Crabtree & Evelyn store comes to Tanger Outlets

Crabtree & Evelyn, a company that sells botanical lotions, bath and homecare products and fragrances, has opened at Tanger Outlets Westgate in Glendale.  This is the company’s second outlet store in Arizona and the first in the WestValley.

 It is located between Gymboree and Robert Wayne Footware.  The opening hours are the standard Tanger Outlets Westgate ones – Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9pm and Sunday: 10am – 7pm.

Northwest and Southwest Valley Pools

Hollyhock Community Pool, 15808 N Hollyhock Street.

Open swim hours: Mondays – Thursdays Noon – 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays Noon – 4pm.

For more information call: 623-222-2530



BuckeyeAquaticsCenter, 207 N Ninth Street.

Open swim hours: Mondays – Saturdays Noon – 5pm.

For more information call: 623-349-6690



Goodyear Swimming Pool, 430 E Loma Linda Blvd.

Open swim hours: Mondays – Wednesdays and Fridays 1 – 4pm, Saturdays 6:30 – 8:30pm, Sundays 2- 8pm.

For more information call: 623-932-4809



LitchfieldParkRecreationCenter, 100 S Old Litchfield Road.

Open swim hours: Mondays – Fridays 8 – 10am and 2:30 – 7:30pm, Saturdays 10am – 5pm, Sundays 1 – 5pm.

For more information call: 623-935-9040



Tolleson Swimming Pool, 9419 W Van Buren Street.

Open swim hours: Mondays – Fridays Noon – 4pm and 6 – 8:30pm, Saturdays 3:30 – 8:30pm.

For more information call: 623-478-4398


Surprise Aquatics Center

Surprise Aquatic Center
15831 N. Bullard Ave.

Current Lap Swimming schedule – May 23rd 2013

Monday- Thursday: 7 pm – 8 pm

Adult visit costs 2$ per visit or 40$ for annual pass

Open Swim begins May 25th

Monday – Thursday: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday: Noon- 4 pm. Closes early due to swim meets*

Saturday Noon – 5 Pm



Arizona Broadway Theatre

Operating year-round, Arizona Broadway Theatre produces major musical theatre productions in its state-of-the-art venue, encompassing a wide spectrum of Broadway favorites. Currently in its eighth season, Arizona Broadway Theatre has become the highest attended live, year-round theatre in the Valley of the Sun. High-caliber performances are accompanied with Arizona Broadway Theatre’s excellent dining service; show-only tickets can be purchased if desired. ABT offers a unique, elegant and sophisticated environment for holding a special event such as receptions, employee appreciation banquets, award ceremonies, trade shows, training sessions, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners, and other social and professional celebrations. Call the box office to plan your theatre trip today!!

For more information visit:

Summer Reading Kick-off Programs

There are many events and activities scheduled for summer reading, plus, there are numerous incentives for participating, including a free book for individuals who complete the program. This year, children, teens AND adults can enjoy various aspects of summer reading.

Here is a quick list of some of the kick-off events:

ZINGHOPPERS—Emmy award-winning children’s band influenced by hip-hop and electro dance music for children ages 2-8

North Valley Regional Library- 40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem Wednesday, May 29th , from  9-10 a.m.

Northwest Regional Library- 16089 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise  Wednesday . May 29th Noon- 1 p.m.

White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell. Wednesday May 29th, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m

Queen Creek Branch Library , 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., queen Creek, Performance to take place @ Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek 85142 Thursday, May 30th, 9-10 a.m.

Perry Branch Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert Thursday May 30th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert Thursday May 30th, 2-3 p.m.

DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES– America’s ultimate teaching band for great beats and exploration of wonderful books.

Guadalupe Branch Library, 9241 S. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe Tuesday, May 28th, 10:30- 11:30 a.m.

Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park Tuesday, May 28th, 2-3 p.m.

For more information about programs and events at your Maricopa County Library District library, log onto and take a look at the monthly calendar. :)

Free Ice Skating lessons

Escape the Arizona sun and receive a free 30-minute introductory ice skating lesson. Following Saturday’s lesson a public skate is offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free skate rental included.

Where: Polor Ice 15829 N. 83rd Ave.Peoria, AZ, 85382

When: Ongoing on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm and Saturdays at 9:45 am

Visit for more information: