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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 5:24 pm | Updated: 1:18 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

'Autumn Days at the Preserve' program

This fun and educational program is perfect for children 7 to 14 on their fall break from school. They will spend the day with the Riparian Institute staff learning about birds, plants, insects, the environment and other topics. The day will also include an archaeology or dinosaur dig and a trip to the observatory.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road. It will be offered Tuesday through Friday. Registration is $25.

To register or for more information, call (480) 503-6200 or visit www.gilbertrecreation.com.

Bo Bice concert

This Southern rocker shot to fame as a finalist on "American Idol." Even without winning the competition, he has gone on to achieve success in the musical world.

He'll take the stage at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from $28 to $36.

For more information, call (480)782-2680 or visit www.higleyarts.org.

Scooter festival

Scooter owners and fans will meet up on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Joe's Farm Grill, 3000 E. Ray Road. There will be vendors, events, live music and more. There will be several prizes, including scooters, given away in a raffle to benefit Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

For more information, call (602) 506-7387 or visit www.fatcatscooter.com.

Nature walks

Enjoy cooler early-morning temperatures while getting out into nature and learning more about butterflies and dragonflies. Take the opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Basic identification techniques will be taught as part of this all-ages walk, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road. The cost is $5.

There will also be free bird walks around the preserve beginning at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit www.riparianinstitute.org.

The Big Read meeting and film screening

The Big Read program attempts to encourage the community to read and talk about a single book. This time around, Ray Bradbury's science-fiction classic "Farenheit 451" is the focus. Readers are invited to meet and discuss the book on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Perry Branch Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Road. Afterward, the movie adaptation of the novel will be shown at 11:30 a.m.

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

'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' stage show

The Hale Centre Theatre will present the play "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Thursday through Nov. 28.

This classic musical romantic comedy tells the tale of a woman's attempt to civilize and marry off her numerous wild brothers-in-law.

The theater is located at 50 W. Page Ave. Ticket prices are $22 for matinees and $24 for evening shows.

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 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.

Riparian Preserve tour

Explore the Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road, on this ranger-guided tour. The interpretive walk, at 8:30 a.m. Monday, will showcase the many highlights of the preserve. A $3 donation is requested to take part.

For more information, visit www.riparianinstitute.org.

Go and Do events are compiled by Tribune writer Chris Adams. If you have an event that you would like to see listed, send the details via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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