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New park opens in Ahwatukee

Sat 10/25
Break out the teeny-weeny bikinis: An "Itty Bitty Beach Party" is among the events inaugurating Ahwatukee's first district park this Saturday, October 25. The 66-acre Pecos Park, 48th Street and Pecos Parkway, encompasses the community's first public swimming pool and water slides; soccer and softball fields; basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; picnic areas; a skate plaza; playground; and off-leash dog activity area. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on opening day, the community is invited for a picnic lunch, golf cart tours, giveaways, sports activities and a skate park exhibition. See www.phoenix.gov for more information. - Jill Koch

Serious fiction: Nell Freudenberger in one of many writers in attendance.
Serious fiction: Nell Freudenberger in one of many writers in attendance.
Car culture: See some of the finest cars ever built.
Car culture: See some of the finest cars ever built.
Dog day: The new park in Ahwatukee features a dog park and
more.
Bruce Reade
Dog day: The new park in Ahwatukee features a dog park and more.
Good enough, smart enough: Al Franken signs his book.
Bill Hayward
Good enough, smart enough: Al Franken signs his book.

Franken Sign

Political humorist does the Right thing

Sat 10/25
He's good enough, he's smart-mouthed enough, and, doggone it, people notice him. Political satirist, author and comedian Al Franken -- Saturday Night Live's sappy self-helper Stuart Smalley -- is on the (anti)warpath, promoting his new book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. All fired up after scrutinizing "the rhetoric of the Right," Franken is out to destroy "the myth of liberal bias in the media" and to expose the deceptive dealings of Bill O'Reilly, Karl Rove and "other right-wing scoundrels." And that's okay.Franken reads and signs his book at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at Tempe's Marquee Theatre, 730 North Mill. Tickets -- $20, or $8 with purchase of Lies -- are available at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock in Tempe. Proceeds benefit Wellstone Action. See www.changinghands.com and www.Al-Franken.com for details.- Jill Koch

Story Hallelujah

Mesa launches oral tradition

10/24-10/25
About to get swept up in a two-day tale spin, Mesa hosts its first Storytelling Festival this Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at Centennial Hall, 200 North Center. The roster of national and regional talent includes West Virginian Bil Lepp, who holds five "Biggest Liar" titles, and renowned Native American storyteller Michael Lacapa of Taylor, Arizona.Full event tickets -- including all daytime events, Friday night's family concert, and Saturday night's "Humor Us" concert -- are $30 for adults and $20 for children, with a family pass for $75. Daytime and evening-only tickets range from $5 to $15. To purchase, call 480-834-4436, visit www.mesastory telling.org or stop by the Mesa Library at 64 East First Street. See a full schedule at www.mesastorytelling.org.-Jill Koch

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