Family Lego Saturday

The West Valley View publishes on Wednesday. The 9 Days a Week calendar — a listing of entertainment events such as concerts, theatrical performances, events for schools, churches, county parks and nonprofit groups — runs every issue.

Events must be open to the public to be considered and generally must be held within the View’s coverage area, which is south of Northern Avenue, west of Loop 101, plus all of Tolleson, extending to Estrella in the south and Tonopah in the west. Events such as concerts and theatrical performances that fall outside the View’s circulation area will be considered because there are no concert halls or theater venues within our boundaries.

9 Days a Week calendar items print on a space-available basis. The only way to guarantee that an item will print is to purchase an advertisement.

Submissions must reach our office by 4 p.m. Wednesday to be considered for the following Wednesday publication. Submissions must be in writing and may be emailed to news1@westvalleyview.com or faxed to 623-935-2103.

Wednesday December 13

Come & Play with Me

Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library hosts a weekly open-play group at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale, at 11 a.m. for children through age 5. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Children’s Community Choir  

The Church at Litchfield Park offers a free music program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Grades three through five will start at 5 p.m. and kindergarten through second grade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-935-3411.

Verrado Visionaries  

Stop by the Verrado Grille at 4242 N. Golf Drive, Buckeye, to join fellow businessmen in a West Valley networking group at 7 a.m. each Wednesday. For information, call 623-640-6268.

Latin Dance Aerobics

Strengthen cardio fitness from 9 to 10 a.m. with a free dance class provided by the Dr. Saide Rec Center at 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Tabletop Gaming for Tweens & Teens

Bring a friend for fun games like Dutch Blitz, Set and Bananagrams at 3:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

STEAM Spot

The Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale, holds an interactive program for kids interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math from 2 to 3 p.m. For information, call 623-333-2601.

More to Explore

Kids ages 6 to 12 can build structures, experiment, play games and make crafts at this interactive learning program, which runs from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Teen Volunteer Days (Ages 13-18)

Teens looking to meet new friends and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Avondale Civic Center Library’s Volunteer Days from 3 to 5 p.m. at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Book Discussion Group  

Stop by the Buckeye Downtown Library at 310 N. Sixth Street to pick up and read a copy of King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels before the library’s discussion at 1 p.m. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Cards & Games

Come down to the Fire Station at the Goodyear Community Park at 3075 N. Litchfield Road to play favorite games including Sequence, Rummikub, Mexican Train and more from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Snacks and water will be provided. Registration is required. For information, call 623-882-7525.

Holiday Fun with Santa

The Buckeye Coyote Branch Library at 21699 W. Yuma Road invites kids for a holiday story and visit from Santa at 5 p.m. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Thursday December 14

Toddler Time

Help prepare children ages 2-3 for reading through music, books, games and more from 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Family Storytime (Ages 2-6)

Join other families for simple stories and plots that help develop literacy for children at 11:15 a.m. in the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Festival Ranch Park Bookmobile

The Bookmobile, a library on wheels, will be at 26252 W. Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors can get a library card and check out and return books. For information, call 623-349-6300.

EON: Business Workshops

Meet fellow businessmen and learn about public speaking and pitching at 6:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For information, call 623-349-6354.

Al-Anon Stepping Stones

The Christ Presbyterian Church at 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear, hosts a weekly Al-Anon meeting at 7 p.m. Al-Anon seeks to support the friends and families of alcoholics. For information, call 623-882-0721.

Alateen

The Christ Presbyterian Church at 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear, hosts a weekly Al-Anon meeting at 7 p.m. Alateen allows teens affected by someone else’s drinking to share experiences, learn effective ways to cope with obstacles and support the friends and families of alcoholics. For information, call 623-882-0721.

Baby Time

Bring babies through age 2 for an interactive lap-sit program with books and music at 11:15 a.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Friday December 15

Texas Hold ’Em

Come down to the American Legion Post 53 at 402 E. Narramore Avenue, Buckeye, from 5 to 10 p.m. for Texas Hold ’Em. Games are held in the Hazelton Hall and have a $10 buy in. For information, call 623-327-0227.

Game Night at the Library

Bring the whole family for a night of board games, Jeopardy, snacks and music from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Volunteering @ Your Library & Museum

Looking for a way to give back to the community? Pick up a volunteer application and come to the new volunteer orientation 4 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 310 N. 6th Street, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Karaoke Mystery Party Lock-In

The Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street invites students 12 to 18 to solve a Gravestone Saloon whodunit mystery from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Garden Lakes Community Garage Sales

Garden Lakes Community is hosting its winter garage sales from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Sunday, December 17. Garden Lakes is located between Indian School and Thomas roads, and 107th Avenue and the Agua Fria River, in Avondale.

Saturday December 16

Pet Photos with Santa

Bring pets to Litchfield Puff and Fluff at 221 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for pictures with Santa Claus and a nail trim. Visits are $10. All proceeds will benefit the Reservation Animal Rescue. For information, call 623-932-4847.

Family Lego Saturday

Litchfield Park Branch Library at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard invites families to a creative morning of lego building from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Buena Vista Bookmobile

The Bookmobile, a library on wheels, will be at 2000 S. Apache Road, Buckeye, from 1 to 2 p.m. Visitors can get library cards and check out and return books. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Paws for Reading

Preschoolers and school-age children can visit Goodyear Branch Library with a parent to practice reading with a registered therapy dog. The Paws for Reading program starts at 2 p.m. at 14455 W. Van Buren Street and has helped improve children’s reading skills as well as confidence. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dream Swirls, 15570 W. Van Buren Street, Goodyear. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available. For information, call 1-800-733-2767.

Jingle Bell Hike

Enjoy a quarter mile jingle bell hike, hot cocoa, holiday crafts and photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6621.

Sunday December 17

Sea Lions at Shipwreck Cove  

Come see an educational show starring California Sea Lions and skilled trainers at 11:30 a.m. in a pirate-themed exhibit at Wildlife World Zoo, 16501 W. Northern Avenue, Litchfield Park. This show is free with admission. For information, call 623-935-9453.

Contemplative Prayer & Meditation

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 400 Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, invites people desiring to deepen their meditation practice or try meditation for the first time to join them from 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays. All faiths are welcome. For information, call 623-935-3279.

Christmas Concert

The Southwest Singers will perform Christmas music at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Garden Lakes, 2517 N. 107th Avenue, Avondale. Tickets are $10. For information, call 623-936-7148.

Monday December 18

Hope

Stop by Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Classroom C at 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, for the Hope support group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The goal of the group is to provide help for those struggling with any mental disorder by sharing experiences and supporting others. For information, call 480-994-4407.

Divorce Support Group  

DivorceCare will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. The group hopes to empower divorced and separated people to discover hope and healing with videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator and group discussion. The workbook is $15, and scholarships are available. For information, call 909-241-2516.

Kids Support Group

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. The program allows healing for children 5 through 12 who are struggling with the pain of divorce and separation. Cost is $15, and scholarships are available. For information, call 909-241-2516.

A Joyful Season of Music

Enjoy a band concert filled with winter music at 7:30 p.m. in Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. For information, call 623-535-2730.

An Evening with Mrs. Claus

Join families for an evening of stories and songs with Mrs. Claus from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Craft it Up

Join fellow crafters in this needlework/knitting/crochet group at 11 a.m. and work on new or current projects at Sam Garcia Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. Be sure to bring materials and a coffee mug. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Book Discussion Group for Adults

Stop by the Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street to pick up and read a copy of A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah before the library’s discussion at 1 p.m. For information, call 602-651-3507.

Tuesday December 19

Pot of Gold Auction

Tuesday’s auction will feature antiques, coins, firearms, art and more starting at 6 p.m. Join the auction at Pot of Gold Estate Liquidations at 215 E. Western Avenue, Avondale, or online at PotOfGoldEstate.com. For information, call 623-935-9907.

Bingo

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 p.m. These bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bird, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game. Come down to 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, to support the area’s youth and veterans. For information, call 623-932-4960.

Buckeye Business Connection

Buckeye Chamber hosts the Buckeye Business Connection from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Chamber office at 508 E. Monroe Avenue. This group serves coffee and a light breakfast and networks with business members in the community. Each week, there will also be a different guest speaker. For information, call 623-386-2727.

A Winter Fantasy

See the EMCC Community Choir and Voice Students’ winter performance at 7 p.m. in Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Admission is free. For information, call 623-535-2730 or estrellamountain.edu.

Code Club

The Coyote Branch Library invites kids age 8-12 to come to 21699 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye, at 5 p.m. to learn how to create video games and websites. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Chess Club for T(w)eens

Are you a chess whiz? The Litchfield Park Branch Library at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard invites kids ages 11-16 to learn or practice their chess moves from 4 to 5 p.m. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Wednesday December 20

Needle & Thread

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive invites adults to bring a coffee mug and materials to join fellow crafters for needlework, knitting and crocheting at 10:00 a.m. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Teen Movies

Join other teens at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library at 21699 W. Yuma Road at 4 p.m. as they hang out and watch I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Snacks will be available for purchase. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Community Center Bookmobile

The Bookmobile, a library on wheels, will be at 201 E. Centre Avenue, Buckeye, from 11 a.m. to noon. Visitors can get library cards and check out and return books. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Thursday December  21

In Stitches in Goodyear

Enjoy tea and coffee and meet fellow crafters and work on crochet, knitting or sewing projects. Come by the Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to join. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Family Winter Storytime

Join other families for a winter story, books, games and a craft from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Computer Class (Ages 18+)

Master mouse skills, Microsoft Word, basic internet, email and more at 11 a.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Adult Book Discussion

Stop by the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive to pick up and read a copy of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623-333-2602.