Yikes! Time flies when you're busy! So . . . let's see. What to do this weekend?
Even though Easter is this Sunday, there are still several events planned.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
In Peoria (in the west valley), a three-day Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at the Peoria Sports Complex. http://magicbirdfestivals.com
Saturday and Sunday:
On main street in Verado in the far, far west valley, enjoy a farmer's market on Saturday from 10 to 5, an art fair both days from 10 to 5, and a street-dance performance at 4 PM Saturday.
In Avondale, in the west valley, enjoy the Spring Fling and Ice Cream Social at the Avondale Civic Center (11465 W. Civic Center Drive). The free event will feature pony rides, carnival games, picnic foods, and the Easter Bunny.
If you're a fan of roses, in Glendale, also in the west valley, there's the yearly Sunshine and Roses show at the Deer Valley High School (http://roseglenaz.com) from 1 PM to 4PM. It's free.
In Scottsdale, at the Civic Center Mall (7380 E. Second Street), there will be Sunday A'Fair, a yearly celebration with free music, arts and crafts, and children's activities. It all begins at noon, and ends around 4:30. The McCarthy Brothers Band plays from noon to 1:30, then one of our favorite groups, Sistah Blue http://www.sistahblue.com/home.html, will be performing from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. It's outside on the lawn area, so take your lawn chairs and enjoy the beautiful weather we're having.