; Vladimir Pleshakov Oct 23; Caravan of Thieves Oct 28; Octubafest Oct 29 and Run Boy Run Oct 31. Call for prices and times. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. 480-478-6000 or mim.org

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Google Maps Fall Festival (through Nov 2). 7-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, inflatables, farm animals, pedal race cars, barrel train ride, playground and more. 9am-9pm Mon-Thur, 9am-10pm Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun. $9/person, ages 2 & under free with paying adult. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S Power Rd, Mesa. 480-650-6606 or vertucciofarms.com

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Google Maps Fear Farm (Thur-Sun through Oct 31). 5 Haunted attractions, corn field and hay mazes. 7-10pm Sun-Thur, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $24.99 & up. Fear Farm, 2209 N 99th Ave. 623-936-9545 or fearfarm.com

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Google Maps Frankenstein (Wed-Sat Oct 22-Nov 1) Adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror-filled tale. Performed by Actor's Youth Theatre. Call for times and prices. The Tuscany Theatre, 861 N Higley Rd #105, Gilbert. 480-907-7050 or actorsyouththeatre.org

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Google Maps Fright Nights. Horrific scenes await you in The Gauntlet Haunted House or visit the spooktacular miniature golf course. 7-10pm Wed-Thur (golf open 7pn-close Sun-Thur), 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $15 haunted house; $6.25 & up miniature golf. Golfland/Sunsplash, 155 W Hampton Ave, Mesa. 480-834-8319 or golflandfrightnights.com

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Google Maps Hot Rod Nights. All ages. More than 250 classic cars and hot rods, live entertainment and more. 5-9pm. Free. Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale. westgateaz.com/hotrod

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Google Maps House of Screams...and Wicked Dreams (through Nov 8). Haunted lair of a serial killer who escaped from a mental institution. 7-10pm Sun-Thur, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat in Oct (7-11pm in Nov); 7pm-1am on Oct 31. $20-$30. House of Screams...and Wicked Dreams, 2810 W Thunderbird Rd. houseofscreams-wickeddreams.com

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Google Maps Jeeper's Creeper's: Bugs in Art (Oct 3-Jan 25). Test your knowledge and learn all about bugs through fun and challenging puzzles, games and art-making activities. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $8 ages 1 & up. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-4332 or ideamuseum.org

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Kids Club - Pet Parade. All ages. Learn all about dogs, cats, gerbils, rabbits and goldfish through fun facts, songs and more. Companion games and activities also available online. 10am. Free. Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler. mallkidsclub.com

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Google Maps Little Bunny's Halloween (Wed-Sun Oct 8-Nov 2). Cute Halloween show - perfect for little ones. 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 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. Times vary by age. $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 National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers (starts Sept 21). Experience the world by coming face-to-face with a polar bear, diving in a submersible, climbing to the top of a rain forest tree canopy, soaring over the savanna in a hot air balloon and more. 10am-5pm. $23.95 adults, $18.95 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 Octonauts. All ages. Dive into action with the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV show. Activities and events, plus the chance to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii! Call for times of meet and greets. Included with admission: $18 adults, $13 ages 3-12; discount if purchased online. SEA LIFE Arizona, 5000 S Arizona Mills Circle #145, Tempe. 480-478-7600 or visitsealife.com/arizona

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Google Maps Pumpkin and Chili Party (Oct 2-Nov 2). Hay rides, miniature golf, 10-acre maze, petting barn, inflatables, rides, climbing wall, live entertainment, extreme canine dog show and fireworks (Fri & Sat nights). 10am-9pm Thur & Sun, 10am-10pm Fri-Sat. Call for prices. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek. 480-987-3100 or schnepffarms.com

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Google Maps Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze (Oct 1-Nov 9). 6-acre family corn maze, mini corn maze (for little ones), petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, farm activities, play area and more. 11am-8pm Mon-Thur, 11am-11pm Fri, 9am-11pm Sat, 9am-8pm Sun. $9 ages 2 & up; additional cost for special activities. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale. 623-386-1301 or tolmachoff-farms.com

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RAK Event Of The Day

Google Maps Pumpkin Patch (Oct 1-31). Pumpkin decorating, air bounce, Alexander's Adventure Maze, animals and hayride. 9am-9pm. $10 children, $3 adults. Mother Nature's Farm, 1663 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert. 480-892-5874 or mothernaturesfarm.com

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Google Maps Spy Studio (Sept 23-Jan 18). Students from Boulder Creek, Paradise Valley and South Mountain High Schools stretched their imaginations and technology skills to create futuristic spy gadgets. Noon-5pm Tues-Wed & Sun, noon-9pm Thur-Sat. $7 adults, $5 student, ages 15 & under free. The SMoCA Young @ Art Gallery, 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale. 480-994-ARTS (2787) or smoca.org

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Google Maps Ten-in-One (Sept 12-Jan 25). A reference to sideshow attractions, focuses on artists whose works embody the circus aesthetic with a contemporary twist. 10am-5pm Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm Thur, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Mesa Arts Center Museum, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6567 or mesaartscenter.com

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Google Maps The Crypt Haunted Attractions. 3 haunts: The Crypt, The Asylum and the Chaos Maze. 7-10pm Sun, Wed & Thur, 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat. $5-$23. Fiesta Mall parking lot, 1445 W Southern Ave, Mesa. hauntedaz.com

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data updated wed oct 22, 2014 @ 02:00 am

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