Opening This Week
CATALINA PLAYERS. Catalina United Methodist Church. 2700 E. Speedway. 721-9640. Opening May 5 and continuing through May 13: God's Favorite, a comedy written by Neil Simon, presented by The Catalina Players. Performances begin at 7 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6, $12 for dinner and show, by reservation only. Call 721-9640 for reservations and information.
COSMIC TOAST. Mat Bevel Institute. 211 S. Fremont Ave. 622-0192. Opening May 5 and continuing through May 13: Host of The Cosmic Toast, featuring poetry, performance and sculpture by Ned Schaper, a.k.a. Mat Bevel. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 622-0192 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening May 8 and continuing on selected dates through May 23: Stagestruck, the story of a group of neighborhood kids who decide to rent a barn and put on a show, as performed by the Bianco Theatre Company Children's Troupe. Call 886-9428 for ticket information and show times.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. 738 N. Fifth Ave., No. 131. 770-9279. Opening May 4 and continuing through May 13: Quickies, five short plays, including "The Great Nebula in Orion," by Lanford Wilson. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9, with discounts for seniors and students. Advance tickets are available at Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave.
ARIZONA CHILDREN'S THEATRE. El Con Mall. 3601 E. Broadway. 795-9314. Continuing through May 21: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Budelinik, and The Name of That Tree. Show times begin at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5, $4 seniors and $3 children. No reservations needed. Call 795-9314 for more information.
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through May 21: The Convicts Return, a one man show featuring Geoff Hoyle, saluting some of the greatest comedians and vaudeville artists of days gone by. Tickets range from $17 to $26 and are available at the ATC box office. Call 622-2823 for information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through May 27: Enchanted Garden, an enchanting poetry event emcompassing a day in the world of a child as performed by children ages 6 through 12. Tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through June 3: Under Two Flags, an adaptation of the French novel by Ouida, with evening performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and selected 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-4445. Continuing through May 6: Run For Your Wife!, a British comedy by Ray Cooney about a London cabby turned bigamist. Tickets are $9. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on selected dates. Tickets range from $12-$15. Call 751-4445 for more information.
AUDITION. Open auditions for Digitizing Women, a new play by r. r. Stepping involving multimedia presentation techniques, will be held at 1 p.m., May 7, at the UA Franklin Building, room 112D; and at 6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the UA CCIT Building, room 303. Parts are available for three women, ages 20-45, and one man, age 20-35. Call Dick Bakkerud at 621-5710, or 326-9441.
MEMBERS NEEDED. The Desert Players Community Theatre will host a party to recruit new members from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Randolph Center Performing Arts Building No. 2, 200 S. Alvernon Way. Anyone interested in acting or working backstage in a non-professional community theatre setting is welcome. Membership fee is $5 for those who decide to join. Gathering is free and open to the public. Call 298-2687 for more information.
TICKET ALERT. Season tickets for the 1995-96 Phoenix Theatre League's Broadway at Symphony Hall series for 1995-96 season are currently on sale. Productions include South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Evita. Season tickets range from $45 to $95. Tickets may be purchased through the Theatre League's ticket office at 952-2881 or 1-800-776-SHOW. Tickets are currently on sale for 42nd Street, starring Mariette Hartley, with performances May 17 through 21. Tickets range from $26.50 to $32.50 and are available at the Symphony Hall box office and all Dillard's outlets. Call 1-602-678-2222 for more information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for the 42nd annual Tucson Press Club Gridiron Show, Full Frontal Newt-ity, scheduled for 8 p.m. May 17 through 20 at TCC, 260 S. Church Ave. Advance tickets are $15, $25 for "Hot Seats," available at the TCC box office and Dillard's. Proceeds benefit Tucson Area Literacy Coalition. Call the TCC box office at 791-4838 for more information.
THEATRE CONFERENCE. The 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Theatre Conference will be June 2 through 4, with guest speakers Marshall Mason and Horton Foote. The conference meets at PCC Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Deadline for early registration is May 18. Call 229-8231 for more information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for the ATC production of Oklahoma!, opening June 20 and continuing through June 25 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. Special Family Plan discount available. Call the TCC box office at 791-4266 for reservations and information
TICKET REFUND. Full refunds for ticket holders of the canceled production of The Sound of Music, at UA Centennial Hall, will be available until May 28, 1995. The UA Artist Series will also honor ticket exchanges, for up to double the ticket value, for any of the 17 remaining productions in the 1994-95 series. Refunds are available only through the Centennial Hall box office, 1020 E. University Blvd. Call 621-3341 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 1995-96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
Opening This Week
FRESH DIRT. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2823. Special performance May 6: The UA Art Department presents Fresh Dirt, the fourth annual performance art event featuring solo performance pieces from the UA New Genre Program. Presented will be a series of topical short works dealing with sexuality, gender and the family. Performance begins at 8 p.m. A $3 donation at the door is appreciated.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Black and White, a study in contrast by artists and artisans in fiber, clay and metal. Galleries are open Monday through Saturday; and Sunday at the Foothills Mall location only. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
CAPT. SPIFFY'S! 944 E. University. 624-4643. Witness the mind numbing release of the second stunning issue of the Capt. Spiffy comic. Meet the aritists and indulge in the refreshments from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 5.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Opening May 9 and continuing through June 3: mixed media including photographs by Alan Huerta, sculpture by Susan Vancas and paintings by Joanne Kerrihard. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening May 6 and continuing through May 31: Recent paintings by Jesse Woods. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Opening May 4 and continuing through July 16: Tucson A-to-Z, an exhibit exploring what makes Tucson unique. A public opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
THE ALAMO GALLERY. 101 W. Sixth St. 882-9490. Continuing through June 15: canvases by Albert Vass and Nancy Stevens. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 East Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through May 14: an exhibit featuring dream catchers, oils, watercolors and weavings by Maureen Garrison and the pencil drawings and watercolors of Jill Smyth. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Continuing through May 16: Geometric Variations on Desert Themes: An Exhibition of Recent Abstract Painting by Howard Conant. Conant, former head of the UA Art Department, exhibits works influenced by desert colors and Islamic art. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through May 20: The Bride of Cheap Camerawork, photography by William Woodroof and Gordon Stettinius. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through May 28: In This Garden: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen; and Patterns of Connection: Leah King Smith, creative revisionism restoring Australian aAborigines to their native lands. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park, 6812 N. Oracle. 297-1427. Continuing through May 27: The works of Herb Gilbert and David Pennington featuring paintings and collage. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through July 2: Our Travels. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 722-4412 for more information.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through May 27: paintings by Bailey Doogan, painted photographs by Holly Roberts and mixed media sculpture by Randy Spalding. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, with extended hours on Downtown Saturday Nights.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through May 13: a one-woman exhibition of paintings reflecting life in East Los Angeles by Margaret Garcia. Other Los Angeles works by Tony de Carlo and Joseph Maruska will also be featured. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through May 15: Mementos of Israel, photographs by Marvin Mandell and David Nathanson.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through May 20: Being is Round, Sculpture and Drawings by George Ehnat Jr. The works of George Ehnat focusing on his stone carvings and drawings. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Phillips Plaza, Suite #90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through May 31: Contemporary Jewelry and sculpture by New York artists Talya Baharal and Biba Shultz. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. 6th Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through July 1: Interior Motives, an exhibition dedicated to showing the most recent innovative designs in glass for the home and office. Fourteen different artists will be featured. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through May 31: decorative pottery by David McDonald, functional pottery by Jerry Pollari and serigraphs by Donna and Don Jepson-Minyard. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through May 31 at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: computer art by Pete McCormick, watercolor by Mort Saul and mixed media by Roy Traver.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: Southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk, and by appointment. Sieveke's work is also on display through June 30 at the Tucson International Airport on the ticketing level, center.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE. TCC complex between the Music Hall and the Arena. 622-0956. Continuing through May 20: Mexican American Needlework/Tejidos Y Bordados. Approximately 150 works from pioneer Mexican American families will be on exhibit. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through May 27: Paintings and works on paper by Robert Cocke. There will be a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday May 5. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends call 622-2823.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through June 5: A History of Tohono Chul Park. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tohono Chul presents a photographic retrospective of its past. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through May 21: Gronk: A Living Survey, canvases, notebook sketches and memorabilia spanning a decade in the famed Chicano artist's life in Los Angeles. Continuing through May 14: paintings by Paul Brach; Continuing through June 4: Life in a Boundless Land: The Gaucho Scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes, forty works depicting the social and political environment on the plains of Uruguay and Argentina. Also included will be a small selection of paintings by George Catlin, Worthington Whittredge and Jule Travernier. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through May 31: Impacto Cultural IV: Hispanic Sculptors in Arizona, featuring the work of David Aquirre, Julia Arriola, Michael Cajero, Carlos Encinas, Phillip Estrada, Alex Garza (guest curator), Alfred J. Quiroz and Larry Yanez. The artists will discuss their work, and the recent development of Hispanic art in the southwestern United States, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web: http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
UA PHOTO SHOW. Drama Building West (basement), southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway on the UA campus. Continuing through May 13: 1994-95 Photography Senior Show, featuring the works of undergraduate photography majors due to graduate this spring. There will be a closing reception at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing through May 27: Nahuila, works by Mexican artist Santa Sandra Robles. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and by appointment.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through May 6: mixed media sculpture by Jocelyn Wolf and photographs by San Francisco-based David Wolf. Regular hours are noon to 3 p.m. daily.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through May 6: mixed media works by Linda Caputo, Jacquelyn McBain and Brooke Molla. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m.
LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Continuing through May 5: World Travel in Watercolor, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Phillips Plaza, Suite #90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through May 6: metalwork by local Tucson artists Kristin Beeler, Jude Clarke, Betty Harris and Joe Harris. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
PCC ART GALLERY. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through May 4: PCC Student Art Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
TUSD ART. Lewis Hotel. 186 E. Broadway. Continuing through May 10: TUSD High School/Middle School Spring Art Show. A public reception happens from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6, during Downtown Saturday Night. Exhibit hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Joyan Saunders: Athlete Heart, an installation continuing through May 8 in the Directions Gallery. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
CERAMICS SALE. The annual UA Clay Club ceramics sale will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. May 4 and 5, at the Ceramics Annex, northeast corner of Mountain Avenue and Helen Street. The UA Clay Club is a non-profit organization run by students to provide funds for visiting artist lectures and workshops. Call 884-1564 for more information.
YOUTH AT RISK BENEFIT. Come listen to great music, dance a little and see an exceptional art exhibit/sale at Soundings Of The Planet, 3054 N. First Avenue, as artists commit to Youth At Risk on May 13. There will be food as well as door and raffle prizes. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Call 884-4294 for information.
ART AUCTION. The Coastal Conservation Foundation announces its first Planet Water Art Auction May 6 in the Manhattan Room of the Holiday Inn, 181 W. Broadway. Dr. Donald Thompson, Director of the Marine Science program at the UA, will speak on the future of the Gulf of California at 8 p.m. The catered reception begins at 6 p.m. Call 798-1844 for more information.
MOTHER'S DAY EVENT. Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass invites the public to celebrate Mother's Day on May 6, with a special day of glassblowing in historic downtown Tucson. After watching artists at work, there will be many beautiful pieces of artful glass to choose from for that special Mom. Call 884-7404 for more information.
NEW GALLERY. NuWest Gallery & Framing Studio is now open at 2526 E. Sixth St., showcasing some of Tucson's most talented artisans. Custom framing with the quality and attention one deserves, and expects. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Call 881-2746 for information.
ART MATERIALS WORKSHOP. Wendall Upchurch, Educaiton and Technical Service Manager for Windsor and Newton, will present a lecture and demonstration exploring the use of artists' materials and techniques at St. Phillip's Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. There is no charge for the seminar, but call to confirm a space. Call 795-1229 to register.
NEA DEADLINE ALERT. Deadlines for grants from the National Endowment for the Arts are fast approaching. For more information call the number listed for your particular genre: Theatre 1-202-682-5425, Music 1-202-682-5445, Dance 1-202-682-5435, International 1-202-682-5422, Design 1-202-682-5437, Expansion Arts 1-202-682-5443, Literature 1-202-682-5451, Museum 1-202-682-5442.
ARTISTS/TEACHERS. Applications are being accepted for JTPArts artist/teacher positions, a summer youth job training program in the arts. Those hired will work with youths from June 5 to July 21 to complete a project designed to benefit the community. Applications are available at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, 240 N. Stone. For more information call Loraine Hernandez at 624-0595 ext. 10.
YOUNG ARTISTS NEEDED! Or beginners, even. Applications are being accepted for jobs in the JTPArts Summer Youth Employment Programs. Call the Hotline at 740-5220.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The public is invited to watch glassblowers practice their craft during these times. Call ahead (884-7404) to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Performances This Week
CHILDREN'S CHOIR. The Arizona Children's Choir will perform their spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Included will be the music of Bach, Brahams, folk songs and a World War I salute. Tickets are $5, $3 for children/seniors and are available at Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 791-4266 for information.
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. The Tantric Choir of the Tibetan Gyuto Monks will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The Gyuto Monks tour to raise money for and awareness of Tibetan refugees around the world. Tickets range from $15.50 to $20.50 and may be purchased at Centennial Hall and Dillard's box offices.
CHAMBER SINGERS. The Chamber Singers of the Tucson Masterworks Chorale will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Road. Tickets are $8, $5 seniors/students, and $2 for children, and may be purchased at the door or by calling 722-4235
CONCERT TRIO. Jorge Luiz Altamirano will perform with Jose Solorzano and Jorge L. Pastrana at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Oro Valley United Church, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way. Donations accepted. Call 742-7333 for more information.
FOLK FEST. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association presents the 10th annual Tucson Folk Festival May 6 and 7, featuring two acoustic shows with Jesse Colin Young. The Festival will be held downtown at El Presidio Park. There will be continuous live musical performances from the best of Tucson's local singers, songwriters and musicians. A children's show will be offered on May 6. Also included will be a variety of food and craft booths and strolling vendors. Admission and parking are free. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Call 749-9770 for information.
HOTEL CONGRESS. 311 E. Congress. 622-8848. New York City musician Benna Cohen will perform modern acoustic music in a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in the Hotel Congress lobby. Cohen is known for her well crafted melodies and "unmellow acoustic edge" combined with a beautiful voice.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6458. The following concerts are scheduled this week: May 5, Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai performs with William Eaton and Will Clipman for a unique evening of music. Tickets are $15, $12 seniors/students and $10 for PCC students. Tickets available at Dillard's, Hear's Music, Desert Son, and the PCC West Campus cashier's office. May 7, The PCC Chorale and College Singers present a spring concert featuring the works from Aaron Copeland to Mozart's classical masses to the works of PCC faculty member Dr. Larry Solomon. Performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $4, $3 seniors/students. Advance tickets available at the West Campus cashier's office. Call 884-6458 for more information.
ST. PHILIP'S IN THE HILLS. 4440 N. Campell Ave. 299-6421. Franz Joseph will perform a Little Organ Mass for the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Philip and St. James, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 7. Performance is free and open to the public.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. The Tohono Chul Chamber Players will present an afternoon of delightful works by Hadyn, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7 on the park's Spanish Colonial Patio. Tickets are $5, $2 for members. Reservations are required. Call 742-6455.
GECKO FEATS. The Tucson Arts District Partnership's Artists in Residence series continues with the following performances: May 10, Chuck Koesters will give a free concert of environmental music for the downtown lunch crowd at the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave. from noon to 1 p.m.; and 7 p.m., Friday, May 12, Into Your Eyes and Out of Sight features "Gecko Feats" Anne Bunker and Chuck Koesters in a music, dance and visual art performance created especially for the TMA plaza, 140 N. Main Ave. All performances are free and open to the public.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
ST. PHILIP'S PLAZA. 4300 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society's Plaza Suite Spring series continues with the following performances: May 6, Windham Hill recording aritist and Grammy nominee Liz Story performs with acoustic bassist Joel DiBartolo; May 13, Guitar legend Tal Farlow is joined by Terry Holmes and Gene Radino in performing a tribute to great guitarists like Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Herb Ellis and others. Tickets for all performances are $7, $3 for Jazz Society members. Call the Tucson Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for more information.
BLUEGRASS JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell. 881-7147. Bring your instrument and join this old time bluegrass jam session from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.
TAMMIES NITE OUT. The showcases are over, the ballots counted, and the gala's about to begin. Join emcees Susie Dunn and Dave Slutes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Awards ceremony will be outside from 7:30 to 11 p.m., with musical performances by 10 local bands continuing until 1 a.m. indoors. Admission is free.
ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS. The Arizona Opera will be holding orchestra auditions for its upcoming June 1996 Wagner Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona. Musicians interested in auditioning should send resumes to: Arizona Opera, c/o Orchestra Auditions, 3501 N. Mountain, Tucson, AZ 85719; or call Nina Daldrup at 293-4336. Materials must be received by May 17, 1995.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Girls Chorus announces auditions for new singers from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Mehl Foothills Park Music Center, 4020 E. River Road. Singers must currently be in first through eighth grades to audition. Call 577-6064 for information.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes & individual sessions help you discover you authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.
SUMMER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP. Once again, Sedona Jazz on the Rocks is offering a full scholarship for a five week summer program at Berklee School of Music in Boston from July 10 to August 11. The all-expense paid scholarship is open to anyone age 15 with at least six months of musical training. Three runners-up will receive full-tuition scholarships to the Berklee in Los Angeles Program, July 23 through July 29. Applications must be received by May 15. For more information and application forms call Sedona Jazz at 1-520-282-1985 or the Berklee College of Music at 1-800-421-0084
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from Africa and the Caribbean with Art Rodriguez. This fun and exciting class will increase your sensibility for rhythm while teaching you how to play drums with others. All levels welcome. Classes are Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Cost is $3 to $5 per class. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
UA MUSIC CALENDAR. The School of Music at the University of Arizona has hundreds of concert events each year and most of them are free. If you want to get in on some of these dandy and downright delightful concerts, operas and more, you can now subscribe to a monthly music calendar listing events. Send a $5 check payable to the U of A to Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. You can always call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline for weekly events at 621-2998.
STREET DANCE. You'll be dancing in the streets during Downtown Saturday Night, May 6, as TFTM presents a contra and square dance on Pennington Street between Scott and Stone avenues. Live music will be performed by members of the TFTM string band. This dance takes the place of the regular dance at the First Congregational Church for this month only. The dance runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, no experience necessary. Call 327-4809 for information.
BUMS STEERED. Free country western dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave. Larry and Amanda will get even the leftest of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.
MODERN DANCE. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers ongoing classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 Sixth Ave. Instruction combines Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Former J. Parker Copley Company dancer, Lucia Zeffirelli, will be teaching an intermediate/advanced Copley/Limón based workshop every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout May. Also ongoing are the beginning/intermediate floor barre/modern classes meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All classes are held at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $7.50 per class, or $20 for four classes. Call 882-0195 for information.
GOLDEN AGERS DANCING. Eagles Club. 1530 N. Stone Ave. Dance 'til you drop every Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to the music of Mr. Smooth. $1.50 donation at the door. For information call Vickie Pearl, 888-7450.
LINE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. OPSDA instructor Janalea will get the lead out of your feet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday in this alcohol-free, non-smoking environment. Classes are $3. All welcome. Call Bernice at 795-8288 for information.
PACT'S STYLE FOR LIFE. On May 7, fifteen salons in the greater Tucson area will participate in the third annual fundraising event benefitting the People with AIDS Coalition of Tucson, an organization which provides housing, early intervention and client service to people living with HIV and AIDS. Participating salons will provide haircuts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with all proceeds of the day going to PACT for Life. T-shirts will be available for sale. Live music will be performed at Hollywood's Hair & Nails Salon, 336 E. Fort Lowell Road. Call PACT at 770-1710 to make an appointment with a salon near you.
LA FIESTA DE SAN ISIDRO. Patricia Preciado Martín will present an illustrated lecture tracing the May 15 celebration of La Fiesta de San Isidro in Southern Arizona and in Sonora, Mexico at the Sosa-Carillo-Fremont House Museum on May 6. The museum is located in the TCC complex. The talk begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a tour of gardens in Barrio Historico and Elysian Grove neighborhoods. The activities will conclude with refreshments and music. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 622-0956 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Do the day and night downtown on May 6. Enjoy the Downtown Arts District's many galleries, museums, restaurants and special activities, most at little or no cost.
SCIENCE CARNIVAL. Join Flandrau Science Center and Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Science Center's 20th birthday celebration, with exciting, interactive science exhibits like bottled lightning and anti-gravity mirrors. This traveling show of attractions from Seattle's Pacific Science Center will be on the UA mall, Hawthorne Street and Cherry Avenue, through June 4. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $3, $2 for kids under 13; or $6 for a family pass for four. Call 621-STAR for information.
TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Avenue. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.
UPTOWN MARKET. The Uptown Friday Farmer's Market at St. Philip's Plaza gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, through April 1995. The market features fresh produce and baked goods, and live music by the Liz Fletcher Group and the Sabra Faulk Band. Call 326-8010 or 577-8181 with questions.
HEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE. Job Matusow, Tucson editor of The Grapevine, will discuss free-market solutions to the problem of homelessness at the May 9 meeting of the Pima County Libertarian Party. Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at Mountain View Restaurant, 1220 E. Prince Road. Meeting is free and open to the public. Call 321-0928 for information.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. UA professor of pharmacology/toxicology, Walt Klimecki, presents Water: Solvent of Life, Messenger of Poisons, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, room A1-3, 101 W. Irvington Road. Call 795-9756 for information.
JOESLER TOUR. Brooks Jeffrey will conduct two bus tours of buildings designed by Josias Joesler, Tucson's most recognized architect, on Sunday, May 7. Tours will leave from the UMC parking lot, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10, available through May 5 only at the UA College of Architecture, Speedway at the Olive Street pedestrian underpass. Call Linda Craig at 621-6751 for information.
PEOPLE'S LAW SCHOOL. This forum is designed to provide the community with a deeper understanding of today's complex legal system, and will present four seminars from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, May 9 through 18, in room 146 of the UA College of Law, northwest corner of Mountain Avenue and Speedway. Call 623-8258 for registration and information. Cost is $20, $10 for students.
ZOO TALK. Andy Lodge, coordinator of the Ngare Sergoi Support Group (involved with the rhino project in Kenya) will speak at 7 p.m. May 10, at the Therapeutic Center, 1000 S. Randolph Way. Ngare Ndare Forest Preserve is the largest and most successful privately owned animal sanctuary in the world. This presentation is free and open to the public.
WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES. The YWCA series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at TMC Marshall auditorium, 5201 E. Grant Road, with The Mother-Daughter Reunion. Linda Sherwood, MEd, a local therapist, will lead the discussion. Lecture is free, but reservations are required. Call 324-2000.
MAPPING CAVES. Bring maps to display and discuss at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St. William Peachey will give an illustrated talk entitled Mapping Caves. Call 621-2823 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. Ofelia Zepeda will read from and sign copies of Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Call 881-6350 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Coyote's Voice Books, Broadway Village Center on Broadway and Country Club Road. Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Across the Wire, In Search of Snow and Fever of Being, will read and sign his published and unpublished work from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Call 327-6560 for information.
WRITING YOUR LIFE. Antigone Books. 600 N. Fourth Ave. Author and teacher Sheila Bender will discuss her new book Writing Personal Essays: How to Shape Your Life Experiences for the Page, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. The Seattle-based author's writing workshops encourage writers to "get under the skin of their memories" to "say what you want about your experiences." Discussion is free and open to the public. Call 792-3715 for informtaion.
VOICES OF THE LAND. Authors Simon Ortiz, Byrd Baylor and Gary Paul Nabhan will read from their recent works starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. The Voices of the Land reading will benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH, a regional conservation organization. Advance tickets are $5, available at The Haunted Book Shop, Antigone Books, and Books West Southwest. Tickets are $6 at the door. Call 327-9123 for information.
LAMPLIGHT READING. Chuck Barrett, Erika Mailman and Kim Westerman will read from their respective fiction and poetry at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Hanrahan's Dublin West Cafe, 121 E. Congress St. Admission is free. Call 743-0940 for additional information on the Lamplight Reading series.
JOURNAL WRITING WORKSHOP. The Tucson Public Library Catalina branch, 15631 N. Oracle Road, announces a two-part series on journal writing. The first session, Women and Loss: Explore the Transformation with Carlene Tejada, will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 4 through 25. The second session, Women and Discovery, will continue in June. Workshop includes in-class excercises, journal techniques and a variety of published journals. Attend one of all classes. No registration is required. Call 825-9541 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc. is offering a $500 grand prize for the Distinguished Poet Awards contest. Entries (limit one) should be 20 lines or less, any subject and style. Contest is free to enter. Send poems to Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Department EM, 203 Diamond St., Sistersville, WV, 26175. Deadline is May 31, 1995.
DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Exhume yourself! The Dead Poet's Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 327-3775.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.
FIESTA DE MAYO. Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road, celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Naranja Dulce, Limón Partido, bilingual stories, songs and games, starting at 10:30 a.m. May 4 and 5. Appropritate for ages 3 to 5 (Thursday) and 1-1/2 to 3 (Friday). Call 791-4811 for information.
YAQUI ETHNOBOTANY WEEK. Tucson Botanical Gardens announces the first of two sessions for children entering grades 4 to 6, focusing on fascinating traditional uses of Sonoran desert plants with Yaqui educator Felipe Molina. Session I meets from 9 a.m. to noon May 22 to 26; session II begins in July. Cost is $57 for non-members. Call the TBG education department at 326-9686 for registration and information on this and other summer programs.
STORY HOURS. The following storyhours for children meet this week: Saturday, May 6, Bookman's Kids' Club presents Leticia Pizzino in a 45-minute presentation of music and story, at 10 a.m. at Bookman's northwest, Ina and Thornydale roads, and 1 p.m. at Bookman's on Grant, Grant Road and Campbell Avenue. Call 579-0303 for information. The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave., also has a storyhour for kids ages 3 to 7, at 10 a.m. every Saturday. Call 297-4843 for information.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS. Tucson Public Libraries promise this summer will be a blockbuster for reading with two specialized reading programs: Rocket Readers for grades 6 and under; and a new "Teens Read" program, Chills and Thrills (focusing on books in the horror genre), for grades 7 to 12. Programs run May 18 through the end of July, and offer unique opportunities for students to read for fun while developing a sense of accomplishment. Sign up beginning May 18 at any TPL branch.
SWIMMING AND SPORTS CAMPS. The Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence (between Broadway and 22nd Street), offers swimming lessons for boys and girls as young as four months to kids in their teens. There will be four three-week sessions, beginning May 22. Kids ages 6 to 9 will have a variety of sports camps to choose from, including soccer, roller hockey and basketball. Register at the YMCA, or call 885-2317 for information.
SEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS. Registration is now open for Extended University's sixth SEEK (Summer Education and Enrichment for Kids) program, for programs from May 30 through July 21. Cost is $40 per course. On-going registration is also open for SEEK Fine Arts Camp, a two-week hands-on arts camp for students grades 4 through 8. Workshops cover drawing, portraiture, photography, story theatre, printmaking, dance and creative writing. Camp runs June 12 through 23. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT. Creative Movement for Children, cosponsored by the UA Extended University and School of Music Committee on Dance, is a summer program for children ages 2 to 4, encouraging body awareness, confidence, coordination and social skills. Session I meets Saturdays, May 13 through June 3. Call 624-8632 for registration and information.
HOMEWORK HELP. Five additional sites have been added to the list of Tucson-Pima Library Homework Help program. Catalina High School, Valencia Library, Wilmot Library, John A. Valenzuela Youth Center and Kirk Bear Canyon Library will now provide experienced tutors to assist kids with their study and resource-finding skills. Call 791-4391 for information.
DINO MIGHT. The Tucson Children's Museum presents Kokoro's Discover Dinosaurs, a robotic exhibit of life-like dinosaurs and ice age creatures, continuing through May 31 at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road. Admission is $4 adults, $3.50 children, with group rates available. Call 792-987 for more information.
GARGOYLES. This hot alternative dance club for teens 14 to 18 is open regularly from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. There are also video games, pinball, pool tables, and soda/snack bar. Security provided. Gargoyle's is located at 3206 N. First Ave. in the Amphi Plaza shopping center. Admission is $5. Call 690-1930 for information.
CONNECTION BENEFIT. An al fresco dinner reception on the Arizona State Museum lawn, followed by a performance of the Ballet Folklorico Magisterial Nuevo Leon are the featured events in this Cinco de Mayo benefit for the Parent Connection. The Parent Connection is a non-profit community-based family resource center serving parents and families of children under age 5. Reservations for the 6 p.m. authentic Mexican meal and 8 p.m. performance are $30 per person. Call 321-1500 for reservations.
F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge is a network of moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. Tucson has two chapters, northwest (Debbie, 825-2047) and central (Coralee, 325-0715). The northwest chapter meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. Playgroups include: Burger King, Cortaro and I-10, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8. Call Debbie at 825-2047 for information.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Seven monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 for more information.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS. Parents Without Partners, a support organization for single parents, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Chapter Hall, #45. Join them from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, for fun and dancing. Cost is $6 at the door, $4 for members. Call 622-8120 for information.
THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Service, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins, offers therapy groups for children and adolescents. Groups will deal with mild to moderate emotional problems, self-esteem issues, divorce and school-related difficulties. Cost is based on ability to pay. Call 795-0300 for more information.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 1010 N. Alvernon Way, offers Open Playtime, a drop-in opportunity for children to enjoy a playroom with slides, ladders, balance beams and more. Open Playtime is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for children 2-5 years old, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for children birth through 5 years old. "Dad 'n' Me" play group, for ages through five years, meets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Awareness In Parenting" group shares how children think and feel, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for parents of up to 5-month-old babies, and at 11 a.m. for parents of children 6 to 15 months old. Programs are $20 for four weeks. Single Parent Support Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Parent Connection. Meet and exchange ideas with other single parents. The "High Noon" brown bag drop-in support group, for working parents or those on tight schedules, meets every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited childcare by reservation is available at $2 per child. Call 321-1500 for further information.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Continuing through May 31: Hugo O'Connor and the Apache Frontier, Apache artifacts and Spanish Colonial military gear. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Join a walking tour of historic Tucson, held each Saturday between October and April from 10 a.m. to noon. Tours are $4 and meet in the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House. Call 622-0956 to register.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday through September 30. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Currently showing: The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the planetarium theater. Continuing through May 31: The Endless Horizon, the history of exploration from oceans to outer space, as narrated by Patrick Stewart (Star Trek's Captain Picard). Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free. Call the planetarium for more information on times and shows. Theater ticket prices are $2.50 to $5. For more information call 621-STAR.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings done by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through January 1996.
GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum, open to the public during mall hours.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
REID PARK ZOO. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Xeriscape Tours," at 10 a.m. Saturday, demonstrate the uses of arid-adapted plants and landscaping designs and materials.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Free on the third Sunday of every month.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. is open free to the public during regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.
COMMIT TO FIT. El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Cañada Drive, opens its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, for the annual Commit to Fit Health and Sports Fair; or kick off the day early at 8:30 a.m. with a Super Spirit excercise class. Events include information on healthy eating, mini-massages, weight training, karate, tennis conditioning and special attractions for kids. Call 544-1900 for event schedule and information.
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School is offering free self defense classes for women 14 years and older, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are taught by Master Jae Kim, who has 30 years experience in the martial arts. Stop by the school at 6450 N. Oracle Road, or call 797-0122 for information. Class size is limited to 20, with classes on-going through June.
TAKE A FLYING LEAP. Marana Skydiving Center at Avra Valley Airport, five miles off I-10 on Avra Valley Road, offers one day classes for solo and tandem jumps. For more information call 602-682-4441.
BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" for the month of May. Choose your own pace, length of trip, level of difficulty, day of the week and type of scenery. Treks range from a 50-mile ride to Oracle Junction to a short family outing along the Santa Cruz River Park, and everywhere in between. Call Park Avenue Bikes, 624-9506, for a daily schedule.
Y NOT? The YMCA of Tucson now offers a citywide membership, meaning members are free to use all the YMCA facilities across town. Also, registration is now open for spring and summer fitness classes at the Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road. Aerobic classes include step, hi/low impact, strength and aqua. Call 885-2317 for information.
BOWLED OVER. The Women's International Bowling Congress National Championship Tournament continues on selected dates through June 12, at Brunswick Camino Seco Lanes, 114 S. Camino Seco. Call 298-2311 for information.
TORO! The Tucson Toros are back home this week on Hi Corbett Field, Broadway and Country Club Road. This week's games include: 7 p.m. May 4; 7:30 p.m. May 5 and 6; 6 p.m. Sunday, May 7; and 7 p.m. May 8 and 9. Tickets range from $3 to $6. Call 325-2621 for information.
SABINO CANYON FUN WALK. The Friends of Sabino Canyon invite all to walk from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, to raise funds to protect and enhance the canyon. Smokey Bear, Capt. Eegee and Sabino Canyon volunteer naturalists will be on hand, along with free eegees, and free t-shirts for the first 400 participants. A tax deductable donation of $25 per family is requested, payable on the morning of the walk. All proceeds go directly to reducing the impact of air, water and noise pollution, vandalism, overcrowding and vegetation destruction in the canyon.
SPORTSMEN AGAINST HUNGER. This Safari Club International program will be accepting donations of food for the needy at both Jensen's Custom Ammunition locations, 5146 E. Pima St. and 1280 W. Prince Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Hunters are encouraged to share part of their harvest by bringing elk, venison or deer. The food will be refridgerated until distributed to area charities.
BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.
HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club hikes meet several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. For more information on hikes and mountain bike rides, call 751-4513.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology now offers tours of both downtown Tucson and remote desert sites, providing new visions of Tucson's fascinating past. See the hidden 3,000 year-old village downtown, prehistoric rock art petroglyphs, or half-day tours to Signal Hill, Picture Rocks and King's Canyon. Contact Connie Allen-Bacon at 881-2244 for more information on tours. Individual, group and corporate rates are available.
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BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM. Upcoming attractions include: An Evening of Moonlit Magic, showcasing the desert at night, from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The Arboretum is 90 minutes north of Tucson via Highway 79. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 12, with reservations for hikes required. Call 1-602-689-2811 for more information.
THE BUSINESS OF RECYCLING. The City of Tucson Office of Economic Development offers a free workshop for businesses and entrepreneurs, Gain a Competitive Edge Through Recycling, from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, at TEP Main Auditorium, 220 W. Sixth St., first floor. RSVP to 791-5413.
WATER SMART. Tucson Water's summer conservation campaign kicks off with this free workshop from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. As our community grows, it becomes increasingly more important to adapt our water use patterns when necessary. RSVP to 791-4331.
AIR PERMIT APPLICATION SEMINAR. The DEQ invites participation in this seminar from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 5, at the Environmental Training Center, 3323 N. Campbell Ave. Call 321-1999 for registration and information.
DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3555.
RECYCLING. 24-hour neighborhood drop-off centers include: Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; Wrightstown Elementary School, 8950 E. Wrightstown Road; and Morrow Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St. All city and county landfills also have recycling centers. Call 791-5000 for hours and locations. Multi-material recycling facilities are located at Recycle America, 945 S. Freeway Blvd. Call 622-4731 for hours.
RETHINKIT LINE. Don't know whether to throw it, hoe it or stow it? The RETHINKIT Recycling Information Line, 791-5000, offers information for callers with recycling questions and concerns.
TOHONO CHUL. 7366 N. Paseo de Norte. 742-6455. Lectures this month at the park include: Landscape for Dry Climates at 7 p.m. May 4; What's Bugging You at 10 a.m. May 6; and Using Landscape Shrubs at 2 p.m. May 11. All lectures are $2 for non-members. RSVP to 742-6455.
GARDENING DEMONSTRATIONS. The following demonstrations will be at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: May 10, The Values of Different Shade Cloths; May 17 Grape Leaf Skeletonizer and Other Summer Bugs; May 24, A Walk Through the Vegetable Trial Garden; and May 31, Summer Mulches Keep the Soil Cool. Call 628-5628 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The annual art exhibition, Sunspots: A Garden Gallery, continues through May 14 in both the outdoor Herb Garden and the Tropical Greenhouse. "Gardening for the Newcomer" meets every first Thursday and third Saturday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You can take a "Birds and Gardening Tour" at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. At 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday, go exploring at the Gardens and learn about Tucson's native flora. Tours are $3 and include admission to the Gardens. Good news for plant lovers: the nursery at TBG will now be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday until May. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff the Compost Demonstration Site at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, excluding holidays, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for help or further information on how you can compost at home.
MAGAZINES: "The Atomic Intrigues of Niels Bohr," a special section in the May 1995 issue of Scientific American. The recent opening of long-buried KGB files since the fall of the U.S.S.R. has led to speculation that some members of the Manhattan Project, including the oft-scorned Robert Oppenheimer, were either spies for the Russians or at least naive collaborators who leaked atomic secrets in some misguided attempt to declare all science open to all peoples. Recent conjecture has focussed on Niels Bohr, who admittedly met with a Soviet agent in late 1945 (as mentioned in the 1994 book, Special Tasks by KGB man Pavel Sudoplatov), but newly released transcripts show that Bohr was quite vague and of no help. A second part of the inverstigation delves into Bohr's pre-war friendship with German scientist Walter Heisenberg and whether the two developed a design which would lead to a working atomic bomb. Fascinating reading.
BOOKS: The Rainmaker by John Grisham. Don't frown! I read The Firm, which was a decent airplane-trip book, then skipped all the others because of the hype. Got the new one for my wife, had an evening to kill, so I read it. It's not bad. If I didn't know who wrote it, I'd probably even say it's pretty good. Pardon my gushing.
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