Opening This Week
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. Opening August 16 and continuing through September 3: Lonely Planet, a play by Steven Dietz where empty chairs symbolize those who have died prematurely of AIDS complications. In an effort to support local AIDS service organizations, a donation of chairs is being requested. All chairs donated will become part of the play's set and represent a life lost to AIDS. A portion of the donated chairs will highlight a silent auction, continuing through the run of the play, with proceeds donated to PACT for Life, Shanti and TAP. Call Ken at PACT, 770-1710, to donate chairs. Advance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at the PCC West cashier's office, Antigone Books and Jeff's Classical Records. Call 882-7406 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.
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.
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.
Out Of Town
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.
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
DINNERWAREGALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Opening August 15 and continuing through September 9: works by Katerine Josten, Barbara Penn and Ellen McMahon, including large-scale paintings, illustration and installation. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Upcoming events include an artist reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 26, and a gallery talk from at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 7. Call 792-4503 for information.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Opening August 14 and continuing through September 22: an exhibit by Pima County rural artists featuring a variety of two-and three-dimensional visual art. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thursday Art Walk. Admission is free.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through August 31: carved wood reliefs by Kathy Haun and printed and stitched fabric panels by Anne Swan. 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.
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. 624-8995. Continuing through September 30: paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks.
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.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through August 31: an exhibition of interior-design 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.
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.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through August 26: Fotografîa, a group exhibition by local photographers Robert Martinique, Franc Moore, Elaine Querry and Jeff Scott. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Nights or by appointment.
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.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through September 9: site-specific ceramic based 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.
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 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.
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. Continuing through September 17: Mexico: A Landscape Revisited, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the origins of the landscape tradition in Mexico and its various expressions in 19th and 20th century art. 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. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
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.
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.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Proposals for artwork for a new entrance plaza to the Kennedy Park Fiesta Area will be accepted through August 23. The artist will work closely with landscape architects for the project. Contact the Tucson/Pima Arts Council for a prospectus. Mail submissions to: Kennedy Park Public Art, T/PAC, 240 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Call Tina McNearney at 624-0595, ext. 15; or Gary Wittwer at 791-4873, ext. 122, for information.
DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. The Arizona Historical Society Museum offers training classes for volunteer docents beginning September 12. 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.
POTTERS NEEDED. The Mesa Arts Center seeks 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 16, at the MAC, 155 N. Center St., 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. Clay and studio space are provided by MAC. 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 third annual Silver City Arts Fair Saturday, September 2. Booth fees range from $20 to $100, and include a 10' x 10' space and dinner for the exhibitor 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.
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
CLASSICAL GUITAR. Internationally renowned classical guitarist William Matthews will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, August 14, at the Stillwell Twiggs House, 134 S. Fifth Ave. Music is presented in conjunction with an exhibition by members of The Drawing Studio, open from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A $10 donation is suggested, with proceeds benefiting The Drawing Studio Scholarship Fund.
TUCSON JUNIOR STRINGS. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Tucson Junior Strings sponsors Chamber Music from Echo Glen at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 13. The performance will feature musical artists from the Southwest String Quartet, The Marelle Trio, Cremona Collage and the Wharton Duo. Advance 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 Reveille Gay Men's Chorus announces auditions for the 1995-96 concert season, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at the First United Methodist Church, 915 E. Fourth St. Men of all ages, races and musical skills are encouraged to audition. There is no need for prepared material. Call 795-7156 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.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC CLASSES. The Desert Dove School of Music, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road, offers instrumental classes, beginning and intermediate band after school and evenings. A band orientation meeting for parents and prospective students meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 23. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for registration and information.
MUSICIANS BUSINESS COURSE. The UA Extended University offers a one-day workshop for musicians from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the UA Extended University, 1955 E. Sixth St. Mike Lembo, a professional artist manager with more than 20 years' experience, presents Inside the Music Business, a workshop for musicians ready to navigate the professional music field. Musicians are encouraged to bring a demo tape to the class. Cost is $49. Call 624-8632 for registration and 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.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, for some spontaneous old-time Celtic combustion. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
WAILA WORKSHOP. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music, the Arizona Historical Society and the Waila Festival Committee offer a Waila dance and workshop from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 12, in the Arizona Historical Society auditorium, 949 E. Second St. Angelo Joaquin Jr. and Teresa Choyguha will teach the cumbia, chote, waila, and mazurka--the dances comprising the Waila--from 8 to 8:30 p.m. A dance will follow with live music by members of the Joaquin Brothers, Pablo Francisco, Southern Scratch, Tohono O'odham Veterans and the Santa Rosa Band. Cost is $5. Call Deborah at 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 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Salsa lessons are offered 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.
AFRICAN DANCE CLASS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company offers ongoing classical African dance classes in various ethnic techniques: African Cuban, West African, African-Brazilian, African American Jazz and more, for children, teens and adults. Classes begin August 22. Call 628-7785 for registration, location 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.
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.
STAMP CLUB. The Tucson Stamp Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. The next meeting is August 15. Browse and trade at 6:30 p.m., with meeting following at 7:45 p.m. Call 743-0429.
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.
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. Entry fee 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 complete information on salsa preparation and presentation.
BOLA TIE BALL. Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona hosts the sixth Bola Tie Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Westward Look Resort. Event features the music of the Dayna Wagner Band, with added entertainment including a Quick Draw contest and a carnival booth. Proceeds benefit the Henry Quinto Educational Endowment Fund, providing 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. Cost is $50 per person, $500 for a reserved table. Raffle tickets for a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas are $10, available from Planned Parenthood. Call 624-1761 for reservations and information.
BUSINESS IN MEXICO. Steve Peyton, licensed Mexico attorney, presents Doing Business in Mexico from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, August 14, at the Hotel Park Tucson, 5151 E. Grant Road. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Call 325-2000 for reservations and information.
LULAC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE. The League of United Latin American Citizens is holding its 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 workplace. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Call 629-1358 for information and reservations.
POLICE WATCH. Police Watch, a non-profit community service organization, announces a community-wide informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 14, at the Unitarian Church, Goddard Hall, 4831 E. 22nd St. The meeting provides a forum for victims of police abuse to speak about their experiences. Police Watch provides victim support and community education aimed at ensuring appropriate conduct and use of law enforcement power within the community. Call Police Watch at 292-1066 for information.
TOHONO CHUL. In honor of Tucson's birthday, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, presents The Red Captain at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 17, in the Wilson Room. Mark Santiago, Collections Manager at the Arizona Historical Society, will explore the life of the red-headed Irishman responsible for the establishment of San Agustín del Tucson. Call 742-6455 for reservations and information.
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 explores Arizona's history and legends. On August 16, Alfredo Gonzales and Diana Hadley discuss Soloman Warner: Anglo Entrepreneur in the Hispanic Southwest. Individual lectures cost $5. Call 628-5774 for information and registration.
TOASTMASTERS. The Saguaro Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Church of the Nazarene, 404 S. Columbus Blvd. Call Timothy McClaughry at 327-8998, or John at 749-4811, for information.
COMMUNITY SERVICE. The Tucson Association for Volunteer Administrators hosts an Internship/Community Service panel presentation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at the First Baptist Church, 215 E. Fifth St. Representatives from PCC, UA, local high schools and various business/trade schools will speak about their need for internship/community service placements. Volunteer services administrators from Tucson organizations are invited to attend. Call Gail Hodder at 881-8940 for reservations and information.
ASSERT YOURSELF. Jewish Family and Children's Services presents Assert Yourself at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Campaña del Rio Retirement Community, 1550 E. River Road. This free program teaches effective and assertive communication skills, community involvement and knowledge of resources. Call 299-1941 for reservations and information about this lecture series.
ILLETERATI. Eliminate false emotions toward tenderness at Illiterati, "a poetic, literary fuckall" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Café Margritte, 254 E. Congress St. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m., with readings following at 8 p.m. Call 884-8004 for information.
ESSAY CONTEST. New West Research presents a Bring Back the Lobo essay contest for New Mexico and Arizona residents ages 12 and older. State in 250 words or less why you support the re-introduction of the wolf in New Mexico and Arizona. First prize is $100. 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 offers 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. Ready, Set, Read! workshops for parents and their children are currently forming. Call 797-7530 for information.
Out of Town
POETRY FESTIVAL. The New West's wildest literary event, the annual Bisbee Poetry Festival, takes place August 10 through 14 in Bisbee. Included will be readings and workshops by nationally recognized poets, open readings, a street dance, "near-feral" poetry performance contest and more. The festival's main readings will be at the Bisbee Convention Center/Cafe Maxi, on Main Street in Old Bisbee, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Individual readings are $7, and workshops $12. The Saturday street dance, open readings and Saturday's poetry workshops for children and teens are free. Call (520) 432-5063 for information.
BUSY BODIES. Lauren Kanzler, nutritionist and parent, will teach children ages 4 to 10 years about taking care of their bodies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Mrs. Kanzler utilizes hands-on, experiential learning through the use of real and fake foods, games and video. Free and open to the public. Call Lauren Kanzler, JCC Wellness Director, at 299-3000 for registration and 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. Author Marianne Mitchell will read both the English and Spanish versions of Maya Moon on August 12. 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.
TUSD BOARD MEETING. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, in the Morrow Education Center Board Room, 1010 E. 10th St. Call 617-7303 for information.
DONATIONS NEEDED. Tucson Shalom House, a non-profit, non-sectarian housing and counseling program for homeless women and children, seeks clothes and school supplies to prepare homeless and disadvantaged children of all ages for school. Call Deborah Correa, Volunteer Coordinator, at 292-0698 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 Calvery 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. DES and La Frontera offer the following free parenting workshops throughout the month of August: August 12, the seven keys to Effective Discipline, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road; August 19, Parent/Child Communication, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. Sixth Ave. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera at 884-9920 ext. 291 for registration and information.
M.O.M. Mothers On The Move, an alliance of entrepreneurial mothers, meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. M.O.M is a support, networking and resource exchange group for women juggling business ownership and parenthood. Call 885-1593 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Children to Children, a non-profit grief support center for children and their families, seeks volunteers to train as support group facilitators. The next training session begins in September. Call 322-9155 for information.
TEEN DADS' SUPPORT GROUP. This support group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. every other Tuesday at the Center for Adolescent Parents, 1030 N. Alvernon Way. Free on-site child care, food, gas and/or bus passes are available. Meetings will cover life skills such as self-esteem, assertiveness, career direction and decision making. Call Susan Guerrero at 321-3823 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. Janet Paz will discuss Nutrition and your Family at the August 23 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. 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. The August 16 meeting will focus on rejection and how it can hamper a child's development. Dance the night away from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at the Chapter Hall. Open to the public. Cost is $6, $4 for members. Call 622-8120 for information.
THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Services, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins, offers therapy groups for children and adolescents. Groups will deal with mild to moderate emotional problems, self-esteem issues, divorce and school-related difficulties. Cost is based on ability to pay. Call 795-0300 for more information.
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 exploring the life and times of the expatriate Irish soldier serving in the Spanish Army in the late 1700's. Continuing through August 31: Exploring 1870's Tucson, a hands-on exhibit for children with consideration for the special needs of hearing and visually impaired children, that explores 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. Call 628-5774 for information on summer programs for kids ages 7 to 12.
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 of the monsoon season at 10 a.m. daily Saturday Summer Evenings allow the family to see breathtaking sunsets and learn about the nocturnal creatures of the desert from 6 p.m. 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 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., seven days a week.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $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 look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 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. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. Continuing through August 20: 1995 Arizona Biennial, featuring 64 Arizona artists with a total of 91 works of art in all media. Regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays.
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 for a tour. Free admission.
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 (800) 352-3792.
HOLISTIC HELP. Lhasha Tizer, holistic health counselor, offers a presentation entitled Quality of Life from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 13, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. This three-part seminar series emphasizes finding spirituality in the small, simple, and everyday experience. Cost is $35, $25 for JCC members. Call Lisa Tizer at 321-3670 for information. Call the JCC at 299-3000 for registration.
HOSPICE TRAINING. Hospice Family Care is offering training for individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers to help give emotional support for families and their loved ones. Training classes will be offered August 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 offers weekly Sunday evening meditations at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace of Mind Bookstore, 6061 E. Broadway. Meditation sessions 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.
MEDITATION GROUP. Bill Counter leads a discussion and group practice of meditation techniques from the Yoga tradition from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays at Yoga Oasis, 2631 N. Campbell Ave. Bring a pillow or a blanket to sit on. Classes are free, though donations are gladly accepted. Call 322-6142 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, 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.
STRESS REDUCTION. Barbara Van Diest, Ph. D., Intuitive Counselor and Reiki Master, offers workshops in stress reduction through Reiki at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, at Awakenings Bookstore, 4444 E. Grant Road. Call 577-2345 for information.
TORO'S 5K RUN. The pre-game Tucson Toros 5K Fun Run races home at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 16. Call the Running Shop at 325-0597 for registration and information.
DRUG FREE GOLF. Arizonans for a Drug-Free Workplace host their sixth annual golf tournament Friday, September 8, at Tucson National Golf Resort. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 8 a.m. Donation of $100 includes a continental breakfast, practice range use, greensfee, cart and luncheon. Call 741-4775 for advance registration and information.
PIMA AQUATICS. The Eastside Pima Aquatics Club announces an open house and registration for the fall-winter 1995-96 swim season from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 12, at Lakeside Sports Club, 8140 E. Golf Links Road. PAC offers programs for all ages, including novice and competitive youth programs and a Masters program. Call Matt Preble at 790-3180 for information.
LABOR DAY RUN. The 1995 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.
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 on-going classes through July.
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.
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, Street Stocks, Grand American Modifieds (50 laps-double points) and Factory Stocks take to the track Saturday, August 12. 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 Toros kick-off the season's last home stand at Hi Corbett this week, and defend their second-half lead of the the Pacific Coast League Southern Division. Root for the home team August 11 through 14 as they battle the Calgary Cannons; and clash with the Las Vegas Stars August 15 through 18. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 325-2621 for information about games and special events. Tickets range from $3 to $5, with free tickets at all Circle K stores for Monday night games.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. During the month of August, witness breathtaking sunsets and learn about our nocturnal desert neighbors through self-exploration or guided tours on unlit paths from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. A green tamale workshop will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Tamale experts Noemi Carlos-Armstrong and Marie Vergata will demonstrate how to select fresh corn, prepare the masa and fillings and fold and cook the tamales. Pre-registration for the class is required. Cost is $45, $35 for memebers, 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 for ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. The final "Moon Stroll" of the sumer is open from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at the Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Wander at your leisure throught the pathways, caves, pools and gardens of the magical land built of rock and imagination. Admission is free, though donations are gladly acepted. Call 323-1331 for information.
SIERRA CLUB. The Siera Club offers amy outdoor activities including hikes, bike trips, campouts, picnics and singles events. Upcoming events inclde: an easy paced ride on Old Spanish Trail on the vening of Augus 18; a Rocky Point Campout August 11 throught 13; and various hikes for all levels. Call the Siera Club at 620-6401 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. The newly designed Shade Trail Experience, a one-mile stroll through the shadiest areas of the Arboretum, is now open. 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 that celebrate the diversity of wildlife and habitats making this corner of the Southwest a mecca for birders and other wildlife watchers. Call (520) 459-2555 or (800) 946-4777 for information.
RAVEN SITE RUN. The White Mountain Archeological 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 experinece the thrill of archaeology. Guided tours, petroglyphs hikes and the Sherwood Visitor Center are all part of the attraction. The center is located off Highway 180, 12 miles north of Springerville and 16 miles south of St. John's. Call (520) 333-5857 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. A series of public meetings about the re-introduction of the wolf in New Mexico and Arizona will begin August 22. Call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (505) 766-3972 for meeting locations and information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson's Coastal Conservation Foundation is looking for volunteers to help protect the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley sea turtle in Nayarit, Mexico, through September. 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 16, Hydroponics for the Summer; and August 23, Composting, with Jack Kelly. Classes are held outdoors and last about an hour. The last part of the meeting deals with plant samples brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. 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. Join docents for a 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. Experience the Mt. Graham Wildflower Odyssey from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 19, in the Pinaleno Mountains. Cost is $50, $45 for 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 assistance and information on how you can compost at home.
MUSIC: Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. This album has exploded into the Top 10 out of nowhere, fueled by heavy MTV rotation of the first single, "You Oughta Know," a gritty little ditty with lyrics even too dirty for music television. (MTV had to do some serious editing.) Backed on that single by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Morissette rips into an ex-lover who has quickly taken up with another with some very strong ("strong" in this case meaning shocking lite) lyrics. It's bracing. The rest of the album is generally strong, with some nice hip-hop beats in the background and Morissette singing her butt off. With a relatively weak field of female singers out there (does anybody still take Sinead O'Connor or Courtney Love seriously?), Morissette is a shot in the arm.
MAGAZINES: "How HIV Defeats The Immune System" in the August 1995 issue of Scientific American. Just as it took scientists a long time to identify the scourge we now know as AIDS, so too has it taken considerable time to learn exactly how HIV works in the body and leads to full-blown AIDS. For years it was thought the virus either remained relatively dormant for a long period before finally breaking out or it slowly and inexorably ate away at the immune system. New research reveals the virus is initially held at bay by the body's defenses, but the virus mutates, first confusing, then outmaneuvering the immune system. The theory of evolution holds that a chance mutation in an organism sometimes yields traits which give the organism a survival advantage. Thus it appears to be with HIV. A grim, but fascinating, article.
TELEVISION: A Mother's Prayer, various times on the USA Network. This surprisingly strong effort by USA--the cable network whose in-house movies are generally of the Lisa Hartman-gets-stalked-by-Jack Scalia category--follows an AIDS-stricken single mother (played with depth by Linda Hamilton) determined to find a family for her son before she dies. Hamilton is a smart-mouthed Brooklyn woman whose relationship with her son is both touching and surprisingly rough around the edges. Their dialogue is sharp and entertaining. Hamilton's character doesn't want to leave her son in the hands of social services, so she sets out to find a family. And even when one is found (Bruce Dern and Kate Nelligan, both excellent) Hamilton still isn't convinced. This is good stuff, and it even features a surprisingly good performance by a not-in-drag RuPaul.
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