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DON'T FEAR THE NIGHT. Beat feet for an event that supports a woman's right to walk in the dark without fear.

Take Back the Night hopes to raise awareness and hope, so that women will one day be able to "walk the night without fear of rape, violence and harassment."

Supporters will gather at 6 p.m. Friday at the University of Arizona mall stage, in front of the bookstore. Informational booths will be set up and guests will include speakers from local organizations working toward a violence-free world.

A march to the Fourth Avenue stage at Winsett Park begins at 7:30 p.m. Stick around from 8 to 9 for live music.

For more information, please contact Keriann Wells at keriannwells@ yahoo.com.

JUST EAT IT. Feeling fat, dumb and not-so-happy? Maybe it's something you ate. Or didn't.

Peel yourself off the couch to consult a guy New York Times Magazine called "America's best known doctor."

Dr. Andrew Weil will talk about the goodies in his bestseller, Eating Well for Optimum Health from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the UA bookstore.

Weil's latest, which stayed atop the New York Times' bestsellers list for four weeks, is the eighth in a series of books designed to educate the public about the theory and practice of alternative medicine.

The author will sign copies of his book, which outlines in clear explanation, coupled with simple recipe suggestions, the importance of healthy eating to both physical and emotional well-being.

The UA's new bookstore, which opened March 19, is accessible from Second Street and North Campus Drive. For more information about Weil's appearance, please visit www.UofABookstores.com or call Octa Leigh at 621-8855.

LIVING ON TUBAC TIME. Not too far from Tucson is the state's first European settlement. At one time, Tubac was Arizona's largest city.

That was a very long time ago. Through the years, other cities like Phoenix and Tucson have blossomed into behemoths, enjoying all the blessings of growth--smog, crime, bloated ineffective government and so on. Meanwhile, Tubac's been kicking back in an artsy-fartsy kind of way that really seems to suit its residents.

Pay a visit to the area this weekend as Tubac explores its path less taken in an event called Tubac Through the Centuries. Costumed re-enactors and demonstrations will mark the town's experiences through the years, from pre-European times to the territorial days.

The two-day event, complete with the crack of powder artillery and the savory flavors of posole, runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. For more information, call 520-398-2252 or 602-542-4174. For maps and other details, visit www.pr.state.az.us.

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