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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

Upcoming Events August 26-30, 2013


Looking for something to do with your baby this week?  Cassandra and I are posting events, groups and classes in our respective geographic areas…look for us…maybe we will see you there!!

This week there is a special “Water Play” Section at the end of the weekly listings…several are open five days a week…through the end of this month.  Lots of neat spaces for littles…who is going to do a water play tour across the East Valley?
Disclaimer: A listing here does not imply endorsement by Sweet Pea Births or our families.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
Free Baby Dance Class
Fun dance class for babies that are walking through 2.5 years old.  FREE class.
USA Youth Fitness Center @ 9:00 – 9:30 am’
1530 S. Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
480-926-1480

Family Storytime
Bring the family for stories, finger plays, music and rhyming activities.
Arabian Library @ 6:30 – 7:00 pm
10215 E. McDowell Mountain Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-321-7323

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 9am – 11am
745 E. Germann
Chandler AZ 85286
(480) 782-2900

Pottery Barn Kids Story Time
Kids of all ages are invited to story time every Tuesday at 11:00 am.  Members receive an official book club passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.  To locate a store near you, click here http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-locator.html
Store Near You @ 11:00 – 11:30 am
Chandler Fashion Center
3111 West Chandler Blvd
Chandler , AZ 85226
(480) 899-7155
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 e. Camelback Road
Scottsdale , AZ 85251
(480) 423-3813

Birth Circle - East Valley
The Birth Circle is a safe, nonjudgmental forum to share experiences, ask questions, connect with members of the local birth community, or just to listen and be a part of the experience. We are working toward the goal of empowering women to take control of their births, to provide them with caring support, sound guidance, and evidence-based information, and to create a safe place for encouragement, healing and connection.
Sozo Coffeehouse @ 7:15 pm
1982 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224 
Facilitator: Michelle
Topic: Mothering the Mother: Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
Free Baby Dance Class
Fun dance class for babies that are walking through 2.5 years old.  FREE class.
USA Youth Fitness Center @ 9:00 – 9:30 am’
1530 S. Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85296
480-926-1480

Music Time
Enjoy singing, simple instruments and movement with your child.  For children ages 5 & under and their caregivers.
Bookman’s Mesa @ 10:00 – 10:30 am
1056 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-835-0505

Inn Mommies: Explorers Playgroup 
Crawling children to four years old: This playgroup for moms and babies that are exploring their world.  It is open to women that have given birth at home, at Babymoon Inn or in a hospital. Delight and stimulate your baby in this short yet action packed class full of music, movement, and rhymes for baby and mommy. You will be reminded of great songs and rhymes for baby and you may even learn a few new ones. Get to know other families during playtime that follows each class. Younger siblings are welcome in the Explorers group.  For more info visit http://babymooninn.com/community/
Babymoon Inn  @ 10:00 am
202 East Morris Drive
Phoenix, AZ  
(602) 314-7755 ‎

Blossoming Moms Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support
Pregnant moms are welcome too!  Facilitator: Michelle Hottya 818-606-5687
Blossom Birth and Wellness Center @ 11:00 am
2928 N 16th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85016 

Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Group
With the exception of major holidays… For more information, please call the ResourceLink toll-free 1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Chandler Regional Medical Center's @ 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
1955 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Inn Mommies: Breastfeeding Support and Snugglers Group 
Birth to six months: This group for expecting and new mommies and open to women giving birth at home, at Babymoon Inn or in a hospital and is facilitated by Amey Clark, RN. For more info visit http://babymooninn.com/community/
Babymoon Inn @ 1:00 pm
202 East Morris Drive
Phoenix, AZ  
(602) 314-7755  

Phoenix Art Museum
It is never too early to introduce children to art and art appreciation.  Visit the art museum with FREE admission.
Phoenix Art Museum @ 3:00 – 9:00 pm
1625 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-256-7539

Agritopia Farmer’s Market
This “urban farm” boasts a variety of vendors, food trucks, locally-made artisan food products, and of course, naturally grown fruits and vegetables.  You can see where your produce is grown at this unique market.  Next to The Coffee Shop & Joe’s Farm Grill.
Agritopia Farmer’s Market @ 4:00 – 8:00 pm
13000 E. Ray Rd.
Gilbert, AZ  85206
480-988-1238

Phoenix Public Market
“our Open-Air Market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. It offers an eclectic high-quality mix of: Fresh in-season fruits and vegetables, produce, flowers, jams, baked goods, dried beans, free-range eggs and honey, live plants and unique local arts and crafts, tasty hot foods, music, and more.”
Open Air Market @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

ICAN Meeting 
Topic: The Emotional Transitions of Labor
This monthly meeting is open to everyone. This month we will talk about laboring at home and when its time to go to the hospital. This will be a great meeting if you are planning on delivering at a hospital or at home. 
Facilitator:  Jesse Franks
Dr. Ross’ Office @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
2405 E. Southern #3
Tempe AZ 85282


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 9am – 11am
745 E. Germann
Chandler AZ 85286
(480) 782-2900

Superstition Farmer’s Market
Dinner, shopping and fun at a working farm: shop for organic and local foods.  The grill will be open for dinner, along with FREE admission to the petting zoo.  $1/hay rides, $3/horse rides.
Superstition Farm @ 4:30 – 7:30 pm
3440 S. Hawes Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
602-432-6865

Flashlight Tour @ DBG
Sensory adventures where you will see, hear and feel the desert night: birds, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers.  Please bring a flashlight and wear comfortable walking shoes – for families and children of all ages.  $18/adult, $10/ 13-18 y.o., $8/ 3-12 y.o., free for 2 and under.
Desert Botanical Garden @ 7:00 pm
1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
480-941-1225

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Group
With the exception of major holidays… For more information, please call the
ResourceLink toll-free 1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center's @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
3555 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Mesa Farmer’s Market
Meet your farmer and shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables at this East Valley favorite market.
Rendezvous Green @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
263 N. Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201
623-848-1234

Barnes & Noble Storytime
Chick 'n' Pug Meet The Dude by Jennifer Sattler:  This poultry-canine duo is an unflappable superhero team! Until they encounter a new beast on the block, a mutt so hairy, so ferocious, so drooly... Will Chick save the day? Will Pug nap through it? Come learn what Squeeky Hamburgers fate will be!
Barnes & Noble @ 10:30 AM
Chandler Fashion Mall
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-792-1312

Food Truck Friday
Phoenix Public Market @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

Free Outdoor Concert – Tempe
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Tempe Marketplace @ 7:00 pm
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe 85281
480-966-9338

Free Outdoor Concert – N. Phoenix/Scottsdale

Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Desert Ridge Marketplace @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix 85050
480-513-7586

CALIFORNIA
Celebrate the Outdoors: Fly Fishin'
Throughout the month of August, MY Museum celebrates the outdoors with a special activity every Friday! Join Central Coast Fly Fishing August 30th for a fly fishing adventure.  Watch fly tying in action, try a few casting moves and learn about our local fishing community. Fun for all and free with admission.
For more information and admission prices, visit http://www.mymuseum.org/plan/calendar/ 
Monterey County Youth Museum @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
425 Washington Street
Monterey, CA 93940

SPLASH PADS & WATER PLAY
AHWATUKEE
Mountain Vista Park: spray pad, splash pad area open daily, approx. through October 1 from 5:30 am – 11:00 pm
13647 S. 50th Street (48th Street and Knox Road)
Phoenix, AZ  85044
(602) 262-6111 (South Division)

CHANDLER
You can find water play areas at these three parks.  Hours are from May 1 – August 31; 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Call (480) 782-2752 for details.

Chuparosa Park Spray Pad (Dobson Rd., between Queen Creek & Germann roads)
Amenities:  1 ground spray, 4 spray rings, and 1 candy cane-shaped shower.
2400 S. Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286

Desert Breeze Park Spray Animals (between Rural Rd. & McClintock Dr.),
Amenities:  3 Dolphins, 1 elephant, and 3 ground sprays
660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

Espee Park Spray Pad (between Arizona Ave. & McQueen Road)
Amenities:  1 water tower, 3 candy cane-shaped showers, spray rings, ground sprays
450 E. Knox
Chandler, AZ 85225

GILBERT
Splash Pad at San Tan Village
The Splash Pad, located in the Children's Play Area, is now open.
Through September 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
2218 E. Williams Field Rd.
Suite 235
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 282-9500

SCOTTSDALE
Chesnut Park is open year-round from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Chesnut Park is a 5-acre park, which includes picnic areas and two ramadas. Additional amenities include two lighted tennis courts, playground, spray pad, large open grass areas, and restroom facilities.
4565 N. Granite Reef
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
General: (480) 312-2771

TEMPE
Spray pads are conveniently located in the following parks.  Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm (Daily, Monday-Sunday)
Jaycee Park (located near the Westside Community Center)
817 West 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 350-5200

Esquer Park (just east of the Loop 101 and north of Apache Blvd.)
2407 E McArthur Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281 

Hudson Park (south of Apache Blvd on Cedar Street between Rural & McClintock)
1430 S. Cedar St.
Tempe AZ

For more family - toddler fun, visit our listing at Sweet Pea Families

Do you have an event you want to add to our list?  We are happy to list your event in our weekly blog posts.  Any event, class, support group or meeting that fits into our philosophy of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting will be considered for our listing.  We reserve the right to decline requests that do not promote healthy families and peaceful parenting.

To submit your event:
Please follow this format (same as above).  Anything that is not "copy-paste" ready may not be posted - it will depend on how much time I have between homeschooling and loving on four littles.  If I don’t sleep, it seriously impedes my ability to be a peaceful mama, and that is not fun for anybody.  Thank you for understanding!  

Submit your event information to: 
krystyna {at} sweetpeabirths {dot} com

Information to send me:
Event Name
Description & Cost
Location Name & Time
Address
Contact Phone Number
Please leave us a comment - it will be moderated and posted. 
 
Disclaimer:  
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

 


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