Peak Performance


You want to go hiking, but you're new to Arizona, or your partner is a spud, or you just need a new outdoor crew. The Arizona Motorola Hiking Club, a.k.a. The Trailblazers, invites you to join them for day hikes in some of the prettiest spots in Arizona. Formerly open only to Motorola affiliates, the club now welcomes the public on some of its forays. This isn't the Piestewa Peak crowd -- these people enjoy stunning, out-of-the-way places like Fossil Springs and Angel Falls. A Kachina Trail ramble in Flagstaff marks the last climb of the season -- an adios to springtime and an hola to A/C. Rest up in July, because the group tramps nonstop for the rest of the year, culminating with its annual New Year's Eve outing. For more information, see the Trailblazers Web site at, click on the calendar of events, then click to e-mail a hike leader to check on available space, meeting times and places.- KIM TOMS


Cowboy saddles up newest book

TUE 5/13
He hung up his saddle last year, but he's still rodeo royalty. Retired rider Ty Murray signs his second book, King of the Cowboys, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Fountain Square's Waldenbooks, 302 East Bell. For details or to preorder the book, call 602-863-2424. - Jill Koch


Set, game and match

Mon 5/12
The City of Scottsdale has set your court date: Registration for summer tennis begins Monday, May 12, at Indian School Park Tennis Center, 4289 North Hayden. League play and lessons for adults, seniors and kids begin the week of June 2. See or call 480-312-2740 for details. Consider yourself served. - Jill Koch

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jill Koch
Contact: Jill Koch
Kim Toms