a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Opening June 7 and continuing through July 9: Down The Road, the chilling and vivid portrayal of a husband and wife journalist team who take an assignment to write the biography of a serial killer, written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lee Blessing. Special free preview June 6. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $9, $7 for seniors, students with ID and artists. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
DESERT PLAYERS. Green Fields Country Day School Performing Arts Center. 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra. Opening June 2, and continuing through June 9: Here Lies Jeremy Troy, a comedy by Jack Sharkey. Performances begin at 8 p.m., with one 3 p.m. performance June 4. Tickets are $6 at the door, $5 for students. Call 298-2687 information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through June 11: A...My Name Is Still Alice, bringing the feminist experience to the stage with all new comedy sketches and music from blues to country, rock and sentimental standards. Tickets range from $10 to $15 and are available at the IT box office. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
META THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Continuing through June 11: Baby With the Bathwater, a zany comedy about the perils of parenthood, by Christopher Durang. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $10, with discounts available for seniors and students. Call 882-8446 for reservations and 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.
AUDITION NOTICE. METAtheatre announces auditions for its fall production of Wuthering Heights, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Historic Y Theatre, 738 N. Fifth Ave. The audition will consist of cold readings only. Call 622-3972 for more information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Arizona Youth Theatre, 5526 E. 22nd St., announces open auditions from 4 to 7 p.m. June 5 and 6 for I'm Like Me. Children ages 6 to 15 are encouraged to audition. Call 790-0844 for more information.
PLAYWRIGHT WORKSHOP. Playwright's Workshop Theatre is accepting submissions for the 1995-96 Edge Project. Playwrights, actors and directors are invited to apply. The project will be facilitated by Artistic Director Raymond Shurtz and Gus Edwards, Director of ASU's Multi-Ethnic Theatre Program. Submissions and letters of application are due June 9. The project begins September 11. Call 1-602-279-5151 for information and submission requirements.
ART FORMS GALLERY. 137 E. Congress. 628-7744. Opening June 2 and continuing through July 2: Into The Fire, and invitational clay show with Southern Arizona clay artists Gary Benna, Dianne Ferris, Gayle Heney, Ann Hoff, Betsy Kelly, Ann Penton, Sharon Ann Porter, Curt Rieger, Carol Tufts, Jessie Wetzel and Marcy Wrenn. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 2. Gallery is open for Downtown Saturday nights, Thursday Art Walks and by appointment only. Call 881-0129 for appointments.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Opening June 3 and continuing through June 27: 45 Years of Berta Wright, a show celebrating Arizona artists. The Foothills Mall location is open Monday through Sunday; the Congress Street gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Opening June 4 and continuing through September 10: Arthur Tress: The Wurlitzer Trilogy. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
EPICCAFÉ. 745 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6844. Opening Friday, June 2, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through June 30: paintings by Joe Forkan.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Opening June 1 and continuing through August 26: Altered monoprints by Marc Moss, depicting life in the Tucson barrios; ceramics by Doug Schuneman; mixed media works by Elizabeth Frank; and clay creations by Michael Corney and Juilianne Harvey. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening June 3 and continuing through June 30: recent wood cut prints by Doug Weber. Opening reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
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 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through June 14: a special window showcase of patio pottery featuring the work of Ann Penton and the watercolors of Margaret Schultz. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through June 24: Multigrade, a four person photography exhibition featuring S. Greenwell, Torry Lydem, Ben Ramson, and Oliver Scott. The photographers range from high school, BFA undergraduate to graduate-level work, with common themes of self portraiture, appropriation and ventures into mixed media and installation. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through June 10: Mimesis, works by 20 UA printmakers using a variety of print techniques and mediums to represent the artists' skewed perspectives of reality. Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through June 29: painting and drawings by Rudolph Nadler and intaglio prints by Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through July 1: Estrada Extravaganza, a one man show featuring works by Bisbee folk artist, Phillip Estrada, including recent works from his "Doll Series," paintings, mixed media and installation. There will be a reception with the aritist from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through June 30: The Big Summer Show, a multi-media exhibition featuring painting and sculpture by Charles Ulrich, photo-clothing by Marlo Marrero, lighting assemblage by Jeff Robins, monoprints by Marc Moss, cyanotypes by Tim Brigham and paintings by Jessica McVey. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
MAT BEVEL INSTITUTE. 211 S. Fremont Ave. 622-0192. Continuing through June 10: No Pure Land, an exhibit of drawings, paintings and prints by artist Daryl Childs. Viewings by appointment only. Call 622-0192 for information.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth 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. This exhibition features artists from across the country as well as local artists Linda Allyn, Richard Hornby, Konreid Muench, Laura Pesce, and Louie Via. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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.
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. Continuing through July 16: Tucson A-to-Z, an exhibit exploring what makes Tucson unique. 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/PIMA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through June 16: The State of the Planet, featuring four artists' views of social concerns as we approach the end of the twentieth century. Jody Luther, Laura Godsil, Marlys Kubicek and Christine Dawdy will present media including paintings, collages, monoprint, and sculptures to embody their vision. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue, east of the fine arts complex. Continuing through July 12: Vytas Sakalas: Tranceformations, a survey of 25 years of the local artists' paintings. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web: http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536A 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.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through June 3: mixed media including photographs by Alan Huerta, sculpture by Susan Vancas and paintings by Joanne Kerrihard. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through June 4: Life in a Boundless Land: The Gaucho Scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes, 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.
COMIC ART CLASS. Learn to draw comics the CAPT. SPIFFY way! These classes focus entirely on art for comics--no bowls of fruit here. Classes begin June 19 and continue from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, through July 10, at Capt. Spiffy's, 944 E. University Blvd. Cost is $50 for all four classes. Call 624-4643 for more information.
QUICK QUILT CLASS. Family Community Leadership is sponsoring a quick quilting class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Pima County Cooperative Extension Office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. A complete quilt will be made by the end of the class. Class fee is $25. Call 628-5161 for a material list and registration information.
PHANTOM MURAL PROJECT. Applications are being accepted for three mural site locations in the downtown arts district. Artists must include a preliminary sketch of the proposed mural, statement of theme, resume and five slides of previous work with corresponding slide list. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Friday, June 2. Call 624-9977 for information.
WOMEN ON-LINE. Tucson artist Syd Clayton-Seeber has joined 375 artists from around the world by exhibiting her works of art on the internet. The internet address is: hhtp://www.,asu.edu/wwol.
CONCERT IN THE PARK. The Southwestern String Quartet will perform a dramatic musical adaptation of The Tortoise And The Jackrabbit, written by local author Susan Lowell, Tuesday, June 6 at Himmel Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Call 791-4397 for information.
COUNTRY CARAVAN. The Jim Beam Country Caravan comes to town Thursday, June 1, with a concert featuring Boy Howday and 4 Runner, at the Wild Wild West, 4385 W. Ina Road. Dig up your boots and jeans and go do some two-steppin'. Show time is 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 744-7744 for information.
CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, Park Avenue and Speedway. Faculty members Jerry Kirkbride, Jeffrey Showell and Rex Wood present an evening of chamber music Wednesday, June 7, featuring the selections from Mozart, Davison, Clarke and Bruch. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 UA employees, $3 seniors/students and are available through the UA Fine Arts box office and Dillard's. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for tickets and information for all UA School of Music events.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Premiere, The Reveille Gay Men's Chorus' debut concert, begins at 8 p.m. Friday, June 2. The performance will be ASL interpreted. Advance tickets are $8 and are available at Antigone Books, Tucson Trunk and Hydra Leather and More. Tickets at the door are $10. Call 292-9295 for reservations.
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.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. It's time for picnic baskets, blankets and romance as Tucson Parks and Recreation present the Tucson Pops Orchestra under the direction of Charles "Bucky" Steele, performing under the stars, June 4, 11 and 18 at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park. Performances are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. A free shuttle service will leave from the west entrance of Foley's, El Con Mall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold. No glass containers please. Call 791-4873 for information.
MORE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. Join Laszlo Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds for an evening of music Saturday, June 3, featuring music from the movie, The Lion King, Wagner and Glen Miller. Performance is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater in Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. A free shuttle service will be available beginning at 6 p.m. at Catalina Village Shopping Center, one mile east of the park. Concessions will be sold. No glass containers please. Call 791-4873 for information.
SUMMERSET SUITE SERIES. Tucson Museum of Art Plaza, 140 N. Main Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society's Summerset Suite series continues June 4 with a latin jazz party highlighted by the Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra. Tickets for all performances are $6, $3 for Jazz Society members, available at the door only. Concerts are held rain or shine. Food and beverages for sale by El Charro. Call the Tucson Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for more information.
TKMA BREAKFAST. Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association offers a pancake breakfast, complete with live music, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Featured performers include; Elise Grecco, John S. Thompson, Norman Kibble-Shane and Don Simpson. Adults $4, $2 children under 12. Tickets available at the Folk Shop and SWCM. Call 887-6942 for information.
SUMMER BAND. Beginning and intermediate band classes are currently being offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights through June 20 at the Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. Students may enter the classes at any time. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for class fees and enrollment.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria along with some history, ethics and folklore of West Africa from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $5, $3 for youths/students. Call 291-7368 for information.
UA OPERA CHORUS. The School of Music seeks singers of all voice types for the chorus of its summer opera, Elixir of Love, a comedy by Donizetti. Rehearsals have already begun. The performances are June 22 through 25. Call Larry Day at 621-7011 or David Persyn at 621-4444 to schedule an audition; or e-mail a request for audition to Persyn at: PersynDP@aruba.ccit.arizona.edu.
CALL TO SINGERS. The UA Summer Chorus invites all interested persons to join. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 5, in Room 232 of the UA School of Music, Park Avenue and Speedway. No audition is necessary. Tenors and basses are especially needed. Call 621-9929 for more information.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Bring your instrument and join this old time jam session from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. Open to the public.
TFTM DANCE. TFTM presents its first Saturday contra and square dance with live music by the Contra Cats from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the First Congregational Church, 824 N. Second Ave. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Admission is $4, $3 for TFTM members. Call 318-0810 for information.
AFRO-DANCE CLASS. Get an excellent workout and learn the traditional steps of West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance as taught by world class dancer, Denise Hawthorn Bey. Classes meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $7, $5 for students. Sunday dance performances at 1 p.m. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 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.
CASINO NIGHT. The Active 20/30 Club of Southern Arizona hosts Casino Night from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 3, at the Savoy Opera House in Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Event includes dining, dancing, casino-style gambling, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit Project Yes, Steele Memorial Research Center and Children to Children. Tickets are $25, two for $40. Call 882-1996 for reservations.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through July in the courtyard of Plaza Palomino, corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. The market features Tucson-area produce and products and art from local vendors. Call 795-1177 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Experience art and culture like never before as you enjoy exciting performances, historic and arts walking tours and exotic foods Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., with Tucson Arts District's Downtown Saturdays and Nights celebrations. Daytime events include a farmers market, Barrio Historico walking tour (628-7313), and Gecko Feats music and mask making workshop (744-2375). Evening events include performances by The Tragidiots, Jazz/Blues by John Todd and dance by Dancewest. Call 624-9977 for other events and information.
FIRE! Ever wonder what really goes on in a fire station or how all that special equipment works? Northwest Fire Department is giving the public a chance to check it all out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, as they open their fire houses to the public. Visitors are invited to tour the fire station, get a close-up look at trucks and equipment and talk with the firefighters. Call 742-4749 for the location of the fire station near you.
SUN SOUNDS EVENT. Sun Sounds, a radio reading service for print disabled people in Tucson, presents their Sun Sounds Beer and Waters of the World, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Starr Pass Golf Club, 3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd. The event begins with a golf tournament at 9 a.m., followed by a BBQ, beer/water tasting and live music. Persons must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $20 for beer/water tasting, $40 BBQ/tasting, and $100 golf/BBQ/tasting, available at both Charlie's Liquors, Magee Road Liquors, Orange Grove Liquors, RumRunner, Starr Pass Golf Club, Sun Sounds and Trader Joe's. Call 296-2400 for information.
SCIENCE CARNIVAL. 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 Ave. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.
WINES OF SUMMER. Join Hubert Trimbach, proprietor and director of export for France's F.E. Trimbach Winery, for a tasting of wonderful dry, crisp and clean white wines at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, in the Metro Room of Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Speedway. Savory hors d'oeuvres will be served. $20 per person advance reservations required. Call 326-0121 for reservations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN. Design critic and historian Maud Lavin presents Design in the Service of Commerce at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in room 103 of the UA College of Architecture, Olive Street underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Admission is free.
DGT. Democrats of Greater Tucson meet at noon every Monday at the Sirloin Stockade, 6325 E. Tanque Verde Road. Juvenile Court Judge Steven S. Rubin will discuss changes at the Pima County Juvenile Court Center at the June 5 meeting. Call 297-0427 for information.
PEACE IN IRELAND. Christy Burke, city councilman from Dublin, Ireland, will hold a discussion Saturday, June 3, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and will focus on the current peace process and the perspectives of the Irish Republican movement in Ireland today. $5 donation requested. Call Tucson Irish Northern Aid at 620-6353 for information.
LECTURE SERIES. St. Philip's in the Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. The St. Philip's summer lecture series Christianity and the Common Man: Popular Religion in Medieval and Reformation Europe, will continue at 9:15 a.m. in the East Gallery on the following dates: June 4, "The Germanization of Medieval Christianity: Barbarian Conversions in a Dark Age"; June 11, "Lay Saints, Lay Heretics: Popular Religious Movements in the High and Late Middle Ages." All presentations will be given by John M. Frymire, UA Deptartment of History and are free to the public.
CRISIS IN MEXICO. UA political science professor Edward Williams will speak on the topic, Mexico: Crisis and Change, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Holiday Inn Palo Verde, 4550 S. Palo Verde Road. No-host cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the UN Center, 2911 E. Grant Road. Call 881-7060 for information. Reservations required by June 5.
MARTINEZ READS. Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Demetria Martinez, local Tucson author, will read from her prize-winning novel, Mother Tongue, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Reading is free and open to the public.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal dedicated to the art of letter writing, is accepting submissions. Send passionate letters (historical or contemporary), journal entries, poems, comments or drawings that deal with letter writing to: P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include $.58 postage and a copy of the journal will be sent you. Call 577-0588 for information.
JOURNAL WRITING WORKSHOP. The Tucson Public Library Catalina branch, 15631 N. Oracle Road, announces a series on journal writing. The second session, Women and Discovery, will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 1 through 22. Workshop includes in-class exercises, journal techniques and a variety of published journals. Attend one or all classes. No registration is required. Call 825-9541 for information.
JUAN RULFO AWARD. The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson is accepting entries for the Fifth Latin American and Caribbean Literature Award Juan Rulfo 1995. Candidates should fulfill the following requirements: Writers of any literary form must be Latin American or Caribbean natives and use language as a form of literary expression (English, French, Portuguese or Spanish). Entries should be presented through a cultural or educational institution, association or literary group, though individual participants may be considered. Deadline for registration is June 30. $100,000.00 (U.S.) will be awarded. Contact the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, 553 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701; or call 1-520-882-5595 for information.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.
EARTH SERVICE CORPS. The Lohse Family YMCA offers this environmental education program for young adults grades 6 through 10. Emphasis is on hands-on projects and community service networks, with morning field trips and outside work all summer. Cost is $50 for two weeks. Call 623-5200, ext. 223, for more information.
STAR SEARCHING. The Flandrau Science Center, located on the UA campus, offers the popular Touch the Stars, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning June 5. The show uses music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky. An activity book is included with the show. Call 621-4515 for information.
LET'S COOK! Culinary Concepts, a gourmet cooking school located in Plaza Palomino, Swan and Fort Lowell roads, is offering a number of classes for children and teens. The first teen class meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons beginning June 6 and continues through June 22. Call Culinary Concepts at 321-0968 for registration and information.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. Tucson/Pima Libraries offer fun-filled activities for toddlers to teens. Call your local library or stop by and pick up their schedule of activities. Activities this week include: poetry, rap and hip-hop with poet/playwright John Sullivan, June 3 at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon. Call 791-4626. A theatre workshop for budding actors and playwrights ages 12 to 18 meets June 6 at Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Call 791-4548.
MUSEUM DAY CAMP. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn about life in the "olden days" by participating in the Arizona Historical Society's Heritage Day Camp. Each week-long session hosts an array of hands-on activities for creating traditional foods and crafts of the many cultures present in Arizona. Sessions begin June 5 and run through August 18. Call 628-5774 for information on half- and full-day weekly sessions.
SEEK SUMMER PROGRAMS. Registration is now open for Extended University's sixth SEEK (Summer Education and Enrichment for Kids) program, for programs 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.
STORYTIME. Every Saturday at 10 a.m. is storytime at The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Parents are encouraged to stay and listen. Open to all ages, but stories are chosen for children ages 3 to 7. 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 continue through the end of July, and offer unique opportunities for students to read for fun while developing a sense of accomplishment. Sign up at any TPL branch.
TUSD PROGRAM. There will be a Special Meeting/Study Session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in Rincon High School cafeteria, 422 N. Arcadia Blvd., to present activities available to students this summer through the new Summer Enrichment/Academic Success Program. Call TUSD communications at 617-7303 for information.
STEAK OUT WITH SEAN ELLIOT. Tucson Boys & Girls Club invites the public to this fundraising steak and hamburger dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. Call 623-2543 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services for survivors of domestic violence. As people leave Tucson for the summer months, new volunteers are desperately needed. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
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. Call 622-8120 for information.
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. Monday, June 5, at the Casas Adobes Congregational Church, 6801 N. Oracle Road. Topic for discussion is How to Prepare for School--Is Your Child Ready? (Non-members welcome). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers.
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 information.
ARIZONA GROWN. June brings the harvest of delicious Arizona grown fruits. For free recipes that feature grapes, melons and peaches, call 1-800-4-CANCER and ask to speak with a Cancer Information Specialist. Featured recipes are low in fat and will taste great on hot summer evenings. Recipes include Cinnamon Grapes, Melon with Blueberries and Peach Sorbet. Along with the recipes, callers will receive a listing of Arizona grown fruits and vegetables harvested in June.
DIABETES FYI. The El Pueblo Clinic TCE Program offers an informative seminar about diabetes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 6 (in Spanish) and June 7 (in English), at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. Diabetics and their families can learn the importance of medications, diet and monitoring sugar levels as well as learning to recognize certain danger signals. Call 573-0096 for more information.
HELPLINE. The Disabilities Hotline of Arizona is a free, 24 hour information and referral service where people affected by or concerned with disabilities can access information on appropriate human service agencies, nonprofit organizations and self-help groups. Call 1-800-352-3792.
RECOVERY GROUP. Recovery, Inc., a donation supported group that teaches how to overcome depression, nervous symptoms and fears, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road, in Santa Rita Room B; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the First Brethren Church, 201 N. Columbus Road. Call Charlotte at 296-2954 for more information.
WOMAN POSITIVE BENEFIT. P.A.C.T. for Life, is holding a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at St. Philip's In The Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., to benefit Woman Positive, a Tucson support group for women who are HIV positive.
BENEFIT FOR BREWSTER. The third annual "Shootout with the Sheriff" glow ball golf tournament, to benefit the Brewster Center for Victims of Family Violence, tees off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Cliff Valley Golf Course. A hearty western BBQ will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. The four-person scramble format accommodates golfers of all abilities. Tickets for tournament and dinner are $50; $15 for dinner only. Call 881-7201 for reservations and information.
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School offers 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.
NFL BASKETBALL? See the San Francisco 49ers take on NFC rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, in this basketball battle at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at UA McKale Center. Tickets range from $15 to $25. In addition to the game, the Community Center hosts its annual dinner on Friday, June 2, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Players from both teams will be in attendance. Tickets for both events are available at the Salvation Army Amphi Community Center, 218 E. Prince Road. Proceeds benefit existing and developing programs at the Salvation Army Amphi Community Center. Call the 888-1299 for information.
TORO! The Toros have left the park on an arduous road trip, but not to fear--they return June 10 (along with a visit from the infamous Chicken). Call 325-2621 for information.
SUNSET BIKE RIDE. Saguaro National Park and Pima County Parks and Rec are teaming up to celebrate National Trails Day with a sunset mountain bike ride on the Cactus Forest Trail, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Meet in the Saguaro East Visitor Center parking lot, main entrance on Old Spanish Trail, three miles east of Houghton Road. Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to participate in this free event. Bike lights and safety gear are recommended for all riders. Call 733-5153 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Susan Morse, Director of Keeping Track, a non-profit group dedicated to study and preservation of carnivores and their habitats, will hold a training session at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4831 E. 22nd St., for a mountain lion survey to take place June 2 through 12 in the Huachuca Mountains. Morse trains volunteers in tracking techniques and conducts surveys for mountain lion and bear in New England, Montana, Wyoming and Arizona. All are welcome. Call 323-0547 to volunteer or for information.
MT. LEMMON SHUTTLE. Want to escape the summer heat but don't feel like driving? A new shuttle service leaves from the south parking lot of McDonald's at Bear Canyon Shopping Center (Tanque Verde at Catalina Highway) at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Return trips leave the Mt. Lemmon Cafe at 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The cost is $21 round trip, $13 one way. Call 293-2233 for reservations.
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 meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
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.
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 740-3340.
OUTREACH RECYCLING. Collection centers are open from 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month, June 3, on the circular road at Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; north edge of access road at El Con Mall, 3611 E. Broadway; Tucson Marketplace, 210 N. Pantano Road; and Bank One, Centre Point parking lot, southeast corner of Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue. Acceptable materials include: aluminum, tin, clear and colored glass, no. 2 plastic milk, water and soft drink bottles, corrugated cardboard, newspaper and magazines. Place all magazines in brown paper bags, separate from newspaper. No plastic bags. All containers should be rinsed and flattened, if possible. Separate glass by color.
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.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Botanical Illustration meets from 1 to 4 p.m. June 4 and 11. A free session on the design and installation of irrigation systems is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, with a plant selection and design seminar following from 1 to 3 p.m. Other special summer events include a full moon hike from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 11; and a Saguaro Harvest from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21. Call for costs of the above programs. Guided tours by appointment only for the summer. TBG's new outdoor Prima Donna Cafe' serves from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 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.
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