July Calendar of Events

 

Fourth of July Events: 

 Fabulous Phoenix 4th: Help celebrate our country’s freedom! There will be two stages of entertainment, Splash Zone, Kids World activities area, Classic Car exhibit, refreshment vendors, and more! Starts at 6pm with a fireworks display beginning at 9:30pm. Steele Indian School Park, 3rd St. and Indian School Rd.  602- 262-6862.

Picnic at the Pool: Scottsdale’s Cactus, Chaparral, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch aquatic centers will all be open for public swim from 1 to 5 p.m. July 4. Bring the whole family for a poolside picnic with food vendors and music at Chaparral, Eldorado, or McDowell Mountain Ranch. Celebrate your independence by the beach-front entries and have fun in the water-play features. Regular pool admission fees apply.  480-312-POOL. www.ScottsdaleAz.gov/sports/aquatics.

 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival: The Kiwanis Club of Tempe always presents an incredible display of fireworks. Get there early to enjoy the Family Fun Fest including face painting, relay races and an inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides and rock climbing walls. The food court features hamburgers, hot dogs, Macayo’s Depot Cantina, BBQ, roasted corn, fry bread, snow cones, ice cream and lemonade. 5pm–1pm. Tickets are $8 at the gate or two for $15.00, discounted tickets available at Fry’s.  Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 480-350-5189. www.tempe.gov/lake.com


4th of Zoo-Ly: Join us for a special 4th of July celebration at the Phoenix Zoo with 4th of Zoo-Ly! There will be plenty of family fun and exclusive evening access to the Zoo with fun activities for everyone. We will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular at a “VIP” seating area  in the back of the Zoo! 7-10pm. Adults $45 and children (3 – 12) $35, under 3 free. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 North Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. www.phoenixzoo.org

All American Festival: The 31st annual July 4th celebration hosted by the city of Peoria is located in the main stadium and Mariners Practice Fields. Enjoy great entertainment on multiple stages. The event features a Kids Zone, Water Zone, Sonic Footlong Hot Dog Eating Contest, plenty of family friendly activities. 5-10pm and a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 9:15 pm. $5, children 12 and under are free. Free parking. No alcohol or glass containers allowed into the event. Beer and concessions will be available for purchase. 623- 773-8700.  www.peoriasportscomplex.com

 

"Splash Bash" Independence Day Pool Party:  There will be water games, kids' activities, DJ, pool safety information, music, food for purchase, and a lot of family fun! 10am-5pm. Family event requires a $2 entry fee or Recreation Center pass. Fireworks to follow at the nearby Wigwam Resort. Litchfield Park Recreation Center, 100 S. Old Litchfield Rd. 623-935-9040. www.litchfield-park.org

 

Chandler’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration: Celebrate America and our heritage at this spectacular fireworks show presented by the Chandler Lions Club and the City of Chandler. Participate in the Cactus Bike Push, Pull, Peddle Bike Parade at 6pm, the bike that is decorated the best will win a Haro children’s bike. Preregistration required.  Live entertainment. 4pm-10:30 with fireworks at 9:30. $5 for parking. Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. www.chandleraz.gov

 

Tuesday  1

$4 for the Fourth: Join Pueblo Grande Museum in celebrating Independence Day with our $4 for the Fourth admission promotion!  For the Fourth of July Holiday week, July 1st to July 5th, Pueblo Grande Museum is offering a discounted museum admission rate of $4 to all adults and seniors!  Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix. 602-495-0901. www.pueblogrande.com

Hubbard’s ‘4-Day Blitz Lessons’ : Hubbard Family Swim Schools will offer very helpful “Four-Day Blitz Lessons” all through the month of July. These swim lessons occur on four consecutive days in one specific week and are held for 30-minutes at the same time each day. You can sign up for one week at a time. Choose a week where your child can make all four lessons in a row. $72 per week for older children ages 3 and up.  Phoenix, Peoria and Mesa locations. 602-971-4044. www.hubbardswim.com

Wednesday 2

Radio Disney Summer Fun: Join us for dancing, games, giveaways, make-and-take crafts and more! Free. 5:30-7:30pm. Every Wednesday at Westgate, Fountain Park.  June 4-August 6. Loop 101 and Glendale Ave., Glendale.  westgateaz.com/summer

Fabulous Fourth of July Crafts: Get ready for Independence Day with patriotic crafts you can take home. 1pm. Free. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa. www.bookmans.com

Thursday 3

Star Spangled Summer Party: KidsPark will get the kids all ready for Independence Day by offering lots of red, white, and blue arts & crafts activities. There are also dozens of toys, games, books, and puzzles for kids to play with. Snacks and drinks are included. Ages 2-12.  $8/hour for 1 child; discounts for siblings. 4848 E. Cactus Rd., #220, Scottsdale. 602-788-2445. www.kidspark.com

Kids Club at The Superstition Springs Center: This is a great opportunity for your kids to learn about our world in a fun and interactive setting. The mall has teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Hosted by Persephone with Dewper the Prairie Dog, Kids Club meets every Thursday at 10am in JCPenney Court. Free. 6555 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-832-0212. www.mallkidsclub.com/superstitionsprings

Friday 4

Baby Splash Swim Classes at Hubbard Phoenix: These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time and learn how to prepare baby for swim lessons. Advanced registration is required. Free. Every day of the week for babies 8 weeks-5 months.  13832 North 32nd St., # 100, Phoenix. 602-971-4044. www.hubbardswim.com

Saturday 5

Summer Splash Tour: It is set to be bigger than ever with more splashing fun activities, swimming lessons, water safety education, food and music. Free. 9am-1pm. Founders Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek. www.summersplashaz.com

Silly Summer Cap: Personalize your own hat using accent pieces, pipe cleaners and glue.  Free. 11am-3pm.  Lakeshore Learning, 4727 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix and 4819 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix. www.lakeshorelearning.com

Flashlight Tours: Join the Botanical Garden’s Public Flashlight Tours. Nights in the Desert are anything but dull. Nighthawks fly, night-blooming flowers open, toads sing and owls watch, as you stroll along the trails there is a surprise around each corner. You will view critters such as snakes, scorpions, and desert tortoises first hand at our guided stations. Every Thursday and Saturday May – September. 7-9pm. Desert Botanical Gardents, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. www.dbg.org 

Sunday 6

Summer Concert Series: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is the place to be for free concerts every Sunday, May 4 - July 6. Bring a blanket or chair to hear a variety of favorite local bands. Free. 7:30-9pm. Train and carousel rides are available during all concerts. Tickets are $2 each and children under the age of three ride free with a paying adult. Food will be available for purchase. 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale. 480-312-2312. www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/parks/RailroadPark.

Baby Splash Swim Classes at Hubbard Peoria: These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time at home with baby and also learn how to prepare baby for swim lessons. Advanced registration is required. Ages 8 weeks to 5 months. Free. Every day except Tuesdays. 8402 W. Thunderbird Rd., # B103, Peoria. 602-971-4044. www.hubbardswim.com

Monday 7

Creative Summer Fun: Create a clay fish at As You Wish Pottery. Pottery and canvas ages 5 and up; glass and clay ages 8 and up. 9-10:30am. Classes are offered Monday – Friday. $30 per class or $100 for the entire week. As You Wish Pottery, 6 convenient valley locations. www.asyouwishpottery.com

Youth Explorers Club: Beat the heat this summer in the Youth Explorers Club. This FREE 4 week class will let kids learn about and explore out environment, play games, create one of a kind works of art, make new friends and build social skills. The Family Resource Center, a program of the Child Crisis Center, invites kids, ages 7-11 on Mondays, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. from July 7th to July 28th. 817 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa. Please register online at www.childcrisis.org/frc or over the phone at 480-834-9340.

Tuesday 8

Free Story Time at Toys & Playtime Oasis: Children are invited to a fun-filled story time performed by Storybook Entertainment - a local, children’s entertainment company. Children will get to hear their favorite stories  and sing and dance to some of their favorite songs. The 30-minute story time program will be held inside the toy store. Every Tuesday in July. 9:30am. 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. #116, Scottsdale. 480-948-4630. www.azdollhouse.com

Wednesday 9

Great Arizona Puppet Theater Presents Monkey & the Pirate: A monkey, a pirate and a valuable banana treasure all add up to plenty of hilarious fun for the whole family in this rollicking and rambunctious original show. 1pm. Free. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa. www.bookmans.com

Children’s Yoga Class: Each week we will go on an adventure in class, discovering animals that correspond to yoga poses, learning to stretch and strengthen our bodies and discovering a little bit about relaxing ourselves.Kids need to bring a towel to use for class. Ages 5-12. Every Wednesday starting on July 9. 4-4:45pm. Free. Contact Joelle Yamada at jyamada@victorylutheran.com to register! Victory Lutheran Church,  5946 E. University Drive, Mesa. 480-830-5024

Bullying S.T.O.P.S. Here!: Teach children to Stand up, Take action, Open up, Protect yourself, and Speak out against bullying. This FREE class teaches parents and kids ages 7-11 how to handle and stop bullying. 6-8pm. The Family Resource Center, 817 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa. Please register online at www.childcrisis.org/frc or over the phone at 480-834-9340. Childcare is available but must be requested at registration. 

Thursday 10

Dive ‘n’ Movie: Cool off in the relaxing Monsoon Bay Wave Pool at Wet N’ Wild surrounded by friends and family and watch Despicable Me. Admission is just $19.99 after 5pm. Movies are all rated G or PG and start at approximately 8pm. Thursday and Friday. 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Glendale. www.wetnwildphoenix.com

Throwback Thursday: Enjoy the retro music of the early 2000’s. 6-9pm. Free. All Ages.  Tempe Marketplace is located in Tempe on Loop 101 & 202. www.TempeMarketplace.com

Summer Spectacular ArtWalk: Celebrate summer with a hip, cool and happening event. 7-9pm. Scottsdale Arts District. www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Friday 11

A Night at the Museum:  Roar & Snore with a Dinosaur at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. These camps are for children ages 6-12 and their chaperones.  Individual families and groups may register. 6pm - 9am. The cost for the overnight camp is $35 for museum members, $45 for non-members and $40 for groups of ten or more.  All registrations need to be paid in full a week in advance.  Contact Alison Stoltman at alison.stotlman@mesaaz.gov or 480-644-3553 to register. 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa. www.azmnh.org

Prowl and Play: The Phoenix Zoo's summer evening event will let guests experience the Zoo in a whole new light…or dark! This event offers unique and exciting activities which allow guests to explore, see and hear the Zoo differently than a daytime visit. Join us for magic, music and fun during the evening hours at the Zoo. Free with paid general admission. July 11 and 12. 6-9:30pm.The Phoenix Zoo, 455 North Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. www.phoenixzoo.org

Arizona Home Education Convention and Curriculum Fair: Enjoy workshops, vendors, entertainment for parents who homeschool or are considering Homeschooling.  July 11-12. $85 for an individual or married couple and $10 per child or teen ages 3-19. Infants (2 and under) are free. Phoenix Convention Center, South Building. www.afhe.org

Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits Toys & Playtime Oasis: Calling all young fans of Clifford! Don’t forget to bring your camera for a great photo opportunity with Clifford! Clifford will be visiting inside the toy store. Complimentary treats will also be given out and there will be coloring pages for little ones to enjoy. July 11 from 3:30-5pm and on July 12 from 10-11:30am. Free admission. 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. # 116, Scottsdale. 480- 948-4630.  www.azdollhouse.com

Saturday 12

Family STAR Night: An entertaining and interactive astronomy night for the whole family!  Telescope viewing available if weather permits. Other family activities will go on rain or shine.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. for hands-on activities. June 7 and 21. Presentation starts at 7:30. $7 per person; $10 per scout (includes packet & patch). Kids 3 and under are free. Challenger Space Center, 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. 623-322-2001. www.azchallenger.org

Experience France: Enjoy live musical performances and hands-on activities, shop for French merchandise at the Museum Store, and indulge in a French-inspired menu in our café. Vive la France! 10am-5pm. Free with paid museum admission. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-245-6962. www.MIM.org

Count & Decorate Octopus: Create your own paper octopus and practice counting at the same time!  Free. 11am-3pm.  Lakeshore Learning, 4727 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix and 4819 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix. www.lakeshorelearning.com

Back to School and Health Fair: Over 50 informational tables covering back to school resources, recreation and lifestyle for families. Health screenings and free immunizations. Entertainment, free light lunch and fun activities for all ages.  Featuring free backpacks for the first 1000 children (grade school age only). 9am-2pm. Metrocenter, 9617 N. Parkway West, (SE entrance between Macy's and Dillards).

Sunday 13

Experience France: Enjoy live musical performances and hands-on activities, shop for French merchandise at the Museum Store, and indulge in a French-inspired menu in our café. Vive la France! 10am-5pm. Free with paid museum admission. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-245-6962. www.MIM.org

Monday 14

The Kids Club at Arrowhead Towne Center: This is a great opportunity for your kids to learn about our world in a fun and interactive setting. The mall has teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Kids Club meets every Monday, 10am in the JCPenney Court. Free. 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale. 623-979-7777. www.arrowheadtownecenter.com/kidsclub

Get P.A.S.T. Asthma : Introductory Asthma Management Classes for Parents. Free. Second Monday of each month. 6:30-8pm. John C. Lincoln Medical Office Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Room 400, Phoenix.  623-879-5452. PCOC@JCL.com

Creative Summer Fun: Create a clay bird frame at As You Wish Pottery. Pottery and canvas ages 5 and up; glass and clay ages 8 and up. 9-10:30am. Classes are offered Monday – Friday. $30 per class or $100 for the entire week. As You Wish Pottery, 6 convenient valley locations. www.asyouwishpottery.com

Tuesday 15

Radio Disney Summer Fun: Join us for dancing, games, giveaways, make-and-take crafts and more! Free. 5:30-7:30pm. Every Tuesday at Desert Ridge June 3-August 5. Loop 101 and Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. www.Shopdesertridge.com/summer 

Wednesday 16

Radio Disney Summer Fun: Join us for dancing, games, giveaways, make-and-take crafts and more! Free. 5:30-7:30pm. Every Wednesday at Westgate, Fountain Park.  June 4-August 6. Loop 101 and Glendale Ave., Glendale.  westgateaz.com/summer

Surprise Story Time: You never know who will show up to read a book!  Is it a Princess or a teeny tiny mouse? You will have to show up to find out! 1pm. Free. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa. www.bookmans.com

Thursday 17

Make Your Own Musical Instruments: Storybook Entertainment will be at Toys & Playtime Oasis helping children to make their very own musical instruments. Children will then get to create songs and play happy music together. Get ready for some educational, creative, and musical fun inside the toy store! 9:30am. $6 per child. 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. # 116, Scottsdale. 480- 948-4630. www.azdollhouse.com

Kids Club at The Superstition Springs Center: This is a great opportunity for your kids to learn about our world in a fun and interactive setting. The mall has teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Hosted by Persephone with Dewper the Prairie Dog, Kids Club meets every Thursday at 10am in JCPenney Court. Free. 6555 E Southern Ave, Mesa. 480-832-0212. www.mallkidsclub.com/superstitionsprings

Friday 18

Baby Splash Swim Classes at Hubbard Riverview: Join us for “baby splash” swim classes every day of the week except Sundays & Mondays for babies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time and prepare baby for swim lessons. Free. Advanced registration is required. 1061 N. Dobson Rd., # 101, Mesa. 602-971-4044. www.hubbardswim.com

Saturday 19

Winter in July: A winter storm warning is in effect for the Phoenix Zoo with the return of Winter in July! This family favorite event is back bringing with it tons of snow and tons of fun. During Winter in July kids of all ages will have the chance to play in large piles of snow, cool off in water play areas, watch their favorite animals receive special treats, dance to music, play games and more! 7-11am. Free with paid general admission. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 North Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. www.phoenixzoo.org

Water Fun Day: Dress the kids in their favorite bathing suits and bring them to KidsPark where they’ll get to play with sprinklers, water balloons, squirters, and more. Don’t forget to pack a towel and a change of clothes. They’ll have a great time! There are also dozens of toys, games, books, and puzzles for kids to play with. Snacks and drinks are included. Ages 2-12.  $8/hour for 1 child; discounts for siblings. 4848 E. Cactus Rd. #220, Scottsdale. 602- 788-2445. www.kidspark.com

Wheelchair Basketball: MaxInMotion and SpoFit have teamed up to host a series of youth adaptive sports clinics every month this year. There will be opportunities for youth to try out wheelchair basketball and power soccer. Free. Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St., Phoenix. www.spofit.org/youth/max-in-motion-2014/

Under-the-Sea Party with a Mermaid Princess: Everyone’s favorite mermaid princess will be a special guest at Toys & Playtime Oasis for an exciting, under-the-sea-themed party. Little girls are invited to dress up in their favorite princess or party dress. Little boys are invited too! Yummy refreshments will be served. Children will also get to play with all the toys, games, books, and puzzles inside Playtime Oasis. 1:30-3pm.  $25 for an adult/child pair. $12 per additional person. Advanced registration is required. 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. # 116, Scottsdale. 480- 948-4630. www.azdollhouse.com

Arrowhead Towne Center invites you to Astroblast! Young kids will enjoy a Space Camp tour complete with a zero gravity station, bungee bounce, moon bounce house, a worm-hole tunnel, a shooting star toss and so much more. Free. Saturday, July 19th, 10am until 4pm. 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale. Near the AMC Theatre. www.arrowheadtownecenter.com/events/astroblastspacecamp_2014
 

 

 

 

Sunday 20

Christmas in July: Santa is vacationing in Arizona this year, appearing in Historic Downtown Glendale for the city’s annual Christmas in July celebration. Visitors will enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals in Old Towne and Catlin Court, while having the opportunity to donate to a summer food drive. 10am-4pm. Downtown Glendale. www.visitglendale.com

May the Fourth Be With You: The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Star Wars Day when the team hosts the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Limited Star Wars Day packages are available and feature a Josh Collmenter Star Wars Bobblehead. Fans are encouraged to dress in character to participate in the Star Wars-themed pregame parade around the field. Star Wars Characters, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers, will be on hand to greet fans and will participate in several in-game activities. 1:10pm. Ticket packages are available for $32.50 (Baseline Reserve) or $53.50 (Infield Box) and can be purchased by calling 602.514.8400 or online at www.dbacks.com/events. 

Monday 21

Creative Summer Fun: Create a clay monster spoon rest at As You Wish Pottery. Pottery and canvas ages 5 and up; glass and clay ages 8 and up. 9-10:30am. Classes are offered Monday – Friday. $30 per class or $100 for the entire week. As You Wish Pottery, 6 convenient valley locations. www.asyouwishpottery.com

Kids Club at The Paradise Valley Mall: This is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting.  We've teamed up with National Geographic Kids and Free Arts of Arizona to create activities and crafts that focus on discovery through play.  Join us in Dillard's Court every Tuesday! 10am. 4568 E Cactus Rd., Phoenix www.TheParadiseValleyMall.com/KidsClub

Tuesday 22

Make Meaning’s Mini Mornings: Enjoy some favorite childhood stories followed by an engaging creative activity inspired by each story’s theme. All classes are taught by Make Meaning’s creativity coaches. Ages 2-5. 10 am, every Tuesday.  $15 per child. Make Meaning, 15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. 480-845-0000. www.makemeaning.com

Wednesday 23

The Kids Club at Chandler Fashion Center: This is a great opportunity for your kids to learn about our world in a fun and interactive setting. The mall has teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Kids Club meets every Wednesday. 10am. Free. 3111 W Chandler Blvd., Chandler. www.mallkidsclub.com/shopchandlerfashioncenter

Deb’s Dragons and other misunderstood creatures: Don’t be afraid of Deb’s Dragons, snakes, bugs, lizards and more! Join us for an Animal Adventure like you’ve never experienced before. 1pm. Free. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa. www.bookmans.com

Thursday 24

Winter in July Party: If your child needs a much-needed break from the July heat, KidsPark will host their annual “Winter in July Party.” The air conditioner will be on full blast and kids will get to have fun with snowball fights, snow flake making, winter relays and lots more. Hot cocoa will be served. Snacks and drinks are included. Ages 2-12. $8/hour for 1 child; discounts for siblings. 4848 E. Cactus Rd. #220, Scottsdale. 602-788-2445. www.kidspark.com

Fun Summer Crafts: For children who love to design and create beautiful crafts, Storybook Entertainment will be at Toys & Playtime Oasis showing children how to create beautiful summer crafts. 9:30am. $6 per child. The craft making will be held inside the toy store. 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. # 116, Scottsdale. 480- 948-4630.  www.azdollhouse.com

Water Fun Day: Beat the heat and join us for some water fun! Bring a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, and swim diaper (if needed). The Family Resource Center, a program of the Child Crisis Center, invites parents and children ages 2-6 at 10:30am- 12pm. 817 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa. Please register online at www.childcrisis.org/frc or over the phone at 480-834-9340.

Friday 25

Dive ‘n’ Movie: Cool off in the relaxing Monsoon Bay Wave Pool at Wet N’ Wild surrounded by friends and family and watch Happy Feet. Admission is just $19.99 after 5pm. Movies are all rated G or PG and start at approximately 8pm. Thursday and Friday. 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Glendale. www.wetnwildphoenix.com

Saturday 26

Celebrate AZ Kids on Family Day: Get out of the heat and celebrate a special day for cool kids with music, instruments, hands-on activities, comic videos, and lots of family-friendly funŻall highlighting the diversity and talent of Arizona children. Kids and families from everywhere are welcome! 9am-5pm.  Free with paid museum admission. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-245-6962. www.MIM.org

Make & Shake Noisemaker: Create and decorate your own little noisemaker.   Free. 11am-3pm.  Lakeshore Learning, 4727 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix and 4819 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix. www.lakeshorelearning.com

Relaxed Baby: Learn how to use massage and aromatherapy to help your baby sleep through the night, reduce colic, calm tantrums, build immunity and relax yourself and your child. $10 per person. 7-9pm. Liberation Center 802 N 5th Ave.,  Phoenix. 602-559-4922.www.LiberationCenter.com

Simulated Space Mission: Rendezvous with a Comet. Team members take part in a daring trek of exploration inside a simulator of Mission Control and the International Space Station. Prepaid Reservations are required. Simulated space missions are not suitable for 2nd grade and under. Children in 3rd and 4th grade must be partnered with ticketed adult. July 12 & 26. 1 pm. Challenger Space Center, 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. 623-322-2001. www.azchallenger.org

Sunday 27

Teachers’ Preview Day: Relax with colleagues over light refreshments, enjoy a live musical performance by Step’s Funk Junk, tour the museum’s galleries, see a demonstration of Science Curriculum, and have a sneak peek at MIM’s newest school tour options. Free for Arizona K‒12 educators, administrators, principals, registered student teachers, and homeschool educators. 10am-1pm. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-245-6962. www.MIM.org

Family Tumble Time at Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center: Children are invited to come out and play on the various pieces of gymnastics equipment and in foam pits, jump up and down on trampolines, and enjoy unstructured exercise, play time and fun! July 13, 20 & 27. 10-11:30 am. Ages 1-12.  $5 per child (cash) or $8 per child (debit/credit.) No charge for adults. Adult supervision is required for children under 6 years. Open to members and non-members. 3110 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix. 602- 992-5790. www.arizonasunrays.com

Monday 28

Baby Splash Swim Classes at Hubbard Peoria: These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time at home with baby and also learn how to prepare baby for swim lessons. Advanced registration is required. Ages 8 weeks to 5 months. Free. Every day except Tuesdays. 8402 W. Thunderbird Rd., # B103, Peoria. 602-971-4044. www.hubbardswim.com

Tuesday 29

Radio Disney Summer Fun: Join us for dancing, games, giveaways, make-and-take crafts and more! Free. 5:30-7:30pm. Every Tuesday at Desert Ridge June 3-August 5. Loop 101 and Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. www.Shopdesertridge.com/summer 

Make Meaning’s Mini Mornings: Enjoy some favorite childhood stories followed by an engaging creative activity inspired by each story’s theme. All classes are taught by Make Meaning’s creativity coaches. Ages 2-5. 10 am, every Tuesday.  $15 per child. Make Meaning, 15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. 480-845-0000. www.makemeaning.com

Wednesday 30

Bam-Pow Back To School: Calling all caped crusaders! Even superheroes have to go back to school, join us and do it in Superhero Style!  1pm. Free. Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa. www.bookmans.com

Thursday 31

Science Experiments: Calling all young scientists! Storybook Entertainment will be at Toys & Playtime Oasis to show boys and girls how they can do some amazing science experiments. Get ready to have some awesome science fun! 9:30am. $6 per child. 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd. # 116, Scottsdale. 480-948-4630. www.azdollhouse.com

Dive ‘n’ Movie: Cool off in the relaxing Monsoon Bay Wave Pool at Wet N’ Wild surrounded by friends and family and watch The Incredibles. Admission is just $19.99 after 5pm. Movies are all rated G or PG and start at approximately 8pm on Thursday and Friday. 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Glendale. www.wetnwildphoenix.com










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