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Throw on a grass skirt or Hawaiian shirt for this island-themed day at the river. You’ll find limbo and hula hoop contests, free leis, music, and prizes for the best Hawaiian costumes to bookend a leisurely float down the scenic Salt River.
DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Salt River Tubing, at Bush Highway and Usery Pass Road, Mesa. $17 per person per tube; includes shuttle service. (480) 984-3305 or SaltRiverTubing.com.
The Downtown Mesa Association is hosting an Easter Hunt on April 18 for kids in the area around the Mesa Arts Center. The eggs will be filled with candy and free items from Mesa businesses.
An eclectic group of four Valley women, the Heady Hoop Tribe aims to inspire others in the Phoenix area through the creative power of modern hoop dance.
Tobin Brown does a hula hoop exercise at the 2013 Arizona Adapted Physical Education Conference at the Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities in Phoenix on Thursday, Feb 7, 2013.
Roberto Martinez exercises with a hula hoop at the 2013 Arizona Adapted Physical Education Conference at the Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities in Phoenix on Thursday, Feb 7, 2013.
Glass is born in fire, when sand is heated, then cools to a hard finish reminiscent, in some ways, of ice. That dichotomy is the inspiration for an event taking place Sept. 14 at Mesa Arts Center.
There’ll be plenty of fire, but no brimstone at this season kick-off event at Mesa Arts Center, where fire spinners and glass blowers light up the night. Live music, food booths, ice carvings and a hula hoop zone for the kids offer plenty to see and do at this free community event.
When Gilbert Unified School District decided to test the idea of allowing students to bring their own technology to school, Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School principal Geane Flournoy said she just had to volunteer her campus.
On an average afternoon, school kids freshly released for the day can still be seen in multi-purpose rooms, computer labs, music rooms, and playgrounds.
Margot Lane, 9, left, and Jaden Logan, 7, compete in the hula hoop contest while Coordinator Lauren Woodworth judges at the Sierra Kids Club "Sock Hop" on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
Meghna Raghunathan, 7, competes in the hula hoop contest during the Sierra Kids Club "Sock Hop" on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
Trade in full litter bag at the end of your float down the Salt River for a $5 discount coupon at this annual event with live entertainment, water balloon and hula-hoop contests, and a beach ball bonanza. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Salt River Tubing and Recreation, 9200 N. Bush Highway, Mesa. $15 for tube rental and shuttle service. (480) 984-3305 or www.saltrivertubing.com
Even in the midst of packing the cooler, loading the car and preparing gallons of potato salad for holiday-weekend festivities, who could forget the fireworks — the very best part of the Fourth of July? Here’s your guide to the major Independence Day celebrations, with fireworks, going on in and near the East Valley.
Get $5 off your next tube rental when you turn in a full trash bag at the end of your float down the Lower Salt River at this annual litter pick-up featuring water balloon and hula hoop contests, a beach ball bonanza and live radio broadcasts from tube and shuttle headquarters.
Challenges filled the half-day of school Friday at Campo Verde as students engaged in some friendly competition, met new friends and bonded with their pack.
The big day is almost here! Saturday is the third annual Chandler Day of Play at Tumbleweed Park from 9 a.m. to noon.This free, all-ages community special event commemorates Chandler’s status as a “Playful City USA” for the third consecutive year.
I have always loved June, partly because it's my birthday month but mostly because growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., it always meant two things: School would be out soon and sunny days had arrived to finally enjoy the outdoors.
The lag time between Christmas and New Year’s brings a milestone for the Valley this year.
"Now that the Olympics are almost over, I have one comment. Do you think we could have the next one in, let's say, eight to 10 years, so some people that might care can grow up?"
on the road: People walk, job, bicycle, roller-skate and even hula hoop on the Loop 202 between McDowell and Brown roads during an opening party on July 15.
Brenna Bourgeois, 5, of Mesa, practices with a hula hoop before the start of the hula hooping contest sponsored by Mesa Parks and Recreation during ADOT's "Roundin' Out the Red Mountain" Loop 202 opening party Tuesday.
People walk, jog, bicycle, roller skate and even hula hoop on the Loop 202 between McDowell and Brown Roads during ADOT's "Roundin' Out the Red Mountain" Loop 202 opening party Tuesday. Allan Connor prefers to ride his Penny Farthington bicycle.
The opening of the Red Mountain Freeway portion of Loop 202 in east Mesa Tuesday invited thousands of children and their families to to skate, bike, hula hoop, and run around on a freeway.
A freeway looks unremarkable from a car, but on foot what becomes apparent is the outsized scale.
Because of sky-high gas prices, mass transit is turning into the way to go for many commuters. Now, ValleyMetro has good news with the expansion of routes serving the East Valley.