STAR GAUGING: Local author Betty Baker Spohr will discuss and sign copies of her book, Catch A Falling Star: Living With Alzheimer's at 4 p.m. Friday, December 1, at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. This is Spohr's first stop on a national book tour which we hope will introduce many new readers to her thoughtful, engaging memoirs about the challenges she faced when her husband developed Alzheimer's. This accessible and at times humorous account of her struggles includes practical information for friends and relatives of Alzheimer's sufferers. Call 792-3715 for information about the signing.
BODHISATTVA'S BOOGIE: Every 12 years, more than 5,000 nomad people from Tibet and Outer Mongolia travel to the Ladakh monastery on the Indus river where Jesus was rumored to reside during his "lost years." Fascinating, you say. Little do you know that at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 1, the subject of their quest--the "magical ceremony of the Black Hat dance"--will be performed here in the Arts District at Bodhitree Studio and Gallery, 33 S. Fifth Ave. Admission is free, with donations accepted for the Tibetan Nuns Project. Call 882-5195 for information.
CATCH THE TRAIN: The Great American Train Show rolls into town this weekend at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave., bringing along America's largest touring model train show. More than 10,000 model and toy trains will be on display and for sale, for the bargain admission price of $5 adults, free for accompanying children 12 and under. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. Call 791-4266 for information.
HERE THEY COME A-CAROLING: It's time to make that annual pilgrimage to the Mission, that lovely structure that keeps being named the Best of Tucson Architecture. Join the Tucson MasterSingers for their first holiday concert this season at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, in the awe-inspiring sanctuary of San Xavier del Bac. Take I-19 to Valencia Road and follow the signs to Mission Road. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to help the restoration fund.
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