Maricopa High School Football's season-opening game is Friday night at home.

Community meetings and sports dominate the week of activity in Maricopa, with a particularly poignant season-opening game for the Maricopa High School football team on Friday at home.

Free soccer coaching clinics
are offered by Maricopa Parks & Recreation, Arizona Youth Soccer Association and San Tan Legacy at Copper Sky Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinics are for those coaching ages 5-12.

Maricopa High School Girls Golf
team starts its season at home, beginning at 3 p.m. at the duke at Rancho El Dorado.

Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall to hear a presentation outlining the overarching issues, goals and objectives discussed by the Boards, Committees and Commissions for the General Plan Update.

MHS Boys Golf
team starts its season at 3 p.m. at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes by taking on Casa Grande and Westwood.

General Plan Public Open House
starts at 5 p.m. both days at Maricopa City Hall. The public is invited to see materials on the city’s goals and strategies.

Maricopa Non-Profit Funding Evaluation Committee
meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to go over its application process and recommend changes after the city’s program was suspended because of budget issues.

Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board Meeting meets at 6:30 p.m. at the district office. The agenda includes a presentation on Ignite for teacher support and teacher empowerment.

Maricopa Chamber of Commerce
is moving to 44480 W. Honeycutt Road, Suite 106, and welcomes any help on Friday and Saturday to get set up in time for Monday’s opening.

MHS Varsity Football hosts Agua Fria High at 7 p.m. to start the 2015 season at Rams Stadium. They will honor teammate Nate Ford, who passed away Aug. 21 and whose funeral service is planned for Aug. 29.

Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser
has been scheduled at 7 a.m. at Maricopa Veterans Center by the Women’s Auxiliary Maricopa to help Jesse Ramirez raise the rest of the money necessary for his special glasses. Donations of plates, napkins, drinks, etc., are also welcome.

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