Sept. 28 Riggs Road open house and other meetings, classes in Queen Creek

Maricopa County Department of Transportation will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 28, to gather input on design plans for Riggs Road between Ellsworth and Meridian roads in Queen Creek.

It is one of many meetings and classes scheduled over the next few weeks in and around Queen Creek.

The Riggs Road open house, which is held in partnership with the town of Queen Creek, will take place 5-7 p.m. at the Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. People may stop by anytime during the two hours.

The purpose of the open house is to discuss the design plans for future roadway widening and drainage improvements for that stretch of Riggs Road.

MCDOT team members will be present with project information, maps and exhibits for the public to view.

For more information, call MCDOT Project Manager Nasreen Hasan at 602-506-0896 or e-mail nasreenhasan@mail.maricopa.gov, or call MCDOT Public Information Officer Ron Coleman at 602-506-4038 or e-mail ronaldcoleman@mail.maricopa.gov.

Here are other meetings and classes you might be interested in:

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. September events include a Grandparents Day celebration Sept. 21 and a September birthday celebration Sept. 28. 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.

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.

OCT. 5-WEDNESDAY
•Free Blood Pressure Check: 9-10 a.m. Oct. 5, 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. Oct. 5, Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. For more information or to view the agenda, visit www.queencreek.org.

OCT. 6-THURSDAY
•29th Annual Pinal County Town Hall: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Robson Ranch, 5750 N. Robson Blvd. in Eloy. “Linking Transportation: Paving the Way to Economic Growth” is the theme for the approximately 150 delegates expected to attend the informative sessions. The town hall’s primary sponsor each year is the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Anthony Smith, District 4, represents the board on the Pinal County Town Hall Advisory Committee. The overall goal of the sessions, according to Pinal County Town Hall Director Maxine Brown, is “to equip citizens with information and knowledge to understand how Pinal County transportation is funded, how to get involved in obtaining local projects, what is a Regional Transportation Authority and how it all links with the economic health and growth of Pinal County.” For registration or sponsorship packets and/or additional information, call Ms. Brown at 480-322-1626 or e-mail her at m.leather@mchsi.com.

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. 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, visit the chamber website at www.queencreekchamber.com or call 480-888-1709.

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