Opening This Week
COYOTE RAMBLERS THEATRE. a.k.a. Theatre. 125 E. Congress St. Opening November 17 and continuing through December 3: Modigliani, the passionate comedy about the competitive lives of artists in 1916 Paris. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 797-7779 for reservations and information.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 770-9279. Opening November 16 through December 2: Raincheck, the story of estranged friends who reunite after 17 years. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday, except for the final weekend. Advance tickets are $9, $8 seniors/students, and are available at Antigone Books. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 770-9279 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through December 23: Scrooge and Toyland, the merging of two classic holiday stories, as performed by actors ages four through adult. This production is most appropriate for families with young children. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with Saturday matinees at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. A special presentation will be performed at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BIANCO THEATRE COMPANY. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing November 18 and 20: Murder He Wrote, a musical murder/mystery set in New York City during the holiday season as presented by this troupe of teenage actors. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and children. Call Arnie Bianco at 290-9108 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through January 6: The Flight Before Christmas, a story about America's darkest and warmest hours when World War II was ending and families waited for their loved ones to come home. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/active military, and $6 for children. Performances are at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call 886-9428.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through December 3: Me and Jezebel, the true-life comedy of Bette Davis' one month stay with a Connecticut family. Tickets range from $12 to $14 dollars. 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.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Back Box Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 742-1730. Continuing through November 18: A Namib Spring, a drama about an American woman's experience with apartheid in South Africa, presented by the PCC Drama Department. Tickets are $8, $7 for PCC students. Call 326-7354 for reservations. Call 742-1730 for information.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast corner of Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through November 19: Sunday in the Park with George, a look at the life of artist George Seurat, written by Stephen Soundheim and James Lapine. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through November 18, with 2 o'clock matinees November 18 and 19. Tickets range from $8 to $14, available through the UA Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for information.
BALLYHOO PRODUCTIONS. Plaza Hotel Cabaret. 1900 E. Speedway. 327-7341. Continuing through November 19: The Only Game In Town, a witty, off-beat romance by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Cabaret provides table seating and a cash bar. Tickets are $10, available at the door or by calling 299-8101.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6909. Continuing through November 18: The Suicide, by Russian playwright Nikolai Erdman, is a satirical comedy about a suicidal man who is besieged by people who want him to perform the gesture on their behalf. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, and are available at the PCC West Campus cashier's office. Call 884-6909 for reservations and information.
THEATRE CLASSES. Third Street Kids, an after-school performing arts school and company for children and young adults with or without disabilities, offers performing arts exploration classes, acting and dance classes. Cost is $5 per class, with scholarships available. Call 622-4100 to 513-0259 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Borderlands Theatre, in collaboration with the Pima Community College Drama Department and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, announces auditions for The Thirteen Days/Los 13 Días from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 17, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 2202 W. Anklam Road. The production is scheduled for April 1996. Fifteen to 20 actors are needed. Bring a one-and-a-half minute audition piece, headshot and resume. Equity actors welcome. Call 882-8607 for an appointment and information.
CALL FOR PRODUCTIONS. a.k.a. Theatre is currently accepting submissions for collaborative productions for presentation during the 1996 calendar year. Plays selected for production will be determined in January 1996. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1995. Mail inquiries and submissions to a.k.a. Theatre, 125 E. Congress St. Call 623-7852 for 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
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Opening November 17 with a reception at 5 p.m., and continuing through January 7: A Nation of Strangers, a historical view of immigration in the United States featuring works by various photographers. Co-curator Arthur Ollman will present an overview of the exhibit at 6 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Opening November 17 and continuing through January 18: Paintings of the Sonoran Desert, a juried exhibition of water-based media by the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Admittance is free with museum admission.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Opening November 18 with a champagne reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing through November 20: Artists of Israel, a fine art exhibition and sale of works by Israeli artists. Michael Hittleman will present an art lecture at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18. There will also be a lecture and reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19. Exhibit hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. UA campus, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 626-4215. Opening November 17 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing through January 5: organic sculptural wall forms adressing concepts of time by UA art prof Moira Geoffrion. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Opening November 22 and continuing through December 23: mixed-media sculpture and photography by Anna Lee Keefer, and painting and book arts by Jack Olson. There will be a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Opening November 18 with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m., and continuing through January 27: Desert Heat: Glass Artists of the Southwest, featuring works by artists from New Mexico and Arizona. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Thursday Night Art Walk.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Opening November 20 and continuing through December 29: Sitings/Sightings: An Exploration of Connections and Place, including works from the Graduate Student Collaborative Exhibit from the University of Arizona and University of New Mexico. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thursday night Art Walk.
APPARATUS GALLERY. 299 S. Park Ave. 791-3505. Continuing through December 31: selected paintings by Daniel Kriston. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Night. Call 792-0313 for information.
CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Continuing through November 29: Three Profiles, a show of new works on paper using intaglio, monotype and alternative print processes, by Jeff Wood, Garth Wallrich and Jack Remington. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Night and Thursday Art Walk.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through December 9: Prints, print works in old and new media by Phillip Lichtenhan, Andrew Polk and Andrew Rush. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
DESERT ARTISANS GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde, La Plaza Shops. 722-4412. Continuing through January 14: The Creative Spirit, featuring mixed media by various artists. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 795-4503. Continuing through November 23: paintings by Hoge Day, mixed media by Margaret Louderback and paintings and installations by Richard E. Schaffer. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Night.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through November 30: an exhibition of work by Allen Maertz, Phil Perry, Fern Barber and Bob Barber. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Thursday Night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Night.
Etherton GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through January 13: paintings by Gail Marcus-Orlen and Eriks Rudans and photographs by Vicki Ragan. There will be an opening reception from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 18. 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 Night.
G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School. 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through November 22: With Human Attributes, an exhibition of painting, collage, photography and watercolor exploring expanded concepts of human qualities. G.A.S.P Gallery is Tucson's only student-run gallery, and is supervised by art instructor Linda Poverman and UA Museum of Art Curator of Education, Josh Goldberg.
MELIORA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through November 30: An Innovative Tradition: 25 Years of Design, 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 January 6: the annual Holiday Exhibition and Tenth Anniversary, featuring a variety of works by regional artists. 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 December 14: photographs by Elaine Querry, paintings by Albert Kogel and sculpture by Ellen Phillips. 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.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through December 2: Graffitoes Jump Tag Resurrect, a series of mixed media, photographic assemblages with a multiple film installation by Michael Longstaff; and sound-collage works by Garrett Kerr. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday Night and Thursday Art Walk.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through January 14 in the Exhibition Hall: Portraits of Clay: Pottery in Mata Ortiz, featuring works by Juan Quezada and 14 other artists. Continuing through December 12 in the Gallery: Christmas for the Park '95, featuring one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments designed and made by a variety of artists. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through December 10: Rebecca Davis and Roger Asay: Touching Earth, Contemporary Southwest Images X--The Stonewall Foundation Series, sculptural installations 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.
DEGRAZIA GALLERY. Little Gallery. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Continuing through November 18: Sands of Time, a collection of oil and pencil drawings by Tony C. Quezada. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through November 18: Día de los Muertos, works by regional artists, featuring modern adaptations commemorating this traditional Mexican holiday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Night or by appointment.
Out Of Town
OTERO STREET GALLERY. 5 Camino Otero, Tubac. 398-2092. Opening November 18, with a grand opening from 2 to 6 p.m. Otero Street Gallery is a cooperative art gallery featuring the works of 19 prominent local artists and sculptors. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., offers the following lectures at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Education Building: Virgie Miller will discuss Art and Life in Bali on November 16. Call 624-2333 for information.
CAPT. SPIFFY RELEASE PARTY. Capt. Spiffy's third issue will be honored at a release party and signing from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at Capt. Spiffy's Trend-O-Rama, 944 E. University Blvd. (above Zip's). Capt. Spiffy is put together entirely by local comic book artists, from professionals to behind-the-door doodlers. The artists will be present. Highlights include bad superhero videos and bad superhero food. Call 624-4643 for information.
TMA HOLIDAY MARKET. The Tucson Museum of Art is hosting a holiday craft market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 17 through 19 in the Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave. Over 80 booths will offer fine arts and crafts. Food and beverages will be available. El Nacimiento, the Mexican nativity, opens this weekend in La Casa Cordova adjacent to the museum in the TMA Historic Block. Festivities for El Nacimiento will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19. Enjoy free admission to the museum throughout the weekend. Call 624-2333 for information.
EGG TEMPERA WORKSHOP. Learn one of the most ancient painting mediums, using crushed dry pigments in a water-and-egg based medium. Instructor Betina Fink will cover color blending, special effects and washes in this one-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 9, at The Drawing Studio, 601 S. Fifth Ave. Cost is $47. Call 620-0947 for reservations and information.
PAPERMAKING FROM PLANTS. Artist Catherine Nash offers this one-day workshop on how to make paper from a variety of plant fibers, with emphasis on adapting skills for the home studio. All aspects of papermaking will be covered, including creative gift ideas such as journals, photo albums, lamp shades, jewelry, paper covered frames and boxes and more. Workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 2, or Sunday, December 3. Cost is $65 and includes materials, with class size limited for personalized instruction. Call 740-1673 to register or inquire about in-depth classes starting in January.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Tucson/Pima Arts Council is currently accepting all media for their 1996 Rural Arts Traveling Exhibition. Artists from outside the Tucson city limits are eligible to present two works. All works in the show will be insured for damage and loss. Deadline is November 30. Call 624-0595 for information.
ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS. Applications and guidelines are now available for the 1996 Artist Fellowships at the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, 240 N. Stone Ave. Four $3,000 fellowships will be awarded for visual arts, with three $3,000 fellowships for performing arts. Application deadline is December 11. Local Origination Grants for film and video artists are also available. Deadline for these is December 15. Call Colleen Greer at 624-0595, ext. 13, for information.
PERSPECTIVE ART COMMISSION. The General Services Administrator (GSA) is accepting submissions for a prospective art commission for the new Federal Building/Courthouse in downtown Tucson. All media will be considered, and materials must be durable and permanent. Individual and collaborative artists are eligible. Funds may not exceed $317,500. GSA may select more than one artist for the project. Opportunities for the incorporation of art into the surrounding areas may be possible. Contact the following for a "Notice of Perspective Art Commission": Elmo Novarese in San Francisco at (415)744-5769; or Meredith Fisher in Washington, D.C., at (202) 501-0418. Deadline for submissions is December 22.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. All media are being considered for the National Juried Exhibition of African American Art, National Black Arts Festival 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.
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.
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. There will be no Art Walk on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Seeking your creativity? Want to find your voice? Do so through experiments with sound and voice, words and play. Call 544-8683 for registration and information.
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
ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE. Southwest Center for Music. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Elise Grecco and Earl Edmonson perform in an acoustic showcase from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21. Admission is $5, $2 for children. TKMA's Acoustic Showcase series continues each third Tuesday of the month starting January 1996, and is open to all local musicians. Call Elise at 326-9021 for information.
DRUMS AROUND THE WORLD. Mama Ritmo, Ache Pa'Ti and Sounds of Brazil present an evening of percussion and music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Advance tickets are $6 and are available at Hear's Music and the SWCM box office. Tickets are $8 at the door. Call 797-9570 for information.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 2022 W. Anklam Road. The Southern Arizona Young Artists Competition final round begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 18. The public is invited to sit in on this young people's showing of artistic accomplishment. Sponsored by the Tucson Symphony Women's Association. Admission is free. Call 792-9155 for information.
TCC MUSIC HALL. 260 S. Church Ave. The Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, featuring guest pianist Hay-Mie Cho, presents a fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 19. Tickets are $8, $5 for seniors and students and are available at all Dillard's ticket outlets and at the door. Call 326-2793 for information.
TSO. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra presents A Salute to Tippett, in celebration of Sir Michael Tippet, at 8 p.m. November 16 and 17. The performance features Faye Robinson, soprano; Jocelyn Reiter, mezzo-soprano; Grayson Hirst, tenor; the UA Chamber Choir; UA Symphonic Choir, UA Community Chorus and the Tucson Masterworks Chorus. Tickets range from $12 to $26, available from the TCC box office, TSO box office and all Dillard's outlets. Season tickets are still available. Call 791-4266 for reservations and information.
TUCSON WOMEN'S CLUB. 6245 E. Bellevue. Internationally pianist, David Syme, performs Bach to boogie woogie at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 19. Advance tickets are $10, $12 at the door. Call 298-5213 or 722-4899 for tickets and information.
TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART. Cabaret Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. The Offstage Players present Broadway on the Rocks (A Refreshing Revue), with performances at 7:30 p.m. November 16 through 19. The show features a wide variety of classic and contemporary Broadway showtunes. There will be a 2 o'clock matinee Sunday, November 19. Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors, students and military. Call 544-8623 for information.
BROWN BAG CONCERTS. Tucson Scottish Rite continues its winter organ concert series from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Monday, November 20, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 160 S. Scott Ave.
LA PLACITA CONCERTS. Free concerts are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Upcoming performances include: November 16, Patty and Tom Chestnut. November 21, guitar duo, The Clampetts. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
TIPPET LECTURE. Composer Sir Michael Tippet presents a free lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at the UA College of Music and Dance, Room 146. Call MusiCall at 621-2998 for information.
CELTIC JAM. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at this weekly Celtic Music jam. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
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
TCC MUSIC HALL. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4836. Southwest Dance presents Flamenco Fireworks at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21. The companies of Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco and Artes Bellas Lydia Torea Spanish Dance Company have matched the rhythm and dynamic skills of 40 dancers, singers and musicians for this unprecedented performance of Flamenco song, music and dance. Tickets range from $18 to $28 and are available at the TCC box office or by calling 791-4836. Children's tickets are half price, and senior and student discounts are available. Call Southwest Dance at (602) 482-6410 for information on this and upcoming performances.
AUDITIONS. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano Mexica is having two group auditions at 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, November 17, at 750 N. Stone Ave. Males and females of all ages are needed. Experience in folkloric dance is not necessary. Those well trained in folkloric dance may audition separately. Call 623-8200 or 884-7218 for information.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music presents the Third Saturday Contra and Square Dance, with live old-time music by the TFTM String Band, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Singles and couples are welcome, no experience necessary. Lessons are given from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door. Fiddle players are invited to join in. TFTM will also hold a Contra Dance every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Zenith Center, 330 E. Seventh St. Admission is $4, $3 for TFTM members. Call 327-1779 for information.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are currently on sale for Ballet Arizona's production of The Nutcracker, scheduled for December 14 through 17 at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Tickets range from $18 to $33 and are available at all Dillard's ticket outlets or by calling the Ballet Arizona box office at 882-5022.
BALLROOM DANCING. Dance to live music from 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays 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.
DANCE OF THE DECADE. Dance the swing, jitterbug and mambo at the AMC Dance of the Decade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at the Savoy Opera House in Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Tickets are free; however, they are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets may be picked up at Jones Intercable, 8251 N. Cortaro Road; Ship and Mail, 4725 E. Sunrise Drive; Check Cashers, 3815 S. Sixth Ave.; and the Savoy Opera House. Call any of the above ticket locations for information.
PASS THE BUTTER. Presidio Grill, 3352 E. Broadway, hosts "Please Pass the Butter," a benefit dinner for Tucson-based Kore Press, at 7 p.m. Friday, November 17. Cost is $40, with proceeds benefiting Kore's reissue of works by Gertrude Stein. Reservations are required. Call 882-7542 for information.
INDIAN ARTS BENEFIT. The Indian Arts Benefit Show and Sale gathers from November 17 through 19 at Old Town Artisans, 186 N. Meyer Ave. Native American artists will display and sell their works with partial proceeds benefiting art projects for Native American children. Featured performances by Native American dancers, singers and musicians will continue throughout the day. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 623-5787 for information.
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL. The Holiday Spirit art and craft festival gathers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at Ventana Village, corner of Sunrise Drive and Kolb Road. Festival features a large group of juried artisans, with proceeds benefiting Casa de los Niños. Donations of children's books and puzzles will be gladly accepted at the Casa booth. Original oil paintings by Brenda Bowers and Randy Flora will also be raffled to raise money for the children's home. Admission is free. Call 529-2072 for information.
DATES FOR SALE. The Jewish Community Center hosts its second annual Jewish Singles Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at 3800 E. River Road. Dates with 20 bachelors and bachelorettes will be auctioned complete with surprise date packages. A chocolate and champagne reception opens the event at 7 p.m. Attire is "casually elegant." Admission is $15 at the door. Call Linda Yankow at 299-3000 for reservations and information.
SHALOM POINSETTIAS. Place orders through November 17 for Tucson Shalom House's annual Christmas poinsettia sale. Plants are $10 and will be available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. December 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 5151 E. Broadway. Proceeds benefit Shalom House programs for homeless mothers and their children. Fifty percent of contributions are tax deductible. Send a check and order information to: Tucson Shalom House, 3857 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705; or call 292-5667.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. Experience art and culture with exciting street performances, live music and self-guided historic and art tours all day Saturday, November 18. The Richey School Yaqui Children's Cultural Dance group performs at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Children's Museum. The Tucson High Music Showcase co-hosts the evening's events with marching, mariachi and steel drum bands at the Ronstadt Transit Center. The TSO Wind Trio Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. at Etherton Gallery on Sixth Avenue; and those roughish ruffians Thee Tragidiots bespeak Shakespeare in the Arizona Alley. Horse-drawn wagon rides run from 7 to 10 p.m.. Pick up a program of events at the information booth at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Call 624-9977 for events and information.
PSYCHIC FAIR. The Tucson Astrologers Guilds hosts the Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 18, in the Unitarian Universalist Church Goddard Hall, 4831 E. 22nd St. Astrology, channeling, dream interpretation, holistic healing, demonstrations and displays will be featured. Lectures will be given every hour. Admission is $2. Call Layla at 327-2954 for information.
STAMP SHOW. Coins of the Realm, the monthly Tucson Coin and Stamp Show, meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at Marketplace USA, 3750 E. Irvington Road. Collectibles such as coins, stamps, tokens, post cards and sports cards will be available to buy, sell and trade. Free appraisals, admission and parking. The Tucson Stamp Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. The next meeting is November 21. Browse and trade at 6:30 p.m., with meeting following at 7:45 p.m. Call 743-0429.
HOMELESS THANKSGIVING. Saint Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church needs volunteers to prepare and serve its fifth annual Thanksgiving meal to the homeless at Santa Cruz Catholic Church School Cafeteria, corner of 22nd Street and South Sixth Avenue. The meal will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with people needed for all aspects of this special meal that serves a full turkey dinner to more than 600 homeless adults and children. Along with the meal, basic necessities such as blankets, clothes and toiletries are distributed. Please call 722-9009 for information.
HOLIDAY AUCTION. The Tucson Boys and Girls Club's 15th annual holiday auction will be Saturday, November 25, at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Call 623-2543 for reservations and information.
STOP THE VIOLENCE. The Alternatives to Violence Project hosts community workshops November 17 through 19 and December 8 through 10. These workshops offer experiential exercises and skills training for successful communication, cooperation and problem solving. Participants look at the roots of violence in human life, then learn how to turn potential violence into creative action. Cost is $35, or $65 for both workshops. Call AFSC at 623-9141 for registration and information.
BILL OF RIGHTS. The Arizona Bar Foundation and the UA are sponsoring a Bill of Rights Film & Discussion Program, focusing on American democracy, American values and the free press from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at the UA Gallagher Theatre on the UA mall. Following the free screening of Network at 2 p.m., a panel of judges, attorneys and humanities scholars will discuss Bill of Rights questions raised in the film. Free parking is available in the Mountain Avenue and Second Street garage. Call James Todd at 621-6852 for information.
LA FAMILIA NUEVA. Dr. Richard Ruiz, Director of the Department of Language, Reading and Culture in the UA College of Education, presents La Familia Nueva: The Hispanic Family in the 1990s at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 19, at St. Philip's In the Hills Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., in the Vestry Room. Free of charge. Call 299-6421 for information.
ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE. DuVal Auditorium, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The free Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 20. with The First Tucsonans: Recent Excavations at Early Village Sites in the Middle Santa Cruz Valley as presented by Jonathan Mabry, Ph.D., a Project Director for Desert Archaeology. Call 326-6709 for information.
HEALTHY SEXUAL AGING. Dr. Thomas E. Newman presents Healthy Sexual Aging: Solutions to Impotence at 6 p.m. Monday, November 20, at the Green Valley Recreation East Center, 7 South Abrego Road. Lecture is free, but reservations are requested. Call (800) 566-2111 for registration and information.
RESEARCH GRANTS. The Tucson/Pima Public Library offers free orientations to the Main Library's Grants Collection, which contains information on foundation and government grants for non-profit organizations and individuals. All workshops are held from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the Main Library, third floor, 101 N. Stone Ave. The next workshops are scheduled for November 18 and 30. Call Jean Lewis at 791-4393 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Coyote's Voice Books. 16 S. Eastbourne (in the Broadway Village Center). 327-6560. Harriet Doerr, award-winning author of Stones for Ibarra and Consider This, Señora, will sign copies of her new book, The Tiger in the Grass, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18.
POETRY READING. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Poet Beck Byrkit, author of zealand, will be reading from her works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18.
BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Barbara Kingsolver will read from and sign copies of High Tide in Tucson from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 16.
FESTIVE SIGNING. Books West Southwest. 2452 N. Campbell Ave. 326-3533. The following authors will be on hand between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, November 18, to sign copies of their recent works: Larry Cheek, photographer Jeff Garton, James S. Griffith, Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, Sinclair Browning, Gary Nabhan, Caroline Wilson, Helen Ingram, Nancy K. Laney, Susan Lowell, Emory Sekaquaptewa, illustrator Paul Mirocha and paper cutter/engineer Rod Rhodlauffer.
BOOKSIGNING. The Haunted Bookshop. 7211 N. Northern Ave. 297-4843. Arizona resident and Edgar nominated mystery writer Gini Hartzmark will sign copies of Bitter Business from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Poetry enthusiasts are invited to read original works or the works of a favorite poet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16.
POETRY READING. David Lee will read from and discuss his work at 2 p.m. Monday, November 20, at the UA Poetry Center's outdoor courtyard, 1216 N. Cherry Ave. This free series of fall readings is presented by the UA Poetry Center. Call 321-7760 for information.
POETRY READING. Open mic poetry reading is held every Wednesday night from 9 to 11 p.m. at Gargoyles Coffee House, 3206 N. First Ave. Poetry and dramatic reading enthusiasts are invited to share original poems or the works of a favorite poet/writer. Call 690-1930 for information.
BOOKSALE. The Tucson MENSA club is hosting a booksale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at 2508 E. 23rd Street. Call 881-4910 or 622-3723 for information.
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.
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.
STORYTIME. Guy Porfirio, illustrator of Raggly, Scraggly, No-Soap, No-Scrub Girl will be the celebrity guest at storytime at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at the Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Call 297-4843 for information.
GOOSEBUMPS CLUB. Barnes & Noble. 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. The "Goosebumps In the Night" club meets at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Celebrate Carl the Dog's birthday from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Cake and ice cream will be served. Call 745-9822 to reserve a space for both events.
A.N.T.S. Kids ages 2 through 5 are invited to join Audubon Nature Tots at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at Fort Lowell Park, located at Craycroft and Glenn Roads. Erin Deely will teach participants about birds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $3 per person. Call Nancy Nelson at 629-0429 for reservations and information.
CRAFT FAIR. Enchanted Desert Playgarden will hold its annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at 3238 E. First St. All toys and crafts are made to inspire creativity in both young and old. Call 325-5514 for information.
PHOTO CONTEST. Tucson/Pima libraries seeks photo entries from teens ages 12 to 18 years. Entries should depict how reading helps teens improve some aspect of their lives. Photos can be any size, and either black and white or color. Finalists will be exhibited in the library in April and one winner will be selected. Deadline for entries is December 15. Call the library's Public Information Office at 791-5647 or a local branch 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.
G.E.D. TESTS. GED testing is offered on Monday and Wednesday year round at the Assessment Testing Center in the Student Center at PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Call 748-4528 for 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.
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.
MENTORS NEEDED. Jewish Family & Children's Services, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions and ethnic origins, seeks women to serve as mentors for teenage mothers in high school. If those interested and can spend an hour weekly for a six-month period with one young mother, JFCS will train participants through orientation and provide practical ongoing advice and assistance. Contact Bonnie Kneller-Hernandez at 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.
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 on times and shows.
Arizona Historical Society. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through December 31, 1996: A Momento for My Descendants: The Buehman Studio Perspective, featuring the photographic works of German immigrant Henry Buehman. 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.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, in 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.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. Continuing through November 22: Día de los Muertos--Day of the Dead, an exhibition featuring several altars, gifts and other offerings to departed souls. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
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.
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, Tail Winds or First Interstate Bank. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
PLAY BALL! The Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions take on the Tempe Rafters at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at Hi Corbett field, at Broadway and Randolph Way. The Phillie Phanatic will be there, and the first 500 kids ages 6 to 16 years will receive a free special edition Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. Gates open at noon. Free family tickets will be available Friday at all Eegee's locations. Tickets range from $3 to $5. Call 325-2621 for information.
CALLING ALL BIKES. Paint peeling, busted rim, broken chain, blown tire, too small, too big? Bring that bike, no matter how clean or broken, to Tucson Bicycles, 4743 E. Sunrise Drive, and donate it to the Salvation Army Christmas program. Both adult and children's bikes are needed. Tucson Bicycles will completely refurbish that old clunker and make it look like new. Call 577-7374 for information.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology 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 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 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.
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 November 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 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. Organized 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.
BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.
HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
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.
GILA BOX LECTURE. Thoron Lane, of WatersEdge, presents a free slide lecture on the Gila Box, one of Arizona's few remaining riparian areas, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, November 16, at the UA PAS (Physics) Building, room 201, located at Fourth Street east of Park Avenue. Call 621-6874 for information.
CANS FOR CATS. Help keep the environment clean and keep a homeless cat safe and warm by recycling aluminum cans for the Hermitage Cat Shelter. This program, adapted from PAWS to Recycle, will continue throughout the year. 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.
DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3340.
RECYCLING 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.
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.
SEED SCENE. Native Seeds/SEARCH and Tucson Botanical Gardens are hosting a holiday open house and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at TBG, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. There will be no admission charge during the open house and all merchandise will be discounted 10%. Call 326-9686 or 327-9123 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 annual Harvest Potluck gathers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, in Porter Hall at TBG. Bring your own table service and a dish of food to serve six. A free lecture on Pain Free and Adapted Gardening Techniques will be presented by Helen Cowles at 7:30 p.m. 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 all of your composting questions. Call the Compost Assistance Line at 798-6215; or call 883-0377 for information on monthly lectures.
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