KEARNY — With a diverse lineup of entertainment, more than a dozen food trucks and various artists and vendors on tap, the new Gila River Music Festival is set to run May 21 and 22 in Kearny.
FLORENCE — A little gloomy weather wasn’t enough to keep a crowd away from an afternoon and evening of live country and classic rock Saturday at the second annual Florence Music Fest.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Historical Society’s first in-person Book Club meeting of the year will feature "Lessons From Horses" by Randy Helm and participants will be able to meet the author at 10 a.m. April 10.
APACHE JUNCTION -- The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting its monthly Drive-In Movies on Saturday, March 6 and Saturday, March 27.
FLORENCE — The Florence Music Festival is back for a second year, with three country bands alternating with three classic rock bands, beginning at noon on March 13 in downtown Florence.
APACHE JUNCTION — The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department will present a Fit Family Drive-In Bingo Night event for all ages from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds.
FLORENCE — As many likely anticipated, seeing as there are no big concerts happening yet, Country Thunder Arizona is once again postponed.
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Museum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 for its Zoom Book Club meeting discussing “Freemasonry: An Introduction” by Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D.
TUCSON -- When Sirena Rana is out hiking the more than 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, some of the portions that run through Pinal County are among her favorites.
FLORENCE — With a new virtual speaker series, the Pinal County Historical Society Museum will showcase the lives and stories of some of the area’s earliest residents.
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Museum on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. for its second Zoom Book Club meeting discussing the book “Es Verdad” by Lottie Colton Devine.
PHOENIX — The Heard Museum has a new exhibit, All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving, showcasing 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers.
I admit, though I have reviewed Yakuza games in the past, I am not an actual fan of the series. I don’t find anything particularly wrong with the franchise, but it’s just never been a game that’s drawn me in. Maybe that’s why I am a good choice to review these games. I don’t go in with any b…
GOLD CANYON — The jousting, feasting, entertainment and other merriment associated with the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival in Pinal County will be put off another year.
FLORENCE — The Arizona Ghostriders will reenact Florence’s 1888 “Shootout at the Tunnel Saloon” at 12:15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at Old West Days in downtown Florence.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a rare treat in that it is a game that did not come in with the massive wave of hype that usually accompanies a major release; yet delivers beyond expectations.
CASA GRANDE — The holiday season has begun but this year, many of the traditional activities will feature a COVID-19 safety twist. Throughout Pinal County, tree lighting ceremonies are virtual and light displays will be viewed from a safe distance as various celebrations adhere to recommende…
FLORENCE — The Florence Junior Parada, the world’s oldest youth rodeo, returns this weekend for its 88th year. Theme for this year’s event is “Returning to Tradition, Opening the Gate for 88.”
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Society Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9th for a festive evening of holiday tamales from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your phone, computer or tablet, and a ticket. Dinner for two and the party is $60 and $50 for museum members. Ticket…
Treyarch returns to Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and updates the franchise while staying true to what has made it such a massive success.
SUPERIOR — Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with a backdrop of the Picketpost and Superstition mountains, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Wallace Desert Garden offer miles of hiking trails and a chance to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
The latest in the popular Watch Dogs series has arrived with Watch Dogs: Legion and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the series. Set in a near future London; players take on the personal of operatives for a hacker group known as Dedsec.
Back in 2001 many developers were cranking our FPS games as fast as they could to meet the demand of an eager gaming public. Games such as DOOM, DOOM 2, Half-Life, and Duke Nukem 3D inspired numerous clones and there had come a point of oversaturation for many gamers due to the poor quality …
TEMPE -- Salute to Service at Arizona State University will move forward this year with virtual events planned from though Nov. 19, including a concert by multiplatinum-selling alternative rock band the Gin Blossoms.
FLORENCE — Amid COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, the town is still planning to have an 88th annual Junior Parada parade and a Christmas parade — although they’ll be modified for safer social distancing — and several more fall events.
FLORENCE — Tales of cowboys, lawmen, mayors, musicians, Civil War vets and others fill the Florence town cemetery. And when H. Christine Reid leads a walking tour of the cemetery grounds, she aims to bring the town’s rich history to life.
FLORENCE -- W illiam “Mac” McWilliams visited the Windmill Winery one day while he was looking for a house to buy in Florence. The 79-year-old former Navy diver, who had worked for oil companies in Alaska in civilian life had just become a truck driver.
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FLORENCE — A movie based on the true story of stagecoach robber Pearl Hart is scheduled to film Hart’s trial at McFarland State Historic Park in Florence on Friday.
FLORENCE — Toward the end of her career in corrections, a prison inmate was fishing for Mary June Podraza’s relationship status. “What do we call you? Miss? Mrs.?” he asked.
FLORENCE — The company that produced the “Live PD” television show will return to Pinal County to tape sheriff’s officers on the job for another year, according to an agreement approved 4-1 Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
FLORENCE — It will be a different atmosphere at Country Thunder’s Arizona festival this year as it enters a new part of the calendar for the first time.
SIGNAL PEAK — Beautiful handmade bowls, savory soups and decadent desserts, all made by Central Arizona College students, come together Tuesday for the Empty Bowls event that showcases student talents while raising money for the hungry.
GOLD CANYON — Jousting knights, 16th century maidens, food, crafts, games, people-powered rides and interactive entertainment are all part of the fun at the 32nd annual Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace in Gold Canyon.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — A celebration of the humble, hard-shelled gourd and all its possibilities will take place Feb. 7, 8 and 9 with the 17th annual Running of the Gourds festival at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center.
APACHE JUNCTION -- The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting its monthly free Movie in the Park event on Saturday, Feb. 8.
FLORENCE — Imagine walking down Florence’s Main Street in the early 1900s to see women dressed up for a special night on the town. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Pinal County Historical Society Museum will celebrate womanhood with an exhibit of 19th and 20th century fashion.
FLORENCE — The inaugural Florence Music Festival is less than two months away, featuring rock bands on March 14 and country acts the following day on the fields near the aquatic center.
CHANDLER — With all the hype heading into the game being placed in the home team’s dugout, the underdog Florence Gophers weren’t given much of a shot. And while their season did end at the han…
The state playoff brackets for baseball and softball were released late Thursday morning. With a quick turnaround ahead, Pinal County teams at least know who and where they are playing.
FLORENCE -- Unlike most of her track and field teammates, there was no way for Mackenzie Heikes to work on her craft once the world shut down due to COVID-19. Not fully, anyway.
COOLIDGE — Despite the two schools being locked into a rivalry that goes back decades, Florence softball coach Dominic Rice took the time Thursday to approach the Coolidge team huddled for a p…
COOLIDGE — As Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology moves forward with its goal to nearly double the class offerings for next school year, the school announced a series of new hires a…
SIGNAL PEAK — After stating last month that it planned to reopen campuses this spring, Central Arizona College confirmed that the college would reopen to the public on May 3, albeit with socia…
FLORENCE — San Tan Heights K-8 and Florence Unified School District are partnering with the nonprofit Great Minds to further the district’s goal of high-quality curriculum and instruction for …
FLORENCE — Students as well as teachers can benefit from Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and a team of professionals is already at work to promote it throughout Florence Unified School Di…
FLORENCE — Students, employees and community members in Florence Unified School District contributed more than $4,200 in loose change to buy board games for area children’s hospitals.
FLORENCE — Middle school students will learn about police work and crime prevention in demonstrations and hands-on activities with some of their local officers this summer in a week-long “Yout…