Opening This Week
a.k.a. THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. 623-7852. July 28 through 30 only: The Original Short Works Festival, featuring four one-act plays: Scarlet Angel, by Martin Chandler; Soulmates, by Gary E. Sabbag; A Simple Proposition, by Marc Goldfeder; and The Hair Shirt by Rachel Parker. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $9, $7 for seniors, students and artists. Call 623-7852 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Opening July 27 and continuing through August 26: Flights of Fancy, an imaginative production based on individual stories created by a cast of actors ages 4 through adult. This production is most appropriate for ages 4 through 15. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday matinees. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information.
BLOODHUT PRODUCTIONS. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Opening August 2 and continuing through August 13: I Know and Old Woman, an exploration of a woman's concept of growing older through the use of song, movement, slides, improvisation and words. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Advance tickets are $8 and are available at Antigone Books and Fit to Be Tried. Door tickets are $9. Call 326-7354 for information.
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Randolph Recreation Center Performing Arts Auditorium. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30 only: The Devonshire Demons, a comedic romp through the 200-year-old mansion of Cedric Johnson, complete with wolves, vampires and eeck!--the Plant Man. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
THE PEOPLE WHO DO THAT. Laff's Comedy Caffé. 2900 E. Broadway. Arizona's only wild, robust and meaty sketch comedy troupe unleashed another hour of pain on an unsuspecting public in Let Them Eat Rocks! at 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1. As a part of the People's ongoing Cultural Awareness Program, free rocks will be available upon request. Tickets are $3 (cheap!). Call Laff's at 32-FUNNY or the People at 628-3612 for information.
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.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Youth Theater announces open auditions for Snow Queen from 4 to 7 p.m. July 31 and August 1 at 5526 E. 22nd St. Snow Queen is the classic tale of a young girl overcoming all odds to rescue her friend from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen. Ages 4 to adult welcome. No salary paid. Call 790-0844 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Catalina Players announce auditions for the October production of The Man Who Came To Dinner, from 7 to 10 p.m. July 31 and August 1 at Catalina Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway. Call backs are August 3. A large cast of men and women ages 17 to 70 is needed. Call Priscilla at 299-9452 or 326-0704 for 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.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 13: multi-media show featuring the works of Mo Garrison, Terri Hagen, Marti Lariiva, Marilyn McCrindle, Brenda Rentfro and Margaret Schultz. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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.
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.
LA MARIPOSA GALLERY. 1501 N. Houghton Road. 749-1099. Continuing through August 31: Summer Time, a mixed media exhibit featuring the work of Arizona artists Maxine Hale, Vicki Schwaninger, Grace Calterone, Deanna Thibault, Pat Harris-Murray, Molly Romo, Don Weber, Terry Leach, James Palka, Marcella Rung, Hazel Dixon and Syd Clayton-Seeber. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
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.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through August 26: Gallery Artists' Show, highlighting vessels, platters, stemware, perfume bottles and more by local artists Linda Allyn, Louis Via, Laura Pesce and Tom Philabaum. The Gallery will be closed through July 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 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.
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.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through September 17: The 12th 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. There will be an artist reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 28. 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.
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Continuing through September 17: The Intermountain Weavers' Guild Biennial Juried Show. 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.
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 a closing reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Events include readings by exhibiting poets at 7 p.m., and a public poetry swap. Bring a favorite poem to exchange with another visitor. Summer gallery hours are by appointment, Thursday night Art Walk and Downtown Saturday Nights. Call 792-0313 for information.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
REVERSE GLASS PAINTING EXHIBIT. Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4393. Continuing through July 31: reverse glass paintings by Tucson artist Janet K. Miller, drawn from visions of living in West Africa and the lives of Saints.
ART WALK. As our brilliant sunsets lengthen the summer evenings and your feet begin to itch for some serious strolling, take yourself on the Art Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, and experience firsthand why Tucson is the City of the Arts. Call 624-9977 for information and a listing of participating galleries.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Apparatus Gallery seeks new work created by artists. Fine art, furniture, home accessories, jewelry and cards will be selected for the fall season. Send slides or photographs with contact information and an SASE to: 299 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. Deadline is August 22.
INTERMOUNTAIN WEAVERS' CONFERENCE. The Intermountain Weavers Conference, a series of workshops, lectures and public exhibitions, convenes July 27 through 30 at the Quality Hotel, 475 N. Granada Ave. Vendors will be on hand with yarn, 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, with a demonstration of waulking, a fabric finishing technique, and 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 third annual San Vicente Artists of Silver City 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.
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. 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.
Performances This Week
ALLEN PARSONS & Kansas. Alan Parsons and special guest Kansas, will 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.
PIANIST DAVID SYNE. UA alum and internationally acclaimed pianist David Syne will entertain people of all ages with music ranging from Bach to boogie woogie at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Advance tickets are $10, $12 at the door. Call 298-5213 or 722-4899 for tickets and 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.
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. The Folk Shop. 2525 N. Campbell Ave. 881-7147. Join in the fun from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, for some spontaneous old-time Celtic combustion. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
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.
BALLROOM DANCING. The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) of Southern Arizona will hold a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Armory Park, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Dancers of all levels of skill are invited to attend. No partner necessary. Introductory and intermediate group classes will be offered at 7 p.m. Donation is $4, $3 for members. Call 292-9853 for information.
DINE AND DANCE. Dance to the Latin best of salsa, Tejano and Tex-Mex bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pappy's Restaurant and Bar, 375 S. Stone Ave. Dinner is served from 6 to 11 p.m., with music and dancing from 9 to 12:30 a.m. Learn to dance with Descarga, with salsa lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cover charge is $3, $4 on Thursdays with dance lesson. No cover with dining reservations of parties of four or more. Call 882-8908 for reservations and 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.
LA LECHE WORLD WALK. The La Leche League of Tucson, a non-profit organization that provides information and support to breastfeeding mothers, hosts a local World Walk for Breastfeeding at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5, beginning at David Bell Bike Path at Reid Park, Broadway and Country Club Road. A no-host breakfast will follow at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. The World Walk is part of the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week taking place August 1 through 7. Call Angela at 750-9043 for information.
CANS AND CLOTHES DRIVE. Having hit a summer slump in donations, Goodwill Industries and the Community Food Bank are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Cans & Clothes For Our Community project, running August 1 through 31. Southern Arizona residents are encouraged to donate clothing and non-perishable food at all SUBWAY sandwich shops in Tucson. Help stock empty shelves and put clothes on our community's disadvantaged and disabled.
SPORTS MEMORABILIA/CARD SHOW. Buy, sell and trade your favorite sports cards, comics, pogs and memorabilia with over 35 dealers July 28 through 30, at El Con Mall, 3601 E. Broadway. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Open to the public.
STAMP CLUB. The Tucson Stamp Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. The next meeting is August 1. Browse and trade at 6:30 p.m., with meeting following at 7:45 p.m. Call 743-0429.
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.
SOME LIKE IT HOT! The Tucson Jazz Society's annual Latin jazz dance, salsa tasting and cook-off will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday, September 3, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by Luis Torres, will perform Latin jazz, salsa, merengues, cumbias and other Latin music for dancing. The salsa cook-off has two categories: commercial and individual. The entry fee for individual salsas is $5, $20 for commercial entries. Salsa makers must bring two quarts of salsa and register their entries at the door by 7:30 p.m. Food and beverages will also be available. Tickets are $8, $4 for Jazz Society members and will be available at the door. Call the Jazz Society Hotline at 743-3399 for complete information on how the salsas must be prepared and presented.
BOLA TIE BALL. Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona will host its sixth Bola Tie Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Westward Look Resort. This year's ball will feature the music of the Dayna Wagner Band, with added entertainment including a Quick Draw contest and a carnival booth. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Henry Quinto Educational Endowment Fund, providing education and training services to over 10,000 people a year in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The Fund also provides income for workshops on HIV and AIDS prevention, Youth-at-Risk after school sexuality programs, "Healthy Foundation" training for pre-school and child-care center staff and teacher training for sexuality education. A bola tie contest and raffle will also be held. Cost is $50 per person, $500 for a reserved table for ten. Raffle tickets for a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas are $10, available from Planned Parenthood. Call 624-1761 for reservations and information.
SEMPER FI. The Second Marine Division Association hosts 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.
HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI LECTURE. With Our Own Eyes, a half-hour video about the AFSC Youth Delegation to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, screens at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N. Fifth Ave. The video documents the 1994 delegation of 16 teenagers from the U.S. and Puerto Rico who went to Japan to report on the effects of the 1945 atomic bombings. A discussion will follow, based on the book With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion and Moral Imagination, by Joseph Gerson, Regional Program Coordinator of AFSC in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This program is one of many free events scheduled throughout August. Call the AFSC office at 623-9141 for information about this and other scheduled events.
DGT MEETING. The Democrats of Greater Tucson meet at noon every Monday at the Sirloin Stockade, 6325 E. Tanque Verde Road. Carolyn Emerine, Director of 88-CRIME, will talk about 88-CRIME at its service to the public on July 31. 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 August 2, culture and language teacher Daniel Lopez will moderate a panel of students from Baboquivari High School in a discussion titled, Tohono O'odham Family Life in Territorial Arizona, a look at the family life of the Tohono O'odham during the late 1800's. Individual lectures cost $5. Call 628-5774 for information and registration.
BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350. Charles Bowden, author of Blood Orchid, and Brian Andrew Laird, author of Bowman's Line, will be signing copies of their novels from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Call 881-6350 for information.
HOTTER THAN HELL BOOK SALE. The University of Arizona Press is tempting bibliophiles with devilishly low prices at its warehouse book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the UA Press Warehouse, 330 S. Toole Ave. Dress cool, the warehouse isn't air-conditioned. Load up now for hot summer reading and cool holiday gift-giving later. Call 621-1441 for information.
LITERACY GRANTS. Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association is offering grants up to $1,000 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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Messages From The Heart, a quarterly journal dedicated to the art of letter writing, is accepting entries for a "creative postcard" contest. Two two-year subscriptions will be awarded: one for best artwork, one for best message. Best entries will appear in a future issue of the journal. Send postcard and a $5 entry fee to: MFTH, P.O. Box 64840, Tucson, AZ 85728. Entries will be property of the journal. Call 577-0588 for 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.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Literacy Volunteers of Pima County is looking for presenters for the Tutoring Young Readers Workshop. Call 797-7530 for information.
DESERT MUSEUM FUN. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers a variety of fun-filled programs for children this summer. Adults and children ages 8 and up can 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 is $10, $15 for members. On August 2 and 3, children ages 10 to 12 years can go Back to the Past. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, children will meet an archaeologist and take a journey through time to rediscover ancient sites, read the messages of the petroglyphs and try to imagine what it was like being a Tucson Basin resident more than 500 years ago. Cost is $35, $30 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.
PRESCHOOL MUSIC. Music classes for newborns through children age 5 are offered at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, at Desert Dove Christian Church, 6163 Midvale Park Road. Classes feature music, rhythm and movement as well as interactive musical experiences between children and their parents. Call 888-3352 for information and enrollment.
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.
MUSEUM DAY CAMP. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn about life in the "olden days" by participating in the Arizona Historical Society's Heritage Day Camp. Each week-long session hosts an array of hands-on activities for creating traditional foods and crafts of the many cultures present in Arizona. Sessions run through August 18. Call 628-5774 for information on half- and full-day weekly sessions.
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: A Middle School Survival Workshop for new students meets this week at Nanini Library, Valencia Library and Wilmot 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. At 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, children ages 8 and up can discover how rockets are made and how they fly in Blast Off: Rocket Readers Learn About Rockets, at Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Call 791-4081 for information.
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.
FAMILIES NEEDED. EF Foundation, a non-profit high school foreign exchange program, is continually searching for families in the Tucson area to host foreign exchange students. Interested families are encouraged to call International Exchange Coordinator Dugmar Cushing at 795-6717.
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 skills training program for single parents and displaced homemakers. 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. As people leave Tucson for the summer months, new volunteers are desperately needed. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
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 (529-8314) and central (325-6617). 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.
LA LECHE. La Leche is a great organization that offers sensible advice for women who want to breastfeed their babies. Six monthly meetings are held throughout Tucson. Phone counseling is also available. La Leche celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 1 through 7, with a variety of activities including the World Walk starting at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5. Call 750-9043 for more information about World Breastfeeding Week. Call 721-2516 for membership and meeting 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. Additional class and lecture series and support groups are available. Call 321-1500 for registration and information.
VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES. Men's and women's Division A Amphi/Cactus volleyball leagues begin August 23 and continue Wednesday nights through October 11 at Amphi High School. Pre-registration ends August 7. Call Corey Morishita at 628-1440 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.
BIKE TRIPS. Jerry and Bev Pitcock have arranged more than 30 different "biketivities" continuing throughout the summer. 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.
IN-LINE HOCKEY. Get your hockey fix this summer when the Continental In-line Hockey League's Canada All-Stars take on the USA All-Stars at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the TCC arena, 260 S. Church Ave. A free clinic for children will be held at the TCC arena at 3:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10 and are available at the TCC ticket office. Call 791-4266 for information on upcoming Arizona Thunderblades season tickets and the All-Star game.
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, hosts some of the best NASCAR racing in the Southwest. NASCAR Street Stocks, Grand American Modifieds, Mighty Compacts and Factory Stocks take to the track Saturday, July 29. 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 boys are back at Hi Corbett this week with a series July 29 through August 1 against Colorado Springs. On July 29, the sixth annual Ambassador Diamond Dig takes place immediately following the game. All ladies over age 18 will have a chance to tear up the field in search of a real diamond. Sunday, July 30, is Tucson/Pima Library night. Children who reached the 25-hour reading mark in the Summer Reading Program will be given free family passes for the game. Or hold out for Circle K night Monday, July 31, with complimentary tickets at all Tucson-area Circle K stores. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 325-2621 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 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. Hike departs at 9 a.m., at Montezuma pass. Call (520) 458-9333 or (520) 366-5515 for information.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. During the month of August, witness breathtaking sunsets and learn about our nocturnal desert neighbors through self-exploration or guided tours down unlit paths from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. A green tamale workshop will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Tamale experts Noemi Carlos-Armstrong and Marie Vergata will demonstrate how to select fresh corn, prepare the masa and fillings and fold and cook the tamales. Pre-registration for the class is required. Cost is $45, $35 for members Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, through September 30. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
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.
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.
LIONS AND THE LAND. Wildlife biologist and mountain lion expert Harley Shaw will give a talk entitled Lions and the Land, at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at the Water Resources Research Center, 350 N. Campbell Ave. There will also be a brief general meeting of the Sky Island Alliance that evening. Call 323-0547 for membership and information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson's Coastal Conservation Foundation needs volunteers in Nayarit, Mexico, to help protect the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley sea turtle through September. Volunteers will patrol nesting beaches, conduct research on the ethnobotony of the region and assist conservation programs. Call the Coastal Conservation Foundation at 798-1844.
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.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.: August 2, How to Manage Wildlife in Your Landscape, by Cadie Pruss; August 9, Desert Plants, 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. A Botany for Gardeners workshop meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 9. Cost is $8, $6 for members, and includes admission to the gardens. A full moon hike up the Douglas Springs Trail in the Rincon Mountains will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, August 10. Cost is $9, $7 TBG members. 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.
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.
MUSIC: Funkcronomicon by Axiom Funk. This dazzling two-CD set features an all-star lineup of funk luminaries, from George Clinton to Bootsy Collins, from James Brown homie Maceo Parker to Sly Stone. This thing runs the gamut from the intentionally silly P-Funk outer space stuff to psychedelic Hendrix-like licks to killer jams heavy on the bass. Think of it as killer rap music without the bullshit lyrics. All together now--We want the funk!
BOOKS: The Nightingale's Song by Robert Timburg. A stirring and disturbing tale of five Naval Academy graduates, including a scoundrel or five. Arizona Sen. John McCain comes off most heroic, giving his North Vietnamese captors a serious middle finger as he endured five years of torture. (OK, OK, he was a war hero and he looks magnanimous and statesmanlike in his support of reopening diplomatic ties with Vietnam, but couldn't he have been a senator from someplace else?) Others profiled include Iran-contra scandal players John Poindexter, Robert MacFarlane and scumsucker Oliver North. All were heroes of a sort in battle, but less-than-adept at making it in the real world, where violence and death aren't always at hand to blur the lines of ethical behavior. A serious, engaging piece of writing.
MAGAZINES: "Slick Philly" in the July/August 1995 issue of Mother Jones. Phil Gramm, who is to the United States Presidency what Donny Osmond is to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is far behind frontrunner Bob Dole in the race for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination. But he's a sleazy slimeball with a mean streak, meaning he has a decent shot at getting the nod. This piece by William Saletan looks into Gramm's chameleon-like ability to change his stance with the prevailing wind, plus his willingness to attach himself to felons, hate groups and shady fundraisers if it suits his purposes. He's a real creep, and boy, I hope he gets the nomination. He's about the only one Clinton can beat.
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