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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2009 4:04 pm | Updated: 2:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Classes in music, tai chi, exercise, self-defense, art, crafts, writing and more are available this summer at Queen Creek’s Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

Recreational classes offered at library

Classes in music, tai chi, exercise, self-defense, art, crafts, writing and more are available this summer at Queen Creek’s Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

The courses are available for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Schedules and costs vary depending on the individual class.

A detailed list of classes and registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation Web site at queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=717.

Children’s story time

Are your kids bored with the books they have? New and used bookseller Pass The Book, 20852 E. Ocotillo Road, will host a free story time event for children of all ages at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. For more information, call (480) 888-9898 or visit www.passthebookqc.com.

Arizona Classic Team Roping is open

Arizona Classic Team Roping Summer of 2009 No. 10 Buckle Roping will run Fridays through Sept. 28.

A current United States Team Roping Championships card is needed to enter the competition. Fees are $25 per person, and you may enter eight times.

Entries start at 6 p.m. and roping starts at 7 p.m. at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road. For information, contact Dell Trailor at (480) 215-4913.

Youth center hosts 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.

Punt, Pass and Kick registration starts Monday

This national skills competition gives boys and girls 8 to 15 the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in punting, passing and placekicking. Winners of the local tournament will have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the team championships held at University of Phoenix Stadium during a Arizona Cardinals game. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road. To ensure a spot, early registration is suggested. Registration begins Monday. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 358-3700 or www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=511.

Creature feature at nature center

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 “Bedtime Stories.” Concessions will be for sale or visitors may bring their own snacks 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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