Gilbert Regional Park grand opening Sept. 21

The grand opening celebration of Gilbert Regional Park is Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3005 E. Queen Creek Road in Gilbert.  This free event is sponsored by Haydon Building Corp. and will mark the unveiling of Phase 1A of the park, which includes a 17-foot iconic playground (The Mountain), a splash pad with 57 water features (The Falls) and […]

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 […]

September events in Queen Creek include sunset photography walk, QC Cooks

From a sunset photography walk (Sept. 17) and mountain biking (Sept. 18, 25), both at San Tan Mountain Regional Park, to QC Cooks at the Queen Creek Library (Sept. 25) and an instructor from Kidney Smart explaining what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy (Sept. 30), also at the library, there’s a lot […]

San Tan Chapter of Arizona Archaeological Society meets Sept. 11

Jim Britton will give a presentation entitled “Tonto Basin Archaeology” at the 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, meeting of the San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society. In 1989 the Bureau of Reclamation funded an eight-year archaeological research project in the Tonto Basin. The research was made necessary by plans to raise the height […]

September events in Queen Creek include Messy Fest, QC Cooks

From Messy Fest at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre (Sept. 14-15), QC Cooks at the Queen Creek Library (Sept. 25) and an instructor from Kidney Smart explaining what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy (Sept. 30), also at the library, there’s a lot going on in Queen Creek. Events include: NIGHT SHREDDERS MOUNTAIN […]

Photographer Jim Ripley speaks Sept. 10 on ‘Birds of Central Arizona’

Bird photographer Jim Ripley opens Desert Rivers Audubon’s 2019-20 Monthly Speaker Series on Sept. 10 with a talk and slideshow focused on the birds of Central Arizona. The program runs from 7-9 p.m. at the Southeast Regional Library, southeast corner of Greenfield and Guadalupe in Gilbert. Admission is free.   Mr. Ripley travels widely to capture […]

September events in Queen Creek include tortoise feeding, Messy Fest

From tortoise feeding at San Tan Mountain Regional Park (Sept. 14) to Messy Fest at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre (Sept. 14-15) and QC Cooks at the Queen Creek Library (Sept. 25), there’s a lot going on in Queen Creek. Events include: SPECIAL NEEDS LEGO CLUB: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Queen Creek […]

August events in Queen Creek include mountain biking, class on raptors, Mamma Mia!

From Mama Mia! at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (Aug. 26) to a morning hike (Aug. 30) or beginner mountain bike rides at San Tan Mountain Regional Park (Aug. 31), there’s a lot going on in Queen Creek. Events include: NIGHT SHREDDERS MOUNTAIN BIKING: 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday in August at San Tan Mountain […]

MCC Planetarium, Nouveau Papillion present Visionsphere

Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillon are partnering to present “Visionsphere,” a performance of digital imagery displayed on the college’s planetarium dome, accompanied by live New Age instrumental music by international recording artists. The hour-long performances include 11 individual audio and visual experiences, developed by a team of MCC faculty and Nouveau Papillion artists and […]

Pruning 101 water-smart workshop Aug. 24 in Queen Creek

Trees and shrubs are the most important living elements of your landscape.  Join an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture for an introductory presentation to learn the basics of pruning to keep your investments healthy, functional and looking great. Pruning 101 water-smart workshop is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 24 at Historic Town Hall, […]