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9 Days Calendar, week of August 29, 2014

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Friday 29

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). And 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 will 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.

Live snake feeding

White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell will show a snake feeding at 3 p.m. Participants will learn about the habits of some of the creatures of the desert by going to the Nature Center during feeding time. Caution: Live creatures are fed to animals so this could be upsetting to some. To get to the park, take Olive Avenue about four miles west of Loop 303. Entry fee is $6 per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.

Saturday 30

Youth karaoke night

The Christ Community United Methodist Church is hosting a youth karaoke night from 7 to 10 p.m. at 104 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The event is open to youths ages 12 to 18. There will also be pizza and soda. A $1 donation is suggested for drinks. For information, call 623-932-3480.

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.

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.

Blood drive

United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Ave., Avondale.

Japanimation Club

Teens are invited to join the Litchfield Park Branch Library’s Japanimation Club. Meetings are held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. The club will watch animes and discuss cosplay creations. No registration is required. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Sunday 31

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.

Children’s Christian Community Choir

The Church at Litchfield Park invites children in sixth through 12th grades to participate in the community choir from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. every Sunday in the church’s Choir Room at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-935-3411 or email info@churchatlitchfieldpark.org. There is no fee to participate.

Blood drive

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. at Ruth Fisher Elementary School, 38201 W. Indian School Road, Tonopah.

Monday, September 1

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.

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.

Photography workshop

Gangplank Avondale is offering a photography workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at 525 N. Central Ave., Avondale. There is no fee but registration is required. To register, visit www.gangplankavondalefallphoto.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday 2

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.

Women’s Bible study

The “Bodacious” women’s Bible study group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 7598 S. Liberty School Road, Buckeye. The group will study The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh for the next eight weeks. For information, call Jane Fricke at 480-273-4806 or email jane.fricke@cox.net.

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.

WV Democratic Club

The West Valley Democratic Club for District 13 will meet at 7 p.m. at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call Iva at 360-903-9490.

Wednesday 3

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.

Children’s Christian Community Choirs

Joyful Noise — 5:30 to 6 p.m. This group is for children in kindergarten to second grade with an emphasis on musical exploration.

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

Chimin’ In — 4:30 to 5 p.m. Fourth- to eighth-graders are invited to participate in a hand chime choir. Rehearsals for all three choirs are on Wednesdays 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.

Funding opportunity for nonprofits

The Arizona Cardinals and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer fundraising opportunities for local nonprofit groups. A presentation for potential nonprofits looking for funding will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The program is only available to 501(c)(3) organizations. For information, call 623-932-2260.

Puppet theater

The Buckeye Public Library is hosting a puppet theater for children ages 2 to 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. at 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Litchfield Historical Society reopens

The Litchfield Park Historical Society’s Museum will re-open at 10 a.m. at 13912 W. Camelback Road, Litchfield Park. The P.W. Litchfield and Wigwam exhibits will be open through Oct. 10 and then replaced by two new exhibits, plus an addition to the museum’s permanent collection will be added. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. For information, call 623-535-4414.

STEM workshops for youths

The Avondale Public Library is offering a series of science, technology, engineering and math themed workshops called “SciSpace” for youths ages 7 to 12. This week’s workshop covers “constructioneering” from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Register by calling 623-333-2665. For information, visit www.avondalelibrary.org.

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.

Character building workshop

The nonprofit organization Duet is offering a character building workshop for grandparents who are caregivers to their grandchildren from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buckeye Family Resource Center, 210 S. Sixth St., Buckeye. Outreach and Education Coordinator Juan Marquez will teach grandparents how to develop good moral characters in their grandchildren. There is no cost to attend. Make reservations by calling Rosalind at 602-274-5022, Ext. 28.

Water conservation class

The city of Avondale is offering a water conservation and landscaping class titled “Color Your World” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Attendees will learn how to prepare their yards for the upcoming fall gardening season without wasting water. Advanced registration is required. Some classes might be canceled due to low registration. Register by emailing Esmie Avila at eavila@avondale.org or calling 623-333-4422. For information, visit www.avondale.org/water.

Thursday 4

Quilters Anonymous meets

Quilters Anonymous, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, meets on the First Thursday of every month at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N Sarival Avenue, Goodyear.  Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For further information, please contact 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.

Avondale Play & Learn – Brain Time

Avondale is hosting a free Play & Learn – Brain Time play group for children and their parents and caregivers. Brain Time is an interactive series where a parent or caregiver and child are learning together. The play group starts at 9:30 a.m. for children 18 months and younger, 10:30 a.m. for children 19 months to 3 years and 11:30 a.m. for family time for children 5 years and younger. The group is offered the first, third and fourth Thursday of every month at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave. For information, call 623-333-2703.

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.

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.

Student artists reception

The Catitude Gallery and Studio is hosting an artist reception for its Academy students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 404 E. Western Ave., Avondale. The students’ artwork will be on display at the gallery until Sept. 30. The event is open to the public and is free.

Friday 5

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.

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.

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). And 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 will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Movie in the Ballpark

Movie in the ballpark at the Goodyear Ballpark. For information, call 623-882-3120.

Family Moonlight Hike

A Family Moonlight Hike is set for 7 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell. Hikers will watch the moon rise and experience the desert at night. No dogs allowed. Take a flashlight and scorpion light and wear closed-toe shoes. Meet at Area 6. To get to the park, take Olive Avenue about four miles west of Loop 303. Entry fee is $6 per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.

Saturday 6

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.

Gallery Night

In-Power Boutique is hosting Gallery Night from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 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.

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.

Youth basketball league

Tryouts for the First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale’s co-ed basketball league will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale. The league is for youths in first through 12th grades. The cost of the league is $25 and includes nine weeks of practices, eight games and a tournament for the teen divisions. Games begin Sept. 20 and practices are Mondays through Thursdays. For information, call 623-932-2723 or register online at www.fsbca.org/basketball.

Adults-Only Moonlight Hike

An Adults-Only Moonlight Hike is set for 7 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell. Hikers will watch the moon rise and experience the desert at night. No dogs or anyone younger than 16 allowed. Take a flashlight and scorpion light and wear closed-toe shoes. Meet in Area 6. To get to the park, take Olive Avenue about four miles west of Loop 303. Entry fee is $6 per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.

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