March 31th-April 2nd

Published every Friday morning at 5 AM
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Weekend Weather

  • Friday-Sunny and Windy High 71 °F
  • Friday Night-Clear and Windy Low 49°F
  • Saturday-Sunny High 78°F
  • Saturday Night-Clear Low 63°F
  • Sunday-Sunny High 84°F
  • Sunday Night-Clear Low 55°F

White Tanks Mountain Park

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road Waddell, AZ 85355 Park Entry Fee $6.00 Nature Center Phone Number-(623) 935-2505
Friday

8-10 AM, Friends and Fitness Hike-Do you like to hike but do not like to hike by yourself? Do you want to explore new parts of the park? Join volunteer Keith Akenhead on a fitness hike to get some exercise and enjoy a day on the trails. Meet at Area 7.

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Estrella Mountain Park

14805 W. Vineyard Ave. Goodyear, AZ 85338 Entry Fee-$6.00 Phone Number (623)932-3811
Saturday

6:30-930 PM, Spring Pajama Party!!!-Woohoo! It’s a party in the desert and you’re all invited! Campfire, s’mores, games and a spooky-fun movie! Jammies are highly recommended for grown-ups and young-uns alike. Bonus points if they have feet! Bring pillows and blankies for the movie if you don’t mind them getting a little dirty! Meet at the Nature Center.

Sunday

1:30-3:30, Investigating the Past-How do we discover what we know about cultures and civilizations of the past? This program will explore the science of archeology and the techniques used by archaeologists to piece together the evidence they painstakingly uncover. How can we learn about the history of an area from hundreds or even thousands of years ago? What do we know about rock art? What have we discovered about the history of our local region? After the indoor portion of our program, we’ll take a short hike to see real rock art from the Hohokam and put your new knowledge to the test! Meet at the Nature Center and bring good shoes and water.

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Lake Pleasant Park

41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown, AZ 85342 Entry Fee $6.00 (928) 501-1710
Saturday

7am-3pm, PRICKLY PEDAL MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE-The second annual Maricopa County Prickly Pedal Mountain Bike Race is planned to start at the Town of Cave Creek, travel through Spur Cross Ranch Park, Cave Creek Regional Park, and then finishing inside Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Most of this race is on the Maricopa Trail which connects the parks. Please see the park website for more details and how to register for the event. (Moved from 1/21 to 4/1 due to rain)

10 am-2 pm, Short Wildflower Hikes with Naturalist Frank-Come join Naturalist Frank on one of three offered wildflower hikes on the South Pipeline Canyon Trail. The hikes start at 10am, 11:30am, and 1:00pm, and last about an hour. These short hikes are about one mile round trip. Hopefully there will be a lot of wildflowers this year to look over! Frank will meet you at the South Pipeline Canyon Trailhead at any of the stated times.

7:30-9:30PM, Star Gazing the Galaxies over Lake Pleasant-Don’t be a fool and miss out on this fun program! Stargazing for Everyone will have several large telescopes so you can view the planets of Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury. They also will be looking at many other stars and galaxies. Don’t forget your camera or phone! The moon will be out, so take a picture up close with your camera or cell phone! Come enjoy a nice night of viewing the sky over Lake Pleasant. Follow the in-park “Stargazing” signs to the Discovery Center.

Sunday

7-10AM, Family Fishing Fun-Come try some fishing with the ranger. Loaner Fishing equipment, and some bait will be provided. You can also bring your own fishing gear and bait. No fishing license required during the hours of this program (7am to 10am) only at the location of this program. This is a joint program with the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Register at the program that morning. Bring shade tent, chairs, and cold drinks. Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Wild Burro Trailhead Lake Pleasant Access Road to Southpark Road, to Desert Tortoise Road, to trailhead parking on left

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Hassayampa River Preserve

49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89 Wickenburg, AZ 85390 (928) 684-2772 $5 Entry Fee
Saturday

8-9:30am, Guided Bird Walk-Enjoy an easy-paced walk with master birder Anne Leight to spot and identify resident and migrating birds. Bring your binoculars if you have them (some binoculars may be available to borrow). Entry fee is $5/adult (age 13 and up). Registration required for all programs. Please call the Visitor Center to register, 928-684-2772, during normal business hours (Wed-Sun, 8:00am-5:00pm).

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West Valley Events

Saturday
Saturday & Sunday

Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunset Concert 4pm – 7pm

Sunday: 10 am – 4pm

Base & Meridian Wildlife Area

7602 S. Avondale Blvd. Avondale, AZ 85323

Tres Rios Nature Festival is a two-day event in the spring. This FREE outdoor festival showcases the rich diversity of wildlife habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers.

From guided bird tours, canoeing on the river, archery, fishing and learning about Southwest wildlife, there is something for everyone during the best time of year to enjoy the Arizona weather!

NEW THIS YEAR AT THE FESTIVAL:

  • Sunset Concert 4-7pm featuring Songs of the Fall
  • Beer Garden
  • Education Zone: Educational demonstrations & interactive lectures
  • Several new musical & dance performances
  • Also check out some of our other FREE favorites:
  • Recycling Fashion Show – Sign up Now
  • Canoeing provided by Arizona Game & Fish with assistance from the Boy Scouts
  • Archery provided by Arizona Game & Fish
  • Bird Watching tours provided by Sonoran Audubon
  • Fishing provided by Arizona Game & Fish
Friday & Saturday
No Events This Weekend
Friday-Monday

NCAA Final 4

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY MARCH 31

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tip-Off Tailgate presented by Infiniti | FREE parking and admission University of Phoenix- Great Lawn
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Reese's Final Four Friday- Open Team Practices | FREE parking and admission University of Phoenix
  • Noon - 8 p.m. Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One | Kids 12 & under FREE Phoenix Convention Center
  • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Reese's Collegiate All-Star Game, FREE parking and admission University of Phoenix
  • 4 - 10 p.m. AT&T Block Party at March Madness Music Festival | FREE and open to the public Margaret T. Hance Park

SATURDAY APRIL 1

  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One | Kids 12 & under FREE Phoenix Convention Center
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tip-Off Tailgate presented by Infiniti | Event entry included with game ticket University of Phoenix Stadium- Great Lawn
  • 2 - 10:30 p.m. Coca-Cola Music at March Madness Music Festival | FREE and open to the public Margaret. T. Hance Park
  • 3 & 5:30 p.m. National Semifinal Game: Gonzaga vs. South Carolina | Tickets are available University of Phoenix Stadium
  • 5:30 p.m. National Semifinal Game: North Carolina vs. Oregon | Tickets are available University of Phoenix Stadium

SUNDAY APRIL 2

  • 11 a.m. NCAA Final Four Dribble | FREE, registration is now closed Hance Park
  • 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One | Kids 12 & under FREE Phoenix Convention Center
  • 3 - 10 p.m. Capital One JamFest at March Madness Music Festival | FREE and open to the public Margaret. T. Hance Park

MONDAY APRIL 3

  • 2 - 5:30 p.m. Tip-Off Tailgate presented by Infiniti | Event entry included with game ticket University of Phoenix Stadium- Great Lawn
  • Noon - 6 p.m. Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One | Kids 12 & under FREE Phoenix Convention Center
  • 6 p.m. National Championship Game | Tickets are available University of Phoenix Stadium
  • Post Game NABC Trophy Presentation Third Street outside Phoenix Convention Center
Friday

5-9 PM, Food Truck Friday West

Sam's Club 83rd Ave & Union Hills

  • White Eyes Fry Bread
  • Ice cream love
  • Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Comforts of Home (NEW TRUCK!)
  • Oh so good mini donuts
  • VooDoo Dogs
  • 2 Fat Guys Grilled cheese
  • Quickies mobile food (SW fusion – new)
  • tropical sno shaved ice
  • Big Red pizza wagon
  • Frijolito Coffee
  • American Poutine Co
  • Burgers Amore
  • Chicken and Waffles for the people
  • KStar BBQ
  • AZ wings and more
  • Fantasy Funnel cakes

Enjoy rides on the barrel train, get your face painted or bounce in the bounce house!

Enjoy music by our awesome DJ while you eat your dinner under the stars!

Saturday

Rose Society of Glendale’s 29th Annual Rose Show

Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sahuaro Ranch Park in the Fruit Packing Shed, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Glendale Arizona 85302

Free to the general public

The annual rose show is the perfect opportunity for members of the Rose Society of Glendale to share their love of roses by providing information, education, and demonstrations. Competition categories include a horticulture section (roses only), an arrangement section, and a photography section.

Sunday
Saturday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Spring Concert: New Destiny Band Plays Old School Funk

Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear, Arizona 85395

A new, monthly interactive arts program comes to Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road this spring. The Art in the Park series aims to introduce various forms of art to all ages by encouraging hands-on participation in a fun way.

Enjoy the fresh air and catch the New Destiny band as they play old school funk on Saturday, April 1 at dusk. The music continues on Saturday, April 19 when the Highway 85 band plays a wide variety of popular country and rock hits.

Parking and admission is free for all events. Participants are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to be comfortable during the acting and concert performances. No glass is permitted in the park for safety reasons.

For more information on upcoming arts events, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/arts. To learn more about other special events, sports or activities for all ages, contact Goodyear Recreation at 623-882-7525, email gyrec@goodyearaz.gov or visit www.goodyearaz.gov/rec.

The Art in the Park series that brings the joy of the arts to the community through interactive participation is made possible through a generous grant from Arizona Public Service (APS).

Saturday

6:30 AM - 10:00 AM, Kiwanis Sprint in the Park Triathlon

Litchfield Park Recreation Center, 100 S. Old Litchfield RD Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

$20 for 17 years of age and under / $45 for 18 years of age and older

The 2017 Triathlon include a 300 yard serpentine swim, 4.2 mile biking course and 2K run. The biking and run are along a flat, palm tree lined, street course in the Litchfield Park, Arizona. Timing: computer chip. Age groups include 17 and under; 18-30; 31-40; 41-50; 51-60; and, 61 plus. All entrants will receive high quality t-shirts and be provided fruit and snacks, water and sports drinks; participation ribbons will be given to all finishers. A raffle will be held at the end of the event. Entry fee is to be determined by Litchfield Kiwanis Club. Limited to 150 participants.

Friday

6PM Bike to the Ballpark

Peoria’s Ticket to Ride series kicks off with Bike to the Ballpark on March 31, 2017 at 6 p.m. Ride your bicycle to the Peoria Sports Complex with complimentary bicycle valet parking provided, a safe and secure designated location at the complex, and receive a free Peoria Trails Map. Catch the Seattle Mariners as they face off against the Colorado Rockies in the Cactus League finale. Stay after the game for a fireworks celebration.

Saturday

8am-4pm, Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival

Old Town Peoria, Peoria and Grand Avenues

The City of Peoria and the Peoria Unified School District honor the community’s past and celebrate the future through the Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival presented by Valley Schools. The event is located at Peoria and Grand Avenues in the following venues; Osuna Park, Peoria’s Center for Performing Arts, Peoria Historical Museums, Community Center and surrounding Streets.

Students from Peoria Unified School District exhibit their artwork, perform dance routines, theater acts, choir and band on stages throughout the event. Attendees can watch pottery being made, family bike ride, wagon rides, and a kid’s zone.

Saturday

9am-12pm, MASTER GARDENER Q&A Session

Northwest Regional Library – Surprise 16089 N. Bullard Ave.Surprise, AZ 85374

Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer your desert gardening questions, including but not limited to plant selection, irrigation, fertilization, pruning techniques, pest management and problem diagnosis.

Sunday
Saturday & Sunday

10am-5pm,Spring Fling sidewalk & indoor sale

Downtown Wickenburg

Springtime shopping in Wickenburg!

Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce member merchants have great deals for you as well as new spring & summer merchandise

Participants:

At the Center of You, Cactus Maddy’s Mercantile, Creations in Thread/Cowgirl Salvage, Double D Western World, Isabelle’s Parlour, Nana’s Sandwich Shoppe and Gifts, McKeever’s Ace Hardware, Old Livery Mercantile, Pottery B, The Pony 2nd Hand Store, Ranch Dressing, Reset Design, Riata Saddles & Retail Store, Rusty Rooster, Stewart Hardware, Sweet Somethings & What Knots, Twisted Dogwood, The Chaparral Ice Cream & Café and Wickenburg Kwikprint.

Friday

6PM-10PM Desert Caballeros RIVER DANCE

The River Walk Bridge, US 60 & US 93

  • Wickenburg Style BBQ (6-8:30 p.m.)
  • Watering hole with Beer/ Wine / Cocktails
  • live Entertainment, Dancing
  • Free face painting
  • ALL AGES WELCOME- FREE ADMISSION
Sunday

2-4 PM, MUSIC OF HEROES

160 North Valentine St., Wickenburg, 85390, AZ, United States

SixFeetUp has produced a unique musical, military tribute which combines elements of a traditional salute with the style of a USO show concert. We present the patriotic music as well as the pop music associated with our military history – stretching from the Civil War to the present. We explore with audiences how music has become associated with various conflicts, how it has been used and why certain songs are so strongly etched in our memories. We find out how movies and TV gave us new “war” music decades after the actual conflicts. Our show is a fast-paced, entertaining music, story, humor and respectful appreciation of our military heritage.

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