It's time to pick peaches at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. Starting Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 a.m., visitors can pick their own peaches. Admission is free. The festival takes place on May 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th and 27th. While there, folks can take a hay ride, eat peach pancakes and ride a roller coaster. You'll also be able to sample other peach-flavored goodies in the Peach Sampling Tent. All the details for the festival can be found at www.schnepffarms.com.
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
The band, Huey Lewis and The News is performing in Chandler on Saturday, May 18th. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Wild Horse Pass Resort and Casino, located at 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. Ticket prices start at $65. For complete details and to buy tickets visit, www.wingilariver.com.
SALT RIVER TUBING
Saturday, May 18th is opening day for the Salt River tubing season. To kick it off, the river's "Rocking Rodeo Roundup" will be taking place on the river from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 500 tubers will receive a free cowboy boot koozie and bandanna. There will be live entertainment provided by KMLE Country 108, cowpoke line dancing, and free giveaways. Admission is $17 per person and that includes a tube rental and shuttle rides. For more information, folks can go to www.saltrivertubing.com.
ELECTRONICS SWAP MEET
The monthly electronics swap meet is taking place Sunday, May 19th, at the Pavilions at Talking Stick Resort. This is one of the largest swap meets and recycling events of computers, flat screens, parts and accessories in the southwest. The event starts at 5:30 a.m. and takes place every third Monday of the month. Complete details can be found at www.thepavilionsattalkingstick.com.
NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY
Saturday, May 19th is National Kids to Parks Day and is organized by the National Park Trust. Its purpose is to encourage children across the country to get away from TVs, video games and mobile devices and explore their neighborhood parks. Some of the Arizona National Kids to Parks Day events are:
When: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 18.
Where: Goodyear Community Park Plaza, 3075 N. Litchfield Road.
Details: 623-932-3910, goodyearaz.gov/calendar.aspx.
When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Where: Goodyear Community Park Skatepark, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.
Details: 623-932-3910. goodyearaz.gov/calendar.aspx.
-San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Visitors can pan for a sample of real gold and take home "gold nuggets," learn about 30 species of scorpions native to Arizona and go on a scorpion-themed scavenger hunt and hike through Goldmine Trail.
Details: Saturday. Gold panning at 1 p.m., scorpion lecture at 7, scavenger hunt at 8. San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W. Phillips Road, Queen Creek. 480-655-5554, maricopa.gov/parks/santan.
-Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
As part of the Life Along the Creek event, visitors go on a 1.5-mile hike through the Jewel of the Creek Preserve and along the Dragonfly Trail.
Details: 7 a.m. Saturday. Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek. 480-488-6601, maricopa.gov/parks/spur_cross.
-McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Ranger Amy Burnett will lead visitors on a guided hike along the North Trail, where they're likely to see jackrabbits, lizards and cactus blooms.
Details: 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday. McDowell Mountain Regional Park, 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive, Fort McDowell. 480-471-0173, maricopa.gov/parks/mcdowell.