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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2010 5:44 pm | Updated: 3:21 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Adult recreational basketball registration:

Round up a few friends and get ready to hit the court for some hoops. Registration for the town of Queen Creek's adult recreational basketball league opens 7 a.m. Monday at the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Office, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road.

Adult recreational basketball registration

Round up a few friends and get ready to hit the court for some hoops. Registration for the town of Queen Creek's adult recreational basketball league opens 7 a.m. Monday at the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Office, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Spots are limited and teams are advised to register early. General sign-ups will continue through Feb. 25 and there will be a late registration period, March 1-4. League fees are $540 per team, which covers the eight-week season and final tournament. Teams must consist of 5 to 12 players.

Games will be played at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning March 22 at Queen Creek Middle School, 20435 S. Ellsworth Road.

For more information, call (480) 358-3700 or visit www.queencreek.org.

Computer instruction

The Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, is offering a class covering the basics of using a computer and the Internet. Beginners will want to start with the first session, which will provide an introduction to simple procedures and computer terminology.

Next, participants will be shown how to use the Internet. Web pages, search engines and safe surfing techniques are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

The classes will run 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Advance registration is required to participate.

To register or for more information, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

An evening outside

The weather is perfect for spending time outdoors in nature. Take advantage of it with these two programs. First, get some exercise while exploring the beauty of San Tan Mountian Regional park on this 2.2-mile trek along the Moonlight and Stargazer trails. This sunset hike will begin 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. Remember to bring a flashlight and water for the hike.

Next, you can exercise your mind during a program on astronomy. Join expert Tony La Conte and learn about the wonders of the nighttime sky. Learn the names of stars and constellations and view planets through telescopes. The program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the park.

The events are free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee.

For more information, call (480) 655-5554 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan.

Book discussion group

Meet fellow reading enthusiasts and talk about various interesting topics. This month's gathering will focus on "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.

The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

For more information, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Cast your vote at car and bike show

Cruise on down to see a variety of fancy cars and bikes at this free monthly event. Cast a ballot and help determine who wins the people's choice trophy. There will be music as well as food and drinks.

The show is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rhino Caffe, 22721 S. Ellsworth Road, No. 107.

For more information, call (480) 987-2140 or visit www.rhinocaffe.net.

Teen gaming day

Kids 12 to 18 are invited to visit the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, for an afternoon of socializing, gaming and snacks. Assorted video games, as well as traditional board games, will be available from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Winter recreation classes

Are you looking to get the kids out of the house? Or perhaps you'd like to pick up a new skill yourself?

Take a look at the slate of classes and programs available through Queen Creek's Parks and Recreation Department.

There are classes for all age groups and interests, ranging from physical fitness to instruction in the fine arts.

To see what's offered, visit www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=717. Registration fees and start dates vary.

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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