Wednesday, March 23, 2011

City of Mesa Summer Recreation

Mesa’s summer activities will be listed on-line beginning April 4th.

Registration for summer programs and activities will begin at 8:00 am on:
April 18 - swimming lessons
April 25 - all other programs

You may browse classes online at

Mesa Parks and Recreation provides many opportunities for kids and adults to learn and stay active.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Holding on to the 'others'

Those that really need to read this article don't read this blog, but I am posting it anyway. We too often ignore our really bright kids because they are different, they would rather read a book then dribble a basketball!

This is an excerpt from an article by Orson Scott Card, in the MormonTimes.

"I didn't enjoy Sunday School, and the teachers certainly didn't enjoy me. One day, the bishop called me into his office and, after explaining to me how disruptive my comments could be to the teacher's lesson, he asked me to stop correcting my Sunday School teacher's statements and instead be supportive.

"How can I support incorrect statements?" I asked.

"Try saying nothing," he replied."

How many of these bright kids do we have to lose? The article is right on. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Solar Ovens and Dehydrators


Learn to build your very own solar dehydrator AND a solar oven from inexpensive and/or reusable materials. Preserve and cook your food with natural and renewable Solar Power!The great Arizona sunshine can be used to extend your harvest with solar food dehydration and solar cooking.

Time: March 12, 2011 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Rio Salado Audubon Center
Street: 3131 South Central Avenue
City/Town: Phoenix, AZ
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For more information click here.