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Singers bring holiday harmony to East Valley

The East Valley Harmonizers, student choral ensembles from Desert Ridge and Higley High schools and the quartet Yes Dear will perform holiday classics on Dec. 9 in Mesa. The groups will sing …

Tickets on sale for 2 Mesa Arts Center shows: Robert Glasper, The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Grammy Award-winner Robert Glasper and a concert-style tribute to Simon & Garfunkel will take the stage in March at the Mesa Arts Center. Glasper, whose career includes Grammy and Emmy …

Western Trails Ranch in Morristown, nonprofits gear up for Christmas Charity

Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ at Western Trails Ranch in Morristown and multiple local businesses are gearing up for the 4th annual A Very Merry Christmas with Santa charity event.
Give blood

Community blood donation drive Dec. 14 hosted by Civil Air Patrol

Blood donations are urgently needed by the American Red Cross in Arizona. Appointments are available at an 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, blood donation drive to be hosted by Civil Air Patrol …
Things to do

Create memorable holiday gifts at Mesa Public Library

Give gifts this holiday season that are both meaningful and easy on your wallet by creating custom, personalized and unique objects in Mesa Public Library’s makerspace, THINKspot. …

Arizona students eligible for Department of Ed art contest

The Arizona Department of Education is hosting a drawing, painting and poster contest celebrating citizenship, which is one of the Six Pillars of Character, in the Character Counts program offered in many Arizona schools.
Things to do

Falcon Field’s ‘Ask the Airport’ virtual meeting in December

Airport tenants, businesses and users are invited to get answers to their questions about Falcon Field at a 30-minute monthly gathering called Ask the Airport. The next one, virtual by Zoom, is 10:30 …
Job fair

Neighborhood job fair Dec. 1-2 in Mesa

A neighborhood job fair hosted by Mesa Councilmember Jenn Duff will be held Dec. 1-2 at the Eagles Community Center, 828 E. Broadway Road in Mesa. “Join us and meet local businesses who …
Planting trees

Native Sonoran desert landscaping restored at Superstition Springs Transit Center

The city of Mesa, community partners and volunteers recently planted trees and shrubs as part of a landscape restoration event to bring more shade and environmental improvements to the Superstition …
Higher education

Universities looking after students staying in Valley for break

It would take Arizona State University student Anirudh Manjesh 24 hours minimum to go home to Bangalore, India, so traveling for this short holiday weekend is out of the question.   But ASU …

New Ono’s Hawaiian BBQ restaurant one of 97 October commercial building permits in Mesa

A total of 97 commercial building permits were issued July 23-Sept. 30 in Mesa. A sampling from the city’s website (by address, date issued, description, value, type of work and contractor …
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Mesa’s Merry Main Street kickoff Friday

A tree-lighting ceremony and other activities to officially open Merry Main Street in downtown Mesa begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, on Macdonald, north of Main Street. Mesa Mayor John …

Courtesy auto group tries to live up to its name

Scott Gruwell knows about tradition. His father, Bill, helped guide a family business in Phoenix that has been alive for almost seven decades complete with an iconic outdoor sign that embodies …

Williams Field Road segment in Mesa to be 45 mph, council decides in split vote

The Mesa City Council in a split vote approved Nov. 20 establishing a Williams Field Road speed limit of 45 mph between Crismon Road and the east city limits and 40 mph between Ellsworth Road and …

Donate blood in Mesa, get complimentary Phoenix Symphony ticket

Vitalant blood donors who give between now and Thursday, Nov. 30 at any donor center or blood drive across the Valley will receive a voucher for one ticket to a Phoenix Symphony performance.

Lights of Love returns to Mountain View cemetery in Mesa

Lights of Love will be presented for the fourth time in December at the Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa. The event, which includes a holiday lights and decorations drive-thru, a …


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Each year, millions of Americans come together to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families and teach the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of …
No matter how clean you keep your home, bad smells will always turn up. This doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Animal, old food and musty smells can settle into the home and not leave …
Halloween is next week so kids and families are getting excited for one of the most popular holidays of the year. It is always fun to dress the kids up, go around the neighborhood to trick or treat …
Santa Claus will be there for the children’s gift wishes and for all to take photos with him. A Santa Workshop will be open for children and the young at heart to create an ornament to hang on the community Christmas tree.

Community Christmas tree lighting event Dec. 5 in Gold Canyon

A Gold Canyon Christmas tree lighting event is 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, near the main entrance of Gold Canyon Golf Resort & Spa, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road, by the Event Center building. …
The start of a Mesa Turkey Trot race in 2008.

Mesa Turkey Trot 10K, 5K and fun run Thursday

Thursday, Nov. 23, is the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot hosted by the Sertoma Club of Mesa. Race day check-in and registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at Red Mountain Park, 7745 E. Brown Road …
There will be a variety of businesses with information on health care and wellness, home improvement, financial services, insurance, retirement living and more at the event hosted by Independent Newsmedia.

Apache Junction Senior Expo Jan. 9 at Central Arizona College

Seniors and families from Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and neighboring communities are invited to attend the Apache Junction Senior Expo 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Central Arizona College, 805 …
Start times are 8 a.m. for the 1 mile fun run, 8:30 a.m. for the 10K and 8:45 a.m. for the 5K, according to https://raceroster.com/events/2023/72313/mesa-turkey-trot-5k-10k.

Mesa Turkey Trot 10K, 5K and fun run Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 23, is the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot hosted by the Sertoma Club of Mesa. Race day check-in and registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at Red Mountain Park, 7745 E. Brown Road …
More than 50 adoptable cats — both purebred and mixed — are to be at the event.

'It’s Feline A Lot Like Christmas Cat Show,' adoption event in Mesa

All About Animals Rescue and Phoenix Feline Fanciers are hosting the “It’s Feline A Lot Like Christmas Cat Show” and adoption event in December. It will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. …
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