Earth-friendly landscaping advice
As a part of the Environmental and Sustainability Division and Mesa Public Library’s monthly “Living Green Workshop” series, local author Mary Irish will discuss how to construct a healthy, environmentally friendly lawn and garden.
She will share tips and tricks that will reduce the need for pest control, fertilizer and water, while still maintaining a beautiful yard. The workshop will be 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mesa Library, 64 E. First St. Call (480) 644-2207 or visit www.mesalibrary.org for more information.
'The Cactus League Experience’ exhibit
Spring training has a long history in Arizona. The Mesa Historical Museum examines and chronicles the history of Cactus League Baseball in Arizona through historical photographs and artifacts.
The museum is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 2345 N. Horne St. Admission is $5, $3 for children 3 to 12. For more information, contact the museum at (480) 835-7358 or www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org.
Stained glass class
Learn the fundamentals of creating beautiful and unique stained glass projects. No experience is necessary to participate in this four-week beginners workshop.
Groups will meet on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Aug. 25 at Kachina Stained Glass, 1762 S. Greenfield Road, Suite 101. The class will cost $60. For more information or to register, call (480) 655-2000 or visit www.kachinastainedglass.com.
Improv comedy workshop
Aspiring comedians or anyone who would like to learn to think on their feet will benefit from this six-week session taught by members of the National Comedy Theatre. Gain confidence speaking in front of a crowd and sharpen your wits with the help of instructors.
The class will meet on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through Sept. 8 at the National Comedy Theatre, 1111 S. Longmore Road, Mesa. Registration for the class is $175. Call (602) 374-5638 or visit www.nctphoenix.com for more information.
Bring a pillow and watch a family-friendly film in the new nature center from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. This week’s movie will be “Open Season 2.” Concessions will be for sale or visitors may bring their own to enjoy.
A ranger will give a short presentation relating to the week’s film. The movie is free, but there is a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Contact the park at (480) 984-0032 or www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery for more information.
Belly dancing class
Learn basic moves and styles in this beginning belly dancing class. This four-week class will teach posture and body awareness. The class meets 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.. Registration for the class costs $30. For more information or to register, call (480) 644-6520 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.
Morning fitness hike
For those early risers looking for some exercise, this is for you. Come take part in a three-mile group hike along mostly level trails at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. Make some new friends while trekking through spectacular scenery. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Contact the park at (480) 984-0032 or www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery for more information.