If your kids are free Friday from 1-2, you may want to head over to Tempe Marketplace. Baxter the Bobcat will be serving up 5 oz. “like it” size samples of Cold Stone Creamery’s Dugout Delight. Here’s more info from their site:

“WHO:              Baxter, D-backs mascot

WHAT:            Baxter will serve free “Like It” size (5 oz.) samples of D-backs Dugout Delight for fans to try from 1-2 p.m. this Friday at the Cold Stone Creamery location in Tempe Marketplace. In addition to passing out ice cream to help celebrate Baxter’s birthday, the D-backs mascot will also invite fans to his birthday bash that will take place at the D-backs game this Sunday.

The D-backs and Cold Stone Creamery teamed up last season to launch D-backs Dugout Delight, an ice cream CreationTM specially made just for the D-backs that features Cake Batter Ice Cream mixed with Butterfinger pieces, Chocolate Chips and Fudge and is available at 44 Cold Stone Creamery locations across the state of Arizona as well as the Cold Stone Creamery stand at Chase Field.

Baxter’s Birthday Bash, presented by Smile Generation and every kid’s dentist, on Sunday will feature a celebration alongside several local mascots at Chase Field. On Sunday, Baxter and friends will greet fans at the doors from 11:30-12:00 p.m. and will be introduced prior to first pitch. All mascots, including Baxter, will sign autographs in the 4th inning at Baxter’s Den in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sandlot and will take part in a mascot obstacle course in the 6th inning. In addition, the D-backs will give away 5,000 Baxter Ears Baseball Caps to kids, courtesy of Smile Generation and every kid’s dentist.

WHEN:           This Friday, May 30 from 1-2 p.m.

WHERE:        Cold Stone Creamery – Tempe Marketplace

2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, #1211

Tempe, AZ 85281″

Expect lots of people and have a blast! I’m going to try to make it with my kiddos!