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4 San Marcos Pl., Chandler. 480-899-1174, 13, 27 Rhythm & Rhyme Time, 10:15 a.m.
SanTan Family Fun Arrives! Pick it www.mindoversplatter.com. Jumpstart Swimming Lessons, 9 Chandler Sunset Library. Clap, stomp,
up the first Saturday of each month a.m.-1 p.m. SWIMkids USA. Whether and dance to the beat with music, bells,
in the center spread of the SanTan 9, 16, 23, 30 children are just learning to blow bubbles beanbags and more. Ages 3-5. Free. 4930
Sun News to plan your month. Farmer’s Market, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dr.
or want to learn the butterfly stroke, W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2844.
A.J. Chandler Park. Visit more than 30 SWIMkids USA has a swim class for them.
Fireworks: See Neighbors Page 40 vendors selling fresh produce, baked
Sessions are four days per week for two Winter in July, 7-11 a.m. Phoenix Zoo.
for Independence Day celebrations. goods, gourmet food and handmade
weeks beginning July 13 or 27. Ages 6 Chill out with tons of snow for visitors and
crafts. Free admission. 3 S. Arizona
months to 13 years. $100. Preregistration animals. Watch zoo creatures enjoy ice
5-31
Ave., Chandler. 480-855-3539,
required. 2725 W. Guadalupe, Mesa. treats and “bloodcicles,” too. All ages. Free
Shake, Rattle & Roll, 3-6 p.m. Mon.,
www.downtownchandler.org.
480-820-9109. www.swimkidsusa.us. with admission: $7-$16, free ages 2 and
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Thu. and Sun., 11
younger. 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix.
a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Makutu’s Island.
9, 16, 23, 30 602-273-1341, www.phoenixzoo.org.
A dance program that introduces
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Mother Nature’s Storytime, 6:30
children to Polynesian music. Activities
Reptile Adventure, 10 or 11:15 a.m.
p.m. July 19, 16, 23; 10 a.m. July 30.
include Tongan drumming, Hawaiian
Southeast Regional Library. Rich Ihle 18, 19
Chandler Environmental Education
hula, New Zealand action dances,
brings lizards, snakes and other reptiles
Marionette puppet theatre, 11 a.m.
Center. Children explore nature through
Samoan Mosquito Slap dances and
to entertain and educate visitors. All
and 2 p.m. Sat., July 18 and at 2 and 4
stories, crafts and activities. Be prepared
more. Play in the indoor playground
ages. Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
p.m. Sun., July 19, Art on Boston’s new
to go outside. Ages 3-6. $3/day.
with a 25-foot tall indoor Fantasy Tree,
602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.
performing space, the “Green Room.”
Preregistration required. 4050 E. Chandler
35-foot-long winding Banana Tree Slide
Bonnie Lou Coleman’s newest “Sand &
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.
and other climbers, is included. Ages 1
Sea” show features bright fish and other
14, 28
and older; adults can play, too. Socks
underwater creatures. Tickets are $6 for
Storytime & Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Mind
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required. Free with admission: $8.50 Over Splatter. Kids of all ages listen to
adults and $4 for children. The puppet
Arizona Snakes, 10-11:30 a.m. Chandler
ages 17 and younger, $3.50 ages 18 a classic story and make a related craft.
theatre is part of the new nonprofit
and older. 6919 W. Ray Rd., Chandler.
Environmental Education Center. See
Community School of the Arts (CSA),
480-893-0106, www.makutusisland.com.
real snakes and learn how to protect
$8 per child. Registration required. 64 S.
and memberships are now being taken.
yourself from the squiggly creatures.
San Marcos Pl., Chandler. 480-899-1174,
11 W. Boston St., Suite 1, Chandler.
Ages 7 and older with a parent. $8.
www.mindoversplatter.com.
Info: www.aobcommunityschoolarts.6
Preregistration required. 4050 E. Chandler
org, 480-917-1112.Animal Boogie, 10:30 a.m. Perry Branch
Library. Perform favorite animal dances
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.
15, 22, 29
Wildflower Kids Hour, 3:30 p.m.
like the “chicken” and “bunny hop.” Listen
Kids make crafts and enjoy milk and
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to stories and make a craft. Ages 4-12.
Magnet Craft, 2 p.m. Mind Over
Royal Box Craft, 11 a.m. Mind
Free. Preregistration required. 1965 E.
Splatter. Paint a set of three ocean-
cookies while parents relax at both
Over Splatter. Paint a pirate- or
Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School,
themed magnets. All ages. $10.
stores. Ages 4-10. Free. Chandler
princess-themed box. All ages. $15.
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.
Registration required. 64 S. San
Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler
Registration required. 64 S. San
Marcos Pl., Chandler. 480-899-1174,
Blvd., 480-821-8200; or Gilbert, 3425
Marcos Pl., Chandler. 480-899-1174,
www.mindoversplatter.com.
E. Baseline Rd., 480-507-9565.
6, 20 www.mindoversplatter.com.
Puppet Fun, 10 or 11 a.m. Southeast
Regional Library. Watch puppet shows
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“Little Red Hen,” 11 a.m. Chandler
Magic Show, 10 or 11:15 a.m. Southeast
based on popular children’s books. Ages
Sunset Library. Watch a puppet show
Silk Screening, 1 p.m. Perry Branch
Regional Library. Kirby dazzles guests
2-5. Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
about a hard-working hen presented
Library. Learn the basics of silk screen
with his amazing tricks and fun. All ages.
602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org. by the Great Arizona Puppet Theater.
printing from artist Red Rohall and create
Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert.
All ages. Free. Preregistration required a cool T-shirt. Supplies provided. Ages
602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.
for children and adults. 4930 W. Ray 12-18. Free. Preregistration required. 1965 7
Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2844. E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Sea Box Craft, 11 a.m. Mind Over
Splatter. Paint an ocean-themed box. All Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.
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Westcor Kids Club, 10 a.m. SanTan
ages. $15. Registration required. 64 S. 10, 17, 24, 31
Village. An interactive music-filled
San Marcos Pl., Chandler. 480-899-1174, World Music, 10:15 a.m. Chandler Sunset Baby & Me, 10:30 a.m. Perry Branch
program features Persephone, Webster
www.mindoversplatter.com. Library. Introduce baby to books, songs Library. Take a musical trip around the
and fingerplays. Ages newborn-18
the Warthog, Dewper the Prairie Dog and
world with Jonathan Miller, a talented
Magic & Juggling, 10 a.m. Perry Branch months. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek
guests that lead children through story,
musician that can even play music with
Library. The magical Craig Davis performs Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert.
song and dance. All ages. Free. 2218 E.
his teeth and nose! All ages. Free. 4930
a comical show featuring amazing tricks 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.
Williams Field Rd., Gilbert. 480-282-9500.
W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2844.
and audience participation. All ages.
Though free, tickets are required and will
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be distributed to the first 60 people. 1965
Star Party, 7-10 p.m. Veterans Oasis
Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Chandler 34th Annual Mighty Mud Mania,
E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School,
Environmental Education Center. A
Park. Members of the East Valley
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Chaparral Park. Take a
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.
guided trek through Veterans Oasis Park.
Astronomy Club bring their telescopes to
carefree romp through muddy sludge.
Explore wetland habitats, the shores of
help visitors explore the night sky. Check
Included are the original mud obstacle
7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
the urban fishing lake and hilltop viewing.
the sky as program will be cancelled if
course for ages 7-17 offering giant
A Day With Horses, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Includes a themed activity. All ages; 17
cloudy. All ages. Free. 4050 E. Chandler
Heart2Heart Hope Ranch. Groom,
mud pits, rope swings and mud-agility
and younger must be with an adult. $6.
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890,
bathe, halter and walk with horses.
courses, and the Mini-Mud course for
Preregistration required. 4050 E. Chandler
www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis.
Play water games and do a horse
ages 6 and younger featuring Mudville
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.
craft, too. Ages 8-10, 11-13 and
(a town of mud), water cannons,
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14-16. $35 per day. Preregistration
waterslides, sandcastle building and
See the Wiggles, 3 or 6:30 p.m.
Stuffed Animal Parade, 10:15
required; space limited. 858 W. Kingbird
mud puddle play. Firefighters will be
a.m. Chandler Sunset Library. Bring
Dodge Theatre. Watch “The Wiggles Go
Dr., Chandler. 480-221-0630.
on hand with tanker trucks, cleaning
your favorite plush friend for stories
Bananas Live!” featuring songs from
off muddy children. There will also be
and crafts. Ages 3-5. Free. 4930 W.
The Wiggles’ latest album including
portable showers available. The event 8
Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2844.
the hit “Monkey Man.” All ages. $21-
includes free swimming at Chaparral Mom’s Morning Out, 9 a.m.-noon.
$38. 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix.
Chandler Environmental Education Pool following the event, so bring a
877-598-6671; www.livenation.com,
Monsoon Madness, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Center. Kids make nature crafts and play clean swimsuit to wear after washing
games while moms enjoy a morning on
Founders’ Park. Slip across inflatable
www.dodgetheatre.com.
their own. Bring a snack and beverage.
water slides. Slide down the Monsoon
off the mire. Ages 1-17; shoes and shirts
Ages 3-6. $12 per child. Preregistration
MudSlide. Glide along the 100-foot
required. Free with nonperishable food
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required. 4050 E. Chandler Heights
Soap & Slide and enjoy refreshments.
donation for Vista del Camino food bank.
Moonwalk, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Veterans
Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.
All ages. Free admission; nominal
Preregistration and signed permission
Oasis Park. Observe the moon through a
charge for food and some activities.
slip required. 5401 N. Hayden Rd.,
telescope and explore the park at night
22407 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek.
Scottsdale. 480-312-2704, 480-312-2771;
with the help of a naturalist. Bring a
Animal Signs, 1-2:30 p.m. Chandler
terickson@scottsdaleaz.gov.
flashlight. All ages. $5. Preregistration
Environmental Education Center.
Identify animal scat (droppings) and
required. 4050 E. Chandler Heights
13
18
tracks. Ages 8-13. $8. Preregistration
Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.Musical Expression, 10:30 a.m. Perry
required. 4050 E. Chandler Heights
Branch Library. Show your musical
Fitness Walk, 8-9 a.m. Chandler
Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.
abilities and creativity during a rhythm-
Environmental Education Center. Walk 29
themed program that includes dancing,
the beautiful trails of Veterans Oasis Park Amazing Race, 4-5:30 p.m. Chandler
creating shakers and reading books. Ages
and learn about safe summer exercise. Environmental Education Center.
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4-12. Free. Preregistration required. 1965
Ages 10 and older. $6. 4050 E. Chandler Learn land navigation and use a map,
Puppet Show, 10 a.m. Great Arizona
Puppet Theatre visits Chandler
E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School,
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890. compass and GPS unit. Ages 6-13. $8.
Environmental Education Center to
Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org. Preregistration required. 4050 E. Chandler
perform “Jack Rabbit & the Dessert
Creative Paint, 10:30 a.m. Perry Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890.
Tortoise.” Ages 4 and older. $6.
Branch Library. Enjoy stories and paint Family Movie, 1:30 p.m. Southeast
Preregistration required. 4050 E. Chandler Regional Library. Watch a G or PG film on
with household items like sponges, 30
Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890. the Library’s big screen. Call for feature.
erasers and string. Ages 7-12. Free. Tie-Dye, 11 a.m. Mind Over Splatter.
Bring something soft to sit on. All ages. Preregistration required. 1965 E. Queen Tie-dye a T-shirt. All ages. $16.
Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert. Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. Registration required. 64 S. San Sea Creature Craft, 2 p.m. Mind Over
Splatter. Paint an ocean-dwelling creature. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org. Marcos Pl., Chandler. 480-899-1174,
All ages. $9. Registration required. 64 S. www.mindoversplatter.com.
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