Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Phoenix, your week is planned.
"Learn to Draw" Series @ Gangplank HQ
Growing up, everyone enjoyed putting pencil or pen to paper to turn doodles into masterworks aimed for gallery walls or, at least, the refrigerator door. The world might have squeezed out your artistic aptitude, but you can get sketchy once again with the first class in the free Learn to Draw series in the East Valley Monday, October 7.
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If you're gonna get back in the saddle again to let creativity stream from your fingertips you don't have to wait for the cartoonishly sketched bear cub to beckon you to draw it. Christy Mackellar of My Hidden Heart artwork & apparel will be guiding students with a gentle hand. Her series of free drawing classes starts with one point perspective to bring some dimension to the blank page.
Learn to Draw: Perspective I is at Gangplank Chandler, 260 South Arizona Avenue, from 7pm to 8pm. Admission is free. See more info at www.gangplankhq.com/chandler. -- Jose Gonzalez
Scottsdale Scorpions vs. Salt River Rafters @ Salt River Fields
It's hard to imagine there would be much interest in Arizona Fall League Baseball, given that the Major League Baseball playoffs are currently underway. Yet, considering that the Diamondbacks aren't in the show, this is the next best thing for local baseball fans. Besides, the league is loaded with talent as the 180 young prospects, many destined for big-league stardom, make up the mixed teams playing in six Valley stadiums. Games are frequently entertaining, high-scoring affairs and a great way to spend the afternoon. Opening the 5-week season, the Scorpions (Braves, Giants, Mets, Pirates and Yankees), meet the Salt River Rafters (Diamondbacks, Rockies, Cardinals, Rays and Jays). The future look of baseball is right on our doorstep.
First pitch is 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, at Salt River Fields, 7555 North Pima Road, Scottsdale. Tickets are $7 ($6 for seniors and children 17 and under). Visit www.mlb.com/mlb/events/afl or call 480-270-5000. -- Glenn BurnSilver