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FREE Summer Fitness Series

FitPHX, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and AARP Arizona’s Fall into Fitness returns for a special “you-asked-for-it” encore INDOOR summer social-fitness experience!

A FREE, 8-week family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. Weekly prize giveaways!

NEW LOCATION!
A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park

WHEN
Tuesdays, June 19 – August 7
6 to 7 p.m.

**PARKING**
Park at Hance Park: 67 W. Culver St. From Hance…
Take the light rail or walk (hey, it’s a fitness event after all!) to Van Buren & Central. Carpoolers and attendees with children can park at Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA for free! (The Y is across the street from the AE England Building)

FUN, interactive, calorie-burning workouts include:
* P90X
* Turbo Kick
* Insanity
* PiYo
* HIGH Fitness…
AND MORE!

THEME NIGHTS! Come dressed to exercise in SPIRIT!
June 19: School’s OUT For Summer… PAJAMA Party!
June 26: Wild, Wild, West
July 3: Red, White, Blue, Stars & Stripes
July 10: Beach Party
July 17: Mismatch & Clash
July 24: Crazy Hair
July 31: Superheroes & Villians
August 7: Back To School Night

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A List of the Best Fireworks in Phoenix and Surrounding Areas

We have compiled a comprehensive list of the Best Fireworks in Phoenix and surrounding areas for the 4th of July. There are endless options and activities for your family to enjoy!  Tuesday, July 3rd Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration *FREE* The event will begin at 6:30p.m. with their fireworks starting at 9:30p.m. The parking and admission […]

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Stride Rite’s Fit-Topia at the Phoenix Zoo

Just in time for the season ahead, iconic kid’s shoe brand, Stride Rite, known for its baby bootie, embarked on a Fit-Topia tour across the U.S. this April/May and the next stop is…Phoenix! We’d like to invite you to join the brand for an immersive tropical experience April 21 at the Phoenix Zoo from 9AM-4PM.

You’ll receive a first-hand look at the latest Stride Rite styles and will be able to meet with brand representatives. It’s a family-fun filled event, so please feel free to bring your family to share in activities including a lei making station and swing photo experience. Goody bags will be on-hand as well.

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WALKPHX WEDNESDAYS AT HANCE PARK

FitPHX, the citywide health and wellness initiative, is launching a brand-new walking program on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.) with a proud title sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ).

WalkPHX Wednesdays takes you on a 3.2-mile loop through Downtown Phoenix, and through three gorgeous downtown Phoenix Parks. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting on Mar. 14, you can enjoy a 3.2-mile non-competitive social walk/run through downtown Phoenix with rotating food trucks at Margaret T. Hance Park. Enjoy socializing with other community members who are trying to get fit and healthy just like you.

Park for free at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.) between 5:15-5:30pm, where you will register/check-in. Start your self-led walking/running route via a route guide that you will receive at check-in. This event focuses on fitness, socializing, and community building. The route through downtown Phoenix highlights some beautiful and historic locations that you might miss if you were just driving through.

1. Enjoy Portland Parkway! A part of the route that features green lush grass, benches, local restaurants, galleries, and shops.

2. Enjoy Civic Space Park! Opened in 2009, this park utilizes sustainable design techniques to generate power, keep the area cool, and capture rain water. It has a unique urban design and sustainable construction.

3. Enjoy Heritage Square Park! It has the oldest remaining residential block in the City of Phoenix. Heritage Square has a combination of eclectic museums, unique shopping, and rustic local eateries. A masterpiece and crowning jewel is the Rosson House Museum.

4. U of A Phoenix Biomedical Campus – a premier and dynamic location for 30-acres of biomedical and bioscience activities, and medical education.

5. Arizona Center- Showcases incredible architectural features for an urban-contemporary environment ideal for shopping, dinner, live music and events, and more.

6. Taylor Place- Located in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix Campus. Sits at the center of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building, the University Center, the Student Center, the downtown Civic Space, and walking distance to many restaurants, sporting events, and shopping areas.

7. Roosevelt Row- A walkable, creative district in the urban core of downtown Phoenix that is nationally known for its arts and cultural events, award-winning restaurants, galleries, boutiques and live music.

Return to Margaret T. Hance Park and enter yourself to win a raffle prize. Enjoy a healthy selection of menus from delicious local food trucks. Socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and the community by sitting down at the park ramadas, enjoying music, fresh air, lush green grass, while waiting for the raffles to start. Raffles take place at 6:45pm. Event ends by 7pm.

“WalkPHX Wednesdays encourages residents to get out and get active, and allows all members of the community a chance to get the physical and mental benefits from being outdoors,” says Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. “Along with our partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays will engage thousands of residents to enjoy Hance Park and its open green spaces, and visit with local shops and restaurants. WalkPHX Wednesdays will continue to make downtown Phoenix a prime location for fitness and social cohesion. This event drives the mission of FitPHX by providing the community a free fitness opportunity to improve their health and help make Phoenix one of the healthiest cities in the nation.”

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Teal Trek to Stomp Out Ovarian Cancer

The Teal Trek is the signature fundraising event for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona, raising funds to provide support, advocacy, and awareness to the Community. Founded in 2008 by Ovarian Cancer Survivors, Michele Avery and Annette Mattern. They discovered a shared passion to help women survive Ovarian Cancer. Michele’s leadership experience with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and Annette’s service with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance created the foundation on which OCAZ has grown.
The Teal Trek is a unique opportunity for Survivors, their Supporters and the Community to come together and share love and champion the ongoing battle against this devastating disease.
Join us as we Trek to Stomp out Ovarian Cancer and raise funds to support the efforts of Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona and our commitment to informing Arizona’s women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer in order to diagnose the disease earlier, when the cancer is most treatable.

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THE GREAT FAIR OF FINE ARTS & CRAFTS

Now in its 32nd year, this three day juried art fair features nearly 500 artists and artisans from across the United States and around the globe, and attracts 200,000+ visitors. Food booths, beer garden and seating areas abound throughout the venue, with great breakfast, lunch and rest stops situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. Live musical entertainment.

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Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

A unique combination of art, theater and technology, Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for its signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and creative music scores. Each Lightwire production is a marvel of innovation, utilizing custom costumes made of glowing neon wire controlled by the performer in complete darkness.

An inspiring experience that will delight audiences of all ages, Lightwire’s Moon Mouse is a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril, and views awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves?

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5 Children’s Books That Will Help with Emotional Intelligence

I recently wrote a piece about the importance of validating children’s feelings in some of the most difficult moments. I truly believe emotional intelligence is one of the most important characteristics humans can possess, and it’s potentially one of the hardest to refine. Developing emotional intelligence in our children is no easy task, but it’s […]

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