Sesame Street Live and Elmo’s Super Heros are coming to Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre November 16-18 and YOU are in luck! Ties & Tutus is offering a $3 off deal just for being a follower. Go to http://www.livenation.com/
First opened in 1984, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium features 66 developed acres with hundreds of animal exhibits, 5 ride attractions, 3 retail shops and several dining options. As home to Arizona’s largest collection of wild animals, Wildlife World displays over 600 different species with more than 6,000 individual specimens. Popular attractions include: a lory parrot feeding three times a day, a giraffe feeding station, a baby animal nursery, the African Safari Train Ride, Wildlife Encounters educational shows, a stingray touch tank, the Verizon Skyride, a kangaroo walkabout, tide pool touch tanks, a log flume ride, and children’s carousel, play area, and petting zoo.
Notable species include: white tigers, sharks, otters, penguins, flamingos, giraffe, zebras, oryx, lions, ostrich, kangaroos, rhino, jaguar, some 20 varieties of primates, eels, stingrays, tropical fish, rare albino alligators and many more!
New in 2011 – Dragon World. See giant reptiles like the state of Arizona’s first saltwater crocodile — the largest species of croc in the world. Plus, there will be monitors, iguanas, a 20-foot long & 200 lbs. python, Aldabra tortoises and more. New in Feb. 2012 our 4th Aquarium Gallery featuring otters & river monster fish from South America.
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located at the intersection of State Route 303 and Northern Avenue in Litchfield Park at 16501 W. Northern Ave. The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the aquarium is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daytime admission to both the zoo and aquarium is $29.00 for adults and $14.25 for children 3 to 12 (plus state sales tax), children under three are free. Special reduced admission (after 5 p.m.) to the Aquarium only is $16.99 for adults and $8.99 for children 3 to 12 (plus state sales tax). Save $3 Off of admission to the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium Coupon http://www.phoenixkids.
Want to add some rock n’ roll excitement and entertainment to your family’s life? Then don’t miss the Imagination Movers’ 2012 Rock-O-Matic Tour! Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the Emmy-winning TV series “Imagination Movers” will be bringing their high-octane rock concert to Phoenix at the Comercia Theatre on October 4th! The key to the Movers’ appeal is they combine danceable power pop songs with extremely catchy choruses and a knack for inspiring audience participation. Throw in a heaping helping of onstage silliness and you’ve got a recipe for a live musical event that will truly engage the entire family! Get your Tickets Today: http://www.livenation.com/
As I was browsing through Facebook this week I came across a post about a brand new social impact company called THREADS. They employ at-risk youth in Phoenix to make these amazing bracelets so they can pay their way through college.
“Threads is a cause driven business that changes the future of at risk youth. They come from various backgrounds, but all have one thing in common, they want to break the cycle. By employing them, we instill values of self reliance and hard work. They are paid fair wages for the bracelets they make, and in turn are able to pay their way through school. Many of Threads employees are first generation college students. They dream of becoming nurses, broadcasters, writers and engineers.”
After doing lots research and spending some time on The Shine Project‘s website, I can tell you I have honestly fallen in love with this organization and its mission of spreading hope, positivity and inspiration into the community. Other than these stunning bracelets, one of my favorite things they offer are Pass It Forward cards. For $2.50 you get a pack of ten Pass It Forward cards and each card comes with a personalized ID number. The idea is to do a random act of kindness and add the Pass It Forward card with the act. The person who receives the card will go to www.spreadtheshine.com and enter the ID # to describe the expereince. That person is then supposed to “pass it forward” with another random act of kindness. The new recipient can get on the website and add their story. I can only imagine where these cards will end up and what stories will be connected to each one. What an amazing idea! I don’t know about you, but I’m heading over to The Shine Project to order a bracelet and a packet of cards right now. We are in no way affiliated with The Shine Project, we just think it is doing amazing things for our community and world and we want you all to know about them.
We are so excited to announce this is the first of four giveaways in our Summer Music Series. Today’s giveaway is for four tickets to the July 17th Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow concert at Ashley Pavilion. Click here for more information.
Getting entered is easy, just get on Facebook by clicking here and “share” this post on your timeline. Yep, it’s that easy. You have until midnight PST to enter. Good luck!
Well, after some serious denial, I am ready to admit that my baby boy is officially one. His birthday was nearly a week ago, but I just wasn’t ready to come to terms with the fact that he’s a toddler. It feels like just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant, sniff sniff! After an amazing day with our little family on Friday, we kicked it into high gear and celebrated his pirate party (arrrrrg…) with our closest family and friends on Saturday. I have to show off my favorite part of the party, the dessert table. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Cuteology Cakes for creating the most amazing dessert bar imaginable. Not only did it look adorable, every single thing was delicious. And yes, I personally tasted each and every item. Thanks for the addition to my love handles, Cutology Cakes (click here to view their website and tell them Ties & Tutus sent ya)! =)
If you are in the Phoenix area and looking for desserts for any occasion or party, give Cuteology Cakes a call. I promise you, you, your guests and your tummy will love it.
Nora and I have raved about Music Together in Phoenix before, and if you’ve missed your chance to sign-up, you’ve now got another! Music Together is starting their summer classes and registration is going on now! Not sure if it’s for you? Check out a free demo class! The schedule is posted here: DEMO HALF PAGE There are so many amazing things that the Music Together program has to offer, take a look at an excerpt from a mom and very satisfied customer who wrote-in to the Music Together Phoenix program:
Indeed Music Together incorporates ‘real’ instruments and a variety of beats and complex chord progressions which result in a true appreciation for music, and a foundation of preparedness for more advanced musical growth. But there was so much more that deserved mention…
By exposing children to a variety of lyrics, challenging phrases at varying speeds and cadences, and new sets of songs every season, Music Together promotes strong language and cognitive development. By encouraging constant movement to the sounds, Music Together improves children’s body awareness, coordination, and motor skills. There is a wealth of existing research which affirms that music accomplishes this, and Music Together is especially successful at it with a formula so well-designed it is almost magical.
If you think it sounds awesome – you’re right! Try it out today! For more information you can visit www.musictogetherinphx.com
Have you been to the fair lately? The Maricopa County Fair is coming April 11-15. For more information go to www.maricopacountyfair.org.
Food, fun and frivolity (all at an incredibly affordable price) await everyone at this year’s Maricopa County Fair. It will be packed with fabulous family entertainment all FREE with your fair admission! You’ll see tigers, sharks and monkeys, oh my! There will be magic, juggling, a man climb inside a balloon and much much more.
The fair offers a great family entertainment experience at an amazing value! For less than the price of a movie, you and your family can see hours of fun shows, view exhibits, watch livestock shows, test your knowledge in the Arizona Ag & Ewe exhibit and even visit with a few stars. This year meet Sponge Bob Square Pants AND Dora the Explorer!! Both will appear multiple times daily.
All your favorite fair food will be on hand. BRAND NEW – first time anywhere – try Cotton Candy Caliente! A spice sweet treat you’re sure to love. Enjoy tantalizing turkey legs, fantastic fry bread, incredible corn dogs and all the terrific treats.
There will be carnival rides for all levels of thrill seekers, from the extreme to the mild. You’ll find something for the young and the young at heart. Don’t miss the livestock shows, exhibits and tremendous shopping too!
The Shopping Pavilion provides the opportunity to purchase unique and interesting items. Whether you like carved wooden giraffes or sparkly jewelry, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at the fair.
You don’t have to spend a lot on gas or drive a long way to have a sensational time with your family! The Maricopa County Fair offers photo album filling opportunities for you, your friends and family.
Discounts are available on the already affordable ticket prices. If you purchase your tickets prior to April 11th, you can save even more!