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West/Thornwood Branch for free food and family fun at the Spring Fling. The event is free and open to the public and will feature an egg hunt, springtime games, fun family activities, crafts and food. The Spring Fling will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at Dennis DeConcini Park, 351 E. Western Ave., Avondale.

Firefighters sponsor charity golf tourney

The United Goodyear Firefighter Charities is holding its 2nd Alarm Charity Golf Tournament at the Wigwam’s Heritage and Patriot golf courses, 451 Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park. Cost is $85 per golfer or $320 per four- some and includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and T-shirt. Registration is at 7 a.m. and shotgun start is at 8 a.m. The proceeds help to benefit local organizations such as the Homeless Youth Connection, New Life Center, Arizona Burn Foundation and other local community organizations. For information, call Anthony Martin at 623-776-6630 or visit amartin.

Blood drive in Buckeye

A United Blood Services blood drive will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 21029 W. Main St., in Buckeye’s Verrado community. To set an appointment time, call 1-877-827-4376 or visit united-

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.

APRIL Friday Friday 6

Church presents Lord’s Supper play

Liberty United Methodist Church,19900 MC85, Buckeye, presents the play Living Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. The play is based on scripture and Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of the Last Supper, 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.

A Little Night Music

Theater Works presents one of Broadway’s beloved mas- terpieces, A Little Night Music, an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It will be performed in the Gyder Theater. Perfor- mances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through April 7. Tickets, which are $31 for adults and $21 for students, can be purchased online at www.the- 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.

An invitation to women

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

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. 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 www.buck-

Theater Works presents

White Tank Mountain Regional Park events

Family Moonlight Waterfall Trail hike — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Walk- ing into the Waterfall Canyon in the moonlight will give you a dif- ferent perspective on the beauty of the Uplands Desert. Park staff will discuss the unique changes in the desert after the sun sets. Take your scorpion lights and a flashlight. No dogs.

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 Dis- trict’s White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell; 602-652-3000,

Saturday Saturday 7 Free Easter egg hunt

A free community-wide Easter egg hunt will be held at the Church at Litchfield Park at 9 a.m. The event is for children preschool through fifth grade. Local children’s author Sandra Shaw will be a guest and will read one of her published children’s books, “Jonathan Rabbit” — an eyewitness account of a rabbit that follows Jesus during the last week of His life on Earth. She will be available to sign her books and answer children’s questions about writing stories after the hunt. The church is at 300 N. Old Litchfield Road in Litchfield Park. Children should take their Easter baskets. For information, contact the church at 623-935-3411.

Eggstreme family fun

A free Easter egg hunt hosted by Turning Leaf Community will include bounce houses and an obstacle course, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones, face painting and the Easter Bunny. It will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at Barbara Robey Elementary, 5340 N. Wigwam Creek Blvd. Egg hunt times are: 10:45 a.m. for children ages 1 to 5; 11:15 a.m. for kindergarten through second grade; and 11:45 a.m. for third through sixth grades

Boys & Girls Clubs host Spring Fling

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Tri-City

Legion Auxiliary has yard sale

The Crandall-Palmer American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary is having a yard sale from 7 a.m. until noon at the post, at 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. Tables are available for rent during the event. Call 623-932-6587 for details.

Take a free tour of Buckeye Valley Museum

Children ages 3-12 are invited to the Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E. Hwy. 85, to make a fun whirligig from noon to 3 p.m.

Buckeye Bookmobile on the move

The Buckeye Bookmobile will visit Sundance from 9 a.m. to noon and Tartesso from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

White Tank Branch Library events

Balloon art, storytelling and magic — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. When is a balloon more than a sculpture or a story? When it’s in the hands of Arizona Ric, the magical balloon-making cowboy who tells stories using fantastical balloon animals. The show will be in the library’s Program Room at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell; call 602-652- 3000 or visit

Sunday Sunday 8 Easter in Palo Verde

Palo Verde Baptist Church, 29600 W. Old US 80, Palo Verde, has scheduled an Easter Sunday celebration that includes the fol- lowing events: Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m.; potluck breakfast, 7 a.m.; and Easter program, 8 a.m. Call 623-882-8413 for church information.

Monday Monday 9

Goodyear City Council meets

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

Litchfield Park Library events

Children’s Developmental Playgroup — 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Phoenix Children’s develop- mental playgroups are intended for young children, birth to 5 years with a parent and/or caregiver. These groups pro- mote appropriate developmental skills, socialization, and self-

MANY CELEBRATIONS OF EASTER and the spring season are planned throughout the West Valley. So, don your Easter bonnet, grab your Easter basket and check out 9 Days a Week for the Easter celebration of your choice.

expression in a safe, comfortable environment.

Pajama Story time — 6:30 to 7 p.m. Parents and children are invited to wear their pajamas when they go to the Litchfield Park Branch Library from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to enjoy songs, finger plays and stories. The library is at 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.; 602-652-3000,

Tuesday Tuesday 10

Tolleson City Council meets

The Tolleson City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Park and Recreation Center, 9555 W. Van Buren St.

Fellowship and potluck

The Buckeye Valley Christian Women’s Fellowship is having its Springtime Fellowship Meet- ing and Salad Potluck Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, 1600 N. Miller Road, Buckeye. Child care will be provided, however, they ask that you take a sack lunch for your child. For informa- tion, contact President Linda Hardison at 623-386-2332.

Make reservations for softball clinic

Today is the deadline to make a reservation for the Millennium varsity softball clinic, which is to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Millennium High School, 14802 W. Wigwam Blvd., Goodyear. The clinic will include infield, outfield, pitching, catch- ing and hitting. You can learn from the varsity girls and coaches the skills necessary to compete at the high school level. Cost is $30 per girl, which includes a Millennium softball T-shirt. To reserve a spot, contact Michele at 623-703-7646.

Friends of White Tank Library meeting

The Friends of the White Tank Library will meet at 1 p.m. to help promote the recreational, educa- tional and cultural resources the library brings to the community.

The meeting is in the library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell.

Goodyear Branch Library events

Preschool Story Time — 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Start your week off right with fun stories, songs, and activities in Room 117 at Goodyear City Hall, 250 N. Litchfield Road. For library information, call 602-652-3000 or visit

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.

Terrific Tales for Toddlers — 10:15 a.m. Introduce a love of books and reading through sto- ries, rhymes and music. This is a special story time just for children ages 2-4 and their caregiver. No registration is required.

ESL Conversation Group —5-6:30 p.m. Practice and improve your knowledge of English and American culture by conversing with other learners in a friendly group setting at the Buckeye Public Library, 310 N. Sixth St. Different topics will be discussed each week. All levels are welcome and registration is not required. Adults only.

Wednesday Wednesday 11

EMCC hosts Job and Internship Expo

The Career and Transfer Center at Estrella Mountain Community College is hosting its spring Job & Internship Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the EMCC campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. It is a free event open to the community. The Expo will provide employ- ment contacts and resources, plus some fun activities including a “Dress for Success” display and a photo booth for career headshots that can be used on resumes or career-based web- sites such as LinkedIn. There will also be pre-workshops leading up to the Expo to assist job seekers with preparing resumes, career assessment testing and counsel- ing, and information about post

high-school education and train- ing. For details, contact the center at 623-935-8740 or CTCfront-

Salvation Army distributes food

Salvation Army Family Services distributes food boxes (meat, canned goods and bread) to qualified recipients every Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. at 203 N. Dysart Road in Avondale. To prove eligibility, take a photo ID, proof of address and proof of income. For information, call 932-925-8825.

Check out the Buckeye Bookmobile

As part of National Library Week, today is National Bookmobile Day and the Buckeye Bookmo- bile will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Buckeye Library, 310 N. Sixth St. Take a tour and find out where the Bookmobile goes and what it does for the Buckeye community. Also today at the library, you can make a fabric bookmark craft at 2 p.m. All of the events are free; call 623-349-6300 for information.

Boys basketball team tryouts

Sixth-grade boys basketball team is looking for players. Tryouts are held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Wigwam Creek Middle School, 4510 N. 127th Ave. Team fees are $25 per month; gym dues and league/ tournament costs are prorated based on the number of team members. For information, con- tact Coach Jerome Sims/Phoenix Soldiers at 480-235-6822 or

Litchfield Park Library events

Baby Time Story Time —10:15 to 11:15 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 to 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.

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West Valley View, Avondale, Arizona, Friday, April 6, 2012


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