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Terrific Tales for Toddlers — 10:15 a.m. Introduce a love of books and reading through stories, rhymes and music. This is a special story time just for children ages 2-4 and their caregiver. No registration is required. The Buckeye Public Library is at 310 N. Sixth St.

Litchfield Park Library events

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Ave., Avondale. For information, call Helene at 623-691-6187.

Following the Water

“Following the Water: How the Salt River Valley Grew …”, part of the Art Talk series organized by Goodyear Parks and Recreation Department, Arts and Culture Division, is a presentation by Phoenix Public Art Program Director Edward Lebow at 7 p.m. at Total Wine & More in the Palm Valley Pavilions West at 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The presentation is free and no reservations are required. For information, call 623-882-7809.

for women meets

A free support group for women who are survivors of childhood sexual trauma meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Care1st Avondale Resource and Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave. in Avondale. For information, call 623-247-6026.

Wednesday Wednesday 7 Buon appetito!

That is the Italian phrase eight- graders at Buckeye Elementary School hope people will remem-

Support group

ber as they enjoy a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Buck- eye Elementary School cafeteria, 210 S. Sixth St., Buckeye. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, and bread sticks. The cost of the dinner is $5 for one adult and one child, and $3 for each additional child. Proceeds from the dinner will be applied toward the cost of the eighth grade end of the year promotion celebration trip.

Learn all about spring training

If spring training is part of your life or you want to know more about it, join the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce for breakfast at the Wigwam at 7:30 a.m. Representatives from the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds and the Cactus League will be on hand to discuss the future of Cactus League spring training, what is happening with our Ohio teams and what spring training means to the Valley’s economy. Cost is $15 for members with RSVP, $20 for members at the door and $25 for non-members. The Wigwam is at 300 E. Wigwam Blvd. in Litchfield Park. Reserva- tions are are required and are due by March 5; call the Chamber office at 623-932-2260. Cancel- lations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Buckeye Library events

Books N Babies — 9:15 a.m. Bond with books, rhymes and bubbles. For babies birth to 23 months and caregiver. No registration required.

Baby Time Story Time — 9:30 to 10 a.m. This program is for children ages 0-24 months with a parent or caregiver. Introduce the library and books to your baby as library staff shares stories, finger plays and movement activities. This is a lap-sit program for babies. It’s held in the Community Room of the Maricopa County Library District’s Litchfield Park Branch Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.; 602-652- 3000,

Pre-K Story Time — 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Share great stories, silly songs and fantastic finger plays in the Community Room.

Art League West offers workshops

Art League West is presenting a workshop in mixed media using items you have on hand to create artwork. Artists and beginners are invited to attend the four sep- arate five-hour workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays starting today. The cost is $125. The class is for novice as well as seasoned artists. The workshops will be held at Christ Community Methodist Church Annex on the corner of Western and Central avenues in Avondale’s Historic District. To reserve your seat or for questions, email ckersztyn@ or artwithmoxie@cox. net or call 623-877-7085.

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Birth and Baby Matters in Goodyear

Birth and Baby Matters, a community of women meeting to discuss all topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the

postpartum year, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Goodyear Recreation Office, Fire Station 183, 3075 N. Litchfield Road. The group is led by childbirth professionals to educate and inform women in a supportive environment. Topics include what’s a doula, birth plan, birth choices, breastfeeding and cloth diapering. For

tion, go to www.goodyearaz. gov/rec or call 623-882-7525. Pre-registration is not required. There is no cost to join. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday theater

In keeping with Estrella Mountain Regional Park’s March theme of

show 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (rated PG), in the Nature Center at 10 a.m. The park, which is at 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear, has an entrance fee of $6 per vehicle. For information about the park, call 623-932-3811.

Language & literacy workshop for parents

The city of Avondale is offering a literacy program, “Sowing Seeds of Success,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today and March 22 at Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The program will provide parents and caregivers informa- tion on supporting young children on their journey towards literacy. Participants will learn hands-on activities to share with young children, and will receive a free children’s book for their child. The workshop is intended for parents and caregivers of children birth to 5 years old. The program is intended for adults only; babysitting services are not provided. The workshop is free, but registration is required. For information or to reserve a seat in the class, call Candice Ratlief at 623-333-2721.

Celebrate Purim in Goodyear

The Chabad Jewish Center of Goodyear is hosting its second annual Purim party, featuring “Purim In Israel,” from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Comfort Suites, 15575 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear. Enjoy some Israeli-style food for $12 per person or $36 per family if prepaid by March 4; otherwise, it’s $15 per person at the door.

“archaeology,” the park will informa-

An invitation to women

Creative Women of the South- west, a group whose goal is to support charities against poverty and domestic violence, is inviting women who are interested in joining to a meeting at 3 p.m. at the Cracker Barrel restaurant at 606 S. Watson Road, Buckeye.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park events

Special Black Rock archeology hike — 10 a.m. On this 1.5-mile hike, on an easy trail (with some climbing) you will get to view evi- dence left by people who lived in our Valley long before any Euro- pean visited our shores. Rangers will take you to areas not usually accessible to the public. There is some rock climbing involved so wear good shoes. No dogs please. Meet at Area 4 at 10 a.m. The park is on Olive Avenue about 4.5 miles west of Loop 303. Park admission is $6 per vehicle.

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Friday night fish fry dinners

St. John Vianney

Church in Goodyear is inviting everyone to the Grand Hall for Friday Night Fish Fry Dinners of Lent. The dinners will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through March 30. Adult plates are $8 and child plates are $5. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul ministry of St. John Vianney Parish, which works to provide food and other assistance to people in need. St. John Vianney Grand Hall is at 539 La Pasada Blvd., Goodyear.


RSVP at 623-466-6110 or at

Buckeye Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Festival Sage Rec Center from 9 a.m. to noon and then head over to Festival Ranch Park from 1 to 4 p.m.

Buckeye Library events

Lego/Duplo Playday — Chil- dren young and old are invited to play and create with the Buckeye Public Library’s collection of Legos and Duplos. Please leave your own Legos at home and take your imagination. No registration is required — just drop in from 3 to 4:30 p.m. each Friday. The library is at 310 N. Sixth St. Call 623-349-6300 for information or visit

An invitation to women

Creative Women of the South- west, a group whose goal is to support charities against poverty and domestic violence, is inviting women who are interested in join- ing to a meeting at 3 p.m. at the Cracker Barrel restaurant at 1209 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

Spring Fever Dance

Primrose School at Palm Valley is hosting a Spring Fever Dance at 10 a.m. to encourage families to get moving for healthy life- styles and enter the Primrose School’s Family Dance-off to win as much as $30,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Together with Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord and representatives from Arizona in ACTION, First Things First of Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Primrose preschoolers will boogie on down to fight child- hood obesity. Arizona in ACTION, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting healthful living through community activities, will give away tickets to a local spring training game between the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels as part of the dance. Primrose School at Palm Valley is at 14260 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear.

White Tank Mountain Regional Park events

The Gila monster – noon. Take your own lunch and sit in the Nature Center classroom to participate in a focused topic dis- cussion about the Gila monster, a creature surrounded by myths and misunderstanding. The park is on Olive Avenue about 4.5 miles west of Loop 303. Park admission is $6 per vehicle.

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Kindergarten Round Up

Buckeye Elementary School District #33

We are excited to announce each of our schools will be hosting a “Kindergarten Round Up” event on March 7, 2012 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Please feel free to come with your incoming kindergartners and learn all about what kindergarten is like! Each site will host their own event, if you are unsure which school your child will attend please call the Buckeye Elementary School District Of ce at 623-925-3400.

At the Kindergarten Round Up you will be provided information about school registration, helpful tips for increasing your child’s readiness for kindergarten and academic packets that include handwriting tips, math instruction and beginning reading strategies.

At the event you will be given the opportunity to sign up to bring your child to school for a kindergarten screening which will help us to determine your child’s strengths and plan accordingly for the fall. The schedule of available time for the screening sessions will be posted at the event. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.

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