Founders’ Day honors Queen Creek heritage

The community is invited 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, to celebrate and honor Queen Creek’s heritage. Founders’ Day will be at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, and will include a variety of activities, including, a kid zone, pig races, eating contests, 4-H Zone, FFA Zone, cornhole tournament and the feature event, Battle of the […]

Weekend of garlic flavors coming soon to Queen Creek

Everything garlic will be on the table Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at Queen Creek Olive Mill’s 5th Annual Garlic Festival. A variety of organically grown garlic will be sold while supplies last at the event, which begins 10 a.m. each day and closes 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. That’s in addition to garlic olive […]

Happy Birthday, Queen Creek

Queen Creek is 29. The town celebrates its incorporation birthday on Sept. 5. The community has grown over the years from its rural roots to a family friendly town, according to the Queen Creek website. Newcomers may not know, but before it adopted its current name, the area was known as Rittenhouse because of a […]

Vendor applications sought for Dec. 1 Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade

Vendor applications for the noon-7 p.m. Dec. 1 Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade are being accepted. “Spots fill quickly, so please get your application in ASAP,” according to a release. A $25 non-refundable application fee and $200 refundable security deposit are required upon submission for a commercial vendor. Commercial vendor applications are due by […]

Queen Creek’s Mansel Carter Oasis Park grand opening Sept. 1

A morning of fun is planned Saturday, Sept. 1, as the town of Queen Creek celebrates the grand opening of Mansel Carter Oasis Park. The new 48-acre park has an inclusive play area, pirate-themed splash pad, ballfields, exercise course, wheel-friendly skatepark and the town’s first recreational fishing lake. Festivities will begin with a ceremonial ribbon […]

ASU geologist leads Aug. 25 rock walk at arboretum

Geologist and Arizona State University Professor Steve Semken is to lead a walking tour at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. See rocks and volcanic formations along the arboretum’s main trail on a guided tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour, […]

County park presents class on monsoon and more

Lightning, wind and downpours are all a part of the monsoon in Arizona, but the rain that comes with the storms poses a quieter threat – storm water runoff. Welcome to the Summer Monsoon is the title of a program 9-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, presented in the Visitor Center of the San Tan Mountain […]

YWCA’s Annual Women and Girl’s in STEM empowerment breakfast is Sept. 26

YWCA’s Annual Women and Girl’s in STEM empowerment breakfast is designed to inspire young girls and women to pursue the stem field. The annual Women and Girl’s in STEM breakfast, Sept. 26, will be held at the Arizona Science Center, according to a press release on the YWCA’s STEM leadership efforts. YWCA will present the […]

QC residents can attend gardening, planting workshops in August

The Town of Queen Creek invites residents to learn about conserving water and gardening throughout the month. After an enormous water tower was displayed, in July, illustrating the average daily water use and promoting smarter sustainability, residents are encouraged to continue being educated on preserving natural resources by attending the following workshops: Waterwise Gardening Made […]

Edible, medicinal desert plants walking tour at arboretum

Edible and medicinal desert plants walking tours are 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1, at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. Prickly pear cactus fruits yield more than just a colorful margarita mixer. They’re nutritious and have a unique taste, according to a release. Both the pads and fruit of these cacti are […]