80s Party Seniors

"Like, The Totally Gnarly ’80s Party, Join other Buckeye Senior Program participants for a fun shindig with ’80s music, dancing, snacks and a door prize raffle"

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 14

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. 

One-on-One Tech Help (Ages 21+)

Register for a half hour of personalized computer, tablet or e-reader instruction with a librarian to learn how to use library e-media services or get help with MS Office. Sessions are available from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. 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.

EMCC Community Choir Seeks Singers

The Community Choir at Estrella Mountain Community College is seeking additional singers interested in joining a mixed-voice choir in the West Valley. The choir is open to high school age singers and older. No audition is necessary. Previous singing experience is encouraged but not required. The choir rehearsals will be directed by Tina Clark from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning August 27. Cost is $50. To register, call 623-935-8888. For more information, email marcia.ford@estrellamountain.edu.

Thursday August 15

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.

Adult Book Discussion

Stop by the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive to pick up and read a copy of “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Full Moon Hike

Enjoy a free guided night hike from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6621.

The Church at Litchfield Park Thrift Store

Find affordable prices on clothing, jewelry, home decor, household items, books and furniture from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road.

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 16

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.

Like, The Totally Gnarly ’80s Party

Join other Buckeye Senior Program participants for a fun shindig with ’80s music, dancing, snacks and a door prize raffle from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Board in the Library

Join others for a fun afternoon of board game playing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. All ages are welcome. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Pinochle

Join others in a game of cards from 2 to 4 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.

Bingo

Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of bingo from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Saturday August 17

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.

SWENest West Valley Club Meeting

Teen girls interested in STEM are invited to connect with likeminded peers and find a mentor from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wildflower Bakery, 1380 N. Litchfield Road. SWENext is a division of Society of Women Engineers geared towards girls under the age of 18. The club provides a community-based collaborative environment to network with female role models. For information, email swenext.westvalley@gmail.com.

Home Sellers Workshop

Learn from local real estate agents as they share what it takes to prepare, market and sell a home from 10:30 a.m. to noon at White Tank Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Cosplay Crafting: Foamsmithing Part 1 (Ages 13+)

Make a cosplay costume from scratch the summer. Start by making realistic-looking armor out of foam from 2 to 4 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Cody’s Pack

Children can register to read with a special library dog from Cody’s Pack to practice literacy skills from 10 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth Street. Registration is required. For information, email cmartinez@buckeye.gov.

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. 

Hatters After-Hours Karaoke Murder Mystery Ball

Teens are invited to the bash of the year, created by fictional Mayor Riley White in the old Ravenwood Castle. Join the mystery ball from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Sunday August 18

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.

Vinyasa

Join an athletic, energetic class that flows between different poses and builds stamina and strength from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ignite Yoga, 14130 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. This class is led by instructor Mary Canisales. For prices and information, call 623-374-7812.

Monday August 19

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.

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.

EON Business: Monday Night Roundtables 

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

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Azpro, 650 N. 99th Avenue, Suite 101. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available. For information, call 1-800-733-2767.

Tuesday August 20

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. 

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.

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.

Mason Jar Succulents (Ages 18+)

Add a decorative touch to any room with a succulent planter made from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

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.

Wednesday August 21

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.

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.

Anime Club (Ages 10–18)

Learn Japanese words and cultural facts and watch manga and anime with friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Library at 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 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

Book Discussion Group

Pick up a copy of “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley before joining a book discussion at 1 p.m. at the Downtown Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth Street. For information, call 623-349-6300. 

Thursday August 22

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.

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 6 p.m. fourth Thursdays of the month at Haymaker, 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-455-3253. 

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.

Movie at the Center

Relax with a classic film from 9 to 11 a.m. at Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. There will be popcorn and other concessions to purchase. The program is open to all Buckeye Senior Program participants. For information, call 623-349-6600.