Category Archives: Family activities

Kids can bowl free all summer at AMF

Kids 15 and younger get two free bowling games a day all summer long with AMF Bowling’s Summer Unplugged.

From May 14 through Sept. 3, kids can bowl free at all locations from opening until 8pm, seven days a week. It will only cost parents the price of shoe rentals.

Just visit freebowling.amf.com to register and get downloadable coupons each week. AMF will send out email reminders to print the vouchers.

To find the closest AMF Bowling, visit amf.com.

Don’t want to wait until May? AMF Squaw Peak Lanes at 3049 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix is currently offering a weekend special: all-you-can-eat pizza and two hours of bowling – shoes included – for $14.99 a person from 11am to 8pm each Saturday and Sunday.  No coupons necessary. — Amy Vogelsang

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Gymboree Play and Music is back in Scottsdale

Adam and Lane Abrahamsen with (from left) Aarik, Aaron and Athena.

The Abrahamsens were the perfect Gymboree Play & Music Family. All three of their children (Athena,  Aaron and Aarik) attended classes. One had made an about-face in personality because of the program and another jumped and giggled to his heart’s delight when he got there. It made sense for the loyal Gymboree Customer to become the Gymboree Franchisee.

Lane and Adam Abrahamsen inquired about the rights to the Scottsdale Gymboree Play & Music location in late 2010 and found that it was available. After months of training, planning and hiring, Abrahamsen Enterprises, Inc. opened the new Gymboree Play & Music Scottsdale on Jan. 31. Their site manager, Kori Newbill, and her staff, have created a wonderful, safe environment where children and their families can laugh, play, sing and climb (that’s the best part!) together.

Lane and Adam are excited to bring the experience their children had to the moms and babies of Scottsdale.

“It’s great to see happy faces, hear sunny laughter and watch toddling babies enjoy time with their moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunties, nannies and our teachers.” says Lane. ” We love what we do and hope the next shy little one comes to us to learn how fun it is to go out and experience what the world has to offer.”

Visit for yourself: Gymboree Play & Music Scottsdale,  7077 E. Bell Rd. #205, Scottsdale. 480-656-0801 or scottsdaleaz@gymboreeclasses.com.

MaryAnn Ortiz-Lieb

Arizona Snowbowl offering deals during final week of skiing

Photo courtesy of Arizona Snowbowl.

Arizona Snowbowl is heading into the final week its 2011-2012 season with the last day of skiing on Sunday, April 1. The Agassiz Lift will continue operating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the remainder of the season. The Hart Prairie Lift and Little Spruce Conveyor are assessed day by day for adequate snow cover.

“The 57 inches of snow we received earlier this week prolonged the season
two more weeks,” says Dave Smith, Snowbowl’s marketing manager. “Without this snow we would have closed March 1. Unfortunately the 50 degree weather is rapidly melting the snow. Skiing on the upper mountain is holding strong. It’s full-on spring conditions out there, firm in the morning and softening throughout the day. We are seeing lots of Hawaiian shirts and many skiing in shorts having a great time.”

From March 26 to April 1, Snowbowl will be offering many warm-weather
specials. All-day lift ticket rates are now $43 for adults and $29 for juniors. More savings are available on the Arizona Snowbowl website, including a $29 all-day
lift ticket voucher. End of season clearance sales are taking place in the Sport Shop.

Not a skiier? Sometimes the last week of skiing is more about hanging out on the deck, visiting with friends and having fun in the spring sun.

For more information call 928-779-1951 or visit arizonasnowbowl.com.