I can't believe it is already time to start planning for the weekend. Having kids, makes it important to find inexpensive things to do in advance. I prefer educational things and this time of the year, anything that keeps us outside. So far, I have found a couple of interesting things. First, is the Glendale Green Festival, Saturday, March 26th from noon - 4:00 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library on 59th Ave and Brown. There will be booths and displays on wise water use, energy efficiency, recycling, gardening, transportation and giveaways. If you are a Glendale resident, you can register ahead of time for a 10 a.m. tree workshop and go home with a free tree! Talk about money saving...sounds like everything we will learn will help us save money! You can find more information at www.glendaleaz.com/green. What about an inexpensive and different date night? Arizona Opera and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is presenting a FREE outdoor screening of Arizona Opera’s production of Puccini’s "La bohème," filmed live in 2010 at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. Saturday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Although I am sure Mike would not choose an Opera, it sounds pretty romantic to me to lay out on the grass at night and listen to an Opera...and for romance, he will probably concede.
The Opera is set in 19th-century Paris, and tells the story of the beautiful and frail seamstress Mimi and the poet Rodolfo. Low-sitting lawn chairs, pillows and blankets are welcome at the screening. Picnic food and beverages, including beer and wine, are available for sale. I will probably bring my own chocolate covered strawberries, cheese and crackers and of course Dr. Pepper and hope they let me bring it in. :) For more information on this one, go to www.azopera.com or www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.