Touch of Hawaii comes to Salt River

Salt River Tubing’s Mega Hawaiian Hula special event will be 9 a.m-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and its is designed, in part, to increase participation of young people in outdoor activities. “Our Mega Hawaiian Hula event is the perfect venue to sail your tube ‘Hawaiian-style’  during your fun-filled, refreshing voyage on the Salt River,” Henri […]

Arboretum sets dates for painting classes

Sessions of Carla Keaton’s Paint and Wine Class are scheduled this month and next at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior. The classes are noon-2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The class for novice artists Aug. 12 will focus on painting the Drover’s Wool Shed. On Sept. 9, artists will […]

U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Ward at Aug. 22 Superstition Mountain Rotary Club luncheon

Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for the U.S. Senate and a lifetime Rotarian, will be speaking on community service “Service Above Self” at an Aug. 22 luncheon of the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club. The speech had previously been scheduled for July 25. Dr. Ward is a wife, mother and candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona. […]

Author, bird expert leads visitors on walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Rick Wright, a New Jersey author and authority on birds, will spend three days next month at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park in Superior as an “ornithologist in residence.” Mr. Wright is known as a leader at Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and author of the American Birding Association’s “Field Guide to Birds of Arizona.” He […]

Astronomical league releases dates of ‘star parties’

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League has announced its schedule of “star parties” to provide the public an opportunity to see the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, galaxies and other astronomical phenomena using sophisticated telescopes. The league is made up of amateur astronomers in the Gold Canyon/Apache Junction area. Each year, members of the league conduct a […]

Gold Canyon resident guides upcoming arboretum bird walk

Author and avian expert guide Homer Hansen recently proved the adage that good things come in threes. He led his guided bird walk followers to see a family of three blue grosbeaks near the picnic area at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, three separate and distinct zone-tailed hawks and three of the four Cooper’s hawk siblings still at […]

Regional school crossing-guard training offered

As thousands of children in the Valley return to school, many of the people who make sure they get to school safely will take part in regional training workshops during the next two weeks. In keeping with its goal of improving transportation safety throughout the region, the Maricopa Association of Governments sponsors the 2018 regional […]

Dragonfly aerobatics entertain, inform at arboretum

A morning walk Sunday, July 22, will provide visitors to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum with a glimpse into aerobatics and life cycles of dragonflies. Guided by Maricopa Audubon program director Laurie Nessel, the walk is included with $12.50 daily admission ($5 for ages 5-12 and free to BTA annual members and Arizona State Parks passholders). […]

Pinal County Democratic Club hosts Congressional District 4 forum July 16

The Northern Pinal County Democratic Club is hosting a Congressional District 4 candidates forum 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center’s conference center, 1001 N. Idaho Road. “In place of our regular meeting we’ll be sponsoring a candidate forum for the Democratic candidates for Congressional District 4: Dr. David Brill, Delina […]

U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Ward at July 25 Superstition Mountain Rotary Club luncheon

[Update: The date for Dr. Kelli Ward’s speech has been changed to Aug. 22.] Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for the U.S. Senate and a lifetime Rotarian, will be speaking on community service “Service Above Self” at a July 25 luncheon of the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club. Dr. Ward is a wife, mother and candidate for […]