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9 Days Calendar, week of January 23, 2015

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Friday 23

Buckeye ghost hunt

The Crossing Over Paranormal Society will host a group ghost hunt from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce building, 508 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Barbecue dinner fundraiser for library

The Friends of Buckeye Library will host a barbecue dinner catered by Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q at 6:30 p.m. at Buckeye Elementary School, 211 S. Seventh St. Adults can eat for $25 and children ages 10 years or younger can eat for $15. Tickets can be purchased at the Buckeye Public Library or the Buckeye Museum. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit technology updates at the downtown library. For information, email friendsofbuckeyelibrary@gmail.com.

Snowflake Dance

The Avondale Senior Center is hosting a Snowflake Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third St., Avondale. There will be dancing and a full Italian dinner. Formal attire is encouraged. The price is $5 a ticket. Transportation is not provided. Call 623-333-2401 for information.

Friday Business Connections

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Friday Business Connections networking group from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Avondale, 1650 N. 95th Lane, Phoenix. The meetings will feature a keynote speaker covering topics affecting the Southwest Valley. Business owners are welcome to attend even if they are not a member of the Southwest Valley Chamber. To see a speaker schedule, visit www.southwestvalleychamber.org. For information, call 623-932-2260 or email info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

Reformers Unanimous

The addiction recovery program “Reformers Unanimous” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The Christ-centered group is free and open to all adults who struggle with addiction or a “stubborn habit” and their family members. Each class has a nursery and youth programs for family members, as well as free, local transportation. For information, contact Director Mike Hammonds at 602-694-5618 or visit www.gotaddictions.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors late night Community Bingo at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 p.m.; cost is $14 per person for all 14 games (paper). Bingo is at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

LEGO/DUPLO Play Day

The Buckeye Public Library hosts a LEGO/DUPLO play day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays at 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Saturday 24

Polar plunge

Plunge into an unheated pool for water safety awareness at 9 a.m. at the Buckeye Aquatic Center, 207 N. Ninth St., Buckeye. Suggested donations of $20 will go toward Buckeye youth scholarships for swim lessons. Buckeye firefighters will serve a pancake breakfast after. For information, call 623-349-6350, email recreation@buckeyeaz.gov or visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/recreation.

Container gardening 101

Learn about container gardening during a master gardener series from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Lucky Duck Race

The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Lucky Duck Race will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the canal at 416 N. First St., Buckeye. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each or five for $20. First place will win $250, second place will win $100 and third place will win $50.

What about water?

Interpretive Ranger Jessica Bland will present an interactive program about water use in the Valley, from prehistoric Hohokam canals to modern water delivery systems. The presentation takes place at 2 p.m. at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank or call 623-935-2505.

Martin Luther King Jr. presentation

Ahmad Daniels, an educational trainer in diversity, race relations and African American history, will present an event titled “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A review of Phase I and Phase II of his life” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2602 or visit www.avondalelibrary.org.

Cattle drive, parade

The Buckeye Mainstreet Coalition will present the Buckeye Day’s cattle drive and parade at 9:30 a.m. along Monroe Avenue from Second to Ninth streets in downtown Buckeye.

Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show

Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show during Buckeye Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sixth Street Plaza in Buckeye. There will be a Hollywood gunfight and stunt show, live music, Native American dancers and music, trick roping, festival food, drinks, vendors, free gold panning, a children’s zone, beer, an old west magic show, a pie eating contest and a hot pepper eating contest. Tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 5 to 12; and free for children younger than 4.

Senior pro rodeo

Gates for the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association’s Senior Pro Rodeo will open at noon at the Helzapoppin Rodeo Arena on Miller Road south of Baseline Road in Buckeye. Mutton bustin’ will take place at 2 p.m., the rodeo at 3 p.m. and a steak dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for youths ages 13-17.

Buckeye Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Verrado from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Buena Vista from 2 to 4 p.m.

M.A.S.H. Food Distribution

Turning Leaf Community and West Valley Family Church host a M.A.S.H, or Miracles Are Still Happening, food distribution from 7 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at West Valley Family Church, 6115 N. 91st Ave., Glendale. Seventy to 80 pounds of food will be available for a donation of $5. The event runs on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grandchildren raising support group

Duet is hosting its monthly Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Goodyear, 918 S. Litchfield Road. The group meets the fourth Saturday of every month. For information, call 602-274-5022 or visit www.duetaz.org.

Goodyear Community Farmers Market

The Goodyear Community Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The market offers locally grown foods, hand-crafted goods and potted plants for sale. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.azcommunitymarkets.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Sunday 25

Brad White performs

Two-time Grammy nominee Brad White will perform during an anniversary gospel concert at 10:30 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 19716 W. Narramore Road, Buckeye. White sings and plays the saxophone and piano. He formerly performed with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. For information, call 623-386-3240 or visit www.victorysbc.org.

Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show

Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show during Buckeye Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sixth Street Plaza in Buckeye. There will be a Hollywood gunfight and stunt show, live music, Native American dancers and music, trick roping, festival food, drinks, vendors, free gold panning, a children’s zone, beer, an old west magic show, a pie eating contest and a hot pepper eating contest. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 4.

Senior pro rodeo

Gates for the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association’s Senior Pro Rodeo will open at noon at the Helzapoppin Rodeo Arena on Miller Road south of Baseline Road in Buckeye. Mutton bustin’ will take place at 2 p.m. and the rodeo will start at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for youths ages 13-17.

Group meditation class

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, hosts a group meditation class from 5 to 6 p.m Sundays. The class is designed for those desiring to learn meditation or deepen their practice. All faiths are welcome. For information, call the Rev. Gae Chalker at 623-935-3279 or visit stpetersaz.com.

Bingo

Buckeye American Legion Post 53 hosts bingo games starting at 1 p.m. every Sunday at 402 E. Naramore Ave., Buckeye. There are four special games and one $200 progressive jackpot. Last game is winner take all. The cost is $14 for all games. For information, call 623-327-0227.

Community Bingo

The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Sundays at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Bingo

The Knights of Columbus 4737 of American Legion Post 61 at 35 N. Dysart Road hosts bingo games at 6:45 p.m. every Sunday. There are 16 games at a cost of $16, which include Quickies, Early Bird games and a $1,000 progressive game. Proceeds are donated to charity. For information, call 623-877-9732 or 602-316-2886.

Adrenaline Youth Choir

The Church at Litchfield Park invites children in sixth through 12th grades to participate in the Adrenaline Youth Choir from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday in the church’s Choir Room at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. For information, call 623-935-3411 or email info@churchatlitchfieldpark.org. There is no fee to participate.

Wigwam Farmer’s Market

The Wigwam Farmer’s Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays on the front lawn of the Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Items available for purchase include fresh organic fruits and vegetables, cheese, preserves, bread and wine. For information, visit www.vermillionpromotions.com.

Monday 26

WV Human Services Alliance meets

The West Valley Human Services Alliance will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Pendergast Learning Center, 3841 N. 91st Ave., Phoenix. Julie Bordelon from the city of Phoenix will talk about giving service, getting service and new ways to look at volunteerism in your organization.

Blood drives

United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.
United Blood Services is hosting another blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. at Legacy Traditional School, 12320 W. Van Buren St., Avondale.

Computer class

Learn the basics of operating a computer from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Registration is required by calling 623-349-6300.

Crazy 8s Math Club meets

The Crazy 8s Math Club meets for eight weeks at 1 p.m. every Monday at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. Pupils in third through fifth grades will have the opportunity to build stuff, run, jump, make music and experience math in fun and crazy ways. Materials are provided. Registration is required by calling 602-652-3000. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Mental Illness peer support group meets

The Mental Illness Support Group “Hope” meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Christ Evangelical Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Classroom C, in Goodyear. The group is free to attend, is for adults 18 and older and is open to the public. For information, call Andy Arnowitz at 480-994-4407.

Tuesday 27

Free art class for youths

In-Power Boutique will host an art class for Kids at Hope from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. inside the Mosaic Arts Center, 12 E. Western Ave., Avondale. Instructor Daniel Fabian will teach students how to use recycled materials to create art using water and the environment as an inspiration. The class and supplies are free. All youths must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve a seat by calling 623-565-3958.

Blood drives

United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale; and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear.

Tolleson City Council meets

The Tolleson City Council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Park and Recreation Center, 9555 W. Van Buren St.

Tolleson Union High School Board meets

The Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the district office, 9801 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information, visit www.tuhsd.org.

Support groups for kinship caregivers

Duet, a support group for grandparents raising a grandchild or taking care of a relative’s child, meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale; and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave. Duet helps keep children out of foster care by providing support to the relatives who are raising them. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 602-274-5022.

Roadrunner Needlers

The Roadrunner Needlers, a chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. For information, email cccpuckett@gmail.com.

Sewing for Babies meets in Phoenix

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at JoAnn’s Etc., 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, in the Desert Ridge Market Place. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for the isolettes in the hospital and burial layettes. For information, call 623-936-3412.

Domestic violence support group

Eve’s Place, a domestic violence education and support group, meets from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday in Building B, Classroom C, at Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.

Preschool story time

Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, stories and dancing during story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. No registration is required. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Buckeye Library events

Babies and Books — 9:15 a.m. Babies birth to 23 months and their caregivers are invited for a fun and age-appropriate story time. Bond with your baby through books, rhymes, bubbles and more.  Learn tips on building a foundation for reading.

Terrific Tales for Toddlers — 10:15 a.m. Introduce a love of books and reading through stories, rhymes and music. This is a special story time for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Learn tips on building a foundation for reading.

ESL Conversation Group — 5-6:30 p.m. Practice and improve your knowledge of English and American culture by conversing with other learners in a friendly group setting. Different topics will be discussed each week. All levels are welcome and registration is not required. Adults only. The library is at 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Call 623-349-6300 for information or visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/library.

Bingo

The American Legion Post No. 61 at 35 N. Dysart Road hosts bingo games at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays. The schedule of 17 games includes Quickies, Early Bird games and a $1,000 progressive game at a cost of $17. Proceeds are donated back to area youths and veterans. Call 623-932-4960 for information.

Toastmasters meeting

Estrella Toastmasters meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Toastmasters helps people become more effective speakers and confident leaders. The meetings are open to the public and free to attend.

Wednesday 28

T-shirt reconstruction for youths

Youths ages 11 to 18 can reconstruct an old T-shirt into something cute and new from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Registration is required by calling 602-652-3000. T-shirts can be any color but must be cotton. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Heart disease support group

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease hosts a support group for women living with heart disease from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 830 Plaza Circle in Litchfield Park.

Conservative Republican Club

The Conservative Republican Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the lecture room at Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear.

Job readiness support in Avondale

Avondale, in partnership with Maricopa Workforce Connections, is offering job readiness assistance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. A career guidance specialist will help job seekers gain confidence in their search for employment. Assistance includes resume development, career counseling and job readiness workshops.  Anyone interested in the service is asked to reserve time with the career guidance specialist by calling 623-333-2703. The service is available in English and Spanish.

Children’s Community Christian Choirs

Chimin’ In Hand Bell — 4:30 to 5 p.m. Fourth- to eighth-graders are invited to participate in a hand chime choir.

Voices in Praise — 5 to 6 p.m. VIP is for third- to fifth-graders.

Joyful Noise — 5:30 to 6 p.m. This group is for children in kindergarten to second grade with an emphasis on musical exploration. Choirs meet at the Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-935-3411 or email info@churchatlitchfieldpark.org. There is no fee for participation.

Litchfield Park Library events

Baby Time Story Time — 9:15 to 10 a.m. This program is for babies birth to 24 months with a parent or caregiver. Introduce the library and books to your baby as library staff shares stories, finger plays and movement activities. This is a lap-sit program for babies.

Pre-K Story Time — 10:15 to 11 a.m. Share great stories, silly songs and fantastic finger plays. The Litchfield Park Branch Library is at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Buckeye Library events

Babies and Books — 9:15 a.m. Babies birth to 23 months and their caregiver are invited for a fun and age-appropriate story time. Bond with your baby through books, rhymes, bubbles and more.  Learn tips on building a foundation for reading.

Terrific Tales for Toddlers — 10:15 a.m. Introduce a love of books and reading through stories, rhymes and music. This is a special story time for children ages 2-4 and their caregiver. Learn tips on building a foundation for reading. The library is  at 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Call 623-349-6300 for information or visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/library.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Thursday 29

Natural pain management

A free, public presentation on natural ways to manage pain will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. Topics will include nutrition, essential oils, exercise and meditation.

Free landscaping class

Learn about the basics of pruning during a free landscaping class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Register by calling 623-333-4422 or emailing eavila@avondale.org.

Desert plant walk

Take a half-mile walk on a barrier-free trail to learn about the plants for the Sonoran Desert. The discussion is science-based and may not interest young children. No dogs are allowed. The walk is wheelchair and stroller friendly and takes place at 10 a.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Meet at Area 4. For information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank or call 623-935-2505.

In Stitches in Goodyear meets

In Stitches in Goodyear meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Share ideas, tips and patterns with other crochet, knitting and sewing enthusiasts. Novice to advance needle crafters are welcome. Some basic instruction in needle crafts will be available. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Boy Scout meeting

Boy Scout Troop No. 263 meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Southern Baptist Church, 405 Third St., Buckeye. The troop is looking for boys between the ages of 11 and 18 who are interested in outdoor activities, learning new skills and becoming leaders. For information, call Trina Stark at 623-693-8624.

Community Bingo

The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities.  For information, call 623-512-8878.

Drug and Alcohol Program

The Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP) meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Pleasant Church, 501 E Mahoney, Buckeye.  For information, call Courtney at 623-386-6365.

Library play session, Toybrary

An occupational therapist will host an unstructured play session from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. There will be toys to check out for a loan period of two weeks. For information, call 602-652-3000, or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Family nutrition education in Avondale

Avondale, in partnership with the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Program, is presenting a free six-week family-focused nutrition workshop series called Family Nutrition Education. Topics covered include food nutrition guidelines, key nutrients, food safety, stretching the food dollar, calorie and fat intake education and osteoporosis prevention.  Spanish classes will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and English classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale.  There is no cost, but registration is requested by calling 623-333-2703.

Friday 30

Dutch oven demonstration

Get an introduction to Dutch oven cooking during a demonstration and sampler at 5 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Local Dutch oven cooks will prepare their favorite recipes. Take a picnic dinner as a grill will be available to make additional food. The program will be held at Area 4. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

Feeding frenzy

Watch park staff feed rattlesnakes, scorpions, a Gila monster, a black widow and a tarantula at 3 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park’s Nature Center, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

Bowl Bash

Avondale is hosting a free Bowl Bash party to help the West Valley and visiting sports fans get into the spirit before the Super Bowl. The party is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites, 11460 W. Hilton Way in Avondale. The event will feature a concert by School of Rock Sugar Skulls and JC and the Juke Rockers. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks, including House of Ribs, Burgers Amore and Cactus Corn. For information, visit avondale.org/events or call 623-333-2400.

Reformers Unanimous

The addiction recovery program “Reformers Unanimous” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The Christ-centered group is free and open to all adults who struggle with addiction or a “stubborn habit” and their family members. Each class has a nursery and youth programs for family members, as well as free, local transportation. For information, contact Director Mike Hammonds at 602-694-5618 or visit www.gotaddictions.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors late night Community Bingo at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 p.m.; cost is $14 per person for all 14 games (paper). Bingo is at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

LEGO/DUPLO Play Day

The Buckeye Public Library hosts a LEGO/DUPLO play day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays at 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Saturday 31

Born Learning Trail unveiling

The Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center will unveil its Born Learning Trail at 9:30 a.m. at 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The trail was developed by the United Way of North America based on early childhood research. It encourages fitness and learning by incorporating activities such as imagining, creating and pretending. For information, call 623-333-2703 or visit www.avondale.org/NFS.

Free landscaping class

Learn about soil, watering and irrigation during a free landscaping class from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Garden Patch Community Garden, 11350 W. Coldwater Springs Blvd., Avondale. Register by calling 623-333-4422 or emailing eavila@avondale.org.

Temple Beth Shalom anniversary ball

Temple Beth Shalom will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a Chai Ball at 7 p.m. at 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. There will be a live band, catered dinner and a silent auction with fine dining certificates, sporting event tickets, hotel and vacation stays as prizes. A cash bar will be available at 6 p.m. Tables can be reserved in advance. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 623-977-3240 to make a reservation or to get information.

Health and resource fair

The Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center will host its fourth annual health and resource fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The free event will showcase all the human and housing services available at the center, including AHCCCS, food stamps, cash assistance, Affordable Care Act applications, parent education courses, citizenship classes, support groups and English and literacy classes. There will also be food and prizes. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Free throw championship

The Knights of Columbus No. 4737 will host its annual free throw championship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. John Vianney School’s playground, 539 E. La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear. Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are encouraged to participate. There will be hot dogs and drinks. For information, call 602-799-4032, 623-932-3892 or 623-877-9732.

Southwest Specialty Foods farmer’s market

A farmer’s market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Southwest Specialty Foods, 700 N. Bullard Ave., Goodyear. The market features locally grown food, organic food, kettle corn, Ass Kickin’ hot sauce, coloring for children and donkey feeding. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.furyfarm.org.

Goodyear Community Farmers Market

The Goodyear Community Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The market offers locally grown foods, hand-crafted goods and potted plants for sale. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.azcommunitymarkets.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

 

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