Evil Twins

Minnesota's boys of summer pay BOB a visit

7/2-7/4
With its stable of Gold Glovers, home run kings and future Hall of Famers mired in a disastrous season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are (to borrow from Soundgarden) looking California but feeling Minnesota these days. So it's most apropos that the cellar-dwelling D-Backs take on the Twins -- those of the Land of 10,000 Lakes -- for a three-game interleague tilt, Friday, July 2, through Sunday, July 4, at Bank One Ballpark, 401 East Jefferson. While baseball commish Bud Selig's interleague match-ups -- that's National League vs. American League teams, for you baseball novices -- have met considerable resistance from the purists since interleague play began in 1997, we think the idea is just dandy. And it's even better for D-Backs fans. Considering the direction this season is headed, the Twins are sure to be the last AL team the D-Backs face until 2005. For tickets, $8 to $92, call 602-514-8400 or see www.azdiamondbacks.com. --Joe Watson

Meat-and-Greet

Have cattle, will drive at the Gila River Reservation

Seeing double: The Diamondbacks take on the Twins in a trio of games.
courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks
Seeing double: The Diamondbacks take on the Twins in a trio of games.
The Sheraton Wild Pass Horse resort offers a taste of the West.
courtesy of Wild Horse Pass Resort
The Sheraton Wild Pass Horse resort offers a taste of the West.
Tempe's Kiwanis Rec Center will hold jujitsu classes every Sunday in July.
Elaine Bell
Tempe's Kiwanis Rec Center will hold jujitsu classes every Sunday in July.

Ongoing
Saddle up and chow down at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, on the Gila River Reservation south of downtown, where the Koli Equestrian Center's Friday-night "Cattle Round-Up" continues through the summer. A Western dinner follows a 6 p.m. cattle drive. Call 602-565-3199 for reservations, $75 per person (ages 12 and up). --Jill Koch

Furious Styles

Learn some moves and earn some bruises at jujitsu classes

7/4-7/25
Don't get mad. Get moving. Learn a jujitsu system used by feudal police of the samurai era -- and channel that anger through choking, blocking, striking, pinning, joint locks and nerve center manipulation. We feel much better now. The class meets at 2 p.m. Sundays in July at Tempe's Kiwanis Rec Center. Call 480-350-5201 to register, $40. -- Jill Koch

 
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