Events This Week

Listings BIKE FEST '99. Join the City/County Clean Air Challenge April 1 through 3. There are lots of activities to encourage walking, busing, biking and more for prizes and better air. Call 740-3118 for a schedule of activities.

BOOK SALE. Doolen Middle School Cafeteria. 2400 N. Country Club Road. The Educational Enrichment Foundation's seventh annual Colossal Book Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 1 through Monday, April 5. Call 325-8688 for information.

DOWNTOWN SATURDAY. This week's Downtown Saturday Night celebrates Celtic music and dance on April 3. The Hot Desert Love Toads play between 7 and 10 p.m. at the Ronstadt Transit Center, Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Dave Shaul performs at 7 p.m. on Arizona Avenue south of Congress Street. The third annual Poetry Crawl gets underway at the Third Stone, 500 N. Fourth Ave., with music by Nervous Dwayne at 6:30 p.m. Listen to Danu while enjoying the Art Square Fine Art Market from 5 to
9 p.m. on Arizona Avenue south of Congress Street. Stroll down to the Fifth Street Stage on Fourth Avenue (in front of Magpies) for Arm and Hammer from 7 to 10 p.m. Stop by Winsett Park, between Seventh and Eighth streets, to listen to a showcase of various Celtic performers from 7 to 10 p.m.

EASTER FESTIVITIES. Catalina State Park hosts a variety of family activities starting with a non-denominational service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 4. There is a pancake breakfast, an Easter Egg hunt, games and much more. There is a $5 fee per vehicle to enter the park. Call 628-5798 for information.

FARMERS' MARKET. St. Philip's Plaza, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. more than 20 vendors sell fresh produce, teas, honey, jams, lemon curd, bread, smoked beef and more.

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER. UA campus. 621-STAR. The current shows are: In Search of New Worlds, Under Arizona Skies, Adventures in the Solar System, Our Place in Space and Light Years from Andromeda. Exhibit admission is $3, $2 for children 14 and under, or free with a theater ticket purchase. Telescope viewing is free. Daytime exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; evening hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Free telescope viewing hours are 6:40 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 621-STAR for more information.

FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS. UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. The Flying Karamazov Brothers take the stage at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 3. Tickets for the afternoon performance are $10 to $20; for the evening show tickets are $16 to $28. Students with ID and children under 18 receive half off. A 20% discount is available for UA faculty and staff, and UApresents season subscribers. Tickets are available at the Centennial Hall box office.

FOOD FAIR. Visit Plaza Palomino, on the corner of Fort Lowell and Swan roads, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays for their gourmet food fairs. There are more than 45 vendors with organic veggies and fruits, breads, salmon, Arizona emu, fresh-cut flowers and lots of tasty samples. Call 795-1177 for information.

GOURMET ART MARKETPLACE. St. Philip's Plaza Courtyard, River Road and Campbell Avenue. Edibles and kitchen-art collectibles by more than 20 Arizona artists are on display from 1 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call 299-7617 for information.

OPEN HOUSE. Check out the UA shredded paper bale project from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 3 at the West Agriculture Center.

POETRY CONTEST. The Tucson Arts District in Residence Greg Louneau presents a magnetic poetry contest from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 3 and 17 at the Ronstadt Center during Downtown Saturday Night. To enter write up to three poems, with the English and Spanish words provided, submit your entries and you could win great prizes. Sign on at www.GregLoumeau.com for information.

POETRY CRAWL. More than 40 Tucson poets round out this year's Poetry Crawl event, with readings from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at The Third Stone, Aroma Café, Hotel Congress, the Ronstadt Transit Center, IB6-UB9 and the Youth Storefront. A fundraising benefit party follows at 11 p.m. at Gateway Villas Bed and Breakfast,
228 N. Fourth Ave. For details, see the City Week calendar. All performances are free.

WALKING TOUR. Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. 151 S. Granada Ave. Enjoy this walking tour of Tucson's history, including more than 20 homes, sites and buildings, from
10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Cost is $4.50 for adults, with reduced rates for children. Reservations are recommended. Call 622-0956 for information.

Out Of Town

TOHONO O'ODHAM CULTURAL TOUR. Take part in a guided tour of traditional Native American structures and the "Picture Rock" archaeological site on the Tohono O'Odham Reservation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 3. Call 798-1201 for reservations and directions. There is a $20 fee per person .


DEPRESSION SELF-HELP WOMAN'S GROUP. This group meets on Monday nights and is looking for new members. For information call 762-5838.

TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE. The Conquistadors Toastmasters' open house is at 7 p.m. every Thursday at La Quinta Inn, 6404 E. Broadway Blvd. Call Randy Lindsey at 745-3915 for information.

TV SHOW TAPING. Take part in the live taping of It's About You, a show about relationships, from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 299-2708 for free tickets and information. TW

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