Opening This Week
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Opening October 31 and continuing through November 11: Caras y Mascaras: A Drunkard's Tale, a spirited, music-filled drama by local playwright Silviana Wood. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with 2 and 7:30 p.m. performances Sunday, November 5. Advance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at Antigone Books, Jeff's Classical Records and Borderlands box office. Call 882-7406 for reservations and information.
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Reid Park Performing Arts Auditorium. 200 S. Randolph Way. 791-4663. October 28 and 29 only: The Ghosts and Ghouls of Shakespeare, a compilation of scenes from various plays, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
CROWDER HALL. UA College of Fine Arts. October 26 only: Bible Women, a contemporary musical based on the stories of female Biblical characters, created by Elizabeth Swados. Performance begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a reception from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, available through the UA Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 770-9279. October 27 and 28 only: H.I.Vato, a tale of life and family seen through the eyes of a vato at the end of his first decade living with HIV, written and performed by Beto Araiza. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Antigone Books. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call 770-9279 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through November 4: Leap & Squeak, the exciting lives of bugs and butterflies as performed by actors ages four through 12. This production is most appropriate for ages three through 13. 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, adapted by Peter Van Slyke. 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 are required. Call 886-9428.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through October 28: Kitt Starr in Whatever Happened to Tina Louise?, performed by Stuart Moulten. Moulten's alter-ego, Kitt Starr, uses monologue, music, mirth and melancholy to cross sexual boundaries and celebrate the integrity of humanity itself. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9. Stuart Moulten presents a free workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 28. Reservations are required. IT box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. Laboratory Theatre. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through October 29: Execution of Justice by Emily Mann, a dramatization of the real-life court trial of convicted murderer Dan White. Showtime is 8 p.m., with 2 o'clock weekend matinees. Tickets range from $8 to $14, available through the UA Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for information.
CATALINA PLAYERS. Catalina United Methodist Church. 2700 E. Speedway. October 27 and 28 only: The Man Who Came to Dinner, the story of the eccentric, acid-tongued radio celebrity, Whiteside, and his unexpected stay with the Stanley family. Performance begins at 7 p.m., with an optional 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $8, $15 dinner/show, and are available by calling 721-9640. Proceeds benefit Youth At Risk, a non-profit program that aids homeless teens.
AUDITION NOTICE. Invisible Theatre announces auditions for Censored--The Story of Kathe Kollwitz at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at 1400 N. First Ave. Production is scheduled for March 27 through April 14. Call Invisible Theatre at 882-9721 for appointments and information.
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
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through November 25: Ten Meditations, a series of abstract landscapes created from collaged transparencies by photographer Sean Justice. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. The 14th annual Fine Art Auction fundraiser takes place Saturday, October 28. The Gala Preview Party will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and will feature food, beverages and live music. Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple. The auction begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person with a no-host bar. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Night.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. UA campus, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Opening November 1, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing through November 13: the second annual Senior Exhibition: Bachelor of Fine Arts. a mixed-media exhibit by graduating seniors. Continuing through October 29: Sisters and Brothers, an art installation by Ruth Weisburg. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Opening October 26 and continuing through November 11: Golden Wedding Anniversary Retrospective, and exhibit by Doug Denniston featuring 50 years of painting and marriage. A reception is offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 29. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Opening November 1 and continuing through December 2: Graffitoes Jump Tag Resurrect, a mixed media photographic collage based loosely on graffiti artists and their tags. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Night and Thursday Night Artwalk.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. Opening October 29 and continuing through November 22: Día de los Muertos--Day of the Dead, an exhibition and celebration of featuring several altars, gifts and other offerings to departed souls. A free family celebration gathers at the museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, October 29. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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 émigré photographers and how they helped shape a new photographic language and vision of America. Larry Solomon will discuss The Impact of Hitler and U. S. Immigration on Composers and Artists, a music and slide lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, in the auditorium. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde, La Plaza Shops. 722-4412. Continuing through October 31: Patterns and Textures of Art. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
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 11: 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.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School. 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through November 22: With Human Attributes, an exhibition of paintings, collage, photos and watercolors exploring expanded concepts of human qualities. G.A.S.P Gallery is Tucson's only student-run gallery under the supervision of art instructor, Linda Poverman, and UA Museum of Art Curator of Education, Josh Goldberg.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through October 31: Streets are for Nobody: Homeless Women Speak, an exhibition of photographs and interviews of homeless women in Tucson, Boston and Cleveland. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Closed Saturday.
MELIORA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through November 30: An Innovative Tradition: 25 Years of Design, featuring projects by Architecture One, Ltd. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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 other local artists' works 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 November 7: paintings by Josh Goldberg, sculpture by Elizabeth Ingraham and large-scale drawings by Dale Leys. Elizabeth Ingraham will discuss her work at 11 a.m. Monday, November 6, in the gallery. 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Thursday Night Art Walk.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through November 5: Days of the Dead: Cultural Traditions and Contemporary Inspirations, a kaleidoscope of folk arts made in Mexico for the Día 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.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through November 3: Cuentos del Barrio, a mixed-media group exhibition sponsored by the Southern Arizona Coalition of Latino Arts. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through December 10: Rebecca Davis and Roger Asay: Touching Earth, Contemporary Southwest Images X--The Stonewall Foundation Series, a sculptural installation using materials collected from nature. 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. Docent-led tours of the TMA Historic Block are offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 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 November 22: Catherine Nash: A Spiral to Within. Nash uses handmade paper, leaves, pine needles, dirt and other natural materials to create sanctuaries from the busy, urban lifestyle separating people from the natural world. Continuing through November 26: Recent Aquisitions: The 1990s, an exhibit honoring the museum's 40th anniversary and acquisition of more than 4,000 pieces of art. 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.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through October 28: paintings by Ned Gray, sculptures and drawings by Joan Sullivan Marum and paintings by Jennifer Sullivan Carney. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through October 28: the New Artist Series, featuring 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.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through October 29: mixed-media, oil, acrylic and gold- and silver-leaf images and homages by Los Angeles artist Tony de Carlo. 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.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through October 31: the first annual Outober Juried Art Exhibit, featuring works by ten local gay, lesbian and bisexual artists. Call for gallery 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. Kidkraft, Tucson's only child-operated gallery, is also located in the castle.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Gallery Q, 2734 E. Grant Road, is hosting its first annual Mid-Winter Art Competition on January 12, 1996. Sculpture, painting, drawing and collage submissions are encouraged, with $4,000 in prizes to be awarded. Entry fee is $30 per two entries and is non-refundable. Send slides/entry fee with a SASE to Gallery Q, Box 300, No. 326, 6336 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Deadline is October 31. Call 326-6742 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. WESTAF/NEA is awarding regional fellowships for the visual arts to recognize exceptional work expressing contemporary ideas in painting, works on paper and new genres. A $5,000 cash award will be presented. Open to all professional artists. Full-time students are not eligible. For an application, send a 6 x 9-inch SASE with 78 cents postage to: Western States Arts Federation, 236 Montezuma, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2641. Call (505) 988-1166 or fax (505) 982-9307 for information. Deadline is December 4.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. All media are being accepted for the National Juried Exhibition of African American Art, National Black Arts Festival to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. All accepted work must be for sale. For a prospectus write to: National Juried Exhibition of African American Art, National Black Arts Festival, 236 Forsyth St., SW, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303. Deadline is November 30.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Eclectic Gallery, 69 E. Pennington St., seeks entries for a small-works (12 inches or less) juried exhibition to open December 1 and continue through January 31, 1996. Interested artists should send SASE for a prospectus to: Eclectic Gallery, P.O. Box 2066, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline for entries is November 3. Call 620-1668 for information.
TEMPLE TOURS. ATC is hosting tours of the historic Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., at 11 a.m. every Monday and at 10 a.m. every Saturday through May 18, 1996. Tours begin in the courtyard and are guided by ATC docents. Reservations are not needed for these free public tours. Group tours may be arranged by calling Hope Towner at 884-8210.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative is now accepting applications and slides for its artist roster. Applicants must be Tucson residents working in the visual arts, not currently pursuing a degree and willing to contribute their time to gallery operations. Dues is a monthly $35. For an application and instructions, send SASE to: Dinnerware Roster, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline for materials is November 7.
ART OPTIONS. Fine Art Options represents local fine artists with rotating shows in a variety of Tucson businesses. Fine art sales and leasing are also available. Call Donna Wallin at 795-9030 for current shows and/or consultation.
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.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Central Arts Collective Gallery seeks artists 18 years and older for a national juried exhibition entitled Merged Realities: A Synthesis of Art and Science, scheduled to open in February 1996. All media portraying a fusion of art and science by subject matter and/or technology will be considered. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Merged Realities, Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701. Call 623-5883 for information. Deadline is November 30.
DEMONSTRATION. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at the downtown studio of Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
Performances This Week
STRIKE THE HARP. Vocalist Robyn Austin and harpist Gregg Reynolds will perform a fall benefit concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1375 S. Camino Seco. Proceeds benefit St. Francis de Sales music program. There is no cost for the performance, however a freewill offering will be taken. Call St. Francis de Sales at 885-5908 for information.
ARIZONA REPERTORY SINGERS. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. The Arizona Repertory Singers present Broadly Baroque at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 27. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, available at the door. Call 792-8141 for information.
BRAZILIAN GUITARISTS. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. 881-3947. The Tucson Guitar Society presents the world-renown Brazilian classical guitar duo of Sergio and Adair Assad at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. Tickets are $22, $18 for seniors, students and TGS members, and may be reserved by calling 881-3947. Call 881-8129 for information.
CAJUN DANCE PARTY. Get ready for a Cajun dance party with the five-piece Bayou Seco dance band at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Halloween costumes are optional. Tickets are $8, $7 for TFTM and KXCI members, and are available at Hear's Music, Loco Records, The Folk Shop, Bentley's and Piney Hollow. Tickets are $8 and $9 at the door. Call 327-4809 for information.
THE DIXIE CHICKS. UA Centennial Hall, Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. The Dixie Chicks will perform a benefit concert for undergraduate scholarships at 8 p.m. Friday, October 27. Tickets are $12 and $14, with a $2 student discount (or just be sure to mention KXCI), and are available at the Centennial Hall box office and all Dillard's box offices. All proceeds benefit the UA undergraduate scholarships fund. Call 621-3341 for reservations and information.
DIMENSIONS IN BLUE. The United States Air Force Dimensions in Blue band perform the sounds of the big band jazz era from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at the TCC Grand Ballroom, 260 S. Church Ave. Admission is two cans of food for the Community Food Bank. Call 791-2601 for information.
EARLY MUSIC. St. Philip's In The Hills. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. The Arizona Early Music Society presents harpsichordist Jennifer S. Paul in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29. Tickets are $13, $10 seniors, $3 students. Call 889-4310 for information.
FRANKENJAM. KXCI Community Radio presents Frankenjam, a dance jammin' Halloween costume party for the whole family at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 27, at the Southwest Center For Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. A kids costume contest begins at 8:30 p.m. followed by an adult contest at 10 p.m. Major Knucklehead productions will be spinning the music along with an appearance by Tucson's "best" DJ, Kidd Squidd. Admission is $5, $4 for KXCI members and $2 for children under 12 which includes childcare. Call 623-1000 for information.
PROSCENIUM THEATRE. PCC West Campus. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6458. The PCC Chorale and College Singers perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29, featuring choral music from traditional spirituals to the Viennese waltzes of the late 19th century. Tickets are $4, $3 seniors/students, available at the door. Call 884-6458 for information.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. Southwestern music by regional favorites Don Charles, Deb Gessner and singer/songwriter Chuck Pyle hits the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Advance tickets are $8, $6 for KXCI, TKMA, TFTM, WMA and seniors and are available at Hear's Music and the SWCM box office. Tickets are $9 at the door. Call 884-1220 for information.
WESTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL. A five day celebration of western music, stories and poetry fills the Holiday Inn City Center, 181 W. Broadway, during the Western Music Festival November 1 through 5. Workshops, music showcases, jam sessions and evening concerts will occur daily. Nightly concerts will be held in the TCC Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave. Event passes (workshops, showcases and one concert nightly) are $60; day passes (one day of workshops, showcases and one concert) are $20; a showcase and workshop pass for one day is $10; and the evening concerts are $12. Call 575-6829 for passes and information.
PLAZA SUITE. The Plaza Suite fall series continues with the Ismael Barajas Latin Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 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.
FRIDAY JAZZ. Straight-ahead Latin and contemporary jazz floats down Congress Street from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday at Gallery of Food, 256 E. Congress St. Call 884-5033 for information.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. Tucson Scottish Rite member Leonard will perform an organ concert from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Tucson Scottish Rite, 160 S. Scott Ave.
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. Thursday, October 26, country singer Mark Brooks. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
DRUM CIRCLE. Join the community drum circle from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring hand drums, shakers, bells and other hand-held percussion instruments. No music experience is necessary. A $2 donation per person is suggested, $5 per family. Call Kathy at 296-8384 for information.
BLUEGRASS JAM. The Desert Bluegrass Association is holding a bluegrass jam from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Free and open to the public. Call Bonnie at 296-1231 for information.
MARIACHI MUSICIANS. Mariachi groups and individual singers are needed to perform at the Proyecto Nuevo Talento (young talent) showcase at the Tucson International Mariachi Conference, scheduled for April 22 to 27, 1996. Interested musicians must be 18 years of age or younger, non-professional and have traditional performing attire. For further information and an application write to: Proyecto Nuevo Talento, P.O. Box 3035, Tucson, AZ 85702. Call 884-9920 ext. 243 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.
Opening This Week
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through November 5: Shades and Shadow, a performance/dance piece by Jon McNamara with live music by Bob Steigert, incorporating video, sculpture and photography. The piece makes a journey from self alienation to self acceptance of the dark side of human nature. Tickets are $9, $7 students. Call 321-0493 for reservations only. Call 623-7852 for information.
BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. The Hispanic Cultural Showcase of Tucson, Inc. presents Clarita and Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 28. Meet the artists at a pre-concert reception at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $10, available at Hear's Music, Loco Records and Good Times Music. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call 888-8816 for information.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Choreographer, dancer and experimental artist Tamar Rogoff presents the Ivye Project, a re-enactment of events from the town Ivye, where 29 of her ancestors perished at the hands of the Nazis. This free performance runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 28. Call 577-9393 for information.
GITTINGS DANCE THEATRE. UA mall, west of Campbell Avenue. 621-4698. Graduate student Deborah Birrane presents The Fire Next Time and other dance works at 8 p.m. October 27 and 28. Tickets are $6, $4 seniors/students, available through the UA dance office and at the door. Children under 10 are free. Call the UA dance office at 621-4698 for reservations and information.
Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Orts Theatre of Dance presents Orts: Second Decade of Dance, a continuation of the company's exciting leading-edge works. Performances begin at 8 p.m. October 27 and 28. Advance tickets are $8, $6 for students over 15, artists and seniors, and are available at Bentley's, Silverbell Trading or via the Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; or ortspace@.aol.com. Children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult. Call Orts at 624-3799 for reservations and information.
BALLROOM DANCING. Dance to live music from 8 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday at Let's Dance Club, 6245 E. Bellevue. Singles and couples of all skill levels are welcome. Enjoy theme-dress occasions with a large, romantic, decorated ballroom to match. Cost is $7, $5 members. Free group dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. for members. Annual membership is $20. Call 885-4599 for information.
DANCERS NEEDED. The Kalinka Russian Dance Ensemble, in association with the UA Balalaika Orchestra, seeks both children and adults who are experienced dancers in any field. Dancers will learn Russian, Ukrainian and Polish folk dances in theatrical style as well as give regular performances. Costumes are provided. Technique class and rehearsals are held once a week. Call Richard Holden, director and choreographer, at 743-7976 for information.
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GHOULS. The Tucson Chapter of Executive Women International is hosting Night of a Thousand Ghouls and Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at the Doubletree Hotel, 455 S. Alvernon Way. This annual fundraising event will feature carnival games, raffle prizes, a costume contest, buffet and dancing until midnight. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling Debbie Swanson at 747-4288 or Lucy Ackerman, Doubletree Hotel at 323-5200.
HARVEST FESTIVAL. The Arizona Harvest Festival takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Farmer's market, cooking demonstrations, pumpkin painting, puppet show, live music and petting zoo will round out the event. Admission is by donation of canned goods for the Community Food Bank. Proceeds benefit AIWF Educational Programs and the Community Food Bank.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE. The Tucson Association for Child Care is sponsoring Children and Families Making a Difference, a celebration of caring from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 28, at Reid Park Zoo, at Randolph Way south of 22nd Street. Games and entertainment that promote family fun and communication are the heart of this event. Free and open to the public. Call 881-8940 for information.
HUNS FOOD DRIVE. Stop by the Huns Motorcycle Club's annual food drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at Shooter's Steak House and Saloon, 3115 E. Prince Road. Events include a bike show, raffles, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and nickel draft beer while it lasts. Admission is $5 plus five cans of food. Children under 12 years are free. All proceeds benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank. Call Shooter's at 322-0779 for information.
CELTIC FESTIVAL. Watch athletic, kilted clansmen compete in age-old games of strength and skill, listen to the lilt of Irish voices raised in song, or sample the Celtic cuisine and British beer at the ninth annual Tucson Scottish Games and Celtic Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at Reid Park, Country Club south of 22nd Street. Admission is $5, $2 children ages 12 to 17 years. A free shuttle service will be available from the south lot of Dillard's at El Con. Call 883-6211 for information.
RUB A DUB DUB. The Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., hosts Through the Back Door--Second Annual Kitchen and Bath Tour, a series of fun- and fundraising events. The event begins with a progressive tour and gourmet dinner prepared by top chefs from area kitchens at 6 p.m., Friday, October 27. A fine art auction follows at 10:30 p.m., featuring five distinctive antique bathtubs and pedestal sinks. The exclusive tour is limited to 100 people. Cost is $100, $175 per couple. Tickets for the auction only are $25, and include exotic coffee and dessert service. A self-guided tour of seven innovative kitchens and baths will be open to the public for $20 on Saturday, October 28. Call the Children's Museum at 792-9985 for reservations and information on all events.
Out Of Town
BISBEE HAUNTED MINE TOUR. The Bisbee Arts Coalition is hosting the Bisbee Haunted Mine Tour October 27 through October 29. This annual Halloween event, featuring the ghosts and legends of Bisbee, is intended for mature audiences. Children grades five and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and reservations are required. Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the Bisbee Arts Coalition. Call (520) 432-2071 for reservations and information.
FLAVOR OF TUCSON. Watch chefs prepare a sumptuous, five-course meal at your own private table of 10 at Flavor of Tucson, Thursday, November 2, at the Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Seventeen chefs are participating in this year's benefit dinner for the Arizona Liver Alliance. A silent auction and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and may be reserved by calling Karen Perez at UMC at 694-7561,
MONEY IN POLITICS. Interested in finding out just how politicians find all that money? Check out Money In Politics, a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, in the Chemistry and Biological Sciences Building, Room 216, on the UA Campus. Ellen Miller of the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C., and Ben Senturia of Working Group on Electoral Democracy, will be the guest speakers. Call Jim Driscoll, Arizona Citizen Action at (602) 921-3090; fax (602) 829-1469; or e-mail email@example.com to register.
GOODALL SPEAKS. Dr. Jane Goodall will present a slide lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 30, at the Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. An Evening with Jane Goodall is part of the ChimpanZoo conference being held October 28 through November 1 at the Radisson Suites Hotel, 6555 E. Speedway. The conference will feature many researchers, educators, zoo personnel and students. Tickets for the Jane Goodall lecture are $15, $10 students, and are available at Dillard's or by calling 622-2823. Call Dr. Virginia Landau at 621-4785 for information regarding the conference.
RENTERS' RIGHTS. The Southern Arizona People's Law Center presents a renters' rights seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 28, at the Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., in the downstairs meeting room. Free and open to the public. Call the Law Center at 623-7306 for information.
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE REPORT. Hermina Cubillos, local activist for Hispanic causes, will present A Report on the Fourth International United Nations Conference on Women at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, October 29, at St. Philip's In The Hills East Gallery, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Free and open to the public. Call 299-6421 for information.
CHIAPAS REPORT. Father Loren Riebe will speak about Chiapas, Mexico, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 27, at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, 4725 E. Pima St. Father Riebe was recently expelled from Mexico along with other priests who have been working with the Indian communities. Free and open to the public, with donations gladly accepted. Call 795-1633 for information.
SOUTHWEST IMAGES SERIES. The Arizona Historical Society continues its Fall Arizona Lecture Series, Southwest Images: The Photographers' Legacy from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings through November 15 in the AHS Auditorium, 949 E. Second St. Dr. Betsy Fahlman will present The Government Lens: Imaging Arizona During the Depression on November 1. Individual lectures are $5. Call 628-5774 for registration and information.
BOOKSIGNING. Authors Raymond Turner, Janice Bowers and Tony Burgess will sign copies of Sonoran Desert Plants from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at an open house at The Desert Laboratory at Tumamoc Hill in Tucson. Open house hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Event is free, but as parking is limited reservations are advised. Call 629-9455 for reservations and information.
READING/SIGNING. Antigone Books. 411 N. Fourth Ave. 792-3715. Catherine Koger will read from her debut novel, Horseshoe Sky, and Lucy Jane Bledsoe will read from Sweat: Stories and a Novella, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26. Refreshments will be served and the authors will also be available for signings and conversation.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Poetry, short fiction and essays are being considered for Women in the Southwest, an anthology focusing on the diversity of women's experiences in the Southwest. Deadline is December 1. Send inquiries to Javelina Press, P.O. Box 42131, Tucson, AZ 85733.
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Modern Poetry Society is seeking new original poetry for publication. Prizes ranging from $25 to $500 will be awarded with publication. Poems must be unpublished, 21 lines or less, printed or typewritten. One poem per entry only. Entries will not be returned. Send to: Modern Poetry Society, P.O. Box 2029, Dunnellon, FL 34430. Deadline is November 15.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Border Playfest Competitions is seeking new, unpublished, unproduced one-act plays. Winners will be announced at the Border Book Fest, March 22 through 24, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Submit a bound script and SASE to: The Border Book Festival, Attention: Deborah LaPorte, 224 N. Campo, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Deadline is November 5.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY. The Dead Poets Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 577-2444.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. Teach someone to read. Become a tutor for literacy volunteers of Pima County. Call 884-8337 for information.
DINO DRUMMING. Mr. Stew and the Dino Drummers entertain on the porch of The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave., from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28. Call 297-4843 for information.
PLEASANT DE SPAIN. One of the nation's finest storytellers will share his tales at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road. Arrive early for a birthday party with the Cat in the Hat. Wear your favorite party hat. Call 292-1331 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Jan Brett, author of Armadillo Rodeo, will sign copies of her books from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, October 30, at Kid's Center, 1725 N. Swan Road. Call 322-KIDS for information.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTS. Two safe places to scare yourself silly in this season of spooks are the Free Safe Halloween Bash from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 29, on the corner of Tanque Verde and Grant roads; and the 11th annual Haunted Safe Houses at the Northwest Fire District Headquarters, 1520 W. Orange Grove Road, and Station 64 at 8165 N. Wade Road. Both frightening and non-frightening "fun rooms" will be available. Admission is free, with donations to the Community Food Bank gladly accepted.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. See the things that go bump in the night at the Haunted Ruins at Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through October 30. Volunteer actors present Dead Moon Rising for the enjoyment of all ages. Goblins and night crawlers lead tour groups from the gate every 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 children ages 7 to 12 years, with free admission for kids 6 and under and members. Valley of the Moon is located just north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. Call 323-1331 for 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.
HEALTHY KIDS. A nutrition education program focusing on weight control and healthful for children meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, at Children's Clinics Square and Compass Building, 2600 N. Wyatt Drive. Call Marjorie Marks-Katz at 324-3515 for information. Participants are asked to donate a non-perishable food item to the CCRS Food Bank.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Women volunteers are urgently needed as phone mentors for young women who return to their community after participating in Job Corps training. These women need personal guidance and emotional support to help them assess and meet their current and future needs. Call Women In Community Service, Inc., at 792-3015 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.
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. Enroll now in Parents As Teachers, a free home-based program for parents of children ages birth to 2 years. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
LA FRONTERA WORKSHOPS. DES and La Frontera offer a variety of free parenting workshops on a monthly basis. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera, 884-9920 ext. 291, for registration and information.
Arizona Historical Society. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing: Exploring 1870s Tucson, a hands-on exhibit showcasing Tucson's rich, multi-cultural heritage. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Flandrau Science Center PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Currently showing: Illusions, a multimedia show exploring optical, audio, mechanical and astronomical illusions; To Fly, a movie produced by IMAX that surrounds you with aerial imagery; Touch the Stars, a children's show using music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky; and The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the planetarium theater. Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 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.
RIALTO THEATRE GALLERY. 318 E. Congress St. 740-0126. Continuing: an exhibition of historic theatre photos, artifacts and cinematic memorabilia as part of an effort to educate the public about the history of downtown theatres and the renovation of the Rialto. The exhibit traces the history of 20 prominent theatres located downtown between the 1920 and the 1980. Call 795-1420 for information and exhibit hours.
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.
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.
SABINO CANYON RUIN. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center offers two-hour guided tours of this ancient Hohokam village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28. Tours leave on the hour. Reserve tickets by October 26 by calling 798-1201. Tickets can be picked up from the center, at 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. Tour is free, with a suggested $2 donation to help with operating costs.
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.
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 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 p.m. Sunday; and "Birds of Tohono Chul" tours at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A "Xeriscape Landscape" tour is offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18. Upcoming lectures include: Powerful Women, Powerful Words, a round-table discussion of traditional belief systems and alternative healing practices, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 9; and Sharp Accents: Cacti in the Landscape, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. Call 742-6455 for information.
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 October early morning birdwalks begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are held daily at 10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Live animal interpretations are held daily at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 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.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. A series of fall hikes will be offered 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.
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.
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.
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.
PAWS TO RECYCLE. Help keep the environment clean and keep a homeless animal safe and warm with PAWS to Recycle, a nationwide aluminum can recycle program benefiting local animal shelters throughout the month of October. Animal lovers are encouraged to call the Hermitage Cat Shelter at 571-7839 to arrange for pick-ups or drop-offs at various locations throughout town.
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE. A free conference on sustainable communities will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 4, and again from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at the UA Social Sciences building. Workshops will span topics from building your own solar oven or straw-bale house to community planning and transportation issues. Call 520-690-6356 for registration and 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 needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3340.
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.
RECYCLING CENTERS. The following recycling centers are open from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month: Park Mall, 5870 E. Broadway; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road; El Con Mall, 3611 E. Broadway; Tucson Marketplace, 210 N. Pantano Road; Bank One, southeast corner of Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue; Foothills Mall, Ina Road at La Cholla Blvd.; Sunrise Elementary School, 5301 E. Sunrise Drive. For more information call 791-5000.
RECYCLING CENTERS. The following neighborhood drop-off centers are open 24 hours daily: 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.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free, one-hour 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: November 1, Keep Your Vegetables Growing; November 8, Winter Fertilizers. Call 628-5628 for information.
BOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Nursery hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. Guided tours of the gardens are offered at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; and "Birds and Gardening" tours meet 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 staff a compost maintenance site at TBG with master composters on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday to answer questions. Call the Compost Assistance Line at 798-6215; or call 883-0377 for information on monthly lectures.
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