ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through July 22: I'm Like Me, based on the self-empowering poetry of Sweden's renowned author, Siv Widerberg, as performed by children ages 6 to 15 years. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BIANCO THEATRE. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing July 15, 17 and 18: Robin Hood, a musical adaptation of the traditional favorite as performed by children ages 4 through 16. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with an 11 o'clock matinee on Saturday, July 15. Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors and children. Call 290-9108 for information and tickets.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through August 19: Space Trek: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone! Hurtle through the galaxy with Capt. James P. Trek and the crew of the Starship Entrepreneur as they battle evil. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/ active military, $6 children under 12. Call 886-9428 for reservations and information.
STRAY THEATRE. Tucson Center for Performing Arts, 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through July 30: Wigged Out, a country and western musical about a beautician who seeks the endorsement of a country western star to save her salon. Tickets are $14 with discounts for seniors, students and children under 12, available at the ATC box office, 330 S. Scott Ave., or by calling 622-2823.
SU TEATRO. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Continuing through July 23: Burn This, a tale of murder, passion and indecision written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9, $8 for seniors, and are available at Antigone Books, 600 N. Fourth Ave., and The Book Stop, 2504 N. Campbell Ave. Call Su Teatro at 740-1402 for reservations and information.
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Continuing through July 16 in the Black Box Theater: The True History of Coca-Cola In Mexico, a spirited satirical comedy. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at the PCC West cashier's office, Antigone Books and Jeff's Classical Records. Call Borderlands' ticket line at 882-7406 for reservations and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Upstairs Theatre Company announces auditions for Talk Radio, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 24, in the Cabaret Theatre at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Needed are four females and seven males ages 20 and over. Auditions will consist of one prepared five minute monologue and cold readings from the script. Ability to do character voices and various dialects a plus. Call Anthony Runfola at 791-2263 for appointments and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Theatre Company announces general season auditions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, and 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Actors should bring a recent headshot and a resume. Each actor must prepare two contrasting monologues totaling no more than four minutes. Actors may substitute a song for one of the two pieces, but no musical accompaniment will be provided and no piano will be available. ATC requests that local actors who are unable to attend the auditions send a headshot and resume to: Casting, ATC, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702. Audition appointments are required. Call 884-8210.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through July 27: The Poetry Gallery at Bero. Bero takes a break from photography to present visual poetry. There will be poetry readings from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, by Gerry Johnston, Laura Bean, Andi Werblin and Richard Siken. Summer gallery hours are by appointment, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through July 27: Celebrating 45 Years of Excellence! continues with works by Arizona ceramic artists including Al Potter, Marcy Wrenn and George Tamkins. The Foothills Mall location is open Monday through Sunday; and the Congress Street gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 882-7043 for regular gallery hours.
Center for Creative Photography. UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through September 10: Arthur Tress: The Wurlitzer Trilogy. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAS AMERICAS. Holiday Inn City Center, Main Lobby. 181 W. Broadway. Continuing through September 30: Paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks. Call 624-8995 for information.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through July 22: Tucson Collection '95--Part I, the third annual small works invitational. 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. 6536A E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through September 3: Creature Comforts. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 722-4412 for more information.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through July 31: photography by Amey Broeker, Fred Bustamante, John Christainsen, Brad Eastburn, Amanda Hunter, Greg Houston, Alan Maertz, Joseph A. Rheaume, John Wellbeloved and William A. Wiggins III.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. 3800 E. River Road. 299-3000. Continuing through August 21: collagraphs, lithographs and monotypes by Deborah Hodder; prints and bronzes by Lynn Rae Lowe; and prints and charcoal on paper by Gary Brent Washmon. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through July 29: La Vida y Muerte, a one-man exhibition by Tucson muralist David Tineo, featuring recent paintings and mural installations. Also showing are works by Yolanda Gonzalez, Anita Miranda Holguin, Artemio Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez and Tony de Carlo. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights or by appointment.
MELIORIA GALLERY. 178 E. Broadway. 792-9544. Continuing through July 31: architectural exhibit featuring CDG Architects, Ltd. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through August 26: altered monoprints by Marc Moss depicting life in the Tucson barrios; ceramics by Doug Schuneman; mixed media works by Elizabeth Frank; and clay creations by Michael Corney and Juilianne Harvey. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
OPEN HOUSE GALLERY. 3558 E. Pima St. 318-3775. Continuing: One Thousand Paper Cranes as well as photos, drawings and sculptures by several Tucson artists. Gallery hours 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.
PCC EAST GALLERY. PCC East Campus Career Center. 8181 E. Irvington Road. 722-7626. Continuing through July 31: Tales of the Story Tellers, faux stone pieces and several watercolors depicting modern translations of North American Indian symbols by Syd Clayton-Seeber. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through July 31: colored pencil drawings by Sandi Pageau, treenware by Garry Loucks and Janice Fischer and decorative glassware by Phil Kindler.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through July 31: colorful, whimsical indoor and outdoor sculptures by Who's On First Creations. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
SCREENING ROOM GALLERY. 127 E. Congress. 622-2262. Continuing through September 3: monotypes by Nancy Chilton. Call for gallery hours.
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 Thursday Art Walk, and by appointment.
SOUTHWEST IMAGES. Campaña del Rio. 1550 E. River Road. 299-1941. Continuing through August 15: Southwestern Images, photographic images by Earth Images artist Deborah Silvis, including works with hand-tinting and Polaroid transfers. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through August 20: 1995 Arizona Biennial, a mixed-media show featuring 64 Arizona artists. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, $1 for seniors and students.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, southeast of Speedway and Park Avenue. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Saturdays and University holidays. Admission is free. Check out the UAMA's online exhibit on the World Wide Web: http://www.arizona.edu/services/museums/museums.html.
REVERSE GLASS PAINTING EXHIBIT. Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4393. Continuing through July 15: reverse glass paintings by Tucson artist Janet K. Miller, drawn from visions of living in West Africa and the lives of Saints.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through July 17: the works of papermaking artist Barbara Kennedy. Continuing through July 16: Tucson A-to-Z, an exhibit exploring what makes Tucson unique. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation.
CALL FOR MEMBERS. Desert Artisans Cooperative Gallery is seeking artists who want to become members. Fine art and craft are considered. Immediate openings are available for three dimensional work. Deadline for applications is August 25. Please send SASE for prospectus to the gallery: 6536 Tanque Verde Road, No. 120, Tucson, AZ 85715. Call 722-4412 for information.
ARIZONA ARTISTS AROUND. Broadway Stores, Inc. has created a community program designed to showcase local talent by presenting artwork in the Broadway stores throughout Arizona. Artists will donate 25 percent of the proceeds from each piece of artwork sold to Free Arts For Abused Children of Arizona, a local organization providing art therapy for abused children. Local artist Evamaria Lugo's paintings are on display through August 30 at the Park Mall store.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. VideoTENSIONS' VideoLOCAL showcase seeks local videomakers, especially those who focus on social and/or political issues, to submit originally produced video. All entries must be submitted in VHS format only, 25 minutes or less in length of any genre, including narrative, documentary, animation or experimental work. Include name, address, telephone number, tape synopsis with length and year completed and an artist's bio as well as the artist's name and title on the cassette. Mail submissions to: VideoTENSIONS, c/o Vikki Dempsey, P.O. Box 454, Tucson, AZ 85702. Deadline is July 21. Call 621-7352 for information.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Arizona and visiting artists are invited to participate in the Second Annual Fine Art From Junque Show, September 2 and 3 at Park Mall Center Court. Art may be freestanding or wall mounted, no more than 5 feet tall and up to 40 pounds. At least 75 percent of the art piece must be made with found or recycled materials. Only gallery quality work will be considered. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Syd Clayton-Seeber, 6921 E. Hawthorne St., Tucson, AZ 85710. Call 886-2860 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, seeks entries for its juried exhibition titled Radical Belief: Art as Enlightenment? Art as Propaganda?, scheduled for the month of September. Open to artists of all media in AZ, CA, CO, NM and UT. Entries must be postmarked by July 28. For prospectus, send SASE to: Central Arts Collective, 188 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701. Call 623-5883 for information.
SAVE NEA. Help save the future of the National Endowment for the Arts by letting your voice be heard. Call (900) 370-9000 and voice your opposition to proposed cuts. For $1.99 per minute your message will be sent to your representative as well as both senators.
DEMONSTRATION. See glass art in the making at Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at this downtown studio. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule or if there are more than six people in your party.
THIRD ON FOURTH. It's twice the fun on the third Saturday of the month as Fourth Avenue joins in on the Downtown Saturday Night celebration, July 15, with their Summer Music Showcase featuring blues by Bobby Taylor and the Real Deal. The Summer Music Showcase will continue through September with the sounds of Tucson's hottest jazz, blues and reggae bands. All performances are from 7 to 11 p.m. at Creative Ventures Craft Mall, 522 N. Fourth Ave. Admission is $2, children under 10 are free.
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.
CONCERT RESCHEDULED. The Amy Grant concert originally scheduled for June 16 has been rescheduled for September 6 at the TCC Arena. Tickets for the June 16 performance will be honored for the new date. Tickets are on sale for the September 6 show at the TCC box office and all Dillard's, or charge by phone by calling (800) 638-4253. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35.
TICKET ALERT. Tickets are on sale for Alan Parsons and special guests Kansas, scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the TCC Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Advance tickets are $22.50 and $27.50, available at the TCC box office and all Dillard's; or charge by phone at 791-4266 or (800) 638-4253.
CLASSICAL GUITAR. The UA Extended University offers beginning classical guitar classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, through July 31, at the UA Music Building. Class will focus on rudimentary music reading, technique, chords and basic accompaniment styles. Class size is limited. Call 621-8632 for registration and information.
SUMMER BAND. Beginning and intermediate band classes are currently being offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights through July at the Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road. Students may enter the classes at any time. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for class fees and enrollment.
DRUM/SHEKERE CLASS. Learn the rhythms of Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria along with some history, ethics and folklore of West Africa from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $5, $3 for youths/students. Call 291-7368 for information.
CELTIC JAM. Head over to The Folk Shop, 2525 N. Campbell Ave., and join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Everyone is welcome to listen, and practiced players can join in. Call 881-7147 for information.
FIND YOUR VOICE. Ongoing classes and individual sessions help you discover your authentic creativity through experiments with voice, sound, movement and play. Call 544-8683 for information.
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.
TFTM DANCE. Tucson Friends Of Traditional Music presents its third Saturday contra and square dance with live music by the TFTM String Band from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave., between 12th and 13th streets. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. The band is open to those who play fiddle tunes. Admission is by donation at the door. Call 318-0810 for information.
AFRO-DANCE CLASS. Get an excellent workout and learn the traditional steps of West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance as taught by world class dancer Denise Hawthorn Bey. Classes meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Fee is $7, $5 for students. Sunday dance performance workshop at 1 p.m. A $1 donation is requested. Call 291-7368 for information.
NAMASTÉ DANCE. Gain inner fitness through energy movement with instruction by Anne Maddente, at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Cost is $8 per class. Call 884-0811 to register. Call 398-9687 for information.
BUM STEERED. Free country western dance lessons are offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at the Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave. Learn to two-step, cha-cha or do the Desperado Wrap. Call 884-7377 for information.
MODERN DANCE. Orts dancer Nanette Robinson offers ongoing classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Instruction combines Skinner Releasing, Tai Chi and Yoga. No previous dance experience is necessary. Call 887-1603 for more information.
MODERN DANCE WORKSHOP. Former J. Parker Copley Company dancer, Lucia Zeffirelli, teaches intermediate/advanced Copley/Limón-based dance classes every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also ongoing are the slow/intermediate floor barre/modern classes meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All classes are held at Ortspace, 930 N. Stone Ave. Cost is $7.50 per class, or $20 for four classes. Call 882-0195 for 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.
COMETS IN THE SKY. Comet hunter, David Levy, co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, will present a non-technical presentation about Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's collision with Jupiter and what scientists have learned from it, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, in the Flandrau Science Center Planetarium Theater on the UA campus. Meet Mr. Levy at an informal gathering in the Galaxy Room following the lecture. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25 with proceeds benefiting Flandrau and Project Artist youth programs. Reservations are recommended. Call 621-4515, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
FIND THE PERFECT PET. The Humane Society of Tucson will answer all kinds of questions about animals from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway. The event will begin with storytime at 1 p.m., followed by a responsible pet ownership workshop for everyone. Cats will be available for adoption and Jigs the Greyhound will visit the store along with some really cool insects that make great pets. Call 745-9822 for information.
JEWELS OF THE NIGHT. Experience an evening of blacklighting and outdoor dining on Friday, July 21, in the oak woodland habitat of the Santa Rita Mountains. Carl A. Olson, Associate Curator of Entomology at the UA, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Mary Erickson will begin the evening with a guided nature walk, followed by a sociable sunset dinner. Afterwards, Carl will identify and discuss the lives of the many "living jewels" that appear at blacklight stations. Enjoy a cool, educational evening under the stars. Cost is $59 and includes roundtrip transportation from Tucson to Green Valley and full sit-down dinner. Advance registration is required. Call Pima Community College at 884-6720 for registration.
LULAC STEAK DINNER. The League of United Latin American Citizens is hosting its annual steak dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1200, 601 S. Tucson Blvd. Funds raised will help send some of Tucson's most outstanding Hispanic high school students to LULAC'S National Washington Youth Leadership Seminar. Tickets are $7.50, $5 children. Call 629-1358 for reservations and information.
DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT. Experience art and culture with exciting street performances, self-guided historic and art tours and exotic foods from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 15, with Tucson Arts District's Downtown Saturday Night celebration. It's a dancin' downtown this week as international dance swirls into the arts district to the rhythms of South America, the Far East, Ireland and many others as international entertainers glide from the Ronstadt Center to other surprise locations downtown. Also appearing in the Arizona Alley will be the crazy antics of those Shakespearean rogues The Tragidiots. Pick up a program of events at the information booth at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. And don't forget the Third on Fourth Summer Music Showcase on Fourth Avenue. Call 624-9977 for events and information.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through July in the courtyard of Plaza Palomino, corner of Swan and Fort Lowell roads. The market features Tucson-area produce, products and art from local vendors. Call 795-1177 for more information.
TUCSON PUBLIC MARKET. Every Saturday, rain or shine, this vendor-run market meets at 135 S. Sixth Ave. This is a real farmer's market, with all vendors growing and producing their products. New vendors are welcome. Call 792-2623 for information.
ANTHROPOLOGY LECTURE. Chris Downum, Anthropologist and Assistant Professor at NAU, presents Prehistoric Human Ecology at Wupatki National Monument, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at UMC DuVall Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The lecture focuses on how ancient farmers in the Flagstaff area had to meet the challenges of climate and environmental stresses during the 12th and 13th centuries. This monthly program of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, reservations can be made for the July 22-23 fieldtrip to the Flagstaff area. Call AAHS at 326-6709 for information.
TRAINING SEMINAR. The American Society of Training and Development, Old Pueblo Chapter, is offering a free seminar, Course Design/Lesson Plans. Amy Charles, ASTD President and trainer, will help people determine their course/program design for school, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at Denny's Restaurant, 3655 E. Speedway. Call 884-8280 for information.
HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES. The Arizona Historical Society summer lecture series, Exploring Territorial Tucson, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through August 23 at the AHS auditorium, 949 E. Second St. This seven lecture series will explore Arizona's history and legends. On July 19, Neil Carmony will discuss George Hand's Diary: A Window to Territorial Tucson. Carmony looks at territorial Tucson through the eyes of this former Civil War soldier, part-time saloonkeeper and full-time drunk. Individual lectures cost $5, $30 for the series, $27 for AHS members. Call 628-5774 for information and registration.
BOOKSIGNING. The Haunted Bookshop. 7211 N. Northern Ave. J.A. Jance will autograph copies of her latest Joanna Brady mystery, Shoot/Don't Shoot, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16. Call 297-4843 for information.
READING AND SIGNING. The Bookmark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Douglas Preston will read from and sign copies of his latest book, Talking To The Ground, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Preston's work follows a family's four-hundred-mile quest into the heart of Navajo desert country, becoming a mythical, moving journey of discoveries about the Navajo people, the land and about each other.
UA VISITING WRITERS. The visiting writers' series Arts of the Contact Zone wraps up with a presentation and reading by author Greg Sarris at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the UA Modern Languages Building auditorium. Sarris is a professor of Native American literature at UCLA and the author of Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream and Grand Avenue. Call 621-3093 for information.
LITERACY GRANTS. Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association is offering grants up to $1000 for non-profit literacy programs in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and Utah. Deadline for applications is August 15. Notice of disposition of grant monies will be received by September 1. Call Lisa Knudsen at (800) 752-0249 for an application and information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. EPS Publishing is accepting general poetry for its upcoming 1996 winter book project entitled Reflections of Life. Send one or two original poems of 24 lines or less on any subject. Deadline is December 31, 1995. Submissions will not be returned. Submit all poems to: EPS Publishing Company, 19116 Tillman Road, Long Beach, MS 39560.
FICTION CONTEST. The Western Fiction Contest is accepting previously unpublished contemporary short stories by new writers who challenge Western American mythology. 5000 word maximum. Prizes and publications will be awarded. Submissions must be postmarked by July 15. Send a SASE and reading fee of $10 per story to: The Redneck Review of Literature, Fiction Contest, 1556 S. Second Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204.
POETRY CONTEST. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its "Awards of Poetic Excellence" contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject, in any style. There is no entry fee. Deadline is July 31. Send entries to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. G, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV 26175.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.
YAQUI DISCOVERY WEEK. Tucson Botanical Gardens announces one session for children entering grades 1 to 3, focusing on fascinating traditional uses of Sonoran desert plants with Yaqui educator Felipe Molina. This one week session meets from 9 a.m. to noon July 17 through 21. Cost is $57 for non-members. Call the TBG education department at 326-9686 for registration and information on this and other summer programs.
KIDS 'N' PLANTS. The Master Gardeners of Tucson are offering a summer gardening school for children entering grades 4 through 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. July 17 through 21, and July 24 through 28, at the UA Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Children will learn about soils, watering, seeds, propagation, plant functions and hydroponics as well as working with others in a team atmosphere. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children. Cost is $25 for each one-week session. Pre-registration is required. Call 628-5628 for registration and information.
DESERT MUSEUM FUN. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers a variety of fun-filled programs for children this summer. Children ages 10 to 12 can discover those versatile descendants of the dinosaur in Birds of the Desert, from 8 a.m. to noon, July 18 and 19. Cost is $25, $20 for members. Pre-registration is required. Call 883-3022 for registration and information.
CHILDREN'S CELEBRATION. Tucson Parks and Recreation invites the public to the 1995 Children's Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park, Country Club north of Broadway. This year's theme is Gone Hollywood, with many booths hosting a variety of theme-related carnival games. This event is the grand finale of the City's summer KIDCO program. Call 791-4845 for information.
A-CAMP. The UA Department of Campus Recreation offers A-Camp, a daycamp designed for children ages 5 to 12 years, fostering a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment. One week sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St. Early drop-off and late pick-up can be arranged. Call 621-4709 for registration and information.
UA CREATIVE MOVEMENT. The UA Extended University and School of Music Committee on Dance offers creative movement for children ages 2 to 4 years from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Saturdays, July 22 through August 12, at the Ina Gittings building on the UA mall near Campbell Avenue. Melissa Lowe's program focuses on the joy of movement and creative expression, and encourages body awareness, confidence, coordination and social skills. Cost is $35. Call 624-UofA for registration and information.
EARTH SERVICE CORPS. The Lohse Family YMCA offers this environmental education program for young adults grades 6 through 10. Emphasis is on hands-on projects and community service networks, with morning field trips and outside work all summer. Cost is $50 for two weeks. Call 623-5200, ext. 223, for information.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. Tucson/Pima Libraries offer fun-filled activities for toddlers to teens. Call your local library or stop by and pick up their schedule of activities. Activities this week include: July 17, A Middle School Survival workshop for students making the transition from elementary to middle school from 1 to 4:45 p.m. at Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road (791-4627). Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road, offers a parents' Middle School Survival workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Counselors will be at the program to share coping skills as well as preview the subjects discussed in the student programs. Call 791-4531. Witness Believe It Or Not: The Power Of Acting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, as a variety of Shakespeare's characters visit the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road (791-4626).
STAR SEARCHING. The Flandrau Science Center, located on the UA mall, presents Touch the Stars from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The show uses music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky. An activity book is included with the show. Call 621-4515 for information.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROJECT. Want to enter the job market, change your career, or upgrade your skills? The Adult Vocational Training Project (AVTP), a division of Pima County Adult Education, offers a business and office skill training program for single parents and displaced homemakers. The program includes typing, computer basics, data entry, job hunting assistance and other services. Classes are from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 901 S. Campbell Ave. Cost depends upon ability to pay. Call 884-8686 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services for survivors of domestic violence. New volunteers are desperately needed. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families, a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, holds a support and discussion group every third Saturday in room 31 of St. Francis in the Foothills Church, River and Swan roads. This month's meeting is at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15. All gay, lesbian and bisexual parents, partners and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS FOR FIRST STEPS. The Parent Connection seeks volunteers to help families with newborns get off to a good start by helping with the First Steps Program. The Parent Connection is located at 5326 E. Pima St. Call 321-1500 to sign up or for information.
OUR TOWN CENTER. Our Town Family Center, 3833 E. Second St., offers the following self-help class for parents: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 and 26, S.T.E.P. Refresher. Cost is $10 per person. Registration is required. Call 881-0935 for registration and 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 (825-2047) and central (325-6617). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities, and meals for new mothers. The northwest chapter is sponsoring Family Night Out with the Toros at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Meet at the main gate of Hi Corbett Field, located at Country Club Road just north of 22nd Street. Cost is $4, children under 5 free. On July 17, playgroup will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a day at the International Wildlife Museum, located on West Speedway before Gates Pass. Cost is $5, children under 5 free. Call the NW chapter for more information. The central chapter meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rincon Room of the Alamo building at TMC, 5301 E. Grant Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St. Victoria Lebsock will discuss A Peaceful Home Equals A Peaceful Home: Methods and Techniques. Free and open to the public. Call Clair at 749-0879 for reservations and 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.
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, No. 45. Call 622-8120 for information.
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.
THE PARENT CONNECTION. The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St., offers a variety of educational and support services for families. The program's core is its Parent/Child Play program, which brings parents and children together for activities geared toward the social and physical development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The Parent/Child Play Program provides instruction and discussion on issues about communication, limit setting and nurturing for young children. The Parent Connection also offers a meeting site, library, indoor/outdoor play areas and referral to community resources for families. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for information.
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES. Jae Kim's Martial Arts School offers free self defense classes for women 14 years and older, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are taught by Master Jae Kim, who has 30 years experience in the martial arts. Stop by the school at 6450 N. Oracle Road, or call 797-0122 for information. Class size is limited to 20, with on-going classes through July.
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 (602) 682-4441.
RIDE 'EM COWBOY! Experience the excitement of bullriding at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 829 W. 29th St. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 adults, $1 children under 12. For those wishing to participate, practice bulls are $15; mutton busting for children is $3. Call 884-7688 for sign-up and information.
CAR RACES. Looking for a little noise and excitement? Go to Tucson Raceway Park, Rita Road and I-10, next to the Pima County Fair Grounds, for some of the best NASCAR racing in the Southwest. On July 15, NASCAR Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds and Factory Stocks take to the track for the Larry Brandon Memorial. Gates open at 5 p.m., with races beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9, $6 for juniors, seniors and military. Admission is free for children 11 and under. Call 762-9200 for information.
TORO! The Toros will return for a series against Vancouver July 13 through 16. Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursday with $1 beers and sodas after the first pitch. On July 14, the first 2,000 children 16 and under will receive a free Toro's batting jersey. Come out July 15 to meet Sport, the latest addition to baseball's crazy group of characters. Family tickets will be available for members of the Vantage Bowling Centers leagues July 16. An actual bowling alley will be set up on the concourse for the enjoyment of the fans. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Call 325-2621 for information.
BUTTERFLY SAFARI. Join lepidopterist Jim Brock, co-author of Butterflies of Southern Arizona, and Mary Erickson of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, for an easy day of butterfly seeking and wildflower interpretation in one of Southern Arizona's loveliest riparian canyons, Sunday, July 16. Wear walking shoes and bring a sack lunch; beverages and snacks will be provided. Cost is $59. Call 887-2340 for information. To register directly, call Pima Community College at 884-6720.
CORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL. Coronado National Memorial is offering free ranger guided hikes on Saturday mornings and demonstrations in the afternoons through the month of July. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes, carry plenty of water and wear protection from the sun and rain. Afternoon workshops will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. in the picnic area. Upcoming hikes include: July 15, Fire in the Park!, a one-mile hike to Coronado Peak and observe the effects of the 1988 Peak Fire, meeting at 9 a.m. at Montazuma Pass; and July 22, Explore the Underworld. Bring flashlights to enjoy the beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites found in Coronado Cave. Hike starts at 9 a.m. from the Visitors Center. Call (520) 458-9333 or (520) 366-5515 for information.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. Take a break during the hot summer for a cool evening "Moon Stroll" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 26 and August 9 and 23, at the Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Wander at your leisure through the pathways, caves, pools and gardens of the magical land built of rock and imagination. Admission is free, though donations are gladly accepted. Call 323-1331 for information.
NATURAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS. The Nature Conservancy's Hart Prairie Preserve, located outside of Flagstaff in the cool aspen and conifer forests of the San Francisco Peaks, offers a series of environmental education workshops incorporating outdoor hikes, written materials and audio/visual presentations on the following dates: August 16 through 18, The Unraveling Web of Life: Habitat Change and Extinction (RSVP by July 15); and August 31 through September 1, Rare Plants and Habitats: Pleistocene Relicts or Victims of Progress? Cost ranges from $100 to $175, and includes lodging and meals, guided hikes and workshop materials. Call (520) 774-8892; or write The Nature Conservancy, Northern Arizona Office, 114 N. San Francisco St., No. 100, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
APACHE COUNTRY TOURS. Explore the history and mystique of the Land of the Apache with Moccasin Tracks Tours, conducted by Irma Bell Kitcheyan. Personal, small group and large group tours available for one to three day excursions. Prices include meals, motel and the tour itself. Call (602) 254-6978 for information.
RAVEN SITE RUIN. The White Mountain Archaeological Center invites the public to visit Raven Site Ruin, an 800 room prehistoric Mogollon pueblo. The center offers hands-on excavation programs allowing anyone age 9 and over to experience the thrill of archaeology. Guided tours, petroglyph hikes and the Sherwood Visitor Center are all part of the attraction. The center is located off Highway 180, 12 miles north of Springerville and 16 miles south of St. John's. Call (520) 333-5857 for information.
MT. LEMMON SHUTTLE. Escape the summer heat with a shuttle tour service leaving from the south parking lot of McDonald's at Bear Canyon Shopping Center (Tanque Verde Road at Catalina Highway) at 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Return trips leave the Mt. Lemmon Café at 8:30 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $21 round trip, $13 one way. Call 293-2233 for reservations.
MUNICIPAL POOL SCHEDULE. Tucson's city pools are open for the summer. Free Teen Night parties meet from 7:30 to 11 p.m. through August 4, with music and live remotes from local radio stations. Family Dive-In Movie Nights are scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday evenings through August 5. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call your local pool for information. Archer Pool users are encouraged to call 791-5388 for complete information on construction scheduled for that pool.
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.
HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
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.
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 740-3340.
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.
IRRIGATION WORKSHOP. Tucson Water is sponsoring two free irrigation workshops as part of their Water Smart program on Saturday, July 22, at Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Irrigation System Design and Installation; and 1 to 3 p.m., Irrigation Timer Use. J.D. DiMeglio from Horizons West will present the workshops. Reservations are required. Call Imelda Angelo at 791-4331 for reservations and information.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.: July 19, Summer Tree Pruning and Management.; July 26, Texas Root Rot, Is It As Bad As They Say? Both classes are presented by Jack Kelly. Classes are held outdoors and last about an hour. The last part of the meeting uses samples of plants brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. Free and open to the public. Call 628-5628 for information.
TBG. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The following workshops are being offered: mountain wildflowers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15; and lizards in the gardens from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, Cost is $8, $6 for members, and includes admission to the gardens. Guided tours are by appointment only for the summer. TBG's outdoor Prima Donna Café is closed until September. Admission to the Botanical Gardens is $3, $2 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
TOHONO CHUL. 7366 N. Paseo de Norte. 742-6455. Master Composter Mike "Merk" Merkwan of the Tucson Organic Gardeners shares the secrets of creating compost--the best fertilizer for your garden and an easy way to recycle--from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the Wilson Room. Cost is $8, $6 for members. RSVP to 742-6455.
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.
MAGAZINES: "How Did Lincoln Die?" in the Spring 1995 issue of American Heritage. No, this isn't one of those, "Maybe-John-Wilkes-Booth-really-didn't-do-it, so-let's-exhume-some-bodies" stories, nor does it offer some far-fetched conspiracy theory. Rather, it offers a fascinating look at the four United States presidents who were assassinated and comes up with some startling conclusions. For one thing, only John Kennedy received a gunshot wound that was unmistakably fatal. Garfield and McKinley both received substandard medical care and died of sepsis, an infection of a wound. In Garfield's case, he was probed by the doctor's naked fingers 14 times, even though that practice was clearly condemned by the medical establishment of the day. Likewise, Lincoln may have died not from the gunshot wound, but rather due to botched efforts to save his life. Many Civil War soldiers survived worse wounds to the head than Lincoln received from Booth's derringer, which had the barrel velocity of a modern-day air gun. Cool article.
TELEVISION: Maria Jose 7:00 p.m. weeknights on Univision (Spanish-language TV; check your listings). For those of you who haven't discovered the wonderful world of Spanish novellas (soap operas), here's a nice way of easing in. Unlike soaps made here in the U.S. which go on forever, Spanish-language soaps have a finite run, usually about a year. Maria Jose is nearing the end of its run and the tension is thick. The title heroine is close to being reunited with the love of her life, Carlos Alberto, whom she was going to marry until she learned that they're brother and sister. Only they're not, but they found out too late, because Carlos Alberto had married a bleach-blonde alcoholic slut, while Maria Jose married Vicente, who is faking paralysis to keep Maria Jose, who is still a virgin after five years of marriage. It's all quite good, plus it helps you pick up conversational Spanish.
MUSIC: Michael Jackson's HIStory. Actually, slip the record store guy a couple bucks and ask if you can just have the greatest hits part. They're good. The other stuff might also be good, but I don't care to find out just yet. Who knows, he may have gone Paul McCartney crazy and let his nutso hick wife sing with him.
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