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Weekend events for April 5-7

Photo: OdySea Aquarium is hosting a special event for families impacted by autism.   Free jazz in Chandler Chandler Jazz Festival (Fri-Sat April 5-6). Performances start at 5 pm. Free. Jazz performances. Galleries, restaurants and shops open during festival. Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler. chandleaz.gov.   Special event at OdySea Autism…

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Weekend events for March 15-17

  St. Patty’s Day festivities St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire (Sat March 16). 10am parade; Faire immediately following parade. Parade is free; Faire is $10-$12, ages 12 & under free. Step dancers and Irish bands, arts & crafts vendors, inflatable rides, face painting, petting zoo and more. Parade travels south from 3rd St &…

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Purim events

The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” It is celebrated with Megillah readings, gifts of food, charity, feasting and merriment. Purim begins at sundown on March 20…

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Stories of Courage Told, on Display in Tucson

Pictured above: An IsraAID volunteer helps Syrian refugees come ashore on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photo courtesy of IsraAid Rachel Wallace will present “Humanitarian Heroes Around the World” at the Weintraub Israel Center’s Gertrude and Fred Rosen Memorial Lecture on March 11. The free lecture launches a month-long photo exhibit, “Stories of Courage and…

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Weekend events March 8-10

Pictured above: The birds are back in town at the Ostrich Festival. Photo by Speyer Photography    It’s Festival Time: Ostriches, Aloha, arts and more Ostrich Festival (Fri-Sun March 8-10). 2pm-midnight Fri, 10am-midnight Sat, 10am-11pm Sun. $15 adults, $8 ages 4-12, ages under 4 free. Carnival rides, live entertainment, arts & crafts, games, food, exotic…

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Weekend events for March 1-3

Pictured above: Try a new outdoor activity for free at the Tres Rios Nature Festival. Music Festivals M3F Fest (Fri-Sun March 1-3). Gates open 3 pm Fri, 2 pm Sat-Sun. $70 & up. Bands, Kids Zone, marketplace and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Margaret T Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. m3ffest.com Innings…

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Weekend events for Jan. 18-20

Photo courtesy Desert Botanical Garden. THE GARDEN IS GOING TO THE DOGS Dog’ Day in the Garden (Sat. Jan. 19). 8am-2pm. $24.95 adults, $12.95 ages 3-17; $4 per dog. Enjoy the garden with your dog. Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup….

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