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Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:05 pm | Updated: 2:32 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Butterfly and dragonfly walk

Join the Desert Rivers Audubon Society and experience flier season. Take the opportunity to observe and learn about these beautiful creatures that live at the preserve.

Basic identification techniques will be taught as part of this all-ages walk, which is scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday at the Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road. The cost is $5.

For more information, visit www.riparianinstitute.org.

Diamondbacks trip for seniors

Baseball fans age 60 and up are invited to take part in this trip to watch the D-Backs in their series finale against the New York Mets. Cheer for the home team from seats along the first-base line at Chase Field. The van will depart from the Gilbert Community Center, 130 N. Oak St., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Registration is $18.

For more information, call (480) 503-6060.

'Classics Book Discussion Group'

The Southeast Library's monthly "Classics Book Discussion Group" will meet and talk about Robert Louis Stevenson novel "The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses."

The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road.

For more information, contact the library at (602) 652-3000 or www.mcldaz.org.

Adult recreational softball leagues

Registration has opened for teams that would like to participate in the fall session of adult recreational softball.

Categories for men's, women's and coed teams are available.

All teams must submit a completed roster of at least 10 players to the Community Services Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, by Aug. 21 to be included. Fees vary based on team residency and league format.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 503-6200 or www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks.

Astronomy lecture and star viewing

Various astronomy concepts and new discoveries will be discussed during this monthly lecture series at 8 p.m. Friday in the library classroom at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road. A $3 donation is requested for the lecture. Afterward, the East Valley Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up outside for a free public star-viewing party.

'Beauty and the Beast' stage show

The Hale Centre Theatre will present the award-winning stage show "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" through Aug. 29.

The theater is located at 50 W. Page Ave. Ticket prices are $23 for matinees and $25 for evening shows. Children's tickets are $10 through Saturday.

For showtimes or to purchase tickets, call (480) 497-1181 or visit www.haletheatrearizona.com.

Recreation classes available

Looking to get the kids out of the house? Interested in picking up a new skill? Registration is open for the fall slate of 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.

Ice-skating classes for children

Children ages 3 and older can learn fundamental skills involved in ice skating, including stops, turns and backward skating.

The monthlong classes meet on Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 18, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for kids 3 to 6 years old and 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for kids 7 and older. The classes cost $60 and will be held at Polar Ice, 2305 E. Knox Road.

For more information or to register, call (480) 503-6221 or visit www.ci.gilbert.az.us/eservices/parks.

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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