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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:29 pm | Updated: 3:41 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

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.

Nature and scenery walks

Get some exercise while exploring the natural beauty of the outdoors on these two hikes. Learn about the animals that call the desert home during an after-dark walk through the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. Witness the park's unique sights under a starlit sky while participating in this one-mile long ranger-guided hike along the Goldmine Trail from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Remember to bring water and a flashlight.

Or if you're feeling more ambitious, there will be a five-mile hike to see some of the park's spectacular scenery from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. This hike will showcase the parks crested saguaro.

The hikes 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.

Kids origami

Children age 7 to 11 are invited to this creative event at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Kids will learn how to fold paper to create numerous different animals and fun objects that they can take home. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to experts. The program will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Art and music

If you're looking for some culture, check out the work of local artists from around the Valley. A variety of arts and crafts will be on display and up for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rhino Caffe, 22721 S. Ellsworth Road, No. 107.

Those who attend can also enjoy food and drink specials while listening to great local music. There will be live entertainment from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the cafe. This free open mic event will provide a venue for area musicians to perform.

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

Book discussion group

Meet fellow reading enthusiasts and talk about various interesting topics. This month's gathering will focus on books by Native American authors.

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.

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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