9 Days Calendar, Week of May 15, 2015

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Friday 29

Despicable Me 2

A free showing of Despicable Me 2 will play at dusk at Festival Foothills Park at 26252 W. Desert Vista Blvd., Buckeye. Take a picnic, blankets and chairs. Food vendors will sell snacks on site.

Reformers Unanimous

The addiction recovery program “Reformers Unanimous” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The Christ-centered group is free and open to all adults who struggle with addiction or a “stubborn habit” and their family members. Each class has a nursery and youth programs for family members, as well as free, local transportation. For information, contact Director Mike Hammonds at 602-694-5618 or visit www.gotaddictions.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors late night Community Bingo at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 p.m.; cost is $14 per person for all 14 games (paper). Bingo is at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Saturday 30

Astronomy presentation

Steve Kates, or “Dr. Sky,” will talk about the best places to observe the stars and planets, star chart basics, telescopes, binoculars and satellites during a program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-101, Goodyear. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Community youths celebration

Rod of God Christian Center will host a community youths celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Avondale Edgewater Apartments, 102 S. Fourth Ave., Avondale. The event will feature food, drinks, games, a bounce house, activities, relays and prizes. For information, call 602-423-05025 or 623-383-4235.

Blood drive

United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13055 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Avondale.

Creative car world

Children can take their toy cars and trucks to the library to design a car track, roads and tunnels using creative materials from 10 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. No registration is needed. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

LEGO playtime at Litchfield Library

Children can play with LEGOs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. No registration is necessary. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

POWWOW

The Church at Litchfield Park will host POWWOW (Produce on Wheels Without Waste) from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church’s parking lot at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road in Litchfield Park. POWWOW provides fresh produce to communities at churches, schools and other entities. People can buy up to 60 pounds of fresh, nutritional and rescued produce for $10. For information, call 623-935-3411 or email info@churchatlitchfieldpark.org.

Buckeye Farmer’s Market

The Buckeye Farmer’s Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road in Buckeye. The market features fresh produce, quality meat and homemade jellies and sauces. For information, call Doug Strong at 623-349-6320 or email dstrong@buckeyeaz.gov.

Goodyear Community Farmers Market

The Goodyear Community Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The market offers locally grown foods, hand-crafted goods and potted plants for sale. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.azcommunitymarkets.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Sunday 31

Group meditation class

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, hosts a group meditation class from 5 to 6 p.m Sundays. The class is designed for those desiring to learn meditation or deepen their practice. All faiths are welcome. For information, call the Rev. Gae Chalker at 623-935-3279 or visit stpetersaz.com.

Bingo

Buckeye American Legion Post 53 hosts bingo games starting at 1 p.m. every Sunday at 402 E. Naramore Ave., Buckeye. There are four special games and one $200 progressive jackpot. Last game is winner take all. The cost is $14 for all games. For information, call 623-327-0227.

Community Bingo

The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Sundays at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Bingo

The Knights of Columbus 4737 of American Legion Post 61 at 35 N. Dysart Road hosts bingo games at 6:45 p.m. every Sunday. There are 16 games at a cost of $16, which include Quickies, Early Bird games and a $1,000 progressive game. Proceeds are donated to charity. For information, call 623-877-9732 or 602-316-2886.

Wigwam Farmer’s Market

The Wigwam Farmer’s Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays on the front lawn of the Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Items available for purchase include fresh organic fruits and vegetables, cheese, preserves, bread and wine. For information, visit www.vermillionpromotions.com.

June, Monday 1

Purposeful play group

Children 1 to 5 years old can learn socialization and creative play to stimulate brain development during a purposeful play group from 10 to 11 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. The group will be led by family educators from the Benevilla Family Resource Center. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Family ventriloquist show

Jerry Layne, a comedy ventriloquist, will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Computer class

Learn the basics of operating a computer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St. Registration is required by calling 623-349-6300.

WV LD 13 Democratic Club meets

The West Valley Democratic Club of Legislative District No. 13 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Zeta’s Grill, 2935 N. Dysart Road in Avondale. Dinner will be served before the meeting at 5 p.m. For information, call Iva O. at 360-903-9490 or email IvaO@aol.com.

LP Library summer reading kickoff

Youths can register for the Litchfield Park Branch Library’s summer reading program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 101 E. Wigwam Blvd. Attendees can make crafts, take photos and be entered to win a prize. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Avondale City Council meets

The Avondale City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive.

Alzheimer’s
support group

The Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter and attorney Lora G. Johnson have partnered up to offer an Alzheimer’s Support Group for the West Valley. Support group meetings are held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, in Building A. There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other. For information, call 602-528-0545 or visit www.alz.org/dsw.

Mental Illness peer support group meets

The Mental Illness Support Group “Hope” meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Christ Evangelical Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Classroom C, in Goodyear. The group is free to attend, is for adults 18 and older and is open to the public. For information, call Andy Arnowitz at 480-994-4407.

Tuesday 2

Teen movie matinee

Teenagers ages 13 to 18 can watch a movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Popcorn and soda will be provided. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Family movie matinee

Take the family and pillows to watch G- or PG-rated family movies from 10 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Silk screen T-shirts

Teens can design and print their own silk screen T-shirts at 1 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, and at 4 p.m. at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. Space is limited, so registration is required by calling 623-349-6300.

Baby, toddler story times

Buckeye Coyote Branch Library — Babies ages newborn to 23 months and their caregivers can enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime to help develop language skills at 10:15 a.m. Toddlers ages 2 to 4 years old and their caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, songs and games to further encourage language skills at 11:15 a.m. Both programs will be held at 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye.
White Tank Branch Library – Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers can hear stories, sing songs and rhyme from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.
Litchfield Park Branch Library — Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy songs, stories and dancing during story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. No registration is required.

ESL Conversation Group

Practice and improve your English and knowledge of American culture by joining an ESL Conversation Group with other learners from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye. All levels are welcome and registration is not required. No children are allowed.

Superhero Academy

Children can participate in a nine-week program that includes creating hero costumes, designing an enemy and creating a comic strip from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth St. The last day will be July 28. Call 623-349-6300 to register.

Yoga class

Take an all-levels yoga class for adults and youths at least 12 years old from 11 to 11:15 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. Yoga improves flexibility, strength, concentration, posture, breathing and provides a sense of well-being. Take a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Classes are free of charge. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.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.

Pendergast Elem. School Board meets

The Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the district office, 3802 N. 91st Ave., Phoenix (the board meets periodically at schools on a rotating basis). For information, visit www.pesd92.org.

Sewing for Babies meets in Tolleson

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets the first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LDS Church, 701 N. 95th Ave., Tolleson. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for isolettes in the hospital and burial layettes. Participants are asked to take a sewing machine and supplies and food to share for a potluck. For information, call 623-936-3412.

Retired school employees group

The Saguaro Unit of the All Arizona State Retirement Association hosts its monthly meeting at noon at Golden Corral Buffet, 420 N. Dysart Road, Goodyear. All retired school employees are welcome to attend. For information, call Patsy Cone at 623-386-3664 or 623-210-4880.

Domestic violence support group

Eve’s Place, a domestic violence education and support group, meets from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday in Building B, Classroom C, at Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.

Bingo

The American Legion Post No. 61 at 35 N. Dysart Road hosts bingo games at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays. The schedule of 17 games includes Quickies, Early Bird games and a $1,000 progressive game at a cost of $17. Proceeds are donated back to area youths and veterans. Call 623-932-4960 for information.

Toastmasters meeting

Estrella Toastmasters meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Toastmasters helps people become more effective speakers and confident leaders. The meetings are open to the public and free to attend.

Wednesday 3

Song-ercise’ program for children

Caregivers can sing, move, stretch and bend with their toddlers and preschools during this “song-ercise” program from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and again from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. Each session will be limited to 25 parents and their children. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Baby, toddler story times

Buckeye Downtown Library — Babies ages newborn to 23 months and their caregivers can enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime to help develop language skills at 10:15 a.m. Toddlers ages 2 to 4 years old and their caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, songs and games to further encourage language skills at 11:15 a.m. Both programs will be held at
310 N. Sixth St., Buckeye.
Litchfield Park Branch Library — Babies and their caregivers can enjoy songs and stories to help develop reading skills during a program from 9:15 to 10 a.m. The program is geared toward babies ages newborn to 23 months old. Children ages 2 to 5 years old can enjoy songs, stories and dancing from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Both programs will be held at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Wildman Phil and the Guardians of the Planet

Wildman Phil will present “Wildman Phil and the Guardians of the Planet” at 10 a.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Ave., Buckeye. Registration is required by calling 623-349-6300.

Computer class

Learn the basics of operating a computer at 6 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye. Registration is required by calling 623-349-6300.

Digital scrap booking

The West Valley Genealogical Society will host digital scrap booking sessions the first Wednesday of the month throughout the summer from 5 to 9 p.m. at 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown. The informal sessions are open to the public and will help participants create and publish their own family tree history books. Take your laptop if you have one, otherwise a computer lab will be available to use. Take a sack dinner. Desserts and beverages will be available for a $3.50 donation. Registration is required by calling 623-933-4945.

D-Day history presentation

Learn about the events of D-Day, June 6, 1944, during a presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. For information, call 602-652-3000, or visit www.mcldaz.org.

District 19 Democrats meet

The Legislative District 19 Democrats of Maricopa County meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the 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. The group’s purpose is to support the state’s Democratic representatives, senators and all other elected Democrats on city councils and school boards. For information, call Chair Juli Myers at 570-837-9668 or email ld19dems@gmail.com.

Tolleson Elementary School Board meets

The Tolleson Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the district office, 9261 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information, visit www.tollesonschools.com.

District 29 Democrats meet

The Legislative District 29 Democrats meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Maryvale Community Center Arts and Crafts Room, 4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix.

Job readiness support in Avondale

Avondale, in partnership with Maricopa Workforce Connections, is offering job readiness assistance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. A career guidance specialist will help job seekers gain confidence in their search for employment. Assistance includes resume development, career counseling and job readiness workshops. Anyone interested in the service is asked to reserve time with the career guidance specialist by calling 623-333-2703. The service is available in English and Spanish.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Thursday 4

Kaity’s Way personal safety program

The Kaity’s Way program will teach teens about personal safety and healthy, respectful relationships from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Police, fire personnel read stories

Representatives from the Goodyear police and fire departments will read a story and share some stories of their own from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Babytime

Caregivers can introduce board books, music, art and educational toys to promote developmental skills, socialization and self-expression during a program from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. The program is geared toward children ages newborn to 2 years old. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Superhero Academy

Children can participate in a nine-week program that includes creating hero costumes, designing an enemy and creating a comic strip at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Buckeye Coyote Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye. The last day will be July 30. Call 623-349-6300 to register.

Child sexual abuse prevention

Learn the basics of child sexual abuse prevention and how to talk to children about abuse during a presentation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Play & Learn — Brain Time

Play & Learn — Brain Time is a program for infants to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers that provides caregivers the opportunity to socialize with other parents in a supportive environment. Staff provides access to child development and parenting information, community resources and parenting workshops. Youths socialize with other children and practice developmental skills, while playing in a fun, safe, and caring environment. Play & Learn — Brain Time is offered at 9:30 a.m. for children up to 18 months; 10:30 a.m. for children who are 19 months to 3 years old; and 11:30 a.m. for all ages the first, third and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The program is free. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Quilters Anonymous meets

Quilters Anonymous, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, meets at 6:30 p.m. the First Thursday of every month at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N Sarival Avenue, Goodyear.  For information, call Dale Nokes at 623-218-6348.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

The Garden Lakes group of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Ave., Avondale.

Taking Turns Toybrary

The Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center will open the doors to its Taking Turns Toybrary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. Families can check out fun, educational toys for up to two weeks with a photo ID. For information, call 623-333-2703.

In Stitches in Goodyear meets

In Stitches in Goodyear meets at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Goodyear Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Share ideas, tips and patterns with other crochet, knitting and sewing enthusiasts. Novice to advance needle crafters are welcome. Some basic instruction in needle crafts will be available. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Drug and Alcohol Program

The Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP) meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Pleasant Church, 501 E Mahoney, Buckeye. For information, call Courtney at 623-386-6365.

Boy Scout meeting

Boy Scout Troop No. 263 meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First Southern Baptist Church, 405 Third St., Buckeye. The troop is looking for boys between the ages of 11 and 18 who are interested in outdoor activities, learning new skills and becoming leaders. For information, call Trina Stark at 623-693-8624.

Community Bingo

The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Friday 5

Tai Chi class

Adults and youths at least 12 years old can learn Tai Chi from 11 a.m. to noon at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. The class will be taught by John Leo, a level 3 certified instructor. Tai Chi can reduce stress, improve balance and motor control and enhance brain function. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Free admission to Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix opens its doors to the general public free of charge from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The museum is at 215 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. For information, visit www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org.

Reformers Unanimous

The addiction recovery program “Reformers Unanimous” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The Christ-centered group is free and open to all adults who struggle with addiction or a “stubborn habit” and their family members. Each class has a nursery and youth programs for family members, as well as free, local transportation. For information, contact Director Mike Hammonds at 602-694-5618 or visit www.gotaddictions.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). The Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club sponsors late night Community Bingo at 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 p.m.; cost is $14 per person for all 14 games (paper). Bingo is at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Taking Turns Toybrary

Children can check out educational toys from the Taking Turns Toybrary from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Toys can be checked out for up to 2 weeks. No registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Saturday 6

Books and brushes’ youth program

Children ages 6 to 12 years old can hear a story and then create their own painting from 2 to 4 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required by calling 602-652-3000. For information, visit www.mcldaz.org.

Back-to-school fundraiser yard sale

Couponing for the Less Fortunate Inc. will host a fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aaron’s, 700 N. Dysart Road in Goodyear. The fundraiser will benefit the organization’s back-to-school project for youths who are homeless, living in shelters or living in poverty. Donations of school supplies, clothing and backpacks will also be accepted. There will be hot dogs and drinks. For information, call Alicia at 480-334-3761.

Buckeye Bookmobile

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit the community of Sundance from 10 a.m. to noon and Tartesso Community Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

Seed saving class

Learn how to save seeds from your gardens to replant from year to year at 1 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 116, Buckeye. The class will give seed-saving information, specific techniques for common garden crops and tips to prevent unwanted cross pollination.

ESL tutor training

The Southwest Valley Literacy Association will hold the first part of its English as a Second Language tutor training workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale, 1001 N. Central Ave., Building D. The second part of the tutor training class will take place June 13 at the same time and place. The training will prepare adults to become ESL tutors. Participants will receive a ProLiteracy Certification to teach the Laubach method at the end of the two classes. Register online at www.swvalleyliteracy.org or call 623-695-4321.

Novel writing workshop

Janette Rallison will present “Plotting a Page Turning Novel,” a writing workshop, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Learn the “dos and don’ts” of plotting a novel. For information, call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org.

Gallery Night

In-Power Boutique is hosting Gallery Night from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mosaic Arts Center, 12 E. Western Ave., Avondale. The boutique will be highlighting artwork for a month from featured artists. Attendees can meet the featured artists at the event. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served; there is no charge to attend. Featured artists will also be hosting a free art workshop at a later date. For information about the event or free art workshop, call Christina at 623-565-3958 or visit www.facebook.com/inpowerboutique.

Buckeye DAR
chapter meets

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

Button Hooks Button Club

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

Goodyear Community Farmers Market

The Goodyear Community Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The market offers locally grown foods, hand-crafted goods and potted plants for sale. Admission and parking are free. For information, visit www.azcommunitymarkets.com.

Community Bingo

The Rotary Club of Buckeye sponsors Community Bingo at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday at 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 108, Goodyear. Doors open at 5 p.m.; cost is $21 per person for all 18 games (paper). Daubers and Power Bingo King electronics are available. Proceeds raised will benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878

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