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Polar plunge for a purpose — take the plunge on Jan. 8

The city of Peoria’s annual Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge returns from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Centennial Pool, 8081 W. Acoma Drive. Families are invited to take the plunge and swim across an unheated pool to raise water safety awareness. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and a hot breakfast provided by the Peoria Firefighter Charities. The event is free, but donations are encouraged to help fund free swim lessons for underprivileged children. Registration is required. To register or donate, visit


Schedule hazardous waste pickup for your home

City of Peoria residents who receive residential solid waste services are eligible for hazardous waste pickup. Scheduling can be done online and, once scheduled, the team will come to your home to collect the designated items. 

Scheduling opened Jan. 3, with collection dates running from Tuesday, Jan. 18, to Friday, Feb. 4. Acceptable items include household chemicals marked dangerous, paint thinners, auto batteries and rechargeable batteries. Unacceptable items include ammunition, medical waste, tires and prescription drugs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit 


Check out Camp Peoria

on Jan. 8

Come to Camp Peoria for January’s Second Saturdays. Second Saturdays is a free, family-friendly event that takes place on the second Saturday of each month. It features a night market curated with a mix of special vendors, outdoor games, art installations, a variety of interesting food options, as well as live music and entertainment. The activities and entertainment lineup varies each month, so surprises are part of the fun. The theme for Saturday, Jan. 8, is “Camp Peoria.” Second Saturdays will be on Jefferson Street and 83rd Avenue in Old Town Peoria from 5 to 9 p.m. Second Saturdays will adhere to the guidelines set in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the city of Peoria and the Maricopa County Health Department. For more information, visit 


Future city council meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

4 p.m.: special meeting and study session

6 p.m. regular city council meeting


The Peoria Council Chamber is located at 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria. Meeting agenda and information are available at City council meetings and study sessions are broadcast live through Cox Channel 11, CenturyLink Channel 8509, Facebook (

CityofPeoriaAz) and YouTube (Digital Peoria).