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Click here to view special events at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.
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New River Trail Expansion Grand Opening & Fun Run/Walk Monday, Oct. 12, at Northern Ave. & 99th Ave.
Join the cities of Glendale and Peoria to celebrate the newest expansion of the New River Trail System from Northern Avenue to Bethany Home Road. Begin the day with a 4.45 mile run/walk at 7:30 a.m. or a 2.20 mile run/walk at 8 a.m. The festivities continue with an official dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. The $5.00 registration fee benefits the Valley of the Sun United Way. Registration | Invitation & Map
Touch a Truck - FREE ADMISSION 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., East Parking Lot
This free event is FUN for the entire family and educational too! Come out, look at, sit in and “Touch A Truck” of all sizes and shapes. This unique and exciting event is a wonderful opportunity for families to see, touch, interact with and learn about big trucks and their functions. Industrial, commercial, rental, fire and city vehicles will be on display. Enjoy shopping, dining and more before and after the event at Westgate Entertainment District!
For more information, call 623-930-2820. Click here to download the flyer.
38th Annual Saguaro Astronomy Club FREE Public Star Party 6 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Thunderbird Conservation Park, 67th Avenue and Patrick Lane (3/4 mile north of Deer Valley Road)
Members of the Saguaro Astronomy Club will have telescopes (large and small) set up and available for public viewing (sunset 5:53 p.m.). They will show a variety of astronomical objects including the Moon, planets, stars, galaxies and deep sky wonders. Club volunteers will be glad to answer questions you may have about the heavens and astronomy in general. Weather permitting, please join us for a night under the stars! Sponsored by Glendale Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services and hosted by the Saguaro Astronomy Club. For more information, visit www.saguaroastro.org.
Foothills Neighborhood Halloween Event 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Children, ages 10 and younger, can load up on candy at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center and enjoy an evening of activities, including carnival games, inflatable bounce houses and an inflatable slide, photo opportunities, face painting, train rides (additional cost, cash only), a costume parade, and arts and crafts. Admission can be purchased the night of the event for $4 ($5 non-residents). Supervision is required; parents are FREE. For more information, call 623-930-4610.
9th Annual Santa’s Workshop 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.
Kids of all ages are invited to this special event where they can purchase holiday presents (everything is $2) for their friends, family or even their pets. A store will be set up with a variety of items sure to make everyone happy. Santa’s elves will be on site to wrap their selection in holiday wrapping paper. Please arrive early for best selection of products. For more information, please contact Darren at 623-930-4610.