American Heritage Festival comes to Queen Creek

The 16th annual American Heritage Festival returns to Queen Creek in November. Billed by organizers as the “the largest and most diverse educational living history event to take place in the Southwest,” it will be open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17, at Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 15-16, the event is […]

Author takes arboretum visitors on bird walks

Rick Wright, a New Jersey author and authority on birds, will spend three days next month at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park in Superior as an “ornithologist in residence.” Mr. Wright is known as a leader at Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and author of the American Birding Association’s “Field Guide to Birds of Arizona.” He […]

Network QC Luncheon July 10 at Queen Creek Branch Library

A Network QC Luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Queen Creek Branch Library’s Zane Grey Room, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Chris Clark is to give a presentation focusing on looking back at the past year and explaining where the chamber is heading […]

Blood donors needed July 1 for Saving Arizona blood drive

United Blood Services is asking Valley residents to declare independence from blood shortages by donating at the Saving Arizona blood drive 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Tempe Center for the Arts. United Blood Services has teamed up with organizations Valley-wide to host the blood drive in an effort to build Independence Day […]

Wing Sprint cars, fireworks June 30 at Arizona Speedway

ASCS Wing Sprint cars headline the final race of the spring/summer session with Arizona Speedway’s Summer Explosion and fireworks show Saturday, June 20. “Don’t miss your last chance to see the (American Sprint Car Series) Wing Sprint car stars along with the stars of the IMCA Modified, Pure Stock and Robert Horne Ford Bomber divisions,” […]

Arboretum hosts natural remedies, herb walks and classes June 23-24

Sedona herbalist Feather Jones is hosting back-to-back guided morning walks that will explore the Curandero Trail and the herb garden June 23-24 at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior. The walks will be followed by workshops in an air-conditioned lecture room where the herbalist will coach enrollees Saturday (“Desert Herbs to Support the Immune System”) […]

Del Taco drive-through restaurant site plan before planning commission June 13

A new Del Taco drive-through restaurant planned within Queen Creek Marketplace is to be discussed by the Queen Creek Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday. A commission work session is to be held at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. A […]

Community health worker intern funding before supervisors June 13

An agreement to be voted on June 13 by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors includes funding for an online community health worker certificate internship program offered by Central Arizona College in Pinal County. The supervisors, at a meeting that begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix, are […]

‘Creepy Crawlies’ evening raises money for arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum will open 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30, for a special family after-hours event called “Creepy Crawlies.” Designed to raise money during a time when visitation dips at the arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior, the evening will separate fact from fiction about scorpions, snakes and spiders, according to a release. Admission is $20 […]

Workshop provides tips for saving trees from monsoon damage

Monsoon storms will arrive soon in the Valley, and trees can bear the brunt of the high winds and saturated ground. To help protect them and save property owners money from damage and replacement, the town of Queen Creek is conducting a  workshop to show how to avoid common mistakes that contribute to tree failure […]