DRUM CIRCLE: Hand drums, shakers, bells and all other hand-held percussive instruments are welcome in this community drum circle for people of all musical abilities. The circle is based on the principles of village drumming in a variety of cultural traditions. Participation is free, with a suggested donation of $2 for individuals, $5 for the whole family. The wild rumpus begins at 10 a.m. at Rincon Congregational Church, 122 N. Craycroft Road. Call Karma at 321-0278.
KIRKING OF THE TARTANS: Break out the bagpipes and head over to Park Avenue Christian Church, 4635 S. Park Ave., for this ritual blessing of individual clan tartans (the plaid design specific to each Scottish clan). Pipers will lead a processional at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, with ritual and storytelling followed by "a good old-fashioned afternoon tea" accompanied by traditional Scottish harp, piping and dance. Admission is $5, $4 for children under 12 and seniors, with proceeds benefiting the Tucson Celtic Festival Association, organizers of October's annual Celtic Festival and Scottish Games. Call Karen at 544-4380 for information.
YOUTH SPEAKS: Photo-Journalist/Instructor Susan Newman and student participants in the innovative photography exhibit NE-SW Life in the Fast Lane (see calendar for details) will moderate a public forum from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Philip's In The Hills Murphy Gallery, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., on Sunday, September 24.
INFORMATION OVERPASS: Here's a stop on the information highway even neophyte Net users can grasp: electronic mail reference service from the University of Arizona library. Tired of getting a busy signal on the infoline? Now you can e-mail reference questions 24 hours a day to firstname.lastname@example.org. They say you'll receive a response within 48 hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. This service is available to any Tucson resident with an e-mail account through the University of Arizona.
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