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Friday, November 24, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Family activities’

Valley Youth Theatre brings “Madagascar” to Herberger stage

After years in captivity, with regular meals and an adoring public, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo, with the help of some plotting penguins. Together, they go on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s […]

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Pumpkin season treats: Recipes families can craft together

Pumpkin once was known almost exclusively as a pie for Thanksgiving. Today, this multi-tasking squash with its dense, sweet flesh defines the flavor of fall. Pumpkin and its aromatic companion spices show up in smoothies, soups, granola, cookies, donuts and stews. “Pumpkin is to Thanksgiving what peppermint is to Christmas. It’s everywhere because, frankly, people […]

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Family Time: Top October events around metro Phoenix

October brings a cozy list of outdoor festivals and fairs, and a whole lot of comfort food. Get those Halloween costumes ready, because you’re going to want to show them off this month at the endless spooky (and not-so-spooky) celebrations that scream Family Time! Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at Oct. 1-Nov. 5 […]

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Learn to camp as a family during AZ Family Campout Program weekends

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  Have you thought about taking the family camping but didn’t feel confident in your wilderness skills — or your kids’ attention spans for roughing it? Here’s a fun way to experience camping with a little expert help. Sign up for the Arizona State Parks Family Campout Program, designed for families with little or no camping […]

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7 ways to celebrate the solar eclipse in Arizona

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A solar eclipse is a rare event. The last time we viewed a total solar eclipse — when the moon passed between the sun and earth causing darkness — from the contiguous United States was 38 years ago, in 1979. From 9:13 to 10:33 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, Arizonans will see only a partial […]

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Win four tickets to “PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue”

Congratulations to Lupe Delgadillo who won a family four-pack of tickets to “PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue,” coming to Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre Sept. 16-17. PAW Patrol Live, based on the hit Nick Jr. series PAW Patrol, is now touring two shows across the country: “Race to the Rescue” and “The Great Pirate Adventure.” Each show […]

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4 ways to celebrate Shark Week in metro Phoenix

Shark Week debuted on the Discovery Channel 29 years ago this month, and originally it was devoted to conservation efforts and correcting misconceptions about sharks. Today (Shark Week starts Sunday, July 23), it’s also a way for local aquariums and museums to pull you in with new exhibits and Shark Week themed programming! Whatever the […]

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Win four tickets to Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe

Congratulations! Nichole Boren won four FREE tickets to Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe. This ultimate indoor Lego playground offers family fun with two amusement-park rides and lots of creative play with Lego bricks.  

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Win four tickets to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Flashlight Tours — plus a s’mores kit

Congratulations! Jorge Aldana won four tickets to the Desert Botanical Garden’s Flashlight Tours, plus a s’mores kit. Name Email Zip Comments

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4 ways to explore the sea: Aquariums in metro Phoenix

From our landlocked Sonoran Desert spot, Phoenix still offers plenty of ways for kids to explore the oceans, from the new OdySea Aquarium that opened east of Scottsdale in August to an expansion at Sea Life Arizona Aquarium in Tempe. Here are four great places to explore under the sea this summer — no road […]

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