American Girl Tea Party Coming to Sunrise Mountain Library
On Saturday, May 20, the Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N 98th Ave., in Peoria, is hosting an American Girl Tea Party for children aged 6 to 12. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., kids can bring their favorite doll and enjoy fun activities and delightful snacks at this special event. Don’t miss out on this charming opportunity to connect with fellow American Girl fans and share a memorable experience!

Goodwill Opens New Career Center in Peoria to Empower Job Seekers
Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona has recently opened a new Career Center at 6750 W. Peoria Ave. This valuable community resource aims to provide job seekers with a range of services, including resume guidance, job application assistance, and participation in various classes.

The Career Center also features private booths specifically designed for conducting Zoom interviews, making it easier for job hunters to connect with potential employers. Interested individuals can learn more about this community resource at

Goodwill’s career services are offered free of charge and include a wide array of resources, such as skills training, career coaching, resume review, certifications, hiring events, and more. Job seekers can access community resources, career assessments, computer and soft skills trainings, job leads, interview skills development, job postings, job search strategies, labor market information, one-on-one career coaching, and onsite hiring events.

By providing these no-cost services, Goodwill aims to help individuals secure jobs and advance their careers. Job seekers can start building their future today by visiting one of Goodwill’s Career Centers or by calling 602-535-4444.

Peoria to Host National Day of Prayer, Donations to Support Local Food Bank
Join the Peoria AZ Grassroots Ambassadors as they host the 1st National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The in-person event will take place at 8401 W. Monroe St., in Peoria. Community members are encouraged to gather and participate in this spiritual occasion, fostering unity and promoting goodwill. Coffee, donuts, and bagels will be served.

All proceeds collected from donations during the event, after covering the event costs, will be generously donated to the Peoria Valley View Food Bank. The contribution will help support the food bank’s mission to aid individuals and families facing food insecurity in the local community. For more information, visit

BuckGuyz to Perform Eclectic Mix at American Legion Post #29 in Peoria
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The BuckGuyz, a versatile musical group, will be performing a diverse mix of country, easy listening, and 50s-60s rock and roll at American Legion Post #29, 9550 W. Peoria Ave. The event, open to the public, is scheduled for Friday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Organized by BuckGuyz, the four-hour performance promises to entertain attendees with a range of musical genres, appealing to various tastes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 480-823-4614.

Handel’s Ice Cream Park West Celebrates Grand Opening
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Handel’s Ice Cream, a beloved brand with a rich history dating back to 1945, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Park West location in April. Located at 9784 W. Northern Ave., #1235, in Peoria. Handel’s Ice Cream’s Park West location serves customers its high-quality homemade ice cream, staying true to the original recipes and methods created by its founder, Alice Handel.

Alice Handel began her sweet legacy in Youngstown, Ohio, in the summer of 1945, using fresh fruit from her garden and her personal recipes to make ice cream that became a neighborhood favorite. Handel’s continues to uphold these traditions by making each batch fresh daily and serving communities across the country one scoop at a time. The grand opening of Handel’s Ice Cream Park West marks a new chapter for the brand, bringing its delicious treats to even more ice cream enthusiasts.