Two years of renovation and expansion have put the "youth" back in the Arizona Museum for Youth; the new and improved venue celebrates its reopening -- at 35 North Robson in Mesa -- this Saturday, November 22. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum breaks in its 12,000-square-foot addition with activities centering on the new "BowWOW!: Dogs in Art" exhibition, and it's a bark day indeed. Kids can meet a police dog from the City of Mesa K-9 Unit, learn about the Arizona Search Track and Rescue Volunteers, and win raffle prizes from Happy Dog Toys. And for a souvenir you won't find in most museum gift shops, pups will be available for adoption from the Arizona Humane Society and Fast Dogs Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue.Museum admission is $3.50. For more information, call 480-644-2467 or see www.arizona museumforyouth.com.- Jill Koch
Annie, Get Your Sun
An orphan looks for a family in Scottsdale
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A feisty orphan enjoys her day in the sun, as Desert Stages Children's Theatre presents Annie Junior. The musical runs from Saturday, November 22, through December 21 at Desert Stages Theatre, 8473 East McDonald in Scottsdale. Tickets are $12; call 480-483-1664 for reservations. - Jill Koch
Tempe Town Lake is stocked
Catch a cast party this Tuesday, November 25, when Arizona Game and Fish stocks Tempe Town Lake with 10,000 trout. At 3 p.m., kids can lower fish-filled nets into the lake; a free fishing clinic follows at 3:15 p.m. -- no license or equipment required. See www.tempe.gov/rio/Fishing/fishing.htm for details. - Jill Koch