Calendar of Queen Creek meetings, classes

The following is a list of meetings and classes taking place in Queen Creek or open to Queen Creek residents. Listings may be submitted to the Queen Creek Independent at qcnews@newszap.com.

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. at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. 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.

JULY 6-WEDNESDAY
Free Blood Pressure Check: 9-10 a.m. July 6, 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.

JULY 12-TUESDAY
Network QC Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m. July 12, 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.

Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting: 6-8 p.m. July 12, Queen Creek Municipal Services Building, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information, go online.

JULY 13-WEDNESDAY
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting: Work study session 6-7 p.m., regular meeting 7-8 p.m., Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view an agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

Learn to dance Flamenco with un Corazone Flamenco: 6-7 p.m., Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. For adults and teens. An exercise as well as an art form, Flamenco dance is considered an “extreme” dance style. Have fun learning a new form of dance, exercise with friends and gain the skills and confidence to embrace the joys of Flamenco. No special shoes are required, but loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. Learn proper techniques to help participants dance safely and without injury at any age. Children 10 and older may attend with a supervising adult. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes before the start of the program. For a reminder e-mail of this event, register using an e-mail (phone reminders cannot be guaranteed). For more information, call the Maricopa County Library District at 602-652-3000 and ask for the Queen Creek branch.

JULY 16-SATURDAY
Blood Drive: 7:30-11:30 a.m. July 16, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Queen Creek South Stake, 32584 N. Gary, Cultural Hall. In appreciation for giving blood this summer (June 1-Aug. 31) United Blood Services donors are being automatically entered to win a 2016 VW Passat S donated by Valley Volkswagen dealers.  For a blood donation appointment, call 1-877-827-4376 or visit www.bloodhero.com (enter your city or ZIP code).

JULY 20-WEDNESDAY
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting: 9:30 a.m. July 20, Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. For more information about the meeting, visit http://www.maricopa.gov/clk_board/meetings.aspx.

Queen Creek Town Council Regular Meeting: 5:30-11 p.m. July 20, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

JULY 28-THURSDAY
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. Restaurant announced the week of the event. For information, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

AUG. 2-23
Beginning Horsemanship: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 2-23 at Valley Silver Bullets, 43757 N. Coyote Road, San Tan Valley. For ages 6 and older. Offered through Queen Creek Parks and Recreation. The fee is $136 for Queen Creek residents and $146 for non-residents. Learn the basics of Western riding horsemanship. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org or call 480-358-3700.

AUG. 3-WEDNESDAY
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.

AUG. 4-THURSDAY
Festival Partnership Program Subcommittee Meeting: 8-10 a.m. Aug. 4, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. The FPPS meets annually to review Festival Partnership Program applications for the new fiscal year. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 9-TUESDAY
Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9, Queen Creek Municipal Services Building, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 10-WEDNESDAY
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting: Work study session 6-7 p.m., regular meeting 7-8 p.m. Aug. 10, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view an agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

AUG. 13-SATURDAY
Water-Wise Edible Gardening: 9 a.m.-noon, Founders’ Room, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Free for town of Queen Creek utility customers, but registration is required. Instructor Cathy Rymer will share information about the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of growing plants in the desert environment. Learn how to select, plant and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus. Register at www.queencreek.org or e-mail conservetheqc@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.

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