Vietnam War-era helicopter on display May 27 at Mesa Market Place

A Vietnam War-era helicopter and M35 deuce-and-a-half cargo truck, both which have been restored, will be displayed as part of a Memorial Day event 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 26, at Mesa Market Place, 10550 E. Baseline Road in Mesa. The helicopter, a Series III OH-6a Hard Belly Cayuse Loach, served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1973 […]

AJ Parks and Recreation’s Summer Open Gym program offers children’s activities

Parents can start planning summer activities for children with Apache Junction Parks and Recreation’s Summer Open Gym program will be held 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Friday, from May 29 to July 20. Children in first to eighth grades can participants in a variety of structured activities and games including arts and crafts, sports, board game tournaments, […]

AJPD to hold memorial service May 16 honoring officer who died in 1983

The Apache Junction Police Department joins communities across the U.S. recognizing National Police Week, May 13-19. “On these dates, we will come together to recognize, honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind,” Rob McDaniel, AJPD’s community resource […]

Apache Junction to host Cowboys and Cuties father-daughter dance

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation 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 9, and pre-registration is required. To make this event happen, a minimum of 30 participants is required to be registered by Monday, June 4, according to a press […]

Tour demonstrates desert can be delicious

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum invites visitors to explore the Curandero Trail to learn about edible and medicinal desert plants 8-9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. The arboretum is at 37615 Arboretum Way, Superior. The trail is not suitable for those who use wheelchairs or walkers. Admission to the arboretum is $12.50 for adults, $5 for children […]

Soccer legend visits Mesa as health ambassador for Steward

Kristine Lilly will appear 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Women’s Health and Wellness Expo at Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa. Ms. Lilly, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and two-time World Cup champion, has partnered with Steward Health Care and will serve as its community wellness ambassador. “She will share […]

Superstition Mountain Museum makes military ‘stars’ with free admission

The Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, has joined the more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums across America in offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their spouses and children this summer. Active duty military families are invited to visit with free exhibit gallery admission beginning Memorial Day, May 28, […]

Museum screens classic comedies for free in June, July

Screen stars of the past from Cary Grant to Laurel and Hardy are part of the classic comedy movie lineup for June and July in the air-conditioned Elvis Chapel at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail. The movies, which will run twice weekly Tuesday, June 5-Saturday, July 28, will be preceded by a […]

Free Superstition Mountain Museum admission for moms and kids on Mother’s Day

Stake a claim to free exhibit gallery admission for mom and the kids on Mother’s Day, May 13, at Superstition Mountain Museum. Those who arrive by 11 a.m. will also have a chance to see the onsite 20-stamp ore mill in action during a free rock-crushing demonstration. Mothers of all ages will be admitted free […]

Cossak 20-stamp ore mill demonstration May 12 at Superstition Mountain Museum

The dedicated and hearty cadre of volunteers who have renovated and now operate the Cossak 20-stamp ore mill at the Superstition Mountain Museum will be firing up the mill for demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12. “Attendees will be treated to a noisy but fascinating glimpse of how these mills operated, […]