Catch the Mercury in their last home game of the season
The Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi turned quicksilver into gold in Athens. Expect the fleet, fluid rookie guard to execute similar feats as the Mercury battles the Houston Comets in the last home game of the season, Sunday, September 19, at 6 p.m. Plan to arrive early -- the first 5,000 fans net a Diana Taurasi bobblehead.
And that's not all! Score four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and two tee shirts for the amazing price of $44. For more information, call AWA at 602-379-7878 or see www.phoenixmercury.com. Tickets are available at the box office, online or through any Ticketmaster outlet. --Kim Toms
Rec'ing the environment
Earth Day, Shmearth Day. We're really looking forward to National Public Lands Day. Someone declared a national holiday -- and as a result, the City of Phoenix is throwing a party. The National Public Lands Day/Outdoor Recreational Fair will feature more than 50 exhibitors, including Arizona Game and Fish, the Wonderful Outdoor World, and many others. The fair will also feature workshops and ranger-led hikes for the whole family. The event is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center, 10409 South Central. For more information, call 602-495-5458.-- Erika Wurst