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Big Surf opens season with half-off deal

Photo courtesy of Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe.

Big Surf Waterpark is offering 50 percent off of general admission during the first three weekends of May for guests who bring in at least three non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

The promotion begins on Saturday, May 5, when Big Surf Waterpark opens for the 2012 season, and continues on Saturdays and Sundays through May 20.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, moms get in free when at least three non-perishable food items are donated. Everyone else in the group will receive 50 percent off admission with three or more non-perishable food donations.

‘We’re thrilled to kick off our 43rd season by partnering with the original food bank, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, and to provide to those in need of food,” said Bob Pena, Big Surf Waterpark General Manager, in a press release.

The waterpark is open weekends only through May 20 and then daily day from  May 25 through Aug. 6. Then it’s back to a Saturday/Sunday-only schedule from Aug. 11 through Sept. 16, when the 2012 season concludes. The park will be open on Labor Day. Season passes are $49.95.

Big Surf has been an Arizona icon for more than 40 years. It is located on 20 acres at 1500 N. McClintock Dr., on the border of Tempe and Scottsdale. 480-994-2297 or  BigSurfFun.com.


Cabela’s offers Veteran’s Day discount

Cabela’s stores nationwide will honor the contributions of those who serve by offering employee pricing to all veterans and active duty military and reserve, law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel on Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11.

To participate in the Hometown Heroes event, veterans and active duty military, reserve, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel should present their service identification to the Hometown Heroes cashier upon checkout. The discount applies to virtually everything in the store (some restrictions apply).

Cabela’s carries hunting, shooting, fishing, boating and camping supplies, equipment and clothing. The Glendale store is located at 9380 W Glendale Ave.

Giddyup! Cave Creek Trailrides reopens for the season

Trailriders can get into the Western spirit with optional cowboy gear: hats, boots and chaps. Photo courtesy of Cave Creek Trailrides.

You know fall has arrived when outdoor programs that have been hunkered down during the scorching summer months finally start to reopen.

Cave Creek Trailrides opens its season today, offering family-friendly guided horseback rides through the desert. In honor of the program’s 13th year, a 13 percent discount on fees will be offered on the 13th day of every month.

Rides range from one to two hours and are offered at several times throughout the day, including sunset. Prices range from $43 to $73 per adult and $38 to $68 for children ages 6 to 12. All children are required to wear equestrian rider helmets, which are provided.

Rides showcase views of Phoenix and the surrounding desert as cowboy/cowgirl guides describe the mining history of Cave Creek and the types of flora and fauna in the area.

Cave Creek Trailrides operates out of the Cave Creek Recreation Area, located at 37019 N. 32nd St. in Cave Creek (32nd Street north of the Carefree Highway, midway between Interstate 17 and Scottsdale Road). The park has a $6 entry fee that goes toward upkeep at the park and trail maintenance.

For more information and ride times, call 623-742-6700 or visit cavecreektrailrides.com.

We have the best deal on Lord of the Rings in Concert tickets!

The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring will be performed for one performance only at 7:30pm Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale.

Raising Arizona Kids readers can take advantage of a special discount on tickets — but you have to hurry, because it’s only good through Sunday, Sept. 18.

Peter Jackson’s complete award-winning epic will be projected digitally on an immense 60-foot screen, using an uncompressed high-definition source with two 20k lumen projectors while the combined forces of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Chorale, and the Phoenix Boys Choir bring the music of Middle-earth to life.

Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning score will be performed live to the full film by more than 200 musicians. Celebrated Maestro Ludwig Wicki, the preeminent conductor of Howard Shore’s Ring music, will conduct all performances. Joining Maestro Wicki is soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, who has toured the world as a soloist in The Lord of the Rings Symphony.

The performance begins a nine-city West Coast tour that includes San Diego, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Portland, Seattle, Fresno, Oakland and Sacramento. So this is the very first time audiences will see this film on the big screen with an orchestra.

The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring kicks off a three-year celebration during which each of the three Academy Award-winning films will be performed in concert upon the 10th anniversary of its release. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) will tour in 2011, The Two Towers (2002) in 2012, and the grand finale, The Return of the King (2003), in 2013.


The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring
7:30pm Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Jobing.com Arena
9400 W. Maryland Blvd. in Glendale

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and in person at the Jobing.com Arena Box Office.

Regular prices are $29, $45, $65 and $89.

Through Sunday only, our readers can get tickets for lower level seats for just $25 (plus fees). Follow this link and enter the word: RING in the promotions box.

Two great deals in the Valley arts scene

Some news from two of our clients in the arts:

Photo courtesy of Ballet Arizona.


Early birds get the discount on tickets for Ballet Arizona‘s “The Nutcracker.” Click here and use the promo code “EARLY” to get the best prices through July 31.

“The Nutcracker” runs Dec. 9-24 at Symphony Hall.


On Saturday, Aug. 6, your child can try any group class that VOICES offers for free! Twenty-five-minute sample classes start at 9am and continue all day. Classes include preschool, musical theater, glee, auditioning skills, acting, comedy improv, stage skills, beginning guitar, voice and more. Download the schedule to find out which classes are offered when, and to learn the age range for each class.

Photo courtesy of VOICES Studio.

This is a great chance for you to get a feel for the classes and find the right fit for your child. All classes will be 25 minutes in length and will provide an introduction to the type of activities that are covered throughout the year.

All students who attend a free class and register for a group class by Aug. 6 will be entered into a raffle to win a month of group classes.

VOICES Studio is located at 16674 N 91st St., #D102, Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-905-4102 or visit voicesstudio.com.

Susie Drake

Heard offers discounts to teachers in June

During the month of June, the Heard Museum is offering all teachers and one guest a 50 percent discount on adult admission, which is normally $15. The teacher simply has to show her or his I.D. at the admission desk to receive the discount.

“This is a great way to learn more about what the Heard has to offer teachers to fulfill their Arizona State Standards in regard to American Indian tribal history, culture and communities education,” says Communications Manager Debra Utacia Krol, a member of the Xolon Salinan Tribe.

The Heard also offers Arizona schools and homeschool groups (and their chaperones) free admission and provides special tours for a $20 guided tour fee. Three-week advance booking is required; tour slots are first-come, first-served.

Felt mural. Photo courtesy of the Heard Museum.

Tours are based on the Heard’s permanent exhibit “HOME: Native People in the Southwest” or two family-friendly exhibits, “We Are! Arizona’s First People” and “Every Picture Tells a Story.”

Schools can also opt for a special bonus tour activity that costs just $1 per student. Activities include creating a bracelet using a pump drill, creating a treasure box based on Navajo rug designs, making special Native-themed necklaces or making magnets.

To learn more about the Heard’s school tour program, call 602-251-0262.

Memorial Day discounts at Pueblo Grande Museum Store

Photo courtesy of Pueblo Grande Museum.

In honor of Memorial Day, the Pueblo Grande Museum Store will be offering 20 percent off purchases for Museum Auxiliary Members and 10 percent off purchases for non-members on Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28.

The store offers American Indian artwork of all mediums including pottery, baskets, painting, metal works, katsina dolls, jewelry and more. All of the American Indian merchandise is purchased directly from the artist or their agent and is guaranteed authentic.

Everything is on sale this weekend with the exception of City of Phoenix published books. The Museum Store is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. You can also purchase items online at pueblograndestore.com.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is located on the site of a 1,500-year-old Hohokam village ruin at 4619 E. Washington St. (on the southeast corner of 44th and Washington streets) in Phoenix. It features the preserved remains of the prehistoric ruin in a complex that includes three exhibit galleries, a theater and a two-thirds-mile interpretive trail.

Outdoors, visitors can explore the platform mound ruin and ballcourt, as well as canals, replicated housing and an agricultural garden. Inside, exhibits feature the Hohokam and the science of archaeology. The changing gallery showcases exhibits on topics such as archaeology, southwestern cultures, and contemporary American Indian arts.

Children can discover the excitement of archaeology in the hands-on exhibit: “Explore Archaeology.” Public programming includes workshops, tours and special events year round. For more information call 602-495-0901 or visit pueblogrande.com.