Friday, August 3, 2012
Home and Garden Show
The annual show features more than 500 exhibitors, wine tasting, a sports-fan experience, contests and giveaways.
When: Aug. 3-5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale.
Admission: $5, $2 for ages 3-12, free for children younger than 3.
Details: 602-485-1691, maricopacountyhomeshows.com.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Rock the Runway
Fashion 4 a Cause hosts this charity fashion show, featuring collections from a variety of Valley designers. There also will be live musical performances, and proceeds go to breast-cancer research.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. $20. 480-350-2829, tempe.gov/tca.
Water Safety Day
Join the Scottsdale Fire Department to learn how to keep safe around water as part of Drowning Awareness Month. There will be a mock rescue performed so you can recognize the signs of danger and avoid tragedy.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. El Dorado Aquatic and Fitness Center, 2301 N. Miller Road, and McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic and Fitness Center, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway. $1.50-$4.50 pool admission. 480-312-2484 or 480-312-6677, scottsdaleaz.gov/sports/aquatics.
Dog Days of Summer
Celebrate man's best friend by taking your pooch to downtown Glendale for a fun-filled day of activities. The day includes free dog treats, watering stations and pools, pet massages and gifts, and picnic breakfast in the park.
Details: 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Murphy Park, 58th and Glendale avenues. Free. 623-930-4500, visitglendale.com
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Cartoon Network Tour
Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix welcomes the Cartoon Network's Move It Movement Tour, at which you can show off your skills at various physical activity stations. The tour includes a soccer shootout, NBA basketball challenge and CNN's Fit Nation.
Details: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale. $36.99 for those taller than 42 inches, $29.99 for seniors and those shorter than 42 inches; free for ages 2 and younger. 623-201-2000, cartoonnetwork.com.