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From wooden wine stoppers to mirrors, light pulls and more, Mark Svoboda, owner of Turning Heads Art Work, really does create pieces that cause fans to look twice.
In 2007, Marlies Mercil was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her radiation treatments, she took up beading as a way of passing time and keeping her mind occupied. She has been in remission for the last seven years, and her jewelry designs have taken off.
Cemeteries are filled with the names of the long forgotten, those whose marks on the world are confined within the dash between year one and the final year. Legacies that reach beyond those years on earth are difficult to achieve and belong to the men who define history — for better or worse — and on scales both small and large.
Theresa Alberico, owner and baker at Baked with Love, a small home-based business, is one of the vendors you’ll find at MACFest, a free street fair featuring unique artist creations and fun for the whole family the first and third Saturday of every month through April.
Veteran film and television actor Michael Dante will sign copies of his new book, discuss his canon of more than 100 film and television roles, and help preserve the Old West as this year’s headliner for Superstition Mountain Days.
The Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa will host a special program to take students back into Arizona’s history.
Arizona Museum of Natural History will host a party after the GoFobo free movie pass event for the new movie “Walking with Dinosaurs” at the Cinemark Mesa theater. The party is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the museum, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa. To get a free pass to the movie earlier in the day, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter RSVP code WOMF97Q.
Artist or crafter? It doesn’t matter to Frank Biernier.
Mesa Grande Cultural Park is set to open for the new season Oct. 3, and the historic site already has a program scheduled approximately two weeks into the season.
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Aspiring paleontologists can spend a night with dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History’s “Roar and Snore with a Dinosaur” event on June 21.
The Mesa Preservation Foundation, Arizona Preservation Foundation and State Historic Preservation Office/Arizona State Parks, in conjunction with the 2013 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, will present a free Historic Homeowner's Expo June 15 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes Ave. in Mesa.
Mesa Grande Cultural Park, 1000 N. Date St., closed for the summer Monday, May 20, and will reopen Oct. 3 for the fall/winter season.
E-Books and Amazon.com may spell the demise of the publishing industry, but Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, named “Best Bookstore” yet again by “2013 Best of East Valley Voters, continues to thrive.
The great thing about the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum isn’t that it houses expansive galleries chock full of pieces of famous modern art. The great thing is that it doesn’t.
LOS ANGELES — What does it take to elevate the common ant from picnic pest to household pet?
Easter offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy family, faith and our beautiful spring weather, especially with the plethora of activities going on around town this weekend. Events ranging from a dino egg hunt to an Easter brunch “down on the farm” provide locations and price points to suit almost everyone.
Mesa's Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, will host the popular Dino Egg Hunt 6 to 8 p.m. March 29. During the festivities, the museum will have children’s craft activities and a dinosaur touch cart available, with factual information about dinosaur eggs. Dino eggs will be replenished until 7:45 p.m.
As part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, Mesa’s Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald, will host a sleep over in the museum from 6 p.m. Friday, March 15, to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The theme for the night will be, “Hitchhikers Guide to the AzMNH Galaxy,” with lot of space-related activities including a scavenger hunt, crafts, a space-themed movie and snacks. Participants can even make their own robot.
Whether you prefer Tempranillo and Sangiovese to Apatosaurus and Diplodocus — or don’t know the difference between any of them — doesn’t really matter here.
Astronauts from NASA will land across the Valley to participate in events for the public in the coming weeks. The astronauts, specifically chosen by NASA for these events, are in Arizona to promote and raise awareness on space programs and exploration — just as the state’s “SciTech Festival” fires its boosters.
The first time I saw the work of Mesa artist William Barnhart, I was smitten. When I learned he is also the man behind one of the most interesting buildings in the city — the eye-catching cinder-block and steel Quonset hut on Center Street just north of University Drive — I was over the moon.
Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, is collaborating with ASU Franz Insect Laboratory to bring a special program to homeschoolers about bugs. Going Buggy Homeschool Day will feature a series of fun and factual activities, games and crafts focused on the life cycles, habitats, and eating habits of bugs. Participants will have the opportunity to meet scientists and take part in a “buzz lab” to discuss good bugs and bad bugs.
Children crowd around touch screens as their parents and teachers look over their shoulders. The group is huddled together in a tunneled, dark room reminiscent of a space ship control room — with walls lined with lit up diagrams and interactive video screens.