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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 5:45 pm | Updated: 1:47 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Evening tour of Riparian Preserve

Take advantage of the cooler evening temperatures and explore Gilbert's scenic Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road. The tour will meet in the preserve's parking lot at 7 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday at 8:30 a.m., plant biologist Jennie Rambo will discuss the preserve's plant life. Learn how you can use plants to attract wildlife to you own home garden.

A $2 donation is suggested for each event.

For more information, contact the Riparian Preserve at (480) 503-7644 or visit www.riparianinstitute.org.

Introduction to bird-watching

This beginning bird-watching class is perfect for those wanting to get into the hobby. Learn the fundamentals of bird appreciation and how to identify various species.

This six-week class meets on Mondays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning this week in the library classroom at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road. There will also be four weekend field trips. The registration fee is $50.

For more information, call (480) 503-6200 or visit www.gilbertrecreation.com.

Adult recreational basketball leagues

Registration is open for teams that would like to participate in the fall session of Gilbert's adult recreational basketball leagues.

Divisions for men's and women's teams are available.

All teams must submit a completed roster of between five and 15 players to the Community Services Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, by Sept. 4 to be included. League fees are $540 per team.

Men's league games will be played at Greenfield Junior High School, 101 S. Greenfield Road, and women's league games will be played at South Valley Junior High School, 2034 S. Lindsay Road. Game times will vary depending on division.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 503-6200 or visit www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks.

Recreation classes available

Looking to get the kids out of the house? Interested in picking up a new skill? Registration is open for a fall slate of Gilbert recreational classes.

Take a look at the wide variety of activities offered by the town at the Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road. Dance, sports, education, fitness and martial arts are just a few of the courses offered. Registration fees and starting dates vary.

For more information or to register, call (480) 503-6221 or visit www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks.

'She Loves Me'stage show

The Hale Centre Theatre will present the play "She Loves Me" beginning Monday and running through Oct. 10. This romantic comedy musical is set in Europe in the 1930s and details the love between pen pals.

The theater is located at 50 W. Page Ave. Ticket prices are $22 for matinees and $24 for evening shows.

For showtimes or to purchase tickets, call (480) 497-1181 or visit www.haletheatrearizona.com.

Chess education

Open chess instruction will be available for students of all skill levels from kindergarten through high school. Classes will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Page Park Center, 132 W. Bruce Ave., and will cost $20 per class or $60 a month.

For more information, call (480) 216-8025 or visit www.azchesscentral.org/7.html.

Genealogy club

Learn how to explore the history of your family with Steve Packer, outreach coordinator at the Mesa Family History Center. The club will meet at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Perry Branch Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Road.

For more information, contact the library at (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Go and Do events are compiled by Tribune writer Chris Adams. If you have an event that you would like to see listed, send the details via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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