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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2009 5:49 pm | Updated: 1:17 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Blazin' Bull Bash Rodeo

The Arizona Youth Bull Riders Association will continue its Summer Buckle Series of rodeos with an event 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 S. Riggs Road. Registration for riding begins at 5 p.m.

Blazin' Bull Bash Rodeo

The Arizona Youth Bull Riders Association will continue its Summer Buckle Series of rodeos with an event 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 S. Riggs Road. Registration for riding begins at 5 p.m.

A silent auction will help raise money for travel expenses for the finalists and their families to travel to Fort Worth, Texas, in August to compete in the Youth Bull Riding World Finals.

For more information, contact the association at (602)796-3869 or visit its Web site at www.aybra.com.

Evening animal walk

Take advantage of the cooler nighttime temperatures to participate in a ranger-guided hike. The one-mile walk will be preceded by an informative lecture on various animals that dwell in the desert. Don't forget to bring a flashlight and comfortable shoes. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. The ride is free, but there is a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Contact the park at (480) 655-5554, ext. 202, or www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan for more information.

Juggling act

People of all ages will be entranced as James Reid performs his impressive blacklight juggling routine. The show will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. Seating will begin 15 minutes before showtime. For more information, contact (602) 652-3000.

Youth center summer programs

From video game tournaments and arts and crafts to field trips and an ice-skating rink, Queen Creek's Youth and Teen Center has a number of activities this summer.

Free drop-in programs are also available at the center. Activities including games and fitness programs are available at various times of the day for children who fill out a registration card.

The center is also setting up various field trips over the summer that cost $12 to $20, depending on the location. Registration opens for each field trip two weeks before the trip.

The Youth and Teen Center is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays during the summer at 22407 S. Ellsworth Road. Visit the Web site at queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=185 for more information.

Summer reading program for youth

Reading can earn Queen Creek kids and teens prizes this summer.

The Maricopa County Library District's summer reading program runs through Saturday, with programs available for children and teens.

Participants can track their reading or parents can track the reading they do with their small children, and prizes will be awarded for different amounts read.

Visit the Queen Creek Public Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, or go to www.mcldaz.org to register for the program.

Creature feature

Bring a blanket and watch a family-friendly film in the new nature center from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. This week's movie will be "Bee Movie." Concessions will be for sale or visitors may bring their own to enjoy. A ranger will give a short presentation relating to the week's film. The movie is free, but there is a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Contact the park at (480) 655-5554, ext. 202, or www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan for more information.

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

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