Just say "nose"
Moms and dads, you probably won't want to smoke any of your "special cigarettes" before heading down to the Mesa Public Library, 64 East First Street, on Tuesday, July 8, when the Sheriff's K9 Unit will be stopping by to demonstrate the doggies' sniffing abilities.
Part of the Youth Activity Center's summer reading program, the dogs and officers will be on hand from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to show the kids how the dogs are handled and trained to sniff bombs and, well, you know. Call 480-644-2705 for more information. - Brendan Joel Kelley
Hot time at the Gardens
Hopi Buttes, Sentinel Plain, Geronimo . . . sounds like a list of breakfast combinations at a truck stop, right? Wrong. These are the names of some of the 12 volcanic fields that exist right here in Arizona. On Tuesday, July 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., you and your child will have the opportunity to learn all about these volcanoes and hear from geology expert Suzanne Morrison.
The Desert Botanical Gardens, as part of its ongoing "Sensational Summer" series for kids, offers "Volcanoes of Arizona," a workshop and lecture on the volcanic history of our state. The workshop promises to be engaging and interactive for children, and you'll have the chance to wow your friends by knowing where Uinkaret is.
The lecture is free with Garden admission: $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For more information, call 480-941-1225 or visit www.dbg.org. - Maidi Terry