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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 3:15 pm | Updated: 3:08 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

'Tap Dogs’ performance

Audiences around the world have been wowed by this precision tap-dancing show. Now the award-winning high-energy dance production comes to the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $24 to $44.

'Tap Dogs’ performance

Audiences around the world have been wowed by this precision tap-dancing show. Now the award-winning high-energy dance production comes to the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $24 to $44.

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

'Living With Urban Wildlife’ lecture

Learn about the various wild animals that live among us every day. How do they survive? Are they dangerous? What should you do if you encounter them? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more from noon to 1 p.m. at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road.

The program is free, but there is a $6 park entry fee per vehicle.

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

Adopt a Retriever Rescue event

The nonprofit organization Arizona Retriever Rescue will host an event at Bookmans, 1056 S. Country Club Drive, at 1 p.m. today. Learn more about these wonderful dogs in need of a new home.

For more information, call (480) 946-8704 or visit www.azrr.org.

Nature center grand opening

The Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road, will host the grand opening of its new nature center on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The festivities will include an open house, guest speakers, guided hikes and light refreshments.

The event is free, but there is a $6 park entry fee per vehicle.

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

Dinner and a show

Enjoy a meal while watching a stage show as the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, presents “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical.” This song-filled play takes a humorous look at growing older along with the accompanying joys and burdens. Tickets range from $28 to $54 for adults and are $22 for kids younger than 12.

For showtimes and more information, call (480) 325-6700 or visit www.broadwaypalmwest.com.

'Express Yourself’ at craft day

As part of Bookmans’ monthlong “Fight Censorship” campaign, its Mesa location, 1056 S. Country Club Drive, will host an “Express Yourself Craft Day” for kids on Saturday.

This free event will have canvases to paint on, tote bags to decorate and modeling clay figures to sculpt. The program is scheduled to start at 1 p.m., but space is limited, so arriving early is suggested.

For more information, call (480) 835-0505 or visit www.bookmans.com.

Youth flag football registration

Sign-ups for the Mesa Parks and Recreation Department’s youth flag football league are open.

There will be five divisions for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. Games will be played on Saturdays, beginning Oct. 17, at Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Road.

The cost to play is $50 and includes at least six games and a jersey. There are also openings for volunteer coaches and assistants.

To register or for more information, call (480) 644-3040 or visit www.mesaaz.gov/parksrec/youth.

'My Favorite Monster’ art 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 in Mesa.

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 an event that you would like to see listed, send the details via e-mail to getout@evtrib.com.

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