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Storybook characters to entertain at festival

Storybook characters to entertain at festival

Popular storybook characters will come to life at a festival on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at Christown Spectrum Shopping..

Poster contest to highlight dangers of opioid misuse

Poster contest to highlight dangers of opioid misuse

Children and teens around the state can learn about opioid abuse and design posters to help raise awareness of the problem through the..

Interfaith experience educates kids in fun way

Interfaith experience educates kids in fun way

Kids ages 7 to 12 can get a look at four different, major world religions at a special event at Changing Hands Bookstore on Sunday, Sept...

Girls Scouts expand badge offerings

Girls Scouts expand badge offerings

Local girls have more ways and incentives to boost their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and explore rock climbing,..

‘Stroller tours’ at Phoenix Art Museum

‘Stroller tours’ at Phoenix Art Museum

Discover the Phoenix Art Museum with your baby in tow and give your brain a morning boost during “Stroller Tour Tuesday,” 10:30 a.m...

Sunrays Gymnastics co-owner is honored

Sunrays Gymnastics co-owner is honored

A gymnastics coach for more than four decades is getting his time in the spotlight. Dan Witenstein, co-owner and team director of Arizona..

New music classes for infants to 3-year-olds

New music classes for infants to 3-year-olds

A new music program is hatching for “EarlyBirds”—classes for children ages birth-3 years old— at Music Works Community (MWC), 302..

Kids can make ‘hungry caterpillar’

Kids can make ‘hungry caterpillar’

Children of all ages can bring to life a fun animal during a crafty event at Cholla Library, 10050 Metro Parkway East. They can participate..

After school programs available from city

After school programs available from city

Registration for Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program began last month. PAC is available to children ages 6 to 13, afterschool until 6..

Story time, crafts at coffee shop

Story time, crafts at coffee shop

Enjoy free crafts and Story Time 10-11 a.m. every Thursday at the new Cultivate Coffee, 505 W. Dunlap Ave. This nonprofit-run coffee shop..

Summer classes begin at Music Works

Summer classes begin at Music Works

Music Works Community (MWC), 302 W. Bethany Home Road, offers an introductory class for the PRELUDE Piano Program on Fridays in July. A..

Encore Dance Center moves into new studio

Encore Dance Center moves into new studio

Encore Dance Center has moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 8821 N. 7th St., Ste. 400. The new studio space is less than 3 miles..

Children will have a ‘Wild’ time at VBS

Children will have a ‘Wild’ time at VBS

Central United Methodist church, 1875 N. Central Ave., hosts a Vacation Bible School July 22-26, for children in kindergarten through fifth..

Reading Game begins June 1, win prizes

Reading Game begins June 1, win prizes

Summer is a time for students to keep up and strengthen their reading skills before the next school year. It is also a time for adult..

Preschool teaches kids with, without autism

Preschool teaches kids with, without autism

A new preschool that teaches children with and without autism in a transdisciplinary approach is already seeing positive benefits for its..

Up With People camp returns June 17-21

Up With People camp returns June 17-21

Up with People Jr., a performing arts summer camp for children ages 8-12, will be offered in Phoenix this month at All Saints Episcopal Day..

Free movie at Solano Park

Free movie at Solano Park

Enjoy a free screening of Disney’s “Zootopia” 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Solano Park, 5625 N. 17th Ave. Free popcorn will be..

Free, fun swim safety event

Free, fun swim safety event

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools and Leslie’s Pool Supply have teamed up to promote swim safety around the country. Aqua-Tots Central Phoenix, 7824..

Free Family Sundays continue at museum

Free Family Sundays continue at museum

The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., offers free general admission on the second Sunday of each month, with educational..

Local author reads books on YouTube

Local author reads books on YouTube

North Central Phoenix children’s author Phoebe Fox has started a YouTube channel, where she performs a new read-aloud for children on..

Time to register for summer camp fun

Time to register for summer camp fun

If you are looking for a way to keep your child active and engaged during summer break, Flip Dunk Sports has some great options for you...

Summer music classes battle child’s boredom

Summer music classes battle child’s boredom

Beat the summer boredom blues and put music into your child’s schedule with music lessons at Music Works Community (MWC), 302 W. Bethany..

Two sand-sational days at kids museum

Two sand-sational days at kids museum

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix hosts an entire weekend of beach-filled fun at its inaugural SandFest, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April..

Children’s Day held at Japanese garden

Children’s Day held at Japanese garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1221 N. 3rd Ave., presents its annual Children’s Day, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 14...

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