Weekend events for July 26-28

Photo: Ice Fantasy Where Cirque Meets Ice at the Mesa Arts Center. Art  and Ice in Mesa Hack the MAC (Fri. July 26). 5-9 pm. Free. See a live demonstration by tattoo artist Shay Bredimus, explore his current exhibit “Cartomancy – The Seni Horoscopes” based on the 17th century German fortune telling card system, have a…


Custom cookbooks unite families around their culinary heritage

PHOTO: A page from a custom family cookbook, above, created by photographer Sarah Arnoff Yeoman shows a family cooking matzo brei together. Sarah recently photographed her own family cooking traditional recipes together including, at right, her father, Richard Arnoff, making the family-favorite matzo brei.   After the death of her grandmother and great-grandmother, photographer Sarah…


Fireworks and Fun

AROUND THE VALLEY 4th of Zooly (Thurs. July 4). Firework viewing at 9 pm; event runs 7-10 pm. $45 adults, $35 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free; reservations required. BBQ dinner, animal encounters, live entertainment, inflatables and fireworks. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-273-1341 or All-American Festival (Thurs. July 4). Fireworks…


First Successful Breeding and Hatching of Pygmy-Owls at ACNC/Phoenix Zoo

Photo: A 3-week-old pygmy-owl nestling. Photos courtesy the Phoenix Zoo The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce its first successful breeding and hatching event for the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum). Four nestling owls are currently being reared behind-the-scenes by two pairs of adult pygmy-owls at the Zoo’s Arthur…


A dozen gift ideas for dad

When a man becomes a father, he also becomes his son’s first hero and his daughter’s first love. He’s also the one who gives advice (although not always wanted) and tells those great dad jokes (also not always wanted). What do you get this guy for Father’s Day? Before you give up and grab a…

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