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Wednesday 3

Blood drive

United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cotton Lane Resort, 17506 W. Van Buren St., Goodyear. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) or visit www.bloodhero.com.

Mission to Mars presentation

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Ted Blank as he teaches about the Curiosity rover currently traversing Mars from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren, Suite C-101, Goodyear.

Wacky Wednesdays

Homeschooled youths are invited to celebrate Black History Month with games and crafts from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Register at www.mcldaz.org.

District 19 Democrats meet

The Legislative District 19 Democrats of Maricopa County meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Tolleson City Library, 9555 W. Van Buren St. Tolleson. The district includes most of Avondale, all of Tolleson and a portion of southwest Phoenix from Interstate 10 up to 35th Avenue. Its purpose is to support the state’s Democratic representatives, senators and all other elected Democrats on city councils and school boards. For information, call Chair Juli Myers at 570-837-9668 or email ld19dems@gmail.com.

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 meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Maryvale Community Center Arts and Crafts Room, 4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix.

STEAM spot

Youths 7 to 18 years old will be able to explore the ideas behind STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math starting at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

More to Explore

Children 6 to 12 years old who are curious about how things work can join an interactive program where they’ll build structures, perform experiments, play games, make crafts and learn starting at 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Domestic violence support groups

New Life Center offers free confidential support groups for those who have experienced domestic violence. The meetings are held Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons, with varying times and confidential locations. For information, call 623-932-4404, Ext. 123.

Story time

Toddlers ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult can enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at the Buckeye Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Baby time

Take your babies from birth to 23 months to enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime starting at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Buckeye Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Computer classes

Learn the basics of operating a computer from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite 105. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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

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.

Play time

Children up to 5 years old can join a weekly open-play group to grow their social skills by playing and exploring together from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Needle and thread group

Adults are invited to a needleworking/knitting/crochet group to work on projects, chat and share tips with fellow crafters from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Take your own materials and coffee mug. Instruction books will be available. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Thursdays 4

Child sexual abuse prevention

Learn how to help prevent and deal with child sexual abuse from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. To register, visit www.mcldaz.org.

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 Ave., Goodyear. For information, call Janet at 623-478-8052.

Teen Konnect

Avondale teens can earn volunteer hours for school by helping to plan and be part of different programs and special events for the library. Meetings are held from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Buckeye Fire Station, 2582 N. Verrado Way in Buckeye. The goal of the group is to address and work toward recovery. For information, call 805-714-3742.

Baby time

Take your babies to an interactive program that introduces board books, music and art to babies and toddlers. There will be educational toys, socialization and self-expression in a comfortable environment. Baby time is designed for children from birth to 2 years old. Baby time runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Sunset stories

Join in a fun family hour for a free story time program from 5 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Walking and running group

Join city staff in a bi-weekly running and walking group from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, contact Corey Parr at 623-349-6330 or cparr@buckeyeaz.gov.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

The Garden Lakes group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets 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 Center opens 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 benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Family story time

Children 2 to 5 years old can join in an interactive story time filled with songs, rhymes, flannel stories and finger plays to support and develop literacy starting at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Youth activities

Youths 12 to 18 years old can participate in different activities starting at 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Friday 5

Genealogy assistance

Visit the Buckeye Valley Museum at 116 E. Hwy 85 in Buckeye to get assistance with your family tree search from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Friday of the month. Registration is required; call 623-349-6300.

Texas Hold’em tournaments

The American Legion Post 53 hosts Texas Hold’em tournaments at 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of the month in Hazelton Hall at 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227 or email legionpost53@gmail.com.

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.

Domestic violence support groups

New Life Center offers free confidential support groups for those who have experienced domestic violence. The meetings are held Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons, with varying times and confidential locations. For information, call 623-932-4404, Ext. 123.

Texas Hold’em games

Texas Hold’em games are held at 6 p.m. every Friday in the Butler Bistro Room at the American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227.

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.

Movie Fridays

Enjoy a free movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Saturday 6

American Legion 61 yard sale

American Legion Post 61 will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon at 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Tables are $5 each or $7 for two. For information, call 619-729-6463.

Buckeye Air Fair

Buckeye will host its 2016 Air Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, on Palo Verde Road one mile south of Interstate 10. The event will include demonstrations by police and firefighters, aircraft on display, remote control demonstrations, a Kids Zone with bounce houses and other activities and plenty of food and drink. For information, visit www.buckeyeairfair.com.

Litchfield Park Trout Derby

The city of Litchfield Park and Kiwanis of Litchfield will host the annual Winter Trout Fishing Derby from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tierra Verde Lake, 301 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. The cost is $4 per pole for children and $6 per pole for adults. Participants must take their own poles and bait.

Intuition Through Play

Intuitive Heart Entertainment is presenting Intuition Through Play by Lori Inman, a certified heart practitioner, at 1 p.m. at the Center on Main in Verrado, 4239 N. Village St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-764-8055.

Estrella 5K trail run/walk

Cub Scout Pack 64 will host a fun run/walk at 9 a.m. through Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/pack645k.

Japanimation Club

Teens are invited to a Japanimation Club with anime viewing, chapter discussion and cosplay creation from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Youth gaming day

Youths 10 to 18 can join in a video game and board game day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

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., Buckeye. 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.

Button Hooks Button Club

The Button Hooks Button Club is hosting its monthly meeting starting at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month 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.

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 5 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 benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Sunday 7

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.

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 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 in Avondale 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.

Monday 8

Blood drive

United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) or visit www.bloodhero.com.

Buckeye Union High School Board meets

The Buckeye Union High School District Governing Board meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the district office, 1000 E. Narramore, Buckeye. For information, visit www.buhsd.org.

Breast cancer support group

A breast cancer support group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Marriot in Town Suites, 13971 Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear. For information, visit www.BosomBuddies-az.org.

Arlington Elementary School Board meets

The Arlington Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 9410 S. 355th Ave., Arlington. For information, visit www.arlingtonelem.org.

Liberty Elementary School Board meets

The Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the district office, 19871 W. Fremont Road, Buckeye. For information, visit www.liberty.k12.az.us.

Palo Verde Elem. Board meets

The Palo Verde Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 5:45 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the district office, 10700 S. Palo Verde Road, Palo Verde. For information, visit www.paloverdeschools.org.

Saddle Mountain School Board meets

The Saddle Mountain Unified School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the district office, 38201 W. Indian School Road, Tonopah. For information, visit www.smusd90.org.

Fitness in the Park

Buckeye will host Fitness in the Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye.

Domestic violence support groups

New Life Center offers free confidential support groups for those who have experienced domestic violence. The meetings are held Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons, with varying times and confidential locations. For information, call 623-932-4404, Ext. 123.

Computer classes

Learn the basics of operating a computer from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Buckeye Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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.

Craft it up

Work on your needlework, knitting or crochet project and chat and share tips with fellow crafters. Take your own materials and a coffee mug at 11 a.m. every Monday at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Tuesday 9

Avondale HOA summit

The Avondale Homeowners Association Summit will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Blood drive

United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) or visit www.bloodhero.com.

Youth chess club

Youths from 10 to 17 years old are invited to play chess from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Kindergarten readiness

Anyone considering sending their child or children to the Litchfield Elementary School District for kindergarten is invited to join school administrators for question answering, readiness and application help from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Sewing for Babies meets in Peoria

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the JoAnn Etc. store, 8915 W. Bell Road in Peoria. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for isolettes in hospitals and burial layettes. For information, call 623-936-3412.

Way Out West

The Way Out West Coalition meets from noon to 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. Way Out West is dedicated to creating a safe, unified, drug-free community.

Tolleson City Council meets

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

Tolleson Union High School board meets

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

Litchfield Elementary School Board meets

The Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Litchfield Elementary School, 255 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, visit www.lesd.k12.az.us.

Meet with Rep. Ruben Gallego

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-District 7, has a representative from his office available from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Tolleson City Hall, 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information, call 602-256-0551.

WV LD 4 Democratic Club meets

The West Valley Democratic Club of Legislative District No. 4 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call Cathy Hozian at 623-696-5962 or email chozian@cox.net.

Fitness in the Park

Buckeye will host Fitness in the Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye.

ESL Cafe

Participants can practice their English or Spanish skills from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Spanish will be spoken for the first half and English for the second.

Walking and running group

Join city staff in a bi-weekly running and walking group from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye. For information, contact Corey Parr at 623-349-6330 or cparr@buckeyeaz.gov.

Domestic violence support groups

New Life Center offers free confidential support groups for those who have experienced domestic violence. The meetings are held Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons, with varying times and confidential locations. For information, call 623-932-4404, Ext. 123.

Story time

Toddlers ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult can enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills at 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite 105, Buckeye. For information, call 6230349-6300.

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 Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.

Baby time

Take your babies from birth to 23 months to enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime starting at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite105, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Bingo

The American Legion Post No. 61 at 35 N. Dysart Road in Avondale 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 10

Irrigation basics

As part of Avondale’s free sustainable landscape classes, the city will offer a class on irrigation basics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Pickleball tournament

PebbleCreek is hosting its inaugural pickleball tournament at 8 a.m. today and Jan. 11 and 12 at PebbleCreek’s pickleball courts at 16150 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear.

Ash Wednesday worship

Ash Wednesday worship will be held at noon with the imposition of ashes and at 7 p.m. with communion at Christ Evangelical Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

Agua Fria Union High School Board meets

The Agua Fria Union High School District Governing Board meets at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the district office, 1481 N. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way, Suite 110, Avondale. For information, visit www.aguafria.org.

Fitness in the Park

Buckeye will host Fitness in the Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye.

STEAM spot

Youths 7 to 18 years old will be able to explore the ideas behind STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math starting at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

More to Explore

Children 6 to 12 years old who are curious about how things work can join an interactive program where they’ll build structures, perform experiments, play games, make crafts and learn starting at 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Domestic violence support groups

New Life Center offers free confidential support groups for those who have experienced domestic violence. The meetings are held Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons, with varying times and confidential locations. For information, call 623-932-4404, Ext. 123.

Story time

Toddlers ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult can enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at the Buckeye Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Baby time

Take your babies from birth to 23 months to enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime starting at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Buckeye Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Computer classes

Learn the basics of operating a computer from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite 105, Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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

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, Litchfield Park. For information, call 623-935-3411 or email info@churchatlitchfieldpark.org. There is no fee for participation.

Play time

Children up to 5 years old can join a weekly open-play group to grow their social skills by playing and exploring together from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Needle and thread group

Adults are invited to a needleworking/knitting/crochet group to work on projects, chat and share tips with fellow crafters from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Take your own materials and coffee mug. Instruction books will be available. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Thursday 11

UMOM meet, greet and eat

David Hepburn, Chief Housing Officer of UMOM’s New Day Care Centers in Phoenix, will speak at a meet, greet and eat beginning with a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 104 W. Western Ave., Avondale.

American Legion Post No. 143 meets

American Legion Post No. 143 meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at 12409 W. Indian School Road, Suite A-108, Avondale. The post is made up of Legion members, Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion and Riders. The post is non-smoking. For information, visit www.alpost143.org or email Director Barbara Gile at azfuzzball@aol.com.

Union Elementary School Board meets

The Union Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the district office, 3834 S. 91st Ave., Tolleson. For information, visit www.unionesd.org.

Support group for caregivers

Duet is hosting a monthly support group from 10 to 11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at Skyway Church of the West Valley, 14900 W. Van Buren St., Goodyear. The support group is for individuals who are caring for an aging parent, friend, partner or relative. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 602-274-5022.

Life+

Teens can get ready for life by learning new skills and hacks for life from 4:30 to 5:30 the second Thursday of the month at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale.

Fitness in the Park

Buckeye will host Fitness in the Park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Buckeye Fire Station, 2582 N. Verrado Way in Buckeye. The goal of the group is to address and work toward recovery. For information, call 805-714-3742.

Baby time

Take your babies to an interactive program that introduces board books, music and art to babies and toddlers. There will be educational toys, socialization and self-expression in a comfortable environment. Baby time is designed for children from birth to 2 years old. Baby time runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Sunset stories

Join in a fun family hour for a free story time program from 5 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Walking and running group

Join city staff in a bi-weekly running and walking group from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye. For information, contact Corey Parr at 623-349-6330 or cparr@buckeyeaz.gov.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

The Garden Lakes group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets 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 Center opens 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., Goodyear. 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 benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Family story time

Children 2 to 5 years old can join in an interactive story time filled with songs, rhymes, flannel stories and finger plays to support and develop literacy starting at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Youth activities

Youths 12 to 18 years old can participate in different activities starting at 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

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