SPECIAL EVENTSBOWL ME OVER. 186 N. Meyer Ave. Support Tucson's Primavera Foundation at Bowl Me Over VII, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 26. This annual fundraising event features a live auction of donated fine-art pieces begining at 3:30 p.m.; a cash-and-carry table featuring more works by Southern Arizona artists; live music and refreshments. Primavera's newest cookbook Bowls of Vegetables, will also be available. Tickets are a suggested $20 donation. Call 623-5111 for tickets and information.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. TCC Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join concerned Tucsonans for Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Friday, October 24. There will be a remembrance ceremony at 8 a.m., followed by a public forum from 9 to 11 a.m. with discussion groups, speakers, resource displays and informational booths. Call 791-3244 for information.
FALL FIESTA. St. Francis In The Foothills. 4625 E. River Road. Celebrate fall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at this family-friendly event. Loads of foods, arts and crafts, music and live entertainment take center stage; and there's also a children's craft workshop.
HEMP FAIR. The Tucson Chapter of Arizonans for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws presents the Harvest Moon Hemp Fair at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25. The event aims to spread information and education on the uses for hemp, and will feature music by Spirit Union Revival, Mood Indigo, Whatever and Womb, along with The Living Folklore Medicine Show Theatre Group. Taste hemp foods by The Casbah Tea House, and check out fibrous fashions by Crucial Creations. Call 792-6534 for information.
HAUNTED RUINS. The Valley of the Moon. 2544 E. Allen Road, north of Prince Road, east of Tucson Boulevard. Step into a world of enchantment and spine-tingling fun at the Valley of the Moon. Haunted Ruins tours run October 23 through 30, leaving the gate every 30 minutes between 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for kids ages 7 to 12, and free for members and kids under 7. Call 323-1331 for information.
HOMAGE TO THE LAMA. Tao of Natural Foods. 256 E. Congress St. Tao of Natural Foods presents Homage to the Lama, a devotional multi-media event and exhibit opening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25. The event and exhibit are specially created to show Buddhism as inspiration in traditional and contemporary arts. There will be readings by Mulcogi Seng, photographs of Tibet by Bill Baker, a dance performance by Carrie McClintock, and traditional Himalayan Songs by Orgyen Nyima. Call 624-3468 for information.
KITCHEN TOUR. The fourth annual Kitchen Tour to benefit the Tucson Children's Museum is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 25. New and remodeled kitchens will be visited, with looks such as Southwestern ambiance, art deco and French provincial. While you're visiting, tasty treats will be provided by some of Tucson's favorite chefs. Tickets are $25. Call 792-9985, ext. 112, for information.
RAIN WATER HARVESTING. Travel with Women Build Houses to the Sustainable Systems Design homestead near Bisbee. Camp out, work hard, and learn how to catch precious water. Workshop is from 10 a.m. Saturday, October 25, to noon Sunday, October 26. A home tour of adobe and straw bale houses is included, along with lunch. Cost is based on a sliding scale. Call 206-8000 and leave a message to register.
SHARE OUR STRENGTH. Westward Look Resort. 245 E. Ina Road. Celebrate "Make A Difference Day" at Fall Fest '97, from 11 a.m. to dusk Saturday, October 25. Storytellers, hoop dancers, chair massages, Native American and Sonoran foods, folklore, microbrewery demonstration, face painting, pumpkin patch and other attractions and entertainment highlight the event. Local authors Patricia Preciado Martin, Betty Leavengood and Jacqueline Joyce will read from and sign their respective works. Proceeds from the event will benefit "Share Our Strength," an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Tucson. Call 297-1151 for information.
SAY CHEESE. Shrine Temple. 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Pros and amateurs alike are invited to the Arizona Photographic Collectors' Camera Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 25. You can buy, sell, trade or just browse with thousands of cameras, lenses, literature, darkroom equipment, projectors and more on display. Bring along your camera for a free camera inspection and enjoy munchies and free parking. Admission is $4 at the door. Call 529-5072 for information.
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