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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 ...

11Jan '16

Florence Quick Draw Art Event

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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

11Jan '16

Father/Daughter Dance and Dinner

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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

11Jan '16

Information on Tax Incentives for Historic Property Owners

January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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

8Jan '16

Volunteers Needed for 31st Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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

8Jan '16

Gas Lines Replaced in Portions of the Core Area

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Southwest Gas is replacing outdated and undersized infrastructure for portions of the core area of Florence.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

4Jan '16

Karate for Kids!

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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

4Jan '16

Stretch it Out

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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

4Jan '16

Open Adult Scrapbooking

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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

4Jan '16

Children’s Winter BINGO

January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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

28Dec '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Dec '15

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

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Dec '15

Coffee Club

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Dec '15

American Music History

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Dec '15

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

December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Dec '15

Tumbling Toddlers

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Dec '15

Zumba Fitness

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

8Dec '15

Seeking Vendors for Florence Farmers’ Market

December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Dec '15

To The Core

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Dec '15

Karate for Kids!

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Dec '15

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Dec '15

Before and After the Bell Program

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Dec '15

World Cup Youth Soccer League

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Nov '15

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

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Nov '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

25Nov '15

Brent Billingsley Selected as Florence’s new Town Manager

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Nov '15

Police Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on December 9th

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Nov '15

Only You Exercise Class

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Nov '15

Zumba Fitness

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Nov '15

Coffee Club

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Nov '15

Temporary Traffic Signal at Hunt and Attaway Road

November 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

16Nov '15

Christmas on Main Street and Holiday Light Parade

November 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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

13Nov '15

Junior Parada Parade and Rodeo

November 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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

9Nov '15

Craft and a Movie at the Library

November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

4Nov '15

Fright Fest Costume Contest Winners

November 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Nov '15

Southern Scratch Performs at the Library

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Nov '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Nov '15

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

November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Oct '15

Coffee Club

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Oct '15

Poster Design Contest for 2016 Home Tour

October 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

19Oct '15

Halloween Activities at the Library

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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

19Oct '15

Concerts in the Park

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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

9Oct '15

The Florence Fire Department is Inspecting all Hydrants in the Area

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

9Oct '15

Karate for Kids!

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

9Oct '15

Teen Read Week

October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

6Oct '15

Strayer Picked To Lead Fire Department

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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

6Oct '15

“The Future on Film” at the Florence Community Library

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Sep '15

Adult Lap Swim

September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Community Adult Co-ed Kickball Tournament

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Only You Exercise Class

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Family Storytime

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Coffee Club

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Florence Community Library

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Sep '15

Fright Fest Halloween Carnival

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Movies in the Park

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Jr. NBA Youth and Teen Basketball League

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Adult 5 vs 5 Flag Football League

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Florence Community Library and Recreation Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Florence Farmers Market Season Begins October 3rd

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Sep '15

Improvements to Crosswalks in Downtown Start Monday

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

15Sep '15

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15Sep '15

Zumba Fitness

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15Sep '15

Butts and Guts Exercise Class

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15Sep '15

Community and Civic Engagement Workshop – New Date!

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

8Sep '15

Movies in the Park

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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

8Sep '15

Karate for Kids!

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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

4Sep '15

Register the Kids for Fall Fun

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

4Sep '15

The Town Wants Your Input!

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

25Aug '15

Florence Community Library Programs Postponed

August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Aug '15

Town Council Rescinds Annexation Ordinances for Magic Ranch and Arizona Farms

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Aug '15

New Library to Open in a Few Weeks

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

17Aug '15

Zumba Fitness

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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

17Aug '15

Water Aerobics

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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

12Aug '15

Assessor Douglas Wolf: Senior Freeze Deadline Approaching

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

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

10Aug '15

Low Impact Water Aerobics

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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

10Aug '15

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

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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

4Aug '15

Aquatic Center is Open Earlier when School is Out

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

4Aug '15

Community and Civic Engagement at the Florence Community Library

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Jul '15

New Hours for Florence Aquatic Center

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Jul '15

Evening Swim Lessons

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Jul '15

Low Impact Water Aerobics

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Jul '15

Teen Night: Party at the Pool

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Jul '15

Summer Reading Program Ends; Winners Announced

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Jul '15

Planned Water Outages for Florence Gardens Area

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Jul '15

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Jul '15

Karate for Kids!

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Jul '15

Junior NFL Youth Flag Football

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

17Jul '15

Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update

July 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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

13Jul '15

Before and After the Bell Program

July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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

13Jul '15

Zumba Fitness

July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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

10Jul '15

Scheduled Water Outage on July 14, 2015

July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Jul '15

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

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

1Jul '15

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Jun '15

Freedom Fest 2015 is Saturday!

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Jun '15

Swim Lessons

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Jun '15

Coffee Club

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

30Jun '15

Get “Paranoid” at the Florence Community Library

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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

23Jun '15

Mud Volleyball at Freedom Fest 2015

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Jun '15

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

June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22Jun '15

Florence Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community

June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Jun '15

Zumba Fitness

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Jun '15

Magician Craig Davis at the Florence Community Library

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Jun '15

Activities at the Florence Community Library

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

8Jun '15

Thank You from the Florence Town Council

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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

8Jun '15

June Activities at the Florence Community Library

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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

5Jun '15

Escape the Ordinary at the Florence Community Library

June 5th, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Jun '15

Water Workouts

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Jun '15

Moms’ Hands Adult Craft Program

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Jun '15

Activities at the Library for the Week of June 8

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

2Jun '15

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest 2015

June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22May '15

Community Pool at Florence High School Opens May 30th

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

22May '15

June Packed with Activities at the Library

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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

15May '15

Zumba Fitness

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15May '15

Kayak the Salt River

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15May '15

Adult Self-Defense Class

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15May '15

Karate for Kids!

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

15May '15

Every Hero has a Story

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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

8May '15

Fourth of July, Freedom Fest 2015

May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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

5May '15

LSTA Grant awarded to the Florence Community Library

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

4May '15

Board and Commission Members Honored at Town Dinner

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

4May '15

Summer Field Trips

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

4May '15

Board and Commission Members Honored at Town Dinner

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Apr '15

Florence Named Safest Place in Arizona

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

28Apr '15

Coffee Club

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

28Apr '15

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

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

28Apr '15

World War II on Film at the Florence Community Library

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

28Apr '15

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Apr '15

Florence Sharks Swim Team

April 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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

28Apr '15

Summer Kids Club

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

24Apr '15

Community Clean-Up Day is Tomorrow!

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

21Apr '15

Adult Self-Defense Class

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Apr '15

Tumbling Toddlers

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Apr '15

Karate for Kids!

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Apr '15

For Your Abs Only

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

21Apr '15

Digital Family Storytime

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

21Apr '15

Adult Co-ed Kickball League

April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Apr '15

Youth Summer Co-ed Volleyball League

April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Apr '15

Adult Summer Co-ed Volleyball League

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

17Apr '15

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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

14Apr '15

ONEBOOKAZ Author at the Florence Community Library

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

14Apr '15

Library Receives Grant for Children’s Collection

April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

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

7Apr '15

Movie in the Park

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

7Apr '15

Hitchcock Presentation and Movie at the Florence Community Library

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

7Apr '15

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

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

7Apr '15

Moms’ Hands Craft Program

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

6Apr '15

Splash Pad at Padilla Park now Open for the Season

April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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

6Apr '15

Harkins Summer Movie Fun

April 6th, 2015|0 Comments

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

6Apr '15

Hunter’s Education Class

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

29Mar '15

Water Alert Update: North Florence and Caliente

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

28Mar '15

Water Alert: North Florence and Caliente

March 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Water Alert: North Florence and Caliente

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

26Mar '15

Hughes Hit the Ground Running

March 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Hughes Hit the Ground Running

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

26Mar '15

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

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Mar '15

Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, April 25th

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

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

26Mar '15

Mother and Daughter Tiara and Tea Party

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Mar '15

Zumba Fitness

March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Mar '15

Learn about the Special Election on March 30

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

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

16Mar '15

Ball & Chain Softball Invitational

March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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

16Mar '15

Easter Eggstravaganza with Egg Hunt and More

March 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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

11Mar '15

Giant Yard Sale to Benefit Museum

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

10Mar '15

Intersession Inspiration

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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

10Mar '15

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

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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

10Mar '15

Elizabethan Era Music at the Florence Community Library

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

10Mar '15

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

March 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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

3Mar '15

Pre-Country Thunder Bash in Downtown Florence on April 4

March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

3Mar '15

Town to Auction Cuen Building located in Historic Downtown Florence

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

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

24Feb '15

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

February 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

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

24Feb '15

Coffee Club

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

20Feb '15

Annual Reel Kids Fishing Derby and Family Campout

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

20Feb '15

The Hiking Club is Hiking Picacho Peak

February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

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

18Feb '15

Mariachi Festival

February 18th, 2015|Comments Off on Mariachi Festival

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

9Feb '15

Cowboy Poetry at the Florence Community Library

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

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

9Feb '15

Lil’ Tykes T-Ball

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

9Feb '15

Bars, Bands & Balls Exercise Class

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

9Feb '15

Concerts in the Park

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

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

3Feb '15

30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

February 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

27Jan '15

Annual Florence Home Tour

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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

27Jan '15

Annexation Hearing Set for January 28

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

27Jan '15

Spring Intersession

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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

27Jan '15

Hiking Club is Hiking the Peralta Trail

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Jan '15

Black History on Film Talk at the Florence Community Library

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

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

26Jan '15

Moms’ Hands Adult Craft Program

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Jan '15

Coffee Club

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

26Jan '15

Volunteers Needed for 30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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

16Jan '15

EPA Extends Deadline to Collect Public Comment

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

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

16Jan '15

Super Series Softball Tournaments

January 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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

5Jan '15

Monumental Places: Arizona’s National Parks and Monuments

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

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

29Dec '14

How to Dispose of your Christmas Tree

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

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

24Dec '14

Comic Book Film Discussion at the Florence Community Library

December 24th, 2014|0 Comments

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

24Dec '14

Tumbling Toddlers

December 24th, 2014|0 Comments

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

24Dec '14

Hiking Club is Hiking to the Romero Pools

December 24th, 2014|0 Comments

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

23Dec '14

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

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

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

23Dec '14

ADOT Soliciting Public Comment on North-South Corridor Study

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

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

19Dec '14

Family Storytime

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

19Dec '14

Moms’ Hands Crafting Class

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

19Dec '14

Coffee Club

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

19Dec '14

Zumba Fitness Classes

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

19Dec '14

To The Core Fitness Class

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

19Dec '14

Walking Club

December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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

12Dec '14

10th Annual Pooch Party

December 12th, 2014|0 Comments

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

9Dec '14

World Cup Youth Soccer League

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

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

9Dec '14

Flag Football Tournament

December 9th, 2014|0 Comments

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

8Dec '14

Lil Tykes Kickball

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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

8Dec '14

Iddie Biddie Kiddies

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Hiking Club is Hiking the Superstition Mountains

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Activities at the Florence Community Library

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Entertainment in Old Arizona at the Florence Community Library

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Young Adult Film Discussion at the Florence Community Library

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Mother/Son Dance and Dinner

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Mother/Son Dance and Dinner

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

3Dec '14

Father/Daughter Dance and Dinner

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

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

26Nov '14

Florence FURY to Compete in National Competition

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

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

25Nov '14

Public Hearing on Possible May Election set for December 1st

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

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

18Nov '14

Coffee Club

November 18th, 2014|Comments Off on Coffee Club

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

18Nov '14

Christmas on Main Street

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

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

18Nov '14

Boo-Yah Bunch Cheer and Dance Squad

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

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

18Nov '14

Gingerbread House Decorating Night

November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

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

13Nov '14

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

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

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

11Nov '14

Florence Junior Parada Parade

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

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

11Nov '14

30th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

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

11Nov '14

Bedtime at the Nut House

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

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

11Nov '14

Moms’ Hands Adult Craft Program

November 11th, 2014|0 Comments

“Moms’ Hands” meets at the Florence Community Library on Tuesday, November 18, from 10:00 am to Noon.  Join Ms. Rita and Ms.