Weekend events for Aug. 23-25

Photo:  Travel back in time and tour the Rosson House and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social. Photo coutesy Heritage Square

Get creative!

Phoenix Center for the Arts Open House (Sat. Aug. 24). 9 am-1 pm. Free. Come out for a fun-filled morning of free art workshops and demos for the whole family. Instructors will offer mini-workshops in their respective departments. Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. phoenixcenterforthearts.org


Food Fun

CornFest (Sat.-Sun. Aug 24-25). 9 am-4 pm Sat, 10 am-4 pm Sun. Free for arts & crafts fair; $10 adults, $6 kids for CornFest. Arts and crafts show, clowns, face painting, balloon animals and corn on the cob. El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix. el-zaribah.org

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social (Sat. Aug. 24). 2-4 pm. $10-$15. Tour the 1895 Rosson House and then enjoy ice cream sundaes with all the fixings. Rosson House Museum, 113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix. heritagesquarephx.org

Sundae Funday (Sun Aug 25). 5-7pm Free. Ice cream, live entertainment, balloon twisting, face painting, lawn games, giveaways and more. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. shopdesertridge.com


Fan fest for the ballet

Ballet Arizona Fan Fest (Sun. Aug. 25). 1-4 pm. Free. Inspired by the Valley’s professional sports teams, Ballet Arizona Fan Fest will engage fans and preview the 2019-2020 season. The free family event will be en pointe with an array of festivities, including a meet and greet with dancers, dance competitions, dance classes, food trucks, tours and selfie station. Ballet Arizona, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix. balletaz.org


Learn about the desert

“Haboob!” the Second Summer of the Sonoran Desert (Sat. Aug. 24). 3-4 pm. $5 ages 3 & up, accompanying adults free. Join Park Ranger Lisa Quiñónez as she talks about what causes these conditions and then create the sounds of a Sonoran Desert storm with games, activities, and a project making instruments that mimic the sounds of a storm. South Mountain Environmental Education Center, 10409 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. smeec.org

Nocturnal Myths and Legends (Sat. Aug. 24). 6:45-7:45 pm $3/per person. Explore tall tales and mysteries of the desert on a fun guided walk. South Mountain Environmental Education Center, 10409 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. smeec.org








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