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UPCOMING EVENTS: September 16-20, 2013

This is going to be a fun week for us in AZ!  Lots of activities to check out, plus International Talk Like A Pirate Day is coming up!!

Here is a picture from the Animal Encounter we went to on Saturday morning at the Nina Pulliam Audubon Center...we will definitely be visiting again when the weather cools down!

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

Breastfeeding Circle
Come join the group to get help for your breastfeeding questions and concerns, or to share your trials and triumphs.  Please bring a healthy snack to share.  The circle is open to any adult and lap babies only.  
Freedom and The Seed office @ 11:30 am
123 Baseline Rd, Suite 205
Tempe, AZ  

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 Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids
Kids of all ages are invited to come to the store for story time every Tuesday.  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
Chandler Fashion Center @ 11:00 – 11:30 am
Nordstrom’s Wing
3111 West Chandler Blvd.
Chandler 85226
(480) 899-7155

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

La Leche League - Chandler 
LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All women, especially pregnant and nursing mothers, are welcome to attend our meetings. http://www.lllofaz.org/
Topic: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
**Husbands Welcome**
Sozo Coffeehouse @ 7:00 PM
1982 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224 

Music Time
Enjoy singing, simple instruments and movements with your child.  For children ages 5 and under and their caregiver.
Bookmans Mesa @ 10:00 – 10:30 am
1056 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210

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’s never to early to start art appreciation with your Sweet Peas.  You can enjoy PhxArtKids, an interactive space for children, along with galleries of art showcasing American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.  The Phoenix Art Museum offers free admission every Wednesday afternoon and on First Fridays (6-10p).
Phoenix Art Museum @ 3:00 – 9:00 pm
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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

International Talk Like a Pirate Day"Ahoy, landlubbers! Don’t hang the jib. Spend an evening talking pirate lingo. Put a patch over one eye, attach a stuffed parrot to your shoulder with Velcro and practice being a pirate.  One website to check out is talklikeapirate.com. There you’ll find listings of pirate words, links to websites that will generate a pirate name for you, pirate games and other activities."More like this from azcentral.com
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 – 11am745 E. Germann Rd.Chandler, AZ 85286

Tiny Tot Time
Story time for infants up to 24 months and their caregiver.  For the Library to present enjoyable and successful programs, we limit the number of attendees for each storytime. Please see a staff person prior to the start of the storytime to receive a number, which will be your child's registration.
Mustang Library @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
10101 N. 90th St.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
PHONE: 480-312-7323

Bring the family and enjoy free admission to the art exhibits.  “SMoCA brings art, architecture and design to Arizona to challenge expectations. We are not a museum filled with random selections of art from the past; rather we engage the thoughts and concerns of the present. The ideas that interest, trouble and perplex you are the same that artists investigate in exhibitions at the museum.”  Tim Rodgers, Director, SMoCA
Free admission every Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday evenings (5-9p).
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art @ 12:00 – 9:00 pm
7374 E. Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Little Critters Story Time with Ranger Amy
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.  Price: $6/vehicle
McDowell Mountain Regional Park @ 12:30 – 1:30 PM
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive
Scottsdale  85259

Sonoran Sunset Concert Series 
The 2013-2014 Sonoran Sunset Series of free outdoor concerts at Chandler’s Veterans Oasis Park begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. The local variety group Exit 40 Band will perform a variety of country music, old-time rock and roll, and standards that will entertain people of all ages.

Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets, folding chairs, and food. As with each Sonoran Sunset concert, light snacks and beverages will be available for a small fee.

Veterans Oasis Park is at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, the northeast corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay roads. The performances are held at the lakeside amphitheater from 6-7 p.m. In cases of inclement weather, these performances will be held indoors at the park’s Environmental Education Center.

The other Sonoran Sunset Series concert dates for the season are October 17, November 21, December 19, March 20, and April 17. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit our website at www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis.
Veterans Oasis Park @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd. 
Chandler, AZ

Mesa Community Farmers Market
May include depending on season: fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, salsas, spices, natural pork, beef and fish, hand-made craft products, lotions and soaps. Free admission, free parking. Accepts AZ Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers. Located near downtown Mesa and cafes, coffee shops, museums, and antique stores.
Rendezvous Green @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
263 N. Center St. 
Mesa, AZ 85201 

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

Storytime at Barnes & Noble
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell.  Meet Clifford and Emily Elizabeth in the original Clifford book! Clifford is big. Clifford is red. But most of all, Clifford knows how to “Be A Good Friend”.
Clifford the Big Red Dog will be joining us for Storytime while we read about his adventures. Come in to say hello, and get your picture taken with Clifford.
Barnes & Noble @ 10:30 am
Chandler Fashion Center
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226

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

Full Moon Hike
Families can enjoy a 1.3 mile hike along the Goldmine and Littleleaf Trails under the night sky.  Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  Cost is $6.00/vehicle.
San Tan Mountain Regional Park @ 7:30 – 9:30 pm
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

DON’T MISS these FUN EVENTS this weekend!!

Bye Bye Buzzards CelebrationCome celebrate the arboretum’s migratory flock of Turkey Vultures before they depart on their fall migration.  Make sure to arrive at 7:00 am for a chance to see the vultures perched on the magma cliffs in the center of the Arboretum for the first hour or so after sunrise.  Cost: $9/adult, $4.50/children 5-12, Free/children under 5 Boyce Thompson Arboretum @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
37615 W. Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85273

Healthy Happy Baby Expo

It’s all in your hands – great local resources – it’s a one-stop solution for your questions about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting!  There will be more than 40 exhibitors and 20 educational sessions.  Goodie bags for the first 500 families.  Nursing Lounge sponsored by Sweet Pea Births!!  Visit www.healthyhappybabyexpo.com for all the details and to register for your sessions.
We hope to see you there – please let us know if we should look for you.
Solana Ballroom @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa
9495 W. Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305
(623) 937-3700

Curiosity Day With Curious George
Special Event, Storytime, Children's Event
Curiosity Day with Curious George! We're celebrating a love of reading with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George. Join us for a reading of the classic Curious George book, fun activities, monkey mask-making, treats and more!
Barnes & Noble @ 11:00 AM
Chandler Fashion Mall
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226

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
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
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®.

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

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