THE SKY IS FALLING: Those of you who've picked up your Weekly promptly are hereby rewarded with the following privileged information: Thursday, December 14, offers star gazers a grand view of the annual Geminid Meteors as the shower peaks about three hours after sunset. Flandrau Science Center's Michael Terenzoni, who has staring out into space down to a science, recommends warm dress, an ample supply of hot chocolate and a dark sky several miles away from city lights for optimum viewing. Best viewing is between 8 and 11 p.m. For more consultation on the stars, call 621-7827.
VOICES IN THE CANYON: On this one day of the year, more really is merrier at Sabino Canyon. The Tucson Boys Chorus and Horns of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra will give a unique holiday concert from 4 to 8 p.m. at the recreation area's Lowell House, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road, near Sunrise Drive. Follow the paved road into the canyon and take the first right to the old ranger's house. Admission is free. Bring your own seating and beverages. Call 749-3223 for recorded information.
HOLIDAY GLOW-OUT: The moon's in a different phase at Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road, where they've decorated the serene garden grounds with colored lights and other delightful creations for the Holiday Glow Moon Stroll, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17. North of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard--near Winterhaven--Valley of the Moon is a great start for a festive evening midtown. Admission is free. Call 323-1331 for information.
TOYS FOR TOTS: There's trouble in Santa's 48th Auxiliary Workshop, manned by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve: The Toys for Tots program is 4,000 toys behind last year's tally, which means the 79 agencies distributing toys to disadvantaged children aren't going to have enough to go around. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at one of more than 200 Toys for Tots boxes citywide. Locations include: the U.S. Post Office, most banks, all City of Tucson fire stations, Reid Park Zoo, Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff Department, the TEP building and all local TV and radio stations. The goal is 25,750 toys, of which only 6,000 have been collected.
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