January events in Queen Creek include San Tan Artists Guild meeting, The Marvelous Wonderettes
The smash off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes takes audiences to the 1958 Springfield High School, showing the lives and loves of Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as the girls serenade with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar” as part of the Family Theatre Series.
The Queen Creek Library is at 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.
From the San Tan Artists Guild meeting (Jan. 14) at Gangplank and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Jan. 24-27) at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center to a water-smart workshop (Jan. 25) at Historic Town Hall, there’s a lot going on in Queen Creek. Events include
TINY HERO OF FERNY CREEK: 4-5 p.m., Jan. 13 at the Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, Mary Lou Fulton Story Time Room. Title Wave--The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library features Eddie, an insect living in a fourth grade classroom, reading the books he loves, and staying alert for bug-squishing humans. Braving more humans, he ventures to the school library to save his aunt, facing danger. Hear more and make a minimalist poster for the library. For 8-12-year-olds. Registration: queencreek.org.
TODDLER TIME: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., Jan. 14, 21 and 28 at the Queen Creek Library Mary Lou Fulton Story Time Room, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Storytime for ages 18-36 months and caregivers who come to sing, move, listen and play in the program geared toward developmental stages. Tickets available in the library beginning at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 50 participants.
SAN TAN ARTISTS GUILD: The San Tan Artists Guild meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (Jan. 14) at Gangplank, 22240 S Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek. The Guild has a mission is to support, encourage and promote the works of members by providing networking, training, workshops, lectures and show opportunities while building community with the arts. New members of all art experience levels from student to professional plus art enthusiasts and supporters are welcome to attend. Visit: santanartistsguild.com for more information.
RUNNIN GUNS: 1-9 P.M., Jan. 15 at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E Riggs Road, Queen Creek. Runnin Guns Mounted Shooting, Mounted shooting competitions and exhibitions fostering a public awareness of the sport while producing a few independent shoots per year with changing formats geared for audiences and participants. Free for spectators. For more information: runningunsevents.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/Running-Guns-Productions-101718287878296.
DOLLY PARTON STARRING KAREN HESTER: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 17 at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 Ocotillo Road. Karen Hester embodies Dolly Parton as a Dolly Parton Tribute artist showcasing greatest hits including “I Will Always Love You,” “Jolene,” and “9 to 5” along with a live country band. Fee: $22, $24.50, $27. Go to: https://qcpac.com/centerstage-series.
ACMSA ARIZONA STATE SHOOT: Jan. 17-19 at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E Riggs Road. Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association - Arizona State Shoot highlights one of the fastest growing equestrian sportsas riders shoot blanks from single action 45-caliber weapons while riding their horse at full run for the fastest time. Free for spectators. Competitions held throughout the day. Go to: queencreek.org.
FAMILY THEATRE SERIES: 7 p.m., Jan. 24-27 at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 Ocotillo Road. The smash off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes takes audiences to the 1958 Springfield High School, showing the lives and loves of Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as the girls serenade with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar” as part of the Family Theatre Series. Fee $12.50. Call 480-987-7469. See: www.qcpac.com.
WATER-SMART WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 25 at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek. A free smart controller water-smart workshop on new products that can automatically adjust an irrigation schedule based on actual site and weather conditions teaches how the technology can help save on landscape watering. Register: queencreek.org/departments/utilities/water/water-conservation/water-smart-workshop-series.
WRITERS STUDIO: 6-7 p.m., Jan. 28 at Queen Creek Branch Library. Writers Studio for children’s authors and illustrators aspiring to be a published picture book or juvenile author or illustrator are invited to monthly meetings offering visits from published authors, illustrators and publishing professionals sharing insights on the writing process and publishing world; peer critiques and workshops. The studio is open on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For January, picture and board book author Lori Alexander addresses what to do once your manuscript is written. For adults only. Registration: queencreek.org.
TEEN TECH EXPERTS: 3:30-5 p.m., Jan. 29 at Queen Creek Branch Library Conference Room, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. Teen tech experts help answer your tech questions; help with library downloadable materials, e-mail accounts, smart phones and tablets, social network accounts and MS Office applications. Bring your questions and/or device. See: queencreek.org.
Coming in February:
LOVE BUG DANCE: 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, Queen Creek Recreation Annex. Dress in your best and dance the night away with your little Love Bug at this fun community event filled with music, games, crafts, and dancing. A light dinner will be served. Space is limited and pre-registration is required with a fee.