Moon Valley Summer Fun at North Mt Visitor Center

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Phoenix Property Shoppe AZ Broker BR030809000
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Moon Valley in North Phoenix is a family orientated community surrounded by 3 mountains and backs to the North Mountain Preserve. The North Mountain Community Center has become a well known center for socializing, learning all kind of interesting things as well as a starting point to hike or bike the mountain trails. My husband and I have lived in Moon Valley for well over 20 years and we love to hike in the preserve.We also enjoy volunteering at the North Mountain Visitor Center! There is so much going on at the Center and although summer is quieter due to the heat, there is still A LOT going on for families to enjoy!

 

North Mountain Visitor Center

 

North Mountain Visitor Center

 

12950 North 7th Street

Phoenix AZ 85022

602-343-5125

 

 

 

 

 

What's Going on at the Center August 2019

 

3 Saturdays a month (1st, 3rd and 5th)  there is a  'Coffee House' 9 to 11 am which brings in lots of folks who love listening to music, meeting friends and enjoying a coffee and donut or two! This event is free and open to all who'd like to attend.I will be working at the front reception desk on  Saturday August 3rd so stop in and say hi and check out the center! I'd love to show you around!

 

Hiking Shaw Butte Mountain

 

If you like to Hike there is an out of town hike during the summer months (somewhere cooler) and hosted by Dave. There are typically quite a few folks that meet at the center and car pool to wherever their destination is that day. It's a day long event and they all stop for lunch along the way.  You can sign up at the center or call for more information.

 

We have a Resident Silver Smith, Doug Duffy. Doug teaches all levels of jewelry making and his classes are always fun, lively and full. Be sure to sign up to hold a spot for you.

 

And for your Fur Babies that need some training our Resident Dog Trainer, Leslie Spencer- Snider is the best trainer I've ever known.   Check out the schedule above to see what classes and hours Leslie is teaching this August.  P.S. Our little guy Barney now follows many of the tips and tricks that Leslie teaches....and he's turned into a mellow dog (well mostly) LOL.

 

Wilderness /First Aid Training is being held August 24th and 25th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. Would you know what to do? By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one -- and maybe even save a life. See the calender of events for more information.

 

 

Guppy Reading Program

 

My favorite is the Guppy Reading Library for all the little kids. It's fun to watch the kids learn to read, present their 'book report' to one of the volunteers and THEN....they get to pick out a ROCK. Every time they come back to read they can earn another Rock. The kids love earning their rocks.

 

Another one of my favorites is our Resident Rattlesnake Doc, Mark Hindle.If you haven't experienced his class you're in for a Hissing Treat!!  He won't be teaching in August but I'm sure he'll be back in the fall. This is a MUST DO event for anyone living in desert areas. Check back later in the fall on the calender of events. Rattlesnake Garage

 

 

 

 

These are just a few of the events going on at the North Mountain Visitor Center.  And there is so much MUCH more going on all year long!! Stop on by on weekdays or weekends and be prepared to learn  lots of new stuff!  You'll want to keep coming back again and again! Guranteed! Tell them 'Anna Banana' sent you to the North Mountain Visitor Center!

 

 

Moon Valley Summer Fun at North Mt Visitor Center

 

 

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Anna- This sounds like a fun place to visit and volunteer at.  Shadow says hi to Barney. 

Jul 28, 2019 03:05 PM #1
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Hi Sharon Lee yea it's a really cool place with lots of interesting people visiting both locally and from around the world. One just never knows what next fun event will be hosted at the center!  Woof back LOL!

Jul 28, 2019 03:12 PM #2
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I love the idea of a "Guppy Reading Library," Anna.  When my kids were young they took swim lessons at the YMCA.  The Guppies were the beginners, who ultimately moved up to Minnows.

Jul 28, 2019 03:40 PM #3
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CONGRATULATIONS Anna, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jul 28, 2019 03:42 PM #4
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat it's so darn cute seeing the little ones working hard to learn to read and make a 'report'! I've had kids that don't know English very well  they love to learn and have someone make it fun too - thank goodness I know a bit of Spannish.  Thanks for the feature in your awesome group!

Jul 28, 2019 03:45 PM #5
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Quite the variety of summer activities for everyone to enjoy and attract tourists as well.

Jul 29, 2019 03:03 AM #6
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 
Wow, the North Mt Visitor Center sounds like an fun and interesting place for people of all ages and interests. I love all the learning opportunities they offer and it's great that you are one of the volunteers.  

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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - There sure is a lot of fun activities to enjoy at the Moon Valley Summer Fun at North Mt Visitor Center.

Now those hiking boots are made for serious hiking and making the experience more enjoyable too! I bet you are a lot of fun to talk to as a Greeter volunteering at the Center.

 

When I travel, I meet the nicest and most intelligent people at similar National Park Centers. I bet you meet people from all over the world and lots of curious kids too! I'm guessing it takes a lot of will power not to laugh at some questions tossed your way. 


Life is too short, you have to keep smiling and laughing and while you're at it, enlighten others too!

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Congratulations! You've been featured in BananaTude! How fun it is to know you volunteer at such a wonderful place!

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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson yes and this is just some of what's happening at the center. I've got so many beautiful pictures to share....as time permits!

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Hii Carol Williams it's really a cool place! Lots to learn just walking around the center and of course there is the gift shop too!  We'll go over there next time you're in town. It's only about a mile or so from our home. And if it's cool out....we'll hike the preserve over there....you'd like that.

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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP it is a lot of fun and so many different and interesting things going on all year round.  The boots are my 'serious' hiking boots that have seen a lot of miles! Very comfortable - Keen brand. Best I've ever had. And....yes we meet folks from all over the place and it's so fun talking to them and sharing what we can.  We're also a good source for great places to eat - and the tourists love that! Honestly I've never heard a really silly question.....the kids on the other hand are full of endless questions about scorpions, snakes, dinosaurs!

 

Thanks for the feature in my favorite group!!

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Anna WOW that first picture was taken from up higher than I would want to be, but it is an amazing shot.

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I know you and your husband are amzing greeters at the North Mtn Visitor Center. One could spend a week there and enjoy all the activities at the center.

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Oh, I can totally see you and Gary being hosts at the North Mountain Community Center, Anna! I remember your story from the Rattlesnake expert but, that silver smith would keep my attention! 

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Anna,

Glad you found time to blog for your own ActiveRain July contest challenge!

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Ha, ha, I almost forgot...

 

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