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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 4:35 pm | Updated: 1:27 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Henna tattoo workshop

Body artist Nancy Kartoon will teach children 12 to 18 about the history of henna tattoos made from plant-based inks. Participants must have a signed parental permission slip to take part in the class and receive a tattoo, which is temporary but can last several weeks if cared for. Henna dye will be for sale for $5 for those interested in creating their own designs at home. Spots are limited and registration is required. The workshop will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information, contact the library at (602) 652-3000 or www.mcldaz.org.

Car show

Check out 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 #107. For more information, call (480) 987-2140 or www.rhinocaffe.net.

Youth center summer programs

From video game tournaments and arts and crafts to field trips and an ice-skating rink, Queen Creek's Youth and Teen Center has a number of activities this summer.

Free drop-in programs are also available at the center. Activities including games and fitness programs are available at various times of the day for children who fill out a registration card.

The center is also setting up various field trips over the summer that cost $12 to $20, depending on the location. Registration opens for each field trip two weeks before the trip.

The Youth and Teen Center is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays during the summer at 22407 S. Ellsworth Road. Visit the Web site at queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=185 for more information.

Sign up for amulti-sport camp

The Barney Family Sports Complex, 22050 E. Queen Creek Road, is accepting registrations for their five-day sports camp for kids 7 to 17. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 to July 25. Sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football and more will be offered during the week. The camp costs $275 and includes lunches and a T-shirt. To register or for more information, contact (480) 677-2372 or www.thebfsc.com.

Scorpion hunt

Take part in a guided one-mile hike from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, in search of one of the desert's most interesting creatures, the giant desert hairy scorpion. Learn more about these and other desert-dwelling animals. The trek will take place at night and use black lights to detect the fluorescent glow of the scorpions. Bring water and a flashlight and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Black lights will be available for rent at the visitors center. The hike is free, but there is a $6 entrance fee to the park per vehicle. For more information, call (480) 655-5554 ext. 202 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan.

Writers group

Join other local writers for a discussion group from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Published and non-published authors of all genres are welcome. Take the opportunity to network and share tricks of the trade with your peers. For more information, contact the library at (602) 652-3000 or www.mcldaz.org.

Summer reading program for youth

Reading can earn Queen Creek kids and teens prizes this summer.

The Maricopa County Library District's summer reading program runs through July 25, with programs available for children and teens.

Participants can track their reading or parents can track the reading they do with their small children, and prizes will be awarded for different amounts read.

Visit the Queen Creek Public Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, or go to www.mcldaz.org to register for the program.

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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