March 9 - March 15, 1995

[Cheap Thrills]

ORACLE TRAILS: Take a guided stroll to Twin Ponds, a 13-mile mountain bike ride, a 1500-foot climb or a horse ride to Bonito Canyon with the Oracle Trails Coalition at the Triangle Y Camp, five miles southeast of Oracle. The big, free outdoor event includes music and storytelling and runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Bring $1 for morning pastry or $5 for a giant burrito lunch to benefit the trails group. Leave your dogs home, but bring your horse if you want to ride. Call 602-825-0287 for more information.

LOOK, LESBIANS: Female desire the vampire way is what Amy Goldstein's film Because the Dawn gets into. The 40-minute musical-comedy glides you into the seduction of sports photographer Ariel by the sax-playing Marie as part of the Lesbian Looks Film and Video Series. The free 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, flicks also include Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst is Your Waffen, described by the organizers as "lesbian prison film meets West Side Story meets after-school special." See the films in the UA Modern Languages Auditorium. Call 621-1239 for more information.

OLLA RAFFLE: Judy Knox of Out-on-Bale Construction has found help from the generous straw bale community, following her recent uninsured surgery. To help them raise a final $8,000, purchase a $10 ticket to win Kit Scweitzer's fountain sculpture, Olla Maiden, which is 64 inches tall and is valued at $2,200. See it at Bahti Indian Arts, 4300 N. Campbell Ave. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Buy one at Bahti or call 5731679.

VALLEY TOURS: You have to love the innocent Valley of the Moon, a small, enchanted Tucson spot. Take a free tour and meet many charming creatures on your way every 30 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at 2544 E. Allen Road. For more information call 323-1331.

--Hannah Glasston

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