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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Family events around Arizona

Learn Your Lizards Walk (Sat Aug. 12 and Sept. 9) in Superior. Photo iStock.


Movies on the Square (Saturdays through Sept. 2). Live entertainment, food vendors and a different movie screening each week. Aug. 5 is “Wall-E,” Aug. 12 is “Despicable Me 2,” Aug. 19 is “The Incredibles” and Aug. 26 is “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone.” 5pm activities; movie at dusk. Free. Heritage Square, downtown Flagstaff. flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square

Summer Concert Series (first Saturdays through Sept. 2). Musical performance under the shade of the pines. Bring blankets, concert chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages; beer and wine available for purchase. 5:30pm. $18; free for ages 12 and younger. The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff. 928-774-1442 or thearb.org

The Great American Eclipse at Lowell Observatory (Mon Aug. 21) This total solar eclipse will be visible only from the United States. Activities include live streaming and astronomer talks from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience in Madras, Oregon. Enjoy family activities, crafts, solar viewing with solar telescopes and glasses, tours and more. While the full eclipse will not be visible from Flagstaff, visitors will be able to see the moon starting to cover the sun. 8am-5pm. $15; $8 ages 5-17; free for ages 4 and younger.1400 W. Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff. 928-774-3358 or lowell.edu


Fine Art & Crafts Festival (Sat-Sun Aug. 12-13). Nearly 140 artists and artisans, demonstrations and live entertainment. 9am-5pm Sat, 9am-4pm Sun. Free. Courthouse Plaza, 120 S Cortez St., Prescott. 928-445-2510 or cityofprescott.net

Wet & Wild Water Day (Sat Aug 26). Water games, a splashy bounce house, wet attractions, special animal feedings, aquatic animal encounters, concessions and more. 9am-4pm. Free with paid admission. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott. 928-778-4242 or heritageparkzoo.org


Sedona Community Farmers Market (Fridays through Sept. 29). Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass-fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, handmade chocolates, live music. 8-11:30am. Free. Tlaquepaque, Creekside, 336 State Route 179, Sedona. 928-821-1133 or sedona-farmers-market.com


Learn Your Lizards Walk (Sat Aug. 12 and Sept. 9). A guided tour for kids and adults who enjoy Arizona’s most common, colorful and charismatic reptiles. Meet at the Arboretum breezeway at 8am. Included with admission: $12.50; $5 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger. Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 US 60, Superior. 520-689-2811 or arboretum.ag.arizona.edu


2nd Saturdays Downtown (through Nov. 11). Family-friendly music festival, vendors, street performers. 5-10:30pm. Free. Congress Street from Toole Avenue to Church Avenue, Tucson. 520-545-1102 or 2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com

Cool Summer Nights (Saturdays through Sept. 2). Weekly themes, special programs, family activities and a chance to see the museum at night. 5-10pm. Included with admission: $15.50 (Arizona residents); $8 ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Road, Tucson. 520-883-3070 or desertmuseum.org

Model Airplane Make ‘n Take (Sat Aug. 5). Ages 5 and older (with an adult). Children build snap-together airplanes they can take home, and view models made by expert builders from Sonoran Desert Model Builders. 1-2:30pm. $15.50; $9 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Road, Tucson. 520-574-0462 or pimaair.org

Night Wings (Sat Aug. 26). View the aircraft in the evening light and participate in aviation-related activity stations. 5-9pm. $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson. 520-574-0462 or pimaair.org


Peach Mania Festival (Sat-Sun Aug. 5-6, 12-13). Pick-your-own peaches and enjoy free samples, hayrides and more, including homemade peach pie and peach ice cream. “All You Can Eat” Peaches & Pancakes breakfast from 7:30-10:30am. 7:30am-5pm. Free admission. Apple Annie’s Orchard, 2081 W Hardy Road, Willcox. 520-384-2084 or appleannies.com

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