Zao Theatre’s ‘Ragtime, The Musical’ in Apache Junction nominated for 9 ariZoni Awards

The production of “Ragtime, The Musical” at Zao Theatre in Apache Junction has been nominated for nine ariZoni Awards. The annual award presentation is to be in September, Hank Sheffer, publicity director for Zao Theatre, said in a release. “This year marked the first year Apache Junction’s own community theatre, Zao Theatre, was permitted to participate,” he said […]

Salt River Tubing’s Madcap Mardi Gras floats on Tonto National Forest, Aug. 11

Salt River Tubing’s Madcap Mardi Gras Magic’s floating beach party is 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in Tonto National Forest. The Parade of Floats (Cajun-style decorated shuttle buses) will transport Mardi Gras attendees to the Salt River as Salt River Tubing’s Madcap employees toss free Mardi Gras beads and doubloons, according to […]

Arizona Game and Fish to offer Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop

For women who want to learn more about the outdoors experience, signing up for a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop is where they can start. The Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct its next BOW workshop Sept. 7-9 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott, according to […]

Model trains exhibit to make stop at Mesa Library

The Arizona Big Train Operators model train club is back this year bringing more model trains to share in a free exhibit that will roll into the Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St. from Monday, July 30 to Saturday, Aug. 4, along with the opportunity to ride a train. The exhibit will offer more […]

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 […]

i.d.e.a. Museum hosts Family Day featuring activities July 28

The i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place in Mesa, will host Family Day for children and adults 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. A day full of imaginative play and hands-on activities, visitors also have the opportunity to experience vintage games and explore designing toys at the new exhibit, Artful Play! Games […]

Sonoran Desert School hosting open house Aug. 8 in Gold Canyon

Sonoran Desert School, 6724 S. Kings Ranch Suite No. 102 in Gold Canyon, is hosting an open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Parents can meet the teachers. Students in fifth-12th grades can check out a golf simulator with members of the golf team, challenge one of the school’s ping-pong players to a match, explore […]

Celebrate July 4th with Salt River Tubing’s “Bag it for Bucks” event

Celebrate with a floating beach blast at Salt River Tubing’s “Bag it for Bucks,” 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. According to a press release, the Take Pride in America event will offer free patriotic leis for the first 1,000 tubers on the holiday. The cost of tube rental is $17 plus […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum to host all-female Learn Your Lizards walk

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior is hosting an all-female Learn Your Lizards guided walk with Arizona State professor Heather Bateman and Audrey Owens of the Arizona Game and Fish Department leading the way. This event begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 8 and will last for two hours. The cost is that of daily […]

Super heroes bound to splash down at Salt River Tubing

Join Salt River Tubing for Super Heroes Splash Down 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 for a “More Teens in the Woods” event. Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batwoman and Supergirl are just some of Salt River Tubing’s zany and fun-filled cast of Super Hero characters to add for a unique […]