Morning butterfly walks set for the season at arboretum

Summer is for the butterflies at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior. On Saturdays, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and on into the fall on Oct. 27, the arboretum plays host to guided butterfly walks, which take place between 8:30-10 a.m. depending on the date. Visitors will see, photograph and learn […]

Tech experts, music theory class, make mom a gift at library

The following events are at Maricopa County Library District’s Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Call 602-652-3000 or go to The library is open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday. Tech Experts: Teen tech experts will answer questions 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays during May in […]

Western events at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre

  A variety of Western events and activities are planned at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road in Queen Creek. They include: Western Church Services: Cowboy church services are held 6-7:30 p.m. every Sunday as an outreach program of Heart Cry Church. No cost to attend. Learn more at or […]

Phoenix Children’s Chorus auditions set for East Valley, 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, auditions will take place 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, and 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Chandler Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road, […]

Arboretum visitors taste desert edibles on tour

The desert holds a variety of tastes and textures in the plants that have fed, clothed and healed people for 1,000 years. Choctaw Nation member and ethno-botanist Dave Morris will guide visitors on a one-hour walk 8-9 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior, to see prickly pear cacti, […]

Peach festival May 11-13 at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek

The annual peach festival is 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, at Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek. Tickets are required. Ride wristbands are $15 or $3 per ride. The farm is all organic and pesticide-free, according to

Queen Creek to open summer classes, workshops

The Queen Creek Recreation Division will open registration for its summer classes and workshops in May on the town’s website. Registration begins Monday, May 7 for residents and Monday, May 14 for non-residents, according to a press release. The town’s website and the April edition of the Queen Creek Independent are also home to the […]

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to host job hiring event

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has multiple job openings and is hosting a hiring event with hopes of filling those vacancies. MCSO is hosting its first of what it hopes to be many hiring events from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at its Pre-Employment Office, 2627 S. 35th Ave. in Phoenix. With current positions available […]

Musical ‘Legally Blonde’ April 19-21 in Queen Creek

Queen Creek High School Performing Arts and Misfit Productions present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” April 19-21 at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. Performances start at 7 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15, according to a Facebook event at “Elle Woods’ boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, dumps […]

Pinal County gardeners end spring season with birds, bees, moths, more

Hummingbirds, orioles, honeybees, moths, butterflies and flies provide a critical horticultural service along with a dose of color and activity, and local gardeners can help make sure East Valley homeowners have the right plants to make their yards the first choice of pollinators. Gardeners from Apache Junction and Gold Canyon volunteer with Pinal County Cooperative […]