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, email@example.com or faxed to 623-935-2103.
Wednesday July 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Join others in a game of cards from 1 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.
Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of bingo from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.
Thursday August 1
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.
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.
A Trellis housing counselor, Arboles Home Mortgages loan officer and DPR Realty realtor will share information on home-buying from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue. To register, call 602-424-4026.
First Five Years
This four-session series helps parents learn parenting techniques to find an appropriate balance between freedom and positive discipline from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Learn child brain development, prevent tantrums, practice calming techniques and prepare for school readiness. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.
Friday August 2
Kids Café Food Service Program
Children up to 18 years 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.
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.
Summer’s End Senior Pool Party
Buckeye Senior Program members and guests are welcome to join an evening pool party from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buckeye Aquatic Center at 207 N. 97th Street. Tickets may be purchased at the Buckeye Community Center for $2 per person and includes pizza, chips and soda. Guests must be accompanied by a Buckeye Senior Program participant. For information, call 623-349-6600.
Saturday August 3
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.
Buckeye Valley Daughters of American Revolution
Buckeye Valley Daughters of American Revolution meets at 1 p.m. every first Saturday of the month at Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 Monroe Avenue. For information, call 623-386-3465.
Love You a Latte Shop Grand Reopening
Love You a Latte Shop sells handmade items, ranging from coffee mugs to wall art. The shop will have a grand reopening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 500 N. Bullard Avenue, Suite 29. The first 50 people in line will receive a free market tote bag. For information, call 623-243-9337.
Teen and Tween Gaming Saturday
Join other teens and tweens from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a morning of video games and board games at White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, call 602-652-3000.
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.
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aldea at Estrella Falls, 2400 N. Bullard Avenue, Goodyear. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available. For information, call 1-800-733-2767.
Sunday August 4
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 August 5
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.
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 information and book titles, call 623-936-2746.
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 Meet-up
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.
Tuesday August 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call for Estrella Mountain 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 email@example.com.
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.
Buckeye Council Meeting
Buckeye City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 530 E. Monroe Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6000.
Wednesday August 7
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.
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.
Avondale Citizen’s Water Alliance Academy
Participate in an interactive, highly informative series with topics on all things water and wastewater. Go behind the scenes with tours of Avondale’s water reclamation facility, wetlands and water well sites and learn about Avondale’s water supply. The first class takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Public Work’s Municipal Operations Center, 399 E. Lower Buckeye Road. A light dinner will be served. Enrollment is free. For information, call 623-333-4422.
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.
Thursday August 8
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.
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.
Festival Sage Rec Center Bookmobile
The Bookmobile, a library on wheels, will be at 26501 W. Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visitors can get a library card and check out and return books. For information, call 623-349-6300.
Herberger Lunchtime Theater
Stop for lunch before enjoying an afternoon production highlighting music and pop culture from the ‘50s through ‘70s. The trip fee is $8 and does not include lunch. The trip begins at 9:30 a.m. and transportation departs from Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.
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.