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Events in the month of October 2018
DateEvent
10/01/18
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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10/02/18
Lunch N Learn - Have you met all your goals for 2018? What are your goals for 2019 and beyond?


Have you met all your goals for 2018? What are your goals for 2019 and beyond?

A lot of the time, people within businesses are so focused in the day to day that they don't work on the day's events that lead to meeting their goals. Come with an open mind to finish the year strong, develop the goals for 2019, and create the mindset to make the goals for the next 20 years.

Presented by Chris Aird, With Purpose, LLC

RSVP required as lunch will be provided, call the Chamber at 623-932-2260 to reserve your seat. Class held at the Chamber Office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

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10/02/18
POT OF GOLD LIVE AUCTION

Pot Of Gold Live Auction
215 E Western Ave Avondale
623-935-9907
PotOfGoldEstate.com
Tuesday October 2nd
Bidding Starts at 6:00 p.m.


400 Lots of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Art, Firearms, Cars, Boats, Motorcycles, Vintage Toys, Vintage Furniture, Coin-op, and the Unique and Rare! There is something for everyone!  Come and preview items starting at Noon on Auction Day.
Pot Of Gold knows how to treat their auction customers right… Auctions are indoor, air conditioned, with comfy chairs, food trucks, free cake and cookies, amazing treasures, and a whole lot of fun!
Can’t make the live auction? NO PROBLEM…
Bid online up to 1 hour before the auction starts. PotOfGoldEstate.com

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10/02/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

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10/03/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

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10/04/18
8:00 Round Up Networking

 
SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group

Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

The location of the meeting is at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q 
located at 845 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ, 85338

To 
RSVP for that meeting either on our Meetup page (SMART Referrals Business Networking Group)https://www.meetup.com/S-M-A-R-T-Referrals-Southwest-Marketing-And-Referral-Team/events/llqndpyxcbxb/, on our Facebook Page (SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group) https://www.facebook.com/events/1788576651215086/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/events/199226247299840/ by texting / calling me (Darren Mullins) at 602-499-6427, or by emailing me at darren.mullins@libertymutual.com.  

 

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10/04/18
Chamber 101

Have you been thinking about joining the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce? Are you a new member and need help taking advantage of the Chamber's benefits? Or, have you been a member for a long time and need a refresher on what the Chamber can do to help you and your business? Then come out to Chamber 101!
Catering by Haymaker Restaurant Co., 1800 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

This event is FREE, but space is limited. Please call the Chamber at 623-932-2260 to RSVP and save yourself a seat!

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10/05/18
Benevilla Caregiver Connect Event


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10/06/18
The RoundUp Food Truck Festival

The RoundUp Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Goodyear Ballpark (1933 S Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338)
What: 50 food trucks, live local music, a great selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as Top Golf activities and a kids zone.
General Admission is FREE and VIP Party Pavilion tickets are $100. Tickets, including General Admission, should be reserved here.
Every dollar spent on adult beverages, as well as a portion of food proceeds, goes to support West Valley charities.
How: Reserve tickets now > https://www.westvalleymavericksfoundation.org/roundup



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10/09/18
Lunch N Learn - The Many Faces of Domestic Violence

"The Many Faces of Domestic Violence"
 
Learn about situational awareness in domestic violence and that control, emotional abuse, and financial abuse is a part of this problem.
 
Presented by Debra Barnes, Life Protectors Foundation and Lona Hardy, Legal Shield
 
RSVP required as lunch will be provided, call the Chamber at 623-932-2260 to reserve your seat. Class held at the Chamber Office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

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10/09/18
Business Builders

Business Builders meets monthly at The InnovationHub @GodoyearAZ. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to attend - free of charge! Guest speaker for October 9: Randy Christian, Credit Card Processing 101, followed by one hour of business networking.

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10/09/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
10/10/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...
10/11/18
The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals

The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals "Lunchtime Business Builders" Networking Group is for small business owners and professionals located in the Southwest Valley

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10/11/18
Business After Hours: LIV Goodyear



Join us at LIV Goodyear for a Stranger Things themed Business After Hours!

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10/12/18
Friday Business Connections

FBC is "The Place" for business professionals to come together to CONNECT, learn, and share ideas. This networking event is free to attend and everyone is welcome! Bring your business cards, your brightest smile, and a friend.

Doors open at 7:30am.

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10/13/18
Christian Brothers Automotive Special Needs Service Day

WHEN IS IT?  October 13th, 2018 8a.m.-12p.m.

WHERE IS IT?  12337 W. Camelback Road Litchfield Park (Corner of El Mirage and Camelback.

WHAT IS IT?  Service Day is our opportunity to bless those in the community who need to be loved on in general, and specifically, to have some basic automotive attention while having the opportunity to enjoy a little down time.  We, as a special needs family ourselves, know that special needs families could always use a little extra love and blessings amidst all the additional challenges our family members experience on a day to day basis. 


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10/13/18
Meals of Joy Masquerade Gala - A Royal Affair

Join us for a royal affair to benefit Meals of Joy!

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Dinner
Black tie optional
Prize awarded for the best mask
Entertainment provided by Uptown Big Band
$80 before September 15 | $95 after
Sponsorship opportunities available

Visit http://www.scosic.org/masquerade-gala/ for more details on tickets and special pricing for reserved seating.


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10/15/18
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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10/16/18
Grand Opening: Husse AZ

Join us in welcoming Husse AZ to the Southwest Valley!
 

Stop by and join the fun! Ever since they were founded in 1987, Husse has offered free home delivery of pet food, cat litter, and various accessories to customers around the world!

Ribbon Cutting 5:00pm
Open House 4:30 - 7:00pm

There will be food and drinks, fun prizes, free samples (for your pets of course!), and more!

** No Pets Allowed **

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10/16/18
POT OF GOLD LIVE AUCTION

Pot Of Gold Live Auction
215 E Western Ave Avondale
623-935-9907
PotOfGoldEstate.com
Tuesday October 16th
Bidding Starts at 6:00 p.m.


400 Lots of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Art, Firearms, Cars, Boats, Motorcycles, Vintage Toys, Vintage Furniture, Coin-op, and the Unique and Rare! There is something for everyone!  Come and preview items starting at Noon on Auction Day.
Pot Of Gold knows how to treat their auction customers right… Auctions are indoor, air conditioned, with comfy chairs, food trucks, free cake and cookies, amazing treasures, and a whole lot of fun!
Can’t make the live auction? NO PROBLEM…
Bid online up to 1 hour before the auction starts. PotOfGoldEstate.com

more info...
10/16/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
10/17/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...
10/17/18
Union Home Mortgage Corp.


Join us for an awesome ribbon cutting at their Westgate location and enjoy goodie
bags, raffle prizes, delicious appetizers, soft drinks, wine, beer, and more!

Open House 4:00 – 7:00PM | Ribbon Cutting 5:30PM
October 17th, 2018

Union Home Mortgage Corp., 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 260, Glendale

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10/18/18
8:00 Round Up Networking

 
SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group

Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

The location of the meeting is at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q 
located at 845 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ, 85338

To 
RSVP for that meeting either on our Meetup page (SMART Referrals Business Networking Group)https://www.meetup.com/S-M-A-R-T-Referrals-Southwest-Marketing-And-Referral-Team/events/llqndpyxcbxb/, on our Facebook Page (SMART Referrals “8:00 Roundup” Networking Group) https://www.facebook.com/events/1788576651215086/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/events/199226247299840/ by texting / calling me (Darren Mullins) at 602-499-6427, or by emailing me at darren.mullins@libertymutual.com.  

 

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10/18/18
 -10/21/18
Billy Moore Days

Join us in celebration of Avondale at Billy Moore Days! This event will take place in Historic Avondale on October 18-21 and highlights Avondale's rich history and traditions. It features a carnival, festival, and parade, and marks the 72nd anniversary of Avondale's incorporation. The event is free to attend. Want to showcase your business or organization? Sign up to be part of the parade by October 10th! Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available.


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10/18/18
Class: Branding for Small Business

Part of the yearlong marketing series hosted by Dex-YP in partnership with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. This free training session is open to the public.

"Branding for Small Business"
Branding your business is important. A strong brand communicates what you do, how it's done, and establishes trust and credibility. Your brand allows you to interact and connect with customers who need your product or service. Your brand is represented in your images, social media, website content and more. Find out how to help brand your business, give it value, how to market it, and more.

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10/18/18
Free Workshop: So You Want to Publish Your Book?

A workshop teaching about the many ways to publish a children's or nonfiction book will be held at the Goodyear library's community room on October 18 at 7:00 P.M. The workshop, held at 14455 W, Van Buren, Suite C101, is free of charge. Please visit http://smalltoothdog.com/authoreducation to learn more. Presented in cooperation with the Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission. 

If you’ve ever wanted to publish a nonfiction book or create an entertaining children’s book, this “So, You Want to Publish a Book?” interactive workshop is for you. Join Sean Buvala of The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group as he walks you through the no-holds-barred realities of modern publishing. Learn about three current models of publishing including traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing. Learn why writing your book is the easiest part of the process. You’ll learn what not to do and what you must start doing right away. We’ll cover what you need to know to get started and how to possibly have your book published within the next 18 months. 

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10/20/18
Danby Outlet 1 year Anniversary Party Trunk or Treat Celebration!

Danby Appliance Retail Outlet Store is celebrating it's 1 Year Anniversary with a trunk or treat party for the whole family.
There will be a kids costume contest, Face Painting, Games, Food, snacks and plenty of Trunk or Treat candy. We will also be raffling off some GOODIES for the grown-ups!
We will also have SUPER DEEP DISCOUNTS on all our Appliances, kitchenware and hammocks.  

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10/20/18
Barrel Wars

The best way to describe “Barrel Wars,” is a reverse tug-of-war that sees two sides with fire hoses trying to push a barrel suspended on a cable. Avondale’s Fire & Medical Department pumper trucks and fire hoses are used to shoot water at a barrel, pushing it closer to the opposing team. If the barrel crosses the line on the opponent’s side, that team declares a win! The matches are exhausting and regardless of who wins, everyone, even the crowd, gets wet.
Winning teams get bragging rights, and a trophy.  Entry for each team is $500, which all funds proceed the Southwest Lending Closet.  If you are interested in participating, a few team slots remain, call 623-337-7586.

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10/22/18
Lunch N Learn - Be a Better Parent (or Grandparent) Through Storytelling

"Be a Better Parent (or Grandparent) Through Storytelling"
 
Who doesn't want to bond better with their young child? For parents and grandparents of children under the age of 10, this workshop will give you practical skills in how to put the book down, look your child in the eye and tell them life-affirming, values-promoting stories.

This is a hands-on interactive and engaging presentation. This isn’t 90 minutes of long lecture on the history of literacy. Our focus and training are firmly rooted in the “what really works” practice of communications, not just dry theory.

Note: parents, caregivers, grandparents of families of all types and forms are welcome at this workshop.

You will learn to immediately use your Natural Skills rather than having to add “one more thing” to your already busy schedules. The skills we teach blend seamlessly into the lives of families of all types, affirming what they already do well while giving them new ways (not checklists and charts) to integrate and encourage language, literacy, and family-bonding in their homes.

Sean Buvala is the presenter and creator of “The Story-Skilled Child” project and parent-involvement programming for Title 1 schools. The program is available for all schools in all neighborhoods. He is a storyteller with more than 30 years experience and the director of Storyteller.net. He and his wife Michelle have four young-adult children. He is the author many books for young families, many of which are collaborative projects with his wife, Michelle, who illustrates the books.

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10/23/18
Smart Start - Everyone Communicates Few Connect

Everyone Communicates Few Connect.
 
Only one thing stands between you and success! It isn't experience. It isn't talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn to CONNECT with PEOPLE. And while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.

Presented by Yanick Hicks, The John Maxwell Team. Please call 623-932-2260 to reserve your seat.
Please join us October 23rd from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear.

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10/23/18
Discover Spectacular! Iceland & Best of Eastern Canada Vacations

Your chance to learn the details of two upcoming vacation packages through the Chamber Travel Club.

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10/23/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
10/24/18
Grand Opening: Liv Goodyear

Join us for the grand opening of Goodyear's newest luxury apartments! Come take a look at their great floor plans and amenities, and enjoy some breakfast foods with light refreshments.
 
Ribbon Cutting 9:00am

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10/24/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...
10/25/18
Empowering Youth Breakfast

Homeless Youth Connection (HYC) presents its Empowering Youth Breakfast. An event designed to raise awareness throughout the community about homeless youth, and the ways to help them. 

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10/25/18
The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals

The SMART (Southwest Marketing And Referrals Team) Referrals "Lunchtime Business Builders" Networking Group is for small business owners and professionals located in the Southwest Valley

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10/25/18
Massage Envy Goodyear Grand Reopening

Stop by and join the fun! Come take a look at all the renovations they've done and the all new look of the office!

Ribbon Cutting 5:00pm
Open House 4:00 - 8:00pm

There will be a food and drinks, a bounce house, a passport with prizes at the end of the tour, and more!

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10/26/18
Friday Business Connections

FBC is "The Place" for business professionals to come together to CONNECT, learn, and share ideas. This networking event is free to attend and everyone is welcome! Bring your business cards, your brightest smile, and a friend.

Doors open at 7:30am.

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10/26/18
Grand Opening: MomDoc Midwives

It's the grand opening for a brand new business!

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10/27/18
POT OF GOLD SPECIAL SATURDAY LIVE AUCTION

Pot Of Gold Live Auction
215 E Western Ave Avondale
623-935-9907
PotOfGoldEstate.com
SPECIAL SATURDAY AUCTION
BIGGEST AND BEST OF THE YEAR!
Tuesday October 27th
Bidding Starts at 12:00 NOON


600 Lots of Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Art, Firearms, Cars, Boats, Motorcycles, Vintage Toys, Vintage Furniture, Coin-op, and the Unique and Rare! There is something for everyone!  Come and preview items starting at Noon on Auction Day.
Pot Of Gold knows how to treat their auction customers right… Auctions are indoor, air conditioned, with comfy chairs, food trucks, free cake and cookies, amazing treasures, and a whole lot of fun!
Can’t make the live auction? NO PROBLEM…
Bid online up to 1 hour before the auction starts. PotOfGoldEstate.com

more info...
10/27/18
National Bully Prevention Carnival

Community Carnival to help students, parents and teachers prevent bullying

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10/29/18
Lunch N Learn - Protect Your Estate Assets and Avoid Unnecessary Consequences

Protect Your Estate Assets and Avoid Unnecessary Consequences
 
When you attend the workshop, you will receive a full-color, 20 page workbook on estate planning. This resource is filled with essential information, exercises, and questions that may help you assess your current situation and develop a strategy that may help preserve your assets. Perhaps best of all, you'll be eligible for the complimentary consultation offered to all workshop participants.
 
RSVP required as food will be provided, please call 623-932-2260 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by George Henderson, LifeTyme Financial Group, LLC. Class held at the Chamber Office, 289 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear

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10/30/18
A BOOtiful Night At The Chamber



The annual family-friendly, safe "Trick or Treat" event hosted by Chamber Members. Hundreds of children and families in costume show up at the Chamber office. Members, who are also in costume, give candy and other goodies. It's a free community event.
Trick or Treat Early - Wear Your Costume!

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10/30/18
Bingo Night - American Legion Post #61

The American Legion Post #61 hosts bingo each Tuesday night starting at 6:45 PM at, 35 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale.

Bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bid, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game.

Supports the are's youth and veterans.
For more info call 623-932-4960.

more info...
10/31/18
Networking at Noon

Business & lunch networking event!


Located at:
    Haymaker Restaurant Co.
    1800 N. Litchfield Rd.
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

more info...