Recreational classes offered
Classes in music, Tai Chi, exercise, self-defense, art, crafts, writing and more are available this summer at Queen Creek’s Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.
The courses are available for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Schedules and costs vary depending on the individual class.
A detailed listing of classes and registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation Web site at queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=717.
Fans of the gym class staple game of dodgeball can participate in a co-ed dodgeball tournament on Saturday at the Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Road. Players must be at least 10 years old. There will be three age brackets and the six-player teams will be randomly selected. There is a $10 registration fee before Thursday and a $15 fee after that. For more information, call (480) 677-2372 or visit www.thebfsc.com.
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.
Youth center summer programs
From video game tournaments and arts and crafts to field trips and an ice-skating rink, Queen Creek’s Youth and Teen Center has a number of activities this summer.
Free drop-in programs are also available at the center. Activities including games and fitness programs are available at various times of the day for children who fill out a registration card.
The center is also setting up various field trips over the summer that cost $12 to $20, depending on the location. Registration opens for each field trip two weeks before the trip.
The Youth and Teen Center is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays during the summer at 22407 S. Ellsworth Road. Visit the Web site at queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=185 for more information.
Punt, Pass and Kick registration
This national skills competition gives boys and girls 8 to 15 the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in punting, passing and placekicking. Winners of the local tournament will have the opportunity to compete for a spot in the team championships held at University of Phoenix Stadium during an Arizona Cardinals game.
The event will take place August 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road. To ensure a spot, early registration is suggested. Registration begins Monday. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 358-3700 or www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=511.
Bring a blanket and watch a family-friendly film in the new nature center from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. This week’s movie will be “Bolt,” about a dog that thinks he’s a superhero and his struggles to get home. Concessions will be for sale or visitors may bring their own to enjoy.
A ranger will give a short presentation relating to the week’s film. 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.