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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:01 pm | Updated: 1:56 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Cactus Fiesta

Looking to save some money on your water bill? Check out the Cactus Fiesta 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. This educational event will provide the opportunity to learn more about the numerous species of low-water plants and landscaping options available.www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx

Cactus Fiesta

Looking to save some money on your water bill? Check out the Cactus Fiesta 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. This educational event will provide the opportunity to learn more about the numerous species of low-water plants and landscaping options available. Paul Wolterbeek of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum will be the guest speaker. There will be merchants on hand, activities for kids, door prizes and more.

For more information, call (480) 358-3003 or visit www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=588.

Movie night

Bring a blanket and watch a family-friendly film on the big screen in the nature center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. This week’s movie will be “Race to Witch Mountain.” This remake of the 1975 Disney classic stars The Rock. Concessions will be for sale or visitors may bring their own to enjoy. 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.

Car 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 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rhino Caffe, 22721 S. Ellsworth Road No. 107.

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

Scorpion hunt

Take part in a guided one-mile hike from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, in search of one of the desert’s most interesting creatures, the giant desert hairy scorpion. Learn more about how they survive and thrive in the harsh conditions in which they dwell. The trek will take place at night and use black lights to detect the fluorescent glow of the scorpions. Bring water and a flashlight and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Black lights will be available for rent at the visitors center. The hike is free, but there is a $6 entrance fee to the park per vehicle. For more information, call (480) 655-5554 ext. 202 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan.

3-on-3 basketball tournament

If you and a few friends are looking to shoot some hoops, the Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Road, will be hosting a 3-on-3 tournament Thursday . There will be four age brackets, ranging from first grade to adults. Teams will require a four-person roster and can be men, women or co-ed. All teams will play at least three games in the tournament. Registration fees vary from $50 to $75 before Monday and $75 to $100 after that.

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

Evening animal walk

Take advantage of the cooler nighttime temperatures to participate in a ranger-guided hike.

The one-mile walk will be preceded by an informative lecture on various animals that dwell in the desert. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight and comfortable shoes.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. The park entry fee is $6 per vehicle.

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

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 and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road.

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

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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