Gold Canyon Community Connection

At the center of  the Community Connection 
and the center of our lives -- is the sun. Even more than the beauty and majesty of the Superstition Mountains, the sun defines our days.  Ever changing, dominating, it warms our bodies and nourishes our souls. Surrounding the sun and getting their energy from it are happy people -- joyful, energetic, helpful, 
seekers of light.

Calender of Events

For special upcoming EVENTS contact: 
"The Connection" 
(480) 983-2171, fax 983-3325


or Fill out our new Contact us Form


Wednesday January 10th, Curandero Walks at Smiling Dog   
9:00 a.m. and last 90 minutes. The Sonoran Desert abounds with edible and medicinal plants from the well-known prickly pear and mesquite to brittlebush and flat top buckwheat! Explore the Curandero trail at Smiling Dog with Tom and Kathy McDonald and discover the harvestable bounty of the desert. Space is limited to 15 people. To reserve your spot, call 480 288 8749 or email us at

Friday, January 12th, George Dyer World Famous Christian Tenor 
7:30 p.m. An extraordinary tenor soloist is returning from Branson, MO. at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church. Everyone is asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Gold Canyon Food Bank. Contact (480) 982-3776 for information.

Saturday January 13th and Sunday January 14th, Superstition Mountain Museum Heritage Days
9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yellow Bird Indian Dancers will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.
Family Fun including music, gold panning, food, Apacheland Reunion, trick roping demonstrations, and Western, Antique and Native American Vendors. Admission: $5 per person with children 10 and under admitted FREE. For details contact: or call 480-983-4888.

Thursday, January 18th, SIGC's Third Annual Girls Night Out 
4:30 pm Doors Open, 5:00 pm Dinner by Babbo's, 5:40 pm Fashion Show by Flair, 7:00pm Bunco with cash prizes. Tickets are $40.00 each and can be purchased at Canyon Rose Storage, 6405 S. Kings Ranch Rd or online at Proceeds to provide GED and continuing education scholarships to women.

Thursday January 18th, ADOBE's 2018 Kick-off Meeting
6:15 p.m. Social Time, 7:00 Meeting begins with an informative and interesting program. Footprints Matter to Us will host a question, answer and discussion panel at the ADOBE meeting at the Best Western Inn. The distinguished panel includes: Host, Sue Schaffer, Footprints Matter to Us - Gary Hannah, Tonto National Forest, Mesa District Ranger – Rich Spencer, Arizona State Land Department, Trespass Investigator - Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County Sheriff - Kriselle Colvin, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Manager III. Also present: Nicole and Justin Corey, Natural Restorations, Matthew Eberhart, Arizona State Parks & Trails OHV Coordinator.

Friday, January 19th, SHUFFLE  
7:30 p.m., A modern day ensemble that delivers the unexpected. Inspiring and energetic, New York-based ensemble SHUFFLE Concert changes the rules of performance as we know it. Conceived by SHUFFLE’s artistic director and pianist. SHUFFLE’s members are exceptionally accomplished chamber musicians. Unique to SHUFFLE’s performances is the manner in which the program is selected. The audience is invited to participate in the selection of works to be performed. Genres vary from classical, baroque, and romantic, to jazz, pop and Broadway. The result is a highly engaged audience and a high energy performance. Presented by the Gold Canyon Arts Council, Canyon Sounds at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd. Contact Canyon Rose Storage for tickets and information (480) 983-2171.

Saturday January 20th, Annual Footprints Matter Desert Clean-up
Save the date and make plans to participate in our regular clean up event, as we continue stewardship efforts in the previous areas and new found areas that need our help. Contact (480) 983-2171 for more information or visit the website at

Saturday January 20th, Superstition Mountain Astronomical League ‘Star Party’
7:00/9:00 p.m., The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League is hosting an Open House Public Astronomical Observing Session at the Lost Dutchman State Park to augment public education, to provide the community with telescopic views of celestial objects and to answer questions about astronomy and astronomical equipment. In short, this is an opportunity to see the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, galaxies and other astronomical phenomena using sophisticated telescopes and to talk with very knowledgeable and experienced amateur astronomers. All events held on a Weather Permitting basis. A $7 per vehicle park entrance fee is assessed by Lost Dutchman State Park, unless you have a pass. For more information email

Wednesday January 24th, Coping With Critters at Smiling Dog   
9: 00 a.m. and run for 90 minutes, We enjoy our gardens for their beauty but, much to our dismay, the critters see them as lunch! From insects to birds to javelinas, Tom McDonald will share his stories and knowledge on how to encourage critters to seek shelter and nourishment elsewhere. Space is limited to 15 people. To reserve your spot, call 480 288 8749 or email us at

Saturday January 27th, The 18th Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival 
9:00 a.m./4:00 p.m., A one-day event which will be held on the grounds of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon. So much talent, it's a wondrous opportunity to explore artists of many genres. In addition, the Festival features live musical entertainment throughout the day and a variety of professional food vendors. Admission to the event is free and there is ample free parking at the Festival venue. For questions and additional information, contact: Carole Lindemann, Festival Chair or email

Sunday January 28th, The Legacy Quartet 
3:00 p.m. World famous! Their 11th appearance! Come early! Presented by the Gold Canyon Performing Arts of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church. Everyone is asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Gold Canyon Food Bank. Contact (480) 982-3776 for information.

January 19th, SHUFFLE
Annual Desert Clean-up
January 20th
January 12th George Dyer
World Famous Christian Tenor
18th Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival
January 28
The Legacy Quartet