“Earth Ribbons” and “Minerals and Metals” — Academy Village Long Gallery, 13701 E. Langtry Lane. Works using natural stones by silversmith Debbie Mechigian and inks, watercolors and acrylics by Ellen Cohen. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Jan. 5. Free. 647-0900.
Paintings of Gavin Hugh Troy — Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. Paintings expressing Troy’s unique interior landscape visions. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays through Nov. 3. Free. 748-1551.
Second Annual “Fall in the Desert Exhibit” — Rita Watters Art Gallery, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, No. 27. Fine art, photographs and decorative paintings by Rita Watters. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays-Mondays; 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through 31. Free. 668-2609.
Free GED Classes — Brookline College, 5441 E. 22nd St. GED pre-testing, tutoring and classes. 4-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays; 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 29. Free. 748-9799.
Painting & Wine: “The Scream” Acrylic Painting — Creative Juice Art Bar, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Road. Follow easy instructions as you create your own masterpiece. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24. $35; includes all art supplies & first drink. 271-5023.
Mainstream Square Dancing — Tanque Verde Lutheran Church gym, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Solos, couples and families. No partner needed. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 7. $5 for first night; $4 each additional night. 797-2225.
HalloWEEn — The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. The museum is decorated for Halloween. Explore spookier miniatures with guide or join a Flashlight Tour on Saturdays at 4 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Included with $9 admission. 881-0606.
Senior Lunch Program — William Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Recreational activities with lunch served at noon. For ages 60 and older and their spouses. Reservations required one week prior to meal. Offered by the Tucson Parks and Recreation department and the Pima Council on Aging. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 1, 2014. $2. 791-5787.
Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros Halloween Stunt Show — Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. “Sam and Latch’s Haunted Halloween” Wild West Stunt Show. Deputies Sam and Latch are on the hunt for outlaw Black Jack Gruesome, when they stumble upon a forgotten town with a phantom’s curse. Wristband nights Sundays-Thursdays, $8 includes show and attractions. 7 and 8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 8-Nov. 3. $4; free kids 4 and younger. 398-5618.
“Buccaneers of the Caribbean” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. $18.50; discounts available. 886-9428.
Howl-O-Ween — Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. Trick-or-treating at the zoo with decorations and costumed characters. Limited spooks and scares. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25-27. $7. 791-4022.
Free VIN Etching — SunWest Federal Credit Union, 7725 E. Broadway. Vehicle identification number etching. Presented by Arizona Auto Theft Investigators Association, the Tucson Police Department and SunWest Federal Credit Union. Bring two nonperishable food items for the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank. For each vehicle etched, the credit union will donate $5 to the food bank. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. 885-8701.
St. Francis de Sales Rummage Sale — St. Francis de Sales, 1375 S. Camino Seco. Benefits the teen youth program. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-26. Free. 885-5908.
Halloween Howl — Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail. Candlelight ghost tour of the cave and haunted hayride at the La Posta Quemada Ranch. Purchase tickets for games, jumping castle, maze, pony rides and petting zoo. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27. $1 admission or can of food for the Community Food Bank. Cave tour or hayride: $7. 647-7275.
Ott YMCA Trunk or Treat — Ott YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road. Food, monster Zumba, games and face painting. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. 885-2317.
La Paloma Academy Annual Harvest Fest — La Paloma Academy-Lakeside Campus, 8140 E. Golf Links Road. Buy tickets for inflatables, games and food. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. 733-7373.
Spooks and Thrills — Pantano Riding Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road. A 25-minute haunted hay ride wagon ride though the desert with spooks and thrills for $6. Haunted maze for $5. Pony rides for $5. Games and food available. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 31. Free. 298-8980.
Book Signing With Mary J. Wagner — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Signing her book “On Fire For God.” 1-2 p.m. Oct. 26. Free. 571-0110.
Book Signing With William Chandler — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. The author will sign his book, “The Lord’s Prayer Unveiled.” 2:15-3:15 p.m. Oct. 26. Free. 571-0110.
“Little Luncheonette of Terror” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Family-friendly musical comedy presented by the Gaslight Youth Theatre. 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3; 11 a.m. Nov. 9 and 16. $12; discounts available. 886-9428.
Grandma’s Spinning Wheel Sixth Anniversary Celebration — Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, 6544 E. Tanque Verde Road. Demonstrations of spinning, weaving, felting and silk fusion. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26. Free. 290-3738.
Argentine Tango for Beginners — Sonoran Ballroom, 5536 E. Grant Road. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 26. $10. 468-5536.
Bear Canyon Open Air Market — Bear Canyon Shopping Center, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21. Free. 982-2645.
“Dezert People X” Video Premiere — Hot Rods Old Vail, 10500 E. Old Vail Road. Premiere screening of “Dezert People X Off-Road Extreme Video.” Also, car show, raffle and food and drink specials. A portion of proceeds benefits the Make a Wish Foundation. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 26. Free. 664-6051.
Feast With the Dearly Departed — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Mariachis, sugar skulls, luminarias, kids’ activities, workshops and Sonoran food available. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26. $8; $4 children 4 to 12. 326-9686.
PinkPumpkin5K and Monster Dash — Civano neighborhood, soccer field, 10574 E. Cerulean Way. Monster dash obstacle course for kids 2-12. Benefit for Tina Mendenhall in beating breast cancer. 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 26. 5K: $25. Monster Dash: $10. 344-7622.
Dogtoberfest for Handi-Dogs — St. Gregory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road. Dogs paint pictures, run obstacle courses and run past a radar gun. Dog costume, best trick, handler and dog look-alike contests, a giant game of “Simon Says,” live band, beer garden, raffles, food and vendors. Benefits Handi-Dogs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27. $5; free for kids under 12 with a paid adult; free for dogs. 326-3412.
Teen Zombie Prom — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Food, a fun zombie movie and activities. Toss a brain, make a zombie magnet and zombify a stuffed animal to take home. Ages 12 to 19. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 594-5420.
CreateIT — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Digital media and technology classes for teens. Work on digital projects, share creative ideas and check out new technologies. For middle and high school students. 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17. Free. 594-5420.