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Out and About for the Week

Motorcycles on Main, photo from here
Here are the events going on this week: 

From 6 pm to 10pm  this Friday, May 6
This family friendly event happens every first Friday of the month. With the roads closed to car traffic, you can cruise down Main Street on your bike or park and show your bike. Or you can just walk around and check out other people's bikes.  The fun includes live music, beer gardens, food, vendors, and more.    Along Main Street, between Center and Robson Streets in downtown Mesa.

City Hall at the Mall
Saturday from 10am to 2pm
This month's City Hall at the Mall focuses on the city's new and exciting plan for finding out what YOU want improved in your city.  "iMesa is a grassroots citizen investment and improvement effort to develop transformational community projects in Mesa. During City Hall at the Mall, a table with displays and computer terminals will be set up to submit your ideas and vote for your favorites at http://imesa.mesaaz.gov."  At Fiesta Mall, Southern and Alma School in Mesa.

Janes Walk
Saturday, May 7th from 9am to 11am
Become better acquainted with Mesa neighborhoods on the city’s first Jane’s Walk.  Jane's Walks are being organized around the country, and David Crummey of Mesa is hosting this one in Mesa.  If you are interested in enhancing your knowledge and pride of where you live, then this is for you.  Meet on Mesa Arts Center’s Shadow Walk, at the northeast corner of First Avenue and Center Street. Walk ends at Diamond’s Sports Grille, 161 N. Centennial Way, Mesa.  Cost is free.

First Friday ArtWalk in Phoenix.  
Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Tour more than 70 galleries, venues, and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city. Shuttle rides to and from the ArtWalk are available at the Phoenix Art Museum.  For ages 12 and up.

The Arizona Science Center hosts an adults-only night from 5:30 to 9pm on First Fridays.  My husband and I went a few months ago--it was nice to explore the exhibits and get more of a chance to actually read...and stand for a while without kids around.  My advice for parking is to take quarters to use the parking meters or find a free place to park and walk a ways to get there.  Otherwise, you could end up paying $12 for parking to go to a free exhibit. 

Gilbert Artwalk
Wednesday, May 4th, from 5pm to 8pm
Take a stroll through the Gilbert Heritage District and enjoy fine art, music, and asilent auction. All proceeds from the silent
auction will benefit scholarships for special education students at Gilbert High School. In the Gilbert Heritage District, 225 N. Gilbert Rd

Have a good one,

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