2010 General List of Events Off-Campus & Commuter Student Services (480) 965-2940 Self-Defense Training with Master McGowan from Chandler MMA (www.gilbertmma.com) Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Cholla Apartments 2:30 to 4pm Wear comfortable clothes and come ready for some hands on training. For more information contact DeDe@asu.edu ASU Family Resources (480) 965-9515 New Directions (Birth to 3 years) Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 8:30 – 12:30 at the OCCSS (910 S. Rural Road). For more information contact DeDe@asu.edu ASU Public Events http://www.asupublicevents.com/ Raising AZ Kids website for events – UPCOMING CAMP FAIR Check out their list of monthly events as well as their summer events. http://www.raisingarizonakids.com 7th Annual Camp Fair, FREE ADMISSION 10am to 3pm Saturday, February 27, 2010 Tesseract School (3939 E. Shea Boulevard, Phoenix) (480) 991-5437 Gymboree Play and Music http://www.playandmusic.com/b2c/customer/detailProgram.jsp?pCode=1 Play Classes Sight. Sound. Touch. Smell. With your help, special props, songs and parachute play gently stimulate baby's senses in a Gymboree play class. Music Classes A wonderful world of age-appropriate musical learning awaits your baby when she turns 6 months. Art Classes Creativity and self-expression abound in our Gymboree Arts classes. Children 18 months to 5 years paint, draw, sculpt & create. Rawhide Phone: 480-502-5600 or 800-527-1880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fairytale Brownies Factory www.brownies.com 6280 W. Erie Street, Chandler 480-785-2125 Probably the most delicious of Chandler's Metro Phoenix attractions; Childhood friends, Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz have been baking their secret family brownie recipe for 10 years now, and invite you to visit their facility in Chandler. Watch a short video of the brownie making process, tour the factory and enjoy yummy brownie samples. Public tours run January through August at 11:00 am on Fridays. Private tours for groups of 10 - 25 people are available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Hackett House Location: 95 W. 4th Street, Downtown Tempe, 85281 Phone: (480) 350-8181 Web: www.tempe.gov/sister For more information on Hackett House events or programs please call (480) 350-8181 Bake – A - Party Location: 6949 E. Shea Blvd. #200, Scottsdale, 85254 Phone: (480) 367-1186 Web: www.bakeaparty.com Boys and Girls of any age are “Real Bakers” in our authentic bakery-style kitchen built for kids. Arizona Central – Kids Events http://www.azcentral.com Roots and Shoots Contact: Anne Phone: 480-282-8488 Email: email@example.com The program’s mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for animals, the environment and the human community. Society for Conservation Biology – Central Arizona Chapter Website: http://conbio.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Society for Conservation Biology an international professional organization of over 8000 individuals dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. Liberty Wildlife Location: Adjacent to the Phoenix Zoo in Papago Park Phone: 480-998-5550 Website: www.libertywildlife.org Liberty Wildlife envisions a time when wildlife is seen as an integral part of our natural world, as having a place of importance on its own, both aesthetically and practically. Located in a facility adjacent to the Phoenix Zoo in Papago Park, we will be open to the public, reaching a greater number of people through outreach and on-site experiences. The facility offers rehabilitation, education and research and conservation. The Wildlife Center http://azwildlifecenter.org SRP Safety Events http://www.srpnet.com/safety/safetyconnection.asp Arizona Attractions/Guides and Points of Interest http://www.azcentral.com/community/res/attract.html Arizona Highway Events http://www.arizonahighways.com/page.cfm?name=Disc_ExpAZ&nav=discover MFriday Nite’s Main Event Location: Kiwanis Recreation Center (6111 S. All American Way, Tempe) Phone: (480) 350-5201 Friday Nite’s Main Event is an interactive youth entertainment program for 9-14 year olds. This program offers an exciting “Nite Out” for parents and their children virtually ever Friday from 7-11pm. Activities include a live DJ, karaoke, dance contests, basketball tournaments, body art, raffles, concessions and much more. For more information call (480) 699-0163 Playtopia! Playtopia is a free, 2.5-acre section of the City’s Tumbleweed Park that includes several play zones with themes based on Chandler’s long agricultural heritage. While Playtopia is only a small portion of the 206-acre regional park, it promises to be an ideal place for endless imaginative play, and is sure to attract families from all over town. The Playtopia parking lot is located south of Germann Rd. on Hamilton Street, one-quarter-mile west of McQueen Rd. Playtopia is: Farm Land Numerous slides, bridges and climbing features designed to incorporate the farm life theme. Almost all of the Farm Land play equipment is under the protective shade provided by a large red barn canopy. City Land An urban-themed landscape with paved streets, street signs, lampposts and vehicles you would find in any big city. In addition to offering climbing, riding, and sliding structures for kids, City Land streets are great for riding tricycles and small bikes. Critter Land Children can hop on the back of a massive Gila monster, walk through giant tortoise shells, and get down-and-dirty diggin’ in the dirt to discover dinosaur bones. It’s a great place for kids to explore and climb and expand their minds. Playtopia amenities include swings, benches, restrooms, barbeque grills, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, and 14 covered ramadas with picnic tables and seating that can be reserved for your family or corporate gathering. Of the ramadas, there are five that will accommodate 15-25 people, six that will handle 20-30 people, two pavilions for large gatherings of up to 80 people, and one giant corporate pavilion with a capacity of 320 people. Chandler Symphony Orchestra Location: Chandler Center for the Arts (250 N. Arizona Avenue) Cost: Free Website: www.chandlersymphony.org Mesa Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 1308 Mesa, Arizona 85211 tel (480) 827-2143 fax (480) 827-2070 e-mail:email@example.com The Phoenix Symphony For more information call (602) 495-1999 or visit www.phoenixsymphony.org Tempe Symphony Orchestra For more information visit: www.tempe.gov/arts/TempeSymphonyOrchestra.asp Jillian's at Desert Ridge Marketplace in northeast Phoenix has two theme days - one for ages 3 to 7, the other for 8 to 14. During the afternoons, a big-screen television plays children shows, such as Sesame Street, Clarissa Explains It All and Degrassi: The Next Generation. The $10 admission includes a buffet lunch and a card to play video games. The smaller kids can hang out in an arts and crafts area while the older ones sing karaoke. Every Wednesday during the summer, kids can get a $10 game card for $5 or they can receive a $5 game card, bowling and more for their $5 paid. (480) 538-895 International School of Arizona The International School of Arizona offers a variety of programs such as (but not limited to): French and Spanish immersion tracks, summer camps, and after-school language classes. Location: 1401 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 Office: 480-874-2326 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.isaz.org Child Care Bureau (Fit Source) http://126.96.36.199//fitsource/ Physical Activity and Nutrition in Child Care Settings: A Web Directory for Providers Welcome to Fit Source! This site links child care and after school providers to a wide variety of physical activity and nutrition resources. You will find links to activities, lesson plans, healthy recipes, information for parents, and many other downloadable tools that can be used to incorporate physical activity and nutrition into child care and after school programs. Dugan's Dairy Farm www.dugandairy.com 2471 S. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-899-8795 A tour of Dugan's will show you a piece of Chandler's history, and what life is like on a real, working farm. Visitors can milk a cow by hand, get up-close with many farm animals in the petting zoo, take a hayride around the dairy, learn about dairy vet techniques, check out the hay maze and graze the country store. Tours run October through mid-May only. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, last hay ride leaves at 1:30pm. Heritage Square Historical homes, on their original site of Block 14 of the historic city of Phoenix, have been restored to their former splendor. Rosson House, the grand old Victorian mansion build in 1895, is open for public tours Wed-Sun, 10am-3:30pm. The other buildings, including the Arizona Doll and Toy Museum and Salt River Project's Silva House, are open Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm and Sun, Noon-4pm. For more information call: (602) 262-5071 / Admission: Free Noon - 4:00 PM Sunday / Heritage Square , 7th and Monroe Streets, Phoenix 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday http://phoenix.showup.com/event/cat/festivals Food Resources in the East Valley Shepard’s Warehouse EAST VALLEY ONLY Location: 455 Continental Drive (East of Scottsdale Rd and Roosevelt) Phone: (480) 945-5250 Day of Operation: Wednesday’s and Friday’s / Appointments required. CEDA Food Pantry Location: 930 W. Broadway, Suite 119 (between Mill and Hardy) Phone: (480) 921-1990 Day of Operation: Weekdays 8am to 5pm / Call to inquire about qualifications. Paz De Cristo Community Center Photo ID and proof of residence required Location: 424 W. Broadway Road (Broadway and Country Club) Phone: (480) 464-2370 Day of Operation: FREE Boxes / 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday of the month Help yourself boxes ($30-$40) 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of the month Department of Economic Security (DES) Location: 5038 S. Price (Price and Baseline) Phone: (480) 831-1408 Food stamp sing-ups for individuals and families. Client could possibly receive food stamps immediately if they qualify for emergency assistance. DES offers other services such as child care assistance, cash assistance and medical (if you meet the program qualifications). Meals on Wheels Phone: (480) 784-5668 Day of Operation: 9am to 12pm Meals on Wheels delivers food to the elderly, challenged and people who are home bound. Call to see if you qualify for this service. WIC Phone: (800) 252-5942 This program is designed to assist pregnant women, new mothers, and children under the age of five with vouchers to obtain nutritional food. Call for more information about qualifying for this service. St. Vincent De Paul Phone: (480) 966-1974 Day of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9am to 11am Volunteers will come to your home and provide food boxes to qualifying persons. They also offer many other services. Please call to set up an appointment, as walk-ins are not accepted. The Salvation Army – Tempe Corps Location: 714 S. Myrtle (University and Myrtle/one block East of Mill Avenue) Phone: (480) 967-8649 Walk-ins: 1pm to 3pm TEMPE RESIDENTS ONLY The Salvation Army provides food boxes once in a three-month period, crisis situation ONLY. In order to receive a food box, picture ID and social security cards for each household member is required as is proof of residency. After several food boxes, proof of crisis and income may be necessary to receive assistance. United Food Bank Savings Location: 358 E. Javeline Avenue (near the corner of Mesa Drive and Javeline) Phone: (480) 926-4897 Day of Operation: Friday’s 8am to 2pm With the “Help Yourself” program you get $26-$30 worth of food for $15. No community service is expected. Anyone can participate. Boxes include meats, fruits, vegetables and other staples.