Vegetable Gardening in the Desert

Vegetable Gardening in the Desert, Learn how to conserve water while keeping a healthy, vibrant garden from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive.

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 September 11

The Litchfield Park Historical Society

Visit the Litchfield Park Historical Society Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and docents are available to provide a tour. 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. 

 

Musical Theatre (Ages 6-12)

Students will learn dance routines and basic jazz skills from songs in popular musicals and movies from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. Registration is $75 to $85. For information, call 623-349-6350.

 

Service. Strength. Sacrifice.

The city of Avondale will dedicate a public art display titled “Service. Strength. Sacrifice.” to honor Arizona’s first responders. The public is invited to attend a short ceremony honoring these responders as well as the lives lost on September 11. Avondale Battalion Chief Aaron Glass will give a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” to conclude the ceremony, which will begin at 9 a.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 623-333-1600.

 

Take Charge America: Give Yourself Credit

Learn the importance of credit and how to obtain, read and interpret credit reports from 5 to 6 p.m. at Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue. Registration is recommended. For information and registration, email jmarquez@avondaleaz.gov.

 

Thursday September 12

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.

 

Fury Wellness at Fitness in the Park 

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program taught by a certified trainer from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. Thursday classes feature 25 minutes of functional fitness followed by 25 minutes of nutrition education. For information, call 623-349-6350.

 

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 

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 262-825-2355.

 

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. 

 

Grief Support Group

This support group helps and encourages those in the difficult time after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The group is led by individuals who have experienced grief and can help others discover ways to cope. For information, call Angela at 623-435-2105.

 

Vegetable Gardening in the Desert

Learn how to conserve water while keeping a healthy, vibrant garden from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. To register for free, call 623-333-4400.

 

Friday September 13

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.

 

FirstBank’s Fiesta Friday

FirstBank is proud to celebrate Hispanic heritage in a family-friendly event complete with free Hispanic-inspired foods, treats, music and entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. All are invited to attend the event at FirstBank Goodyear Branch, 1559 N. Litchfield Road. For more information, visit efirstbankblog.com/fiestafriday.

 

Ballet Under the Stars

Enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Lake Amphitheater in Estrella, 10360 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the free program, featuring a range of styles including classical and contemporary dance. Ballet Arizona will take stage at 7 p.m. For information, call 623-882-7530. 

 

Saturday September 14

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.

 

Patriot Day Program

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary District 3 will host its annual Patriots Day Program at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 3715, 4008 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. To pay respect and memorialize the 2,977 who died as a result of the September 11 attack on America, there will be six bell tolls symbolic of the four planes that crashed and the two towers that were destroyed. A complimentary self-serve brunch will be available throughout the program. For information, call Lois Moore at 480-427-6262.

 

Remembrance for Aborted Children

Honor the lives of unborn children through the pray of “The Life Rosary” at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home and place flowers in the Rachel Mourning cemetery section, 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale. For information, call 623-523-9076.

 

Sunday September 15

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.

 

Annual 9/11 Memorial and Pancake Breakfast

The United Goodyear Firefighters L4005 and the Goodyear Fire and Police Departments will host their annual 9/11 Memorial and Pancake Breakfast outside the Goodyear Fire Station No. 183, 3075 N. Litchfield Road. The flag-raising ceremony begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast. There will also be police and fire displays and public safety demonstrations.

 

Monday September 16

Baby Time

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to an interactive playtime 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.

 

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.

 

EON Business Monday Night Roundtables 

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.

 

GriefShare Support Group

This grief support group meets Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. This 14-week group provides support and encouragement for people grieving the loss of a loved one. The format includes videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator and group discussion. Cost of the workbook is $20 and scholarships are available. For information, call or text Carol at 623-340-9205.

 

Tuesday September 17

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. 

 

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.

 

PiYo at Fitness in the Park 

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature Pilates and yoga on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

 

DivorceCare Support Group

This divorce support group meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. This 14-week support group enables divorced and separated persons to find help, discover hope and experience healing. The format includes videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator and group discussion. Cost of the workbook is $20 and scholarships are available. For information, call or text Carol at 623-340-9205.

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) Support Group

This support group meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. It meets at the same time as DivorceCare, a group for adults, in a different room. This program is for children ages 5 through 12 who are struggling with the hurt and pain of parents’ divorce and separation. Cost of the workbook is $20 and scholarships are available. For further info, call or text Carol at 623-340-9205.

 

Single and Parenting Support Group

This single parent support group meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. This 14-week support group helps single parents find encouragement, support and practical help. The format includes videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator and group discussion. Cost of the workbook is $20 and scholarships are available. For information, contact Carol at 623-340-9158 or cphillips02@cox.net.

 

Three Rivers Historical Society Meeting

Martha Bodner of 100 years and Lila Schneider of 97 years will discuss early Avondale and their families from 5 to 6 p.m. at Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Drive. The event is free to the public. 

 

Wednesday September 18

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.

 

Strong Workout at Fitness in the Park 

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature a high-intensity workout synced with music on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

 

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.

 

Flag Raising Ceremony

The city of Litchfield Park invites the public to attend a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. Air Force at 8:15 a.m. on the front lawn of the Litchfield Park City Hall, 214 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Light refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony. For information, call 623-935-5033.

 

Thursday September 19

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.

 

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.

 

Grief Support Group

This support group helps and encourages those in the difficult time after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. The group is led by individuals who have experienced grief and can help others discover ways to cope. For information, call Angela at 623-435-2105.

 

Council Conversations

Council Conversations provide an opportunity for everyone working or operating a Goodyear business to share information, build community relationships and strengthen connections to the leaders that make decisions on city programs, service and policies from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Ranch Presidio Residents Club, 18209 W. Calistoga Drive, Goodyear.