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Raising Outdoor Kids: Footwear for a new year of adventures

Whenever we tell the kids it’s time to leave for an adventure, there are three enduring questions that follow: Will I need a sweatshirt?...

Where to find Santa during a COVID Christmas

Many Arizona malls are offering “contactless” Santa visits, complete with a mask-wearing Santa. Some venues offer virtual-only Santa visits.

Raising Outdoor Kids: What we’ve learned from raising chickens

The adults used to be the first ones awake at our house, pretty regularly. In recent weeks, that’s changed. Now, it’s not uncommon for...

2020 holiday events for Arizona kids and families

Last updated Dec. 22, 2020 GILBERT Through Dec. 26: Hale Centre Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol," the Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge...

Boyce Thompson Arboretum opens new Wallace Desert Garden

The Wallace Desert Garden lies within Boyce Thompson's natural desert setting and includes new walking trails and loops.

Phoenix Art Museum offers $5 admission for kids

Phoenix Art Museum is lowering its admission price for visitors ages 17 and younger from $14 to $5 through Jan. 31, 2021.

Raising Outdoor Kids: Enjoy fall scenery on colorful Arizona hikes

Although we’re surrounded by cactus and desert landscaping in Phoenix, there’s no shortage of fall scenery to explore on a day trip to other parts of Arizona.

The City of Mesa schedules reopening of its family-friendly museums

Two popular Mesa family attractions — the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a. Museum — will reopen to the public on Saturday,...

4 ways to celebrate Día de los Muertos

Here are four ways your family can participate in Día de los Muertos, a celebration of art and culture related to the Mexican holiday.

2020 Halloween events in metro Phoenix

We last added to this list at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. To find just those events that are open TODAY, visit...

Phoenix Zoo to reopen Sept. 19 to general public

The Phoenix Zoo reopens to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 19, following a Sept. 14 reopening for zoo members. The zoo will be operating...

Desert Botanical Garden hours expand for fall

As summer temperatures (finally!) start heading down, the Desert Botanical Garden is expanding admission hours to welcome visitors seeking an outdoor escape. Beginning Sept....

Raising Outdoor Kids: Not knowing everything is part of the adventure

When I walked out of REI with a rental backpack more than three years ago, my kids could feel my excitement. I was absolutely...

What’s OPEN? What’s opening SOON?

Local venues that enrich, educate and entertain us are coming back online after months of enforced closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. As they do,...

Curiouser & Curiouser is a new live-theater experience from TheaterWorks

TheaterWorks has reinvented the live-theater experience. Curiouser & Curiouser is an  immersive, multi-sensory, intimate theater production where audience members literally walk into and through...

The Nash opens applications for Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

The Nash has opened enrollment for its all-female jazz musician program, Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising. Led by local musicians Mary Petrich (saxophone) and Claudia...

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