Wake up to “what’s cooking” in Queen Creek at the free community pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Queen Creek Town Hall courtyard, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road.
Hosted by the Queen Creek Town Council, this casual event is an opportunity for residents to learn what’s happening in the town, share their feedback about specific projects and enjoy a breakfast with friends and neighbors.
This year’s event is sponsored by IHOP and Starbucks. IHOP will provide pancake batter, butter and syrup, and Starbucks will provide the coffee, juice and water, according to a press release.
Two highlights of the annual event will include the Touch-a-Truck zone, where kids and adults can peek inside the construction, utility and emergency vehicles that move dirt, dig holes, fix traffic signals and respond to emergencies; and the holiday parade art activity, where kids can get creative and help decorate the town council parade float.
Town representatives will be on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects. Topics to be covered include: the town council’s five-year goals, Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, road improvements, sewer and wastewater projects, economic development goals and strategies, dust control initiatives, Queen Creek water service, fire service, public safety and trash and recycling.
Also, the town will offer a free recycling event on Nov. 19. From 8 a.m. to noon, residents can recycle electronics, metals and appliances as part of America Recycles Day.
Free paper-shredding will also be available at the event, which will be held at the Queen Creek Library, northwest section of the parking lot, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Recyclable items can be taken to the Queen Creek Recycle Center on Ellsworth Road, just north of Crewes Lane.
In addition, the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department will offer free flu shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day at Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Provided by Chandler Regional Medical Center, the Quadrivalent vaccine protects against the viruses expected to be active this season.
The Quadrivalent protects against the following strands: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) pdmo9-like virus, A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus, B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (B/Victoria lineage) and B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage), according to the release.
No insurance information is needed. Shots are available for individuals 6 months and older. An initial screening will be completed prior to receiving the shot. Individuals may be referred elsewhere based on the individuals need.
To guarantee a flu shot people may sign up online at www.queencreek.org.