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Fridays Fitness Hike - Wagner Trail- McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Fridays Fitness Hike – Various locations in Park- ALL Fridays Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. We build up to a longer hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water. Meet at the Wagner Trail for this week's hike.

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.,Scottsdale, AZ 85269
Photo courtesy of www.visitphoenix.com, AZ  
Lunchtime Snake Feeding - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Stop by the Nature Center and watch our reptiles eat their lunch. Have you ever wondered how a snake eats without hands? This is your chance to see it happen! Join us at the Nature Center for the fun.

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 12:30 PM    Duration: about a half hour
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Estrella Mountain Park Nature Center
 
Matinee Movie in the Park - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Enjoy a relaxing day in the park. Bring a picnic lunch and let the kids enjoy one of Estrella’s four playgrounds before before the matinee movie at the Nature Center. Call for additional details on movie.

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 1:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave.
Goodyear, AZ  
85338
Clay Mine Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - PROGRAM CANCELLED
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us for adventure as we explore the Clay Mine! This will be an easy 2 mile hike (round trip). Once inside, we'll discuss the history of this mine and learn how its contents were used to "cure what ailed ya"! We'll supply the hard hats. You bring water, a flashlight, & sturdy shoes. Park in the Nature Center parking lot and follow the signs to the mine. This is an "open house" format, so you may come and go at your convenience during the designated time slot. Last tour at 5:30, the mine will be closed promptly 6pm. Watch the park’s website for more information, updates or changes, prior to the event.

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Nature Center parking lot/Overton Trailhead
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Snake Feeding
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
You can learn about the habits if some of the creatures of the desert by coming into the nature center during feeding time. (Caution - creatures are fed live animals so this could be upsetting to some people or small children.

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    
Speaker: Raymond
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Nature center
 
Address:
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, AZ  
85355
All About Bats - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What makes bats such fascinating creatures? What do they do in the dark? What are the different kinds of bats that live in this area? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about bats, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these mysterious mammals. Watch us feed our snakes after the program at 7pm. Then join our “Animal Flashlight Walk” at 7:30pm at no extra cost!

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 6:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Animal Flashlight Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
We are the nocturnal animals of the desert and we like to hide. Help Ranger B find us if you can! If you would like to learn about us and enjoy a night walk in the desert, then join Ranger B as he takes you on this exciting 1-mile/1-hour walk along the Merkle Trail. The Merkle Trail offers universal access and the hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, a flashlight, and closed-toe shoes. No pets, please. Location: Area 6. Join our “All About Bats” program inside our Nature Center at 6pm, and our snake feeding at 7pm at no extra cost!

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 7:30 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car