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A little of everything is happening this week in Maricopa.

This is one of the busiest weeks of the year, with a December array of events in store, from concerts and art displays to shopping opportunities and Ak-Chin’s Masik Tas. Below Ak-Chin Chairman Robert Miguel invites the community out to the many events that celebrate Masik Tas. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/.

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road

Masik Tas Golf Tournament starts at 10 a.m. at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, 48456 W. Hwy. 238.

Chipotle Fundraiser for DSPA is 5-9 p.m. at Chipotle, 21423 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 105.

Maricopa Historical Society Meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

ZooLights daytrip leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Faces of Maricopa Art Exhibit opens at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Hall Tree Lighting Celebration is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Pass in Review by MHS Music Department is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood is at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters is at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N John Wayne Parkway.

THURSDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Movers & Shakers is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Masik Tas Jackpot Roping is at 6 p.m. at Ak-Chin Circle Arena, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

MAC Artist’s Reception is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Ste. 108.

MHS Fall Vocal Concert is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Masik Tas Senior Quad Roping is at 9 a.m. at Ak-Chin Circle Arena, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Masik Tas Carnival opens at 4 p.m. at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Clay Walker & Parmalee are in a free concert for Masik Tas (gates open at 6 p.m.) at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

2nd Saturday Market is 8-11 a.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19265 N. Porter Road.

Coffee with the Chief is at 8 a.m. at Maricopa Police Department, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza South.

Maricopa Marketplace is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway.

Masik Tas Junior Rodeo (native only) is at 9 a.m. at Ak-Chin Circle Arena, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Arts Festival is at 10 a.m. at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado, 42660 W. Rancho El Dorado.

Fire Department Ride for Toys is at 10 a.m. at Pacana Park, 19000 N. Porter Road.

Masik Tas Carnival opens at 10 a.m. at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Living Nativity Maricopa is 5-8 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W Honeycutt Ave.

Grand Holiday Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

SUNDAY

Masik Tas Roping Events are at 9 a.m. at Ak-Chin Circle Arena, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Masik Tas Carnival is at noon at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.



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Winter Dance Concert, Merry Copa and the first Masik Tas Light Parade are among the many events this week.

It’s a busy week for Maricopans, from business and government meetings to entertainment and cultural events, including the beginning of Ak-Chin’s big Masik Tas celebration, Merry Copa and Joy to the Herd. Below, Maricopa High School senior dancer Jalen Reyes invites the community to the Performance Group’s winter recital Friday and Saturday. For details on these and other events, or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Planning & Zoning Meeting is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood is at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Ribbon-cutting at Newly Renamed Plaza is at 5:30 p.m. at Duke Plaza, 19756 N. John Wayne Parkway.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N. John Wayne Parkway.

MUSD Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Movers & Shakers is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Holiday Showcase is at 4 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

MHS Dance Performance is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Shamrock Farms Joy to the Herd is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shamrock Farms, 40034 W. Clayton Road, Stanfield.

Merry Copa 2017 is 2-8 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MHS Dance Performance is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SUNDAY

Shamrock Farms Joy to the Herd is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shamrock Farms, 40034 W. Clayton Road, Stanfield.

Healthy Kids Running Series is at 3 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

CAC Handbell Choir performs at 4 p.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Masik Tas Light Parade is at 7 p.m. on Farrell Road west of Enos Road.


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Maricopans are preparing for Thanksgiving this week, and also preparing for an overpass. Below, Wendy Webb of F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank explains what is happening with food distribution this week at its new site. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Overpass Groundbreaking is at 10 a.m. at 19643 N. John Wayne Parkway.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 29700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank is open at 5 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Sonoran Desert Museum daytrip leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood meets at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

THURSDAY

Thanksgiving

Maricopa Turkey Trot is at 8 a.m. at Pacana Park, 19000 N. Porter Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.


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The latest Artist's Studio Crawl is Saturday and Sunday,

Maricopa has several community events this week, from a craft fair to a frank discussion. Below, artist Susan Cameron invites everyone to the self-guided Artist’s Studio Crawl. For details on these and more listings, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Grief Chat is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Desert Botanical Garden day trip leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Lions Club Meeting is at 5 p.m. at the MPD Substation, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood meets at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N. John Wayne Parkway.

THURSDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Zonta Club Meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Native Grill & Wings, 21164 N. John Wayne Parkway.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

2017 Fall Fling Craft and Vendor Event is at 8 a.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Land Navigation Course is at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MAC Family Farm Day is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Brave Little Brielle Run for I-Cell Disease is at 10 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Frank Talks: Fake News is presented at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Meet and Greet the LD11 Conservative Republican Team is at noon at Law Dawgs, 44870 W Hathaway Ave Suite 1.

Artists’ Studio Crawl is at 10 a.m. at various locations.

SUNDAY

Artists’ Studio Crawl is at noon at various locations.

Healthy Kids Running Series is at 3 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

An arts-and-crafts fair and a high school play are among several things to do this week in Maricopa. Below, Gabriela Potter and the Veterans Day Parade Committee invite the community out to Saturday’s inaugural parade at Bowlin and Porter roads. For details on these and other listings, and to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Grief Chat is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Bingo with Maricopa Seniors Inc. is at 1:30 p.m. at The Villages Community Center, 20991 N. Butterfield Parkway.

Maricopa Historical Society Meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Day Trip leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood meets at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime for ages 0-12 months is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N John Wayne Parkway.

MUSD Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Copa Seniors meet at 9:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

FRIDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Veterans Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. from Legacy Traditional School, 17760 Regent Drive.

Province 12th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair is at 9 a.m. at Province Community Association, 20942 N. Province Parkway.

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SUNDAY

Veterans Military Motor March starts at 9:30 a.m. from Millar Airport and travels to Bashas’.

Healthy Kids Running Series is at 3 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Activities this week include Halloween, the return of the Maricopa Market and the annual Maricopa Police Department awards. Below, Terry Oldfield of American Legion Post 133 invites the community to the annual Veterans 5K run and 1-mile walk. Check out details on these and other listings, and add your own at InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Grief Chat is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Halloween Storytime & Costume Parade is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Halloweenie Zone Trunk or Treat starts at 6 p.m. in various Maricopa neighborhoods.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood meet at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime for 0-12 months is at 9:30 a.m. Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Mahjong at 10 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tag applications drive is at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N. John Wayne Parkway,

THURSDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Bingo with Maricopa Seniors Inc. is at 6:30 p.m. at The Villages Community Center, 20991 N. Butterfield Parkway.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Family Camping in the Park starts at 4 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

2nd Saturday Maricopa Market returns for the season (on the 1st Saturday for one time only) at a new location, Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19265 N. Porter Road

Veterans 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tag applications drive is at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

MPD Awards Dinner is at 6 p.m. for invited guests at Province Town Hall, 20942 Province Parkway.

SUNDAY

Healthy Kids Running Series is at 3 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

There are many things to do this week in Maricopa, from a farming class to a mud run, and from a daddy-daughter dance to open-mic poetry. Below, learn about next Sunday’s golf tournament to benefit the police and fire departments. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

MONDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Grief Chat is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 16, upstairs.

TUESDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Small Acreage Farming Opportunity meeting is at 8:30 a.m. at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Creative Sisterhood meets at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Babytime for ages 0-12 months is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play Mahjong at 10 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N. John Wayne Parkway.

MUSD Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Seniors play Pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Seniors play Farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol Blvd.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Kids’ Open Mic Poetry Night starts at 5:45 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Mysterious Mansion Mayhem Voting is 6-8 p.m., CLICK FOR MAP

Game Night is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

All-Maricopa Poetry Slam is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Mysterious Mansion Mayhem Voting is 6-8 p.m., CLICK FOR MAP

SATURDAY

Maricopa Mud Run is at 7 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Maricopa Flea Market is at 7 a.m. at Ram Stadium – Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Harambe Family & Friends Day is at 2 p.m. in the big ramada at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Daddy-Daughter Masquerade Ball is at 4 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Mysterious Mansion Mayhem Voting is 6-8 p.m., CLICK FOR MAP

SUNDAY

Golf Benefit for Fire/Police is at 1 p.m. at The Duke Golf Course at Rancho El Dorado, 42260 W. Rancho El Dorado Parkway.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Events this week include Battle of the Bras, Maricopa Public Library Used-Book Sale and the Biz Expo.

There are lots of activities on tap for Maricopa this week, from the library’s used-book sale to a new art exhibit, a Battle of the Bras for breast cancer awareness month and the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Biz Expo. Below, Maricopa Police Department’s Mary Witkofski invites the community to a Glow Stick Party for Domestic Violence Awareness month. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

Seniors play pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Senior Bowling is at 10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Grief Chat is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meet at 7 p.m. at 19395 N. John Wayne Parkway, #16 (upstairs).

TUESDAY

Seniors play pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Seniors play canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library meet at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Maricopa City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Maricopa City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Creative Sisterhood meets at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Babytime for ages 0-12 months is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play mahjong at 10 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N John Wayne Parkway.

THURSDAY

Seniors play pinochle at 8:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Seniors play farkel at 9 a.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Seniors play canasta at 1 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

MCE Gallery Opening Reception for Kristal Hoeh is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 108.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Maricopa Auto Fair starts at noon at UltraStar Parking Lot, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Childcare & Babysitting Program for ages 10-16 is at 5:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Maricopa Auto Fair is at UltraStar Parking Lot, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Tortosa Community Garage Sale starts at 7 a.m. at participating houses.

Fossil Creek Backpacking trip leaves at 8 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Maricopa Public Library Used Book Sale starts at 9:30 a.m. in the library parking lot, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Biz Expo starts at 10 a.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

Glow-Stick Party for Domestic Violence Awareness starts at 3 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Battle of the Bras Cancer Awareness is at 6 p.m. at The Lounge, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

SUNDAY

Maricopa Auto Fair is at UltraStar Parking Lot, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

Photo by Mason Callejas

A trip to the lake, Game Night and a Mad Hatter Tea Party are part of this week’s activities. Below, Holly Antone of Him-Dak EcoMuseum invites the community to the cultural events of Native American Recognition Day. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

Merry Copa Open Registration for community performers continues at City Hall through Oct. 15.

Grief Chat is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Canyon Lake Dolly Boat Tour leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

National Voter Registration Day is 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Babytime for ages 0-12 months is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters is at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

AWANA is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N John Wayne Parkway.

MUSD Governing Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Movers & Shakers is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Game Night is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Parking Lot Garage Sale is at 7 a.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Native American Recognition Day is at 7:30 a.m. at Milton “Paul” Antone Memorial Park, 46751 W. Farrell Road.

Mother Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party is at 2 p.m. at Saddleback Elementary School, 18600 N. Porter Road.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

A fishy daytrip, a business competition and the start of high school football are part of this week in Maricopa.

An interesting mix of activities, from a trip to OdySea to a Shark Tank-style business-pitch competition, are in store this week. Below, members of the Maricopa High School varsity football team invite the community out to the home opener. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.InMaricopa.com/Calendar/

MONDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Trip to OdySea Aquarium leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session starts at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Lapsit for ages 0-12 is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

THURSDAY

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Maricopa Entrepreneur Pitch Pre-Competition Q&A Session is at 6 p.m. at Elements Event Center at Ak Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Maricopa Rams Football Home Opener is at 7 p.m. at Ram Stadium – Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Maricopa Entrepreneur Pitch Competition is at 11:30 a.m. at Elements Event Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

National Junior Honor Society hosts 3 ice cream socials at Maricopa Wells this week.

This week has many activities related to going back to school, but there are also a long-awaited groundbreaking and a new art display to enjoy. Below, members of the National Junior Honor Society talk about back-to-school ice cream socials at Maricopa Wells Middle School. For information on these and other calendar listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.InMaricopa.com/calendar/.

MONDAY

Edison Pointe Groundbreaking is at 7:30 a.m. at the site of the new shopping center, 20595 N. John Wayne Parkway.

Budget, Finance and Operations Council Subcommittee meets at 10 a.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Color Me Calm is at 12:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

SPA Meet the Teacher Night is 5-7 p.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19287 N Porter Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Tutu Tea Party for all princesses age 2-5 is at 3 p.m. at Desert Sun Performing Arts, 19756 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 107. RSVP.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Hall Art Gallery Reception is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

MWMS 8th Grade Ice Cream Social is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Sequoia Pathway First Day of School is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 19287 N Porter Road.

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

MWMS 7th Graders Ice Cream Social is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

THURSDAY

Leading Edge First Day of School is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 18700 N. Porter Road.

Freshman First Day is 8 a.m.-noon at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.­Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Meet the Teacher Night is at 5 p.m. at Pima Butte Elementary School, 42202 W. Rancho El Dorado.

Meet the Teacher Night is at 5:30 p.m. at Butterfield Elementary School, 43800 W. Honeycutt Road.

Meet the Teacher Night is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Elementary School, 18150 N. Alterra Parkway.

Meet the Teacher Night is at 5:30 p.m. at Saddleback Elementary School, 18600 N. Porter Road.

Meet the Teacher Night is at 5:30 p.m. at Santa Rosa Elementary School, 21400 N Santa Rosa Drive.

MWMS 6th Grade Ice Cream Social is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Childcare & Babysitting Program for ages 10-16 is at 5:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Copa City Dems Meeting & Social is at 4 p.m. at Copper Sky Police Substation, 17985 W. Greythorne Drive.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.  

A local youth theater company will debut their summertime production this weekend,  July 20-22 . The Maricopa Community Youth Theater will present Mulan Junior at Leading Edge Academy Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 for children and $12 for adults. For more information on the Maricopa Community Theater visit their website and check InMaricopa’s calendar for future events.

MONDAY-THURSDAY

Maricopa Children’s Theatre Summer Camp is at 6 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MONDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Color Me Calm is at 12:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

TUESDAY

Trip to Phoenix Science Center: Copper Sky staff lead an outing to the Phoenix Science Center. Leave at 9 a.m. For ages 18 and up

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Regular Session at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY 

CAC Chef’s Farmer’s Market is at 8 a.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Job Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Maricopa Unified School District office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy. 

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Maricopa Little League Board Meeting, 6:30 pm8:00 pm at Legacy Traditional School, 17760 N. Regent Drive.

THURSDAY

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY 

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY 

MHS Football Youth Camp/Donation Drive Saturday, July 22, 6-8 p.m., under the lights on the MHS Football Field. Check-in will be at 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

 

 

Lots of basketball is coming to Maricopa this week as well as a public hearing on the school budget and a Chamber of Commerce event featuring Apex Motor Club. Below, the Ak-Chin girls’ basketball team talks about competing in this week’s NABI tournament. For details on these and other events, or to post your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

SUNDAY

NABI Tournament Opening Ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

MONDAY

Ronald McDonald visits Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, at 10 a.m.

Color Me Calm is at 12:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Planning & Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

MONDAY-THURSDAY

SES Summer Fun & Fitness is 1-5 p.m. at Saddleback Elementary School, 18600 N. Porter Road.

MES Summer Fun & Fitness is 1-5 p.m. at Maricopa Elementary School, 18150 N. Alterra Pkwy.

Teen Summer Volunteer Program is 1-5 p.m. at various locations.

Maricopa Children’s Theatre Summer Camp is at 6 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Native American Basketball Invitational Tournament runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at various locations in Maricopa, Stanfield, Bapchule and Talking Stick Resort.

TUESDAY

Daytrip to Colossal Cave leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road. 

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

CAC Chef’s Farmer’s Market is at 8 a.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board Meeting is at 4 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

MUSD Governing Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Chamber Breakfast Mixer is at 7 a.m. at Elements Event Center at Ak Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Magic with the Amazing Kaden is at 2 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY 

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

NABI Championship Games start at 10 a.m. at Talking Stick Resort.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

This week’s activities are mostly inside, with some notable exceptions. Below coach Derrick Warford and his players talk about Saturday’s AZEA Wellness Tour. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

MONDAY-THURSDAY

SES Summer Fun & Fitness is 1-5 p.m. at Saddleback Elementary School, 18600 N. Porter Road.

MES Summer Fun & Fitness is 1-5 p.m. at Maricopa Elementary School, 18150 N. Alterra Parkway.

Teen Summer Volunteer Program is at 1 p.m. at various locations.

Maricopa Children’s Theatre Summer Camp is at 6 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MONDAY

Fairytale Princesses appear at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Color Me Calm is at 12:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting is at 6 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 18700 N. Porter Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Open House – Bike & Pedestrian Crossing of UPRR is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

CAC Chef’s Farmer’s Market is 8-11 a.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Navy Care Packages will be packed by Blue Star Mothers at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy, Ste. 108.

THURSDAY

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Step Up Clydesdale will be horsing around at 2 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

AZEA Wellness Tour and Prove It 7 on 7 & Skills Combine starts at 9 a.m. at Ram Stadium at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave. 

Heather Lozano

Magic and mad science are part of a busy week at Maricopa Public Library. Below Copper Sky Youth Coordinator Heather Lozano explains other youth activities on tap this week. For details on the following events or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/.

MONDAY-THURSDAY

The annual Camp Sol Summer Program begins, running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maricopa Elementary School, 18150 N. Alterra Parkway.

Summer Fun & Fitness at Saddleback Elementary School, 18600 N. Porter Road, is 1-5 p.m.

Summer Fun & Fitness at Maricopa Elementary School, 18150 N. Alterra Parkway, is 1-5 p.m.

Teen Summer Volunteer Program is 1-5 p.m. at various locations.

MONDAY

Craig Davis Magic Show starts at 10 a.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Color Me Calm is at 12:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 18700 N. Porter Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session starts at 5 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaz

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Art Reception for Craig Dourmashkin is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Ste. 108.

Outdoors 101: Shelters & Tents is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

THURSDAY

Chamber Breakfast Mixer is at 7 a.m. at 347 Grill at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Mad Science Fire and Ice Show is at 2 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at  Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Coffee with the Chief is at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Police Substation, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive

Open Gaming for all ages starts at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Events this week include a Memorial Day ceremony and a special dance event.

Memorial Day is Monday, a time to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. It is just the beginning of a week of activities in Maricopa. Below, the Onyx dancers from Desert Sun Performing Arts talk about a big event they will have Saturday. For details on these and other events, or to add your own, visit http://www.InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY

Memorial Day Murph Challenge is at 7 a.m., hosted by CrossFit Stand and Battle, 21576 N John Wayne Parkway, Suite B102.

Memorial Day Ceremony is at 9 a.m. at the Copper Sky Police Substation, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event with Mrs. B starts at 5:30 p.m. at Copper Sky, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

THURSDAY

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Peppersauce Wild Caving daytrip leaves at 8 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

DSPA Recital & Choreographers Showcase starts at 1 p.m. with the choreography competition at 3 p.m. and another recital at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Copa City Dems Meeting is at 4 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Movies under the Stars is at 6:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Graduations and water play are part of this week's activities in Maricopa.

High school graduations and other school advancements are slated for this week in Maricopa. Below, Brad Pitassi of Maricopa Fire/Medical Department talks about the fun Water Safety Day coming up Friday. For details on these and other listings, visit http://www.InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

 

MONDAY

Color Me Calm adult coloring class is at 12:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Veteran Affairs Committee is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Youth Council meets at 6 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, Multipurpose Room A, 45345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

8th Grade Unification Ceremony is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

WEDNESDAY

Trip to a Diamondbacks Baseball Game leaves at 11 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meets at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Public Hearing Officer convenes at 5 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

 

THURSDAY

Lapsit for ages 0-12 months is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Movers & Shakers for ages 1-2 years is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers for ages 2-3 years is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

Maricopa High School Graduation is at 7:30 p.m. at Ram Stadium, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

FRIDAY

The fifth annual Water Safety Day is at 4 p.m. at Copper Sky Aquatic Center, 44345 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Sequoia Pathway Academy Graduation is at 7 p.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19287 N. Porter Road.

 

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

A bash at Santa Cruz Elementary, a presentation on a possible road tax and prom night are all part of this week's activities.

An important tax proposal, a trip to the zoo and prom night are all part of this week’s activities. Below, members of the Santa Cruz Elementary PTO invite everyone to an end-of-school bash. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY

Color Me Calm is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Historical Society meets at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Junior ROTC Awards Ceremony is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Trip to the Phoenix Zoo leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Regional Transportation Authority Open House is 4-6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Maricopa Board of Adjustment meets at 4 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Maricopa City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Maricopa City Council Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road/

Parenting & Social Media presentation by Jerry Ackerman is at 6 p.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19287 N Porter Road.

Outdoors 101: Knots is at 6:30 p.m. at /Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

THURSDAY

Lapsit is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Movers & Shakers is at 9:30 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Li’l Explorers is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

MUSD Spring Art Walk is 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

“One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is at 7:30 p.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19287 N Porter Road.

SATURDAY

Santa Cruz End of School Bash is 5-8 p.m. at Santa Cruz Elementary School, 19845 N. Costa del Sol.

Sequoia Pathway Prom Night is 6-10 p.m. at Elements Event Center at Ak Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Movies in the Park is at 6:30 p.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

MHS Junior/Senior Prom is 8-11 p.m. at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.  

The beginning of an auto swap meet, a chance to go white-water rafting, the much-awaited grand opening of a new road and the start of Movies under the Stars are part of an interesting week of activities in Maricopa. Below, Maricopa High School actor Lillian Chitwood invites the community to the MHS Theatre Company’s production of “Beauty & the Beast” in four performances. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

MONDAY

 

Color Yourself Calm is at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

 

Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

 

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

TUESDAY

 

Edison Road Extension Grand Opening is at 7:30 a.m. at Fire Station 575, 45695 W. Edison Road.

 

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library starts at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

 

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

 

Charcoal Drawing for Everyone is at 6:30 p.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

 

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

 

Maricopa City Council Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

 

THURSDAY

 

“Beauty and the Beast” is performed at 7 p.m. at Maricopa High School’s Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

 

FRIDAY

 

Maricopa Auto Fair – Swap Meet for Vehicles – is noon-4 p.m. at UltraStar Parking Lot, 16000 N Maricopa Road.

 

Whitewater Rafting Trip on the Upper Salt River leaves at 6 p.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

“Beauty and the Beast” is performed at 7 p.m. at Maricopa High School’s Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

SATURDAY

 

Maricopa Auto Fair – Swap Meet for Vehicles – is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at UltraStar Parking Lot, 16000 N Maricopa Road.

 

“Beauty and the Beast” is at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at Maricopa High School’s Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

Movies under the Stars – “Moana” – at Copper Sky Multi-tainment Center starts at 6:30 p.m. Free.

 

SUNDAY

 

Maricopa Auto Fair – Swap Meet for Vehicles – is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at UltraStar Parking Lot, 16000 N Maricopa Road.

 

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Easter activities, a 5K run at the casino to benefit three nonprofits and an update on economic development dot the Maricopa calendar this week. Below, Josh Bowman invites everyone to an overnight campout at Copper Sky Friday. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit http://www.InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY

Color Yourself Calm starts at 11 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.
Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza
A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.
TUESDAY
Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.
Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.
Maricopa Town Hall Meeting is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.
Charcoal Drawing for Everyone is at 6:30 p.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.
Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.
WEDNESDAY
Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.
MUSD Governing Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.
THURSDAY
A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Family Camping is from 4 p.m. Friday though 11 a.m. Saturday at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
FRIDAY
Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.
SATURDAY
Harrah’s Ak-Chin 5K Poker Run is at 8:30 a.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.
Maricopa Easter Egg Hunt is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.
Copper Sky Spring Egg Dive starts at 11:15 a.m. at Copper Sky Aquatic Center, 44345 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
SUNDAY
A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

A mixed-media gallery featuring Maricopa artists including Tiffany Yazzie (left) debuts Tuesday night. Maricopa Music Circle's Springtime Serenade is Friday, and Maricopa's annual Salsa Fest is Saturday afternoon.

Ready for salsa? The highlight of Maricopa’s many events this week is the annual Salsa Fest. Below, Niesha Whitman and David Noble of the City of Maricopa talk about what to expect at this year’s event. Check out other events as well, and for details on these listings and others, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Scholastic Book Fair is all week during school hours at Pima Butte Elementary School, 42202 W. Rancho El Dorado.

MONDAY

Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Parent University, with guest speakers Rob and Lucinda Boyd, is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Performing Arts Center, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Wired: A Social Media Networking Event is at 8 a.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 108.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Mixed-Media Gallery of Maricopa Arts Council has an opening reception at 5:45 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Charcoal Drawing for Everyone, via Copper sky programing, is at 6:30 p.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

Citizen Police Academy is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Police Substation training room, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Stotz Equipment Grand Re-Opening is at 10 a.m. at Stotz Equipment, 37021 W. Highway 84 in Stanfield.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Lions Club Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19287 N Porter Road.

THURSDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

MWMS Talent Show is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Springtime Serenade by Maricopa Music Circle is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Tortosa Community Yard Sale is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various homes in the Tortosa HOA.

Salsa Festival is 2-8 p.m. (with a Rocket Challenge at 11 a.m. as part of Science City) at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Spring Break for most students is this week, and there will be some activities for those staying in town. Below Matthew Reiter of the City of Maricopa talks about this weekend’s Copa Color Run (get out your ’80s sweatbands) and more things to do. For details on these and other listings, or to include your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Spring Break Fun & Fitness Camp is 1-5 p.m. each day at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MONDAY

P&Z Commission Meeting is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

MCE Professional Series is at 11 a.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Citizen Police Academy is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Police Substation training room, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Maricopa 101: Better Together is at 5 p.m. in the Zephyr Conference Room at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

THURSDAY

Free Diabetes Education Class is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Health Clinic, 41600 W. Smith Enke Road, Building 15.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

St. Patrick’s Day Music is 2-5 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Annual Millar Fly-in/Car Show starts at 8 a.m. at Millar Airport, 53510 W. McDavid Road.

Preschool Providers Open House is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Copa Color Run is at 11 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

This week's events include the arts & crafts Spring Fling at Maricopa Community Church, a Morning of History, featuring Marshall Trimble, and the 2nd Saturday Market at Copper Sky.

There will be a lot to do in business, education and fun this week. Below, Robin Bennett of Maricopa Community Church talks about the big annual Spring Fling. For details on these and other events, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY

Childcare & Babysitting Program is at 5:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Maricopa Historical Society Meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Citizen Police Academy is at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Police Substation training room, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

MCE Achieve Workshop is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 108.

Kindergarten Round-up is at 6 p.m. at Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road.

MUSD Governing Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Mixer is at 7 a.m. in the Ballroom at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Middle School Orientation is at 6 p.m. at Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road.

Landmark Introduction is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 108.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

2nd Saturday Market is at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

2017 Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Event is at 8 a.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

M.O.R.E.E. Trip to National Parks of Utah March 11-19 leaves at 8 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with the Chief is at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Police Substation training room, 17985 N. Greythorne Drive.

A Morning of History, featuring Marshall Trimble, is at 9 a.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

SUNDAY

Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Events this week are a free concert by Larry Gatlin, Maricopa Historical Society's annual golf tournament and a celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Maricopa has a mixed bag of activities in store this week. Below, Maricopa Historical Society President Paul Shirk talks about the MHS annual golf tournament and luncheon (this year with a St. Patrick’s Day theme) and more events. For detail on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar/.

MONDAY

Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Youth Internship Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Art & Sip by Kaui Wilson is at 6:30 p.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Art & Sip with Kaui Wilson is at True Grit Tavern, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 101.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

THURSDAY

Dr. Seuss Birthday is at 4 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Cross Lifeline CPR & First Aid Basic is at 5:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Larry Gatlin, country music icon, performs at 8 p.m. in The Lounge at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

SATURDAY

Maricopa Historical Society Golf Tournament starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado, 42660 W Rancho El Dorado Parkway.

Sun Life 5K Chocolate Run is at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Master Gardeners Yearly Plant Sale is 8 a.m.-noon at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Sequoia Pathway PTO Spring Carnival starts at 3 p.m. at Sequoia Pathway Academy, 19287 N Porter Road.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

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Reece Thompson

By Reece Thompson

There is a current debate on the acceptance or refusal of a new calendar system in the MUSD20 District. The governing board will be discussing it again at Wednesday’s meeting.

Option 1 would change the current school calendar for the entire district to a “year-round” calendar, taking away two weeks of summer vacation and using them in the fall and spring instead. The main argument made on the side of “Pro Option 1” citizens has been that it would decrease the amount of time from school, which would help students retain more information, allowing them to have less time reviewing and more time learning.

The second option is to continue using the current calendar. Many arguments have been made for this side from students, teachers and even parents. These include vacation or summer school programs that would have to be cut short due to the shortened schedule.

One point brought up by teachers that spoke at the Jan. 25 board meeting and echoed by some of the community was that some teachers could have a hard time finding work over the summer. This relates to a bigger problem. However, the question is still one that is important. Is there a solution to this problem that has not been brought up yet?

This is where the third option comes into play. One teacher that I was able to speak to actually requested a third option. When I asked them about their choice they said, “Something in the middle would work best… they are both good, however you can’t let the breaks get too long.”

They were speaking about the retention of information in students. As a student, I have seen many times that after a two-week break there is a lot of time wasted on review when it could be spent on new concepts.

When I asked students for their take, they usually went to one of two arguments for why there should be no change or very little change. One argument was that they wouldn’t be able to hold a summer job and get the money they need for the school year. The other was that because of a shortened summer, they would be unable to attend online summer school.

For many students, online school is the way to get ahead, or to even stay afloat. By cutting time out of the biggest break that students have, the options they have are cut even more.

Based on these options and interviews, I personally have concluded that either nothing should happen at all to the current District Calendar or an option three would have to be put into place in order to give an equal and fair calendar to all students. By doing this, all students would have the opportunity to get the job they need or want, they would be able to attend a summer school program, and they would have enough time to have fun.

So the question isn’t really, “Which one do we pick?” It’s, “Why should we pick one?”


Reece Thompson is a junior at Maricopa High School.

Seniors and winter visitors are invited to the MAC Ag Tours this week.

This week’s events in Maricopa include tours of the Maricopa Agricultural Center (Victor Jimenez explains below), a silent reading party, 2nd Saturday Market, Councilman on the Corner and a special public meeting about Global Water. For details on these listings or to add your own, visit http://www.inmaricopa.com/calendar/

 

 

MONDAY-SATURDAY

Arizona Rattler football practice continues 12:30-3 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

MONDAY

Maricopa Historical Society Meeting meets at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

MAC Farm Desert Ag-Venture Tours for seniors and winter visitors are at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Shamrock Farms & Dwarf Car Museum Tour leaves at 10 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Special Meeting Regarding Global Water is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Maricopa City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

MUSD Governing Board Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Maricopa Unified School District Office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

THURSDAY

Chamber Breakfast Mixer featuring Mayor Christian Price is at 7 a.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

MAC Farm Desert Ag-Venture Tours for seniors and winter visitors are at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Silent Reading Party debuts at 6 p.m. at Honeycutt Coffee, 44400 W. Honeycutt Road, Suite 109.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

2nd Saturday Market is 8 a.m.-noon at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Picacho Peak Day Hike leaves at 8 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with the Chief/Councilmember on the Corner discusses human trafficking at 8:30 a.m. at The Green Zone Nutrition, 44480 W. Honeycutt Road, Suite 101.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Joshua Bowman leads the M.O.R.E.E. activities for Copper Sky.

Activities this week include the start of the Arizona Rattlers’ camp and related events, Maricopa Arts Council’s Studio Crawl and much more. Copper Sky’s M.O.R.E.E. leader Josh Bowman talks about this week’s trip in the video below. For details on these and other listings, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

Archaeology Talk on Juan Bautista de Anza Trail starts at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

M.O.R.E.E. Trip to Musical Instrument Museum leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Food Pantry returns 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N. John Wayne Parkway.

Rattler football practice begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs through Feb. 11 at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

THURSDAY

Read with a Rattler is at 3:45 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Studio Crawl is 6:30-8:30 p.m. in a self-driving tour at various locations in Maricopa.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Inside the Creative Mind is at 10:30 a.m. at Ak-Chin Him-Dak EcoMuseum & Archives, 47685 N. EcoMuseum Road.

Miss City of Maricopa Organization gives out four titles starting at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SUNDAY

Kids Camp with the Rattlers is at 11 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Studio Crawl is 6:30-8:30 p.m. in a self-driving tour at various locations in Maricopa.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

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A proposed calendar change at MUSD would have school starting in July but two-week breaks for fall and spring.

Maricopa Unified School District’s Governing Board decided Wednesday to further seek community feedback on an adjusted school calendar before they make a final decision.

The proposed calendar change will mandate “two-week fall and spring breaks, the addition of Wednesday to the Thanksgiving holiday break and two additional teacher days during the school year.”

See the Proposed Calendar compared to the Traditional Calendar.

Board members unanimously agreed to table the measure pending an extension of a survey they felt was not adequately utilized.

Only 6 percent of survey recipients responded.

Board member Torri Anderson cited the timing of the survey as one of the reasons there may have been a low participation rate.

“They went out during the holidays, and I think a lot of parents missed it,” Anderson said. “I received many, many emails in the last 24 hours from parents who did not know.”

Board Vice President AnnaMarie Knorr also felt the issue warranted further assessment.

“We don’t even adopt policies unless we have them at two meetings,” Knorr said. “This is a huge change, and this is the first time we have publicly discussed it.”

Despite recommending approval of the new calendar, Director of Human Resources Tom Beckett also expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of external response from parents and concurred with the board suggesting a survey extension would be a good idea.

He said the survey will simply be reopened, meaning those who have already participated do not have to resubmit.

Those who haven’t and would like to chime in can do so through Feb. 6 at the following link — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LV3H68L .

Arnold Jackson is coordinator for Age-Friendly Maricopa.

This week has a full slate of activities for Maricopa. Below, Arnold Jackson talks about the second Senior Info/Expo. Plus look for the annual Maricopa Meadows Disc Golf Tournament, a trip to Kartchner Caverns, a Laura Walsh concert and much more. For details on these and more listings, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

The Fairchild Blues Tribute band performs at 1 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Wired: A Social Media Networking Event is at 8 a.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy, Ste. 108.

M.O.R.E.E. Trip to Kartchner Caverns leaves at 9 a.m. from Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Maricopa Police Explorer Post Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Work Session is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

City Council Regular Session is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

WEDNESDAY

Lunch & Learn is at noon at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Ste. 108.

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

Benson Family Singers perform at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 44301 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy., Suite 105.

THURSDAY

Free Diabetes Education Class is at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Health Clinic, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, Building 15.

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Age-Friendly Committee meets at 1 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

Maricopa Meadows Disc Golf Tournament starts at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Meadows Disc Golf Course, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

SATURDAY

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training is at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Camino Montessori Open House is at 9 a.m. at Camino Montessori, 44301 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

Senior Info/Expo is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza.

Maricopa Community Awards Banquet is at 5:30 p.m. at Elements Event Center at Ak Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

Laura Walsh performs at 5:30 p.m. at Arroyo Grille at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, 48456 W. Hwy. 238.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Photo by Mason Callejas

It’s still Winter Break for most Maricopa kids, but Maricopa Public Library is coming back to life after the holidays to start off 2017 in style. Below, Library Manager Erik Surber explains what’s happening this week and later in January. For details on these and other events, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Tale Waggers is at 3:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Celebrate Recovery Coffee & Karaoke is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Read ‘Em and Eat is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Winter Reading program begins at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, starting at 6 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery Large & Small Group Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Harrah’s Club 777 Toastmasters meet at 3 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

SMART Kids meet at 3 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

Reading Rebels meet at 5:30 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

THURSDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

FRIDAY

Cross Lifeline CPR & First Aid Basic is at 5:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Strength & Hope Al-Anon Meeting is at 7 p.m. at Community of Hope Church, 45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Gregory Wolfe performs Rod Stewart at 8 p.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

SATURDAY

Teen Gamers’ Guild meets at 2 p.m. at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road.

SUNDAY

A Ray of Hope meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is at 7 p.m. at Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.