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Park, 15205 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. To register, call 623- 932-3714. For information, visit

Math & Science Exposition at Desert Edge

The Agua Fria Union High School District’s Math & Science Exposition runs from 7:30 a.m. (check-in) to 1 p.m. at Desert Edge High School, 15778 W. Yuma Road, Goodyear. Interested in competing in math- or science-based activities with the potential to earn rewards and scholarship money? Then go to and register to compete in events ranging from rockets, trebuchet and math contests.

Avondale community garden open house

“Get going! Get growing! Get healthy!” the organizers of Avondale’s Garden Patch say. Be a part of a community garden. All are welcome to join. An open house is held from 9 to 11 a.m. on the east side of the Avondale Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive.

Litchfield Branch Library events

The 9 Days calendar is a listing of entertainment events such as concerts, theatrical performances, events for schools, churches, county parks and not-for-profit groups. Submissions must reach our office by 5 p.m. Tuesday to be considered for Friday’s publication. Meetings and support groups held on an ongoing basis are found at Understand, submit- ting information is not a guarantee that it will appear in the newspaper. Submit information by e-mail at or by fax to 623-935-2103.

Friday Friday 30

O.K. Fulton to be roasted

The Sam Garcia family and Wendy Jack’s Hidaway are hosting a roast of former Agua Fria Union High School District educator O.K. Fulton from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hidaway, 1235 N. Eighth St. (aka Dysart Road), Avondale. While the event is free, they request donations of T-shirts, shoes, water, lip balm and money to benefit the Homeless Youth Connection. Roasters will include Don Cloud, former principal at Agua Fria High School; Bob Grey, principal at Desert Edge High School; Jeff Ross, the 1973 Agua Fria student body president; and Randall McDaniel, NFL Hall of Famer. Ron Ross will be the emcee and facilitator of the roast. On Saturday, the same group is holding a charity golf tournament at Tres Rios Golf Course (see the March 31 listing for details).

Friday night fish fry dinners

St. John Vianney

Church in Goodyear is inviting everyone to the Grand Hall for the last Friday Night Fish Fry


Dinners of Lent. The dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. 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.

St. Henry Catholic Church in Buckeye will be having its last fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Take-out orders are welcome as well. The menu consists of fish or shrimp, fries and coleslaw. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. St. Henry Church is at 128 S. Third St., Buckeye.

An invitation to women

Creative Women of the Southwest, 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 1209 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

Theater Works presents

A Little Night Music

Theater Works presents one of Broadway’s beloved masterpieces, A Little Night Music, an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It will be performed in the Gyder Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays

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IF YOU EVER ATTENDED AGUA FRIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL, you know who O.K. Fulton is. The long-time educator and community icon will be the subject of a roast between 6 and 8 p.m. today at Wendy Jack’s Hidaway, 1235 N. Eighth St. (also known as Dysart Road), Avondale. See the March 30 listing for details.

and 2 p.m. on Sundays through April 7. Tickets, which are $31 for adults and $21 for students, can be purchased online at www. and at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W. Peoria Ave. The Box Office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and can be reached at 623-815-7930.

Buckeye Library events

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

White Tank Library programs

Story time for toddlers and preschoolers — 10:15-11 a.m. Children will be introduced to reading and language in a fun way in the Program Room of Maricopa County Library District’s White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell; 602-652-3000,

Saturday Saturday 31

A lagomorphic eggs-travaganza

Mr. & Mrs. Bunny will be the special guests at Buckeye’s 15th annual “Spring Celebration” from 9 a.m. to noon at Earl Edgar Recreation Facility, Miller and Beloat roads. There will be fun for the whole family including a bunny photo patch, pony and train rides, games, entertainment, egg decorating and a hunt for eggs filled with candy. The Buckeye Firefighters Association will also host a pancake breakfast. The times for the Easter egg hunt are the Toddler Hunt from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; ages 3 and 4, 10 a.m.; ages 5 and 6, 10:30 a.m.; ages 7 and 8, 11 a.m.; and ages 9 to 11, 11:30 a.m. Photos and food will be available for purchase and carnival games will have a minimum cost of 50 cents, so hop on by and don’t forget to take your Easter basket! For information, contact Philip Yabes at 623-349-6600 or email

Bales Elementary has community yard sale

Bales Elementary, 25400 W. Maricopa Road, Buckeye, will be the site of a community yard sale to raise funds for the school. The yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school parking lot. Anyone who wishes to rent a space can do so for $15 or a space with a table for $20. They can contact the school at 623-847-8503 or email Jason Holtermann at

Saddle Mountain district hosts barbecue, tours

Core Construction, Orcutt Winslow Architects and Saddle Mountain Unified School District are sponsoring a community barbecue and tours of the Ruth Fisher construction site from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the district office parking lot at 38201 W. Indian School Road, Tonopah. Parents may register their children for kindergarten at Ruth Fisher at that time also. The barbecue and the tours are free to the public. Ruth Fisher Elementary School will open to grades K-8 in August for the 2012-13 school year.

Avondale and Tolleson collecting hazardous waste

Avondale and Tolleson residents are invited to take part in a Household Hazardous Waste Event from 8 to 11 a.m. Items will be collected at Coldwater Park, 10 N. Eliseo Felix Way in Avondale (from Dysart Road, enter from Western Avenue). There is no charge; however, Avondale and Tolleson residents will be required to show a copy of a recent water bill and a driver’s license to verify residency in order to drop off items. For information, call the Avondale Sanitation Division at 623-333-4700, or the Tolleson Field Operation Department at 623-936-7141.

homeless youths

LIBERTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 19900 MC85, Buckeye, presents the play Living Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. April 6. The play is based on scripture and Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of the Last Supper (above), capturing the essence of the witness of the disciples on the last evening they spent with Jesus. Admission is free. Nursery care will be provided. For information, call Mike at 623-698-5264.

Wendy Jack’s Hidaway and the Sam Garcia Foundation are joining forces to organize the inaugural Golf Classic to Benefit the Homeless Youth Connection. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the golf tourney starts at 8 at the Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Regional

Golf tourney to benefit

Saturday Movie Matinee — 2 to 4:30 p.m. For ages 13-adult. Enjoy a new PG-13 rated movie. Ask at the Customer Service Desk for show title. Maricopa County Library District’s Litchfield Park Branch Library is at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Call 602-652- 3000 or visit

Buckeye Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Verrado from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Buena Vista from 2 to 4 p.m.

performs Pinocchio

The Further Adventures of Pinocchio, performed with traditional marionette puppets, is staged at 10:30 a.m. and noon in Theater Works’ McMillin Theater. Tickets are $5 per person and are on sale online at and at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The Box Office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and may be reached at 623-815-7930. Theater Works is in the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (the theater with the copper roof) at 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria.

APRIL Sunday Sunday 1

April Pool’s Day at Litchfield Park

Hippety-Hop right into the Litchfield Park pool and meet “Gosh” the Lifeguard Bunny, as he hops around the LPRC pool with his big Easter basket. Take part in the “in the water” float and an Easter egg hunt. There will be prizes in several of the “sinker” eggs for scuba-like egg hunters to find. The pool will be open from noon until 5 p.m. For information about the Litchfield Park pool, call 623-935-9040 or visit

Monday Monday 2

Goodyear City Council meets

The Goodyear City Council meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Goodyear Justice Center, 185 N. 145th Ave.

Final Avondale General Plan 2030 Hearing

The Avondale City Council will be asked to adopt the new Avondale General Plan at its 7 p.m. meeting at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. The meeting, a public hearing, is the final step before taking the plan to public vote. The modified plan will be

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