News Archives 2016-11-15T11:18:56+00:00

News Archive

7Dec '17

Ugly Sweater Contest

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

What is the holiday season without an Ugly Sweater Contest? Dorothy Nolan Senior Center staff are upholding this holiday tradition by offering its own, Ugly Sweater Contest on Thursday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. The ...

7Dec '17

CPR Class Registration Open

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Life is unpredictable and one way to prepare for its uncertainties, is to learn life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Through the recreation division of Florence Community Services Department, a series of CPR classes are offered in ...

7Dec '17

Winter Pickleball Classes – 2018

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Those who have a New Year’s Resolution to learn a new sport or hobby, should register for January’s Winter Pickleball Lessons. Four weekly classes on January 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9:00 a.m. to ...

7Dec '17

Zumba Fitness Classes Starting

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

January is a popular month for New Year’s Resolutions and one of the most common resolutions, is to improve health and fitness. The recreation division of Florence Community Services is here to help. The popular ...

7Dec '17

Registration Open for Adult Pickleball League

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Community Services Department is accepting registration for its winter Adult Pickleball League which begins in January. Pickleball can be described as playing tennis on a badminton-sized court. The senior co-ed division will play games ...

30Nov '17

Second Annual Holiday Hoedown

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The second annual Holiday Hoedown is Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Library and Community Center. Designed for seniors, 55 years and older, the free event includes music, dancing, food ...

30Nov '17

Munch and Music at Padilla Park

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Mid-day concerts continue at Padilla Park on Wednesday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The monthly concerts, titled Munch and Music are presented by the recreation division of Florence Community Services. The next ...

30Nov '17

Youth Soccer League Registration Open

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Youth Soccer is just around the corner and registration is now open for the league. Designed for youth nine to 14 years old, league play begins in February at the Florence Aquatic Center Multi-Purpose Fields. ...

30Nov '17

Lil’ Tykes T-Ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball Registration

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Registration is now open for the Lil’ Tykes T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball League, presented by the recreation division of Florence Community Services. Children from ages three years old on up to eight years old ...

30Nov '17

Mother/Son Dance and Dinner

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

It will soon be time for the fourth annual Mother and Son Dance and Dinner on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Florence Library and Community Center. The event, presented by the recreation division of ...

29Nov '17

Leather-Stamping Workshop at the Library: Wednesday, Dec. 13

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Learn the basics of stamping designs into leather at the Florence Community Library!   The library will host a leather-stamping workshop Wednesday, December 13, at 5:30 pm.  Jim Augustson, of Tandy Leather Factory, will share ...

29Nov '17

Hospice of the Valley Lecture at the library: Tuesday, Dec. 12

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Hospice of the Valley lecture series continues at the Florence Community Library.  Come to the library Tuesday, December 12 at 3:00 pm for the presentation, How to Talk to Your Doctor, focusing on the ...

29Nov '17

December Library Movie – Film Biographies: Saturday, Dec. 9

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s December movie discussion will focus on film biographies.  Come to the library Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 pm for a brief presentation, followed by a free showing of a recent movie ...

29Nov '17

3D Printer Class at the Library: Thursday, Dec. 7

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library on Thursday, December 7 at 2:00 pm for a discussion and demonstration of 3D printing!   3D printers, which manufacture 3-dimensional objects of almost any shape, have become prominent ...

27Nov '17

Cowpokes, Crooks and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Historical Presentation

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Our state has been the setting for countless movies over the years, featuring such stars as Steve McQueen, Tyrone Power, Tom Mix, Maureen O’Hara, Katy Jurado and John Wayne. Everyone is invited to hear the ...

27Nov '17

Gaslight Music Hall Trip (Oro Valley)

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Register now for an evening of dancing and music at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley. This hall has great music and a delicious menu (dinner available at participant’s cost). The van leaves the ...

27Nov '17

Tiny Tot Olympics

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The 23rd Winter Olympics are next year on February 9th through the 25th in South Korea. To help recognize and celebrate this worldly event, Florence Community Services Department has partnered with the University of Arizona ...

22Nov '17

Roadwork Scheduled for Main Street Improves Safety

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Construction crews are working on the section of North Main Street, between 6th Street and 8th Street, starting at 7:00am on Wednesday, November 29th.  A void beneath the street has formed, and although it’s not ...

20Nov '17

Voter Approved Pinal Regional Transportation Plan & Half Cent Sales Tax – Next Steps

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

On November 7th, 2017, Pinal County Voters approved a 20-year Regional Transportation Plan and a half-cent sales tax dedicated to funding the Plan. Andy Smith, Public Works Principal Planner, has been appointed by the Pinal ...

16Nov '17

Aquatics Job Fair and Open House

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Teens and young adults are invited to attend the Aquatics Job Fair on Wednesday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Florence Community Center.In addition to employing a pool manager, head guards, ...

15Nov '17

Public comment period begins today for North-South Corridor environmental study

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

  News Provided by Arizona Department of Transportation:      Tell us what you think about the newest proposed alternative corridor options   As the North-South Corridor environmental study progresses with some changes to the ...

9Nov '17

“Get Organized!” at the Library: Thursday, November 16

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“Got clutter? Overwhelmed and stressed? Tired of the mess?” Address these questions and more on Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 pm, as the Florence Community Library hosts professional organizer Andrea Brundage.   Join Brundage, of ...

9Nov '17

Hospice of the Valley Lecture at the Library: Tuesday, November 14

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s Hospice of the Valley lecture series continues Tuesday, November 14 at 3:00 pm.   November’s topic is Coping with Grief Over the Holidays.  The discussion will focus on the unique challenges ...

9Nov '17

Adopt a Storefront

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The recreation division of Florence Community Services and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce have partnered to organize “Adopt a Storefront” program. Business owners, non-profit organizations, family owners, or anyone interested but not located on ...

9Nov '17

Home Tour Volunteers Needed

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Local ambassadors are needed for next year’s Florence Historic Home Tour. The 33rd annual event, showcasing historic homes in our community is on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts at ...

2Nov '17

Create a Box Pony or Box Bull

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Arts and Culture Commission invites kids to be involved in the annual Junior Parada Parade on Saturday, November 25th in downtown Florence. The commission is presenting a Decorate a Box Pony or Box Bull ...

2Nov '17

Arts and Culture Commission’s Open Studio

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Thanks to a partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., which created the Suter House Enrichment Academy, the artist Open Studio is available every first ...

2Nov '17

Saturday Drum Circle

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

A recent partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., has created a monthly Drum Circle, held the fourth Saturday of each month through May 26, ...

2Nov '17

Junior Parada Parade and Rodeo

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Tradition is alive and well in Florence when it’s time again for the annual Junior Parada Parade and Rodeo on Saturday, November 25th. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on historic downtown Main Street and ...

2Nov '17

Christmas on Main

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Imagine Historic Main Street filled with holiday cheer and bright lights. It will happen at the annual Christmas on Main on Friday, December 1, 2017.The event, presented by the recreation division of Florence Community Services, ...

2Nov '17

Breakfast with Santa

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

While Santa Claus will be busy during the upcoming holiday season, he has agreed to visit Florence and participate in the first annual, Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2nd.  The recreation division of Florence Community ...

2Nov '17

USS Indianapolis documentary + Q & A at the Library: Saturday, Nov. 11

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 pm, the Florence Community Library will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a screening of the documentary, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy. Experience the story of the worst sea disaster in US Navy ...

1Nov '17

Town Seeking Candidates to Serve on a Board or Commission

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence is seeking qualified applicants to serve their community.  People interested in donating their time and expertise can apply for a seat on a Town of Florence board or commission.   Arts ...

1Nov '17

Library Tech Class: eBooks and Digital Downloads – Thursday, Nov. 9

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Come to the library Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 pm to learn how to use the library's eBooks and other electronic resources!   Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 pm, patrons will have the opportunity to ...

1Nov '17

Innovation Pavilion secures new municipal and county partnerships in Arizona

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

News Provided by Innovation Pavilion:      Denver South-based entrepreneurial ecosystem Innovation Pavilion (IP) recently finalized a key partnership with Pinal County and Town of Florence in Arizona. Per the development agreement signed by the ...

30Oct '17

Library Closed from 11 am – 1 pm on Halloween

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library will be closed from 11 am – 1 pm on Tuesday, October 31.  The Town will be holding a Halloween Bash for all staff, so the library will be unavailable to ...

26Oct '17

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Many people have taken advantage of the Durable Medical Equipment Loan program offered by Florence Community Services Department. Items such as wheelchairs, rolling walkers and other such equipment may be checked out at the Florence ...

24Oct '17

Pony Express Rides Through Florence

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The discovery of gold followed by California statehood in 1850, created a need for quicker mail to the growing western state. California’s population swelled to over 380,000 people making a new form of communication critical ...

24Oct '17

Library Book Club: Wednesday, November 1

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites you to its next Book Club meeting!   Come to the library Wednesday, November 1, at 6:00 pm, for lively discussion with a friendly group of readers!  Alice Hoffman’s The ...

16Oct '17

Fall Pickle Ball Classes

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall Pickle Ball Lessons will be offered in three upcoming sessions consisting of four weekly classes each. The first is the fall session on November 7, 14, 21 and 28. The classes, offered by the ...

16Oct '17

“Junk Lady” Craft at the Library: Thursday, October 26

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites you to a fun FREE workshop with artist Shari Keith, aka The Junk Lady!   Join us Thursday, October 26, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, as teaching artist Shari ...

12Oct '17

Florence Teen Council’s Haunted House

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Halloween just wouldn’t be complete without a trip through a spooky Haunted House. Florence Community Services, Florence Teen Council and the American Legion Lady Auxiliary have partnered to present the first, Florence Asylum Haunted House. ...

12Oct '17

Historical Lectures Return – Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The first of five intriguing historical lectures is on Wednesday, November 8th at the Library and Community Center. The recreation division of Florence Community Services Department, in partnership with Az Humanities will present Wild, Weird, ...

12Oct '17

Munch and Music – November

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The next mid-day concert at Padilla Park is on Wednesday, November 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The series of monthly concerts, presented by the recreation division of Florence Community Services, are free and ...

12Oct '17

International Wildlife Museum Trip – Dorothy Nolan Senior Center

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Those seniors who choose to go on the Tucson International Wildlife Museum day trip, will see over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the world. Conservation, education and preservation are the emphasis ...

12Oct '17

Complimentary Meal at Dorothy Nolan Senior Center

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Military veterans are invited to the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center to enjoy a free lunch on Thursday, November 9th. The center, in appreciation to our veterans, will serve a complimentary delicious spaghetti and salad lunch ...

11Oct '17

October Library Movie: Saturday, October 21

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

With Halloween fast approaching, the Florence Community Library’s October film discussion will focus on the history of monsters in the movies!   Join us at the library on Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 pm.  We ...

28Sep '17

Park Over-Seeding Schedule

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Now that the cooler fall temperatures have arrived, Florence Community Services parks staff is over-seeding areas of the Town’s parks to create lush, green grass during the winter months. Work begins weeks before the closure ...

28Sep '17

Before and After the Bell Resumes

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Now that the fall intersession is over, the popular recreation program, Before and After the Bell has resumed. Presented by Florence Community Services Department, the program is held Mondays through Fridays at Florence K-8 and ...

28Sep '17

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Community Services, the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center and the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens have teamed up to offer Medicare counseling on Thursday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This counseling coincides ...

28Sep '17

Hooping at Heritage – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Heritage Park is the location of the Hooping at Heritage 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, November 3, 2017. The tournament, presented by Florence Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions for boys and girls. ...

28Sep '17

Halloween’s Fright Fest

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The annual Halloween Fright Fest, presented by Florence Community Services Department, is taking on a new look this October. Years past, the event was held at Little League Park prior to its most recent location ...

27Sep '17

Library Tech Class: Digitization Station – Thursday, Oct. 12

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Come to the library Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 pm to learn how to use the library’s self-service digitization station! The Florence Community Library is one of several Pinal County libraries now offering a grant-funded ...

27Sep '17

Hospice of the Valley Talk at the Library: Tuesday, Oct. 10

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

If you are struggling with the illness or passing of a loved one, or if you are interested in topics related to aging and to quality end-of-life care, then you may want to come to ...

26Sep '17

Arizona State Parks Wins Gold Medal for Best in the Nation

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Arizona State Parks and Trails today won the Gold Medal for best managed state park system in the nation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The award was announced during the national NRPA ...

22Sep '17

Library Book Club Resumes

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Book Club returns to the Florence Community Library, starting Wednesday, October 4, at 6:00 pm!   Come to the monthly book club to enjoy discussion of a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. At the ...

22Sep '17

October Library Programs

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Monthly adult-focused programs return to the Florence Community Library, starting October 2017!   Fall/Winter programming is set to resume at the library, with a variety of activities to keep adults occupied.  Some of the monthly ...

21Sep '17

Partnership Creates Open Studio

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

A unique opportunity begins next month at the Suter House located at 270 N. Pinal Street. A recent partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., ...

21Sep '17

Zumba Fitness Classes Continuing

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Zumba Fitness Classes are scheduled every Tuesday through October 24 at the Florence Library and Community Center. The classes, designed for ages 16 and up are presented by Florence Community Services Department and run from ...

21Sep '17

Kids Kite Festival

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

A seemingly long-lost art with today’s youth, is kite flying. Previous youthful generations made kite flying a regular weekend activity along with riding bikes and playing hide-and-seek. The Town of Florence Community Services Department and ...

14Sep '17

Are Your Car Seats Installed Correctly?

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Police Department is hosting a car seat event on Monday, September 18 at the Anthem Parkside Community Center from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Bring your car and car seats to this event ...

14Sep '17

Work on New Traffic Signal on Hwy 79 to be Completed on Wednesday

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

ADOT will complete the installation of the new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 79 and Diversion Dam Road on Tuesday, September 19th. The final steps include the striping of lanes in both directions ...

13Sep '17

Library Intersession Programs: September 22 – October 6

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall Intersession is almost here, and the Florence Community Library will offer daily activities to entertain kids and teens during the school break! Come to the library between September 22 and October 6 for a ...

12Sep '17

Propositions 416 and 417 Discussed at Open House

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (PRTA) is hosting an open house in Florence on Wednesday, September 13th from 5:00 pm to 6:30pm at the Florence Library and Community Center.   Information will be presented on Propositions ...

7Sep '17

Register Now for Lil Tykes Kickball

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Children three to five years old are encouraged to participate in the Lil Tykes Kickball League presented by Florence Community Services Department. Games will be played on Saturday mornings beginning November 11th. Residents pay only ...

7Sep '17

Movie in the Park – Smurfs: The Lost Village

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Make your plans now to attend the next Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017. A giant inflatable screen will take over the multi-purpose fields at the Florence Aquatic Center at 174 W. ...

5Sep '17

Construction at HWY 79 and Diversion Dam Road to Cause Traffic Delays

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is placing signal poles at the intersection of Highway 79 and Diversion Dam Road beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, September 7th, with work possibly continuing through Friday, September 8th. ...

31Aug '17

Fall Intersession

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Just when it seems that school started, fall intersession is only a few weeks away which signals the beginning of Fall Fun, a recreation program offered over the break. The program, presented by Florence Community ...

31Aug '17

Registration Open for Adult Pickleball League

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Community Services Department is accepting registration for its new Adult Pickleball League which begins in October. Pickleball can be described as playing tennis on a badminton-sized court. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings ...

31Aug '17

Registration Open for Junior NBA Youth Basketball League

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Community Services Department is accepting registration for its Junior NBA Youth and Teen Basketball League which begins in November. Boys and girls ages five to 14 years old are eligible to play in this ...

30Aug '17

Family Storytime Returns to the Library, Starting Wednesday, Sept. 13!

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Family Storytime returns to the Florence Community Library!   Starting Wednesday, September 13, children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to Storytime every Wednesday at 10 am. Join Miss Gloria for thirty minutes ...

30Aug '17

Kaleidoscope Craft at the Library: Wednesday, September 6

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The library will hold a Craft for all ages during the Florence Unified School District’s Early Release Day!   Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to the library on Wednesday, September 6 ...

30Aug '17

September Library Movie: Saturday, September 9

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Everybody loves to laugh, and everybody loves movies that make them laugh. Come to the Florence Community Library’s monthly movie discussion on Saturday, September 9, at 1:00 pm, as we look at the history of ...

25Aug '17

Dog Park Grant Awarded

August 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence received a $10,000 grant for improvements to the Central Bark Park.  PetSafe, a pet distribution company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee sponsors the annual grant program titled, Bark for Your Park grant ...

24Aug '17

Zumba Fitness Classes Starting

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The ever-popular Zumba Fitness Classes are starting in September at the Florence Library and Community Center. The classes, presented by Florence Community Services Department will be held Tuesdays beginning September 5th through October 24th from ...

24Aug '17

Get Out and Play

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall Intersession will soon be here and Florence Community Services Department has planned an athletic program for children four to 13 years old. Get out and Play Mini Sports Camps will be held Tuesdays through ...

22Aug '17

November 16th workshop “Get Organized: Right Sizing and Simplifying Your Life” at the Library with Andrea Brundage.

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

“Got clutter? Overwhelmed and stressed? Tired of the mess?” These are the questions at the top of professional organizer Andrea Brundage’s workshop, “Get Organized: Right Sizing and Simplifying Your Life.” Join us Thursday, November 16th ...

21Aug '17

Home Tour Volunteers Needed

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Are you interested in history? Do you want to know more about Florence? If so, the Town of Florence and Home Tour Committee are seeking volunteers for the 33rd Annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, ...

17Aug '17

Make a Difference Day Volunteers Needed

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence will join hundreds of other communities on Saturday, October 28 by participating in the national Make a Difference Day. In its 26th year, Make a Difference Day unites volunteers and communities ...

17Aug '17

Teen Swim Night

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The final Teen Swim Night for the summer is Friday, August 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Florence Aquatic Center.   Teens 13 to 17 years old will be admitted free to enjoy ...

16Aug '17

Library Collection Unharmed by Storm Damage

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library's collection of books and other lending materials remains intact! Though the library is currently closed for repairs after damage from the storm this past weekend, damage was largely confined to the front ...

14Aug '17

ADOT to Improve Intersection at Hwy 79 and Hwy 79B

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

ADOT is improving the intersection of Highway 79 and Highway 79B, just south of Florence.  The work performed includes the elimination of the existing one-way southbound transition lane onto Highway 79 and combining both directions ...

14Aug '17

Library Closed Due to Water Damage

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Due to storm damage over the weekend, the Florence Library and Community Center is closed until repairs are made.  We are hoping to reopen the library on Friday, August 18th. We expect the multipurpose rooms ...

9Aug '17

CFD No. 2 Community Meeting Scheduled for August 17th

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The public is invited to a public meeting at the Sun City Ballroom at Sun City on Thursday, August 17th at 2:30pm to learn more about community facility districts (CFD) and the annual consideration by ...

9Aug '17

CFD No. 2 District Board to Meet on August 21st

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The District Board for CFD No. 2 is holding its annual meeting on August 21st at 6:00pm to consider the issuance of approximately $2M in general obligation bonds to pay for infrastructure improvements in CFD ...

9Aug '17

Eclipse Viewing at the Library: Monday, Aug. 21

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Monday, August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years! Join us at the Florence Community Library on August 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, for a viewing ...

3Aug '17

Superstition Mall Day Trip – Dorothy Nolan Senior Center

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Staff at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center are offering a day trip to the Superstition Springs Mall on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The trip which runs from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., includes a movie ...

3Aug '17

Splash-N-Dash Junior Biathlon

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The first annual Splash-N-Dash Junior Biathlon is on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Florence Aquatic Center and multi-purpose field. The event is a swim and fun run designed for third through eighth grade students. ...

3Aug '17

Munch and Music Performers Needed

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Community Services Department is planning a series of mid-day concerts titled, Music and Munch held the second Wednesday of each month at Padilla Park. Beginning October 11th and lasting through March 14, 2018, different ...

3Aug '17

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Many people have taken advantage of the Durable Medical Equipment Loan program offered by Florence Community Services Department. Items such as wheelchairs, rolling walkers and other such equipment may be checked out at the Florence ...

3Aug '17

Library Closed Aug. 17

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library will be closed Thursday, August 17, for an upgrade to library systems and software.   All basic library operations will be unavailable during the upgrade. The library’s catalog and other online ...

2Aug '17

August Library Movie: Saturday, Aug. 12

August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s August movie and discussion will focus on resistance efforts during World War II. Join us Saturday, August 12 at 1:00 pm, for a short presentation and a showing of a recent ...

28Jul '17

Scam Alert!

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence recently learned that someone is contacting Florence residents, stating they are a representative of the Town, and asking people to sign-up for a credit card.   Don’t be fooled!  This is ...

27Jul '17

Aquatic Center’s New Hours for Open Swim and Swim Night

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Now that school has resumed, the Florence Aquatic Center, located at 174 W. First Street, has open swim on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. through September 3rd. Open swim will also be ...

27Jul '17

Iddie Biddie Kiddies Registration

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Educators and child psychologists agree that early social development is critical to a child’s future education.   Florence Community Services Department supports this by offering Iddie Biddie Kiddies to help in the education of our community’s ...

26Jul '17

Slime Craft at the Library: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2:00 pm

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s time for slime!  Ooze into a gooey hour with the library’s Early Release Craft on Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 pm.   Children ages 5 and up are invited to join Miss Gloria in ...

26Jul '17

Water Service Interruption on August 1st

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

To better serve our valued residents, the Town of Florence is upgrading our water distribution system. To fully implement the upgrades, there will be an interruption to your water service.   Location:  Main Street to ...

20Jul '17

Florence Teen Council Donations

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Teen Council, in operation for just over a year, is designed to provide leadership and programming opportunities for local teens. Members of the Florence Teen Council or FTC have presented several events during ...

20Jul '17

Aquatic Center Swim Night and New Hours for Open Swim

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Friday, July 28th is Teen Swim Night at the Florence Aquatic Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Teens, ages 13 to 17 years are invited to attend. Admission is free and includes music and ...

19Jul '17

Library Summer Reading Program Thank You

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library closed out its 2017 Arizona Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World,” with an ice cream social and pool party on July 15. Patrons came out and enjoyed an afternoon of ...

13Jul '17

CPR Class Registration

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Being certified and trained in any phase of CPR, could save someone’s life. Florence Community Services has arranged a variety of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for every need. The courses will be taught by Mark ...

13Jul '17

Change in Aquatic Center Open Swim Days

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Aquatic Center’s open swim days will change the week of July 24th, when school starts. The center will offer open swim on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. from July 29th ...

13Jul '17

Programs at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Employees from the A.T. Still University Dental School in Mesa will be at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center on Tuesday, August 1st and 15th. By calling ahead and scheduling an appointment, patients receive needed dental ...

13Jul '17

Registration Open for Youth Flag Football

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

As we approach the end of July, fans are counting the days until football season begins. The Arizona Cardinals opens its training camp on Friday, July 21st with high school practices not far behind. Registration ...

13Jul '17

Repairs to Attaway Bridge Starts July 10th

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

News provided by Pinal County Repairs to the Attaway Road Bridge over the Gila River will begin on Monday, July 10th. The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the approach slabs on either end ...

6Jul '17

Lifeguard Olympics Results

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Each year, the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA) coordinates the Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge, a mini-Olympics type of competition for lifeguards. Teams of aquatic personnel representing state-wide towns and municipalities come together and compete in ...

6Jul '17

Registration Deadline for Final Session of Swim Lessons

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The final session of swim lessons at the Florence Aquatic Center runs from July 25 to August 3. Tuesday through Thursday evening classes will be taught by Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s trained and certified ...

6Jul '17

Before and After the Bell

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Registration is now being accepted for Florence Parks and Recreation’s Before and After the Bell program. This popular morning and after-school program will begin Monday, July 24, 2017 and held Mondays through Fridays at Florence ...

6Jul '17

Aqua Aerobics Registration – Final Session

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The registration deadline for the final session of Aqua Aerobics is Friday, August 4th. The session runs from August 8 to the 24th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The fee is ...

6Jul '17

Library Summer Reading Finale: Saturday, July 15

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program closes with an Ice Cream Social and Pool Party, with the party open exclusively to summer reading participants!   Meet at the library Saturday, July 15, at ...

3Jul '17

Roadwork on Hunt Highway and Attaway Road Intersection

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Improvements to the intersection of Hunt Highway and Attaway Road are scheduled for Friday, July 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Motorists should expect heavy delays during construction, but the intersection will remain open ...

29Jun '17

Florence Fitness Center Operation Hours

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Beginning Saturday, July 1st, the Florence Fitness Center’s operational hours will undergo a slight adjustment. The center, located at 133 N. Main Street, will be open on Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to Noon and on ...

28Jun '17

Join the Police Department’s Citizen Academy

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Police Department is offering a unique opportunity for Florence residents to join the Citizen Academy.  Participants learn more about law enforcement and the operations of the Florence Police Department. Some of the topics ...

28Jun '17

“Fly Guy” Craft at the Library, Thursday July 6

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to a special craft with guest presenter Gary Alpert – aka, “The Fly Guy!”  Come to the library Thursday, July 6 at 11:00 ...

23Jun '17

Truth in Taxation Hearing – Notice of Tax Increase

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, The Town of Florence is notifying its property taxpayers of Florence’s consideration of raising its primary property rate over last year's rate. Florence is proposing an increase ...

22Jun '17

Upcoming Events at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

4th of July Indoor Patriotic Picnic and Bingo at the Senior Center Join us as we celebrate the 4th of July with bingo and an indoor picnic. The bingo starts at 10:00 a.m. and winners ...

22Jun '17

New CPR Classes Scheduled

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a variety of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes which will be offered in weeks to come. Regardless if you need a new or renewed CPR certification card, first-aid ...

22Jun '17

Third Session of Swim Lessons

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The third session of swim lessons at the Florence Aquatic Center runs from July 11 to July 20.  Morning and evening classes are held Tuesdays through Thursdays over two weeks. Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s ...

22Jun '17

Senior Center Closed for Maintenance

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Dorothy Nolan Senior Center will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18, for scheduled maintenance. The center will reopen on Wednesday, July 19th. For more information, call the center at (520) ...

21Jun '17

Florence Community Library ComiCon: Saturday, July 8

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Calling superheroes, zombies, witches, wizards, and aliens of all ages! Saturday, July 8, the library will hold its first-ever Florence Community Library ComiCon, with a host of activities that are free and open to the ...

20Jun '17

Public Hearing on Final Budget Held on July 17

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Town Council is hosting a public hearing on Monday, July 17th to receive public comment on the Town’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 final budget. The Town Council adopted the FY 2017-2018 Tentative Budget on ...

15Jun '17

Aquatic Center Upcoming Programs

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The first of three Family Night Swims is on Friday, June 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is only $1 for children and $3 for adults. Families are invited to swim under the ...

15Jun '17

Partnership Creates a Musical Drum Circle

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent partnership between the Town of Florence Arts and Culture Commission and the Florence Industrial Development Authority, Inc., offers a Drum Circle, scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ...

15Jun '17

4th of July at the Aquatic Center

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Aquatic Center will be open on Tuesday, July 4th from noon to 5:00 p.m. for open swim. The open swim precedes other “Freedom Fest” activities at Heritage Park which begin at 3:00 p.m. ...

14Jun '17

USS Indianapolis documentary + Q & A at the Library, Saturday July 1

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Saturday, July 1, at 1:00 pm, the Florence Community Library will celebrate Independence Day with a screening of the documentary, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy. Experience the story of the worst sea disaster in US Navy ...

14Jun '17

2017 Summer Building Kids Workshop @ Florence Community Library – Saturday, June 24

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Builders of all ages are invited to the Florence Community Library for a special workshop on Saturday, June 24! The library will host Home Depot for a Kids Workshop, which will be held from 9 ...

8Jun '17

Aquatic Center Upcoming Programs

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The second session of swim lessons begins Tuesday, June 20th through Thursday, June 29th at the Florence Aquatic Center. Deadline to register for the second session is Friday, June 16th. Swim lessons are offered in ...

6Jun '17

“Build a Better World” at the Florence Community Library!

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Readers of all ages are invited to explore building and creating during the Florence Community Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program.  “Build a Better World” is the theme of this year’s reading program, which began Monday, ...

2Jun '17

Trash Schedule for Week of July 4th

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Your trash and recycling service may change the week of July 3rd to accommodate for the 4th of July holiday.  If your trash and recycling is normally picked-up on Monday, then there is no change ...

2Jun '17

Work to Install New Traffic Signal on Diversion Dam Road Starts June 12

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Work being performed by ADOT to install new traffic signal on Highway 79, at the intersection of Diversion Dam Road, starts June 12. The project is expected to last approximately 4 months. Please use caution ...

2Jun '17

Roadwork on Hunt Highway Curve Starts June 15

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Motorists should expect delays when traveling on Hunt Highway, just north of the Franklin Road and near the Florence Hospital at Anthem, from Thursday, June 15 through Friday, June 23.   A two-lane detour road ...

31May '17

Buckle Up Arizona….It’s the Law

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The "Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!" Enforcement Campaign begins Monday, May 22 through Sunday, June 4, 2017. In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this May and June the Governor’s Office of ...

31May '17

Women’s List documentary at the Library: Saturday, June 10, 1:00 pm

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library Saturday, June 10, at 1:00 pm, for a free screening of American Masters: The Women’s List.   Shown with permission of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series, this documentary is the ...

30May '17

Aqua Aerobics Registration

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Three sessions of the popular Aqua Aerobics Class are scheduled this summer at the Florence Aquatic Center. The sessions, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation, consist of six classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 ...

25May '17

Summer Open Swim Days and Hours at the Aquatic Center

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Aquatic Center begins its third summer of operation beginning on Tuesday, June 6th. Open Swim is offered Tuesday through Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. The center, located at 174 W. First Street ...

25May '17

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

 A variety of medical equipment is available through Florence Parks and Recreation’s Durable Medical Equipment Loan program. Items such as wheelchairs, rolling walkers and other such equipment may be checked out at the Florence Fitness ...

22May '17

Create a Fidget Spinner at the Library, Wednesday, May 31

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The latest toy craze is hitting the Florence Community Library, just in time for the Florence Unified School District’s Early Release Day on May 31.   Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited ...

18May '17

Florence Parks and Recreation Recognized as Playful City USA 2017

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the third consecutive year. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country ...

11May '17

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest 2017

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Visitors to Florence Parks and Recreation Department’s “Freedom Fest” will enjoy hours of great music performed by “The Big Zephyr,” a variety band. The event, scheduled at Heritage Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 will ...

9May '17

Town Encourages Public Input to Maximize Transparency

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

To maximize the level of involvement and transparency in the Town’s budget creation and adoption process, the public is encouraged to provide their input in the Town’s budget by attending one of the upcoming public ...

5May '17

Adult Lap Swim

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Many fitness experts agree that the single, best exercise is swimming laps. Swimming not only improves flexibility, but it builds cardiovascular health as well. The Florence Aquatic Center will soon be open for Adult Lap ...

5May '17

Swim Lessons

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The full enjoyment of all the features at the Florence Aquatic Center are best experienced when patrons know how to swim. Each summer, hundreds of kids and some adults, learn how to swim thanks to ...

3May '17

May Library Movie: Saturday, May 13

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library’s May movie discussion will focus on the history of the Hollywood musical.  Join us Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 pm, for a short presentation followed by a FREE showing of a ...

27Apr '17

Summer Kids Club

April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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 parents are at ...

26Apr '17

Early Release Movie at the Library, Wednesday May 10

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites all ages to a family-friendly movie on Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00 pm.   The Florence Unified School District will have Early Release on May 10. The library invites you ...

20Apr '17

Movie in the Park – Moana

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation continues its series of Movies in the Park when it presents “Moana” on Saturday, May 13, 2017. This computer-animated, musical adventure movie is about a daughter of a chief and based ...

14Apr '17

Weekend Open Swim Begins at Aquatic Center

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Advancing warmer weather means the Florence Aquatic Center will soon be open for weekend open swim. The center, located at 174 W. First Street will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from May 6 through ...

7Apr '17

Library April Movie: The Modern Blockbuster – Saturday, Apr. 15

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Join us Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 pm for the Florence Community Library’s April movie discussion. We will turn our attention to the rise of the modern blockbuster, followed by a FREE showing of a ...

7Apr '17

Police Chief at Library Coffee Club, Thurs. Apr. 20

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Dan Hughes, Chief of Police for the Town of Florence, at the Florence Community Library’s April Coffee Club!   Chief Hughes will be the special guest at the April coffee club presentation. Come to ...

6Apr '17

Mother Daughter Dance and Dinner

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Mothers and daughters can share a special evening, presented by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department. The Annual Mother/Daughter Dinner and Dance is on Friday, May 5, 2017.  The event will be held at the ...

6Apr '17

Water Safety Day

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department will welcome the 2017 summer with its “Spring into Summer Water Safety Day” on Saturday, May 6, 2017. From noon to 5:00 p.m., the department is offering free swim testing, ...

6Apr '17

Florence Sharks Swim Team

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Warmer spring weather is here which 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 is for boys and ...

4Apr '17

Workshop with “The Junk Lady” at the Library Saturday, April 22

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Join us Saturday, April 22nd, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, as teaching artist Shari Keith directs participants in the creation of a personal artifact. Participants will be presented with all sorts of found and ...

4Apr '17

Open Mic Night at the Library Friday, April 21st

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Come show off your talent at the Florence Community Library’s Open Mic Night! Join us Friday, April 21st, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and enjoy some local talent or show off some of your ...

4Apr '17

Adult Coloring Night at the Library Thursday, April 13

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

  The Florence Community Library invites adults to join us for a fun and relaxing coloring night! This event will be held Thursday, April 13th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Craft Room. ...

3Apr '17

Florence Community Library 20th Annual Bookmark Contest Winners

April 3rd, 2017|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 years’ 20th Annual Bookmark Design Contest. The winners and their families were ...

30Mar '17

Senior Center Easter Party and Luncheon

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The Dorothy Nolan Senior Center is hosting an Easter Party and Luncheon on Thursday, April 13, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. Cost is only $6.00 per person and must be paid by Thursday, April 6th. ...

29Mar '17

Early Release Movie at the Library, Wednesday, April 5

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Wednesday, April 5 is an Early Release Day for the Florence Unified School District.  If you’re looking for a way to fill the afternoon, the Florence Community Library will be showing a free movie on April ...

24Mar '17

Iddie Biddie Kiddies Registration

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Young children now have an opportunity to learn and socialize in a fun and safe setting.  Florence Parks and Recreation is offering another session of Iddie Biddie Kiddies. This program is designed for children three ...

24Mar '17

Before and After the Bell

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Before and After the Bell, a popular morning and after-school recreation program, is now being held Mondays through Fridays at Florence K-8 and Anthem K-8 schools. Students from kindergarten to 6th grade can participate each ...

24Mar '17

Winter Visitor’s Farewell BBQ

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Staff at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center are planning a Winter Visitor’s Farewell BBQ on Thursday, April 6, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. Cost is only $6.00 per person and must be paid by today, ...

16Mar '17

Spring Pickleball Classes

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering another 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 ...

16Mar '17

Movie in the Park – The Secret Life of Pets

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Everyone is invited to attend Florence Parks and Recreation’s next Movie in the Park on Saturday, April 15, 2017. A giant inflatable screen will set on the multi-purpose fields near the Aquatic Center to show ...

14Mar '17

Finance Director Featured at Library Coffee Club: Thursday, March 16

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Joe Jarvis, the new Finance Director for the Town of Florence, at the Florence Community Library’s March Coffee Club! Mr. Jarvis joined the Town as Finance Director in January, and has been rapidly getting ...

9Mar '17

Road to Country Thunder 2017

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Three bands are booked and ready to perform at the third annual Road to Country in historic downtown Florence on Saturday, April 1, 2017. A Boy Named Sioux, Waterloo Revival and the Harry Luge Band ...

9Mar '17

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

A variety of medical equipment is available through Florence Parks and Recreation’s Durable Medical Equipment Loan program. This unique program is possible through a partnership with Florence Gardens to loan medical equipment to citizens or ...

8Mar '17

Library Intersession Programs: March 13 – 24

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Unified School District’s Spring Intersession will be March 13 – 24. The Florence Community Library will offer programs to help families fill the time! All library programs are free and open to the ...

3Mar '17

Major Road Maintenance Project Starts March 6

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Road maintenance work in Florence begins on Monday, March 6 and continues through March 28.  Roads in the Core, Anthem and Florence Gardens areas of town will be improved with chip seal or other application ...

2Mar '17

Healthy Living Workshops

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Dorothy Nolan Senior Center in partnership with the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens is hosting a series of Healthy Living Workshops beginning Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshops ...

1Mar '17

Coffee with a Cop

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

On Saturday, March 18, officers and volunteers from the Florence Police Department and residents will come together in an informal, comfortable environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee provided by Safeway and ...

1Mar '17

March Library Movie: Sat., March 11

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

You are invited to the Florence Community Library’s March movie discussion.  Join us Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 pm, as we take a look at the Academy Awards, also known as “The Oscars.” The Academy ...

1Mar '17

3D Printer Tech Class at the Library, Thursday March 9

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Come to the Florence Community Library on Thursday, March 9 at 2:00 pm for a discussion and demonstration of 3D printing! 3D printers, which manufacture 3-dimensional objects of almost any shape, have become prominent in ...

27Feb '17

Open Mic Night at the Library Friday March 17th

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Open Mic Night at the Florence Community Library Come show off your talent at the Florence Community Library’s Open Mic Night! Join us Friday, March 17th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and enjoy some ...

27Feb '17

Adult Coloring at the Library Thursday March 9th 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Adult Coloring at the Florence Community Library The Florence Community Library invites adults to join us for a fun and relaxing coloring night! This event will be held Thursday, March 9th from 5:30 pm to ...

24Feb '17

Improved ISO Rating Could Mean Lower Insurance Rates for Residents

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

After a survey and analysis of the Town of Florence’s fire and utility operations, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has increased the Town’s rating from a 4 to a 3.  The improvements the Town has ...

24Feb '17

Town to Improve Florence Heights Drive

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Construction on Florence Heights Drive begins on Wednesday, March 1st and is expected to last through Tuesday, March 7th.  After the completion of the work being performed by the Town of Florence, motorists and residents ...

23Feb '17

Faith in the Borderlands – Thursday, Mar. 2, 6:00 pm

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Enjoy a “FRANK Talk” about immigration and religion at the Florence Community Library! Come to the library Thursday, March 2, at 6:00 pm, as the library hosts Dr. Leah Sarat of ASU’s School of Historical, ...

23Feb '17

Spring Intersession

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

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

23Feb '17

Easter Eggstravaganza

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Plan to gather up the kids and be at Heritage Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017 for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation Department and co-sponsored by the Mosaic ...

14Feb '17

February Library Movie – Saturday, Feb. 25

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

“Based on the book by…” Join us Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 pm for the Florence Community Library’s February movie discussion, as we focus on films adapted from books. This will be followed by a ...

10Feb '17

Historical Presentation – Ghost Towns of the Second World War

February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Not many people are aware of the role Arizona played in World War II. Our small population and ideal weather attracted the attention of military leaders who targeted our state for pilot training and POW ...

3Feb '17

Joseph Jarvis Picked To Lead Finance Department

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence has successfully completed its search for a new Finance Director with the selection of Joe Jarvis.  Following an extensive search, the Town completed a vetting process that included expert panelists from ...

3Feb '17

Historical Presentation – Legends of Love: Exploring Feminine Archetypes in Chicano/Latino History

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The partnership between Florence Parks and Recreation Department and the Arizona Humanities continues next Wednesday, February 15 at Florence Library and Community Center. Legends of Love: Exploring Feminine Archetypes in Chicano/Latino History begins at 6:00 ...

3Feb '17

Winter Pickleball Classes

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Florence Parks and Recreation Department is offering another 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 ...

3Feb '17

Parks and Recreation Community Forum

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department will host a Recreation Programming Forum on Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Library and Community Center. The department is soliciting input from citizens on ...

3Feb '17

Road to Country Thunder 2017

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Historic downtown Florence, Arizona is the sight for the Third Annual Road to Country Thunder event on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Road to Country Thunder is free and presented by the Town of Florence, Country ...

2Feb '17

Library Coffee Club: Thursday, Feb. 16

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Trenton Shaffer, Information Technology Manager for the Town of Florence, at the Florence Community Library’s February Coffee Club! Mr. Shaffer will be the Coffee Club guest on Thursday, February 16 at 10:00 am. Come ...

2Feb '17

Digital Downloads Class at the Library Thursday, Feb. 9

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Learn about digital downloads and electronic resources, available free with your library card, at the Florence Community Library’s Tech Class on Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 pm! The Pinal County Library District offers eResources allowing ...

1Feb '17

Adult Coloring Thursday, February 9th at the Library!

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites adults to join us for a fun and relaxing coloring night!  This event will be held Thursday, February 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Basic supplies will be available, ...

27Jan '17

Lil’ Tykes T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

It will soon be time for spring training baseball and that signals the beginning of Lil’ Tykes T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball, presented by Florence Parks and Recreation Department. Children from ages three years old ...

27Jan '17

Pooch Party

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The 11th Annual “Pooch Party” is on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Florence Parks and Recreation’s popular canine event will be held at the Central Bark Park located at 200 ...

27Jan '17

Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, March 11th

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The Town of Florence and Right Away Disposal is hosting its annual Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, March 11th.  This is a great opportunity to clean-up your property and dispose of garbage, recyclables, old appliances, ...

26Jan '17

February Friendship Activities at the Library

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Celebrate Friendship all month long at the Florence Community Library.  The library will be hosting Early Release activities for all ages on February 1, 9, and 10! Library Crafts: February 1 and 9, 2:00 pm ...

26Jan '17

AZ Humanities Road Scholar Speaker at the Library Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 6pm

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

By the Time They Came to Phoenix: African-American Cotton Pickers in AZ Guest speaker Akua Duku Anokye will be at the library Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm to discuss the lives of African Americans ...

25Jan '17

Documentary Screening and Discussion at the Library, Thursday, Feb. 2

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites you to a special screening of the award winning documentary, The Return, on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm. In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, marking the first ...

25Jan '17

Family Storytime

January 25th, 2017|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. Gloria for Family Storytime, Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Your local library ...

21Jan '17

January Library Movie REPEATED Sat., Jan. 28!

January 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites you to a REPEAT of its January movie presentation.  Come to the library Saturday, January 28, at 1:00 pm for a repeat of our look at the career of actor/producer ...

20Jan '17

Historical Presentation – Swing Into History

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The second in a series of winter historical presentations is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Florence Library and Community Center. Swing into History begins at 6:00 p.m. and is an intriguing look at the ...

20Jan '17

Volunteers Needed for 32nd Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts in the various homes and historic structures planned for the 32nd Annual Home Tour. The event is on Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Volunteers ...

20Jan '17

A New and Improved Karate for Kids

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

After closely surveying past participants, 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 ...

20Jan '17

Zumba

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Zumba is a fun and energetic workout that resembles a night of dancing rather than a workout in your health club. Florence Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer Zumba Fitness.  Achieve long-term benefits while ...

19Jan '17

20th Annual Bookmark Design Contest

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library is gearing up for National Library Week with its 20th Annual Bookmark Design Contest! The library invites you to showcase your artistic talents by designing your own unique bookmark. You may ...

13Jan '17

Artists Needed for Home Tour Quick Draw Event

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Artists are invited to participate in the second annual Florence Quick Draw Art Event at the 32nd Annual Historic Florence Home Tour on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The Florence Arts and Culture Commission created this ...

13Jan '17

World Cup Youth Soccer – Waiting List

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Those who missed the registration deadline for Florence Parks and Recreation’s World Cup Youth Soccer League, may still have an opportunity to participate. The department is accepting names for a waiting list of interested players. ...

13Jan '17

Father Daughter Dance and Dinner

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

All fathers are invited to spend an evening with your daughter(s) at Florence Parks and Recreation’s 7th Annual Father/Daughter Dinner and Dance scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2017.  The event will be held at the ...

11Jan '17

January Library Movie – Saturday, January 21

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florence Community Library invites you to its January movie presentation on Saturday, January 21 at 1:00 pm. We will look at the career of actor/producer Tom Hanks, with the discussion followed by a showing ...

10Jan '17

Florence Fire Chief at Library Coffee Club, Thursday, January 19

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Florence’s Fire Chief at the library’s January Coffee Club! David W. Strayer, Chief of the Florence Fire Department, will be the special guest at Coffee Club on Thursday, January 19, at 10:00 am. Come ...

5Jan '17

Aquatics Job Fair

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Anyone interested in working this summer at the Florence Aquatic Center is encouraged to attend Parks and Recreation’s Job Fair. The Aquatics Job Fair is next Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the ...

4Jan '17

Tech Class: Library Digitization Station, Thursday, January 12

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Learn how to use the library’s self-service digitization station! On Thursday, January 12, at 2:00 pm, the library will hold a tech class focusing on the library’s digitization resources. Shawn Flecken, Emerging Technologies Librarian for ...

4Jan '17

Library Teen Movie on January 9

January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Patrons of all ages are invited to the library’s Teen Movie on Monday, January 9, at 2:00 pm! Join us at the library on the last day of the school district’s Winter Break for a ...

30Dec '16

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

December 30th, 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, ...

30Dec '16

Before and After the Bell

December 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Before and After the Bell, a popular morning and after-school recreation program, resumes on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and runs through Thursday, June 1st. Students from kindergarten to 6th grade can participate each day in ...

30Dec '16

Aquatic Center Staff Recruiting

December 30th, 2016|0 Comments

The Florence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for openings this summer at the Florence Aquatic Center.   Individuals 15 years and older may apply for a variety of positions including: pool manager, head guard, ...

23Dec '16

How to Dispose of your Christmas Tree

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

If you are looking for ways to dispose of your Christmas tree, you have a few options: If possible, you can cut the tree to fit in your existing trash container.  It will be picked-up ...

23Dec '16

Suter House Enrichment Academy – New Art Classes in 2017

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Through a unique collaboration, the Town of Florence is partnering with The Florence Industrial Development Authority to utilize the historic Suter House for arts and culture programming beginning in 2017. The collaboration is the result ...

23Dec '16

150th Anniversary Commemorative Street Banners Available

December 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence celebrated its 150th anniversary as a community in 2016. Throughout the year, the Town recognized its illustrious history with numerous special events and activities for both residents and visitors. To mark ...

21Dec '16

Open Mic Night Friday, January 20th at the Florence Community Library

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Come share your hidden talents Friday, January 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Florence Community Library. Whether you are an aspiring singer, poet, or musician, this is a fantastic opportunity to express yourself! ...

20Dec '16

Who Did You Say Was Here? Thursday, January 19th at the Florence Community Library

December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

On Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m., AZ Humanities Road Scholar Lisa Schnebly Heidinger will be at the library to present Who Did You Say Was Here? While doing research on the 2012 Centennial Book, ...

20Dec '16

Adult Coloring Thursday, January 12 at the Florence Community Library

December 20th, 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, January 12th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Craft Room. Basic ...

15Dec '16

Historical Presentation – Star Gazing over the Years: Celebrities in Pinal County

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The first in a series of winter historical presentations is Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Florence Library and Community Center. Star Gazing over the Years: Celebrities in Pinal County begins at 6:00 p.m. and ...

15Dec '16

Ball & Chain Arizona Public Safety Coed Softball Invitational

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The Town of Florence Parks and Recreation Department and the Arizona Department of Corrections are hosting the Third Annual “Ball and Chain Public Safety Invitational” Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday, February 25, 2017. ...

15Dec '16

32nd Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Visitors to the 32nd Annual Historic Florence Home Tour on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will view diverse architectural styles in over 17 homes and historical structures. Visitors may walk ...

15Dec '16

Family Flicks at the Library

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The library will show a Family Flick every Friday during the school's Winter Break! Starting December 16, viewers of all ages are invited to the library each Friday at 2 pm for a recent family-friendly ...

12Dec '16

“Polar Express Party” Thursday, December 22

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

“All Aboard!” The fun continues on Thursday, December 22, at 2:00pm. Join Ms. Gloria, as the library invites all children and their caregivers to a “Polar Express” party.  Wear your favorite pajamas and slippers, and ...

12Dec '16

Great Arizona Puppet Theater – Wednesday, December 21

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

On Wednesday, December 21 at 10:00am, the library is hosting the Great Arizona Puppet Theater’s “The Christmas Mouse”. The library invites children and their caregivers to join us for this fun-filled presentation.

9Dec '16

Adult Co-ed Soccer League

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Looking for an opportunity to start the New Year with improved fitness and fun at the same time? Florence Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations of only $275 for its Coed Adult Soccer ...

9Dec '16

Old Town Super Cup Cornhole Tournament

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

While the collegiate football world is preparing for upcoming bowl and playoff games, the National Football League is winding down its regular season and also preparing for its playoffs. One week before the Super Bowl, ...

5Dec '16

Open Mic at the Library Friday, December 16

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Come share your hidden talents Friday, December 16  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 ...

5Dec '16

Adult Coloring at the Library Thursday, December 8

December 5th, 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, December 8th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the craft room. Basic ...

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 ...