Pam Simon will speak at St. Francis church Oct. 27, 2013. -- Credit: Bruce Simon

Bruce Simon

‘Boo Bash’ is Saturday

at Clements Center

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department, Pima Community College East Campus and Tucson Water are presenting a “Halloween Boo Bash” from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the William Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.

The cost is $3 per person; it’s free for children younger than 3. Kids 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission includes a wristband, haunted house, hay ride, entertainment, face painting, carnival games, storytelling, art projects and costume contest. Contest categories are infant, 2-4 years, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, teen/adult and family.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 791-5787

Annual Halloween Howl

set for Colossal Cave park

Haunted hayrides, outside activities, pony rides, a petting zoo and other attractions abound at Colossal Cave Mountain Park during its annual Halloween-themed event.

Admission is $7 per tour or hayride, in addition to $1-per-car admission. Children age 3 and younger can ride for free with those with paid admissions. People who bring a can of food to donate for a food drive get in for free.

The Halloweeen Howl at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E Old Spanish Trail, continues from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. To reserve a hayride, call 647-3450. For more information, contact via email.

Have mesquite ground Saturday at market

Desert Harvesters and Bear Canyon Open Air Market are inviting the public to bring mesquite pods to be ground into flour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

The market is at 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Bring a maximum of 15 gallons of mesquite pods and, for a minimum $10 donation, watch the staff grind them using the Desert Harvesters’ hammermill.

A breakfast of mesquite pancakes served with prickly pear and agave syrup will be available from 9 to 11 a.m., with donations accepted.

In addition vendors will sell homemade crafts and baked goods including mesquite flour, prickly pear syrup, jam and juice, mesquite pancake mix, baked goods, chiltepines, cholla buds, olive oil and fresh mole.

For more information call 982-2645

Country club hosting

live music on Tuesdays

Forty Niner Country Club is hosting a fall series of live music each Tuesday in its outdoor pavilion.

The shows, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. are open to the public. There’s no cover charge, but drinks and food are available for purchase.

Next Tuesday’s performance will feature Jay Faircloth, followed by Corey Spector on Nov. 5 and Joe Grimm on Nov. 12.

The country club is at 12000 E. Tanque Verde Road. Go to  or call 749-4925 for more information.

Church holding Trunk or Treat

Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Road, is hosting a community Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Intended as an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, the church will line up cars offering goodies to kids. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes that will not scare children, and bring a canned food item to donate to charity.

For more information, visit online.

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