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More space, programs at Impact Gymnastics

More space, programs at Impact Gymnastics

Impact Gymnastics Academy has expanded its facility and offerings. Located at 7812 N. 12th St., the gym owned by Samantha Baltierrez and..

Families explore the world together

Families explore the world together

Eighteen summers … that’s all most people get with their kids before they fly the coop. So, what’s on your bucket list of things..

Breaks for students, breaks for parents

Breaks for students, breaks for parents

The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 15801 N. 32nd St., will host its fun-filled “Supercamp” during Winter Break (Jan...

Holiday puppet show, puppet crafts for kids

Holiday puppet show, puppet crafts for kids

Children of all ages are invited to attend “Deer Santa,” a family-friendly romp about a very clumsy deer who has to take over for Santa..

Youth exchange program now accepting applications

Youth exchange program now accepting applications

Phoenix high school sophomores and juniors can apply for the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program to spend three weeks abroad with a host..

Photos with Santa at mall

Photos with Santa at mall

Metrocenter Mall, 9617 N. Metro Parkway West, offers Photos with Santa to all shoppers who spend just $10 in same-day Metrocenter Mall..

Free books, fun at Festival of Tales

Free books, fun at Festival of Tales

Southwest Human Development is partnering with Paradise Valley Community (PVCC) to host its Festival of Tales literacy event—a day of..

Holiday activities abound at Christown

Holiday activities abound at Christown

Starting Saturday, Dec. 2, Christown Spectrum Mall will host “Christown Cringle’s Workshop” every weekend from 12-4 p.m., through..

Voice, piano classes for young children

Voice, piano classes for young children

Dari Hockenhull has recently joined Music Works Academy as a vocal instructor and is currently accepting students for singing lessons...

Take family on a camping trip

Take family on a camping trip

Join the fun at Arizona State Parks and Trails Family Campout Program, set for Dec. 2-3 at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction. The..

Children’s museum now a Pal Place

Children’s museum now a Pal Place

  Partners to Assist in Learning (Pal) and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix have partnered to create a custom Pal Video and digital,..

Young entrepreneurs host business fair

Young entrepreneurs host business fair

On Saturday, Nov. 11, youth in grades K-8 will set up booths at Arcadia Neighborhood Park to launch their start ups for shoppers and a..

Sunrays offers free baby classes

Sunrays offers free baby classes

The Arizona Sunrays Gynmastics & Dance Center, 15801 N. 32nd St., offers free Baby Dance classes on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:15 to..

Kids from military families are awarded

Kids from military families are awarded

Youth in military families ages 13 to 18 nationally are eligible to receive a $10,000 cash award, a trip to the nation’s capital, donated..

VFW Post hosts two essay contests

VFW Post hosts two essay contests

VFW Post 9400 in Sunnyslope once again hosts its Voices of Democracy essay contest for high school students (grades 9-12). In addition, the..

Top youth volunteers sought for award

Top youth volunteers sought for award

Through Nov. 7, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Arizona’s top youth volunteers. Students in grades 512 are..

Costumes, ghost stories for families at free event

Costumes, ghost stories for families at free event

Arizona Humanities, 1242 N. Central Ave., hosts a free Ghostly Stories Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Listen to ghost stories,..

A free day of archaeology fun

A free day of archaeology fun

Celebrate International Archaeology Day and explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, Oct. 21 with a full..

‘Tramp-O-Ween’ at Flip Dunk

‘Tramp-O-Ween’ at Flip Dunk

Flip Dunk Sports, 1515 E. Bethany Home Road, hosts a special Tramp-O-Ween Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The activities are best..

Preschool opens new location

Preschool opens new location

For more than 10 years, Phoenix Preparatory Preschool & Child Care has educated infants to 5 year olds, with an academic curriculum..

Fun family event at local museum

Fun family event at local museum

Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! at Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, Sept. 23 with fun, family friendly programming and..

‘Find Your Nose’ Kids Book Party

‘Find Your Nose’ Kids Book Party

Families are invited to the launch of award-winning author Rodo Sofranac’s sixth educational, colorful, and fun children’s book,..

Piano lessons begin in January

Piano lessons begin in January

Gift your little one with the love of music. Music Works Academy, 302 W. Bethany Home Road, starts a new 15-week semester of Prelude Piano..

New mobile app to aid in autism spectrum ID

New mobile app to aid in autism spectrum ID

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has introduced the ThinkAsperger’s mobile app, an expansion of the..

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