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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 4:37 pm | Updated: 12:56 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Learn about the numerous poisonous animals that live in the desert, including Gila monsters, scorpions, centipedes and more, at 'Venomous Creatures of the Desert' on Saturday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park.

'Venomous Creatures of the Desert'

Learn about the numerous poisonous animals that live in the desert, including Gila monsters, scorpions, centipedes and more. Find out how they use their natural abilities to protect themselves and how you can stay safe if you encounter them in the wild. This lecture will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road.

If you want to put your new knowledge to work, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the park will host a "Black Light Special: Scorpion Scavenger Hunt." On this one-mile hike, participants will use black lights to search for specimens of the giant desert hairy scorpion. Black lights will be available for rent for $3.

Both of the programs are free, but the park has a $6 per vehicle entry fee.

For more information, contact the park at (480) 655-5554, or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan.

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' story time

Kids can celebrate the opening of the animated movie by reading the original book, singing songs about food and making crafts with pasta. The festivities will be held 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Space is limited, so arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

Call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more information.

Chuck Wicks

A country musician and recent competitor on television's "Dancing With the Stars," Chuck Wicks brings his catalogue of songs to the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road, as part of the 2009-10 Country Series. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets range from $25 to $49.

For tickets and more information, call (480) 987-7469 or visit www.qcpac.com/cs.htm.

Introductory computer classes

Those interested in learning the basics of e-mail and how to use a word processing program will have the opportunity to do so in two classes this week. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, will host "Microsoft Word for Beginners" and from 11 a.m. to noon "E-mail for Beginners." Advance registration is required to attend the classes.

Call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more information.

Soccer league registration

The Barney Family Sports Complex is accepting sign-ups for teams and individuals who wish to take part in men's or coed soccer leagues beginning the first week of October. Games will be played at night on Mondays or Fridays in the men's league and Thursdays in the coed league. Teams must be made up of between six and 12 players.

League fees are $720 per team or $80 per individual.

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

Arizona Classic Team Roping

This Friday will be the final event in the Arizona Classic Team Roping Summer of 2009 No. 10 Buckle Roping.

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 the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road.

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

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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