Events

Community Events

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Seeds of Hope has many volunteer opportunities, both in the summer and winter. They need willing persons to help out with programs such as: Youth, Adult Education, Hot Lunch, and Stanfield Medical Clinic. Contact them at 520-836-6335 Monday through Thursday from 8am to noon or go to their website at www.seedsofhopeaz.com.

Transportation services – The Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center, 405 E. Sixth St., offers a transportation service within the city of Casa Grande for seniors ages 60 and older for a suggested donation of $3 one way. The service is also available to disabled adults ages 18 and older and seniors ages 50 to 59 for a $3 fee. Transportation can be used for medical visits, shopping trips and also to visit the senior center. Lunch is offered Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until noon. For more information call 520-421-8677.

Cancer Awareness: We have been asked to list some resources on this disease:

Cancer Screening Guidelines By Age

Skin Cancer Screening – What To Expect

What To Expect Before, During, And After Radiation Treatment

What Are The Short And Long Term Side Effects Of Chemotherapy

What To Expect During Your Prostate Exam

Autism Awareness: We have been asked to list some resources on this condition:

15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities

For Educators: Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Helping Asperger’s Teens To Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps

Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism

Give The Gift Of Life – the Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensu

re supply is available to meet needs. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the organization’s free blood donor app, visit its website, redcrossblood. org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). United Blood Services is also having ares blood drives. To make an appointment to donate please  go online to the United Blood Services website. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce wait times.

 

Mondays

A Diabetes Workshop is scheduled the first and second Mondays of each month from 3 to 5pm at Sun Life Family Health Center, 865 N. Arizola Road. Classes are taught by a certified diabetes educator, The cost is $10 for 2 classes. Call 381-0395 or email Erika.Reyes@slfhc.org for more info.

Free Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30am – 1:30 pm at Vista Grande Library, No registration required, class is free.

A caregiver support group meets on a weekly basis to provide encouragement and support in a confidential and emotionally safe environment. The group is led by a trained support team and meets at Fiesta Grande RV Resort in the LaCasa Building, Room A, 1511 E. Florence Blvd. every Monday from 1:00 to 2:00pm. All caregivers are welcome. For more info call  Merridy at 520-836-8901. (See also Wednesday for an additional opportunity).

Grandparents raising grandchildren? A Seeds of Hope support group meets the fourth Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00am at the Mondo Anaya community Center, 1487 N. Crane St., Casa Grande. Upcoming dates are 10/23 and 11/27. Dates in 2018 are 1/22, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, and 5/28. For more information go to www.seedsofhope.com or call 520-421-0500.

 Tuesdays

The Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center hosts a coffee hour every Tuesday at 9:00am with members enjoying doughnuts, coffee and conversation.

Free Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30am – 1:30 pm at Vista Grande Library, No registration required, class is free.

TOPS – Take Pounds Off Sensibly is a nonprofit, low cost program that offers support and encouragement along with free website access.  Everyone is invited to a free, no-obligation meeting Tuesdays at (change of location)  the United Methodist Church, 1515 N. Trekell Road, in the Fireside Room. Weigh-in begins at 9:00am. Call Valerie for more info at 709-1689.  ADDITIONAL TIME – 6pm on Tuesday evening at the Trinity Baptist Church Annex, 1113 E. Trinity Place. Call Janet for more info at 836-7076.

Grief Share support group offers caring support to help people through the grieving process and one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is held on Tuesdays from 1 to 3pm at Desert Sky Baptist Church, 891 W. Korsten Road.  The group runs on a 13-week cycle with a 4 week break in between sessions and is non-denominational and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. A $15 workbook is available for purchase at the meetings. For more info call Donna D. at 520- 705-0123 or email sparkleaz@yahoo.com.

A Diabetes Support Group meets from 7 to 8pm the third Tuesday of the month in the Discovery Room of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center’s Education Center, 1800 E. Florence Blvd. Open to patients, family members, friends, care providers and medical professionals. For more info call 381-6416.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Connections meets the first and third Tuesdays at 5pm at the Sun Life Family Health Center, 865 N. Arizola Road, in the Board Room. The group provides support for people with mental illness and a safe place to express themselves and receive support without being judged, a critical part of recovery and wellness.

 Wednesdays

Seeds of Hope will host a Grandparents / Kinship “potluck” advocacy group meeting every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The meeting will be held at the Mondo Anaya Community center, 1487 N. Crane Street from 6:15 to 7:30pm. Adults and children are all invited. We provide the main course – you bring a side dish to share. For more information call the Seed of Hope office at 520-836-6335.

Free Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes – At the Casa Grande Main Library from 9:30 to 11:00 am. No registration required, class is free.

A caregiver support group meets on a weekly basis to provide encouragement and support in a confidential and emotionally safe environment. The group is led by a trained support team and meets in the clubhouse at Fairways Resort, 2054 N. Thornton Road, every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 am. All caregivers are welcome. For more info call  Merridy at 520-836-8901. (See also Monday for an additional opportunity).

Grief Share support group offers caring support to help people through the grieving process and one of life’s most difficult experiences. It is held on Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm at Fiesta Grande RV Resort, 1511 E. Florence Blvd.  The group runs on a 13-week cycle with a 4 week break in between sessions and is non-denominational and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. A $15 workbook is available for purchase at the meetings. For more info call Sharon Case at 520-840-3922.

Thursdays

Free ESL classes – First Baptist Church, 13955 S. Sunland Gin Road, Arizona City, is offering free English as a second language classes, including reading, conversation, writing and pronunciation, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, contact Gary Oaks at 520-300-0031.

A women’s and breast cancer support group meets from 5:30 to 6:30pm the third Thursday  of the month at the Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd., Suite 3. For additional information call Karen at 520-426-7641.

Men’s support group meets at 11:00am the third Thursday of each month at the Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd., Suite 3. For info call Jim at 426-7641.

Free Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes – Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:00 am at Casa Grande Main Library to practice pronunciation.

A free class for Spanish speakers to learn to read and write English is held from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursdays through Sept. 13 at 1555 N.  Colorado St. For more information, call 480- 371-6690 or 480-776-4428.

Thunderous Thursdays is a social club for developmentally/physically disabled teens and adults that meets on the second Thursday of the month. All activities are free of charge and begin at 5 p.m. at Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center. For more information, call 421-8677, ext. 4523.

Fridays

Celebrate Recovery meetings – Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based recovery program for all people who struggle with any hurt, habit or  hang-up. All people and all issues including anxiety, anger, grief, loss, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, sexual addiction, chemical  dependency, same sex attraction, self-injury, co-dependence, divorce, food addiction, pornography and many more are welcome. It meets every Friday night at 501 E. Kortsen Road at Casa Grande Assembly of God. A complimentary dinner is served at 6:00 pm and the program  starts at 6:45 pm. For more information, call 520-705-3250 or 540-226-8976.

 Weekends

Coolidge – Spirit of Joy United Methodist Church sponsors a swap meet at North Attaway Road and State Route 287 every third Saturday of each month. Spaces for vendors are available. Call 520-217-9288 or 520-723-3296 for more information and an application.

Valley Humane Society has pet adoptions every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm at PetSmart, 986 N. Mission Parkway.

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 8am Saturdays in Room 4 of Building D of First Presbyterian Church, 702 E. Cottonwood Lane. Call Carolyn 705-7038 for more info.

Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are given at Seeds of Hope’s Mondo Anaya Community Center, 1487 N. Crane St., inside Albert Cruz Park, from 8:30am to 10:30am the second Saturday of each month. For more info call Seeds of Hope at 836-6335 Monday through Friday from 8am to noon.

The Casa Grande chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) meets the second Saturday of the month at 7:30am at Golden Corral. This non-denominational ministry joins Christian motorcycle enthusiasts to encourage one another’s faith, represent Christ to secular riders, participate in toy runs and raise funds to support international ministries such as The Jesus Film Project. For more info visit their website www.cmausa.org or email the local chapter president at cmajeremiah@gmail.com.

The Florence Artisan market is open every Saturday from 7:30am to 1pm and is  located on Main Street in downtown Old Florence.

Herbalicious of Arizona will offer fresh produce every fourth Saturday (except in December) in partnership with Borderland Food Banks. The program offers 60 pounds of fresh produce for a $10 donation. POWWOW distribution will be on every fourth Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at 423 North Florence Street. Vendors from the Downtown Marketplace also will be set up, offering a variety of other goods, foods and products for sale. For more information, call Emily Sebring at 520-414-0041.

November

Friday, November 9th

Annual Children’s Flower Garden Planting – The City Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program, in partnership with the Casa Grande Elementary School District, will host the annual Children’s Flower Garden Planting Event on Friday, November 9th. The event will begin at 10:00 am at the flower garden in front of City Hall, located at 510 E. Florence Blvd.
The flower garden in front of City Hall is planted every year to remember children who have been victims of abuse. Each year, millions of children and adolescents in the United States are exposed to violence in their homes as both victims and witnesses. According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, close to 40% of children are direct victims of two or more violent acts in their homes. Close to 5 children die every day as a result of abuse in the U.S. and 70% of the child fatalities are under the age of three. Their exposure to violence can have a long-lasting physical, psychological and emotional impact. They may suffer from depression, fear, anxiety, aggression, difficulty in school, frequent nightmares and visible injuries. We need to educate children, families and the community about domestic violence and child abuse and how to recognize the signs to put a stop to it.
This year’s special event is being sponsored by Vivid Landscape LLC. The schools participating in this year’s event are Cholla Elementary School, Ironwood Elementary School, McCartney Elementary School, Palo Verde Elementary School and Villago Middle School, Casa Grande Union High School and the Casa Grande Union High School Cougar Spirit Line. Against Abuse, Inc. will join in the event this year by planting pinwheels to promote awareness of child abuse prevention.
“More than a seed is planted in a garden,” said Victim Services Specialist, Terry Montijo. “Children can learn not only about their natural environment but also about life skills such as responsibility, independence, leadership, and teamwork in contributing a wonderful gift to our community.”
The City Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program provides assistance, support, and protection to victims and their families and educates them about domestic violence, safety planning, and the criminal justice process. To learn about important resources available, click here or call (520) 421-8600.

Movie in the Park – The November Movie in the Park is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Paul Mason Sportsplex with a showing of “Sherlock  Gnomes.” Attendees should bring chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free and free popcorn will be provided. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14th

HIRING EVENT – Schuff Steel is seeking Production Workers, Welders, Fitters, and Utility Yardman. Must be 18 years of age or older, high school diploma or equivalent, some positions require 2 years experience, must be able to work 40+ hours. Ability to operate overhead cranes, grinders, chippers, welders, cutting torch and/or related equipment. Must be able to interpet detail drawings. Please CALL a workforce specialist PRIOR to the event at 520-866-3600. Event takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm at 318 N. Florence St., Casa Grande, AZ 85122. Website is arizonaatwork.com/pinal.

Friday, November 16th

Country Gospel Gathering – Golden Harvest Cowboy Church invites you to join in for an evening of country gospel music and worship at the Paramount Theater, 420 East Florence Street, Casa Grande. This event is open to the public.

Breakfast at Dorothy Powell – A breakfast to support the Home Delivered Meals program will be today, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center. The cost for breakfast is $5 per plate. All proceeds go toward the Home Delivered Meals program. The menu consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs and a hash brown patty. People may dine in or order breakfast for carry-out. If any businesses or organizations are interested in placing an order for pickup, contact the center at 520-421-8760 to arrange to have an order ready at a requested  time.

Saturday, November 17th

6th Annual Community Day and Health Fair Event – Will be held today from 9:00am to noon at the New Hope Community Church, 707 S. Main Street, Coolidge. This event was created to motivate, inspire and empower individuals and families to live a healthier lifestyle, while caring for the total needs of the person. There will be a food and clothing give-a-way and various vendor tables for health and wellness and community services. We invite you to be a part of this event by participating as a sponsor or vendor. New Hope is requesting monetary donations, clothing items, furniture and appliances that will be given away to families in need. All donations are tax deductible. For more information please contact Michelle Young at 520-705-9772.

Surviving the Holidays – Grieving? Know someone who is? When you are grieving a loved one’s death the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants discover: How to deal with emotions; What to do about traditions; Helpful tips for surviving social events; How to find hope for the future. Please join us today from 1:00-3:00pm at Trinity Southers Baptist Church located at 1100 E. Trinity Place, Casa Grande. For more information call 520-836-2383.

Sunday, November 18th

Sunday Potluck Social – New to the area and want to meet fellow seniors? The Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center offers a Sunday Potluck Social today from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees may bring a small dish to share. For more information, call 520-421-8760.

Wednesday, November 21st

Turkey Trot – Join us for this fun and free community event – Two Mile Walk or Run for Health – Walk starts in front of Banner Casa Grande Outpatient Imaging (formerly Desert Reflections). Walk up registration/check in at 6:45am, health walk begins at 7:00am. You can call to register 520-381-6510. All participants are registered to win a turkey.


Event Submission

You may request to list your event by emailing us. Events must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the event and may be rejected if submitted late.

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For additional information about Calvary Chapel of Casa Grande please visit our website at www.calvarycg.org.