December 6, 2013
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- Arizona Renaissance Festival
- Castles N' Coasters
- Children's Museum of Phoenix
- Disney on Ice Rockin' Ever After
- Harlem Globetrotters
- It's A Wonderful Life
- K1 Speed
- Monster Jam
- Music Together in Phoenix
- Out of Africa Wildlife Park
- Peter Piper Pizza
- Sardella's Pizza
- Zoes Kitchen
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Are you a winner?
- Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel
- Make Memories with DreamWorks Holiday Collection
- Play With Your Food!
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Macaroni Kid Central Phoenix is a FREE, weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming events, giveaways, and activities specifically for kids in our community. Each week I will publish a free email newsletter which will ...
KIDS OF ALL AGES ENJOY THE ROYAL FAIRELonging for childhood days of make believe? Mythic heroes slaying dragons, steel clad warriors jousting atop mighty steeds and knights in shining armor saving damsels in distress...this can all be found at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. There is definitely something for the children and the kid in all of us to be found at the faire.
Arizona's annual festival is one of the largest in the nation, held on weekends in February and March in its fanciful European style village ...
Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.
The Museum’s vision is to foster a joy of learning and to:
- Provide engaging projects, exhibits and programming for young children and their families;
- Educate parents and caregivers about ...
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER
IS COMING TO PHOENIX, JANUARY 8 - 12!
**Featuring the Ice Skating Debut of Merida from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE**
WHAT: Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After, an all-new live production coming to Phoenix! A cast of world-class skaters brings your favorite moments from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to life in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes ...
FANS RULE IN 2014 – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS GIVE FANS THE POWER TO DECIDE WHICH RULES WILL IMPACT THE GAMES IN Glendale AND Phoenix
–The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour comes to the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. and US Airways Center in Phoenix on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want ...
Treat the entire family to a classic this holiday season. Take them to see It’s A Wonderful Life The Musical, presented by Talent Team and Clearview Cultural Center. Evening Performances (7 PM) are on Dec. 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st. Matinees (2 PM) will be offered on Dec. 14th and 21st. This classic will entertain all ages.
You know the story: George Bailey just can’t win. All he ever wanted to do was leave Bedford Falls, go to college and become a brilliant architect. Unfortunately, life ...
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The first thing I noticed was how knowledgeable and friendly the staff member was. He gave me a quick tour and highlighted the important features. The facility has 2 lobby ...
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WHAT: For one night only, fans will witness the world’s best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing and destruction as Monster Jam® returns to Phoenix with more trucks than ever before! Sixteen massive trucks will be part of the dirt-flying, car-crushin’ action at Chase Field – this year’s truck lineup includes the Phoenix debut appearance of the all-new 2014 season truck ...
Winter "STICKS" starts in less than a month!
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates ...
The park was started by Dean and Prayeri Harrison over 30 years ago in their Southern California home when they adopted a baby African Leopard named ...
Pizza and Dessert Giveaway!
At Peter Piper Pizza it’s party time all the time! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a big win, or just because, we’ll help you build the ultimate party experience. We combine quality pizzas on made-from-scratch dough, the industry’s hottest games, and a dedicated host to make your party an event to remember.
We offer a variety of packages, add-ons, and pricing options to meet your unique needs. So what are you waiting for? Get started right away by booking your party online, or by contacting your ...
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We can also host private Pizza Camps for birthdays, team events, and more! Contact us to schedule your private Pizza Camp event today!
Pizza camp is designed ...
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Not long ago, people ate lots of burgers, however they were ordinary burgers. But there was something missing – the need for something satisfying and real, something basic and good, something affordable and fresh – a place with a burger soul. A place that burger lovers could call their own and feel pride in recommending to their friends and family. So we asked ourselves, shouldn’t there be a better way?At Smashburger, we believe that smashing is better. Our handcrafted burgers are smashed, seared and seasoned to order, using our fresh ...
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Born in the Mediterranean and raised in the South, Zoës Kitchen is a natural extension of Zoë Cassimus' lifetime of cooking for family and entertaining friends. Our menu is inspired by Zoë's family recipes and her simple, fresh-from-the-garden sensibility. At Zoës, ingredients are delivered fresh through the back door daily. Our team hand-washes, cuts and prepares each item from scratch in our kitchen because as Zoë says, “if it wasn’t food 100 years ago, it’s not food today.” Nothing is fried and there are no ...
Where: The Children's Museum of PhoenixWhen: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just show up...but show up early, there is always a line!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/plan-your-visit/
Where: See above for locationsWhen: 7:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: 602-534-FEST (3378) or 602-262-6862 or http://www.phoenix.gov
Where: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. 3rd Street, inside the Park LongueWhen: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.sheratonphoenixdowntown.com/gingerbread
Introduction to water safety skills
Parent / child bonding
Intro to Backfloating
Comfort in the water
Balance in the water
Where: Hubbard Family Swim School (3 locations available)When: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Call for specific class times and availability!)Who: Babies ages 8 weeks through 5 months with an adult.How: Call or go online to register 602.971.4044 http://www.hubbardswim.com/Cost: FREE through 5 months of age!For more info: You must register for this class and spaces are limited. Do not rely on the time posted above.
Where: Heard Museum on CentralWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: Included in general museum admission, $5+For more info: 602-252-8848 or http://heard.org/holidays
Where: Mill Avenue from Rio Salado Parkway to University DriveWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: tempefestivalofthearts.com
Where: Civic Space ParkWhen: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: All Home Depot LocationsWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: 5-12 years oldHow: Just ComeCost: Free
Where: Heritage SquareWhen: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.ac4gc.org
Where: Heritage Square and Science ParkWhen: 11:00 AM (Check on time before event begins)Who: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.ArizonaRussianFestival.org
Where: North Mountain Park, 10600 N 7th Place, Phoenix AZ 85020When: 5:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and have funCost: FREE
Where: Arizona Sunrays Dance and GymnasticsWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Multiple times available!)Who: Boys and Girls 1 year – 12 years. Adult Supervision is required for children under 6 years.How: Just show up! All Tumble Time participants must have a signed Arizona Sunrays release on file. http://arizonasunrays.com/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/14_tumble-time-waiver.pdfCost: $5.00 (Cash) $8.00 (Debit/Credit)For more info: Additional classes available: When: Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm / Friday, 10:00am – 11:30am
When: Saturday, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: 1221 N Central Ave 85004When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (This is only for the 1st Sunday of every month)Who: Children 5-11 years old.How: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/eventrecord.jsp?eventid=81758#
Where: 9617 N. Metrocenter Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85051When: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (This is the 1st Sunday of the month only)Who: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.metro-center-community-market.org/
Sunday, December 8 - Family Movie Night with Original Christmas Classics and/or DreamWorks Holiday Collection
Where: Your living room!When: 7:00 PMWho:The whole family!How: Watch Rudolph, Frosty, Shrek and Alex as they get into the Christmas spirit. Both DVD gift sets available for purchase at http://www.walmart.com/ip/29156659Cost: Family fun: priceless (DVD gift sets start at $19.94)For more info: http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Original-Christmas-Classics-Full-Frame/17127826
Where:When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Anyone who can help with packing food boxesHow: Find the volunteer application at http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteerCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
Where: Metrocenter near LensCraftersWhen: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (Wednesday only!)Who: 6 months to 4 years oldHow: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N Central Ave 85004When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (This occurs one time per week)Who: 24 months to 36 monthsHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/eventrecord.jsp?eventid=80402
Where: Burton Barr Central LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Just show up!Cost: Free
14 E. Pierce St. in Downtown PhoenixWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (This event will also be held on 12/18)Who: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: Arizona Science Center 400 E. Van Buren St. Ste. 450 Phoenix, AZ 85004When: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Thursdays only!)Who: No specific ages listed-How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: 11/7/2013
Where: Burton Barr Central LibararyWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: Comerica TheaterWhen: 7:30 PMWho: All ages that would enjoy the balletHow: Purchase tickets online at http://comericatheatre.com/event/19004B23956A305FCost: Prices vary depending on seat location
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004When: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (9-5 on Sunday)Who: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://phoenixfestivalofthearts.org
Phone: 602-254-3100 1202 N. 3rd Street Phoenix , AZ 85004
Where: Phoenix Center for the ArtsWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: 1202 North 3rd StreetWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Phoenix Center for the ArtsHow: Just show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/events/
20 tons of snow, Visits with Santa, Family activities provided by the Phoenix Coyotes, Winter-themed art projects, Glitter Tattoos provided by Make Meaning, Purchase a new museum membership and get 20% off on your gift shop purchases (same day only).
Where: The Children's Museum of PhoenixWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All ages!How: Just show up!Cost: All Snow Much Fun Day activities are free with paid Museum admission (members are free).
Admission is $5 for adults and includes museum admission, children 12 and under are free.
Where: Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ. 85034When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: $5 for adults, 12 and under FREE!
The buffet will feature made-to-order omelets, applewood-smoked bacon and sausage, homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict and a French toast bar, fresh fruit and more. Reservations for "Breakfast with Santa" are required.
Where: 7677 N. 16th St. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Phoenix, AZ 85020When: 8:00 AMWho: All agesHow: Reservations are required! 602-997-5850Cost: Adults $29.95
10 and under $18.00
3 and under FREE!
Saturday, December 21 through Sunday, December 22 - Enchanted Island's 9th Annual Winter Wonderland Express
Where: Enchanted Island Amusement Park
1202 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ. 85007When: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just show up!Cost: Admission: $3.45 - $14.25
Where: Central Phoenix (check website for specific areas of event)When: 11:00 AMWho: All ages!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE or you can get reserved seating for $25For more info: 480-350-0911 or http://www.fiestabowl.org
List of Contest Winners
- Vanessa V. $50 Gift Card for Music Together in Phoenix
- Shae E. $50 Gift Card for Music Together in Phoenix
- Amy M. $50 Gift Card for Music Together in Phoenix
- Cathie C. $20 Gift Card for Olive Garden + 2 kids meals
- Kathy M. Diamondbacks family 4 pack
- Jessica A. Family 4 pack for Verticcuio Farms
- Tonya V. 2 Big Surf passes
- Sonia G. Family 4 pack for Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular
- Daniel P. Family 4 pack for Veggie Tales
- Paige W. Disney Junior Live 2 pack of tickets
- Sarah ...
1. Shared Air and Surface
Flu illness levels increase in winter because people spend more time indoors, sharing more space with others, touching more surfaces, and breathing more “shared” air. The high occupant density and the proximity of passengers in small spaces increase the chance of coming into contact with someone with flu. Reduce your chances by avoiding contact ...
Make it a Very Merry Movie-thon with all your favorite holiday titles
Choose from 2 different gift sets to suit your family's taste. From Santa Claus to Shrek, the Original Christmas Classics and DreamWorks Holiday Collection are meant to be shared with family and friends.
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These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun
These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie ...
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