Surprise Fine Art and Wine Festival

Browse Fine art by more than 75 jury selected artists from across the country while enjoying musical performances and tasty food. Wine tasting will be available for an additional fee.

When: Jan.24th-Jan.26th from 10a.m.

Where Surprise Recreational Campus, 15960 N Bullard Ave.

Admission is $3 or $10 to include six tasting and souvenir glass.


History of Waddell Retold at White Tank Library on Jan.18th

The town of Waddell’s history is awash with surprises that you can discover by attending a presentation call Vanishing Waddell: A history tour on Saturday, January 18th at 11am.m at White Tank Branch Library.

The town of Waddell AZ originally sited in 1935, is a community with a unique history that is just coming to light. Waddell was named after Donald Ware Waddell whose firm organized the private financing construction of Waddell Dam.

Local history buff Karen Krause will enlighten us through a Power-Point program that provides a look into Waddell’s lesser- known and infamously-known past. The Waddell locale once housed a prisoner of war camp and witnessed a dust bowl refugee crisis so severe that Arizona Governor R.C. Stanford and state health public superintendent Dr. Colt Hughes were obligated to investigte the area conditions in person.

Waddell’s Wat Promkunaram Buddhist Temple was the site of the deadliest homicide incident in Arizona history, claiming nine lives.

White Tank Branch Library is located at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell, just opposite the entrance to the White Tank Regional Park. For more information call us at 602-652-3000.

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta Featuring WAR

Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 2:00PM- 10:00 AM

Fiesta Peoria is the largest multicultural event in Peoria, Arizona. Held at Pioneer Community Park. Peoria’s newest family venue, Fiesta Peoria is a fun-filled festival with live national entertainment from “Latin Funk” superstars, WAR, famous for chart topping singles like “Low Rider” and “The Cisco Kid”. Beforehand, watch the regions best athletes in Fiesta Peoria’s 32 team soccer tournament or 32 team softball tournament on the facility’s brand new fields. Other activities include a kids party zone, traditional food, refreshing beverages, raffles, giveaways, and much more!

For more information, contact Michael Nunes at 602-279-4669 or

Cost:  General Admission: $5, Children 12 and under are FREE

Rio Vista Community Park:

8866 W Thunderbird Park Peoria AZ

Phoenix Fall Briar Patch Marketplace

Shoppers at Briar Patch Marketplace arts and crafts festivals enjoy browsing and buying some of Arizona’s finest handmade jewelry, unique clothing, home decor, craft and holiday items, specialty foods and much more!

Date: September 21, 2013 -September 22, 2013

Time: Sat.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sun: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: North Canyon High School
1700 East Union Hills Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85024


Goodyear’s Annual 9/11 Memorial and Pancake Breakfast!

The United Goodyear Firefighters L4005, in partnership with the Goodyear Fire and Police Departments will be hosting their annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony along with a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 8th, 2013. The community is invited to join both fire and police officers on this special day of remembrance.

This September 11th marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of firefighters, police officers,military personnel, and civilians in the largest domestic act of terrorism on American soil in modern history.

This memorial event will take place at Goodyear Fire Station #183, located at 3075 North Litchfield Rd., just north of the YMCA, between Thomas Rd. and Indian School Rd. A flag raising will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a short memorial service. A pancake breakfast will be served immediately following the memorial service by the Goodyear Firefighters and donations will be accepted. All donations will go the the United Goodyear Firefighters Charities, Which in turn will directly support local charities.

This event will also feature:

Fire/Police vehicle displays, Demonstrations, T-shirt sales, Children’s and Family Activities, Raffles