Friday, June 24

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Ringling Bros.Circus

Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME.  Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you've never seen before at The Greatest Show On Earth® Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME blends extreme circus displays for the ultimate family fun entertainment experience, playing the Talking Stick Resort Arena from June 23rd thru 26th.

Thursday, June 23rd- Sunday, June 26th
Thursday, June 23    1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Friday, June 24        11:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 25    11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 26      12:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center)
201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

TICKETS:     Ticket prices start at just $20 (with a select quantity of VIP and Front Row seating available)
Kids (ages 2-12) tickets available for only $10 each with discount coupon available at participating Chick-fil-A locations (not valid for VIP/Front Row seats; limit 2 kids tickets per adult ticket purchase)
Save 50% on Opening Night discount tickets (select seating only for Thursday 7pm show; not valid on VIP/Front Row levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets available to purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Talking Stick Resort Arena Box Office.  

VIP Circus Insider: Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind The Scenes Tour; to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to from your iPhone or Android smartphone to register.

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Largest Swim Lesson

The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), Friday, June 24, 2016, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 24th, pools around the globe will host local WLSL lessons to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives. 

Last year about 40,000 swimmers joined from 24 different countries setting a Guinness record and this year the swimmers at SWIMkids USA will be trying to break that.

7:30a - 7:55a - Swimmer check-in
8:00a - World's Largest Swim Lesson!
FREE 45 minute Water Safety & Swim Lesson

Located at SWIMkids USA
2725 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa, (Guadalupe Road & the 101 in Mesa)
9:00a - 12:00p World's Largest Swim Lesson After Party
Anyone is welcome!
*Snacks, Water Slides & Food Trucks 

SWIMkids USA is located in Mesa near 101 and Guadalupe. The school has received numerous awards including Best Swim School from Aquatics International and it is internationally and nationally recognized for its special work with children in the areas of water safety training and brain development. SWIMkids USA is owned by one family and over the past 40 years, they have trained more than 60,000 children in the Valley to be safer in the water.  

Nintendo Tour at Arrowhead Towne Center

Nintendo's classic characters and games are coming to life as part of the one-of-a-kind Play Nintendo Tour. You're invited to be a part of the tour when it visits Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona, from June 24 to June 26. Enjoy a unique experience bursting with color and imagination that offers parents and their kids the chance to play some of Nintendo's best games on New Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems, participate in exciting contests, win awesome prizes and snap memorable photos

For more information about the Play Nintendo Tour, visit To enjoy Nintendo's site for kids and families, visit

Details: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 24-25; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, In the Dick's Sporting Goods Court at Arrowhead Towne Center, 75th Avenue and Bell Road, Glendale. Free. 623-979-7777,

Unique Burgers: Beckett's Table
3717 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 954-1700

DeMarco's Italian Ice & Creams 

We're cooling it down this food truck Friday with some authentic New York Italian Ice in the heart of Arizona,  No one does Italian Ice quite like DeMarco's, for instance, everything is made from scratch, such as their strawberry flavor, it's made with 10 pounds of fresh strawberries! Owner Joe DeMarco grew up in Queens, New York in a large Italian community (Howard Beach) which provided him with the love of heritage from which he created DeMarco's Italian Ice & Creams. He was exposed to some of the finest Italian Ice establishments in New York, each with their unique specialties, and he's brought that flavor to the Valley. 

You can find them at the Parsons Center on Friday from 11am-12:30pm and will be at events on Sat & Sun as well.

New Teeth

AZ Max Facial Surgery
Address: 18610 E Rittenhouse Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85242  
Building A, ste 105