Celebrate Black History Month
MARICOPA — The City of Maricopa will host events to Celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Events include:
- Storytime with arts and crafts for ages 5 to 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the City of Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road
- Poetry, Jazz and Shop from 1 to 5 p.m. on
Sunday, Feb. 23,
- at Honeycutt Coffee, 44400 Honeycutt Road, Suite 109
Valentine’s Day outings
- MARICOPA — Take your sweetie out for Valentine’s Day between 5 and 9 p.m. and enjoy Chef Neil’s four course dinner at Arroyo Grille, 48456 W. Highway 238. Wine & Champagne Specials will be available. Cost is $49 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 520-426-6832 for reservations.
- MARICOPA — Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? Bring your date or friends in for pizza and bowling from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Birk: email@example.com or call 520-233-2441.
- MARICOPA — Bring your valentine in for dinner and a movie anytime between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for that special Valentine’s Day at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road. For more information, contact Jennifer Birk: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-233-2441.
Salsa Fest vendor registration
MARICOPA — Food vendor registration for the 16th annual Maricopa Salsa Festival is due by Friday. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this great community tradition.
UltraStar Vendor Days
MARICOPA — UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 Maricopa Road, is holding Vendor Days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact UltraStar Multi-tainment Center: email@example.com or call 520-233-2439.
Diabetes prevention program
CASA GRANDE — Register now for the free Diabetes Prevention Program offered at the Casa Grande Community Recreation Center, 1905 N. Peart Road. The first meeting is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 18. This is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first two months, then twice a month for the next six months, then once a month for the last four months. You must be 18 or older and have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or be eligible by a simple questionnaire. Register at 520-421-8677 or online at apm.activecommunities.com/casagranderecreation/Activity_Search/5205. For more information, contact Mary Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-836-5221.
MARICOPA — Central Arizona College will hold a blood drive from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive. The event is sponsored by Vitalant and Phi Theta Kappa. The Vitalant Blood-mobile will be parked in Lot A. For more information, contact Heather Moulton, PTK advisor, at 520-494-5384 or email at email@example.com, call 877-258-4825 or visit BloodHero.com (Sponsor code: centralazcollege). Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
Live music on the Patio
MARICOPA — Runnin’ On MT will be preforming live on the Arroyo Grille Patio, 48456 W. Highway 238, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Mitch Harrell and Terrance Ragains will be entertaining guests with a mix of acoustic blues, rock and country music. Reservations are required. Call 520-426-6832.
Community Speaker Series
The Casa Grande Alliance, 280 W.McMurray Blvd., will host Tina Sardynski of Arizona Complete Health in their Community Speaker Series from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Sardynski will speak about youth mental health first aid and teach people how to help adolescents who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders. Please RSVP at 520-836-5022 or go to www.CasaGrandeAlliance.org.
Maricopa Republican Club meets
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Village Clubhouse, 20991 N. Butterfield Parkway. Guest speakers will be Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Eric Sloan and Pinal County Board of Supervisor candidate Jeff McClure. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELOY — The Casa Grande Valley Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution is holding a breakfast buffet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Hermosa Ballroom at Robson Ranch in Eloy. Lineage specialists will be available to help you find your patriot. Registration is $22 and is due by Feb. 21. For more information contact Betty at 520-424-5730 or Jan at 520-836-1154.
Artists Town Hall
MARICOPA — The Maricopa ARTS Council is holding an Artists Town Hall, a working session for Maricopa creatives of every kind (dance, theater, music, visual arts, literary arts, fashion design), every age from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road. The goal is to develop strategies and implementation plans to elevate the profile of all the city’s arts and to bring in audience immediately.
Master Gardener plant sale
MARICOPA — Over 2,000 plants will be available for sale to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road. The entrance to the property is at the intersection of Smith-Enke and White and Parker Roads; follow the signs to the sale location. The Master Gardeners are offering a wide variety of tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, tomatillos, eggplants, herbs, flowers, succulents/cacti and more. All plants are large, locally-grown, and ready to transplant in your garden bed. Pricing is $4 each unless marked otherwise.
Charity Sprint Triathlon/ 5K
MARICOPA — The second annual Maricopa Memorial Events Sprint Triathlon & 5K at Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will take place at 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. Join us for a morning of fitness activities and challenge your family, friends and neighbors. This event will raise funds for several local Maricopa groups including police and fire, veterans center and youth scholarships. Registration and more information can be found at www.mmeinc.org or email email@example.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Italian Festival of Arizona
PHOENIX — Italian Festival of Arizona will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at Jackson Street between First and Fourth streets in downtown Phoenix. Tickets can be purchased online at www.italianfestivalaz.com. For more information, contact Emma Russell: firstname.lastname@example.org 480-538-8292.
TUCSON — The Tucson Coin Club will be holding a Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road in Tucson. Admission and parking are free. There will be 38 tables of dealers with U.S. and foreign coins and paper money, tokens, medals, gold and silver and numismatic supplies. Several dealers will be available to buy precious metals and there will be free appraisals available. Go to www.tucsoncoinclub.com for more information or contact Jerry Adamczyk at email@example.com or 520-305-5513.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASU Open Door 2020
Once a year, ASU Open Door invites the local community, adults and children of all ages, to experience ASU and discover why it was named one of the most innovative universities in the nation for four years in a row. ASU Open Door welcomes visitors to our four campus locations, allowing visitors to explore spaces that are normally closed to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive, hands-on activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. All of these events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The ASU Open Door 2020 calendar schedule is from 1 to 5 p.m.:
- Feb. 22 — Tempe Campus, Tempe
- Feb. 29 — Polytechnic Campus, 7001 E. Williams Field Road, Mesa
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.