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OLD CRONES. I can't wait until I'm old enough to join this group. Desert Crones of Tucson meets every week to celebrate the aging process (better than the alternative, as my Dad would say). Each Thursday meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. has a theme. They meet at the Unitarian Church, 4831 E. 22nd St. On August 15, Char Wykoff visits to address empowerment for elder women and next week on August 22, it's a full moon drumming circle (this one's held at Goddard Hall). Call them at 790-8929 for details.

SENIOR WILD LIFE. The International Wildlife Museum invites seniors to experience Tucson's natural history for free on Senior Day on August 22. The museum is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. You can watch wildlife films, have a bite at the Oasis Grille or browse the gift shop. You must be able to prove that you're 62 or older. Drive Speedway Boulevard five miles west of I-10 to 4800 W. Gates Pass. For more information, call 629-0100.

SNUGGLES FOR SENIORS. Whew. It's a good thing I have a couple of decades before I turn 60 given my proclivities towards homeless animals. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is playing matchmaker: People 60 and older are invited to adopt any cat or dog, 6 and older, for free. From now until the end of the month, it's a snap to hook up with that special older companion animal. Visit the shelter at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. any day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., view adoptees online at or call 327-6088.

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