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October’s Best Family Events

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Archaeology for Kids
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
The kids will become archeologists for a day! Here, they’ll learn how to identify artifacts and how archeologists use them to discover facts about past cultures.
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.495.0900, pueblogrande.com

Family Star Night at Challenger Space Center
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
This family-friendly astronomy night lets families get lost in the stars as they explore the night sky with professional stargazers and telescopes. The Family Star Night offers arts and crafts, rocket building and the chance to show your skills in a paper airplane contest.
Challenger Space Center Arizona, 21170 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, 623.322.2006, azchallenger.org

Charlotte’s Web
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
The production of the time-honored tale is back
by popular demand and presented by Childsplay. Everyone’s favorite piglet and spider duo will grace the stage to teach the audience about true friendship, adventure and bravery with plenty of laughs and tears along the way.
Tempe Center for the Arts Theater, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480.921.5700, childsplayaz.org

Rendez-Zoo
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
As the sun sets in Phoenix, prepare for a night of extravagant food, beautiful sounds from the Phoenix Boys Choir, a silent auction, and a preview of the zoo’s holiday classic, ZooLights! The one-night-only event promotes conservation efforts, but also an exciting opportunity to see lions, tigers and bears at night, should they decide to make an appearance. Oh my! Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Tempe, 602.273.1341, phoenixzoo.org

Dr. Buck’s Old Time Country Fair
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
Deemed a “Wild West renaissance festival”, the fair features shows that will take you back to the Wild West including appearances from costumed western “celebrities,” a kids korral and great food. The Old Time County Fair is a boot stompin’ good time. Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale, 623.521.3856, wildwesternfestival.com

Chandler Mayor Day of Play
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
Helping to promote healthy living, Chandler’s Day of Play allows kids and families to get out and be active. The event features activities for varying age groups including a 3K fun run, jump rope contest, dance performances, Zumba classes and much more. It’s never too early to start teaching the kiddos about healthy living, so head on out to this fun-filled event. Tumbleweed Park, 745 Germann Road, Chandler, 480.782.2735, chandleraz.gov

Scottsdale Fall Festival
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
This fall festival is the perfect way to start the Halloween festivities early. The annual family- friendly event provides an opportunity to show off your family’s best costumes, crafts and more. South Eldorado Ball Field, 1909 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale. 480.312.0217, scottsdaleaz.gov/parks/ fallfest

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