9 Days Calendar, Week of July 31, 2015

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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.

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

Blood drives

United Blood Services will be holding blood drives:
• From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bloodmobile at Kohl’s, 1611 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.
• From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in the Verrado community, 21064 W. Main St., Buckeye.
• From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bloodmobile in the Estrella community, 17665 W. Elliot Drive, Goodyear.

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. Library patrons can check out books, reserve books and pick up any on hold.

Family movie

Hoot, a family comedy rated PG, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. in the Nature Center classroom at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

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.

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 2

Moonlight hike

Explore the desert at night in a light hike. Take water and wear comfortable shoes and meet at 8 p.m. at the Estrella Mountain Regional Park Nature Center, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-3811 or visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/estrella.

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 3

Computer classes

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

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.

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 Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western, Avondale.

Babies and books

Promote your baby’s early development through books, music and activities 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 4

Flag-raising ceremony

Litchfield Park will be celebrating the 225th anniversary of the United States Coast Guard with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. on the front lawn of Litchfield Park City Hall, 214 W. Wigwam Blvd.

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.

Baby time

Take your babies from birth to 23 months to enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime starting at 10:15 a.m. at Sundance Crossings, 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite105, Buckeye.

ESL conversation group

Practice and improve your knowledge of English and American culture by conversing with other learners in a group setting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Public Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye.

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 5

Digicrops

The West Valley Genealogical Society will be hosting an informal session that will provide help in creating and publishing personal family history tree books. Those working on digital books and other projects are welcome to go and participate in the exchange of ideas, design tips and more. Take a laptop or use the computer lab and take a sack dinner and beverage (dessert provided for a $3.50 donation). The session will run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the West Valley Genealogical Society, 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown.

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 more 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 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.

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 6

Protecting Their Innocence: Relations

A workshop addressing adolescent and adult relationship issues will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Participants will learn characteristics of healthy relationships, setting boundaries, recognizing co-dependency and signs of abusive relationships. For information and to register, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Festival Sage Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to noon and the Festival Ranch Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Library patrons can check out books, reserve books and pick up any on hold.

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 & 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 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 Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Toddler time

Toddlers 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.

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.

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.

Friday 7

Showing of Virtuous

Join a motion picture screening of Virtuous with a guest appearance by former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch. The movie will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 7598 S. Liberty School Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-386-4090.

Blood drive

United Blood Services will be holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bloodmobile at Costco, 10000 W. McDowell Road, Avondale.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday 8

Beginning watercolors: Part 1

Join the first of a three-part series to learn how to create art with watercolor. The first session will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information and to register, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Sundance from 9 a.m. to noon and the Tartesso Community Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Library patrons can check out books, reserve books and pick up any on hold.

LEGOS at the library

Go join in a session of building architectural skills, challenging one’s mind and having fun. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buckeye Library Downtown Branch, 310 N. Sixth St. and from 2 to 3 p.m. at Sundance Crossings, 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite105, Buckeye.

Avondale community garden open house

The Garden Patch Community Garden hosts an open house from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. The garden is on the east side of the Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Garden plots are available for rent. For information, visit gardenpatchcommunitygarden.com.

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.

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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