January events in Queen Creek include Toddler Time, The Marvelous Wonderettes


From the Toddler Time (Jan. 21) at the Queen Creek Library 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

  • TODDLER TIME: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., Jan. 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.
  • 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.