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21, 22 STORYTIME & MUSIC Storytime & Music, 10:30 a.m. March 21, 7 p.m. March 22, Queen Creek Branch Library. Enjoy a music concert and storytime by children’s entertainer and author Kevin Roth, the singer for PBS-TV’s “Shining Time Station” based on Thomas the Tank Engine. Roth garnered a Parent’s Choice Award and numerous American Library Association awards. Free tickets, avail- able 30 minutes before event time, are required to attend the March 21 event, but not the March 22 one. 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


22 BOOKHYPE Bookhype, 3:30 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Teens evaluate YA books from more than 30 participating publishers. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


24 BAT DAY Bat Day, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Arizona Museum for Youth. Representatives from the Sierra Club and the Arizona Game & Fish Department discuss bats and their importance to the ecosystem. Kids do bat-related activities. Free with $7 admission. Preregistration


required. 35 N. Robson, Mesa. 480-644-2467, www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com.


24 TWILIGHT CAMP Twilight Camp, 6:15-10 p.m. Phoenix Zoo includes a guided trail hike, private train tour, animal encounters, activities, late-night snack and night camp sou- venir. Ages 5 and older with a caregiver. $35-$40. Preregistration required. 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-914-4333, www.phoenixzoo.org.


25 FREE CONCERT Free concert, 3 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts. “Fountain of Youth” stars the Chandler Symphony’s Youth Competition winner. Donations are accepted to help defray symphony operating costs. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2680, visit www.chandlercenter.org.


29 CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER Children’s Entertainer, Musician, Author Kevin Roth, 10:30 a.m. Perry Branch Library. Ages 3-5 enjoy a music concert and storytime by the singer for PBS-TV’s “Shining Time Station” based on Thomas the Tank Engine. Roth garnered a Parent’s Choice Award and numerous American Library Association awards. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,www.mcldaz.org.


30 ASTRONOMY Astronomy Open House, 8-10 p.m. Bateman Physical Sciences Center, H Wing, Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about the stars from experts and look through professional telescopes. Families also enjoy displays, demonstrations and other astronomy related activities. Ages 4 and older. Free. The building is on the southwest corner of University Dr. and McAllister Ave. in Tempe. Park for free in Structure 2 at McAllister Ave. and Tyler St. Walk to the H Wing of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center, fifth floor and roof. 480-965-0665, 480-965-5081, astopenhouse@gmail.com, www.astopenhouse.com.


30, 31 JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012 Chandler Jazz Festival, 4:30-9:30 p.m. March 30, noon-9:30 p.m. March 31, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. Listen to headliner and local bands. Bring blankets or chairs. All ages are invited. Free admission. 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. www.chandleraz.gov/jazz.


31 ASTRONOMY NIGHT Astronomy Night with the Family, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Desert Botanical Garden. Join members of the Phoenix Astronomical Society to explore the night


sky with high-powered telescopes. On a clear night, visitors can view Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Includes interactive activities. Best for ages 6-10 with a parent. Inclement weather may cancel event. $15-$18. 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 480-941-1225, www.dbg.org.


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