Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Kids things to do

Winter Art Series Begins This Wed. Please Read All The Way Down...
This Wednesday, January 16th - The Art of Romero Britto.
Get Them Involved In Their Local Library..

Free Winter Art Series For Kids at Sunrise Mountain Library

Sponsored by a City of Peoria Art Grant and the Friends of the Peoria Public Library.
Three January Wednesdays - 1/161/23 and 1/30Ages 6-12 years old.
Join in the fun as we explore the lives of great artists and our own creativity as we complete personal works of art! 
Must Be Able To Attend Independently. No Sign Up Required. Drop In after school between 3 p.m.—4:15 p.m. To Start, Ends at 5 p.m. Project takes—45 Min to 1 Hour.
 Wed. Jan. 16th - Artist Romero Britto Pop Art Design Basics
Wed. Jan. 23rd  Watercolor Basics— A Circular Perspective
Wed. Jan. 30th - Artist Robert Indiana—Cubism with a Pop Art Twist. 

Valentine Family Art Afternoon
Wed. Feb. 13th 3 - 5 p.m. Ages 2-12. Sunrise Mountain Library.
Theme - All You Need Is Love.  Beatles Lyrics as Art & A Family Project - Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day. Drop By Afterschool.

It's time to show the love! Join us as we make Valentine gifts, cards and more for those we love. There are projects for all age groups. Just drop in afterschool between 3-5 p.m. to make a Valentine project or take them home to work on as a family!  

2019 Lego Club Dates Announced Through May!
Hosted By LegoMaster Randy Proch
It’s Fun - Each Month You Will Learn A New Lego Concept & Build Great Lego Creations. Join Us! Ages 6-12 years. 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. No Sign Up Required.
A Register To Win Prize Each Month.
Saturday, February 9th, 2019 Topic: Bridges
Saturday, March 9th, 2019 Topic: Building A City
No Lego Club In April
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Topic: Star Wars

Save The Date! Bravo Peoria Book Sale..
Fri. March 1st 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat. March 2nd 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunrise Mountain Library Community Room. The sale will feature a large selection of children's books, DVDs, CDs, Books on CD, gifts and toys and other select non-fiction categories. All sales benefit our Peoria Libraries.

 Please Help Us - We Are In Great Need Of Donations.

Donation Drive - We Need Kid's Books, Fiction and Non-Fiction Books, DVDs, CDs, Video Games & Craft Supplies! The Friends are very grateful for donations of hardback or paperback books, children’s books, cookbooks, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Please bring your donations to the Library’s front desk. Tax donation receipts are available. We regret, due to space and processing concerns, that we are unable to accept materials that are dusty, dirty, missing  covers, smoke filled or  water damaged,  encyclopedias, VHS & cassette tapes, textbooks over 5 years old or magazines over 6 months old, except for AZ Highways and National Geo.
Need A Birthday Gift? Donate A Book in Honor
The Books In Honor Program - A unique and special gift!

Donate A Book To Your Local Library In Honor of Someone Special.
The Gift That Celebrates Your Special Someone & Benefits Your Community
Check Out Our New Video!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5cnwYFgbtc
For a minimum tax deductible donation of $25, you can place a book in your local library to celebrate a family member, friend, teacher, volunteer or someone special in your life! For additional information, please see the BIH Form Below! Forms are available at both branches.
Please Support Our Generous Sponsors

Culver's Restaurant. 8330 West Deer Valley Road, Peoria.
Thank you Zach, Autumn and the crew at Culver's for joining our team! We appreciate your support of our FREE programs. Great coupons are available at the Library or click on the link below to print or bring this email in on your cell phone. Join E–Club For Coupons and Deals.Sign up at www.Culvers.com, just click on Delicious Perks to join their e-club and receive a FREE single scoop of frozen custard!

Kohl’s Lake Pleasant Store – Cheers to our wonderful Kohl’s Associates in Action Team. The store is located at Lake Pleasant Towne Center, 10072 West Happy Valley Road, Peoria, AZ 85383-1229

Dairy Queen – Lake Pleasant Wal-Mart Center. Please congratulate Mr. Kalra on his new, fourth store in Goodyear! Order your cakes online at www.dqcakes.com! Coupons available in the SML Recycled Reading area.

HomeSmart Realty - Yvonne Owens,  Realtor.  When you use Yvonne mention FRIENDS and sellers will receive professional pictures of their home and buyers will receive a complimentary initial termite inspection. Yvonne has received the Platinum Award from Real Living and the Bronze Category by WeMAR for Achievement in Sales. Contact at (602)332-4413 or at YvonneOwens@cox.net for your real estate needs.

Legacy Traditional School, Peoria. Legacy Traditional School Peoria is now enrolling kindergarten through 8th grade for the 2018/2019 school year.  We provide a back to basics education with an accelerated curriculum. Legacy uses Spalding for language arts, Saxon math, and we include P.E., computers, Spanish, art, and a Mozart music program.  Legacy instills character, citizenship, and patriotism on all of our campuses. LTS is located at 7877 W. Hillcrest Boulevard, Peoria, AZ 85383. Legacy Traditional School is Arizona’s highest rated K-8 school network and believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education and strong character. We serve 14,600 students across 13 campuses in Arizona and Nevada. Learn more at www.legacytraditional.org. For additional information, please call 623-299-9825.

NextCare Urgent Care  www.nextcare.com   Try their WAHOO (Wait at home or office) feature before your next visit.  NCUC is located at 20470 North Lake Pleasant Road #102, Peoria, AZ., across from Bashas.

The Peoria Sunset Lions www.peoria-sunset-lions.org   Collection boxes for used cellphone and eyeglasses are in available in both libraries. The Lions meet the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Brother’s Restaurant in downtown Peoria.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Things to do this weekend 12/7/18


Erik Rivera
Thu. 12/06 - Sat. 12/08, times vary
Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Glendale

Just back from his appearance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was hand selected to perform for Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network, Erik Rivera keeps making his mark on the stand up comedy scene. $18
more info   map

Thu. 12/06 - Sat. 12/08, times vary
Tuscany Theatre, Gilbert
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. $15
more info   map

TCA Presents "A Christmas Carol"
Thu. 12/06 - Sun. 12/09, times vary
Tempe Center for the Arts
This spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, "A Christmas Carol," follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he takes a ghost-guided, eye-opening journey through his past, present and future to learn the importance of family & friendship. $42-$58
more info   map

40th Anniversary Celebration of Christmas

Thu. 12/06 - Sun. 12/09,
Dream City Church, Phoenix
The 40th Anniversary “Celebration of Christmas” features a Broadway-style musical theater performance, live orchestra, special effects and more. $9-$27

Surprise Festival of Arts
Fri. 12/07 - Sun. 12/09, times vary
Surprise Recreation Campus
Featuring more than 100 Fine Artists and Craftsmen, Wine Tastings, Craft Beer, Mainstage Entertainment, and interactive Art activities.
more info  map

Ballet Etudes: The Nutcracker
Fri. 12/07 - Sun. 12/09, times vary
Mesa Arts Center
Called "a royally entertaining show" by the Arizona Republic, Ballet Etudes' production of this holiday classic pairs a young girl's magical journey through a land of swirling snowflakes and dancing sweets with Tchaikovsky's memorable score. $6-$32
more info   map

A Christmas Carol
Fri. 12/07 - Sun. 12/09, times vary
Theater Works - Peoria Center
TheaterWorks original production of the most well-known of all Holiday classics, Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol returns. $16-$38
more info   map

Sonoran Desert Chorale:
Sing We Now of Christmas

Sat. 12/08, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church, Mesa
This year the Chorale will lift your spirits with thrilling brass and organ accompaniment in Cecilia McDowall’s Christus Natus Est and Randol Bass’ Gloria, transform you with the beauty of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, and warm you with the familiar melodies of traditional carols. $15-$20
more info    map

A Duet with Arizona Musicfest
Sat. 12/08, 7pm
Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek
The Library hosts the 8th annual performance of a Duet. Maestro Robert Moody and guests. $30
more info   map

Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade
Sat. 12/08, 11am-1pm
Historic Downtown Glendale
This wonderful community parade takes place in Historic Downtown Glendale. The Hometown Christmas Parade also focuses on collecting non-perishable food items for Hope for Hunger, a Glendale based food bank.
more info   map

The Fine Art of Christmas Ornaments
Sat. 12/08, 12pm
On The Edge Gallery, Scottsdale
Come and enjoy the Fine Art Of Christmas Ornaments created by their artists.
more info   map

World Bazaar PHX
Sat. 12/08, 10am-3pm
Camelback Road Park and Ride, Phoenix
Experience over 50 different vendors selling food, art, and homemade goods from around the world at this free event – perfect for holiday shopping.
more info   FB   map

10th Annual Christkindlmarket
Sat. 12/08 & Sun. 12/09, 10am-end varies
Cave Creek Road
The Christkindlmarket brings cherished German and Austrian traditions to downtown Cave Creek with holiday entertainment, German and Polish cuisine, vendors and local artisans selling merchandise like candles and Christmas ornaments, and activities and entertainment for the whole family.
more info   map

42nd Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Sat. 12/08 & Sun. 12/09, 9am-4pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix
Enjoy a weekend full of American Indian art, music, dance, storytelling, and food at the 42nd Annual Indian Market on December 8 and 9 presented by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary at Pueblo Grande Museum. $5-$10
more info   map

Arizona Winds Presents “Christmas Reflections”
Sun. 12/09, 2:30pm
Midwestern University, Glendale
The “Christmas Reflections” program will be fun for all ages and a fitting way to kick off the Christmas season. Selections will include traditional favorites, some new surprises, a Christmas Carol sing-along and a special young guest conductor selected from the audience.
more info   map

Orpheus Male Chorus: Dr. Brook Larson, Conductor
Sun. 12/09, 3pm
Church at Litchfield Park
Orpheus Male Chorus presents its annual “Holidays with Orpheus” concerts. We will feature traditional and contemporary holiday songs along with our audience sing-a-long featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas carols. $15-$25
more info   map

Tempe Holiday Sixth Street Market
Sun. 12/09, 10am-3pm
6th Street Park, Tempe
This event will feature local artisans and makers, live music, and fun at the 6th Street Park surrounding City Hall.
more info   map

Cowboy Christmas
Sun. 12/09, 2pm-4pm
Cave Creek Museum
Join Gary the Singing Cowboy and Dusty his trusty horse in holiday caroling, see Santa for a free photo, and enjoy Santa's favorite snack, cookies and milk. $5-$7
more info   map

The Arboretum Rocks! 2nd Annual
Gem and Mineral
Sun. 12/09, 9am-3:30pm
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior
There will be a fluorescent mineral display, lapidary and stone crafting demos, meteorite talk, geology walk, plants and minerals connection walk, books and rocks, and jewelry for sale, and more. $5-$15
more info   map

        Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Tempe

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Robin Hood     PG-13

Boy Erased
Ralph Breaks the Internet       PG

New DVD Release


  Critics Say
Searching  PG-13  3_Stars3bf232.jpg
We the Animals     R  3_Stars3bf232.jpg
The Little Stranger     R  3_Stars3bf232.jpg

Pro Sports


vs Detroit
12/09 @ 2:25pm


vs Miami
@ 7:00pm
vs San Jose
12/08 @ 6:00pm

QBE Shootout
 @ times vary

Naples, FL
Golf Network

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                                   Dec. 07-09

          Through Jan. 05 - Tempe & North Phoenix

             Chandler Blvd. Through Early January

              Vertuccio Farms - Through Jan. 11

                              Through Feb 3rd

                      Mesa - Through Jan. 04

                            Photos with Santa!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

11-2-18 Things to do this weekend


Sound in the Ground: Nash Nights at MAC
Fri. 11/02, 8:30pm
Mesa Arts Center
See Phoenix native blues, jazz, R&B, gospel singer Francine Reed who’s currently touring with Lyle Lovett. $10-$20
more info   map

AZ Night Market
Fri. 11/02 & Sat. 11/03, times vary

Johnny E. Osuna Park, Peoria
An International Affair will be an event that offers the community an opportunity to connect and experience different cultures through unique food, drinks, merchandise, cultural education, music entertainment, and interactive fun without having to travel all around the world. $5
more info   map

Holidaze Craft Faire
Fri. 11/02 & Sat. 11/03, 9am-2pm
Willowbrook United Methodist Church, Sun City
Experience over 100 tables of award-winning artisans and vendors.
more info   map

Holiday Boutique
Fri. 11/02 & Sat. 11/03, 8am-3pm
Red Mountain United Methodist Church, Mesa
From placemats and blankets and wall hangings, to kids toys and cloth books, from holiday d├ęcor to travel necessities, you’ll find something for everyone on your Christmas list.
more info   map

Slightly Uncensored Improv Comedy
Fri. 11/02 & Sat. 11/03, 9:45pm
National Comedy Theatre, Mesa
This interactive improv comedy show is always totally fresh and completely spontaneous. No two shows are ever the same because they are all based on your suggestions. $12-$14
more info   map

The Red Velvet Cake War
Fri. 11/02 - Sun. 11/04, times vary
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. $16-$38
more info   map

Tolleson Pet and Community Expo
Sat. 11/03, 10am-1pm
Veterans Park, Tolleson
An expo for animals, health & wellness/nutrition, children, and trade show. Promoting positive health in the community for the entire family.
more info   map

Run the Raceway 2018
Sat. 11/03, 7am
ISM Raceway, Avondale
The 2nd annual Run the Raceway will be hosted by ISM Raceway and will allow runners the unforgettable experience of running directly on the same ISM Raceway course that Nascar legends have before. $15-$100
more info   map

B.A.R.K. in the Park
Sat. 11/03, 10am-12pm
Skyline Regional Park, Buckeye
Buckeye’s Recreation Division is teaming up with the Buckeye Animal Rescue and Kennel (BARK) so residents can “borrow” a shelter dog and go hiking. This unique event provides quality doggie time for dog lovers and gives these shelter dogs some much needed exercise, love and socialization.
more info   FB   map

Free Concert - Outside the Line
Sat. 11/03, 7pm
Goodyear Community Park

Groove to the tunes of live bands at the city’s free concerts this fall.

GrOoVy - Walk to Save Animals
Sat. 11/03, 8am
Tempe Town Lake
More than 3,000 people and dogs in tie-dyed shirts and bandanas will twist-and-shout their way through the ‘60s-themed “Peace Love Adopt March!” at Tempe Town Lake. $15-$25
more info   map

6th Annual Touch-A-Truck
Sat. 11/03, 9am
Aviano Communiaty Park, Phoenix
Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the Valley communities. $5-$6
more info   map

Clydesdale Carnival
Sat. 11/03, 10am-2pm
USA Clydesdale Preservation Foundation, Gilbert
Bring the whole family out to enjoy the festivities, including a Clydesdale kissing booth, in the tail on the Clydesdale, stick horse barrel racing, lucky duck game, horseshoe toss, cornhole, and more.
more info   map

AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews
Sat. 11/03, 2pm

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale
The Arizona Barrels, Bottles & Brews event will be the only festival in the state that features samples and products produced exclusively in Arizona. $19-$50

Phoenix Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Sat. 11/03, 7am
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, Phoenix
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
more info   map

Arizona Fall Fest
Sat. 11/03, 10am-4pm
Hence Park, Phoenix
More than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses; Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs, live entertainment and food trucks.
more info   map


Sat. 11/03, 10am-4pm
Arizona Air Force Museum, Mesa
Come see a collection of award winning models including aircraft, armor, automotive, ships, real spacecraft, sci-fi and figures. $5-$15
more info   map


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The Nutcracker and
the Four Realms
Bohemian Rhapsody     PG-13
First Man     PG-13

New DVD Release


  Critics Say
Mandy    NR  3_Stars3bf232.jpg
The Darkest Minds PG-13  3_Stars3bf232.jpg
The Spy Who Dumped Me PG-13  3_Stars3bf232.jpg

Pro Sports


Next Week


USL Western Conference Finals
@ 7:00pm



AAA Texas 500
11/04 @ 12:00pm

Texas Motor Speedway


vs Toronto
@ 7:00pm
vs Memphis
@ 6:00pm
vs Carolina
11/02 @ 7:00pm

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 
11/01-11/04 @ times vary
Las Vegas, NV
Golf Network

                    The Areas Best Walking Trails 

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                               Nov. 2nd & 3rd

                                    Nov. 02-11


            Downtown Tempe - Nov. 04, 10am-3pm