Friday, March 15, 2019

Kids things to do. 3/15/19

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Wear green to the 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Family Faire, support kids at the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer at Grand Canyon University or hear the Oscar-winning “Star Wars” score performed live by the Phoenix Symphony. Plus “Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna” and much more!

Childsplay stages "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show" in Phoenix
See vibrant color and gigantic puppets galore at the Arizona premiere of this show based on Eric Carle’s classic children’s books. It takes the stage March 17-April 21 at Herberger Theater Center.

Raising Outdoor Kids: Learning to paddleboard 
Stand-up paddleboarding is not something most people think of when considering outdoor recreation in the desert. Yet, there are many opportunities to do it, each with a unique Arizona landscape as a backdrop.

Spring Break: Despite the traffic, Los Angeles offers overlooked family fun
It’s easy to dismiss L.A. — with nightmarish traffic and overpriced hotels — as a family-friendly vacation spot. But here are several gems that make it worth a road trip.

GCU hosts Run to Fight Children's Cancer Saturday
Gwyn Satterlee, 7, is the honorary race starter for the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer this Saturday at Grand Canyon University. It’s the largest race in Arizona dedicated solely to pediatric cancer, and it helps families battling the disease.

Spring Break Camps
Still need a fun, safe environment for kids during spring break? It’s not too late. Here are more than two dozen local kids venues with day or weeklong camps.

Summer Camp: Theater camps in metro Phoenix
Summon your child’s inner drama queen (or king) and put it to creative good use at one of the Valley’s many theater camps for kids — from improvisation to Shakespeare.

RAK Giveaway
Here’s a chance to win four tickets to Childsplay's production of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,” onstage March 17-April 21 at Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix.