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2013-02-21T00:00:00Z East Side calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

"Desert Dreams" - Desert Artisans' Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. New works by local artists Bonnie Bedillion, Geri Bringman, David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Gretchen Huff and Margaret Shirer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays. Free. 722-4412.

"Unique Quilts by Nancy Clancy" - Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; by appointment only Tuesdays. Free. 748-1551.

Bilingual Preschool Storytime - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Presented in Spanish and English, the storytime is a learning experience for bilingual and monolingual children. For accompanied children 2 to 5 years old. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Free. 594-5420.

Beat Cancer Boot Camp Exercise Classes - Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Exercise and support classes for cancer survivors and anyone touched by cancer in their lives. Meets once a week. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. $35 for eight weeks. 546-1601.

La Paloma Academy Ride 'Em Rodeo Carnival - La Paloma Academy Lakeside Campus, 8140 E. Golf Links Road. Purchase wristband for $15 in advance for carnival rides. Also, games, prizes and food. Benefits the school. 5-10 p.m. Feb. 21; Noon-11 p.m. Feb. 22-23; noon- 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 721-4205.

Yarnivores - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Brown-bag dinner group devoted to the yarn arts. Bring your dinner and a project. 6 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 594-5420.

Cactus Caravan - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Explore with a park ranger and view the cactus of the Sonoran Desert. Wheelchair-accessible. 2 p.m. Thursdays. $10 per vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Sonoran Lifestyles - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join a park naturalist on this two-hour, one-mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. Sturdy footwear and water are recommended. 10:30 a.m. $10 per vehicle entrance fee. 733-5153.

Friday

Night Walk - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join a park naturalist for this easy two-hour hike to explore and experience the Sonoran Desert at night. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Reservations required. 7 p.m. Feb. 22. $10 per vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Saturday

Book Signing for Sun, Sticks and Mud - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Bart Kaltenbach and Barbara Anschel discuss and give a presentation of their work on "Sun, Sticks & Mud: 1000 Years of Earth Building in the Desert Southwest." 2-3 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 571-0110.

Gary Metz Signing - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author of "Last of the Randolph Blues." 1-2 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 571-0110.

Redhouse Family Jazz Band - Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Road. The band consists of six siblings. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 cash at the door. 647-3234.

Classic Car Show - Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway. Trophies are awarded in several categories and dash pins are given to the first 75 cars registered. Live DJ entertainment. Hula-Hoops, bubblegum-blowing contests, the bunny hop and a jumping castle for the kids. Car registration from 8 to 10 a.m. Event runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 296-0456.

With and Without Water - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join park staff to discover the effects of seasonal rains on the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. Sturdy footwear and water are recommended. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. $10 per vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Sunday

Trail Dust Days at Trail Dust Town - Trail Dust Town-Pinnacle Peak, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Live music, wild West performer Loop Rawlins, dancing horse show with rope artists and mariachis. 1-6 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 296-4551.

Sunset and Moonlight Hike - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. View the Arizona sunset from a perch high in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains, then experience a walk through the moonlit cactus forest. Reservations are required. 3-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Park entrance fee. 733-5153.

Monday

Voyager RV Resort Annual Quilt Show - Voyager RV Resort ballroom, 8701 S. Kolb Road. Featuring bed quilts, wall hangings, art quilts, wearables and accessories. Quilting demos will be ongoing all day and there will be a raffle for a quilt and a mini-raffle for other donated items; raffle tickets are one for $1, six for $5 or 13 for $10. Food is available for purchase at a restaurant on site. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25. $2 entry fee. Benefits local charities. 574-5000.

Rodeo Card Party and Luncheon - Tucson Woman's Club, 6245 E. Bellevue St. Play cards. Raffles, drawings and door prizes. Barbecue chicken, cole slaw, buffet potatoes, cornbread and dessert will be served about noon. Wear your Western gear. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25. $15. 546-3856.

Wednesday

Fourth Wednesday Mystery Group - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. "Broken" by Karin Fossum. 7-8 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 571-0110.

Read to a Dog - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. For kids. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 594-5420.

Voyager RV Resort Market Daze - Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. Arts, crafts, jewelry, food, beauty products, clothing and gift items. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Free. 574-6100.

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