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A public open house meeting on the future of Germann Road between Power and Ironwood roads will be held on 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek.
You may not realize it, but your local library offers a wealth of free summer programming for kids and families. East Valley residents have a number of libraries to choose from including the branches of the Maricopa County Library District, Mesa Public Library, Chandler Public Library and Tempe Public Library.
Among common resolutions to eat better and exercise more are often pledges to improve the intellect — by reading more books, say.
Doggies of the Wild West: Fido saves the day in this western-themed comedy show for kids. Free tickets are required and will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the show. Only those present receive a ticket.
Watch a screening of the award-winning film “The Help”, followed by an informal discussion of the book and movie.
Children will love these summer events in Gilbert’s cool libraries.
Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine, will share his stories about Arizona’s landscape, culture, and unique experiences 10 a.m. Monday at Gilbert’s Perry Branch Library.
Kids ages 9-18 are invited to test their knowledge and skill in celebration of the movie release of the dystopian teen novel. Snacks are provided.
Western photographer Scott T. Baxter has spent the past eight years photographing families who have been ranching in Arizona since 1912 or earlier.
Queen Creek and the Arizona Department of Transportation are holding an open house Thursday to get input on the future location of a stretch of Germann Road east of Power Road. ADOT is studying the corridor to establish the future alignment of a road between Power and Ironwood roads. Also, the study is looking at what kind of road and how many lanes are needed based on projected growth. The research will define the best configuration for a grade-separated crossing at the railroad near Sossaman Road.
Random thoughts on East Valley news cooking inside a mind touched by the mid-August sun:
Although funding for security at Gilbert’s two public libraries has been restored, the town is exploring its options before adding personnel.
Queen Creek Women in Business is sponsoring its third annual Shoe Drive in the Queen Creek /San Tan Valley community through April.
The Maricopa County Community College District approved an agreement Tuesday with Queen Creek for land to build a “communiversity” in the near future. Under the agreement, the school district will lease land near the Queen Creek Branch Library for $1 per year for 50 years. The college district will use $4.4 million in bond funds approved by voters in 2004 to construct the facility.
Drivers anxious for a new freeway in the far East Valley can get a glimpse Tuesday of plans for the proposed state Route 802.
The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre presents the story of “Jack Rabbit and the Desert Tortoise” for kids ages 3-12. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday at the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.
Normally, this section of the Tribune is all about giving you ideas for venturing out into the world around you in your down time. (That's why it's called "Get Out" and not "Stay In And Eat Another Bag Of Potato Chips On The Couch.") But we realize we'd be remiss if we overlooked one summer activity that can be every bit as exciting and enriching as hitting up a concert or taking the kids to an interactive museum exhibit, and this one doesn't require leaving the house.
East Valley librarians recommended so many books for summer reading that we couldn't fit them all in the print edition of the paper. The full list is below. Please contact your local library or bookseller directly to see if a particular book is in stock.
Spring breakfield trips
Free workout time
Gilbert residents can view binders with draft chapters on how the town plans to build in the future, including locations of parks and recreation, public facilities, homes and businesses.
Environmental classes for kids