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.
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.
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.
Out Of Town
HERBERGER STAGE WEST. 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. (602) 678-2222. Continuing through August 20: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh: The Songs of Allan Sherman, a comedic musical spoof. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $17.50 to $19.50 and are available at Dillard's or the Herberger box office. Call (602) 252-TIXS or (602) 678-2222 to charge tickets or for 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.
CALL TO PLAYWRIGHTS. Call for new full-length English-language plays, experimental or naturalistic, with simple sets and small cast. Submission deadline is October 1, 1995. Winners will be notified in December. Scripts will not be returned. Send submissions and $15 entry fee to: Arizona International Theatre Festival, P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
Opening This Week
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. St. Philip's Plaza. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Saturday, July 22 only: Obsidian's annual Outdoor Art Show and Monsoon Party will feature the mixed media, sculpture and furniture of Kit Carson, Royce Davenport, Steven Dunn, Geno Foushee, Elizabeth Frank, Susan Gamble & Rocky Dobosz, Daniel Lehman, Gary Mackender, Daniel Ptasnik, Alfredo Rivera and Jim Rusk. Art will be on display at the gallery and in the patio at St. Philip's Plaza from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hot dogs, beer and soft drinks will be served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Opening July 20 and continuing through September 17: The Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition, Small Expressions '95, a showcase of small-scale fiber art. Submitted work is limited to weaving, basketry, felting, spinning and handmade papers; and Arizona Tapestry Today, a companion juried exhibit featuring handwoven tapestries and wall hangings with geometric, abstract and pictorial design by members of the Arizona Tapestry Associates. Exhibits are located in both the main gallery and at the Exhibit Hall and are shown in conjunction with the Intermountain Weaving Conference meeting July 27 through July 30. 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.
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. 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.
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 designs by 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.
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.
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.
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.
INTERMOUNTAIN WEAVERS CONFERENCE. The Intermountain Weavers Conference unites 200 weavers, spinners and fiber artists for a series of workshops and lectures and public exhibitions, July 27 through 30 at the Quality Hotel, 475 N. Granada Ave. Both Tohono Chul Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo Norte, and the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave., will exhibit fiber art (see gallery listings above) as part of the conference. Vendors will be on hand with yarns, weaving and spinning related supplies and equipment. At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29, Artist in Residence Norman Kennedy will present A Weaver's Tale, a lecture on the history of weaving and spinning in many cultures, in particular the weaving and folk songs of his native Scotland. Call the Quality Hotel at 622-3000 for information.
PAPERMAKING FROM PLANTS. Explore the magic of hand papermaking from a variety of plant fibers with artist Catherine Nash, M.F.A., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 29 and 30. Cooking, beating, coloring of pulp and sheetforming, using both Western and Japanese techniques, will be covered in this two-day workshop. Adaptability to the home studio will be emphasized. Pre-registration is required. Call 740-1673 for information and upcoming classes in August.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Artists and fine craftspeople from the Southwest are invited to participate in the San Vicente Artists of Silver City Third Annual Arts Fair, Saturday, September 2. Booth fees range from $20 to $100, and include a 10' x 10' space and dinner for the exhibitor following the close of activities. Young artists under age 20 will share a special area with no fee, however work on clean-up detail will be required. Call (505) 538-5232 for an application for a booth and information.
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. The Subway Gallery in Bisbee seeks Arizona artists working in photography or photographic mixed media for its second juried exhibition titled Photo Occurrence Two, opening August 12. Entry fee is $15 for two submittals. Submittals are due by July 31 and can be delivered between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday, to the Subway Gallery, 43 Brewery Gulch, Bisbee. Mail to: Judy Anderson, 611 Hoatson, Bisbee, AZ 85603. Call (520) 432-3813 for an application or 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.
Performances This Week
YOUNG ARTISTS' CONCERTO COMPETITION. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway. 327-4809. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Enrique Lasansky, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23. Featured musicians will be 17-year-old violinist Katherine Baker, 12-year-old pianist Chang Liu, 8-year-old pianist Sarah Wu and 20-year-old soprano singer Clara Salaz. The music of Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart will be featured. Tickets are $8, $5 seniors/students and are available at Jeff's Classical Record's and Hear's Music. Call 327-4721 for information.
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.
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., 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, for some spontaneous old-time Celtic combustion. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
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.
SEMPER FI. The Second Marine Division Association is holding its annual reunion August 30 through September 6 in Long Beach California, and is seeking any persons who served with or were attached to the Division at any time since its inception in 1941. Contact Membership Chairman Carl Wiegel, 217 Audubon St., No. 1204, Hot Springs, AR 71913; or call (501) 623-3823 for membership information. Contact Col. Chas. Van Horne, USMC (ret), SMDA, P.O. Box 8180, Camp Lejeune, NC, 28547 or call (910) 451-3167 for reunion information.
NATURAL TIME CELEBRATION. The Autonomous People's Planetary Moral Emergency Committee will sponsor A Day Out Of Time from dawn to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Fort Lowell Park, Glenn Street and Craycroft Road. The event celebrates the world-wide adoption of a 13-moon, 365 day sacred calendar and will include a sunrise ceremony followed by a day of music, games, calendar-making workshops, speakers and a showing of several videos by Jose and Lloydine Arguelles, authors of the Thirteen-Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan. Call 321-1398 for 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.
ASTD/OPC MEETING. The American Society for Training and Development/Old Pueblo Chapter will hold its monthly luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Topics include: competencies for workplace learning, reinventing the profession and environments for workplace learning. Cost is $14 for members, $17 without reservations and $19 for non-members. Call 293-6488 for reservations and information.
DGT MEETING. The Democrats of Greater Tucson meet at noon every Monday at the Sirloin Stockade, 6325 E. Tanque Verde Road. William C. Bourland, Mexico/Latin American Trade Representative for the City of Tucson's Office of Economic Development-International Trade Division will discuss NAFTA/Trade with Mexico at the July 24 meeting. Call 326-3716 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 26, Fred McAninch, curator of the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum, will hold a panel discussion with three members of Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson, Arnold Smith, Charlie Gonzales and Lynne Holder on Changes in the Hispanic Community of Territorial Arizona. Individual lectures cost $5, $30 for the series, $27 for AHS members. Call 628-5774 for information and registration.
MEDITATION LECTURE. A free introductory lecture on the Transcendental Meditation Program will be given at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Open to the public. Call 254-2552 for information.
THE REAL WORLD OF TEACHING. Jack Warner and Clyde Bryan, authors of The Unauthorized Teacher's Survival Guide, will conduct an open forum/workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway. Learn about the real world of teaching, from how to handle your first day on the job to dealing with teacher burnout. Written for teachers by teachers, this guide covers all the things never mentioned in formal education classes. Free and open to the public. Call 745-9822 for information.
POETRY READING. Kimberly Taylor, recipient of the summer residency program for poets, will read from her works at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Shane House, 218 S. Fourth. Ms. Taylor has worked as an editor, journalist and comedian in Washington, DC. She is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE. 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. The following free programs will take place this week: All poetry enthusiasts are invited to read original works or the works of a favorite poet at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20; Margaret Armstrong and Kenn Schultz present The Patagonia Adventure, a do-it-yourself auto tour packet, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22. The author's presentation will include slides, pictures and a question and answer session. Open to the public. Call 745-9822 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.
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.
LET'S GROW! Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, is offering a week-long gardening school for children entering grades 1 through 3 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28. Children will get aquainted with the gardens, create plant art and learn Botany 101. Cost is $55, $50 members. Call 326-9686 for registration and information.
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 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. 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 6 to 8 can enjoy Animal Builders and Burrowers: Clues to the Past, from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, July 21. Children will construct an imaginary burrow, try to fit some clues together and meet some of the builders and burrowers of the desert. Adults and children ages 8 and up will explore the temporary desert rain pools and discover the unusual life forms that live there in Toadwatch for Families, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 28. Cost for each program is $10, $15 for members. Pre-registration is required. Call 883-3022 for registration and 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 a schedule. Activities this week include: Totally Reptiles at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. (791-4081); and a Middle School Survival Workshop for new students meets this week at El Pueblo Library, Himmel Library, Nanini Library, Bear Canyon Library, Valencia Library and River Center Library. This is an excellent opportunity for both young students and parents to explore important issues concerning the transition between elementary and middle grades, including peer pressure, self-esteem, safety, problem-solving and emotional and physical changes. Call your respective library for workshop times.
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.
TEEN DADS' SUPPORT GROUP. Learn to be a great dad. This support group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, at the Center for Adolescent Parents, 1030 N. Alvernon Way. Free on-site child care, food, gas and/or bus passes are available. Meetings will cover life skills such as self-esteem, assertiveness, career direction and decision making. Call Susan Guerrero at 321-3823 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC) seeks volunteers for multiple services for survivors of domestic violence. As people leave Tucson for the summer months, 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. 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.
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 (529-8314). Chapters offer regular meetings, playgroups, Mom's Night Out activities and meals for new mothers. 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, A Peaceful World. 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 program provides instruction and discussion on 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. Victoria Lebsock will show participants how a peaceful world/society begins at home with A Peaceful Home, A Peaceful World, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. This program is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
KAYAK SCHOOL. The Desert Paddling Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to boating safety and paddling instruction, is sponsoring a kayak school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at 620 E. 19th St., No. 110. An optional river trip will be held Saturday, July 29. No experience is necessary and kayak rentals are available. Focus will be on inflatable, sit-on-top and user-friendly large cockpit kayaks. Instruction will not cover hard shell whitewater kayaking. Cost is $45 for the two lectures, $60 for the river trip. Registrations are limited to 12 persons and must be made by July 22. Call 884-7080 for registration and 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.
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. Tucson Raceway Park, next to the Pima County Fair Grounds at Rita Road and I-10, host some of the best NASCAR racing in the Southwest. Cheer for your favorite Super Late Model, Mighty compact or Factory Stock at the NASCAR Winston West races Saturday, July 22. 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.
SYNCHRO SHOW. Tucson Parks and Recreation will present the annual synchronized swimming show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Ft. Lowell Pool, located at Craycroft Road and Glenn Street. This year's theme is Around the World. Eleven municipal pools with 200 swimmers ages 6 to 18 years will participate in this summer's water ballet extravaganza. Call 791-4892 for information.
CORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL. Coronado National Memorial offers 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 22, Explore the Underworld, a flashlight-tour through cool, stalactite and stalactmite-decorated Coronado Cave; and July 29, Would You Like to be a Ranger?, an easy two-mile hike along a ridge overlooking Mexico and Montezuma Canyon. Find out what rangers really do to preserve and protect our environment. Both hikes depart at 9 a.m., from the Visitor's Center on July 22 and at Montezuma pass on July 29. 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 31 through September 1, Rare Plants and Habitats: Pleistocene Relicts or Victims of Progress? RSVP by August 1. 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.
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.
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.
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