Knitting

"In Stitches, enjoy tea and coffee and meet fellow crafters and work on crochet, knitting or sewing projects."

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 October 4

The Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum

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. Free. 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. Free. For information, call 623-333-2601. 

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.

Rick Harris at The Wigwam

Grab some food and enjoy live music by Rick Harris from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Red’s Bar and Grill located in The Wigwam, 451 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Rick Harris is a singer/songwriter who performs original solo music all over the Valley of the Sun. For information, call 623-856-1094.

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 a.m. For information, call 623-333-2602.

More to Explore

Kids ages 6 to 11 can build structures, experiment, play games and make crafts at this interactive learning program from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. Free. For information, call 623-333-2601.

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 October 5

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. Free. 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. Free. 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. Free. For information, call 623-398-5550.

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.

Code Club

The Buckeye Downtown Library invites kids ages 8 to 12 to come to 310 N. Sixth Street at 5 p.m. to create games, websites and more. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Friday October 6

POUND at Fitness in the Park 

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature 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.

Old Pueblo Live Music

Listen to live music by Los Gringos, Jeordie or Cooper Sunrise starting at 6 or 7 p.m. every Friday night at Old Pueblo Cafe and Pub, 102 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. The menu features delicious Sonoran-style Mexican food by chef Ernestina Borquez. For information, call 623-935-5059.

Saturday October 7

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. Free. For information, call 623-386-3465.

Hello Handmade Market 

Shop for handmade home decor, accessories, clothing, vintage items, art, furniture, baked goods and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Copper Trails School, 16875 W. Canyon Trails Boulevard, Goodyear. Free to attend. For information on how to become a vendor, visit www.hellohandmademarket.com.

Winter Festival

Litchfield Park First Baptist Church at 901 E. Plaza Circle will host a holiday celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music, barbecue, crafts, vendors, crafts, face painting and photo opportunities with Santa. Vendor spaces may be available. For information, call 623-810-7509.

Breakfast with Santa at Litchfield’s 

Little ones can enjoy quality time with St. Nick alongside holiday crafts and a delicious breakfast buffet sure to please palates both young and old. The breakfast takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd. Cost is $25 per adult and $12 per child ages 4 to 12. Children ages 3 and under are admitted free. Call 866-976-6894 to make a reservation.

Avondale Winterfest

Celebrate the holidays with Santa, snow, rides, a holiday light show, activities and crafts, community entertainment, food and more from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Avondale Civic Center Amphitheater, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2400.

Hometown Holiday Boutique

Find unique holiday gifts crafted by talented artisans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sundance Crossings, 21699 Yuma Road, Buckeye. Crafters or artisans interested in selling their work can contact Jessica Thompson at jthompson@buckeyeaz.gov.

Sunday October 8

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 October 9

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. Free. For information, call 480-994-4407.

LD13 Democrats  

Join neighborhood Democrats in making change, meeting candidates and learning about political issues at 6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 445 S. Watson, Buckeye. Free. For more information, call 602-300-1629.

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. Free. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Recycle Cooking Oil 

The city of Avondale is teaming up with Mahoney Environmental to offer a free recycling program to reduce the amount of sewer blockages caused by cooking oils. Anyone can drop off cooking oils from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the Avondale Public Works Municipal Operations Service Center, 399 E. Lower Buckeye Road. This service will be available until the end of January 2020. For information, call 623-333-4402.

Tuesday October 10

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 prices and 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. Free. For information, call 602-391-5781.

West Valley Rock and Mineral Club  

Join fellow rock hounds at 6:30 p.m. every second Tuesday at Painted Desert Academy, 2400 S. 247th Avenue, Buckeye. For information, call 602-405-2926.

WOW Coalition: Building Drug-Free Communities  

Join the Way Out West Coalition from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. to learn about resources and opportunities to discourage drug use and underage drinking at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. Free. For information, email info@wowcoalition.org.

Baby Time

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to interactive playtime at 10 a.m. Free. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Wednesday October 11

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. Free. 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. Free. For information, call 623-772-0144.

Care1st Avondale Resource Center Food Service

Care1st Avondale Resource Center will host Kids Cafe, a program to help children in low-income areas receive nutritious meals, through May 21. Children up to age 18 can enjoy a free, healthy meal from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 328 W. Western Avenue. The free dinners are served on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Thursday October 12

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. Free. 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. Free. 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. Free. 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. Free. For information, call 623-455-3253.