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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 Rachel Hagerman, rhagerman@timespublications.com or faxed to 623-935-2103.

Wednesday June 12

The Litchfield Park Historical Society

The Litchfield Park Historical Society is now on its summer schedule: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free and docents are available. The museum is located at 13912 W. Camelback Road. For large groups, please call 623-535-4414 or email office@lphsmuseum.org to request a special day and time. For information, visit lphsmuseum.org.

Junior Book Club (Ages 8-12)

Children are encouraged to read a book each month before joining Lila for a book discussion and activities from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tolleson Public Library, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Come and 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.

‘Game of Thrones’ Escape Room

“Game of Thrones” fans are invited to solve riddles to escape the room and defend Castle Black in less than 60 minutes. Each session from 2 to 3:15 p.m. accommodates three to seven teenage or adult participants at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Silver Sneakers Exercise Program

Silver Sneakers is a free low-impact exercise program hosted from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Act Your Wage

In partnership with Take Charge America, Care1st Avondale Resource Center is hosting a financial education program from 5 to 6 p.m. at 328 W. Western Avenue. This month, attendees will learn budgeting basics. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Thursday June 13

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.

Toddler Storytime

Bring children to the Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street so they can hear picture books read aloud and play with other toddlers at 11 a.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies breast cancer support group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. second Thursdays of the month at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-328-5494.

Goodyear Lions Club

Goodyear Lions Club is a service group that provides free eye screenings, raises funds for veterans and their families, collects hearing aids and glasses, and more. The Goodyear Lions meet at noon second Thursdays of the month at Haymaker, 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-455-3253.

Family Summer Crafts

Families are invited to work on crafts together from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Agua Fria Toastmasters

Visit a weekly Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Zane Grey Room at Avondale Civic Center Public Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-398-5550.

Friday June 14

Kids Café Food Service Program

Children up to 18 years old can enjoy a free, healthy meal and an activity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue, Avondale. Kids Café is a USDA program responsible for ensuring children in low-income areas continue to have access to nutritious meals during long school vacations. The free lunches are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be offered Monday through Friday through August 2. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Jungle Jill  

Jungle Jill will share several unique animals from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Tickets are available at the door starting 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Summer Movie Fridays

Cool off at the library with a movie from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive. For information and movie titles, call 623-333-2602.

Pinochle

Join others in a game of cards from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. This free program is open to all Buckeye Senior Program participants. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Galactic Space Race Escape Room

Escape the room in 45 minutes by solving space-themed clues in groups of up to 9 people between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. Reserve a time for your group at brangle@buckeyeaz.gov. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Latin Dance Aerobics

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

Saturday June 15

St. Peter’s RePete Boutique

Stop by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, for casual and formal apparel, jewelry, books, household items and home décor between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, call 623-935-3279.

Taiko Drumming

Eileen Morgan will prepare an exciting performance and interactive lecture showcasing Taiko drums from Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam from 2 to 3 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. 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.

Arizona Rick’s Great Balloon Grand Canyon Show

Enjoy a storytelling performance with balloon animals, games and magic from 11 a.m. to noon at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Entrepreneurship for Veterans

Military veterans with an interest in starting their own business are invited to an exclusive, two-part workshop presented and facilitated by the InnovationHub @ GoodyearAZ. The workshops take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Sunday June 16

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.

Monday June 17

Baby Time

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to an interactive play time at 10a.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.

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.

Baby Time

Bring babies through age 2 for an early literacy program with books, games and music from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Avondale City Council Meeting

Avondale City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Avondale Council Chambers, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-1000.

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.

Hogwarts Academy

Celebrate J. K. Rowling’s fantasy creation with magical exercises, Quidditch strategy, potion making and Harry Potter trivia from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Teen Leadership Club

Teen Leadership Club is a group that creates and carries out new programs for the Goodyear Branch Library. The team meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Goodyear City Council Special Meeting  (Council Induction)

The Goodyear City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Goodyear Municipal Court and Council Chambers, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite B-101. For information, call 623-932-3910.

Tuesday June 18

Bingo

The American Legion Post 61 hosts bingo Tuesdays 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.

EON Business Monday Night Meet-Ups

Brainstorm, share ideas, get feedback, and network with other business dreamers and owners from 6 to 7 p.m. at Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Estrella Toastmasters

Visit a Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 602-391-5781.

John Wesley Powell: Into the Great Unknown

Chris Glen and Sandy Sunseri will tell the story of John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran who set out to document the Colorado River’s course through the Grand Canyon, at 10 a.m. in the Souers Hall at the Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-535-4414.

Teen Volunteer Tuesdays (Ages 12-18)

Teens looking to serve their community and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library’s Volunteer Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Family Storytime (Ages 2-7)

Join other families for simple stories and plots that help develop literacy for children from 11 a.m. to noon in the Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Conversational Café: English/Espñol

Adults looking to practice the English or Spanish language can engage in one-on-one or small group conversations at the Buckeye Downtown Library, 310 N. Sixth Street, at 10 a.m. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Three Rivers Historical Society Happy Hour

Learn the story behind the unique bar, Aguila’s Hideaway, from former Avondale Councilman Frank Scott during a happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 1235 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

Wednesday June 19

Preschoolers Storytime

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites preschool-age children to read books, sing songs and take part in activities at 11 a.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Disciple Outreach

Ministries Bible Study

Disciple Outreach Ministries, a nondenominational ministry, invites all to a Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 10486 W. Emerald Lane, Avondale. For information, call 623-772-0144.

Summer

Food Service Program

Lunch will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge at Esther Angulo Community Center, 9555 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, weekdays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. through July 26. Additionally, free breakfast will be served for children from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Tolleson Park and Recreation Center, 9521 W. Washington Street, through July 26.

Song-Ercise for Toddlers

and Preschoolers

Join Ms. Maria and Ms. Gabby for exercise for parents and their children from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Needle and Thread

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive invites adults to bring a coffee mug and materials to join fellow crafters for needlework, knitting and crocheting at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 623-333-2602.

More to Explore

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

Thursday June 20

In Stitches

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.

Agua FriaToastmasters

Visit a weekly Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Zane Grey Room at Avondale Civic Center Public Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-398-5550.

Adult Laser Tag

Compete with family and friends in a fun game of laser tag from 5 to 7 p.m. at the White Tank Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Fit and Strong! Senior Exercise Program

Fit and Strong! is a free exercise program designed for seniors with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Stop by from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to manage joint pain and develop an active lifestyle at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600

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