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2011-02-24T00:00:00Z What's happening Arizona Daily Star
February 24, 2011 12:00 am

Community event

Saturday

Tucson East Elks 2532 Open House and Corvette Car Show - Tucson East Elks 2532, 615 S. Pantano Road. Open to the public. Come learn what the East Side Elks do for your community. Meet Rocky and Elmo, the Elks' mascots. Free hot dogs, sodas and popcorn. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26. Free. 886-8120.

Concerts

Saturday

Monroe Crossing - Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Road. Bluegrass. Presented by Lava Music. Reservations encouraged. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 26. $15 cash or check at the door. 647-3234.

Farmers markets

Friday

Tucson Farmers Market East - Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Free. 882-2157.

Saturday

Rincon Valley Farmers and Artisans Market - 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 591-2276.

Tucson Green Art & Farmers Market - 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 982-2645.

Fiestas

Today

Rodeo Weekend Four-Day Carnival - La Paloma Academy, Lakeside Campus, 8140 E. Golf Links Road. Features rides, food, games, prizes and fun for the entire family. Purchase arm bands for $15 to enjoy unlimited rides during the day they're purchased. 5-10 p.m. Feb. 24; 5-11 p.m. Feb. 25; 12-11 p.m. Feb. 26: 12-9 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 733-7373.

Saturday

Psychic Fair - Church of Mankind, 1231 S. Van Buren Ave. Crystal ball, spiritual one-on-one, sea shell, psychometry, abstract art and tea readings. 2-5 p.m. Feb. 26. $20 tax deductible per 15-minute reading. 461-2910.

Health

Today

Every Breath You Take: Why Respiratory Health Matters - TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road. Join respiratory therapist Charles Broderick for this informative talk. 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 324-4345.

Saturday

The Heart of the Matter - Corpus Christi Parish, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. An educational talk on heart disease in women by Dr. Lorraine Mackstaller, associate professor of internal medicine, section of cardiology, University of Arizona. 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 26. Free. 751-4235.

Lectures

Today

Here Come the Hummers - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Learn about the hummingbirds found in the Sonoran Desert. Reservations required. Program is wheelchair-accessible. 7-8 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 733-5153.

Sunday

The Places in Between - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Wide-open spaces available for protection are shrinking. Join park staffers in the visitor center auditorium to learn about ongoing efforts to ensure critical migratory links remain intact. Program is wheelchair-accessible. 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Free. 733-5153.

Outdoors

Friday

Cowboys in the Rincon Valley - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. A park naturalist leads a two-hour, 2 1/2-mile hike to explore the history and nature of the Rincon Valley. Meet at the visitor center. 9 a.m. Feb. 25. $10 park entrance fee. 733-5153.

Desert Bird Walk - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Two-hour stroll through the desert to search for common birds. Ages 12 and older. 8:30 a.m. Feb. 25. $10 park entrance fee. 733-5153.

Night Walk - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. A park naturalist leads an easy two-hour hike to explore the Sonoran Desert at night. Bring water and a flashlight. Reservations required. 7 p.m. Feb. 25. $10 park entrance fee. 733-5153.

Saturday

Saguaro National Park: A Common Heritage - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. This 20-minute presentation in the visitor center auditorium explores the people who settled this area, from prehistoric Hohokam to homesteaders and Hispanic ranchers. Wheelchair-accessible. 11 a.m. Saturdays through April. Free. 733-5153.

Sunset Stroll - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. A park guide leads a short stroll to a vantage point to watch the sun set over the Sonoran Desert. Meet at the javelina picnic area. 5:15 p.m. Feb. 26. $10 park entrance fee. 733-5153.

Sunday

Yesterday, Today ... and Saguaro? - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Explore questions about the world's changing climate and its effect on our national parks. Includes 1/4-mile walk on an accessible trail. 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 733-5153.

Theater

Today

"Gunsmokin' or Have Fun, Will Travel!" - The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Armen Dirtadian reprises his role as Marshall Brett Masters in this comedy. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays through March 26. Additional shows: 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Feb. 26 and March 5. $17.95; discounts available. 886-9428.

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