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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2009 4:28 pm | Updated: 12:34 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

How do bees survive in the desert? How can you protect yourself from them? Bring a lunch and learn about one of the most important insects in the environment in this presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road.

'All About Bees’ lecture

How do bees survive in the desert? How can you protect yourself from them? Bring a lunch and learn about one of the most important insects in the environment in this presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. The discussion 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

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Belly dancing class

Learn basic moves and styles in this beginning belly dancing class. This four-week class will teach posture and body awareness. The class meets 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 4 at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., or from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 5. Registration for the class costs $30. For more information or to register, call (480) 644-6520 or visit www.mesaartscenter.com.

Creature feature

Bring a pillow and watch a family-friendly film in the new nature center from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. This week’s movie will be “Bee Movie.” Concessions will be for sale or visitors may bring their own to enjoy. A ranger will give a short presentation relating to the week’s film. The movie 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.

Soccer camp

Kids 4 to 16 can strengthen their soccer skills and learn more about the game during this five-day camp. Participants will receive professional coaching, evaluation and training. The camp runs 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Countryside Park, 1120 S. 32nd St. The registration fee is $99 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call (888) 857-6222 or visit www.ayso688.org.

Dive-in movie

Beat the heat and enjoy the animated movie “Madagascar 2” while floating in a wave pool at Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave. The water park opens at 7 p.m. Monday and the movie will begin showing at 8:15 p.m. Admission is $12. For more information, call (480) 834-8319 or visit www.golfland.com/mesa.

Morning fitness hike

For those early risers looking for some exercise, this is for you. Come take part in a three-mile group hike along mostly level trails at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road. Make some new friends while trekking through spectacular scenery. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. Contact the park at (480) 984-0032 or www.maricopa.gov/parks/usery for more information.

'The Jungle Book’ stage show

Children will be delighted as Rudyard Kipling’s classic story is brought to life on the stage, 1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa. Tickets are $16, and include a kid-friendly lunch buffet. For tickets or more information, call (480) 325-6700 or visit www.broadwaypalmwest.com.

'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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