April 6 - April 12, 1995

[City Week Listings]


Opening This Week

BORDERLANDS THEATER. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. Opening April 12 and continuing through April 23 in the Proscenium Theatre: Yerma, by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Performances will alternate with English and Spanish. Tickets are $6 and $8. Tickets are $15 for the special "Celebración" performance and reception April 13. Ticket outlets include PCC West Campus cashier's office, Antigone Books, 604 N. Fourth Ave., and Jeff's Classical Records, 2556 N. Campbell. Call 882-7406 for tickets and information.

INVISIBLE THEATER. Stone Avenue Temple. 564 S. Stone Ave. 822-9721. One performance only April 10: Censored: An Evening of Passionate Artistic Expression, a combined visual and theatrical show followed by a community seminar on challenges to free expression. Tickets are $15, $10 for IT season ticket holders. Call 882-9721 for reservations.

PASSION PLAY. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. Opening April 11 and continuing through April 16: Simon Peter, a musical stage drama on the life of Jesus Christ. Evening performances are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 o'clock. Admission is free. Call 327-5560 for information.

UA OPERA. Crowder Hall. UA campus, south of pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-2998. Two performances only April 8 and 9: Domenico Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage, an 18th century comic opera performed in English. Tickets range from $6 to $12, available at Dillard's and the UA Fine Arts Box Office, 621-1162.


a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. Continuing through April 23: Marvin's Room, an off-beat comedy about death. Performances are at 8 p.m., 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $7, $6 for seniors, students with ID, artists and Company donors. Call 623-7852 for reservations.

ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Fine Arts Complex, Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Continuing through April 16: False Admissions, a romantic comedy revolving around the absurdity of class divisions in stylish 1730s France. Tickets range from $5 to $14, with discounts for UA faculty, students and seniors, and are available at Dillard's and the Fine Arts box office, 621-1162.

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4877. Continuing through April 15: Dracula, based on the novel by Bram Stoker. Tickets range from $17 to $26, available only through the ATC box office, 622-2823. Tickets for the Tucson AIDS Project benefit performance April 8 range from $25 to $35. A pre-production party gathers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the adjacent Tucson Center for the Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. For information and reservations call Tucson AIDS Project 322-6226.

GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through June 3: Under Two Flags, an adaptation of the French novel by Ouida, with evening performances at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and selected 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors, students and active military; and $6 for children 12 and under. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information. Tickets for the April 28 performance are $12.50, with proceeds benefiting student activities at Tucson High Magnet School. For tickets call 529-3040 or 323-6161.

INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Continuing through April 15: Patient A, a commissioned work based on the first known instance of HIV transmission from a health care worker to his patient. Tickets are $9 to $14, available at the IT box office, 882-9721.


ATC ACTIVITIES. Arizona Theatre Company hosts an Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, with a special behind the scenes look at their production of Dracula. The next By Design lecture, Looking Behind the Myth and the Magic, will discuss the seductive appeal of the vampire and why the vampire surfaces in so many cultures. Program starts at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10. Both events are free and open to the public, and meet at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call 884-8210 for information.

CASTING CALL. Actors are needed for a low-budget horror feature. Six males and five females, ages 25 to 55, preferred. Send resume and photograph to Parasite Productions, 3400 E. Speedway, #118-181, Tucson, AZ 85716. Begins production in May.

TICKET REFUND. Full refunds for ticket holders of the canceled production of The Sound of Music, at UA Centennial Hall, will be available until May 28, 1995. The UA Artist Series will also honor ticket exchanges, for up to double the ticket value, for any of the 17 remaining productions in the 1994-95 series. Refunds are available only through the Centennial Hall box office, 1020 E. University Blvd. Call 621-3341 for information.

TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 1995-96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.

OLD PUEBLO PLAYWRIGHTS. The Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of dramatic works for the performing arts, invites all writers, performers and others interested in the theatre to join the group. No training or professional experience is necessary. OPP meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Rehearsal Hall (second floor) of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. For more information call Jesse at 887-6741.


Opening This Week

THE ALAMO GALLERY. 101 W. Sixth St. 882-9490. Special showing April 8 only, with a reception from 2 to 9 p.m.: Form and Function--Handmade in Tucson, works by 11 Tucson artists, using all natural materials. Continuing through June 15: canvases by Albert Vass and Nancy Stevens. Gallery features unique wood furnishings, ceramics, gourds and paintings. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

CENTRAL ARTS COLLECTIVE. 188 E. Broadway. 623-5883. Opening April 8 and continuing through May 6: mixed media sculpture by Jocelyn Wolf and photographs by San Francisco-based David Wolf. Regular hours are noon to 3 p.m. There will be an artists' reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 15, with music by Arm and Hammer.

MARK ROSSI GALLERY STUDIO. 2415 N. Fontana. 623-7136. Opening April 8 with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m., and continuing through April 30: sculpture and Yaqui Pascola Masks by Julian Morilla, including 50 sculpture pieces in wood with 2 bronze editions and 50 masks. Regular gallery hours are by appointment.

OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Phillips Plaza, Suite #90, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Opening April 8 and continuing through May 6: metalwork by local Tucson artists, Kristin Beeler, Jude Clarke, Betty Harris and Joe Harris. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

PCC ART GALLERY. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6385. Opening April 12 and continuing through May 4: PCC Student Art Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit. There will be an opening reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Opening April 12 and continuing through June 6: A History of Tohono Chul Park. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tohono Chul presents a photographic retrospective of its past. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Opening April 8 and continuing through June 4: Life in a Boundless Land: The Gaucho Scenes of Juan Manuel Blanes. Forty works will be presented depicting the social and political environment of life on the plains of Uruguay and Argentina. Also included will be a small selection of paintings by George Catlin, Worthington Whittredge and Jule Travernier. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.


ART!! GALLERY. 6328 E. Broadway, in the El Mercado Plaza. 745-8586. Continuing through April 15: watercolors and mixed media works by Agnes Paulsen. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through April 22: Bero Gallery's One Year Anniversary Exhibition, featuring works by gallery owners Beth Wachtel and Robert Sidur, an 18-artist retrospective, and a silent auction of all retrospective works. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through April 25: Oriental Influences. Both locations are open Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Foothills Mall location only.

BODHITREE GALLERY. 33 S. Fifth Ave. 882-5195. Continuing through April 15: Two Living Incarnations of Compassion, paintings by New York artist Tom Winchell, and an electric "Siddhi" micro-gallery show by Vladan Mijatovic Zivojnov.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through May 28: In This Garden: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen; and Patterns of Connection: Leah King Smith, creative revisionism restoring Australian Aborigines to their native lands. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Continuing through April 15: ceramic sculpture by Joy Fox and color symbolist canvases by Robert Royhl. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536-A Tanque Verde Road. 772-4412. Continuing through April 30: Sol y Sombra. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 Sunday.

ETHERTON GALLERY. 135 S. Sixth Ave. 624-7370. Continuing through May 27: works by Bailey Doogan, Holly Roberts and Randy Spalding. Media include paintings, painted photographs and figurative sculpture. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.

G.A.S.P. GALLERY. Utterback Middle School, 3233 S. Pinal Vista. 617-6100. Continuing through April 21: The Sierra Vista Project, a two-part commissioned exhibition of photography by Sean Justice. Operated by Utterback students under the leadership of Sally Lovell and Josh Goldberg. Call for an appointment.

IRONWOOD GALLERY. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. Continuing through April 30: Making a Living in the Desert: 12,000 Years of Cultures in the Tucson Area. Free with admission to the Desert Museum. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through May 15: Mementos of Israel, photographs by Marvin Mandell and David Nathanson.

JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through April 15: paintings and mixed media works by Yolanda González. Also showing, mixed media works by Philip Estrada and prints by Anita Miranda Holguin. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.

LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 886-2860. Continuing through April 13: works by Margueritte, Terry Leach, Colleen Urbine, Molly Ortiz, Connie Dragoo, Hazel Dixon, Marcella Rung, Doris Rosenfeld, Molly Romo, Winnie Rapp, James Palka, Libby Wagner, Vicki Schwaniger, Lea Teague, George Campbell, Carmen Williams, Deanna Thibault and Syd Clayton-Seeber. Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

MELIORIA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through April 30: Swaim Associates Ltd.-- 25 years of Architecture, a collage of photos and sketches depicting the firm's evolution. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment.

PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through April 30: hand-painted ceramics by Bobby Medford, dichronic glass jewelry by Lora Lynne and hologram jewelry by August Muth. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

PHANTOM GALLERIES. Various locations. 624-9977. Vacant window-front galleries doubling as temporary exhibition space include the following, continuing through March: 47 E. Pennington St., installation by Katie Cooper; 38 E. Congress St., an exploration of conflict in paintings by Beata Wehr. Continuing through April 26: 110 S. Church Ave., works by Ned Gray, Bridget Roads and Joan Sullivan.

PUZEY GALLERY. 47 S. Sixth Ave. 884-4522. Continuing through April at the Holiday Inn Downtown City Center, 181 W. Broadway: mixed media works by Kirsten Groenveld, comic art by Mark Zepezauer, and various children's art works.

LAUGHLIN STUDIO GALLERY. 220 S. Norris Ave. 624-7354. Continuing through May 5: World Travel in Watercolor, prints, drawings and watercolors by David Laughlin. Call for regular gallery hours.

RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through May 3: recent paintings by Allen Maertz. Regular gallery hours are 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Downtown Saturday nights and Thursday Art Walks.

SHIRLEE SIEVEKE STUDIO-GALLERY. 44 W. Sixth St. 882-5960. Continuing: Southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m. during Art Walk, and by appointment. Sieveke's work is also on display through April 30 at the Tucson International Airport on the ticketing level, center.

TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-8210. Continuing through April 22: David Elliot: Photographs, works that merge landscape and still life imagery in sequential panoramic photographs. Call for gallery hours.

TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through April 30: Myth, Monsters and Magic: Children's Book Illustrations by Arizona Artists. Continuing through April 10: Flowers in the Wild: Prints by Judy Miller Johnson, hand-painted etchings of wildflowers native to Arizona and the Southwest. Exhibit Hall hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A $2 donation is requested.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through May 21: Gronk: A Living Survey, canvases, notebook sketches and memorabilia spanning a decade in the famed Chicano artist's life in Los Angeles. Continuing through May 14: paintings by Paul Brach; and Joyan Saunders: Athlete Heart, an installation continuing through May 8 in the Directions Gallery. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.

TUCSON PUBLIC LIBRARY. Main Library, 101 N. Stone. 791-4393. Continuing through April 30: A photographic essay/exhibit by Omer V. Clairborne, documenting the Tucson Soap Box Derby; recent oil paintings by Robert Gouge; wood and root sculpture by Fran Murphy.

UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue, east of the Fine Arts Complex. Continuing through April 23: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring an eclectic and energetic showcase of 13 artists' graduate work. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web, http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.

WOMANKRAFT. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing through May 27: Nahuila, works by Mexican artist Santa Sandra Robles. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and by appointment.

Last Chance

DE GRAZIA GALLERY. 6300 N. Swan Road. 299-9192. Continuing through April 8: Walls From the Past, sun painting and watercolors by Mary Argueta and Susan Meyer. Call for regular gallery hours.

DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through April 8: Views from Japan, a multi-disciplinary project featuring contemporary Japanese photography.

IMAGE GALLERY. The Screening Room. 127 E. Congress St. 622-2262. Continuing through April 9: Line, Circle and Space, current intaglio prints by Garth Wallrich. Gallery hours correspond with weekend evening show times, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, or by appointment. Call 628-1737.

LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through April 8: drawings, paintings and sculpture by Bobbette Gilliland, Albert Kogel and Daphne Ritzen. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

NEW DOORS OF THE ARTS. 242 S. Park Ave. 770-9950. Continuing through April 8: Expressions: A Mixed-Media Show, featuring clay sculpture by Pam Rosenberg. Also showing: impressionistic paintings by Monika Rossa, photography by Maria Nasif and rock petroglyphs by Dante Fraboni. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours Downtown Saturday Nights.

PHILABAUM CONTEMPORARY ART GLASS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through April 8: Paint and Glass: The Expressive Connection, Southwest Invitational VIII. The show features artists who use glass rather than canvas to paint, with works by Italo Scanga, Erwin Eisch and David Hopper. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


ART TALKS. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council offers the following free art talks at noon on the following Mondays and Thursdays in April: April 6, Contemporary Mexican Architecture and Painting; April 10, Animals in Art; and April 13, The Evolution of the Cross in Art.

GALLERY TALKS. Upcoming lectures at the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus begin at 5:30 p.m.: April 13, Outside the Realm of the Possible: Realisms, Feminisms and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen; April 19, Leah King-Smith speaks about her work; and April 25, The Representation of Indigenous Peoples. There will be a 7:30 p.m. symposium on April 20 in which Leah King-Smith and Emory Sekaquaptewa will discuss the experiences of minority cultures in maintaining their identities.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Phoenix Arts Commission seeks an artist team to design and install a public art project in honor of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, to be placed at the Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. Entries must be postmarked by April 14. Call the Phoenix Art Commission at 1-602-262-4637, to request information on submissions.

CREATIVE CARTOONING. Join Steve Forrester for this six-week class from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, starting April 1, at Tucson Open University, 2030 E. Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is $25. Call 622-0170 to register, or sign up at the first class. Registration is open through April 8.

WOMANKRAFT CLASSES. Womankraft, 388 S. Stone Ave., is now offering a variety of classes and workshops, beginning in April. Upcoming classes include: beginning and intermediate drawing, figure drawing, and tile making. Call 624-8157 for information.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery is accepting applications and slides for its artist roster. Inclusion on the roster makes artists eligible for consideration for Board of Director membership and exhibitions at the gallery. Applicants must be Tucson residents, full-time professionals in the visual arts, and able to afford $35 monthly dues. For application and instructions, send a business-sized SASE to Dinnerware Roster, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline for applications is May 27.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. D.P.C. Café is accepting submissions from artists in all media for rotating exhibits and ongoing performances. Contact Nadia Hagen at 882-0515 for information and submission guidelines.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Eclectic Gallery, 69 E. Pennington St., seeks local painters and sculptors to exhibit their work at its grand opening. The gallery will also offer figure drawing studios, calligraphy workshops, and illustration and graphics classes. To register for classes, or for information on submission guidelines, call 620-1668.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Dinnerware Artists' Cooperative Gallery is soliciting entries for its 6th Biennial Seven State Regional Juried Exhibition. For information and a prospectus, send an SASE to Dinnerware, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701. Deadline is May 2, 1995. For information call 792-4503.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Gallery Room at The Club at La Mariposa requests professional artists interested in showing their work send a SASE to Syd Clayton-Seeber, c/o The Club, 1501 N. Houghton Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.

CALL FOR MEMBERS. Horse of a Different Color, a Patagonia gallery, seeks artists who want to become members. Gallery organizers offer artists the opportunity to work with other artists in the exhibition and sale of their work. For a membership prospectus write to Horse of a Different Color, P.O. Box 548, Patagonia, AZ 85624; or call Jude at 1-520 -394-2504.

DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The public is invited to watch glassblowers practice their craft during these times. Call ahead (884-7404) to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.


Performances This Week

BERGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. Rory Block performs traditional and original acoustic blues at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7. Chris Smither will open the show. Tickets range from $12 to $15 in advance. $13 to $16 at the door. Ticket outlets include Antigone Books, Hear's Music and Zia Records. Experience an evening of Celtic music, song and story with The House Band, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Hear's Music, Bentley's, Loco Records, Piney Hollow, Workshop Music & Sound, and Good Time Music. Call 327-4809 or 881-3947 for information or charge-by-phone.

CENTENNIAL HALL. UA campus, east of main entrance at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-3341. Richard Clark and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra perform in a benefit concert for the Arizona Historical Society at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7. Tickets range from $14 to $24, available at the box office, or charge-by-phone 1-800-638-4253.

CROWDER HALL. UA Music Building, Park Avenue and Speedway. The faculty recital series continues at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, with tuba by Enrique C. Felman. Tickets range from $3 to $8. The UA Percussion Ensemble gives a free performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Call 621-1216 for tickets and information.

SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR MUSIC. 2175 N. Sixth Ave. 884-1220. The Club Rhythm Dance Jam goes live at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, with environmental feminist singer/songwriter Alice DiMicele. Tickets are $4 at the door, $3 for KXCI members.

SUPPER CLUB. Presido Grill, 3352 E. Speedway, hosts Diamonds and Pearls, an evening of gospel, R&B and jazz with Ada Redd Austin. Tickets are $46, with seatings at 6 and 8:45 p.m. Call 327-4667 for reservations and information.

TUCSON JUNIOR STRINGS. TCC Leo Rich Theatre. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. TJS sponsors the spring gala, Touch of the Pops, at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Featured artists include: The Street Minstrels, David Rife, Jay Vosk and Franklin Ross. Tickets are $10, $6 for seniors and children under 12, available at the door.

BROWN BAG CONCERTS. The Catalina Chamber Players will play from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Library Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., on the following dates: April 12, flute and harp; April 19, viola, cello and guitar; and April 26, violin duet.

LA PLACITA CONCERTS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, free concerts are held at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave., in the gazebo area. Call 623-2748 if you would like to participate in the program.


TKMA PICNIC. This picnic-fundraiser for May's 10th annual Tucson Folk Festival happens from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen St. (north of Prince between Tucson Boulevard and Country Club Road). Music ranges from Balalaika to Mariachi, with blues and swing in between. Admission is $4, $3 for KXCI, TKMA, TFTM and TBS members. Kids are $1, free for 6-and-unders. Call 749-9770 for information.

AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Opera is accepting applications for potential openings in the 1995/96 season chorus. With the unionization of the chorus, singers now receive hourly compensation for rehearsal and performance time, per diem, transportation and hotel accommodations. All voice categories may apply. Interested parties must be able to travel to Tucson and Phoenix, and have basic sight reading skills. To schedule an audition, call 293-4336.

PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from Africa and the Caribbean with Art Rodriguez. This fun and exciting class will increase your sensibility for rhythm while teaching you how to play drums with others. All levels welcome. Classes are Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Cost is $3 to $5 per class. Call 884-0811 for locations and times.

UA MUSIC CALENDAR. The School of Music at the University of Arizona has hundreds of concert events each year and most of them are free. If you want to get in on some of these dandy and downright delightful concerts, operas and more, you can now subscribe to a monthly music calendar listing events. Send a $5 check payable to the U of A to Calendar Subscription, School of Music, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. You can always call the 24-hour MusiCall hotline for weekly events at 621-2998.


Performances This Week

JAZZ DANCE. Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago performs "folk dance that crosses all ethnic, geographical, social and political barriers," at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the PCC Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, available by calling 884-6458.

ZENITH DANCE COLLECTIVE. 330 E. Seventh St. 325-0485. Zenith Dance collective presents Body Prints Theatre, an evening of improvisation on the subject of making and breaking contact, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Admission is $3, or two for $5.


TICKET ALERT. Tickets are on sale for Ballet Arizona's production of Alice in Wonderland, on stage April 22 at TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. There will be one 7:30 p.m. performance only. Tickets range from $16 to $26, available at Dillard's or by calling the Ballet Arizona box office, 882-5022.

BUMS STEERED. Free country western dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave. Larry and Amanda will get even the leftest of left feet in line or partnered up for a two-step, cha-cha or Desperado Wrap.

MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers on-going classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, at the Southwest Center for the Arts, 2175 Sixth Ave. Instruction combines Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.

FLOOR BARRE/MODERN CLASSES. Orts Company dancer and NYC refugee Lucia Zeffirelli teaches on-going classes combining the Copley technique with Graham, Ballet and Limón foundations. Classes meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Orts space, 930 N. Stone Ave. Price is $6 per class, or $20 for five classes. Call 882-0195 for information.

GOLDEN AGERS DANCING. Eagles Club. 1530 N. Stone Ave. Dance 'til you drop every Friday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to the music of Mr. Smooth. $1.50 donation at the door. For information call Vickie Pearl, 888-7450.

OLD PUEBLO SQUARE DANCE CENTER. 613 E. Delano St. Country dance lessons offered every Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Couples, singles and teens are welcome. Call 795-8288 for more information.

LINE DANCE. Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St., at First Avenue and Fort Lowell Road. OPSDA instructor Janalea will get the lead out of your feet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday in this alcohol-free, non-smoking environment. Classes are $3. All welcome. Call Bernice at 795-8288 for information.

WELLNESS DANCE. Syndee Pokora teaches two ongoing classes to help relieve pain and stress and build healthier movement habits: "Mind/Body Unwinding," and "Dance for Wellness." Cost is $10 for a single class; the price of a 6-week session varies. Anyone may join at any time. Classes are held at La Danse Teknik, 2631 N. Campbell Ave. Call 326-2508 with questions.

Special Events

HOME TOUR. Tour the West University Historic District from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9. This year's tour showcases 11 historic buildings, two renovated B&B Inns, and the Fred Ronstadt home. Tour begins at the Historic Y, 300 E. University Boulevard. Tickets may be purchased there for $6 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets are $5, available at Delectables, 533 N. Fourth Ave.

PIONEER DAYS. This historic festival runs from 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, through 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, with a variety of historical re-enactments, demonstrations, music, dance and food. The fun happens at Fort Lowell Park, Fort Lowell and Craycroft roads. Events are free and open to the public.

PASSOVER AT TOHONO-CHUL. The Chai Group of Hadassah has organized a Passover program beginning at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, April 9, at Tohono-Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Events include a docent-led desert tour, storyhour and lesson on the origins of matzo and pita breads. Admission is $5 per family for event. RSVP by April 8 to 722-3135.

TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Avenue. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.

UPTOWN MARKET. The Uptown Friday Farmer's Market at St. Philip's Plaza gathers from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, through April 1995. The market features fresh produce and baked goods, and live music by the Liz Fletcher Group and the Sabra Faulk Band. Call 326-8010 or 577-8181 with questions.


ARCHITECTURE FORUM. Adèle Naudé Santos, award-winning architect and urban designer from San Diego, lectures at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus. Admission is free. Call 621-6751 for information.

BROWN BAG SERIES. The following lectures will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, in Social Sciences 332 on the UA campus: April 7, Gilbert Rosas speaks on the work of Mi Nueva Casa with homeless children in Nogales; and April 21, The Changing Signification of Revolutionary Cuba.

CROSSING BORDERS. The Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission sponsors a forum entitled Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Immigration Process, beginning at 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Conference Room C of the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave. Discussion is free and open to the public.

DESERT PEOPLE. Tohono-Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, offers the following free lectures ($2 non-members) in the Wilson Room: 10 a.m. April 8, Basketry of Desert People; 7 p.m. April 11, Political Ecology of a Desert State; and 2 p.m. April 13, Trees in the Desert Garden.

WOMEN'S HEALTH. Dr. Rene Allen will give a free lecture/discussion of menopause issues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the TMC Marshall Auditorium, 5301 E. Grant Road. Lecture participants will receive information to make informed decisions about hormone replacement therapy and other issues. RSVP to 324-2000.

DESERT RAT RAP. The following lectures are offered in the Wilson Room at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte: 10 a.m. April 8, Basketry of the Desert People; and 7 p.m. April 11, Political Ecology of a Desert State. Admission is $2 for non-members. Call 742-6455 for reservations.


BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Daniel Peters will sign copies of his book Rising from the Ruins from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Also signing will be Terri Windling, editor of The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors.

BOOKSIGNING. Coyote's Voice Books. Broadway Village Center, Broadway and Country Club Road. 327-6560. Demetria Martinez will sign copies of Mother Tongue from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

BOOK SALE. Choose from thousands of titles, reference books, children's books, instructional and foreign language selections. Sale continues through April 9, at 4853 E. Speedway, at Swan Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Educational Enrichment Foundation hosts the sale, with most books 50 cents each, or 12 for $5.

HUMANITIES SERIES. The Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, will conduct a series of book discussion programs about One Hundred Years of Solitude and Invisible Man, scheduled for Tuesday evenings April 11, May 9 and June 6. Reservations for the free series are taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Call 791-5021 to register.

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal, is accepting submissions for an issue devoted to the Southwest. Send passionate letters, journal entries, poems, comments or drawings to P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Include information about the author of the work and a phone number where you can be reached. Call 577-0588 for more information.

DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Exhume yourself! The Dead Poet's Society is a writing forum and network designed for people who write and hide it in boxes. For more information call 327-3775.


AESOP. Arizona Youth Theatre. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. The company's 7-to-10 year-old cast will perform Aesop Thursday through Saturday, through April 22. Production is most appropriate for audiences ages four through 12. All tickets are $5. Call 790-0844 for reservations.

BABY WHITE ELEPHANT SALE. The Tucson Jewish Community Center hosts their third annual sale of children's clothing, toys, books, strollers, car seats, furniture and more, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Center's front parking lot at River and Dodge roads. Call 299-3000 for information.

OWLING WITH AUDUBON. SEEK Saturdays offers this owl prowl with the Audubon Society from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Catalina State Park. This evening hike to a regular nesting and hunting area will be followed by a campfire and owl storytelling. Cost is $25 for one adult and one child. Call 624-8632 to register.

DINO MIGHT. The Tucson Children's Museum presents Kokoro's Discover Dinosaurs, a robotic exhibit of life-like dinosaurs and ice age creatures, continuing through May 31 at El Con Mall, Broadway east of Country Club Road. Admission is $4 adults, $3.50 children, with group rates available. Call 792-987 for more information.

GARGOYLES. From the owners of the Fine Line, this hot alternative dance club for teens 14 to 18 will be open 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. There are also video games, pinball, pool tables, and soda/snack bar. Security provided. Gargoyle's is located at 3206 N. First Ave. in the Amphi Plaza shopping center. Admission is $5. Call 690-1930 for information.

Parents' Corner

TUSD CONFERENCE. The TUSD Parent to Parent Conference will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St. This year's conference will focus on "multicultural diversity understanding." Registration is free, and luch and childcare (infant through five years) will be provided. Call 617-7327 for information.

F.E.M.A.L.E. Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge is a network of moms who have taken a break from their careers to be at home. Tucson has two chapters, northwest (Debbie, 825-2047) and central (Coralee, 325-0715). The central chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Rincon Room of the TMC Alamo Building, 5301 E. Grant Road. The northwest chapter meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, in the YMCA room near the west end of the Foothills Mall. Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. Call Debbie at 825-2047 for information.

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS. Parents Without Partners, a support organization for single parents, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Chapter Hall, #45. For more information call 622-8120.

THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Service, a non-sectarian service agency for people of all races, religions, and ethnic origins, offers therapy groups for children and adolescents. Groups will deal with mild to moderate emotional problems, self-esteem issues, divorce and school-related difficulties. Cost is based on ability to pay. Call 795-0300 for more information.

LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Seven monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. Call 721-2516 for more information.

THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 1010 N. Alvernon Way, offers Open Playtime, a drop-in opportunity for children to enjoy a playroom with slides, ladders, balance beams and more. April Open Playtime is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for children 2-5 years old, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday for children age birth through 2 years, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for children birth through 5 years old. "Dad 'n' Me" play group, for ages through five years, meets Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Awareness In Parenting" group shares how children think and feel, on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for parents of up to 5-month-old babies, and at 11 a.m. for parents of children 6 to 15 months old. Programs are $20 for four weeks. Single Parent Support Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Parent Connection. Meet and exchange ideas with other single parents. The "High Noon" brown bag drop-in support group, for working parents or those on tight schedules, meets every Monday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Limited childcare by reservation is available at $2 per child. Call 321-1500 for further information.


ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Continuing through April 30: The Future of Jewish Monuments, a photographic exhibit of endangered Jewish heritage sites around the world. Continuing through May 31: Hugo O'Connor and the Apache Frontier, Apache artifacts and Spanish Colonial military gear. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Join a walking tour of historic Tucson, held each Saturday between October and April from 10 a.m. to noon. Tours are $4 and meet in the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House. Call 622-0956 to register.

ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday through September 30. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.

ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Continuing through May 31: The Endless Horizon, the history of exploration from oceans to outer space, as narrated by Patrick Stewart (Star Trek's Captain Picard). Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free. Call the planetarium for more information on times and shows. Theater ticket prices are $2.50 to $5. For more information call 621-STAR.

FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings done by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through January 1996.

GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum, open to the public during mall hours.

PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.

REID PARK ZOO. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.

SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.

TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Xeriscape Tours," at 10 a.m. Saturday, demonstrate the uses of arid-adapted plants and landscaping designs and materials.

TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Free on the third Sunday of every month.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through April 12, 1995: El Nacimiento, Tucson's largest and most elaborate Mexican nativity scene, is open free to the public during regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays.

YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.



BIKE TOUR. The Breakaway to the Border Bike Tour is a 135-mile loop from Tucson to Nogales and back, and will roll on April 29 and 30, from the starting point at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Monies raised by the ride will benefit the Tucson Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information , contact the MS Society at 747-7472.

TAKE A FLYING LEAP. Marana Skydiving Center at Avra Valley Airport, five miles off I-10 on Avra Valley Road, offers one day classes for solo and tandem jumps. For more information call 520 -682-4441.

BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" for the month of April. Choose your own pace, length of trip, level of difficulty, day of the week and type of scenery. Treks range from a 50-mile ride to Oracle Junction to a short family outing along the Santa Cruz River Park, and everywhere in between. Call Park Avenue Bikes, 624-9506, for a daily schedule.


BOWLED OVER. The Women's International Bowling Congress National Championship Tournament continues on selected dates through June 12, at Brunswick Camino Seco Lanes, 114 S. Camino Seco. Call 298-2311 for information.


BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.

SAN PEDRO HIKES. Six hikes along the river are scheduled this spring. Remaining hikes are scheduled for April 15 and 29, and May 13. Pre-registration is $7.50, limited to the first 40 hikers. No pets allowed. Registration forms are available from BLM Tucson Resource Area Office, 12661 E. Broadway. Call 1-520 -459-2555 for information.

SINGLE CAMPERS OF TUCSON. A different kind of singles club for those with the outdoors itch. Campouts are planned for the second weekend of each month, at sites throughout southern Arizona. Car/tent camping in primitive areas, potlucks, campfires, hiking and good people. Membership fee is $12. Call Eric Anderson at 325-7098 for more information.

HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club hikes meet several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. For more information on hikes and mountain bike rides, call 751-4513.

ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology now offers tours of both downtown Tucson and remote desert sites, providing new visions of Tucson's fascinating past. See the hidden 3,000 year-old village downtown, prehistoric rock art petroglyphs, or half-day tours to Signal Hill, Picture Rocks and King's Canyon. Contact Connie Allen-Bacon at 881-2244 for more information on tours. Individual, group and corporate rates are available.

RAMSEY CANYON PRESERVE. 27 Ramsey Canyon Road. 1-520-378-2785. The 300-acre Nature Conservancy sanctuary in the Huachuca Mountains celebrates its 20th anniversary in 1995, with a variety of indoor programs, with regular Saturday guided tours. Reservations are required, with group limited to 10 per session. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free, with a $5 donation suggested for non-members. Call 378-2785 to sign up.


TIRE RECYCLING DAY. Drop off your old tires from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Home Depot locations at 7102 E. Broadway, or 4755 N. Oracle Road. Tires will be used by Aquapore Moisture Systems to make hoses for their products.

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FORUM. Arizona Comparative Environmental Risk Project (ACERP) will have technical findings available for review and comment from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Tucson-Pima Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Call 794-5570 for information.

DRIP IRRIGATION WORKSHOP. Tucson Water Sources offers two workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. (on system design and installation) and 1 to 3 p.m. (on irrigation timer usage) at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Call 791-4331 to reserve a space.

DEQ HOTLINES. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality wants you to call 622-5700 to report cars or buses spewing disgusting, health-destroying smoke. If you spot any of those wildcat dump hogs call 622-5800 with the location, license plate number and type of trash being dumped. Businesses needing hazardous waste assistance can call the Hazmat Education Helpline at 740-3346.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. The Tucson/Pima County hazardous waste disposal site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday and Saturday for household waste disposal. For more information call 740-3555.

RECYCLING. 24-hour neighborhood drop-off centers include: Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; Wrightstown Elementary School, 8950 E. Wrightstown Road; and Morrow Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St. All city and county landfills also have recycling centers. Call 791-5000 for hours and locations. Multi-material recycling facilities are located at Recycle America, 945 S. Freeway Blvd. Call 622-4731 for hours.

RETHINKIT LINE. Don't know whether to throw it, hoe it or stow it? The RETHINKIT Recycling Information Line, 791-5000, offers information for callers with recycling questions and concerns.


ROSE SHOW. The Rose Society of Tucson presents its annual spring show and sale April 8 and 9 at Park Mall, 5870 E. Broadway. Entries will be taken from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8. Show hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

GARDENING DEMONSTRATIONS. The following demonstrations will be at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road: April 12, Fragrance Through Herbs; April 19, Africanized Honey Bees; and April 26, Check Out the Irrigation Timer.

PLANT SALE. Spruce up your yard with additions from the April 8 plant sale at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road.

TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The annual art exhibition, Sunspots: A Garden Gallery, continues through May 14 in both the outdoor Herb Garden and the Tropical Greenhouse. "Gardening for the Newcomer" meets every first Thursday and third Saturday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You can take a "Birds and Gardening Tour" at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. At 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday, go exploring at the Gardens and learn about Tucson's native flora. Tours are $3 and include admission to the Gardens. Good news for plant lovers: the nursery at TBG will now be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday until May. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12.

TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff the Compost Demonstration Site at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, excluding holidays, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for help or further information on how you can compost at home.

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