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WINDY DAY IN THE PARK. László Veres and the Arizona Symphonic Winds open their fall series on Saturday.

Music in the Park is a free event that shines a spotlight on different musicians each week. This time, clarinetists Veres and Sandy Weber take front and center, performing the Concertpiece for Two Clarinets by Felix Mendelssohn.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at Udall Park. Other performances are scheduled for September 8, 15 and 22. A continuous free shuttle to the shows from the Tanque Verde Shopping Center, 7025 E. Tanque Verde Road, begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-9836 or visit

HORSING AROUND. Balance, muscling and breed characteristics.

Need a few more hints?

Roping, jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting and pole bending.

An American quarter horse show this weekend at Pima County Fairgrounds is a great opportunity to see some beautiful horses and skilled riders in action.

"We welcome all American quarter horse owners as well as anyone who has a passion for horses," said Bill Brewer, American Quarter Horse Association vice president. "Shows are fun and anybody who has ever wanted to get involved with horses or compete -- is encouraged to attend."

The event is all day Saturday through Monday at the fairgrounds. For more information, call 806-376-4811 or visit

IT'S FINE IN THE PINES. Cool off in the White Mountains this weekend and enjoy some great entertainment.

The 76th annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair and Rodeo in Whiteriver features a carnival, parade, night performances, dances, concerts and art and craft vendors.

The event, which runs from August 31 to September 3, is at the Whiteriver Fairground. Admission is just $5 adults, $3 children 3-5. It's free to seniors 60 and over. For directions and more information, call 928-338-4346, ext. 323.

PRESS SOME FLESH. Author Phillip Margolin will be shaking hands and signing copies of his new book on Wednesday.

Buy a copy of Associate and Margolin will scribble his name in it during an event at 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 4235 N. Oracle Road. For more information about the discussion and signing, call 292-1331.

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