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In the midst of the overwhelming fallout from a global pandemic, the first day of spring may have slipped by unnoticed. But it still occurred; the sun rose on a new day, reminding us that Mother Earth brings light, hope and new life, even as we struggle through the darkness.

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Turquoise has a longstanding tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meaning to specific tribes. On Thursday, March 19, Carrie Cannon will discuss “For the Love of Turquoise” at the Superstition Mountain Museum.

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Due to cancellation of the Friday, March 27, 2020, “Jeri Sager in This Broad’sWay” performance, patrons holding those tickets may use them for any of next season’s 2020-2021 Canyon Sounds concerts, except for “The Diamonds” and “The Brothers Four.” We expect a large turn-out for those concer…

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On March 16, at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Dr. Laura Tohe, “Armed with Our Language: We Went to War.”

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As a lead-in event to the Superstition Mountain Museum’s annual three-day event, The Magic of Mexican Artistry, featuring Mata Ortiz pottery and the Mexican Arts, Zapotec Master Weaver Porfirio Gutierrez and his sister, Juana Gutierrez Contreras, will discuss Zapotec Weaving Traditions, and …

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On Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 7 & 8, the Superstition Mountain Museum will be hosting a big fundraiser Book/ Media Sale featuring books, records, dvds, cds, tapes, magazines, puzzles, collectible newspapers and any other type of item that qualifies as media. The sale will go on during the…

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On March 9, Bill Harrison returns to the Arizona Lecture Series at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, with “Spenazuma, Legendary Gold Mining Scam in Arizona: The greatest Arizona gold mine that never existed!”

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A wildfire in the Superstition Mountain Wilderness area started on June 8, 2019, and burned more than 123,000 acres, making it the fifth worst fire in Arizona history. The Woodbury Fire, as it was called, will be the subject of a free lecture at the Superstition Mountain Museum on Mar. 5 at …

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Join us for a new event, Fit Family Dino Days at Flatiron Community Park (100 N. Apache Trail) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, followed by a showing of the movie “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

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One of the most innovative ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet is known for their electrifying performances that include Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, and jazz-inspired music. They are now one of America’s premiere “indie” string quartets, defying easy classificati…

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During the night of Christmas Eve, 1944, 25 Nazi prisoners of war escaped from Papago Park POW camp on the outskirts of Phoenix and headed towards Mexico. These men were hardcore Nazis, ex U-boat commanders and submariners, who had successfully dug a nearly 200-foot tunnel that took four mon…

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Gold Canyon and Apache Junction Lions are combining prides this year to present the annual premier fundraiser event, “A Masquerade Ball.” You will experience the mystery and pageantry, lights, sights and sounds produced and performed by an experienced Utah Dance Company.

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On Monday, Feb. 24, the Arizona Lecture Series will present Ken Sorenson, “John F. Kennedy,” at the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction.

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What is it that makes Arizona unique, that gives it a different flavor from neighboring New Mexico, California, Utah, Sonora and Chihuahua? Greg McNamee will explain this during his free lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail (SR-88).

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The largest desert arboretum in America, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, announces their third annual Family Day with waived admission for kids (0-18 years of age) on February 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Central Arizona College Foundation will host the annual Night of Stars event on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Windmill Winery Lake House, 1140 W. Butte Avenue, Florence, AZ. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature a silent auction, delectable dinner served by Kiss the Chef and ent…

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On January 18, Paws 4 Life will have their annual car show, held at the Elks Lodge #2349, Hwy. 88 & Lost Dutchman Blvd., Apache Junction, from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

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The Superstition Arts & Cultural Alliance (SACA) is hosting a free to the public Festival in Apache Junction, Arizona, paying Tribute to the late John Denver, his music and his conservation efforts.

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For the third year in a row, Apache Junction/ Gold Canyon kids have shined in a yearly event known as AJ Kids Idol. I have no doubt in my mind you’ve heard of American Idol or America's Got Talent. Well, this yearly event, that I have the personal pleasure in helping put on, is one of the be…

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The Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners are offering their training class on Tuesdays, starting January 14th through May 12th from 1:00 pm - 4 pm at the Central Arizona College Superstition Campus in Apache Junction. Everyone is welcome, winter visitor and year round residents alike.

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The Superstition Mountain Museum is happy to announce that it will once again be hosting a free weekly lecture series entitled “Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More” in the museum’s amphitheater at 4087 North Apache Trail during January, February, March and April. The lectures begi…