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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:38 pm | Updated: 3:08 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Dinosaur exhibit

Learn about a prehistoric creature's life and times in the exhibit "Therizinosaur: Mystery of the Sickle-Claw Dinosaur," at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald. See a mounted skeleton of the 13-foot-tall creature, along with artists' drawings of what it may have looked like as well as other ancient items.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 12 and free for those 2 and younger. For more information, call (480) 644-2230 or visit www.azmnh.org.

Dia de Los Muertos festival

This celebration of departed loved ones will include a wide variety of activities such as live music, artists' demonstrations and more. Events are scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Free. (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Basic computer skills

Anyone interested in learning their way around a personal computer can sign up for a free class that will cover how to use a mouse and keyboard, along with other introductory computer usage and techniques. The class will be 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the main branch of the Mesa Library, 64 E. First St. A valid Mesa library card and PIN are needed to participate. Class size is limited and tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the start time.

For more information, call (480) 644-2207 or visit www.mesalibrary.org.

'They Wait' stage performance

If you're still looking for scary thrills now that Halloween is over, this play is for you. "They Wait" tells the story of five people trapped in a warehouse surrounded by zombies and their struggle to survive against the undead and each other. Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street.

For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Learn how to start a book group

The Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road, will host the workshop "Start Your Own Book Discussion Group" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The program will go over the basic steps in creating and maintaining a lively group, as well as cover resources available through the Mesa library system. For more information, call (480) 644-3860 or visit www.mesalibrary.org.

Lunchtime concert

Pack a lunch and enjoy the outdoors along with a free midday musical performance 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Steel drummer Paul McDermand will provide the entertainment. For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Cooking class

Amateurs and experienced cooks alike will enjoy this session. Students will learn how to make a variety of cheesecakes, including a delicious turtle cheesecake. Classes will be 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Simply Impressive Cooking School, 3345 E. Downing St. Registration is $63 per class. For more information, call (480) 654-1981 or visit www.simplyimpressive.com.

Symphony performance

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony will present its fall concert performance 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Tickets for the concert are $4. For more information, call (480) 644-6500 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Dance lessons

If you're looking to improve your dance moves, Shall We Dance Phoenix and the Stars Ballroom, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, have teamed up to present "Dancing Under the Stars" from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday. For $10, this event will feature personal instruction from professional dance instructors in the fox trot and East Coast Swing. No partner is necessary to take part. For more information, call (480) 491-2393 or visit www.shallwedancephoenix.com.

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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