Event coming up on 9/21/13

UPCOMING EVENTS: September 21-22, 2013

THIS SATURDAY
Healthy Happy Baby Expo
Free Massages from Elements
Free Classes from Music Together
Family Photo Booth
20+ Free Seminars from World-Class Presenters
40+ Information Tables to get answers to all your questions
Don’t Miss It!!!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
Bye Bye Buzzards Celebration
Come celebrate the arboretum’s migratory flock of Turkey Vultures before they depart on their fall migration.  Make sure to arrive at 7:00 am for a chance to see the vultures perched on the magma cliffs in the center of the Arboretum for the first hour or so after sunrise.  Cost: $9/adult, $4.50/children 5-12, Free/children under 5
Boyce Thompson Arboretum @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
37615 W. Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85273
520-689-2811

Buddy Walk
Families can start the morning off with a continental breakfast, followed by a post walk, and then spend time together with fun games, bouncers, rock climbing walls, carnival games and exhibitors supporting Down Syndrome.
Tempe Diablo Stadium @ 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
2200 W. Alameda Dr
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-926-6500

Apple Harvest Celebration
Celebrate the peak of the apple season with tree-ripened Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples. Experience the fun of picking your own apples, or select from already picked apples. Come early to enjoy the delicious “All You Can Eat” pancake breakfast served with hot apple topping or cider syrup, served each day from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Apple-smoked burger lunches will be served from 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Free wagon rides will take you to the orchards for picking; Asian pears will also be available for picking. Homemade apple pies are baked fresh daily, and don’t miss the delicious “apple crumb pie ice cream”, made in an Amish ice cream freezer. Hot roasted sweet corn will be available at the farm location.  FREE admission
Apple Annie’s Orchard @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm  http://www.appleannies.com/
2081 W Hardy Rd
Wilcox, AZ. 85643
520.384.2084

Gilbert Farmer’s Market
7:00 am – 11:00 am
222 N. Ash St
Gilbert 85234
480-583-0101

Roadrunner Farmer’s Market
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
3502 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix 85032
623-848-1234

Phoenix Public Market
“our Open-Air Market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. It offers an eclectic high-quality mix of: Fresh in-season fruits and vegetables, produce, flowers, jams, baked goods, dried beans, free-range eggs and honey, Live plants and unique local arts and crafts, Tasty hot foods, music, and more”
Open Air Market @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

Healthy Happy Baby Expo

It’s all in your hands – great local resources – it’s a one-stop solution for your questions about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting!  There will be more than 40 exhibitors and 20 educational sessions.  Goodie bags for the first 500 families.  Nursing Lounge sponsored by Sweet Pea Births!!  Visit www.healthyhappybabyexpo.com for all the details and to register for your sessions.
We hope to see you there – please let us know if we should look for you.
Solana Ballroom @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
(623) 937-3700

As You Wish Anniversary Celebration
As You Wish is celebrating it’s 18th Anniversary this Saturday.  Come in to enjoy $1.80 studio fees.  Drawings for family fun passes, free classes, and As You Wish gift cards.  Reservations recommended.
Your local store @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Click HERE for your nearest location

Animal Feeding
Come out to the Visitor’s Center at McDowell Mountain Park and watch the exhibit animals.  New this month: meet the baby tortoises!  $6/vehicle
McDowell Mountain Regional Park @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-471-0173

Train and Carousel Rides
Come out for a day of old-fashioned fun at the railroad park.  Enjoy the shade provided by the park’s many large trees  Kids can play at various play area including a covered playground with water sprays.  Train and Carousel Rides $2.00/each; free for kids under 3 with paying adult.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park @ 10:00 am to 6:30
7301 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale 85250
480-312-2312

Family Storytime
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become more successful readers. Space is limited. Free tickets are available 30 minutes before the program begins.
Ironwood Branch Library @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
4333 E. Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ, 85048
PHONE: 602-262-4636

Curiosity Day With Curious George
Special Event, Storytime, Children’s Event
Curiosity Day with Curious George! We’re celebrating a love of reading with everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious George. Join us for a reading of the classic Curious George book, fun activities, monkey mask-making, treats and more!
Barnes & Noble @ 11:00 AM
Chandler Fashion Mall
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-792-1312

Free Crafts for Kids
Fall Window Decoration:  Welcome the fall season…with a stained “glass” leaf that will brighten any window!
Lakeshore Learning Store @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Find your local store HERE

Water Park Fun in Chandler

Enjoy the zero-depth pool area with interactive play area, water vortex, current river and two water slides.  Cost is $2.25 for adults and $1 for children ages 2-17
Hamilton Aquatic Center @ 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
3838 S Arizona Ave
Chandler 85248
480-782-2630

Fish Feeding
Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 2:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201
602-606-5600

Nocturnal Nature Hike
Find out what comes out at night in the desert once the sun sets.  Bring water, a flashlight, a blacklight, a camera and sturdy shoes.  $6/vehicle
Cave Creek Regional Park @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
623-465-0431

Free Outdoor Concert – Tempe
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Tempe Marketplace @ 7:00 pm
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe 85281
480-966-9338

Free Outdoor Concert – N. Phoenix/Scottsdale
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Desert Ridge Marketplace @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix 85050
480-513-7586

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
Apple Harvest Celebration
Celebrate the peak of the apple season with tree-ripened Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples. Experience the fun of picking your own apples, or select from already picked apples. Come early to enjoy the delicious “All You Can Eat” pancake breakfast served with hot apple topping or cider syrup, served each day from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Apple-smoked burger lunches will be served from 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Free wagon rides will take you to the orchards for picking; Asian pears will also be available for picking. Homemade apple pies are baked fresh daily, and don’t miss the delicious “apple crumb pie ice cream”, made in an Amish ice cream freezer. Hot roasted sweet corn will be available at the farm location.  FREE admission
Apple Annie’s Orchard @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2081 W Hardy Rd
Wilcox, AZ. 85643
520.384.2084

Wild AZ
A wildlife expert teaches participants about Arizona’s amazing animals and some of the wilder parts of our state. Hands-on activities and interactive presentations are included. Wild AZ events are featured the fourth Sunday of every month.
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3131 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85040
602-468-6470, ext. 125

Train and Carousel Rides
Come out for a day of old-fashioned fun at the railroad park.  Enjoy the shade provided by the park’s many large trees  Kids can play at various play area including a covered playground with water sprays.  Train and Carousel Rides $2.00/each; free for kids under 3 with paying adult.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park @ 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
7301 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale 85250
480-312-2312

As You Wish Anniversary Celebration
As You Wish is celebrating it’s 18th Anniversary this Saturday.  Come in to enjoy $1.80 studio fees.  Drawings for family fun passes, free classes, and As You Wish gift cards.  Reservations recommended.
Your local store @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Click HERE for your nearest location

Railroad Rides
Ride scale model trains through the Adobe Mountain recreation area.
Maricopa Live Steamers @ 12:00 – 5:00 pm
22822 N. 43rd Ave
Phoenix 85310
www.maricopalivesteamers.com

Fish Feeding
Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 2:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201
602-606-5600

LIBRARIES:
Chandler, AZ http://www.chandlerlibrary.org/
Glendale, AZ http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/index.cfm
Mesa, AZ http://www.mesalibrary.org/
Payson, AZ http://www.paysonlibrary.com/
Phoenix, AZ http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/default.jsp
Peoria, AZ http://library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/default.aspx
Scottsdale, AZ  http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/
Tempe, AZ  http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=1588

Monterey, CA http://www.monterey.org/library/Home.aspx

WATER PLAY & SPLASH PADS
AHWATUKEE
Mountain Vista Park: spray pad, splash pad area open daily, approx. through October 1st from 5:30 am – 11:00 pm
13647 S. 50th Street (48th Street and Knox Road)
Phoenix, AZ  85044
(602) 262-6111 (South Division)

CHANDLER
Splash Pads Closed for the Season

GILBERT
Splash Pad at San Tan Village
The Splash Pad, located in the Children’s Play Area, is now open.
Through September 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
2218 E. Williams Field Rd.
Suite 235
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 282-9500

SCOTTSDALE
Chesnut Park is open year-round from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Chesnut Park is a 5-acre park, which includes picnic areas and two ramadas. Additional amenities include two lighted tennis courts, playground, spray pad, large open grass areas, and restroom facilities.
4565 N. Granite Reef
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
General: (480) 312-2771

TEMPE
Spray pads are conveniently located in the following parks.  Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm (Daily, Monday-Sunday)
Jaycee Park (located near the Westside Community Center)
817 West 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 350-5200

Esquer Park (just east of the Loop 101 and north of Apache Blvd.)
2407 E McArthur Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281

Hudson Park (south of Apache Blvd on Cedar Street between Rural & McClintock)
1430 S. Cedar St.
Tempe AZ

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