Opening This Week
BORDERLANDS THEATRE. PCC Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 882-7406. Opening August 17 and continuing through September 3: Lonely Planet, a play by Steven Dietz where empty chairs symbolize the legacy of those who have died prematurely of AIDS complications. In an effort to support local AIDS service organizations, a donation of chairs is being requested. All chairs donated will become part of the play's set and represent a life lost to AIDS. A portion of the donated chairs will highlight a silent auction, continuing through the run of the play, with proceeds donated to PACT for Life, Shanti and TAP. Call Ken at PACT, 770-1710, to donate chairs. Advance tickets range from $6 to $10 and are available at the PCC West cashier's office, Antigone Books and Jeff's Classical Records. Call 882-7406 for reservations and information.
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Himmel Park amphitheatre. 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Special performances August 18, 19, 25 and 26 only: Trojan Women, the classic Greek drama by Euripides, concerning the fate of the women and children of Troy after the Greek conquest. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
THE PROCESSION. The Phantom Players present The Procession, finalizing the works created over the past year by artist Jill Ann Smith for her Crucifixion Series. The Procession begins at 8 p.m. Downtown Saturday Night, August 19, at Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue, finishing at 9 p.m. at the Ronstadt Center with a choreographed performance piece. Smith's Crucifixion Series, consisting of ten sculptural pieces of found scrap metal, plaster casting, glass and other media, will be displayed at Café Sweetwater, 340 E. Sixth St., during the event. Call 795-4267 for information.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Performance artist Dennis Williams presents a "one man band half-time show" entitled Unfinished Business at 9 p.m. Friday, August 18, at Café Luna Loca (formerly the DPC Cafe), 546 N. Stone Ave. Donations accepted. Call 882-4488 for information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. 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.
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.
Out Of Town
RED RIVER OPRY. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. (602) 829-6779. Opening August 21 and continuing through August 26: Always...Patsy Cline, a two-woman theatrical production of the legendary country performer's life and music, featuring twenty of Cline's best-loved songs. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday with matinee performances at 3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets are $19.50 and $22.50 and are available at all Dillard's box offices, the Red River Opry or charge-by-phone by calling (620) 829-6779.
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.
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.
SPACE NEEDED. Coyote Theater Lab, a Tucson based company with ongoing research and development of national theatre projects, needs long-term rehearsal space donated. Reply to: P.O. Box 36493, Tucson, AZ 85740-6493.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 1995-96 performance season. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
ART!! GALLERY. El Con Mercado. 6328 E. Broadway. 745-8586. Continuing through October 13: a 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.
BERTA WRIGHT GALLERY. 260 E. Congress St., and Foothills Mall at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard. 882-7043. Continuing through August 31: carved wood reliefs by Kathy Haun and printed and stitched fabric panels by Anne Swan. 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. 624-8995. Continuing through September 30: paintings and sculptures featuring the work of 50 Tucson Hispanic artists. Pieces will be rotated every two weeks.
DAVIS DOMINGUEZ GALLERY. Casas Adobes Office Park. 6812 N. Oracle Road. 297-1427. Continuing through September 16: Tucson Collection '95--Part II, the third annual small works invitational of paintings and sculpture by some of the best Tucson artists. 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.
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Continuing through September 9: mixed-media works by Katherine Josten, Ellen McMahon and Barbara Penn. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday.
ECLECTIC GALLERY. 69 E. Pennington St. 620-1668. Continuing through August 31: an exhibition of interior-design art by Tamara Scott-Anderson, Stephanie Cleek, Lourdes Y. Massee, Phil Perry, Lynn Rae Lowe, Terry Taylor, Susan Ewing and many others. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.
HOTEL CONGRESS. Main Lobby, 311 E. Congress. 622-8848. Continuing through September 31: Future/Past Visions of Tucson, a presentation of The Depot Gateway Vision by community designer Arthur Keating along with historic photos of Tucson on loan from Etherton Gallery.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through August 26: Fotografîa, a group exhibition by local photographers Robert Martinique, Franc Moore, Elaine Querry and Jeff Scott. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Nights or by appointment.
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.
LOCAL 803, INC. 803 E. Helen St. 882-4625. Continuing through September 9, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 19: site-specific ceramic-based installations by Tori Arpad and monolithic woodcuts and mixed-media drawings by Kristin Groenveld. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and 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.
PHILABAUM GALLERY. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through August 26: Gallery Artists' Show, highlighting vessels, platters, stemware, perfume bottles and other works by local artists Linda Allyn, Louis Via, Laura Pesce, Tom Philabaum and others. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through August 31: ceramic teapots by Debby Wells O'Bannon; hand-colored black and white photography by Gina Krenlog-Calderone; and sterling silver jewelry by Anna Farella. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Downtown Saturday Nights.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY EAST. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 160. 298-5995. Continuing through August 31: metal indoor/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. 4870 Territory Loop. 529-7293. Continuing: southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke. Gallery hours are by appointment.
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 including 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 designs by members of the Arizona Tapestry Association. 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.
T/PAC GALLERY. 240 N. Stone Ave. 624-0595. Continuing through September 22: an exhibit by Pima County rural artists featuring a variety of two- and three-dimensional visual art pieces. Sponsored by T/PAC's Rural Arts Program. Regular gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Thursday Art Walk. Admission is free.
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. Continuing through September 17: Mexico: A Landscape Revisited, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the origins of the landscape tradition in Mexico and its various expressions in 19th and 20th century art. 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 LIBRARY. Main Library, located on the south-central side of the UA mall. 621-6441. Continuing through September 1: an exhibit by the Arizona Photographic Collectors, tracing the history and development of cameras and their associated equipment from the 1880's to the present. Call 621-4300 for information.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 422 N. Fourth Ave. 624-1779. Continuing through August 30: mixed media pieces by Jerry Sampson. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. Call for hours.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Proposals for artwork for a new entrance plaza to the Kennedy Park Fiesta Area will be accepted through August 23. The artist will work closely with landscape architects for the project. Contact the Tucson/Pima Arts Council for a prospectus. Mail submissions to: Kennedy Park Public Art, T/PAC, 240 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Call Tina McNearney at 624-0595, ext. 15; or Gary Wittwer at 791-4873, ext. 122, for information.
DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. The Arizona Historical Society Museum offers training classes for volunteer docents beginning September 12. Docents help interpret exhibits, interact with children, participate in trips of historic interest and continually learn about Arizona's rich heritage. Space is limited. Please respond by August 20 to: Peter Booth, Docent Coordinator, Arizona Historical Society Museum, 949 E. Second Street, Tucson, AZ 85719; or call 628-5774.
CALL FOR ARTISTS. Apparatus Gallery seeks new works for the fall season. Fine art, furniture, home accessories, jewelry and cards will be accepted. Send slides or photographs with contact information and SASE to: 299 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. Deadline is August 22.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Artists and fine craftspeople from the Southwest are invited to participate in the third annual 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.
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
BLUES ROOTS DUO. Blues men Chico Chism and Hans Olsen continue their "Page to Bisbee Tour" August 18 at the Chicago Bar, 5954 E. Speedway (748-8169), and August 19 at St. Elmo's Bar in Bisbee. The tour is in celebration of each artists' newly released album: Chism's Raw As Hell and Olson's Kachina Blues. Call for showtimes and cover charge.
Eb Eberlein CD RELEASE PARTY. Eb Eberlein celebrates the release of his first CD, Voice In The Wilderness, with a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Admission is $4, $3 for KXCI, TFTM and TKMA members. Call 884-1220 for information.
THIRD ON FOURTH. It's twice the fun on the third Saturday of the month as Fourth Avenue joins in the Downtown Saturday Night celebration, August 19, with their Summer Music Showcase featuring the music of George Howard and the Roadhouse Hounds. The Summer Music Showcase continues 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.
DESERT VOICES PICNIC. Desert Voices, Arizona's Lesbian and Gay chorus, hosts Cruise Down the Nile, a potluck picnic from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at Reid Park Ramada No. 17. Both current and prospective members are invited, especially tenors and basses. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. No alcohol is allowed in Reid Park. Call Carrie at 571-9175 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Desert Voices, Arizona's Lesbian and Gay chorus seeks members to join them in their 1995-96 Singing Season. Interested singers are invited to a rehearsal and organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, August 21, in the UA Music Building, Room 232. No choral experience is necessary. Call Davey at 886-1208 for information.
MUSICIANS NEEDED. The Catalina Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Enrique Lasansky, is recruiting string, woodwind and brass musicians. The orchestra offers musicians an exciting opportunity to perform with an orchestra recognized for its quality and originality. Call Enrique Lasansky at 327-4721 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson Masterworks Chorale seeks members for its 46th season. The first rehearsal will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 28, at First Congregational Church, Second Street and University Boulevard. All levels welcome, especially tenors. Call 884-3506 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Reveille Gay Men's Chorus announces auditions for the 1995-96 concert season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at the First United Methodist Church, 915 E. Fourth St. Men of all ages, races and musical skills are encouraged to audition. There is no need for prepared material. Call 795-7156 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Arizona Repertory Singers announce auditions for all voice parts Tuesday evenings through August 29. Tenors and basses are especially needed. Prospective members should be able to read music and have choral experience. Call Kathleen Santo at 529-1502 or 792-8141 to schedule an appointment and for information.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC CLASSES. The Desert Dove School of Music, 6163 S. Midvale Park Road, offers after school and evening instrumental classes, beginning and intermediate bands. A band orientation meeting for parents and prospective students meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 23. Call Judith Richardson at 888-3352 for registration and information.
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 22, for some spontaneous old-time Celtic combustion. Everyone is welcome, with practiced players invited to join in.
PERCUSSION CLASS. Learn to play traditional drum music from West 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, Tuesday and Saturday. Cost is $38 per month. 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, August 19, at the Armory Park Senior Center, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Singles and couples welcome, no experience necessary. Fiddle pickers are invited to sit in. Admission is by donation at the door. Call 318-0810 for information.
BALLROOM DANCING. The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) of Southern Arizona swings from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 20, at the Elk's Lodge, 2404 E. River Road. Dancers of all skill levels are invited. No partner necessary. Introductory and intermediate group classes will be offered at 2 p.m. Donation is $4, $3 for members. Call 292-9853 for information.
SALSA LESSONS. Dance to the Latin beat of salsa, Tejano and Tex-Mex bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pappy's Restaurant and Bar, 375 S. Stone Ave. Salsa lessons are offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cover charge is $3, $4 on Thursdays with dance lesson. Call 882-8908 for information.
AFRICAN DANCE CLASS. The Barbea Williams Performing Company offers ongoing classical African dance classes in various ethnic techniques: African Cuban, West African, African-Brazilian, African American Jazz and more, for children, teens and adults. Classes begin August 22. Call 628-7785 for registration, location 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. A dance performance workshop meets at 1 p.m. Sundays. 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.
WESTERN DANCE. The Bum Steer, 1910 N. Stone Ave., offers free beginning country western dance lessons from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays. The nutty team of Larry & Amanda will get both of your left feet doing the two step, cha cha, waltz, triple-time, west coast, pony, desperado wrap and more. Partners and singles welcome. 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.
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, August 19. The Viva Tucson Caliente Festival rocks Pennington Street between Sixth and Scott avenues with great food booths and the salsa music of Rafael Moreno & Descarga. Chubasco performs multi-ethnic folk music at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Jonquill will perform blues-based rock and roll on Scott Avenue; and modern dancer John McNamara, with music accompaniment by Bob Steigert, will give an improvisational dance performance at 8 p.m. at the north end of the Ronstadt Center. Appearing in the Arizona Alley will be the crazy antics of The Tragidiots. Pick up a program of events at the information booth at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Congress Street. Call 624-9977 for events and information.
MONSOON MADNESS. Monsoon Madness strikes at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, as Tucson Centers for Women and Children holds its seventh annual auction at Rillito Downs Racetrack, located on north First Avenue just south of the Rillito River. There will be both live and silent auctions, entertainment, a light buffet and cool drinks. The auction provides funds to continue and expand programs for TCWC. Tickets are $12.50 and are available in advance by calling TCWC at 795-8001.
CANS AND CLOTHES DRIVE. Help Goodwill Industries and the Community Food Bank through their summer slump by donating to the fourth annual Cans and Clothes for Our Community project, continuing through August 31. Southern Arizona residents are encouraged to donate clothing and non-perishable food at all SUBWAY sandwich shops in Tucson.
FARMERS MARKET. A summer evening farmers market meets from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through September 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.
GARDENER'S PARADISE. Culinary Concepts, a gourmet cooking school located in Palomino Plaza, is hosting a tour of Agua Linda Farms in Amado on Thursday, August 24. The trip will include a tour of the property and time for picking vegetables and sunflowers. The evening wraps up with a sunset dinner at the Tended Earth in Amado. Tour leaves at 4 p.m. sharp with an expected return of 9 p.m. Cost is $45. Call 321-0968 for registration and information.
SOME LIKE IT HOT. It's time to get cooking for the Tucson Jazz Society's annual Latin jazz dance, salsa tasting and cook-off, scheduled for Sunday, September 3, at St. Philip's Plaza, 4380 N. Campbell Ave. Entry fee is $5, $20 for commercial entries. 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 salsa preparation and presentation.
BOLA TIE BALL. Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona hosts the sixth Bola Tie Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Westward Look Resort. Event features the music of the Dayna Wagner Band, with added entertainment including a Quick Draw contest and carnival booth. Proceeds benefit the Henry Quinto Educational Endowment Fund, providing 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. Cost is $50 per person, $500 for a reserved table. Raffle tickets for a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas are $10, available from Planned Parenthood. Call 624-1761 for reservations and information.
MEN IN THE 90'S. The MenTOR Network presents a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at the Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, titled When We Put Commitment Before Compatibility: Knowing the Pitfalls of Being in Love With a Feeling, Not the Person. Call 323-0062 for registration and information.
UA GALLERY TALK. Photographer Duane Michaels presents Yes: Thoughts on the Photography of Arthur Tress, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at the Center for Creative Photography, UA Fine Arts Complex, southeast of the pedestrian underpass at Speedway and Park Avenue. Free and open to the public. Call 621-7968 for information.
TOHONO CHUL. In honor of Tucson's birthday, Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, presents The Red Captain at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 17, in the Wilson Room. Mark Santiago, Collections Manager at the Arizona Historical Society, will explore the life of the red-headed Irishman responsible for the establishment of San Agustín del Tucson. Call 742-6455 for reservations and 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. On August 23, Thomas Peterson, AHS Chief Curator, discusses Welcome to Territorial Tucson--a unique tour of 1870's Tucson utilizing photographs of that era. Individual lectures cost $5. Call 628-5774 for information and registration.
TOASTMASTERS. The Saguaro Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Church of the Nazarene, 404 S. Columbus Blvd. Call Timothy McClaughry at 327-8998, or John at 749-4811, for information.
OPEN POETRY READING. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway, hosts an evening of poetry starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 17. Poetry enthusiasts are invited to read original works or the works of a favorite poet. Free and open to the public. Call 745-9822 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 5480 E. Broadway. 745-9822. Susan Bollin, author of Salsa Lovers, Quick-N-Easy Mexican Recipes and The Sedona Cook Book, will sign copies and share her southwestern recipes and cooking tips from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Call 745-9822 for information.
ESSAY CONTEST. New West Research presents a Bring Back the Lobo essay contest for New Mexico and Arizona residents ages 12 and older. State in 250 words or less why you support the re-introduction of the wolf in New Mexico and Arizona. First prize is $100. Deadline is August 20. Send submission with name, address, telephone, age and occupation to: Bring Back the Lobo, c/o New West Research, P.O. Box 9701, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
SPARROWGRASS POETRY. Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a grand prize of $500 in its new Distinguished Poet Awards poetry contest. Poets may enter one poem only, 20 lines of less, on any subject and any poetic style. Submitted poems will also be considered for publication. No entry charge. Deadline is September 30, 1995. Send poem to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., Dept. J, 203 Diamond St., Sisterville, WV, 26175.
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. Ready, Set, Read! workshops for parents and their children are currently forming. Call 797-7530 for information.
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. The Tucson/Pima Libraries celebrate National Aviation Week with activities for children ages 6 and up including a paper airplane workshop and stories about famous aviators. Paper Planes! starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street. Call 791-4081 for information.
PRESCHOOL MUSIC. Music classes for newborns through children age 5 are offered at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 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. Classes are available for children and adults of all ages. Call 888-3352.
KID'S CLUB. Magic, crafts, special guests, stories, snacks and lots of fun are scheduled every week at both Bookman's locations: 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the store at Ina and Thornydale roads; and 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Grant Road and Campbell Avenue location. Call 579-0303 or 325-5767 for information.
STORYTIME. Every Saturday at 10 a.m. is storytime at The Haunted Bookshop, 7211 N. Northern Ave. Parents are encouraged to stay and listen. Open to all ages, but stories are chosen for children ages 3 to 7 years. Call 297-4843 for information.
ADHD/ADD GROUP. The Arizona Children's Home Association Center for Family Therapy offers a psycho-educational group for children with ADHD and ADD. The groups are highly structured, two-hour sessions which meet for eight weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning September 5, at the association's center, 2820 S. Eighth Ave. Cost is $30 per session. Call 323-3877 for registration and information.
DONATIONS NEEDED. Tucson Shalom House, a non-profit, non-sectarian housing and counseling program for homeless women and children, seeks clothes and school supplies to prepare homeless and disadvantaged children of all ages for school. Call Deborah Correa, Volunteer Coordinator, at 292-0698 for information.
PARENTING WORKSHOPS. Parents Anonymous, a family support organization, presents free workshops for parents of children two to 12 years. Workshops continue from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through September 2, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5601 E. Broadway. Topics include: instilling self-esteem, child development, learning responsibility and cooperation and family enrichment strategies. Child care will be provided free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Call Donna at 622-6869 for registration and information.
RAINBOW FAMILIES. Rainbow Families, a gay, lesbian and bisexual parents network, holds a support and discussion group every third Saturday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at St. Francis in the Foothills Church, at River and Swan roads, in room 31. All gay, lesbian and bisexual parents, partners and family members are welcome. Call Craig at 318-9348 for information.
SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE. Single Mothers by Choice is a support and networking group for women who are single mothers by choice or thinking about becoming single mothers. Call Leslie at 745-5677, or Jean at 745-6777, for information.
LA FRONTERA WORKSHOPS. DES and La Frontera offer the following free parenting workshops throughout the month of August: August 19, Parent/Child Communication, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. Sixth Ave.; and August 23, Cooperation, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road. Call Julie Mack at La Frontera, 884-9920 ext. 291, for registration and information.
M.O.M. Mothers On The Move, an alliance of entrepreneurial mothers, meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, at the Tucson Racquet Club, 4001 N. Country Club Road. M.O.M is a support, networking and resource exchange group for women juggling business ownership and parenthood. Call 885-1593 for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Children to Children, a non-profit grief support center for children and their families, seeks volunteers to train as support group facilitators. The next training session begins in September. Call 322-9155 for information.
TEEN DADS' SUPPORT GROUP. 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. Call 795-8001 for information. Your involvement makes a difference.
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. Janet Paz will discuss Nutrition and your Family at the August 23 meeting.
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. 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. Dance the night away from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, August 19, at the Chapter Hall. The August 23 meeting will focus on everyone's need for space and how to deal with it. Open to the public. Cost is $6, $4 for members. Call 622-8120 for information.
THERAPY GROUPS. Jewish Family & Children's Services, 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.
ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. The museum features permanent and special exhibits recounting Arizona's cultural history from the Spanish colonial era through the territorial years. Continuing through August 31: Hugo O'Conor and the Apache Frontier, featuring artifacts, paintings, maps and documents from AHS collections exploring the life and times of the expatriate Irish soldier serving in the Spanish Army in the late 1700's. Continuing through August 31: Exploring 1870's Tucson, a hands-on exhibit for children with consideration for the special needs of hearing and visually impaired children, that explores the multi-cultural heritage of southern Arizona. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 628-5774 for information on summer programs for kids ages 7 to 12.
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Interpretive tours, live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. During the month of August early morning birdwalks begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are held daily at 8 and 9 a.m. Discover the unique animals of the monsoon season at 10 a.m. daily. Saturday Summer Evenings allow the family to see breathtaking sunsets and learn about the nocturnal creatures of the desert from 6 to 10 p.m. 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.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 621-6302. The Arizona State Museum, on the University of Arizona campus, features anthropology exhibits with particular emphasis on the Southwest. Continuing through December 1996: Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta, an exhibit of more than 350 Mexican folk masks, from mermaids to scorpions. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM. UA campus. 621-STAR. Exhibit halls feature hands-on science exhibits and a 16-inch telescope that allows the public an astronomer's view of the night sky. A mineral museum in the basement features hundreds of beautiful minerals and gems. The planetarium theater offers entertaining programs on scientific and cultural topics, as well as laser light shows featuring projections that explode across the dome in a rainbow of colors. Currently showing: Illusions, a multimedia show exploring optical, audio, mechanical and astronomical illusions; To Fly, a movie produced by IMAX that surrounds you with aerial imagery; Touch the Stars, a children's show using music, cartoons, stars and special effects to show kids how to explore the night sky; and The Gate to the Mind's Eye, spellbinding computer animation combined with the music of Thomas Dolby, in the planetarium theater. Admission to exhibits is $2, free with purchase of a theatre ticket. Up to four children are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Telescope viewing is still free and is offered from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Theater ticket prices are $3 to $5. Call 621-STAR for information on times and shows.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road, Fort Lowell Park. Learn about the forts, camps, the Mexican militia cavalry and more with Lances, Shields and Carbines: The Military History of Tucson from 1775 to 1891. The exhibit consists of 13 paintings by artist Wayne Sumstine and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, through January 1996.
GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM. Foothills Mall. 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. See and operate antique and contemporary toy trains at this free museum, open to the public Friday through Sunday during mall hours.
INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MUSEUM. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. This non-profit educational institution is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of the world's fascinating wildlife. Activities for children this summer include: the Wildlife Safari Program, designed for kids leaving grades 3 and 4 and the Junior Naturalist Program for kids leaving grades 5 and 6. Both programs are held indoors and run from 1 to 4 p.m. through August. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.
PIMA AIR MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658. On display are 185 military, commercial and civilian aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of the Kitty Hawk, a presidential plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, numerous photos, air and space uniforms and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admittance at 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military and $3 for children ages 10 to 17. Free for aviation buffs under 10.
Reid Park Zoo. 22nd Street, east of Country Club Road. 791-4022. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, 75 cents for children 5 to 14 and free for children 4 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of the animals, don't bring any food, toys or pets.
SOSA-CARRILLO-FREMONT HOUSE MUSEUM. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. One of the few houses left standing out of 39 blocks of homes leveled during the urban renewal of the late sixties, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is currently a museum featuring furnishings from the 1880s. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Walking tours of historic Tucson begin every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the museum. Tours last approximately two hours and cost $4 per person. All tours are led by experienced professional guides and traditional Sonoran refreshments are served.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Walk in the Park Tours" at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday, and "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours," at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A "Xeriscape Landscape Tour" will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 19.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. Regular museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1.50 for children, $3 for adults. Call 792-9985 for registration and information.
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, featuring 64 Arizona artists with a total of 91 works of art in all media. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, free for members and children under 12. Free for all on Tuesdays. Regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
UA MUSEUM OF ART. UA campus, Speedway east of Park Avenue in the Fine Arts Complex. 621-7567. 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.
YOZEUM. 2900 N. Country Club Road. 322-0100. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On display are all kinds of yo-yos, from styles popular in the 1920s to current designs, and yo-yo memorabilia. The owner of the museum is Don Duncan, Jr., son of the founder of Duncan Yo-Yos. Groups and schools can call ahead to arrange for a tour. Free admission.
EGYPTIAN SECRETS. Dr. Anae Campbell will hold two presentations and one seminar on the ancient Egyptian secrets of longevity and abundant health August 18 and 19 in the Montezuma Room at Inn Suites, 102 N. Alvernon Way. Presentations will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 18, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 19. Cost is $5. The seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Cost is $25. Call Inn Suites at 795-0330 for information.
HELPLINE. The Disabilities Hotline of Arizona is a free, 24 hour information and referral service where people affected by or concerned with disabilities can access information on appropriate human service agencies, nonprofit organizations and self-help groups. Call (800) 352-3792.
MEDITATION. The Tucson Center for Self-Discovery offers weekly Sunday evening meditations at 7:30 p.m. at the Peace of Mind Bookstore, 6061 E. Broadway. Meditation sessions provide a regular opportunity to experience and practice meditation in a supportive group setting. Newcomers are always welcome. Call Peace of Mind Bookstore at 750-9695 for information.
MEDITATION GROUP. Bill Counter leads a discussion and group practice of meditation techniques from the Yoga tradition from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays at Yoga Oasis, 2631 N. Campbell Ave. Bring a pillow or a blanket to sit on. Classes are free, though donations are gladly accepted. Call 322-6142 for information.
NUTRITION WORKSHOP. Better Than Vitamins, a free information workshop on new nutritional methods to optimal health will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at a location near Pima and Craycroft. Seating is limited, reservations required. Call Kalama Hochreiter at 296-2963 for reservations and directions.
PARENTING CLASS. The Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (TCADD) offers a six-session parenting class especially for adult children of alcoholics from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, continuing through September 7, at the Tucson Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, 1230 E. Broadway. This free class covers the basics of parenting plus addresses the situations and needs unique to ACOAs. Call 882-7703 for registration and information.
SENIOR HEALTH. El Dorado Hospital's HealthGain Program is offering a series of free lectures for senior citizens through the end of August in the Conference Room at El Dorado Hospital, 1400 N. Wilmot Road. From 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, August 18, there will be a HealthGain/Information Session. On Wednesday, August 23, Dr. David Englesberg, MD, will discuss the Causes and Treatments for Emphysema from 2 to 3 p.m. Dr. Martin Sodomsky, MD, will discuss How To Handle Depression from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, August 25. Reservations required. Call 721-5109 for reservations and information.
DRUG FREE GOLF. Arizonans for a Drug-Free Workplace host their sixth annual golf tournament Friday, September 8, at Tucson National Golf Resort. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 8 a.m. Donation of $100 includes a continental breakfast, practice range use, greensfee, cart and luncheon. Call 741-4775 for advance registration and information.
LABOR DAY RUN. The 1995 NovaCare Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 4, at Saguaro National Park West. Wheelchair start begins at 6:15 a.m. There will be an eight-mile run on a certified course, as well as a two-mile fun run. Early registration deadline is August 28. Call Southern Arizona Roadrunners at 326-9383 for details and applications.
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.
PRCA RODEO. The Desert Thunder Pro Rodeo Championship rides into town August 18 through 20 at the TCC Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Partial proceeds will benefit Our Town Family Center, a non-profit community based social service agency. Tickets range from $12.50 to $17.50, $9.50 children, available at all Dillard's and the TCC box office. Call 795-5277 for 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 Super Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Mighty Compacts and Factory Stocks take to the track Saturday, August 19. 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 kick-off the season's last home stand at Hi Corbett this week, and defend their second-half lead of the Pacific Coast League Southern Division. Root for the home team as they clash with the Las Vegas Stars through August 18, and dethrone the Albuquerque Dukes August 19 through 21. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 325-2621 for game and special events information. Tickets range from $3 to $5, with free tickets at all Circle K stores for Monday night games.
THE COOLEST TREE. Trees For Tucson is looking for the tallest, biggest and most unusual trees in the Tucson area, as well as groves of trees that have special ecological or historical significance. Awards will be given for each category and selected trees will be featured on the Trees For Tucson Annual Tree Tour, October 14. Contact Doug Koppinger at Trees for Tucson: P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, 85726; send faxes to 622-7112; or call 791-3109. Deadline for entries is August 31.
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 on unlit paths from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays through September 30. Call 883-2702 for information.
VALLEY OF THE MOON. The final "Moon Stroll" of the summer is open from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 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.
SIERRA CLUB. The Sierra Club offers many outdoor activities including hikes, bike trips, campouts, picnics and singles events. Upcoming events include: an easy-paced ride on the Old Spanish Trail on the evening of August 18; and various hikes for all levels. Call the Sierra Club at 620-6401 for information.
BUILD A TRAIL. Join Bob's Bargain Barn in improving our mountain parks and monuments by volunteering some Saturday hours for the "Build a Trail" program. Bob's and Pima Trails Association are aiming at work every Saturday throughout 1995. Call 325-3409 for registration and information.
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.
Out of Town
BIRDING FESTIVAL. Join birds of a feather at the Southwest Wings Birding Festival, August 18 through 20, at Thunder Mountain Inn, 1631 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. The festival features programs, field trips, activities and exhibits that celebrate the diversity of wildlife and habitats making this corner of the Southwest a mecca for birders and other wildlife watchers. Call (520) 459-2555 or (800) 946-4777 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.
BRING BACK THE LOBO. A series of public meetings about the re-introduction of the wolf in New Mexico and Arizona will begin August 22. Call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (505) 766-3972 for meeting locations and information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Tucson's Coastal Conservation Foundation is looking for volunteers to help protect the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley sea turtle in Nayarit, Mexico, 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.
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.
GARDEN DEMONSTRATIONS. The following free demonstrations will be given at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.: August 23, Composting; and August 30, Get Ready for Fall Gardening. Classes are held outdoors and last about an hour. The last part of the meeting deals with plant samples brought in for identification, diagnosis and treatment. 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. Experience the Mt. Graham Wildflower Odyssey from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 19, in the Pinaleno Mountains. Cost is $50, $45 for TBG members. Learn to make prickly pear juice and jam from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 26. Cost is $8, $6 for 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. Saturdays, excluding holidays, and have experts on hand to answer all your composting questions. Call the Composting Assistance Line at 798-6215 for assistance and information on how you can compost at home.
BOOKS: Vertical Run, by Joseph R. Garber. The perfect summer read--fast-paced, exciting and totally devoid of deep thought. Forty-seven-year-old Dave Elliot is a successful New York executive who goes to work one day in the ultramodern skyscraper that houses his office, only to find that everyone in the building is suddenly trying to kill him. He races from floor to floor, dodging murderous co-workers and a team of ruthless mercenaries, his military training from 25 years ago kicking in as he goes along. This is wild stuff, improbable to be sure, but fun in a Die Hard sorta way.
TELEVISION: Anything on Saturday night, cable or local, as long as it's not the Mike Tyson fight. The sleazeballs who are putting Tyson back in the ring are charging suckers $50 on pay-per-view to watch the unrepentant rapist beat up some tomato can. We don't much like boxing, we hate Mike Tyson, and we hate (squared) the money generated by boxing pay-per-view, money that helps keep the sport the most disgusting and crookedest of them all. Decent ratings on regular TV and low interest on pay-per-view might send a tiny message. Or not.
RADIO: "Seventies Saturday Night" on KMXZ (94.9 FM). Host Jim Bednarek has put together a fun show that unashamedly looks back at a warm and fuzzy era, from the glittery soul of Earth, Wind and Fire to the bittersweet and low James Taylor/Carole King stuff, and even into the once-forbidden zone of the BeeGees and ABBA. The '70s may not have been rock's finest hour, but the music didn't suck nearly as much as some would have you think. Note to Mr. Bednarek: Play that funky music, white boy.
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