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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:26 pm | Updated: 3:49 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Spring training baseball

Competition for roster spots is heating up as Cactus League baseball heads into the final two weeks of the 2010 season. It'll be a battle of the heartland when the Chicago Cubs host the Cleveland Indians at 1:05 p.m. Monday at Hohokam Park, 1235 N. Center St. Tickets range from $8 to $26. For information, call (800) 905-3315 or visit www.cubs.com.

Introduction to bird watching

Do you enjoy watching the birds in your backyard and want to take it to the next level? Join bird expert Sandy Hornbaker on a guided tour through the park as she presents the basics of bird watching. Learn how to identify birds and where you can go to spot them. If you have a pair of binoculars be sure to bring them along.

The walk will begin 9 p.m. Wednesday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road.

The event is free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee. For more information, call (480) 984-0032 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery.

Enjoy lunch with a concert

Pack a lunch and enjoy the outdoors along with a free midday musical performance from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.

This week's show will feature Myron Sommerfeld and the Music of the Stars Orchestra. This nine-piece outfit will perform big band hits by stars such as Louis Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Tijuana Brass and many others.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Poetry slam

The Anthology Poetry Slam will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Queens Pizzeria, 125 W. Main St. Area poets will compete and be judged by the audience on their performance.

Admission is free for the audience and $1 for performers.

For more information, call (480) 964-1609 or visit slam.anthology.org.

Out-of-this-world music

The Symphony of the Southwest will present its "Space and Science Concert" 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. The performance will include Mozart's "Symphony No. 41" and Gustav Holst's "The Planets" accompanied by video footage of outer space.

Tickets are $17.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.macfestmesa.com.

Military vehicle show

The Arizona Historical Military Transport Association will be holding a gathering to display an array of military vehicles ranging from WWII to the modern era. There will be food, vendors and much more at this event for the whole family.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, Falcon Field, 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa.

Tickets are $10, $3 for children 5 to 12.

For more information call (480) 629-8682 or visit www.ahmta.com.

Desert wildlife lecture

Wildlife biology professor Dennis Wilson will discuss the assortment of mammals that call the Sonoran Desert home. Learn the secrets of their survival and other facts during this interactive walk along the park's Merkle Trail.

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road.

The walk is free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee. For information, call (480) 984-0032 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery.

Arts festival

The Mesa Arts and Cultural Festival is a free weekly event that features works by local artists as well as live music, food, activities for the whole family and more.

The MAC Fest begins its fall season on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Mesa at Main Street and Macdonald.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.macfestmesa.com.

Go and Do events are compiled by Tribune writer Chris Adams. Send your event information via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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