CHILD & BABYSITTING SAFETY (AGES 10 - 16) Fee $45 ($50NR) CABS from the American Safety and Health Institute, ASHI. This class is not just “watching “children, it is about being responsible for a child’s safety and well-being. Learn the skills necessary to care for infants and children and help build confidence in creating your own babysitting business. Participants will learn safety in the home, handwashing, diapering, feeding infants & children, as well as an introduction to first aid & CPR. Students will receive a certification card valid for two (2) years, and a workbook. This class is great for those boys and girls interest- ed in babysitting or for those already babysitting who want to enhance their skills. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch/water as needed.
Avondale City Hall (11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale) Instructor: Cross Lifeline Training
Jun 4 Jul 23
9:30 am - 1:30 pm 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE (AGE 13+) Fee $20 ($25NR) In just a few hours, you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. Required materials fee of $29 for book and online videos will be collected in class.
Avondale Community Center (1007 S 3rd St., Avondale) Instructor: Craig Coffman
Mon Jun 4 6:30 - 9:30 pm
INSTANT GUITAR FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE (AGE 13+) Fee $20 ($25NR) This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Required materials fee of $29 for book and online videos will be collected in class.
Avondale Community Center (1007 S 3rd St., Avondale)
Instructor: Craig Coffman Mon
NEEDLE AND THREAD FREE Come to this needlework/knitting/crochet group to work on your project, chat, and share tips with fellow crafters. Please bring your own materials and coffee mug. Instruction books available.
Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm | Civic Center Library
SMART COUPONING FREE Receive tips from a coupon instructor on how to save money at local stores using newspaper coupons, Coupon Match Ups, and other techniques for finding, organizing and matching coupons to sales. Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.
Saturdays, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Civic Center Library
For class descriptions and help with registration please visit https://avondale.recdesk.com
or call (623) 333-2400.
6 • RAVE May - August 2018 Jun 18 6:30 - 9:30 pm
ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION FREE Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 12 pm for a lively book discussion. Civic Center Library
May 17th – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan June 21st – The Expats by Chris Pavone July 19th – The Mothers by Brit Bennett August 16th – The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
COMPUTER CLASSES FREE Learn basic computer skills, including mouse and keyboard use, Internet searching, email, or Microsoft Word. Call the library for registration information at (623) 333-2602.
Thursdays, May 3rd - 24th, 11 am – 12 pm | Civic Center Library
CRAFT IT UP FREE Come to this needlework/knitting/crochet group to work on your project, chat, and share tips with fellow crafters. Please bring your own materials and coffee mug. Instructional books available.
Mondays, 11 am | Sam Garcia Library
BLS, BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (AGES 18 +) Fee $35 ($40NR) This class, from American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), is for those entering the medical field, currently trained medical professionals, and qualified bystanders. Topics include adult, child, & infant CPR, single & multiple responders approach, choking, and the use of the AED, Automated External Defibrillator. Successful class completion includes proficiency of written exam and hands-on demonstration. Certification is valid for two (2) years. Digital workbook & card included. Hard copy workbook available for additional fee.
Avondale City Hall (11465 W. Civic Center Dr., Avondale) Instructor: Cross Lifeline Training Staff
May 7 Jul 16
5:30 - 8 pm 5:30 - 8 pm
HIKERS ON MOUNTAINTOPS (18+) FREE Join the City of Avondale as we explore the beauty of Arizona while meeting new people, working out and seeking adventure. Hikes will vary from easy to moderate.
Registration is required a week before the designated hike to know how many hikers to expect at the trailhead.
Turnbuckle Loop Trail, Skyline Regional Park Baseline Trail, Estrella Mountain Regional Park
Oct 6 Nov 3
Waterfall Trail, Whitetank Mountain regional Park Dec 1
HAUNTIN’ HALLOWEEN SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT We will be turning the ball fields into a haunted ghost town for our first Adult Halloween Double Elimination Softball Tournament. It’ll be a spooktacular good time with a double elimination tournament and costume contests for best individual and group costumes.
Early Registration Deadline: Sep 15 | $100 per team Registration Deadline: Oct 15 | $125 per team Festival Fields (101 E. Lower Buckeye Rd.) Tourney Date: Saturday, Oct 27 | 9 am - 8 pm
Library and Rereation Programs, Clae & Sports
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