October Phoenix Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

The Buckeye Valley Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution, 1 p.m., the first Saturday of each month, except for May to August, Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, 508 E. Monroe Avenue, Buckeye, free, 623-386-3465

Crane Dance-Gentle Tai Chi, 9:15 to 10:10 a.m., Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 drop-in per class, $48 for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, kaleidoscope-dance.com

One of These Nights: A Tribute to the Eagles, 7 p.m., The Venue at Farnsworth Hall, 6159 E. University Drive, Mesa, tickets start at $20, fhtheater.com

Saturday Park Tours, 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month, Desert Awareness Park, Vermeersch and Cave Creek roads, Cave Creek, free, hollandcenter.org. Stroll through the native desert park with a Desert Awareness naturalist. Learn the plants of the Sonoran Desert upland and how they survive. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

It’s Name Your Car Day!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

Active Aging Week — Inspiration Board, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Veterans Coffee Chat, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Active Aging Week — Trivia Trends from the Past, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Art Critique, 4 to 5 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong, 1 to 1:55 p.m. Tuesdays, repeats Thursdays and 1 to 1:55 p.m. Fridays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 drop-in per class, $48 for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, kaleidoscope-dance.com

Active Aging Week — Meditation Moment, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Mexican Train Dominoes, 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Wii Bowling, noon to 2 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Quilters Anonymous, a chapter of the Arizona Quilt Guild, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, at Christ’s community United Methodist Church, 104 W. Western Avenue, Avondale. For more information, please contact Julie at 623-363-5187.

Gentle Tai Chi Sequences, 11 to 11:55 a.m. Tuesdays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 drop-in per class, $48 for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, kaleidoscope-dance.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Mindful Art, 10 a.m. to noon, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Harmonicas for Health Series: Week One, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

Sun City Democratic Club Meeting, 6 p.m., Fairway Recreation Center, 10600 W. Peoria Avenue, Sun City, and via Zoom, free, suncitydems.com. Adrian Fontes, Democratic candidate for Arizona secretary of state, and Stephanie Holbrook, Democratic candidate for District 28 Arizona House of Representatives, will speak. 

Game Day: Mahjongg, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Farm Basket Bingo, 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Safety First Series: Trending Scams, Criminals Taking Advantage, 2 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

The Phoenix Astronomical Society: “A Half Century of Astronomical Photography” by Dr. Klaus Brasch, 7 p.m., Paradise Valley Community College Main Campus, Room LS-205, or via Zoom at https://bit.ly/PhxAstronomical, free, secretary@pasaz.org

Gentle Tai Chi Qigong: Mornings, 10:30 to 11:25 a.m. Thursdays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 drop-in per class, $48 for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, kaleidoscope-dance.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

The Franciscan Renewal Center Day Retreat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., carpool from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 19002 N. 128th Avenue, Sun City West, $85, 623-243-6952, https://bit.ly/FranciscanYourStory

Active Aging Week — Social Hour with Pumpkin Snacks, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Stamping and Card Making, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Active Aging Week — Movie and Popcorn, “Growing Bolder,” 1 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

West Valley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club, noon, Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue, Sun City West, reservations required, 623-826-0101. Lunch and a technical presentation by Dr. Robert Farrell, who will discuss “The Science Behind Alien Encounters: UFOs Are Real.”

Gentle Tai Chi Qigong, 1 to 1:55 p.m. Fridays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 drop-in per class, $48 for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, kaleidoscope-dance.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, visit website for ticket information, silverstartheater.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

It’s Leif Erikson Day!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

Coffee and Word Search, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, 7 p.m. meeting, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Boulevard North, Chandler, or Zoom, free, donations suggested to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, 480-899-5696, rbsldc13@gmail.com, for Zoom link, email wlkariz@aol.com. Speakers are Martin Quezada, candidate for Arizona treasurer; Javier Ramos, candidate for U.S. House, CD 5; Jennifer Pawlik, candidate for LD 13 AZ House of Representatives; and Cindy Hans, candidate for AZ Senate, LD 13.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Loteria, 1 to 2 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Charity Crafting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch, noon to 1 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, call for charge, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Harmonicas for Health Series: Week Two, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

Stroke and Aneurysm Survivor Support Group, 2 to 4 p.m., Abrazo Central Campus’ acute rehab unit first-floor conference room/classroom, 2000 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, free, 1-877-649-3311, abrazohealth.com/events

West Valley Survivors of Stroke, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., second floor conference room, Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear, free, abrazohealth.com/events

Duet Support Group for Family Caregivers, 10 to 11:30 a.m., repeats October 27, Christ Evangelical Church, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, free, reservations required, 602-274-5022, ext. 115, poulos@duetaz.org. Held the second and fourth Thursdays.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Rock the Boat: A Celebration of the Greatest Hits of Yacht Rock, 7 p.m., The Venue at Farnsworth Hall, 6159 E. University Drive, Mesa, tickets start at $20, fhtheater.com

Coffee and Cards, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Foods to Help Fight Aging and Cooking Demo with Chef Melanie, 10 a.m. to noon, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Movie and Popcorn: “Other People,” 1 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Variety Show Spectacular, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, visit website for ticket information, silverstartheater.com

Fairchild Blues: A Tribute to the Blues Brothers, 7 p.m., The Venue at Farnsworth Hall, 6159 E. University Drive, Mesa, tickets start at $20, fhtheater.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

It’s World Food Day!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

Coffee and Sudoku, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Over the Counter Game Day: Wii Bowling, noon to 2 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

AZ Author Series: Bart Ambrose, 4 to 5 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

HMO Plan Review 2023, 9 to 10 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Coloring and Conversation, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Book Club: “Minding Frankie,” 11 a.m. to noon, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Harmonicas for Health Series: Week Three, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Candle in the Wind: The Elton John Experience, 7 p.m., The Venue at Farnsworth Hall, 6159 E. University Drive, Mesa, tickets start at $20, fhtheater.com

AZ Author Series: David Stanasolovich, 4 to 5 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

Safety First Series: Residential Security and Being Safe in Public, 2 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Boombox Blast, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, visit website for ticket information, silverstartheater.com

Coffee and Cards, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Movie and Popcorn: “The Quiet Place,” 1 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

AARP Smart Driver Program: A Refresher Course in Safety and Skills, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, pay instructor at class $25 or $20 with AARP card, plus $5 Desert Foothills Library registration fee, 507-288-1717, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

Pink Lady Ginger Pico de Gallo Class, 2 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, $30, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Northwest Valley Connect Fundraiser: Motors and Meals, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 W. Beardsley Road, Sun City West, free, 623-282-9300, northwestvalleyconnect.org. Features live entertainment, food trucks, car show, wine and beer tent, and exhibits from local businesses and organizations. The North Country Fire and Medical will offer a drone demonstration. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

Coffee with Mesa Police Department, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

October Birthday Social, 1 to 2 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

PPO Plan Review 2023, 9 to 10 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Charity Crafting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Harmonicas for Health Series: Week Four, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Situational Awareness, 2 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

Haha Tukee Comedy: The First 60-Plus Comedy Competition, 6:30 p.m. seating, 7:30 p.m. showtime, Cactus Jack’s, 4747 E. Elliot Road, Phoenix, $6 in advance, $8 at the door, 480-753-4733. Features hosts Anthony Solimini and Jan Brenner. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

AZ Swing Kings Band with Jazz/Gospel Vocalist Sherry Robertson, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Grace Community Church, Sun City Grand, 16165 W. Mountain View Boulevard, Surprise, $10 suggested donation, reservations required, 623-975-9038, grace@gcc-epc.com

Guided Meditation, 9 to 10 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Emotional Eating: Kick the Habit, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Movie and Popcorn: Tyler Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” 1 to 3 p.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com

Stop the Bleed, 1 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, dfla.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Can’t go wrong here: It’s National Cat Day!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

True Country, 5:30 p.m., Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa, visit website for ticket information, silverstartheater.com

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Happy Halloween! 

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