If you’re new to the Sonoran desert or just want to learn more about it, you might enjoy this informational hike at Usery Mountain Park. After a question-and-answer session, you’ll take a brief quarter-mile stroll along the Desert Hawk Trail. Water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

DETAILS >> 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 Usery Pass Road, Mesa. $6 per vehicle. (480) 984-0032 or Maricopa.gov/parks/usery.

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