9 Days Calendar, Week of July 24, 2015

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Friday 24

Red Cross blood drives

Buckeye — The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave.
Goodyear — The Red Cross will host another blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Southwest Valley Family YMCA, 2919 N. Litchfield Road. For information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Movie in the ballpark

The movie Paddington will be shown starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear. Light concessions will be available for purchase, and viewers are encouraged to take pillows and blankets for the field or use the provided seating. No chairs will be allowed on the field. Parking and admission are free. For information, visit www.goodyearbp.com or call 623-882-3120.

Litchfield Park swim night

Litchfield Park will host its “Neverland Splash” event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center pool, 100 S. Old Litchfield Road. Numerous events and activities will include a cannon ball contest, buried treasure and dressing like a pirate. Lifeguards will play music and lead everyone in activities. The cost for entry is $3 per person; free to children 3 and younger. Snow cones and bottled water will be available for $1 each. For information, visit www.litchfield-park.org or call 623-935-9040.

Meet Anna, Elsa

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 frozen fiesta with Princess Anna and Elsa from Frozen. For information, visit www.tollesonaz.org/event.

Friday Business Connections

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts the Friday Business Connections networking group from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Village Inn, 10010 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. The meetings 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.

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.

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 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 Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Saturday 25

T-shirt silk screening

Red Rohall will be teaching youths 12 to 18 years old the basics of creating their own T-shirts. Each participant will design, prepare and print his own designed T-shirt starting at 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org or call 602-652-3000.

Bethany Church back-to-school event

The first 1,000 students can get free backpacks and supplies from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pendergast Community Center, 10550 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix. Free medical checkups and haircuts and AHCCCS enrollment will also be available. For information, visit www.papellapizotijera.com.

Time management workshop

A time management workshop will provides tips, hints and strategies for managing your daily schedule, setting realistic goals and how to prioritize your tasks. Meet 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.

Summer family movie

Join in the Nature Center for a showing of the animated movie Epic. Take your own snacks or purchase some at the Nature Center. The movie is rated PG. The movie starts at 2 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Great grains

Chef Larry Canepa will host a program to teach about food history, including how to find grains and different recipes. The program starts at 1 p.m. at the Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. For information, visit mcldaz.org.

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.

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. Community members can get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation. For information, visit www.borderlandfoodbank.org.

Texas Hold’em games

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

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

Sunday 26

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. Narramore 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 27

Tonopah Town Hall

The Tonopah Valley Town Hall will begin at 7 p.m. at the Saddle Mountain RV Park, 40902 W. Osborn Road in Tonopah. The Town Hall will address recent theft in the Tonopah Valley area, and speakers will include a sheriff’s representative and Rep. Darin Mitchell, R-District 13.

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.

Movie Mondays

Enjoy a free movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sam Garcia Library, 495 E. Western, Avondale.

Babies and books

Promote your baby’s early development through books, music and activities. The sessions will run from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

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 28

Sonoran Desert Readers

The Sonoran Desert Readers book club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. This month’s title is The Vacationers by Emma Straub. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Protecting Their Innocence: Relations

Participants will learn the characteristics of healthy relationships, setting boundaries, recognizing co-dependency, and signs of abusive relationships from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pendergast Community Center, 10550 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix. For information, call 623-333-7942 or email cpanneton@avondale.org.

Health and school readiness fair

The Buckeye Elementary School District and the Buckeye Family Resource Center will be holding a health and school readiness fair for youths and adults from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jasinksi Elementary, 4280 S. 246th Ave., Buckeye. For information, call 623-925-3911.

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 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.

Support groups for kinship caregivers

Duet, a support group for grandparents raising a grandchild or taking care of a relative’s child, meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale; and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave. Duet helps keep children out of foster care by providing support to the relatives who are raising them. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 602-274-5022.

Roadrunner Needlers

The Roadrunner Needlers, a chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

Sewing for Babies meets in Phoenix

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at JoAnn’s Etc., 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, in the Desert Ridge Market Place. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for the isolettes in the hospital and burial layettes. For information, call 623-936-3412.

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.

Preschool story time

An interactive program featuring books, activities such as songs and finger plays and skill-building activities to prepare children for kindergarten runs from 11:15 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Wednesday 29

Protecting Their Innocence: Digital

Participants will learn how inappropriate use of technology can result in criminal charges and how to hide information from 10 a.m. to noon at the Care1st Avondale Family Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, call 623-333-7942 or email cpanneton@avondale.org.

Health and school readiness fair

The Buckeye Elementary School District and the Buckeye Family Resource Center will be holding a health and school readiness fair for youths and adults from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sundance Elementary, 23800 W. Hadley St., Buckeye. For information, call 623-925-3911.

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.

STEAM spot

Participants from 7 to 18 years old will be able to explore the ideas behind STEAM: science, technology, engineering 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 from 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 Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Children play time

Children up to 5 years old can join the weekly open-play group where children can grow their social skills by playing and exploring together starting at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Thursday 30

Sonoran story, craft, and play

Join Ranger Jessica Bland in the Nature Center classroom for this open-house style story, craft, and play time. Arrive anytime from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. A variety of board books, toys, and coloring sheets about the Sonoran Desert will be available for your young child. A desert-themed themed craft will also be available for your child to complete and take home. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Health and school readiness fair

The Buckeye Elementary School District and the Buckeye Family Resource Center will be holding a health and school readiness fair for youths and adults from 5 to 7 p.m. at West Park Elementary School, 2700 S. 257th Drive, Buckeye. For information, call 623-925-3911.

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. Today is the last day. Call 623-349-6300 to register.

Family Zumba

A certified Zumba instructor will be teaching families how to move and groove. All ages are welcome, no registration is needed. It will be running from 11 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. 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.

Family story time

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

Toddler time

Toddlers from 2 to 3 years old can join an interactive, fun-filled story time that is packed with activities including songs, rhymes, flannel stories and finger plays. It will include books and stories with more language for developmental growth. The session will be at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Friday 31

Meet the Little Mermaid, Jake

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 the Little Mermaid and Jake. For information, visit www.tollesonaz.org/event.

Family Moonlight Hike

Experience the desert in the moonlight. Hike out to a scenic viewpoint to watch the full moon rise over the valley, then look for scorpions on the way back. Take your scorpion light and flashlight, wear closed-toed shoes, and leave the pets at home. Meet at Area 4, near the restroom at 7 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, 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.

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 Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Saturday 1

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.

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.

Texas Hold’em games

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

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

 

 

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