AJ AARP class helps motorists drive smart

The AARP Smart Driver course will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Conference Center, 1001 N. Idaho Road. The class, 1-5 p.m., provides research-based information to help drivers update their knowledge and skills, according to a release. “Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads […]

Super family fun slated Nov. 3 at SUPERstition Kids Day at museum

The kick-off event for the 2018-19 season at the Superstition Mountain Museum this fall is something new, a SUPERstition Kids’ Day on Saturday, Nov. 3. The museum is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 4087 N. Apache Trail (State Route 88), approximately two miles northeast of Apache Junction. Everyone in the area is invited to attend […]

Gold Canyon artist Karen O’Hanlon participates in Hidden in the Hills

A Gold Canyon artist is to participate in Arizona’s largest and longest-running artist studio tour and sale, Hidden in the Hills. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale. Hidden in […]

Apache Junction police host Oct. 24 vehicle identification number etching event

The Apache Junction Police Department is hosting a vehicle identification number etching event 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at AJPD’s parking lot, 1001 N. Idaho Road. This free program allows vehicle owners to have their VIN engraved on the windshield and other vehicle glass. “VIN etching is an effective visual deterrent against auto theft and […]

Annual Apache Junction Halloween Festival Oct. 27 at Flatiron Park

Halloween is coming up and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-tacular. The annual Halloween Festival is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail. This event is free to the community. New this year, the city is offering a Trunk or Treat sponsored […]

Classes beginning at Superstition Mountain Museum

Temperatures are down and the activity level at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, northeast of Apache Junction, is heating up for the upcoming season. Classes will start up at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 20, with desert safety and survival taught by Jean Robert Pelletier, a former Green Beret survival instructor. The […]

Running program teaches boys more than physical skills

Let Me Run is a program designed to inspire boys through the power of running, and it begins next week in Apache Junction. The goal is to teach them “to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle,” according to a release from the city. With a […]

Andrea Garcia appointed to nonprofit Duet’s Board of Directors

Andrea Garcia, a Mesa real estate agent, has been appointed to Duet’s Board of Directors. Duet is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandfamilies, according to duetaz.org. Duet was started in 1981 by The Rev. Dr. Dosia Carlson […]

East Valley Soroptimist group offers 2 education awards for women

East Valley women pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award. Presented through Soroptimist International of the East Valley, the Live Your Dream Award provides financial assistance to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District offering free smoke alarms in October

The Superstition Fire and Medical District is celebrating fire and life safety the entire month of October with free smoke alarms and fire-prevention materials for residents. “Every home needs working smoke alarms. They are life-saving and can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” Tina Gerola. the fire district’s community risk […]