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April 1, 2017

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Google Maps Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace (Sat-Sun through Apr 2). All ages. A medieval amusement park featuring a 13-stage theater, 30-acre festival village, arts & crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. New this year: mermaids! 10am-6pm. $24; $14 for ages 5-12, free for ages 5 and younger (discount tickets available online and at Fry's Food Stores). East of Apache Junction on U.S. 60. 520-463-2600 or renfestinfo.com

Google Maps Arizona Sunrays' Kids Night Out. Ages 3-14. Gymnastics, dance, organized games, sports, bounce house, trampolines and a movie. 6-10pm. $30/child, $5 discount for siblings; includes pizza and snacks. Preregister; $5 fee for same-day registration. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3110 E Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix. 602-992-5790 or arizonasunrays.com

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Google Maps AZ Children's Business Fair. Children entrepreneurs ages 6-14 years will showcase their business plans and products in a booth they've designed. Each product will be available to purchase. 10am-1pm. Free. Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren St, Phoenix. azchildrensbusinessfair.com

AZ Family Campout Program (Mar-May). Designed for families that have little or no experience camping. Weekend introductory adventure takes place at four Arizona State Parks and includes camping gear and food. $70.00 family of 4/$5 each additional,up to six people. River Island State Park. Parker, April 22-23, Fool Hollow Lake,Show Low April 29-30 Catalina State Park, Tucson Apr 1-2, Roper Lake State Park, Safford May 13-14, 2017. azstateparks.com/family

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Google Maps Baby Splash Swim Classes (Mesa). Ages 5 months and younger (with an adult). 30-minute water acclimation classes in a heated indoor pool. Call for specific class times. Free. Preregister. Hubbard Family Swim Schools, 1061 N Dobson Road #101, Mesa. 602-971-4044 or hubbardswim.com

Google Maps Baby Splash Swim Classes (Peoria). Ages 5 months & younger (with an adult). 30-minute water-acclimation classes in a heated indoor pool. Classes daily; call for times. Free. Preregister. Hubbard Family Swim Schools, 8402 W Thunderbird Road #B103, Peoria. 602-971-4044 or hubbardswim.com

Google Maps Baby Splash Swim Classes (Phoenix). Ages 8 weeks-5 months (with an adult). 30-minute water-acclimation classes in a heated indoor pool. Pick one class then come that day and time every week until your baby is 6 months old. Cloth reusable swim diapers are required. Free. Preregister. Hubbard Family Swim School, 13832 N 32nd St, Phoenix. 602-971-4044 or hubbardswim.com

Google Maps Banner Children's Pediatric Asthma Support Group. All ages. Climb a rock wall and learn how to breathe easier by managing your asthma and triggers. Certified asthma educators will answer questions. Wear comfortable shoes and exercise clothing; bring inhalers in case needed. 7pm. Free; registration by phone required (602-230-CARE). All climbers (adults and children) must complete an online consent form prior to the event. AZ on the Rocks, 16447 N 91st St #105, Scottsdale.

Google Maps Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes (through May 28). Unmask the history and science behind pop culture and real-life heroes through art and hands-on activities. Discover famous comic book, TV/movie, cultural and mythological heroes from around the world. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat and noon-4pm Sun. $8; free for members and children younger than 2. i.d.e.a Museum, 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2468 or ideamuseum.org

Google Maps Cowgirl Up! (Mar 24-May 7). More than 200 original paintings and sculptures by women artists express the uniqueness of the West. 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $12 adults, $10 seniors, ages 17 & under free. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N Frontier St, Wickenburg. 928-684-2272 or westernmuseum.org

Google Maps Easter Bunny Photo Experience (through Sat Apr 15). Kids can visit the Easter Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the occasion. Sponsored by Gymboree. 10am-8pm Tues-Thur, 9am-8pm Fri and Sat. Arizona Mills Mall (food court), 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe. simon.com/mall/arizona-mills

Google Maps Friendly Pines Camp Open House. Tours of this 75-year-old overnight camp for ages 6-13 plus wagon rides, marshmallow roasting, zip line rides, drawings for prizes, refreshments and more. 11am-2pm. Free. Preregister. Friendly Pines Camp, 933 E Friendly Pines Rd, Prescott. 928-445-2128 or friendlypines.com

Google Maps Interrupting Vanessa (Sat-Sun Mar 25-Apr 2). A moving and funny play where a young girl struggles to discover that imaginary friends seem real, and real friends are scarce. 1 and 4pm Sat and 1pm Sun. $12-$26. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 480-350-2822 or childsplayaz.org/tca

Google Maps Jesus Christ Superstar (Fri-Sun Mar 17-Apr 16). A portrayal of the last week of Jesus' life, seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas. Times and prices vary. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W Paradise Lane, Peoria. 623-776-8400 or azbroadwaytheatre.com

Google Maps Mesa Feastival Forest (Saturdays through May 27). Enjoy live music and a variety of gourmet food trucks in downtown Mesa. 5:30-9pm. Free. Pioneer Park, 526 E Main St, Mesa.

Google Maps Moonlit Drive-In Movies. All ages. Family-friendly movies, balloon animals, face painting, giveaways and more. Bring lawn chairs. Tonight's movie is "The Secret Life of Pets" Free; donations of paper products, cleaning supplies or small household items requested for children who are aging out of the foster care system. Scottsdale Promenade (in front of Old Navy), 16427 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-385-2820 or scottsdalepromenade.com

Google Maps NCAA Final Four Fan Fest. All ages. Presented by Capital One, Fan Fest celebrates college basketball. Fans can participate in youth clinics, giveaways, music festivals, games and more. Noon-8pm Fri, 10am-8pm Sat, 11am-8pm Sun, and noon-6pm Mon. $8-$10; Children 12 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix. ncaa.com/final-four/fan-fest

Google Maps Planet Shark: Predator or Prey (through May 29). Cutting-edge Sensory4 Technology provides a walk-through, multi-sensory cinematic gallery experience tracing millions of years of evolution and bringing you face-to-face with the great white shark. Exhibit includes shark models cast from real animals, a collection of real shark teeth and jaws and extremely old and rare fossils. 10am-5pm. Exhibit with general admission is $29.95; $22.95 ages 3-17. Sybil B. Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org

Google Maps Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (Mar 1-July 16). Learn about the life, culture and pageantry of the revered Japanese samurai warriors through displays of their regalia, armor, helmets and masks, weapons and battle gear. 10am-5pm Tues-Sat (10am-9pm Wed), noon-5pm Sun. $5 plus general museum admission; members and children age 5 and younger are free. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-1880 or phxart.org

Google Maps SandFest. Live entertainment, sand building by the Sand Guys, beach-inspired activities in the Museum, activities outside all day and food trucks. 9am-4pm. $8, under 1 free; free admission for grandparents and grandchildren Sun Apr 2. Children's Museum of Phoenix, 215 N 7th St. 602-253-0501 or childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

Google Maps Speak Up for Kids. The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a superhero themed health expo, featuring games, crafts, raffles, and superhero appearances! 10am-2pm. Free. Shepherd of the Valley Church, 1500 W. Maryland Ave, Phoenix. 602-532-0137 or azaap.org

Spring Butterfly Exhibit (through May 14) Walk among hundreds of butterflies in the new 3,200-square-foot Butterfly Pavilion located near the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. See a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber and learn about the butterfly's life cycle and role in pollination. 8am-8pm. $24.95; $12.95 (ages 3-17 years); free for members and children 3 and younger. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 480-941-1225 or dbg.org

Google Maps Tempe Festival of the Arts. All ages. More than 300 fine artists, live entertainment, street performers, children's activities, food and beverage vendors. 10am-5:30pm. Free. Mill Ave between 3rd St & University Dr, Tempe. 602-997-2581 or tempefestivalofthearts.com

Google Maps The Little Mermaid (Fri-Sun Feb 24-Apr 2). Ariel, the little mermaid, who longs to leave the magical underwater kingdom makes a deal with the evil sea witch. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sat & Sun. $15. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or desertstages.org

Google Maps The Ninja Zone. Boys ages 4-11. Sports discipline inspired from obstacle course training, gymnastics, street dance and martial arts. Call for times and prices. Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance, 3110 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix. 602-992-5790 or arizonasunrays.com

Google Maps The Propeller Group (through May 14). A three-member artist team based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam blurs the lines of fine art and media production. Several multi-part projects are comprised of videos and related objects. 10am-5pm Tues-Sat (10am-9pm Wed), noon-5pm Sun. Included with admission: $18; $13 students, $9 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and younger; free for members. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-1880 or phxart.org

Google Maps The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Wed-Sun Mar 29-Apr 16). Beatrix Potter's most famous story, told entirely to music. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10; $7 for ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org

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