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  • Central

    1. Chalk It UP! Prescott : Prescott

      April 18 to April 19

      928-308-9651 www.prescottchalkart.com

      Arizona’s premiere community street-painting event hosts its seventh annual festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists of all ages and abilities create a weekend museum of pavement chalk art.

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    2. 12th Annual Open Studios Art Tour : Sedona

      April 24 to April 26

      503-789-4437 sedonaartistscoalition.org

      This event celebrates the art and artists of the greater Verde Valley, providing thousands of visitors a chance to meet artists and get a firsthand view of their creative processes. More than 40 individual studios will participate. Free.

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    3. 12th Annual Polish Festival : Phoenix

      April 18 to April 19

      480-442-9765 www.polishfestivalaz.org

      At Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (2828 W. Country Gables Drive), Polish cuisine and beer will complement traditional folk dances, Polish music, a souvenir boutique and fun activities for the whole family. Free admission and parking.

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    4. Arizona Women’s Expo at Phoenix Convention Center : Phoenix

      April 25 to April 26

      866-618-3434 www.azwomensexpo.com

      Enjoy 565 exhibits representing fashion, home décor, cooking, health, nutrition, fitness, finance, celebrity speakers, fashion shows, decorating, cooking theater, celebrity book signings and a beauty bar. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    5. 10th Annual ASU Student Film Festival : Tempe

      April 20 to April 21

      www.herbergerinstitute.asu.edu

      Harkins Valley Art theater hosts Arizona State University students screening their best short films in the AFA Student Film Festival, co-sponsored by the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the AZ Filmmakers Association, at 7 p.m.

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    6. 11th Annual Pat’s Run at Sun Devil Stadium : Tempe

      April 25 to April 25

      480-507-6754 www.pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run/

      Participate in a 4.2-mile run, 4.2-mile walk or 0.42-mile kids fun run/walk at Sun Devil Stadium. All events finish on the 42-yard line of the stadium and include entertainment, live music, food, drinks and a carnival-like kids area.

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    7. 22nd Annual Beeline Cruise-In and Car Show at Green Valley Park : Payson

      April 25 to April 25

      www.paysonrimcountry.com

      Green Valley Park presents a car cruise, raffles, a 50-50 drawing, judging, music, poker walk, vendors and trophies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    8. 15th Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival : Cottonwood

      April 23 to April 26

      www.BirdyVerde.org 928-282-2202

      Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers field trips, local tours, workshops and seminars, educational activities for kids, exhibits, a keynote speaker and entertainment.

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    9. Open House at Mozaik : Scottsdale

      April 19 to April 19

      www.mozaikskin.com

      Mozaik Skin and Body has completed a major relocation and expansion and is hosting an open house at its new location, featuring giveaways, free treatments, free food and drinks, and vendor displays. Free.

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    10. Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game : Scottsdale

      April 25 to April 25

      www.saltriverfields.com

      From 6 to 8:30 p.m., watch celebrities hit home runs and catch pop flies at Salt River Fields. The event benefits the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, which supports nonprofit organizations assisting children and families around the country.

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    11. Sausage Festival : Scottsdale

      April 26 to April 26

      www.facebook.com/brathausaz

      Brat Haus (3622 N. Scottsdale Road) presents this celebration of brats, pretzels, beer and sausage-themed shenanigans. The festival will feature Arizona's longest bratwurst and largest pretzel, exotic brats, games, competitions and entertainment.

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    12. 12th Annual Whiskey Off-Road : Prescott

      April 24 to April 26

      520-623-1584 www.epicrides.com

      With three days of festival, a massive industry expo and live music, this Epic Rides Off-Road Series event offers riders an authentic cross-country mountain-bike experience and the opportunity to be immersed in the mountain-bike industry's vibe.

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    13. Surf & Turf Craft Beer Dinner at El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina : Chandler

      April 22 to April 22

      480-802-5770 www.epfamilyrestaurants.com

      Chef Anthony Serrano teams up with San Diego-based Mike Hess Brewing Co. for this dinner, which includes blood-orange ceviche, avocado-and-bacon truffles, carne asada fajitas Oscar and vanilla churros. Reservations are required.

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  • Southern

    1. Archaeological Lecture : Tucson

      April 20 to April 20

      www.az-arch-and-hist.org

      The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society presents "The Great Battle of 1698 on the San Pedro River," Deni Seymour's lecture on a clash between Apache and Sobaipuri-O'odham Indians, at 7:30 p.m. in DuVal Auditorium. Free.

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    2. March for Mental Health : Sierra Vista

      April 25 to April 25

      www.marchformentalhealth.org

      Get on your sneakers and join this fundraiser, a 3-mile walk in support of individuals and families facing the hardship of mental illness. The walk begins at Apache Middle School (3305 E. Fry Boulevard) at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

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    3. 104th Annual Pima County Fair : Tucson

      April 16 to April 26

      520-762-9100 www.pimacountyfair.com/

      Pima County Fairgrounds presents 4-H animals, home arts and fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games and rides, educational exhibits, and a gem and mineral show. Info line: 520-762-3247.

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    4. 30th Annual Chevy Showdown : Tucson

      April 25 to April 25

      520-721-9541 www.classicchevycluboftucson.com

      The Classic Chevy Club of Tucson presents a show and shine open to all pre-1973 Chevrolet cars and trucks. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Community Food Bank.

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    5. Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival : Nogales

      April 24 to April 25

      520-287-3585 www.mingusproject.com

      This music festival commemorates the April birthday of world-renowned jazz composer, band leader and jazz bassist Charles Mingus in his hometown of Nogales at various locations.

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    6. 4th Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival : Elgin

      April 18 to April 19

      520-455-5582 www.kj-vineyards.com

      Kief-Joshua Vineyards features 20 Arizona wineries and winemakers, four bands and a professional chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    7. 37th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards Festival : Elgin

      April 25 to April 25

      520-455-5893 www.sonoitavineyards.com

      No reservations are needed at Sonoita Vineyards Festival. Admission includes wine-tasting with souvenir glass and corkscrew, food and wine pairings, winery tours and horse-drawn wagon ride through the vineyard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    8. Beer With the Bard: A Shakespeare-Themed Pub Crawl : Tucson

      April 25 to April 25

      520-975-2633 www.tucsonfringe.org

      Join local up-and-coming actors, along with Tucson favorites, on a tour of four local watering holes, with a Shakespeare performance in each venue. Venues include the Hotel Congress, The Shanty, the Surly Wench and Flycatcher.

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    9. Viva La Local Food Festival and Cyclovia Tucson : Tucson

      April 18 to April 19

      www.livingstreetsalliance.org

      On Saturday, celebrate the joyous local flavors of Baja Arizona at Rillito Park. On Sunday, explore Tucson via bike on streets that are closed to car traffic.

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  • Eastern

    1. 17th Annual Women's Health Conference - Who Let the Girls Out? : Hon-Dah

      April 24 to April 24

      Invite your mom, sisters, daughters and friends to share in this special day for women! Now is your time to enjoy the luxury of relaxing, laughing and learning at Hon-Dah Resort Casino from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • Northern

    1. 2nd Annual Wild Canyon Games : Williams

      April 24 to April 26

      www.wcglostcanyon.org/events

      Teams of six will push their limits during this intense competition, featuring competitive trail-running, mountain-biking, geocaching, kayaking, zip-lining, a high-ropes course and an obstacle course.

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    2. Steam to the Canyon : Williams

      April 25 to April 25

      www.thetrain.com

      Ride the historic Locomotive 4960 to the Grand Canyon for Earth Day.

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  • Western

    1. Bullhead City/Laughlin River Run : Bullhead City

      April 22 to April 26

      928-754-4121 www.laughlinriverrun.com

      Take part in the annual motorcycle spring rally with a variety of entertainment, food and motorcycle vendors.

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    2. 13th Annual Home & Garden Expo : Kingman

      April 17 to April 19

      928-753-2636 www.mcfafairgrounds.org

      The Mohave County Fairgrounds features home and garden products, services, demonstrations, and a carnival for children.

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    3. Kelly's 8th Annual Super-Duper Double Wammer-Jammer Biker Palooza Extravaganza : Kingman

      April 25 to April 25

      www.gokingman.com/event-kellys-biker-palooza-apr25-2015

      Enjoy a swap meet, bike smash, burnout box, biker games, beer, live music, vendors, food by 4-H Club and bike show, with trophies awarded at 5 p.m.

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