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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:24 pm | Updated: 3:38 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Spring breakfield trips

Kids age 6 to 17 on vacation from school are invited to take part in a series of field trips sponsored by the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Department. On Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a trip to the San Tan Historical Society Museum and the San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Attendees will learn about the rich history of the people in the area at the historical society, and then discover the wonders and natural beauty of the local environment at the park. Registration for the trip is $3.

On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a trip to Peter Piper Pizza. Participants will be able to have fun with video games, music and attractions while enjoying tasty pizza. Registration for the trip is $6.

Advance registration is required to take part. Trips will depart from the Queen Creek Community Center, 22047 S. Ellsworth Road.

For more information, call (480) 358-3700 or visit queencreek.org/Index.aspx?page=661.

Movies and crafts

A weeklong extravaganza of outer-space-themed movies and craft activities will begin Monday at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road. Titles to be shown include "Star Wars," "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Wall-E," "Aliens in the Attic" and "E.T." The movies will be shown on the park's movie screen and begin at 10 a.m. each day.

The program 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.

Beat-making workshop

The art of creating beats once centered in rap and electronica has evolved to encompass a wide variety of musical genres. Teens interested in learning the steps behind making beats will want to check out this workshop, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

Shining Soul Music will show how the latest technology, including samplers, turntables and mixers, is used to create music. This interactive workshop is sure to entertain and enlighten.

Advance registration is required to take part.

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

Discover Ireland

The Passport to Discovery celebration will provide entertainment for the whole family with activities ranging from egg hunts, to live music, to a salsa challenge and much more. The free event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road.

This year's festivities will focus on Ireland and its culture.

For more information, call (480) 358-3700 or visit queencreek.org/index.aspx?page=406.

Intermediate Web, e-mail instruction

If you already know the basics and are looking to take the next step in your knowledge of e-mail and Internet usage, this class may be for you. Bring your questions and goals and be ready to learn 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

Advance registration is required to take part.

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

Evening nature hike

Learn about local wildlife on this ranger-led walk along the Littlefield Trail in San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road Thursday at 7 p.m. Find out how the animals of the desert manage to survive in the harsh climate and how to stay safe if you should encounter one in the wild.

The program 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.

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.

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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