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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 5:05 pm | Updated: 1:44 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Pancake breakfast

Queen Creek will host a free pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the town hall courtyard, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. This community event will have games and activities for children of all ages.

Residents will also have the opportunity to learn more about the town, including the Town Council's five-year goals, future construction plans and road improvements.

For more information, call (480) 358-3192 or visit www.queencreek.org.

Tracking 101

If you have ever seen tracks and wondered what sort of animal left them, this informative program is for you. During this ranger-led workshop, you'll learn all about the clues and signs left by the various creatures that live in the desert. There will also be an opportunity to put your knowledge to use on a hike along the park's Stargazer Trail. Remember to bring sturdy shoes and a good supply of water.

The lesson is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The program is free, but there is a park entry fee of $6 per vehicle.

Contact the park at (480) 655-5554, ext. 202, or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan for more information.

Pumpkin & Chili Party

Take advantage of the cooler temperatures by getting out and visiting this autumn festival. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, will host its annual Pumpkin & Chili Party Thursdays through Sundays throughout October. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There will be rides, food, live music, games and fireworks. Admission is $14; children 2 and younger are admitted free. Queen Creek residents get in for half-price on Thursdays.

For more information, call (480) 987-3100 or visit schnepffarms.com.

Music jam

Children 9 to 18 who play a musical instrument or are interested in learning how to play are invited to check out this event. The Queen Creek Library Band will play some songs and allow participants to try out their instruments before a group jam session. The concert will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

For more information, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Car show

Cruise on down to see a variety of fancy cars and bikes at this free monthly event. Cast a ballot and help determine who wins the people's choice trophy. There will be music as well as food and drinks.

The show is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rhino Caffe, 22721 S. Ellsworth Road, No. 107. For more information, call (480) 987-2140 or visit www.rhinocaffe.net.

Writers group

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 at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information, call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Fall recreational classes available

Are you looking to get the kids out of the house? Or perhaps you'd like to pick up a new skill or talent 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 being offered, visit www.queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=717. Registration fees and start dates vary depending on the class.

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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