Friday, March 25, 2011

Senior Fair

The 36th Annual Pinal Gila Senior Craft and Wellness Fair co-sponsored by Central Arizona College, the City of Casa Grande and Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens/Area Agency on Aging – Region 5 will be held at Central Arizona College on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring the entire family for a festive and entertaining day. This year's fair will include entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, health screenings for senior adults and much more! Be sure to join us!
 

Upcoming Parks and Rec Events

United Dance Crew at Teen Center

The United Dance Crew will be giving a FREE workshop to all teens in grades 6th – 12th at the Casa Grande Teen Center. The workshops will be from 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on March 25 and April 29. All levels of dancers are welcome to take part in styles like Hip Hop, B-Boying, Popping, Krumping and Jerkin. The Teen Center is located at 540 N Camino Mercado, Suite 1-12 (in Palm Center Plaza behind Cracker Barrel). For any questions contact the Parks & Recreation Division, (520) 421-8677, Ext. 4560.

Senior Fair
The 36th Annual Pinal Gila Senior Craft and Wellness Fair co-sponsored by Central Arizona College, the City of Casa Grande and Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens/Area Agency on Aging – Region 5 will be held at Central Arizona College on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring the entire family for a festive and entertaining day. This year's fair will include entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, health screenings for senior adults and much more! Be sure to join us!

HERSHEY Track and Field Games
The Parks & Recreation Division presents the HERSHEY Track and Field Games, to be held on Saturday, March 26, 8:45 a.m. at the Carr-McNatt Football Stadium. The meet is open to youth ages 7-14 and will include running events, long jump and softball throw. The event is free to all participants who pre-register by Friday, March 25. All on-site registration will ne charged $1 per event. Winners in each event will advance to the next level of competition. You can pre-register at the Parks & Recreation Office, 404 E. Florence Blvd. For more information, contact Jeff Molner, (520) 421-8677, Ext. 4560.

Teen Center Anniversary Party
The whole family is invited to come celebrate the Teen Center's 3 year anniversary on April 9, 2011. There will be FREE food and drinks, music, tournaments for prizes, pool, ping pong, Nintendo Wii and much more. The fun starts at 4 pm and runs until 8 pm. The Teen Center is located at 540 N Camino Mercado (In Palm Center Plaza, behind Cracker Barrel, next to CAC). For questions contact the Parks and Recreation Division, (520) 421-8677, Ext. 4560.

Pitch, Hit and Run Skills Competition
The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Division will host its Annual Major League Baseball Youth Pitch, Hit and Run Skills Competition on Saturday, April 2nd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The competition will be held at the Little League Complex. Participants will compete in three important aspects of baseball: batting, throwing and base running. Champions of each skill event along with the "All-Around" high scores in each age group at local competitions will advance to an assigned sectional competition. The event is for boys and girls ages 7 – 14. This program is free. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Division, (520) 421-8677, Ext. 4560.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pigs, Rides and Food! The Pinal County Fair is off and Running

FLORENCE – Pinal County's own "March Madness" is taking place at the Pinal County Fairgrounds through Sunday, March 20.  The 55th annual Pinal County Fair is open for business.
 
This yearly event promises to be a great time for families on a budget.  It is only $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 6-12.  Kids under the age of 6 are free.  All musical and entertainment acts are free for fair goers.
 
Where else can you find the Budweiser Clydesdales, a hypnotist, racing pigs, a magician, bird acts and a variety of music for any taste for just $8.00 per person?  Not to mention the exciting rides, exhibitors and food vendors guaranteed to make your mouth water!  It call be found at the Pinal County Fairgrounds located at 512 South Eleven Mile Corner in Casa Grande.
 
Hours for the fair on Friday and Saturday go from 10 AM to 11 PM.  The fair ends Sunday at 9 PM

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Public Safety Day This Weekend

The Police Department will be hosting the 2nd Annual Public Safety Day on March 19 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Target parking lot, located in the Promenade at Casa Grande (1005 N. Promenade Pkwy). This is an opportunity for the community to meet local law enforcement personnel, look at their vehicles and equipment, and learn what they do every day. There will be demonstrations by the K9 officers, car seat inspections, VIN etching, fingerprinting, a prescription drug turn-in and more. Come out and join us.