Calendar of events for Queen Creek and San Tan Valley

ONGOING MON-FRI
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.
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
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. October events include a discussion on how Medicare works by Team Alvarez at 10 a.m. Oct. 12, a Halloween dance party at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 and an October birthday celebration and the discussion “RX Matters” by the Area Agency on Aging at 10 a.m. Oct. 26. For more information, call Christina Lopez at 480-358-3718 or visit www.queencreek.org.
ONGOING THURSDAYS
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.
OCT. 11-TUESDAY
Network QC Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m. Oct. 11, 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.
OCT. 12-WEDNESDAY
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting: Work study session 6-7 p.m., regular meeting 7-8 p.m. Oct. 12, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view an agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.
Arizona Archaeological Society, San Tan Chapter, Seminar: 7 p.m., San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Free. Open to the public. The AAS, San Tan Chapter hosts free classes and seminars on the second Wednesday of the month September through May at the museum. Additional parking behind the museum off Queen Creek Road. For more information, visit http://www.azarchsoc.org/SanTan.
OCT. 15-SATURDAY
Fall Cultural Festival: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. A fun-filled day of community connection, learning and fitness. Free admission. Presented by the Pan de Vida Foundation. Free activities include flu shots by Walgreens; screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides; dental cleaning and fluoride application; vision and health screenings; a kids physical challenge and drumming for fun. A $5 ride bracelet gets kids into the rock wall, slide, obstacle course and bounce house. For more information about Pan de Vida, visit www.pandevidaaz.org.
OCT. 19-WEDNESDAY
Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m. Oct. 19, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.
OCT. 20-THURSDAY
San Tan Historical Society Meeting: 7 p.m., San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Open to the public. The society meets on the third Thursday of the month at the museum. Additional parking behind the museum off Queen Creek Road. For more information, visit http://www.santanhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@santanhistoricalsociety.org or call 480-797-2075.
Evening Network QC: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. Location to be announced. Attendees are encouraged to bring a business card to enter to win a door prize provided by Queen Creek Marketplace. For information, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.
OCT. 22-SATURDAY
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Drug Take-Back Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., MCSO District 6-Queen Creek Substation, 22308 S. Ellsworth Road. MCSO is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a prescription drug take-back event. The take-back is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications. For more information, call MCSO Community Services at 602-876-5055 or e-mail MCSO@queencreek.org.
OCT. 26-WEDNESDAY
Holiday Livestream: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, 22246 S. Ellsworth Road. Help holiday shoppers find your business by attending this workshop presented by Google experts in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Give your business a boost ahead of the holiday shopping season by creating a free business listing on Google, optimizing your website for mobile and advertising online. For information, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.
OCT. 27-THURSDAY
Lunch Mob: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce at a different member restaurant on the last Thursday of every month. The location is announced the week of the lunch mob. For information and to register, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.
OCT. 29-SATURDAY
Coffee with a Cop: 9-11 a.m., 18495 E. Queen Creek Road. Meet deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6-Queen Creek at Coffee with a Cop. Discuss community issues and build relationships while enjoying a cup of coffee. The event will also include festivities for the kids including McGruff the crime dog, Operation Child ID fingerprinting and giveaways. For more information, call MCSO Community Services at 602-876-5055 or e-mail MCSO@queencreek.org.
OCT. 31-MONDAY
Senior Activities Meeting: 9-10 a.m., Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Participants will discuss field trips and activities to bring to the Queen Creek Senior Program during this monthly meeting. The senior program for ages 50 and older takes place 9 a.m.-noon each Wednesday at the recreation annex. For more information, call 480-358-3700.
NOV. 2-WEDNESDAY
Free Blood Pressure Check: 9-10 a.m. Nov. 2, 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. Nov. 2, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

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