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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:18 pm | Updated: 3:02 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Celebrate local authors

Come out and meet some of the fine literary talents who call Arizona home. The Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, will hold a panel discussion with 14 local Arizona authors on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. They will be available to answer questions, sign books, talk about the "Big Read" program and more. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more information.

Animal night hike

If you have ever wondered what sort of wildlife inhabits our desert, this program is for you. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, join this ranger-guided one-mile hike along the Littleleaf Trail at the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. Ranger B will talk about the variety of animals living here in the desert. Remember to bring water and a flashlight.

The hike 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.

Introductory computer classes

Those interested in learning the basics of computer and Internet usage will have the opportunity to do so in two classes this week. On Thursday, the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, will host "Introduction to Computers" from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and "Introduction to the Internet" from 11 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required to attend the classes.

Call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more information.

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 6 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.

Fireman story time

Children 2 to 6 are invited to this special story session with the Queen Creek Fire Department. The event will be 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Zane Grey Room at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Space is limited, and tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the event begins.

Call (602) 652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more information.

Arizona Classic Team Roping

Arizona Classic Team Roping Summer of 2009 No. 10 Buckle Roping will run every Friday through Sept. 25.

A current United States Team Roping Championships card is needed to enter the competition. Fees are $25 per person, and you may enter eight times.

Entries start at 6 p.m. and roping starts at 7 p.m. at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road.

For more information, contact Dell Trailor at (480) 215-4913.

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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