Scouts BSA meeting
The latest program adaptation from the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts BSA, is having its annual program orientation and registration gathering. The new version of the program is now open to boys and girls, K-12, ages 5 and up. The programs will host a meet-and-greet presentation on Monday, Aug. 5, at Butterfield Elementary School, 43800 W. Honeycutt Road.
The meeting for Cub Pack 997, kindergarten through fifth grade, is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For Troop 993, sixth through 12th grades, and Venture Crew 2993, for ages 14 to 20, is from 7 to 8 p.m.
For questions, contact Gerry Hahn at 516-551-4360 or email email@example.com.
Experienced Medicare insurance specialists Todd Walker and Alane Silva will host free Medicare education seminars at the Maricopa Public Library. These will cover topics such as making the most of the benefits, how to enroll, coverages and changes in prescription drug coverage.
The first seminar will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, and the other will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 29. Seating is limited, so RSVP with Walker at 520-329-1320 or Silva at 480-363-0318.
AAED Tribal Symposium
The Arizona Association for Economic Development will host a Tribal Symposium “Building on the Four Cornerstones of Economic Development” from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Elements Event Center, 16000 Maricopa Road #200, Ak-Chin Circle.
The cost is $80 for AAED members, $100 for nonmembers, and $125 for late registration. RSVP is required.
Steve Gunderson, president of Tallsalt Advisors LLC, will provide the keynote address, “Growth Fund Investing for Tribal Nations.”
Among the speakers will be Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
Youth soccer clinic
GateWay Community College is hosting a free boys and girls youth soccer clinic Friday, Aug. 16, at Copper Sky Regional Park for players age 4-18.
The clinic for ages 4-7 will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; ages 8-12 will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and ages 13-18 will be 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The training sessions were designed by Cortney Kellenaers, Maricopa High School varsity coach.
Sessions are focused on fun and learning. Players will play mini games with GateWay college players. Seven players on the GateWay team are from Maricopa.
Enrollment is limited. Registration is through the city at https://bit.ly/30yFJoW.
Maricopa City Hall Artists Gallery
The Maricopa Art Committee announces an upcoming art gallery show with artwork to hang on the walls of the Maricopa City Hall from September through mid December. The theme is “Celebrations” for local visual artists. This is a juried gallery of artwork selected by arts advocates and professionals. Celebrating good times with family, events, beautiful Arizona sunsets and anything that inspires your celebration of life is the inspiration for this gallery show.
Through the first week of August go to www.maricopa-az.gov, then search, key in ART, and click on City of Maricopa arts display policy. The policy, application and instructions are provided. Each jpeg of the artist’s work must be submitted through individual email. Include in the subject line the artist’s name, artwork title, medium used, dimension and price (if for sale). One application only.
Fiber Optic cables installed in Rancho El Dorado
Fiber optic cables will be installed throughout the Van Loop Residential Area in Rancho El Dorado as part of the ongoing effort to connect the Maricopa Unified School District facilities. This project was awarded to Fatbeam and will be carried out by MPNextlevel. Crews will be accessing utility easements already in place to install new fiber optic cables on existing power poles or placing new conduits underground. Flyers will be distributed to homeowners whose property is near the work zone.
Maricopa Republican Club meeting
The Maricopa Republican Club meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Village Clubhouse, 20991 N. Butterfield Parkway. The guest speaker is Maricopa City Manager Ricky A. Horst. This is a nonpartisan/nonpolitical meeting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sand bags in case of monsoon storms
Monsoon season is officially here, and the City of Maricopa Fire/Medical Department will provide sand bags to residents should the need arise.
Game night at Copper Sky
Multigenerational Game Night will be held at the Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the last Friday of each month through October. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
I-11 Tier 1 Study documents available
After years of work on the Interstate 11 Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the Arizona Department Of Transportation recently announced a 2,000-foot recommended corridor between Nogales and Wickenburg. This “recommended corridor” is depicted in study documents as passing through Maricopa’s planning area. If this corridor is ultimately selected, it could stimulate economic activity in Maricopa and provide a direct connection to the west Phoenix metropolitan area.
Study documents can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2WWiW4O and comments submitted on the I-11 website.
CAC offers summer online webinars
Central Arizona College will offer student success workshops in a live online webinar format during July and August. These free informational sessions will focus on topics that are important to students and their families. They can be accessed from any computer or mobile device with internet access.
Remaining dates are:
- Tuesday, July 23, 3 p.m. Topic: Understanding Financial Aid
- Thursday, Aug. 1, 4 p.m. Topic: Study Strategies & Tutoring from the Learning Center
Music Circle orchestra seeks musicians
Maricopa Music Circle chamber orchestra is planning to expand by adding new members for the 2019-20 season. Up to four varied programs are being scheduled, beginning in early fall. Especially needed are performers on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trombone or tuba, piano, string bass and bassoon. Percussion is a plus. No guitars, please.
Musicians should be comfortable with sight-reading and be at an advanced enough level to be comfortable playing an orchestral part from a Mozart or Mendelssohn symphony. Auditions mid-July through early August will include sight-reading, performing a prepared piece, and sitting in for a full rehearsal. Performers must commit to weekly Monday night rehearsals and will pay no dues. For more information or to schedule an audition, reach MMC at MaricopaMusicCircle@yahoo.com or 520-316-6268.
Maricopa Historical Society meeting
The Maricopa Historical Society will continue to meet the first Monday of the month throughout the summer. The meetings will include informal discussions of events and activities of historical interest.
All are invited to attend the meetings in the Maricopa Library, 41600 W. Smith Enke Road, at 5:30 p.m.
Maricopa Lions Club
The Maricopa Lions Club is on summer break. It will reconvene in September and will meet every second and fourth Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the community room at the police substation by Copper Sky. Interested in what the club does or are interested in becoming a member? For more information or an immediate answer, contact Dave Bock at 360-303-8018 or Ron Robbins at 614-738-8312.
Business Networking International holds chapter meetings every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the conference room at Global Water, 22590 Powers Parkway S. All business owners are welcome.
Blue Star Mothers
The Blue Star Mothers of Maricopa meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Maricopa Veterans Center, 44240 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.
The countywide organization is a local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, and membership is made up of mothers of active-duty military members and veterans throughout Pinal County. Contact Vero Sanchez at email@example.com for more information or visit www.bluestarmothersofmaricopa.org.
At the end of every month, the Maricopa Veterans Care Center will give a homeless veteran a life pack (toiletries, socks, underwear and more). Anyone who knows a veteran in need can email Master Sgt. Kent O’Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meets every week From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at 21300 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 103, to provide continuing education and support for parents trying to save a son or daughter from addiction to alcohol or drugs.
PAL can also help spouses who are forced to act like the parent to their addicted partner who is abusing alcohol or drugs. All other family members and friends are also welcome to attend meetings as long as they are at least 18 years old. There is no charge.
For more information, visit www.palgroup.org.
Salvation Army utility help
The Salvation Army of Maricopa assists with past-due utility bills. For help, call 520-705-6509 and leave a message. Calls are returned on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Blanket drive for Animal Care and Control
Chitwood Feed, 19884 N. John Wayne Parkway, is having a blanket drive to benefit animals at the Pinal County Animal Care and Control.
Donations needed are blankets and towels, new or used. Items can be dropped off at Chitwood Feeds during business hours.
Maricopa Healing Rooms
Maricopa Healing Rooms is a Christian organization serving the community’s physical, emotional and financial needs. It is located at 19997 N. Justin Drive. Appointments are accepted for 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, contact Janet Owens at email@example.com or 480-231-6490.
Copa Seniors meet
Copa Seniors, a social club open to those 55 and older who reside in Maricopa and the surrounding area, will meet at 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Copper Sky, Room A, to play a variety of games.
For more information, call Helen Brown at 520-868-6111 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maricopa AA meets
A Maricopa Alcoholics Anonymous group meets at Mountain View Community Church, 50881 W. Papago Road, at the following times:
- Monday at noon.
- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
- Friday at 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.maricopaaa.org.
Other AA meetings
Maricopa Alcoholics Anonymous groups meet according to the following schedule:
- Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road
- Monday at 6 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Avenue
- Thursday at 7 p.m. at Com
- munity of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Avenue
Al-Anon is for those who have been affected by the problem of drinking of someone close to them. Strength and Hope Al-Anon Family Group meets on Friday at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa Warriors PTSD
All military veterans, first responders and others affected by post-traumatic stress disorder are welcome to join a group for free, Christ-centered discussions and solutions for combat trauma sponsored by the Church of Celebration Maricopa.
Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at 21300 N. John Wayne Parkway, No. 120, in the Ahwatukee Realty Building.
For more information, contact Scott Summers at 520-509-5541.
Free chronic pain support
Are you looking for support for your chronic pain? Join a new pain management support group meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave., Maricopa. For more information, call Mary at 520-208-0526.
Hospice Family Care is seeking volunteers to provide companionship to patients and their families. Volunteers are also needed to help for music therapy, group home and special events.
If you are a good listener, can read to a patient, play cards or a game, watch TV, listen to music or just hold someone’s hand, then you are needed. You are qualified if you have a desire to help. Training and mileage are provided.
For more information, contact Cheri Horton at 421-2455 or email@example.com.
Women’s health and wellness classes
The public is invited the second Monday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sun Life Maricopa Center for Women, 44765 W. Hathaway Ave. in Maricopa, for “It’s That Time of the Month — Well Women 101.”
Join Danielle Jennings, WHNP-BC, as she provides free education, gives health tips and answers questions focusing on health, wellness and prevention activities.
For more information, call 520-788-6100.
Addiction recovery meetup
A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held at 7 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave. (enter through the door on the right side of building) and 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Ak-Chin Social Services Building.
Recovery group for hurts, hang-ups
Maricopa Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based recovery group for a multitude of hurts, habits and hang-ups.
This group meets on Tuesdays at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave. From 5 to 7 p.m. there is an open mike, coffee and music time, and from 7 to 9 p.m. there is general group assembly and small groups.
The Creative Sisterhood will meet 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Police Substation, 17985 N. Greythorn.
For more information, contact Helen Brown at 520-868-6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12043 holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the Maricopa Veterans Center at 44240 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.
American Legion Post 133 meetings
The local American Legion Post 133 holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Maricopa Veterans Center, 44240 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.
Meetings focus on topics of interest for the benefit of veterans and the community. Guests are welcome and encouraged to share ideas, comments or suggestions to benefit veterans and the community.
For more information, visit www.alpost133az.org.
Medicare information seminar
Gloria Smith of Insurance and Consultant Services invites Maricopa residents 65 or older to a Medicare information seminar at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday and third Saturday of each month at the Maricopa Library, 41600 W. Smith Enke Road.
For more information or to sign up, contact Smith at 520-568-6750 or by email at email@example.com.
Meet pediatricians from Sun Life
Sun Life Family Health Center presents Dr. Stella Raposas, MD, FAAP, and Dana Rodriguez, Ph.D, APNP-BC, on the first Wednesday and third Thursday of every month from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith Enke Road. This event will provide story time for the children and an opportunity for parents and adult family members to meet with local health care providers. Children, parents, grandparents and caregivers are all welcome. For more information, call 520-568-2926.
Sun Life and the library are partnering to promote early learning literacy and educational programs in Maricopa.
FOTL events at public library
The Friends of the Maricopa Public Library is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the service and support of the library with reading programs, fundraisers, a book club, scholarships and book sales. Everyone is welcome.
The group meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.
There is also Coffee with Friends of the Public Library, which meets 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to enjoy refreshments and conversation and to get acquainted with the library.
Finally, there is an ongoing book sale every day at the library. Various types of books, including hardcover, paperback, children’s, and audio, are for sale. Videos are also for sale. Books are located inside the main entrance of the library. Donations are always welcome.
Radio Control Club seeks new members
The Maricopa Radio Control Club is looking for new members. Anyone interested in joining should contact Gary Brewer at 971-563-7452.
Volunteer drivers needed
Seeds of Hope is looking for volunteer Hot Lunch program drivers.
If you are available from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and have a clean driving record, call Mark at 520-560-3612.