AZ Lecture Series: Stagecoach Robbery Trail

Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m., the Arizona Lecture series, presented by the Apache Junction Unified School District Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood, offers “Stagecoach Robbery Trail,” by Jack San Felice. The old Stagecoach Trail went from the famous 1880s Silver King Mine, through the desert and mountains, seventy-five miles to Globe City.

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New Hours for Aquatic Center

Every year the Aquatic staff meets to decide how to best program Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center so it maximizes pool usage and provides the community the best opportunity to take part in the Learn to Swim program. To assist with the heavy volume of evening swim lesson participants, we’ve adjusted our open swim time and added a third swim lesson timeframe. Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center’s new The pool opens Saturday, May 25 for the season.

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Lee Alexander Performs Country/Cowboy Concert

Lee Alexander, one of Arizona’s most versatile Country and Cowboy Western singers-songwriters, will wrap up the Superstition Mountain Museum’s free winter series of programs with a concert of cowboy and country favorites on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Lee’s rich, full voice, versatile playing style and ability to perform literally hundreds of songs from memory, have earned him the respect of his peers and the admiration of his fans.

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Smokey Bear - Still Going Strong at 75

The March 27th SALT Speakers Series will feature Bec Veerman of Tonto National Forest. Bec’s presentation will honor Smokey Bear, age 75 this year. Veerman will cover how and why Smokey was created, who he’s worked with, as well as the deeper meaning behind his famous quote, “Remember…only you can prevent wildfires.”

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Free Winter Concerts

The City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department is gearing up to kick off their 2019 Winter Concerts in the Park series! Grab your friends & family along with a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a nice afternoon outside with some great music! The Winter Series of Concerts in the Park will be bringing you the musical sounds of three different bands!

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AJ Parks and Recreation

Events and programs are held at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center unless otherwise specified. For information on how to pre-register, visit the following links.

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Star Parties

The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League is a group of amateur astronomers in the Gold Canyon/Apache Junction, Arizona area. Each year, members of the “League” conduct a series of open house public astronomical observing sessions and demonstrations, commonly called “star parties,” to supplement public education, to provide the community with telescopic views of celestial objects and to answer questions about astronomy and astronomical equipment. In short, this is an opportunity to see the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, galaxies and other astronomical phenomena using sophisticated telescopes and to talk with very knowledgeable and experienced amateur astronomers. No fee is required at Peralta Trail Elementary School. A $7 per vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, unless you have an Arizona State Parks park pass, which can be used at all Arizona state parks. The remaing schedule for this year’s observing season (winter, spring) is shown below. All events are held on a weather permitting basis: i.e., we need clear skies; no rain, or a few clouds at most.

2019
Sat. Mar 09 - Peralta Trail Elementary School 7:30 – 9:30pm (Make-up session.)
Sat. Apr 06 -  Lost Dutchman State Park 8:00 – 10:00pm (Make-up session.)
Sat. May 04 - Peralta Trail Elementary School 8:00 – 10:00pm (Make-up session.)
Sat. Jun 08   - Lost Dutchman State Park 8:00 – 10:00pm (Revised from Jun 01.)