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Those with disabilities can paint while in online class

Those with disabilities can paint while in online class

If you or a loved one has a developmental or intellectual disability, there is a way to have fun and socialize while exploring art online...

Teens can earn money as lifeguards, instructors

Teens can earn money as lifeguards, instructors

Recruitment and certification are underway for lifeguards, swimming lesson instructors, pool managers, cashiers and other jobs that support..

Science and engineering fair to be held online

Science and engineering fair to be held online

Registration is starting soon for the virtual Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). This is the state science fair for Arizona,..

Valley Metro program helps kids learn engineering

Valley Metro program helps kids learn engineering

Valley Metro and its partner PGH Wong Engineering, Inc., recently kicked off the Engineers of the Future virtual program, a free online..

Babies to teens can play, learn in free online classes

Babies to teens can play, learn in free online classes

Find lots of ways to play with your children and help your teenagers exercise from the comfort of home with the city of Phoenix’s many..

PHXPlays at Home to bring Virtual Bingo to residents

PHXPlays at Home to bring Virtual Bingo to residents

There are lots of activities you can do with your children or on your own from the comfort and safety of home, thanks to city of Phoenix..

Phoenix Children’s helps homeless, struggling youth

Phoenix Children’s helps homeless, struggling youth

Homeless and financially struggling children in the Valley face many challenges but Phoenix Children’s offers assistance in several ways...

Music Works offering piano lessons for youths

Music Works offering piano lessons for youths

Music Works Community is going to start a new, 15-week semester of PRELUDE Piano classes for young musicians the week of Feb. 1. You can..

IMPACT to hold open gym, parents’ night out

IMPACT to hold open gym, parents’ night out

IMPACT Gymnastics Academy is helping parents to keep their children and teens occupied this winter with an open gym and a Parent’s..

Develop tools to boost kids’ good behavior

Develop tools to boost kids’ good behavior

Parents, grandparents and others who care for children can obtain tools for encouraging good behavior in free online workshops. Early..

Library changes curbside pickup hours

Library changes curbside pickup hours

Check out books for yourself and your family and then pick them up curbside at most of the Phoenix Public Library locations. The city’s..

IMPACT Gymnastics delivers private lessons

IMPACT Gymnastics delivers private lessons

IMPACT Gymnastics Academy at 7812 N 12th St. provides Exceptional Kids Private Lessons for children with special needs. Kids can..

Kids can play sports, games at Camp Hubbard

Kids can play sports, games at Camp Hubbard

Hubbard Family Swim School offers children a place to play sports, engage in games and socialize over winter break. Camp Hubbard will offer..

Boy Scouts selling holiday trees

Boy Scouts selling holiday trees

The COVID-19 pandemic is not slowing down members of Boy Scout Troop 41, who recently took a trip and are now selling winter holiday trees...

Amenities at city parks reopen

Amenities at city parks reopen

The Phoenix City Council voted last month to start reopening all amenities in city parks. The city’s public parks, trails and golf..

Run, walk, gather swag in virtual Turkey Trot

Run, walk, gather swag in virtual Turkey Trot

Burn off some of the calories ahead of Thanksgiving dinner or afterwards during the Phoenix Turkey Trot – Virtual Event. Because of the..

Enchanted Island opens games, rides, other treats

Enchanted Island opens games, rides, other treats

The city of Phoenix attraction Enchanted Island Amusement Park at 1202 W. Encanto Blvd. has reopened. Enchanted Island offers rides,..

Download free music for kids, adults from library

Download free music for kids, adults from library

You can download free music 24/7  through the Phoenix Public Library website on Freegal when using your library card. Library card users..

Dads can finetune their parenting skills

Dads can finetune their parenting skills

Fathers who are looking for tips on strong parenting can watch a virtual/online workshop for free on Monday, Nov. 9. The city of Phoenix..

Arizona Science Center reopens to public

Arizona Science Center reopens to public

You can visit the Arizona Science Center again, after it had been closed previously to visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The..

Online program helps babies build literacy skills

Online program helps babies build literacy skills

You can help your baby build literacy skills in an online program that the Phoenix Public Library offers. The BabyTime program will meet..

Young adult fiction authors to talk at online event

Young adult fiction authors to talk at online event

Teenagers can gain inspiration from two authors of young adult fiction at an online event that Changing Hands Bookstore is offering...

Girls can engage, build leadership skills at home

Girls can engage, build leadership skills at home

The Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GUSA) are offering girls the chance to develop leadership..

Babies, kids can learn to swim at Hubbard

Babies, kids can learn to swim at Hubbard

Hubbard Family Swim School, which has a location at 13832 N. 32nd St., offers swim classes for youths from two months to 12 years old. Its..

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