Opening This Week
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of the main gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. Opening September 21 and continuing through September 24: Angels In America, by Tony Kushner. This epic drama brings together several stories: a religious couple confronting a marital breakup, drug addiction, the Washington establishment and gay lovers facing AIDS. The play is presented in two parts and separate tickets must be purchased for each. Tickets range from $19 to $35 and are available at the Centennial Hall box office, Dillard's and the TCC box office. Charge tickets by calling 621-3341.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-4445. Opening September 22 and continuing through October 21: Rhapsody, an evening of song and dance celebrating the musical genius of the Gershwin brothers, featuring pianist Michael A. Davis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $15. Call 751-4445 for information.
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress. 623-7852. Continuing through October 7: House of Tricks, an intense exploration of male sex-trade workers and the complex dynamics of father/son mythology written and performed by Victor Lodato. Tickets are $10. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 623-7852 for reservations.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through September 30: Snow Queen, the classic tale of a young girl overcoming all odds to rescue her friend from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen, as performed 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 and Friday, 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 November 4: The Phantom of the Opera, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and adapted by Peter Van Slyke. Witness the very roots of horror and laugh your head off at the same time. A 7 p.m. performance Sunday, September 24, will benefit the Southern Arizona Housing Center's educational activities fund. Tickets are $13, $8.50 for children. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with select Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $13. Reservations required. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through October 1: Double Double, a clever, romantic English thriller written by Eric Elice and Roger Rees. Tickets range from $12 to $14. IT box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Season tickets are $80. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
SALOC. TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Continuing through September 24: Peter Pan, the beloved musical about Neverland and the boy who would not grow up. Performances begin at 8 p.m., with weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and are available at the SALOC ticket office, 908 N. Swan Road, or by calling 323-7888 or 884-1212. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CASTING CALL. Kaleidoscope Productions announces a non-paying casting call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 23 and 30, at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Hispanic males and females are especially needed for an independent short film/comedy entitled Swamp Cooler. Appointments only. Call 318-9537.
AUDITION NOTICE. One In Ten Theatre Company announces open auditions for Raincheck. Four women are needed to play characters aged 34 to 80. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script and will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at the Historic Y Theater, 738 N. Fifth Ave. Resumes are welcome but not necessary. Call 770-9279 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Gaslight Theater is looking for six men, three women and nine children for The Flight Before Christmas. Adult auditions will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 27; and children's auditions will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at the theater, 7010 E. Broadway. Bring 16 bars of prepared music. An accompanist will be provided. Call 886-9428 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Season tickets for the Mat Bevel Institute's 1995-96 Surrealistic Pop Science Theatre are available for only $20. Performances include Kinetic Yankee, No Cares for Millionaires, The Home for Lonely Men and Jet Set Jettison. Call 622-0192 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The second annual National Hispanic Playwriting Contest is open to all Hispanics residing in the U.S., its territories or Mexico. Applicants must submit scripts in English. Plays originally written in Spanish may be submitted along with a complete English translation. Unpublished full-length plays, one-act plays and musicals will be accepted. Submit one unpublished, unproduced play, securely bound, with the play title and author on the front cover along with a one-page cover letter including developmental history, if any, and any other appropriate information about the play. A cassette tape of music exits may be submitted with musicals. An appropriately sized SASE must be submitted to have scripts returned. The winner will be notified during Spring 1996. Mail submissions to: Arizona Theatre Company, National Hispanic Playwriting Contest, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is November 1.
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.
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. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
Opening This Week
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Opening September 21 and continuing through October 28: the New Artist Series, featuring works by emerging and established artists new to the gallery, inlcuding paintings by Jo Anderson and Debra Salopek and wood sculpture by Barbara Jo McLaughlin. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
MARATHON GALLERY. 1535 E. Broadway. 623-4000. Opening September 21 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and continuing through October 7: Italy in Watercolor, with new works by Sarah Schmerl, Chuck Albanese, Susan Imwalle and Diana Madaras. Call for gallery hours.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Opening September 21 and continuing through November 5: Days of the Dead: Cultural Traditions and Contemporary Inspirations, a kaleidoscope of folk arts made in Mexico for the joyful Dia de los Muertos holiday. Works include papier mache skeletons, sugar skulls, cut paper banners and children's toys. Companion exhibits will display Mexican retablos and photographs by Cy Lehrer and Elaine Querry. 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.
ART!! GALLERY. El Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 1: Some Like it Hot!, works by 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.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E. 22nd St. 748-1551. Continuing through October 6: Light and Shadows: Photographs By and In Memory of William E. Barksdale, black and white images of architectural details and landscapes of Europe and the Americas. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through September 28: Shrine: The Journey, featuring new work from Maurice Grossman celebrating his recent trip to India. There will be a reception with the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at the downtown location. 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.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through September 30: Radical Belief: Enlightenment or Propaganda. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through November 5: Reframing America, featuring the works of photographers Alexander Alland, Robert Frank, John Gutmann, Otto Hagel, Hansel Mieth, Lisette Model and Marion Palfi. The exhibit explores the artistic and social visions of seven European emigré photographers and how they helped shape a new photographic language and startling new vision of this country. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through October 9: mixed-media paintings by Linda Caputo, ceramic sculpture by Gary Benna and paintings by Michael Chittock. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through October 31: highlights from past summer shows plus previously unknown work by Don Cowen. Works by Joseph Rheaume, Phil Perry, Scott Lieck, Beata Wehr, Susan Ewing, Monika Rossa, Mike Nolan and Konreid Muench will also be exhibited. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through November 13: paintings by James G. Davis, prints and drawings by Luis Jimenez and portraits of Oaxacan artists by photographer Judith Golden. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 to 10 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights.
GALLERY Q. 2734 E. Grant Road. 326-6742. Continuing through November 16: contemporary art by Linda Adato, Peter Mars, Sherrie Henderson, David Duran, J.C. Delano and bronze artist Dimaro. Call for gallery hours.
KALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY. Unitarian Universalist Church NW. 3601 W. Cromwell Drive. 579-7094. Continuing through October 4: pastels and watercolors by Thomas Vize. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednessday, Friday and by appointment.
KAY MALLEK GALLERY. 3859 E. Grant Road. 323-7841. Continuing through September 30: Maori art and crafts with lectures by Princess Hinuari Tribole, an expert on New Zealand's Maori culture. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through October 19: quilts and fiber sculpture by Trena Howard and paintings by Monika Rossa. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
MURPHY GALLERY. St. Philip's in the Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Continuing through September 30: NE--SW: Life in the Fast Lane, featuring the photographs and journal writings of inner city students from Hartford, Connecticut, and Tucson, sponsored by Youth at Risk and developed by Susan L. Newman. A Sunday forum will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. at the gallery on September 24. Susan Newman, photo journalist/instructor, will speak about the process and the impact of the course. Students will be present. Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through November 2: Día de los Muertos, an exhibit by santero Nicholas Herrera, featuring traditional northern New Mexican wood-carving style. A number of artists will also be featured. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PCC WEST CAMPUS ART GALLERY. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Continuing through October 3: Female Problems, works by photographers Catherine Angel, Leslee Broersma, Lynne Brown and Karen Hymer-Thompson. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through November 11: Architectonics, an exhibition featuring various approaches in glass which resemble architecture in structure and organization. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through September 30: elegant glassware by Phil Kindler, functional earthenware pottery by Jean Thomasson, and hand-colored black and white photography by Patrick Grimes. 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 September 30: hand-made textile and leather bags by Carson Rogers, decorative pottery by Al Potter, and acrylic paintings on wood by Kobi Miller. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SHANE HOUSE GALLERY. 218 S. Fourth Ave. 623-2577. Continuing through September 30: an exhibition of photographs by the Vision Alliance, a Tucson-based group of artists including Allen Maertz, Joe Rheaume, Greg Huston, Amey Broeker and Fred Bustamante. Gallery hours are Downtown Saturday Nights, Thursday Art Walk during September and October, and by appointment.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Continuing through October 1: 1995 Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Barbara Penn in the South Gallery with her Emily Dickinson-inspired installation, Science, Symbol and Verse: Chronicles of Past and Present. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through September 30: Reflections: Relapse and Recovery, featuring clay masks by artist Eric Cuesta-Thompson. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing through October 31: Freda and Susan Chambers: Two Generations of Painting Tradition, featuring works influenced by their travels and studies throughout the world. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and by appointment.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through September 23: alternative-process photography by Tim Brigham and Thomas Grubba. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. 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, workbooks and a model of the Secret Annex. The award-winning videos Just a Diary and Dear Kitty will also be shown. Continuing through September 22 : Places of Ha'shoah: The Holocaust, an exhibit by photographer Cy Lehrer. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through September 23: Seis Raices Nuevas, mixed media by up-and-coming young artists Claudio Dicochea, John Enriquez, Adrianna Gallego, Xoxhitl Gill, Fernanda Jerez and David Perez. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Night or by appointment.
Out of Town
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. (602) 257-1880. Continuing through October 1: works by 35 Latin American women artists, providing a new perspective on the expressive modes and styles of 20th century Latin American art.
ART FOR LIFE. PACT for Life's fourth annual Life Thru Art fundraising art auction, one of the most popular charity events in Tucson, will run from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. Tickets are $20, available from the PACT office, 801 W. Congress St. Call 770-1710 for reservations and information.
ART WALK. Visit the Downtown Arts District from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, with free docent-led Art Walk tours beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Inn Suite Santa Rita Hotel, 88 E. Broadway. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
BOWL ME OVER. The Primavera Foundation hosts its annual Bowl Me Over auction Sunday, October 1, at the Alamo Gallery, 101 W. Sixth St. Events include a raffle, live music and food. Receive a one-of-a-kind mug with your $10 ticket purchase. Call 623-5111 for information.
DRAWING STUDIOS. Drawing Fundamentals, eight Monday afternoon classes taught by Pat Dolan, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. September 25 through November 13 at The Drawing Studio, 601 S. Fifth Ave. Call 620-0947 for registration and information.
CREATIVE CARTOONING. This six week step-by-step course to creating original cartoons meets from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, starting September 23. Register up until September 30. Cost is $29. Classes meet at 2030 E. Broadway, No. 100. Call 622-0170 for information.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes and individual sessions help you discover your authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.
FLAIR A FAIR. Booths are still available for the fifth annual Southwest Flair A-Fair fine arts and crafts fair to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The fair will be from noon to 9 p.m. November 3 and 4 at Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde Road. Call 624-2447 for information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. A small works juried exhibition will be held by the Eclectic Gallery opening December 2. Artists with works less than 10 x 12 inches are encouraged to submit entries. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Eclectic Gallery, P.O. Box 2066, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is November 10. Call 620-1668 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Entries are being accepted for the 1996 Governor's Arts Awards. This year's medium is printmaking, including but not limited to: etching, intaglio, lithograph, monoprint, mixed media, serigraph and woodcuts. Applicants must be Arizona residents and at least 18 years of age. For a prospectus send a postcard request to: Arizona Commission on the Arts, 417 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003. Deadline is October 2.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Submissions are being accepted for a new club opening October 1. Works may be large scale--3 x 4 feet minimum. Prefer oils on canvas or wood, mixed media, etc. Send SASE with five slides of recent works to: Liz Vaughn/George Munzer, 61 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline is October 1.
ART SPACE DEVELOPMENT. The Art Space Development Loan Program has low interest loans of up to $5,000 available for individuals, organizations and groups interested in acquiring, renovating or rehabilitating downtown area property. Emergency loans of up to $500 are also available. Eligible projects must involve the development and/or purchase of the property for arts uses such as studio, performance, rehearsal, education, gallery and live/work space. Mixed use projects are eligible. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 20. An Art Space Development Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership office at 624-9977 for loan applications and workshop information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Young artists ages 14 to 21 are invited to enter the fifth annual Gregory M. Moxley Commemorative Young Persons' Art Competition. U.S. residents are eligible to enter up to three original works in any media by sending slides or photographs. Entry fee is $15. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Fifth Annual Gregory M. Moxley Art Competition, Pat Moxley Studio/Gallery, 203 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53545. Deadline for submissions is October 24. Call (608) 757-2999 for information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. NuWest Gallery, 2526 E. Sixth St., seeks new works for the upcoming season. Media include metal, glass, pottery, fine art and furniture. Send slides or photos and SASE to: 2526 E. Sixth St., Tucson, AZ 85716.
DOCENTS NEEDED. The Tucson Arts District is looking for volunteers who are available weekdays and weekends to act as docents for various programs. Training will consist of six sessions from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, September 27 through November 1. Docents will be asked to work at one Arts District activity per month. Call Adrienne Halpert at 624-9977 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. 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. 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.
Performances This Week
CROWDER HALL. UA Campus, College of Fine Arts. Den-Min Yeh, guest musician on tour from Taiwan, will perform classical guitar at 3 p.m. Friday, September 24. Call the Tucson Guitar Society at 881-8129 for information.
RIALTO REGALIA. Join in the street dance and general revelry as Michael Doucet and Beausoleil, with guests Trio Grande, perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 23, outdoors on Fifth Avenue between Congress Street and Broadway. Tickets are $10, available in advance from Zia Records and Hear's Music. All proceeds benefit the renovation of the downtown Rialto Theater. Call 795-1420 for information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 882-1220. Kristina Olsen and Teresa Turdury perform acoustic and blues guitar at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 21. Advance tickets are $8, $6 for TFTM, TKMA, KXCI and TBS members, available at Hear's Music on Campbell Avenue and Antigone Books on Fourth Avenue. Call 884-1220 for information.
VIENNA EVENING. The Tucson Symphony Women's Association hosts an evening of Viennese entertainment and culinary delights at the annual benefit Barrow's Gala, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at Barrow's, 2800 E. Broadway. Proceeds from the evening benefit the TSO Endowment Fund. Valet parking will be available. Tickets are $20 per person, available by calling 299-2591, 884-7194 or 884-7201.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS. The Tucson Pops Orchestra continues the fall series of outdoor concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. A free shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. from the west entrance of Foley's at El Con Mall. Admission and parking are free. Chairs and blankets welcome, but no glass containers, please. Call 791-4079 for information.
PLAZA SUITE. The Plaza Suite fall series continues with a performance by Cass Preston and the Individuals from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4300 N. Campbell Ave. Tickets are $7, $3 for Jazz Society members, and are available at the door only. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for information.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE. Village drumming comes to Tucson from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, at Rincon Congregational Church, 122 N. Craycroft Road. Participants of all levels and musical backgrounds should bring hand drums, shakers, bells or other hand-held percussive instruments. A $2 donation is suggested to cover expenses. Call 296-8384 for information.
SAY HELLO TO OPERA. Hear Il Trovatore explained at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; and Wednesday, September 27, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
SILHOUETTE MEETING. The Tucson Symphony Women's Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 25, at St. Philip's In The Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Call 299-9598 or 884-7201 for reservations and information.
JAZZ FOR EVERYONE. The UA Extended University is offering Jazz I and Jazz II from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, October 4 through November 29, at Catalina Foothills High School, House 1, Seminar Room, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. This two-part class is for all those interested in the history and musicality of jazz. Janice Jerret, Ph.D., will instruct the course. Attendance at performances by Wynton Marsalis and Paul Winter are part of the course. Cost is $39 per session, with a $4 discount for the performances. Call the UA Extended University at 624-8632 for registration and information.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Foothills Phil, a community intergenerational orchestra comprised of musicians ages 11 to late 70s, conducted by Laszlo Veres, seeks musicians of all ages. Trumpet, trombone, horn and string players are strongly encouraged to participate. Practice sessions are 6:45 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning September 21, in the Catalina Foothills High School Band Room, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Auditions are not required, though musicians under 13 should have the recommendation of their musical instructors. Registration fee is $25. Call Judi Botwin at 577-5304 for information.
UA MUSIC/DANCE. UA School of Music and Dance calendars for the 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 this week's music and dance events call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline at 621-2998.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Masterworks Chorale seeks members for its 46th season. Rehearsals are held at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, at First Congregational Church, Second Street and University Boulevard. All levels welcome, especially tenors. Call 884-3506 for information.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria, with some West African history and folklore thrown in, 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, September 26, at this weekly Celtic music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from West Africa and the Caribbean with Art Rodriguez. This fun and exciting class will increase your sensibility for rhythm while teaching you how to play drums with others. All levels welcome. Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. Cost is $38 per month. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.
Opening This Week
EVENING OF FLAMENCO. Xanadu Dance Studio presents an evening of Mideastern and Flamenco music and dance at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Featured musicians Scirocco, from Santa Cruz, California, and Flamenco guitarist Gaetano will accompany the dancers. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Call 881-0883 for information.
BALLET ARIZONA. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Opening October 6: Carmen Burana, a story based on sensuous love poems discovered in a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Tickets range from $16 to $26 and are available Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 882-5022 for tickets and information.
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.
ORTS THEATRE OF DANCE. Anne Bunker, Orts Theatre of Dance Artistic Director, and company member Beth Bauman are currently enrolling both adults and children for dance classes at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Adult classes include open modern, Horton based modern, floor barre/improvisation and low flying trapeze. Children's classes include modern/jazz and ballet. Call ORTS at 624-3799 for registration 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. 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. Call 291-7368 for information.
NAMASTÉ DANCE. Gain inner fitness through energy movement with instruction by Anne Maddente, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Cost is $8 per class or $30 for four weeks. 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. Call 884-7377 for information.
SOCIAL DANCING. Learn ballroom, two-step and line-dancing at the Dance Connexion, 5536 E. Grant Road. Classes are followed by "practice parties" that allow fledglings and pros to strut their stuff. Call 751-4555 for registration and information.
LINE/SQUARE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. The Tucson Twirlers are giving beginning square dance classes at 6:30 p.m. Fridays. $3 per person, first lesson is free. 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.
HARAMBEE FESTIVAL. The Harambee Festival celebrates African American culture and community diversity from 4 p.m. until midnight Saturday, September 23, at Mansfield Park, 2000 N. Fourth Ave. Live music, speakers, ethnic foods, community information booths and arts and crafts will color the park throughout the day. A vendors' cook-off with free taste samples and traditional "drum call" will kick off the days events at 4 p.m. Call the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department's Northwest Neighborhood Center at 791-3248 for information.
INDIAN DAYS CELEBRATION. The fifth annual inter-tribal Tucson Indian Days celebration convenes from September 22 through 24 at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. The festivities will include a powwow, women's art show, live music and dance, arts market, job fair and Native American foods. Admission to all events is $3 per day, or $5 for a three-day pass. Children under 12 years old are free. Call 884-7131 for information.
OKTOBERFEST. This authentic German festival with events for the entire family will feature 150 artists and craftsmen from across the country. Traditional foods and beverages will be served. Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Reid Park Hi Corbett Field Annex. Admission is $2, and benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call 298-6207 for information.
TARTAN TRADITION. An old fashioned afternoon tea and Scottish "kirking" begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at Park Avenue Christian Church, 4635 S. Park Ave. The Kirking of the Tartans is a non-sectarian ritual blessing of individual Scottish clans. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, and will benefit the annual Celtic Festival and Scottish Games in Tucson. Call 544-4380 for information.
WICCAN GATHERING. Join the Tucson Area Wiccan Network for a day in the park to celebrate the autumn equinox. Craft sales, live music, workshops and divinations will continue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at Himmel Park, Country Club Road and Third Street. Call 323-8112 for information.
PROJECT ISAIAH. The Jewish New Year signals the kick-off for Project Isaiah, the Jewish community's drive for the Community Food Bank, continuing through October 15. Canned soups, fruits and vegetables and dry staples are needed. Project Isaiah will also provide placemats that educate on hunger and the importance of helping those in need. Call 298-2367 or 884-9405.
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE. The YMCA presents the seventh annual Women's Leadership Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr. This year's theme, Invisible Barriers to Success, will feature an overview of leadership issues for women in the workplace and community leadership roles. Sarah Weddington will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $65 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Reservations required. Call the YMCA at 884-7810 for reservations and information.
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY. The Vegetarian Resource Group is sponsoring a fund raiser to celebrate World Vegetarian Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at Soundings of the Planet, 3054 N. First Ave. A wide variety of foods will be prepared by some of Tucson's finest restaurants. Gabriel Cousens, MD, holistic physician, author, acupuncturist and psychologist will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $10, $8 for VRGT members, $5 for children. Reservations required by September 23. Call 682-0232 for reservations and information.
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.
ANNE FRANK LECTURE SERIES. The Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, is hosting a series of guest speakers during A Message of Hope: Anne Frank in the World exhibit, continuing through September 22. The final speaker will be Sarah Schultz, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21. Call 299-3000 for information on upcoming speakers and special events.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. Habitat for Humanity West will host a regional conference September 28 through October 1. Millard Fuller, co-founder of the international organization, will be the keynote speaker in a public meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29, at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Call 629-0474 for information.
PUEBLO POR LA PAZ. A conference exploring "the role of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the worldwide trend toward neo-liberal economics" will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at 931 N. Fifth Ave. Registration for this full day of study sessions and guest speakers is $10, $8 for students. Call 624-3699 for a complete schedule of events.
BOOKSIGNING. Orson Scott Card will read from and sign copies of his latest book, Alvin Journeyman, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at The Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway. Call 881-6350 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Ann Haymond Zwinger will sign copies of Down Canyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at the Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Call 297-4843 for information.
BOOKSELLERS' PANEL. The UA Extended University's Writing Works Center presents a free Booksellers and Writers Panel Discussion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, in the Large Classroom at the Extended University, 1955 E. Sixth St. Call 624-8632 for reservations and information.
CALL TO WRITERS. Kidkraft is seeking submissions from Tucson children up to age 18 for a literary magazine. Stories, poetry, photography and copy-ready art about life in the Old Pueblo will be considered. Deadline is October 1. Send submissions to: Celebrating Our Children, Kidkraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.
SPARROWGRASS POETRY. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its Awards of Poetic Excellence 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 November 30, 1995. Send poem to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. L, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.
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 577-2444.
SHOWCASE OF ARTISTS. Young Audiences artists will perform samples of their work in a Showcase of Artists from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Young Audiences local professional artists represent all races and cultures and teach children from kindergarten through grade 12 about themselves, the arts and the world of the past and present. Free and open to the public. Call 624-5997 for information.
SEEK SATURDAYS. The UA Extended University offers SEEK Saturdays to allow parents to learn and explore with their children in a variety of programs designed for children ages 5 to 14 years. Activities include hiking, mountain-bike riding, archery, artistic endeavors and more. Individual SEEK Saturdays range in price from $10 to $69 and include all materials, bikes, archery gear, etc. Call the UA Extended University at 621-UofA for registration and information.
HOMEWORK HELP. Tucson/Pima libraries offer free drop-in homework help for students in elementary, middle and high school. Experienced tutors and homework help resources will be available throughout the school year. Call Ann Dickinson or Gina Macaluso at 791-4391 for information.
SAT AND COLLEGE PREP. Sweating over the S.A.T.? Tucson-Pima Libraries and Princeton Review offer the following free workshops: 7 p.m., Tuesday September 26, at River Center Library, 5605 E. River Road; and 10 a.m. September 30, at Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave.; and 2 p.m. September 30 at Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road. Registration is required. Call 622-8985. College and Financial Planning for High School Students is another free college-prep workshop meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
MUSICAL CHAIRS. Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road, offers a variety of music classes for children. Programs offered include: interactive preschool music classes at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 p.m. Wednesdays; beginning and intermediate band; and beginning guitar. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
F.E.M.A.L.E. This network for mom's who have taken a break from their careers to be at home with their children offers playgroups, meetings, family functions and more. The next meeting of the Central/East chapter will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, in the Rincon Room at the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road. Call 883-1152 for information.
FEINGOLD FINDINGS. The Feingold Association, a non-profit organization helping hyperactive-learning disabled children through dietary intervention, may have information on helping your child overcome symptoms like short attention span, overactivity, poor coordination and lethargy without the use of drugs. Send a business-sized SASE to: Feingold Association, Dept. 199C, 127 E. Main St., Suite 106, Riverhead, NY 11901; or call (800) 321-3287 for information.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families, a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, holds a support and discussion group every third Saturday of the month. Meetings are held in Room 31 of St. Francis in the Foothills Church at River and Swan roads. All gay, lesbian, and bisexual parents, partners, and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for information.
M.O.M. Mothers On The Move, an alliance of entrepreneurial mothers, meets at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. Making Politics Personal will be the topic of this month's meeting. Meeting cost is $3 members and $5 for guests; dinner cost is extra. 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.
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. 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.
LA FRONTERA WORKSHOPS. DES and La Frontera offer the following free parenting workshops throughout the month of September: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, Team Building will teach how to promote a cooperative and cohesive environment for children. Both workshops will be held at Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera, 884-9920 ext. 291, for registration and information.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St., offers a variety of educational and support services for families. The program's core is its Parent/Child Play program, which brings parents and children together for activities geared toward the social and physical development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The program provides instruction and discussion on communication, limit setting and nurturing for young children. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. Infant/Child CPR and American Sign Language classes will be offered during the month of September. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
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. 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 September 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. 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.
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.
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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tuesdays are reserved for group tours only. 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. 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. Continuing through October 1: 1995 Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Barbara Penn in the South Gallery with her Emily Dickenson-inspired installation, Science, Symbol and Verse: Chronicles of Past and Present. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 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.
EL TOUR DE TUCSON. Registration is open for the 13th annual El Tour de Tucson, scheduled for Saturday, November 18. Call PBAA at 745-2033 to register and/or participate in any of El Tour's activities or pick up applications and information at any bicycle shop, First Interstate Bank or from Tail Winds. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
VOLLEYBALL CHALLENGE. Get set for the second annual Southern Arizona Volleyball Challenge for Easter Seals Saturday, September 30, at De Anza Park, 1000 N. Stone Ave. Double elimination with competitive and recreational divisions. All teams receive a barbeque and drinks, team grab bag and t-shirts. Team fee is $175. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals. Call Easter Seals at 745-6222 for registration and information.
WALKTOBERFEST. Register now for the American Diabetes Association's fourth annual Walktoberfest beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, October 1, at Reid Park. Proceeds raised will directly benefit the more than 60,000 people in Pima County who have diabetes, the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Events scheduled for the day include music by Pulse, entertainment by Martha Vasquez and Desert DJ's and lunch from the Chariot Italian Bistro. Call 795-3711 for registration and information.
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School offers free self defense classes for women 14 years and older, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are taught by Master Jae Kim, who has 30 years experience in the martial arts. Stop by the school at 6450 N. Oracle Road, or call 797-0122 for information. Class size is limited to 20, with 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.
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. 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.
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the Arizona Native Plant Society will be Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, in Safford. Through field trips and talks, participants will learn more about the diverse flora of the area. Discussions of the effects of fires in the Pinaleno Mountains and an evening presentation about traditional Apache plant uses will highlight the event. Group camping will be available at Roper Lake State Park. Call (520) 378-1169 for information.
SABINO CANYON TOURS. Call Old Pueblo Archaeology Center to reserve a space on a guided tour of the Sabino Canyon Ruin, one of Tucson's largest ancient Hohokam Indian villages. Tours will leave every hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Reserved tickets must be picked up prior to September 29 from the OPA office at 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. The tour is free, but a $2 donation is suggested. Call 327-3509 for reservations and information.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. A series of fall hikes runs October 21 through December 9. Hikes range in difficulty and duration, and include photographic ventures to the Little Boquillas Ranch/Boston Mill, Charleston/Indian rock art and Clanton Ranch Road. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress properly for weather conditions and bring food and a minimum of one quart of water per person. Pre-registration is required. Call (520) 459-2555 or (520) 458-3559 for registration and information.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Witness breathtaking sunsets and learn about our nocturnal desert neighbors through self-exploration and guided tours on unlit paths during Saturday Summer Nights, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays through September 30. Call 883-2702 for 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.
OUTDOOR CONFIDENCE. Outdoor Confidence is a new non-profit organization offering programs promoting recreational skills for kids ages 11 and older. The C.O.R.E. program teaches kids outdoor skills such as orienteering, knot tying, minimum impact and primitive camping. Call 884-9394 for information.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including bike trips, campouts, picnics, singles events and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 for information.
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 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. Twenty-four-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.
TREE PLANTING WORKSHOP. Trees for Tucson and the Tucson Botanical Gardens will conduct a tree care workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Registration is $8 per person, and seating is limited. Call 326-9686 for information.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.; and at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: September 23, Arid Land Plants as Accent; and September 27, Soil Preparation. Classes last about an hour. Call 628-5628 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is recruiting volunteers for its fall docent training class Friday, September 29. The ten-week class will cover many aspects of gardening and landscaping in the Tucson area. Call 326-9686 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Guided tours of the gardens are offered at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; and "Birds and Gardening" tours will be at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. 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 offer a lecture series at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Lectures will be preceded by a mini-market of organic produce, plant seeds and related gardening items for sale. All lectures are free and open to the public. Call 323-7150 for information.
MUSIC: Roll of the Dice by the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The Texas-based Fab T-Birds were always just a bar band with a recording contract. That was their charm as they ground out blue-collar blues and Texas boogie over a string of albums in the late '80s. They even flirted with Top 40 success, charting with "Tuff Enuff" and "How Do You Spell Love (M-O-N-E-Y)?" But then charter member/lead guitarist Jimmy Vaughan tired of the road and left to do a project with his brother, Stevie Ray. That album, Family Style, is a classic. But when Stevie Ray died shortly thereafter, Jimmy never went back to the group. Lead singer Kim Wilson tried a couple solo projects, but he now has reformed the band and they sound almost as good as ever. (Jimmy's spare guitar style is missed.) What we get, on Dice is a meat-and-potatoes mix of crunchy Texas blues, a couple anguished ballads and some ZZ Top-like boogie. Not a bad mix; certainly worth a listen.
TELEVISION: The Naked Truth, Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. There are about 8,000 new sitcoms on TV this year, and they're all based either on the wildly overrated Friends or the difficult-to-watch-but-well-written Roseanne. Most will be in the trash heap by the start of November sweeps, as well they should be. One which stands out as different is The Naked Truth, starring Tea Leoni as a newly-divorced young woman who was too proud to take a million-dollar settlement from her sleazoid ex and now must scramble to get a job. She tries to catch on as a photog at a tabloid that is several steps below the Enquirer. Her first assignment is to find out whether Anna Nicole Smith is pregnant, a rather tasteless plot made even more so by the recent death of Smith's real life husband, who was about 140 when he passed on. Well, our gal not only gets pictures of Smith in the gynecology lab, she steals Smith's urine sample and dumps it in her purse.
THE NET: Wow, there's a lot of new stuff on the Net. George Lucas is trying to drum up renewed interest for his Star Wars trilogy, with all three films remastered and on sale as videos. There's also a new Star Wars site at http://www.tcfhe.com with all kinds of neat stuff to download, including film clips, scripts and props. The ongoing world chess championship is being covered at http://www.intel.com. Try not to watch it in real time; you may be dead before that Anand guy moves. And here's something: GOPAC, Newt Gingrich's electronic Hitler youth camp for training young Republicans, has an on-line classroom at http://www.gopac.com. If you're interested, draw a nice bath, then get in with your computer, making sure that it's plugged in and turned on.
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