Introduction to bird-watching
This beginning bird-watching class is perfect for those wanting to get into the hobby. Learn the fundamentals of bird appreciation and how to identify various species.
This six-week class meets on Mondays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning Aug. 31 in the library classroom at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road. There will also be four weekend field trips. The registration fee is $50.
For more information, call (480) 503-6200 or visit www.gilbertrecreation.com.
Wildlife garden experience
Explore and work in the wildlife gardens of the Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road, with plant biologist Jennie Rambo.
Hear about how the preserve maintains a healthy and diverse environment. Learn how you can use similar techniques in your own home garden.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact the Riparian Preserve at (480) 503-7644 or www.riparianinstitute.org.
Adult recreational basketball leagues
Registration opens Monday for teams that would like to participate in the fall session of the adult recreational basketball league.
Divisions for men’s and women’s teams are available.
All teams must submit a completed roster of between five and 15 players to the Community Services Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, by Sept. 4 to be included. League fees are $540 per team.
Men’s league games will be played at Greenfield Junior High School, 101 S. Greenfield Road, and women’s league games will be played at South Valley Junior High School, 2034 S. Lindsay Road. Game times will vary depending on division.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 503-6200 or www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks.
Charity golf tournament
Hit the links Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this golf event designed to benefit the Gilbert Police Department. The tournament will include prizes, music, raffles and more. The $75 registration will include green fees, a golf cart, range balls, breakfast and lunch.
Call (480) 203-3712 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Recreation classes available
Looking to get the kids out of the house? Interested in picking up a new skill? Registration is open for a fall slate of Gilbert recreational classes.
Take a look at the wide variety of activities offered by the town at the Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road. Dance, sports, education, fitness and martial arts are just a few of the courses offered. Registration fees and starting dates vary.
For more information or to register, call (480) 503-6221 or visit www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks.
'Beauty and the Beast’ stage show
The Hale Centre Theatre will present the award-winning stage show “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through Saturday.
The theater is located at 50 W. Page Ave. Ticket prices are $23 for matinees and $25 for evening shows.
For showtimes or to purchase tickets, call (480) 497-1181 or visit www.haletheatrearizona.com.
Tuesday time travel
Kids ages 5 to 9 are invited to learn about the culture and history of ancient Rome.
Several hands-on activities will highlight this free presentation scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road. Space is limited and advance registration is required for the event.
For more information or to register, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.