Witness basu-boru history
East meets West on Sunday, July 17, when the Mesa Miners of the new Golden Baseball League take on the Samurai Bears (the first all-Japanese team to play in an American league) at Hohokam Park, 1235 North Center in Mesa. Admission to the 6:05 p.m. game is $5 to $13. Call 480-396-4637 or see www.mesaminers.com. -- Joe Watson
Don't know much about geology?
Get some historical perspective on Friday, July 15, when the Desert Botanical Garden hosts a "Hike Through Time" to the Hackberry Springs site of the Superstition Mountains to learn about "volcanic formations, rock types and the geologic forces that sculpted this unique region." The hike costs $25 to $47, depending on DBG membership. Call 480-941-1225. -- Joe Watson