Check out Food Truck Movie Nights on October 5 and 11
Peoria Sports Complex welcomes all to attend the mysterious film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Peoria Sports Complex located on 16101 N. 83rd Ave. Following clues in a hyper-realistic live action world are Pikachu and Tim on the lookout to finding the missing detective, Harry and faced with a phenomenon that may threaten the Pokémon universe. On Friday, Oct. 11, get ready to snap your fingers to Dreamworks’ The Addams Family screening. This is the first animated comedy about the kookiest first family of Halloween. Entrance and parking is free and there are a wide variety of food trucks, activities, stadium concession stands, and delights to entertain and enjoy company with your loved ones out on the field. For further information, visit www.peoriasportscomplex.com.
Every One Counts for Census 2020
The census is coming in 2020. The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census count every 10 years. Cities and states rely on these population counts to determine what state-shared revenue they will receive. This money is used to fund essential city services like public safety, roads, parks, hospitals and schools. Each person counted is worth $3,000 in public services. For the first time ever, individuals can respond to the census online and by phone or mail. Counts begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, which is National Census Day. For more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/census.
Learn About Peoria Police and Fire on Oct. 12
The Peoria Police and Fire-Medical Departments are bringing together family fun and safety education for the 2019 G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer Community Park. Kids of all ages will enjoy the chance to get an up-close look at police cars, fire trucks, specialty emergency vehicles and equipment. Admission is free as are the bouncy activities, face-painting and even more kid friendly activities. For more information, call 623-773-7099 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/gain.
Come to a Spooktacular Experience
TheaterWorks is hosting PuppetWorks: BOO! A Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday’s from Oct. 12- 26 during three different show times 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 12 p.m. in the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, located Old Town Peoria at 10580 N. 83rd Dr. Three friends venture out to the scariest street in town and experience wickedness and silliness. Ticket prices are $10. For additional information, visit www.theaterworks.org.
Bounce Around Town on POGO
Peoria’s first circulator bus, Peoria on the Go (POGO) is available to all and connects neighborhoods with local services, local and regional destinations, activity centers and the larger metropolitan system. The service is available Monday through Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and is free of charge. The circulator route will cover the area with stops along 83rd Avenue, Happy Valley Road, Lake Pleasant Pkwy, 91st Avenue, and Bell Road. The application, Peoria on the Go, is available on Androids or iPhones. POGO will be on hand to transport attendees from the city hall garages to the Somos Peoria festivities. For further information about routes, times, and schedule through POGO, visitwww.peoriaaz.gov/pogo.
Girl Powered Redefines the Face of STEM
In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Peoria is launching the Girl Powered program. Students with an interest in STEM are invited to the Peoria Main Library on Oct. 19 and 26 for fun hands-on activities. There will be a series of demonstrations and activities highlighting technology scaled for students ranging from grades fourth through 12th. Giveaways and prizes are included. For more information or to register, call 623-773-7556.
Peoria Forward Brings Innovation to Entrepreneurs in Peoria
Peoria Forward is a partnership between ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and the city of Peoria to grow and scale the entrepreneurial ecosystem and transform the future of Peoria through entrepreneurship. Up next is the Side Hustle Panel on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sunrise Mountain Library, located at 21109 N. 98th Ave. See how Peoria Forward provides tools, innovations and support to innovators in the West Valley at https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/community/peoria-forward.