January events in Apache Junction include stamp mill demos, John Denver Tribute Festival
Hear the old steam whistle blow and take five minutes to get to the newly-restored Cossak 20-stamp Ore Mill.
The Apache Junction Public Library is at 1177 N. Idaho Road.
From the stamp mill demos (Jan. 16, 23 and 30) at Superstition Mountain Museum to a John Denver Tribute Festival (Jan. 18) at Flatiron Community Park and a Fit Family 5K (Jan. 25) at Prospector Park, there’s a lot going on in Apache Junction. Events include:
STAMP MILL DEMO: Jan. 16; 1-1:45 p.m., Jan. 23; and 1-1:45 p.m., Jan. 30 at Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N Apache Trail. Hear the old steam whistle blow and take five minutes to get to the newly-restored Cossak 20-stamp Ore Mill. Free demonstration. Go to superstitionmountainmuseum.org/attractions/twenty-stamp-mill.
JACOB WALTZ LECTURE: 2-3 p.m., Jan. 16 at Superstition Mountain Museum (Amphitheater). Larry Hedrick speaks about “Jacob Waltz – The Early Years.” Before he became “The Dutchman,” the Superstition Mountain Historical Society co-founder traveled a lot, he arrived in Arizona in 1957
ABBAFAB TRIBUTE: 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at Apache Junction PAC, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. Presented by the 2020 TAD Management Concert Series at Apache Junction Performing Arts Center. From ABBA’s earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB is a musical tribute to ABBA in a multimedia production of the music produced in the 70s and 80s including hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and more. Starts at 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. AJPAC Pick 5 Package (25%): $75; general admission: $20. Call 602-717-8086.
JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Jan. 18 at Flatiron Community Park, Apache Junction. John Denver Tribute Festival of the Superstitions will include information, displays, arts and crafts, food and more. Live music by John Denver tribute artists. Contact Sunsankay.Burke@gmail.com.
FOR THE LOVE OF TURQUOISE: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Apache Junction Public Library, 1177 N. Idaho Road. Carrie Cannon will present “For the Love of Turquoise,” a talk exploring a long tradition of distinctive cultural styles, history, and transition of the stone with a long tradition amongst the Native, southwest cultures, holding profound meanings to specific, individual tribes. Go to: https://pcld.libnet.info/event/3269372.
CLOSE CALLS WITH DEATH: 2-3 p.m., Jan. 23 at Superstition Mountain Museum (Amphitheater), 4087 N. Apache Trail. Former Green Beret Sgt. JJ Pelletier, a desert safety/survival instructor and former professional poker dealer, tells of his close calls with death. Dogs welcomed. Bring lawnchairs. Coffee and cookies available at the Chuckwagon Cantina with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs. See: http://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/events/lecture-jj-pelletier-close-calls-with-death-why-am-i-still-alive.
NEW FRONTIERS OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Mesa Community College Red Mountain Campus, 7110 East McKellips Road, second-floor Community Room in the Mesquite Building, Mesa. New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning will hold an open house for the peer-led organization sponsored by MCC. Test, grades and/or credits not required for classes at various campuses and community locations. Registration begins Jan. 28 online. The organization has social events including tours, lunches, concerts, outdoor hiking, theatre productions and more. Members receive MCC student ID cards allowing student discounts on the campus in the community. Fees are $60 for each semester or $80 for the year. Registration: newfrontiers.mesacc.edu or call 480-461-7497.
DARLIN’ COMPANION: 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Presented by Showtune Productions, The Johnny & June Carter Cash Tribute. Subscriptions available for all five shows. All seats are general admission. Auditorium doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime. Call 480-980-4487. See: https://www.ticketpeak.com/subscriptions_res.php?stid=480.
FIT FAMILY 5K: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, in Apache Junction. Fit Family 5k Your Way starts at 10 a.m. Arrive at least 15-20 minutesearly to check in on the south side of park near racquetball courts. Contact: 480-983-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to ajcity.net/fitfamilies.
LED ZEPPLIFIED: 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25 at Apache Junction PAC, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr. Presented by the 2020 TAD Management Concert Series at Apache Junction Performing Arts Center. A tribute to the “world’s greatest rock band,” Led Zeppelin fans will appreciate members of Led Zepplified Ken Ronk (Robert), Jared Bader (Jimmy), Jeff Garten (Bonzo), and Kenny Pacini (Jonsie) emulating Led Zeppelinesque experiences with the sounds, visuals, and vibe of a Led Zeppelin concert. Starts at 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. AJPAC Pick 5 Package (25%): $75; general admission: $20. Call 602-717-8086.
LECTURE ON LOST DUTCHMAN AND HIS MINE: 2-3 p.m., Jan. 30 at Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N Apache Trail. Teton Ken presents “The Lost Dutchman and His Mine.” He and his mules spent hours in the Superstition Mountains searching for the Dutchman’s treasure; packed many a “Dutch-hunter,” with hiker and film crew in the Superstition and Goldfield Mountains. See: http://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/events/lecture-teton-ken-the-lost-dutchman-his-mine-4.