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ACADEMY MORTGAGE: 442 W. Kortsen Rd., Suite No. 104 Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant: 2876 N. Pinal Ave. Arizona Village Mobile Home and RV Park: 426 W. Cottonwood Lane Big 5 Sporting Goods: 1320 Florence Blvd. BRAKEMASTERS: 1649 E. Florence Blvd. BRUTINEL PLUMBING : 600 E. 1st St., Casa Grande Cal Ranch: 1116 E. Florence Blvd. GREATER CASA GRANDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 575 N. Marshall St., No. 5246 COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY: 1919 N. Trekell Rd. CYPRESS POINT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY:1771 E. McMurray Blvd. Deadlift Coffee Shop: 305 N. Florence St. Ed Whitehead’s Tire Pros: 313 N. Maricopa St. EL PIMA MERCADO Y CARNICERIA : 116 N. Casa Grande Ave. Elite Real Estate Pros: 502 E. Cottonwood Lane, No. 11 Eva’s Casa Grande: 665 N. Pinal Ave. Fiesta Grande RV Park: 1511 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande Liquor Factory & Deli: 930 E. Florence Blvd. L’Grande Cafe: 2820 N. Pinal Ave., No. 4 Lucky Sushi & Chinese: 1350 E. Florence Blvd. Mi Amigo Ricardo: 821 E. Florence Blvd. NORRIS RV: 973 W. Gila Bend Hwy. Outlaw Ink: 210 E. Florence Blvd. Sparkle Auto Spa: 1635 E. Florence Blvd. Sunwest Resort Village: 450 W. Sunwest Dr., No. 101 TITLE SECURITY AGENCY: 442 W. Kortsen Rd., No. 101

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ADVERTISER INDEX A Storage Place CG..........................................27 Absolute Homes / CG Autoplex..................4 ACP Painting LLC.............................................43 AZ Quality Plumbing LLC..............................17 Brakemasters - Casa Grande...................23 Casa Grande Family Dentistry.................43 Central Arizona College...................................7

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A RARE GEM: ‘61 IMPALA SS 409

CGI Communications.....................................25 Chatty Shack Salon & Med Spa...............39 Coldwell Banker ROX Realty................8, 29 Coldwell Banker ROX Realty Property Management..................................19 Culver's of Casa Grande................................21 Cypress Point Retirement Community........27 Desert Sky Dental..............................................31 Desert Sun Heating & Cooling..................35 Dreamstyle Remodeling..............................49

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A Latte Vino celebrated its grand reopening with new owner, Tanya Powers, on June 24, 2022. See the full article in our REWIND on page 30 of this issue. Photography by John Stapleton

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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 2nd

Activities for Seniors - August 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.

August 1st

All-Levels Yoga Class with Tiffany Thrive Academy – Casa Grande 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Organized by Yoga Recovery & Healling Arts Project. Weekly yoga classes take place at Thrive Academy, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane in Casa Grande. The class is held in the annex building behind the community garden off of N. Kadota Ave. $5 suggested donation. Bring a yoga mat.

www.yogahealingartsproject.org

August 1st

Casa Grande - August Library Events Casa Grande Main Library August events at the Casa Grande Main Library: Fun Van, Inklings Writers Group and a Community Blood Drive. Visit the Pinal County Library District website for event details and a schedule of all upcoming events.

520.421.8710 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

August 2nd

Yoga and Pilates Classes The Live It Well Place – Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Tuesday classes: Yoga Dynamics at 9:15 AM, Pilates ConneXion at 10:30 AM and Beginners Pilates at 5:30 PM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the August 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 12 Pinal NOW! August 2022

August 2nd

Art Class: Intro to Clay Basics Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 1:00 PM-4:00 PM For ages 14+. Two-session workshop is for beginners and anyone new to cereamics. You will learn to handbuild with clay (no wheel). Get to know the feel of clay and learn to use the pinch, coil, and slab methods to create small vessels. All supplies are included. Each of your pieces will be fired in a kiln two times as part of the process. Instructor: Patti Kramer.

www.casitaworkshop.com

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 and located near Oracle. 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

520.421.8760 www.casagrandeaz.gov/seniorcitizen-services

Monthly Meeting - DAV 36 (Disabled American Veterans) DAV Chapter 36 Pinal County Coolidge 5:30 PM-6:30 PM DAV is a national nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year nationally. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 36 serves veterans in Pinal County. Located at 320 E. Central Ave. in Coolidge. A weekly Koffee Klatch is also held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 10:00 AM.

520.494.3283 www.dav36.org

Karaoke & Live Music Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Bob Villa on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and live music on Friday and Saturday throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the August live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended.

520.466.9972 www.facebook.com/ tumbleweedinnaz


EVENTS CALENDAR

August 2nd

August 3rd

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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.

Maricopa Library - August Events Maricopa Library and Cultural Center August events and meetings at the Maricopa Library: Color Me Calm, Toddler Time, Babytime, Preschool Storytime, Nonfiction Addiction book club, 5Up Storytime, Friday Night Knits, D&D Adventurer’s League and more! Visit the Pinal County Library District website for a full listing of August events at the Maricopa library.

520.568.2926 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

August 3rd

Pinal County Board of Supervisors Meeting Pinal County Administrative Complex Florence – 9:30 AM Board meetings are broadcast live and the public may access the meeting on the BOS Videos page on the Pinal County website. Board agendas are available at pinal. novusagenda.com/agendapublic. Meetings are held in the 1891 Historic Courthouse, 135 North Pinal St. in Florence. Anyone wishing to address the board may do so during the “Call to Public” at 9:30 a.m. during regular session board meetings.

520.866.6068 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/bos/ Pages/Home.aspx

Live Music at San Tan Flat San Tan Flat – Queen Creek 6:00 PM-9:00 PM San Tan Flat has live music Wed/Thu from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Fri/Sat 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Located at 6185 W. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. This week: Rod Kent, Britney Burns and Arizona Blacktop.

Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post Oracle 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM April through October. 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 Vista Grande - August Library Events Vista Grande Library – Casa Grande August events at the Vista Grande library branch in Casa Grande: Anime Club, Summer Book Club, Drop-In Crafts, English as a Second Language, Family Gaming, and more. Search the calendar on the Pinal County Library District website for event details and the full schedule of upcoming events.

520.421.8710 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

August 4th

Women in Business Monthly Meeting Maricopa Library and Cultural Center 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Maricopa Chamber of Commerce - monthly Women in Business committee meeting. See the Chamber website for more member events, including networking mixers.

August 4th

San Tan Valley Library August Events San Tan Valley Library August events at the San Tan Valley library branch include: Tiny Tales, Yarn Crafters, Creative Haven, Fun Van, Read Intrigue, Love & Loss support group, and more! Visit the Pinal County library website for event details and the full schedule of library events and meetings.

520.866.8035 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

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 & Karaoke The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM The Roost has Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this standup comedy show. They also have karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy. in Maricopa.

520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ Continued on page 16

520.568.9573 www.maricopachamber.org/ calendar

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PINAL NOW Rewind

Photography by John Stapleton

A Rare Gem: ’61 Impala SS 409 by John Stapleton

You can say it is just in Clint Hindelang’s blood. He says his dad Rudy was a “greaser,” a weekend street racer in Southern California who used to drive a ’59 Impala. His mother Charmaine also was into cars. She was the one who bought the rare ’61 Impala SS for her father, who only drove the car for about six months before passing. It then sat in the garage for years, collecting dust and scratch marks. Hindelang, a Casa Grande resident, is 50 now but says he can remember back to when he was 5 and climbing around the Impala. He says there’s still three “little scratches” in the back window from him sliding down. In 1998, Charmaine decided she wanted to restore the ’61 Impala. She wanted a “better ride” than her husband’s truck. She asked her son to help because he was already into rebuilding cars and trucks, making them car show-ready. When Hindelang asked what color, she

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Photo submitted by Clint Hindelang

immediately knew, Sunset Pearl Orange. “I said, OK mom, what else?” Hindelang says she responded: “A super loud stereo system and four bucket seats, with a big console — and chrome everything you can.” Hindelang had a shop in Mesa where he was able to make the modifications. Vehicle product maker Meguiar’s saw the Impala. They requested to feature it at their booth for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) convention in Las Vegas. From there it made the cover of Super Chevy Magazine. In 2005, Charmaine passed away.

In her memory, Hindelang continued taking the Impala to car shows, racking up trophies. Even though the Impala is “resting” in his garage, Hindelang says he still plans to chrome everything underneath, but cherishes the memories and smile it brought his mother. “She saw it done,” he says. “And she loved cruising in it.” The ’61 Impala SS 409 is one of only 142 produced by Chevy. The value of the car may be in the hundred thousands, but for Hindelang, the memories of his mother makes the car priceless — and not for sale.


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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 6th

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 August schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence.

520.868.5200 www.thewindmillwinery.com

August 5th

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is open daily, including the monument, museum exhibits, movie theater, monument bookstore, and picnic area. Free admission.

520.723.3172 www.nps.gov/cagr

August 4th

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 5 miles of trail. See website for special events and visitor information. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. Closed on Tuesdays.

520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org

August 5th

Zao Theatre presents: “FROST/NIXON” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon 7:30 PM This fictionalized Tony Awardwinning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with U.S. President Richard Nixon. The interviews, conducted in 1977 as part of Nixon’s efforts to improve his image, did not produce the results Nixon expected. The Zao Theatre is now located in Gold Canyon.

480.924.5122 www.zaotheatre.com

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August 5th

Apache Junction August Library Events Apache Junction Public Library August events: Fun Van, Art in the Library, Apache Junction Writers, and more! Search the Pinal Couny Library District online calendar for event details and the full schedule of upcoming events at all branches.

480.474.8555 www.pinalcountyaz.gov/ Departments/Library

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 in 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

Zao Theatre presents: “FROST/NIXON” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon Two performances today at 2:00 and 7:30 PM. This fictionalized Tony Award-winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with U.S. President Richard Nixon. The interviews, conducted in 1977 as part of Nixon’s efforts to improve his image, did not produce the results Nixon expected. The Zao Theatre is now located in Gold Canyon.

480.924.5122 www.zaotheatre.com

Skydiving Training 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 Aug 20 and Sep 3. Skydive Arizona is also offering an AXIS B-License weekend on Aug 6/7 and Sep 3/4 for licensed skydivers.

520.466.3753 www.skydiveaz.com

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

2022

2021

% INCREASE DECREASE

SOLD LISTINGS

584

559

+ 4.5%

ACTIVE LISTINGS

1,104

287

+ 284.7%

PRICE PER SQUARE FT (median sale)

$204.00

$168.66

+ 21.0%

MONTHS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY

1.89

.51

+ 268.2%

DAYS ON THE MARKET (median)

26

19

+ 36.8%

Source: ARMLS® Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. Statistics provided by: RapidStats Generated on 7/6/2022. Copyright © 2022 - All Rights Reserved. Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 9th

Full Moon Hikes Lost Dutchman State Park Apache Junction 7:00 PM This beautiful program is designed to start with a famous Arizona sunset draping gracefully over the Superstition Mountains, and end under the light of the full moon. The easy 1.3 mile trail features some rocky, rough terrain but with little elevation gain. It is a ranger-guided hike focusing on the aesthetic, while offering opportunities to stop and interpret what you see on the trail. To secure your spot, please call 480.982.4485 and sign up for $10 per person (ages 10 and up welcome). Bring good shoes, water, and small flashlight. Meet at Cholla Ramada.

480.982.4485 www.azstateparks.com/lost-dutchman/events

August 7th

Explore the History of the Superstition Mountains Superstition Mountain Museum Apache Junction 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Summer hours are Wed-Sun 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The museum sits on 14 acres of Sonoran desert and the exhibits include artifacts, art work, memorabilia, mining equipment, Indigenous history, an outdoor model railroad exhibit, and much more. Admission $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students 11-17. Free admission for children 10 and under.

480.983.4888 www.superstitionmountain museum.org

August 8th

Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House Oracle State Park 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home. The Mediterranean-revival 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. Open daily.

520.896.2425 www.azstateparks.com/oracle/ events/oracle-self-guided-tours 18 Pinal NOW! August 2022

August 8th

All-Levels Yoga Class with Tiffany Thrive Academy – Casa Grande 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Organized by Yoga Recovery & Healling Arts Project. Weekly yoga classes take place at Thrive Academy, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane in Casa Grande. The class is held in the annex building behind the community garden off of N. Kadota Ave. $5 suggested donation. Bring a yoga mat.

www.yogahealingartsproject.org

Community Recreation Center Community Recreation Center Casa Grande Open Monday-Friday from 5:15 AM to 9:00 PM. Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 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 August group fitness and gymnasium schedulues.

520.421.8600 www.casagrandeaz.gov/crc

August 9th

McFarland State Historic Park Museum & Visitor Center McFarland State Historic Park Florence 9:00 AM-2:00 PM The museum and the visitor center are open Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, May through September. Park entrance fee is $5, and free for ages 18 and under. Visit the AZ State Parks website to plan your visit.

520.868.5216 www.azstateparks.com/mcfarland Karaoke & Live Music Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has Karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Bob Villa on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and live music on Friday and Saturday throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the August 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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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 9th

Ceramics: Open Clay Day Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Open Clay Days are for those who have some experience with handbuilding. For adults and teens age 13+. Clay will be available for purchase. Includes a second session on Aug. 23 for glazing your project. See website for class description. No instruction takes place at Open Clay Days. You should have some previous experience making pinch, coil, and slab pots.

www.casitaworkshop.com

Yoga and Pilates Classes The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Tuesday classes: Yoga Dynamics at 9:15 AM, Pilates ConneXion at 10:30 AM and Beginners Pilates at 5:30 PM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the August 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

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 and located near Oracle. 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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August 11th

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520.233.6699

Art Class: Ceramic Shapes on a Branch Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 1:00 PM-4:00 PM With instructor Patti Kramer. For ages 16+. This is a 3-afternoon workshop taking place on Aug. 10, 24 and 31. All supplies included and is suitable for all skill levels. No clay experience needed. Make a ceramic wall hanging that you can display either indoors or outdoors. Live Music at San Tan Flat San Tan Flat - Queen Creek 6:00 PM-9:00 PM San Tan Flat has live music Wed/Thu from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Fri/Sat 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Located at 6185 W. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. This week: Rod Kent, Neil Bunker, 10th & Main and Arizona Avenue.

480.882.2995 www.santanflat.com

Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post Oracle 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM - April through October. 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 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

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Food Box Distribution Day for Seniors 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, age 60 and up. Please bring your ID. Volunteers are welcome. Check website for other food distribution days in August.

www.hopeinternationalfoodpantry.org 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 5 miles of trail. See website for special events and visitor information. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. Closed on Tuesdays.

520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org

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

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Windmill Winery August 6th Warren Young 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 6th Arizona Blacktop 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

August 25th Neil Bunker 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 3rd Bob Villa 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 13th Bob Villa 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 10th Rod Kent 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 26th Curt N Rod 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

August 10th Bob Villa 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 20th Jeremy Marsh 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 11th Neil Bunker 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 27th Curt N Rod 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

August 17th Bob Villa 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 27th Sam Meric 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 17th Rod Kent 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 31st Rod Kent 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

August 24th Bob Villa 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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August 18th Britney Burns 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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August 31st Bob Villa 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 11th

Comedy Night & Karaoke The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM The Roost has Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. They also have karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa.

520.568.5338

www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

August 12th

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 through Sep. 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 Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is open daily, including the monument, museum exhibits, movie theater, monument bookstore, and picnic area. Free admission.

520.723.3172

www.nps.gov/cagr

August 12th

Downtown After Dark Scavenger Hunt Launch Part 3 Historic Downtown Casa Grande 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Come to Historic Downtown Casa Grande for a fun Friday evening experience! This month’s event will feature a scavenger hunt.

520.836.8744

www.cgmainstreet.org

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Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Society Coolidge 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in 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

August 12th

Art Class: Exploring Watercolor For Beginners (Level II) Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 1:00 PM-4:00 PM For adults and teens ages 16+ who have taken the Level I class, or by instructor approval. Paper is included – bring other supplies. Instructor Edna Harris. Build on the techniques learned in the introductory class. A floral painting will be created in this session.

www.casitaworkshop.com

Arb After Hours Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Each ticket includes two complimentary drink tickets, limited access to the gardens, and light bites catered by Bella’s Marketplace and Cafe. A tour of the Smith Display Greenhouses will be offered at 5:30 PM. The tour is free (with event admission), but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Continue your evening in Superior at Bella’s Cafe and stroll through their one-of-a-kind marketplace during Superior’s Second Friday event. Arb After Hours will also be offered on Sept. 9. Arb After Hours is a 21+ event.

520.689.2723

www.btarboretum.org Zao Theatre presents: “FROST/NIXON” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon 7:30 PM This fictionalized Tony Award-winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with U.S. President Richard Nixon. The interviews, conducted in 1977 as part of Nixon’s efforts to improve his image, did not produce the results Nixon expected. The Zao Theatre is located in Gold Canyon.

480.924.5122

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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 13th

Florence Farmers Market McFarland State Historic 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. 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 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 August schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence.

August 13th

August 14th

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Zao Theatre presents: “FROST/NIXON” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon 7:30 PM Two performances today at 2:00 and 7:30 PM. This fictionalized Tony Award winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with U.S. President Richard Nixon. The interviews, conducted in 1977 as part of Nixon’s efforts to improve his image, did not produce the results Nixon expected. The Zao Theatre is located in Gold Canyon.

www.zaotheatre.com

Freeform Movement & Dance Party Studio of Dance - Casa Grande 4:00 PM Monthly event. Enjoy freeform creative movement sessions where no experience or skills are needed to enjoy the benefits of dance. Dance in a safe space with an inspiring musical playlist! Shake, groove, let out stress and have fun. Families are welcome - best for kids 7 and older. $5-10 suggested donation per person. Held at the Studio of Dance in Casa Grande. Wear comfy, stretchy clothes and barefeet, dance shoes or non-skid sneakers. Refreshments provided. Continued on page 28

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www.thewindmillwinery.com Concert: Chris Janson Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino Maricopa – 8:00 PM Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

520.836.8744

www.caesars.com/harrahs-akchin/shows/calendar Open Mic Night BlackBox Foundation Theatre Casa Grande 6:00 PM Monthly all-ages open mic event is open to all creative artists, including singers/songwriters, spoken word, poetry, dance, and comedy. Doors open for sign-up at 5:30 PM. Open mic starts at 6:00 PM, with a maximum of 10 minutes for each performer. Location is 407 N. Sacaton St. in Casa Grande. Microphones and sound system provided. $5 suggested donation. Presented by the Yoga Recovery & Healing Arts Project and the BlackBox Foundation.

520.532.2337

www.yrhap.org

August 13th

”Luca” - Dive In Movie Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center Apache Junction 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Bring your beach blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a nice evening outside at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center watching the great family movie “LUCA”. Movies are presented by SRP and start at 7:30pm. Entry fee is $3 per person. See website for details.

480.474.5260

www.apachejunctionaz.gov

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August 15th

August 16th

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All-Levels Yoga Class with Tiffany Thrive Academy – Casa Grande 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Organized by Yoga Recovery & Healling Arts Project. Weekly yoga classes take place at Thrive Academy, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane in Casa Grande. The class is held in the annex building behind the community garden off of N. Kadota Ave. $5 suggested donation. Bring a yoga mat.

August 16th

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 and located near Oracle. 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 Yoga and Pilates Classes The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Tuesday classes: Yoga Dynamics at 9:15 AM, Pilates ConneXion at 10:30 AM and Beginners Pilates at 5:30 PM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the August 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

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Karaoke & Live Music Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Bob Villa on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and live music on Friday and Saturday throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the August live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended.

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Live Music at San Tan Flat San Tan Flat - Queen Creek 6:00 PM-9:00 PM San Tan Flat has live music Wed/Thu from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Fri/Sat 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Located at 6185 W. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. This week: Rod Kent, Britney Burns, and Abby & Luke.

480.882.2995

www.santanflat.com Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post Oracle 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM April through October. 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

August 18th

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 5 miles of trail. See website for special events and visitor information. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. Closed on Tuesdays.

520.689.2723

www.btarboretum.org

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August 18th

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 Copa Seniors Meeting Maricopa Community Center 9:15 AM-10:45 AM Copa Seniors meet on the third Thursday of the month. Come learn about new events and up-to-date information for your community, Bring your questions as well! Great time to meet new people and different senior groups.

520.316.6842

www.maricopa-az.gov Comedy Night & Karaoke The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM The Roost has Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. They also have karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy in Maricopa.

520.568.5338

www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

August 19th

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 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

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This Home has it ALL! Beautiful kitchen with tons of cabinets, granite countertops and a large island. AZ Room makes a great bonus space. Cool off in the newly resurfaced pool. New building out back has AC/heating, would make a great office space/workshop or garage. Owned solar for low energy costs. RV allowed, NO HOA! Must see home! Robin Armenta 520.414.8268

Stunning, updated 4 bedroom home with a 3 car garage!! Newer porcelain plank tile and carpet with upgraded padding. This home is gorgeous and move-in ready. Enjoy the large backyard with a nice shade tree and covered patio. Must see! Kelly Herrington, PLLC 520.780.0843

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Immaculate home in G Diamond Ranch. You will love to cook in this kitchen, newer slate appliances, gas range, upgraded cabinets, granite, a huge island and a walk in pantry. Kitchen is open to the family room with great views of the salt water pool, travertine patio and Aluma wood pergola. Beautiful bookshelves built by California closets in the living room make a relaxing space. The home has a large laundry room with storage and a sink. Robin Armenta 520.414.8268

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Casa Grande’s A Latte Vino lives on as celebrated during the grand reopening on June 24. New owner Tanya Powers and her staff worked to deliver a great first night of food, drink and music to guests who came in from all over Pinal County. Powers has a background in hospitality and is also the owner of Honeycutt Coffee Café & Wine Bar in Maricopa. She found the opportunity at A Latte Vino to be a great fit with her experience and says she looks forward to making the venue feel like home to customers. A Latte Vino is a neighborhood wine bistro serving coffee, wine, beer, mixed drinks, small plates and comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 19th

Fit Families Bingo Night Apache Junction Parks & Recreation Dept. Apache Junction 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Bring the whole family to the MGC for Bingo. Free event. There will be games, contests, prizes, light snacks and beverages. Located at 1035 N. Idaho Rd. in Apache Junction..

480.474.5260 www.apachejunctionaz.gov

August 19th

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument – Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is open daily, including the monument, museum exhibits, movie theater, monument bookstore, and picnic area. Free admission.

520.723.3172

www.nps.gov/cagr 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 in 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

August 19th

Zao Theatre presents: “FROST/NIXON” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon 7:30 PM This fictionalized Tony Award winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with U.S. President Richard Nixon. The interviews, conducted in 1977 as part of Nixon’s efforts to improve his image, did not produce the results Nixon expected. The Zao Theatre is located in Gold Canyon.

480.924.5122

www.zaotheatre.com Concert: Boy George & Culture Club Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino Maricopa – 8:00 PM Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

www.caesars.com/harrahs-akchin/shows/calendar

August 2oth

Skydiving: Swoop Du Jour Skydive Arizona – Eloy 7:45 AM Informal competition that is focused on beginner pilots learning the competition rules and for professionals to get practice. Includes judging and prizes, and there will be coaching and debriefing.

520.466.3753

www.skydiveaz.com

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August 2oth

August Bridal Open House Windmill Winery – Florence 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Bridal open houses give couples the best opportunity to tour this popular wedding venue and meet with staff and vendors. See website for registration details.

520.868.5200

www.thewindmillwinery.com 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 August schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence.

520.868.5200

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Cool-Off Destination: Yogurt Jungle by John Stapleton

Finding an affordable place where the entire family can escape those stir-crazy feelings of being trapped in A.C. all day, can be difficult. Yogurt Jungle is the perfect little getaway spot for everyone. Whether as an alternative meal option or just a cool treat, Yogurt Jungle offers 12 different flavors of froyo and 60 different options for toppings. The Johnson family took over the business in 2015. “We have always loved Yogurt Jungle, even before we owned it,” Michelle Johnson says. The timing was right, she says, because she had just finished her master’s degree and her husband Bo had been building his collectible reselling business. There was definitely a learning curve in testing out what worked and what didn’t work. There was also competition with another franchise

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operation that had set up shop in Maricopa. At the time, the Maricopa market couldn’t support two frozen yogurt shops but Yogurt Jungle prevailed while the other business eventually closed up shop. When the pandemic hit, Yogurt Jungle nearly closed its doors. However, the community of Maricopa rallied to save the shop. “Things got ugly really quick,” Johnson says. “When we were supposed to be going into our busiest time was when things were coming to a halt. We saw the reality coming fast that Yogurt Jungle would not survive the pandemic going the rate it was. “We pleaded with the community that we needed their support. Nothing seemed to be working. We took the drastic measures and showed our financials from the month of April 2019 and compared it to the month of April 2020, to show the

community how drastic and dire the situation truly was.” Johnson says the community heard their cries for help and rallied behind them “like the amazing community we know and love.” Customers came in a bought gift cards for when things would settle down. “Maricopa showed us they loved us and wanted us to stay around as much as we wanted to,” she says. The shop has since recovered. Johnson says what makes Yogurt Jungle unique is that every visit can be different with their rotating options. They have also added Jungle Jar Shakes; customers get to keep the glass jar. The most successful ingredient, though, Johnson says, is the family environment. They are considering and looking to expand to another location in the county.


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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 2oth

Concert: Josh Turner Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino – Maricopa 8:00 PM Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

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August 2oth

Zao Theatre presents: “FROST/NIXON” Zao Theatre – Gold Canyon Two performances today at 2:00 and 7:30 PM. This fictionalized Tony Award winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan is based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with U.S. President Richard Nixon. The interviews, conducted in 1977 as part of Nixon’s efforts to improve his image, did not produce the results Nixon expected. The Zao Theatre is located in Gold Canyon.

August 23rd

Red Cross Blood Drive Real Estate Clubhouse – Casa Grande 8:00 AM-1:30 PM Register on the Red Cross website and use sponsor code: RealEstateClubhouse. Search for ZIP code 85122. Will take place at 631 E. Cottonwood Lane in Casa Grande. There will also be a blood drive on Sep. 27.

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Biosphere 2 Tours University of Arizona Biosphere 2 480.924.5122 Oracle www.zaotheatre.com 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Biosphere 2 is a world-famous research facility operated by the University of Arizona and located near Community Blood Drive Oracle. The Biosphere 2 Experience Casa Grande Main Library allows visitors to tour the interior of the 10:00 AM-2:00 PM facility. This fascinating, family-friendly Sign up today to save a life! Register experience is guided by a mobile app. with Vitalant at www.donors.vitalant. Download the tour app prior to arrival. org/dwp/portal/dwa. Tickets must be purchased online. 520.421.8710 Open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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August 2oth

Superior Prickly Pear Festival Town of Superior 7:00 AM-6:00 PM The festival includes prickly pear foraging in the desert (no permit required!), a pancake breakfast (with prickly pear syrup, of course), guest speakers and demos at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and a desert dining experience (limited tickets available). Local restaurants will be serving specialty prickly pear treats and eats, like prickly pear ice cream, margaritas, barbecue sauce and more! Don’t miss this educational and fun event in Superior.

520.689.0200

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All-Levels Yoga Class with Tiffany Thrive Academy – Casa Grande 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Organized by Yoga Recovery & Healling Arts Project. Weekly yoga classes take place at Thrive Academy, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane in Casa Grande. The class is held in the annex building behind the community garden off of N. Kadota Ave. $5 suggested donation. Bring a yoga mat.

www.yogahealingartsproject.org

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www.biosphere2.org Yoga and Pilates Classes The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon 9:15 AM Tuesday classes: Yoga Dynamics at 9:15 AM, Pilates ConneXion at 10:30 AM and Beginners Pilates at 5:30 PM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the August 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.

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www.liveitwellaz.com/schedule Continued on page 38


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August 23rd

Karaoke & Live Music Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Bob Villa on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and live music on Friday and Saturday throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the August live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended.

520.466.9972 www.facebook.com/tumbleweedinnaz

August 24th

Pinal County Board of Supervisors Meeting Pinal County Administrative Complex Florence – 9:30 AM Board meetings are broadcast live and the public may access the meeting on the BOS Videos page on the Pinal County website. Board agendas are available at pinal. novusagenda.com/agendapublic. Meetings are held in the 1891 Historic Courthouse, 135 North Pinal St. in Florence. Anyone wishing to address the board may do so during the “Call to Public” at 9:30 a.m. during regular session board meetings.

August 24th

Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post – Oracle 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM April through October. 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

August 25th

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 5 miles of trail. See website for special events and visitor information. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. Closed on Tuesdays.

520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org

August 25th

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

August 26th

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 through Sep. 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.

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www.roostercogburn.com Continued on page 40

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www.pinalcountyaz.gov/bos/ Pages/Home.aspx Live Music at San Tan Flat San Tan Flat - Queen Creek 6:00 PM-9:00 PM San Tan Flat has live music Wed/Thu from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Fri/Sat 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Located at 6185 W. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. This week: Rod Kent, Waring, Curt N Rod, and 10th & Main.

480.882.2995

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August 24th

Comedy Night & Karaoke The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa – 7:00 PM-8:30 PM The Roost has Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. They also have karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy. in Maricopa.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 26th

Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is open daily, including the monument, museum exhibits, movie theater, monument bookstore, and picnic area. Free admission.

520.723.3172

www.nps.gov/cagr Learn about Arizona’s Geology Pinal Geology & Mineral Society Coolidge 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Open Fridays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in 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

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August 27th

CCW 1 Course - Vigr Tactics Elzy Pearson Shooting Range Casa Grande 6:00 AM By completing this course you will be able to apply for an Arizona Concealed Carry Weapons Permit. This class is not designed to teach you how to shoot although there will be range instruction time where you will fire your firearm. Learn how to safely load, unload, and manipulate your firearm. It will teach you about Arizona law on CCW and give you some tips along the way. See website for additional info and registration.

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August 27th

Florence Farmers Market McFarland State Historic 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. 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 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 August schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence.

520.868.5200 www.thewindmillwinery.com

Art Class: Expanding Your Watercolor Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 9:00 AM-12:00 PM For ages 16+ and it’s recommended that you first take an introductory watercolor class. This class will help you with advanced techniques and artistic decisions, such as selecting a suitable background and using the right effects. Instructor: Edna Harris. The Watercolor Level II beginner class is also offered in August. See website for class info and registration.

www.casitaworkshop.com

All-Levels Yoga Class with Tiffany Thrive Academy – Casa Grande 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Organized by Yoga Recovery & Healling Arts Project. Weekly yoga classes take place at Thrive Academy, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane in Casa Grande. The class is held in the annex building behind the community garden off of N. Kadota Ave. $5 suggested donation. Bring a yoga mat.

www.yogahealingartsproject.org

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August 3oth

Biosphere 2 Tours University of Arizona Biosphere 2 Oracle 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Biosphere 2 is a worldfamous research facility operated by the University of Arizona and located near Oracle. The Biosphere 2 Experience allows visitors to tour the interior of the facility. This fascinating, familyfriendly 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.

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PINAL NOW Rewind

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Sip N’ Shop Now at Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center

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Twice a month for the summer months of June, July and August, this shopping event is sponsored by The Maricopa Real Estate Co. Local vendors, arts and crafters, nonprofits and small businesses can set up a table inside the complex. “This is a great opportunity for local vendors and businesses to showcase themselves,” says Brady Murray of The Maricopa Real Estate Co. “It’s tough for businesses to have that personal interaction during the summer months but Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center is the perfect venue for everyone to get out of the house. “You can get a bite to eat, go bowling, let the kids play video games, watch movies and now do a little shopping or just connect with a business.”

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He says his company wants to support economic growth: “These Sip N’ Shops give an opportunity to do that. You never know what small business is going to take off, and sometimes all it takes is just making the right connection. “We appreciate Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center for being so welcoming and working together on this for the community as a whole.” Lois Wiege of D & L Crafts says they are happy to return to the complex. They had put some of their indoor events on hold during the pandemic. “We love going to Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center and setting up,” Wiege says. “For us, we realize it is a matter of consistency, and in the summer we don’t have the opportunities because most local

events are planned for the winter and spring months. “Being inside is great, and even if we have a slow sales day we are meeting people who make it a point to return or they call us about something they saw and they made the decision to purchase. Everything has been going smoothly and we look forward to the upcoming ones.” If a business, nonprofit or vendor is interested in registering, visit eventbrite.com and follow Copa TV for all notifications. Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center 16000 N. Maricopa Road, Maricopa 85139


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EVENTS CALENDAR

August 3oth

August 31st

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www.facebook.com/OracleFarmers-Market-at-Sue-JerrysTrading-Post-1129825760382220

Karaoke & Live Music Tumbleweed Inn – Eloy 6:00 PM-9:00 PM The Tumbleweed Inn has karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Bob Villa on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and live music on Friday and Saturday throughout the month. See the Photos tab on their Facebook page for the August live music schedule. Located at 3802 W. Frontier St. in Eloy. Reservations are recommended.

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 5 miles of trail. See website for special events and visitor information. Located 4 miles west of Superior on Hwy. 60. Closed on Tuesdays.

Yoga and Pilates Classes The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon Tuesday classes: Yoga Dynamics at 9:15 AM, Pilates ConneXion at 10:30 AM and Beginners Pilates at 5:30 PM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the August 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.

520.466.9972 facebook.com/tumbleweedinnaz

August 31st

Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post Oracle 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM April through October. 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!

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September 1st

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 & Karaoke The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe Maricopa 7:00 PM-8:30 PM The Roost has Comedy Night every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Free admission to this stand-up comedy show. They also have karaoke on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Located at 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy. in Maricopa.

520.568.5338 www.facebook.com/TheRoostAZ

520.689.2723 www.btarboretum.org

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Live Music at San Tan Flat San Tan Flat - Queen Creek 6:00 PM-9:00 PM San Tan Flat has live music Wed/Thu from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and Fri/Sat 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Located at 6185 W. Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. This week: Rod Kent, Britney Burns, and Night Flight.

480.882.2995 www.santanflat.com

September 3rd

Motorsports Racing Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande 7:00 PM Tonight’s racing is sponsored by R/S Service & Supply. Events include ASCS CAS Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Bombers, and Power 600 Series Micros. Located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd. in Casa Grande, behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. Grandstand seating. Pit passes available. Admission is $20 cash only. Free for ages 11 and under.

520.709.0718 www.centralarizonaspeedway.com 44 Pinal NOW! August 2022


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EVENTS CALENDAR

September 1st

Explore Local History The Museum of Casa Grande Casa Grande The Museum of Casa Grande is open 12:00 to 4:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Collections include historic artifacts, archives, photography, and more. The exhibits portray the development of mining, agriculture, railroad expansion, settlement, and technology. Admission is $5/adults, $4/seniors and is free for children and members. Located at 110 W. Florence Blvd.

520.836.2223 www.tmocg.org

September 2nd

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 through Sep. 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 Visit the Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 9:00 AM-4:00 PM The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is open daily, including the monument, museum exhibits, movie theater, monument bookstore, and picnic area. Free admission.

520.723.3172

www.nps.gov/cagr

September 3rd

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 August schedule. Located at 1140 W. Butte Ave. in Florence.

520.868.5200 www.thewindmillwinery.com 46 Pinal NOW! August 2022

September 3rd

Skydiving Training 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 Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. Skydive Arizona is also offering an AXIS B-License weekend on Aug 6/7 and Sep 3/4 for licensed skydivers.

520.466.3753 www.skydiveaz.com

September 4th

Explore the History of the Superstition Mountains Superstition Mountain Museum Apache Junction 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Summer hours are Wed-Sun 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The museum sits on 14 acres of Sonoran desert and the exhibits include artifacts, art work, memorabilia, mining equipment, Indigenous history, an outdoor model railroad exhibit, and much more. Admission $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students 11-17. Free admission for children 10 and under.

480.983.4888 www.superstitionmountain museum.org

September 5th

Casita Fiber & Fabric Club Casita Workshop – Casa Grande 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Held on the first Monday of the month. $5 session fee. 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 confirm this event on the website and RSVP to casitaworkshop@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

www.casitaworkshop.com

September 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

September 6th

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 and located near Oracle. 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

Yoga and Pilates Classes The Live It Well Place - Gold Canyon Tuesday classes: Yoga Dynamics at 9:15 AM, Pilates ConneXion at 10:30 AM and Beginners Pilates at 5:30 PM. The Live It Well Place offers a wide range of yoga, pilates, and fitness classes. Visit their website for the August 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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EVENTS CALENDAR

September 6th

Monthly Meeting - DAV 36 (Disabled American Veterans)

DAV Chapter 36 Pinal County Coolidge 5:30 PM-6:30 PM DAV is a national nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, lifechanging ways each year nationally. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 36 serves veterans in Pinal County. Located at 320 E. Central Ave. in Coolidge. A weekly Koffee Klatch is also held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 10:00 AM.

520.494.3283 www.dav36.org

September 6th

Activities for Seniors - September 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/seniorcitizen-services

September 7th

Oracle Farmers Market Sue & Jerry’s Trading Post Oracle 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 PM - April through October. 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 Pinal County Board of Supervisors Meeting Pinal County Administrative Complex Florence Board meetings are broadcast live and the public may access the meeting on the BOS Videos page on the Pinal County website. Board agendas are available at www.pinal. novusagenda.com/agendapublic. Meetings are held in the 1891 Historic Courthouse, 135 North Pinal St. in Florence. Anyone wishing to address the board may do so during the “Call to Public” at 9:30 a.m. during regular session board meetings.

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September 7th

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