The list of ways to have fun in Anthem this summer is (almost) endless!
Find your favorites below...
Anthem's 13th Annual Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Anthem Community Park
Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to have a great time! Rides, food, music, and friends… Festivities for this year’s Celebration start at 6:00 p.m. and include a DJ, dancing, stilt walkers, bounce houses, slides, and new this year, a 160-foot zipline for $5 per ride and a double orbitron that you can ride with a friend for $5 each. Performance by this year's Anthem Idol winners will take place at 9:15 p.m., and fireworks start at 9:30 p.m., right after the Daisy Mountain Fire Department Color Guard presents colors and an a cappella performance of the National Anthem. Click here for more details,
Located just west of I-17 on Pioneer Road, the Pioneer Living History Museum is pleased to offer the following two events. For more information about the Museum and other events offered, see www.pioneeraz.org .
Movies Under the Stars
Movies will start at 6:30 p.m.
July 14 “Tombstone” presented by Wyatt Earp
July 28 “Angels in the Outfield”
Young Rembrandts (one-day) Drawing Classes
July 20 at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Preschool Children (ages 4 to 6)
July 20 at 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Elementary School Children (ages 6 to 12)
$15 (includes admission for child and parent)
These Western-themed drawing classes are taught in the Young Rembrandts method www.youngrembrandts.com, an acclaimed, step-by-step drawing method presented through an innovative art curriculum developed by a team of educators and artists. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Starlight Community Theatre
Camp Rising Star Summer Session Two: Disney's The AristoCats Kids
July 9 – 20, 9 am – 12 pm, M-F
Performances: July 21 @ 3 pm & 7 pm
39506 North Daisy Mountain Drive, Suite 122-159, Anthem
Ages 6 - 14 - $225 for non-members, $200 for members
Sibling Discount – $25 off full tuition per additional student living in same household
For more details, see our April 2012 blog post about Starlight, or see their website.
The Musical Theatre of Anthem
2012 Summer Performing Arts Institute
July 2 - 20 (two weeks) - Triple Threat Performer Intensive Workshop
for Singing, Dancing, and Acting
July 23 - August 3 (two weeks) - Summer Performing Arts Institute
42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem
In a category all its own! Directors, Vocal Directors, Choreographers and Casting Directors from all over the Valley will be teaching vocal technique, acting, musical theatre dance, tap, improv, theater etiquette, master classes with audition technique, casting tips, stage combat and more!
Top-notch instructors and a well-seasoned production staff lead programs grouped by age. For full details of these excellent classes, click here. At the end of the program, a live performance will be presented featuring snippets of MTA’s fabulous fifth season - including season opener Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."
Anthem Community Center
Read the Anthem Community Center Activity Guide online here.
Sign up early at the Community Center for Anthem's extensive offering of summer activities and classes in music, art, exercise, cheerleading, camping, science, and of course - swimming! Anthem also offers an incredible variety of adult and youth sports, including including basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, roller hockey, soccer, tennis, and much more. The adult sports program offers men and women an opportunity to participate in organized leagues in a recreational setting, at the same level of variety as the youth program.
Check out Online at Anthem's Calendar here, and search programs here.
Get involved and get informed… without leaving town! Anthem is a goldmine of ongoing fun and information, with activities as wide-ranging as Zumba Dance classes, Friday night live music at Ochos Locos, pool parties, live theater, parenting classes, job search seminars, Kids Days at Peter Piper Pizza, Monthly Social Nights for Golden Go-Getters, and last but not least, 10% off ice cream Family Nights at KaleidoScoops. Freedom Way Magazine nicely summarizes the fun.
North Valley Regional Library
40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Everybody knows about Anthem's fabulous Library. We had a lot to say about it on this blog last February. But we were intrigued by this summer’s activites for all ages. Along with the usual reading, computer, and job search programs, you will find Baby Playtime, Tweens Puppet Workshop, Teen Henna Classes, Paranormal Activity, Social Snakes, Beadmaking, Adult Yoga, and the popular Classic Film Series. Check out www.mcldaz.org for details.
41635 Old Black Canyon Highway, New River
Walk the dog in New River’s friendly 2 ½ acre, national award-winning dog park. The K-9 Korral features solar-powered lights, security system, and water pumps. The members only policy keeps owners responsible, dogs safe, and the park clean. Annual Membership Fee $35 / one dog $50 / two or more dogs. Open 7 a.m. to dusk—up to 8:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
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