Friday, June 18

Phoenix Mercury offers Dad’s Night Out package: 7 p.m. tonight or 3 p.m. Sunday, US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St. The package is $50 and includes two lower-level tickets, $10 in concession stand credits and two commemorative T-shirts to the game tonight against the San Antonio Silver Stars or Sunday against the Connecticut Sun. The Dad’s Night Out package is available at Lower-level single game tickets are available for both games for as little as $10. or (602) 252-WNBA (9622).


Saturday, June 19

Father’s Day breakfast with the snakes: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. or 10 to 11 a.m., Environmental Education Center, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler. Fathers will enjoy a light breakfast with their family while sharing an experience with nature. Learn about Arizona’s snakes, watch snakes eat their own breakfast and pose for a family photo with live snakes on exhibit. For ages 3 and older. $18. Registration:  (480) 782-2890 or


Sunday, June 20

Free breakfast for dad: until 11 a.m., IKEA Restaurant, 2110 W. IKEA Way, Tempe. Dads will receive one small breakfast plate and one cup of coffee (dine-in only - limit one per customer while supplies last).


Father’s Day craft: Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 4929 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 401. Visit the store and make dad a fun craft for Father’s Day. (480) 785-8697.


Bring dad for free to Joyful Yoga Studio: all day today, 3900 W. Ray Road, Chandler. Show dad you care about his fitness and well-being by doing yoga together. A Family Yoga class is offered at 4:30 p.m. every Sunday. Free classes for dads accompanying a paying student. Class fees are $10 per class (Family Yoga is $10 per family). (480) 726-6399.


Special Father’s Day menu: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch) and 5 to 10 p.m. (dinner), Frank & Albert’s Restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. Treat dad to a delicious and hearty three-course menu. $34 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: (602) 381-7632.


Happy hour with dad: 3 to 6 p.m., P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, 3255 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Happy hour prices range from $3 to $6. With the four-course prix-fixe “Chang’s for Two” menu, you and dad can enjoy special occasion dining while still saving money. $40 per person. Takeout and gluten-free menu items also available. or (480) 899-0472.


Father’s Day dinner: 5 to 10 p.m., Caffe Boa, 5063 E. Elliot Road. The menu features a selection of new dinner specials. (480) 893-3331 or


Free Steak Father’s Day: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Indian Community. Dads will get a free 8 oz. Prime Rib steak dinner served with Chef’s spice, Rawhide hospitality, house potatoes, cowboy beans and Farmers’ Market vegetables. Dads may upgrade to a 12 oz. Prime Rib for $6 more. Reservations: or (480) 502-5600, ext. 1204. (This offer is not valid with the Father’s Day Ride ‘n Dine Special.)


Father’s Day Ride ‘N Dine Special: 6 p.m. ride, 7:30 p.m. dinner, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Indian Community. Round up the family and hit the dusty trail. Celebrate the day with real Wild West entertainment including horseback riding at the Koli Equestrian Center, then tie up your horse at the Steakhouse and dig in to a hearty meal fit for a cowboy. $90 for adults, $75 for kids ages 6 to 11., (480) 502-5600 or


Sheraton Wild Horse Pass offers specials for dad

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, 5594 W. Wild Horse Blvd., Chandler, is making it easy to celebrate dad this year.

For fathers looking to escape the daily grind and live without an agenda for the weekend, room packages are available starting at $99. For room and package reservations, call (602) 225-0100 or visit

Ko’sin Restaurant will offer a Father’s Day Brunch on the lighter side from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20. The cost is $33 per adult, $29.50 for seniors, $16.50 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and under. Reservations are recommended by calling Rosina Dee at (602) 385-5726 or visiting


LEGO mini-build workshops

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa has again partnered with the LEGO Store and Arizona Science Center to offer a fun-filled and memorable summer family getaway, featuring four swimming pools, a huge waterslide, Cinema Splash, watermelon eating contests and family access to the amazing world of science at Arizona Science Center. The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort (5594 W. Wild Horse Blvd., Chandler) is bringing out a professional LEGO builder from the LEGO Store at Chandler Fashion Center to lead a weekend workshop for a limited number of guests. 

Offered twice, June 18 and 19 (Father’s Day weekend) and again July 16 and 17, these packages provide the ideal way to build not only a commemorative LEGO model but also lasting family memories. 

This package is suggested for children ages 5 to 12 and is limited to 60 children per workshop on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or reservations, call (602) 225-0100 and mention the LEGO2010 promotion code or visit  to book online.


Dads swing into science with free admission on Father’s Day at Science Center

The Arizona Science Center at 600 E. Washington St. is offering free general admission for all dads all day long on Sunday, June 20.

Lie on a bed of nails, stand in the eye of a hurricane and enjoy some manly extras just for you. The first 500 dads will receive a coupon booklet valued at more than $300 from Dixon Golf. See if you sink a hole-in-one using Dixon Golf’s signature golf ball, Dixon Earth – the official golf ball of Arizona Science Center – and one of 12 wacky putters courtesy of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association). Meet the expert and learn about the science of golf. Dixon Golf will be on-site explaining the history and science that makes golf the sport what it is today - from the dimples on a golf ball to the angle of the club wedge.

One lucky dad and family will win an all-access pass (for a family of four) to the July Exclusive LEGO® Mini-Build Weekends at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa.

With all new galleries like Solarville in the APS Solar Gallery, 300+ hands-on exhibits, explosively fun demonstrations and more, there’s fun for kids of all ages.

For more information, visit


Father’s Day festivities at Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa at 4949 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley is celebrating fathers with a Father’s Day Brunch at Prado Restaurant, spa and salon packages at Joya Spa and fun family weekend activities with special room rates.

While Dad is enjoying a poolside cocktail or rejuvenating spa treatment, Planet Trekkers will offer plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained including a Father’s Day craft to celebrate the man of the day. Also, on the eve of Father’s day, take the family to the Valencia Lawn to enjoy stargazing and s’mores under the summer night sky.

For more information or reservations, visit or call (480) 627-3200.


Larry Fitzgerald signs items for dads

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will sign autographs from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Summer Sports Collectibles Show taking place inside the Fellowship Center at North Phoenix Baptist Church at Central and Bethany Home. Doors open at 10 a.m., and admission and parking are free.

Tickets for the autograph signing are $109 each (Fitzgerald will donate his fee to his 1st Down Foundation for Kids), and each ticket is good for one item to be autographed (any item the ticket holder brings or buys at the show). Tickets may be purchased in advance and given to dad for that special gift. As an added bonus, he will have time to think about what to get autographed.



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