Opening This Week
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Opening with preview performances November 25 through November 30, and continuing through December 16: Little Shop Of Horrors, a musical comedy about a man-eating plant and a nerdy shop clerk who pines for the love of his beautiful co-worker. Opening night is December 1. Post-performance discussions will be held December 5, 6 and 13. Tickets range from $21 to $30 and are available at the ATC box office and all Dillard's ticket outlets. Call 622-2823 for reservations. Call 884-8210 for information only.
SERENDIPITY PLAYHOUSE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-4445. Opening November 26 and continuing through December 23: Rhapsody, a musical tribute to the Gershwin brothers, returns by popular demand. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $15. Group rates available. Call 751-4445 for 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. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
COYOTE RAMBLERS THEATRE. a.k.a. Theatre. 125 E. Congress St. 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.
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.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 770-9279. Continuing 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.
AUDITION NOTICE. One In Ten Theatre Company will hold auditions for Fifth of July, by Lanford Wilson, at 7 p.m. Monday, November 27, at the Historic Y Theatre, 738 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 131. Four females for characters ages 13 to 65 years and four males ages 25 to 40 years are needed. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes are welcome but not required. Performance dates are January 24 through February 10. Call 770-9279 for an appointment and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Old Pueblo Playwrights will hold auditions for their New Play Festival scheduled for January 4 through 7, at 6 p.m. Monday, December 4, at The Temple Of Music And Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Men, women and young adults of all ages are needed. Actors are asked to prepare a short monologue of two minutes or less. Call Sybil Needham at 742-7361 for an audition time. Call 743-0940 for more information about Old Pueblo Playwrights.
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.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. a.k.a. Theatre is 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
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 795-4503. Opening November 28 and continuing through December 22: The Thirteenth Biennial Invitational, featuring works in a variety of media by 23 emerging regional and nationally recognized artists. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 1, also designated A Day Without Art. The exhibit will be shrouded in black cloth response to the International Day of Action to the AIDS epidemic. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday Night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Night.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Opening November 22 and continuing through December 24: Vallejo Sola!, a one-woman exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Linda Vallejo featuring works in gouache on paper and masonite, and acrylic on paper. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 25. 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.
TEMPLE GALLERY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Opening November 23 and continuing through January 3: paintings by DeAnn Melton that combine still-life and figuration with influences in classical art from 17th and 18th century Dutch, Italian and Flemish paintings to graphic work and sculpture. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and prior to ATC performances.
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.
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.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through January 7: A Nation of Strangers, a historical view of immigration in the United States featuring works by various photographers. Miriam Davidson will read excerpts from her book Convictions of the Heart: Jim Corbett and the Sanctuary Movement, and discuss the implications of sanctuary in the current immigration debate at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the gallery. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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. 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 November 30: an exhibition of new works 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. 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.
IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. 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.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. UA campus, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 626-4215. Continuing through January 5: organic sculptural wall forms addressing 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. 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.
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.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. 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.
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/PIMA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. 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.
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.
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.
UA Museum of Art. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. Continuing through November 26: Recent Acquisitions: 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.
ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., offers the following free lectures at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Education Building: On November 30 Virgie Miller presents Whistler and His Enemies. 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.
PROSPECTIVE 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 information: Elmo Novarese, (415)744-5769; or Meredith Fisher, (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.
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.
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. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no tours on Saturday, November 25. 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. 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
CENTENNIAL HALL. UA Campus, east of the main gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Listen to the fresh acoustic fusion of instrumental jazz, folk and New Age as Paul Winter presents Solstice Journey at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 26. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information. Tickets are $23 to $13, with $4 discounts for UA staff/student.
BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Norman Kibble-Shane plays syncopated finger style guitar at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 24. The Jason Crane Quartet plays jazz at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Free of charge.
CROWDER HALL. UA College of Fine Arts. Violinist Mika Tanegasima and pianist TianShu Wang present and evening of duets at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 26, featuring the music of Beethoven, Chausson and Debussy. Admission is free. Call 621-1162 for information.
COFFEE HOUSE MUSIC SERIES. The Coffee House Music series continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road, with a performance of blues, jazz and melodic ballads by Patti Z. Tickets are $3, $2 students. Children under 5 years are free. Call 298-1245 for reservations and information.
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. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.
CLUB RHYTHM. Major Knucklehead Productions and KXCI bring back the Club Rhythm Dance Jam from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, November 24, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Dance off that turkey and stuffing to a wild mix of music from all over the world with a special emphasis on the rhythms of Africa, the Caribbean and ethnic music of Europe and the Americas. Cost is $4 at the door, $3 for KXCI members. Child care for children under 12 will be provided for a $2 admission fee. Call 623-8123 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 21, 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
PROSCENIUM THEATRE. PCC West Campus. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6458. The Southern Arizona Dance Theatre ushers in the holiday season with a lively presentation of A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, November 25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 26. Tickets are $7.50, $5 for seniors and children. Call 325-0463 or 884-6458 for tickets and information.
BALLROOM DANCING. The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) of Southern Arizona will hold a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, November 25, at the Elk's Lodge, 2404 E. River Road. Dancers of all levels are invited. No partner necessary. Introductory and intermediate group classes will be offered at 7 p.m. Donation is $5, $3 for members. Call 292-9853 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.
HOMELESS THANKSGIVING. Saint Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church serves its fifth annual Thanksgiving meal to the homeless at Santa Cruz Catholic Church School Cafeteria, corner of 22nd Street and South Sixth Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People are 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 PARADE. Join the Downtown Holiday Parade and Celebration Friday, November 24. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and winds its way south on Stone Avenue from Toole to Congress Street, east on Congress Street to Sixth Avenue, then south on Sixth Avenue to the Children's Museum. This year's theme is "Peace on Earth." The annual block party will begin at noon at the Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., featuring performances, food booths and activities for young and old. Other family activities will take place throughout downtown during the course of the day. Call 624-9977 for information.
HOLIDAY AUCTION. The Tucson Boys and Girls Club's 15th annual holiday auction is Saturday, November 25, at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Call 623-2543 for reservations and information.
TREE OF HOPE. The American Cancer Society holds its Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, November 27, at the American Cancer Society Resource Center, 1636 N. Swan Road, No.151. The public is asked to make monetary donations to this Tree of Hope through January 2, to help aid in life-saving research programs, education, advocacy and patient services. For gifts of $35 or more, a commemorative angel ornament, bearing a cancer survivor's name, will be sent to the contributor. All gifts are tax-deductible. Call the American Cancer Society at 321-7989 for information.
POW WOW. The North American Indian Information and Trade Center presents a social pow wow and Indian craft market November 24 through 26, at Amigos Indoor Complex, at 36th Street and South Fourth Avenue. Forty craft booths, traditional Indian foods, an Indian baby contest and drum contest will highlight this celebration of Native American month. Call 622-4900 for information.
VACCINATION STUDY. Viera Scheibner Ph.D. presents a lecture on her research of immunization and its negative effect on the human body at 7 p.m. Friday, November 24, at DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Cost of the lecture is $5. Call 745-8101 for information.
STOP THE VIOLENCE. The Alternatives to Violence Project hosts a community workshop December 8 through 10. This workshop offers 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. Call AFSC at 623-9141 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 workshop is scheduled for November 30. Call Jean Lewis at 791-4393 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Terrence and Suzi Moore present a slide presentation and booksigning of Under the Sun: Desert Style and Architecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30.
ILLITERATI. The monthly literary free for all throws caution to the wind at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Café Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. Open to all who wish to express themselves. Call 884-8004 for information.
POETRY READING. Jane Hirshfield will read from her own works of poetry at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, at the Modern Languages auditorium, UA campus, on the north side of the UA mall west of Cherry Avenue. 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.
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.
ROUND ROBINS. The Round Robin Literary Series meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Bring and read poetry, novels and short stories. Call Arvetta at 883-3104 for information.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS. Teach someone to read. Become a tutor for literacy volunteers of Pima County. Call 884-8337 for information.
COOL PUPPETS. New Kiva Motions Puppet Theatre will present a puppet extravaganza for kids of all ages at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 25, at Borders Books and Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road. All pre-school children are invited to activity time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Kid's Amphitheater. Call 292-1331 for information.
HEALTHY KIDS. Families and professionals interested in weight control issues are invited to attend The Children's Clinics for Rehabilitative Services' Healthy Kids/Healthy Families from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, at the Children's Clinics, Square and Compass Building, 2600 N. Wyatt Drive, in the Florence Manning Room, located east of Swan Road off of Grant Road. This program examines the special needs of obese children and teens. A non-perishable food item is requested for donation. Call Marjorie Marks-Katz, MEd, RD and CCRS Nutritionist at 324-3515 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.
MUSIC CLASSES. Music classes of all levels and types are offered at the Desert Dove School of Music, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. Beginning and intermediate band, guitar and preschool/interactive music classes are now forming. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 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.
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.
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, with ongoing practical 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.
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.
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. Opening November 24 and continuing through January 5: 'Tis the Season, a multi-cultural holiday show that explores holiday traditions and tales from past and present. 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 $4.50 Call 621-STAR for information on times and shows.
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, 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. Continuing through December 31: twenty-two metal sculptures of impressionistic animal images by Marlene Knutson of Tubac. Admission is $5, $3.75 for seniors, military and students and $1.50 for children ages 6 to 12. 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. Stroll through the Festival of Lights holiday extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m., December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10. Trees are decorated through the creative efforts of dozens of community groups. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. Visit a piece of Tucson's historic architecture that has been maintained to represent it's original look. 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.
BREAKING THE BARRIERS 5K. Breaking the Barriers 5K run for Parkinson's disease takes place Sunday, November 26, at Mo Udall Park, Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde roads. Entrance fee is $12. Call 326-5400 for registration and information.
WINTER WARM-UP. Check out the technical and fashionable aspects of winter apparel at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, at Bob's Bargain Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Road. Admission is free. Call 325-3409 for information.
MOUNTAIN MYSTIQUE. Learn the history and folklore of the Tucson Mountains from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Participants will visit a site in the Tucson Mountains with an archaeologist and historian. A short uphill hike on an established trail is necessary. Cost is $35, $25 for museum members. Registration is required. Call 883-3022 for registration and 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.
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.
POOLSCAPES. Frustrated by palo verde leaves in your pool and pyracantha berries on your deck? JD DiMeglio of Horizons West will show how to choose the correct vegetation for your pool area and make it look great at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Cost is $2, free for park members. Reservations required. Call 742-6455 for registration and 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 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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