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Halloween makeovers

made easy by Alison Stanton

Halloween is a few weeks away, and SanTan Sun area kids are busy planning the perfect costume. For many, this traditionally means wearing a mask. But Jamie Hixon, an actor with Copperstar Repertory Company in Chandler, notes that masks can be uncomfortable, hot and can cause impeded vision, which can be a safety issue. Plus, she adds, it’s hard to tell which little neighborhood ghosts and ghouls are standing at the door when their faces are totally covered. Hixon says with just a few basic supplies purchased at the local Halloween supply store and a little practice, any parent can transform his or her child’s face with makeup into whatever their Halloween heart’s desire happens to be. Recently, Hixon met with Old Stone Ranch siblings Brooke, Ryan and Mackenzie Henderson, and taught a fun lesson on how even the most inexperienced adults can learn to successfully apply Halloween makeup on their child’s face. Those who are unsure of their skills READY FOR HALLOWEEN: Mackenzie, Ryan and Brooke Henderson of Old Stone Ranch can first practice on a piece of paper or themafter their Halloween make-up session. STSN photo selves, she says.

Playful Puppy, with Mackenzie, age 2

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1. Use a foam wedge to apply white cream makeup around the child’s mouth to create the puppy’s snout. Go over the white area again a second time to give the makeup more of a 3-D effect. Hixon says it is fine if the lines are not perfect, as it will eventually be outlined in another color. 2. Dip the paintbrush into the brown cream makeup and outline the white area. Paint a brown puppy nose on the child, and draw a line from under the nose down to the top lip. 3. Use the tip of the paintbrush to add dots for Supplies: White, deep red, brown and black cream makeup, foam whiskers in the white wedges and a thin paintbrush. areas around the child’s mouth. 4. Use either the brown or deep red cream makeup to paint the child’s lips. 5. Use a foam wedge to apply a circle of white makeup around one eye, including the eyelid. Then, using the paintbrush, outline the white circle first in brown and then black.

Stupendous Superhero, with Ryan, age 5 1. Use a foam wedge to create a general mask shape with the red cream makeup. Apply the makeup all the way over to the side of the face and over the eyebrows. 2. Using the paintbrush, outline the mask with the brown makeup. 3. Go over the outline again with black. 4. Using the brush, add in “squint” lines and other lines that give detail to the mask. Hixon advises looking at a photo of the desired superhero to see where to place the lines. 5. With the child’s eyes closed, paint black on the eyelids and around the eyes a bit to create the illusion of eyes inside a mask.

Scars and wounds For those looking for a more gruesome look this Halloween, Hixon offers these tips: Supplies: Scar wax, available from the Ben Nye company or local Halloween supply store, red, pink, purple and/or black cream makeup and/or eye shadow and eye liner. 1. Apply the scar wax in the desired shape and location. 2. Cover it with makeup that matches the skin color. 3. Add in red, pink, purple and black to crevices. 4. If desired, add in some fake blood.

Red, brown and black cream makeup, foam wedges and a thin paintbrush.




October 2012



National Child Health Day


Day 8 Columbus Wiggle Worms


Peanuts Comic Strip Debuted (1950)


The Nest Pumpkin & Chili Symphony Concert

Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch

Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms

Railfair 14 Indian Art

15 Monsters & Mayhem

16 Monsters & Mayhem

Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms Movie Madness

Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms Go Steampunk

Paws to Read Farmtable Brunch Pumpkin & Chili

21 Charity Skate

Pumpkin & Chili Arizona State Fair Kokopelli Krush

Wow 28 Pow Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin & Chili Arizona State Fair 5K Walk and Run

22 Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms Zombie Cookie

Monsters & 29 Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms Grossed Out!


Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms


Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Wiggle Worms “Hunger Games”


East and West Germany United (1990) Plate 10 Boo Family Night Baby Time Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch

17 Monsters & Mayhem Vampire Craft Family Night Baby Time

Tree 24 Fall Family Night

Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Arizona State Fair

31 Farmers Market


Fairy & Pixie Spooky Species October Rest




World Teacher's Day

Mariachi Festival Garibaldi Night Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch The Nest

Nest Nest Market 11 Farmer’s 12 The 13 The Indian Art Pumpkin & Chili Flamenco Putt Fore Magic Knit Happens Pre-K Storytime

Farmer’s 18 Market


Pumpkin & Chili Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch

25 Market Spooktacular Farmers

Sunset Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin & Chili Knit Happens

Indian Art Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch

Monsters & Mayhem Pumpkin Patch Miss Indian AZ

Art 19 Zombie 20 Kokopelli Krush Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin & Chili Halloween Luminary Kokopelli Krush

Pumpkin Patch Solar System Walk Paws for Reading

26 Spooktacular Pow Wow

Fest 27 Fall Day of Play

Pumpkin Fest Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin & Chili

Goard Art Rhythm Fest Fall Music

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FAMILY FUN 6 SanTan Family Fun Arrives! SanTan Family Fun Arrives! Pick it up the first Saturday of each month in the center spread of the SanTan Sun News to plan your month.

13th Annual Chandler Mariachi Festival, 7-10 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts. Enjoy several Mariachi bands perform and celebrate the colorful tradition of Mexican folkloric dance as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the City of Chandler’s signature event, which honors the many contributions of Chandler's Hispanic founders and residents through the years. Presented by the Chandler Coalition for Civil and Human Rights. Tickets: $20-$50. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2680,,

Garibaldi Night, 6-10 p.m. Chandler Gilbert Community College. Family event presented by the Chandler Coalition for Civil and Human Rights providing entertainment and informational booths for the community in education, health and community services. Free. 2626 E. Pecos Rd., Chandler.

“Things That Go Bump in the Night!” An Exhibition of Monsters and Mayhem, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., through Nov. 3. Vision Gallery. “Things that Go Bump in the Night!” is an exhibition of artworks that evoke childhood memories of the monsters and mayhem of a child’s imagination. 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler. 480-782-2695,

Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, except Halloween, when it closes at 3 p.m., through Nov. 2. Mother Nature’s Farm. Enjoy fall-related activities at the Pumpkin Patch, stocked with fresh pumpkins daily, weighing from 1 ounce to 500 pounds. Admission: $10 per child, which includes a pumpkin, individual bag of stickers to decorate the pumpkin, an air bounce, hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals and Alexander’s Adventure maze; $3 Adults, includes hayride. All ages. 1663 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert. 480-892-5874, The Nest Haunted House, 7-10 p.m. Thu., Sun. and Halloween; 7-midnight

Fri., Sat., Rawhide. Guests begin their nightmare on Rawhide’s Main Street with a “Monster Midway” where they are greeted by roaming freakish characters. Families with young children may stay in town for family-friendly attractions like the Kreepy Kidz Zone, the Train of Lost Souls and the Legend of the Zombie Hunter. The Nest features special effects and animatronics including Turmoil 3D, a maze that disrupts perception and mesmerizes the senses, as well as Bleak, Mirror Mania and its signature attraction. The Nest is not recommended for children younger than 12. General admission: $25, VIP FastPass: $40; group discounts online. 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler,

18th Annual Pumpkin & Chili Party, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu. and Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.. Schnepf Farms. Featuring Hillbilly Bob's pig races, spooky train rides, live entertainment, carousel, petting barn, 4-acre and celebrity 10-acre maize, bon fires, pumpkin patch, hayride, pig races, fireworks and food for sale. $16 per person; ages 2 and younger free. 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek. 480-987-3100,

7 Symphony Concert, 3 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts. “Classic Classicals” is the next performance by the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. All ages. Free; donations accepted. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-899-3447,

8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Wiggle Worms, 10:30-11 a.m. Perry Branch Library. Tots have fun with flannel board rhymes, songs, shakers, bubbles, parachute play and age-appropriate books. Ages 18 months to 3-½ years with a parent. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

10 Boo Plate – Glass Technique Class, 6:30-8:30pm. As You Wish. Create a Halloween plate using glass pieces. Basic glass techniques will be taught. Ages 10 and older, $15 plus glass base of your choice. Locations: Crossroads Towne Center in Chandler, 480-899-1231; Ahwatukee, 480-753-9500; Tempe Marketplace,


10, 17, 24, 31 Family Night, 5:30-7 p.m. Tumbleweed Recreation Center. Enjoy themed recreational activities and entertainment each week. All ages. $2-$5. 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2900,

10, 17, 31 Baby Time, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Perry Branch Library. Introduce baby to books, songs and fingerplays. Ages newborn-20 months. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

11 Flamenco Performance, 2 p.m. Chandler Downtown Library. Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Dance and Music will be performing flamenco to the public and provide education about flamenco. No preregistration required. Free. All ages. 22 S Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2800.

Putt Fore Magic Fundraiser, 4-9 p.m. Golfland Sunsplash. Enjoy a magical night of mini-putt golf, a magician and other entertainment while raising funds to help grow the Arizona Magic of Music & Dance theatre camp program and provide more special needs youths with scholarships to attend. Play 54 consecutive holes of mini-putt golf and compete for prizes. Find sponsors to pledge per hole, and anyone raising over $100 will receive gift cards from generous sponsors equal to 10% of the total funds raised. All pledges and cash donations are tax deductible. Registration is $20, including golf, dinner, entertainment and special goodie prize. 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa. Info: Susan at 602-909-4332,;

11, 25 Knit Happens, 2:30-3:45 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Teens earn community service hours while knitting or crocheting and continue the tradition of fun, food and friendship. All levels welcome. The current service project is lap-sized blankets for Project Linus. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

11, 18, 25 Farmer’s Market, 3-7 p.m. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, in its new location on the east side of Arizona Ave. Come experience homemade and farm grown foods and vegetables available for purchase. Various other trinkets, jewelry, crafts, pictures and more are on sale from local businesses and artists. Free. 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-855-3539,

Pre-K Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Perry Branch Library. Preschoolers have fun with flannel board rhymes, dancing, songs, shakers, bubbles, parachute play and age-appropriate books. Ages 3-5 with a parent. Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,


under the sponsorship of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona. Association members work throughout the year to raise funds to produce the Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to young American Indian women, allowing them to pursue their educational goals. Tickets are $5-10. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler.

Paws to Read, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library. Paws to Read pairs Delta-registered therapy animals and their handlers with young readers, which increases reading levels and word recognition, and gives kids a higher desire to read and write. Registration is on a first-come, first-served-basis on the day of the program. Free. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

Family Storytime, 6-6:30 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays for the whole family. All ages. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

12, 13, 14 Chandler Indian Art Market, 3-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. A weekend event in collaboration with the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program, filled with entertainment, food and authentic Native American art. Artists from all over the Southwest will be featuring authentic artwork including jewelry, photography, pottery, paintings, Katsina carvings, sculptures, weavings, clothing and tribal arts and crafts. Free. 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler.

12-31 Arizona State Fair, gates open noon weekdays, 10 a.m. weekends; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Arizona State Fairgrounds. The 128th annual Arizona State Fair hosts a variety of fun-filled attractions, activities, concerts and rides for all ages at its traditional location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix. Admission: $10 adults; $5 ages 55 and older and 5-13, free ages 4 and younger. 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. 602-252-6771,

13 Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program, 6:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts. The Miss Indian Arizona Association is a nonprofit organization

13-14 Railfair 2012, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. All Aboard! This free event features model train displays and exhibits, the park’s new 10,000 square foot Model Railroad Building displaying O, N and HO scale trains, moonwalks and other entertainment. Free tours through the Roald Amundsen Pullman car, a former presidential car. Many of the park’s seldom seen railroad equipment is on display. Train and carousel rides are $2 each. Children younger than 3 ride free with paid adult. 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. 480-312-2312,

14 FarmTable Brunch, 11:30 a.m. Superstition Farm. Hosted by Edible Exchange, the event features a fourcourse brunch from three local celebrity chefs. Guests can meet local dairy farmers, tour the farm and garden, interact with animals, take a hayride and learn to churn butter. Open to the general public. Tickets are available online at $75 per person plus gratuity. A portion of proceeds benefits the Desert Willow Educational Garden. Tickets include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, sit-down brunch, entertainment, farm games, a photo booth, farm schwag bag and “farm-chic” ambience. 3440 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa. Members of Edible Exchange or The Barter Group RSVP to Lori Baker at 480-443-0322,

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Calendar, From Page 3 15 Movie Madness: It Came From The Library! 2:30-5 p.m. Perry Branch

Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

Library. Watch the movie based on the book “Hunger Games” and enjoy popcorn. Library staff offers suggestions for other great movies that began as fantastic books, or check out the book. Ages 12-18. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

19 Chandler Zombie Art Walk,

16 Go Steampunk for Halloween, 2:30-5 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Make steampunk goggles or a medallion necklace to top off costumes. Get creative and inspired by your favorite steampunk titles. Registration needed. Ages 12-18. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

17 I Think I Got Bitten By a Vampire, 2:30-5 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Celebrate Teen Read Week with a vampire necklace craft and booklist. Ask for a vampire pack at the customer service desk, while supplies last. Ages 12-18. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

18 Bookhype! 3:30-4:30 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Teens evaluate YA books from more than 30 participating publishers. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at

6-10 p.m. Historic Downtown Chandler. Visitors are encouraged to dress like zombies and get in the Halloween spirit. The event features more than 60 artists and Halloween- and fall-themed decorations. Presented by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, the Art Walk provides a fun, family atmosphere with a variety of art available from local artists and a chance to visit unique establishments in downtown Chandler. Live music from local talent is featured throughout the evening. Free. 480-855-3539,

Halloween Luminary – Glass Class, 7-9 p.m. As You Wish. Decorate a bottle with mosaic glass pieces and create Halloween creatures. Use as a decorative piece or votive. Ages 10 and older. $15 all inclusive. Locations: Crossroads Towne Center in Chandler, 480-899-1231; Ahwatukee, 480-7539500; Tempe Marketplace, 480-5579100;

19-21 Kokopelli Krush, 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri, 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat., 11 a.m.4:30 p.m. Sun. Kokopelli Winery & Bistro. Teams of two crush grapes for fun and prizes in the largest, original grape crushing event in Arizona at Arizona’s

oldest and largest operating winery. There is live music and entertainment including a kid’s zone, great food and wine tasting all weekend long. Entry fee $10 per teams of two. 35 W. Boston St., Chandler.

20 Solar System Walk, 8-9 a.m. EEC at Veterans Oasis Park. Take an easy guided tour along the new Chandler Solar System Walk, a series of monuments and signs representing the sun, planets and other objects in our solar system, placed at scale distances along the pathway that surrounds the park’s lake. While the walk can be enjoyed as a self-guided journey, this guided tour includes additional information about the solar system. All ages. Free. Registration is not required. Meet inside the EEC. 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890,;

Pumpkin Patch and Windshield Repairs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Contreras State Farm Agency. State Farm Agent Mary Contreras hosts her 10th Annual Pumpkin Patch Event. The event brings awareness to the community through consumer education and helps guests reduce the cost of their auto insurance with windshield chip repair paid for by Mary and provided by Desert Breeze Glass LLC, Reliable Auto Glass and Burton Auto Glass. The “Good Neigh Bear” will be there, along with other entertainment for children including a

Lessons, Training and Horse Sales

pumpkin decorating contest, Tempe Fire Department and Driving MBA. 2145 E. Warner Rd., Tempe. 480-775-7788, Paws for Reading Paws for Reading, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Join a registered therapy dog that loves stories. Children ages 5 and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

21 Tara Taylor Quinn Charity Skate, 7-10 a.m. Tumbleweed Park. A 10K skate, 5K skate and 5K walk to raise money to benefit the fight against domestic violence. All proceeds are split between a local valley shelter and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Admission: $25. 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler. ate.html.

22 Zombie Cookie Decoration, 6-7 p.m. Queen Creek Branch Library. Celebrate the season of spooks and ghouls. Decorate and eat your own zombie gingerbread man cookies. Space and supplies limited. Registration required. Ages 12-18. 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek. 602-652-3000,

24 Fall Tree Platter – Beginning Technique Class, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. As You Wish. Learn basic techniques used in creating a trendy fall platter. Ages 12 and older. $15 plus pottery of your choice. Locations: Crossroads Towne Center in Chandler, 480-899-1231; Ahwatukee, 480-753-9500; Tempe Marketplace, 480-557-9100;

25 Spooktacular Sonoran Sunset Series, 6-7 p.m. EEC at Veterans Oasis Park. The Sonoran Sunset Series presents a free, lakeside concert featuring instrumental Halloween songs. Kids wear costumes, and dinners and snack items are available for purchase. Attendees may bring blankets, chairs and food. Free. 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890,,

25-28 Great Pumpkin Festival, 8:30 a.m.noon Thu. and Fri., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. and Sun., Desert Botanical Garden. The event includes a hayride to the Garden’s pumpkin patch, where kids 12 and younger can choose a free pumpkin. It also features the Amazing Hay Bale Maze, petting zoo, carnival games, country and western entertainment and more. Free with paid garden admission: $8-18, free for ages 2 and younger. 1201 N. Galvin


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26 Downtown Spooktacular, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Downtown Chandler Library Courtyard. Local ghosts, ghouls and goblins can enjoy an evening of familythemed activities at the Halloween Spooktacular. The free event features games like pumpkin bowling and cupcake walks, a haunted house, face painting and a costume contest. Everyone who plays a game gets candy, so pack trick-or-treat bags. 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler. 480-782-2735,

26-28 29th Roy Track Memorial Pow Wow, 7-10 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Pioneer Park. East Valley's longest running annual Native American inter-tribal celebration. The Mesa Pow Wow is a yearly gathering of Native American men, women and children from throughout the western U.S. The event features Gourd Dance, a prayer presentation by Veterans in native language, a dance competition, Indian arts vendors and Native American foods. All ages. Free. 525 E. Main Street, Mesa. 602-799-0260.

27 Halloween Gourd Art Class, 9-10:15 a.m. EEC at Veterans Oasis Park. Pumpkins, ghosts and goblins are a sam-

pling of the creative ways children can decorate gourds. Pumpkins and supplies are provided. Ages 7-10. $12-$15 per child with one unpaid adult permitted. Preregistration required. 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890,;

27 Mayor Tibshraeny’s Day of Play, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tumbleweed Park. Enjoy free activities to get the kids playing and keep their minds active while parents explore various booths. Spend the morning at Tumbleweed Park as the City promotes heath, wellness and fitness for kids of all ages. Free. 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler.

Fall Rhythm Fest, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tumbleweed Park. Enjoy an evening of family fun at the annual Fall Rhythm Fest. Some of the Valley’s hottest bands entertain, and vendors offer a variety of tasty food and beverages. In addition, there will be interactive amusements for children, along with music contests for all ages. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and spend a family friendly, alcohol-free evening listening to the music and watching the grand finale fireworks. Free admission. 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler. special-events.

Fall Festival, 5-9 p.m. Faith Family Church. This year’s theme is “Arizona

Jones in Search of Lost Traditions.” Parents and kids can enjoy classic and traditional carnival games and activities including pony rides, hay rides, a campfire, petting zoo and more. Chandler BBQ will sell hot food, including a $1 menu. Costumes are welcome. Free. All ages. 11530 E. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler. 480-539-8933,

Fall Music and Halloween Festival, noon-9 p.m. Freestone Park. The annual event features stages of music and family entertainment, games for people of all ages, face painting, vendors, food, beverages and more. Admission: $5; children 3 and younger are free. Activity tickets are $1 each or $15 for a wristband. Discount packages are available Oct. 1 through 25 at 1045 E. Juniper Rd., Gilbert. 480-503-6200,

28 Third Annual LUNGevity 5K Walk and Fun Run Charity Event, 10 a.m. Kiwanis Park, Ruben Romero Ramada Area. Enjoy a Halloween-themed 5K fun run and family walk to benefit LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s leading private supporter of lung cancer research. This Halloween-themed event is stroller-, wheelchair-, bicycle- and pet-friendly. Expect a Halloween costume contest for adults, kids and pets, plus kiddie train rides, photo booth, carnival games, kids Halloween crafts and more fun. Awards are given to the top three individual fundraisers. Refreshments, music and a

photographer are part of the fun, and all participants receive a LUNGevity T-shirt and chances to win giveaways, such as a cruise, two-night stay at W Scottsdale, Southwest Airlines airfare, family passes to the Phoenix Zoo, spa day at Green with Envy Organic Salon and Spa, dinner at Sassi Restaurant and more. 6111 S. All American Way, Tempe. To register, visit

29 Grossed Out! 6 p.m. Perry Branch Library. Listen to some gross books and jokes, play a disgusting facts game and make some slime! Grades 1-3. Registration needed. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at Perry High School, Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

30 “Hunger Games” Reaping Ball, 6-8 p.m. Southeast Regional Library. Join friends in your favorite “Hunger Games” attire for a fun evening of trivia, games, crafts, snacks, music and dancing. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes. Ages 13-18. 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert. 602-652-3000,

31 Halloween Fairy and Pixie Party, 9-10 a.m. EEC at Veterans Oasis Park. The party features stories and the chance to make a tiara or sparkly wand. Ages 3-6. Preregistration required. $9-12 per child with one unpaid adult permitted. 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd.,


Chandler. 480-782-2890,;

31 Spooky Species, 11-11:45 a.m. EEC at Veterans Oasis Park. Celebrate Halloween and discover spooky animal species and creepy-crawlies. Children get up close and personal with live animals while receiving a fun lesson in wildlife rescue and conservation. Ages 2 and older. Preregistration is required. $6-9, free ages 1 and younger with a paid adult. 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2890,,

31 October Fest, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Corona Baptist Church. Families are welcome to attend October Fest. The free fun includes carnival games, bounce houses, food, music and a “trunk or treat.” Attendees may come in costume. 4450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler. 480-838-4040,

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HALLOWEEN, From Page 3 Tenacious Tiger, with Brooke, age 8

Supplies: White, yellow brown and black cream makeup, foam wedges and a thin paintbrush.

1. Using a makeup sponge, apply a couple of coats of white makeup down the middle of the face. Cover the entire nose with white and extend it out on the forehead to create a heart shape. 2. With another makeup sponge, first go around the sides of the white in yellow, and then use the yellow to cover the remainder of the face, including the eyelids. 3. Using the paintbrush, paint the lips black and paint a black nose. Hixon says to be sure to paint the underside of the nose as well. Go over the nose a few times to add depth. 4. Use the paintbrush to outline the eyes in black, extending the lines out to the side to create a feline look. Use the tip of the paintbrush to apply dots around the nose area for the whiskers. 5. With the paintbrush, start to paint stripes across the yellow and continue applying them across the cheeks and up on the left and right sides of the forehead. Hixon says it’s okay to have the lines be broken a bit, so they look more like fur. Use the tiger costume as a guide for the way the stripes look. 6. Go over the black lines with the paintbrush dipped in a bit of brown.

Alison Stanton is a freelance writer who lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at


Nurturing ‘intense’ children Spend a day learning effective tools to work belief that intensity is a “gift.” When channeled with intense – otherwise described as difficult – in purposeful directions, that intensity becomes children, adolescents or teenagers at a Nurtured the fuel for creating success. “This four-phase approach is based on impleHeart Parenting Workshop based on Lisa Bravo’s bestselling book, “Transforming the menting simple tools with the intention of creDifficult Child Workbook.” The next three one- ating successful moments, while creating clear, day seminars are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. enforceable and immediate consequences for misbehavior,” adds Alexander. “This workshop Sun., Oct. 7; Sun., Nov. 4; and Sat., Dec. 8. The sessions are taught by Bravo herself or is based on Bravo’s bestselling book in order to another certified Nurtured Heart Advanced give you the power to transform your family.” ParentwoRx provides counseling, consultaTrainer at ParentwoRx, 1490 S. Price Rd., Suite tion, parent coaching and train202, Chandler. ing to families, agencies and “After the intense sugar rush school systems. They specialize that is Halloween comes the travin working with challenging eling season of Thanksgiving and children from birth to post-teen Christmas in which your family and the adults in their lives. will most likely either be or “Many of these children receive houseguests. As the parhave been diagnosed with ent of an intense child, are you ADD, ADHD, ASD and various ready?” asks Kylie Alexander, a HELP FOR PARENTS: disorders on the mood specparent coach at ParentwoRx. Lisa ParentwoRx Instructor Lisa trum or exhibit symptomatolBravo can help you prepare. As Bravo teaches a Nurtured ogy consistent with these the founder of ParentwoRx LLC, Heart Approach workshop. disorders,” says Alexander. and Clinical Director of the Submitted photo Children’s Success Foundation, Bravo is consid- “The ParentwoRx team believes that all of these ered an expert clinician in treating ADD, ADHD, disorders have the common denominator of ODD, OCD, ASD, FAS, RAD and other disor- intensity.” The workshops, which are open to all parents, ders with behaviorally based components using caregivers and teachers of difficult children, cost the Nurtured Heart Approach. The Nurtured Heart Approach, according to $95 per individual or $135 per co-parenting couAlexander is a strategic social / emotional cur- ple. Preregistration is required by calling 480riculum that focuses on building healthy rela- 248-7595 or emailing tionships from the inside out. It is based on the For information, access

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Trick-or-Treating Friday, October 26 Saturday, October 27 Sunday, October 28 Halloween Night, October 31

Kreepy Kids Zone Arts and Crafts Face Painting Feed the Pumpkin Pumpkin Toss Broom of Doom

Entry into Rawhide is FREE; all shows and activities require an attraction ticket or pass For more information call (480) 502-5600 or visit us at Tickets to The NESTare sold separately at or at The NEST entrance




October 2012


Register for Fall Classes!

The fall Break Time magazine outlining all-ages recreation classes and special events for October and November is now available at libraries and recreation centers and at Registration is open for residents and non-residents. The winter Break Time will be available beginning Friday, October 19. For more information, call 782-2727.

This month’s Just4Kids Page is sponsored by:

The City of Chandler Recreation Division TRC Toddler Activities Tumbleweed Recreation Center (TRC) will host its popular fall parent and toddler drop-in activities from 9-11 a.m. “Bubble Blast” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and “Tunnels, Tikes and Tunes” will be on Wednesday, Oct. 24. There is a $2 fee ($3 non-resident) per child. Call 782-2900 for more information.

Stay Connected! Chandler Recreation distributes a monthly newsletter (sign up at You can follow @ChandlerRec on Twitter and Chandler Recreation on Facebook and YouTube.

Special Events in October The Environmental Education Center hosts its Sonoran Sunset Series outdoor entertainment on Thursday, October 25 with a Halloween-themed concert. The series features FREE, live, lakeside entertainment suitable for the entire family! Beverages and snacks will be available for a small fee. Participants may bring blankets, chairs, or food and should dress warmly during the cooler winter months. For details on scheduled performers, please visit The Halloween Spooktacular will be Friday, October 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Chandler Library Courtyard. Join us in costume for a FREE family-friendly, safe alternative to trick or treating. There will be a costume contest, haunted house, souvenir photos, games, and arts and crafts! Light food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information call 782-2730 or visit Mayor Tibshraeny’s Day of Play event will be on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tumbleweed Park, located on McQueen and Germann roads. This FREE community event features a variety of health and wellness activities that celebrate Chandler’s selection as a “Playful City USA” winner for the fifth consecutive year. For more information visit, Fall Rhythm Fest is Saturday, October 27 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Tumbleweed Park. Bring your family and friends along with your favorite blanket or lawn chair. Enjoy food, music contests, video and interactive games for all ages. Admission is FREE, however there are charges for food and children’s activities. FREE parking! No alcohol please! For more information call 782-2735 or visit

Wednesday Family Night Activities at Tumbleweed Recreation Center Join in the fun at Family Night at Tumbleweed Recreation Center every Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. There is a different activity each week. The fee is $2 ($3 for nonresidents ages 1-12) and $3 ($5 for non-residents ages 13-17). Call 782-2900 or visit for more information.

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