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Wednesday 11

Avondale Legislative Link

People can learn how a bill becomes a law during the Avondale Legislative Link workshop at 6 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Registration is required by visiting avondale.org/ALL or calling 623-333-1612.

Friends and fitness hike

A group hike begins at 8 a.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Hikers should take water and a snack and wear sturdy shoes.

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 aguafria.org.

Job Readiness Assistance

Avondale and Goodwill of Central Arizona are offering job readiness assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. A career adviser is at the center each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No registration or scheduling is required. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Fitness in the Park

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

Citizenship class

People wanting to become U.S. citizens are invited to a free class from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale.

Converse and immerse

Join in an afternoon of conversation in different languages at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-101, Goodyear.

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 in the Program Room at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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.

 

Thursday 12

Buckeye Entrepreneur Network

Buckeye is hosting a specialized workshop featuring in-depth training on social media. The Facebook for Businesses at Entrepreneur Outreach Network runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch in the Sundance Crossing Center, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. To register, email eon@buckeyeaz.gov.

Meet, Greet & Eat

Meet, Greet and Eat runs from noon to 1 p.m. following a free potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 104 W. Western Ave., Avondale. Call 623-932-3480 for information or visit myccumc.com.

Saddle Mountain School Board meets

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

S.M.A.R.T. Referrals Networking

Entrepreneurs are invited to network with other local small business owners at the Southwest Marketing and Referrals Team (S.M.A.R.T.) meeting. The group meets at noon the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Rudy’s BBQ, 845 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Owners or managers of all types of businesses are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Darren Mullins at darren.mullins@libertymutual.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 unionesd.org.

Al-Anon Stepping Stones

Al-Anon Stepping Stones meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., Goodyear.

Fitness in the Park

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

Small business mentoring

Goodyear is offering one-on-one mentoring for business owners and entrepreneurs from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. To schedule a mentoring appointment, email darah.mann@goodyearaz.gov.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. The goal of the group is to address and work toward recovery. For information, call 623-693-6244.

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.

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.

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.

Grief support group

A grief support group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The support group is designed to help and encourage those after the death of a loved one. The group is led by facilitators who have experienced loss themselves. For information, call Angela at 623-435-2105.

ESL Cafe

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

St. Peter’s RePete Boutique

St. Peter’s RePete Boutique thrift store is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the exception of holidays, at 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park.

 

Friday 13

Fine Arts Festival kick-off concert

A pre-festival concert will kick off the 25th anniversary of Litchfield Park’s Native American Fine Arts Festival at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Admission is $25 at eventbrite.com. For information, visit litchfieldparkgathering.com.

Artist in residence

Wigwam artist in residence Donna Heslip will have some of her artwork on display from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Friday Business Connections

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts the Friday Business Connections networking group at 7:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at West-MEC, 5487 N. 99th Ave., Glendale. The meetings feature a keynote speaker covering topics affecting the Southwest Valley. Business owners are welcome to attend even if they are not members of the Southwest Valley Chamber. To see a speaker schedule, visit southwestvalleychamber.org. For information, call 623-932-2260 or email info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

 

Saturday 14

Native American Fine Arts Festival

The 25th annual Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival will feature about 100 artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Old Litchfield Road south of Wigwam Boulevard and on the lawn of the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Admission is free. For information, visit litchfieldparkgathering.com.

Skyline anniversary celebration

Everyone’s invited to take part in free fitness programs from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate the first anniversary of Skyline Regional Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye.

Outdoor Family Adventure Day

Everyone’s invited to explore everything White Tank Mountain Regional Park and the White Tank Library have to offer during the fourth annual Outdoor Family Adventure Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit mcldaz.org.

History of the White Tank Mountains

A discussion illustrating how the White Tank Mountains played an important role in the development of Arizona will begin at 11 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is required at mcldaz.org.

Native American-style flute performance

Native American-style flute and other musical performances will takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Super-Who-Lock Fandom

Grab your sonic screwdriver and celebrate all things Doctor Who, Supernatural and Sherlock at the Super-Who-Lock Fandom event from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren, Suite C-101, Goodyear.

Artist in residence

Wigwam artist in residence Donna Heslip will have artwork on display from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

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.

P.O.W.W.O.W. comes to Buckeye

Produce On Wheels With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) will be in Buckeye from 9 a.m. to noon at the Buckeye Family Resource Center, 210 S. Sixth St. P.O.W.W.O.W. disperses fresh produce to communities at churches, schools and other entities throughout southern Arizona and the metro Tucson and Phoenix areas. Anyone can contribute $10 to shop for up to 60 pounds of fresh rescued produce.

Cody’s Reading Pack

Young readers can build confidence by reading to therapy dogs during “Cody’s Reading Pack” at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Buckeye’s Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Readings are by appointment for 15-minute sessions. To reserve an appointment, call 623-349-6300.

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.

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 15

Native American Fine Arts Festival

The 25th annual Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival will feature about 100 artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Old Litchfield Road south of Wigwam Boulevard and on the lawn of the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Admission is free. For information, visit litchfieldparkgathering.com.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

The support group Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Litchfield Park First Baptist Church, 901 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park.

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.

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.

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

 

Monday 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated with live music and guest speakers during an event hosted by the Just Folks Association from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tuscany Falls Ballroom in the PebbleCreek Community, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear. Admission is free.

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, Avondale.

Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s support group meets 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, Building A, Goodyear. 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 alz.org/dsw.

Fitness in the Park

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

Job Readiness Assistance

Avondale and Goodwill of Central Arizona are offering job readiness assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. A career adviser is at the center each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No registration or scheduling is required. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Citizenship class

People wanting to become U.S. citizens are invited to a free class from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale.

Crazy 8s club

The Crazy 8s club meets from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren, Suite C-101, Goodyear. The club is open to third- through fifth-graders who want to learn about math in new ways, including building projects, making music and other techniques.

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.

 

Tuesday 17

STEAM story time

Enrich the lives of preschoolers with early concepts of science, technology, engineering, arts and math during the STEAM story time at 9:30 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is required at mcldaz.org.

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., Buckeye.

Developmental, hearing & vision screenings

Free developmental, hearing and vision screenings are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. Screenings provide a quick look at how children are doing in areas such as communication, physical ability, social skills, problem solving, hearing and vision. For information, call 623-333-2703.

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 pesd92.org.

Job Readiness Assistance

Avondale and Goodwill of Central Arizona are offering job readiness assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. A career adviser is at the center each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No registration or scheduling is required. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Verrado Coffee Co., 1829 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye.

Fitness in the Park

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

Small business mentoring

Goodyear is offering one-on-one mentoring for business owners and entrepreneurs from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. To schedule a mentoring appointment, email darah.mann@goodyearaz.gov.

Youth support group

A support group for youths 12 to 19 years old who are affected by a loved one’s drinking or drug use meets from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 400 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. One adult is present at all meetings to ensure a safe environment.

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 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday in the Program Room at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, 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 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays in the Program Room at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, 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 18

Cards and games

Adults 40 and older are invited to play games such as Sequence, Rummikub and Mexican Train at the free Cards and Games event starting at 10 a.m. at the Goodyear Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

WomenHeart support group

WomenHeart, a support group for women with or at risk for heart disease, meets from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at 3657 Clubhouse Drive, Room 100, Goodyear. For information, call 623-215-3629.

Litchfield Park City Council meets

The Litchfield Park City Council meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Community Room at the Florence Brinton Litchfield Memorial Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, unless otherwise posted. Meeting agendas can be viewed online at litchfield-park.org.

Monthly book discussion

The Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye, invites adults to a book discussion from 1 to 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month.

Job Readiness Assistance

Avondale and Goodwill of Central Arizona are offering job readiness assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. A career adviser is at the center each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No registration or scheduling is required. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Fitness in the Park

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

Citizenship class

People wanting to become U.S. citizens are invited to a free class from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale.

Converse and immerse

Join in an afternoon of conversation in different languages at 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-101, Goodyear.

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 in the Program Room at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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.

 

Thursday 19

Buckeye Art Gala

The Art Gala Teen Art Show will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. Hosted by the Buckeye Youth Council, the art gala will display art created by Buckeye teens ages 13 to 19. The event is free and open to the public.

Sonoran Desert Discovery Hike

A guided Sonoran Desert Discovery Hike will begin at 7 a.m. at Skyline Regional Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6330.

Avondale Water Conservation classes

Avondale is offering a series of landscape water conservation classes throughout the spring. Classes take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Participants will learn how to overcome desert environmental challenges while gardening. Registration is required by contacting Esmie Avila, Avondale water conservation education specialist, at 623-333-4422 or by email at eavila@avondale.org. For information, visit avondale.org/landscapeclasses.

Read to the Dog

School-aged children can read to Manda, a certified therapy dog, to help strengthen their reading skills at the Read to the Dog event from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Buckeye Entrepreneur Outreach

Buckeye is hosting a specialized workshop featuring in-depth training on negotiating at the Entrepreneur Outreach Network event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch in the Sundance Crossing Center, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. To register, email eon@buckeyeaz.gov.

Meet with Rep. Ruben Gallego

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-District 7, has a representative at his mobile office from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Chicanos Por La Causa Maryvale Community Service Center, 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

Entrepreneur round-up

Entrepreneurs are invited to meet other local small business owners at 8 a.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ Restaurant, 845 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The group supports the growth of small business in the West Valley, allowing participants to inform the group about their business and services. Owners or managers of all types of businesses are encouraged to attend. For information, email Kevin George at kevin@mrfranchiseadvice.com.

Al-Anon Stepping Stones

Al-Anon Stepping Stones meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., Goodyear.

Fitness in the Park

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

Small business mentoring

Goodyear is offering one-on-one mentoring for business owners and entrepreneurs from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. To schedule a mentoring appointment, email darah.mann@goodyearaz.gov.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. The goal of the group is to address and work toward recovery. For information, call 623-693-6244.

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.

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.

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.

Grief support group

A grief support group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The support group is designed to help and encourage those after the death of a loved one. The group is led by facilitators who have experienced loss themselves. For information, call Angela at 623-435-2105.

ESL Cafe

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

St. Peter’s RePete Boutique

St. Peter’s RePete Boutique thrift store is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the exception of holidays, at 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park.

 

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Come to Skyline Regional Park, Saturday, January 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. to exercise your New Year's resolution of getting fit and keeping fit. This free outdoor fitness event is hosted in celebration of the parks one-year anniversary. It will highlight activities such as hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and more. For more information become a Skyline Regional Park Facebook Friend, visit www.skylineregionalpark.com or contact the Skyline Recreation Coordinator at (623) 349-6350.

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