Opening This Week
HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION. The Valley Fever Community Opera and a.k.a. Theatre present The Rescued at 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, August 6, at a.k.a. Theatre, 125 E. Congress. The performance will feature members of The Resonars and Birthworm. James Jordan's "song cycle" recounts the actual experiences of American POW's at the Hiroshima bombsite through a fictionalized production. Ted Warmbrand will open the 1 p.m. performance, and Valerie Taylor will open the 5 p.m. performance with a reading of her poetry. Admission is $4. Call a.k.a. Theatre at 623-7852 for information.
THIRD STREET KIDS BENEFIT. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Saturday, August 5 only: Poetry In Black, a one-man show of works by black poets, as performed by actor James Oliver. Oliver portrays God and the preacher, mother, farmer and child in this one hour production. All proceeds will assist Third St. Kids' attendance and performance at the fourth International Abilympics in Perth, Australia, in August. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Western Medical, 5462 E. Pima St., and Third St. Kids, 166 W. Alameda St. Call 513-0259 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through August 26: Flights of Fancy, an imaginative production based on individual stories created by a cast of actors ages 4 through adult. This production is most appropriate for ages 4 through 15. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BLOODHUT PRODUCTIONS. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Continuing through August 13: I Know and Old Woman, an exploration of a woman's concept of growing older through the use of song, movement, slides, improvisation and words. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Advance tickets are $8, available at Antigone Books and Fit to Be Tried. Door tickets are $9. Call 326-7354 for information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. 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.
Out Of Town
THEATRE DEGREE ZERO. Old Baptist Church, Bisbee. August 5 only: Noche Verde Nuclear, a play commemorating the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, written by Juan Filipe Herrera, and adapted by Theatre Degree Zero. Performances begin at midnight and continue every three hours. Free and open to the public. Call the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Coalition at 297-6987 for information on this and other upcoming events.
HERBERGER STAGE WEST. 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. (602) 678-2222. Continuing through August 20: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh: The Songs of Allan Sherman, a comedic musical spoof. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $17.50 to $19.50 and are available at Dillard's or the Herberger box office. Call (602) 252-TIXS or (602) 678-2222 to charge tickets or for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Borderlands Theatre announces auditions at 6 p.m. Monday, August 7, at the PCC West Campus Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Road, for two of their upcoming productions: the Border Playwright's Project and Caras y Mascaras. Auditions will consist of open cold readings from the scripts. Call 882-8607 for information.
CALL TO PLAYWRIGHTS. Call for new full-length English-language plays, experimental or naturalistic, with simple sets and small cast. Submission deadline is October 1, 1995. Winners will be notified in December. Scripts will not be returned. Send submissions and $15 entry fee to: Arizona International Theatre Festival, P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
SPACE NEEDED. Coyote Theater Lab, a Tucson based company with ongoing research and development of national theatre projects, needs long-term rehearsal space donated. Reply to: P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
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
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Opening August 5 and continuing through August 31: new work from Maurice Grossman's Shrine series celebrating his recent trip to India. The Foothills Mall location is open Monday through Sunday; and the Congress Street gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Opening August 5 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and continuing through August 31: an exhibition of interior designer art by Tamara Scott-Anderson, Stephanie Cleek, Lourdes Y. Massee, Phil Perry, Lynn Rae Lowe, Terry Taylor, Susan Ewing and many others. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Opening August 3 and continuing through August 26: Fotografîa, a group exhibition by local photographers Robert Martinique, Franc Moore, Elaine Querry and Jeffry Scott. There will be a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 5. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Nights or by appointment.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Opening August 9 and continuing through September 9: site-specific ceramic based sculpture by Tori Arpad and monolithic woodcuts and mixed-media drawings by Kristin Groenveld. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through August 14: Small Creatures. Continuing through October 13: a multi-media show featuring the works of Mo Garrison, Terri Hagen, Marti Lariiva, Marilyn McCrindle, Brenda Rentfro and Margaret Schultz. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby. 181 W. Broadway. Continuing through September 30: paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks. Call 624-8995 for information.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536A E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through September 3: Creature Comforts. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 722-4412 for more information.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through August 21: collagraphs, lithographs and monotypes by Deborah Hodder; prints and bronzes by Lynn Rae Lowe; and prints and charcoal on paper by Gary Brent Washmon. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 749-1099. Continuing through August 31: Summer Time, a mixed media exhibit featuring the work of Arizona artists Maxine Hale, Vicki Schwaninger, Grace Calterone, Deanna Thibault, Pat Harris-Murray, Molly Romo, Don Weber, Terry Leach, James Palka, Marcella Rung, Hazel Dixon and Syd Clayton-Seeber. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
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.
OPEN HOUSE GALLERY. 3558 E. Pima St. 318-3775. Continuing: One Thousand Paper Cranes as well as photos, drawings and sculptures by several Tucson artists. Gallery hours 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through August 26: Gallery Artists' Show, highlighting vessels, platters, stemware, perfume bottles and other works by local artists Linda Allyn, Louis Via, Laura Pesce, Tom Philabaum and others. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through August 31: ceramic teapots by Debby Wells O'Bannon; hand-colored black and white photography by Gina Krenlog-Calderone; and sterling silver jewelry by Anna Farella. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Downtown Saturday Nights.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through August 31: metal indoor/outdoor sculptures by Who's On First Creations. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SCREENING ROOM GALLERY. 127 E. Congress. 622-2262. Continuing through September 3: monotypes by Nancy Chilton. Call for gallery hours.
SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 4870 Territory Loop. 529-7293. Continuing: Southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are by appointment.
SOUTHWEST IMAGES. Campaña del Rio. 1550 E. River Road. 299-1941. Continuing through August 15: Southwestern Images, photographic images by Earth Images artist Deborah Silvis, including works with hand-tinting and Polaroid transfers. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through September 17: the 12th annual juried exhibition, Small Expressions '95, a showcase of small-scale fiber art including weaving, basketry, felting, spinning and handmade papers; and Arizona Tapestry Today, a companion juried exhibit featuring handwoven tapestries and wall hangings with geometric, abstract and pictorial design by members of the Arizona Tapestry Associates. 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 Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. Continuing through August 20: 1995 Arizona Biennial, a mixed-media show featuring 64 Arizona artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
UA LIBRARY. Main Library, located on the south-central side of the UA mall. 621-6441. Continuing through September 1: an exhibit by the Arizona Photographic Collectors, tracing the history and development of cameras and their associated equipment from the 1880's to the present. Call 621-4300 for information.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through August 30: mixed media pieces by Jerry Sampson. Artist's reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 5. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. The Arizona Historical Society Museum offers training classes beginning September 12 for those interested in becoming volunteer docents at the museum. Docents help interpret exhibits, interact with children, participate in trips of historic interest and continually learn about Arizona's rich heritage. Space is limited. Please respond by August 20 to: Peter Booth, Docent Coordinator, Arizona Historical Society Museum, 949 E. Second Street, Tucson, AZ 85719; or call 628-5774.
CUGA MEETING. The Computer Using Graphic Artists monthly general meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday, August 4, at Maxwell's Restaurant, 1661 N. Swan Road. Doors open at 7 a.m. for networking. Open to all people interested or working in graphic arts, computer aided graphic design and related support services. Paul Hauber from Tektronix will discuss printers. Cost is $10, $7 for members and includes a full breakfast. Reservations required. Call 749-1185 for reservations and information.
POTTERS NEEDED. The Mesa Arts Center is seeking experienced potters to participate in Handbuilding and Throwing, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 9 and 16, at the MAC, 155 N. Center Street, Mesa. Potters are needed to donate their time in creating soup bowls for MAC's Empty Bowls event on October 20, which benefits Mesa social service and arts agencies. Potters may utilize MAC's pottery studio and the one ton of clay that has been donated by Marjon's Ceramics. This year's goal is to create 2,000 bowls. Call Jeff Reich at (602) 644-2242 for information.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Apparatus Gallery seeks new work created by artists. Fine art, furniture, home accessories, jewelry and cards will be selected for the fall season. Send slides or photographs with contact information and an SASE to: 299 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. Deadline is August 22.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Artists and fine craftspeople from the Southwest are invited to participate in the San Vicente Artists of Silver City Third Annual Arts Fair, Saturday, September 2. Booth fees range from $20 to $100, and include a 10' x 10' space and dinner for exhibitors following the close of activities. Young artists under age 20 will share a special area with no fee, however work on clean-up detail will be required. Call (505) 538-5232 for an application for a booth and information.
CALL FOR MEMBERS. Desert Artisans Cooperative Gallery is seeking artists who want to become members. Fine art and craft are considered. Immediate openings are available for three dimensional work. Deadline for applications is August 25. Please send SASE for prospectus to the gallery: 6536 Tanque Verde Road, No. 120, Tucson, AZ 85715. Call 722-4412 for information.
ARIZONA ARTISTS AROUND. Broadway Stores, Inc. has created a community program designed to showcase local talent by presenting artwork in the Broadway stores throughout Arizona. Artists will donate 25 percent of the proceeds from each piece of artwork sold to Free Arts For Abused Children of Arizona, a local organization providing art therapy for abused children. Local artist Evamaria Lugo's paintings are on display through August 30 at the Park Mall store.
SAVE NEA. Help save the future of the National Endowment for the Arts by letting your voice be heard. Call (900) 370-9000 and voice your opposition to proposed cuts. For $1.99 per minute your message will be sent to your representative as well as both senators.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Arizona and visiting artists are invited to participate in the Second Annual Fine Art From Junque Show, September 2 and 3 at Park Mall Center Court. Art may be freestanding or wall mounted, no more than 5 feet tall and up to 40 pounds. At least 75 percent of the art piece must be made with found or recycled materials. Only gallery quality work will be considered. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Syd Clayton-Seeber, 6921 E. Hawthorne St., Tucson, AZ 85710. Call 886-2860 for information.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at this downtown studio. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Performances This Week
TUCSON JUNIOR STRINGS. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Tucson Junior Strings sponsors Chamber Music from Echo Glen August 4, 5 and 13. Performances will feature musical artists from the Southwest String Quartet, The Marelle Trio, Cremona Collage, the Wharton Duo and other artists from across the United States. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. August 4 and 5; and 2:30 p.m. on August 13. Advance tickets are $25 for the series. Single tickets are $9 adult, $5 senior/student, and may be reserved by calling 745-5830. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 745-5380 for information and 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.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Canterbury Choir, a semi-professional SATB chamber chorus under the direction of Dr. William B. Roberts, announces auditions for its 1995-96 season during the evenings of August 8 and 9 in the music room of St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Auditioners should bring one prepared art song or aria. An accompanist will be provided. Auditions are by appointment only. Call Elizabeth at 299-6421 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Arizona Repertory Singers announce auditions for all voice parts Tuesday evenings through August 29. Tenors and basses are especially needed. Prospective members should be able to read music and have choral experience. Call Kathleen Santo at 529-1502 or 792-8141 to schedule an appointment and for information.
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. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, for some spontaneous old-time blues combustion. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes and individual sessions help you discover your authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from West 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, Tuesday and Saturday. Cost is $38 per month. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
DANCE COMPETITION. The eighth annual Arizona Resort Tournament swings August 4 through 6 in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. This large ballroom and country dance competition is open to the public. The world renowned Latin partnership of Rick Valenzuela and Hanna Karttunan will be featured Saturday, August 5. Tickets range from $10-$20, available in advance from Dance Centers U.S.A., 7026 E. Broadway. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Call 886-8223 or 327-3405 for information.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music presents its third Saturday contra and square dance with live music by the Hot Desert Love Toads, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at the First Congregational Church, 824 N. Second Ave. Parking is available in the lighted lot at Second Street and Second Avenue. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Admission is $4, $3 for TFTM members. Call 318-0810 for information.
DINE AND DANCE. Dance to the Latin beat of salsa, Tejano and Tex-Mex bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pappy's Restaurant and Bar, 375 S. Stone Ave. Dinner is served from 6 to 11 p.m., with music and dancing from 9 to 12:30 a.m. Learn to dance with Descarga, with salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cover charge is $3, $4 on Thursdays with dance lesson. No cover with dining reservations of parties of four or more. Call 882-8908 for reservations and information.
TICKET ALERT. 1995-96 season tickets for Ballet Arizona are now available through the Ballet Arizona box office. This year's performances include: Carmina Burana, The Nutcracker, Serenade, Esplanade, The Green Table and Romeo and Juliet. Season tickets range from $59 to $98. Call (602) 381-1096 for tickets and 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. A dance performance workshop meets at 1 p.m. Sundays. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 for information.
NAMASTÉ DANCE. Gain inner fitness through energy movement with instruction by Anne Maddente, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Cost is $8 per class. Call 884-0811 to register. Call 398-9687 for information.
WESTERN DANCE. The Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave., offers free beginning country western dance lessons from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays. The nutty team of Larry & Amanda will get both of your left feet doing the two step, cha cha, waltz, triple time, west coast, pony, desperado wrap and more. Partners and singles welcome. Call 884-7377 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 Music, 2175 N. 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.
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.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. An interfaith candlelight memorial service and vigil for war victims will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Wilmot Road and Fifth Street, in commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Pastor Nobi Kaneko will reflect upon his recent trip to Japan. Origami crane folding and fellowship begins at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Call the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Coalition at 297-6987 for information.
LA LECHE WORLD WALK. The La Leche League of Tucson, a non-profit organization providing information and support to Breastfeeding mothers, hosts a local World Walk for Breastfeeding at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5, beginning at David Bell Bike Path at Reid Park, Alvernon Way between Broadway and 22nd Street. A no-host breakfast will follow at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. The World Walk is part of the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, continuing through August 7. Call Angela at 750-9043 for information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT. Experience art and culture with exciting street performances, self-guided historic and art tours and exotic foods from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 5. Cultural and educational activities related to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will take place at the Ronstadt Transit Center along with the rock, jazz, folk and funk of Hipster Dogma. The alternative sounds of Room and Max Waxi can be heard on Scott Avenue. Appearing in the Arizona Alley will be the crazy antics of The Tragidiots. Pick up a program of events at the information booth at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Call 624-9977 for events and information.
CANS AND CLOTHES DRIVE. Help Goodwill Industries and the Community Food Bank through their summer slump by donating to the fourth annual Cans and Clothes for Our Community project, continuing through August 31. Southern Arizona residents are encouraged to donate clothing and non-perishable food at all SUBWAY sandwich shops in Tucson.
VISIT THE FIRE HOUSE. All Northwest Fire District stations will host open houses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 5. Adults and children alike can tour the stations, get a close-up look at trucks and equipment and talk with the firefighters. Free and open to the public. Call 742-4749 for information.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through September 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.
SOME LIKE IT HOT. It's time to get cooking for the Tucson Jazz Society's annual Latin jazz dance, salsa tasting and cook-off, scheduled for Sunday, September 3, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave. The entry fee for individual salsas is $5, $20 for commercial entries. Tickets are $8, $4 for Jazz Society members, and will be available at the door. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for information on the preparation and presention of entries.
BOLA TIE BALL. Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona will host its sixth Bola Tie Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Westward Look Resort. This year's ball will feature the music of the Dayna Wagner Band, with added entertainment provided by Escapade Productions, including a Quick Draw contest and a carnival booth. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Henry Quinto Educational Endowment Fund, providing education and training services to over 10,000 people a year in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The Fund also provides income for workshops on HIV and AIDS prevention, Youth-at-Risk after school sexuality programs, "Healthy Foundation" training for pre-school and child-care center staff and teacher training for sexuality education. A bola tie contest and raffle will also be held. Cost is $50 per person, $500 for a reserved table for ten. Raffle tickets for a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas are $10, available from Planned Parenthood. Call 624-1761 for reservations and information.
Out of Town
WINE FESTIVAL. The Sonoita-Elgin Chamber of Commerce hosts its 11th annual Harvesting of the Vine Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 5 and 6, in Elgin, AZ, southeast of Sonoita. Tickets are $12.50 and include wine tasting, souvenir wine glass, tour of local wineries, live music and a chicken or steak barbeque. Roll up your pantlegs join in the grape stomping. Dress casual. Call Bill Letarte at (520) 455-5613 for information.
FESTIVAL IN THE PINES. Escape to the cool pines of Flagstaff August 4 through 6, as the Mill Avenue Merchants Association hosts the Festival in the Pines at the Coconino County Fair Grounds. Over 200 artists and crafts people will display a wide array of works, including bronze sculptures, wood toys, floral designs and much more. An eclectic selection of food and live entertainment is also featured. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $5, children 12 and under are free. Call (520) 967-4877 for information.
HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI LECTURE. Retired Army Colonel Jim Burkholder will use photos and video to present Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki--Personal Remembrances and our Nuclear Legacy, at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Call the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Coalition at 297-6987 for information.
LULAC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE. The League of United Latin American Citizens is holding their first annual Women's Conference, Mujer 1995, Un Nuevo Día, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the Tucson Community Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Workshops and a guest speaker will be featured for women of all ages interested in acquiring skills to prepare for critical issues in the home and the work place. Cost is $25 and includes luncheon. Call 629-1358 for information and reservations.
HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES. The Arizona Historical Society summer lecture series, Exploring Territorial Tucson, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through August 23 at the AHS auditorium, 949 E. Second St. This seven lecture series will explore Arizona's history and legends. On August 9, Dr. Evelyn Cooper, Director of AHS and author, will discuss her soon-to-be-published novel The Buehman Family: 75-Year Photographic Legacy. Individual lectures cost $5. Call 628-5774 for information and registration.
BOOKSIGNING. The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. 297-4843. Author Brian Laird, former host of KXCI's Western Reader, will autograph copies of his first novel, Bowman's Line, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 5.
ESSAY CONTEST. New West Research is sponsoring a Bring Back the Lobo essay contest for New Mexico and Arizona residents ages 12 years and older. Contestants should state in 250 words or less why they support the re-introduction of the wolf in New Mexico and Arizona. $100 first prize. Deadline is August 20. Send submission with name, address, telephone, age and occupation to: Bring Back the Lobo, c/o New West Research, P.O. Box 9701, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
LITERACY GRANTS. Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association is offering grants up to $1000 for non-profit literacy programs in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and Utah. Deadline for applications is August 15. Notice of disposition of grant monies will be received by September 1. Call Lisa Knudsen at (800) 752-0249 for an application and information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. EPS Publishing is accepting general poetry for its upcoming 1996 winter book project entitled Reflections of Life. Send one or two original poems of 24 lines or less on any subject. Deadline is December 31, 1995. Submissions will not be returned. Submit all poems to: EPS Publishing Company, 19116 Tillman Road, Long Beach, MS 39560.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal dedicated to the art of letter writing, is accepting entries for a "creative postcard" contest. Two two-year subscriptions will be awarded: one for best artwork, one for best message. Best entries will appear in a future issue of the journal. Send postcard and a $5 entry fee to: MFTH, P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Entries will be property of the journal. Call 577-0588 for information.
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.
A-CAMP. The UA Department of Campus Recreation offers A-Camp, a daycamp designed for children ages 5 to 12 years, fostering a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment. One week sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St. Early drop-off and late pick-up can be arranged. Call 621-4709 for registration and information.
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 the store at Ina and Thornydale roads; and 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Grant Road and Campbell Avenue location. Schedules of events are available at the stores. Call 579-0303 or 325-5767 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. Margaret Garaway, author of The Teddy Bear Number Book, will read to children August 5. Parents are encouraged to stay and listen. Open to all ages, but stories are chosen for children ages 3 to 7 years. Call 297-4843 for information.
C.A.R.E. FAIR '95. The seventh annual Children's Assistance and Resource Event meets from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, August 4, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave. Over 35 health and human service agencies will come together to assist limited-income, Pima County families with children ages birth to 18 years. Families will get direct services for child care, financial needs, food, health and legal needs. Parents should be sure to bring some or all of the following: immunization records, custody or divorce papers, ID, proof of home ownership, proof of residence, proof of income and social security cards of each family member. Se habla español. Call 881-1794 for information.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH WORKSHOP. Lauren Kanzler, nutritionist and parent, will discuss the essential elements of raising healthy, resilient children at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Good nutrition and appropriate behavioral expectations at mealtimes will be discussed, along with supportive strategies for creating quality family living. Free and open to the public. Call 299-3000 for information.
PARENTING WORKSHOPS. Parents Anonymous, a family support organization, presents free workshops for parents of children two to 12 years. Workshops continue from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through September 2, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5601 E. Broadway. Topics include: instilling self-esteem, child development, learning responsibility and cooperation and family enrichment strategies. Child care will be provided free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Call Donna at 622-6869 for registration and information.
SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE. Single Mothers by Choice, a support and networking group for women who are single by choice or thinking about becoming single mothers, will hold its first meeting at noon Saturday, August 12. The meeting will focus on identifying the needs of local single mothers, sharing of information on options, raising a child alone and other topics of interest. Call Leslie at 745-5677 or Jean at 745-6777 for meeting location and information.
LA FRONTERA WORKSHOPS. The following free parenting workshops are being offered by DES and La Frontera throughout the month of August: August 9, Building Assets In Youth, a discussion of the developmental assets that will enhance self esteem, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. Sixth Ave; August 12, the seven keys to Effective Discipline, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera at 884-9920 ext. 291 for registration and information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Children to Children, a non-profit grief support center for children and their families, is currently seeking volunteers to train as support group facilitators. The next training session begins in September. Call 322-9155 to sign up and 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.
VOLUNTEERS FOR FIRST STEPS. The Parent Connection seeks volunteers to help families with newborns get off to a good start by helping with the First Steps Program. The Parent Connection is located at 5326 E. Pima St. Call 321-1500 to sign up or 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 (529-8314) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities and meals for new mothers. The central chapter meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rincon Room of the Alamo building at TMC, 5301 E. Grant Road. Dr. Shaw will discuss alternative health care at the August 9 meeting.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Six monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. La Leche celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1 through 7, with a variety of activities including the World Walk starting at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5. Call 750-9043 for more information about World Breastfeeding Week. Call 721-2516 for membership and meeting 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, No. 45. On August 9, the topic of domestic violence and its effects on the individual and family will be discussed. Dance to the sounds of the '50's and '60's from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5, at the Chapter Hall. Open to the public. Cost is $6, $4 for members. Call 622-8120 for information.
PARENT CONNECTION. 5326 E. Pima St. 321-1500. The Parent Connection will be closed through August 28 for summer vacation.
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 August 31: Hugo O'Conor and the Apache Frontier, featuring artifacts, paintings, maps and documents from AHS collections to explore the life and times of the expatriate Irish soldier serving in the Spanish Army in the late 1700s. Continuing through August 31: Exploring 1870s Tucson, a hands-on exhibit for children with consideration for the special needs of hearing and visually impaired children, exploring the multi-cultural heritage of southern Arizona. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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. During the month of August early morning birdwalks begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are held daily at 8 and 9 a.m. Discover the unique animals the monsoon season brings to life daily at 10 a.m. Saturday Summer Evenings allow the family to see breathtaking sunsets and learn about the nocturnal creatures of the desert through self-exploration and guided tours down unlit paths from 6 to 10 p.m. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 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: Illusions, a multimedia show exploring optical, audio, mechanical and astronomical illusions; To Fly, a movie produced by IMAX that surrounds you with aerial imagery; Touch the Stars, a children's show using music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky; and The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the Planetarium theater. 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 and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call the planetarium for more information on times and shows. Theater ticket prices are $3 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 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 Friday through Sunday during mall hours.
INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MUSEUM. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. This non-profit educational institution is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of the world's fascinating wildlife. Activities for children this summer include: the Wildlife Safari Program, designed for kids leaving grades 3 and 4 and the Junior Naturalist Program for kids leaving grades 5 and 6. Both programs are held indoors and run from 1 to 4 p.m. through August. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
PIMA AIR AND SPACE 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 $6 for adults, $5 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 8 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided gallery tour meets 11 a.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A "Xeriscape Landscape Tour" will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 19.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 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. Call 792-9985 for registration and information.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show, featuring fiber art. Continuing through August 20: 1995 Arizona Biennial, featuring 64 Arizona artists with a total of 91 works of art in all media. 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.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. 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.
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 a free tour.
FAMILY CARE FAIR. Children can receive their school vaccinations for free from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, at Kino Community Hospital's Family Care Fair, 2800 E. Ajo Way. Children must be accompanied by their parents and have their shot records with them. Health screenings for blood pressure, weight and nutrition will be available for all ages. Face painting, refreshments, clowns and tours of emergency vehicles will round off the day's activities. Call 512-5625 for information.
CHANTING GROUP. Learn about the power of sound and energy through East Indian chanting at 7 p.m. every other Saturday in the Prayer Room of Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Free and open to the public. Call Larry Anderson at 327-4609 for information.
HOSPICE TRAINING. Hospice Family Care is offering training for those individuals who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers to help give emotional support for families and their loved ones. Training classes will be offered August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Call Charlotte Barrett at 323-3288 for class times and information.
MEDITATION. The Tucson Center for Self-Discovery is offering weekly Sunday evening meditations at 7:30 p.m. beginning August 6, at the Peace of Mind Bookstore, 6061 E. Broadway. Meditation sessions will provide a regular opportunity to experience and practice meditation in a supportive group setting. Newcomers are always welcome. Call Peace of Mind bookstore at 750-9695 for information.
PARENTING CLASS. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (TCADD) offers a six-session parenting class especially for adult children of alcoholics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning August 3 and continuing through September 7, at the Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, 1230 E. Broadway. This free class covers the basics of parenting plus addresses the situations and needs unique to ACOAs. Call 882-7703 for registration and information.
WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES. The Tucson YWCA and HealthPartners of Arizona present Winning with Food, a program by Catherine Van Deusen, M.S. R.D., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, at TMC Marshall Auditorium, 5301 E. Grant Road. The lecture will focus on how to have a healthy relationship with food, what foods can enhance your exercise program, improve your health, immune system and resistance to stress. Lecture is free, but reservations are required. Call 324-2000. Seating is limited.
IN-LINE SKATE EVENT. The Tucson In-Line Sk8 Club is sponsoring a Monsoon Madness In-Line Skating event Sunday, August 6, at Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. The 5k Citizens race is open to all levels of skaters, and begins at 7 a.m. The 30k Elite race follows at 7:30 a.m. Registration is from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at Foothills Mall, or at 6:30 a.m. on-site Sunday. Cost is $20. All levels of skaters welcome. Call 744-3792 for information.
STEVE KERR B-BALL CAMP. NBA player and former UA Wildcat Steve Kerr returns August 7 to 11, to the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, for the third annual Youth Basketball Camp. Children grades 3 through 5 can participate from 9 a.m. to noon; and children grades 6 through 8 participate from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $150, $100 for JCC members. Call 299-3000 to register and for information.
LABOR DAY RUN. The 1995 NovaCare Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 4, at Saguaro National Park West. There will be an eight-mile run on a certified course, as well as a two-mile fun run. Call Southern Arizona Roadrunners at 326-9383 for details and applications.
VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES. Men's and women's Division A Amphi/Cactus volleyball leagues begin August 23 and continue Wednesday nights through October 11 at Amphi High School. Pre-registration ends August 7. Call Corey Morishita at 628-1440 for information.
IN-LINE HOCKEY. Get your hockey fix this summer when the Continental In-line Hockey League's Canada All-Stars take on the USA All-Stars at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the TCC arena, 260 S. Church Ave. A free clinic for children will be held at the TCC arena at 3:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10 and are available at the TCC ticket office. Call 791-4266 for information on upcoming Arizona Thunderblades season tickets and the All-Star game.
RIDE 'EM COWBOY! Experience the excitement of bullriding at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 829 W. 29th St. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 adults, $1 children under 12. For those wishing to participate, practice bulls are $15; mutton busting for children is $3. Call 884-7688 for sign-up and information.
CAR RACES. Tucson Raceway Park, next to the Pima County Fair Grounds at Rita Road and I-10, hosts some of the best NASCAR racing in the Southwest. NASCAR Super Late Models (double points), Street Stocks, Grand American Modifieds and Mighty Compacts take to the track Saturday, August 5. Gates open at 5 p.m., with races beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, $6 for juniors, seniors and military. Admission is free for children 11 and under. Call 762-9200 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are on sale for the FHP Shootout October 29 at UA McKale Center. The Phoenix Suns will be playing the Los Angeles Clippers. Call the McKale ticket office at 621-2411 to reserve your tickets.
TORO! The Toro's continue their race for the PCL pennant August 3 through 6 against Edmonton. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 325-2621 for information.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. Take a break during the hot summer for a cool evening "Moon Stroll" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, August 9 and 23, at the Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Wander at your leisure through the pathways, caves, pools and gardens of the magical land built of rock and imagination. Admission is free, though donations are gladly accepted. Call 323-1331 for information.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including hikes, bike trips, campouts, picnics and singles events. Upcoming events include: an easy-paced ride on the Old Spanish Trail on the evenings of August 4 and 18; Rocky Point Campout August 11 through 13; and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 for information.
MUNICIPAL POOL SCHEDULE. Tucson's city pools are open for the summer. Free Teen Night parties meet from 7:30 to 11 p.m. through August 4, with music and live remotes from local radio stations. Family Dive-In Movie Nights are scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday evenings through August 5. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call your local pool for information.
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.
Out of Town
BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM. Upcoming attractions include: the newly designed Shade Trail Experience, a one-mile stroll through the shadiest areas of the Arboretum. 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 (520) 689-2811 for more information.
BIRDING FESTIVAL. Join birds of a feather at the Southwest Wings Birding Festival, August 18 through 20, at Thunder Mountain Inn, 1631 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. The festival features programs, field trips, activities and exhibits celebrating the diversity of wildlife and habitats that make this corner of the Southwest a mecca for birders and other wildlife watchers. Call (520) 459-2555 or (800) 946-4777 for information.
MT. LEMMON SHUTTLE. Escape the summer heat with a shuttle tour service leaving from the south parking lot of McDonald's at Bear Canyon Shopping Center (Tanque Verde Road at Catalina Highway) at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Return trips leave the Mt. Lemmon Café at 8:30 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $21 round trip, $13 one way. Call 293-2233 for reservations.
BRING BACK THE LOBO. Public meetings about the re-introduction of the wolf to New Mexico and Arizona will be held throughout 14 communities beginning August 22. Call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (505) 766-3972 for meeting locations and information.
LIONS AND THE LAND. Wildlife biologist and mountain lion expert Harley Shaw will give a talk entitled Lions and the Land at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at the Water Resources Research Center, 350 N. Campbell Ave. There will also be a brief general meeting of the Sky Island Alliance that evening. Call 323-0547 for membership and information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson's Coastal Conservation Foundation needs volunteers through September to help protect the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley sea turtle in Nayarit, Mexico. Volunteers will patrol nesting beaches, conduct research on the ethnobotony of the region and assist conservation programs. Call the Coastal Conservation Foundation at 798-1844.
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.
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.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.: August 9, Desert Plants, by Jack Kelly; and August 16, Hydroponics for the Summer. Classes are held outdoors and last about an hour. The last part of the meeting uses samples of plants brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. Free and open to the public. Call 628-5628 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. A Botany for Gardeners workshop meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 9. Cost is $8, $6 for members, and includes admission to the gardens. Join docents for full moon hike up the Douglas Springs Trail in the Rincon Mountains, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, August 10. Cost is $9, $7 TBG members. Guided tours are by appointment only for the summer. TBG's outdoor Prima Donna Café is closed until September. 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. Saturdays, 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.
MUSIC: Dreaming of You by Selena. This isn't a great album, but it's bound to be as good as anything Selena had in the can before the Tex-Mex star was murdered last March. The album is somewhat uneven, with everything from techno-pop to reggae flavorings backing up her Tejano song stylings. One particular gem, however: "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)," a jaunty duet with David Byrne. The Spanish songs are clearly better and more emotional than the four saccharine English tunes, but Dreaming of You still offers a touching sampler of the range, passion and sheer fun with which Selena attacked each song. The brief passage of time hasn't dulled the pain of her passing, and this album only adds to the feeling of what might have been.
MOVIES: Clueless. This may turn out to be one of those movies that, from a distance of time, will be classified as a guilty pleasure--but right now, it's just a pleasure. This thing is wall-to-wall laughter, smart, stupid and otherwise. Based improbably on Jane Austen's Emma, Clueless looks at the incredibly vapid life of Cher, a Beverly Hills teen whose mother died during routine liposuction. Cher, played winningly by Aerosmith video queen Alicia Silverstone, breezes through life, talking in a '90s version of Valley Girl speak (good-looking guys are "Baldwins" and flipping out is described as "going postal"). This is an absolute scream.
TELEVISION: TV Nation, Fridays at 7 p.m. on Fox (Channel 11). This series, sort of 60 Minutes with a real mean streak, may well save the entire summer from being a total loss. The initial episode picked up where the series ended last summer, when it was bringing up the tail end of the Neilsen ratings on NBC. The first night this summer, Michael Moore's anthology went right for the jugular with one piece featuring a black man buying white slaves in Mississippi, where slavery was still on the books until early this year, and another with the TV Nation crew taking a busload of New Yorkers up to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the locals have fenced off the beach and use armed guards to keep outsiders (read: black folks) out. Vicious, funny, and always entertaining.
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