Schedule Your Household Hazardous Waste Appointment
The city of Peoria will begin scheduling appointments for the collection of household hazardous waste starting on October 2. Collection begins on October 16 and will conclude on November 3. There are a limited number of appointments, so please schedule your appointment online at or by calling 623-773-7836.

Attend G.A.I.N. on October 7
Mark your calendar for G.A.I.N., Getting Arizonans Involved in Neighborhoods, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pioneer Community Park, located at 8755 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria’s Police & Fire-Medical departments bring together family fun and safety education in one place at the G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night. Kids of all ages will enjoy the chance to get an up-close look at police cars, fire trucks, specialty emergency vehicles, and equipment. This event is free to all members of the community. For additional information about the G.A.I.N. event, call 623-773-7099.

Slick City Action Park Expands to Arizona with an Entertainment Center in Peoria
Slick City Action Park, a Missouri-rooted indoor entertainment giant, is making waves in Arizona by confirming a 35,000 square-foot space for its latest venture in Peoria. This marks the company’s first Arizona establishment and adds to its growing portfolio, complementing existing parks in Colorado, Missouri, and Texas.

Positioned strategically at 7518 W. Thunderbird Rd., their Peoria location will be crafted to entertain both young and old. Its array of attractions includes indoor slides, air courts, a multi-level soft play zone, a trapeze, and a zip line. Guests will also have the pleasure of diverse culinary options and can consider the park for hosting events in its 3,000 square-foot area, for parties, corporate gatherings, or community functions.

Slick City will be housed within Thunderbird Plaza, an expansive 85,000-square-foot retail expanse at the intersection of 75th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in a center that once held a Basha’s grocery story. For more information, visit

Grad Solutions Unveils New Education HUB in Peoria, Aiming to Boost High School Graduations
Grad Solutions has launched its latest Helping Undo Barriers (HUB) in Peoria, reinforcing its dedication to aiding students in achieving high school diplomas. This West Valley facility, located at 14202 N. 73rd Ave., the seventh in the Valley, aims to be a “one-stop shop” for students who’ve faced educational interruptions.
Each HUB offers a combination of online coursework and mentorship. Grad Solutions’ Executive Director of Education Rochelle Morris emphasizes HUB’s role in creating conducive environments for learning and providing consistent mentor support.

In collaboration with the online platform Edgenuity, the Peoria HUB delivers core academic studies, tailored to each student’s pace. It also boasts a quiet study space and teacher supervision, ensuring students have every opportunity to succeed. For more information, call 480-904-4512, or visit

Elevate and Empower at Women’s Leadership Conference
Mark your calendars for an enriching experience! The second annual Women’s Leadership Conference is set to ignite inspiration and foster leadership skills on Friday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dive into a day filled with influential keynote speeches, invaluable leadership development sessions, and a wealth of community resources tailored to help women flourish. The event unfolds at the Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., in Peoria. Need financial assistance? Scholarships are available. For details, reach out to [email protected] or register at