Our kids are returning to school in Phoenix. You know you need to prepare them with the right supplies for filling their noggins with knowledge. But don’t forget the fun.Here are some events for students as they get back in the swing of school, including supply drives, improv comedy and even self-defense classes.During August at this improv comedy spot in Mesa, students can get a $2 discount on admission to laugh away their back-to-school woes. Fast-paced and family-friendly improvisational comedy shows based on audience suggestions are featured at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. To get the discount, call for the promo code and book online.Details: 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27; $2 discount offered through August. 1111 S. Longmore Road, Mesa. $14, $12 for students and seniors, $10 through August for students who purchase tickets online using the promo code. 602-374-5638, nctphoenix.com.MORE AZCENTRAL ON SOCIAL: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | PinterestInstructor Jui L. Chiu will teach self-defense techniques to participants of all ages in a two-hour class. The former police officer and Army specialist will show students how to be more aware, protect yourself in times of danger and fight off an attacker using everyday objects.Details: Free, but registration is required. At phoenix.gov/calendar, click “Office of Emergency Management.”RELATED: Top events for kids this week | August kids events in Phoenix | Free August kids events in Phoenix | Summer theater… Read full this story
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