Super family fun slated Nov. 3 at SUPERstition Kids Day at museum

The kick-off event for the 2018-19 season at the Superstition Mountain Museum this fall is something new, a SUPERstition Kids’ Day on Saturday, Nov. 3. The museum is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 4087 N. Apache Trail (State Route 88), approximately two miles northeast of Apache Junction. Everyone in the area is invited to attend […]

Gold Canyon artist Karen O’Hanlon participates in Hidden in the Hills

A Gold Canyon artist is to participate in Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, Hidden in the Hills. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Hidden in […]

Annual Apache Junction Halloween Festival Oct. 27 at Flatiron Park

Halloween is coming up and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular. The annual Halloween Festival is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. This event is free to the community. New this year, the city is offering a Trunk or Treat sponsored […]

Classes beginning at Superstition Mountain Museum

Temperatures are down and the activity level at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, northeast of Apache Junction, is heating up for the upcoming season. Classes will start up at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 20, with desert safety and survival taught by Jean Robert Pelletier, a former Green Beret survival instructor. The […]

Running program teaches boys more than physical skills

Let Me Run is a program designed to inspire boys through the power of running, and it begins next week in Apache Junction. The goal is to teach them “to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle,” according to a release from the city. With a […]

Paws 4 Life harvest festival benefits service animal cause

Paws 4 Life is having its 13th Annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Elks Lodge, 2455 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. during which time there will be music, raffles, 50/50, silent auction, food and more. Tickets are $20 per person – $10 […]

Update on Resolution Copper Mine topic of Oct. 24 SALT Speakers Series

Hesston Klenk, manager of assurance, governance and engagement at Rio Tinto Phoenix Area Mining and Metals, is the featured speaker for the Oct. 24 Superstition Area Land Trust Speakers Series. Mr. Klenk is to provide an extensive update and details about the Resolution Copper Mine as well as the various types of mitigations and community […]

Review Pinal Airpark master plan, take tour Oct. 20

Apache Junction and Gold Canyon residents can tour the Pinal Airpark and review a proposed master plan on Oct. 20. There will be limited tours of the airpark in Pinal County available by reservation only. To reserve a spot, call Marlene Pearce at 520-866-3960 or email The event will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, […]

Apache Junction Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13

Apache Junction Public Library joins libraries, schools and bookstores across the country to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13. “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” is the theme for Teen Read Week, held annually in October during the same week as Columbus Day, according to a press release. The event encourages teens to read for […]

Boyce arboretum looks forward to ‘Peak Week’

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park invites everyone to a fall foliage festival. According to arboretum officials, Peak Week should be on schedule for Thanksgiving weekend, and the Fall Foliage Finale Festival “capitalizes on the color,” according to a release. “The Arboretum’s famous Chinese pistachio trees typically show their vivid shades of harvest gold, pumpkin orange […]