Council meeting, Earth Day, lunch mob, gardening tips coming soon
The following is a list of upcoming classes, meetings and events taking place in Queen Creek. E-mail your classes and meetings information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the name of the event, time, date, location with address and contact information along with a brief description of the event.
•Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Public hearings do not begin before 7 p.m. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.
•Queen Creek Recycles for Earth Day: 8 a.m.-noon, Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 Ellsworth Road, northwest section of parking lot. Only residents with a current town of Queen Creek trash and recycling account that present a water bill (within 45 days) can participate in the recycle event. Items to be accepted for recycling include: electronics, appliances, scrap metal, tires (up to four per vehicle) and paper to be shredded (up to five boxes per vehicle). New this year, organizers will also accept latex or water-based paint. No oil based paint will be accepted. Paint must be in original container, labeled and have a closed lid. Containers cannot exceed five gallons in size. No limit. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org/DoMoreBlue or call 480-358-3000.
•Lunch Mob: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce at a different member restaurant on the last Thursday of every month. The April 27 luncheon will be held 11:30-12:30 p.m. at Mi Casa Guadalajara, 21824 S. Ellsworth Road. For information and to register, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.
•Pleasing the Pollinators Workshop: 9 a.m.-noon, Queen Creek Town Hall, Founders Room, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Free admission. Many winged creatures pollinate the plants that provide brilliant color and fragrance in local gardens. Invite hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees and even bats into the landscape. Learn about habitat requirements and the plants that different pollinators favor and then be on the way to creating a rewarding garden for one’s pleasure as well as a critical haven for declining pollinator populations. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org.
•MCSO Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6—Queen Creek at the MCSO substation, 22308 S. Ellsworth Road.The Take-Back event provides an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, and expired prescriptions and over the counter medication; liquids, needles and inhalers will not be accepted. To reach MCSO’s non-emergency number, call 602-876-1011. For additional information about MCSO, visit QueenCreek.org/MCSO.
•Free Blood Pressure Check: 9-10 a.m., Queen Creek Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department provides free blood pressure checks on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call the non-emergency number at 480-644-2400.
•Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m., Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.
•Women’s HealthRhythms Drumming: 6:30-8 p.m., Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. For women ages 18 and older. $10 cash at door. Walk-ins are welcome. Instructor SusyJeanne Manning uses drumming and other recreational music-making as a tool for wellness. The activity has been known to reduce stress, improve mood and enhance creativity in people. Call or text 480-862-3306 for registration or questions or visit www.drumcircles4allseasons.com.
•Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Highberger Hall, 20615 E. Ocotillo Road. Drink extra water and eat a meal prior to donating blood. Schedule a blood donation at www.bloodhero.com. Use code: ourladygcc. Or call 602-318-5105. For information about donor eligibility, call 480-674-5497.
•Network QC Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m., Queen Creek Branch Library, Zane Grey Room, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Monthly membership meeting presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other members and present a 30-second verbal commercial to the group. Cost to attend is $5 for chamber members and $10 for future members. Fee can be paid by cash or check at the door. For more information, call the chamber office at 480-888-1709.
•Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek: 6:30 p.m., Queen Creek Unified School District administrative building, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road in Queen Creek. The club meets on the second and third Tuesdays of the month. For more information, visit http://queen-creek-az.kiwanisone.org/.
•Lunch Mob: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce at a different member restaurant on the last Thursday of every month. The location for May is Pita Pit, 21202 S. Ellsworth Loop Road No.110. For information and to register, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Queen Creek: Open 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 22411 S. Ellsworth Road at Founders’ Park. Opens earlier on early-release days at schools. After-school program for ages 5-12 is 2-7 p.m. Teen program for ages 13-18 is 2-8 p.m. The areas used on a daily basis include three rooms and an outdoor field space. For more information, call 480-358-3769.
Senior Activities Program: 9 a.m.-noon, Queen Creek Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Enjoy interacting with adults ages 50 and older. There is no fee to attend, but attendees are asked to complete a senior registration form prior to participating. Some field trips and activities may require a nominal fee. Monthly events include a birthday celebration, guest speakers and weekly bingo. For more information, call Christina Lopez at 480-358-3718 or visit www.queencreek.org.
Free Health Care for Uninsured/Underinsured Children: The Banner Children’s Healthmobile will offer free health care for underinsured and uninsured children from birth to age 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. The children do not need to live in San Tan Valley. Services include diagnosis and treatment of episodic illness, immunizations, referrals to appropriate specialty care (the cost of the specialty services are not covered by Banner school-based health centers), sports and camps physicals and well-child checks. For more information and to set an appointment, call the central appointment line at 480-412-6344. Walk-ins will be accepted if the case load allows.