9 Days Calendar, week of February 27, 2015

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Friday 27

Temple Beth Shalom cantor presentation

Temple Beth Shalom’s Cantor Baruch Koritan will sing songs and original compositions in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English after Shabbat services at 7 p.m. at 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Koritan has been featured in classical, theatrical and liturgical concerts and teaches music for BJE. His wife, Ruth, will accompany him on the piano. An oneg will follow. The event is open to the public. For information, call 623-977-3240.

LESD family resource fair

Littleton Elementary School District’s sixth annual family resource fair will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Estrella Vista Elementary School, 11905 W. Cocopah Circle N., Avondale. The event is free. The fair will offer services for pupils and families, face painting, music and a raffle. For information, call Ruby Arenivas at 623-478-5803.

Family movie night

Garden Lakes Elementary School will host a family movie night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 10825 W. Garden Lakes Parkway, Avondale. Admission is free. Hot dogs, snacks and candy will be sold for $1. For information, call 602-339-7433.

Quarter Auction

The Buckeye Quarter Auction will take place at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Ave., Buckeye.

Feeding frenzy

Watch 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.

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 Village Inn, 10010 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. 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 28

Vanishing Waddell: A History Tour

Karen Krause, a Waddell resident and history buff, will cover the history of Waddell in “Vanishing Waddell: A History Tour” from 1 to 2 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. Topics include a prisoner of war camp, a dust bowl refugee crisis and the Prince of Iran.

New Friends of the White Tank Library book sale

New Friends of the White Tank Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. Used books, audio books, CDs and DVDs will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the New Friends of the White Tank Library.

West-MEC Sci-Tech Festival

West-MEC’s START the Spark Arizona SCI-TECH Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Ave., Glendale. The festival will celebrate all things science, technology, engineering and math-related with 3-D printing demos, robotics, computer coding, media and green screen technology, catapults, Lego mindstorm and laser engravers. West-MEC students, instructors and industry partners will be on site to share their experiences with STEM and West-MEC programs. Food trucks and other family activities will also be available. The event is free. For information, call 623-738-0053 or email danielle.hunt@west-mec.org.

Flavor run

A 5K Flavor Run will take place at 9 a.m. at Estrella North Lake Park, 17665 W. Elliot Road, Goodyear. Registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 a.m. Runners will be dusted with colorful, scented and fruit-flavored powder during the race. Proceeds from the event will go toward the nonprofit organization Playworks Arizona. Teams or individuals can register at www.flavorrun.com. Tickets the day of the race will be $60. Children younger than 6 years old can participate for free. For information, call 623-386-1000 or visit www.estrella.com.

Women’s expo

A women’s expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sundance Active Adult Center, 930 S. Sundance Parkway, Buckeye.

ESL tutor training

The Southwest Valley Literacy Center will hold an ESL tutor training workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale, Building D, 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale. The second part of the training will take place at the same time and place March 7. At the end of the two-day training, participants will receive a ProLiteracy Certification to teach the Laubach method. Register online at www.swvalleyliteracy.org or call 623-695-4321.

Friends of Buckeye Library book sale

Friends of the Buckeye Public Library will host a book sale from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Buckeye Public Library’s newest branch library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. A bag sale will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Books will be priced from 50 cents to $5. Bags will be sold for $5 a bag.

Buckeye Library branch dedication

Visit the Buckeye Public Library’s newest branch dedication and open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. The open house will feature author and illustrator book signings, a “name the library mascot” contest and new books. For information, visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/library or call 623-349-6300.

100 miles in 100 days celebration

Celebrate the completion of the county park system’s “100 Miles in 100 Days” initiative at 5 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Participants will get the chance to share stories with others, eat cake and receive a limited-edition T-shirt. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

White Tank Art Fair

Dozens of local artists will exhibit their works against the scenic backdrop of the White Tank Mountains during the White Tank Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Fair goers can view and purchase jewelry, paintings, sculptures, carvings and photographs. Food will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored by the Friends of White Tank Park; park entry fee is waived for fair goers. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

Japanimation Club

The Japanimation Club will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. The club watches anime, discusses chapters and dishes about cosplay creations. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Open forum for new gardeners

Join an open forum for people new to gardening 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.

POWWOW

Buckeye Outreach For Social Services sponsors Produce On Wheels — With Out Waste from 8 to 11 a.m. at 501 E. Mahoney Ave., Buckeye. Anyone can get up to 60 pounds of produce for $10. For information, visit www.borderlandfoodbank.org.

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.

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.

Sunday 1, March

Community Paws benefit for Ava

Community Paws will host an art class and fashion show to benefit Ava, a dog found in Verrado who needs leg surgery. Paint a portrait of your dog on canvas from 2 to 4 p.m. at Astoria Gardens in Verrado for $25. The dog fashion show will feature rescue dogs as “models” at 4 p.m. Donations and proceeds go to benefit Ava. For information, call 623-302-2689.

Step for Vets 5K Walk

The Steps for Vets 5K Walk and Salute to Veterans Parade will take place at 7:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m., at Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd. The walk will take place along the raceway. The entry fee is $20 per person. Money raised will go toward the Fisher House Foundation, a charity that serves wounded military personnel.

White Tank Art Fair

Dozens of local artists will exhibit their works against the scenic backdrop of the White Tank Mountains during the White Tank Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Fair goers can view and purchase jewelry, paintings, sculptures, carvings and photographs. Food will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored by the Friends of White Tank Park; park entry fee is waived for fair goers. For information, call 623-935-2505 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank.

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

Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, crafts and birthday cake from 6 to 7 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.

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.

LD 13 Democratic Club meets

The West Valley Democratic Club of Legislative District No. 13 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Zeta’s Grill, 2935 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. For information, call Iva at 360-903-9490.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Southwest Valley Family YMCA at 2919 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

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.

Crazy 8s Math Club

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.

Tuesday 3

Helping foster children workshop

Find out how to help foster children without becoming a foster parent during a workshop at 6:30 p.m. at Palm Valley Church, 431 N. Litchfield Drive in Goodyear. There is no charge to attend. For information, call 623-328-0209 or email fosteradoption@palmvalley.org.

W.V. Astronomy Club

The West Valley Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 17540 N. Avenue of the Arts in Surprise. Doctorate degree candidate Sarah Morrison from the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory will talk about looking for outer exoplanets using direct imaging. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Steve at 623-824-8658.

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.

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 4

Understanding child development workshop

Duet will host an understanding child development workshop for grandparents raising grandchildren from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buckeye Family Resource Center, 210 Sixth St., Buckeye. The workshop includes lunch and childcare with advanced notice. RSVP by calling 602-274-5022 or visiting www.duetaz.org.

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.

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 5

Avondale’s State of the City address

Avondale’s “State of the City 2015: Avondale Means Business” address will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall’s Amphitheater, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Avondale Mayor Kenneth Weise will highlight the year’s past and coming accomplishments, including the city’s development and redevelopment successes. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested by visiting www.avondale.org/stateofthecity. Dress is business attire. For information, call 623-333-1600.

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.

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.

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.

Friday 6

AAUW book discussion, meeting

AAUW will discuss the book The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein at 10 a.m. at Toscano’s Grill in PebbleCreek, 16262 W. Clubhouse Drive in Goodyear. Barbara Bailey will be the guest speaker at the AAUW meeting following at 10:45 a.m. For directions or to RSVP, call Shirley Talley at 623-535-0540.

Doo Wop Sock Hop

The Doo Wop Sock Hop is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave. The sock hop is open to anyone 18 and older. The cost is $5 and includes hamburgers, chips, ice cream and entertainment.

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.

Saturday 7

Miller Road Desert Range clean up

Help clean up the Miller Road Desert Range from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 25805 W. Thomas Salome Highway in Buckeye. Barbecue lunch will be served. For information, email Kim Bishop at kim@potofgoldestate.com.

Tonopah Rob’s Farmer’s Market

Tonopah Rob’s Vegetable Farm Farmer’s Market will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tonopah. There will be select seasonal vegetables, leafy greens, grass-fed beef, homemade breads and pastries, homemade jam and jellies, Alaskan salmon and skin care products for sale, live chickens and turkeys and guided farm tours. For information and directions to the farmer’s market, call 623-386-3033 or visit www.tonopahrob.com.

Dog Days of Buckeye

The Dog Days of Buckeye is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Sundance Park, near Rainbow and Lower Buckeye roads. The event will include pet vendors, dog gifts, a dog talent show and Chihuahua and wiener dog races. For information, visit www.buckeyeaz.gov.

American Legion Post No. 61 sale

The American Legion Post No. 61 will host a yard sale from 6 a.m. to noon at 35 N. Eighth St. in Avondale. For sale will be arts, crafts and baked goods. The cost is $5 for one table rental or $7 for two for Legion members; and $10 for one table or $15 for two for non-members. For information, call Pam at 623-932-6587.

Tres Rios Nature Festival

A full line up of presentations, fashion shows and Arizona bluegrass, folk and country music groups will perform during the Tres Rios Nature Festival at the Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, just five miles south of Interstate 10 on Avondale Boulevard, near Phoenix International Raceway. At 10 a.m., Greenwood Sidee will perform; at 11 a.m., Human Jones Review; at noon, there will be a recycling fashion show; at 1 p.m., the Back Porch Bandits will take the stage; at 2:15 p.m., the Sonoran Audubon Society will present; and at 2:45 p.m., Blue Moon Trio will play. The event is free to the public and will go on rain or shine. For information, call 623-333-2400 or visit www.tresriosnaturefestival.com.

Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival

The 17th annual Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Litchfield Park, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. There will be arts and crafts, wine, craft beer and food. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.vermillionpromotions.com, or call 623-935-9040.

ESL tutor training

The Southwest Valley Literacy Center will hold the second part of its ESL tutor training workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale, Building D, 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale. At the end of the two-day training, participants will receive a ProLiteracy Certification to teach the Laubach method. Register online at www.swvalleyliteracy.org or call 623-695-4321.

Presentations for veterans

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting two free programs at 10 a.m. at 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to stories honoring veterans during the Salutes program. During the Aid & Attendance program, veterans and spouses will be able to learn about getting assistance at home or in assisted living. For information, call 623-932-2394.

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.

SW 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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