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Family Night at the TRC – Dragons & Dinosaurs

For fire-breathing fun and a wonderfully winged good time, come to Tumbleweed Recreation Center (Chandler, AZ) Dragons & Dinosaurs #FamilyNight! Tip the scales with a fiery night of Dragon & Dinosaur inspired arts and crafts and games. #Dragons #Dinosaurs #FamilyFun #TRC #ChandlerRec

For more information, call 480-782-2912 or visit

Cost: $2 Resident | $3 Non-resident | Included in TRC Passes – Purchase tickets at website

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July 4th Fireworks Spectacular 2018

The City of Chandler rocks the town red, white and blue Wednesday, 4 with the return of its annual July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Tumbleweed Park. The party in the park reigns across Tumbleweed from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a high energy celebration, all leading up to Chandler’s largest sky-illuminating fireworks display kicking off at 9 p.m. Admission into the park is free and on-site parking is available for $5 per vehicle. Visit for more information.

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Drac & Mavis from HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION in Phoenix this Weekend for Father’s Day!

In anticipation for HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION, which opens in theaters July 13, characters Drac and Mavis will be in Phoenix this weekend for Father’s Day! Come say hello to them at the following locations:

Harkins Norterra on Saturday, June 16 from 1-5 p.m. (no ticket purchase necessary)
Father’s Day Diamondbacks game on Sunday, June 17 in the Sandlot (until the 7th inning) (must purchase tickets to the game)


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PG for some action and rude humor

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Adam Sandler (Dracula)
Andy Samberg (Johnny)
Selena Gomez (Mavis)
Kevin James (Frank)
David Spade (Griffin)
Steve Buscemi (Wayne)
Keegan-Michael Key (Murray)
Molly Shannon (Wanda)
Fran Drescher (Eunice)
Kathryn Hahn (Ericka)
Jim Gaffigan (Van Helsing)
Mel Brooks (Vlad)

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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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Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at The Art of Ice Cream Experience

Family-Friendly Egg-Stravaganza Kicks Off the Holiday Weekend at 
The Art of Ice Cream Experience

Little Ones and Families Enjoy the Art of Surprise and a Sweet Activity to Share

In preparation for the Easter bunny’s big day on April 1, The Art of Ice Cream Experience is holding a festive, Instagrammable Easter egg hunt for youngsters and their families. Children will be provided with baskets for gathering up prize filled eggs and all will enjoy ice cream goodies throughout the exhibit.

The Easter Egg Hunt offers the perfect opportunity for first time visitors to explore and play inside the highly interactive ice cream themed spaces, and those returning to share and capture a new experience with their families.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Ages 5 and under from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Ages 6+ from 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The Art of Ice Cream Experience
4224 N. Craftsman Court
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

$10 for kids; $20 for adults

Tickets may be purchased online at:

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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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Dinosaurs in the Desert

Hurry, Before They Go Extinct!
Now – April 30
They move. They make sounds. About the only thing they won’t do is bite you. Dinosaurs In the Desert at the Phoenix Zoo. Featuring some of the most lifelike animatronic dinosaurs you’ve ever seen, a fossil dig for kids, photo-ops and much more. This exhibit is a self-guided experience along the Zoo’s Desert Lives Trail. Members $4, general public $5.

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Scottsdale Moms Blog

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for January 2018

If your resolution is to get out and about in the New Year, Scottsdale Moms Blog has got you covered with this guide to family friendly events going on in January.   Zoolights: Let It Glow – Now through Jan. 14, 5:30pm-10:30pm nightly. ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story lighted tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays, lakeside Music-in-Motion shows and […]

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Camping with Kids in AZ

Camping with Kids in Arizona

Before I dig into this post, I want to give you all a flashback into my life. I was 15 years old and on an overnight camping trip. Food wasn’t cooked properly. There was an obscene amount of rain. Sleeping bags were set on an incline. No sleep. Just sliding down a hill towards a […]

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