White Tank Branch Library in Waddell

WHITE TANK BRANCH LIBRARY
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd., Waddell 85355

Mrs. Santa Claus
Wed., Dec. 9, 10:15-11 a.m.

Mrs. Santa Claus will be here with her special style of storytelling, magic and songs. She is a delight for both grown-ups and children of all ages. She’s the cutest (and funniest) 500-year-old lady you’ll ever meet! No registration needed.

White Tank Branch Library in Waddell

LEGO CLUB
Thurs., Nov. 19, 4-4:45 p.m.

Love building LEGO formations? Design and assemble awesome creations at the library! We’ll provide the LEGO bricks and you provide your imagination. All ages.
ORCHID MINI-GREENHOUSE
Sat., Nov. 21, 1-2 p.m.

Bring an empty jug and have an experienced grower help you to repot the orchid and set them on track to flourish and grow. The plant and all other materials will be provided. Our knowledgeable presenters will give you advice and answer any questions you might have about your new plant. We can show you proper techniques so that you can repot your own orchids, and you’ll be able to keep them growing and blooming for years to come! * Please bring an empty plastic recycled water jug or milk jug (the empty milk jugs should be thoroughly cleaned with bleach).  * This program is offered for adults and children 8-years-old and up. To sign up, click HERE.
SUCCESSFUL TEEN SERIES: PUBLIC SPEAKING
Sat., Nov. 21, 2:30-4:15 p.m.

Want to get better at  presenting in class or other settings. This workshop will help you get over your fears while helping you develop the skills needed to create an interesting and informative presentation while learning to be more comfortable when speaking. The program includes techniques to reduce nerves, explains how to use visual aids effectively and shows how to design a speech that everyone enjoys. (Participants will not be required to speak in front of the group during program.) Suggested for ages 13-17 but 10-13-year-olds and parents are welcome. Registration is suggested.  Click HERE to sign up.

Halloween Events in Phoenix area

Oct 1, 2015
-Oct 31 2015
21st Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Queen Creek – Schnepf Farms

21st Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party – Hillbilly Bob’s pig races, spooky train rides, live entertainment, carousel, petting barn, 4-acre and Celebrity 10-acre maize, bon fires, pumpkin patch, hayride, Stuntmasters BMX show, Frisbee dog show, roller coaster and more, fireworks, discount tickets at Fry’s, Th & Su 10 am – 9 pm, Fr-Sa 10 am – 10 pm, 480-987-3100 or http://www.Schnepffarms.com 

Oct 1 2015

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Oct 31 2015

17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival

Mesa – Vertuccio Farms

17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival – includes a 10 acre scarecrow themed corn maze, 1800’s family variety show, giant tube slide, rubber duck races, and spider web crawl, bounce house, mini hay maze, barrel train, pumpkin patch and farm animals, for adults test your strength on hi-striker, race pedal cars, and jump on the extreme air pillow, walk through the farm and discover where pizza comes from, kettle korn, fry bread, and barbecue, http://www.vertucciofarms.com

Oct 1 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Gilbert – Mother Nature’s Farm

Halloween Pumpkin Patch – Mother Nature’s Farm, stocked with fresh pumpkins daily from 1 ounce to 500 pounds, Maneau’s Market for fall decorations and pumpkin accessories, entrance fee is $10/child includes an OZ pumpkin, a bag of stickers, decorating your pumpkin, air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals and Alexander’s Adventure Maze, adults are $3 to tag along, bring a picnic lunch, food is available, http://mothernaturesfarm.com/

Oct 1 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Corn Maze

Snowflake – Willis Farm

Corn Maze – The Willis Farm, corn maze, not haunted, $6, Mon-Fri 3-10 pm, Sat 10 am – 10 pm; Haunted corn maze – Barnyard Apocalypse – is open Saturdays in October at dark until 10 pm and not suitable for young children, 928-243-8791 or http://www.thewillisfarm.blogspot.com

Oct 2 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Dewey-Humboldt – Mortimer Family Farms

Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze – explore a 25 acre pumpkin patch, 15 acre corn maze, fireworks, fall décor, apple cider, farm hay rides, haunted house, ferris wheel, zip line, bubble run, corn bath, laser tag, climbing wall, barrel train, antique tractor show & pull, food & craft vendors and live entertainment, Weekends Friday Saturday Sunday. 928-830-1116 or http://www.MortimerFamilyFarms.com 

Oct 3 2015

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Oct 31 2015

5th Annual Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana

5th Annual Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival – pick a path and get lost in our two unique corn mazes, find a pumpkin to take home, jump on huge jumping pillows, festive food, petting zoo, sponsored by Post Farms, $10-12, http://maranapumpkinpatch.com/

Oct 3 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Oktoberfest on Mt. Lemmon

Tucson – Mt. Lemmon

Oktoberfest on Mt. Lemmon – enjoy German beer, food, music, and dancing in the Mount Lemmon Ski Valley forest, no dogs permitted, please, free admission-minimal parking and highway fees, weekends, noon – 5 pm, 520-576-1321 or http://www.skithelemmon.com/

Oct 10 2015

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Oct 31 2015

27th Annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Tucson – Buckalew Farms

27th Annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze – unlimited wagon rides, 3 corn mazes (all ages), including: Checkpoint Scavenger Hunt Maze, Farm Scene Investigation Game Maze, and a Farm Tracks Kiddie Maze (maps and game cards at ticket booth), inflatable slide and obstacle course, jumping castle, pedal carts, pumpkin painting, duck races, sand mountain, kids hay maze, $10, 10 am – 5 pm, weekends, 520-822-2277 or http://buckelewfarm.com

Oct 16 2015

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Oct 31 2015

131st Annual Arizona State Fair

Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds

131st Annual Arizona State Fair – family entertainment, animals, food, rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events, rodeo & more, Tues-Sun, new attractions, new rides, $5-10, http://www.azstatefair.com

Oct 30 2015

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Nov 1 2015

39th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show

Black Canyon City

39th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show – High Desert Park, family friendly, outdoor, 30+ vendors, dealers, minerals, gem stones, jewelry, fossils, crystals, tools, equipment, books, lapidary supplies, gold panning, beading, wire wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting, raffle, rock identification, hourly door prizes, plus food and beverages, sponsored by High Desert Helpers, Inc., free, 9 am – 4 pm, 623-295-1970 or  http://www.highdeserthelpers.org

Oct 30 2015

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Oct 31 2015

7th Annual Stagecoach Village Holiday Festival of Art

Cave Creek – Stagecoach Village

7th Annual Stagecoach Village Holiday Festival of Art – juried fine arts and crafts, wine tasting, musical entertainment, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 623-734-6526 or http://www.VermillionPromotions.com

Oct 30 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Monster Mash Music Fest

Tempe – Tempe Beach Park

Monster Mash Music Fest – Tempe Beach Park, features artists include Tool, John Fogerty, Primus, Puscifer, Ghost, Linkin Park, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Deftones, Rob Zombie, Santana, Halestorm, and others, local food vendors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, artist merchandise, free water station, http://www.monstermashaz.com/

Oct 30 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead

Tucson – Tohono Chul Park

Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead – Tohono Chul Park, 2015 homage to the cult of the fiery chile—and decadent chocolate—also Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before, vendors feature chile and Day of the Dead inspired crafts and chile and chocolate enhanced foodstuffs and culinary delights. There will be food trucks, chile roasters, musical entertainment by local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities, $5-15, 9 am – 5 pm, http://tohonochulpark.org/

Oct 31 2015
6th Annual Main Street Spooktacular Festival

Show Low – Cooley Street

6th Annual Main Street Spooktacular Festival – Cooley Street, trunk or treating, hay rides, haunted house, pumpkin bowling, Halloween themed contests, costume contests, car bash, food vendors, entertainment, scaryoke, and live radio remotes, noon – 8 pm, 928-532-4124 or http://www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com

Oct 31 2015
The Paisley Pumpkin Holiday Festival

Mesa – Dana Park

The Paisley Pumpkin Holiday Festival – Dana Park, open air festival with more than 100 exhibitors spots for crafters, artists and vendors, live bands, petting zoo, face painting, Miss AZ, free, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-678-9599 or http://www.thepaisleypumpkin.com 

Oct 31 2015
Cave Creek Wicked

Cave Creek

Cave Creek Wicked – community-wide trick or treating, horse costume contest, pet costume contests/parade, Thriller dancers, music, kids’ costume contest, food, 11 am – 4 pm, then late night from 6 pm – 2 am, saloon tour, costume contests and specialty themed cocktails and prizes, 602-400-3330 or http://www.cavecreekwicked.com

Oct 31 2015
Viva La Local Food Festival

Tucson – Rillito Downs Park

Viva La Local Food Festival – Rillito Park Race Track, more than 80 of Southern Arizona’s best vendors at the largest Heirloom Farmers Market, shop and store your fresh purchases with the Veggie Valet while you visit favorite local Southern Arizona restaurants, wineries and breweries, performances from Southern Arizona’s finest local musicians, $6 admission, kids under 12 free, $5 food & drink tastings, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-333-4292 or http://www.vivalalocalfoodfest.com

Oct 31 2015
4th Annual “Art is Alive” Arts & Cultural Festival

Goodyear – Goodyear Ballpark

4th Annual “Art is Alive” Arts & Cultural Festival – Goodyear Ballpark, artists displaying their artwork, musicians showcasing jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows and Latin Jazz group Chillie Willie and others, dancers from the Tohono O’odham Nation, ‘Ability Not-Disability’ art activity for persons with disabilities, teen skateboard painting activity, children’s participatory art activities, hip-hop workshop with world renown Bonita Lovett, Halloween activities for children, ‘Lucha libre’ performances, food, wine and beer, $4, under 12 free, 623-584-8311 or http://www.wham-art.org

Oct 31 2015
Dia de los Muertos and La Procesion

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Dia de los Muertos and La Procesion – Desert Botanical Garden, entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life through song, dance and storytelling, Ofrenda exhibition constructed by local artists, try food and pastries, and browse beautiful art and jewelry in the Garden’s Mercado, festivities conclude with a Procession, represents ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed on, 10 am – 5 pm, http://dbg.org/

Oct 31 2015
46th Annual Fall Festival

Scottsdale – Eldorado Park

46th Annual Fall Festival – Eldorado Park, kids and families can enjoy a live magician, haunted forest, 25 carnival games of different skill levels, inflatables, grab tasty treats form a variety of food vendors during the event and especially before Scottsdale’s best up-close firework show, free, 5-9 pm, 480-312-0221 or http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/ 

Nov 1 2015
17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival

Mesa – Vertuccio Farms

17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival – includes a 10 acre scarecrow themed corn maze, 1800’s family variety show, giant tube slide, rubber duck races, and spider web crawl, bounce house, mini hay maze, barrel train, pumpkin patch and farm animals, for adults test your strength on hi-striker, race pedal cars, and jump on the extreme air pillow, walk through the farm and discover where pizza comes from, kettle korn, fry bread, and barbecue, http://www.vertucciofarms.com

33rd Annual Oracle Run

33rd Annual Oracle Run

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October 31
Arcadia Ranch
Oracle

33rd Annual Oracle Run – Arcadia Ranch, through scenic areas of Oracle, with a Halloween theme, benefits Oracle Historical Society, covers hilly terrain over rural roads on the north slope of the Santa Catalina Mountains at 5000 ft. elevation, 10K and 1 mile fun run/walk, T-shirts, prizes, awards, $22-35, 9 am,http://www.azroadrunners.org

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Avondale Community Events

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Avondale is a vibrant city, and premier destination for NASCAR racing, education, arts, wildlife watching, festivals, shopping, dining, recreation and family living. Its convenient location puts Avondale at the heart of it all! Avondale is nestled at the base of the scenic Sierra Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers meet, yet right off of Interstate 10 – Avondale is just 15 minutes from metro Phoenix, in the heart of the West Valley. With over 76,000 residents, Avondale’s population is expected to top off at 123,000 by 2020. An array of shopping, restaurants, fine hotels and other commercial ventures have developed in the last few years. Planning is now underway for the Avondale City Center, a corridor along Avondale Boulevard envisioned as the premier destination for the West Valley.

This area will showcase shopping, restaurants and entertainment, with exciting mixed use developments to include hotels, higher quality-higher density housing and professional office space, thus creating a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere conducive to both daytime and night-time activities. Opportunities to excel in education are boundless – home to Estrella Mountain Community College, Northern Arizona University State Distance Learning, Rio Salado College @ Avondale and Universal Technical Institute, Avondale is only minutes away from ASU’s Downtown and West campuses, as well as Midwestern University and the University of Phoenix. Avondale offers local and regional events, including soccer tournaments at Friendship and Festival Fields Parks, plenty of tee times at Coldwater Golf Club, and will soon feature Arizona’s largest indoor sports court complex, American Sports Centers – Avondale, for hosting basketball, soccer, volleyball and more!

For nature lovers, Avondale offers wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and trail running opportunities on the developing Tres Rios Recreation Corridor and Maricopa County’s Estrella Mountain Regional Park, which is located at the base of the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Avondale yearly to experience all types of national sporting events. Home to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and host to two NASCAR races annually, Avondale is also less than five miles away from the Arizona Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium and the Phoenix Coyotes NHL hockey team’s Gila River Arena. And baseball lovers will find themselves just minutes away from local spring training baseball facilities – seasonal home to the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Be in the heart of it all – come out to Avondale

Master Gardener at Northwest Regional Library

MASTER GARDENER

Q&A Session

Event Type: Adult
Date: 10/3/2015
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM

Description:
 Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer your desert gardening questions, including but not limited to plant selection, irrigation, fertilization, pruning techniques, pest management and problem diagnosis.

Library: Northwest Regional    Branch location