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GOODYEAR CITY COUNCIL

InFocus Magazine Goodyear Communications Questions or comments, email: communications@goodyearaz.gov (l to r): Joe Pizzillo, Vice Mayor Wally Campbell, Bill Stipp, Mayor Georgia Lord, Sheri Lauritano, Laura Kaino, and Brannon Hampton.

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From the Mayor It’s time to brush off our baseball caps and head to Goodyear Ballpark! The first pitch of the 2019 spring training season is scheduled for the afternoon of Feb. 23 with a rivalry matchup between our home teams, the Cleveland Indians Mayor and the Cincinnati Reds! Georgia Lord These two dedicated teams positively impact our community by bringing Major League Baseball, tourism and local support on an annual basis. Their contributions and support of our community is remarkable; let’s just hope they each have a remarkable spring training season too. Spring training is a major economic driver for Arizona and we are lucky to have two talented Major League teams to call Goodyear home for their spring training season. Businesses often consider their employees’ quality of life when determining locations for their next investment. It has been said that happy employees are productive employees, and I am a firm believer that Goodyear is the place to be to grow a successful

Council Corner It’s hard to believe that Goodyear Ballpark is already celebrating its 10th anniversary! We’ve been fortunate enough to have had 10 years of amazing spring Council Member training games that offer our Laura Kaino residents and the surrounding area convenient access to the sights, sounds and fun of Cactus League baseball. There is even more excitement in the decades to come. The great baseball fans that flock to the ballpark also support many of our local restaurants and businesses. In fact, it is estimated that spring training season annually contributes over $370 million to Arizona’s economy – this is a big win for Goodyear’s residents and businesses. But, economic growth and baseball is just a part of the ballpark story. Goodyear Ballpark offers a year-round gathering place at the heart of our city, and provides an important

business. Spring training definitely adds to the value of our high quality lifestyle, and we are excited to be the home to future employers and community members throughout this next year. Our tight-knit community also welcomes several visitors during this season, especially to enjoy our local businesses and hotels. Tourism is not only important to our business community, but also the city. The city of Goodyear receives annual funding to promote our city outside of Maricopa County through proposition 302 programing, which is driven by the number of hotel stays in our area. These monies allow us to develop a strong marketing strategy to entice our friends from Cincinnati and Cleveland to visit Goodyear and cheer on their favorite baseball star. Once they visit our highquality community, I am confident they will quickly return to enjoy our wonderful amenities and welcoming business atmosphere, and soak in the sunshine while they can. This will be an exciting season full of promotions to celebrate Goodyear Ballpark’s 10th anniversary. I hope to you see you there; I’m ready for the first pitch on opening day!

forum for community involvement, interaction and celebration. The ballpark is the place where we gather with neighbors and watch our children and grandchildren graduate high school. It is the home of one of the largest firework displays in the Valley, and where we congregate on a warm summer night to celebrate the Fourth of July. It is the place in the city where we honor the men and women who have bravely and selflessly served our country on Veterans Day. And it is the place we dress up in costume in the fall for Halloween, and in the winter, our kids can’t wait to head to the ballpark to play in the snow. Overall, Goodyear Ballpark hosts more than 120 great events each year, bringing 325,000 visitors. These unique and diverse events provide entertainment and family fun and abundant opportunities to come together as a community. So whether you plan to catch a spring training game, or attend one of the many signature events or activities, I hope you enjoy the amazing atmosphere that Goodyear Ballpark provides. I look forward to seeing you there this year! February 2019

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FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGES Batting Practice Fan Zone – 3/10 & 3/19 Fans watch pregame batting practice up close and in person on the warning track behind the batting cage at the player development complex. $80 per person. On-field Workout – 3/2, 3/9, 3/17 & 3/23 A 90 minute, postgame on-field workout session hosted at the player development complex. Fans take cuts in the batting cages, field ground balls, shag fly balls and more. 12 and older. $130 per person. Player/Broadcaster Meet & Greet – 3/3 & 3/17 A 60 minute, postgame meet and greet with Q & A featuring two to three major league players and a member of the broadcast team. Includes light snacks. $105 per person. Book online or call 623.882.3130.


Library Events

mcldaz.org/goodyear or call 602-652-3000 Story Times Families with young children are invited to join us for

Book Discussion for Adults The fourth Monday of every month

songs, stories, and movement activities at the library. The library offers three story times designed with specific age groups in mind. Toddler (2-3 years) meets Tuesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Preschool (4-5 years) meets Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., and Baby (up to 24 months) meets Thursday morning at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

at 1 p.m., adults are invited to come discuss the book of the month. Books are available at the library customer service desk in the weeks prior to the event. Book discussions are as follows: February 25 Memory Man by David Baldacci, March 25 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, April 22 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeymoon.

Stay and Play Join us for a free play group every other Friday

In Stitches in Goodyear Meet fellow crochet, knitting, and

morning! At this program, kids get to play with and even check out developmentally appropriate toys from the library’s Toybrary partner. February 15, March 15, April 5 &19 from 10:15-11:15 a.m.

sewing enthusiasts to share ideas, tips, and patterns. Novice to beginner needle crafters are welcome to bring their own project. Coffee will be provided. Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Paws for Reading Every Saturday, therapy dogs visit the library to

Arizona Stories: Frontier Characters and Communities

listen to kids reading. Come visit the children’s section of the library to practice reading to our favorite canine companions. This program is targeted to children 5-8 years of age. Every Saturday from 2-3 p.m.

Hunger Games Arena for Teens

May the odds be ever in your favor as you the join the final five surviving districts to compete in various challenges. The Games commence at the Nature Center in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Tributes will be assigned to one of five districts to compete for 1st place. Planned events include real archery, trivia, a scavenger hunt, challenge course, painting, and more. Rain or Shine. Registration is required and is limited to 50 tributes. There is a park entry fee of $6 per vehicle for the event. March 23rd from 12 to 3 p.m.

Disney Fandom The Teen Leadership Club is a group of teens that work toward creating and putting on new and exciting programs at the library! This installment in the Fandom series celebrates all things Disney. Geek Out with crafts, trivia, cosplay, sing and danceoffs, debates, and videos. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. April 14 at 2 p.m.

Humanities speaker, Jim Turner, will share Arizona’s experiences through time including the famous and the little known. From Native American ceremonies to mining booms, cattle drives, cotton harvests, and religious settlements, you’ll learn how Arizona evolved from a violent frontier to a just and civil society dedicated to its people’s welfare. Registration is required. February 27 at 1 p.m.

Jungle Jill’s Animal Encounters Join Jungle Jill as she presents exotic and domestic animals. You’ll learn about amazing reptiles and other creatures from all around the world. March 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Wow! Science presented by Mark Carter Prepared to be amazed as we test the science of pressure distribution with a bed 100 nails. How does a two liter bottle of liquid balance at a 45 degree angle and not fall over? What is the most stable shape to use for building larges structures? Discover the secret of riding a unicycle on a tight wire and learn about what the center of gravity is. An audience member stands on eggs without breaking them. Wow! Now that’s egg-citing science! March 9 at 1 p.m.

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SUMMER JOBS

Need a Summer Job? Assistant Pool Manager

Sports Recreation Leader

Aquatic Fitness Instructor

Summer Recreation Leader

Leads energized, fun, safe, and educational aquatic fitness programs. Conduct classes, incorporates teaching strategy for all skill levels and ages, demonstrate exercises, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.

Dive Instructor

Responsible for leading a safe and educational dive program utilizing proper skill development, daily workouts, setting goals, and effectively communicating with parents.

Lifeguard I

Serves as the first point of contact for all patrons entering the pool; responsible for providing a safe enviornment and excellent customer service to all patrons through a positive attitude. Serves as a cashier and guards during open swim and swim lessons.

Lifeguard II, Water Safety Instuctor (WSI)

Primary function is to teach water safety classes in the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Expected to follow program curriculum, provide excellent customer service, and create a fun enviornment for learning.

Provides oversight for practice and games during youth and adult sports. Responsible for field set up, patron safety, and on-site customer service. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Plan, create, and implement games, activites, and arts & crafts for school age children in a fun and safe enviornment. Temporary position runs end of May through July. Up to 40 hours a week available.

Pool Manager

Responsible for the daily operations of the pool including programming; hire, train, evaluate, and schedule staff to ensure operational compliance with Maricopa County guidelines. Must have general knowledge of basic financial accounting principles and water sanitation.

Swim Coach

Responsible for the daily coaching and development of swimmers utilizing proper skill development, create daily workouts, set goals with swimmers, motivate participants, and develop a fun atmosphere.

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Responsible for oversight of daily operations of the pool including safety, swim & dive, swim lessons, open swim, pool rentals, etc. Will assist with training and scheduling pool staff.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Join the #SoleSquad If health and fitness are a part of your New Year’s Resolution, join us February 2 for the Heart & Sole 5K/1 Mile Fun Run. On-site registration is available the day of event. Saturday, February 2nd 5K: 9 a.m. 1M: 9:15 a.m. Check-In Opens at 7 a.m. Goodyear Ballpark 1933 S. Ballpark Way GOODYEAR RECREATION — SPRING

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ADULT SPORTS

Adult Sports Adult Softball League Dust off your glove and get a group of friends together to take part in Adult Softball. Goodyear’s Adult Softball Program offers excellent recreational opportunities for adults and offers spaces for individuals, small groups, and teams. Returning Team Registration: March 11-15 Open Registration: March 18-22 League Dates: March 31-June 2 Men’s League: Wednesday and Thursday nights Co-Rec League: Friday and Sunday nights A mandatory League Managers meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. Completed team rosters are due the first day of games. Please visit our website for more detailed information on rosters and league rules. Cost: $400 ($475 non-resident teams) Goodyear resident teams must be made up of 51% of the roster being comprised of Goodyear residents.

Adult Softball Free Agent List Dont have team and would like to play? This referral service allows individuals to register as a free agent. Every season the list will be distributed at the Team Manager’s meeting and throughout the season upon request. Visit our website to learn more about the free agent process.

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Hosted by AZ CoEd Soccer, this organization maintains sportsmanlike conduct on the field in a league designed for men over 30 and women over 18. Play soccer with a group of friends and make new ones in this adult CoEd league. Teams consist of ten players, with two women minimum per roster. League Dates: Fridays, February 22-April 19 Location: Thomas Park, 14433 W. Thomas Road Cost: $50 per player, includes referees, lined fields, and onsite coordinator. No additonal team fees required. Register as a team or free agent at azcoedsoccer.com. For questions, please contact Filipe at filipe@azbenfica.com or via phone at 623-308-1731.

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Spring Volleyball (7-15 yrs)

This league provides team concepts and fundamentals where players can be with friends and make new ones. Designed for new players as well as experienced players who have control of passing and serving, players will become familiar with the bump, set, and spike techniques of volleyball.

YOUTH SPORTS

Youth Sports Open Registration: through February 22 Late Registration: February 23 - March 8 or until filled* Games Dates: March 23-May 11 Cost: $90 ($110 *NR) Practices begin the week of March 4 and are held Monday through Friday between 6-9 p.m. Days and times will be selected by the Head Coach. Coaches will contact players the week of February 25. Games take place on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. *Special requests are not available during late registration. For more information, visit our website at goodyearaz.gov/rec.

Tiny Tykes Soccer (2-5 yrs) Falcon Park Multipurpose Field, 15050 W. Indian School Road

2-3 years: February 12-March 27, April 9-May 14 Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. 4-5 years: February 12-March 27, April 9-May 14 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. 2-3 years: February 17-March 31, April 14 – May 19 Sunday, 11:30-12:15 p.m. 4-5 years: February 17-March 3, April 14 – May 19 Sunday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Class Fee: $80, you must register with both the City of Goodyear and Challenger Sports. Registration Fee: $10 ($20 *NR). Pre-registration is required.

NBA Skills Challenge (6-13 yrs) Copper Trails Elementary School Gym, 16875 Canyon Trails Blvd. Presented by Under Armour, The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge provides boys and girls the opportunity to showcase their fitness through a dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills competition. The program is free. Boys and girls compete separately in two different age groups. Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. Participants must register on site of day of competition.

Become A Coach

Coaches are an essential part of Goodyear programs. Learn more about requirements, incentives, and apply at

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Tiny Tykes is an exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing balance, coordination, strength, listening skills, and teamwork for children ages 2-5. Our professional, licensed British coaches will ensure your child has a positive soccer experience.

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Pitch, Hit, & Run is a free competition that provides youth across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball & softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting, and running abilities. Boys and girls compete separately at all levels of competition. Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at Goodyear Community Park Participants must pre-register online at pitchhitrun.com/find.

HEALTH & FITNESS Aikido Self-Defense (6-12 yrs) Goodyear Community Center, 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd E-mail: spinzone@cox.net Aikido is a defensive martial art where the defender uses the attacker’s own energy to avoid and neutralize the attack. It employs joint locks, take downs, and throws. Emphasis is on humility, mutual respect, and reconciliation. February 5-28, March 5-28, April 2-26, May 7-30 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $40 ($50 *NR) per session, payable to the City of Goodyear at the time of registration.

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Kids will have fun exploring many different sports concentrating on one sport per week. Instructors maintain an energetic and highly active setting using many props to engage kids in physical activity. Sessions will develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, create self-confidence and, of course, touch upon the basics of each sport. Sports include soccer, baseball/softball, basketball, and track & field.

CrossFit Fury Kids Programs (6-12 yrs) 540 N. Bullard Ave., Suite 15 623-932-4338 www.crossfitfury.com; register through CrossFit Fury

Fury Warriors (3-5 yrs)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. 6 weeks for $120; Daily Sessions from $12-$15

Fury CrossFit Kids(6-12 yrs)

This class works on skill movements and efficient excercise with an active game in each class. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. Monthly: $115; Daily Sessions from $12-$15

CrossFit Student Athlete (13+ yrs)

This program is a CrossFit based strength and conditioning program for junior and high school athletes in their on or off season. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Monthly: $115, Punch Card: $130/10 sessions or $12-15 daily

Rising Phoenix Martial Arts (4+ yrs) Goodyear Community Center, 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd Instructor Lex Zlokich, (623) 800-5599

Tigers Karate & Kung Fu (4-6 yrs)

Our Tigers Karate & Kung Fu class is a high energy, fun, and diverse martial arts class designed to increase focus, respect, and offer self defense. Students will start at a white belt and have the opportunity to earn belts all the way to Tigers Black Belt. February 4-25, March 4-27, April 1-25, April 29-May 22 Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-5:30 p.m.

Family Karate & Kung Fu (7+ yrs)

Learn the art of Karate and Kung Fu in this high energy, fun-filled class designed to learn self defense, gain flexibility, increase strength and cardio, enhance focus, and earn world recognized rank. Students will start at a white belt and have the opportunity to earn rank up to a black belt and beyond. February 4-25, March 4-27, April 1-25, April 29-May 22 Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Cost: $55 per session may be paid online, or by check payable to Lex Zlockich. Each additional family member is $30. Register through arizonakarate.simdif.com.

SELF IMPROVEMENT

Cost: $90 per session. View schedules and register online.

Cross Lifeline Emergency Training

Introduction to Karate (6+ yrs)

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road E-mail: learncpr@crosslifeline.com; crosslifeline.com

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road 480-712-0489; E-mail: sensei@simbadojo.com

Childcare & Babysitting Safety (CABS) (10-16 yrs)

This is a beginning karate class in which we start with the fundamentals and build upon skills at your own pace. Shotokan Karate is a fun and easy way to learn self defense, develop confidence, and promote a healthy lifestyle in a family oriented enviornment.

This course includes hand washing, changing diapers, bottle-feeding, basic first aid, CPR, and choking prevention. Students receive a two-year certification upon successful completion of the class and a workbook. Please bring a sack lunch.

February 4-25, March 4-25, April 1-22, April 29-May 20 Mondays, 6-7 p.m.

February 16, March 23, April 20, May 11, June 22, July 20 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per session for individuals, $15 per additional family member to be paid to instructor on the first day of class.

Cost: $40 exact cash, or check made payable to Cross Lifeline Training, paid at time of class. Pre-registration is required.

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My Play Date (1-4 years) This program is consists of fun activities for young children and their caregiver. Each week has a new theme to explore through songs, books, games, crafts, and free play. Please bring a toy or two to share for free play. February 22-April 5, April 26-May 31; Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 ($35 *NR) per session. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool ABC’s & 123’s (3-5 years) Participants will be involved in activities involving letter and number recognition, shapes, colors, seasons, and other preschool principles. Exercise, arts & crafts, story time, safety, snacks, games, and songs will be part of the curriculum. Children must be potty trained. February 19-March 28, April 2-May 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $115 ($150 *NR) per session. Pre-registration is required. February 2019

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Beyond Gymnastics 3810 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 309, 623-230-2798 www.beyondgymnasticsaz.com

Intro to Parent Tot Walkers (1-2 yrs)

Students learn through structured stations on the floor, bars, beam, and vault. Parent participation required. Feb 4-25, March 4-18, April 1-22; Mondays, 9:30-10 a.m. Cost: $30 per monthly session

Intro to Independent Movers (3-4 yrs)

Students learn through structured stations on the floor, bars, beam, and vault. Feb 4-25, March 4-18, April 1-22; Mondays, 10:10-10:50 a.m. Cost: $40 per monthly session

Intro to Junior Soaring (5-6 yrs)

Students learn foundational skills of floor, beam, bars, and vault. Focus is on safety, proper form, and technique. Feb 4-25, March 4-18, April 1-22; Mondays, 11-11:45 a.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Intro to Soaring (7-12 yrs)

Students learn foundational skills of floor, beam, bars, and vault. Focus is on safety, proper form, and technique. Feb 4-25, March 4-18, April 1-22; Mondays, 12-12:50 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

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Participants gain academic preschool & kinder ready skills, structured gymnastics lessons, daily gym time, healthy snacks, and small class ratio. Participants must be potty trained. March 4-18, April 1-22; Thursdays & Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $250 per monthly session

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It’s a special occasion for the princess in a father’s life. Fathers and daughters are invited to take part in a night to remember at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Themed Arabian Nights, this year’s event is organized for girls of all ages and their father or father figure. This event includes a deejay, dancing, contests, raffles, catered refreshments, and beverages. Deadline to purchase tickets is February 15.

February 23 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $45 per couple ($55 *NR) $20 per additional ticket ($25 *NR) goodyearaz.gov/InFocus


AZ Dynasty Cheer & Dance (3+ yrs)

13735 W. Auto Drive 480-634-0933; www.azdynastycheeranddance.com

Beginning Tumbling (5+ yrs)

Lil’ Prince & Lil’ Princess Tumblers (3-5 yrs)

Class covers forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, stretches, balance, body mechanics, coordination, jumps, as well as ballet positions and counts. February 4-25, March 4-25, April 1-29, May 6-27 Mondays, 6-6:30 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Estrella Gymnastics (1-12 yrs) 14200 W. Van Buren St., Suite 101 623-932-1053; www.estrella-gymnastics.com

Gymnastics for Tiny Tumblers, Parent Tot (1-2 yrs)

Fun open gym for children to play and discover the wonderful world of gymnastics. Parent participation is required. March 22-May 10, May 17-July 12; Fridays, 3:40-4:10 p.m. March 23-May 11, May 18-July 13; Saturdays, 9-9:30 a.m. Cost: $45 per 8-week session

Gymnastics for Tiny Tumblers (3-4 yrs)

Fun open gym for children to play and discover the wonderful world of gymnastics. Parent participation is required. March 22-May 10, May 17-July 12; Fridays, 4:15-5 p.m. March 23-May 11, May 18-July 13; Saturdays, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Cost: $55 per 8-week session

Tumble N Fit (4-6 yrs) (7-12 yrs)

A fun-filled class which includes a combination of tumbling and age appropriate fitness games and activities. March 22-May 10, May 17-July 12 4-6 years: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 7-12 years: Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $75 per 8-week session

Cheer N Tumble (6-12 yrs)

A fun-filled class for dancers, tumblers, and cheerleaders. March 20-May 8, May 15-Jul 10, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $100 per 8-week session

Steppin’ Out Performing Arts (3+ yrs)

13331 W. Indian School Road, Litchfield Park 623-399-9722; www.soparec.com

Ballet/Jazz Combo (3-5 yrs) February 22-March 29, Fridays, 10-10:45 a.m. We Can Dance Two (Parent/Tot) (2-3 yrs) February 22-March 29, Fridays, 11-11:45 a.m. Ballet/Tap Combo (3-5 yrs)(5-8 yrs) February 22-March 29, Fridays, 9-9:45 a.m. February 23-March 30, Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m. February 23-March 30, Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m. (5-8 yrs) Cheer, Hip Hop, & Tumble (7+ yrs) February 23-March 30, Saturdays, 12-12:45 p.m. Class Fee: $35 per six week session due at the first class.

JuiceBox Dance Academy (3-14 yrs) 500 N. Bullard Ave., #32, 623-570-2414 E-mail: andiefig@gmail.com www.juiceboxdance.com

Ballet Tap Combo (3-4 yrs)

This class curriculum is set to develop dance and social skills; includes balance, gross motor skills, coordination, & dance vocabulary. February 5-26, March 5-26; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Ballet Hip Hop Combo 2 (6-9 yrs)

This class curriculum is set to develop dance skills such as balance, vocabulary, and performance for a fun, creative dance class. February 1-22, March 1-29; Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Hip Hop and Grooves (7-9 yrs)

540 N. Bullard Ave., Suite 15 623-932-4338; www.southwestballettheatre.org

Students will focus on the basic fundamentals of hip hop, body coordination, floor work, musicality, and freestyle. February 4-25, March 4-25; Mondays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Pre-Ballet (4-5 yrs)

Beginning Tap & Jazz (6-9 yrs)

Develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, character, and confidence. Classes foster a nurturing enviornment that enables each child to learn life skills and form a life long love of ballet and the arts.

Students will focus on the basic fundamentals of hip hop, body coordination, floor work, musicality, and freestyle. February 5-26, March 5-26; Tuesday, 4:30-5:20 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern Dance (6+ yrs)

Hip Hop Breakdancers & Battle Tactics (8-13 yrs)

Southwest Ballet Theatre (4+ yrs)

Ballet for all levels; beginners, intermediate, advanced, pre-pointe, and pointe. Register online through www.southwestballettheatre.org.

Students will focus on the basic fundamentals of hip hop, body coordination, floor work, musicality, and freestyle. February 5-26, March 5-26; Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: $50 per monthly session

February 2019

GOODYEAR RECREATION — SPRING

Basic floor tumbling and trampoline class covering forward rolls, backward rolls, bridges, handstands, cartwheels, and jumps. February 4-25, March 4-25, April 1-29, May 6-27 Mondays, 5-6 p.m. Cost: $75 per monthly session

YOUTH SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES

PERFORMING ARTS

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ADULT SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES

Adult Special Interest Classes Pickleball Clinic

What the heck is Pickleball and why is it the fastest growing sport in America? Come find out at the new pickleball courts at Goodyear Community Park. These clinics are free and open to the public. Register online at goodyearaz.gov/register. Dates: February 9, March 9 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beginner Class - for those new to the game 12:20 to 1:40 p.m. Novice Class - players rated 2.5 and 3.0 1:40 to 3 p.m. Advanced Class - players rated 3.0 and above Location: Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road

SELF IMPROVEMENT

HEALTH & FITNESS

Buying a Home Seminar

Aikido Self Defense (13+ yrs)

Goodyear Library Community Room 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C102

Goodyear Community Center 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd.

At this free seminar we will discuss home buying and selling in terms that are easy to understand; renting vs. buying, credit and its challenges, all about qualifying, loan programs, and down payment options. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required. February 23, March 23, April 27, May 18 Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Aikido is a defensive marital art where the defender uses the attacker’s own energy to avoid and neutralize the attack. Suitable for the non-athlete of all ages.

Cross Lifeline Emergency Training

GOODYEAR RECREATION — SPRING

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road www.crosslifeline.com

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AED, CPR, & First Aid (16+ yrs)

This class provides certification in Automated External Defibrillator, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Adult, Child, & Infant, and First Aid. Topics include legal considerations, personal safety, control of bleeding, what to do for burns, poisonings, severe allergic reactions, seizures, strokes and cardiac arrest. Certification is valid for two years upon successful completion of written quiz and hands-on demonstration. February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $30 exact cash, check or money order made payable to Cross Lifeline Training, paid at time of class. Registration Fee: $10 ($20 *NR). Pre-registration is required.

Scrapbooking Social Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road 623-980-6704 Designed for beginning or experienced scrappers, this drop-in social will kick your scrapbooking abilities into high gear. Materials are not included. March 9, April 13, May 18; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Cost: $10 ($13 non-resident) Pre-registration is required. goodyearaz.gov/InFocus

February 5-28, March 5-28, April 2-26, May 7-30 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50 ($60 NR) per session payable to City of Goodyear.

CrossFit Fury Adult Programs 540 N. Bullard Ave., Suite 15 623-932-4338 www.crossfitfury.com

CrossFit Fury

CrossFit Fury provides a resourceful and supportive community where anyone can improve their fitness and live a healthier, fuller life. Operated by professional coaches who are passionate about health and fitness, Fury offers small group classes of varying levels, personal training, and specialty classes such as Yoga, Barbell, and Endurance. View full list of class schedules and register online at crossfitfury.com. Monthly Autopay: $135; Daily Sessions from $12-$15

Walk with Ease Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road This free program is designed to get the community outside to meet new people, reduce the pain of arthritis, and improve overall health. This monthly walking program will take place with a certified walking guide. February 25-April 3 Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. Group will meet at Ramada #1 at the entrance of Goodyear Community Park. Pre-register at goodyearaz.gov/rec.


Easter is coming to Goodyear Ballpark

SPRING PREVIEW

Get Egg-cited

GOODYEAR RECREATION — SPRING

Save the Date April 20

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Goodyear Community Pool, 430 E. Loma Linda Blvd.

This course provides entry level participants the knowledge and skill to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Learn more at goodyearaz.gov/aquatics. March 9-12; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $160 (200 *NR)

Water Safety Instructor Certification Goodyear Community Pool, 430 E. Loma Linda Blvd.

This course focuses on key areas such as water safety at public pools, homes, natural bodies of water, emergency response protocols, basic aquatic skills, swimming stroke mechanics, and helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely. Learn more at goodyearaz.gov/aquatics. March 13-16; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $145 (180 *NR) February 2019

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SENIOR ACTIVITES & TRIPS

Senior Activities & Trips Cards & Games

Recreation Conference Room, 3075 N. Litchfield Road Gather with fun, friendly people to play games such as Sequence, Rummikub, or Mexican Train. Light snacks and water will be provided. This activity is free. February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Senior Trips

Blazin’ M Ranch, Cottonwood

Travel back in time and enjoy a wide variety of Western sights and activities the way they were enjoyed by early settlers. Play a lively game of horseshoes and try your skills at the shoot-in gallery with a real Colt .45 using wax bullets. Chuck-wagon dinner is included. Price includes transportation, admission, entertainment, and Chuck Wagon dinner. No refunds after March 29. Friday, April 12; depart 2:15 p.m. & return at midnight Cost: $87 ($91 *NR)

Dolly Steamboat, Twilight Dinner Cruise Cruise the

GOODYEAR RECREATION — FALL

Pre-registration is required. Payment may be made by phone for Senior Programs only. Call 623-882-7525 to register.

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Mazatzal Casino, Payson Experience the “Magic in the Mountains” in a fun and friendly atmosphere at the Mazatal Casino in Payson, offering the latest in video and reel slots, video poker, live blackjace, poker, and bingo. At the time of registration you must provide legal name and birthdate. Valid photo ID is required to bring on trip. Price includes transportation; lunch is on your own. No refunds after February 15.

secluded inner waterways of Tortilla Flat for a two and a half hour sightseeing dinner cruise on Canyon Lake. Embark upon a large double decker paddleboat to see spectacular views while enjoying a meal that will consist of two main entrees and sides. Price includes transportation, boat cruise meal + tax and gratuity. Cameras are permitted. No refunds after April 26. Friday, May 17; depart 2:45 p.m. & return 9:30 p.m. Cost: $119 ($123 *NR)

Wednesday, February 27; depart 7:30 a.m. & return 5:30 p.m. Cost: $12 ($16 *NR)

Turf Paradise Horse Racetrack Join us for a fun-filled

day at the races at Turf Paradise for live thoroughbred racing at its finest. Enjoy racing in an air-conditioned upscale seating Turf Club section overlooking the track. Take in all the excitement at one of Turf Paradise’s fancy gourmet buffets. Price includes transportation, admission, race program, and lunch buffet. No refunds after February 22. Tuesday, March 12; depart 11:00 a.m. & return 6:00 p.m. Cost: $60 ($64 *NR) goodyearaz.gov/InFocus

Lunch & Bunco

Goodyear Community Room, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C102 Join us for lunch and a game of Bunco. Prizes are awarded in five categories. The lunch menu will vary each month and will feature food from a local Goodyear restaurant. February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7 Wednesdays, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Cost: $15


What’s That in Goodyear?

Andersen Corporation Expected completion: early 2020; the groundbreaking was Jan. 11.

Christopher Todd Communities at Estrella Commons Expected opening: 2020

Location: 4395 S. Cotton Lane, which is close to Cotton Lane and MC85

Location: North side of Van Buren St., east of Estrella Parkway

Brakes Plus Estrella

EoS Fitness

Expected opening: 2019

Expected opening: Summer 2019

Location: 760 N. Estrella Parkway in the Canyon Trails Plaza

Location: 15277 W. McDowell Rd. in Goodyear Centerpointe

Key Dates for Goodyear’s Spring Election

Fechas clave para las elecciones de Goodyear en la primavera

Feb. 11: Deadline to register

11 de feb: Fecha límite para registrarse

Feb. 13: Ballots are mailed to registered voters

13 de feb: Las boletas se envían por correo a los votantes registrados

March 12: Election day This is an all–mail ballot election.

12 de mar: Día de las elecciones

Ballots must be received on March 12 by 7 p.m.

Ésta es una elección con boleta completamente por correo.

Three councilmembers are up for election There will also be three propositions to amend the City Charter. Finally, the ballot is double-sided: Flip it, don’t skip it! For more information, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/elections or call 623-882-7830.

GOODYEAR CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR February 4

5 p.m.

Special Meeting

February 11

5 p.m.

Work Session

6 p.m.

Council Meeting

February 25

6 p.m.

Council Meeting

Las boletas de votación deben entregarse a más tardar a las 7 p.m. del 12 de marzo. Hay tres concejales a elegir. Habrá también tres propuestas para enmendar la Constitución de la Ciudad. Finalmente, la boleta tiene información por ambos lados: ¡Asegúrese de voltearla y llenarla! Para obtener más información, visite www.goodyearaz. gov/elections o llame al 623-882-7830. Want more news? Subscribe to updates at goodyearaz.gov/news and join the conversation online by following us on social media.

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InFocus - Issue 103 - February 2019  

InFocus - Issue 103 - February 2019