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Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

May 1-7: Changing Hands hosts Children’s Book Week events

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Changing Hands Bookstore is hosting a week’s worth of special activities to honor the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which conveniently falls between the sugar buzz of Easter and Mother’s Day festivities. Monday, May 1, through Sunday, May 7, Changing Hands stores in both Phoenix and Tempe host celebrations — several, actually, with a mix […]

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Owner of Joy Bus Diner feeds body and soul

Jennifer Caraway and her 
daughter Areli Trapero (16) 
with Carol’s Mason Jar Pies. Photos by Rick D'Elia.

Five years ago, Jennifer Caraway had two simple reasons to cook for a friend fighting cancer: She wanted to help fight the disease with powerful nutrients. And, to Caraway, there’s no better way to show compassion than with a home-cooked meal. “Food is medicine and love,” Caraway says. “I tried to help her fight cancer […]

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Win VIP vouchers for Crazy Cuizine family meals

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Congratulations Randy Rudick. You have won a VIP voucher package to Crazy Cuizine products. These vouchers will be mailed directly to your home and can be used in most grocery stores.  

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Rafterhouse: Two Phoenix families’ HGTV pilot to air on Wednesday, April 12

Back row: Austin, Suzanne and Hazel (3) King; Chris, Fallon and Easton (3) Liles.
Front row: Lily King (6), Asher Liles (7), Cannon Liles (5), Oliver King (4) and Branson Liles (9).
Photo by Rick D'Elia.

A few years ago, builder Chris Liles and real-estate agent Austin King were quietly transforming midcentury ranch homes in the Arcadia neighborhood of east Phoenix, striving to preserve the classic style while giving the homes modern amenities and making them functional for young families like theirs. This year, their company, called Rafterhouse, may find a […]

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VYT’s “The Secret Garden” returns to the Phoenix stage April 7-23

Valley Youth Theatre brings “The Secret Garden” to the stage April 7–23. Above are Tanner Smalley as Colin and Allie Starts as Mary Lennox from a 2005 VYT production.

With the help of some 25 creative young actors, a live orchestra, and a colorful set, “The Secret Garden,” a Tony-Award-winning musical, will come to life at Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix April 7–23. The compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal tells the story of Mary Lennox, an English girl born and raised in India. Orphaned […]

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May onstage: Family-friendly live performances in metro Phoenix

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DANCE Alice in Wonderland (Sun May 21). The student ballet company of Dance Theater West performs the story of “Alice in Wonderland.” Call for showtimes. Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E 2nd St. dancetheaterwest.com All Balanchine (Thur-Sun May 11-14). Three of George Balanchine’s masterpieces performed by Ballet Arizona. 7pm Thur, 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sat, […]

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“Grammy Likes Me Best” authors to sign books at Changing Hands Phoenix

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Local children’s authors Terri Mainwaring and Bonnie Apperson Jacobs are excellent examples of doing well by doing good. Throughout their long careers as public school teachers and administrators, they devoted themselves to the intellectual and emotional development of kids. Now in “retirement,” that commitment has not weakened; they have merely changed hats. As writers and […]

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Girl power! Phoenix teen is ready to change the world

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Wearing a sleeveless navy-blue dress and white low-top Converse shoes, Aleena Valdez stood behind the microphone and adjusted her glasses. “You’re never too young to change the world,” she told the more than 60 tween and teenage girls listening to her soft, measured voice. “That’s what my dad always told me, and it’s always really […]

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Summer day camps – mixed activities

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Clubs located in Avondale, Glendale, Peoria and Phoenix 602-954-8182 • bgcmp.org Summer Day Camp. Ages 6-17. Arts, sports and fitness, education enrichment, technology, social recreation, field trips, free breakfast and lunch. Dates and rates vary by location and session; $30 annual enrollment fee required; need-based financial aid available. […]

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New Camp O’Connor offers free civics summer camp to middle schoolers

Original Arizona State Capitol building in Phoenix, Arizona. iStock.

Kids entering seventh or eighth grades this fall have an opportunity to be part of an inaugural, free, one-week summer camp focusing on civics and leadership. The nonprofit O’Connor Institute (formed in 2009 by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) is hosting the camp, in partnership with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & […]

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