Friday, February 17Posted: Updated:
A new "Waterfall Rappel" at the Boulders Resort& Spa is an outdoor activity that takes place on the resort's picturesque grounds beginning at the base of a waterfall that cascades over the ancient rock formations near the Main Lodge. Led by the resort's expert guides, beginners and more experienced rappellers can vertically descend rock faces through a safe and controlled descent over the surrounding waterfall.
The Waterfall Rappel is a two-hour activity and the cost is $150 per person. It includes harness, helmet, water, and instruction.
For more information: www.theboulders.com
Boulders Resort & Spa
34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive Carefree, AZ 85377
Mesa Free Dental
Today, nearly 500 uninsured children from local school districts will receive free dental care at A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Care is provided by the dental school's students, faculty, and alumni. The event is hosted in partnership with the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Foundation.
To reinforce healthy habits, the event will make going to the dentist fun. The festivities include carnival games and face painting. Many of the dental students’ dress as superheroes and other comic-book characters to put kids at ease as they receive dental care.
A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Give Kids A Smile
5850 E. Still Circle Mesa, AZ 85206
Experience the 29th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival
Take a trip back in time, and escape your everyday world, surrounded by entertainment at the 29th Annual Renaissance Festival. The annual faire begins at 10 a.m. every Saturday, Sunday, and on Presidents' Day Monday, from February 11th thru April 2nd.
For more information: www.RenFestInfo.com or call (520)-463-2700
Tickets: Advanced discount tickets available for purchase and print at home on-line www.RenFestInfo.com or at Fry's are $22 for adults and $12 for kids ages 5 -12, children under 5 are always FREE.
Tickets purchased at the Festival Box Office are $2 more. Discounts tickets for seniors (60 and older) are $21, only available at the Festival Box Office. Parking is FREE courtesy of Fry's.
*Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring your sunscreen. ENJOY
Free dental screenings for kids
February is national Children's Dental Health Month and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is sponsoring the Colgate Smile Van to provide free dental screenings for kids at the Children's Museum of Phoenix on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The Colgate Smile Van will be at the Children's Museum of Phoenix providing free dental screenings for kids ages 1-12. Parents of children needing treatment will receive referrals for care and all kids will receive a dental health report card and dental supplies.
Healthy Smiles Month at the Children's Museum of Phoenix activities include:
- Magic show performances by The Great Flossini
- Delta Dental of Arizona Tooth Fairy visits
- Free dental kits for all Museum visitors provided by Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
- Visits from Delta Dental of Arizona Pediatric dentists
- Story times with dental related books
- Art Studio projects promoting dental hygiene
- Children should receive their first dental screening by "first tooth or first birthday"
- Children should visit the dentist two times per year
The Colgate Smile Van is a 32 foot converted vehicle that includes two dental chairs, oral health materials and flat screen televisions playing videos highlighting good oral health habits. Dentist and children will be on the van showcasing the screening protocol.
Healthy Smiles Month at Children's Museum of Phoenix; check website for daily activities. Free dental screenings on 2/17 and 2/18 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
For more information: www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
Cesar Milan's new series "Dog Nation" takes road trip across America
Cesar Millan and his son Andre are road tripping across the country in search of dogs and their humans who need help, and are willing to share their stories. Their new series is Cesar Millan's Dog Nation, which airs on NatGeo Wild. Millan is also sharing his words of wisdom in an exciting new book, called "Lessons From the Pack." Cesar Millan's Dog Nation Premieres on Nat Geo WILD, Friday, March 3 at 9PM (ET/PT).
For more information: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/
We go behind-the-scenes at the world famous Bronx Zoo
For the first time, Animal Planet takes audiences behind-the-scenes of the legendary Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care, to highlight the importance of wildlife and conservation in the breakthrough new series, "The Zoo." With full access to the Bronx Zoo's 265-acre campus, Animal Planet shines a light on a spectacular world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. The Zoo Premieres on Animal Planet Sat., Feb. 18th at 10pm ET/PT.
For more information: www.animalplanet.com
Food Truck Friday: Grand Opening of Gilbert Feastivals tonight
Cousins Maine Lobster food truck is here for this Food Truck Friday, the perfect time to talk about lobster and Gilbert Feastivals. And, it just so happens that, the foodie event folks love so much opens tonight in the east Valley. Gilbert Feastival is located at 1385 E Warner Road at Val Vista and Warner Rd. in Gilbert.
For more information: www.cousinsmainelobster.com/phoenix/
Cousins Maine Lobster