Events This Week

CLASSY COOK. America's First Lady of Cuisine, Julia Child, celebrates her 85th birthday on Friday, August 15. Chefs and gourmands alike can celebrate locally with Cooking With Julia At Culinary Concepts, a demonstration class of Julia's favorite recipes, followed by a sit-down dinner. Menu includes: Moules Farcies, Pissaladiere Gargantua, Terrine de Sole aux Trois Mousses, Boeuf à la Mode, and Bombe aux Trois Chocolats. Cost is $55 ($25 is tax-deductible). Seating is very limited. Call Judith Berger at 321-0968 for reservations and information.

Listings PHOTO FRENZY. Sabbar Shrine Temple. 450 S. Tucson Blvd. The Arizona Photographic Collectors present their fourth annual Club Auction at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 7. Bring your unwanted cameras, lenses, flashes, darkroom stuff, etc. Equipment inspection is from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Call 529-5072 for information.

SHAKE IT UP. Girlfriends Coffeehouse. 3540 N. Oracle Road. Watch and be amazed as beautiful bellydancers in gorgeous costumes take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 9. Cost is $3. Call 888-4475, or email girlfriends@girlscafe.com.

SUMMER SUN DRIVE. The Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless needs donations of unused or new water bottles, sunscreen, summer hats and sunglasses to help Tucsonans on the street fight the summer heat. Drop off your donations at any of the following locations: The American Red Cross, 3915 E. Broadway; St. Francis de Sales Church, 1375 S. Camino Seco; The Salvation Army Hospitality House, 1021 N. 11th Ave; or The Salvation Army Amphi Corps, 218 E. Prince Road. Call 881-1794 for information.


WOMEN'S WELLNESS CAMP. The YMCA of Tucson invites women to unwind and re-charge at its annual Women's Wellness Camp, October 16 through 19. This weekend getaway at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp near Oracle, Arizona, offers women an opportunity to get away from the frantic daily pace and enjoy swimming, horseback riding, massage, aqua fitness, stress management seminars, facials, journal writing, mountain biking and hiking--as few or as many activities as desired. Discounts are available for YMCA members and non-members registering before September 15. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA Scholarship Program. Call 623-5200 for information. TW

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