ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. Opening June 13 and continuing through June 18: Lend Me A Tenor, by Ken Ludwig, a comedy about how a world- famous Italian tenor becomes indisposed just before curtain on the biggest night of the Cleveland Grand Opera. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m., with 2 o'clock matinees on June 17 and 18. Tickets range from $8 to $14 and are available at the UA Fine Arts box office and all Dillard's. Call 621-1162 for information.
THE DRAGON. UA Centennial Hall, main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. June 8 and 9 only: The Dragon, a magical performance of acrobatics, dance, comedy and magic. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $17 to $22 adults, $12 children under 12. Call 621-3341 for information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening June 8 and continuing through August 19: Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone! Hurtle through the galaxy with Capt. James P. Trek and the crew of the Starship Entrepreneur as they battle evil. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/active military, $6 children under 12. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through July 9: Down The Road, the chilling, 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. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with 3 o'clock Sunday matinees. Tickets are $9, $7 for seniors, students with ID and artists. Enjoy an afternoon brunch and performance Sunday, June 11, for $30 single tickets, $50/couple. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through June 24: Thumbelina. Tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through June 30: 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 o'clock Sunday matinees. Tickets are $10, with discounts available for seniors and students. Call 882-8446 for reservations and information.
SPACE NEEDED. Coyote Theater Lab, a Tucson based company with ongoing research and development of national theater projects, needs long-term rehearsal space donated. Reply to: P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
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. Audition will consist of cold readings only. Call 622-3972 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.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 92-4503. Opening June 7 and continuing through July 8: Sixth Biennial 7-State Juried Exhibition, an exhibit of 42 artists from western states with submissions ranging from sculpture and photography to video. Also featured will be the work of local photographer Christine Crescenzi. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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 FORMS GALLERY. 137 E. Congress St. 628-7744. Continuing through July 2: Into The Fire, an 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. Gallery is open for Downtown Saturday nights, Thursday Art Walks and by appointment. Call 881-0129 for appointments.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through June 14: a 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.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. 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. 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.
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.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through July 22: Tucson Collection '95--Part I, the third annual small works invitational. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
EPIC CAFE. 745 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6844. Continuing through June 30: paintings by Joe Forkan.
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. 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: 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. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. 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.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through July 1: Interior Motives, an exhibition showing the most recent innovative designs in glass, with national and local featured artists, including Linda Allyn, Richard Hornby, Konreid Muench, Laura Pesce, and Louie Via. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through June 30: recent wood cut prints by Doug Weber. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
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 July 17: The works of papermaking artist Barbara Kennedy. There will be an artist's reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. 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; and 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 20th century. Jody Luther, Laura Godsil, Marlys Kubicek and Christine Dawdy present media including paintings, collages, monoprint and sculpture. 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. 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.
PEACE CRANE. Bring your junk mail to recycle into a thousand origami paper cranes for a Peace Project to commemorate victims of the 50th anniversary of the Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Join the fold from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights, June 15 through July 13, at the Open House Gallery, 3558 E. Pima St. This project is free and open to the public, beginners welcome. Call 381-3775 for information.
ART CLASSES. Tucson Open University, 2030 E. Broadway, No. 100, offers three new art classes this summer. Beginning June 14: Doorways to Drawing, the basics of sketch drawing. Beginning June 17: Creative Cartooning and Complete Cartooning, covering the development of cartoons into camera ready art and learning how to become a skilled cartoonist. Classes are 4 to 6 weeks and range in cost from $20 to $25. Call 622-0170 for registration and information.
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.
CLUB RHYTHM. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Friday, June 9, is the last Club Rhythm Dance Jam until fall, so hightail it down to the Center for this dancin', jammin' musical extravaganza. Forget the babysitter, admission for kids is $2 at the door, with childcare available at no extra cost. Tickets are $4 at the door, $3 KXCI members. Call 623-8123 or 721-7668 for information.
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. Béla Fleck returns with the Flecktones, bass player Victor Wooten and drummer Roy Wooten, at 8 p.m., Friday June 9, for an evening of incredible music. Nashville's Sam Bush will also be appearing. Reserved seating is sold out, but some (standing room only) single tickets will be available at the door for $12. Call 327-4809 for information.
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. Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the Tucson Pops Orchestra Sundays, June 11 and 18, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park; or join Laszlo Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds for an evening of music Saturday, June 10, at the outdoor amphitheater in Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. All performances are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 791-4873 for information on free shuttle service beginning at 5:30 p.m. for both parks.
SUMMERSET SUITE SERIES. Tucson Museum of Art Plaza, 140 N. Main Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society's Summerset Suite series concludes June 11 with original contemporary jazz by the Rob Boone Band. Tickets 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 743-3399 for information.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Tucson Adult Amateur String Players (TAASPA) seek all levels of string players to form chamber groups. There will be an informational meeting Sunday, June 11. No audition necessary. Call 886-7754 for information.
CLASSICAL GUITAR. The UA Extended University is offering beginning classical guitar classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, June 26 through July 31, at the UA Music Building. The class will focus on rudimentary music reading, technique, chords and basic accompaniment styles. Class size is limited. Call 621-8632 for registration and 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.
BLUES JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Bring your instrument and join this blues jam session from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. Open to the public.
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.
LATIN DANCE. Dance the night away to the Latin sounds of Rafael Moreno and Descarga every Thursday at the Santa Rita Ballroom, 106 S. Sixth Ave. The band plays from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., for a $3 cover at the door. Salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. for only $1 extra. Enjoy the uncrowded, open environment of the Santa Rita. Call 882-2622 for information.
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, teaches intermediate/advanced Copley/Limón based dance classes every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also ongoing are the slow/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.
BULLS ONLY. Cowboys will try their luck on the best bucking bulls in the business at Tucson's first Wrangler Bull Riders Only (WBRO) competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the TCC arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Tickets range from $14 to $24 and are available at the TCC box office and Dillard's; or charge by phone by calling 791-4266 or 1-800-638-4253.
CHRISTMAS IS APRIL '96. The organization wants to hear from neighborhoods that need help in sprucing up homes belonging to elderly and low-income residents for their 1996 project. For an application or information, write: Christmas in April, P.O. Box 14291, Tucson, AZ 85732. Call 570-0824. Deadline for applications is June 15.
TALENT SHOW. The Black Women's Task Force presents Jewels of the Desert, a talent show and competition celebrating the spirit of Tucson's African American women through music, poetry and dance, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Tucson Women's Club, 6245 E. Bellevue St. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Cash bar will be available. Call Kathy McDow at 721-7100 or Edria McBride at 882-0767 for information.
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, products and art from local vendors. Call 795-1177 for more 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.
CHIAPAS UPDATE. Amado Avendaño, transitional rebel governor of Chiapas, Mexico, will give a first hand account of the situation in Chiapas on Tuesday, June 13, at the El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway. Also speaking will be Raquel Rubio Goldsmith, who will report on the May convention of the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico. Both speakers will be preceeded by a fundraising campesino dinner at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by Pueblo Por La Paz: Chiapas Coalition. A $5 donation for dinner is requested. Call 325-2720 for information.
DGT MEETING. Democrats of Greater Tucson meet at noon every Monday at the Sirloin Stockade, 6325 E. Tanque Verde Road. Speaker for the June 12 meeting will be C. Mary O'Koye, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Tucson. O'Hoyle will discuss block grants and the effect they will have on governmental services for Tucson. Call 297-0427 for information.
LECTURE SERIES. St. Philip's in the Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. The summer lecture series continues at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, June 11, in the East Gallery with Lay Saints, Lay Heretics: Popular Religious Movements in the High and Late Middle Ages. All lectures are free and open to the public.
MENTOR NETWORK. The MenTOR Network presents When Sex Is Not Enough: Men and Their View of Love and Friendship, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. RSVP to 323-0062.
STATES' RIGHTS. Bruce Baker, lobbyist for the Tenth Ammendment Coalition, will speak about the states' rights movement at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Pima County Libertarian Party meeting at Mountain View Restaurant, 1220 E. Prince Road. Lecture is free, with dinner at 6 p.m. Call 323-1656 for dinner price and information.
TOHONO CHUL. 7366 N. Paseo de Norte. 742-6455. Lectures this month at the park include: "Big Jim" Griffith, Director of the Southwest Folklore Center, will discuss cultural traditions in Tucson at 7 p.m. June 15; and a free Water Smart Workshop focusing on xeriscape plant selection, drip irrigation design and installation at 9 a.m. June 17. Lecture is $2 for non-members. RSVP to 742-6455.
UA LECTURES. The UA Extended University presents a four week lecture series titled Tucson History: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13 through 22, at the UA Anthropology Building, Room 215. Arizona native/educator/historian Kevin Scoville will examine the Old Pueblo's rapid development from a historical perspective. Field trips will be offered as well. Class fee is $49. Call 621-8632 for registration and information.
WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES. Find out about What I Hear Men and Women Say They Want from Each Other, and Aren't Getting, a free lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at TMC Marshall Auditorium,5301 E. Grant Road. Lecture is free, but reservations are required. Call 324-2000. Seating is limited.
BOOKSIGNING AND READING. Barnes & Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. Tucson author Russell R. Robinson will sign his new novel, A Man For All Ages from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Read from your favorite poetry, published or original, at the open poetry reading from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Both events are free. Call 745-9822 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Coyote's Voice Books. 16 S. Eastbourne Ave., in the Broadway Village Center. 327-6560. Author Helena Maria Viramontes will read from and sign copies of her novel, Under The Feet Of Jesus, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Call 327-6560 for information.
FICTION CONTEST. The Western Fiction Contest is accepting previously unpublished contemporary short stories by new writers who challenge Western American mythology. 5000 word maximum. Prizes and publications will be awarded. Submissions must be postmarked by July 15. Send a SASE and reading fee of $10 per story to: The Redneck Review of Literature, Fiction Contest, 1556 S. Second Ave., Pocatello, ID, 83204.
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 (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.
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, meets from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. through June 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.
POETRY CONTEST. The North American Poetry Contest is open to all poets. To enter, send one original poem, any subject or style, to: The National Library of Poetry, 11419 Cronridge Dr., P.O. Box 704-1984, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Poems should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Deadline is June 30. There is no entry fee.
POETRY CONTEST. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its "Awards of Poetic Excellence" contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject, in any style. There is no entry fee. Deadline is July 31. Send entries to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. G, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV, 26175.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.
KUUMBA ARTS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company is offering an African-Centered Summer Arts and Culture Camp for children ages 6 to 16 years, beginning June 19 and continuing until June 30. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. Children will learn West African drum/dance, ethnic crafts and culture, Swahili, French and more. Call 628-7785 for registration and information.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. Step into Fantasyland with the Wizard's apprentice and meet the enchanting creatures of the Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road., just north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this walk-thru, interactive play. Fantasy tours will leave the gate every 30 minutes from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., June 9 and 10. There is no charge, though donations are gladly accepted.
KID'S CLUB. Magic, crafts, special guests, stories, snacks and lots of fun are scheduled every week at both Bookman's locations: 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Ina/Thornydale and 11 a.m. Thursdays at Grant/Campbell. Schedules of events are available at the stores. Call 579-0303 or 325-5767 for more 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 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: Race care driver Carlos Serano speaks to teens about car racing at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. His car will be on site for viewing. Call 791-5021. Carmen Pou, model and instructor for Barbizon Modeling School, presents a lecture and fashion show for teens at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road. Call 791-4811.
READING CLUB. Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway, is having a summer book reading club for kids. The club meets at noon Saturdays continuing through July 31. Summer book club members will receive prizes for reading. Free and open to the public. Call 745-9822 for information.
SPOT THE DOG. Spot, the lovable dog and star of his own children's book series, makes a live appearance for storytime at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. Call 745-9822 for information.
STAR SEARCHING. The Flandrau Science Center, located on the UA mall, presents Touch the Stars, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. 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.
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.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families is a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network with a monthly support and discussion group which meets every third Saturday in room 31 of St. Francis in the Foothills Church, River and Swan roads. There will be a potluck barbecue at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Aqua Caliente Park. All gay, lesbian and bisexual parents, partners and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for more 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.
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 (825-2047) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. A fieldtrip to the UA Dairy Farm is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14. The central chapter's next meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road.
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. Dance the night away from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 10, at the Chapter Hall. Admission is $6, $4 for members. Call 622-8120 for 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 information.
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. Winterhaven Health Center, 2550 E. Fort Lowell Road, offers the following alternative medicine classes from 7 to 8 p.m.: June 14, osteoporosis; and June 28, sports performance and sports injuries. Class fee is one can of food for the community food bank. Call 322-6161 for reservations.
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.
CHI KUNG. Chi Kung classes will be offered for nine weeks at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 15, at Awakenings Bookstore, 4444 E. Grant Road. Beginner to advanced may attend. Space is limited. Call 318-1230 for registration and 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.
HOLISTIC HELP. Lhasha Tizer, holistic health counselor, will be offering "Real Help" workshops on the following dates: June 13, The Womanly Aspect of Food, a new perspective on women and their relationship with food; and June 14, Quality of Life. Both workshops begin at 7 p.m. at Awakenings Bookstore, 4444 E. Grant Road. Call 321-3670 for information.
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.
FUNTASTICKS. Funtasticks, located at 221 E. Wetmore Road, announces the opening of state-of-the-art batting cages, designed for all skill levels and offering both baseballs and softballs. Call 888-GOLF for information.
PADDLERS CLUB. The Southern Arizona Paddlers Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, at The Dive Shop, 1702 E. Prince Road. The meeting's topic will be How To Chill Out This Summer. Call 293-9477 for 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.
BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" continuing throughout the summer. 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.
RAVEN SITE RUIN. The White Mountain Archaeological Center invites the public to visit Raven Site Ruin, an 800 room prehistoric Mogollon pueblo. The center offers hands-on excavation programs allowing anyone age 9 and over to experience the thrill of archaeology. Guided tours, petroglyph hikes and the Sherwood Visitor Center are also part of this incredible attraction. The center is located off Highway 180, 12 miles north of Springerville and 16 miles south of St. John's. Call 1-520-333-5857 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.
CAP USE. The Mayor and City Council will discuss the uses and alternatives for CAP water and gather public input at meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Sahuaro High School, 645 N. Camino Seco; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Wakefield Middle School, 101 W. 44th St. Call your local ward office for information.
AIR QUALITY. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ), is proposing revisions to the County's Air Quality Regulations, Title 17 of the Pima County Code. The Department will be sponsoring four public workshops throughout June and July to discuss the proposed changes and to solicit public comment. Workshops upcoming: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Main Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road.
PUBLIC SEMINAR. The Commission on the Arizona Environment is hosting a two-day seminar June 15 and 16 at NAU in Flagstaff. It will feature a review of major environmental issues by more than two dozen authorities from the public and private sector, and a general discussion of the state's environmental priorities. The Commission will use the public's input during the seminar to develop a list of environmental action recommendations for the State and Legislature, as well as a list of products and programs the commission will pursue in the future. The cost is $90 for both days and includes lunches. Reduced fees of $35 are available for students, private citizens and non-profit representatives. Call 1-602-542-2102 for reservations and information.
DEQ HOTLINES. The 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 hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday. For more information call 740-3340.
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.
UA CO-OP. A free, one-hour organic gardening demonstration will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Call 628-5628 for insformation.
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 11. A free session on the design and installation of irrigation systems meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, with a plant selection and design seminar following from 1 to 3 p.m. Other events include a full moon hike from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 11; and a Saguaro Harvest from 6:30 to 11å:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21. Call for costs of the above programs. Guided tours are by appointment only for the summer. The outdoor Prima Donna Café serves from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. Visit 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. Experts are 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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