Community Calendar

 ALL ABOUT BOBCATS

  • July 21, 2017
  • Location: Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • Address: 3939 N. Usery Pass Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-984-0032
  • Venue: Usery Mountain Regional Park
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How dangerous are bobcats?  What should you do if you encounter one?  How do they survive and thrive in our desert?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation!  At the Nature Center, Ranger B shares amazing facts about these shy cats.  As a bonus, watch us feed our snakes after the program at 7pm.  Then you can check out our “Night Safari” at 7:30pm at no extra cost!

ALL ABOUT SAGUAROS

  • July 22, 2017
  • Location: Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • Address: 3939 N. Usery Pass Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-984-0032
  • Venue: Usery Mountain Regional Park
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Why do saguaros grow arms?  How old do they get?  What are the unique strategies they use to survive and thrive in our desert?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch inside our Nature Center as Ranger B expands our knowledge of the “jolly green giant” of the desert.”

ALL ABOUT COYOTES

  • July 28, 2017
  • Location: Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • Address: 3939 N. Usery Pass Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-984-0032
  • Venue: Usery Mountain Regional Park
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What makes coyotes one of America’s most successful animals?  How dangerous are they?  How do they survive and thrive in the wild?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares amazing facts about these crafty canines.

 

 

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

  • July 15, 18, and 22, 2017
  • Location: Apache Junction
  • Address: 4087 N. Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ  85119
  • Times: From: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 480-983-4888
  • Venue: Superstition Mountain Museum
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On June 24, Rage at Dawn will be playing. Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.

On June 27, Seven Alone will be playing.  In the year 1843, John Sager, a boy of 13 with his brothers and sisters including an infant set off on one of the most incredible journeys in American history. This is a true account of their hazardous 2000-mile trek along the legendary Oregon Trail in pursuit of a dream.

For those who like to eat their way through movies, snacks, including popcorn, candy bars, ice cream and soda, will be available for purchase.

See website for movies playing in July.

 

MOTORCYCLES ON MAIN

  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-890-2613
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Motorcycles on Main is a family friendly event that happens every 1st Friday of the month. Roads are closed to car traffic and open to motorcycles so you can cruise down Main Street, enjoy a fabulous show of motorcycles, or park and show your bike. The fun includes live music, beer gardens, food, vendors, and more.

Erica Weatherford 480-890-2613

*due to the summer heat, this event is not held in July & August

MOTORS OFF MAIN, COFFEE & CAR SHOW

  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: 151 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa Association
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Join East Valley Dad Nation as they host Motors Off Main, a Monthly Car Show (2nd Saturday) filled with makes and models from every era! Enjoy the local coffee, breakfast, pizza, and craft beers.

FREE & OPEN to the public!

Please see facebook page for up to date and movie information: https://www.facebook.com/MotorsOffMain

GILBERT BIRD WALK

  • Recurring monthly on the third Saturday of every month
  • Location: Gilbert
  • Address: 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert AZ 85234
  • Times: From: 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Admission: Free but donations accepted
  • Venue: Riparian Preserve Park
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Monthly public bird walk at the Riparian Preserve. Meet just off the parking lot into the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch from Guadalupe Road, at the west entrance, in front of you as you drive in.  Walk is geared for adults, but children are welcome.

The walk will last about 90 min. – 2 hours, starting at 6:00 a.m. with additional wrap up time at the end to go over the list of species seen and heard.

Free, although any donations to Desert Rivers Audubon are happily accepted, to be earmarked for Riparian Preserve programming, preservation and maintenance.

Limited to 12 participants.  Please register with Kathe Anderson at kathe.coot@cox.net

 

EXPLORE THE NIGHT SKY

  • Recurring monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month
  • Location: Gilbert
  • Address: 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert AZ 85234
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Riparian Preserve Park
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Join East Valley Astronomy Club for their Explore the Night Sky program for people of all ages! Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at Southeast Regional Library assembly room followed by a viewing at the observatory at the Riparian Preserve.

 

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT

  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: Main Street & Country Club Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. on the second Friday of each month
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-890-2613
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Downtown Mesa  Merchants Presents “2nd Friday night out on Main”
The second Friday of each month we organize a different event, but always include Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment. Mesa downtown galleries and businesses have joined together to create an exciting and friendly way to spend a Friday evening! Art, dining, shopping, activities, entertainment, and fun every 2nd Friday of the month! And it’s free! Join us on Main between Center and Robson.
The information booth located on Main and Macdonald has a map of the evening’s activities and locations.
• Live bands performing throughout the evening
• Art booths
• Gallery openings
• Entertainers, Food Booths, Contests, and Fun!
• Shops and Restaurants open late!
It’s all FREE! A different theme each month! Bring your kids! Bring your dog! Dress in costume! But don’t miss…2nd Friday Night Out! Mesa downtown galleries and businesses have joined together to create an exciting and friendly way to spend a Friday evening! The information booth located on Main and Macdonald has a map of the evening’s activities and locations.

 

QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL PRESENTS: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY!

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Admission: Free admission; food and beverage available for purchase
  • Phone:480-888-9290
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Food Truck Friday happening once a month on the 3rd Friday of each month! The Pit will be opening too serving up ice cold craft beers, wines, and sodas and more. Live music by Soundscape from 5:30-8:30pm too!

August 21st featuring: The Great Phoking Food Truck, Po’boyz BBQ, Waffle Crush, and Tia’s Taco Truck serving up dinner from 5:30-8:30pm.  Live music as well by Soundscape, along with happy hour too!  Don’t miss this fun Friday night with our new misters all around the patio and pergola areas.

 

“FUN” DIXIELAND JAZZ & SWING WITH DANCING

  • Location: Arizona Golf Resort – Annabelle’s Lounge
  • Address: 425 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206-5296
  • Times: From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission, food & beverage available for sale
  • Phone:(480) 832-3202
  • Venue: Arizona Golf Resort & Conference Center
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Live Dixieland Jazz & Swing music with Cheryl Thurston’s Cats & Jammers. Excellent musicians. Fun entertainment for all with parades and dancing. Food, full bar, dance floor.  5 PM – 8 PM

 

 

 

We would like to give a special thanks to visitmesa.com ajchamber.com and gilbertaz.gov for event information.