Here: Alice in Wonderland movie release party

Join in the fun of celebrating the movie release of Alice in Wonderland from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 4929 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 401.

“Scientists” from the Arizona Science Center will demonstrate some “mind-boggling” experiments to delight children and their families. The experiments will focus on how, why and what causes changes.

Be dressed for tea, or better yet dress as your favorite Alice in Wonderland character. There will be a tea party, games and crafts to take home.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (480) 785-8697.


Near: Butterfly exhibit opens at DBG

The Spring Butterfly Exhibit opens tomorrow, March 6, in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway. The exhibit will be on display daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 9.

The exhibit is free for members. Admission is $3.50 for non-members 3 and older, with paid Garden admission.

A special breakfast with the butterflies event for children ages 3 to 10 will take place 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, and Sunday, March 7, in Dorrance Hall, to celebrate the opening of the exhibit. Enjoy a catered breakfast, followed by children’s entertainment and butterfly-related activities. All guests will receive admission to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion, and children will receive their own pair of butterfly wings to wear and take home. Breakfast tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for children for Garden members, $40 for adults and $35 for children for non-members.

A butterfly luncheon for adults will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in Dorrance Hall. Guests will enjoy a buffet-style lunch, the sounds of acoustic trio Hot Club of Phoenix and an interactive and educational presentation by Terri Nacke, Eco-ista and founder of La Bella Terre, Botany for the Body. Guests also will receive admission into the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. The menu and presentation are designed for adults.

For more information, visit or call (480) 941-1225.

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