Take a trip to Broadway without leaving Queen Creek. One of the most famous and longest running musicals of all time is coming to the stage at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road at 7:30 p.m. Monday. This enchanting Andrew Lloyd Webber show is filled with dancing and memorable songs certain to delight audiences.
Tickets are $45 to $65.
For more information, call (480) 987-7469 or visit www.qcpac.com.
Rodeo showcase and more
The Duane Ellsworth American Legion Post 129 Extravaganza will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday at the Queen Creek Horseshow Equestrian Park, 20464 E. Riggs Road. Some of the events featured will include bull riding, barrel racing, an arts and crafts fair, a car show and a live performance by Grammy Award-nominated country musician Michael Peterson.
Tickets to the event are $10, $5 for children on Friday and $15, $7.50 for children on Saturday.
For more information, call (480) 988-6266 or visit www.queencreeklegion.org.
The Queen Creek Writers Group will meet to discuss their craft and to network with fellow authors. Writers of all experience levels are invited to attend. The meeting will be 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.
For more information, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.
Recreational hockey league
There may not be any gold medals or ice, but if the Winter Olympics have gotten you in the mood to play some hockey, The Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Road, is accepting registration for a recreational league that begins play on Friday. The league will have an eight-week season, followed by a two-week playoff.
Sign-up fees are $125 for individuals or $1,200 for teams of up to 13 players.
Or if you're not into commitment, there's drop-in hockey every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $5.
For more information, call (480) 677-2372 or visit www.thebfsc.com.
Join instructor Judy McCutcheon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, for an interactive class on quilting. Adults and children of all skill levels are invited to come and express their creativity at this all-ages session.
Call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more information.
Bring a camera to capture the spectacular sights and the natural beauty of the outdoors on this 2.2-mile walk along the Stargazer Trail 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. During this ranger-led tour of the park participants will learn about the wide variety of wildflowers that bloom in the desert and where to find them.
The event is free, but there is a $6-per-vehicle park entry fee.
For more information, call (480) 655-5554, ext. 202 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan.
Water and energy conservation fair
Queen Creek and SRP will be hosting this informative event to show residents how they can conserve water and electricity while saving money as well. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Alternative methods of landscape watering will be on display along with interactive booths full of energy saving tips. SRP will be selling a limited supply of smart irrigation controllers at a 50 percent discount to attendees.
For more information, visit www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=124.
Winter recreation classes
Are you looking to get the kids out of the house? Or perhaps you'd like to pick up a new skill yourself?
Take a look at the slate of classes and programs available through Queen Creek's Parks and Recreation Department.
There are classes for all age groups and interests, ranging from physical fitness to instruction in the fine arts.
To see what's offered, visit www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=717.
Registration fees and start dates vary.