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Coldwell Banker ROX Realty 10 Years of Excellence

On 7-26-2012, three brokerages (ROX Real Estate, Coldwell Banker EXCEL and C21-All Stars) signed a merger agreement, and on 8-22-2012 the new brokerage was approved by the AZ Department of Real Estate and officially began operations as Coldwell Banker ROX Realty. Connie Rush was the first Designated Broker. Bea Lueck is the current Designated Broker.

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ADVERTISER INDEX A Storage Place of CG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Absolute Homes / CG Auto Plex . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ACP Painting LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 AZ Quality Plumbing LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Brakemasters - Casa Grande . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Brutinel Plumbing & Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Casa Grande Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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22 JUANES - ORIGEN TOUR

CGI Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Coldwell Banker ROX Realty - Property Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Coldwell Banker ROX Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 35 Culver’s of Casa Grande . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Cypress Point Retirement Community . . . . 25 Desert Sky Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Desert Sun Heating & Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Dreamstyle Remodeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Elect Brent BeDillon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

34 MARICOPA CHAMBER

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Felix Appliance Heating & Air - Maricopa . . 2 Glover Court Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Grande Innovation Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Stand-up comedian Tony Vicich, right, will appear Thursday nights through June at Ralph Skrzypczak’s Roost Sports Bar and Cafe in Maricopa, 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy, Suite 101. Vicich, who started his national touring career in Los Angeles in 1985, is the owner of www.comdyschools.com; he teaches beginning and advanced stand-up comedy classes. He has appeared on TV in Evening at the Improv, Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, Fox, TNN and local entertainment show Arizona 360 and the web series Wanna Bet. He has written for Jay Leno, Bill Hicks, Ritch Shydner and Craig Shoemaker. Roost owner Skrzypczak recently was featured on TV’s Bar Rescue — season 8, episode 12, Wreck it Ralph. He also is a partner in Maricopa’s comic book shop Mr. E Comics. He has opened and operated several other businesses in Maricopa and Phoenix. You can catch him at the bar every morning for coffee.

Horsepower Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hunter Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Just Water Heaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Lifted High Garage Door Repair . . . . . . . . . . 29 Machado’s Hardscapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 McDill Insurance PLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Mercado Y Carniceria El Pima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Norris RV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Raymond Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Rent A Can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rush Air Conditioning & Refrigeration LLC 52 SHARP - Senior Health and Retirement Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The Live it Well Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 The Roost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Title Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Maricopa Water and Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 1st

Live Theatre: “Gypsy” Maricopa Community Center 7:00 PM Presented by Maricopa Community Theatre. Performances will be on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:00 PM and June 4th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Location is the Maricopa Community Center at 41614 W. Smith Enke Rd. See website for tickets. “Gypsy” tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. “Gypsy” is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. www.maricopacommunitytheatre.org Maricopa Library - June Events Maricopa Library and Cultural Center June events and meetings at the Maricopa Library: Babytime, Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, Preschool Storytime, Nonfiction Addiction, Fun Van, 5Up Storytime, Friday Night Knits, Friday Night Magic, Terrific Scientific, Color Me Calm, Writer’s Group, and Novel Ideas Book Club. Visit the Pinal County Library District website for a full listing of June events at the Maricopa branch. 520.568.2926 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

June 1st

Biosphere 2 Tours University of Arizona Biosphere – Oracle 9:00 AM-4:00 PM – Biosphere 2 is a world-famous research facility operated by the University of Arizona, located near Oracle in eastern Pinal County. The Biosphere 2 Experience allows visitors to tour the interior of the facility. This fascinating, family-friendly experience is guided by a mobile app. Download the tour app prior to arrival. Tickets must be purchased online. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.. 520.621.4800 | www.biosphere2.org

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Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post – Oracle Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM April through Oct. Located at 1015 W. American Ave. in downtown Oracle. The market offers specialty food and fresh baked goods, produce, live music, artisan vendors, and more. Great atmosphere and lots of fun! www.facebook.com/Oracle-FarmersMarket-at-Sue-Jerrys-TradingPost-1129825760382220

June 2nd

Zipline EcoTours Arizona Zipline Adventures – Oracle 8:00 AM-5:00 PM The Zipline EcoTour allows you to zip on 5 different spans ranging in length from 400 to 1,500 ft. and lasts approximately 2 hours. Open Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. See website for details. Located on Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. 520.308.9350 www.ziparizona.com

June 2nd

Casa Grande - June Library Events Casa Grande Main Library June events: Summer Reading Kickoff, Food for Kids, Inklings Writers Group, Nature Doc Series for Kids, Desert Fun with Mitzi!, Drop-in Craft, Summer Reading BINGO, Storytime in the Park, Summer Reading Grab Bags with Crafts, Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Dance Workshop, Community Blood Drive, Babysitter’s Course, and more! Visit the Pinal County Library District website for event details. 520.421.8710 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library Community Recreation Center June Events Community Recreation Center Casa Grande Open Monday-Friday from 5:15 AM to 9:00 PM. Closed Sunday. Facilities include a fitness center, gym, indoor walking/jogging track, community meeting space, and more. The CRC offers a variety of group fitness and sports activities and classes. See website for the June group fitness and gymnasium schedules. 520.421.8600 www.casagrandeaz.gov/crc Food Box Distribution Day Hope International Food Pantry – Coolidge 7:00 AM-9:00 AM Food distribution takes place on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Senior boxes only on the 2nd Thursday. To volunteer, donate, or for further information, call the office. 520.233.6699 www.hopeinternationalfoodpantry.org


EVENTS CALENDAR Lavender Bloom Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm Oracle 8:00 AM-12:00 PM The Lavender Farm is expecting a glorious June Bloom again! We will have extended hours from ThursdaySunday every weekend in June. Come harvest your own lavender, attend a wreath workshop, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Come and see thousands of butterflies in the blooming lavender! Events fill up quickly - see website for event details. 520.820.3454 www.lifeundertheoakslavenderfarm.com Live Theatre: “Gypsy” Maricopa Community Center 7:00 PM Presented by Maricopa Community Theatre. Performances will be on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:00 PM and June 4th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Location is the Maricopa Community Center at 41614 W. Smith Enke Rd. See website for tickets. “Gypsy” tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. “Gypsy” is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. www.maricopacommunitytheatre.org

June 2nd

Comedy Night The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. Check Facebook page to confirm each week. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa. 520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

June 3rd

A “Bob Ross” Kinda Nite (Art Instruction) Divine Art Institute, in Casa Grande – A step-by-step lesson to create your very own 16×20 Bob Ross-inspired landscape oil masterpiece with help from Divine Art Institute instructor Nichole Kluth. This is the perfect class for beginners. Each painting is certain to be filled with happy little trees and quite possibly even a few happy accidents! Space is limited, so why not bring a date, or make it a night out with friends! $65 per person. All supplies provided. 520.340.4162 | www.divineartinstitute.com

June 3rd

Apache Junction - June Library Events Apache Junction Public Library – June events at the Apache Junction library include: Summer Reading Kick-Off, Apache Junction Writers, Toddlerobics, Wild West Crochet Club, Art in the Library, Preschool University, Radical Reptile Fun, Classic Book Club, Native American Flute Lessons, and more. Search the event calendar for additional events and event details. 480.474.8555 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library Indoor Mini Golf Night Casa Grande Community Recreation Center – Casa Grande 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Kick off summer break at the pop-up Indoor Mini Golf night! Make it a date night or bring the whole family. Cost is $3 per person and includes 18 holes of mini golf and a golf club for each participant. Registration required – no tickets will be sold at the door. 520.421.8677 www.casagrandeaz.gov/calendar/ indoor-mini-golf-night

Live Theatre: “Gypsy” Maricopa Community Center 7:00 PM Presented by Maricopa Community Theatre. Performances will be on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:00 PM and June 4th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Location is the Maricopa Community Center at 41614 W. Smith Enke Rd. See website for tickets. “Gypsy” tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. “Gypsy” is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. www.maricopacommunitytheatre.org Visit the Ostrich Ranch Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Picacho Open Friday-Monday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM from May 1 through Sept. 30. The Ostrich Ranch has an amazing variety of animals that visitors can watch and feed, including stingrays, goats, minature donkeys, fallow deer, tortoises, and lots of ostriches! Located by Picacho Peak State Park, just off I-10. 520.466.3658 www.roostercogburn.com Continued on page 16

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Real Estate Market Statistics Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Maricopa and Stanfield APRIL

2022

2021

% INCREASE DECREASE

SOLD LISTINGS

676

556

+ 21.6%

ACTIVE LISTINGS

570

265

+ 115.1%

PRICE PER SQUARE FT (median sale)

$204.27

$158.81

+ 28.6%

MONTHS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY

.84

.48

+ 76.9%

DAYS ON THE MARKET (median)

28

25

+ 12%

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 3rd

June 4th

Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Coolidge 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM during June, July, and August. Exhibits include fossils from all over the world, gems and minerals, and children’s activities. Check their website for information on monthly meetings of the Pinal County Gem and Mineral Society. The museum is located at 351 N. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. 520.723.3009 www.pinalgeologymuseum.org

Bridal & Wedding Vendor Event Paramount Theatre – Casa Grande 11:00 AM-7:00 PM This bridal show will feature a large variety of vendors, including DJs, floral, hair stylists, photographers, videographers, entertainment, event planners, and many more. The event is open to the public. It’s being held at the Paramount Theatre in Casa Grande, located at 420 Florence St. Free admission for the first 100 brides who register using this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/ e/318138409547/?discount=FREEBEE. 623.204.7084 www.eventbrite.com/e/318138409547

June 4th

Events at Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center – Maricopa The Entertainment Center offers movies, bowling, laser tag, an arcade, parties & events, and more. See the Ak-Chin Circle website and Facebook page for this month’s featured events. 520.568.3456 www.ak-chincircle.com Motorsports Racing: Summer Sizzle Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande 7:00 PM ASCS CAS Sprint Cars - Pure Stocks Bombers - Power 600 Series Micros. Located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd. in Casa Grande. Grandstand seating. Pit passes available. Tickets $20 cash only. Free for ages 11 and under. 520.709.0718 www.centralarizonaspeedway.com Live Theatre: “Gypsy” Maricopa Community Center 2:00 PM Presented by Maricopa Community Theatre. Performances will be on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:00 PM and June 4th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Location is the Maricopa Community Center at 41614 W. Smith Enke Rd. See website for tickets. “Gypsy” tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. “Gypsy” is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. www.maricopacommunitytheatre.org

First Saturday at the Museum Pinal County Historical Museum Florence 11:00 AM-4:00 PM On the first Saturday of the month (September-June), the museum waives admission fees and offers rotating family-friendly activities, including a scavenger hunt, a local geology activity, backyard bingo, desert animals, and more! Sponsored by APS. Located at 715 S. Main Street in Florence. 520.868.4382 www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org The Pony Ranch featuring Tiny Town The Pony Ranch – Casa Grande A fun place for tiny cowboys and cowgirls to experience riding a pony and feeding ranch animals at the petting zoo. Summer hours will be variable, depending on the weather and expected daytime temperature. Visit the Pony Ranch Facebook page for their June schedule. Located at 18536 W. Houser Rd. in Casa Grande. 480.236.4500 www.facebook.com/ theponyranchfeaturingtinytown

Summer Music at the Windmill Winery Windmill Winery – Florence 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Live music with Warren Young. No door charge and reservations are not required. Come as you are. Visit the Wine Tasting Room page on the website for the June schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence. 520.868.5200 www.thewindmillwinery.com

June 6th

Casita Fiber & Fabric Club Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Held on the first Monday of the month. Meet others with an interest in creating with fabric, yarn, thread, or wool anything with fiber. Great for people who sew, quilt, spin, weave, crochet, knit, embroider, rug hook, or stitch. If you have a project you are currently working on, you can work on it during club time — or just come and hang out! Be sure to check the website and RSVP to casitaworkshop@gmail.com if you plan to attend. www.casitaworkshop.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 5th

June 7th

Vista Grande - June Library Events Vista Grande Library – Casa Grande June events: Summer Reading Kickoff, Summer Book Club, Nature Doc Series for Kids, Teen STEM, Drop-in Craft, Summer Reading Grab Bags with Crafts, Summer Reading BINGO, Anime and Manga Club, English as a Second Language (ESL), Reading Buddies with a Teen, Kids Gaming, Teen After Hours Event, Gardening Presentation, and more! Search the events calendar on the Pinal County Library District website for event details. 520.421.8710 www.pinalcountyaz.gov / Departments/Library

June 6th

Art Workshop for Kids Casa Grande Main Library 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Join local artist Leah Kiser for a fun art workshop for kids at Peart Park in Casa Grande. Contact the library for details. 520.421.8710 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

Art Classes Divine Art Institute – Casa Grande Two classes begin today: Mixed Media Workshop and Back to Art Basics. See website for class details and registration. 520.340.4162 www.divineartinstitute.com

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument – Coolidge The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is now open daily. The theater and exhibits remain closed, but the Great House and Ruins and the picnic area are open, along with the information desk and bookstore. Free admission. Check website for updates before visiting. 520.723.3172 www.nps.gov/cagr

Senior Center Activities Maricopa Community Center The Senior Center offers Open Games sessions and other activities. Check the senior center calendar for the June schedule: www.maricopa-az.gov/ departments/community-services/ copper-sky/senior-programs-55. 520.316.6842 www.maricopa-az.gov Summer Kids Kamp 2022 City of Coolidge Parks and Recreation Coolidge 7:30 AM-5:30 PM There will be three Summer Kids Kamps: June 6-17, June 20-July 1, and July 5-July 15. For ages 5-12. Fee is $80 per child for residents. Registration form available on website or call the Parks and Recreation office. 520.723.4551 www.coolidgeaz.com/parks Maricopa Theatre Camp Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Take part in summer theatre camp, which will include three performances of Disney’s Alladin Jr. in July. Price $125 for residents and $140 for nonresidents. Camp start date is June 6, and rehearsals will run Mon. through Thu. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM until July 13. Performance dates will be July 1415-16. Rehearsals and performances will be held in the Community Center. www.maricopacommunitytheatre.org

Water Aerobics, Open Swim, and Pool Parties City of Coolidge Aquatic Center Coolidge 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Water Aerobics classes take place Tuesday-Friday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 7:15 to 8:15 PM on Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $2 per class or $60 for a summer pass. The aquatic center is also taking Pool Party reservations. Two-hour sessions are available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Open swim sessions take place Tue.-Sun/ from 1:15 to 5:15 PM. 520-723-5361 www.coolidgeaz.com/parks Activities for Seniors - June Dorothy Powell Senior Center Casa Grande The Dorothy Powell Senior Center provides residents the opportunity to experience recreational, cultural, and educational programming in a friendly atmosphere. It’s open to individuals 50 years of age or older. Activities include health and fitness, dance, pool, cards, walking club, bingo, art, and more. The monthly activity calendar is posted on the City of Casa Grande website. 520.421.8760 www.casagrandeaz.gov/ senior-citizen-services

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 7th

June 7th

Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House Oracle State Park – Oracle 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Ongoing daily — Take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home. The Mediterraneanrevival style ranch house built from 1929-1933 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour offers a glimpse into early 20th century life in the southern Arizona high desert, and the creative family that lived there. 520.896.2425 www.azstateparks.com/oracle/ events/oracle-self-guided-tours Explore Pinal County’s History Pinal County Historical Museum Florence 11:00 AM-4:00 PM The museum is open TuesdaySaturday and has a wide range of exhibits, including Native American culture, day-to-day life in early Florence, 2nd Territorial Prison artifacts, antique clothing, cactus furniture, farm machinery, vintage fire engines, and much more. Admission is $7 for adults, under 18 free. Closed on holidays. 520.868.4382 www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

June 7th

Karaoke & Live Music Events Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and live music throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the June live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended. 520.466.9972 www.facebook.com/tumbleweedinnaz

June 8th

Visit the Arboretum Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Discover Arizona’s first and oldest botanical garden, situated on 343 acres of scenic upland desert with nearly five miles of trails. See website for summer hours and visitor information. Closed Tuesdays JuneSeptember. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. 520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org

Yoga Dynamics & Pilates ConneXion The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Yoga class starts at 9:15 AM and Pilates at 10:30 AM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the June schedule. They also have other integrative health services such as therapeutic massage and reflexology. The studio is located at 6607 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. 480.388.9808 | www.liveitwellaz.com/schedule

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Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post – Oracle Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM - April through Oct. Located at 1015 W. American Ave. in downtown Oracle. The market offers specialty food and fresh baked goods, produce, live music, artisan vendors, and more. Great atmosphere and lots of fun! www.facebook.com/OracleFarmers-Market-at-Sue-JerrysTrading-Post-1129825760382220

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Zipline EcoTours Arizona Zipline Adventures – Oracle 8:00 AM-5:00 PM The Zipline EcoTour allows you to zip on 5 different spans ranging in length from 400 to 1,500 ft. and lasts approximately 2 hours. Open Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. See website for details. Located on Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. 520.308.9350 www.ziparizona.com

Newcomers and Neighbors of Casa Grande - Welcome Meeting Central Meeting Hall – Casa Grande 5:30 PM-6:30 PM The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Casa Grande is a great place to meet new friends.The Club sponsors monthly activity groups and quarterly get-togethers. Come learn more at an orientation meeting, held on the second Thursday of most months. Meetings take place at 408 N. Sacaton Street. Confirm event on website. www.cgnnc.com/calendar Senior Food Box Distribution Day Hope International Food Pantry Coolidge 7:00 AM-9:00 AM Senior food box distribution takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Located at 1280 North Arizona Blvd in Coolidge. For seniors only today, age 60 and up. Please bring your ID. Volunteers are welcome. Check website for other food distribution days in June. 520.233.6699 www.hopeinternationalfoodpantry.org Virtual Career Expo Achieve Pinal – Pinal County Local initiative that allows students and adults to explore career opportunities, with a focus on Pinal County. Content is delivered online and features career exploration interviews with Pinal County professionals who work in a wide variety of trades and professions. Discover what is required for careers you’re interested in. Includes information about college access and scholarships. 520.836.6868 www.achievepinal.com/career-expo.html

Comedy Night The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. Check Facebook page to confirm each week. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa. 520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

June 10th

Visit the Ostrich Ranch Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Picacho Open Friday-Monday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM from May 1 through Sept. 30. The Ostrich Ranch has an amazing variety of animals that visitors can watch and feed, including stingrays, goats, minature donkeys, fallow deer, tortoises, and lots of ostriches! Located by Picacho Peak State Park, just off I-10. 520.466.3658 www.roostercogburn.com Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Coolidge Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM during June, July, and August. Exhibits include fossils from all over the world, gems and minerals, and children’s activities. Check their website for information on monthly meetings of the Pinal County Gem and Mineral Society. The museum is located at 351 N. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. 520.723.3009 www.pinalgeologymuseum.org

June 9th

Lavender Bloom Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm – Oracle 8:00 AM-12:00 PM The Lavender Farm is expecting a glorious June Bloom again! We will have extended hours from Thursday-Sunday every weekend in June. Come harvest your own lavender, attend a wreath workshop, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Come and see thousands of butterflies in the blooming lavender! Events fill up quickly - see website for event details. 520.820.3454 | www.lifeundertheoakslavenderfarm.com Photography by Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm

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Downtown After Dark Scavenger Hunt Launch Historic Downtown Casa Grande 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Come to Historic Downtown Casa Grande for a fun evening experience! This month’s event will feature a scavenger hunt! 520.836.8744 www.cgmainstreet.org

Motorsports Racing: Big O Tires Central Arizona Speedway Casa Grande 7:00 PM ASCS CAS Sprint Cars - Pure Stocks Bombers - Power 600 Series Micros. Located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd. in Casa Grande. Grandstand seating. Pit passes available. Tickets $20 cash only. Free for ages 11 and under. This is the last scheduled race night at Central Arizona Speedway until September. 520.709.0718 www.centralarizonaspeedway.com Concert: Little Joe Y La Familia Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino Maricopa 8:00 PM With special guest Ruben Ramos. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. All ages. Band website: www.littlejoeylafamilia.com. www.caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin/ shows/calendar

Superior Second Fridays Town of Superior 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Enjoy music in the park. Shops will be open late! 520.689.0200 www.superiorarizonachamber.org

June 11th

Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Workshop fee $50. Suitable for all skill levels, ages 14+. Learn techniques for making earrings or necklaces. This is a one day workshop with all supplies provided. Instructor is Erin Warner. See website for details on this and other art classes. www.casitaworkshop.com

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Florence Farmers Market McFarland State Park – Florence 8:00 AM-12:00 PM The market is held on the porch at McFarland State Park in Historic Florence on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Florence Copper. The market features produce from local farmers, farm fresh eggs, meat, cheese, bread, sweets, coffee & tea, seasonings, and many other locally made artisan products. 520.868.9433 www.florenceazchamber.com

Skydiving Events Skydive Arizona – Eloy Today’s events at Skydive Arizona: canopy piloting competition, AXIS B-License course, and night jumps. See website for event details. 520.466.3753 www.skydiveaz.com Creative Craft Market The Avocado Nursery – Casa Grande 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Monthly creative craft market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Call the Avocado Nursery if you are interested in being a vendor. 520.723.4480

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Summer Music at the Windmill Winery Windmill Winery – Florence 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Live music with Sam Meric. No door charge and reservations are not required. Come as you are. Visit the Wine Tasting Room page on the website for the June schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence. 520.868.5200 www.thewindmillwinery.com

June 11th

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 11th

The Pony Ranch featuring Tiny Town The Pony Ranch, in Casa Grande A fun place for tiny cowboys and cowgirls to experience riding a pony and feeding ranch animals at the petting zoo. Summer hours will be variable, depending on the weather and expected daytime temperature. Visit the Pony Ranch Facebook page for their June schedule. Located at 18536 W. Houser Rd. in Casa Grande. 480.236.4500 www.facebook.com/ theponyranchfeaturingtinytown

Zao Theatre Presents: “It’s Just Music” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon – 7:30 PM Two performances: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Sat. June 11 at the new location in Gold Canyon. A musical revue of Zao Theatre’s past musicals, performed by the Zao Family Alumni with many of the original cast members. Proceeds will benefit the capital campaign for the new theatre/ church property. Tickets available online. 480.924.5122 www.zaotheatre.com

June 13th

Community Blood Drive Casa Grande Main Library 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Sign up today to save a life! Register with Vitalant at https://donors. vitalant.org/dwp/portal/dwa. 520.421.8710 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

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June 14th

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument – Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is now open daily. The theater and exhibits remain closed, but the Great House and Ruins and the picnic area are open, along with the information desk and bookstore. Free admission. Check website for updates before visiting. 520.723.3172 www.nps.gov/cagr Explore Pinal County’s History Pinal County Historical Museum Florence 11:00 AM-4:00 PM The museum is open TuesdaySaturday and has a wide range of exhibits, including Native American culture, day-to-day life in early Florence, 2nd Territorial Prison artifacts, antique clothing, cactus furniture, farm machinery, vintage fire engines, and much more. Admission is $7 for adults, under 18 free. Closed on holidays. 520.868.4382 www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org Love & Loss San Tan Valley Library – San Tan Valley – 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Love & Loss Support Group is sponsored by Compassus. Visit the Pinal County Library District website to see additional events and information about the San Tan Valley Library, which opened in 2021. 520.866.8035 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

June 14th

Love & Loss San Tan Valley Library 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Love & Loss Support Group is sponsored by Compassus. Visit the Pinal County Library District website to see additional events and information about the San Tan Valley Library, which opened in 2021. 520.866.8035 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

Yoga Dynamics & Pilates ConneXion The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Yoga class starts at 9:15 AM and Pilates at 10:30 AM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the June schedule. They also have other integrative health services such as therapeutic massage and reflexology. The studio is located at 6607 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. 480.388.9808 www.liveitwellaz.com/schedule Karaoke & Live Music Events Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and live music throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the June live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended. 520.466.9972 www.facebook.com/tumbleweedinnaz

June 15th

Visit the Arboretum Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Discover Arizona’s first and oldest botanical garden, situated on 343 acres of scenic upland desert with nearly five miles of trails. See website for summer hours and visitor information. Closed Tuesdays JuneSeptember. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. 520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post – Oracle Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM April through Oct. Located at 1015 W. American Ave. in downtown Oracle. The market offers specialty food and fresh baked goods, produce, live music, artisan vendors, and more. Great atmosphere and lots of fun! www.facebook.com/Oracle-FarmersMarket-at-Sue-Jerrys-TradingPost-1129825760382220

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 15th

Splash, Dine & Dash Carr McNatt Park – Casa Grande 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Don’t dine and dash, when you can DINE AND SPLASH! Beat the heat and cool off at the Splash Pad every Wednesday in June (starting 6/8) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a meal from one of the food trucks onsite, cool off at the splash pad, and enjoy lawn games and music! Activities are free and open to the public, food trucks will be onsite selling cold beverages and tasty eats! 520.421.8677 www.casagrandeaz.gov

Biosphere 2 Tours University of Arizona Biosphere 2 Oracle 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Biosphere 2 is a world-famous research facility operated by the University of Arizona, located near Oracle in eastern Pinal County. The Biosphere 2 Experience allows visitors to tour the interior of the facility. This fascinating, family-friendly experience is guided by a mobile app. Download the tour app prior to arrival. Tickets must be purchased online. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 520.621.4800 www.biosphere2.org

June 16th

Food Box Distribution Day Hope International Food Pantry Coolidge 7:00 AM-9:00 AM Food distribution takes place on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of each month. Senior boxes only on the 2nd Thursday. To volunteer, donate, or for further information, call the office 520.233.6699 www.hopeinternationalfoodpantry.org Lavender Bloom Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm Oracle 8:00 AM-12:00 PM The Lavender Farm is expecting a glorious June Bloom again! We will have extended hours from ThursdaySunday every weekend in June. Come harvest your own lavender, attend a wreath workshop, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Come and see thousands of butterflies in the blooming lavender! Events fill up quickly - see website for event details. 520.820.3454 www.lifeundertheoakslavenderfarm.com Zipline EcoTours Arizona Zipline Adventures – Oracle 8:00 AM-5:00 PM The Zipline EcoTour allows you to zip on 5 different spans ranging in length from 400 to 1,500 ft. and lasts approximately 2 hours. Open Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. See website for details. Located on Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. 520.308.9350 www.ziparizona.com Comedy Night The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. Check Facebook page to confirm each week. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa. 520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

June 17th

Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Coolidge Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM during June, July, and August. Exhibits include fossils from all over the world, gems and minerals, and children’s activities. Check their website for information on monthly meetings of the Pinal County Gem and Mineral Society. The museum is located at 351 N. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. 520.723.3009 www.pinalgeologymuseum.org

June 17th

Bike Night - Desert Devils Riding Club Honeycutt Coffee Cafe & Wine Bar Maricopa 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Monthly bike night is held in the parking lot of the plaza by the Honeycutt Coffee Cafe & Wine Bar. Located at 44400 Honeycutt Rd. in Maricopa. 520.510.4468 www.desertdevilsrc.com

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 17th Visit the Ostrich Ranch Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Picacho 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Open Friday-Monday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM from May 1 through Sept. 30. The Ostrich Ranch has an amazing variety of animals that visitors can watch and feed, including stingrays, goats, minature donkeys, fallow deer, tortoises, and lots of ostriches! Located by Picacho Peak State Park, just off I-10. 520.466.3658 www.roostercogburn.com

June 18th

Summer Music at the Windmill Winery Windmill Winery – Florence 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Live music with Jeremy Marsh. No door charge and reservations are not required. Come as you are. Visit the Wine Tasting Room page on the website for the June schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence. 520.868.5200 | www.thewindmillwinery.com

June 18th

The Pony Ranch featuring Tiny Town The Pony Ranch – Casa Grande A fun place for tiny cowboys and cowgirls to experience riding a pony and feeding ranch animals at the petting zoo. Summer hours will be variable, depending on the weather and expected daytime temperature. Visit the Pony Ranch Facebook page for their June schedule. Located at 18536 W. Houser Rd. in Casa Grande. 480.236.4500 www.facebook.com/ theponyranchfeaturingtinytown

June 18th

Paint on Rusty Metal with Patti Kramer Casita Workshop - Casa Grande 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Learn the steps, from preparation to finishing a painting on rusty metal. Learn how to create a soft, mottled background on the unusual substrate of rusty metal. After you learn to paint the background, paint a picture or design on it in your own style. All supplies are included including one rusty metal flat panel, basic paint brushes and 2oz bottles of acrylic paints. For ages 14+. Skill level: Comfortable painting a picture or design freehand or with a stencil. www.casitaworkshop.com

June 21st

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument – Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is now open daily. The theater and exhibits remain closed, but the Great House and Ruins and the picnic area are open, along with the information desk and bookstore. Free admission. Check website for updates before visiting. 520.723.3172 www.nps.gov/cagr Explore Pinal County’s History Pinal County Historical Museum Florence 11:00 AM-4:00 PM The museum is open TuesdaySaturday and has a wide range of exhibits, including Native American culture, day-to-day life in early Florence, 2nd Territorial Prison artifacts, antique clothing, cactus furniture, farm machinery, vintage fire engines, and much more. Admission is $7 for adults, under 18 free. Closed on holidays. 520.868.4382 www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org

Yoga Dynamics & Pilates ConneXion The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Yoga class starts at 9:15 AM and Pilates at 10:30 AM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the June schedule. They also have other integrative health services such as therapeutic massage and reflexology. The studio is located at 6607 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. 480.388.9808 www.liveitwellaz.com/schedule Karaoke & Live Music Events Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and live music throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the June live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended. 520.466.9972 www.facebook.com/tumbleweedinnaz

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Rocktacular Concert Brings Live Music to CAC by Dan Bush, Entertainment Industry Technology Program Coordinator, Central Arizona College The Rocktacular Concert at the Pence Theater at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus in Coolidge is a student-run live concert offered for free to the public twice each semester. The latest on was May 4. The concerts showcase students from the performance skills, live audio and concert-lighting classes. They feature a variety of popular music styles ranging from rock to country, rap to folk and EDM to Christian contemporary. Some of the performers played original material and others performed cover songs. The concert acts as a final exam, in which students from the different classes must collaborate as a team to put on a successful event. As part of the assessment, the audience (both live in-person and online via live video stream) leave feedback by submitting an online survey using their phones after each performer finishes their set. The program uses this critical feedback in class to assess where

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 22nd

Visit the Arboretum Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Discover Arizona’s first and oldest botanical garden, situated on 343 acres of scenic upland desert with nearly five miles of trails. See website for summer hours and visitor information. Closed Tuesdays JuneSeptember. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. 520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org Splash, Dine & Dash Carr McNatt Park – Casa Grande 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Don’t dine and dash, when you can DINE AND SPLASH! Beat the heat and cool off at the Splash Pad every Wednesday in June (starting 6/8) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a meal from one of the food trucks onsite, cool off at the splash pad, and enjoy lawn games and music! Activities are free and open to the public, food trucks will be onsite selling cold beverages and tasty eats! 520.421.8677 www.casagrandeaz.gov

June 22nd

Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post – Oracle Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM - April through Oct. Located at 1015 W. American Ave. in downtown Oracle. The market offers specialty food and fresh baked goods, produce, live music, artisan vendors, and more. Great atmosphere and lots of fun! www.facebook.com/OracleFarmers-Market-at-Sue-JerrysTrading-Post-1129825760382220

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Biosphere 2 Tours University of Arizona Biosphere 2 Oracle 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Biosphere 2 is a world-famous research facility operated by the University of Arizona, located near Oracle in eastern Pinal County. The Biosphere 2 Experience allows visitors to tour the interior of the facility. This fascinating, family-friendly experience is guided by a mobile app. Download the tour app prior to arrival. Tickets must be purchased online. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 520.621.4800 www.biosphere2.org

June 23rd

Zipline EcoTours Arizona Zipline Adventures – Oracle 8:00 AM-5:00 PM The Zipline EcoTour allows you to zip on 5 different spans ranging in length from 400 to 1,500 ft. and lasts approximately 2 hours. Open Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. See website for details. Located on Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. 520.308.9350 www.ziparizona.com Lavender Bloom Life Under the Oaks Lavender Farm Oracle 8:00 AM-12:00 PM The Lavender Farm is expecting a glorious June Bloom again! We will have extended hours from ThursdaySunday every weekend in June. Come harvest your own lavender, attend a wreath workshop, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Come and see thousands of butterflies in the blooming lavender! Events fill up quickly - see website for event details. 520.820.3454 www.lifeundertheoakslavenderfarm.com Comedy Night The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. Check Facebook page to confirm each week. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa. 520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

June 24th

Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Coolidge Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM during June, July, and August. Exhibits include fossils from all over the world, gems and minerals, and children’s activities. Check their website for information on monthly meetings of the Pinal County Gem and Mineral Society. The museum is located at 351 N. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. 520.723.3009 www.pinalgeologymuseum.org

June 24th

Visit the Ostrich Ranch Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Picacho Open Friday-Monday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM from May 1 through Sept. 30. The Ostrich Ranch has an amazing variety of animals that visitors can watch and feed, including stingrays, goats, minature donkeys, fallow deer, tortoises, and lots of ostriches! Located by Picacho Peak State Park, just off I-10. 520.466.3658 www.roostercogburn.com

June 25th

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Eloy Gets Festive with Food Trucks for Cinco by John Stapleton

The Eloy Chamber of Commerce held its first ever Food Truck Fiesta on Cinco De Mayo, right next door to its office at 515 N. Main St. “As the Chamber, we wanted to do something different,” says Andrew Rodriguez, Executive Director. “Since none of the surrounding cities were doing anything, we felt that we wanted to do this event.” Rodriguez says events like this bring the community together with good food while helping local vendors. Event participants included: Tacos ATM, Deadlift Coffee, La Dona Mexicali Taste, Fry’s Kettle Corn, I & C Kitchen, AKA Breads, Dulces Calavera and Big Country’s Cool Down. “It was a great event,” Rodriguez says. “Many of our vendors sold out before it ended, and it was great to see people come from different cities. We plan to host this event every year and from this year’s attendance we will expect

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 25th

Youth Expo Casa Grande Community Recreation Center 9:00 AM-11:00 AM The annual Youth Expo event will give parents and their kids an opportunity to learn about all the youth sports, activities, and programs available to them in Casa Grande. Free admission. The event will include booths from local businesses and organizations representing various youth programs such as day cares, schools, sports leagues, dance studios, cheer, family resources and more! Come out to learn what’s available and how to sign your child up for these programs. 520.421.8677 www.casagrandeaz.gov

Florence Farmers Market McFarland State Park – Florence 8:00 AM-12:00 PM The market is held on the porch at McFarland State Park in Historic Florence on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Sponsored by Florence Copper. The market features produce from local farmers, farm fresh eggs, meat, cheese, bread, sweets, coffee & tea, seasonings, and many other locally made artisan products. 520.868.9433 www.florenceazchamber.com Learn to Skydive - Ground School Skydive Arizona – Eloy Become a USPA licensed skydiver in the Accelerated Skydiving Program. Ground school is the first step to getting your USPA A-License. Check the website for details about ground school and learning to skydive. Also offered on June 11. 520.466.3753 www.skydiveaz.com

June 25th

Summer Music at the Windmill Winery Windmill Winery - Florence 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Live music with Bob Villa. No door charge and reservations are not required. Come as you are. Visit the Wine Tasting Room page on the website for the June schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence. 520.868.5200 | www.thewindmillwinery.com

The Pony Ranch featuring Tiny Town The Pony Ranch – Casa Grande A fun place for tiny cowboys and cowgirls to experience riding a pony and feeding ranch animals at the petting zoo. Summer hours will be variable, depending on the weather and expected daytime temperature. Visit the Pony Ranch Facebook page for their June schedule. Located at 18536 W. Houser Rd. in Casa Grande. 480.236.4500 www.facebook.com/ theponyranchfeaturingtinytown

June 28th

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument – Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is now open daily. The theater and exhibits remain closed, but the Great House and Ruins and the picnic area are open, along with the information desk and bookstore. Free admission. Check website for updates before visiting. 520.723.3172 www.nps.gov/cagr

Explore Pinal County’s History Pinal County Historical Museum – Florence 11:00 AM-4:00 PM The museum is open TuesdaySaturday and has a wide range of exhibits, including Native American culture, day-to-day life in early Florence, 2nd Territorial Prison artifacts, antique clothing, cactus furniture, farm machinery, vintage fire engines, and much more. Admission is $7 for adults, under 18 free. Closed on holidays. 520.868.4382 www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org Yoga Dynamics & Pilates ConneXion The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon – Gold Canyon – 9:15 AM Yoga class starts at 9:15 AM and Pilates at 10:30 AM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the June schedule. They also have other integrative health services such as therapeutic massage and reflexology. The studio is located at 6607 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. 480.388.9808 www.liveitwellaz.com/schedule Continued on page 46

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PINALNOW Rewind

Photography by Oscar Perez

Dancing for Our Stars The inaugural Dancing for Our Stars, presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor, was held on April 23 at Central Arizona College in Coolidge. Attendees enjoyed a very special evening with talented dancers (professional and celebrity) and were presented with some amazing performances. Dance teams included these celebrity and professional dancers:

Congratulations to the awardwinning dancers! • Judge’s Choice: Jeff Mitchell & Chelsea Stubblefield • People’s Choice: Dr. Nadeem Kazi & Krisenna Hancock • Best Friendraiser (mirror ball award): Scott Lehman & Grace Hambright

• Showstopper Award: Angela Doerr & Krisenna Hancock The 2022 event grossed over $138,000 with all proceeds directly benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor. A video of this year’s event and total dollars raised by each team is available online at www.dancingforourstars.net.

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EVENTS CALENDAR June 28th

Karaoke & Live Music Events Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and live music throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the June live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended. 520.466.9972 www.facebook.com/tumbleweedinnaz

June 29th

Visit the Arboretum Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Discover Arizona’s first and oldest botanical garden, situated on 343 acres of scenic upland desert with nearly five miles of trails. See website for summer hours and visitor information. The arbortetum will be closed on July 4. 520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post – Oracle Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM April through Oct. Located at 1015 W. American Ave. in downtown Oracle. The market offers specialty food and fresh baked goods, produce, live music, artisan vendors, and more. Great atmosphere and lots of fun! www.facebook.com/Oracle-FarmersMarket-at-Sue-Jerrys-TradingPost-1129825760382220

June 29th

Splash, Dine & Dash Carr McNatt Park - Casa Grande 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Don’t dine and dash, when you can DINE AND SPLASH! Beat the heat and cool off at the Splash Pad every Wednesday in June (starting 6/8) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a meal from one of the food trucks onsite, cool off at the splash pad, and enjoy lawn games and music! Activities are free and open to the public, food trucks will be onsite selling cold beverages and tasty eats! 520.421.8677 | www.casagrandeaz.gov

June 30th

Zipline EcoTours Arizona Zipline Adventures – Oracle 8:00 AM-5:00 PM The Zipline EcoTour allows you to zip on 5 different spans ranging in length from 400 to 1,500 ft. and lasts approximately 2 hours. Open Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. See website for details. Located on Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. 520.308.9350 www.ziparizona.com

Comedy Night The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. Check Facebook page to confirm each week. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa. 520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

June 29th

Biosphere 2 Tours University of Arizona Biosphere 2 - Oracle 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Biosphere 2 is a world-famous research facility operated by the University of Arizona, located near Oracle in eastern Pinal County. The Biosphere 2 Experience allows visitors to tour the interior of the facility. This fascinating, family-friendly experience is guided by a mobile app. Download the tour app prior to arrival. Tickets must be purchased online. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 520.621.4800 | www.biosphere2.org Continued on page 48

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EVENTS CALENDAR July 1st

Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum Coolidge Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM during June, July, and August. Exhibits include fossils from all over the world, gems and minerals, and children’s activities. Check their website for information on monthly meetings of the Pinal County Gem and Mineral Society. The museum is located at 351 N. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. 520.723.3009 www.pinalgeologymuseum.org Visit the Ostrich Ranch Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch Picacho Open Friday-Monday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM from May 1 through Sept. 30. The Ostrich Ranch has an amazing variety of animals that visitors can watch and feed, including stingrays, goats, minature donkeys, fallow deer, tortoises, and lots of ostriches! Located by Picacho Peak State Park, just off I-10. 520.466.3658 www.roostercogburn.com

July 2nd

The Pony Ranch featuring Tiny Town The Pony Ranch – Casa Grande A fun place for tiny cowboys and cowgirls to experience riding a pony and feeding ranch animals at the petting zoo. Summer hours will be variable, depending on the weather and expected daytime temperature. Visit the Pony Ranch Facebook page for their July hours. Located at 18536 W. Houser Rd. in Casa Grande. 480.236.4500 www.facebook.com/ theponyranchfeaturingtinytown Summer Music at the Windmill Winery Windmill Winery – Florence 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Live music with Kenny Samuelson. No door charge and reservations are not required. Come as you are. Visit the Wine Tasting Room page on the website for the July schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence. 520.868.5200 www.thewindmillwinery.com

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July 4th

Coolidge 4th of July Celebration 6:00 PM 4th of July celebration will take place at the Kenilworth Sports Complex, located at 671 E. Coolidge Ave. Presented by City of Coolidge Parks & Recreation. Event starts at 6:00 PM with activities for everyone. Includes music, concessions, free watermelon, and much more. Fireworks will begin after dark. There will also be free admission to the city aquatic center with special activities for kids during the day. 520.723.4551 | www.coolidgeaz.com/parks

July 4th

Great American 4th Copper Sky Regional Park Maricopa 7:00 PM-10:00 PM 4th of July celebration,tailgate party, and fireworks at Copper Sky Regional Park in Maricopa. See website for the event schedule for the Great American 4th. 520.568.9098 | www.ga4th.com

July 5th

Events at Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center Maricopa The Entertainment Center offers movies, bowling, laser tag, an arcade, parties & events, and more. See the Ak-Chin Circle website and Facebook page for this month’s featured events. 520.568.3456 www.ak-chincircle.com Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is now open daily. The theater and exhibits remain closed, but the Great House and Ruins and the picnic area are open, along with the information desk and bookstore. Free admission. Check website for updates before visiting. 520.723.3172 www.nps.gov/cagr


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