Gilbert Regional Park opening highlights the Sept. 21 weekend

Gilbert will open Gilbert Regional Park to the public on Sept. 21 with morning and evening events planned.

Gilbert will open Gilbert Regional Park to the public on Sept. 21 with morning and evening events planned.

Forecasts call for temperatures in the 90s through the weekend, which some might consider perfect for the opening of a park. Gilbert is doing just that.

Sept. 21
Attend a park’s opening

The town of Gilbert will hold its ribbon cutting on Phase I of the planned 272-acre Gilbert Regional Park, including “The Mountain,” a multilevel playground area; "The Creek," a tot play area; and "The Falls," a large splash pad. A glow party will be held at night.

8-10 a.m. ribbon cutting; 6-9 p.m. glow party. Free. 3005 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert. 602-503-6200.

Sept. 21
Compete in charity golf event at Western Skies

Proceeds from the Patriot Invitational, which Western Skies Golf Club anticipates making an annual event, will support Fields of Honor, which provides scholarships to children and families of fallen or injured soldiers. Format of the tournament is an 18-hole, two-person scramble.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. $90 (per team for members), $125 (per team for the public). Western Skies Golf Club, 1245 E. Warner Road, Gilbert. 480-545-8542.

Sept. 21
Celebrate the end of Constitution Week
Commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution as Heritage Academy hosts this community concert. RSVPs and tickets are required.

6-7:30 p.m. Free. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. 480-279-7190.

Sept. 23
Paint like Bob Ross

Perry Library is holding a special painting event for adults to learn how to paint like Bob Ross, the former host of PBS program "The Joy of Painting." A certified instructor is teaching how to paint a landscape in Ross’ style.

3-5 p.m. Free. Perry Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert. 602-652-3000.

By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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