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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:08 pm | Updated: 2:48 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

'Desert Mythbusters’ lunch seminar

Bring a lunch and your questions to this informative and entertaining ranger-led presentation. Learn the truths and fallacies behind many of the myths about our desert from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, The presentation is free, but there is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee.

'Desert Mythbusters’ lunch seminar

Bring a lunch and your questions to this informative and entertaining ranger-led presentation. Learn the truths and fallacies behind many of the myths about our desert from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, The presentation is free, but there is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee.

Contact the park at (480) 984-0032 or www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery for more information.

Mardi Gras tubing on the Salt River

Beat the heat while enjoying the festivities at Salt River Tubing’s “Mardi Gras Madness on the Salt River” event. Prizes will be given for the best costumes.

Enjoy the beads and cajun music while floating down the river from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Salt River Tubing, 1320 N. Bush Highway. Tube rental costs $15 and includes a shuttle bus service.

For more information, contact (480) 984-3305 or visit www.saltrivertubing.com.

Flag football league registration

The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for the fall adult flag football league. All teams are guaranteed at least 7 games over the course of the season, which begins Sept. 2. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings at Riverview Park, 2100 W. 8th St. The league fee is $475 per team.

For more information or to register, call 644-4196 or visit www.mesaaz.gov/adultsports.

Improv comedy performance

The National Comedy Theatre presents an improvised comedy show based on audience suggestions. Two teams of comedians will compete to see who can generate more laughs from the audience. There will be two shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. at the National Comedy Theatre, 1111 S. Longmore Road, Mesa.

Admission is $10 to $12. Call (602) 374-5638 or visit www.nctphoenix.com for more information.

Glass beading class

Learn to create a beaded watch band in this creative glass project.

No experience is necessary to participate in this one-day workshop. All supplies are provided, including the watch. The class will meet 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kachina Stained Glass, 1762 S. Greenfield Road, Suite 101.

The class will cost $50. For more information or to register, call (480) 655-2000 or visit www.kachinastainedglass.com.

'All About Mountain Lions’ lecture

How do mountain lions survive in the desert? How can you protect yourself from them? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this hour-long lecture.

After the talk, take advantage of the cooler nighttime temperatures to participate in a ranger-guided hike.

The one-mile hike will provide the opportunity to learn about the various animals that dwell in the desert. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight, water and comfortable shoes.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. The park entry fee is $6 per vehicle.

Contact the park at (480) 984-0032 or www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery for more information.

'My Favorite Monster’ exhibit

The Arizona Museum for Youth takes a lighthearted look at monsters created by a variety of artists. Kids can explore a monster’s castle, star in a monster movie and even make a monster of their own. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 35 N. Robson. Admission is $6.50. For more information, contact the museum at (480) 644-2467.

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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