Spring break field trips
Kids age 6 to 17 on vacation from school are invited to take part in a series of field trips sponsored by the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Department. On Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a trip to the Phoenix Zoo. See animals from all over the world on this guided tour of the facility. Registration for the trip is $8.
On Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be a trip to the Arizona Science Center. Participants can explore the museum's numerous fun and educational exhibits. Registration for the trip is $10.
Advance registration is required to take part. The trips will depart from the Queen Creek Community Center, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road.
For more information, call (480) 358-3700 or visit queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=661.
Movies and crafts
Or if your children are looking to stay closer to home during their spring break, there are screenings of animated movies and craft activities all week long at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. The movies will be shown on the park's movie screen and begin at 10 a.m. each day.
The program is free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee.
For more information, call (480) 655-5554, ext. 202 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan.
Introduction to yoga
The Inner Peace Yoga Studio, 24414 S. Ellsworth Road, is offering free yoga classes. The classes are scheduled for 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday or 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. After their first free class, students can continue practicing for $5 per class for the next two weeks.
Participants should bring a mat or blanket and plenty of water.
To register or for more information, call (480) 255-3395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitch, Hit & Run contest
Registration for Aquafina Pitch, Hit & Run continues this week at the Queen Creek Parks & Recreation Department, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. This free event is designed to allow boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the chance to show their pitching, hitting and running skills.
The competition will be held 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road. Top finishers will have the opportunity to compete at Chase Field or even Angel Stadium during MLB's All-Star Week.
For more information, call (480) 358-3700 or visit www.queencreek.org.
Book discussion group
Meet fellow reading enthusiasts and talk about various interesting topics. This month's gathering will focus on great books from the mystery genre.
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.
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.