Review Pinal Airpark master plan, take tour Oct. 20

Apache Junction and Gold Canyon residents can tour the Pinal Airpark and review a proposed master plan on Oct. 20. There will be limited tours of the airpark in Pinal County available by reservation only. To reserve a spot, call Marlene Pearce at 520-866-3960 or email The event will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, […]

Apache Junction Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13

Apache Junction Public Library joins libraries, schools and bookstores across the country to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 7-13. “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” is the theme for Teen Read Week, held annually in October during the same week as Columbus Day, according to a press release. The event encourages teens to read for […]

Boyce arboretum looks forward to ‘Peak Week’

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park invites everyone to a fall foliage festival. According to arboretum officials, Peak Week should be on schedule for Thanksgiving weekend, and the Fall Foliage Finale Festival “capitalizes on the color,” according to a release. “The Arboretum’s famous Chinese pistachio trees typically show their vivid shades of harvest gold, pumpkin orange […]

AJ library celebrates Halloween with haunted hoopla

The Apache Junction Public Library promises to have something for everyone for Halloween. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the library will play host to Halloween Hoopla, an event made possible by the Friends of the Library of Apache Junction. There will be a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, crafts and more. It take place 5-7 p.m. And those […]

The Pet Club Apache Junction celebrates customer appreciation, Oct. 5-7

The Pet Club announces its 2018 Purina Check-R-Board Days, Oct. 5–7, at 666 North Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The Purina-certified dealer, Cheryle Rippee with Purina Animal Nutrition, will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the customer appreciation event to answer any and all feed questions, according to a press release. “We […]

Second annual ‘AJ Kids Idol’ auditions begin in October

Do you have a talent you want to share with the world? Do you have what it takes to become the next AJ Kids Idol? The second-annual AJ Kids Idol talent program is open to school-aged children in kindergarten-12th grades. The event is hosted by Kiwanis International of Apache Junction. Proceeds are to benefit the […]

Arts council series offers musical variety

From Russian strings to a chart-topping U.S. trio, the Canyon Sounds Performance Series provides musical variety on its 2018-19 calendar. Presented by the Gold Canyon Arts Council, all performances take place at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. The series begins with the Russian String […]

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation to host co-ed softball leagues

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering adult co-ed softball leagues this fall at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. League games will play Tuesday nights starting Nov. 6. Leagues are double header format (minimum 12 game guarantee) with a single elimination tournament for all teams. League runs approximately eight weeks, according to […]

5th Annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party raises funds, awareness

Put pink workout attire on for the Fifth Annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party to raise funds for breast cancer awareness . In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is hosting a Zumba dance party, with instructors, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 13 at the Multigenerational Center, 1035 N. […]

Apache Junction to host disposal event for myriad items

The city of Apache Junction will host a household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17 at the city’s public works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline Road. The household hazardous waste collection is for items that typically cannot be deposited into your regular […]