Outdoor Adventure Family day @ White Tank Library & Park

After your Christmas of food, family celebrations and friends, you and your loved ones may want to enjoy an Outdoor Adventure Family Day!! A stress free, activity-loaded day of fun at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park and White Tank Branch Library. Please join us on Saturday, December 28th, 8 a.m.- 4p.m.

This new family event includes live animals, desert survival tips, yoga, archery, and horseback riding specials PLUS 3 guided hikes: easy,Moderate and challenging. The Balloon Lady will be on hand to create twisted balloons for kids. You are welcome to savor edibles from a food vendor or two although you may want to bring your own picnic lunch!

Here’s the Schedule:

8a.m. -4p.m. Desert Survival Unit, search & rescue posse- Survival kits, signaling, fire building, compass reading & tracking (Area 4)

8a.m. -4p.m.Friends of White Tank Park- Water & Snack sales ( area 6 trailhead)

8a.m. -4p.m. Friends of the White Tank Library(@Library)

8a.m. -4p.m. Trek Bikes of West Phoenix ( Competitive track)

8a.m. -noon. World wildlife zoo- LIVE Animals ( Library)

9a.m.-4p.m. WT Riding Stables- Discount rides, petting zoo, (horse staging and stables)

9a.m.-1p.m. Ford Trail to Dam, & miles hike – Challenging (area 9)

10a.m. Waterfall hike, 1.8 miles- Easy ( Area 6)

10a.m.-3p.m. Liberty Wildlife ( Nature Center)

Noon-3p.m. Pond Hike, 5 Miles Hike- Moderate ( Starting at the Nature Center)

10:15a.m. -11:15a.m. Yoga!

Noon- 4p.m. AZ Balloon Lady ( Library)

1p.m. & 2:30p.m. Achery 101 – Basic Training, All Ages ( Competitive Track)

2-4p.m. Books and Brushes ( Library)

Cost: $6 per vehicle

There is no charge to visit and enjoy the library and nature center. The White Tank Branch Library & Nature Center is located at 20304 W. White Tank Rd., Waddell.

For more information call: 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Joining Entertainment and Shopping in the West Valley

In November 2012 the West Valley finally welcomed its first Outlet Mall – Tanger.  Tanger Outlet is situated east of the Loop 101 at 95th Avenue and offers designer goods tailored for all tastes.  It is situated close to the Westgate Entertainment District, however currently there is no way to walk directly between the two.A shuttle bus carries visitors between Tanger and Westgate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays however this is a limited service.  In the next few weeks work will begin on the construction of two covered sidewalks linking the two centers.  This will make travel between Westgate and Tanger a lot easier and people can then mix their shopping experience with a meal at one of the numerous restaurants situated at Westgate.

For more information on either center please visit: www.tangeroutlet.com/glendale/ and www.westgatecitycenter.com