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Family Friendly things to do in and around Scottsdale {August 2018}

Thank you Odysea Aquarium for sponsoring our monthly guide.

august eventsBack to school and LOTS to do! Our monthly guide for August events in and around Scottsdale is here. 

Looking for back to school information? Check out our guide HERE!

What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For our partners at OdySea, it means exploring penguins and otters and sharks!  You can even touch Sting Rays. All indoors! Go and check it out!

What are your favorite events happening this month? Are there any that I haven’t covered? Please comment below and let us know how you’ll be enjoying the hot summer month of July here in Scottsdale.  

Have you joined one of our community groups yet?  

We have two Facebook groups for Scottsdale moms to connect, support and encourage each other. Join a group based on what part of Scottsdale you’re in, North or South. Visit the links below and request to join today! Please feel free to share any events you are aware of that other local mamas should know about, too.  

SMB Community & Connection {North Scottsdale}

SMB Community & Connection {South Scottsdale}


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August 2018

The Bagel King Story Time

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chompie’s Scottsdale, 9301 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
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Join PJ Library of Phoenix at Chompie's Scottsdale location and hear the story, The Bagel King, make crafts, eat bagels and some yummy treats!!

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Free First Friday Night at Children’s Museum of Phoenix

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 315 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Friday August 3 5pm - 9pm The museum is open from 5pm-9pm FREE OF CHARGE for everyone the first Fridays of most months. Please note that the Museum's Free First Friday hours are 5pm-9pm. Take the Metro Light Rail! If riding the rail, exit at the 3rd St/Washington station (westbound) or 3rd St/Jefferson station (eastbound). It is a short walk north on 7th Street to the Museum. Get on board!

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Cell Phone Photography Class

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
butterfly wonderland, 9500 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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$12 - $20.00

Guests are invited to Butterfly Wonderland for their popular Cell Phone Photography Class on Saturday, August 4th. Attendees will learn the tips and tricks for taking beautiful nature photographs with smartphones! This class will be taught by Paul Valach. Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly conservatory in America. It features a magnificent indoor conservatory featuring Glass in the Garden, custom made botanical glass art pieces; that brings a tropical rainforest environment to the Arizona desert where 3,000 butterflies fly freely.…

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Ice Cream Social at The Little Gym

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Little Gym of Paradise Valley, 4848 E Cactus Rd Suite 510
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for……. ICE CREAM!! Bring your Friends and come attend The Little Gym’s 2nd Ice Cream Social!! Cool off at the coolest spot in town! HERE at your local provider of Serious Fun!!!!!! Season Specials for those that ATTEND!! • $20 family credit if your friend signs up • Free membership and 5% credit back for new members. • Current Members get 5% credit back, siblings 10% plus 5% off. Secure your spot for…

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Safety Luau – Eldorado Pool

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ United States
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Hula to the Safety! Learn practical tips on water safety … all while having fun. Highlights include games, a mock rescue, and live hula and fire dancers. August 4, 2018 Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center 2301 N. Miller Road Scottsdale, AZ Cost: Regular pool admission. Contact: Eldorado pool, 480-312-2484

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Children’s Fire House Tour

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Children & their parents are welcome to join MAKOR in a guided tour of your local Fire house! Come see the inside of a fire truck & learn how our fire crews keep us safe! Please be at Phoenix Fire Department - Station 31 5730 E. Thunderbird Road Phoenix, AZ 85254 @ 9:30am on Sunday, August 5th Street parking is along 57th way This fun & educational tour is FREE & provided by a 'working fire crew'. MAKOR has started…

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Movie Night Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

August 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Saguaro Scottsdale, 4000 N. Drinkwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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The Saguaro Scottsdale special screening of 'Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion' Sunday, August 5th 2018 (Film Starts @ 8pm) proudly screening the cult hit: 'Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion' RSVP your spot through Event Brite Ten years after their high school graduation, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) haven't exactly accomplished everything that they set out to do. Despite their strong friendship, their personal and professional lives are still lacking. When they hear of their upcoming…

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Arizona’s Back to School Party at Pinspiration!

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pinspiration, 5410 E High St #105
Phoenix, AZ 85054 United States
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Join Pinspiration and friends for a fun and festive Back-to-Shool party on High Street on Monday, August 6! We are throwing a back-to-school bash with food, drinks, giveaways, character meet and greets, a back-to-school themed photo booth, a Royal Bowtique trunk show, informational tables and FREE and discounted school-related crafts. Just $10 to register! Each Paid Adult gets: -One glass Back-to-School Fall Sangria -One admission ticket to House of Comedy -Free mini-craft opportunity (selection varies) -Opportunity to participate in Mini…

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Mom Meet Up {Coffee Date}

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Andie’s Coffee at Chapparal Church, 6451 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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For many of us, August 7 is the first day of school! We'd love for you to come meet up with us at Andie's Coffee after drop off for 25% off and to mingle with other mamas (to celebrate or to shed some tears!). They have a nice splash pad too so if you have younger ones, bring them along and let them play. Andie's Coffee is located in the Chapparal Church Campus off of Shea and 62nd st. We…

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Music & Movement Classes

August 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
DC Dance, 20751 N Pima Rd #D110
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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Come learn as we teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with baby through music using methods such as "purposeful touch," "sound-layering," "dancing for baby," and more.

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