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9 Days Calendar, week of January 30, 2015

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Friday 30

AESD Health Fair, clothing give-away

The Avondale Elementary School District Health Fair and clothing give-away will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Avondale Middle School, 1406 N. Central Ave., Avondlae. Families will be able to pick out clothing items for men, women and children. Supplies are first-come, first-served. Other community resources available include vision screening, blood pressure screening, dental care, United Way, Head Start and Goodwill. For information, call 623-772-5009.

Dutch oven cooking 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. 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

Free football clinic

Goodyear is hosting a free football clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The clinic will be taught by Desert Edge High School Football Coach Rich Wellbrock. Children ages 5 to 12 years old will get the chance to learn basic skills for offense and defense playing. For information, call 623-882-7525.

Native American flute music

Arizona Flute Circle Director Ken Bogart will play Native American flute music from 11 a.m. to noon at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Supper Bowl

All Faith Community Services in Buckeye will host its fourth annual Supper Bowl from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jones Ford Buckeye, 23454 W. U.S. Highway 85. About 45 vendors will be set up to sell merchandise or promote their business or nonprofit organization. All proceeds will be donated to All Faith’s food bank. Vendor spaces can be rented for $25 each. For information, call Andrew at 623-386-4429 or email andrew@tomjonesford.org.

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 for 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 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.

February, Sunday 1

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 2

Avondale City Council meets

The Avondale City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive.

Alzheimer’s support group

The Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter and attorney Lora G. Johnson have partnered up to offer an Alzheimer’s Support Group for the West Valley. Support group meetings are held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, in Building A. There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other. For information, call 602-528-0545 or visit www.alz.org/dsw.

Crazy 8s Math Club meets

The Crazy 8s Math Club meets at 1 p.m. every Monday through March 2 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.

Computer class

A computer class will teach 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.

Tuesday 3

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.

Buckeye City Council meets

The Buckeye City Council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave.

Pendergast Elem. School Board meets

The Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the district office, 3802 N. 91st Ave., Phoenix (the board meets periodically at schools on a rotating basis). For information, visit www.pesd92.org.

Sewing for Babies meets in Tolleson

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets the first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LDS Church, 701 N. 95th Ave., Tolleson. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for isolettes in the hospital and burial layettes. Participants are asked to take a sewing machine and supplies and food to share for a potluck. For information, call 623-936-3412.

Retired school employees group

The Saguaro Unit of the All Arizona State Retirement Association hosts its monthly meeting at noon at Golden Corral Buffet, 420 N. Dysart Road, Goodyear. All retired school employees are welcome to attend. For information, call Patsy Cone at 623-386-3664 or 623-210-4880.

Wednesday 4

Wildflower Wednesday hike

Take a two-mile hike to learn about wildflowers at 9 am. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Take a plant book if you have one and your camera. Call ahead or inquire at the entry station when you get there. There is a $6 entry fee per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

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.

Tolleson Elementary School Board meets

The Tolleson Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the district office, 9261 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information, visit www.tollesonschools.com.

District 29 Democrats meet

The Legislative District 29 Democrats meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Maryvale Community Center Arts and Crafts Room, 4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix.

Thursday 5

Play & Learn — Brain Time

Play & Learn — Brain Time is a program for infants to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers that provides caregivers the opportunity to socialize with other parents in a supportive environment. Staff provides access to child development and parenting information, community resources and parenting workshops. Youths socialize with other children and practice developmental skills, while playing in a fun, safe, and caring environment. Play & Learn — Brain Time is offered at 9:30 a.m. for children up to 18 months; 10:30 a.m. for children who are 19 months to 3 years old; and 11:30 a.m. for all ages the first, third and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The program is free. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Quilters Anonymous meets

Quilters Anonymous, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, meets at 6:30 p.m. the First Thursday of every month at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N Sarival Avenue, Goodyear.  For information, call Dale Nokes at 623-218-6348.

Buckeye Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Festival Sage Rec Center from 9 a.m. to noon and then head over to Festival Ranch Park from 1 to 4 p.m.

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.

In Stitches in Goodyear meets

In Stitches in Goodyear meets at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday 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.

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.

Downtown Abbey’s fashion presentation

Presenter Dennita Sewell from the Phoenix Art Museum will talk about the impact fashion had on social change before, during and after World War I from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. The program highlights the glamorous fashions worn by aristocrats and staff.

Harry Potter night

Youths ages 10 to 14 can celebrate all things Hogwarts during Harry Potter Night from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Go dressed in costume or as a Muggle and enjoy crafts, games and treats. All materials will be provided. Registration is required by calling 602-652-3000. For information, 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 6

Blood drive

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Village at Gateway Pavilions, 1700 N. 103rd Ave., Avondale.

Free admission to Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix opens its doors to the general public free of charge from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The museum is at 215 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. For information, visit www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.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.

Genealogical research assistance

Get one-on-one help with genealogical research from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E. Highway 85, Buckeye. Learn the basics of accurate research and preserve your family history. Make an appointment by calling 623-349-6315.

Saturday 7

Community Chili Charity Challenge

The Primrose School at Palm Valley is hosting its 2015 Community Chili Charity Challenge from 2 to 4 p.m. at 14260 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The winner will receive $1,000, plus $1,000 to donate to a charity of his choice. There will be live music, face painting and community fun. A voting ballot costs $5 for unlimited chili tasting. There is a limit of 15 contestants. For information, call 623-535-1900.

Buckeye community yard sale

A community yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at Buckeye Town Park, 207 N. Ninth St. Spaces can be rented for $20. For information, call 623-349-6322 or email mcurtis@buckeyeaz.gov.

Buckeye Skate Jam

Skate Jam will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Buckeye Skate Park, 207 N. Ninth St., Buckeye. There will be contests for best trick, highest ollie and best designed board.

Heart & Sole Run/Walk

The 10th annual Heart & Sole Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. The 5K fun run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. with the one-mile fun run starting at 9:15 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each age group, and a trophy will be given to the top man and woman overall. All finishers will receive a ribbon. Paid participants will get a race T-shirt and a goody bag. The cost for the 5K fun run/walk is $25 and the one-mile fun run/walk is $20. It is $5 more expensive the day of the race. Register at www.goodyearaz.gov or visit the Goodyear Recreation Office, 3075 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, email deanna.ortiz@goodyearaz.gov or call 623-882-7531.

Stargazing for everyone

Learn about constellations and listen to stories about the night sky from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Take a chair for a 45-minute presentation about the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies. There will be a telescope provided by an astronomer. The event is held at Area 4. There is a $6 entry fee per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

Master Gardener series

Discuss what to plant now for the spring and early summer harvest with Master Gardener Lee Ann Aronson from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Pendergast Center grand opening

The Pendergast Community Center and Community Forum will host a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10550 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix. There will be student performances, community partner exhibits and food.

Gallery Night

In-Power Boutique is hosting Gallery Night from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mosaic Arts Center, 12 E. Western Ave., Avondale. The boutique will be highlighting artwork for a month from featured artists. Attendees can meet the featured artists at the event. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served; there is no charge to attend. Featured artists will also be hosting a free art workshop at a later date. For information about the event or free art workshop, call Christina at 623-565-3958 or visit www.facebook.com/inpowerboutique.

Buckeye DAR chapter meets

Daughters of the American Revolution, Buckeye Chapter, meets the first Saturday of the month at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave. Contact Linda Davis at GDavis1003@aol.com if you are interested in attending, becoming a member or learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Buckeye Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit the Sundance Active Adult Center, 930 S. Sundance Parkway, from 9 a.m. to noon and Tartesso Community Park from 1 to 4 p.m.

Button Hooks Button Club

The Button Hooks Button Club is hosting its monthly meeting starting at 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse Meeting Room at Good Samaritan Care Center, 10323 W. Olive Ave., Peoria. The meeting is for those interested in collecting and/or learning about buttons. For information, call Mary at 623-972-9028.

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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