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Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection
7 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 10
Cesar Chavez Park
7858 S. 35th Ave.
Bring your household hazardous waste and electronics to be safely disposed of. For your safety, stay in your vehicle the whole time and staff members will unload your items. You must be a city of Phoenix residential solid waste customer to attend. Put smaller household items inside a box or container when possible. Bring your current city services bill and matching photo ID to show staff. To learn more, visit

Second Saturday at the Heard Jewelry
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11
Heard Museum Courtyard
2301 N. Central Ave.
Listen to live music and watch artists create work in an intimate setting. You will see artists creating and talking about the process of making jewelry at this free event. Aaron White (Dine/Northern Ute) will perform music throughout the day. To learn more, visit

“Lights of the World” Light and Lantern festival
5:30 to 10 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 12
Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Road
See 65 displays with more than 10 million lights and lanterns at this show, go on rides and check out internationally themed foods and crafts. Pay for individual rides and play carnival games. Admission is $17.99 for adults, $14.99 for senior citizens, $14.99 for military members and $14.99 for children ages 3 to 12 years old. Kids under 3 years old may get in free. For tickets, visit

Meeting on Proposed Solid Waste Rate Changes
6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13
Sunnyslope Community Center
802 E. Vogel Ave.
Learn about proposed solid waste rate changes and express your opinions at this meeting the city of Phoenix is holding. The city is asking for public input on recommended rate change options for trash and recycling services for city residents. City Council was given five options during a November presentation, which included suggestions from a Citizen Advisory Committee and a consultant study. To learn more, visit

Phoenix Branch of AAUW Meeting and Dinner
6:15p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21
Beatitudes Luther Life Center
1616 W. Glendale Ave.
Join the The American Association of University Women as it hosts Kristin Roberts, who will speak on “Kicking Off the 2020 Legislative Session.” Roberts is executive director of the Civics Beyond Voting organization. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 6:15 p.m. The dinner is optional and costs $15. To reserve a spot for dinner, call 602-283-4884. The public is invited to attend.

Lura Turner Homes’ Annual Spaghetti Dinner
4 and 6 p.m. seating Saturday, Jan. 25
Madison Baptist Church
6202 N. 12th St.
Diamondbacks’ organist Bobby Freeman and vocalist Charlene Freeman will be featured at this dinner. Hidden Treasures Antiques will sell collectibles and original artwork. All proceeds will help the special needs residents at Lura Turner Homes for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Call 602-943-4789 for tickets.

Discover Your Ancestry Genealogy Presentation
10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27
Sunnyslope Senior Center
802 E. Vogel Ave.
Learn about exploring your roots from the West Valley Genealogical Society & Library at this event. The society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to researching, recording and sharing genealogical, as well as ethnic information. To learn more, visit It’s free and open to the public.

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