Friday, February 26, 2010

Professional Baseball Slides Into Mesa Youth Museum

Batter! Batter! Pow! . . . and it’s outta the ballpark, folks!

For decades, millions of fans have been entertained by the sights and sounds of Major League Baseball during spring training in Arizona.

Mesa’s Arizona Museum for Youth, in partnership with Mesa Historical Museum, is set to hit a home run with their new exhibition: Play Ball! The Cactus League Experience when it debuts tonight- Friday, Feb. 26.

This exhibition celebrates over 100 years of professional baseball, and the long, lucrative and influential history of spring training in Arizona, dating back to at least 1909.

Play Ball! walks you through a professional baseball timeline from the sporty, barnstorming days before statehood, to the inauguration of the Cactus League [CL] in 1947 and, then, up to present day with 15 teams set to play the 2010 spring training season in Arizona. The interactive, educational exhibition will treat visitors to stories of the players, teams and ballparks that the legendary boys of spring experienced when training hard each season in the breathtakingly hot Arizona desert.

“Play Ball has an amazing collection of baseball memorabilia and stories that adults can share with their children and grandchildren,” Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said. “The Cactus League has such a rich history and Mesa played a major role in its development. I am very proud our City is hosting this exhibition.”

Previously housed at the Mesa Historical Museum, the redesigned and enlarged exhibition will now feature many “high-tech” displays. Baseball fans can take a cell phone tour of the exhibition; engage touch screen kiosks for added history content; construct a three dimensional puzzle to build their own stadium and enjoy videotape and film montages featuring Cactus League stadiums, legendary baseball announcer Harry Caray and more. There will also be two additional Wii gaming stations with simulated versions of baseball as well as colorful dress-up stations where fans can step into the magical world of their favorite ballplayers.

Slide into AMY this spring to experience tons of fun for the whole family!

Located at 35 N. Robson in downtown Mesa, AMY is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. AMY is closed most government holidays. Please visit or call 480.644.2467 for current information.

It's Time to Register for Pre-K and Kindergarten - Why Not Sign-Up for the BEST?

Academic Accolades

Greta at Academic Accolades has the best combination for early education. She teaches Spalding with LOVE! In fact, in my opinion, there is no one else that could teach children in their early years as well as Greta. In the past, I followed Greta to two different schools so that my daughters could have her as a teacher. She then opened up Academic Accolades just in time for my youngest to be taught by her. It was perfect timing!

Greta is conveniently located at Brown and Lindsay in Mesa.

NOW is the time to sign your little one up for next year. Don't wait!

Class size is NEVER more than 16 (that's LOTS smaller than 28 - 32)

Time is optimized so that children get all the very best that she has to offer, and are ready for whatever educational program lies ahead for them

Classes are taught by Greta who has 17 years teaching experience and her Masters hours in Child Psychology

Greta is bi-lingual, CPR and Crisis Intervention Management Trained, and hold all certificates, fingerprint cards, etc.

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If you have any questions, or just want to call and chat with Greta, you can reach her at the below.

I am so grateful for Greta and for the positive educational experience that she has given to my daughters early in their lives. All three of my girls love to learn and are doing very well in school. My older two are at the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies and are on the International Baccalaureate (IB) track. My youngest is also excelling beyond her years. We owe much of their success to Greta.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Dinner for Two

Your choice of Crab-Stuffed Shrimp, Lobster Ravioli, or Chicken & Eggplant Parmigiana.

Includes Bruschetta or Combo Trio appetizer and soup or garden salad.

Choice of chocolate strawberries or White or Dark Chocolate Heart-Shaped Gelato for dessert!

$60 per couple

(excludes tax & gratuity)

Fall In Love With Mesa Arts Center

This month, fall in love all over again with events, performances, concerts, and more at Mesa Arts Center. These events are in high tickets now so your Valentine doesn’t miss out!
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Box Office: 480-644-6500