Monday, January 30, 2012

Mesa Hazardous Waste Collection

Don't forget that the City of the Mesa will be hosting a Household 
Hazardous Waste Collection event from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 4.  
The location for this event will be at the East Mesa Service Center, 6935 
E. Decatur St.

Acceptable items include paint, tires, automobile fluids, batteries, 
appliances, computers, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, propane 
tanks, prescription and non-prescription drugs, etc.

For more information, visit or call Customer Service 
at (480) 644-2221.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Family History Expo

The Mesa Famiily History Expo will be at the Mesa Convention Center this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 & 21.

Check out the event here.

You can follow the expo at my Family History blog at

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Free Community Cinema series in Mesa

The City of Mesa Office of Diversity, City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa Arts Center, ITVS Community Cinema and Eight Arizona PBS present “Community Cinema,” a monthly series of free movies through May, along with post-show discussions.

The first new film of the year is “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock,” which will be shown on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center’s Dobson Lecture Hall.  Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Following the screening, there will be a half hour discussion featuring John Goodie, a pioneer member of the Mesa Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee which began in 1988.  Mr. Goodie also founded Concerned Citizens of Mesa which initiated a campaign to create a MLK holiday.  Proposition 408, which established Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day as a paid municipal holiday, was approved by 52 percent of the Mesa voters in November 1996.  For information about this year’s MLK events, visit

A free film screening will take place on the third Thursday each month through May.  For more information, visit

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gem and Mineral Show

2012 Poster - Arizona Pyrite

The 40th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show will be held Friday, January 6, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm. The show will be located at Mesa Community College in the West parking lot which is on Dobson Road between Southern Avenue and the Superstition Freeway (Route 60). A number of exhibits will be set up including the Peralta Stone maps and a special fluorescent display. Parking and admission is free, and there will be free activities for children along with free samples for children and teachers.

This is a great event for kids and especially Cub Scouts.

You can get more information at this link.