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Thursday, March 30, 2017


I am an Arizona Diamonbacks Blogger and may go to games or have special offers for Arizona Families.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are the Major League Baseball in Arizona, located in downtown Phoenix. Chase Field features a signature swimming pool, retractable roof and kids play area called The Phoenix Children's Hospital Sandlot. D-backs provide family-friendly entertainment all season long, including free Sunday game tickets for members of their D-backs Kids Club. 

Call 602.514.8400 or visit for this season's full schedule and promotions!


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I was given passes to help spread the news about the wonderful Harlem Globetrotters tour.

As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their 2017 World Tour to the iconic team took a timeout for Guinness World Records Day.  Only one year after setting seven official Guinness World Records titles, the Globetrotters broke a single-day total of nine records this year, including the longest basketball hook-shot.

When &Where: Gila River Arena in Glendale on Friday, April 7, at 2 p.m. and Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and to McKale Center April 9 at 2pm 

Tickets:Glendale and Phoenix are officially on sale now at,, the arena box offices, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tucson- 520-621-CATS (2287) 

USE the Discount code TRICK to get 35% off ticket prices!

Among the nine Guinness World Records titles which were set by the Globetrotters, four of them reclaimed records that were originally held by the team and then broken by Dude Perfect. The Globetrotters reclaimed the records of longest basketball hook shot, longest basketball shot blindfolded, most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute, and longest blindfolded basketball hook shot.

Here’s a full look at the records set by the Globetrotters:

  • Longest basketball hook shot – Big Easy Lofton (72 feet, 6.25 inches)
  • Longest basketball shot blindfolded – Ant Atkinson (73 feet, 10 inches)
  • Most basketball 3-pointers in one minute (single ball) – Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (10 each)
  • Farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court – Thunder Law (58 feet, 9.25 inches)
  • Most bounced basketball 3-pointers in one minute – Zeus McClurkin (5)
  • Most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute – Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (22 each)
  • Farthest basketball shot under-one-leg – Thunder Law (52 feet, 5.5 inches)
  • Longest blindfolded basketball hook shot – Big Easy Lofton (58 feet, 2.5 inches)
  • Most basketball slam dunks in one minute (individual) – Zeus McClurkin (16)

The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: and follow them on Twitter @Globies.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Piece of My Heart - The Music and Friends of Janis Joplin

Piece of My Heart –
 The Music and Friends of Janis Joplin 
Join Katherine Byrnes and her all-star band as they pay tribute to the late, great Janis Joplin!  Piece of my Heart is a high energy rock show that gets packed houses singing along with hits from Janis, Jimi, Jefferson Airplane, and more!

When:Saturday, April 1, 7PM

Where:At The Gaslight Music Hall
13005 N Oracle Rd
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(520) 529-1000


Arizona Renaissance Festival Final Weekend {Giveaway Winner Announced}

Arizona Renaissance Festival Final Weekend {Giveaway Winner Announced}
 I was given tickets to attend and to pass on to readers!
The Arizona Renaissance Festival Final Weekend is upon us! I cannot believe we will have to wait almost another year for all the wonderful things to see, do, purchase, and eat!

To see all of our favorite souvenir ideas for kids look at this Best Souvenirs <-----link 

Don't miss the sea fairies or living mermaids!

 Our family loved the greyhounds too!

Entertainment around every corner- the dancing was great and their costumes were fabulous.

Don't miss the Final Huzzah!

Our lucky giveaway winner is:

Dave and Buster's Tucson Opening {A Giveaway}

Dave and Buster's Tucson Opening
 {A Giveaway}

I was given the vouchers to give on Arizona Families and will be attending a media event to share more info.

We are excited to go have some fun at the new Dave and Buster's in Tucson!  We have never been to one and I really think this will be fun for kids and adults alike. 

 The all-new Dave & Buster’s in Tucson opens to the public on Monday, April 3rd in Tucson Marketplace at 1390 E. Tucson Marketplace 85713

11 am: Doors open to the public
4:30-7 pm: Happy Hour
- 1/2 Price Cocktails, $1 Off 22 oz Drafts, $1 Off Glasses of Wine & $3 Off Bottles of Wine

Every Guest age 21+ receives a FREE $5 Power Card® on Opening Day!

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For more info about this location, please visit:

I will be posting some more information and photos on Thursday (3/30/17} so be sure to follow Arizona Families 


Enter the GIVEAWAY to win a $25 voucher to spend at the new Tucson Dave and Buster's location after the grand opening on 

New Featurette Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tells {Coming May 26, 2017}

New Featurette Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tells 
{Coming May 26, 2017}

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Johnny Depp fans out there? Check out this new featurette:

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Genre: Action-Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: May 26, 2017
Running time: TBD
Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham and Geoffrey Rush                 
Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producers: Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio, Brigham Taylor
Story by: Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio
Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Coming to Phoenix, Arizona {Save the Date} #Cars3Tour

Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races
 Coming to Phoenix, Arizona
 {Save the Date}#Cars3Tour
Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017. There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie!
The roster of cities includes Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, and PHOENIX! —the full list is available at

It is a FREE event!

If you have any questions, please contact 1-800-Disney-6

The “Road to the Races” nationwide tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at Sonoma at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017, and the life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the “Cars 3” world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
A host of sponsors have signed on to support the tour, which includes a variety of activities.
·         Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.  Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world. 
·         Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
·         Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and get “Cars”-themed oral care products. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
·         Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. To see more of Dole’s exciting promotions around summer family fun, visit
·         Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.
Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars.
In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.  
Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour.  
Schedules are subject to change without notice, and attractions may be unavailable for unscheduled reasons.