Calendar of meetings, events for Queen Creek

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. $120. The San Tan Valley Master Gardeners announce the 2016 fall schedule for the University of Arizona Garden and Landscape Course. Participants 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 information about late registration, 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. Sept. 7, 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.

•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, throughout Queen Creek. 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 out a nomination form, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

SEPT. 17-18
Relay for Life Queen Creek: 6 p.m.-6 a.m., Queen Creek High School, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. The opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 will kick off the overnight event, which continues until 6 the following morning. Games and activities are incorporated to provide entertainment and build camaraderie between the different teams as well as members of the public who are invited to attend and support the teams’ efforts. The event also celebrates cancer survivors and their caretakers and honors those who have died from the disease. Money raised helps support cancer research and educational programs. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras. For more information, visit the Relay for Life Queen Creek Facebook page, e-mail relayforlifeofqueencreek@gmail.com or call co-chair Tina Parkinson at 602-647-2591.

SEPT. 29-THURSDAY
Lunch Mob: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 29. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce at a different member restaurant on the last Thursday of every month. For information, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

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 480-412-6344. Walk-ins will be accepted if the case load allows.

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