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Meetings/Events is a free community listing of activities and meetings throughout the area. Items are edited for length, style and clarity and are placed as space permits. Please include a contact number should clarification be needed before publication. Submission deadline is three days before the meeting or event and at least two days before publication. Submissions are not taken over the phone. Items can be submitted to, faxed to 836-0343 or brought into the Dispatch office at 200 W. Second St.

Elks Lodge this week

CASA GRANDE — Casa Grande Valley Elks Lodge 1957 has the following activities this week:

  • Wednesday: fry bread tacos from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: women’s shuffleboard, 12:30 p.m.; tacos from 5 to 6 p.m.; Queen of Hearts drawing, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: pork chops from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: bingo, 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m.; meat draw, 3 p.m.

The lodge is at 909 E. Florence Blvd. For those interested in joining the Elks Lodge, call 836-7083 or visit

The Phantom Ball

CASA GRANDE — The 10th annual Casa Grande Alliance Phantom Ball, a fundraising “non-event,” is on Wednesday, April 1. Tickets are $30 each. Special non-event T-shirts are $25 each. The phantom ball is held each year in place of an actual event. While participants buy a ticket, there is no event to attend. Sponsors will receive recognition on the Casa Grande Alliance website, in the monthly newsletters and have their logo on the official Phantom Ball T-shirt. Sponsorship levels are: Platinum level for $1,000; Gold, $500; Silver, $250; and Bronze, $100. To become a sponsor, email: by April 15. For more information or tickets, the Alliance office is at 280 W. McMurray Blvd., Casa Grande.

EDGE luncheon canceled

ELOY — The Economic Development Group of Eloy lunch scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. For more information call 520-483-1652 or email

CHAMMP meeting

CASA GRANDE — The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, 8969 W. McCartney Road, is holding a CHAMMP Prevention Coalition meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday and will repeat every month on the third Thursday until June 18. CHAMMP is a prescription misuse prevention coalition, developed to educate older adults and their caregivers about the safe use, storage and disposal of medications, resulting in safer communities for all ages. CHAMMP meets monthly to develop innovative ideas to assist seniors and their caregivers in safe medication management, including opioids. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marla Pierce: or 520-424-2828.


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at