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December 2016

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Operation Eggnog Canned Food Drive

Harvest Preparatory Academy will be hosting their 3rd Annual Operation Eggnog Canned Food Drive.

Dates: November 28, 2016 to December 16, 2016

Purpose: Collect non-perishable foods to support families in our school and community.

Our hope is to support approx 15 families of ours with a holiday meal.  Harvest Preparatory Academy is seeking donations of turkey, ham, boxed stuffing, potatoes, and other canned foods.

Drop off location: 14900 W Van Buren St, Bldg E, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Point of Contact: David Garrison, Office Manager, 602-708-2334

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Meals of Joy - A Taste of Comedy

Join us for a great night of comedy to support Meals of Joy!

Featuring Cory McCloskey & Mike James
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7pm - 9pm
Pebble Creek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse

Tickets are $25 and include dessert. Beverages are available for purchase or include with some Sponsorship Packages.  Visit for more details about the event and to purchase tickets.

Meals of Joy delivers fresh, tasty, home-delivered lunches for seniors who are unable to prepare his/her own food, desiring convenience or independent living and for patients recuperating at home, right to their front door.

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Alzheimers Association Desert Southwest Chapter Support Group Meeting

There is no cost or commitment. Support groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and as a way of supporting and encouraging each other.

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Networking at Noon - White Elephant Holiday Meeting

Join Chamber members for this annual White Elephant Holiday Meeting tradition! Please bring a wrapped White Elephant Gift ($15 value) to this great networking event.

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Children's Community Christian Choir (4C)

Free community choirs for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Open to all families in the community - church attendance is not a requirement.  Free family dinner at 6:00 for any that wish to stay.

See below for times for different age groups and handbells or vocal.


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Lunch N Learn

Tax Credits and Donations
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by New Life Center
RSVP to 623-932-2260

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, learn about changes to key Arizona tax benefits before you file. Area tax professional, Kim Moran, will highlight the most commonly overlooked tax benefits and a representative from New Life Center will discuss the tax credits afforded to Arizona residents that give to area nonprofits, as well as changes that will affect every donor in 2016.

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Hiring Fair

The City of Avondale is hosting a hiring fair in partnership with Goodwill of Central Arizona on Thursday, December 8th from 4:00 pm -6:30 pm at Avondale CIty Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale.

There will be 25+ local employers that are seeking employees.  Please come prepared with resume and possible on the spot interviews. 

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Business After Hours: The Office Liquidators

The Office Liquidators invite you to come out to their brand new location for December’s Business After Hours and see their improved operation, featuring an enlarged office furniture inventory! Enjoy delicious food and drinks, plus a chance to win a special prize!

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Girls Dance Class

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Friday Business Connections

“The Place” for business professionals to come together and connect, learn & share ideas on the 2nd & 4th Friday every month!

Doors open at 7:45 am.

Due to the upcoming holidays, FBC will only meet once during the month of December.

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Buckeye Marathon - Race to the Runway

The 3rd Annual Buckeye Marathon (Certified Boston Qualifier) will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.  The “Race to the Runway” full marathon will actually begin well north of the airport in a Buckeye neighborhood, Festival Ranch and will end on the runway at the airport, which is one mile south of Interstate 10 on Palo Verde Road.  The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will begin at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.

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Buckeye Marathon

Volunteers can help over 1000 runners cross the finish line in December!


The 3rd Annual Buckeye Marathon will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 and the City of Buckeye Recreation Department is looking for volunteer water station attendants, medal distributors, and more.


Sign up for one of many opportunities. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. Volunteer shifts occur between the hours of 7am and 2pm. All volunteers will be compensated with a shirt and paid lunch.


Benefits to volunteering include opportunity to meet new people, smiles and high-fives from race participants and community involvement.


Sign up today!

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Christmas in the Park

Free Event in Litchfield Park Town Center from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring the entire family for this fun filled day!

The craft show begins at 9 a.m.
The parade starts at 10 a.m., complete with marching bands, youth groups and floats.
There will be real snow, great activities, visits with Santa, and live local entertainment
throughout the day.

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Hometown Christmas Parade

The Hometown Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned community event for the whole family—to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and all its glory. We are inviting churches, businesses and other community groups from all over the Valley to join us for this very special parade.

The Hometown Christmas Parade is produced by the non-profit organization Glendale Christmas Parade, which is made up of community members who share a passion for letting the true star of Christmas shine.  If you have any questions, please contact Candy Sheperd 623.878.9607 or Julie Peterson at 602-460-4472. 

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Luces De navidad

The City of Tolleson would like to invite you, your family and friends to the annual Luces de Navidad Festival. The festival will take place on December 10th and 11th.

Saturday, December 19, the day’s festival will consist of many activities. There will be a Polar Express Family stage from 12:00 – 6:00pm with a special meet and greet with Calum Worthy from the TV show Austin & Ally from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Also meet and take pictures with Santa Claus.

Ride the Polar Express Train, ride a Reindeer Ring, make holiday crafts, and Story Time with the Tolleson Library.  There will also be a dance party with a JuJu Dance and Nae Nae contests and others. Wreath decorating for the teens.
Live entertainment consists of AJ Castillo, Suerte Musical, Unstoppable and XS Bands.
In addition, the City will have the traditional Luces of Navidad Light Parade running down Van Buren on December 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy food truck vendors, craft vendors, carnival rides, and much more.

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Luces de Navidad

Call or email for more details.

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Cancer Support Group

This new Cancer Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm in Building B (enter through double doors).  This group is open to the public for cancer patients and their families.


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Events Committee Meeting

The Events Committee is hard at work planning and preparing for upcoming events. Join the fun!

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Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!

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