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<September 2013>

Wednesday Wellness Walk - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
These early morning walks are geared for anyone who wants to start walking their way toward better health and wellness. Meet at the Gila Trailhead and walk on the 0.5-mile barrier free trail. Get off the couch and get moving with others who have the same goals. As you build your fitness level, you can increase your distance. You are in control of how fast and how far you choose to go each week. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Leave your excuses at home. Meet at the Gila Trailhead.

Date: 9/11/2013
Time: 7:00 AM    Duration: It's up to you!
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
Location: Gila Trailhead - Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Tortoise Talks - McDowell Park Visitor Center
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Tortoise Talks Come meet our tortoises, Lily, Lady, McKenzie, and Scarlett, and baby tortoises, too! Help Ranger Amy feed them brunch! Find out why you should never pick up a wild tortoise, and learn about tortoises that are looking for homes. Don’t forget your camera – our tortoises are very photogenic (and they move slowly so you can get great pictures). Meet out back of the Visitor Center.

Date: 9/11/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ  
Digital Photography – Intermediate Level - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Are you comfortable moving your camera off of the automatic settings? If you are and you are ready to look at some of the more advanced features of your DSLR camera, then this class is for you! Nature Photographer, Steven Lewis, will be discussing the reasons for using RAW versus JPeG, what white balance is and how it is important or not that important in shooting, different metering systems, and different autofocus. He will also have a brief discussion on wildlife photography including some of the ethical challenges for a wildlife photographer. Depending on time, bring along a flash drive with two of your best nature pictures and the class will critique them. Location: Nature Center

Date: 9/11/2013
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car