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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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Celebrate Mesa

Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy games, carnival rides, entertainment and more! Some of the fun family activities will include:

AZ Raptor Experience 10:30am
Live Music from Freddie Duran Plan 11:30am
Living Green Village
Tot Spot Toddler Area
Petting Zoo
Bounce Houses and Kids Games
Life-like Dino Encounters
Superhero and Princess Sightings
Entertainment, Contests and Give-aways
Information Vendors
Food Trucks
Carnival Rides ($5 wristband for unlimited rides. Age and height restrictions may apply)

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Kid’s Day at Phoenix Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Festival has announced the family friendly, Kids’ Day
to take place on Saturday, April 7 th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Kids’ Day is presented by IFP/Phoenix and
Bookmans and is a great way for kids of all ages to come out and experience the festival. Guests can
select from a series of hands-on activity stations focusing on different aspects of film production and
geared to various age and ability levels. Stations are age-appropriate and run the full gamut of the
filmmaking process. And best yet, it’s FREE! Some of the fun activities include:
 Walk the red carpet and get a paparazzi photo taken courtesy of Bookman’s
 See the magic of getting transported to amazing places via a Green Screen
 Learn tips and tricks on filming with a smart phone
 Coloring reproductions of the Phoenix Film Festival poster
 Develop and write the next best-selling screenplay with storytelling games
 Soundtrack station to create a musical soundtrack to a fun film

In addition, the Phoenix Film Festival Kids’ Day offers a $5 Family Friendly screening of SPACE JAM
showing at 1pm!

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Sherlock Gnomes Storytime at Barnes & Noble, Desert Ridge Marketplace

Sherlock Gnomes is coming to town on Sunday, March 11 for a free family event at Desert Ridge Marketplace.

The event will be hosted and story will be read by Arizona Midday’s Destry Jetton. There will be a character photo opportunity with Sherlock from the new Paramount Pictures’ animated film, SHERLOCK GNOMES. The event will also feature a coloring station, light refreshments and giveaways. This is a free family event.

Sunday, March 11 from 11:00 AM to noon at Barnes & Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., #42, Phoenix, 85050

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Norterra Healthy Family FunFest

Kick off the New Year at the Shops at Norterra’s Healthy Family FunFest! Enjoy 10-minute mini workout classes hosted by CycleBar, TenPoint5, and Anytime Fitness. Sample various healthy and delicious foods from restaurants at the shopping center. Participating shops include CylcleBar, TenPoint5, Medi-Weightloss, Amazing Lash Studio, and Jamba Juice. Make sure to visit each booth to complete your “Wellness Passport” and get a prize, plus be entered to win a grand prize!

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Joy to the World :: Santa Photos at Arizona Mills

We excitedly partnered with Arizona Mills to bring you this post and are bursting with joy for the holiday season!Hello Holiday Season. This time of year is pure magic for our sweet kiddos—Santa, presents, holiday baking, the list goes on. For us parents working behind-the-scenes, this time of year can bring stress and seemingly mile-long […]

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Fountain Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts

The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts features nearly 500 artisans, live music, food vendors and beer garden. It’s the perfect place to do holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and live entertainment. Many of the artists at the Fountain Festival offer unique holiday themed ornaments that have become family tradition. Live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections and shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills. We ask as a consideration of others, please leave your pets at home for everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the fair!

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Education Fair AZ hosted by RAISING ARIZONA KIDS magazine

A FREE event for families navigating school choice

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix

• Meet with representatives from nearly 75 Valley private, public and charter schools.
• Learn about alternative education choices, such as online schools.
• Discover tutoring services and other education resources that support learning.
• Receive a complimentary copy of “Schools, etc.” — the magazine’s comprehensive annual directory of K-12 schools and preschools in Greater Phoenix.

Enjoy a special guest appearance! The Phoenix Zoo is bringing a traveling dinosaur from its new exhibit, “Dinosaurs in the Desert.” The dino’s red-carpet appearance and selfie station will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Plus: Register to win prizes, including Phoenix Zoo tickets, a Deluxe Dolphin Experience from Dolphinarius and more!

Education Fair AZ is sponsored by Legacy Traditional Schools, Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Basis Charter Schools, Great Hearts Academies, Rancho Solano Preparatory School and Calibre Academy.

For more information, visit educationfairaz.com

RAISING ARIZONA KIDS is committed to helping parents find local resources. That includes 27 years publishing RAK magazine, 14 years producing Camp Fair AZ and three years hosting Special Needs Resource Fair. This is the second annual Education Fair AZ event.

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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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Halloween Spooktacular and Car Show

Enjoy a BOO-tiful night of free family fun at The Shops at Norterra’s annual Halloween Spooktacular & Car Show. Activities include a Halloween-themed car show with trunk-or-treating, costume contests for kids, families and pets, a kids dance party with music, games and prizes, plus live music, giveaways, food samples, and plenty of trick-or-treat candy!

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