The number 420 is a slang term for marijuana, and the drug’s users rally on April 20 to celebrate the substance. But anti-marijuana activists are staging a counter-4/20 event in Mesa to offer a healthy alternative to youth. The Mesa Prevention Alliance is offering free food, music, raffle prizes and memberships to youth programs from 4:20 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 20, at two locations.
Youth can go to the Red Mountain Center, 7550 E. Adobe, where events include live music, a rock climbing wall and a video game center. Admission is $1, with a waiver signed by an adult. Forms are available at http://www.joinmpa.org.
Also, youth can go to Skateland, 7 E. Southern Ave. Admission, food, skate rental and raffle tickets are free to the first 500 who arrive.