Queen Creek Trunk or Treat to include pet costume contest

The Town of Queen Creek is hosting a pet costume contest as part of its Oct. 19 Trunk or Treat event. The event will run from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 on Ellsworth Road in Town Center. The pet costume contest is open to all animals, according to a press release. Prizes will be awarded […]

Bacon, Blues and Brews Nov. 2 in Queen Creek

The Fifth Annual Bacon, Blues and Brews is noon-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. There will be bacon dishes from savory to sweet, and there will be bacon beer, according to a release. Kids can learn to play the harmonica from an opening act, or draw little […]

October events slated for Queen Creek

As the temperatures cool for the fall season, the Town of Queen Creek will host a variety of events throughout the month of October. The Pumpkin and Chili Party will run every Thursday to Sunday from Oct. 3-27 at Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road. Offering hayrides, bonfires, corn mazes, entertainment and more, the Pumpkin […]

Landscaping for Birds to detail desert birds, landscaping

On Oct. 8, gardening expert Kirti Mathura will share her expertise about Landscaping for Birds at the Desert Rivers Monthly Speaker Series. Ms. Mathura will provide information on native and desert-adapted plants that provide food, shelter and nesting opportunities year round while making your home beautiful, according to a press release. The venue is the […]

Equine-assisted-activities charity’s special-event licenses approved

Hoofbeats with Heart is holding five charitable events from October to February at Solera at Johnson Ranch, 31891 N. Echo Canyon Drive in San Tan Valley. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved special-event licenses for the events as part of a consent agenda at a recent meeting. Laurie A. Gentile, of Hoofbeats with Heart, […]

Queen Creek’s agritainment destinations offer events

Two of Queen Creek’s agritainment destinations are offering signature events this fall. The exciting events draw both residents and visitors, resulting in a positive economic benefit for the community. The Garlic Festival at the Olive Mill will take place this Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29; visit QueenCreekOliveMill.com for more information, according to a […]

Town of Gilbert Oktoberfest event Oct. 5

The inaugural Town of Gilbert Oktoberfest is Oct. 5 with live traditional polka music, a brats eating contest, wiener dog races and food. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are excited to kick off the autumn season with bratwurst, pretzels and refreshing Bavarian suds from Gilbert’s […]

Bright Star at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert until Oct. 5

The new Broadway musical by Steve Martin, “Bright Star,” is at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert until Oct. 5. “Bright Star is a fun, foot stomping, optimistic and joyous musical. Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and […]

10 October events in Queen Creek

A sampling of 10 events planned in October in Queen Creek: SPECIAL NEEDS LEGO CLUB: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Free. The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix presents Special Needs Lego Club. Come and play. We provide the Legos and you provide the kids. Parents must […]

Use native plants in yard to help stop bird populations from plummeting

Now more than ever, our backyards are important to the survival of birds and other wildlife. On Oct. 8, gardening expert Kirti Mathura will share her expertise about “Landscaping for Birds” at the Desert Rivers Monthly Speaker Series. Ms. Mathura will provide information on native and desert-adapted plants that provide food, shelter and nesting opportunities […]