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Wednesday 26

Tolleson fall prevention course

The Tolleson Senior Center is hosting a course on preventing falls from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tolleson Community Center, 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information and to register, call 623-936-2760.

Heart disease support group

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease hosts a support group for women living with heart disease from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 830 Plaza Circle in Litchfield Park.

Estrella Republican Club

The Estrella Republican Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month in the lecture room at Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear.

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.

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 27

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southwest Valley Family YMCA, 2919 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. To sign up to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Sustainable Desert Landscapes

Learn how to create an outdoor landscape that conserves water and creates a beneficial habitat at Sustainable Desert Landscapes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. To register, visit mcldaz.org.

DUET caregiver support group

DUET is holding a general caregiver support group at 10 a.m. at Skyway Church of the West Valley, 14900 W. Van Buren St., Goodyear. For information, call 602-274-5022 or visit duetaz.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 Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 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.

Crazy 8s club

The Crazy 8s Math Club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. The club is open to third- through fifth-graders who want to learn about math. To register, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Veteran support group

A veteran and military personnel support group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., Goodyear. For information, call 623-882-0721.

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.

New Life Al-Anon

New Life Al-Anon meets at noon every Thursday at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 255 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

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.

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.

Friday 28

The Journey: A Night of Fine Art

Watercolor, oil, acrylic and glass works from more than 30 artists will be on display at The Journey: A Night of Fine Art from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. For information, visit calltoart.com.

April Reading Group

A reading group for ages 18 and older will meet to discuss the book The Little Paris Bookshop at 10:15 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Our Family Tree dance

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, will present a dance performance titled Our Family Tree at 3 and 7 p.m. in the main theater. Admission is free.

Identity Theft Shred Event

The Avondale Police Department is hosting the Identity Theft Prevention Shred Event from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Costco parking lot, 10000 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. The event offers West Valley residents the opportunity to shred important documents for free to prevent identity theft.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Verrado Coffee Co., 1829 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye.

Saturday 29

Viva Flamenco performance

In honor of El Dia de Los Libros, the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, is hosting authentic Flamenco performances at 11 a.m. For information, visit mcldaz.org.

Denim and Diamonds

The Denim and Diamonds Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include live music, dinner and a silent auction, which will benefit the Buckeye Education Foundation for the Buckeye Elementary School District. Cocktail attire is recommended. For information, call 602-228-1714 or email tdelong@hotmail.com.

Short Stacks for a Tall Cause

Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley is holding a fundraiser called Short Stacks for a Tall Cause to support local active duty personnel and veterans from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 13832 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear. Tickets are $8 and breakfast will be provided. Last year, the fundraiser provided educational assistance scholarships to veterans. For information, call Theresa Koontz at 623-535-7472.

Mountain Park Health Center races

Mountain Park Health Center’s 10K, 5K and Kid’s Run will begin at 7 a.m. at Bullard Wash Park, 1755 N. Pebble Creek Parkway, Goodyear. For information, visit MountainParkHealth.org/RunWalk.

Our Family Tree dance

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, will present a danced performance titled Our Family Tree at 3 and 7 p.m. in the main theater. Admission is free.

Post 53 community yard sale

American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave., Buckeye, is holding a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 623-693-8624.

Neighborhood Movie Night

Everyone’s invited to watch the film The Secret Life of Pets at 7 p.m. with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at Donnie Hale Park, 10857 W. Pima St., Avondale. Popcorn will be provided, but moviegoers should take their own chairs and blankets to sit on. For information, visit avondale.org/events or call 623-333-2400.

Hunger Games Arena

May the odds be ever in your favor as teen tributes compete in various Hunger Games challenges from noon to 4 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. All participants must have attended a safety lesson. For information, visit mcldaz.org.

Buckeye annual Spring Luncheon

The Friends of Buckeye Public Library is holding its annual Spring Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. The cost is $5. For information, email friendsofbuckeyelibrary@gmail.com.

Goodyear farmer’s market

A farmer’s market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The market features crafts, fruits, vegetables and other homemade creations. For information, visit goodyearaz.gov/rec.

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 30

Foster care and adoption support

A foster care and adoption support group meets at 5:30 p.m. at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. Free childcare is provided.

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 St. Peter’s Office 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.

May, Monday 1

Purposeful Play Group

Parents and caregivers can learn how to stimulate brain development in children ages 1 through 5 during play time at Purposeful Play Group at 10 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Divorce support group

The DivorceCare support group summer session will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through July 17 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., Goodyear. The group enables divorced and separated people to find help, discover hope and experience healing. The format includes videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator, and group discussion. The cost of the workbook is $15; scholarships are available. For information, call Carol at 623-340-9205.

Kids support group

The DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) summer session will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through July 17 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., Goodyear. The program is for children 5 to 12 who are struggling with the hurt and pain of divorce and separation. The cost of the workbook is $15; scholarships are available. For information, call Carol at 623-340-9205.

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.

Entrepreneur meet up

Meet with fellow entrepreneurs to share ideas, ask questions, talk current business trends and receive feedback and advice during the Monday Night Meet-up event at 6 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. No registration is required.

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 2

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.

Sewing for Babies meets in Tolleson

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 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 the first Tuesday of the month 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.

Gangplank’s Hack Night

Collaborate with the nerd community to code, 3D print, and CAD at Gangplank’s Hack Night from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 525 N. Central, Avondale.

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.

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, Double Action, Early Bird games and a $1,000 progressive game. 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 3

Tolleson fall prevention course

The Tolleson Senior Center is hosting a course on preventing falls from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tolleson Community Center, 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information and to register, call 623-936-2760.

Coffee with a Cop

The public is invited to have coffee with Goodyear police officers from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Sugar ’n Spice, 14970 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for residents, business owners and the public to meet with officers in an informal setting. Officers and representatives from the Goodyear Police Department will be on hand to share ideas, address concerns, answer questions and share safety information. For information, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/police or call 623-932-1220.

Lunch and Bunco

Adutls 40 and older can eat lunch and play a game of Bunco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room behind the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-102, Goodyear. Prizes will be awarded in five categories. The cost is $15. Advance registration is required. To register, call Kristen at 623-882-7525.

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 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.

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.

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 4

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 first Thursday of each month at Tolleson City Hall, 9555 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information, call 602-256-0551.

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 Bar-B-Q, 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.

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 Stacey at 623-979-1775.

Veteran support group

A veteran and military personnel support group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., Goodyear. For information, call 623-882-0721.

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.

New Life Al-Anon

New Life Al-Anon meets at noon every Thursday at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 255 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

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.

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.

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March 11th 8 am - 3 pm

White Tanks Southen Baptist Church

1420 N. 192nd Ave.

Buckeye AZ

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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