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Spotlight Youth Theatre stages Disney’s “Mulan Jr.” March 2-18

When the Huns invade, one man from each family must join the war effort, so Mulan rushes off to war in her elderly father's...

SueAnn Brown is Miss Manners for the iPhone generation

The idea of hosting etiquette classes came to SueAnn Brown about six years ago, when her grandchildren visited and didn’t know how to set...

Schools teaching mindfulness cite improved memory and better behavior

The word “mindfulness” can conjure images of yogis sitting cross-legged on a rug, eyes closed, hands resting on knees, forefingers and thumbs touching. But consider...

5 questions for foster care expert Paul Davis

As director of foster care services at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona, Paul Davis is responsible for the organization’s foster care and respite operations...

Top March events for families in greater Phoenix

There’s no time for spring cleaning this month, because these family events will keep you on the go. Lace up those sneakers, because the...

Love in the time of kholera: Kids books about love and kindness

Kids books on the basics of love and kindness (in time for Valentine’s Day) No, it’s not a misprint — “kholera” is the Greek word...

Valley Youth Theatre stages family favorite “The Hobbit”

Asked to leave his large, roomy and exceedingly comfortable home (or hole) in the ground to accomplish a difficult mission, Bilbo Baggins accepts the...

Award-winning original play “Beauty and the Computer Geek” takes the stage in Mesa

A nerdy Prince Charming and time-traveling teens are part of a modern day makeover of the classic fairytale “Sleeping Beauty” in an original play...

Radio’s Rich Berra hosts televised Arizona Quizbowl for high school students

Hippolyta was the queen of what warrior tribe from Greek mythology? If you know the answer to that question, consider yourself well informed. And...

Dining in: 9 quick-and-easy recipes for family meals

During my 20 years as a food writer, I fielded a steady stream of questions from readers, friends and neighbors: What’s the best chef...

Arizona Science Center’s Pompeii Packs help kids understand life in 79 A.D.

In conjunction with “Pompeii: The Exhibition,” the Arizona Science Center is offering small artifact-stuffed backpacks to kids exploring the exhibit. These Pompeii Packs contain...

“Hamilton” to offer $10 “lottery” tickets to Tempe shows

Editor's note: A digital lottery for "Hamilton" tickets will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 for tickets to the Tuesday, Jan. 30...

Sea STAR offers dolphin-assisted therapy for kids with special needs

Actions speak louder than words, and so it is with 16-year-old Lexie Robertson. While a group of shivering parents stand poolside, bundled against an unusually...

Childsplay’s “The Snowy Day” takes the stage in Tempe

While snow has blanketed much of the country lately, greater Phoenix has stayed mostly balmy. If we're lucky, January brings a little rain. Snow,...

Ready to compete? “American Ninja Warrior” is coming

Do you need extra motivation to jumpstart your health and fitness goals this year? Here’s one parents and kids can all enjoy: The American...

Getting your act together? There are apps for that!

Moms have minimal time and maximum stress. We have bills to pay, medical appointments to schedule, kids to pick up, lunches to pack, laundry...

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