Mojave Rattlesnake - Crotalus scutulatus

"Learn about snakes, scorpions and more during a one-mile hike from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye."

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 August 28

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. 

Estrella Republican Club 

The Estrella Republican Club meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays of the month to listen to a guest speaker at Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway. For information, call 623-695-2435.

Career Coaching

In preparation for an August 29 job fair, Avondale and Goodwill are partnering to offer a career coaching workshop titled “Wow an Interviewer and Get the Job.” The workshop will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue. Qualified job seekers can also receive no-cost interview clothing from Dress for Success. For information, call 602-535-4444.

Tiny Handmade Books (Ages 21+)

Make and bind an adorable book using a Japanese binding method from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Thursday August 29

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.

Avondale Job Fair 

More than 20 businesses, in addition to service programs and other resources will be at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees should bring a resume copy, dress to impress and be prepared to meet several prospective employers. For information, call 602-535-4444.

Toddler Time

Help prepare children ages 2 to 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.

Fury Wellness at Fitness in the Park 

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program taught by a certified trainer from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. Thursday classes feature 25 minutes of functional fitness followed by 25 minutes of nutrition education. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Baby Time

Bring babies through age 2 for an interactive lap-sit program with books and music at 10:15 a.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. 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 August 30

POUND at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature an interactive workout with lightly weighted drumsticks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Zumba at the Library

Join a certified Zumba instructor from 9 to 10 a.m. at White Tank Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. All levels of experience are invited. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Bingo

Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of bingo from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

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.

Three-on-Three Basketball

Teens are invited to bring friends for a mini basketball tournament at 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Saturday August 31

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.

Healthy Rhythms Drumming Circle

De-stress and learn music at Healthy Rhythms Drumming Circle at 1:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is recommended, as space is limited. For information, call 602-652-3000. 

Tartesso Community Park Bookmobile

The Bookmobile, a library on wheels, will be at East Tartesso Parkway, Buckeye, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors can get a library card to 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. For information, call 602-652-3000. 

Sunday September 1

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 September 2

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.

Adult Book Club

Stop by the Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street for a library book discussion from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For the book title and other information, call 623-936-2746.

Yoga at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature yogic postures, alignment and breathing on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Tuesday September 3

Bingo 

The American Legion Post 61 hosts Bingo Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. These bingo nights have 18 games including Betty Boop, 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.

Quilters Anonymous

Quilters Anonymous is calling all quilters to meet and work with fellow crafters at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Bingo Hall, 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. For information, call 623-935-1117.

Sewing for Babies

Bring a sewing machine and equipment to join the volunteer Tolleson Community Interfaith Group in creating premature hospital clothing, burial layettes, quilts and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 701 N. 95th Avenue, Tolleson. For information, call 623-936-3412.

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.

PiYo at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature Pilates and yoga on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

A History of The Church at Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park Historical Society member Meredeth Stucky will share the story of The Church at Litchfield Park’s origins, influences and architectural inspiration. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. For information, call 623-535-4414.

Preschool Art Studio

Litchfield Park Branch Library at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard invites preschool-age children to participate in an hour of art at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Texas Hold’em Poker

Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of Texas hold’em poker from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Conversational Café: English/Español

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.

Venomous Creatures of AZ Hike

Learn about snakes, scorpions and more during a one-mile hike from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. Afterwards, participants will switch on an ultraviolet black light from a glowing scorpion hunt. For information and registration, visit goo.gl/oYWFQ5.

The Book is Always Better

Join other teens for a book discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Wednesday September 4

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.

Lunch and Bunco

Come down to the Goodyear Community Room at 14455 W. Van Buren Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, Bunco and prizes. The cost is $15 for Goodyear residents and $18 for nonresidents. Participants can register by phone or in person at 3075 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-882-7525.

Strong Workout at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature a high-intensity workout synced with music on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Farmers’ Market  

Care1st Avondale Resource Center will host a farmers’ market with fresh and locally grown produce from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday through October 30 at 328 W. Western Avenue, Avondale. Cash, debit, credit, WIC and Snap benefits are accepted. For information, call 623-333-2703.

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.

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.

Thursday September 5

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 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.

After School: STEAM Time (Ages 7–11)

Join fellow students after class for hands-on activities surrounding science, technology engineering, art and math from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

EON Business Meet-up

Meet fellow businessmen and entrepreneurs to share ideas, ask questions and receive advice at 6:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For information, call 623-349-6354.

Code Club

The Buckeye Downtown Library invites kids ages 8 to 12 to come to 310 N. Sixth Street at 5 p.m. to learn to code python, HTML and scratch. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Buckeye Youth Council

Buckeye Youth Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Avenue. The group works to develop leadership skills by focusing on strengthening character, community awareness and communication. For information, call 623-349-6000.