Duty and the Beasts
Help animals recover during open house
We're all wounded. Support animal friends in rehab at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, and Sunday, March 7. Affirm an injured bobcat with a big group "Hi, Bob," and meet orphaned javelina that got the snuffle back in their shuffle under the care of volunteers. Admission is free.
To reach the Wildlife Center, take I-17 to Pinnacle Peak Road and head west, then turn right into the Juvenile Center and proceed north to event parking. A tram runs from the lot to the center. For more information, call 623-582-9806. -- Kim Toms
Hockey tournament slams into Scottsdale
Once upon a time, hockey was a wholly owned subsidiary of our lovable neighbors to the north. In recent years, however, the Canadian national pastime has gone the expatriate route, setting up shop in American cities where the only ice is spawned in refrigerator freezers. Despite our desert location, the hockey gods evidently see something in us they like. First they gave us the Coyotes, then Wayne Gretzky himself. As if that weren't enough, now they've divined that tomorrow's toothless wonders hit the Valley for the 2004 National Collegiate Hockey Tournament, Thursday, March 4, through Saturday, March 6, at the ALLTEL Ice Den, 9375 East Bell in Scottsdale. The sweet 16 of Division III collegiate hockey come together in a weekend tournament hosted by and featuring the number two-ranked ASU Sun Devils. For details call 602-370-5670 or visit www.asuhockey.net/tournament. -- Craig Wallach