9 Days Calendar, Week of June 19, 2015

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Friday 26

Meet Cinderella

Children and families will get a chance to meet and take pictures with their favorite characters for free from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at the Central Plaza of Paseo de Luces, 9261 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. There will be music, games, prizes, free Wi-Fi and water. This week will be a princess and pirate party with Cinderella. For information, visit www.tollesonaz.org/event.

Buckeye Rocks community awards

The Buckeye Rocks 83rd annual community awards will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Odyssey Institute, 1495 S. Verrado Way in Buckeye. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Park assembly

Assist the city of Goodyear Parks staff with assembling playground equipment, attaching slides and swings, filling in wood chips and installing other essential pieces from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Wildflower South Park, 16150 W. Desert Bloom St., Goodyear. Refreshments will be served.

Avondale Library events

Drawing class — Bryan Kilgore will teach a drawing class from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale.

Movie Fridays — The Avondale Civic Center Library hosts Movie Fridays for all ages from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive. This week’s movie will be Box Trolls.

Tai chi class

Adults and youths at least 12 years old can learn tai chi from 11 a.m. to noon at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. The class will be taught by John Leo, a Level 3 certified instructor. Tai chi can reduce stress, improve balance and motor control and enhance brain function. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at 2033 N. 99th Ave., in Phoenix. Produce selections may include watermelons, sweet corn, green chilies, onions, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, honey dew and tomatoes. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.furyfarm.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.

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.

Saturday 27

Car wash fundraiser for children in need

Couponing for the Less Fortunate will host a car wash fundraiser to help children going back to school. The car wash will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at 13055 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Avondale. All proceeds will go toward providing backpacks, clothing and shoes to homeless children and children living in poverty or in shelters. For information call Alicia at 480-334-3761.

Grain information session

Chef Larry Canepa will provide information and give a tour on whole grains. He will give recipes for grains and give tips on where to find them. The session will be hosted from 11 a.m. to noon at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

DLRR Meet & Greet

Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue, or DLRR, will be hosting a meet and greet for people to learn more about the organization and their Labradors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sports Authority, 10050 W. McDowell Road. For information, visit dlrrphoenix.org

Fitness at the park

Cancer Treatment Centers of America presents Fitness in the Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye. For information, visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/rec, www.facebook.com/buckeyeazrec, or call 623-349-6350

Krav Maga demonstration

Krav Maga Chief Instructor Derek Hofrichter will talk about the history and uses of Krav Maga while demonstrating self-defense techniques and teaching about the importance of attitude, confidence and determination. The program is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buckeye Elks Lodge No. 2686, 109 N. Fifth St., Buckeye.

Duet family summer outing

Duet will host a family summer outing for grandparents and the grandchildren they are raising from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road in Goodyear. There is no cost to attend. Duet is a nonprofit group that provides support groups, family outings and workshops for grandparents or other relatives raising children when parents are unable to care for them due to substance abuse, mental illness, incarceration, child abuse or death. RSVP by calling 602-274-5022.

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 2033 N. 99th Ave., in Phoenix. Produce selections may include watermelons, sweet corn, green chilies, onions, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, honey dew and tomatoes. 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.

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.

Grain information session

Chef Larry Canepa will provide information and give a tour on whole grains. He will give recipes for grains and give tips on where to find them. The session will be hosted from 11 a.m. to noon at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

DLRR Meet & Greet

Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue, or DLRR, will be hosting a meet & greet for people to learn more about the organization and their Labradors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sports Authority, 10050 W. McDowell Road. For information, visit dlrrphoenix.org

Fitness at the park

Cancer Treatment Centers of America presents Fitness in the Park every Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye. For information, visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/rec, www.facebook.com/buckeyeazrec, or call 623-349-6350

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 28

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.

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 29

Movie Mondays

The Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library hosts Movie Mondays for all ages from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. This week's movie will be Penguins of Madagascar.

Tonopah Town Meeting

Save Tonopah Oppose Poultry Plant will be sponsoring a Tonopah Town Hall meeting, featuring a representative from Maricopa County Air Quality, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Saddle Mt. RV Park Clubhouse, 40902 W. Osborn Road, Tonopah.

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 30

Summer crafts

The Avondale Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library hosts a summer craft session at 2 p.m. Tuesdays at 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. All supplies are provided and registration is not required. This week’s craft will be an Independence Day rice picture.

Family story time

The Avondale Civic Center Library hosts a family story time for children ages 2 - 5 years old and their caregivers at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. The topic for this week’s story will be the Great Arizona Puppet Theater.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive in Avondale.

Teen movie matinee

Teenagers ages 13 - 18 can watch a movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Popcorn and soda will be provided. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Family movie matinee

Take the family and pillow to watch G- or PG-rated family movies from 10 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Toddler, preschooler story time

Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers can hear stories, sing songs and say rhymes from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Superhero Academy

Children can participate in a nine-week program that includes creating hero costumes, designing an enemy and creating a comic strip from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St. The last day will be July 28. Call 623-349-6300 to register.

Yoga class

Take an all-levels yoga class for adults and youths at least 12 years old from 11 to 11:15 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. Yoga improves flexibility, strength, concentration, posture, breathing and provides a sense of well-being. Take a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Classes are free of charge. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

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.

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.

July , Wednesday 1

Litchfield Park library events

Baby time – Babies can be taken to the Litchfield Park Branch Library for stories, lap sits and songs while their caregivers learn how to prepare their babies to read from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library.

Summer story time – Children ages 2 – 5 years old can enjoy songs, stories and dancing from 10:15 to 10:45 at the Litchfield Park Branch Library.

The library is located at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Dancing for toddlers and preschoolers

Parents and their young children will have the opportunity to have some fun and get some exercise by dancing. The sessions are led by Benevilla family educators who have more than 30 years of combined experience. The classes, which are limited to 25 caregivers and their children per session, run from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

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.

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 2

Superhero Academy

Children can participate in a nine-week program that includes creating hero costumes, designing an enemy and creating a comic strip at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Buckeye Coyote Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116. The last day will be July 30. Call 623-349-6300 to register.

Internet safety

Participants can learn about online safety, how to protect themselves from online threats and how to hide information during an Internet safety presentation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Litchfield Park library events

Zentangle – Participants will be able to learn how to draw Zentagle art, with all supplies provided, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library.

Internet safety – Joan Campbell, a retired police officer, will be taking teens through safety on the Internet and teaching how to protect oneself from scams and predators. The session will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library.

The library is located at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

The Garden Lakes group of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Ave., Avondale.

Taking Turns Toybrary

The Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center will open the doors to its Taking Turns Toybrary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. Families can check out fun, educational toys for up to two weeks with a photo ID. For information, call 623-333-2703.

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 3

Library closures

Litchfield Park – The Litchfield Park Branch Library will be closed in observance of the 4th of July. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. July 6. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

White Tank – The White Tank Branch Library will be closed in observance of the 4th of July, and reopen at 10 a.m. July 6. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays at 2033 N. 99th Ave., in Phoenix. Produce selections may include watermelons, sweet corn, green chilies, onions, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, honey dew and tomatoes. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.furyfarm.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.

Saturday 4

Tolleson 4th of July Celebration

Tolleson will host its Independence Day Celebration from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, 8601 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. There will be musical entertainment by the Rock Lobster Band, a hot dog and apple pie eating contest at 5 p.m., watermelon slices at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Take your blankets and chairs. Parking will be available at City Hall with a shuttle service to Veterans Park. For information, visit www.tollesonaz.org/celebrate.

4th of July Splash Bash

Litchfield Park will be hosting its annual 4th of July Splash Bash, open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Recreation Center Pool, 100 S. Old Litchfield Road. It will be presented by Friends of the Rec. Admission is $2 per person, or free with a valid Litchfield Park pool pass. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information, visit http://www.litchfield-park.org.

Old fashioned Independence Day celebration

Enjoy fun family activities, All-America eats and treats, and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Handicapped parking will be available. The event will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road, Buckeye. For information, visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/events.

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market

Fury Farm’s Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 2033 N. 99th Ave., in Phoenix. Produce selections may include watermelons, sweet corn, green chilies, onions, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, honey dew and tomatoes. 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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