Babies & Books

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, extends to Estrella on the south and Tonopah on 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 news1@westvalleyview.com or faxed to 623-935-2103.

Wednesday September 6

Come & 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 to have fun and grow their social skills. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Digital Drop-In

Drop in between 1 and 2 p.m. to learn how to use tablets or e-readers and borrow library eBooks at Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 602-652-3000.

STEAM Spot

The Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale, holds an interactive program for kids interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math from 2 to 3 p.m. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Teen Volunteer Days (Ages 12-18)

Teens looking to meet new friends and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Avondale Civic Center Library’s Volunteer Days from 3 to 5 p.m. at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Lunch & Bunco

Come down to the Goodyear Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, Bunco and prizes. The cost is $15. Registration is required. For information, call 623-882-7525.

Thursday September 7

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.

CrossFit Fury at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that provides a park where children can play while parents exercise. Thursday will feature cardio, weightlifting and core training from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Crazy 8s

Litchfield Park Branch Library at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard invites kids in grades K-2 to join a math program from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. The season will run for seven weeks. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets weekly with those struggling with weight or looking for some extra support. Come from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.

3-2-1 Blast Off (Ages 2-6)

Sing, play, read and create rockets at 11:15 a.m. for the kick-off of storytime season with 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.

Festival Ranch Park Bookmobile

The Bookmobile, a library on wheels, will be at 26252 W. Desert Vista Boulevard, Buckeye, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors can get library cards and check out and return books. For information, call 623-349-6300.

Quilters

Come down to Skyway Church at 14900 W. Van Buren Street, Goodyear, to spend time with friends making quilts for people in need, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 623-935-4858.

Friday September 8

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Church, 10485 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available. For information, call 1-800-733-2767.

Saturday September 9

Nasa, Meteors, and the ORIS REX

NASA ambassador Linneth A. Lopez will cover the ORIS REX spaceship’s progress in tracking meteor Benu at 2 p.m. at Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Soulful Expressions Open Mic Night (Ages 13+)

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 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.

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 and helps improve children’s reading skills as well as confidence. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Venomous Creatures Hike

Learn about snakes, Gila monsters, scorpions and more during a guided hike from 6 to 7 p.m. at Skyline Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6621.

Sunday September 10

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 those interested in meditation to join them on Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m. All faiths are welcome. For information, call 623-935-3279.

Patriotic Day

Join the American Legion Post 53 in honoring first responders, veterans and active duty military. Come down to 402 E. Narramore Avenue, Buckeye, to enjoy food, crafts and family games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 623-693-8624.

Crafternoons

The Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street is hosting an afternoon of crafts for children 6 and older from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Monday September 11

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.

Ignite Yoga at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that provides a park where children can play while parents exercise. Monday will feature yogic postures, alignment and breathing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Toddler Time

Help prepare children ages 2-3 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.

Craft it Up

Join fellow crafters in this needlework/knitting/crochet group at 11 a.m. and work on 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.

Babies & Books

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive invites parents to bring their babies ages 0-2 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. to promote early development. Babies will learn with books, music and playtime activities. For information, call 623-333-2602.

EON Business Meet-up

Meet fellow businessmen and entrepreneurs to share ideas, ask questions and receive advice at 6 p.m. at the Buckeye Library Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For information, call 623-349-6354.

Teen Leadership Club

Teen Leadership Club is a group that creates and carries out new programs for the Goodyear Branch Library. The team will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. Registration is required. For information, call 602-651-3507.

Goodyear City Council Regular Meeting

The Goodyear City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Goodyear Justice Center, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 623-932-3910.

Avondale City Council Meeting

Avondale City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Avondale Council Chambers, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-1000.

Tuesday September 12

Bingo

The American Legion Post No. 61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45. 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.

Tolleson City Council Meeting

Tolleson City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Tolleson City Hall, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 623-936-7117.

Buckeye Business Connection

Buckeye Chamber hosts the Buckeye Business Connection every Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office located at 508 E. Monroe Avenue. This group serves coffee and a light breakfast and networks with business members in the community. Each week, there will also be a different guest speaker. For information, call 623-386-2727.

AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids) Information Session

Learn about AASK’s programs mentoring, foster care, adoption and sibling connection at 6:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street. This informational meeting will teach you about the process of becoming involved in the life of a child. For information, call 602-652-3000.

PiYo at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that provides a park where children can play while parents exercise. Tuesday will feature Pilates and yoga from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Chess Club for Tweens & Teens

Are you a chess wiz? The Litchfield Park Branch Library at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard invites kids ages 11-16 to learn or practice their chess moves from 4 to 5 p.m. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

Teen Volunteer Tuesdays (Ages 13-18)

Teens looking to serve their community and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library’s Volunteer Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. For information, call 623-333-2602.

West Valley Rock and Mineral Club

Join Rock Club meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 53, 402 E. Narramore Avenue, Buckeye. For more information, call 623-208-3230.

Avondale Elementary School District No. 44 Board Meeting

Avondale Elementary School District will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Dr. Frances Ybarra Amabisca Governing Board Room, 295 W. Western Avenue. For information, call 623-772-5000.

Wednesday September 13

POUND at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that provides a park where children can play while parents exercise. Wednesday will feature a fast-paced workout with drumsticks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Tabletop Gaming for Tweens & Teens

Bring a friend for fun games like Dutch Blitz, Set and Bananagrams at 3:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

More to Explore

Kids ages 6 to 12 can build structures, experiment, play games and make crafts at this interactive learning program. This program runs from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Needle & Thread

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 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.

Teen Volunteer Days (Ages 12-18)

Teens looking to meet new friends and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Avondale Civic Center Library’s Volunteer Days from 3 to 5 p.m. at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Thursday September 14

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.

Preschool Time

Help prepare preschoolers for reading through music, books, games and crafts from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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.

Buckeye Youth Council

Buckeye Youth Council will meet at 6 p.m. at Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Avenue. The group works to develop leadership skills by focusing on strengthening character, community awareness and communication. For information, call 623-349-6000.