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City of Glendale

Spend a day in Glendale and its surrounding West Valley cities and you may feel as though you’ve discovered a playground build to suit your every whim, dream and desire. Spend an evening watching the last ray of sunlight paint our serene landscapes with magnificent purples, oranges and pinks and you’ll begin to believe in magic.

Perfect moments come to be in perfect locations. Feel the buzz of our sleek, contemporary urban meccas. Escape and unwind in our pristine desert sanctuaries. And ramp up your energy while you celebrate camaraderie and competitive spirit at our many professional sports facilities.  

We are high-end dining on the terrace after a day of unique Southwestern-style spa treatments and a perfect par out on the links. We are the pages of your scrapbook and your adventure-craving plans for outdoor exploration. We welcome you to discover Glendale and the West Valley.

Start your journey at the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau– 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140 in Historic Downtown Glendale.Call 623-930-4500, or visit www.VisitGlendale.com.

Calendar of Events

Childsplay Theatre: Super Cowgirl And Mighty Miracle
2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
When a stray dog appears on the doorstop, it’s love at first sight for 6-year-old Cory and the last straw for Grandma Autumn. Life hasn’t been easy lately for either of these two, facing absent parents and lost homes. But in a delightfully surprising story filled with humor and heart, “Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle” reminds us love makes almost anything possible, even in hard times. This show is recommended for grades kindergarten to sixth, but audience members of all ages are welcome. For more information, call 623-930-3837.
 
Teen Diy: Create a Socktopus!
6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
Goodbye Sock Monkey, hello Socktopus. Ages 12-18 can learn to turn an ordinary sock into a strange little stuffed companion. Registration is required and begins on Jan. 20. Call 623-930-3437 or visitwww.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm for more information and to register.
 
Renovate Your Yard: Practical Landscape Design and Renovation
10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St
Spring is an ideal time to get a jump start on planning a water- and energy-efficient landscape. Whether you just want to give your yard a facelift or you’re new to the Valley of the Sun, this class provides the basics on landscape design for our unique climate. This program is coordinated by Glendale’s Conservation and Sustainable Living office. For information, call 623-930-3760.
 
Classics Book Club
2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 and 24, at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Tweens, ages 7-12, are invited to join the club's exploration of classic literature. Meetings are twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays. Contact Tonie at 602-547-5972 for current book title and registration.
 
STEM @ The Library:  The Science of Zombies
6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Teens, indulge both your love of zombies AND science in this hands-on program for ages 12-18, as we explore the world of viruses, germs and zombie hordes. Registration is required, is for teens ONLY and begins Jan. 27. To register, stop by the youth reference desk, visit www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3537. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act.  
 
Benevilla Family Resource Center: Application Help
All day, Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
The Benevilla Family Resource Center, "The Family Link to Community Resources," will help adults apply online for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, SNAP-Nutrition Assistance (formerly Food Stamps) and TANF Cash Assistance, using Health-e-Arizona. Appointments will be taken every second Tuesday of the month. Appointments are limited, so call 623-207-6016 to sign up.
 
Digital Photography And Photo Editing
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays for 3 weeks beginning Feb. 12  at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
Learn basic and advanced features of a digital camera in an easy, non-technical, hands-on approach with tips and tricks on achieving the best possible photo. Discussion includes the camera symbols and their functions and how it relates to taking pictures.  One-on-one help will be provided, and time will be allotted for taking pictures. The last class will be specific to photo editing using Photoshop Elements.  Students will need to bring a digital camera (with the ability to be manually set) along with the owner’s manual. The price is $69 (non-resident $83), and a comprehensive booklet will be provided. No previous experience is needed. Preregistration is required. Call 623-930-2820 to register or 623-930-4613 for more information.
 
Hatha Yoga    
6 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays for 4 weeks, beginning Feb. 12 at the 
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Gain flexibility and balance in both the body and mind. The class focuses on poses, breath-work and meditation. All levels are welcome. Participants should wear loose/stretchy, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water. The price is $34 (non-resident $41). Preregistration is required. Call 623-930-2820 to register or 623-930-4613 for more information.
 
Pasta From Scratch Class
6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
“Pasta Night” in your house will never be the same again.  Making pasta is so much fun, your kids will want to do it too. Along with learning to make pasta you will master a few basic cooking skills and learn a few tricks of the trade from instructor Kent McDonald a certified personal chef. The price is $50 (non-resident $60) and a $15 supply fee collected at class. Preregistration is required. Call 623-930-2820 to register or 623-930-4613 for more information.
 
Brown Bag Booktalk
1:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
Looking for something good to read? Why not join librarians Judy, Shelly and Stephanie at one of the quarterly Brown Bag Booktalks? You bring your lunch, we'll bring the coffee and some fresh-brewed book recommendations. Feel free to bring a book to share with the group. You can see previous booklists atwww.glendaleaz.com/Library/BrownBagBooktalk.cfm. For more information, call 623-930-3431.
 
Best Of The West Book Discussion Group
2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Discuss books with Southwest themes. This month's title is “Ask Me Why I Hurt” by Randy Christianson. For more information, call 623-594-6030.
 
STEM @ Your Library: Taking Flight – Bernoulli’s Principle
6 p.m., Thursday, Feb 13 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., and
4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Tweens, ages 7-12, can create hands-on experiments like windbags and balloon helicopters to explore Bernoulli's Principle, which helps explain how to create lift with air pressure and air flow. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act. Registration is required. To register, stop by the youth reference desk, visit www.glendaleaz.com/library or call 623-930-3437 (Velma Teague Branch), 623-930-3537 (Main Library) or 623-930-3837 (Foothills Branch).
 
Glendale Adult Center Annual Valentine Luncheon
10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
This luncheon is a favorite of center patrons. Join in the festivities that feature lunch and great entertainment. Wear your best Valentine’s Day or your favorite red and white clothes. Tickets are $6 for center members and $8 for non-members.  Purchase tickets at the center’s front desk. For information, call 623-930-4321.
 
Ranch Site Tour
11 a.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14
and 15 at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave.
The Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a free tour of the area and learn about the various buildings, barnyard, trees and groves at the ranch built in the 1880s. The area’s mission is to preserve the historic site where the community participates in the ongoing development of educational and social experiences that connect Glendale residents and visitors to the past and to each other. Meet at the Main House front porch for the tour. For information, call 623-930-4200.
 
Learn The Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease
2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
Martha Burreul, from the Arizona Alzheimer's Association, will discuss the early symptoms and stages of Alzheimer's Disease at this free program.  Registration is required.  Call 623-930-3573, visit the front desk or visitwww.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm to register.
 
The 58th Avenue Book Group
10:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
Join us for coffee and donuts every third Tuesday of the month. February’s book selection is “The Silver Star,” by Jeannette Walls. Copies of the selection will be available at the library’s reference desk. For more information, call 623-930-3431.
 
Fandomonium:  Nerdfighters
4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Teens, 12-18, can meet other teens with like interests. Each month, a different Fandom will be represented with discussion, activities and fun. This month's Fandom: Nerdfighters. No registration necessary. For more information, call Kristin at 623-930-3840.
 
Kitabu Reading Loom
6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
The Kitabu Reading Loom group reads and reviews literature by and/or about people of African descent. This month’s selection is “The Color Complex” by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall. For more information, call 623-974-0238.
 
A Novel Approach Book Discussion Group
7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Join us on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss engaging and thought-provoking popular fiction. Call Sarah at 623-930-3844 for a list of discussion titles and more information.
 
Kearsten's Book Club
6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Teens snack, chat and discuss a variety of book titles for teens (or of teen interest) on the fourth Monday of every month. This month’s book is “Bittersweet” by Sarah Ockler.  To attend, you much have read the book, so call ahead to register and reserve a copy. For more information or to register, email Kearsten at 59Square@gmail.com.
 
Free Youth Developmental Screenings
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
The Arizona Literacy and Learning Center (ALLC) will be offering developmental screenings free of charge at the library for children 3-5 years of age. The screenings will include vision, hearing, articulation, language concepts, gross and fine motor skills, pre-literacy, social and emotional development and self-help. Appointments may be scheduled through ALLC by calling 602-212-1089 ext. 202.
 
STEM @ The Library: Tiny Explorers
Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
10:15 to 10:35 a.m. for toddlers, ages 18-36 months, and their caregivers and 
10:45 to 11:15 a.m. for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years, and their caregivers
A storytime and activity focusing on science, technology, engineering or math with the theme “Arizona Archaeology.”  This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 623-930-3537.
 
eBook Reader Lab
1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Gain valuable information from digital librarian Marlene Jacobson. Bring your own eReader for specific advice. An assortment of the most popular readers will also be available for you to explore. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 623-930-3531.
 
Learn to Oil Paint
6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays for 6 weeks, beginning Feb. 27 at the 
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Paint along with the instructor while creating your own masterpiece. Learn the layered approach and explore the methods of the old masters of Realism. Learn charcoal sketching, paint application and brush techniques. For a supply list, call 602-938-2036 prior to the first class. The class price is $64 (non-resident $77), and preregistration is required. Call 623-930-2820 to register or 623-930-4613 for more information.
 
Live At The Library:  “Aesop’s Fables” and “Peter and the Wolf”
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Mill Ave Chamber Players will perform the infamous "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev transcribed for woodwind quintet and narrator.  Perfect for audience members of all ages, this concert will also include "Aesop's Fables” by American composer Rebecca Oswald. This program is funded by the Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Program.  For more information, call 623-930-3573.
 
STEM @ The Library:  Tiny Builders
1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Little hands can make big things, and join us for this activity-based story and building program. Tiny Builders is aimed at ages 3-5, but younger builders can join in with a parent’s help. STEM is an educational initiative featuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act.  For more information, call 623-930-3837.
 

Walk-In Counseling With Score
12:15 p.m., Saturday, March 1 at the at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Receive free business counseling from SCORE (Counselors for America’s Small Business). SCORE can advise on all areas of business, from start-up information to marketing and accounting concerns. No appointment is necessary. Call 602-745-7250 for more information.
 
STEM @ The Library: LEGO® Mania
4 p.m., Monday, March 3 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 at the at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
As part of our STEM @ the Library Series, children ages 5-12 can build LEGO®masterpieces at the library while learning about STEM-related themes like symmetry, motion and friction. STEM is an educational initiative featuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act. For more information or to register, stop by the youth desk or visit www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm. You can also call 623-930-3837 (Foothills Branch) or 623-930-3537 (Main Library).
 
Spring Adult Softball Leagues
Organizational Meeting - 6 p.m. for teams returning from the winter season and at 7 p.m. for new teams, Monday, March 3 at the Glendale Main Library Auditorium, 5959 W. Brown St.  
Glendale will be offering an adult spring softball league beginning the end of March with men’s and coed divisions playing at Sahuaro Ranch and Foothills softball complexes. Teams play a double-header format, one night a week with a 14-game regular season and a single-elimination tournament. The registration fees are $505 for returning and Glendale resident teams (minimum number of four Glendale residents) and $595 for new, non-resident teams. Teams represented by a manager or team player during the organizational meeting will receive a $50 discount on the registration fee. Meeting topics will include league format, rule changes, sign up and lottery information. Registration, requiring roster and payment, will be held March 4-7. For specific divisions, days and locations, visitwww.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation or call 623-930-2841.
 
Book Buddies
4:15 or 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 4 and 11 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
During Book Buddies, kids ages 5 to 9 meet one-on-one with a teen volunteer “buddy” to share books and read aloud, developing reading and listening comprehension skills. This program is a fun and enriching interactive experience for kids and teens. Call 623-930-3837 to register up to one week in advance to schedule your child's 30-minute session.
 
Foothills Coffeehouse: Live Acoustic Music
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Head to the library on the first Wednesday evening of every month for acoustic music performed by local musicians. For more information, call 623-930-3844.
 
Spring Break GRASP Program
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday, March 10-14 at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School, 10401 N. 63rd Ave.
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday, March 17-21 at Desert Mirage Elementary School, 8605 W. Maryland Ave.
Slide into some spring excitement during the break from school with this week-long program packed with games, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Registration is $100 per child for the week or $25 daily.  To register, call 623-930-2820.  
 
Foothills 360 “Spring Break” Edition
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 10-14 or March 17-21 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Children ages 5-11 can enjoy the rock wall, arts and crafts and active games, while being supervised by trained recreation staff. Sign up starts Feb. 17 for this spring break edition of our very popular Foothills 360 program. No recreation swim is available for this session. Space is limited and available on a first-registered, first-served basis.  The price is $99 a week, per child (non-residents $129).  For more information, call 623-930-4610 or 623-930-4608.
 
Divergent Release Party
6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 10 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Amity, Abnegation, Candor, Dauntless, Erudite. Choose your future faction in this teens only program, ages 12-18, for “Divergent” fans, then compete, create,and get the chance to win prizes direct from the set of the new movie. Registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by the youth desk, visitwww.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3537.
 
Benevilla Family Resource Center: Application Help
All day, Tuesday, March 11 at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave.
The Benevilla Family Resource Center, "The Family Link to Community Resources," will help adults apply online for AHCCCS Health Insurance, KidsCare, SNAP-Nutrition Assistance (formerly Food Stamps) and TANF Cash Assistance, using Health-e-Arizona. Appointments will be taken every second Tuesday of the month. Appointments are limited, so call 623-207-6016 to sign up.
 
Acoustic Jam Sessions
6 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
6 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Bring your acoustic instrument and play round-robin style. Audience members are welcome. For more information at the Foothills Library, call 623-930-3844, and at the Main Library, call 623-930-3573
 
CPR and First Aid Training
6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Learn basic CPR and first aid, providing you the knowledge and skills necessary to administer emergency care in cases of injury or sudden illness. Successful completion cards will be distributed. Health care provider certification cards are offered for an additional $5, payable at class. Class is available to anyone over 12 years old.  Price is $37 (non-Glendale resident, $44). For more information or to register, call 623-930-4613.
 
STEM @ The Library: I Love Pi Bracelet Craft
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Teens ages 12-18 can learn about the mathematical principle of Pi by making a colorful bracelet and enjoying some pie to eat as well. Registration begins two weeks before the program date. STEM is an educational initiative featuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act. For more information or to register, stop by the youth desk; visit www.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3837.
 
Glendale Coffeehouse
6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Join the library on the second Thursday evening of every month for acoustic music from area musicians. For more information or to find out who the guest musician is, call 623-930-3573.
 
Strong Swimmer? Be a Lifeguard
Lifeguard certification classes held at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Lifeguarding is a leadership position where you will learn to handle emergencies in, on and around the water. If you are 15 years old or older, Glendale will be conducting interviews to hire summer, certified lifeguards at our two aquatic centers. Lifeguards will need to be certified and Glendale is offering three classes. Class 1:  Pre-test 10 a.m. to noon, March 15; classes held 8 to 11 a.m., March 17-21 and 2 to 7 p.m., March 22. Class 2: Pre-test 10 a.m. to noon, March 15; classes held 12 to 3 p.m., March 17-21 and 2 to 7 p.m., March 22. Class 3: Pre-test 4 to 5 p.m., March 24; classes held 5 to 8 p.m., March 25-28 and April 1-4. The 03 section of the lifeguard certification classes is taught by an onsite instructor. Classes 1 and 2 are taught by a combination of online and personal instruction, and class 3 is taught by an onsite instructor. Classes 1 and 2 are $150 (non-resident $200), and class 3 is $200 (non-resident $250). For information or to register, call 623-930-2838 or 623-930-4608.
 
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 17 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
“Sham-rock” the house with Dale Matthies playing Irish tunes on his accordion and enjoy a traditional corn beef and cabbage lunch. Come dressed in green and see if you have the Luck O’ the Irish to win one of the many great door prizes sponsored by CAREMORE. Tickets are $6, ($8 nonmember) and must be purchased at the Glendale Adult Center by Wednesday, March 12. For more information, call 623-930-4321.
 
STEM @ The Library: LEGO® Construction And Obstacle Course Challenge
6 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Velma Teague Branch Library 7010 N. 58th Ave
4 p.m., Monday, March 17 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
4 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Tweens ages 7-12 will create simple and complex machines out of LEGO® kits on loan by ASU's MarsEd program. Participants will use the machines in an obstacle course. Registration is required and begins on March 3. STEM is an educational initiative featuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act. For more information or to register, stop by the youth desk; visitwww.glendaleaz.com/Library/LibraryEvents.cfm or call 623-930-3437 (Velma Teague), 623-930-3837 (Foothills Branch) or 623-930-3537 (Main Library).
 
Fandomonium:  Sherlock
4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Teens, 12-18, can meet other teens with like interests. Each month, a different Fandom will be represented with discussion, activities and fun. This month's Fandom: Sherlock. No registration necessary. For more information, call Kristin at 623-930-3840.
 
eBook Reader Lab
1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Gain valuable information from digital librarian Marlene Jacobson. Bring your own eReader for specific advice. An assortment of the most popular readers will also be available for you to explore. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 623-930-3531.
 
Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23
at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave.
Attendees can participate in hands-on workshops or enjoy more than 150 performers featuring everything from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling. Musicians from across the nation will participate, including Dom Flemons of Grammy-award-winning “Carolina Chocolate Drops” fame who will conduct workshops and perform. Legendary folk performer and songwriter, Bill Staines, will also perform and conduct a songwriting workshop. Arizona’s Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble, will kick off the festivities on Saturday. See interesting and unusual instruments, enjoy food vendors and browse the historic ranch during this unique and fun event.  Admission is free.  Call 623-930-4200 for more information.
 
The Center Dance Ensemble: Facts. Fads and Footwork
1 p.m., Monday, March 24 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown Street
Center Dance Ensemble presents Facts, Fads and Footwork, a decade-by-decade survey of American society from the 1920s to the 1960s, looking at major events, music, books, fashion and more. The event is free through support from charities of the Phoenix Coyotes and the Arizona Cardinals.  For more information, call 623-930-4335.
 
The Center Dance Ensemble: The ABCs of Dance
4:30 p.m., Monday, March 24 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Children should put on their dancing shoes and get ready to be introduced to the art of movement in this fast-paced, high-energy workshop that focuses on dance styles, terminology and interpretation. Presented by The Center Dance Ensemble is presenting this fast-paced, high-energy event, designed for children ages 5-11 years old, but all ages are welcome. For more information, call 623-930-3837.
 
STEM @ The Library: Tiny Explorers
Tuesday, March 25 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
10:15 to 10:35 a.m. for toddlers, ages 18-36 months, and their caregivers and 
10:45 to 11:15 a.m. for preschoolers, ages 3-5 years, and their caregivers
A storytime and activity focusing on science, technology, engineering or math with a theme.  This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 623-930-3537.
 
Afternoon Delight Show
1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
This free one-hour monthly show is sponsored by CAREMORE and features “Short and Sweet Entertainment.”  Following the entertainment is a free light snack. For more information, call 623-930-4335.
 
Live At The Library
6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
Enjoy a free performance at the library. For details of this month’s entertainer or theme, call call 623-930-3573.          
 
STEM @ The Library:  Tiny Builders
1:30 p.m., Friday, March 28 at the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave.
Little hands can make big things, and join us for this activity-based story and building program. Tiny Builders is aimed at ages 3-5, but younger builders can join in with a parent’s help. STEM is an educational initiative featuring science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This program is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act.  For more information, call 623-930-3837                 
 
Bingo Extravaganza Night
7 to 9 p.m., March 28, at the Peoria Community Center, 8525 W. Jefferson
This program is specially designed for individuals with physical, mental, emotional or social disabilities. Ages 10 and older can get the family together (siblings and parents are welcome) and enjoy an evening of bingo, prizes and a lot of family fun. Check in is from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the first game begins at 7:10 p.m. The event is $5 per person and preregistration is required. To register, call 623-773-7436. This program is held through a partnership, Glendale/Peoria Special Recreation Alliance, between he city of Glendale and the City of Peoria to offer cooperative programs to enhance programs for those with special needs.

Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The City of Peoria and the Peoria Unified School District have teamed up to honor the community’s past and celebrate the future through the Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival. The event will be located at 83rd and Grand avenues in the following venues; Osuna Park, Peoria’s Center for Performing Arts, Peoria Historical Museums, Community Center and surrounding Streets.

Students from Peoria Unified School District will exhibit their artwork, compete in a culinary cook-off and perform dance routines, theater acts, choir and band on 7 stages throughout the event. Attendees also can watch pottery being made or for a small fee, participate in a 5K run, family bike ride, wagon rides, and a kid’s zone.

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