Out and About in Litchfield Park - Things To Do This Weekend 12/1/11

Welcome to the West Valley Home Team's Blog "Out and About in Litchfield Park," featuring things to do in Phoenix's West Valley, including Litchfield Park, Goodyear and the surrounding areas.  Don't miss this week's fun events like Home Plate for the Holidays at Goodyear Ballpark! 

Thursday December 1

Litchfield Park Library Celebrates Re-Opening.  After a month of renovations the Litchfield Park Branch Library is celebrating it's re-opening starting at 9:30am.  Updates to the library include a new customer service desk, new carpeting, shelves, Dewey-less arrangement, newly painted walls, more computers and new furniture including laptop-friendly armchairs, a children's table and a children's play box.  The formal event features remarks from County Supervisor Max Wilson (R-District 4) and Tina Norwalk, administrator of the Litchfield Park Library Association.  For more information visit the Litchfield Park Branch Library website.

Friday December 2

White Tank Branch Library Story Time.  Story time for toddlers and preschoolers from 10:15am to 11am.  For more information visit the White Tank Branch Library website.

Saturday December 3

Home Plate for the Holidays at Goodyear Ballpark.  Enjoy pancakes, sausage, egss and a beverage with Santa at 4pm.  In addition there will be arts and crafts vendor booths,and 40 tons of snow!  isten to local elementary school carolers or play on the inflatable activities.  Admission and parking is free.  Reservations for breakfast with Santa can be made by calling 623-882-3120 or visit the City of Goodyear website for more information.

Goodyear City Market at Goodyear Ballpark. Purchase local produce, homemade goods, and handmade arts and crafts.  Visit the City of Goodyear website for more info.

Buckeye 16th Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique & Winter Wonderland.  The event includes boutique shopping with arts and crafts vendors, vendors selling books, jewelry, candles, beauty products and clothing.  There will also be free bingo, a community yard sale, a petting zoo, a rock-climbing wall, live entertainment, Friends of the Buckeye Public Library book sale, Santa photos, Chihuahua races, snow, food, antiques and an auction. Located at Sixth Street Plaza from 9am to 4pm.  For more information visit the City of Buckeye website.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus at White Tank Branch Library.  Mrs. Claus will be in the library's Program Room for a special time of storytelling, magic and songs starting at 12:30pm.  For more information visit the White Tank Branch Library website.

Avondale Farmer's Market.  Come out for Avondale's inaugural farmer's market season. Every Saturday thru June at Friendship Park.  For more information visit www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com.

Venomous Creatures at White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center.  See some of the venoumous creatures and creepy crawlies of the desert at 10am.  For more info visit www.maricopa.gov/parks

Sunday December 4

Wigwam Farmer's Market.  Held every Sunday on the Front Lawn of the Wigwam Resort.  Shop for local produce, handmade foods, and more.  For more information visit the Wigwam's website.

Upcoming Events:

24th Annual Christmas in the Park in Historic Old Litchfield December 10th.  Bring the entire family for a holiday fun packed day.  Litchfield Park is once again hosting Christmas in the Park with live entertainment, an art show with over 70 artists and craft vendors, snow and visits with Santa.  There will be a holiday parade starting at 10am with marching bands, drill teams, and floats.  The free event runs from 9am to 4pm and will be located at the Town Center.  The craft booths open at 9am.  Food will be available for purchase.  For more information visit the City of Litchfield Park website. 

Enjoy your weekend!