Calendar of events for Queen Creek and nearby communities

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.

AUG. 16-Tuesday
Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16, Queen Creek Municipal Services Building, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 17-Wednesday
Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m. Aug. 17, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 18-Thursday
Evening Network QC: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Schnepf Farms, 2261 E. Cloud Road in Queen Creek. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. This month, the QC chamber will join the Chandler Chamber of Commerce for a night of networking in the “Big Red Barn.” 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.

AUG. 25-Thursday
Lunch Mob: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce at a different member restaurant on the last Thursday of every month. Restaurant location announced the week of the event. For information, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

AUG. 31-DEC. 14
Grow Plants Like A Master Gardener: 9 a.m.-noon, Salt River Project, San Tan Valley Service Center, Eagle Conference Room, 3735 E. Combs Road in Queen Creek. $120. The San Tan Valley Master Gardeners announce the 2016 fall schedule for the University of Arizona Garden and Landscape Course. You will learn the principles required to grow healthy plants that are adapted to the Sonoran Desert, acquire knowledge in how to correctly plant and grow those plants,  insect control and landscape design. During the 16-week course there will be experienced, certified guest speakers, demonstrations and field trips. At the end of the course, students have the option to become a Certified Master Gardener by completing a few additional requirements. Class size is limited. For more information or to pre-register, call Lynne Davis at 480-464-4627 or B.J. Seemuth at 520-431-6167.

SEPT. 7-Wednesday
Free Blood Pressure Check: 9-10 a.m. Sept. 7, 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. Aug. 3, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

SEPT. 13-Tuesday
Network QC Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m. Sept. 13, 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.

SEPT. 13-Tuesday
Citizen Leadership Institute Classes Begin: Presented by the town of Queen Creek, the CLI consists of 10 sessions through May 9 where participants learn about local issues and how the local government works. The topics covered include local government, planning and zoning, economic development, transportation, public works, parks and recreation, education, public safety, municipal budgeting and leadership roles for citizens. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. on selected Tuesdays, generally one per month, at various locations throughout Queen Creek. For more information or to apply, visit the town’s website at 480-358-3000.

SEPT. 14-Wednesday
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting: Work study session 6-7 p.m., regular meeting 7-8 p.m. Sept. 14, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view an agenda, visit the town’s website.

SEPT. 15-Thursday
Seventh Annual Business Awards Dinner: Encanterra Country Club, 36460 N. Encanterra Drive in San Tan Valley. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner follows at 7 p.m. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. Tickets cost $50 for chamber members and $75 for non-members. To make a reservation or fill our a nomination form, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

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