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 September 12
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 4:15 p.m. at the Tolleson Public Library, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 623-936-2746.
Litchfield Park Museum
Learn the history of Litchfield Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays at the Litchfield Park Museum, 13912 W. Camelback Road. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 623-535-4414.
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.
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.
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.
Girl Power Hour
Come to the Dr. Saide Recreation Center at 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye, at 5 p.m. to express yourself with creativity and hang out with other girls. For information, call 623-349-6350.
Thursday September 13
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.
Saddle Mountain Unified School District No. 90 Board Meeting
The Saddle Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at the district office, 38201 W. Indian School Road, Tonopah. For information, call 623-474-5101.
Intro to Residential Scale Permaculture
Learn more about water conservation and landscaping this fall with Avondale’s free class series taught by master gardeners, certified arborists and horticulturists. Today’s lesson discusses residential scale permaculture from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Registration is required. For information, call 623-333-4422.
The Litchfield Park Library invites kids ages 10 to 13 to learn how to code while playing computer games from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3457.
Friday September 14
Westgate Bike Night
See hundreds of bikes line the street and enjoy live rock music from 5 to 9 p.m. at WaterDance Plaza, 6751 N. Sunrise Boulevard, Glendale. For information, call 623-385-7502.
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.
Aerobics for a Better You
Bring an exercise mat and hand weights to a free class from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6350.
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 September 15
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 from 1:30 to 3:30 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.
CPR and First Aid Training
Learn CPR and how to react in emergencies such as bleeding, shock and burns from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. Registration for this class is $35-$45. For information, call 623-349-6350.
Me and My Dad
Help young children refine motor skills and develop confidence with indoor sports classes from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6350.
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.
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.
Sunday September 16
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 & 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.
Garden Lakes Community Garage Sales
Visit Garden Lakes’ fall garage sales from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garden Lakes is located between Indian School Road and Thomas and 107th Avenue and the Agua Fria River.
Monday September 17
The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to an interactive play time at 1 p.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.
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.
Ignite 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.
Grief Support Group
Grief Share Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon each Monday at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. Cost is $20, and scholarships are available. For information, call 623-340-9205.
Tuesday September 18
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.
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.
Avondale Farmers Market
Find fresh, locally grown produce and agricultural products from 8 a.m. to noon each Tuesday through October 30 at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue. Cash, debit, credit, WIC and Snap benefits are accepted. For information, call 623-333-2703.
Tonopah Valley Community Council
Tonopah Valley Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Saddle Mountain Unified District Board Room, 38201 W. Indian School Road. For information, call 623-341-5747.
Estrella Rotary Club
Learn more about Estrella Rotary Club at noon at La Bona Pasta, 13321 W. Indian School Road, Litchfield Park. Lunch is provided. For information, please call 602-448-4734.
Three Rivers Historical Society
Join Three Rivers Historical Society from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the transformation of a historical property into a thriving business park at FLITE Goodyear, 1300 S. Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-330-3566.
71st Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force
Celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s anniversary with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. on the front lawn of Litchfield Park City Hall, 214 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Light refreshments provided. For information, call 623-935-5033.
Advocating for Public Education Discussion
Join the Democrats of Verrado from 7 to 9 p.m. at Verrado Middle School, 20880 W. Main Street, Buckeye, to discuss public education funding and teacher support. Speakers include Charlene Fernandez, Kristin Roberts, Michelle Harris, Tom Tzitzura and Stan Arterberry. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candeo Schools Information Session
Learn more about Candeo Schools’ plan to open a new charter school in Goodyear and share your thoughts from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Comfort Suites, 15575 W. Roosevelt Street, Goodyear. For information, email email@example.com.
Single and Parenting Support Group
Single parents can find support from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. This 13-week support group includes videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator and group discussion. Cost is $20. Childcare is available for young children. For information, call 623-340-9205.
Wednesday September 19
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 nondenominational 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.
Westgate Hot Rod Night
Enjoy a classic car show, live music, drinks and more from 5 to 9 p.m. at WaterDance Plaza, 6751 N. Sunrise Boulevard, Glendale. For information, call 623-385-7502.
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 5 to 7 p.m. at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.
Thursday September 20
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.
Grief Support Group
Find support and discover healthy ways to to cope with grief following the loss of a loved one at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-435-2105.
Learn more about water conservation and landscaping this fall with Avondale’s free class series taught by master gardeners, certified arborists and horticulturists. Today’s lesson discusses vegetable gardening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Registration is required. For information, call 623-333-4422.
Mill Ave Chamber Players
Mill Ave Chamber Players will share music from its three albums at noon at West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. Tickets are $11.95. For information, call 623-935-6384.
Dance Aerobics with Debbie
Join a morning exercise program at 9 a.m. at the Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street. For information, call 623-333-2705.
United Way Storytime (Ages 0-6)
Children can sing, listen to stories and craft at 1 p.m. at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. The first 25 children will receive a free book to take home. 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 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623-333-2602.