Collection of beautiful precious stones on wooden table.

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.

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 August 7

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. 

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.

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.

Song-Ercise for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join Ms. Maria and Ms. Gabby for exercise for parents and their children from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. For information, call 602-652-3000.

 

Thursday August 8

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. 

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.

Code Club

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.

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 August 9

Bingo

Buckeye Senior Program participants are invited to a free afternoon of bingo from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. For information, call 623-349-6600.

24-Hour Desert Survival

Learn emergency desert survival skills from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. A Buckeye Recreation Park Naturalist will show attendees how to pack a survival kit, build a fire, signal for help and more. For information, call 623-349-6621.

Pinochle

Join others in a game of cards from 2 to 4 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.

Web Design

Learn the basics behind taking a website from start to finish and incorporating graphics, video, sound and other tools to engage the reader from 4:15 to 5 p.m. at Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. No experience is necessary. Equipment is provided. Cost is $25 to $35. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Birthday Bash

Celebrate all August birthdays with treats, birthday cards and a group “Happy Birthday” song from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue. This program is free to all Buckeye Senior Program participants. For information, call 623-349-6600.

 

Saturday August 10

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.

Soulful Expressions Open Mic Night (Ages 13+)

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive invites poets, comedians and musicians to share their art with others from 5 to 7 p.m. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. to sign up for a performance slot. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Home Buying

and Selling 101

Gain inside knowledge of the home buying process from beginning to end. The class will also cover the different loan programs available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

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. 

 

Sunday August 11

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.

Vinyasa

Build stamina and strength with an athletic, energetic yoga class with instructor Mary Canisales from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ignite Yoga, 14130 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. For prices and information, call 623-374-7812.

 

Monday August 12

Baby Time

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.

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.

Sandstorm in a Jar

(Ages 11–16)

Teens can create unique sandstorm designs using colored sand and decorative jars from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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. For more information, call 602-300-1629.

Toybrary

The White Tank Branch Library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, invites parents to bring their children through age 5 to a fun play group that builds children’s motor and social skills from 10 to 11 a.m. Toys can be checked out for two weeks at the end of play group. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Baby Time

Bring babies through age 2 for an early literacy program with books, games and music from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

Teen Leadership Club

Teen Leadership Club is a group that creates and carries out new programs for the Goodyear Branch Library. The team meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

 

Tuesday August 13

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.

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.

Paul Litchfield: His Family and His Thoughts

Learn how an important industrial figure of the early 20th century helped shape the West Valley at 10 a.m. in the Souers Hall of The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road. Free. For information, call 623-535-4414.

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. For information, email info@wowcoalition.org.

 

Wednesday August 14

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.

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.

One-on-One Tech Help (Ages 21+)

Register for a half hour of personalized computer, tablet or e-reader instruction with a librarian to learn how to use library e-media services or get help with MS Office. Sessions are available from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. 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.

 

Thursday August 15

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.

Adult Book Discussion

Stop by the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive to pick up and read a copy of “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Full Moon Hike

Enjoy a free guided night hike from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6621.