9 Days Calendar, Week of September 4, 2015

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Friday 4

Super scorpion search

Take a scorpion light or buy one at the park and walk the Black Rock trail to look for scorpions and join park staff back at the ramada area to tell your stories and complete a scorpion craft starting at 7:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Wear closed-toed shoes and leave your dog at home. Park entry costs $6 per vehicle. For information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank/.

Investment fraud prevention

Participants will learn how to identify and avoid investment fraud. Terri Alexon, an investment education coordinator from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, will speak at 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Texas Hold’em tournaments

The American Legion Post 53 hosts Texas Hold’em tournaments at 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of the month in Hazelton Hall at 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227 or email legionpost53@gmail.com.

Free admission to Children’s Museum

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

Texas Hold’em games

Texas Hold’em games are held at 6 p.m. every Friday in the Butler Bistro Room at the American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227.

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.

Reformers Unanimous

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

Community Bingo

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

Movie Fridays

Enjoy a free movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Saturday 5

Charity car wash

A charity car wash for Avondale woman Yasmin Espinoza, who died Aug. 29, is set for 10 a.m. at Sam’s Club on Dysart Road, south of Interstate 10 in Avondale. Proceeds will help the family with burial costs.

Early bird walk

Join birder Joe Ford from the Sonoran Audubon Society for an early morning bird walk along the Mule Deer Trail. Take your bird book and binoculars. Binoculars may be available to borrow. The walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and will last roughly till 10 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. After the walk, Ford will present a program

The Wonder of Wood Warblers

Joe Ford from the Sonoran Audubon Society will present a program called The Wonder of Wood Warblers at 10 a.m. in the Nature Center classroom at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. It will cover the different warblers found throughout Arizona and North America.

R/C Mariners meeting

The West Valley R/C Mariners will meet at 10 a.m. at the east end of Tierra Verde Lake Park, 301 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Quiet electric and sail radio control boaters are welcome to join.

Free movie with a message

Meet at the Nature Center for a showing of the animated family film Over the Hedge. Take your own snacks or purchase some at the Nature Center. No glass bottles are allowed. The film is rated PG. The show starts at 1 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank/.

Selichot services at Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom offers a 10 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service every Saturday at Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. In addition, Temple Beth Shalom will hold a special Selichot service at 7 p.m.

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. 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.

Texas Hold’em games

Texas Hold’em games are held at 6 p.m. every Saturday in the Butler Bistro Room at the American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227.

Goodyear Community Farmers Market

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

Community Bingo

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

Sunday 6

Group meditation class

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

Community Bingo

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

Bingo

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

Wigwam Farmer’s Market

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

Monday 7

Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday 8

Recreation master plan meeting

A meeting for Buckeye’s 10-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan will be held at 6 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room in City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye. The meeting will detail information on goals, objectives, plans and policies for parks, trails, open space, recreation, historical and cultural resources.

Yoga at the library

Participants ages 12 and older can join in an all-levels yoga class from 11 to 11:50 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Toddler and preschooler stories

Take your toddlers and preschoolers to hear stories, songs, rhymes and more. The storytime will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Kinder preparation workshop

New Direction Institute for Infant Brain Development and Valley of the Sun United Way are presenting interactive workshops for children 3 to 5 years old. Sessions focus on at-home activities to encourage brain development and help prepare a child’s brain for success in school. The session will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale.

Help foster and adopted youths

Have a heart for children? Want to help youths who need it? Go see what you can do at 6:30 p.m. at Palm Valley Church, 13765 W. Auto Drive, Suite 117, Goodyear.

Sewing for Babies meets in Peoria

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the JoAnn Etc. store, 8915 W. Bell Road in Peoria. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for isolettes in hospitals and burial layettes. For information, call 623-936-3412.

Way Out West

The Way Out West Coalition meets from noon to 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Ave. Way Out West is dedicated to creating a safe, unified, drug-free community.

Tolleson City Council meets

The Tolleson City Council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Park and Recreation Center, 9555 W. Van Buren St.

Tolleson Union High School board meets

The Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the district office, 9801 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson. For information, visit www.tuhsd.org.

Litchfield Elementary School Board meets

The Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Western Sky Middle School, 4095 N. 144th Ave., Goodyear. For information, visit www.lesd.k12.az.us.

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

WV LD 4 Democratic Club meets

The West Valley Democratic Club of Legislative District No. 4 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call Cathy Hozian at 623-696-5962 or email chozian@cox.net.

Walking and running group

Join city staff in a bi-weekly running and walking group from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, contact Corey Parr at 623-349-6330 or cparr@buckeyeaz.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 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite 105, Buckeye. For information, call 6230349-6300.

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 Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.

Baby time

Take your babies from birth to 23 months to enjoy songs, activities, rhymes, books and playtime starting at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite105, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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 9

Creating efficient landscapes

Participants can learn about water conservation and landscaping from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Preschool art time

Take your preschoolers to an open-ended art activity. Dress for a mess, the activity will focus on creating the art rather than the finished product. The art time will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Agua Fria Union High School Board meets

The Agua Fria Union High School District Governing Board meets at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the district office, 1481 N. Eliseo Felix Jr. Way, Suite 110, Avondale. For information, visit www.aguafria.org.

More to Explore

Children 6 to 12 years old who are curious about how things work can join an interactive program where they’ll build structures, perform experiments, play games, make crafts and learn starting at 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Today’s More to Explore will cover reptiles. Learn how each reptile lives, what they eat and how they defend themselves. For information, visit avondale.org.

STEAM spot

Youths 7 to 18 years old will be able to explore the ideas behind STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math starting at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

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

Go learn the basics of operating a computer from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch’s alternate location at 21765 W. Yuma Road, Suite 105. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

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 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 benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

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. For information, call 623-935-3411 or email info@churchatlitchfieldpark.org. There is no fee for participation.

Play time

Children up to 5 years old can join a weekly open-play group to grow their social skills by playing and exploring together from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Needle and thread group

Adults are invited to a needleworking/knitting/crochet group to work on projects, chat and share tips with fellow crafters from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. Take your own materials and coffee mug. Instruction books will be available. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Thursday 10

Code club

Youths 8 to 13 years old can learn how to make computer games and web sites. No experience is needed; beginners are welcome. The class will be held today and Sept. 17 and 24 at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-101, Goodyear. Registration is required. To register, visit http://www.mcldaz.org/.

Casino afternoon

Play some casino games, have some refreshments and socialize with other seniors and active adults from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third St., Avondale.

Meet, greet and eat

The Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix has more than 360 exhibits of musical instruments from all over the world. Museum guide Al Roselieb will talk about collections from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin American as well as the United States and Canada and some of the museum’s special exhibits. The presentation runs from noon to 1 p.m. following a free potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. Meet, Greet and Eat meets every second Thursday at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 104 W. Western Ave., Avondale. Call 623-932-3480 for information or visit www.myccumc.com.

American Legion Post No. 143 meets

American Legion Post No. 143 meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Rudy’s Barbeque Restaurant, 845 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The post is made up of Legion members, Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion and Riders. The post is non-smoking. For information, visit www.alpost143.org or email Director Barbara Gile at azfuzzball@aol.com.

Union Elementary School Board meets

The Union Elementary School District Governing Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the district office, 3834 S. 91st Ave., Tolleson. For information, visit www.unionesd.org.

Support group for caregivers

Duet is hosting a monthly support group from 10 to 11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at Skyway Church of the West Valley, 14900 W. Van Buren St., Goodyear. The support group is for individuals who are caring for an aging parent, friend, partner or relative. There is no cost to attend. For information, call 602-274-5022.

Life+

Teens can get ready for life by learning new skills and hacks for life from 4:30 to 5:30 the second Thursday of the month at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale.

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.

Sunset stories

Join in a fun family hour for a free story time program from 5 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Walking and running group

Join city staff in a bi-weekly running and walking group from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, contact Corey Parr at 623-349-6330 or cparr@buckeyeaz.gov.

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. 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 benefit local charities. For information, call 623-512-8878.

Family story time

Children 2 to 5 years old can join in an interactive story time filled with songs, rhymes, flannel stories and finger plays to support and develop literacy starting at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Ave., Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Youth activities

Youths 12 to 18 years old can participate in different activities starting at 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale. For information, visit avondale.org.

Friday 11

Buckeye’s 9/11 remembrance event

Buckeye will be holding a remembrance event for the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attack. A New York City police officer and firefighter will be present to recount their experiences. The event will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye.

Feeding time

Meet at the Nature Center to watch park staff feed rattlesnakes, scorpions, a gila monster, a black widow and a tarantula at 1 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

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 www.southwestvalleychamber.org. For information, call 623-932-2260 or email info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

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.

Texas Hold’em games

Texas Hold’em games are held at 6 p.m. every Friday in the Butler Bistro Room at the American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227.

Reformers Unanimous

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

Community Bingo

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

Movie Fridays

Enjoy a free movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

Saturday 12

Critter riddles

Guess the identities of various desert critters by solving riddles that describe them at 11 a.m. in the Nature Center at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank/.

Back to school movie night

A back to school movie night will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at Phoenix International Raceway, 7602 W. Avondale Blvd., Avondale. A 4 p.m. viewing of the NASCAR Spring Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the movie Cars. Take lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Parking and admission are free; concessions will be available for purchase. For information, visit www.avondale.org/events.

Master Gardener Q&A

Master Gardener volunteers will be answering desert gardening questions such as plant selection, irrigation, pruning, fertilization, pest management and problem diagnosis. The Q&A will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Casino night fundraiser

The Arizona Safe Baby Haven Foundation is holding a charity casino night from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Palm Valley Community Center, 14145 W. Palm Valley Blvd., Goodyear. Games will include blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold’em. The event will also feature raffles, music, a cash bar and food. Tickets purchased by Sept. 7 are $25; tickets purchased at the door are $35. Go to arizonasafebabyhaven.com for information and to buy tickets.

Avondale community garden open house

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

Texas Hold’em games

Texas Hold’em games are held at 6 p.m. every Saturday in the Butler Bistro Room at the American Legion Post 53, 402 E. Narramore Ave. in Buckeye. For information, call 623-327-0227.

Goodyear Community Farmers Market

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

Community Bingo

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

 

 

 

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