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things to do / 202 TWENTY PLUS TWO / artists such as musicians, dancers, magicians and puppeteers will be available. Visitors can also enjoy the summer exhibition, “Collecting Arizona.” Free admission. Saturday, July 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (480) 965-0014. Wiggle Worms Children ages 18 months to 3 ½ years can participate in ageappropriate stories, introduction to letter sounds, flannel board rhymes, music, parachute play and more at the Perry Branch Library. Parents must stay in the room with their kids watching their little ones having some indoor fun. Registration required. Monday July 30th. 1965 East Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297. Performance- Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Take a wild musical ride through Wonderland with Alice and her friends. Performed by the Broadway Palm Children’s theater, this whimsical romp will fill the room with fantastic characters for the enjoyment of children and adults alike. Following the show, meet favorite characters, pose with them for pictures and collect autographs. July 5th-28th, matinee and evening shows available. Tickets at $18 per person. Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205. Jazz Jam- Pita Jungle Enjoy live music and great food every Thursday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Pita Jungle in Chandler. Great musicians come together to play jazz, blues, rock, and pop music to entertain the audience while they enjoy delicious meals and drinks in a comfortable and family friendly environment. Free admission. 1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224, (480) 855-3232. Splash Mob 5K Fun Run and Walk Walk or run 5k (3 easy miles) or be a “splasher” and help keep racers cool in this summertime fun run. Signing up for this race will help support Children First Academy; a school that is dedicated to helping homeless children develop with dignity and more opportunities. Register for is $20 by July 20th, Robb Evans at (480) 888-6312. Race on Saturday, July 21st at 7:00 a.m. Kiwanis Park, 61111 S. All America Way, Tempe, AZ. $1 Family Swim Sundays- Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center This state of art facility and one of Chandler’s newest pools will have something to offer to all ages. Amenities include a lazy river to float around on inflatable tubes provided by on location, zero depth area for toddlers, two water slides, lap lanes, and more. Bring the entire family to swim for only $1 per person. Every Sunday through July 22nd. 12:00- 2:00 p.m. at 5901 S. Hillcrest Dr. Chandler, AZ, (480) 782-2635. Orcatek Photography Workshop Become a better photographer and learn the how to use the digital camera settings like a professional. These popular DSLR workshops will teach attendees basic compositional guidelines to improve photos as well as introduction to use of flash in both indoor and outdoor settings. $99 per person. The Studio, 1505 E. Weber Dr. #119, Tempe, AZ 85281, (602) 432-1541. Ahwatukee Farmers Market Enjoy some freshly grown, seasonal produce, herbs, flowers, breads, meats and more without leaving your neighborhood. Every Sunday, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. The free admission and free parking farmers market comes to the southeast valley offering healthful selections and easy credit card shopping options. 4700 E. Warner Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044. (623) 848-1234. Chandler’s 4th of JulyFireworks Spectacular Celebrate Independence Day at this fun and festive event at the Tumbleweed Park hosted by the Chandler Lions Club. The Fireworks Spectacular offers free admission for the entire family to come in and enjoy live music, free kids carnival, bike parade, and a number of food and beverage vendors. While the fireworks show is scheduled for 9:30 p.m., visitors can begin celebrating American’s heritage at 4:00 p.m. when the event begins. chandleraz.gov. Chandler Special Events Hotline (480) 782-2735. Bye Bye Birdie- Hale Center Theater The legendary, longest continuously running, privately owned and operated theater company in America, located in Gilbert is proud to present beloved musical Bye Bye Birdie. This 60s musical comedy showcases the story of a rock star being drafted into the United States Army. With a well-orchestrated plan from his manager and secretary for his ()͕ѡѽ䁙́́ɅѽѼɕ͔܁ЁͽѼٔЁ́ՍѕѡMձمMܸQ́Ѐȁ̀ȴȁȁձ̸)ձѠ՝ЀѠѡɕɥ齹((ɵ饹)U1dȀȁ5i%9((((