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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘Family activities’

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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“Legally Blonde The Musical” takes the Glendale stage

  Filled with memorable songs and lively dances, “Legally Blonde The Musical” is an unlikely tale of self-discovery and transformation that manages to be hilarious, heartwarming and just plain fun. It comes to Spotlight Youth Theatre in Glendale May 26-June 11. Audiences may be familiar with Elle Woods from the 2001 “Legally Blonde” movie starring […]

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At-home volunteering: Make heat-relief sacks for the homeless

As temperatures begin to rise again, life on the streets in Phoenix can go from unbearable to deadly. Homeless men, women and children are at high risk daily for severe dehydration and sun exposure. “What may come as a surprise to people is that dehydration is actually a bigger cause of death compared to cold […]

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Childsplay transforms “Alice in Wonderland” into rock opera onstage in Tempe

Alice falling down a rabbit hole may be old news. But what if it involves rock ’n’ roll, with the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and Red Queen all taking part? That’s exactly what will happen weekends, April 23-May 21, when Childsplay brings “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” to the Tempe Center for the Arts. “‘Wonderland’ […]

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Win four tickets to Childsplay’s “Interrupting Vanessa”

Congratulations Michelle Raizer! She has won a family four-pack of tickets to Childsplay’s “Interrupting Vanessa” at Tempe Center for the Arts. The show runs weekends March 25-April 2.  

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Southwest Maker Fest encourages kids, adults to innovate

The “maker” movement is relatively new, but it’s thriving in Mesa this month as Southwest Maker Fest takes over downtown for a day. The free public festival celebrates all things DIY — but with a high-tech twist and an emphasis on collaboration. The Saturday, March 11, event offers interactive exhibits, workshops and demonstrations to inspire […]

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Valley Youth Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” boasts Hollywood history

When Alice follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, she has no idea what she’ll find. Talk about strange and colorful characters. There’s the Queen of Hearts who cries, “Off with their heads!” And the Mad Hatter and March Hare, always enjoying tea time, the shifty Cheshire Cat, and Caterpillar, who dispenses […]

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Fit Method gym in Gilbert promotes family fitness, offers meditation

Perched on a barstool at Starbucks, Gilbert gym owner Felicia Romero sips her whipped-cream-topped grande caramel latte with a smile and an ease most health-conscious people wouldn’t display while consuming so many calories. “That number on the scale doesn’t define you by any means,” says Romero, describing why she started her own workout routine and […]

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Your chance to see “The Cat in the Hat” presented by Childsplay

Congratulations! Gelene Castaneda has won a family four-pack of tickets to see Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” presented by Childsplay. The show is playing at the Tempe Center for the Arts on weekends Saturday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 19.    

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Childsplay brings “The Cat in the Hat” comedic fun to Tempe stage

Would you trust a mischievous cat wearing a red-and-white striped hat and a red bow tie? Maybe not. Enjoy? Absolutely. And that’s exactly what audiences will do Saturday Jan. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 19, when Childsplay brings Dr. Seuss’ ever-popular “The Cat in the Hat” back to the Tempe Center for the Arts. It previously played […]

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