Zao Theatre is Apache Junction’s own full-fledged community theatre

Yes, Apache Junction does have its own full-fledged community theatre. Zao Theatre occupies the former Superstition Mountain Elementary School complex. As a part of this community, it has always been our desire to engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. We offer opportunities and support […]

Spiders, scorpions at arboretum’s June 30 family night

Parents can bring their kids for a special after-hours family evening June 30 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum to learn fact from fiction about scorpions and spiders. The special “creepy crawlies” evening is open to all, not just BTA annual members. Non-member signup is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 5-12. Arboretum annual members and […]

Salt River Tubing in Mesa to host superheroes event

Salt River Tubing is hosting Super Heroes Splash Down from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. The Super Heroes event will feature KISSFM 104.7 radio station on-site and the 1st 500 Super Heroes will receive a free superhero bandana. The cost for the all-day Super Heroes Splash Down on the Salt River is […]

Experts provide photo help for beginners

An experienced photographer will provide help for beginners 9 a.m. Sunday, June 17, during a workshop at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way. Five photographers who have taken pictures of people and landscapes from Arizona to Europe volunteer one day each month for the sessions, which provide information as well as an outdoor photo […]

VFW post welcomes candidates to June 19 event

U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward will be among those running for office who will attend an event Tuesday, June 19, at VFW Post 7968, 250 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. An opportunity to meet the candidates begins 5:30 pm. with speakers starting at 6. Others who are expected to attend are Pinal County justice of […]

Local deputies greet fans of TV reality show at fundraiser

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies featured on the A&E reality show “Live PD” will meet fans 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 2, for a fundraiser at the Ironwood substation, 40815 N. Ironwood Drive, San Tan Valley. The money raised will go to PCSO’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund and the PCSO Benevolent Fund. “This is a […]

Free summer admission for military families returns to i.d.e.a. Museum

The i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place in Mesa, for the seventh year in a row will provide free admission this summer to active-duty military families via the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 […]

Child ID fingerprints, photographs offered at June 1 event hosted by police

To help promote National Missing Children’s Day and take strides to help protect Apache Junction’s children, the Apache Junction Police Department will hold a child ID event 10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 1, at the Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road. Child ID fingerprints and photographs and child-safety information will be available at no cost […]

$154,000 landscape-maintenance contract, other items before council June 4-5

A $154,017.98 contract for landscape-maintenance services at 13 locations including freeway exits will be discussed June 4 and voted on June 5 by the Apache Junction City Council. The Monday work session and Tuesday council meeting begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. The landscape-maintenance services […]

Salt River Tubing hosting pirate-themed activities for GO Day

Salt River Tubing, 9200 N. Bush Highway in Mesa, is celebrating “GO Day” from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 with a pirate-themed activity. The company is giving out free pirate bandanas to the first 1,000 visitors and it will award free tubing passes for the best Pirate Tuber costumes, according to a […]