9 Days Calendar

Wednesday 22

State of City address

Avondale Mayor Kenneth Weise will highlight the city’s current state from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

Jungle Jill’s Animal Encounters

Join Jungle Jill and her animals at Jungle Jill’s Animal Encounters at 2 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

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.

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.

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 23

Burst of Music X

Listen to bands and music from the PebbleCreek community at 7 p.m. at the PebbleCreek Community Renaissance Theater, 3003 N. 164th Ave., Goodyear. Tickets are $15. For information, call 623-536-6660.

School boundaries public meeting

The Agua Fria Union High School District is seeking input on future school boundaries at 4:30 p.m. at the Desert Edge High School Library, 15778 W. Yuma Road, Goodyear.

Ford Trimotor Tour

The public is invited to observe and tour the historic Ford Trimotor plane from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, 1658 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

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. 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 24

Burst of Music X

Listen to bands and music from the PebbleCreek community at 7 p.m. at the PebbleCreek Community Renaissance Theater, 3003 N. 164th Ave., Goodyear. Tickets are $15. For information, call 623-536-6660.

Ford Trimotor Tour

The public is invited to observe and tour the historic Ford Trimotor plane from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, 1658 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Astara SkinCare, 9950 W. Van Buren St., Suite 118, Avondale. To sign up to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Book sale preview

The Friends of the Buckeye Public Library is holding a members only preview for a spring book sale from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye.

Friday Business Connections

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

Saturday 25

Ice cream social

The Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E. MC85 in Buckeye, is holding its seventh annual ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youths can learn how to make ice cream in a bag.

World Down Syndrome Day

The Down Syndrome Network of Arizona and AZOPT Kids Place are teaming up for a day of music, crafts and food to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rocker 7 Farm Patch, 19601 W. Broadway Road, Buckeye.

Burst of Music X

Listen to bands and music from the PebbleCreek community at 7 p.m. at the PebbleCreek Community Renaissance Theater, 3003 N. 164th Ave., Goodyear. Tickets are $15. For information, call 623-536-6660.

Rain garden creators sought

The city of Avondale is seeking volunteers to help create a rain garden for its Civic Center Complex landscaping at 8 a.m. outside City Hall, 11465 Civic Center Drive, Avondale. A rain garden is a form of “green infrastructure” that uses rainwater to naturally irrigate native and desert-adapted plants. Rain gardens have the added benefit of creating wildlife habitat, providing shade cover and preventing flooding and water pollution. For information, email Drew Bryck of the Development and Engineering Services Department at dbryck@avondaleaz.gov.

Metal Art Expo

Catitude Gallery & Studio, 404 E. Western Ave., Avondale, will host its fourth annual Metal Art Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 623-388-3840.

Blood drive

United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-877-UBS-HERO or visit www.bloodhero.com.

Chili cook off

The American Legion Post 53 is holding its annual chili cook off from 5 to 7 p.m. at 402 E. Narramore Ave., Buckeye. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Cooks set up at 4 p.m. and eat free. Chili tasting and voting costs $6. For information, call Trina Stark at 623-693-8624.

Grandparent support group

A support group for grandparents will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 602-274-5022, Ext. 31.

Neighborhood Movie Night

Everyone’s invited to watch the film Moana at 7 p.m. with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School, 2150 N. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Avondale. Popcorn will be provided, but movie goers should take their own chairs and blankets to sit on. For information, visit avondale.org/events or call 623-333-2400.

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. Sun Kissed, a band of native sisters, will play a variety of music. For information, visit goodyearaz.gov/rec.

Book sale

The Friends of the Buckeye Public Library is holding a spring book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye.

Kickstart Mentorship Academy workshop

Kickstart Mentorship Academy holds a free workshop from noon to 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at the American Sports Center, 755 N. 114th Ave., Avondale. The workshop focuses on topical information for guardians and youths and may cover topics such as bullying, law enforcement, social media and entrepreneurship.

Cody’s Reading Pack

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

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 26

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 27

School boundaries public meeting

The Agua Fria Union High School District is seeking input on future school boundaries at 5:30 p.m. at the Agua Fria High School Library, 530 E. Riley Drive, Avondale.

West Valley Human Services Alliance

The West Valley Human Services Alliance meets from 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Monday of each month at the Pendergast Learning Center, 3841 N. 91st Ave., Phoenix.

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 28

State of the City

Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck will present Buckeye’s State of the City address at 8 a.m. after a complimentary breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Palo Verde Education Center, 600 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye. For information and to register, call 623-349-6955.

Free neuters, spays in Avondale

The Arizona Humane Society’s Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic will provide with 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.

Blood drive

United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westview High School, 10850 W. Garden Lakes, Avondale. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-877-UBS-HERO or visit www.bloodhero.com.

Grandparent support group

A support group for grandparents will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave., Buckeye. For information, call 602-274-5022, Ext. 31.

The art of the puppeteer

Puppeteer Gavin Cummins will share his art at 7 p.m. at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, as part of the city’s Arts and Culture Lecture Series.

Beginning Word class

Newbies can learn how to create and edit a Word document at Beginning Word at 6 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

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.

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 tuhsd.org.

Roadrunner Needlers

The Roadrunner Needlers, a chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

Sewing for Babies meets in Phoenix

The Tolleson community sewing group Sewing for Babies meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at JoAnn’s Etc., 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, in the Desert Ridge Marketplace. The group makes preemie hospital clothing, quilts for the isolettes in the hospital and burial layettes. For information, call 623-936-3412.

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.

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 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. For information, call 623-935-2025.

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.

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.

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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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