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Children and adults have events this week, ranging from Kids Day Maricopa to a free David Lee Garza performance to prostate cancer screening and a General Election Debate Forum. For details on these listings and others, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

 

SUNDAY

 

Patriot Day

 

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

 

MONDAY

 

Weekly Grief Support Group meets at 1 p.m. at Maricopa Chamber of Commerce, 44480 W. Honeycutt Road, Ste. #106.

 

K&Q Re-Opening Ribbon-cutting is at 5:30 p.m. at its new location, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Suite 104.

 

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

 

Men’s Softball League starts play at 6:30 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.

 

TUESDAY

 

Better Than A Business Plan is a free presentation at 11 a.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center,
44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

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.

 

MHS Homecoming Planning Meeting is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Prostate Cancer Screenings are from 8 to 11 a.m. at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center,
44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

Premier Orthodontics Book Launch Party is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 21083 N. John Wayne Parkway, C105.

 

Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board Meets at 6:30 p.m. at the district office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

 

THURSDAY

 

Plein Air Painting Class is at 8 a.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 Ak-Chin Social Services, 48227 W. Farrell Road.

 

David Lee Garza y Los Musicales perform at 7 p.m. in The Lounge at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 Maricopa Road.

 

FRIDAY

 

Co-Ed Novice Softball League starts play at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

 

Co-Ed Competitive Softball League starts play at 6:30 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.

 

“Crowned” LLLace Women & Teen Conference starts at 7 p.m. and runs through Saturday at Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road.

 

SATURDAY

 

General Election Debate Forum featuring candidates for the state Legislature, city council, sheriff, assessor and Congress is 8-10 a.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road.

 

Kids Day Maricopa is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

 

Coffee with the Superintendent to learn about the upcoming override election is at 10 a.m. at Maricopa Unified School District, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

 

ATA Bullying Prevention is a free program at 11 a.m. at ATA Martial Arts, 44400 W Honeycutt #103.

Central Arizona College is hosting a blood drive.
It’s a light week of activities as Maricopa heads into Labor Day Weekend. For details on these listing and more, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

Weekly Grief Support Group sponsored by J. Warren Funeral Services meets at 1 p.m. at Maricopa Chamber of Commerce, 44480 W. Honeycutt Road, Ste. #106.

Men’s Softball League plays at 6:30 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.

TUESDAY

CAC-Maricopa campus blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

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

THURSDAY

2017 Relay For Life Interest Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road.

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

FRIDAY

Co-Ed Novice Softball League plays at 6:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 55345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Co-Ed Competitive Softball League plays at 6:30 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

Asleep at the Wheel performs at 8 p.m. in The Lounge at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road.

Country icon Dwight Yoakam will perform free Thursday at 7 p.m.

This week is filled with Christmas and Masik Tas events. For details on these and other events, or to add your own, go to InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

SUNDAY
Masik Tas Menudo Contest is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Old Valla site, Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Southwest Pole from 6-8 p.m. at 44267 W. Cypress Lane.

MONDAY
Pearl Harbor Day Flag-Raising is at 8 a.m. at Maricopa Veterans Center, 44240 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.

TUESDAY
Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library starts at 1:30 p.m. Meet every Tuesday for refreshments and conversation and get acquainted with the library. All ages welcome.

THURSDAY
Dwight Yoakam is in a free concert in the grassy Ak-Chin Circle field north of the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center. Opening act starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dwight Yoakam at 7 p.m. Fireworks follow the show.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY
All-Indian Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament is hosted by Ak-Chin Parks and Recreation.

FRIDAY
Masik Tas Celebration Golf Tournament starts at 10 a.m. at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes in a four-player scramble.

Masik Tas Junior Rodeo starts at 10 p.m. in the Ak-Chin arena west of UltraStar Multi-tainment Center for four age divisions.

A.J. Castillo
A.J. Castillo

A.J. Castillo is in a free concert at Ak- Chin Circle field north of the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Maricopa Music Circle performs its Winter Serenade at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Maricopa High School’s Performing Arts Center.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Masik Tas Carnival in the west parking lot at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Southwest Pole Fridays and Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sundays 6-8 p.m. at 44267 W. Cypress Lane through Dec. 20.

SATURDAY

Shop with a Cop, an annual event with Maricopa Police Department and underprivileged children starts at 6 a.m. with a trip to Walmart.

VEX Robotics Competition is a first-ever event for Maricopa High School, with competition starting at 9 a.m.

Stagestop Marketplace Holiday Boutique is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rustic Rose Barn.

MFD Ride for Toys is 10 .m.-2 p.m. at Pacana Park. Donate toys for a ride on a fire truck and raffle ticket.

Masik Tas Parade is along Farrell Road in the Ak-Chin Indian Community at 10 a.m. (road closures start at 9:30 a.m.)

Masik Tas Rodeo starts at 1 p.m. at the Ak-Chin arena west of UltraStar Multi-tainment Center.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed in excerpts by the DSPA Pearls Ballet Company for the Sugar Plum Tea at Saddleback Elementary School.

Living Nativity, an annual Christmas event at Community of Hope Church on Porter Road, is from 5 to 8 p.m.

Maricopa's third annual Mud Run is Saturday at Copper Sky. A modified version pitting MHS students against faculty for Homecoming week is scheduled for Thursday.

It is Paint the Town Red week, but Maricopa High School’s many Homecoming-related activities are not the only events in town this week. For more information on these and other events happening this week, or to add your own, visit InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY

Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza. The committee will receive an overview of the Town of Florence Community Center & Library by Council, discuss a possible tour of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church site and discuss other issues.

Kaui Wilson’s Art & Sip comes to Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Parkway, Ste. 108, at 5:30 p.m. Learn to paint a Kaui image and bring your own beverage. Cost is $30.

Powder Puff Football is at 6 p.m. at Ram Stadium, Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave., as part of Homecoming Week. Paint the Town Red.

Transportation Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza. The Committee shall discuss and make a recommendation on the proposed final Transportation Master Plan and Regional Connectivity Plan, including estimated costs associated with Recommended Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements.

TUESDAY

Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is at 1:30 p.m. at the library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road. Meet every Tuesday for refreshments and conversation and get acquainted with the library. All ages welcome.

Maricopa City Council meets for a work session at 6 p.m. and a regular session at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza. Work Session items: President’s Task Force on 21st century policing and a proposed Maricopa Historical Society display. Regular session items: A resolution finding existence of a “Slum or Blighted Area” in the city and declaring the necessity for redevelopment and a presentation by Maricopa Arts Council for a proposed artwork display at City Hall.

WEDNESDAY

RamFest Homecoming Celebration is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W Martin Luther King Blvd. The evening includes an alumni football game, snake walk and bonfire, with music and food.

J.A.M.E.S. Home Baked Goods, LLC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is at 5 p.m. at Maricopa Chamber of Commerce, 44480 W. Honeycutt Road, Ste. #106. There will be appetizers, treats and drinks.

Veteran’s Education Benefits will be presented in four sessions, the earliet at 9 a.m., at Central Arizona College, 17945 N. Regent Drive, Room A101, with key tips and information for a smooth VA certification process for Spring 2016.

“Wild West” Fall Festival is at 7 p.m. at Children’s Learning Adventure, 20600 N. John Wayne Parkway, with games, prizes, classroom activities and treats.

THURSDAY

Coffee ‘On the Porch’ at Maricopa Public Library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, is at 9 a.m. every third Thursday of the month at Maricopa Public Library. Enjoy our wonderful Arizona weather while you sip coffee, eat cookies and meet your neighbors and Library Manager Erik Surber.

Staff v. Student Mud Run is at 7 p.m at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., as part of Maricopa High School’s Homecoming Week.

FRIDAY

Maricopa High School Homecoming is at 6 p.m. at Ram Stadium – Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave. The game against Vista Grande kicks off at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Mud Run, a third annual event in Maricopa, starts at 8 a.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., is in multiple heats, including competitive, recreational, youth/teen. Registration closes Oct. 24. Adult Registration will cost $20, and youth/teen will be $15. There will be no group registration for this event.

Family Hoedown Fund-Raiser for DSPA Gems is a new event from 3 to 6 p.m. at Elements Event Center at Ak Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road. Western BBQ Buffet, Line Dancing Lessons, Western Games, Family Photos, DJ and Live Entertainment, all for $20 for adults and $12 for children age 10 and under. DSPA (Desert Sun Performing Arts) Gems fund-raises to provide tuition grants for performing arts classes to children who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.

Pack 997 Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser is from 4 to 8 pm. at Rotary Park, 44150 W Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. There will be pumpkins, games and prizes, pictures and food. Cost: $0.50 per ticket for games; $5 Pumpkins.

Concert in the Park starts at 6 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., this time a Western Fusion 80’s Night.

Maricopa High School Homecoming Dance is from 8 to 11 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.

See works of local and regional artists in a Preview of the Art on the Veranda exhibit. Submitted photo

October is a busy month for events in Maricopa, and things are just kicking into gear this week. See details on the following events and others, or post your own, on our online calendar at InMaricopa.com/Calendar.

MONDAY
Youth Internship Committee meets at 5 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza. Agenda items include outreach for business participation, marketing and appointing new members. Meet in the Cotton Conference Room

TUESDAY
Coffee with Friends of the Maricopa Library is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the library, 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road. Meet every Tuesday for refreshments and conversation and get acquainted with the library. All ages welcome.

Maricopa City Council meets at 7 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W. Civic Center Plaza. Besides a full consent agenda, the council will also make appointment to the Youth Council and proclaim Paint the Town Red Week and Ram Pride Day.

WEDNESDAY
Art on the Veranda Preview Show is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, 20800 N. John Wayne Pkwy, Ste. 108. Get an early look at the Maricopa Artisans showcase that comes to town in November.

THURSDAY

Chamber of Commerce Breakfast is at 7 a.m. at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Ballroom, 15406 N. Maricopa Road. October is Give Local Month, and the Chamber will recognize eight local nonprofit organizations.

Sessions with the Supervisor is a local information meeting for the Hidden Valley, Thunderbird Farms and Papago Butte area and County Supervisor Tony Smith. It starts at 4 p.m. at the Public Works facility, 43910 W. Meadowview Road.

FRIDAY
Mysterious Halloween Mansion Mayhem registration deadline is at 6 p.m. at Maricopa City Hall. The City of Maricopa would like to engage all residents in a hauntingly good time, by recognizing and appreciating all of the efforts put into great holiday home decorating. Participants are encouraged to be original and creative with decorating the exterior of their home with timelessly spooky Halloween characters, scenes and props. Prizes are awarded.

Austin Webb is in concert at 8 p.m. in The Lounge at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, 15406 Maricopa Road. The up-and-coming country singer-songwriter comes to the casino for a free show.

SATURDAY
Pecan Pride Celebration kicks off Stagecoach Days events as participating restaurants serve special pecan-based dishes for two weeks.

Let’s Take a Hike, with InMaricpa’s outdoors correspondent Misty Newman, is a gathering that leaves at 7 a.m. from Copa Craze, 21116 N John Wayne Pkwy Suite B10, for an adventure on South Mountain.

Copa History Hunt registration is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Large Group Ramada at Copper Sky Regional Park. The five-day event is a photo scavenger hunt for Maricopa’s historical objects and places, part of Stagecoach Days.

Kids Day Maricopa is a day crammed full of fun for Maricopa kids on Saturday. File photo

Community events, kids’ activities and public meetings mark this week in Maricopa. Tuesday is particularly busy.

MONDAY
Friends of the Maricopa Public Library meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss and plan projects in support of the library. New members are welcome.

MHS Homecoming Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the school library. It’s getting down to the wire  as the school plans to mark its 60th year for Homecoming during Stagecoach Days. All are welcome to volunteer.

TUESDAY
Preschool Storytime is at 9:30 a.m. at the Maricopa Library. Discover new stories, rhymes, flannel boards, and songs in this active, fun-filled, half-hour program designed to help build early literacy skills as your child gets ready to read.

Coffee with Friends of the Library starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Maricopa Library in an open discussion with coffee and refreshments. All are welcome to attend.

Central Arizona College Board meets on the Maricopa campus at 2 p.m. in the Community Room (A101).

Tale Waggers, a library group for struggling readers and animal lovers, meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Maricopa Library. Come read to PJ the Dog.

J.R.O.T.C. McDonald’s Night is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McDonald’s, 20700 N. John Wayne Parkway, with a portion of sales supporting Maricopa High School’s Air Force JROTC.

Read ‘Em & Eat is a tween book club for ages 9-12, meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Maricopa Library. This month’s selection is “The Willoughbys” by Lois Lowry.

Maricopa City Council Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The regular agenda includes an imposition of rental fees for the aquatic center at Copper Sky. City Council meets the first and third Wednesday of the month.

WEDNESDAY
Let’s Put Maricopa on the Map is a workshop at Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship starting at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Ketalog in partnership with Google and StartLogic will help participating business owners build their website and get it registered to be found on Google.

Maricopa High School Girls’ Golf hosts Apache Junction at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado starting at 3 p.m.

Reading Rebels, a young adult book club, meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Maricopa Library. This month’s selection is “The Diviners” by Libba Bray.

S.M.A.R.T. Kids meet at 2:30 p.m. at the Maricopa Library. The program is for children in grades 3-6, ages 8-12. The focus is on science, math, art, and technology.

Fun Van shows up Maricopa Library at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. (online registration required). Kids play and learn while parents and caregivers meet to discuss parenting skills.

THURSDAY
CAC Flu & Pneumonia Shots will be dispensed at 3:15 p.m. in Room A102 of the Maricopa Campus of Central Arizona College.

Maricopa High School Volleyball hosts Florence at 6 p.m., preceded by freshman and JV matches.

L’il Explorers meet at 10 p.m. at the Maricopa Library for stories, music, rhymes and activities for toddlers’ active learning styles. Ages 2-3.

Heritage District Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at Fire Station 575.

FRIDAY
POW-MIA Recognition Day will be marked by the VFW at 8 a.m. at the Maricopa Veterans Center. Honor those missing in action by joining us for a flag raising and indoor ceremony that explains the significance of the Missing Man Table.

SATURDAY
Maricopa Pet Adoption Event runs from 8 a.m. to noon at The Pet Club.Pinal County Animal Care and Control will have a nice selection of adoptable animals.

Kids Day Maricopa returns with activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maricopa Wells Middle School. Police and fire personnel, PCSO’s helicopter, former NBA star A.C. Turner, local musicians Laura Walsh and Joanna Joy, Smokey Bear, food and much more included.

Booboo Stewart returns to meet his Maricopa fans at 3:30 p.m. at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center, and 125 lucky people will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets for a private showing of Disney Descendants followed by an exclusive Q&A with Booboo Stewart.

To learn more about these and other events, or to add your own to our online calendar, see InMaricopa.com/Calendar.