About Town November E-Newsletter
Splash Pads Closed for the Season
Both Queen Creek splash pads closed for the season on Nov. 1 and will reopen in March 2020. Queen Creek offers a variety of other recreation opportunities including parks, an extensive trail system, specialty programs and classes, Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, and a dog park, Pocket Park for Pups.
Register for Winter Recreation Classes
'Tis the season for recreation at the QC Parks & Recreation Annex! Get crafty with Creating with Kim, enjoy time with your child during You and Your Child: Preschool Drawing & Painting, or try a heart-pumping fitness class such as Barre Basic, Body Back or Taekwondo. Registration for the Town of Queen Creek's winter session is now open for Town residents and will open on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for non-residents. Learn more.
QC Recycles Drop-Off Event- Nov. 9
Here's your chance to drop-off used electronics, appliances, scrap metal, latex and acrylic-based paint and documents to shred before the holidays begin! Residents are required to bring a current Town of Queen Creek water bill that lists trash and recycling services (within 45 days). Learn more.
Town Offices Closed- Nov. 11 & 28
The Town of Queen Creek offices and Recreation Annex will close on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 28 in honor of Thanksgiving Day. The closures will not impact any emergency services. If you have a water, sewer or streets emergency during the closure, please call 480-358-3131.
Trash and recycling services will not be impacted by the Veterans Day holiday.
Trash and recycling services will be impacted for residents in Zone 3 on Thanksgiving Day; services will be delayed until Friday. Residents will need to have their carts out by 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 for service. As a reminder, residents may schedule bulk trash services online at QueenCreek.org/BulkTrash.
Pancake Breakfast- Nov. 16
Wake up to what’s cooking in Town at this FREE community outreach event! Hosted by the Queen Creek Town Council, this fun and casual community gathering is an opportunity for residents to be QC Neighborly as they learn what’s happening in the Town and enjoy freshly made pancakes. Town representatives will be on site to answer questions, display upcoming projects and share information about new businesses, new amenities and capital improvement projects happening throughout town. Learn more.
Senior Program Thanksgiving Celebration- Nov. 20
Enjoy arts and crafts, games, socializing, movies, field trips and much more at the Senior Program! Give thanks for old and new friendships formed at the Senior Program during the Thanksgiving celebration on Nov. 20. Learn more.
Use Caution While Cooking this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department (QCFMD) offers the following cooking safety tips to help reduce the risk of fire this Thanksgiving:
- Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop (oven mitts, food packaging, etc.).
- Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or boiling food. If you must leave the room, turn off the stove.
- Be sure to thaw the turkey completely before cooking.
- Keep kids at least three feet away from the stove, oven, hot food and liquids.
- If you have a pan fire, place a lid on the pan and turn off the burner. Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher on a pan fire.
- If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Call 9-1-1 from outside.
Dispose of Your Cooking Oil & Grease Responsibly
When cooking your holiday turkey, remember that cooking oil and grease should not go down the sink or in your trash or recycle cart. The Town of Queen Creek offers a FREE drop-off for used cooking oil and grease at Fire Station 2, located at 24787 S. Sossaman Road. Learn more.
Shop QC this Holiday Season
Support your community by shopping and dining local this holiday season. Sales tax dollars support programs and services such as parks, recreation and public safety. With a variety of retail and restaurant options, shopping Queen Creek has never been easier! Invest in your community and support neighborhood businesses by staying in Queen Creek to make your purchases. Learn more.
Five Ways to Shop Sustainably This Holiday Season
- Bring a reusable bag when shopping.
- Recycle plastic bags at your local grocery store, not in your recycle cart.
- Ditch single-use wrapping paper, bags and bows for a reusable bag or container.
- Save money and resources shipping large packages and opt instead for a gift card, tickets to a game or a membership to a museum.
- Buy sustainable products that are made of recycled content, second-hand or made locally.
Keep Your Sewer Rate Low By Conserving Water
Sewer rates are recalculated annually and go into effect every year in July. July’s new sewer charge will appear on the water bill you receive the first week of August. The water consumption used to calculate your sewer charge can include water used during all or a portion of November, December, January, and February depending on
when your water meter is read. We choose these months because, for most households, this is when the least amount of water is being used outside of the home.
You can help reduce or keep your sewer rate low by participating in water conservation practices during this period. The less water you use during the winter months, the lower your sewer rate will be for the next year (beginning in July). Learn more.
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