Concert-venue retrofit discussed for Apache Greyhound Park

Apache Greyhound Park could become an indoor and outdoor concert venue, a representative of its owner, Delaware North, and a local chamber official said recently. The facility at 220 S. Delaware Drive in Apache Junction, which once hosted live dog racing, now has TVs for simulcast races from greyhound and thoroughbred tracks, a bar and […]

Arizona Country Music Association to kick off its relaunch in Apache Junction

A relaunch of the Arizona Country Music Association is planned at a March 1 event in Apache Junction. “On Friday, March 1, 2019 the ACMA will establish itself again as a major association for serious musicians in all of Arizona,” Angie Senger said in a release. The announcement is to take place at the debut […]

March weekend highlights Mexican artistry at museum

The Superstition Mountain Museum will present a three-day Mexican artistry event Friday-Sunday, March 8-10. It will take place on the museum grounds, 4087 N. Apache Trail. Admittance and parking are free. A new addition to the annual weekend event is a concert by Domingo DeGrazia and his Spanish guitar band at 5 p.m. Saturday, March […]

Benefit boosts food bank’s coffers, pantry

A fundraiser conducted by Keith and Ginny George raised $2,455 and 411 pounds of food for the Apache Junction Food Bank. Mr. George is an affiliate agent with the Mesa/Gilbert office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “It is very important to us to thank our neighbors who have supported our business over the years. In […]

Apache Junction makes camping easy, affordable

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department will have the 2019 Superstition Sleepover Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, at Prospector Park. Set-up starts at noon and activities begin at 3 p.m. The Superstition Sleepover is an event for family and friends with a limited budget looking to do something different, according to a city release. For $10 […]

Golden Vista Resort quilt show March 9 in Apache Junction

An annual quilt show is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 at the Golden Vista Resort, 3710 S. Goldfield Road in Apache Junction. Admission is $1. The Golden Vista Sewing Room sponsors the show with numerous members assisting in planning and working at the show, according to a release. More than 100 quilts of all sizes […]

Art, legends, desert reptiles make up March museum lectures

The last full month of Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More begins Thursday, March 7, at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail. As a lead in to the Mata Ortiz Mexican Artistry weekend at the museum, Steve Thompson, co-founder of DeSilva Imports and an expert on Mexican art and culture, will […]

Paws 4 Life gears up for annual Spring Fling

The Paws 4 Life Spring Fling benefit is scheduled 2:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The event will take place at 5027 E. Hidalgo St., Apache Junction. A shuttle will pick up guests. Half of the ticket price goes to assist the nonprofit in providing training for animals that go on to provide a variety of […]

Mesa theater will be home for inaugural film festival

Brick Cave Media has announced the inaugural Brick Cave Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 26 at the Nile Theater in Mesa. The festival will feature short films from any part of the world, with the 3- 10-minute films being based upon stories that are provided by authors published by Brick Cave Media. “We […]

Recreation expo roars into Apache Junction Feb. 9

Apache Junction’s annual Outdoor Recreation Expo at Flatiron Community Park will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will be followed by a showing of the movie “Jurassic Park.” During the expo, there will be agencies from around the state with booths and activities for families. The city Parks and Recreation Department will […]