Estrella Toastmasters Public Speaking

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.

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 July 10

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. 

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.

Creation Station

Teens and tweens can get creative and learn new things with interactive STEM activity stations from 1 to 2 p.m. at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Thursday July 11

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.

Writing Workshop with Janette Rallison (Ages 11+)

Bestselling author of “My Fairy Godmother” Janette Rallision will discuss how she became an author from 2 to 3 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

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 July 12

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.

Artwork Submission Deadline

The Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission is inviting artists to submit artwork that exemplify the theme “Doorways and Windows.” The exhibition will be displayed at the Goodyear Public Library from August 1 through November 1. For more information on the application, visit the Adult Programs Arts and Culture tab at goodyearaz.gov/government/departments-divisions-a-z.

Meet the Artists

Reception

Stop by the Presidio Residents Club’s Art Gallery at 18209 W. Calistoga Drive, Goodyear, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to see 27 unique works of art from 14 artists-in-residence. All attendees will have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite work of art in this “COLOR” exhibition. Refreshments will be served. Free to attend. For information, email danwaring2003@yahoo.com.

Yoga at the Library

The White Tank Branch Library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, will hold weekly yoga classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. for adults and teens 12 and older to strengthen flexibility, improve posture, and build concentration. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Great Arizona

Puppet Theater

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents “The Little Red Hen,” a sing-along show that invites lots of audience participation, at 10:15 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Tickets for the event will be available at the door beginning 10 a.m. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Escape Room:

Help Get the Hubble Back

Solve fictional space-themed clues in a group of up to eight friends to help NASA crack codes so Hubble can explore the galaxies safely once again. Escape room sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. At least one group member must be 12 years or older. To register, email brangel@buckeyeaz.gov.

Saturday July 13

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.

Tabletop Gaming

(Ages 10+)

Bring a friend for fun games ranging from strategy games to simple card games from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the 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.

Sunday July 14

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.

Sunday Brunch

The American Legion Post 61 will host a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Club Room. Come down to 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, to enjoy brunch and the company of others. For information, call 623-932-4960. 

Monday July 15

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.

Family Movie Monday

Bring the family for a film screening of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” from noon to 2:15 p.m. at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. The movie is rated PG-13. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Summer Storytime

(Ages 2+)

Enjoy stories, songs and games from 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

Tuesday July 16

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.

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.

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.

Team Trivia: Nerd Edition (Ages 18+)

Test your knowledge on an array of topics ranging from “Lord of the Rings” to “Star Wars” to find out who is the nerdiest nerd in town from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. The winning team will receive an Amazon gift card. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Full Moon Hike

Enjoy a free guided night hike from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6621.

Wednesday July 17

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.

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.

Family Bingo Night

Have a fun evening of Bingo and snacks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is required. 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.

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.

Thursday July 18

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.

Family Storytime

(Ages 2-6)

Join other families for simple stories and plots that help develop literacy for children at 11:15 a.m. in the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2601. 

Adult Book Discussion

Stop by the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive to pick up and read a copy of “Before I Go to Sleep” by S. J. Watson before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Escape the Zombie

Apocalypse

Stop by the library for a zombie-themed escape room from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. Attendees will work on a team to solve clues to find an antidote for the fictional zombie apocalypse before the clock runs out. Registration is required. For information, call 623-333-2601.