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A Magical Christmas Journey: Verde Canyon Railroad takes kids and wildlife to Santa

By Victoria Stibrik Christmas is coming, and Verde Canyon Railroad will celebrate with Liberty Wildlife of Arizona as the Magical Christmas Journey comes to Clarkdale. “We respect all of our friends who have different railroads that...

Learning with COVID-19: Great Wolf Lodge’s new e-learning package gives kids the ultimate recess

By Victoria Stibrik The era of online learning and COVID-19 is no walk in the park for many families. No recess, no time with friends and no activities, except for homework. Great Wolf Lodge Arizona resort...

A New Outlook: Tortilla Flat’s new ‘caretakers’ are looking to freshen it up

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Katie Ellering, one of Tortilla Flat’s new owners, isn’t about modernizing the remnant of the Old West town. She and her fiancé/operations director, Chris Field, just want to bring a fresh look to...

Family Programs: Maricopa libraries offer fun for everyone

By Elsa Hortareas The pandemic is making it hard to stay involved in the community, but thanks to the local libraries, residents can participate in online programs and classes. Listed below are some of the special...

Virtually Present: Musical Instrument Museum relies on web content during COVID-19

By Connor Dziawura The effects of the coronavirus have been felt by many, from the closing of movie theaters and the pause on live music to the halting or limiting of operations by businesses like...

Virtual Fun: Arizona Goat Yoga breaks up the pandemic with ‘field trips’

By Annika Tomlin Motivating kids to do homework is a challenge during the pandemic. Gilbert’s Arizona Goat Yoga is here to help by offering virtual tours for classes to meet yoga goats, alpacas and chickens. “I...

Enchanting: Celebrate Memories with Disney on Ice

By Annika Tomlin Some of your childhood’s most iconic and beloved animated characters are coming back to the Valley for a chance to reinvent their enchanting on-screen moments. Disney on Ice is presenting “Celebrate Memories” from...

Back in the Saddle: Rodeo Scottsdale continues for the 67th year

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Rodeo is in Dave Alford’s blood. He rode in the late ’60s and early ’70s, until he fell into rodeo production. Four decades later, he’s producing the Rodeo Scottsdale, which has bucked its...

A Cirque to Remember: ‘Ovo’ is high-wire fun for English performer

By Christopher Boan The world’s preeminent destination for jaw-dropping displays of trapeze arts and assorted flights of fancy brings a new storyboard to the Valley in February. Cirque du Soleil, which has performed across the globe...

Medieval Talent: Performers show their unique skills at Renaissance Festival

By Connor Dziawura Renaissance fairs around the nation are breeding grounds for people with interesting talents. From unique skills to thrilling performances, these popular events tap the best they can find in medieval entertainment. The Arizona...

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