All About Mosquitoes, at Usery Mountain Park: How dangerous are mosquitoes? Are they a problem in this area? How can a person avoid the diseases they carry? Attend this one-hour presentation starting at noon. Bring a sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside the Nature Center at the Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. There is a $6 fee per car when entering the park. For more information visit 480-984-0032. Ranger B will present facts about these buzzing bloodsuckers.
Through Sept. 1
Family Season Pass valid at all pools: $224 regular price; weekend aquatics pass valid good through – Sept. 1. Regular hours for all pools are open thoughJuly 26, Weekends through Labor Day at Skyline and Rhodes. The city of Mesa aquatics pass is for immediate family members residing in the same household. For individuals over the age of 16 to be included on the pass, a valid Arizona driver’s license or state ID must be presented containing the same address as the primary-account holder. For those under the age of 16, a birth certificate or proof of guardianship containing at least one of the household’s parents must be presented. Individual Season Pass valid at all pools costs $44. The aquatics pass is valid May 23 – Sept. 1 Regular hours for all pools are through- July 26, To find the hours visit: http://www.mesaaz.gov/things-to-do/parks-recreation-commercial-facilities/pools. Also when the same participant signs up for a second competitive sport (Swim, Dive, Synchro, Water Polo), the second sport is discounted 50 percent.
Movie Night at Usery Mountain Park: “Grand Canyon Adventure” will be shown at 7 p.m. The movie follows the great Colorado River as it reveals one of the most pressing issues of our time – the world’s growing shortage of water. Join three parents and their daughters as they travel deep into the Grand Canyon on a thrilling ride through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots, this movie captures the majesty of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks (no glass bottles), otherwise, concessions are available. As a bonus, watch rangers feed snakes after the movie. Location: Nature Center at the Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. There is a $6 fee per car when entering the park. For more information visit 480-984-0032.
Boating safety course: Bass Pro Shops at 1133 N. Dobson Road in Mesa will be presenting “American’s Boating Course.” The course, by the United States Power Squadrons, will cover trailering, docking and anchoring, boat handling, equipment, dealing with emergencies and more. This class satisfies Arizona Game and Fish requirements and is certified in all states requiring boating education. The course at Bass Pro Shops will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. The $25 course charge includes a 250-page full-color reference book, CD and a six-month membership to USPS. USPS is a nonprofit recreational boating organization. To make reservations, call 602-908-7380 or e-mail ChuckP7173@gmail.com.
Archery 101, at Usery Mountain Park: Interested in archery? Curious about how to shoot a bow? Come to Usery Park and find out at an 8:30-10 a.m. class. Discover how fun archery really is. Participants will experience a fun and safe introduction to recreational and international-style target archery. Equipment will be provided. This class is open to anyone ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Meet at the Archery Range at the Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. There is a $6 fee per car when entering the park. For more information visit 480-984-0032. No registration required.
“Just for Kids” – Storytime in the Desert, at Usery Mountain Park: Kids (including parents and caregivers) will learn about the desert through a fun story, game and a short nature walk. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the program at one of the playgrounds in the park. Bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Nature Center at the Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. There is a $6 fee per car when entering the park. For more information visit 480-984-0032.
Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds: is 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers’ Mesa-Arbor site, 6111 E. Arbor Ave. in Mesa. Register by calling Sandra Surgeon at 480-855-2224. For more information, go to www.ironwoodcrc.com.
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