Financial Peace University classes in June at First Assembly of God in Apache Junction

First Assembly of God, 651 N. Ocotillo Drive in Apache Junction, is hosting Financial Peace University classes in June. The classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. For information and to register, go to fpu.com/1091083. For 25 years, Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University has helped more than five million people change their financial future, […]

Summer camps at Arizona Museum of Natural History

Schools are almost out for the summer and parents are busy planning how to keep their children entertained during the long summer break. The Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa has several fun and educational drop-off summer camps planned. Fun with First Things First Prehistoric Preschool camp is free for EBT […]

Astronomical league ‘star party’ in June

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has a star party scheduled — weather-permitting — for 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lost Dutchman State Park. A $7-per-vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, unless you have an Arizona State Parks park pass. Each year, members […]

Apache Junction announces Cowboys and Cuties event

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Cowboys and Cuties, a father-daughter dance to celebrate Father’s Day. This event will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday June 8 and pre-registration is required. To make this event happen, a minimum of 30 participants is required to be registered by June 4. The fee is $8. […]

Desert Challenge Games to host 400 athletes in Mesa

More than 400 athletes from 17 countries will compete in the Desert Challenge Games May 22-26 at Kino Aquatic Center and Broadway Recreation Center in Mesa and at venues in Tempe and Phoenix. The Desert Challenge Games are a multi-day competition for people with a physical, visual or intellectual disability. It is the only World […]

Astronomical league ‘star party’ June 8

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has a star party scheduled — weather-permitting — for 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lost Dutchman State Park. A $7-per-vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, unless you have an Arizona State Parks park pass. Each year, members […]

See scorpions with a blacklight at Usery Mountain Park

A scorpion hunt is slated from 8-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Road in Mesa. The hunt will begin at the trailhead staging area where a park ranger will lead participants on a safe night walk along a trail. Participants will look for scorpions using their eyes […]

Exhibition at i.d.e.a. Museum explores beauty of recycled art, green living

Escape into imagination this spring at the i.d.e.a. Museum’s Junkyard Jungle exhibition, where discarded materials become treasured artworks that take participants on a journey into Earth’s lush rainforests and other wild destinations. The exhibition at 150 W. Pepper Place in Mesa, which runs through May 26, features artists who work magic transforming recycled items into […]

Ashley Pezzotti, Larry Fuller Trio highlight May’s concerts at The Nash

May brings fresh voices in jazz as vocalist Ashley Pezzotti makes her debut at The Nash. At just 23 years old, the singer has already appeared with such greats as Arturo Sandoval and Keith Urban, and comes for a matinee performance on May 19. Other highlights in May include pianist Larry Fuller who joins Lewis […]

Rock-painting party hosted by Apache Junction Parks and Recreation

A rock paint party is to be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Apache Junction Parks and Recreation, 1035 N. Idaho Road. “We will have an open-house-style paint party. We will supply two rocks per person (up to 100 people), paint, some old brushes and all the other supplies you will need,” according to […]