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 […]

MCSO offers coffee, conversation at Queen Creek event

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6 invites Queen Creek residents to have some coffee and discuss community issues 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 23. Coffee with a Cop is a free community event and will take place at the Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road. The event will include activities for children. McGruff […]

Arboretum class May 27 on taking better photos with a smartphone

Valley photographer Alex Coleman is teaching “10 tips for better smartphone photos” at an informal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, class at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way in Superior. He is donating his time and enrollment proceeds to benefit the arboretum’s gardens, according to a release. Do you love taking pictures on your […]

Phoenix Children’s Chorus auditions in Chandler, Phoenix

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus will conduct auditions this month for its 35th anniversary choir season. Auditions are open to boys and girls entering first-12th grades in the fall. In the East Valley, an audition will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler. A audition is […]

Queen Creek, United Blood Services to host blood drive

The Town of Queen Creek will host blood drive from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, in connection with the United Blood Services. Those interested in participating will need to schedule an appointment online at using “QueenCreek” as the sponsor code. Donors can also complete the health history […]

Queen Creek Town Council meets May 16

A $188,000 contract for improvements to the ballfields at Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road, is slated to be voted on in a consent agenda at the Wednesday, May 16, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and public hearings are held after 7 p.m. The meeting is in […]