Community meetings and classes in Queen Creek

The following is a list of upcoming events and classes taking place in and near the town of Queen Creek:

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.

June 8-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 the town’s website.

June 9-Thursday
Strategies for Social Media Success — Make it Work for You: 9-11 a.m., Communiversity at Queen Creek, 21740 S. Ellsworth Road. Learn the newest trends and techniques for social media success This seminar will give attendees a closer look at the popular social media networks — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. Learn about content best practices, how to find content that’s right for your audience, how to find and use images effectively, about streaming and on-demand video and time-saving tools. Presented by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to register, visit www.queencreekchamber.com or call the chamber office at 480-888-1709.

June 9-Thursday
Goldmine Trailhead Open House:
6:30-7:30 p.m. June 9, Nature Center at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek. (Read related story) An open house will be held to share information regarding planning efforts for improvements to the Goldmine Trailhead parking area.  Goldmine Trailhead is the park’s northern access point near Skyline and Wagon Wheel roads, according to a press release. Members from the multi-agency planning team will be on hand to discuss findings from the online survey, proposed plans for the area, project phases and funding options. In addition, display boards will be available depicting the project area in 2015, short-term solutions that have been implemented to curb the parking problems and the long-range plan for the trailhead parking area.

June 14-Tuesday
Network QC Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m. June 14, 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.

June 14-Tuesday
Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting:
6-8 p.m. June 14, Queen Creek Municipal Services Building, San Tan Conference Room, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information, visit www.queencreek.org.

June 15-Wednesday
Queen Creek Town Council Regular Session: 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.

June 18-Saturday
Ocotillo Road Ribbon-Cutting: 7-9 a.m. June 18 at Ocotillo and Recker roads. Residents are invited to experience a new piece of roadway before it opens to traffic. Ocotillo Road was extended west from Power Road to Recker Road. An official ribbon-cutting will be held at 8:45 a.m. with the opportunity to walk, run, skate, skip or bike on the new roadway from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information, visit the town’s website at www.queencreek.org.

June 18-Saturday
Free Monsoon Damage Workshop:
9 a.m.-noon June 18, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. ISA-certified arborist Cathy Rymer will share how residents can avoid common mistakes that contribute to tree failure during monsoon storms. Workshops are offered free of charge to town of Queen Creek utility customers, but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.queencreek.org/WaterSmart.

June 18-Saturday
Coffee with a Cop:
9 a.m. -noon June 18, Sprouts Farmers Market, 21181 S. Ellsworth Loop Road. Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Queen Creek District 6 invite community members to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. The event will include activities for the kids including a visit from 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.

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