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 8th, Curandero Walk
9:00 a.m., Do you have a stuffy nose? Or, perhaps, a small cut or bruise that needs some attention? Walk the perimeter trail at Smiling Dog Landscapes with plant enthusiasts Tom and Kathy McDonald to learn how early settlers and Native Americans used these native plants to help heal these minor maladies. 2 hours. Space is limited to 16 participants per class. Call 480- 288-8749 or email to reserve your seat. 

Friday January 11th, 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. Located at 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. Everyone is asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Gold Canyon Food Bank. For more information contact GCUMC (480) 928-3776 or visit

Saturday January 12th, Superstition Mountain Astronomical League Star Party
6:30 – 9:00 p.m., The Superstition Mountain Astronomical League is hosting a open house public astronomical observing sessions and demonstrations, commonly called "star parties", to supplement 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. This event will be at Peralta Trail Elementary School. No fee is required at Peralta Trails. All events are held on a Weather Permitting basis. To be notified of any schedule changes/additions and for detail information including maps and directions, or to contact us, please visit  

Saturday January 12th & Sunday January 13th, Superstition Mountain Heritage Days
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., An annual two-day celebration of the history and lore of the Superstition Mountains. Admission to the grounds for each day will be $5 per person, with children 10 years old and under admitted free of charge. Highlights of the two-day event will be performances by the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, joined at this year’s event by the Cibecue Apache Mountain Spirit Dancers and the Cellicione Zuni Dancers. There will be other featured entertainment on both days. New this year is an evening musical performance. Tickets to this two-hour show beginning at 6 p.m. in the museum amphitheater are $10 per person. Well known Native American artisans will be at the event to demonstrate their skills and sell their beautiful jewelry and creative works, along with vendors of Western merchandise. Food will be available on the grounds. Visitors can also watch the Superstition Mountain Railroad G-scale model trains, see a 20-stamp ore mill demonstration at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., watch gunfights staged by the Superstition Mountain Regulators, pan for gold, and admire the views. Bring the family.

Wednesday January 16th, 4th Annual Girls Night Out
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., Soroptimist International of Gold Canyon bring us Dinner at 5:00 by Bobby Q's, Fashion Show at 5:45 by Yvonne and Bunco at 7:00 with a Cash Wine Bar. Cost of ticket is $40 and may be purchased from any Soroptimist or Canyon Rose Storage, 6405 S. Kings Ranch Rd. Event will be held at Dolce Vita Ballroom, 3301 S. Goldfield Rd.

Friday January 18th, Side Street Strutters Vinyl Jazz: A Century Celebration
7:30 p.m., Travel through a century of Early Jazz, Big Band Swing, and Birdland with one of the USA’s best band playing behind lovely vocalist, Melanie Collins. Feel the rhythms of “Sing, Sing, Sing” and the lush harmonies of “Mood Indigo” and “Stardust”. Powerful arrangements, beautifully crafted for the Strutters, breathe new life into jazz age hits and showcase the extraordinary talents of each performer. 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 19th, 10th Annual Footprints Matter to Us & Natural Restorations Environmental Stewardship Event at Hewitt Station
8:00 a.m./12:00 p.m., Join us to help in this continued effort to keep our desert prestine. Last year, there were three registration areas, a 'Polish and Pride' effort on Peralta Trail, one from Gold Canyon to Queen Valley, and one at Hewitt Station. For the past 4 years, volunteers have continued to cover these areas on the 3rd Saturday in January. If you prefer the area from Gold Canyon to Queen Valley, please indicate that on your form. Signup and Details at: Together we can and do make a difference!

Wednesday January 23rd, Coping With Critters
9:00 a.m., Is your landscape a feast for bugs, birds, rodents, and javelinas? Frustrating as it may be, coping with hungry critters is a part of every garden and landscape. Tom McDonald has years of experience fending off these invasions. Learn what works and what doesn’t in this 90-minute session. All classes are held outdoors and are free of charge. Space is limited to 16 participants per class. Call 480 288 8749 or email to reserve your seat. 

Thursday January 24th, Pinal Partnership Breakfast - New Year / Pinal Priorities
7:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast, 8:00/9:00 a.m. at Florence Community Library 778 N. Main St, Florence, AZ 85132. To kick off 2019 we are holding our annual discussion between the five Pinal County Board of Supervisors and County Manager. They will share the latest details on projects in the works as well as talk about their priorities and challenges for the coming year. Register now and don't miss this one. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members. Register now to guarantee a seat at this Pinal Partnership Breakfast. If paying by check, send to P.O. Box 904 Florence, AZ 85132. Questions? Call 602-459-5265 or

Saturday January 26th, 19th Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival
9:00 a.m./4:00 p.m. Held on the grounds of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church at 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon, AZ. The festival, nestled in the Superstition Mountains, is a gift to the community from the non-profit Gold Canyon Arts Council and their sponsors, features no admission fee and free parking. For more information contact GCUMC (480) 928-3776 or visit

Saturday January 26th & Sunday the 27th, 11th Annual Home & Bldg Tour & Antique Show
9:00 a.m./4:00 p.m. Enjoy an eclectic self guided home and building tour and antique show in Superior Arizona. Want to see a Circa 1926 high school turned into a private residence or an recycled roofing turned into cabinets trimmed with copper, we've got it. How about an antique show with wine cheese and live music? Start the day with a pancake breakfast to support the Superior Fire Department and warm up with a guided hike to the Queen Creek Tunnel. Each ticket holder will receive a 2 for 1 pass to the Renaissance Festival and the World renown Boyce Thompson Arboretum, to be used at a later date. Tickets, good for both days. are $15 ($13 prepaid online). Contact the Superior Chamber of Commerce for more information. 520-689-0200

Sunday January 27th, Legacy Quartet
3:00 p.m. Southern Gospel and so much more... World famous! Their 12th appearance! Come early! Located at 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. Everyone is asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Gold Canyon Food Bank. For more information contact GCUMC (480) 928-3776 or visit

Friday, January 11th
George Dyer
Sat. January 12th & Sun. January 13th, Superstition Mountain Heritage Days
(Picture provided by Jack Olson)
Friday January 18th
Side Street Strutters
Saturday January 19th, 10th Annual Footprints Matter to Us & Natural Restorations Environmental Stewardship Event at Hewitt Station
January 26th
19th Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival