Mayor's address kicks off Gilbert's weekend

Jenn Daniels
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will present the annual Digital State of the Town on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will present the annual Digital State of the Town on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Gilbert has reached its centennial year, and it's time for the town's mayor to fill you in where the town is entering 2020.

Jan. 23

Digital State of the Town

Mayor Jenn Daniels presents the annual Digital State of the Town, with a short address and a video. This year, there will be two showings, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., but the free tickets have sold out. The video, however, will be posted on the town’s website after the event. Harkins Theatres San Tan Village 16, 2298 E. Williams Field Road. 480-503-6000. www.gilbertazgov/stateofthetown

Jan. 25

Learn African mud dyeing

Artist Jean Smith teaches participants how to use an ancient dyeing technique to make beautiful fabrics as seen in the fabrics and textiles of Africa. This class is for ages 10 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 (members), $10 (nonmembers). HD South, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. 480-926-1577.

Worth the drive

Jan. 25-26

Arizona Wine Festival

The Cochise Graham Wine Council will present this festival with more than 25 Arizona wineries pouring more than 200 different wines. The festival will have food trucks, a vintage village and other non-winery vendors. There will be live entertainment throughout the festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Jan. 25), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jan. 26). $20-$45 presale, $25-$55 at the gate. Heritage Square, 113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix.
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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