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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]