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Special Event: Children, Swimming, Parents/Parenting
Free Baby Swim Classes
The three Hubbard Family Swim Schools in the Valley - in Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa - all offer free “baby splash” swim classes for babies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. These wonderful, 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance t...
Hubbard Family Swim School
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/31/17
Sports: Other, Fencing
The Zorro Project After School Program
Fencing For All Foundation is offering its Zorro Project Program for 7th consecutive year. The Zorro Project Program is an after-school program that teaches life and leadership skills to Title I youth of the East Valley ages 8-18yrs through the sport of f...
Arizona Fencing Center/Fencing For All Foundation
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Fri 12/22/17
Special Event: Children, For the Family, Holiday
Santa’s Wonderland
Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Mesa-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cab...
Bass Pro Shops
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am-9pm
Special Event: Children, For the Family, Social Event
Nightly Snowfall
Who says it never snows in the Valley? Join Tempe Marketplace every evening during the season for a magical snowfall. Out of thin air, flakes of fluffy white snow will float down from the sky, transforming the area around the District Stage into a living s...
Tempe Marketplace
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 7pm-8pm
Special Event: Children, Community Event, For the Family, Holiday
Merry Main Street
Merry Main Street, a spectacular celebration of the holiday season, will be held in downtown Mesa Nov. 24 through Jan. 5. The festivities begin Nov. 24 with an evening of music, food and fun for everyone. It includes a tree lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. a...
Downtown Mesa, Main Street & MacDonald
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Fri 1/5/18 at 5pm-10pm
Special Event: Children, Holiday, Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family
Toy Drive
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona and SEA LIFE Arizona will be trading discounted child’s admission for toy drive donations in November and December.
LEGOLand Discovery Center Arizona
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10am-7pm
Special Event: Community Event, For the Family, History/Science
2017 Historymakers Exhibit
The Historical League of the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park is pleased to announce the opening of its 2017 Historymakers Exhibit on October 19, 2017, at the AZ Heritage Center. The exhibit will run through September, 2019, and features 2017 Historymaker...
Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-4pm
Mon 12/18/17 - Thu 12/21/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/22/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10am-4pm
Mon 12/25/17 - Thu 12/28/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery, Textiles
Art Quilts XXII: As Close to the Edge as I Can Go
For 22 years the art quilts in this annual show have inspired and captured the hearts of devoted attendees from across Arizona. The juried multi-media textile pieces use bold colors, themes, textures and patterns. This exhibit includes the work of 21 loca...
Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-5pm
Mon 12/18/17 - Sat 12/23/17 at 10am-5pm
Tue 12/26/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 10am-5pm
Tue 1/2/18 - Fri 1/5/18 at 10am-5pm
Special Event: Antiques, Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, Green/Environmental, Tour, For the Family, History/Science
Footprints in the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona
The AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park, in co-operation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, is pleased to announce Footprints in the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona, an exhibit celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work in Arizona, and his lon...
Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 10am-4pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-4pm
Mon 12/18/17 - Thu 12/21/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/22/17 at 10am-4pm
Art: Ceramics/Pottery, Museum
Neil Forrest: Poros
Nova Scotia-based artist Neil Forrest investigates ceramics, architectonics and the relationship between micro and macro structures in "Porøs" (Norwegian for "porous"). Made up of a series of ceramic cisterns and vessels, this grotto-like installation cont...
ASU Art Museum
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 11am-8pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 11am-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Wed 12/20/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/21/17 at 11am-8pm
Art: Art Show, History/Science, Museum
Soul Mining
The border wall is a frequent topic in today’s headlines, yet its history dates back to the turn of the century. After the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, there were calls for a fence along the southern United States border to deter Chinese immigrants from ...
ASU Art Museum
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 11am-8pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 11am-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Wed 12/20/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/21/17 at 11am-8pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Terrestrial
From iconic 1970s land art to contemporary interpretations of the landscape, this exhibition from the permanent collection features artists who have built new relationships with their environments. "Terrestrial" looks at how artists perceive urban and rura...
ASU Art Museum
Tempe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 11am-8pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 11am-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 - Wed 12/20/17 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/21/17 at 11am-8pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Religious
"A Course in Miracles" (ACIM) Weekly Study Group
Long-time ACIM student and teacher Rev. Julianne Lewis leads this interactive time of discussion and sharing. The group is appropriate for Course beginners as well as experienced ACIM students - - and everyone in between! The Interfaith CommUNITY Spiritua...
Interfaith CommUNITY Spiritual Center
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 1pm-2:15pm
Wed 12/20/17 at 1pm-2:15pm
Wed 12/27/17 at 1pm-2:15pm
Special Event: Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser, Fashion Show/Bridal
African Fashion Show Supporting the creation of a Cameroonian Coding Academy
This December, Villa Siena will be hosting an African Fashion Show featuring traditional African clothing – African fabric with modern designs for both professional and pleasure purposes. The show supports the creation of The Cameroonian Coding Academy to ...
Villa Siena
Gilbert, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Special Event: Religious, Holiday
Christmas & Advent Services
Christmas is about more than tinsel and gifts. St. John's Episcopal Church in Globe, AZ invites you to celebrate the birth of Christ, join others in worship, and connect with your faith during Advent services conveniently scheduled on weekdays and weeken...
St. John's Episcopal Church
Globe, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 - Mon 12/25/17 at 12:15pm
Music: Holiday Music, Jazz
Dave Koz 20th-Anniversary Christmas Tour
Dave Koz has been bringing his brand of holiday-themed smooth jazz to the masses for two decades now. He'll be joined this season by David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White.
Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 7:30pm
Art: Gallery, Art Show
The Dusk Parade
Joe Sorren, who grew up in Arizona, is known for his evocative characters in dreamlike settings. Working in a luminous palette inspired by desert colors, Sorren creates narratives that have a mysterious quality. His seemingly simple subjects allude to more...
Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
Mesa, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-8pm
Fri 12/15/17 - Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-5pm
Sun 12/17/17 at 12pm-5pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum
The Eddie Basha Collection
Come experience one of the largest private collections of contemporary Western American and American Indian art in the world. For more information, visit eddiebashacollection.com or call 480-895-5230 and press option 2.
Zelma Basha Salmeri Art Gallery
Chandler, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 9am-4pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 9am-4pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 9am-4pm
Mon 12/18/17 at 9am-4pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 9am-4pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting
Feast of the Seven Fishes
An amazing tradition continues at Zappone’s. Enjoy an eight-course meal featuring seven fish dishes. $65 includes soda/tea, tax and gratuity. Tickets on sale at http:// www.zapponesbistro.com.
Zappone's Italian Bistro
Gilbert, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 6pm-9pm
Art: Gallery, Art Show
Josiah Copley: Creature a Day
Inspired by Japanese kaiju toys, cartoons and video games, Josiah Copley started drawing some of the wildest and weirdest creatures, robots, monsters and aliens he could imagine every day for more than two and a half years. Visitors to the exhibition can ...
Vision Gallery
Chandler, AZ

Wed 12/13/17 at 10am-5pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-5pm
Fri 12/15/17 at 10am-5pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-4pm
Mon 12/18/17 at 10am-5pm
    

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