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This Spring, Arizona Big Train Operators (ABTO) once again will hold their Spring Open Houses on February 29 and March 1st, 7th and 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Please check our website, azbigtrains.org, for addresses and up-to-date information.

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Come join us at Superstition Foothills Baptist Church, 6338 S. Kings Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon, AZ, on Saturday, February 29 for a wonderful event to promote community awareness and sharing of our beloved pets. This event will feature pet adoptions, products and services, various pet contests…

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Writer-in-Residence workshops continue monthly through April with novelist James L. Thane at the Apache Junction Library, 1177 N Idaho Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.

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After warming the hands and hearts of Chicagoans and New Yorkers battling freezing temperatures last year, the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is launching an expanded version of its “Sunshine to Share” social media campaign today.

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Knights of Columbus Council #7243 hosted the 15th Annual "Show Your Ride" Car Show on October 26th 2019. We raised $2,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley. Russell St. John, branch manager for the club, received the check for $2,000 from Tom Wolf, Grand Knight of Council #7243.

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Now in its 19th year, the Lost Dutchman Marathon is Arizona’s longest running destination marathon. Not only do people travel from all over the US to run in this race, but from all over the world!

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On Monday, Feb. 17, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Jim Turner, “Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State,” at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction.

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The World War II Navajo Code Talkers will be the topic of the free lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Superstition Mountain Museum. Navajo author Dr. Laura Tohe, author of the book Code Talker Stories, will be giving the lecture. It is one of the free lectures presented weekly at the…

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The Annual Farewell Bash for Arizona Winter Visitors Association will be held on February 24 at Golden Sun RV Resort, 999 W. Broadway Rd., Apache Junction.

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The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) just received a wonderful and gracious donation of stuffed animals. These, along with the officers other equipment, will be available to comfort children who may have been victimized by a traumatic event.

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Cole Denham, a junior at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, won “Audience Favorite” in the recent AJ Kid’s Idol talent competition.

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The USDA Forest Service, including the Tonto National Forest, will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents Day. The fee-waiver day is the second in a series of such opportunities offered by the agency in 2020.

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Apache Junction’s own Brooklyn Neace will compete with 25 others in the Elks Annual Statewide Youth Basketball Free Throw Shooting Competition (Hoop Shoot), which will be held on February 15, 2020, at Cactus Canyon Junior High. The competition will begin at 10 a.m. sharp.

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The Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain – Apache Junction and Gold Canyon is proud to announce “PEOPLE of ACTION” a FUNdraising opportunity for the Rotary Foundation, our Goal is $12,000

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Grand Canyon, AZ- The National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2021. A total of 462 perm…

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The public and all Vietnam Veterans are invited to attend and participate in this 50th Anniversary Commemoration ‘Pinning Event.’ It will take place at Mesa Market Place on Saturday, March 21, 2020, starting at 10:45 a.m.

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What are the consequences to all types of wildlife when we build highways, subdivisions, canals and other modern conveniences? Are all species affected similarly, or do some thrive while others langish? And are there ways to minimize or limit negative consequences to both wild animals and hu…

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The city of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be located in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

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Members of the Piestewa Peak Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), teamed up with therapy mini-horses from Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales and Equine Mini Therapy to visit more than 40 residents at the Arizona State Veteran's Home in central Phoenix. DAR chapt…

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On Valentine’s Day, relive an era of youthful romance with The Four Freshmen, the acclaimed masters of vocal harmony. Headlining concerts from Moscow to Manhattan, their repertoire includes a variety of standards such as “Day by Day”, “There Will Never Be Another You”, “My One And Only Love”…

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Art lovers mark your calendars for February 16th, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and get ready for the Artists of the Superstitions (AOTS) Annual Art Show at the Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd. (off Combs Rd.).

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Everyone is invited to the 35th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 8th. This year’s theme is: “Vision of Past and Present,” which describes the historic significance of Florence and its importance to our community, today. The tour begins downtown at Jaques Square, 8th S…

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The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting their monthly FREE Movie in the Park event on Saturday, February 8th! Bring a blanket and your friends & family for an enjoyable evening outside watching a great family movie. This free event will be held at Flatiron C…

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Parks and Recreation offers a variety of group fitness classes at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC). Classes are included in a membership or with daily drop-in fee. Each month, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of our instructors. This month, meet Deb McClarnon and Erin Harral.

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The North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF) will be hosting the 53rd annual North Dakota Picnic at Red Mountain Park in Mesa, Arizona, on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The event is a gathering of anyone with North Dakota ties living either permanently or part-time in Arizona. Last year’s picnic dr…

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum to feature artist Rena Colling in-gallery daily for the month of February, with a meet-and-greet taking place Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Apache Junction continues to grow and expand. On April 1, 2019, the city adopted a new property maintenance code.

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A Maricopa County resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China, is one of five confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S., where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is tracking 110 potential cases across 26 states.

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Superstition Mountain Museum is excited to present a new event celebrating Native American culture and art on Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day Native American Arts Festival will feature awe-inspiring dance, artisans showcasing their unique creation…

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Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February and is the most highly-valued member of the quartz mineral family. It is fitting that February’s lecture at Superstition Mountain Museum will be given by Kurt Cavano, owner of the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. He …

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On Monday, March 2, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Erik Berg, “Rock Hounds and River Rats: The 1937 Carnegie-CalTech Grand Canyon Expedition.”

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Tickets for the 2020 Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek PRCA bull riding, rodeo and carnival are now on sale. This Queen Creek signature event will be held March 12-15, 2020, at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center (20464 East Riggs Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142).

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The city of Apache Junction requests that all artists who contributed art for the most recent City Hall and Library display pick up their pieces on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

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The city of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department is excited to announce their FREE February Concert in the Park, scheduled for Saturday, February 1st, from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Grab your friends & family, along with a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a nice afternoon outside with …

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Come to the beautiful Superstition Mountains for the 20th annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival on Sat., Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival takes place on the grounds of the GC United Methodist Church at 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. The festival is a gift to the community and…

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On Monday, January 27, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Joe Wiegand, “Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders Tribute, Ladies & Gentlemen.”

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The Apache Junction Public Library introduces the popular Writer-in-Residence program on Feb. 3 when James L. Thane, author of the fast-paced and edgy Sean Richardson series, begins his residency. The Writer-in-Residence program offers encouragement, direction and feedback to local authors, …

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The Women of Moose Lodge #1127, in Apache Junction, raised money for Paws 4 Life with a raffle on a special Cardinals basket. The check was presented to Tuni House and Barbara Watson. It will be put toward a special class of scent training for our clients with diabetes, seizure disorders and…

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Hollywood’s coolest sisters, Elsa and Anna, as well as the magical land of Arendele will come to the stage when the Apache Junction High School Drama Department and Desert Vista Elementary School’s Glee Club present Disney’s Frozen Jr. Feb. 6-7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at A…

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Gold Canyon Lions decided to change their Christmas agenda this year and, at their holiday lunch meeting on 12/19/19, participated in a Santa Workshop. Oh, what fun we had making Candy Cane Reindeer to brighten up the spirits of the residents at Mariposa Point of Mesa Assisted Living/Memory …

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This year’s Holiday Season was celebrated at VFW 9399 on Saguaro Road, when the Auxiliary and Post hosted their 3rd Annual Christmas Party for Sunshine Acres Children’s’ Home. Over 100 children enjoyed food and gifts as the rumble of a mighty Motorcycle Club was heard – the Punishers (Law En…

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On January 17, the AJ Mounted Rangers met with Pinal Gila Community Child Services, also known as Head Start, to donate $2000.00. They will be using some of the money to purchase tennis shoes, hoodie jackets and sweat pants to have on hand to give to children when needed.

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On January 3, Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas Kelly came to the AJ Rangers Friday night meeting and accepted two donations.  The first donation was $1000.00 for the annual Toy Drive at Christmas, and the second donation was for the D.A.R.E. Program in the amount of $750.00. The chief tha…

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On Friday, January 3, AJ Mounted Rangers met with Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAFFA) Executive Director, Ray Villa of to donate $1500.00. CAFFA provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence from Pinal and eastern Maricopa counties. CAAFA 24 hour cris…