Tuesday, February 21

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Peoria Spring Training

This year young baseball fans will have the chance to feel larger than life at the Peoria Cove, a coastal-themed playground for children that is unlike anything else in the Cactus League. Peoria will be entering its 24th season of spring training with the opening game on Saturday, Feb. 25 between the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego.

To learn more about the discounts and the 2017 Peoria Sports Complex spring training schedule, visit www.springtrainingpeoria.com.

Peoria Sports Complex 
16101 N. 83rd Ave
Cross Streets: off 83rd Ave., south of Bell Road 

Breakfast Kitchen Bar

Newest and most exciting Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant Now Open at Scottsdale Quarter.
Open 7 days a week, 6:30am- 3:00pm with Happy Hour 1:30pm - 3:00pm every day. Cool relaxing vibe with a nice indoor outdoor patio. BKB offers a great Kids Menu. Offers Healthy Gluten Free Options, Protein Plates and of course your fun dishes like the Churro Waffle.

For more information: www.breakfastkitchenbar.com

Breakfast Kitchen Bar (BKB)
15147 N. Scottsdale Rd Unit H133  
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Urban Jungle Fun Park

Urban Jungle Fun Park is an all-inclusive indoor playground with a multitude of fun activities for kids of all ages. Trampolines, Rock Walls and More!

For more information, visit these websites:

Urban Jungle Fun Park
5741 E. McKellips Rd. 
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 256-8749
Grand Opening: March 10th-12th

Life Saver Pool Fence: " Layers of Protection."

Life Saver Pool Fence has uses the phrase "layers of protection" to describe the best ways to prevent drownings. Since 1987, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance has recommended layers of protection around a personal pool. 

The five important layers of protection:

1. Parent supervision

Proactive parent supervision is the number one way to prevent drownings. Active supervision means sitting close to the pool with your full attention on the child/children. This means put the phone or book down and pay attention. We recommend designating at least one person as a Water Watcher, and change shifts every 15 minutes. However, most drownings occur when a child was thought to be in the house. A parent was responsible for supervising the child in 67% of fatal drowning cases. So, supervision can and does fail, and which is why additional layers of protection are needed.

2. High locks on all doors and windows.

Locks out of the reach of children should be installed on every door and window that leads to the pool area. Some drownings happen because a parent didn't know their child had figured out the door knob, so don't rely on the door being shut. Any pet doors that grant access the pool should also be shut.

3. Pool Safety Fence

Perhaps one of the most reassuring steps is installing a pool fence. Fences should be at least 4' tall and have a self-closing, self-latching gate. Mesh pool safety fence, like Life Saver Pool Fence, has proven to be an effective layer of protection for over 45 years. With its transparent and aesthetically pleasing look, they are easy to remove when you want to. 

4. Alarms

You may not even hear a drowning; they tend to be silent. Alarms break that silence. There are many alarm options to choose from door/window alarms, alarms that sit in the pool, and our favorite, the Safety Turtle which is worn on the child.  If the child falls into the pool, an alarm inside that house goes off.

5. Swimming Lessons

As soon as a parent and pediatricians feel comfortable, all children should receive swimming lessons. Some organizations even offer training for infants to roll over and float, and to swim to the edge of the pool in case they fall in. 

5.5 CPR

As a precautionary measure (if all of the other layers of protection fail) parents should be trained in CPR. This training can make the difference bet.

For more information, visit: http://www.poolfence.com/ or call 1-800-282-3836

Panda Bao Bao says "Bye Bye" to the Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

It's time to say "bye, bye" to Bao Bao, the hugely popular 3-year-old giant panda born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC in 2013. As part of a more than 40-year agreement between China and U.S., Bao Bao moves to Chengdu, China, where, in a couple of years, she'll be part of the breeding program there to help increase the giant panda population. Bao Bao, whose name means "precious" or "treasure" will fly non-stop to China on Tuesday in a crate that the zoo has been training her to be accustomed to. It's a bitter-sweet goodbye to this furry friend who was beloved by all who came to see her. Bao Bao's father, Tian Tian and mother, Mei Xiang, and younger brother Bei Bei will be staying in DC. 

To learn about Bao Bao departure, visit these websites:

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