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<July 2014>

Summer Reading Program, Sonoran Style! - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Hey kids! Take a break from the heat and join Ranger Jessica in the air-conditioned Nature Center classroom for some reading and coloring time. A variety of fun books about the Sonoran Desert will be available for you to read so you can earn some points toward your summer reading goal. You will also earn an extra 25 points for attending the program. Maybe Ranger Jessica will even introduce you to one of the friendly snakes that live at the Nature Center! This program is open house-style (arrive when you want and stay as long as you want) and is geared toward children under 12.

Date: 7/9/2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: free
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Nature Center classroom
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
"Just for Kids" - Creature Feature - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Families, are you looking for something cool to do this summer? Grab a mat, pillow, or blanket, and watch a fun movie inside our cool Nature Center! Every Wednesday in July we will feature a different animal movie at 2 pm. These movies are family-friendly and fun for all ages. Concessions will be available for purchase, however you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks – no glass bottles, please. In today’s movie: “Escape to Grizzly Mountain”, a brave boy travels back in time to try to save a grizzly bear cub. Will he be able to do it? Come to Usery Park and find out! Location: Nature Center. NOTE: This program is part of the “County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer” promotion. At the end of the program, we will give away a free family four-pack (4 free tickets to the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park – a $160 value!!)

Date: 7/9/2014
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Night Shredders - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Welcome to the Night Shredders! If you’re like most riders, you've probably had enough of these hot days and no chance to ride during the week before or after work. The great news is we have an option for you. If you would like to try mountain bike riding at night, come on out and we will show you everything you need to know about conquering the trail at night. Biking at night is exciting, different and occasionally a little scary. Using artificial lighting to pick your way through a tight and winding trail can get pretty hairy. Cactus, bushes and trees that you may have seen 30 times before while riding during the day, now have giant menacing shadows and small 3 inch drops that look like a bottomless pit. Our philosophy "No Rider Left Behind” means we ride together in a group for safety reasons. To ride with us, a helmet is mandatory. Please bring plenty of water, an extra tube and 2 sources of light. We meet every Wednesday in front of the flag pole at 8pm. We’ll see you on the trail soon!

Date: 7/9/2014
Time: 8:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle entrance
More Info:
Location: Meet at the Flag Pole
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ