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Upcoming Events: September 2-6, 2013

Welcome to September!! It's time to enjoy the cool-down in the weather in the Phoenix area.  Along with the cooler weather, we welcome back the full compliment of storytimes at our local public libraries.  You will find a link to several Phoenix-area libraries at the end of our listing.  After that, check out the listing for the splash pads that are still open.

Happy Harvest Month to you and yours!
MONDAY, September 2, 2013
Apple Harvest Celebration
Celebrate the peak of the apple season with tree-ripened Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples. Experience the fun of picking your own apples, or select from already picked apples. Come early to enjoy the delicious "All You Can Eat" pancake breakfast served with hot apple topping or cider syrup, served each day from 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Apple-smoked burger lunches will be served from 11:30 AM - 3 PM. Free wagon rides will take you to the orchards for picking; Asian pears will also be available for picking. Homemade apple pies are baked fresh daily, and don’t miss the delicious "apple crumb pie ice cream", made in an Amish ice cream freezer. Hot roasted sweet corn will be available at the farm location.  FREE admission
Apple Annie's Orchard @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2081 W Hardy Rd
Wilcox, AZ. 85643

Rally to Improve Birth & Picnic
Rally, goodie bags and swag! Bringing awareness to the masses! We will be handing out info cards and sharing information on why WE want to Improve Birth from 10AM to NOON. 
From NOON until 2:00PM we will have a picnic in the park. Water and some food will be provided. Please bring a side to share! Wear your Improving Birth shirt for an extra treat! 
There will be shirts available for purchase, adult and child sizes ($22.00 and $12.00 respectively). 
Please join us!
Tempe Beach Park @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
54 West Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85281

TUESDAY, September 3, 2013
Bi-Lingual Storytime
Stories and songs in both English and Spanish. This program is for children 0 to 5. Twenty minutes of playtime follow storytime!
Cuentos y canciones para hablantes de inglés, español o los dos. La programa es para niñons en las edades de 0 a 5 años. Habra viente minutos de jugar despues de la programa!
Chandler Public Library
Downtown Branch @ 11:00 – 11:45 am
22 S. Delaware St.
Chandler AZ 85225

Homebirth Circle
Come join the beautiful space and share thoughts about life, babies and love.  The circle is open to any adult and lap babies only.  Feel free to bring a healthy snack to share.
Freedom and The Seed Office @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
123 Baseline Rd, Suite 205
Tempe, AZ  

Fish Feeding
Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 6:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201

WEDNESDAY, September 4, 2013
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 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

Bi-lingual Storytime
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become more successful readers.
Comparta libros, cuentos, canciones, rimas y música en un divertido programa interactivo que desarrolla las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Este programa está diseñado para niños de cero a cinco años acompañados de un adulto favorito. ¿Cuál es el aprendizaje de su niño? Los niños que aman los libros y las historias se convierten en lectores más exitosos.
Burton Barr Central Library @ 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

THURSDAY, September 5, 2013
Babywearing International – North Valley
Our monthly North Valley babywearing meeting. Come out and get help with a carrier you have, try on a new style from our library, or just hang out with other babywearing moms (and sometimes dads). 
As always, attendance is free and we will have our carrier library available for you to try new carriers and get help. You can join BWIP at any meeting for just $30 a year, tax-deductible, and enjoy the benefits of membership - such as being able to borrow a carrier from our library for a month!
We meet at the splash pad to keep us cool through the summer! The splash pad is located on the East side of Desert Ridge Marketplace, by AMC theaters. Park by Paradise Bakery on the north side or by Islands on the South. Bring your water toys, a towel, and a change of clothes and you'll be all set!
Desert Ridge Splash Pad @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Family Storytime
Share books, stories, songs, rhymes, and music in a fun interactive program that builds early literacy skills. This program is designed for children birth to five years old accompanied by a favorite adult. What is your child learning? Children who love books and stories become more successful readers. Space is limited. Free tickets are available 30 minutes before program begins.
Ironwood Branch Library @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
4333 E. Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85048
PHONE: 602-262-4636

Little Critters Storytime
Ranger Amy Ford reads a children’s book aloud Every Thursday, and a themed program centered around the story follows. Activities can include live animals, songs, crafts and puppet plays. The program is held in the air-conditioned Visitor Center.  Cost: $6/vehicle
McDowell Mountain Regional Park @ 12:30 – 1:30 pm
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85259

FRIDAY, September 6, 2013
Babywearing Playdate
Babywearing Moms and their children are admitted to Xtreme Air Park 9 am - 11 am for $8+tax per Mom. (Kids are free for this 2 hour period). Let them know you're with the babywearing group.  For all the details, visit the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/576872402343298/
Xtreme Air Jump 'N Skate @ 9:00 – 11:00 am
910 E Pecos Road
Chandler, Arizona 85225

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 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
3555 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

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

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

Libraries: If the link doesn't work for you, try to copy and paste the link into your browser

Chandler, AZ http://www.chandlerlibrary.org/
Glendale, AZ http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/index.cfm
Mesa, AZ http://www.mesalibrary.org/
Payson, AZ http://www.paysonlibrary.com/
Phoenix, AZ http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/default.jsp
Peoria, AZ http://library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/default.aspx
Scottsdale, AZ  http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/
Tempe, AZ  http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=1588

Monterey, CA http://www.monterey.org/library/Home.aspx

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)

Splash Pads Closed for the Season

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

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
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
General: (480) 312-2771

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

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 or meeting that fits into our philosophy of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting will be posted.  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.
Event Name & Date
Description & Cost
Location Name & Time
Contact Phone Number
Send your event information to krystyna@sweetpeabirths.com

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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