Grab Tickets to “The Wizard of Oz” at Herberger Theater Center

June 20, 2017 9:01 am

The time-tested childhood tale The Wizard of Oz has it all: a mystery, unique characters, and flying monkeys. If you haven't watched the classic film in a while, come see The Wizard of Oz at the Herberger Theater Center this summer.

From June 9th to the 25th, the tale takes over the stage at this local Phoenix theater, following Dorothy as she and her beloved pup Toto get carried away in a tornado that touches down in Kansas. When her home finally lands back on solid ground in Oz, it takes out the Wicked Witch of the East—and her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West, is out for blood. Tag along with Dorothy and a cast of misfits as they journey to meet the Wizard of Oz in the hopes of having their fondest wishes granted, which, for Dorothy, means a one-way ticket back to Kansas. Tickets to the show start at $20 per person.

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Delve into the History of the American Southwest at “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest”

June 19, 2017 8:01 am

Today, the Grand Canyon is known the world over as one of the most stunning natural landscapes in the United States. But before every corner of the country was accessible via the internet, those who profited from Grand Canyon tourism—namely the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company—came up with creative ways to sell it. See their marketing materials firsthand at Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest.

From now through the end of the year, this temporary exhibit makes its home at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. It showcases everything from postcards, playing cards, and matchbook covers to books, pamphlets, and calendars. In addition to the promotional materials, the Heard Museum pulls pieces from its permanent collection of artifacts to complete the picture of the American Southwest in the 19th century.

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Find Farm-Fresh Food and More at the Uptown Farmers’ Market

June 12, 2017 8:00 am

The Uptown Farmers' Market is much more than your average market. For one thing, it's open year-round, rain or shine. It actually moves indoors in the warmer months, from June to August, to ensure that cold items like dairy are always kept at a safe temperature. For another thing, the market offers tons of extras that empower guests to make choices that are healthy for them, their community, and their environment.

For example, take advantage of the Veggie Valet service. It makes meal prep a breeze because, when you purchase fruits and veggies at the market, you can take them to the Veggie Valet and have them chopped, sliced, or diced before you even leave. There's also the Growers Market, a section of the main market that offers demonstrations and instruction on how to grow your own food at home. What's more, the market donates any extra food to homeless shelters and offers funds to Empower College Prep for school supplies. So come shop the farm-fresh food every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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