Indeed, this is a Coalition with a mission: To bring hip-hop clinics and history lessons to students across the Valley, targeting schools that can't afford to offer dance instruction.
Get your nature-themed merit badges
Nature's calling: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18, Valley Cub Scouts can rack up nature-themed merit badges at the Mesa Southwest Museum, 53 North Macdonald, where activity stations will focus on reptiles, mammals, insects, trees and plants. Cost is $3; call 480-644-3071 to register. - Jill Koch
Builders needed in Scottsdale
Finding a perfect fit in the plastic capital of the free world, LEGO's "What Will YOU Make, Arizona" Challenge is setting up shop in Scottsdale -- at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 15335 North Northsight. From Friday, October 17, through Sunday, October 19, budding builders can learn stacking strategies from a LEGO MasterBuilder and add to the LEGO Phoenix skyline. See www.LEGO.com/create. - Jill Koch