Things to do in Gilbert March 27-31

Sunday Funday invites run participants and those who didn't run to the brunch festival after the 5K.

Sunday Funday invites run participants and those who didn't run to the brunch festival after the 5K.

Temperatures in Gilbert have climbed into the 80s this week, and lovers of the warm weather may want to be outdoors. There are plenty of activities for everyone, including these six events.



March 27
East Valley mayors hold prayer breakfast
The Town of Gilbert will host the eighth annual East Valley Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Faith leaders from across the East Valley will lead those in attendance in prayer, and featured speakers, including Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels, will share personal stories of community leadership and involvement. This year’s theme is “Fabric of Hope,” and it represents the many threads in the East Valley Region that are "stitched together" to provide a variety of faith-based human services. Proceeds from the event will support Winged Hope, a nonprofit agency that aids domestic violence survivors.

7:15 a.m.$40 per person. Gilbert Civic Center Lawn, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert. 480-969-1307. www.evmpb.org





March 30
Kids can play at local carnival
The Spring Fling Carnival has live music, entertainment, a talent show, free games, face painting and free carnival rides. Food trucks and vendor booths also will be there.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. BackFit Health + Spine, 754 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert. 480-497-2900. Spring Fling carnival website





March 30
'Big Nelly' ladder sent into service
The public is invited to join the Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department for the ceremonial commissioning of Ladder 259—"Big Nelly." Fire station tours, Ladder 259 tours and photos, will be offered after the commissioning.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Gilbert Fire and Rescue Station 9, 3355 E. Ocotillo Road, Gilbert. 480-503-6300. www.gilbertaz.gov





March 30
Public safety workers celebrated
The public can meet some of Gilbert's working police and firefighters, learn about public safety jobs and stop by the police dispatchers' booth to teach kids about 9-1-1 at the Heroes in Action: Public Safety Day event. Vehicle displays, information booths and K9 and fire equipment demonstrations also are planned.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Gilbert Civic Center lawn, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert. 480-503-6000. www.gilbertaz.gov





March 31
Golf tournament supports brain-injury survivors
The Play It Forward Golf Tournament raises money for We’re Moving Forward, a foundation that supports brain-injury survivors and their families.

Shotgun start at 7 a.m.$150. Kokopelli Golf Club, 1800 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert. 602-909-7330. https://wmforward.org





March 31
Locals run hard, then brunch hard
The dog-friendly Sunday Funday 5K & Brunch Festival starts with the race for runners of all skill levels then moves on to the after-race Brunch Festival in the Gilbert Heritage District. The race starts along the Western Powerline Trail in Gilbert. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

8 a.m. run, 9 a.m. festival. $30-$50. 102 W. Vaughn Ave., Gilbert. 602-341-5724. www.sundayfundayaz.com


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