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FAMILY FUN


2 SanTan Family Fun Arrives!


SanTan Family Fun Arrives! Pick it up the first Saturday of each month in the cen- ter spread of the SanTan Sun News to plan your month.


Wildman Phil Wildman Phil, 10 a.m. Robson Library. Phil teaches all ages about the unique characteristics of desert wildlife and brings some of his creatures to the library for this hands-on program. Free. 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


3 Dad's Day Gift


Dad's Day Gift, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. As You Wish. Ages 4 and younger paint a clock with their handprints on it for Father's Day during Mommy & Me, a special session for moms and their young artists. $25; includes pottery. Preregistration recommended. Locations: Ahwatukee, 480-753-9500; Tempe Marketplace, 480-557-9100.


4 Candy Sushi


Candy Sushi, 2 p.m. Hamilton Library. Teens make a sweet treat that looks like sushi. Free; preregistration required. 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782- 2828, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms, 10:30 a.m. Perry Branch Library. Tots have fun with flannel board rhymes, songs, shakers, bubbles, para- chute play and age-appropriate books. Ages 18 months-3 years with a parent. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Guitar Guy Nick the Guitar Guy, 11 a.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Listen to stories, sing songs with Nick the Guitar Guy. Ages 5 and younger. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


5 Candy Sushi


Candy Sushi, 3 p.m. Teens make a sweet


treat that looks like sushi. Free; preregis- tration required. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, www.chandlerlibrary.org


D-Backs Music D-Backs Music, 2 p.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Listen to D-Backs Organist Bobby Freeman perform. All ages. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


Upcycling Upcycling, 1-2 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Ages 9-12 turn aluminum can tabs into cool jewelry. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


6 Centennial Storytime


Centennial Storytime, 2 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Ages 6-8 enjoy interac- tive, desert-themed stories and activities. Free; preregistration required. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


Candy Sushi Candy Sushi, 2 p.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Teens make a sweet treat that looks like sushi. Free; preregistration required. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


6, 13, 20, 27 Family Night Family Night, 5:30-7 p.m. Tumbleweed Recreation Center. Enjoy themed recre- ational activities and entertainment each week. All ages. $2-$3. 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2900, www.chandleraz.gov/tumbleweed.


6, 20 Afternoon Movie Afternoon Movie, 3-5 p.m. Sunset Library. Ages 6-11 watch “Mr. Popper's Penguins” on June 6 and “Beezus and Ramona” on June 20. Snack on popcorn, too. Free. 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


7 Candy Sushi


Candy Sushi, 2 p.m. Chandler Sunset Library. Teens make a sweet treat that looks like sushi. Free; preregistration


required. 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


Free Concert Free Concert, 7-9 p.m. Freestone Park. Listen to the music of Night Grove under the stars. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. All ages. 1045 E. Juniper Rd., Gilbert. 480-503-6200.


“Rumpelstiltskin” “Rumpelstiltskin,” 2 or 3 p.m. Queen Creek Branch Library. The Great Arizona Puppet Theater performs this fun puppet show about a miller's daughter who must turn straw into gold to get her father out of a dungeon. Ages 3-12. Free tickets, available 15 minutes before event time, are required to attend. 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


8 Puppet Show


Puppet Show, 2 p.m. Basha Library. The Great Arizona Puppet Theater performs “Jack Rabbit and the Desert Tortoise” for ages 3-11. Free admission stamps given 45 minutes prior to program; limited space available. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, www.chandlerlibrary.org


Fairytale Fairytale Friday, 10 a.m. Hamilton Library. Ages 3-5 hear a fairytale, and make a related craft. Free; preregistration required. 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2828, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


8, 15, 22, 29 Chess & Games Chess & Game Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Chandler Sunset Library. Tweens and teens test their wits and make new friends dur- ing informal chess and board game play. Free. 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


9 Pete the Cat


Pete the Cat Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Chandler Sunset Library. Ages 5 and younger enjoy a storytime jam session accompanied by their own homemade musical instruments, Ms. Trish, Mr. Micah and Pete the Cat. Free. 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


Mud Mania Mighty Mud Mania, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Chaparral Park. All ages can enjoy a carefree romp through muddy sludge. The original mud obstacle course, avail- able through noon, is free for ages 7-17, offering giant mud pits, rope swings and mud-agility courses. From noon-2 p.m., adults can run the course for $10. The free Mini-Mud course is for ages 6 and younger, featuring Mudville, a water play area and sandcastle building. Lace-up or Velcro shoes are required, as are shirts. Bring a nonperishable food donation for a local food bank. Preregistration and signed permission slip required. 5401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. 480-312-2704, www.scottsdaleaz.gov/mightymudmania.


Prowl & Play Prowl & Play, 6-9:30 p.m. Phoenix Zoo. Cool off at Yakulla Caverns and Leapin' Lagoon water play areas or get soaked at the Squirt Gun Water Wars. Enjoy ani- mal meet and greets and sign up for a guided night hike. Participate in Music Mayhem on one of many available drums. $6-8; free ages 2 and younger. 602-273-1341. 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. www.phoenixzoo.org.


10 Bird Walk


Bird Walk, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Learn to identify summertime birds like the Black- throated Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, Zone-tailed Hawk and more. Bring binoculars and water. All ages. $9 ages 13 and older, $4.50 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger. Located 45 minutes east of Mesa on US-60 near Milepost 223. 520-689-2723, http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu.


11 Martial Arts


Martial Arts, 11 a.m. Basha Library. Ages 3-11 see a demonstration of Axe Capoeira, a Brazilian art form that com- bines martial arts, acrobatics and dance. Free admission stamps given 45 minutes prior to program; limited space available. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, www.chandlerlibrary.org


Hobbit Games Hobbit Board Games, 2 p.m. Hamilton Library. Ages 12-18 enjoy a game based on the classic tale soon to be released as


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a movie. Free; preregistration required. 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2828, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


11, 18, 25 Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Oh! Pokemon& Yu-Gi-Oh!, 2:30 p.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Teens play card games based on popular cartoons. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


Hands-on Henna Hands-on Henna, 3 p.m. Basha Library. Teens use an age-old process of henna body painting while learning the history of the ancient custom. Free. Preregistration required. 5990 S. Val Vista Dr., Chandler. 480-782-2850, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


12, 19, 26 Game Hall Game Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Play Wii and XBox 360 on a big screen. Ages 12-18. Free. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782- 2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


13 Superhero Writers


Superhero Writers' Club, 6 p.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Ages 3-8 create superhero characters, cities and plots. They use writing prompts, journaling and drawing to create comic books. Free; preregistration required. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


T-Shirt Craft T-Shirt Craft, 2 p.m. Hamilton Library. Bring a T-shirt and learn how to turn it into a creative bag. Free; preregistration required. Ages 12-18. 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2828, www.chandlerlibrary.org.


14 Swim Lesson


Swim Lesson, 8 a.m. SWIMkids USA. Participate in what could be the world's largest swimming lesson and attempt to break a world record. Learn about water safety, too. 2725 W. Guadalupe at Loop 101, Mesa. 480-820-9109.


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