The Litchfield Park Museum

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.

January 9

Litchfield Park Museum

The Litchfield Park Museum has returned to its winter schedule: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Admission and parking are free. The museum is located at 13912 W. Camelback Road. For information, call 623-535-4414 or visit litchfieldparkhistoricalsociety.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.

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.

Children’s Christian

Community Choir 

The Church at Litchfield Park offers a free music program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-935-3411.

Family Book Club

Litchfield Park Branch Library at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard holds a monthly book club for children ages 9-12 and their parents. Come down to the library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to read a great book, discuss and enjoy snacks and activities. Books will be provided for registered families. For information, call 602-652-3456.

AA Meeting

Seek support and recovery from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.

January 10

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. each second Thursday 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 each second Thursday of the month at Haymaker, 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-455-3253.

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.

January 11

Barbecue Cooking Class

Learn how to make a meal with artisan bread, pulled pork, smoked pork ribs and rustic berry pie at 7 p.m. at The Tree of Oil, 13824 W. McDowell Road, Suite 102, Goodyear. Attendance is $30. Registration is required. For information, call 602-324-7212.

Chair Yoga

Build flexibility, strength, mental clarity and balance with a gentle form of yoga at 2 p.m. All materials are provided, so simply bring a positive attitude to Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Kung Fu (Ages 10-16)

Learn Kung Fu in a positive, social atmosphere from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

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.

January 12

How to Ride a Bike for Kids

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., REI Outdoor School’s skilled instructors will guide children through engaging activities and instruction to get them up and confident on two wheels at the REI distribution center at 4877 N. Cotton Lane, Litchfield Park. The cost is $59 for REI members or $69 for nonmembers. For information, visit rei.com/event/how-to-ride-a-bike-for-kids/litchfield-park/224999.

Introduction to

Mountain Biking

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., instructors will teach basic mountain biking techniques include shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles on easy terrain at White Tank Regional Park. Mountain bikes and helmets are available for use in the class. It is recommended that attendees are ages 14 and older. Guests younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. The cost is $79 for REI members or $89 for nonmembers. For information, visit rei.com/event/introduction-to-mountain-biking/waddell/224996.

Love You a Latte Shop

New Year Sale

Stop by Love You a Latte Shop at 560 N. Bullard Avenue, Suite 60, Goodyear, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a New Year sale with 20 percent off coffee mugs, kitchen towels, t-shirts, macramé, wood signs, candles and throw pillows. For information, email sales@loveyoualatteshop.com.

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.

Olive Oil Basics 101 Class

Learn how to prepare dishes at home with olive oils from 10 to 11 a.m. with the We Olive and Wine Bar at 1721 N. Dysart Road, Suite A101, Avondale. Attendance is $13.48 and includes one 5-ounce bottle of the featured olive oil. For information, call 623-207-1216.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Gian Carlo Menotti Opera will present Amahl and the Night Visitors at 7 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. For information, call 623-882-0721.

Litchfield Park Native American

Fine Arts Festival

Celebrate Native American heritage through the arts in a festival with traditional and contemporary Native American masterpieces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 12 and January 13. Artist booths will line Old Litchfield Road south of Wigwam Boulevard and on the lawn of Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard.

Master Gardener Q&A

Are you looking to improve your gardening skills? Master Gardener volunteers will be at the White Tank Branch Library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, at 10:30 a.m. to answer any desert gardening questions. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

Soulful Expressions

Open Mic Night (Ages 13+)

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive invites poets, comedians and musicians to share their art with others from 5 to 7 p.m. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. to sign up for a performance slot. For information, call 623-333-2602.

January 13

The Black & White Event 

From 2 to 6 p.m. outside the residence at 21229 W. Glen Street, Buckeye, help raise money to support Madi’s fight against Leukemia. For $20 a person, you will receive three black-and-white images taken by Nicolette of Nic Dudek Photo. All proceeds will go directly to Madi and her family. Feel free to bring children and pets. RSVP to the Facebook event page, The Black & White Event.

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 and 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 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays. All faiths are welcome. For information, call 623-935-3279.

Violinist Jonathan Okseniuk

Young violin prodigy Jonathan Okseniuk will share work by Mendelssohn and Brahms at 3 p.m. at Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, 15550 N. Parkview Place, Surprise. Prices vary. For information, call 623-707-8844.

January 14

Baby Time

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to an interactive play time at 10 a.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.

Avondale Annual Holiday

Used Cooking Oil Drive

Mahoney Environmental and the city of Avondale are teaming up to collect used cooking oil at no cost to the city or its residents to prevent sewer blockages and use old oil to produce a clean, alternative fuel. People can drop off old cooking oil from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the end of January at the Avondale Public Works Municipal Operations Service Center, 399 E. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-333-4402.

West Valley

Genealogical Society Meeting

The West Valley Genealogical Society will host a meeting open to the public at 1 p.m. featuring guest speaker and scrapbooking industry legend Becky Higgins at First Presbyterian Church, 12225 N. 103rd Avenue, Sun City. For information, call 623-933-4945.

Public Hearing on Proposed Development Impact Fees

The city of Avondale will hold a public hearing to accept comments on proposed development impact fees at 7 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2000.

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.

January 15

Bingo

The American Legion Post 61 hosts bingo each Tuesday 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.

Business Builders:

SME Connections Expo

The InnovationHub @ GoodyearAZ’s monthly Business Builder meetup will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Building C, adjacent to the Goodyear Branch Library, at 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102. Support the local small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) community and connect with other small business owners to provide goods and services in the West Valley. Bring examples of your product, information about your services, and plenty of business cards. Light refreshments will be provided. For information, contact 623-932-3025.

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.

Maricopa County

Sheriff’s Office Meeting

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will host a meeting from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. at Eliseo C. Felix Elementary School, 540 E. La Posada Boulevard, Goodyear.

Citizenship Preparation Classes

The city of Avondale will offer a free U.S. citizenship course from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays January 15 through April 18 at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue. Participants will prepare for the naturalization process by practicing English and learning U.S. history and government. Registration is required. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Three Rivers

Historical Society Meeting

Guest speaker Ryan Lantz, manager of Arizona operations for the Cleveland Indians, will present at Three Rivers Historical Society’s meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. at Total Wine and More, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

TRICARE For Life (TFL) Briefing

TRICARE beneficiaries eligible for Medicare A and B and those interested in learning more about TRICARE are invited to a briefing to answer questions about the TFL program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Luke Air Force Base Theater across from the Commissary at 7175 N. 138th Avenue, Glendale. For information, call 623-856-7586.

January 16

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.

Agua Fria Toastmasters

Visit a Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 1220 N. Dysart Road, Goodyear. For information, call 775-250-0949.

Disciple Outreach

Ministries Bible Study

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

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.

Teen Volunteer Wednesdays (Ages 12-18)

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

Silver Sneakers

Exercise Program

Silver Sneakers is a free low-impact exercise program hosted from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. each Wednesday at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

January 17

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.

After School:

 Minecraft Club (Ages 7-11)

Join others in a game that lets people think creatively and solve problems in three dimensions from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

Eat, Play, Grow

Parents of children 5 years and younger will learn exciting activities to share with their children at home as well as tips about nutrition from 10 a.m. to noon at Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive. Children are welcome to attend the trainings. For information, call 623-333-2602.

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.

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