Summer Fun


Water play for summer days

When the temperatures reach triple digits consistently, the best way to find some relief is to hit the water. Here are some places where you can cool off. COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTERS Cities open their pools in the summer for lessons and public swim time. These centers offer a variety of activities for visitors in the…


Mermaid for a moment

Ever dreamed of being a mermaid (or merman)? Two Scottsdale resorts offer mermaid classes to make that dream come true for guests staying onsite. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7575 E Princess Dr., Scottsdale 480-513-6014 or Children ages 7-12 can flip their fins with Moon, the resort’s resident mermaid. Each 90-minute experience includes a monofin mermaid…


Desert at dusk

When the mercury climbs during the day, desert dwellers turn nocturnal. Here are some warm weather events happening in the cool of the night. Head to a higher elevation Movies on the Square (5 pm activities; movies 7:30-8 pm Saturdays through Sept 3). Each evening begins with entertainment from the community, music and a movie…


Wandering Jew? We have places for you!

With summer now here, it is vacation time! Wherever you are headed, there is bound to be a Jewish community waiting to welcome you. And summer is a great time to explore those communities with your family. We have put together a sampling of Jewish events in popular vacation destinations this summer. Orange County, CA…


This summer read a good book

Whether you spend your summer lounging by the pool or on the beach, camping in the mountains or relaxing at home, a good book can enhance your pleasure. Here is a selection of the books that have come across my desk in recent months. I’ve dipped into a few while compiling this listing and have…



Ancala Country Club 11700 E Via Linda, Scottsdale 480-391-1000 • The natural beauty of the McDowell Mountains and the Ancala Country Club Golf Course adds inspiration to this inviting setting for bar/bat mitzvahs, wedding ceremonies and receptions, holiday parties or corporate meetings. Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane, Peoria AZ 85382 623-776-8400 •…

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