Events This Week

AVIATION DAY. Spend the day at Ryan Air Field, 9700 W. Ajo Way, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The fun begins with nickel-a-pound plane rides from 8 a.m. to noon, and continues with an Aviation Flea Market, aircraft displays, fly-bys, control tower tours, and much more. Call 573-8100 for information.

BIKE-O-RAMA. Tucson's Bike Week '97 continues Thursday, April 10 with University of Arizona Bike Day. There will be helmet giveaways, safety seminars, free bike tune-ups, bike shop booths and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mall in front of the Student Union. Don't miss the Speedway Bikes Tucson Bicycle Classic Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13. This popular USCF Stage Race is Tucson's mini "Tour de France," where the winner is determined by the lowest overall accumulated time after 3 days of racing. Parking is limited, so ride your bike! Race times vary each day. Call 884-5564 for information. Friday is also Bike To Restaurants Day. Ride your bike to Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea, Delectables, Café Magritte, or Not Just Java and receive a discount on your meal. On Saturday, April 12, stop by Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave., for a two-hour bike repair workshop beginning at 11:30 a.m. Call Ron at 577-5583 for information. While your on Fourth Avenue, stay and enjoy the street fair, and enjoy free bike parking behind Epic Cafe. To learn more about Bike Week, visit http://www.retallick.com/bikeweek/

FENSDORFF AUCTION. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church provides Fensdorff House, a home made available to young mothers who have no safe place to live with their newborns. Help support this vital service by attending the Fensdorff House Charity Auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12. There will be gift certificates to many local restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and retail shops as well as antiques, furniture, collectibles and art up for grabs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a sneak peak. Call 622-8318 for information.

FILM FESTIVAL. The Arizona Media Arts Center presents the Arizona International Film Festival, April 17 through 27. The Festival will offer Arizona audiences the opportunity to view more than 70 new films and videos from around the world. Festival programs include the Premiere Showcase, From The Archives, The Film Gallery, Arizona Media Arts Showcase, Short Takes, VideoScapes, Independent Visions and Serving Independents. Festival passes range from $20 to $125. Call 628-1737 for information.

MOON WALK. The Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road, east of Tucson Boulevard. Step into fantasyland with a wizard's apprentice and meet the enchanting creatures of the Valley of the Moon on a quest for The Golden Key to Happiness, a walk-through, interactive play. Tours leave the gate every 30 minutes from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. Admission is free, but donations for the restoration of this unique historic site are appreciated. Call 323-1331 for information.

RELAY FOR LIFE. Register now for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life April 19 and 20 at the Pima Community College West Campus. A 24-hour relay will be run by current and former cancer patients, as well as the public, beginning at 10 a.m. Participants will set-up camp and pitch tents for the night in "Tent City" near the track. There will also be many family-friendly events such as squirt gun wars, sand volleyball, live music and more. Stop by the American Cancer Society at 1636 N. Swan Road, or call 321-7989 for registration forms and information.

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