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petroglyph sites in White Tank Park. Learn some of the possible connections between the rock depictions and celestial events of the early 11th century. Meet at Ramada Way parking lot Trail- head (Area 7) at 9 a.m. Climbing and rock hopping is necessary on this hike so it may be too much for small children and those with physical limitations. No dogs allowed on this hike. The park is about 4.5 miles west of Loop 303 on Olive Avenue. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505.


Saturday Saturday 14


Free concert in Verrado


The Verrado community in Buck- eye presents a free concert by jazz saxophonist David Marq from 3 to 5 p.m. on Verrado’s Village Green. Verrado’s Village Green is just east of Verrado Way on Main Street.


Photo courtesy of PBS


Charity Golf Classic to benefit Desert Voices


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 WestValleyView.com. Understand, submit- ting information is not a guarantee that it will appear in the newspaper. Submit information by e-mail at news1@westvalleyview.com or by fax to 623-935-2103.


APRIL Friday Friday 13


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.buckeyeaz.gov/library.


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, www.mcldaz.org.


White Tank Mountain Regional Park events


Celestial Petroglyphs — 9 a.m. Join the rangers on a trip to one of the more interesting


The eighth annual Schuff Steel Charity Golf Classic will be played at Palm Valley Golf Club, 2211 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Registration is at 6 a.m.; shotgun start is at 8 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; and an awards and raffle ceremony will start at 1 p.m. The tournament will benefit Desert Voices, Arizona’s only nonprofit dedicated to teaching deaf children the power of spoken language. Interested golfers, sponsors or those looking to donate to the raffle can contact Tony Hannan with Schuff Steel at 602-251-0364 or tony.hannan@ schuff.com.


Litchfield pupils perform Peter Pan


A pupil production of Peter Pan will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at Litchfield Elementary School, 255 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Admission is free for all students and $5 for adults.


Desert Thunder PTO yard sale


The Desert Thunder Elementary School PTO is having a yard sale from 7 a.m. until noon at the school, 16750 W. Garfield St., Goodyear.


Carnival time at Country Place


Country Place PTA is hosting a carnival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Country Place Elementary School, 10207 W. Country Place Blvd., Tolleson. Fifteen dollars buys a wristband for unlimited pony rides, petting zoo and inflatables. Tickets for $1 each can be used for games, face painting, dunk tank, food and drinks.


Fundraiser for Service Dog Foundation


The Crandall-Palmer American Legion Post


Children and Youth Program is having a fundraiser


Service Dog Foundation from 8 a.m. to noon at Avondale’s Friendship Park, Field 9, next to the dog park. Friendship Park is on McDowell Road between Dysart Road and Avondale Bou- levard. All proceeds will help fund the purchase of a service dog or supplies for the service dog. For information, call 623-932-6587.


Charity golf classic in Litchfield Park


The 2012 Montessori in the Park Golf Classic is being held at the Wigwam on the Patriot Course. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., followed by the call to carts at 7:30. All players will receive breakfast, lunch, gift bags, and chances to win prizes. Entry fees are $99 per player and $370 per foursome. Visit www.mipschool.org/inthenews to download the registration flier, or call 623-536-5770, Ext. 105, or jon@mipschool.org for information. All proceeds to benefit Montessori in the Park, a nonprofit preschool and elementary school in Goodyear.


Buckeye Bookmobile on the move


Photo courtesy of PBS


THE LITCHFIELD PARK BRANCH LIBRARY is hosting a Hunger Games book discussion and trivia challenge for tweens and teens. See the Tuesday listing for details.


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


White Tank Mountain Regional Park events


Ladies Auxiliary for the


DR. EDUARDO PAGAN, one of the hosts of the PBS TV show History Detectives, will speak Sunday at La Loma Village in Litchfi eld Park about the process of uncovering the history behind personal items that have puzzled their owners for years. See the Sunday listing for details.


Kids Discovery Hike — 9 a.m. Park staff will lead children on a learning discovery-type scavenger hunt. They won’t be collecting anything but they will be doing a check-off sheet on their discoveries, photographing things along the trail. The hike will be along the Nature Center and Mule Deer Trails near the Nature Center. Limited to 15 children (each must be accompanied by at least one well-behaved adult). Call ahead for reservations. Meet at the Park Nature Center at 9 a.m. (Flat, easy, half-mile trail). A $6 fee per family will be collected at the Nature Center. This will get you into the park later. No dogs.


Predatory Birds of Arizona — 11 a.m. Go to see a great horned owl, peregrine falcon and a turkey vulture. These are some of the predatory winged creatures that are common in the upland desert. Learn about their roles, habits and what you can do to preserve their habitats. This will be held in the Nature Center Amphitheater. The park is about 4.5 miles west of Loop 303 on Olive Avenue. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle. For information, call 623-935-2505.


White Tank Library events


Master Gardener Q&A — 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Master Gardener volunteers will answer your desert gardening ques- tions, including, but not limited to, plant selection, irrigation, fertilization, pruning techniques, pest management and problem diagnosis. Maricopa County Library District’s White Tank Branch Library is at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell; 602-652-3000 or www.mcldaz.org.


Sunday Sunday 15


What Artifacts Can Teach Us


A Litchfield Park Historical Soci- ety event titled ‘What Artifacts Can Teach Us,’ presented by Dr. Eduardo Pagan, starts at 3 p.m. at La Loma Village, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park. Admission is free. Dr. Pagan is one of the hosts of the PBS TV show History Detectives. He will speak about the pro- cess of uncovering the history behind personal items that have puzzled their owners for years. Each story begins with an artifact that has a mysterious past. The researchers on the show consult with experts, use forensic technology, and comb through historical archives as they peel back the connection between the artifact and key events in America’s past.


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 registra- tion 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 informa- tion or visit www.buckeyeaz. gov/library.


Monday Monday 16


Goodyear City Council meets


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


Avondale Council meets


The Avondale City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive.


Alzheimer’s support group


The Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter and attorney Lora G. Johnson are partnering to offer an Alzheimer’s Support Group for the West Valley. Support group meetings will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of every month at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, in Building A. There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feel- ings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other. If you have any questions, call 602-528-0545 or visit www.alz.org/dsw.


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- expression in a safe, comfortable environment.


Pajama Storytime — 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. Call 602-652-3000 or visit www.mcldaz.org for more.


Tuesday Tuesday 17


Buckeye Town Council meets


The Buckeye Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Buckeye Town Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave.


Local history comes to life


The Three Rivers Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. at Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, Room 117. The guest speaker will be Dan Cook, who was transferred to the Goodyear Aerospace Plant in 1985, and worked in the development of airships, missile carriers and other products in the defense industry.


Fair Housing seminar


Avondale’s Neighborhood and Families Services Department, in partnership with the South- west Fair Housing Council, will present a free seminar on fair housing from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Care1st Avon- dale Resource and Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale. The seminar will provide an overview on fair housing law, and is geared to an audience of local Realtors, property managers/owners, leasing agents and housing professionals. Fair housing practices apply to apartments, houses, condominiums and mobile home parks. In addi- tion, the workshop will offer ADRE (Arizona Department of Real Estate) authorized fair housing Realtor re-licensing credit. Information on Avon- dale’s Homebuyer Assistance Program will also be available. Admission is free, but registra- tion is required as seating is limited. To register, call Donna Gardner at 623-333-2715.


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 Hous- ing Center, 328 W. Western Ave. in Avondale. For information, call 623-247-6026.


Republican Women meet in Goodyear


The Southwest Valley Repub- lican Women meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Caballero Grill, 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Each month they have dinner and enjoy various community speakers. If you are interested, send an email to brbyng@ gmail.com or sarahfreemans- vrw@gmail.com.


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