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Wednesday 29

Wednesday wildflower walk

A ranger-led wildflower walk will begin at 9 a.m. at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Park entry costs $6 per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2025.

All about drones

Experts will present an overview on drones from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Free neuters, spays in Avondale

The Arizona Humane Society’s Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic will provide free spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs at 6:30 a.m. at Avondale Friendship Park, 12325 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. For requirements and information, visit azhumane.org.

Tolleson fall prevention class

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.

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 30

Free neuters, spays in Avondale

The Arizona Humane Society’s Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic will provide free spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs at 6:30 a.m. at Avondale Friendship Park, 12325 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. For requirements and information, visit azhumane.org.

Crazy 8s club

The Crazy 8s Math Club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday through April 27 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.

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.

Friday 31

50th annual melodrama

Buckeye’s 50th annual melodrama, Mister E at the San Linda, will begin at 7 p.m. at Youngker High School, 3000 S. Apache Road, Buckeye. For tickets and information, visit buckeyeaz.gov/events.

Spring reading group

The Storied Life of A.J. Filkry, a fiction book for adults, will be discussed from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Wigwam artist in residence

Wigwam artist in residence Nancy Romanovsky will have her artwork displayed from 4 to 8 p.m. at the resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, visit nancyromanovsky.com.

Blood drive

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Church, 10485 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. To make an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Overeaters Anonymous

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

April Saturday 1

Tres Rios Nature Festival

The 14th annual spring Tres Rios Nature Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a concert from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale. Admission is free. The event will feature an array of outdoor activities. For information, visit tresriosnaturefestival.com.

Celebration of Young Children

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, is hosting its inaugural Celebration of Young Children event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to encourage learning at home.

Wigwam artist in residence

Wigwam artist in residence Nancy Romanovsky will have her artwork displayed from 4 to 8 p.m. at the resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, visit nancyromanovsky.com.

Church yard sale

First Southern Baptist Church is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1001 N. Central Ave., Avondale.

Household hazardous waste drop-off

Residents of Avondale, Goodyear and Tolleson are invited to drop off household hazardous waste for free from 8 to 11 a.m. at Coldwater Park, 10 N. Eliseo C. Felix Way, Avondale. Residents will be required to provide proof of residency. Electronics, lawn chemicals, tires, batteries, automotive liquids and household chemicals are accepted.

Goodyear spring concert series

Take in the fresh air and tunes at Goodyear’s free spring concert series at 7 p.m. at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. New Destiny Band will play old school funk music. For information, visit goodyearaz.gov/rec.

Youth gaming day

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

Cody’s Reading Pack

Young readers can build confidence by reading to therapy dogs during “Cody’s Reading Pack” at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye. Readings are by appointment for 15-minute sessions. To reserve an appointment, call 623-349-6300.

Buckeye DAR chapter meets

Daughters of the American Revolution, Buckeye Chapter, meets the first Saturday of the month at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. Contact Linda Davis at GDavis1003@aol.com if you are interested in attending, becoming a member or learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Button Hooks Button Club

The Button Hooks Button Club is hosting its monthly meeting starting at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Clubhouse Meeting Room at Good Samaritan Care Center, 10323 W. Olive Ave., Peoria. The meeting is for those interested in collecting and/or learning about buttons. For information, call Mary at 623-972-9028.

American Legion Post No. 61 yard sale

The American Legion Post No. 61 holds a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Legion members can rent a table for $5 and non-members for $10. For information, call Pam at 623-932-6587.

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 2

Tres Rios Nature Festival

The 14th annual spring Tres Rios Nature Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale. Admission is free. The event will feature an array of outdoor activities. For information, visit tresriosnaturefestival.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 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.

Monday 3

Input sought on Avondale master plan

Avondale is seeking input on its master plan at 5 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondaleaz.gov.

Teen Time

Youths ages 12 to 17 can get together to hang out during Teen Time at 4:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

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 4

Chess Club

Youths ages 11 to 16 are invited to play chess, or learn how to, during Chess Club at 4 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

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.

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.

Community choir

A community choir for adults meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Estrella Mountain Community College’s new Performing Arts Center. The choir is a noncredit community education course. The cost is $40 for the semester. Registration is required by calling 623-935-8888 and referencing Course No. COMM35869. The course will conclude with a concert May 9.

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.

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.

Wednesday 5

Lunch and Bunco

Adults 40 and older are invited to eat lunch and play Bunco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 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 event costs $15. Advance registration is required. To register, call Kristen at 623-882-7525.

Tolleson fall prevention class

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.

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 6

Evolution of the Golf Swing

Golfers are invited to learn ways to maximize their swings from former PGA Tour Player Peter Longo during the Evolution of the Golf Swing at 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Cactus walk

Hikers can learn about cactus blooms found along trails in White Tank Mountain Regional Park during a walk beginning at 8 a.m. The park is at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. Park entry costs $6 per vehicle. For information and to register, call 623-935-2505.

Love and Information

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, will present Love and Information at 7 p.m. in the main theater. Admission is free.

Avondale water conservation classes

Avondale is offering a series of water conservation classes for landscaping. Classes are held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Tonight’s class, “Plant Survival 101,” will teach people how to maintain healthy plants. 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 www.avondale.org/landscapeclasses.

Crazy 8s club

The Crazy 8s Math Club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday through April 27 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.

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.

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.

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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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