Antique Appraisal Day
MARICOPA — The Casa Grande Valley Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution will hold an Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road, Maricopa. Tickets are $20 or $5 to just enjoy the show. Professional appraiser Sean Morton of Morton Appraisals in Scottsdale will evaluate your fine art, antique glassware, silver, jewelry, Native American pieces, select furniture by photograph and more. One item per ticket, and no coins, stamps or guns. For tickets, 520-836-1154 or 503-349-6354.
Sustainable Landscapes Expo
TUCSON — The Sustainable Landscapes Expo 2020 is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. in Tucson. This free, family-friendly event will include more than 30 exhibits to increase your knowledge on efficient water usage and sustainable landscaping For more information, contact Dawn Hosack at email@example.com or call 520-327-6077.
Mini KISS concert
MARICOPA — The Mini KISS live concert will run from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road. Cost is $20. For more information, contact Jennifer Birk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-233-2441.
Adult mental health first aid
CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Alliance, 280 W.McMurray Blvd., will host Ginger Fligger and Maria Pierce with the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. They will speak about older adult mental health first aid. The session will teach how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance-use disorders. Please RSVP by calling 520-836-5022 or visiting www.CasaGrandeAlliance.org.
Maricopa Republican Club meets
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Village Clubhouse, 20991 N. Butterfield Parkway. Guest speaker will be Daniel McCarthy, candidate for U.S. Senate. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Car show to benefit firefighters
MARICOPA — The Professional Firefighters of Maricopa will host their second annual Custom Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. MLK Blvd. All proceeds benefit local firefighter charities and the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.
Copa Color Fun Run/Walk
MARICOPA — The Copa Color Fun Run/Walk is set to take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Special movie runs
MARICOPA — UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road in Maricopa, is holding a free “Mulan” movie special event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, and a free “Peter Rabbit” movie special event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. For more information, contact Jennifer Birk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-233-2441.
MARICOPA — Evidence Quartet will be at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, March 29, at the Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave. They are a mixed (male & female) Gospel Quartet singing traditional four-part vocals featuring long-standing popular Southern Gospel songs, church hymns, choruses and original music. No ticket needed. A love offering will be received to help with their expenses.
Oracle Artist Studio Tour
ORACLE — Adventure through the community of Oracle on a self-guided art excursion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, featuring 45 Oracle artists at 20 locations. Stop by the Oracle Visitors Welcome Center, 1470 W. American Ave, for a gallery-style preview of the work you will find on display and for sale by participating artists. Pick up a brochure and map or visit the website at oracleartiststudiotour.org for a downloadable map and slideshow. Contact Sharon Holnback at 520-404-4022 or Oracleartiststudiotour@yahoo.com for questions and images on request.
Calling all artists
MARICOPA— The City of Maricopa Arts and Cultural Affairs Committee announces an upcoming Art Gallery show to hang on the walls of City Hall from May 1 until Aug. 30, 2020. The cut off date for submissions is April 9, judging will be the following week and artists will be notified by April 23. The theme for this show is “Monsoon Madness” and is open to local visual artists. This is a juried gallery of artwork selected by Arts advocates and professionals. The theme interpretation is purely up to the vision of the artist. Please go to www.maricopa-az.gov enter “art” into the search bar, the PDF for the application and policy on the gallery is first on the list.
Maricopa Easter Egg Hunt
MARICOPA — Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave., will be hosting their 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10. There will be egg hunts going on the entire event, as well as carnival games, inflatables, face painting, and the Easter Bunny. Event is free and open to the community. We will be joining up with Food Truck Friday and will have eight gourmet trucks from which to purchase a meal or a snack. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/cohEggHunt or www.cohmaricopa.com or 520-252-6381.
Maricopa Lions Club meetings
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Lions Club meets at 5 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesdays in the meeting room at the Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, Building #10. Interested in what we do or are interested in becoming a member, we would love to have you attend. For more information, contact Dave Bock at 360-303-8018 or Ron Robbins at 614-738-8312.
MARICOPA — Game Night at the Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. MLK Blvd., runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Activity Room A on the last Friday of each month and runs through October. Doors open at 6:15. Games include Mexican Train, Farkle, Pinochle, Skip-Bo, Dominoes, Corn Hole and more. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.
Caregivers Support Group
MARICOPA — Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens offers a monthly caregivers support group for those who are caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for family members, friends, caregivers and other interested individuals to meet the second Wednesday of each month for emotional support and learn about available resources. There is no cost to attend and no commitments, just a group of caring family and friends. The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from at Copper Sky Recreation Complex, Room A 44345 W. MLK Blvd in Maricopa. For more information call Ginger at 520-836-2758 or email email@example.com.
Social evenings for deaf
The free social get-together evenings for people who are deaf and hard of hearing in Maricopa and Casa Grande are on Mondays and Wednesdays. They begin at 5:30 p.m. through closing. The locations are: Maricopa, 21423 N. John Wayne Parkwkay at Route 238, 480-320-9248, and Casa Grande, 1485 E. Florence Blvd. at Peart, 520-836-0351.
MFD offers sand bags to resident
MARICOPA — With strong storms pushing through the area, the Maricopa Fire and Medical Department is offering sandbags to help residents prevent flooding. Piles of sand have been placed at the intersection of Wilson and Madison Avenues. Residents will be required to bring bags and a shovel to the pile site in order to fill the bags. Bags are available at the Fire Administration Complex, as well as local fire houses. Calling each station ahead of time to check inventory is recommended. Note: Residents are limited to eight bags of sand each. MFD recommends filling bags only half way as they are more effective against preventing floods than a completely filled bag.
Sisterhood of Traveling Quilts
MARICOPA — The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts Guild meets at 9 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at Villages Clubhouse, 20991 Butterfield Pkwy. The next meeting will be Nov. 8. Call Lynn Grant at 480-414-7172 for further information.
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.
Business Networking International holds chapter meetings from 7:30 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 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.
RC Club seeks 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-231-6490.
Copa Seniors change meeting days
MARICOPA — The Copa Seniors have changed their meeting days to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week starting at 9 a.m. and running through noon at Copper Sky, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. The social club is open to those 55 and older who reside in Maricopa and the surrounding area. For more information, call Helen Brown at 520-868-6111 or email her at email@example.com.
Medicare info 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
The Creative Sisterhood will meet 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Police Substation, 17985 N. Greythorn. For more information, contact Helen Brown at 520-868-6111 or email@example.com.
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 Community 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s health, 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.
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.
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. For more information, email email@example.com or visit maricopafriends.yolasite.com.