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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2008 10:59 pm | Updated: 9:29 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Queen Creek is offering Community Emergency Response Team training. Residents interested in becoming better prepared for emergencies can register for the next CERT training to be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 through Oct. 14. 

Desert landscaping tips available from the pros

Queen Creek is celebrating the splendor of the desert environment at the Neighborhoods in Bloom Cactus Fiesta from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 23 in the Founders Room at Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road.

The free event offers residents an opportunity to learn about the Sonoran Desert and providing care and maintenance for low-water-use landscaping.

The event will include presentations and question-and-answer sessions with experts from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the Pinal County Master Gardeners and the Pueblo Grande Museum.

The event also will include a variety of children's activities, door prizes and vendor displays.

For information, call (480) 358-3003.

Sarah J. Boggan, (480) 898-6574 

Fire department offers CERT training this fall

Queen Creek is offering Community Emergency Response Team training.

Residents interested in becoming better prepared for emergencies can register for the next CERT training to be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 through Oct. 14.

The program, run by the Queen Creek Fire Department, is a 20-hour course offered over a seven-week period.

Participants learn to support first responders, help victims or organize volunteers during a disaster.

Information: Joe LaFortune at (480) 358-3502 or joe.lafortune@queencreek.org.

Sarah J. Boggan, (480) 898-6574

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