News Archive

2Dec '16

A New and Improved Karate for Kids!

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Based upon recent participant surveys, Florence Parks & Recreation Department has made changes to its Karate for Kids classes. Karate for Kids I class time will return to 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Karate ...

2Dec '16

Zumba

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Start 2017 off right with a fun, energetic workout that feels more like a night out dancing than a workout in your health club. Florence Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer Zumba Fitness. Achieve ...

2Dec '16

Mother Son Dance

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Mothers, treat your sons and yourself to a night neither of you will ever forget. Join us for our Third Annual Mother and Son Dance and Dinner on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Florence ...

2Dec '16

Parks & Rec. Director at Library Coffee Club, Thursday Dec. 15

December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Meet Bryan Hughes, Director of Florence’s Parks & Recreation Department, at the Florence Community Library’s December Coffee Club! Come to Coffee Club Thursday, December 15, at 10:00 am, when Parks & Recreation Director Bryan ...

1Dec '16

Action Movie at the Library, Saturday Dec. 10

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Get a taste of adventure at the Florence Community Library's monthly movie discussion at 1 pm on Saturday, December 10.  The presentation will focus on the evolution of the American action film, with the discussion ...

23Nov '16

Holiday Hoedown 2016

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Florence senior citizens (55+) are invited to Holiday Hoedown 2016, presented by the Florence Teen Council and Dorothy Nolan Senior Center. This holiday themed dance is on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to ...

23Nov '16

World Cup Youth Soccer

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The popularity of soccer is booming by virtue of its constant presence on the national news and sporting networks. Florence Parks and Recreation is doing its part to make this great sport available to our ...

23Nov '16

3D Printer Workshop at the Library, Thursday Dec. 8

November 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 pm for a hands-on class on 3D printing. 3D printers, which manufacture a 3-dimensional object of almost any shape, have become prominent in business, ...

18Nov '16

Medical Equipment Loan Program

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The medical equipment loan program continues through Florence Parks and Recreation. The department is partnering with Florence Gardens to offer a Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program. The program enables citizens or visitors, to borrow medical ...

18Nov '16

Jr. Parada Parade and Rodeo

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Saturday, November 26, 2016 is the 84th Annual Florence Junior Parada Parade and Rodeo. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and is staged at Heritage Park. The procession heads south on Main Street through downtown ...

18Nov '16

Christmas on Main Street

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

What would the holiday be like without our Historic Main Street filled with colorful lights, a parade and gingerbread houses? No one has to find out since once again, your Florence Parks and Recreation Department ...

18Nov '16

Aquatics Job Fair

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Anyone interested in working next summer at the Florence Aquatics Center, is encouraged to attend the Aquatics Job Fair on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The event, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation is at 6:00 ...

18Nov '16

Breakfast with Santa!

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

There are not many opportunities for kids to have breakfast with Santa Claus, especially during December. However, the Florence Parks and Recreation Department has arranged a brief stop for Santa at the Florence Library and ...

18Nov '16

New Year’s Eve Block Party

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Historic downtown Florence, Arizona is the sight for a New Year’s Eve Block Party on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Florence Parks and Recreation has an all-star lineup of entertainment and activities to offer on the ...

10Nov '16

Family Movie at the Library on November 16

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you looking for something to do on the School District’s next early release day? The Florence Community Library invites you to enjoy a family movie on Wednesday, November 16, at 2:00 pm. The library ...

10Nov '16

Town Manager at Library Coffee Club, Thursday Nov. 17

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Meet Florence’s Town Manager at the Florence Community Library Coffee Club! Come to Coffee Club Thursday, November 17, at 10:00 am. Town Manager Brent Billingsley will be our special guest. Learn more about the current state ...

7Nov '16

Science Fiction Movie at the Library, Saturday Nov. 19

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

You are invited to boldly go to the Florence Community Library's November movie presentation on Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 pm, as we discuss the 50+ year history of a major science fiction franchise. The ...

1Nov '16

Town Auctioning Surplus Items on Auction Website

November 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Do you need a trash truck or a police vehicle?  The Town of Florence is now posting equipment and other used and surplus items on an online public auction site for Florence residents and other ...

31Oct '16

Florence Police Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics

October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Members of the Florence Police Department are at the Anthem Grille restaurant on Friday, November 4th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Arizona and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Florence ...

28Oct '16

National Novel Writing Month at the Florence Library

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nonprofit that believes that your story matters. The Florence Community Library will be participating in NaNoWriMo, offering space for members of the public to work on their ...

28Oct '16

eBooks and eReaders Class at the Library, Thursday November 10

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library on Thursday, November 10 at 2:00 pm to learn about eBooks and eReaders! As part of the Pinal County Library District, the Florence Library offers a variety of electronic ...

28Oct '16

Kids Vote at the Library Through Tuesday, November 8

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library is proud to participate in Kids Voting USA! Children may come to the library to fill out a ballot any time before 5 pm on Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day). Everyone ...

25Oct '16

Halloween Craft and Storytime at the Library, Oct. 31

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

All ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and other creatures of the night are invited to a special Halloween Craft and Storytime at the Florence Community Library. Join Miss Gloria at the library at 10:00 am on Monday, ...

24Oct '16

Open Mic at the Library Friday, Nov 18

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Come share your hidden talents Friday, November 18  from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Whether you are an aspiring singer, poet, or musician, this is a fantastic opportunity to express yourself! Feel free to bring snacks ...

24Oct '16

Adult Coloring at the Library Thursday, November 10

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites adults to join us for a fun and relaxing coloring night!  This event will be held Thursday, November 10th from 5 pm to 8 pm in Rec Room A. Basic ...

21Oct '16

Historical Lecture – Arizona Ghost Towns

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The third in a series of four historical lectures is next Tuesday, November 1 at the Florence Library and Community Center. Arizona’s “Hip Historian,” Marshall Shore will reveal tales and unknown facts about settlements long ...

21Oct '16

Hatha Yoga Class

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Hatha Yoga is a term most people are familiar but it still has an element of mystery surrounding it. Yoga is an ancient word which in its simplest form, means ‘to unite.” Florence Parks and ...

21Oct '16

Fall Pickleball Classes

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a series of Pickleball instructional classes to improve the skill level from beginner’s to advanced players. Pickleball can be described as playing tennis on a badminton-sized court. It ...

21Oct '16

Community Arts Forum

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission will host a Community Arts Forum on Thursday, November 17, at 6 p.m. at the Library and Community Center. The Commission, chaired by Jo Cochran, is soliciting ...

17Oct '16

Historical Lecture – Arizona’s Unsolved Mysteries

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Practically everyone likes a good mystery. We enjoy the baffling details while experiencing a safe thrill. And, we take pleasure in the challenge of solving a puzzle. These all contribute to why the popularity of ...

17Oct '16

Fall Carnival

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Carnival games, rides, food and fun will descend upon Heritage Park from Thursday, October 27th through Monday, October 31st when the Great Northern Affair Carnival Show comes to Florence. The carnival, presented by Florence Parks ...

17Oct '16

SilverSneakers® Classic Class

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer the SilverSneakers Classic exercise class. This award-winning program is the nation’s leading fully-funded Medicare exercise program tailored specifically to the Medicare-eligible population. Functional improvement is ...

17Oct '16

Pony Express Rides Through Florence

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence residents can get a taste of the “Old West” when riders reenacting the Pony Express come to town. From 1860 to 1861, Pony Express riders delivered mail from Missouri to California on horseback. These ...

17Oct '16

Circuit Training Class

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

If you are looking for a fast paced, challenging new way to shape up, then register for the Circuit Training exercise class at the Florence Fitness Center. In this class, presented by Florence Parks and ...

17Oct '16

Cake Decorating Class

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Anyone who wants to improve their cake decorating talents, should register for Florence Park and Recreation’s Cake Decorating Class on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Amanda Celaya, culinary instructor at Central Arizona ...

11Oct '16

Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Join us at the library Friday October 21st at 5:30 pm!  Travel writer Roger Naylor will present his book, Boots & Burgers: an Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers.  He will discuss some Arizona hiking trails, ...

11Oct '16

Town Hall Lights up Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Town of Florence is lighting Town Hall purple for the month of October in the hopes of bringing more attention to this very serious issue.  Purple ...

7Oct '16

Historical Lecture – Arizona’s Unsolved Mysteries

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Practically everyone likes a good mystery. We enjoy the baffling details while experiencing a safe thrill. And, we take pleasure in the challenge of solving a puzzle. These all contribute to why the popularity of ...

30Sep '16

Medical Equipment Loan Program

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Florence Gardens to offer a Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program. The program enables citizens or visitors, to borrow medical equipment such as walkers, crutches or wheelchairs ...

30Sep '16

Women’s Beginning Self-Defense Course

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation is offering a Women’s Beginning Self-Defense Class designed for those who have little or no experience in verbal or physical self-defense. Participants will learn that in a self-defense situation, avoidance is ...

30Sep '16

Mariachi Music and Munch

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Downtown Padilla Park will erupt with mariachi music and the fragrance of freshly made salsa on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Santa Cruz Valley Union High School Mariachi Group, ...

30Sep '16

Open Mic Night at the Library Friday, October 14

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Come share your hidden talents Friday, September 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Whether you are an aspiring singer, poet, or musician, this is a fantastic opportunity to express yourself! Feel free to bring snacks ...

29Sep '16

October Library Movie on Saturday, Oct. 15

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Everyone enjoys a good scare—Right? The Florence Community Library’s October movie discussion will be Saturday, October 15, at 1:00 pm.  We will celebrate Halloween with a focus on hauntings, poltergeists, possessions, and the supernatural.  The ...

29Sep '16

Library Digitization Training October 13

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Come to the library Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 pm to learn how to use the library’s self-service digitization station! The Florence Community Library is one of several locations around Pinal County now offering a ...

26Sep '16

Book Club – 1st Wednesday of the Month

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you looking for a fun reading group?  Then come to the Florence Community Library and join us.  Our monthly book club is held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm Fall through ...

26Sep '16

Fall Fun

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Elementary-aged children have another option other than sitting around the house during the Fall Intersession. Florence Parks and Recreation Department has organized a Fall Fun program, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ...

26Sep '16

Hatha Yoga Class

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Hatha Yoga classes are developed to help renew health and vigor while learning yoga postures, stretches and breathing techniques to increase flexibility, balance and strength. Florence Parks and Recreation is offering this style of yoga ...

26Sep '16

Jr. Parada Parade Entries Sought

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting entries for this year’s Junior Parada Parade. This year not only marks our community’s 150th Anniversary, but 2016 is also the 84th year of ...

26Sep '16

Christmas on Main Parade Entries Sought

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The holiday season will soon arrive so Florence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications to participate in the Annual Christmas on Main Street Light Parade held Friday, December 2, 2016. This is not only ...

16Sep '16

Florence Chief Strayer Selected for Executive Fire Officer Program

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Fire Chief David Strayer was selected to participate in the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy’s (NFA) Executive Fire Officer Program (EEOP) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Chief Strayer was selected from a group of qualified ...

16Sep '16

Florence Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The ...

16Sep '16

Game Booth Organizers – Fright Fest

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Help Wanted! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department relies on local businesses, organizations and individual volunteers to support the Annual Halloween Fright Fest held Monday, October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ...

16Sep '16

Fright Fest

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence’s Heritage Park will be populated with ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and many other costumes on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Florence Parks and Recreation Department presents it’s Annual ...

16Sep '16

Cake Decorating Class

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Decorate your cake and eat it too in this Cake Decorating Class presented by Florence Park and Recreation Department. You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to amaze your friends with your ...

16Sep '16

Movie in the Park – Zootopia

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

A giant inflatable screen will take over the new multi-purpose fields near the Florence Aquatic Center (174 W. First Street) on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Florence Parks and Recreation’s Movie in the Park will present ...

16Sep '16

CPR Classes

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Do you need your CPR certification card or to renew an expired one? How about brushing up on your first aid training? Are you in the healthcare profession and need your Healthcare Provider CPR certification? ...

12Sep '16

Jr. NBA Youth & Teen Basketball League

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Dribble it! Pass it! We want a basket in the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department Jr. NBA Basketball League. Registration runs through October 7 and is accepted Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. ...

12Sep '16

Open Mic Night at the Library Friday, September 23

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Come share your hidden talents Friday, September 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Whether you are an aspiring singer, poet, or musician, this is a fantastic opportunity to express yourself! Feel free to bring snacks ...

8Sep '16

Comic Book Movie at the Library on Sat., Sept. 17

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 pm for a presentation about comic book movies, which have become some of the biggest blockbusters in release. The presentation will be followed by a ...

7Sep '16

Family Movie at the Library on Sept. 14

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you looking for something to do on the School District’s next early release day? The Florence Community Library invites you to get out of the heat with a family movie on Wednesday, September 14, ...

2Sep '16

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Parents of pre-school children have a wonderful opportunity to register their children in a fun and educational program. Iddie Biddie Kiddies was created for kids three to five years old. Participants will learn the alphabet, ...

2Sep '16

Father and Son Campout – “Dad, a Son’s First Hero”

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Need some Father and Son bonding time? Then come out to our First Annual Father Son Campout. This event is sure to be a good time with food, games and contests throughout the evening. Participants ...

2Sep '16

Historical Lectures

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department along with AZ Humanities will offer a free series of historical lectures to the public. The program is part of the Town’s continuing celebration of its 150th Anniversary. The ...

2Sep '16

Lil Tykes Kickball

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for the 2016 Lil Tykes Kickball League. This league is offered for boys and girls ages 3 to 5 years. The cost per participant is ...

2Sep '16

Fall Adult Co-ed Softball League

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is returning softball this fall. Get a team together and take advantage of the cool air and have a great time with family and friends, playing softball. ...

30Aug '16

Fitness Closed on Friday

August 30th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Fitness Center, located at 133 N. Main Street will be closed all day on Friday, September 2, 2016 for cleaning and general maintenance. The center will re-open on Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. ...

25Aug '16

Family Movie at the Library on Aug. 31

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you looking for something to do on the School District’s early release day? The Florence Community Library invites you to get out of the heat with a family movie on Wednesday, August 31, at ...

24Aug '16

Women’s Beginning Self-Defense Course

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation is offering a Women’s Beginning Self-Defense Class designed for those who have little or no experience in verbal or physical self-defense. Participants will learn that in a self-defense situation, avoidance is ...

24Aug '16

Movie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

A giant inflatable screen will take over the new multi-purpose fields next to the Florence Aquatic Center (174 W. First St.) on Saturday, September 17. Florence Parks and Recreation’s Movie in the Park will present ...

24Aug '16

Florence Teen Council – Matching Donations

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The new Florence Teen Council was officially approved by the Florence Town Council at its July 18th regular meeting. The program is designed to provide teen leadership and programming opportunities for local teens. Members of ...

24Aug '16

Lap Swim Final Week

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation’s last week of lap swim at the Aquatic Center will be Tuesday through Friday, August 23 through the 26th. Morning lap swim is from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 ...

12Aug '16

Let Your Voice Be Heard

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Please take the opportunity to help shape the future of your community by participating in an upcoming Strategic Planning public forum.  There are two opportunities to participate.   The first forum is scheduled for August 16th ...

11Aug '16

Job Search and Entrepreneur Training at the Library Aug. 24

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library will offer back-to-back classes on Wednesday, August 24, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. A trainer from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of ...

4Aug '16

Cold War on Film at the Florence Library Aug. 13

August 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library Saturday, August 13 at 1:00 pm, as the library’s August movie discussion focuses on the Cold War and how it has been portrayed on film. The presentation will be ...

1Aug '16

Water Shut Off as Hydrants are Repaired

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Florence residents south of the Gila River are asked to prepare for their water to be shut off on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 a.m. while repairs to fire hydrants ...

1Aug '16

Prop 411 is on the August 30th Ballot

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence primary election is on August 30th.  In addition to voting for the Mayor and three Town Council seats, the voters will decide if Florence should or should not retain local control ...

26Jul '16

Historic Commission Visits Tucson to Learn More about Reuse of Historic Buildings

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Members of the Town of Florence Historic District Advisory Commission (HDAC), and Town staff recently visited the City of Tucson to analyze successful adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects throughout the metro area. It was ...

26Jul '16

Slow Down, School is Back in Session

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence students are back in school and are walking and riding their bicycles to and from school.   The officers of the Florence Police Department are asking drivers to be aware of children crossing the roadways ...

21Jul '16

Free Coloring at the Library

July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Tuesday, August 2nd is National Coloring Book Day. Celebrate at the Florence Community Library with free coloring fun for all ages! Coloring supplies will be available in our craft room. Children may drop in any ...

19Jul '16

Oculus Rift at the Library: Thurs., July 21

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Experience virtual reality with “Oculus Rift” at the Florence Community Library! The Florence Community Library will host Oculus Rift, a Virtual Reality demonstration, on Thursday, July 21 at 3:00 pm. Representatives from Maricopa Public Library ...

12Jul '16

Florence News: Road Improvements on Diversion Dam Road

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Road improvements on Diversion Dam Road continue to make progress.  When construction is completed, residents will realize the benefits of a rebuilt intersection, new road surface, flood drainage improvements, and a traffic control signal at ...

7Jul '16

Public Hearings for Property Tax Levies scheduled for July 18

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is holding public hearings for the purpose of soliciting feedback from the public for the fiscal year 2016/2017 primary property tax levy, secondary property tax levy for Community Facilities District (CFD) ...

30Jun '16

Strategic Planning Community Survey

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is committed to developing and implementing a Strategic Plan for Council and staff that reflects the community's values and priorities. When fully-developed, this document will clarify where the Town is today, ...

22Jun '16

Citizens and Businesses Help the Police Fight the Heat Wave

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

As temperatures rise, the possibility of medical issues occurring with the intense heat also increases.  More record breaking temperatures are expected in the coming weeks and contributions from citizens and local businesses are helping the ...

13Jun '16

Action Needed by Independent Voters

June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

If you are a registered independent voter and have selected to receive your ballot by mail, you must act now if you want to secure your vote and cast a ballot by mail in the ...

7Jun '16

Mayor Rankin and Councilmember Waldron Appointed Chair and Vice-Chair of the Pinal RTA Board

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Governing Board formally appointed Mr. Tom Rankin, Mayor of the Town of Florence, as the Chairperson of the Pinal RTA.  Mr. Dave Waldron, Councilmember from the City of Apache ...

31May '16

The Olympics on Film at the Florence Library

May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library's June movie presentation will tie in with the 2016 summer reading theme by focusing on the Olympics. Join us at the library at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 11, as we ...

31May '16

Discover “Who Is Gym” at the Florence Library

May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Did you know that Florence High School’s baseball field is named after long-time resident and athlete Joe S. Padilla? Or that Coolidge named its high school stadium after coach and athletic director Larry Delbridge? Join ...

27May '16

SilverSneakers® Classic Class

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that it is now offering the SilverSneakers Classic exercise class. This award-winning program is the nation’s leading fully-funded Medicare exercise program tailored specifically to the ...

27May '16

Stretch it Out

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you in need of a good stretch and want to enjoy the benefits of working the various muscles of your body? Then come join the new “Stretch it Out” exercise class offered by the ...

27May '16

For Your Abs Only

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Looking for abs of steel?  Come join the “For Your Abs Only” exercise class offered by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department.  This class is a hit ‘em hard abdominal workout firming up the transverse, ...

27May '16

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest 2016

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Visitors to Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s “Freedom Fest” will enjoy hours of great music performed by “The Real Thing,” a variety band.   The event, scheduled at Heritage Park on Monday, July 4, 2016 will ...

24May '16

Adult Lap Swim

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

What better way to start or end your day this summer than with a refreshing workout at the Florence Aquatic Center? Adult Lap Swim, offered by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, is ...

24May '16

Swim Lessons

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Summer is almost here so start your kids off right learning to be safe in the water.  Register your children for swim lessons at the Florence Aquatic Center. We are currently accepting registration for the ...

24May '16

CPR Classes

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Do you need to get your CPR certification card or to renew an expired card? How about brushing up on your first aid training? Are you in the healthcare profession and need your Healthcare Provider ...

22May '16

ALERT – Front Page

May 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

This is a test alert.  Water break on 1st street.  Street closed unit 4:00PM today.

20May '16

Florence, Arizona Recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

May 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the second consecutive year.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country ...

16May '16

LifeNet 1 Helicopter Kicks off Library Reading Program

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Air medical transport system LifeNet 1 kicks off the Florence Community Library's Summer Reading Program with stories, information, and a tour of the LifeNet helicopter! All members of the public are invited to the library ...

13May '16

ADEQ has Not Issued A Final APP Permit for the Florence Copper Production Test Facility

May 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has not issued a temporary aquifer protection permit (APP) to Taseko Mines for its proposed Florence Copper production test facility (PTF).  Taseko Mines’ press release regarding the issuance ...

9May '16

Outer Space Movie at the Florence Library

May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library will focus on outer space adventure during its May Movie presentation. Come to the library Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 pm, to enjoy the show! The movie will be a recent ...

6May '16

Teen Nights at the Aquatic Center

May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

School will soon be out for the summer and what better way for teens (12 to 18 years old) to celebrate than at the Florence Aquatic Center? The first of three Teen Nights is on ...

6May '16

Chris Salas Picked To Lead Public Works Department

May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence has successfully concluded its search for a new Public Works Director with the selection of Christopher Salas to that important post.  Town Manager Brent Billingsley made the announcement that he had ...

4May '16

Do You Want to Run for Mayor or a Seat on the Town Council?

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is holding an election(s) in the fall of 2016 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three Councilmembers. Florence residents who are interested in running for one of four open ...

22Apr '16

New Photography Classes

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Do you enjoy taking photos? If you could use help from an expert to expand your knowledge and enjoyment of photography, then register now for a series of photography classes offered by Florence Parks and ...

22Apr '16

Arbor Day – Tree Planting Ceremony

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites members of the community to attend its Tree Planting Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony, held at Heritage Park is to recognize Arbor Day ...

22Apr '16

For Your Abs Only

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Looking for abs of steel? Come join the “For Your Abs Only” exercise class offered by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department. This class is a hit ‘em hard abdominal workout firming up the transverse, ...

22Apr '16

For Your Abs Only

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Looking for abs of steel? Come join the “For Your Abs Only” exercise class offered by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department. This class is a hit ‘em hard abdominal workout firming up the transverse, ...

22Apr '16

Arbor Day – Tree Planting Ceremony

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites members of the community to attend its Tree Planting Ceremony on Thursday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony, held at Heritage Park is to recognize Arbor Day ...

20Apr '16

Summer Kids Club

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its 2016 Summer Kids Club. The Club provides a fun, safe and invigorating place for children to enjoy while their parents are ...

20Apr '16

Zumba Fitness

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Register today for a fun, energetic workout that feels more like a night out dancing than a workout in your health club! The Town of Florence Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to offer Zumba ...

20Apr '16

Stretch it Out

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you in need of a good stretch and want to enjoy the benefits of working the various muscles of your body? Then come join the new “Stretch it Out” exercise class offered by the ...

20Apr '16

ADEQ Sets Public Hearing Date for Florence Copper Project Aquifer Protection Permit

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

News Provided by Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 9, Article 1, the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality intends to issue a Significant Amendment to ...

20Apr '16

Florence Aquatic Center Open Swim Hours

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Increasingly warm temperatures turn our thoughts to summer and swimming at the Florence Aquatic Center. Our official opening for the first full swim season is Water Safety Day on Saturday, April 30 from noon until ...

20Apr '16

Session One Swim Lessons

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Summer is on the horizon so register your kids today for swim lessons and learn water safety. We are currently accepting registration for the following levels for session one of swim lessons:Pre School Aquatics, ages ...

18Apr '16

Japanese Taiko Drumming at the Library

April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Experience the art of taiko drumming in the courtyard at the Florence Community Library! On Saturday, April 30th, at 5:30 pm, the Florence Community Library will host Phoenix-based Fushicho Daiko for a lively performance of ...

13Apr '16

Karate for Kids!

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Karate for Kids classes will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (ages 6 to 10 years) and 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ages 11 to 17 years) on Monday and Wednesday evenings on ...

13Apr '16

Town of Florence 150th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence 150th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. at the Library and Community Center. The committee, chaired by Mayor Rankin, is soliciting input from community ...

13Apr '16

Florence Community Library 19th Annual Bookmark Contest Winners

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the librarians, teachers, and students who participated in this year's 19th Annual Bookmark Design Contest. The winners and their families were ...

13Apr '16

Library Children and Teen Programs, April 20 & 22

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library will host activities for children and teens, April 20 and 22. On Wednesday, April 20, at 2:00 pm, the library invites teens and young adults to a movie that showcases an ...

13Apr '16

Open Mic Night at the Library

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart are invited to this month’s Open Mic Night, Monday, April 25 at 5:30 pm. The evening will include music, karaoke, dance, poetry, and comedy. A request for Karaoke was heard! ...

8Apr '16

Historical Lecture Series Continues

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

A series of historical lectures, with emphasis on Florence continues this month as the town continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with AZ Humanities to present the lecture ...

8Apr '16

Mother and Daughter Mad Tea Party

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

One of society’s most famous and repeated quotes is, “The love between mother and daughter is forever.” Mothers and daughters may celebrate that quote at the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Mad Tea Party. ...

7Apr '16

Japanese Animation at the Library

April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

On Saturday, April 23 at 1:00 pm, the Florence Community Library’s Monthly Movie presentation will focus on the rise of Japanese animation (“anime”) in America. The discussion will be followed by a showing of an ...

6Apr '16

CPR Classes

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Do you need to get your CPR certification card or to renew an expired card? How about brushing up on your first aid training? Are you in the healthcare profession and need your Healthcare Provider ...

5Apr '16

Arbor Day Foundation Names Florence Tree City USA

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

News provided by the Arbor Day Foundation Florence AZ was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Started in 1976, the ...

5Apr '16

Dance Performance at the Florence Community Library

April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Join us at the Florence Community Library for a performance by Desert Dance Theatre! On Saturday, April 16th, at 3:00 pm, the library will host this nonprofit dance company as they perform Step’s Junk Funk. ...

4Apr '16

Parking Enforcement

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

In November of 2015, Florence Police Department officers were instructed to address illegal parking issues though the education of the vehicle owner. The major violations that are prevalent throughout Florence are parking on the wrong ...

1Apr '16

Informational Photography Lecture

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering an informal presentation about the art of wildlife photography on Wednesday, April 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This presentation, to be held at ...

1Apr '16

FLORENCE PARKS AND RECREATION 101

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department will offer a series of informational workshops to inform residents and visitors about the programs, events, parks and facilities available. Staff will also use the workshops as ...

23Mar '16

Splash Pad at Padilla Park Open for Season

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is excited to announce that the splash pad at Padilla Park will be turned on for the summer on Friday, April 1. The splash pad will be open from 8 a.m. ...

17Mar '16

A New and Improved Karate for Kids!

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

At the end of 2015, the Town of Florence Parks & Recreation Department surveyed all Karate for Kids participants to help shape future classes. Several changes were made based upon those results. Time Change: Karate ...

14Mar '16

Fishing Derby Cancelled

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department regrets to announce that it is canceling the annual Fishing Derby this year. Despite being held each spring for several years there were a number of safety ...

14Mar '16

Movie in the Park: Inside Out

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

A giant inflatable screen will take over Florence’s Padilla Park (77 W. Ruggles Street) on Saturday, April 16th for another Movie in the Park. Florence Parks and Recreation Department will show the popular Disney Pixar ...

14Mar '16

Town of Florence 150th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence 150th Anniversary Ad Hoc Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the Library and Community Center. The committee, chaired by Mayor Tom Rankin, is soliciting input from ...

11Mar '16

SilverSneakers® Classic

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that it is now offering the SilverSneakers Classic exercise class. This award-winning program is the nation’s leading fully-funded Medicare exercise program tailored specifically to the ...

11Mar '16

Florence Sharks Swim Team

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Warmer spring weather is just around the corner so that means it’s time to register for the Florence Sharks Swim Team. Participants will enjoy competing, making friends and representing the community. This recreational swim team ...

11Mar '16

Road to Country Thunder

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Historic downtown Florence, Arizona will come alive with great country music at the Second Annual Road to Country Thunder event on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The first performer will take the stage beginning at 3:00 ...

11Mar '16

Beginning and Advanced Pickleball Class

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

More residents have discovered the Town’s new pickleball courts and are participating in this active, fast-paced game. Pickleball can be described as playing tennis on a badminton-sized court. It accommodates two to four players at ...

11Mar '16

Town of Florence Fitness Center

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Did you know the Town of Florence has its own Fitness Center? The Florence Fitness Center is a well-equipped facility run by the Parks and Recreation Department. The center, located at 133 N. Main Street, ...

9Mar '16

Senior Center Easter Party

March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Join us for our annual Easter Party at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center on Friday, March 25 starting at 10:00 a.m. We will have a delicious Easter luncheon menu consisting of ham, baked beans and ...

4Mar '16

Saint Patty’s Day Party

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

We are all a little bit Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day. Join us at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center on Thursday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. for a St. Patty’s Day Party. We will have ...

4Mar '16

Spring Into Summer Water Safety Day

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Summer is almost here and what better way to celebrate than to welcome the upcoming swim season by attending Florence Parks and Recreation’s first Water Safety Day on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 5:00 ...

4Mar '16

Bars, Bands & Balls Exercise Class

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Tired of the same, old methods to get into shape? Then register for the Bars, Bands and Balls exercise class at the Florence Fitness Center. The class, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation Department, will ...

4Mar '16

Stretch it Out

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you in need of a good stretch and want to enjoy the benefits of working the various muscles of your body? Then come join the new “Stretch it Out” exercise class offered by the ...

4Mar '16

Zumba Fitness

March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Zumba Fitness is a fun, energetic workout that feels more like a night out dancing than a workout in your health club! The Town of Florence Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to offer this ...

3Mar '16

Walking Tour of Florence Townsite Historic District

March 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Free event offered as part of the Arizona Archaeology Expo: Conducted by Gilbert Olgin, Senior Planner with the Town of Florence and Greta Rayle, Architectural Historian with North Wind Resource Consulting, and sponsored by the ...

26Feb '16

Murphy’s Romance

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Many movies were filmed in and around Florence but one of the most popular was the romantic comedy, Murphy’s Romance. The Florence Parks and Recreation Department will show this movie, starring Sally Field and James ...

26Feb '16

Folk Music at the Florence Community Library

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Enjoy a live performance of folk music at the Florence Community Library! On Wednesday, March 9, at 7:00 pm, the Florence Community Library is hosting the Vermont-based folk duo Hungrytown. The duo consists of Rebecca ...

26Feb '16

Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, March 26th

February 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence and Right Away Disposal is hosting its annual Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, March 26th. This is a great opportunity to clean-up your property and dispose of garbage, recyclables, old appliances, ...

24Feb '16

Historical Lectures

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

A series of historical lectures, with a local flavor, will begin next month as the Town of Florence continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with AZ Humanities to ...

22Feb '16

Florence Police Department Citizen Academy

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Police Department is hosting a Citizen Academy for Florence residents who want to learn more about law enforcement, and specifically, how the Florence Police Department operates. The Citizen Academy is a free program ...

22Feb '16

Stretch it Out

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Are you in need of a good stretch and want to enjoy the benefits of working the various muscles of your body? Then come join the new “Stretch it Out” exercise class offered by the ...

22Feb '16

Zumba Fitness

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Start your new year off right with a fun, energetic workout that feels more like a night out dancing than a workout in your health club! The Town of Florence Parks & Recreation Department is ...

22Feb '16

Bars, Bands & Balls Exercise Class

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Tired of the same, old methods to get into shape? Then register for Bars, Bands and Balls exercise class at the Florence Fitness Center. The class, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation Department, will focus ...

22Feb '16

SilverSneakers® Classic

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that it is now offering the SilverSneakers Classic exercise class. This award-winning program is the nation’s leading fully-funded Medicare exercise program tailored specifically to the ...

22Feb '16

Town of Florence Fitness Center

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Did you know the Town of Florence has its own Fitness Center? The Florence Fitness Center is a small, yet well-equipped gym run by the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department. The center is open to ...

22Feb '16

150th Anniversary Commemorative Street Banners Available

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is excited to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year, as a community. Throughout 2016, the Town will recognize its illustrious history with numerous special events and activities for both residents and ...

22Feb '16

Coffee Club

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s Coffee Club meets on Thursday, March 3 at 9:30 am. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks, and great conversation at 778 N. Main Street in Florence. We meet in Ruggles Room ...

22Feb '16

Irish music at the Florence Community Library

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Come to the library to listen to and learn about Irish music with Trotters Wake! Saturday, February 27th at 1:30 pm, the Florence Community Library will host this musical ensemble as part of its cultural ...

16Feb '16

Spring Intersession

February 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its Spring Intersession Recreation Program. Spring Intersession provides a fun, safe and stimulating place for children to enjoy during the day while ...

5Feb '16

Beginning Pickleball Class

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

To introduce the community to the exciting game of pickleball, the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Beginning Pickleball Class on four Tuesdays, starting February 23rd. The classes are held from ...

5Feb '16

Lil’ Tykes T-Ball

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Major league baseball players will soon report for spring training and that means it’s time for baseball. The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for the Lil Tykes T-Ball League ...

5Feb '16

31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

There is still time to purchase advance tickets to the 31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Online purchases may be made at www.florenceaz.gov/hometour. Tickets ...

5Feb '16

10th Annual Pooch Party

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Join us Saturday, February 27, 2016 for the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Pooch Party. This popular event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Central Bark Park, located ...

2Feb '16

Ball & Chain Softball Invitational

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Corrections, is hosting the 1st Annual “Ball and Chain Arizona Prison and Law Enforcement Invitational” Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament ...

2Feb '16

Work at the Aquatic Center

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation is accepting applications to fill positions for the upcoming swim season at the Florence Aquatic Center. The department is seeking individuals who are responsible, team players and hard ...

26Jan '16

Pickleball and Tennis Courts Open for Play

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department wants to remind residents and winter visitors that the new pickleball and tennis courts are open and available for drop-in play. “The courts have been open since ...

26Jan '16

Coffee Club

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s Coffee Club meets on Tuesday, February 2 at 9:30 am. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks, and great conversation at 778 N. Main Street in Florence. We meet in Ruggles Room ...

22Jan '16

Open Mic’ Night

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library is calling all ‘Young Adults’ to showcase their talents at Open Mic Night on Monday, January 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The library is a great place to meet and ...

22Jan '16

Family Movie on Early Release Day

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to the library on Wednesday, January 27th at 2:00 pm for a fun-filled Family Movie. There are monsters about and things seem to be changing ...

15Jan '16

Crafty Chica at the Florence Community Library

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites you to a fun session with author, artist, and speaker Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka the Crafty Chica! Join us Friday, January 29, at 5:00 pm, as Kathy Cano-Murillo presents “Creativity, self-empowerment, ...

15Jan '16

Senior Center Rummage Sale

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Dorothy Nolan Senior Center is holding an Indoor Rummage Sale on Friday, January 29th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at 330 N. Pinal Street. The proceeds from this Rummage Sale help purchase ...

15Jan '16

31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

“History Remembered; The Future Embraced; Celebrating 150 Years” Visitors to the 31st Annual Historic Florence Home Tour on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will view diverse architectural styles in over ...

11Jan '16

CPR Classes

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Do you need to get your CPR certification card or to renew an expired card? How about brushing up on your first aid training? Are you in the healthcare profession and need your Healthcare Provider ...

11Jan '16

Winter Family Flick

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Winter snow and ice is the setting for this ‘Winter Wonderful’ movie at the Florence Community Library. The library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to the library on Wednesday, January 30th at ...

11Jan '16

Florence Quick Draw Art Event

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to announce the Inaugural Florence Quick Draw Art Event, which is held in conjunction with the Florence Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 13. This is an ...

11Jan '16

Father/Daughter Dance and Dinner

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Calling all Dads! Take your daughter out for a nice, fun-filled evening to the 7th Annual Father/Daughter Dinner and Dance. Enjoy a special night full of activities including dance music, food, and fun that you ...

11Jan '16

Information on Tax Incentives for Historic Property Owners

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Owning, rehabbing, and maintaining a historic property can be very expensive. To encourage historic property ownership and help offset some of these costs, the Town of Florence Community Development Department is hosting an informational session ...

8Jan '16

Volunteers Needed for 31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Volunteers are needed for this year’s 31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers serve as ambassadors for the community, as well as sources of ...

8Jan '16

Gas Lines Replaced in Portions of the Core Area

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Southwest Gas is replacing outdated and undersized infrastructure for portions of the core area of Florence. The work performed by Southwest Gas includes gas line improvements on Bailey Street, Granite Street, Willow, Central and Butte ...

4Jan '16

Karate for Kids!

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for children that teaches them discipline, control and fitness. Kids learn “Shuri-Ryu Karate”, a mixed martial arts system that consists of ...

4Jan '16

Stretch it Out

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Are you in need of a good stretch and want to enjoy the benefits of working the various muscles of your body? Then come join the new “Stretch it Out” exercise class offered by the ...

4Jan '16

Open Adult Scrapbooking

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Calling all scrapbook enthusiasts, join us at the Florence Community Library on Monday, January 11th for Open Adult Scrapbooking. Once a month, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, the Craft Room is open for you to ...

4Jan '16

Children’s Winter BINGO

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Parents look no further for something fun to do on Early Release Day! The Library invites children, ages 6 to 12, and their caregivers for a free game of BINGO on Wednesday, January 13th. The ...

28Dec '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The next Moms’ Hands Crafting Class meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, January 12 from 10:00 am to Noon. Participants in the New Year design their own “Jewelry Bead Art.” Join Ms. Rita ...

23Dec '15

Florence, AZ Honored as Top Ten True Western Town by True West Magazine!

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

News provided by True West Magazine The cupola of the historic 1891 Pinal County Courthouse rises against the Arizona sky as a symbol of Florence’s dedication to preserving its heritage, which includes 140 historic buildings ...

23Dec '15

Coffee Club

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

You are invited to join us for Coffee Club on Tuesday, January 5 at 9:30 am at the Florence Community Library. We meet at the library and enjoy coffee, tea, snacks, and great conversation. Do ...

23Dec '15

American Music History

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Join us at the Florence Community Library for a presentation of American music history from 1890 to the present! On Friday, January 15, at 5:30 pm, the Florence Community Library will host the local group, ...

23Dec '15

American Masters – Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Saturday, January 9, at 1:00 pm, the Florence Community Library will host a screening of American Masters — Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey.” The documentary will be introduced by Lynn Smith of the Pinal ...

18Dec '15

Tumbling Toddlers

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a second tumbling class for three to six year old children. These classes are perfect for children with little or no tumbling experience. ...

18Dec '15

Zumba Fitness

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Start your new year off right with a fun, energetic workout that feels more like a night out dancing than a workout in your health club! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is ...

8Dec '15

Seeking Vendors for Florence Farmers’ Market

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Vendors needed! The Town of Florence is seeking vendors for the weekly Florence Farmers’ Market. We are looking for local growers, farmers, ranchers, food vendors, and arts and crafts vendors. The Florence Farmers’ Market is ...

7Dec '15

To The Core

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

If you want increased spinal support, body stability, balance and improved athletic performance, join us at the Florence Fitness Center. We show you how to strengthen your core muscles (abdominals, back, hip and gluteus) to ...

7Dec '15

Karate for Kids!

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for children that teaches them discipline, control and fitness. Kids learn “Shuri-Ryu Karate”, a mixed martial arts system that consists of ...

7Dec '15

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Parents of pre-school children have a wonderful opportunity to register their children in a fun and educational program. Iddie Biddie Kiddies was created for kids three to five years old. Participants learn the alphabet, numbers, ...

7Dec '15

Before and After the Bell Program

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering it’s popular Before and After the Bell program beginning on January 5. Students from kindergarten to 6th grade can participate each day in exercise time, ...

7Dec '15

World Cup Youth Soccer League

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Run, kick, and have fun in the World Cup Youth Soccer League. The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering the 2016 World Cup Youth Soccer League for boys and girls, ages 3 ...

30Nov '15

“80’s Action Movies” at the Florence Community Library

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

“’80’s Action Movies” is the focus of the Florence Community Library’s Monthly Movie discussion on Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 pm. The presentation is followed by the showing of one of the most influential 1980’s ...

30Nov '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The next Moms’ Hands Crafting Class meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, December 8, from 10:00 am to Noon. December’s craft will spread a lot of good cheer with our ‘Christmas Tower Centerpieces.’ ...

25Nov '15

Brent Billingsley Selected as Florence’s new Town Manager

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

On Monday, November 23rd, the Florence Town Council unanimously voted to hire Brent Billingsley as Florence’s new town manager. “We are excited to welcome Brent Billingsley to the Town of Florence,” explained Florence Mayor Tom ...

23Nov '15

Police Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on December 9th

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Come learn more about how to keep your home, property, and neighborhood safe. The Florence Police Department is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the Florence Community Library. ...

23Nov '15

Only You Exercise Class

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Join us for a high impact, high intensity, high repetition class where we conduct various exercises using body weight only. During December, there are no weights, no exercise bands, and no machines – only you! ...

23Nov '15

Zumba Fitness

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the old traditional workout and register for a unique, challenging workout - Zumba Fitness! Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You forget you are ...

23Nov '15

Coffee Club

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

You are invited to join us for Coffee Club on Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 am at the Florence Community Library. We meet at the library and enjoy coffee, tea, snacks, and great conversation. ‘Tis ...

23Nov '15

Temporary Traffic Signal at Hunt and Attaway Road

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is installing a temporary portable traffic signal at the intersection of Hunt Highway and Attaway Road the first week in December. The new traffic signal will help to improve the safety ...

16Nov '15

Christmas on Main Street and Holiday Light Parade

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Imagine historic Main Street filled with holiday cheer, laughter, Santa Claus and a holiday light parade. All this and more is at the annual Christmas on Main Street event on Friday, December 4 from 6:00 ...

13Nov '15

Junior Parada Parade and Rodeo

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The 83rd Annual Florence Junior Parada Parade and Rodeo kicks off on Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. Six different categories of parade entries continue this Florence tradition and provide a variety of entertainment and ...

9Nov '15

Craft and a Movie at the Library

November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to the Florence Community Library for a Thanksgiving craft activity and a movie. Join Ms. Rita on Wednesday, November 25 in the beautiful new Craft Room ...

4Nov '15

Fright Fest Costume Contest Winners

November 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween “Fright Fest” was held last Saturday at Heritage Park. Over 1400 people attended the event and enjoyed game booths, candy, food vendors, inflatables and a pumpkin carving ...

2Nov '15

Southern Scratch Performs at the Library

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Join us at the Florence Community Library for a presentation and performance of Waila music! On Friday, November 13, at 5:30 pm, the Florence Community Library is hosting the local group, “Southern Scratch.” They not ...

2Nov '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Moms’ Hands Crafting Class meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, November 10, from 10:00 am to Noon. ‘Thanksgiving Table Art’ is the craft for this month. Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon ...

2Nov '15

“From Fact to Film” is the Topic at Next Monthly Movie

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Trace the journey of a true story from fact to film at the Florence Community Library’s Monthly Movie discussion, Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 pm. The presentation is followed by the showing of the Academy ...

26Oct '15

Coffee Club

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library will “plant” new ideas for the start of the holiday season! Come join us for coffee, tea, snacks, great conversation. The library is very pleased to welcome ...

20Oct '15

Poster Design Contest for 2016 Home Tour

October 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Florence area high school students are invited to participate in the 2016 Home Tour Poster Design Contest. February 13, 2016 is the 31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour and students, ages 14 through 18, are ...

19Oct '15

Halloween Activities at the Library

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Calling all spooky ghosts and monsters! The Florence Community Library is hosting a Halloween Craft and Movie day on Wednesday, October 28. Ms. Rita invites children of all ages and their caregivers for a ghostly ...

19Oct '15

Concerts in the Park

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Join us at Padilla Park for our Concerts in the Park Fall Series. Our first concert is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 and it features Risqué Band. Risqué Band performs a mixture of R&B, Soul, ...

9Oct '15

The Florence Fire Department is Inspecting all Hydrants in the Area

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Fire Department is conducting routine fire hydrant inspections now through the end of December. Inspections are conducted to assure the hydrants we depend upon for suppression activities are operational, provide adequate water flow, ...

9Oct '15

Karate for Kids!

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for kids which will teach them discipline, control and fitness. Learn “Shuri-Ryu Karate”, a mixed martial arts system which consists of ...

9Oct '15

Teen Read Week

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library is calling all teens to ‘Get Away’ at our new location, 778 N. Main Street! The library is celebrating with ‘Open Mic’ on Monday, October 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. ...

6Oct '15

Strayer Picked To Lead Fire Department

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

David W. Strayer, a more than 30 year veteran of Arizona fire service work, has been selected as the new Chief of the Town of Florence Fire Department. Interim Town Manager Lisa Garcia made the ...

6Oct '15

“The Future on Film” at the Florence Community Library

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library resumes its monthly movie program at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 17. Join us for a look at “The Future on Film,” followed by a showing of a major recent release ...

30Sep '15

Adult Lap Swim

September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Adult Lap Swim, offered by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, is open to individuals who wish to improve their overall fitness through swimming laps at their own pace. We’ve extended lap swim ...

28Sep '15

Community Adult Co-ed Kickball Tournament

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Adults can re-live their glory days on the playground by participating in the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Community Kickball Tournament. This double elimination tournament is held on Friday, November 6 from 6:00pm to ...

28Sep '15

Only You Exercise Class

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce our Only You exercise class. Join us for a high impact, high intensity, high repetition class where we will conduct various exercises using body weight ...

28Sep '15

Family Storytime

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to “Family Storytime” for a half hour of stories, finger plays and fun! Come join Ms. Rita and friends Wednesdays, at 10:00 am. ...

28Sep '15

Coffee Club

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Coffee Club meets Tuesday, October 6 at 9:30 am. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks, and great conversation at our new Library and Community Center, located at 778 N. Main Street in Florence. We meet ...

28Sep '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class meets at the new Florence Community Library on Tuesday, October 13, from 10:00 am to Noon. Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free adult-craft program. Children who are accompanied ...

28Sep '15

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Florence Community Library

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Are you interested in learning the basics of ghost hunting? Do you want to hear stories about paranormal investigations? Join us on Saturday, October 10 at 2:30 pm, at the Florence Community Library, as we ...

28Sep '15

Fright Fest Halloween Carnival

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department presents its annual Fright Fest Halloween Carnival for costumed citizens of all ages. Ghosts, goblins and assorted scary creatures will “haunt” Florence’s Heritage Park from 5:30 pm to 8:30 ...

22Sep '15

Movies in the Park

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that last Saturday’s canceled Movie in the Park, is rescheduled for this Friday, September 25. “Big Hero 6” begins at approximately 7:00 p.m. at Padilla ...

22Sep '15

Jr. NBA Youth and Teen Basketball League

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Dribble, pass, and shoot a basket in the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department Junior NBA Basketball League. Boys and girls are encouraged to register and enjoy comradery with kids their age. Boys and ...

22Sep '15

Adult 5 vs 5 Flag Football League

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Football season is in full swing so the Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a five-on-five Men’s Flag Football League. Games are played on Wednesday evenings, starting October 28, at Heritage Park. This non-contact ...

22Sep '15

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering Boo-Yah Bunch, a non-competitive cheer and dance squad for young children ages 5 to 13. Boo-Yah Bunch performs at Junior NBA Basketball games on Saturday ...

22Sep '15

Florence Community Library and Recreation Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is celebrating the grand opening of the new Florence Community Library and Community Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and many activities on Saturday, October 3. The doors open at 10:00 ...

22Sep '15

Florence Farmers Market Season Begins October 3rd

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Farmers Market season begins on Saturday, October 3 and runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Arriola Square on Main Street. The market is held every Saturday through May 14, 2016 except ...

22Sep '15

Improvements to Crosswalks in Downtown Start Monday

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Beginning on Monday, September 28, the Town of Florence Public Works Department is applying a sealant to the crosswalks on Main Street, between Ruggles Street and 12th Street, in downtown Florence to preserve the life ...

15Sep '15

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Pre-School parents have a wonderful opportunity to register their children in a fun and educational program. Iddie Biddie Kiddies was created for kids three to five years old. Participants learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, socialization, ...

15Sep '15

Zumba Fitness

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the old traditional workout and register for a unique, challenging workout. The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering Zumba Fitness! Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full ...

15Sep '15

Butts and Guts Exercise Class

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the return of our most popular evening exercise classes: Butts and Guts. Butts and Guts focuses on the gluteus and abdominal muscles. While spot reducing ...

15Sep '15

Community and Civic Engagement Workshop – New Date!

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go!, the two-part Community and Civic Engagement workshop presented by Wholonomy Consulting, has a new date. The workshop will be held Tuesday, September 22, at the new Florence Community Library at 778 North ...

8Sep '15

Movies in the Park

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Instead of traveling several miles to view a movie with the family, citizens are invited to Padilla Park on Saturday, September 19th to see the movie Big Hero 6, and also on Saturday, October 10th ...

8Sep '15

Karate for Kids!

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for kids which will teach them discipline, control and fitness. Learn “Shuri-Ryu Karate”, a mixed martial arts system which consists of ...

4Sep '15

Register the Kids for Fall Fun

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Elementary-aged children now have more to do than just sit around the house during fall break. The Florence Parks and Recreation Department has organized a Fall Fun program, which takes place Monday through Friday from ...

4Sep '15

The Town Wants Your Input!

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is updating its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and we want your thoughts and ideas on what projects the Town of Florence should address in the next 10 years. Two public forums ...

25Aug '15

Florence Community Library Programs Postponed

August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Construction is nearing completion on the new Florence Community Library, and we anticipate the new library opening soon, but unfortunately, not soon enough for some of our previously-scheduled programs. Two programs previously advertised for the ...

18Aug '15

Town Council Rescinds Annexation Ordinances for Magic Ranch and Arizona Farms

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

On Monday, August 17, 2015, the Florence Town Council voted 7-0 to rescind the annexation Ordinances for the Magic Ranch and Arizona Farms areas. This action effectively stops the Town of Florence’s proceedings to bring ...

18Aug '15

New Library to Open in a Few Weeks

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library has begun its big move! When the library next opens its doors, it will be at its new home at 778 N. Main Street. We are hoping the new library will ...

17Aug '15

Zumba Fitness

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the party! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is again offering Zumba Fitness. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international ...

17Aug '15

Water Aerobics

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Looking for a cool way to get in shape this summer? Then register for the Water Aerobics exercise class offered by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department. Participants workout to fun aerobic routines while staying ...

12Aug '15

Assessor Douglas Wolf: Senior Freeze Deadline Approaching

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

News provided by Pinal County FLORENCE, AZ - Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf is reminding senior citizens that the deadline to apply for Senior Freeze is Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. "If the application is postmarked ...

10Aug '15

Low Impact Water Aerobics

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Start your morning off by splashing to the oldies! The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a fun, low impact water aerobics class designed for individuals looking to challenge themselves without putting ...

10Aug '15

“Music to Massage the Muse” Lunch Workshop at the Library

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library is hosting “Music to Massage the Muse,” a Brown Bag lunch workshop. ONEBOOKAZ author Sara Fujimura is at the library at noon on Saturday, August 29 for this special event, which ...

4Aug '15

Aquatic Center is Open Earlier when School is Out

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Aquatic Center is open on open earlier on select Wednesdays when Florence Unified School district has shorter school days. The Aquatic Center is open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on August 19 as well ...

4Aug '15

Community and Civic Engagement at the Florence Community Library

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites community leaders and members to a two-part workshop series on Community and Civic Engagement! Learn strategies to effectively engage with community members to work toward shared goals. These workshops are ...

21Jul '15

New Hours for Florence Aquatic Center

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the new hours for Open Swim from July 22 through September 6 at the Aquatic Center. Open Swim is available Wednesdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm, ...

21Jul '15

Evening Swim Lessons

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering evening Swim Lessons at the new Florence Aquatic Center, located at 174 W. 1st Street. Swim Lessons are held Tuesday through Thursday, August 4 through ...

21Jul '15

Low Impact Water Aerobics

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Start your morning splashing to the oldies! The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a fun, low impact water aerobics class designed for individuals looking to challenge themselves without putting undue stress ...

21Jul '15

Teen Night: Party at the Pool

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering the first Teen Night: Party at the Pool at the new aquatic center on Friday, July 31 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 pm. Teens only (13 years ...

21Jul '15

Summer Reading Program Ends; Winners Announced

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library closed out its 2015 Arizona Summer Reading Program, “Ever Hero Has a Story!” with magician Craig Davis. Patrons came out and enjoyed an afternoon of comedy, magic, and juggling. What a ...

21Jul '15

Planned Water Outages for Florence Gardens Area

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

A planned water outage is planned for Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00pm to 3:00am in the Florence Gardens area. The residents in the Florence Gardens area will be without water service during this time. Please ...

20Jul '15

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Boo-Yah Bunch, a non-competitive cheer and dance squad for young children, ages 5 to 13. The Boo-Yah Bunch performs at Junior NFL football ...

20Jul '15

Karate for Kids!

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for kids which will teach them discipline, control and fitness. Learn “Shuri-Ryu Karate”, a mixed martial arts system which consists of ...

20Jul '15

Junior NFL Youth Flag Football

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

The cool fall air is near and the gridiron waits. The time to register for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department Junior NFL Youth Flag Football League is now. Participants may register through August 14. ...

17Jul '15

Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update

July 17th, 2015|0 Comments

A planning team comprised of representatives from Pinal County, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Kearny, Mammoth, Maricopa, Superior and other stakeholders is reviewing and updating the existing 2010 Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation ...

13Jul '15

Before and After the Bell Program

July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering its popular Before and After the Bell program for students from kindergarten to 6th grade. Participants spend time before and after school involved in exercise ...

13Jul '15

Zumba Fitness

July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the party! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now offering Zumba Fitness! Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international ...

10Jul '15

Scheduled Water Outage on July 14, 2015

July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

All Town of Florence water service customers located south of the Gila River will experience a water service outage from Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00 p.m. to Wednesday, July 15th at 4:00 a.m. The Town ...

7Jul '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The Moms’ Hands Crafting Class meets at the Florence Community Library Tuesday, July 14, from 10:00 am to noon. Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free adult-craft program. Children who are accompanied by ...

1Jul '15

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Police Department now has two prescription drug drop boxes available to the community. Community members can drop off any unused, expired, or unwanted used prescription medicines 24 hours a day, seven days a ...

30Jun '15

Freedom Fest 2015 is Saturday!

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

On Saturday, July 4th, 2015 Heritage Park and the new Florence Aquatic Center will host the celebration of our nation’s birthday with a variety of activities, events and fireworks. The Fourth of July activities begin ...

30Jun '15

Swim Lessons

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering morning and evening swim lessons at the new Florence Aquatic Center located at 174 W. 1st Street. Swim lessons are held from July 6th to ...

30Jun '15

Coffee Club

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Coffee Club meets Tuesday, July 7 at 9:30 am. Join us for coffee, tea, snacks, and great conversation. In July’s meeting, we “Travel Arizona!” The library is hosting guest speakers from the U.S. National Park ...

30Jun '15

Get “Paranoid” at the Florence Community Library

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Conspiracies and paranoia are the focus of the Florence Community Library’s July monthly movie presentation. Join us in the library programming room at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 11, for a look at the 1970’s paranoid ...

23Jun '15

Mud Volleyball at Freedom Fest 2015

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

This year’s Fourth of July “Freedom Fest” celebration, scheduled for Saturday, July 4th, features a popular tradition in Florence: the 17th Annual Coed Mud Volleyball tournament. Competing teams of men and women splash around in ...

22Jun '15

Public Hearing on Property Tax Levy to be held on July 13

June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Town Council is hosting a public hearing on Monday, July 13 to discuss the Town’s property tax rate. At this time, the Town Council has directed staff to not increase the property tax ...

22Jun '15

Florence Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community

June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the first time. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their communities more ...

18Jun '15

Zumba Fitness

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the party! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is again offering Zumba Fitness. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international ...

18Jun '15

Magician Craig Davis at the Florence Community Library

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Calling all superheroes! The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to join us on Saturday, June 27 at 1:00 pm for the “2015 Arizona Summer Reading Program Finale.” The library ...

18Jun '15

Activities at the Florence Community Library

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

The 2015 Arizona Summer Reading Program at the Florence Community Library will close out final program activities on Monday, June 22. On Monday the “raffle drawing” will take place, and two lucky winners (child and ...

8Jun '15

Thank You from the Florence Town Council

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Dear Florence Residents: Nearly 78% of the voters at the Town of Florence Special Election voted for the Town of Florence to regain local control. The result of the election allows the Town staff to ...

8Jun '15

June Activities at the Florence Community Library

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

June’s theme “Every Hero Has a Story!” continues at the Florence Community Library. During the third week of activities, the library focuses on “Superhero Screenings.” Staff from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is on-hand ...

5Jun '15

Escape the Ordinary at the Florence Community Library

June 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites patrons to “Escape the Ordinary” for a weekend. There will be an author visit Friday, June 12 and a movie Saturday, June 13. Both events are free and open to ...

2Jun '15

Water Workouts

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several activities and classes to provide you with a refreshing way to workout. Adult Lap Swim, Low-impact Water Aerobics, Water Aerobics and Water Walking classes are now ...

2Jun '15

Moms’ Hands Adult Craft Program

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Moms’ Hands crafting class meets at the Florence Community Library Tuesday, June 9, from 10:00 am to Noon. Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free adult-craft program. Children who are accompanied by ...

2Jun '15

Activities at the Library for the Week of June 8

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

June’s theme for the Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story!”, continues at the Florence Community Library. The second week of activities focuses on “Who is your superhero?”. The Summer Reading Program for the ...

2Jun '15

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest 2015

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Visitors to Town of Florence’s “Freedom Fest” will enjoy hours of great music performed by “Rhythm Edition,” a variety party and dance band. The event, scheduled at Heritage Park on Saturday, July 4th, features the ...

22May '15

Community Pool at Florence High School Opens May 30th

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Higher daytime temperatures signal the beginning of summer and what better way to cool off, than swimming? The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is opening the Florence High School Community Pool starting on Saturday, May ...

22May '15

June Packed with Activities at the Library

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Registration begins Tuesday, May 26 for the Florence Community Library’s 2015 Arizona Summer Reading Program. The program kicks off Monday, June 1. Each week l features Trivia handouts, Teen events, Family Storytime, Crafts, and Family ...

15May '15

Zumba Fitness

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the party! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is again offering Zumba Fitness. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international ...

15May '15

Kayak the Salt River

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Join the Florence Parks and Recreation Department on our second annual kayaking trip down the Salt River on Saturday, June 20. See wild horses, deer, great blue heron, osprey, bald eagles, and other wildlife on ...

15May '15

Adult Self-Defense Class

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class teaching real world self-protection for adults only. Through the use of basic karate with a mix of stand-up and ground techniques, ...

15May '15

Karate for Kids!

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for kids that teaches discipline, control and fitness. Learn “American Tang Soo Do” karate, which includes a combination of self-defense and ...

15May '15

Every Hero has a Story

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Are you a Superhero? Come explore the possibilities this summer with the Florence Community Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program! Registration begins Tuesday, May 27. Families and their caregivers are strongly encouraged to come to the ...

8May '15

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest 2015

May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

It will not be long before fireworks fill the sky over Florence’s Heritage Park. Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s “Freedom Fest” is on Saturday, July 4, 2015 and promises to be another memorable day of ...

5May '15

LSTA Grant awarded to the Florence Community Library

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The Florence Community Library was recently awarded a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant in the amount of $11,400.  The grant is funded by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division ...

4May '15

Board and Commission Members Honored at Town Dinner

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“Making A Difference” was the theme of this year’s Town of Florence Boards and Commissions Appreciation Dinner held on April 30 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.  At the event, members of the various ...

4May '15

Summer Field Trips

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department invites children from Kindergarten to 6th grade to come with us on three field trips this summer.   D-Backs Game: Thursday June 18, 2015 Fee: $30.00 per child ...

4May '15

Board and Commission Members Honored at Town Dinner

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

“Making A Difference” was the theme of this year’s Town of Florence Boards and Commissions Appreciation Dinner held on April 30 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. At the event, members of the various ...

28Apr '15

Florence Named Safest Place in Arizona

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Florence was recently named the safest place in Arizona by Value Penguin, a company that provides information to consumers about the best value in credit cards, home and health insurance, and other topics. Staff at ...

28Apr '15

Coffee Club

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Coffee Club meets Tuesday, May 5 at 9:30 am.  Come join us for coffee, tea, snacks and great conversation.   The Florence Community Library welcomes Lisa Garcia, Deputy Town Manager and Town Clerk with the Town ...

28Apr '15

Ballots for the Town of Florence Special Election Mailed on April 30th

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Registered voters can expect to receive ballots for the Town of Florence Special All-Mail Election soon after they are mailed on April 30, 2015. Ballots are mailed a few days later than scheduled due to ...

28Apr '15

World War II on Film at the Florence Community Library

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The Florence Community Library’s May movie discussion focuses on World War II.  Join us in the library programming room Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 pm, for a brief overview of the Second World War on ...

28Apr '15

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Padilla Park will erupt with music, dancers, food and more on Saturday, May 2nd when it celebrates Cinco de Mayo from noon until 6:00 p.m.  This event is brought to you by the Town of ...

28Apr '15

Florence Sharks Swim Team

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Youth and teens, make a splash this summer and join the Florence Sharks Swim Team. This recreational swim team is intended for boys and girls, ages 5 to 18.  Swim meets are held on Saturdays, ...

28Apr '15

Summer Kids Club

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The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its Summer Kids Club. The Club provides a fun, safe and invigorating place for children to enjoy during the day while their ...

24Apr '15

Community Clean-Up Day is Tomorrow!

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The Town of Florence and Right Away Disposal is hosting its annual Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 25th.  This is a great opportunity to clean up your property and dispose of garbage, recyclables, appliances, ...

21Apr '15

Adult Self-Defense Class

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class teaching real world self-protection for adults only. Through the use of basic karate with a mix of stand-up and ground techniques, ...

21Apr '15

Tumbling Toddlers

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to again offer our Tumbling Toddlers class just for three to five year olds.  This class is perfect for children with little or no tumbling ...

21Apr '15

Karate for Kids!

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a class for kids that teaches them discipline, control and fitness.  Learn “American Tang Soo Do” karate which includes a combination of self-defense ...

21Apr '15

For Your Abs Only

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Looking for abs of steel?  Come join the “For Your Abs Only” exercise class offered by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department.  This class is a hit ‘em hard abdominal workout firming up the transverse, ...

21Apr '15

Digital Family Storytime

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Children ages 6 to 8 years are invited to join Ms. Rita and Ms. Veronica for an evening “Digital” Family Storytime on Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 pm. Our interactive story is ‘The Artist Mortimer,’ ...

21Apr '15

Adult Co-ed Kickball League

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Adults, what better way to get active than reliving your grade school days by participating in the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation’s Adult Kickball League!  Get a team together with your family, church, friends, ...

20Apr '15

Youth Summer Co-ed Volleyball League

April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Youth and teens!  When baseball and softball is completed, make sure that you are registered for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s first-ever Youth Co-ed Volleyball League. We are currently accepting registrations for boys and ...

20Apr '15

Adult Summer Co-ed Volleyball League

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Bump, set, spike! Register your team for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s first-ever Adult Co-ed Volleyball League.  This league is open to men and women, ages 18 and older.   Games are double headers and ...

17Apr '15

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Padilla Park will erupt with music, dancers, food and more on Saturday, May 2, 2015 when it celebrates Cinco de Mayo from noon until 6:00 p.m.  This event is brought to you by the Town ...

14Apr '15

ONEBOOKAZ Author at the Florence Community Library

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The Florence Community Library will be bringing juvenile/young adult author Dan Trumpis to Florence on the morning of Friday, April 24 at 9:45 am.  Trumpis will be speaking at the Florence Unified School District Meeting ...

14Apr '15

Library Receives Grant for Children’s Collection

April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library recently received funding from the Arizona State Library Grants-in-Aid Construction Program to assist in the construction of the children’s collection area of the new library facility. The children’s area is funded, ...

7Apr '15

Movie in the Park

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Instead of traveling several miles to view a movie with the family, come to Padilla Park and enjoy a Movie in the Park on Saturday, April 18th and Saturday, May 9th.  The movies start at ...

7Apr '15

Hitchcock Presentation and Movie at the Florence Community Library

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Alfred Hitchcock, the “Master of Suspense,” will be the focus of the Florence Community Library’s April Monthly Movie discussion.  Join us in the library programming room on Saturday, April 11, at 1:00 pm for a ...

7Apr '15

Post-War Pop Culture in Arizona at the Florence Community Library

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Enjoy stories, film footage, and other artifacts of post-war Arizona at the Florence Community Library.  On Friday, April 17, at 5:30 pm, the Friends of the Florence Community Library will sponsor Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip ...

7Apr '15

Moms’ Hands Craft Program

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The Moms’ Hands craft program meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, April 14, from 10:00 am to Noon.  Join Ms. Rita and friends for this free adult-craft program.  Children who are accompanied by ...

6Apr '15

Splash Pad at Padilla Park now Open for the Season

April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is excited to announce that the splash pad at Padilla Park is now open for the summer.  The splash pad is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily through the ...

6Apr '15

Harkins Summer Movie Fun

April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Escape the heat and join us for the Harkins Summer Movie Fun Program, hosted by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, this summer.  On every Friday during summer intersession, we travel to the ...

6Apr '15

Hunter’s Education Class

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Going hunting this fall? If so, then this Hunter's Education Class is just for you. The class, presented by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department and taught by an Arizona Game and Fish ...

29Mar '15

Water Alert Update: North Florence and Caliente

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As of late tonight the Town of Florence has re-established full water services to North Florence, which includes Florence Gardens and Caliente.  Service has been restored by establishing a temporary link to other wells in ...

28Mar '15

Water Alert: North Florence and Caliente

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Early this morning well 1 went offline and is currently unable to pump water to residents.  As a result all residents in Florence Gardens and Caliente are drawing water from storage, which has a limited ...

26Mar '15

Hughes Hit the Ground Running

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Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department Director Bryan Hughes says his first year on the job has flown by, and he’s happy with the progress made during that time.  Hughes assumed the reins of ...

26Mar '15

Local Businesses Open during Road to Country Thunder Bash on April 4

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Road to Country Thunder is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th and the Town of Florence wants residents to know that many businesses along Main Street will be open before and during the event. The ...

26Mar '15

Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, April 25th

March 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, April 25th

The Town of Florence and Right Away Disposal is hosting its annual Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 25th.  This is a great opportunity to clean up your property and dispose of garbage, recyclables, old ...

26Mar '15

Mother and Daughter Tiara and Tea Party

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Mothers and daughters, come and enjoy a special evening filled with memorable activities, including dance, music and food.  The Mother and Daughter Tiara and Tea Party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00 pm ...

26Mar '15

Zumba Fitness

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the Party!  The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its Zumba Fitness in April.  Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin ...

26Mar '15

Learn about the Special Election on March 30

March 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Learn about the Special Election on March 30

The public is invited to attend a 20 to 30 minute presentation on the upcoming all-mail Town of Florence Special Election on Monday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m.  The presentation is held at Florence Town ...

16Mar '15

Ball & Chain Softball Invitational

March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Corrections, is hosting the 1st Annual “Ball and Chain Arizona Prison and Law Enforcement Invitational” Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament ...

16Mar '15

Easter Eggstravaganza with Egg Hunt and More

March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Gather up the kids and head to Heritage Park on Saturday, March 28th for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza.  The Easter Eggtravaganza starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 10:00 a.m.  The egg hunt, for children ...

11Mar '15

Giant Yard Sale to Benefit Museum

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John Deere toys in boxes, collectibles, assorted books, furniture, kitchenware and all kinds of other treasures can be found for sale at the Pinal County Historical Museum Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, March 13 ...

10Mar '15

Intersession Inspiration

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Do you need a lot of ‘inspiration’ to get through intersession? The Florence Community Library has what you need.  The library is offering two weeks of ‘free’ program activities.   Children of all ages and their ...

10Mar '15

Water Shut Off Tonight from Midnight to 3:00 a.m.

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Water in the Town Core will be shut off tonight at midnight and will remain off until 3:00 a.m.  Crews are replacing a section of water line that will cause the water shut off tonight.  ...

10Mar '15

Elizabethan Era Music at the Florence Community Library

March 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Elizabethan Era Music at the Florence Community Library

Enjoy the music of the Elizabethan era at the Florence Community Library!  On Friday, March 20 at 5:30 pm, the library is hosting Arizona Curriculum Theater’s “Musical Instruments in Shakespeare’s Time.”   Music was rich and ...

10Mar '15

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Calling all children 3 to 5 years old! Come out and participate in the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Iddie Biddie Kiddie Program. For a $35.00 registration fee, children learn the alphabet, numbers, ...

3Mar '15

Pre-Country Thunder Bash in Downtown Florence on April 4

March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Can’t wait for Country Thunder to start? We can’t either! Join us in downtown Florence on Saturday, April 4 for the “Road to Country Thunder” music spectacular. We are celebrating the nearing of the Southwest’s ...

3Mar '15

Town to Auction Cuen Building located in Historic Downtown Florence

March 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Town to Auction Cuen Building located in Historic Downtown Florence

The Town of Florence is auctioning the property located at 145 North Main Street. The Town is accepting sealed bids from now until March 26, 2015, at 11:00 am.  The minimum acceptable bid price is ...

24Feb '15

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages and their caretakers to celebrate Dr. Seuss!  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Veronica as they read “Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose,” Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 pm.   ...

24Feb '15

Coffee Club

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Join us Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30 am for the Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We will enjoy a wonderful ‘Experience in Mexico’ from guest speakers Ed Curran and Hermalene Wick.  We’re in ...

20Feb '15

Annual Reel Kids Fishing Derby and Family Campout

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the annual Reel Kids Fishing Derby and Family Campout on Saturday, March 7.  The fun begins at 12:00 p.m.  “Lake Florence” in Heritage Park will be alive ...

20Feb '15

The Hiking Club is Hiking Picacho Peak

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Gather your family and friends to register for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Hiking Club.  The final hike this season is Saturday, March 14, 2015.  The trail begins at the Sunset Vista Trailhead at ...

18Feb '15

Mariachi Festival

February 18th, 2015|Comments Off on Mariachi Festival

The Town of Florence Dorothy Nolan Senior Center is hosting a Mariachi Festival on Friday, March 6 at 5:00pm at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center.  There is traditional Mariachi music, folkloric dancers, salsa contest, and ...

9Feb '15

Cowboy Poetry at the Florence Community Library

February 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Cowboy Poetry at the Florence Community Library

Laugh and learn from some very tall and mostly true tales at the Florence Community Library!  On Saturday, February 21, at 4:30 pm, the Friends of the Florence Community Library is sponsoring cowboy poet Michael ...

9Feb '15

Lil’ Tykes T-Ball

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the Lil Tykes T-Ball League for children ages 3 to 6 years old.  There is a division for first year players that ...

9Feb '15

Bars, Bands & Balls Exercise Class

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Tired of the same, old methods to get into shape?  Then register for the Bars, Bands and Balls exercise class at the Florence Fitness Center.  The class, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation Department, focuses ...

9Feb '15

Concerts in the Park

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Join us for an evening of live music on February 26th at Padilla Park, located at 77 W. Ruggles Street.  In addition to this event, we will have many more concerts planned for our Concerts ...

3Feb '15

30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

February 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

There is still time to purchase advance tickets for the 30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Online purchases may be made at www.florenceaz.gov/parks.  Tickets ...

27Jan '15

Annual Florence Home Tour

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

  30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour“The Heart of Florence   – Adobe Walls of Love and Heartbreak”February 14, 2015 Town of FlorenceParks and Recreation                       ...

27Jan '15

Annexation Hearing Set for January 28

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The Town of Florence was notified by the Pinal County Superior Court that the next court hearing regarding the Town’s proposed annexations is set for Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30 am.  Pinal County Superior Court ...

27Jan '15

Spring Intersession

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Spring Intersession program. Spring Intersession provides a fun, safe stimulating place for children to enjoy during the day while their parents ...

27Jan '15

Hiking Club is Hiking the Peralta Trail

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Gather your family and friends to register for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Hiking Club.  The third hike this season is Saturday, February 7, and it starts at the Peralta Trailhead in the Superstition ...

26Jan '15

Black History on Film Talk at the Florence Community Library

January 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Black History on Film Talk at the Florence Community Library

“Black History on Film” is the focus of the Florence Community Library’s monthly movie discussion.  Join us in the library programming room Saturday, February 7, at 1:00 pm for a brief look at the history ...

26Jan '15

Moms’ Hands Adult Craft Program

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Moms’ Hands crafting class meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, February 10, from 10:00 am to noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free adult-craft program.  Children who are accompanied ...

26Jan '15

Coffee Club

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

February is Library Lovers’ Month.  So, please come and join us on Tuesday, February 3 at 9:30 am for the Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy coffee ...

26Jan '15

Volunteers Needed for 30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Volunteers are needed for this year’s 30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour, scheduled for Saturday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This year’s event has more homes and other historic structures on the ...

16Jan '15

EPA Extends Deadline to Collect Public Comment

January 16th, 2015|Comments Off on EPA Extends Deadline to Collect Public Comment

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public hearing regarding its proposed issuance of a Class III Underground Injection Control (UIC) Area Permit for Florence Copper Inc. on Thursday, January 22 at ...

16Jan '15

Super Series Softball Tournaments

January 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Spring is coming and what better way to celebrate warmer weather than playing softball?  The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Super Series Softball Tournaments for men and co-eds in February.  The double-elimination ...

5Jan '15

Monumental Places: Arizona’s National Parks and Monuments

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

News provided by Pinal County Historical Museum Join us at the Pinal County Historical Museum on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00pm for a free Arizona Humanities Program: Explore Arizona with Greg McNamee. Arizona is ...

29Dec '14

How to Dispose of your Christmas Tree

December 29th, 2014|Comments Off on How to Dispose of your Christmas Tree

Now that the holidays are over, many of you are wondering how to dispose of the Christmas tree.  You have a few options.  If possible, you can cut the tree to fit in your existing ...

24Dec '14

Comic Book Film Discussion at the Florence Community Library

December 24th, 2014|0 Comments

“Comic Book Movies” is the topic of the Florence Community Library’s monthly movie discussion on Saturday, January 10, at 1:00 pm.  Following the discussion, there is a free showing of one of this genre’s most ...

24Dec '14

Tumbling Toddlers

December 24th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to again offer our tumbling class just for 3 to 5 year olds. This class is perfect for children with little or no tumbling experience. ...

24Dec '14

Hiking Club is Hiking to the Romero Pools

December 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Gather your family and friends to register for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Hiking Club.  The third hike this season is Saturday, January 10, 2015 and it starts at the main trailhead in Catalina ...

23Dec '14

EPA Holding a Public Hearing and Accepting Comments on Florence Copper Mine

December 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on EPA Holding a Public Hearing and Accepting Comments on Florence Copper Mine

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public hearing regarding its proposed issuance of a Class III Underground Injection Control (UIC) Area Permit for Florence Copper Inc. on Thursday, January 22 from ...

23Dec '14

ADOT Soliciting Public Comment on North-South Corridor Study

December 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on ADOT Soliciting Public Comment on North-South Corridor Study

The Arizona Department of Transportation is collecting comments from the public on the North-South Corridor Study.  The North-South Corridor is a proposed 45-mile transportation corridor that would link US 60 near Apache Junction, south to ...

19Dec '14

Family Storytime

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to a half hour of stories, finger plays and fun!  Come join Ms. Rita for Family Storytime Wednesdays at 10:00 am.  This New ...

19Dec '14

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Moms’ Hands crafting class meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, January 13, from 10:00 am to noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free adult-craft program.  Children who are accompanied by ...

19Dec '14

Coffee Club

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Join us Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30 am for Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy coffee or tea, snacks, and some very interesting conversation.  The library starts ...

19Dec '14

Zumba Fitness Classes

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the party!  The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Zumba Fitness classes, starting again in January.  Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full ...

19Dec '14

To The Core Fitness Class

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

If you want increased spinal support, body stability, balance and improved athletic performance, join the To The Core fitness class.  Classes are held in January and February at the Florence Fitness Center on Monday and ...

19Dec '14

Walking Club

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Enhance your health and make new friends by joining the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Main Street Milers Walking Club.  Walking is widely promoted for its cardiovascular benefits. However, it also helps prevent ...

12Dec '14

10th Annual Pooch Party

December 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Dog owners are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Pooch Party on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Central Bark Park, located at 200 E. 8th Street.  Come ...

9Dec '14

World Cup Youth Soccer League

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Gooooaaaallllll!!!!  The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2015 World Cup Youth Soccer League. This league is offered to boys and girls ages 6 to 8 and 9 to13.  ...

9Dec '14

Flag Football Tournament

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

It’s the NFL Pro Bowl weekend in Glendale and the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating football by hosting the 6th Annual Heritage Bowl Flag Football Tournament.  This five-on-five flag football tournament ...

8Dec '14

Lil Tykes Kickball

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the 2015 Lil Tykes Kickball League. This league is designed for boys and girls ages 3 to 5 years of age.  Games ...

8Dec '14

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Calling all children 3 to 5 years old! Come out and participate in the Iddie Biddie Kiddie Program. For a $35.00 registration fee, children learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, socialization, and many other fun and ...

3Dec '14

Hiking Club is Hiking the Superstition Mountains

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Gather your family and friends to register for the Florence Parks & Recreation Department’s Hiking Club.  The second hike this season is Saturday, December 13, 2014 and it starts at the Peralta Trailhead in the ...

3Dec '14

Activities at the Florence Community Library

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Moms’ Hands  “Moms’ Hands” meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, December 9 from 10:00 am to Noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free adult-craft program.  Children who are accompanied by ...

3Dec '14

Entertainment in Old Arizona at the Florence Community Library

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Hear stories about pioneer Arizona and listen to some of the music from the era at the Florence Community Library.  On Friday, December 12 at 5:30 pm, the Friends of the Florence Community Library is ...

3Dec '14

Young Adult Film Discussion at the Florence Community Library

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

“The YA Explosion” is the focus of the Florence Community Library’s monthly movie discussion on Saturday, December 13 at 1:00 pm.   There has been a boom in movies based on Young Adult literature, with every ...

3Dec '14

Mother/Son Dance and Dinner

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Mothers, treat your little boys and yourself to a night you will ever forget. Join us for our Mother and Son Dance and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23 at the Florence Senior ...

3Dec '14

Mother/Son Dance and Dinner

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Mothers, treat your little boys and yourself to a night you will ever forget. Join us for our Mother and Son Dance and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23 at the Florence Senior ...

3Dec '14

Father/Daughter Dance and Dinner

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Dads, come spend an evening with your daughter(s) at our 6th Annual Father/Daughter Dinner and Dance scheduled for Friday, February 13, 2015.  The event is held at the Florence High School Cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. ...

26Nov '14

Florence FURY to Compete in National Competition

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence FURY Competitive Cheer Program, sponsored by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, competed in the United Sport Association Junior Regional competition on November 22nd.  The FURY won first place in their ...

25Nov '14

Public Hearing on Possible May Election set for December 1st

November 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Public Hearing on Possible May Election set for December 1st

The Florence Town Council is holding the first of two public hearings on Monday, December 1, 2014, regarding a proposed Special Election that would take place on May 19, 2015.  The proposed Special Election would ...

18Nov '14

Coffee Club

November 18th, 2014|Comments Off on Coffee Club

Join us Tuesday, December 2 at 9:30 am for Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy coffee or tea, snacks, and some very interesting conversation.  Christmas will be ...

18Nov '14

Christmas on Main Street

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Make plans to attend Florence Parks and Recreation’s Annual “Christmas on Main Street” event on Friday, December 5th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Beginning at 6:00 p.m., holiday crafts, food vendors, train rides for ...

18Nov '14

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Boo-Yah Bunch, a cheer and dance squad for young children. The Boo-Yah Bunch performs at Junior NBA basketball games at the Florence ...

18Nov '14

Gingerbread House Decorating Night

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Do you want to build a gingerbread house, but don’t have the space? Well, bring your gingerbread house supplies down to the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center, located at 330 N. Pinal Street, and join us ...

13Nov '14

ADOT to hold meetings for North-South Corridor Study in Pinal County

November 13th, 2014|Comments Off on ADOT to hold meetings for North-South Corridor Study in Pinal County

News Provided by Arizona Department of Transportation Next week the Arizona Department of Transportation, in a partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, is hosting a series of public meetings in Pinal County on the North-South ...

11Nov '14

Florence Junior Parada Parade

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Florence Junior Parada Parade on Saturday, November 29th, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  This annual event is the kick-off to the 82nd Annual Florence Junior ...

11Nov '14

30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The sixth oldest community in the state, Florence, Arizona is the site of the 30th Annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   This year’s theme is “The ...

11Nov '14

Bedtime at the Nut House

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites children 6 to 8 years of age and their caregivers to an evening Family Storytime on Tuesday, November 18 at 5:30 pm.  This program is free.  Join Ms. Rita as ...

11Nov '14

Moms’ Hands Adult Craft Program

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

“Moms’ Hands” meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, November 18, from 10:00 am to Noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free Christmas-themed adult-craft program.  Children accompanied by an adult are ...

10Nov '14

Living Legends Men’s Senior Softball Tournament

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

There have been many legends on the ball diamond, from Babe Ruth to Pete Rose, but you or your team can become a Living Legend at the annual Living Legends Senior Softball Tournament in Florence, ...

10Nov '14

Three Local Authors Join a Panel Discussion

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Meet local authors at the library!  On Friday, November 21, at 5:30 pm, the library is hosting a panel discussion featuring three published authors from the Florence area.   Join authors Daniel Pike (“The Wolf of ...

10Nov '14

Registration Now Open for Before and After the Bell Program

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering its popular, Before and After the Bell program at Florence K-8 and Anthem K-8 beginning on January 5, 2015.  Students from kindergarten to 6th grade ...

30Oct '14

Monthly Movies at the Florence Community Library

October 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Monthly Movies at the Florence Community Library

Enjoy a relaxing Saturday at the Florence Community Library with a movie, good company, and even a chance to win prizes, as the library launches its Monthly Movie Magic!  The library is showing a movie ...

24Oct '14

Coffee Club

October 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Join us Tuesday, November 4 at 9:30 am for Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy coffee, or tea, snacks and some very interesting conversations.  Our guest speaker ...

23Oct '14

Town Seeking Candidates to Serve on a Board or Commission

October 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Town Seeking Candidates to Serve on a Board or Commission

The Town of Florence is seeking qualified candidates to serve on a Town of Florence board or commission.  There are openings on six boards or commissions, which include the Arts and Culture Commission, Historic District ...

23Oct '14

Town to Auction Cuen Building

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The Town of Florence is auctioning the property located on a corner lot at 145 North Main Street, otherwise known as the Cuen Building.  The building is an important part of the Florence Historic District.  ...

20Oct '14

Create-a-Costume Halloween Fun

October 20th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites children 6 to 8 years of age and their caregivers to an evening of ‘Family Storytime Halloween’ on Tuesday, October 28 at 5:30 pm.  Join Ms. Rita for some ‘tricks ...

20Oct '14

Groundbreaking for the Library and Recreation Complex

October 20th, 2014|0 Comments

The groundbreaking-ceremony for the future Library and Recreation Complex is scheduled for Thursday, October 30 at 4:00 pm.  The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the site of the future Library and Recreation Complex, located ...

17Oct '14

Padilla Park Dedication and Opening

October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Everyone is invited to downtown Florence on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. for the dedication and opening of the Town’s newest park, Padilla Park.  Padilla Park is located at 77 W. Ruggles Street (behind ...

17Oct '14

Only You Exercise Class

October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce an addition to its evening exercise classes. Join us for a high impact, high intensity, high repetition class where we conduct various exercises using body ...

17Oct '14

Hiking Club is Hiking the Superstition Mountains

October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Gather your family and friends and register for the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Hiking Club.  The first hike this season is Saturday, November 8, 2014 and it starts at the Lost Gold Mine Trailhead ...

9Oct '14

Voters in Annexed Areas Cannot Vote in Town Election

October 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Voters in Annexed Areas Cannot Vote in Town Election

When the Florence Town Council approved the annexations for Magic Ranch, Crestfield Manor, Wildhorse Estates and surrounding areas on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, it was expected that the residents living in these areas would vote ...

7Oct '14

Teen Read Week at the Library

October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites area teens to observe the sixteenth annual Teen Read Week.  Florence joins thousands of other libraries, schools, and bookstores across America who encourages 12 to18 year olds to “Turn Dreams ...

7Oct '14

“Women of the Arizona State Prison” at the Library

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The Florence Community Library invites you to a discussion about some of the infamous women who were incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison in Florence.   On Friday, October 17, at 5:30 pm, join Christine Reid, ...

7Oct '14

Concerts in the Park

October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Head to your favorite local restaurants for takeout, and then join us for some evening entertainment at Padilla Park (440 N. Main St.) for our Concerts in the Park Fall Series. This is a free, ...

7Oct '14

Turkey Cup Adult Kickball Tournament

October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Come out and participate in our fun and wacky Turkey Cup Kickball Tournament. Relive your playground days by getting a team together with your co-workers, friends, or families that includes five males and five females.  ...

7Oct '14

Fire Prevention Tips from the Florence Fire Department

October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

As we move into the winter months, and much cooler weather, all of us will be soon switching our thermostats to heat rather than cool. With that brings a number of hazards and situations that ...

29Sep '14

Town Received Challenge to the Annexations

September 29th, 2014|Comments Off on Town Received Challenge to the Annexations

The Town of Florence received two lawsuits on Friday, September 26, 2014 challenging the two annexations filed by the Town of Florence.  Because the Town received a challenge to the annexations, the annexations are now ...

24Sep '14

Padilla Park History

September 24th, 2014|0 Comments

23Sep '14

Special Town Council Meeting on Home Rule

September 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Special Town Council Meeting on Home Rule

The Town of Florence is holding a special meeting on Monday, October 6th at 5:00pm to discuss the impact of the defeat of Home Rule on the August 26, 2014 election.  The meeting will be ...

23Sep '14

Family Storytime at the Library: Apple Friends

September 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Family Storytime at the Library: Apple Friends

The Florence Community Library invites children 6 to 8 years of age, and their caregivers, to an evening of ‘Family Storytime’ on Tuesday, September 30 at 5:30 pm.  This program is free.  Join Ms. Rita ...

22Sep '14

Moms’ Hands Adult Crafting Class

September 22nd, 2014|Comments Off on Moms’ Hands Adult Crafting Class

Moms’ Hands meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, October 14, from 10:00 am to noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free “Thanksgiving” adult-craft program.  Children who are accompanied by an ...

22Sep '14

Men’s Senior Fall Softball League

September 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for the Fall Senior Men’s Softball League.  Age divisions include 55’s and 70’s divisions. League play is Tuesday mornings at Heritage Park starting on ...

22Sep '14

The Next Movie in the Park is on October 11th

September 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Instead of traveling several miles to view a movie with the family, citizens are invited to come to Little League Park, located at 218 E. 8th Street, on Saturday October 11th at sundown (approximately 7:00 ...

22Sep '14

Iddie Biddie Kiddie Classes Start in October

September 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Calling all children 3 to 5 years old! Come out and participate in Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Iddie Biddie Kiddie Program. For a $25.00 registration fee, children learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, socialization, and ...

22Sep '14

Fright Fest Halloween Carnival

September 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Ghosts, goblins and assorted scary creatures will “haunt” Florence’s Heritage Park from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.  The Florence Parks and Recreation Department presents its Annual “Fright Fest” Halloween Carnival ...

16Sep '14

Walking Club

September 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Enhance your health and make new friends by joining the Main Street Milers Walking Club.  This club is brought to you by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department.  Walking is widely promoted for ...

16Sep '14

Zumba Fitness Classes Start in October

September 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Ditch the workout and join the party! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now offering Zumba Fitness.  Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international ...

15Sep '14

Are Your Car Seats Installed Correctly?

September 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Are Your Car Seats Installed Correctly?

Statistics show that a vast majority of car seats are installed incorrectly.  A study conducted in six states in the U.S., including Arizona, showed that 72.6% of car seats inspected had at least one critical ...

15Sep '14

Workshop on Writing Historical Fiction at the Library

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites all aspiring writers to a special workshop on Friday, September 26, at 5:00 pm.  Learn tips and techniques for writing historical fiction, and take your readers on a trip back ...

10Sep '14

Final Election Results Released by Pinal County

September 10th, 2014|Comments Off on Final Election Results Released by Pinal County

The final results of the August 26, 2014 Town of Florence election are now available from Pinal County.  Of the 4,176 registered voters, 1,505 votes were cast in the 2014 Town of Florence Primary Election. ...

8Sep '14

Men’s Softball Tournament Fundraiser

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The Florence Police Department is hosting a Men’s Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 18th at 9:00am.  This event is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run activities to raise funds for the 2014 Special Olympics ...

8Sep '14

Fall Fun

September 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Elementary-aged children now have more to do than just sit around the house during fall break.  The Florence Parks and Recreation Department has organized a Fall Fun program, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to ...

8Sep '14

Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League

September 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Jump ball! The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the Junior NBA Youth Basketball League.  Registration is open through October 10 and is accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 ...

8Sep '14

Movies in the Park

September 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Instead of traveling several miles to view a movie with the family, citizens are invited to come to Little League Park on Saturday, September 20th, and Saturday October 11th, at sundown (approximately 7:00 pm) to ...

29Aug '14

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

August 29th, 2014|0 Comments

“Moms’ Hands” will meet at the Florence Community Library Tuesday, September 9, from 10:00 am to noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Kaylon for this free multi-generational adult craft program.  Children, accompanied by an adult, ...

29Aug '14

Family Storytime

August 29th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers for a half-hour of stories, finger plays and fun!  Come join Ms. Rita for Family Storytime Wednesdays at 10:00 am.  This month’s theme ...

29Aug '14

Kayak the Salt River

August 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Join Florence Parks and Recreation Department on another kayaking trip down the Salt River on Saturday, September 27.  See wild horses, deer, great blue heron, osprey, bald eagles, and other wildlife on this scenic two ...

19Aug '14

Teddy Bear Picnic

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The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages, along with their caregivers and teddy bears, to the end of summer “Teddy Bear Picnic” on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:30 pm.  This program is free.  ...

19Aug '14

Tumbling Toddlers

August 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a new class just for three to five year olds.  Sign-up you kids today for Tumbling Toddlers.  This class is perfect for children ...

19Aug '14

Butts & Guts Exercise Class

August 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the return of its evening exercise classes. While it has been proven that spot reducing is not possible, you can perform a variety of exercises ...

19Aug '14

Adult Self-Defense Class

August 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a new class teaching real world self-protection for adults only. Through the use of basic karate with a mix of stand-up and ground ...

12Aug '14

Letter from Town Manager Charles Montoya

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Dear Florence Resident – I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself and talk about the planned construction of a library, aquatic center, and recreational facilities. My name is Charles and I ...

12Aug '14

Letter from Town Manager Charles Montoya

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Dear Florence Resident – I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself and talk about the planned construction of a library, aquatic center, and recreational facilities. My name is Charles and I ...

12Aug '14

Florence Named Top City “On the Rise” in Arizona

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Florence, Arizona is the number one city “On the Rise” in Arizona, according to NerdWallet.   According to their website (nerdwallet.com), “Florence topped our list for its broad-based strength across a variety of economic indicators.  From ...

12Aug '14

NFL Punt Pass & Kick Competition

August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Young football fans have an opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Heritage Park on Monday, August 18, 2014. ...

8Aug '14

Residents Needed to Help FPD Fight Crime

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The Town of Florence is looking for people to assist the Florence Police Department with lowering crime in their neighborhoods by being a watchful eye and reporting suspicious activity.  If this sounds like something that ...

5Aug '14

Prop 400 is on the Ballot on August 26th

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The Town of Florence primary election is on August 26th.  In addition to filling 3 Town Council seats, the voters will be asked if Florence’s local home rule option (Prop 400) should be approved for ...

5Aug '14

Printing in 3-D Workshop at the Library

August 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library Friday, August 15 at 1:00 pm for a hands-on look at “Printing in 3-D!”  3-D printing, which manufactures create a 3-dimensional object of almost any shape, has become a ...

29Jul '14

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

July 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Join Ms. Rita and lead “mom” Kaylon Horn on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:00 am for “Moms’ Hands.” Hosted by the Florence Community Library, “Moms’ Hands” is a supplement to Family Storytime/Crafts.  This free multi-generational ...

28Jul '14

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the Boo-Yah Bunch, a cheer and dance squad for young children from ages 5 to 13 years old.  Boo-Yah Bunch performs at ...

28Jul '14

Coffee Club

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Start your day with good conversation and coffee and join us Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 am for Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy coffee (iced tea ...

28Jul '14

Insomniac All-Night Co-Ed Softball Tournament

July 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Play all night at the 11th Annual Insomniac Co-ed Softball Tournament. This double elimination softball tournament, presented by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department, is scheduled for Saturday, September 6 at Heritage Park.   Males hit ...

22Jul '14

As Seen on Pinterest Crafting Class

July 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

If you are interested in creative crafting, the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department has the ideal class for you: “As Seen on Pinterest” is held on the second Thursday of every other month.   ...

14Jul '14

Youth Flag Football League

July 14th, 2014|0 Comments

The cool fall air is near and this signals the beginning of the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s Jr. NFL Youth Flag Football League.   Boys and girls ages 6 to 8 years of age can ...

14Jul '14

Arcel E. Lopez is the Top Children’s Reader for 2014

July 14th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library closed out its 2014 Arizona Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” with Professional Hypnotist Paul Watson.  Patrons came out and enjoyed an evening of hypnosis, comedy, and a little bit of ...

8Jul '14

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

July 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Calling all children 3 to 5 years old! Come out and participate in our Iddie Biddie Kiddie Program. For a $25.00 registration fee, toddlers learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, socialization, and many other fun and ...

7Jul '14

Opportunities to Comment on Library and Recreation Complex

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The Town of Florence is hosting several Open Houses to preview conceptual designs and solicit feedback from the public on the planned library and recreation complex.   The new facilities will consist of a library, aquatic ...

24Jun '14

Fourth of July Freedom Fest Celebration

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This year’s Freedom Fest 4th of July Celebration offers a wide range of entertainment for all ages.  Presented by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, the event includes free swimming, prizes and contests ...

23Jun '14

Coffee Club

June 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Join us Tuesday, July 1 at 9:30 am for Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy coffee (iced tea if you prefer), a snack, and good conversation.  We ...

20Jun '14

Last Week of the Summer Reading Program at the Library

June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

“Fizz! Boom! Read!” enters its final week of activities at the Florence Community Library, showcasing a science theme.  Reading logs are due no later than Friday, June 27.  Every participant who registered for the Summer ...

14Jun '14

Activities at the Florence Community Library

June 14th, 2014|0 Comments

This is the third week of activities for the Summer Reading Program.  This week at the library, we discover and explore music.  On Monday, June 16th, the third set of trivia handouts will be available ...

13Jun '14

Shuttle Service at the 4th of July

June 13th, 2014|0 Comments

To ease congestion during the 4th of July Freedom Fest Celebration on Friday, July 4th at Heritage Park, the Holiday Inn Express is offering shuttle service from its parking lot to the event.   The shuttle ...

13Jun '14

Tubing the Salt River

June 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The National Recreation and Park Association proclaimed July as “Parks and Recreation month.” This year’s theme is “Out is In.” Go outside and get involved with your community through parks and recreation.  To celebrate “Out ...

13Jun '14

Town Council to Consider Proposed Property Tax Levy

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The Town Council will consider a proposed 1.5% increase in primary property tax that the Town of Florence collects at the Town Council meeting on Monday, July 7th.  The meeting starts at 6:00pm and is ...

12Jun '14

Parks and Library Advisory Boards Approve Library and Aquatic Center Project

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On Tuesday, June 10th at 6:00pm, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Library Advisory Board met at a joint meeting to discuss the construction of municipal facilities, including a library and aquatic center. ...

9Jun '14

Freedom Fest Horseshoe Tournament

June 9th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Horseshoe Tournament on Friday, July 4th. This double elimination tournament is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm at Heritage Park during the 4th ...

9Jun '14

Freedom Fest Cornhole Tournament

June 9th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is hosting the annual Cornhole Tournament, as part of the 4th of July Freedom Fest celebration, on Friday, July 4, at Heritage Park from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.  The fee for a ...

6Jun '14

Council to Discuss Business Friendly Practices

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The Florence Town Council is hosting a work session on Monday, June 16th at 6:00pm to discuss potential changes to the Town Code to enhance opportunities for businesses in downtown Florence.  Specifically, the Town Council ...

6Jun '14

Anthem Police Substation is Open

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The police substation located in Fire Station #2 on Hunt Highway will be in operation on Monday, June 9th.   Front desk personnel at the substation will assist the public during normal business hours, Monday through ...

5Jun '14

Public Invited to Comment on Development of Library and Aquatic Center

June 5th, 2014|0 Comments

There are two opportunities for the public to learn more about and comment on the development of a new aquatic center and library at two upcoming meetings.   On Tuesday, June 10th at 6:00pm, a joint ...

3Jun '14

Theft at Concession Stand Wipes Out Little League Funds

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The concession stand at Heritage Park was broken into and approximately $1,000 worth of food and beverage items was stolen.   The items stolen belonged to the Florence Little League.  The items were going to be ...

3Jun '14

Florence Heights Drive Closed on Thursday During Construction

June 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

On Thursday, June 5, Florence Heights Drive will be closed to thru traffic while construction crews initiate a surface treatment to the pavement.     As part of the surface treatment, cracks in the pavement are ...

3Jun '14

Mounted Posse Hosting a Beer Garden on 4th of July

June 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is planning another memorable day of fun, fireworks and entertainment for our annual 4th of July Freedom Fest celebration on Friday, July 4th.  One of the more notable additions ...

2Jun '14

16th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

June 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its 16th annual Co-ed Mud Volleyball Tournament on Friday, July 4th. This double elimination tournament begins at 3:00pm at Heritage Park during our annual 4th ...

2Jun '14

The Florence Community Pool is Now Open

June 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Cool off this summer at the Florence Community Pool, located on the Florence High School campus at 1000 S. Willow Street. The pool is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 4:00pm, through Saturday, July ...

30May '14

More Summer Reading Program Activities at the Library

May 30th, 2014|0 Comments

“Fizz! Boom! Read” will continue at the Florence Community Library.  The second week of activities will continue to focus on science.   On Monday, June 9th, the second set of trivia handouts are available for children ...

30May '14

“The Poe Experience” at the Florence Community Library

May 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Enjoy Friday the 13th with a dramatic performance of three Edgar Allen Poe classics at the Florence Community Library.   On Friday, June 13 at 5:30 pm, the library will host the Arizona Curriculum Theater’s “The ...

28May '14

There’s Still Time to Comment on ADOT’s Passenger Rail Corridor Study

May 28th, 2014|0 Comments

It’s a concept that’s got a lot of people talking: a passenger rail system that could carry travelers and commuters between Phoenix and Tucson. The Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding the residents and businesses ...

27May '14

Summer Reading Program Events

May 27th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library will host Kevin Manning, Astronomer, as he presents “Look Up to the Stars” on Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Enjoy “Astronomy ...

16May '14

Summer Reading Program

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

“Have a Blast” with the Florence Community Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program!  Registration begins Tuesday, May 27.  Families and their caregivers are strongly encouraged to come to the library and register their children and teens.  ...

16May '14

Water Walking

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

As part of its ongoing desire to provide a variety of water-related programs for teens and adults this summer, the Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Shallow Water Walking class.  Water walking is ...

16May '14

Adult Lap Swim

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

What better way to end a stressful work day this summer than with a refreshing workout at the Florence Community Pool?  Adult Lap Swim, offered by the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department, is ...

16May '14

As Seen on Pinterest Crafting Class

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

If you are interested in creative crafting, the Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department has the ideal class for you: “As Seen on Pinterest” is held on the second Thursday of every other month.   ...

16May '14

Men’s and Co-ed Summer Softball Leagues

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting team registrations for the Summer Men’s and Co-ed Softball Leagues. Get your team together and enjoy the summer with one of our softball leagues.  The ...

16May '14

Summer Kickoff

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

To celebrate the end of the school year, the Florence Parks and Recreation Department presents the Summer Kickoff Pool Party on Thursday, May 29th.  Join us at the Florence Community Pool from 2:00 pm to ...

13May '14

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest

May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The Fourth of July “Freedom Fest” is rapidly approaching.  This year’s celebration event is on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Heritage Park.  The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is planning another memorable day of fun, ...

13May '14

Summer Field Trips for the Kids

May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade to the following trips this summer:   AZ Ice: Friday June 6, 2014 Fee: $10.00 per child ...

1May '14

Valley Metro and MAG Launch Southeast Valley Transit System Study

May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

News Provided by Valley Metro Valley Metro and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) are jointly conducting the Southeast Valley Transit System Study, which will evaluate the existing transit system and needs of the community ...

1May '14

Valley Metro and MAG Launch Southeast Valley Transit System Study

May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

News Provided by Valley Metro Valley Metro and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) are jointly conducting the Southeast Valley Transit System Study, which will evaluate the existing transit system and needs of the community ...

1May '14

Florence Recognized for Exemplary Urban Forest Management

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On behalf of the Town of Florence, John Nixon, Recreation Coordinator, accepted a Certificate of Recognition from Scott Hunt, State Forester, representing the State of Arizona Department of Forestry.  Florence was recognized for our eighth ...

29Apr '14

Coffee Club

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Start off your day with good conversation and coffee and join us on Tuesday, May 6 at 9:30 am for the Coffee Club at the Florence Community Library.  We’ll sit around the table and enjoy ...

29Apr '14

Summer Kids Club

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The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its Summer Kids Club. Summer Kids Club provides a fun, safe and invigorating place for children to enjoy during the day while ...

29Apr '14

Kayak the Salt River

April 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Join us on our first annual kayaking trip down the Salt River. See wild horses, deer, great blue heron, osprey, bald eagles, and other wildlife on this scenic two hour, 5.5 mile paddle.  Kayaks, paddles, ...

29Apr '14

Playground Ribbon Cutting on May 10th

April 29th, 2014|0 Comments

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to open Florence’s new playground at Main Street Park on Saturday, May 10th at 9:00 am. The new playground is located on the south end ...

19Apr '14

Men’s Summer Basketball League

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Basketball players 18 and older are encouraged to lace up those sneakers and hit the basketball court this summer!  The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the Men’s Summer ...

18Apr '14

Harkins Summer Movie Fun

April 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Escape the heat and join us for the Harkins Summer Movie Fun Program. Every Thursday during summer intersession we will be traveling to the Harkins Theatre at the Casa Grande Promenade to watch some of ...

18Apr '14

Mother and Daughter Tiara and Tea Party

April 18th, 2014|0 Comments

The Mother and Daughter Tiara and Tea Party is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Mothers and daughters will enjoy a special evening filled with memorable activities including dance, music ...

18Apr '14

Fire Code Regulations

April 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Florence Fire Code Regulations FFD Acceptance Testing 13D & 13R 2014-012 FFD Change of Occupancy 2014-001 FFD Cluster Home Sprinkler Requirements 2014-013 FFD Construction, Alteration, Demolition 2014-014 FFD Detached Canopies 2014-018 FFD Fire Alarms 2014-009 ...

17Apr '14

Fire Documents

April 17th, 2014|0 Comments

TOWN OF FLORENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT Forms/Documents/Permits   The Directory is generally organized under the following headings:   General Fire Prevention Fire Code Hazardous Materials Fire Inspections Permits {tabs type=tabs}{tab title=General} Fire Medical Records Request Commercial ...

17Apr '14

Fire Documents Non tab layout LIVE

April 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Documents/Permits        General Fire Medical Records Request Commercial Records Request Form Records Request FAQ Fire Prevention Business Operations & Storage Disclosure Fire Riser and FDC Signage Fire Sprinkler Typical Rendering Residential Fire Sprinklers ...

12Apr '14

Children’s Day/Book Day

April 12th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites families to Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day (Celebramos El día de los niños, El día de los libros), on Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm.   Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Gloria ...

12Apr '14

17th Annual Bookmark Design Contest Winners

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The Florence Community Library thanks all of the librarians, teachers, and students who participated in this year’s 17th Annual Bookmark Design Contest.  The winners and their families were honored at the Bookmarks Awards Ceremony on ...

11Apr '14

Ancient Southwestern Astronomy at the Library

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Long before Europeans came to the southwest, Native American tribes in Arizona had their own techniques for studying the stars and predicting the seasons.  On Friday, April 25, at 5:30 pm, the Friends of the ...

11Apr '14

For Your Abs Only

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Looking for abs of steel?  Come join the For Your Abs Only exercise class offered by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department.  This class is a hit ‘em hard abdominal workout firming up the transverse, ...

11Apr '14

Florence Sharks Swim Team

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the Florence Sharks Swim Team. Enjoy this recreational and competitive team for boys and girls ages 5 to 18 and compete against ...

11Apr '14

Children’s Day/Book Day

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites families to Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day (Celebramos El día de los niños, El día de los libros), on Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm. Join Ms. Rita and Ms. Gloria ...

8Apr '14

Registration is Open for Iddie Biddie Kiddies

April 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Calling all children 3 to 5 years old! Come out and participate in our Iddie Biddie Kiddie Program. For only a $25.00 registration fee, learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and socialization along with many other ...

4Apr '14

Adult Self-Defense Class

April 4th, 2014|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department is excited to offer a new class for adults only that teaches real world self-protection. Through the use of basic karate, with a mix of stand-up and ...

4Apr '14

“Just Kicking It” Adult Co-Ed Kickball Tournament

April 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Come out and participate in the Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s first Adult Kickball Tournament. This double elimination tournament will be held on Friday, May 9 at Heritage Park.  The registration fee is $50 per ...

2Apr '14

9th Annual Pooch Party Contest Results

April 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Dog owners and their pets enjoyed last Saturday’s 9Th Annual Pooch Party at the “Central Bark” park.  The Florence Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Pinal County Animal Care and Control to offer dog licensing ...

27Mar '14

Town Council Discusses Details of Possible Purchase of Johnson Utilities

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At a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, the Florence Town Council discussed the terms of the possible purchase of Johnson Utilities.  The purchase price of $121M was discussed, as well as how the ...

25Mar '14

Records Request FAQ

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FLORENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE PREVENTION DEPARTMENT         Records Request Frequently Asked Questions A.R.S. §. 39-121.03 requires a “public body” maintain public records and make them available for examination or copying during regular ...

25Mar '14

Meet Author Mike Giglio at the Florence Community Library

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The Florence Community Library is excited to host Author Mike Giglio, on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 pm.  Mr. Giglio is one of three 2014 ONEBOOKAZ eBook Contest winners.  He was chosen as the winner ...

24Mar '14

Easter Eggstravaganza

March 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Gather up the kids and head to Heritage Park on Friday April 18th for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza event. The event runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.   Several activities are offered at the Eggstravaganza, ...

24Mar '14