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Fun and Family: Kid-Friendly Events in the East Valley for the Week

City of Mesa Swim Team photo from here

Hello friends,
I've been searching this morning to find the best events in the east valley for you and whichever kids you like to hang out with.  Kathryn posted last week about Harkins Summer Movies, and I just found out Cinemark at Riverview also has a summer movie deal.  Buy tickets to all 10 movies for $5 or pay just $1 each per film.  Go here for details.

You also might want to check out Mesa's summer programs and classes.  Swim lessons, martial arts, gymnastics, dance classes, as well as summer camps and daily programs to keep your kids busy this summer.  There are even more classes offered at the Mesa Arts Center for both adults and children including jewelry, pottery, paper crafting, kids camps, and much more.

There are a few fun events this week:

Sing! Sign! and Play! with Jessika
Head to Bookmans in Mesa every Wednesday at 10am
Kids will learn signs from American Sign Language at this fun storytime.
1056 S. Country Club Dr.in Mesa.  Info from here.

LEGO Store Mini Model Build
Visit the LEGO Store at Chandler Fashion Center on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month.  One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. 

This month kids can build a LEGO Flower: Tuesday, May 3, begins at 5:00pm until supplies last.   Info from here.

Movie in the Park: Toy Story 3
Take the family to Kiwanis Park in Tempe on Friday night for an outdoor family movie night.  Bring your blankets or chairs and come watch Toy Story 3 in the park on the big screen. Movies start at dusk, about 7pm at Kiwanis Park,6111 S. All America Way, Tempe.  Info from here.

Chandler Cinco de Mayo Festival and Chihuahua races
The annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration honors the Hispanic community's many contributions to the City of Chandler. The festival also features the popular Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the King and Queen Chihuahua. Also included: two stages of entertainment, the Día de los Niños Health Fair, food vendors, and kids activities.  The event and races are free.

And don't forget, the Phoenix Childrens Museum is open free this friday.  It's a lot of fun if you don't mind a crowd.

Have a fun week,

p.s.  Know of anything I've missed?  Send an email to iheartmesa@gmail.com

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