BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. Continuing through September 3: Lonely Planet, a play by Steven Dietz where empty chairs 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.
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Himmel Park amphitheatre. 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Special performances August 25 and 26 only: Trojan Women, the classic Greek drama by Euripides, concerning the fate of the women and children of Troy after the Greek conquest. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for 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.
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RED RIVER OPRY. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. (602) 829-6779. Continuing through August 26: Always... Patsy Cline, a two-woman theatrical production of the legendary country performer's life and music, featuring twenty of Cline's best-loved songs. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with matinee performances at 3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets are $19.50 and $22.50 and are available at all Dillard's box offices, the Red River Opry or charge by phone by calling (620) 829-6779.
TICKET ALERT. UApresents announces its "Wild Card" subscription package. Tucson art lovers may now combine their choice of any five events from 52 international music, theatre and dance performances into a custom package of their favorite artists and dates. Buyers save 10 percent off every ticket in their "Wild Card" package. "Wild Card" series are also available at discounted rates for students and children. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Centennial Hall box office, 1020 E. University Blvd., or by calling 621-3441. Ticket orders may also be faxed to 621-8991.
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.
Opening This Week
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Opening August 27 and continuing through September 22: Anne Frank In The World: 1929-1945, an international exhibit presented in English and Spanish featuring more than 600 photographs and documents, excerpts from Anne Frank's diary and workbooks and a model of the Secret Annex. The award-winning videos Just A Diary and Dear Kitty will be shown with the exhibit. Opening August 24 and continuing through September 22, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 30: Places of Ha'shoah: The Holocaust, an exhibit by artist Cy Lehrer featuring 31 gelatin silver photographs made in Auschwitz/Birkenau, Cracow, Theresienstadt, Prague, Dachau, Berlin and Budapest. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 13: a multi-media show featuring the works of Mo Garrison, Terri Hagen, Marti Lariva, 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.
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.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through September 16: Tucson Collection '95--Part II, the third annual small works invitational of paintings and sculpture by some of the best Tucson artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through September 9: mixed-media works by Katherine Josten, Ellen McMahon and Barbara Penn. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
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.
HOTEL CONGRESS. Main Lobby, 311 E. Congress. 622-8848. Continuing through September 31: Future/Past Visions of Tucson, a presentation of The Depot Gateway Vision by community designer Arthur Keating along with historic photos of Tucson on loan from Etherton Gallery.
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 installations 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.
PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following: 47 E. Pennington St., a sculptural installation by artist Brooke Molla using fiber, cast paper and metal to express characteristics of fashion conducive to learned gender roles.
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, featuring handwoven tapestries and wall hangings with geometric, abstract and pictorial design by members of the Arizona Tapestry Association. 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.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through September 22: an exhibit by Pima County rural artists featuring a variety of two- and three-dimensional visual art pieces. Sponsored by T/PAC's Rural Arts Program. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thursday Art Walk. Admission is free.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. 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.
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.
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.
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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. (602) 257-1880. Continuing through October 1: an exhibit of Latin American women artists that explores the significant role of women in the development of 20th century Latin American art. Included are works by 35 artists providing a new perspective on the expressive modes and styles that have evolved in Latin America.
SUBWAY GALLERY. 43 Brewery Gulch, Bisbee. (520) 432-3813. Continuing through September 4: Photo Occurrence II, a juried exhibit of photographic art, mixed media and video by Arizona artists. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteers are needed to work as greeters and docents for the Anne Frank In The World international exhibit, opening August 28 and continuing through September 22, at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Persons of all races and religions who are bilingual (English/Spanish) and experienced with special needs are encouraged to apply. A half-day training session is required. Call Rebecca at the JCC at 299-3000 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Applications are being accepted for the upcoming Phantom Gallery exhibition season. Phantom Galleries provide temporary exhibition space in vacant window fronts and selected public sites while beautifying downtown Tucson and aiding in its economic revitalization. All Tucson area artists working in diverse visual media are encouraged to apply. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for information. Deadline is October 6.
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 to: Peter Booth, Docent Coordinator, Arizona Historical Society Museum, 949 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85719; or call 628-5774.
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
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. 330 S. Scott Ave. Leo Kottke returns to Tucson for a solo concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 26. A self-taught guitar master, Kottke's concerts are known for their delightful mix of on-stage humor and excellent guitar work. Tickets range from $16 to $20, with a $2 discount for Guitar Society and TFTM members, and can be purchased at Hear's Music, Zia and Loco Records. Tickets may be charged by calling 881-3947 or 327-4809. There is a $1.50 fee for phone charge tickets.
COFFEE HOUSE MUSIC SERIES. The Coffee House Music series continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road, with a performance by Three Generations, a versatile group of Tucson professionals who take on everything from country fiddling to Elvis impersonations. Tickets are $5, $3 students. Call 298-1245 for reservations and information.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
UA MUSIC/DANCE. The UA School of Music and Dance calendar for their 1995-1996 season are currently available. The UA School of Music and Dance presents between 250 and 300 concert events each year, most of them free of charge. To subscribe, send your name, address and a check for $5 payable to the University of Arizona, to: Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. For the latest information on this week's music and dance events call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline at 621-2998.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson seeks musicians interested in performing symphonic music. This volunteer community orchestra rehearses weekly and performs several concerts a season. First rehearsal of the season is Tuesday, September 5. Call Dr. Herschel Kreloff, Artistic Director, at 325-3002 for information about membership and auditions.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Enrique Lasansky, is recruiting string, woodwind and brass musicians. The orchestra offers an exciting opportunity to perform with an orchestra recognized for its quality and originality. Call Enrique Lasansky at 327-4721 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Masterworks Chorale seeks members for its 46th season. The first rehearsal will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 28, at First Congregational Church, Second Street and University Boulevard. All levels welcome, especially tenors. Call 884-3506 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.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, at this weekly Celtic music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
SALSA LESSONS. 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. Salsa lessons are offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cover charge is $3, $4 on Thursdays with dance lesson. Call 882-8908 for 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. 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. Larry and 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.
FOOD/WINE TASTING. Wine educator and enthusiast Jon Rogers presents an evening of food and wine pairing from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 27, at The Good Earth Restaurant, 6366 E. Broadway. The event will feature eight new menu items. Tickets are $20. Reservations required. Call 745-6600 for reservations and information.
LA FIESTA DE SAN AGUSTÍN. La Fiesta de San Agustín, one of Tucson's oldest festive traditions, returns August 26 and 27 to the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St. A variety of arts performances including Mexican and Native American music and dancing will highlight the event, along with a Saturday night street dance, children's games and food. Beer will be sold on Saturday only. Sunday is Family Day, focusing primarily on children. Fiesta hours are 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
STAND BY YOUR BAND. The second annual Stand By Your Band event benefiting the UA Band Endowment Fund will take place the evening of Saturday, August 26, at Plaza Palomino, located at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. This event will feature a silent auction for a pair of UA basketball season tickets. At 6 p.m. the UA Marching Band kicks off the event with a parade on Swan Road between Grant and Fort Lowell roads, followed by a concert in the Plaza. Luis Torres' Latin jazz ensemble, Caribe, will provide live music for the rest of the evening. Admission is free. Call 795-1177 for information.
SUNRISE SATURDAY NIGHT. Spend a cool summer night under the stars from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Sunrise Shopping Center, located at Sunrise Drive and Swan Road. The evening will feature a variety of food, arts and crafts, free prizes and live music. Admission and parking are free.
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.
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NELLIE CASHMAN DAY. Round up the family and head into the old west for Nellie Cashman Day, Saturday, August 26, in the historic town of Tombstone. This event will be filled with old fashioned fun and games, food and musical performances. The 75th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Allen Street. The Tombstone Repertory Theater will present Treachery at Cartilege Creek or Our Hero has a Bone to Pick at Schieffelin Hall, located on the corner of Fourth and Fremont. Tickets for the performance are $4, $2 children.
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 its 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.
WOMEN'S EQUALITY. The Tucson Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is holding its fifth annual Woman of Courage event on Women's Equality Day, Saturday August 26, at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St. Displays open at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon. A presentation to this year's honoree, Herschella Horton, begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $27.50 and reservations are required. August 26 also marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Call Augustine Grodson at 622-3828 for reservations and information.
FOCUS ON TUCSON. The Southern Arizona Guides Association (SAGA), a non-profit organization for professional tour guides, presents the fifth annual Focus On Tucson forum from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway. Topics include Sonoran Desert animals, the French presence during Mexican and territorial days, folk remedies and frontier medicines, ghost towns and the changing Barrio Historico. Cost is $45 at the door. Open to the public. Call 885-3570 for information.
INFERTILITY SYMPOSIUM. Resolve of Tucson is offering an all-day infertility symposium from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at UMC DuVall Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Guest speakers will address diagnosis and treatment options, adoption and the emotional stress involved for both partners. Cost is $5 individual/$8 couples for members; and $8 individual/$11 couples for non-members. Pre-registration recommended but not required. Call Resolve of Tucson at 742-0863 for registration and information.
UA GALLERY TALK. Photographer Duane Michaels presents Yes: Thoughts on the Photography of Arthur Tress, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, at the Center for Creative Photography, UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. Free and open to the public. Call 621-7968 for information.
BOOKSIGNINGS. Barnes & Noble Bookstore. 5480 E. Broadway. The following signings will be Saturday, August 26: Sinclair Browning will sign copies of her historic novel, America's Best, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; and Sheldon Marks, M.D., will sign copies of Prostate & Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment & Survival from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Call 745-9822 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Sonoran Desert Marketplace, 1333 N. Oracle Road. 624-4018. Kent McManis, author of A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, will sign copies of his book and discuss these ancient and beautiful religious carvings from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 25. A huge selection of Zuni and Navajo fetishes will be on display and available for purchase. Call 623-4018 for information.
SPARROWGRASS POETRY. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its new Distinguished Poet Awards poetry contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject and in any poetic style. Submitted poems will also be considered for publication. No entry charge. Deadline is September 30, 1995. Send poem to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. J, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV, 26175.
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. 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.
PRESCHOOL MUSIC. Music classes for newborns through children age 5 are offered at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road. Classes feature music, rhythm and movement as well as interactive musical experiences between children and their parents. Classes are available for children and adults of all ages. Call 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
STORYTIME. Every Saturday at 10 a.m. is storytime at The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Parents are encouraged to stay and listen. Open to all ages, but stories are chosen for children ages 3 to 7 years. Call 297-4843 for information.
ADHD/ADD GROUP. The Arizona Children's Home Association Center for Family Therapy offers a psycho-educational group for children with ADHD and ADD. The groups are highly structured, two-hour sessions which meet for eight weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning September 5, at the association's center, 2820 S. Eighth Ave. Cost is $30 per session. Call 323-3877 for registration and information.
TUSD SHOWCASE. Tucson Unified School District is sponsoring an evening of demonstrations, performances and displays of the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered to their students at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, in the Cafeteria and Lever Gym at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave. All grade levels will be represented in the areas of academic activities, performing and visual arts, athletics, community service and special interest recreational clubs. Call TUSD Communications at 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Big Brothers/Big Sisters seeks volunteers to help enrich the lives of over 150 young people in Tucson. Become a mentor, supporter and friend to a young person in need. Call 624-2447 to sign-up and 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. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
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. Dance the night away from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at the Chapter Hall. Open to the public. Cost is $6, $4 for members. Dealing with Addiction will be the focus of the August 30 meeting. 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 1700s; and Exploring 1870's Tucson, a hands-on exhibit for children, with consideration for the special needs of the hearing and visually impaired, 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 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 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; 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. Theater ticket prices are $3 to $5. Call 621-STAR for information on times and shows.
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. 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.
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. 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. Regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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.
HEALTH FORUM. Linda S. DeBoer, licensed Acupuncturist, presents a free lecture on acupuncture, Chinese herbs and diet and food therapy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, at New Life lecture hall, 4853 E. Speedway. Call 795-7862 for information.
CAREGIVING. The Caregiver Education and Support Program of Pima Health Systems offers a series of eight weekly sessions to assist family members who are caring for an elderly or physically disabled person at home. New groups start every month at locations throughout Tucson. Registration is required, but the sessions are free of charge. Call 512-5594 or 512-5599 for information.
HELPLINE. The Disabilities Hotline of Arizona is a free, 24 hour information and referral service where people affected by or concerned with disabilities can access information on appropriate human service agencies, nonprofit organizations and self-help groups. Call (800) 352-3792.
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. A Training class will be offered August 25 at the Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Call Charlotte Barrett at 323-3288 for class times and 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.
SENIOR HEALTH. El Dorado Hospital's HealthGain Program is offering a series of free lectures for senior citizens through the end of August in the Conference Room at El Dorado Hospital, 1400 N. Wilmot Road. Dr. Martin Sodomsky, MD, will discuss How To Handle Depression from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, August 25. Dr. Sheldon Marks, M.D. will discuss How to Communicate With Your Physician from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday August 28. Nanette Parfitt-Burnett, MSPT will discuss The Benefits of Exercise from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 30. Reservations required. Call 721-5109 for reservations and information.
STRESS REDUCTION. A stress reduction program for people facing a wide range of stressors and/or illnesses meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 4 through November 13. Instructor Ginny Bonner, MBA, has a degree in applied psychology and has taught and practiced meditation for over 15 years. The first session will be at UMC DuVall Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., with all other sessions to meet at the College of Nursing. Call Barbara Riser at 694-7224 for registration and 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. Wheelchair start begins at 6:15 a.m. There will be an eight-mile run on a certified course, as well as a two-mile fun run. Early registration deadline is August 28. Call Southern Arizona Roadrunners at 326-9383 for details and applications.
AYSO. AYSO Region 350 (northwest Tucson) will be registering players for the fall soccer season beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday August 26, at Rillito Park, located First Avenue north of Wetmore Road. Young people ages 4 1/2 to 18 years are welcome. Call 325-2448 for information.
VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. The Club Cactus Juniors boys' volleyball league is now forming for boys in 7th through 12th grades. Season runs September 10 through October 15, with practice from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Amphitheatre High School. Pre-registration is $20, $25 after September 1. Call Corey Morishita at 628-1440 for registration and information.
FALL BOWLING LEAGUES. Fall bowling leagues for all ages and hours of the day are now forming. Registration for the youth program will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 26 and September 2. If you would like to bowl on a team, form your own team or even develop your own league, call the Vantage office at 326-0066.
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.
THE COOLEST TREE. Trees For Tucson is looking for the tallest, biggest and most unusual trees in the Tucson area, as well as groves of trees that have special ecological or historical significance. Awards will be given for each category and selected trees will be featured on the Trees For Tucson Annual Tree Tour, October 14. Contact Doug Koppinger at Trees for Tucson: P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, 85726; send faxes to 622-7112; or call 791-3109. Deadline for entries is August 31.
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 through September 30. Call 883-2702 for information.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including hikes, bike trips, campouts, picnics, singles events and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra 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.
BRING BACK THE LOBO. A series of public meetings about the re-introduction of the wolf in New Mexico and Arizona are underway. 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.
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 30, Get Ready for Fall Gardening, 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. Learn to make prickly pear juice and jam from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 26. Cost is $8, $6 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.
BOOKS: Anything by Carl Hiassen. With his new novel, Stormy Weather, set to hit the bookstores this week and his earlier work, Strip Tease being made into a movie starring Demi Moore, this satirical crime novelist is about to hit the big time. Already blessed with a fanatical cult following (including all the really cool people at The Weekly), Hiassen is the master of laugh-out-loud mayhem. He creates unforgettable characters and puts them in bizarre situations, many apparently culled from his experiences as a journalist in South Florida. In one book, there's a seven-foot-tall bouncer who has his forearm bitten off by a barracuda and who replaces it with a weed-wacker. There's a man whose eye is poked out by his wife's faulty breast implant. And a crooked ex-cop so hooked on steroids that he carries an IV drip around with him wherever he goes, until he meets the most grisly fate in crime-fiction history. Along with the aforementioned, we also highly recommend Skin Tight, Native Tongue, Tourist Season and Double Whammy. After you read one, you'll just have to read them all.
MAGAZINES: Amazingly, Scientific American is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, having begun publishing before the birth of Thomas Edison. The September issue offers a stunning, 216-page package devoted to a look at the key technologies of the 21st century. Some is educated guesswork, some is speculation and some is just plain let-the-brain-run-wild fantasy. All of it is fascinating. Equally interesting is a look back at the history of the magazine, which began as a weekly "advocate of industry and enterprise, and a journal of mechanical and other improvements" and went on to become one of the most widely read and influential magazines for scientists and laymen in the world. In the first issue (August 28, 1845), readers learned that Samuel Morse's telegraph had linked Washington and Baltimore. A real collector's issue.
ON THE NET: With the beautiful new Alfonso Arau movie, A Walk in the Clouds, packing them in at the theaters, you might want to take a look at the Napa Valley in which it's set. William Hills Winery has a site on the World Wide Web that features a section on winemaking, a tour of the valley, some background on the making of the film and even a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley. Find it at http://www.napavalley.com
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