The free Maricopa Music Festival planned for Oct. 26 is scheduled to include a Women’s March hosted by the Zonta Club of Maricopa.
The club is celebrating Zonta International’s centennial anniversary. The march, which is tentatively planned from 1 p.m., is an opportunity to show support for women’s issues and women’s rights, regardless of political persuasion. This march will represent the collective voices of advocates for equality and inclusion, who are committed to fighting for the safety, health, and success of their communities.
Donations from the Maricopa Women’s March will go toward a new Girl/Women’s Zonta Club of Maricopa Empowerment Scholarship. Zonta was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, by a group of forward-thinking women who were not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations and instead wanted to advocate for laws and policies that ensure gender equality.
The third annual Maricopa Music Festival is planned for 1-7 p.m. at Copper Sky, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in conjunction with Maricopa Veterans Care Center. The day will include a Motown impersonation show, lip-sync contest (individuals and bands are invited to compete), laser tag, game trucks, a DJ, scholarship awards, skateboarding and more.
Zonta Club of Maricopa meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at The Villages Clubhouse 20991 Butterfield Parkway.
In October, Mayor Christian Price officially recognized Zonta International’s centennial with a proclamation.