0427aj April Pools Day 2015 Game

Last year’s April Pool’s Day offered fun and activities both in the water and on land. This year’s event will take place April 30. (Courtesy of Superstition Fire and Medical District)

0403aj Earth Day Ms Ladybug April FF 2013 (4)

This costumed young lady helped promote last year’s ladybug release. This year’s Earth Day celebration will take place April 16 at EarthHeart Park, 625 N. Plaza Drive. (Special to the Independent/AJ Parks and Recreation)

0403aj Earth Day Ms Ladybug April FF 2013 (4) Sq

0406aj SMM PayDirt 2016 – Spring

The Pay Dirt Band will perform for free old-time fiddle and bluegrass music at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, as the last presenter for the Superstition Mountain Museum’s winter lecture series. (Courtesy of SMM)

0330qc Trust Lands STV Man Ruehl

Stan Tomkiewicz of Queen Creek drove to Apache Junction to attend the March 23 meeting where State Land Trust Commissioner Lisa Atkins discussed land management. After the meeting, he spoke to Cyndi Ruehl, executive director of the Apache Junction-based Superstition Area Land Trust. SALT co-sponsored the meeting with Apache Junction Parks and Recreation. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

0330ajqc Trust Lands Jerry McBee

Jerry McBee, standing, is a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of Apache Junction. He asked State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins for better signage in the desert so prospectors could avoid trespassing on state land. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

0323aj Easter11-Kaylee & Brooklynn Montoya

Kaylee and Brooklynn Montoya visit with the Easter Bunny at last year’s egg hunt in Apache Junction. This year’s event will take place Saturday, March 26, at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. (Courtesy Apache Junction Parks and Recreation)

IMAGE aj Renfest Jousting Knight

The Arizona Renaissance Festival, complete with jousting knights, fair maidens and other live entertainment, continues Saturdays and Sundays through March 27 in Gold Canyon. (Courtesy of http://www.royalfaires.com)

IMAGE AJ LibraryCon

LibraryCon will take place March 19 at the Apache Junction Public Library. Activities include a zombie parade, appearances by the Arizona Ghostbusters and Phoenix Comicon Street Team and a makeup workshop by UZA Zombies. The event is made possible by the Friends of the Library of Apache Junction. (Courtesy of www.facebook.com/LibraryCONAJ)

0316aj SALT Anna’s Hummingbird

An Anna’s hummingbird (Courtesy of Superstition Area Land Trust)