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Posted: Saturday, September 5, 2009 5:17 pm | Updated: 1:04 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Sunset photography

Break out your camera and take a hike with expert photographer Dr. Mimi Robidoux at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. Learn the best way to capture sunsets from several scenic vistas along the Littleleaf Trail. Don't forget a flashlight for the walk back.

The program is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The hike is free, but there is a park entry fee of $6 per vehicle.

Contact the park at (480) 655-5554, ext. 202, or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan for more information.

Coed volleyball league

The Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Road, is beginning an adult coed volleyball league on Tuesday.

Individual and team registrations are available. Teams must be composed of a maximum of 12 players and will play two matches per week over the course of the eight-week season. Registration fees are $65 for individuals or $250 per team.

For more information, call (480) 677-2372 or visit www.thebfsc.com.

'Day for Kids' at community center

The Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Department will team up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley for this event celebrating the importance of strong relationships between adults and youths in the community. Pingpong and air hockey tournaments, board games, raffles, face painting and tours of the fire department are some of the activities that will be taking place.

The "Day for Kids" is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Creek Community Center, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road. The first 50 kids will receive a free goody bag and T-shirt.

For more information, call (480) 358-3712 or visit queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=185.

Arizona Classic Team Roping

Arizona Classic Team Roping Summer of 2009 No. 10 Buckle Roping will run every Friday 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 & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road.

For information, contact Dell Trailor at (480) 215-4913.

Learn the secrets of the desert

Head out to San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, for the "Desert Survival 101" program. This ranger-led instructional lecture will teach attendees how to survive in the desert. Navigation, hydration, wildlife and the environment are some of the topics that will be covered. The talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

The lecture is free, but there is a park entry fee of $6 per vehicle.

Contact the park at (480) 655-5554, ext. 202, or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan for more information.

Fall recreational classes available

Are you looking to get the kids out of the house? Or perhaps you'd like to pick up a new skill or talent 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 being offered, visit www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=717. Registration fees and start dates vary depending on the class.

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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