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Posted: Saturday, October 3, 2009 5:32 pm | Updated: 3:08 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Youth fishing day

The Arizona Game & Fish Department will host a free morning of fishing from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Road. The preserve at the lake is stocked with a variety of fish, including catfish, trout and bass.

This event is a great opportunity to give children a chance to try their hands at fishing. If you don't have a fishing pole, gear and bait will be provided for free to the first 100 participants.

For more information, call (480) 503-6242.

Outdoor concert

As part of the town's monthly "Concerts in the Park" series, the band Exit 40 will perform from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Freestone Park amphitheater, 1015 E. Juniper Ave.

Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy this free evening concert. Food and drinks will be available for sale as well.

For more information, call (480) 503-6200 or visit www.ci.gilbert.az.us/parks/concert.cfm.

BARKtoberfest

This festival celebrates all things canine with dog adoptions, contests, games, live entertainment and more. Events will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gilbert Towne Center, 90 E. Civic Center Drive. Admission is free, but there are fees for some activities. Proceeds raised from the event go to benefit homeless animals in the community.

For more information, call (602) 377-7558 or visit www.azfriends.org.

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.

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

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' play

The Copperstar Repertory Company will present a production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the biblical saga "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

The play is filled with a variety of musical numbers designed to entertain the whole family.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, along with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.

For more information, call (480) 699-1655 or visit www.copperstarrep.org.

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.

'She Loves Me' romantic comedy musical

The Hale Centre Theatre will present the play "She Loves Me" through Saturday. This romantic comedy musical is set in Europe in the 1930s and details the love between pen pals.

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

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

Genealogy club

Learn how to explore the history of your family with Steve Packer, outreach coordinator at the Mesa Family History Center. The club will meet at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Perry Branch Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Road.

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