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STEM camps occupy kids’ minds in summer
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STEM camps occupy kids’ minds in summer

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Children and teens can stay cool indoors while they build robots, design video games, make movies, create instruments and write code in unusual classes and day camps in Chandler this summer. Various...
Museum offers a good i.d.e.a. for family fun
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Museum offers a good i.d.e.a. for family fun

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor With summer around the corner and road trips beckoning families, the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa has just opened an exhibition to spur those plans. “Roadside USA,” running through Sept. 6, aims to...
Chandler Museum has something for everyone
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Chandler Museum has something for everyone

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The Chandler Museum offers a variety of free programs for the whole family. The museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. Information: 480-782-2717; chandlermuseum.org; ...
Crayola Experience colors Chandler happy
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Crayola Experience colors Chandler happy

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A crowd last month packed the colorful, large, new Crayola Experience Chandler — one of five in the country — when it opened at Chandler Fashion Center. Standing out with vibrant red, blue,...
Make a splash, learn water safety at city pools
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Make a splash, learn water safety at city pools

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor People have their pick of three different City of Chandler pools to splash around in this weekend and besides having fun can gain crucial, life-saving tips to ensure young swimmers stay safe in...
City going green at Earth Day event
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City going green at Earth Day event

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor Children and adults of all ages can grow their knowledge of “green” practices and get their hands on sustainable goodies at the family-friendly Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration next...
Family Bike Ride with mayor rolls into parks
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Family Bike Ride with mayor rolls into parks

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By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor People can pedal their way through parks and other parts of Chandler while chatting with Mayor Kevin Hartke and getting some freebies at an annual event. The Chandler Family Bike Ride starts at...
Renaissance Festival brings visitors to the 16th century
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Renaissance Festival brings visitors to the 16th century

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Taylor O’Connor Contributor   Eagerly searching for his next customer in a crowd of tunic-wearing patrons munching on turkey legs, Shamus the Insulter parades through the Renaissance Festival grounds announcing,...
Science To Come To Life At Downtown Festival
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Science To Come To Life At Downtown Festival

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Children, teens and adults can touch and explore interactive exhibits at the family-friendly Chandler Science Spectacular next month downtown. The annual event is free and will take place from 10...
Region Gets Into The Holiday Swing
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Region Gets Into The Holiday Swing

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Santan Sun News Staff Single-day activities Dec. 1 Our Stories Speaker Series: First-hand account from former Korean War POW Arden Rowley, who was raised in Mesa, plus discussion on efforts to recover remains of MIA soldiers from...