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2013-11-14T00:00:00Z East Side calendarGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

“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.

“Seasonal Surprises” — Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featuring artists Sharon Bertrand, Tad Lamb, Louise Little, Judith Probst, David Thekan and Dikki Van Helsland. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Satruday; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 9. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. 722-4412.

Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings from Japan — The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. More than 100 netsuke and okimono, small Japanese carvings, on loan from the Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, UA Museum of Art and several private collections. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 8. Included with $9 admission. 881-0606.

Quilts by the UU Quilters — Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. Annual show and sale of the group’s quilts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 1. Free. 748-1551.

Bilingual Family Story Time — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. In Spanish and English for bilingual and monolingual children of all ages and their families. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, ongoing. Free. 594-5420.

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.

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 Pima Council on Aging. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 1. $2. 791-5787.

Butterfly Magic — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Butterflies from 11 different countries. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through April 30. $13; $8 children 4-12; free 3 and younger. 326-9686.

Sonoran Lifestyles — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Park naturalist leads two-hour, one-mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. 11 a.m. Nov. 14; 10 a.m. Nov. 18 and 25. $10 per vehicle entrance fee. 733-5153.

Friday

Argentine Tango Intermediate — Sonoran Ballroom Company, 5536 E. Grant Road. 3-4 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 1. $10. 468-5536.

History is a Work in Progress — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Explore the nearly-forgotten names of people and places from the late 1800s in the area of the Rincon Mountains. Wheelchair-accessible. 3-4 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 29. Free. 733-5153.

Night Walk — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Easy two-hour walk with a park naturalist to explore the Sonoran Desert at night. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and a flashlight. Reservations required. 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 29. $10 per vehicle entrance fee. 733-5153.

The Changing Cactus Forest — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join us in the visitor center auditorium to see the changes that have come to the Cactus Forest in the 80 years of the park and to consider what the next 80 years will look like. Wheelchair-accessible. 3 p.m. Free. 733-5153.

Saturday

“Little Luncheonette of Terror” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Family-friendly musical comedy presented by the Gaslight Youth Theatre. 11 a.m. Nov. 16. $12 adults; $10 children 12 and younger. 886-9428.

Fall Festival — New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail. Crafts for sale, food, live music, jumping castle, face painting and games. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 16. Free; suggested donation one nonperishable food item for the church’s food bank. 1-318-884-2168.

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.

Car Show — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Door Slammers Car Club show with trophies awarded at about 2:30 p.m. Door prizes, drawing and food and drinks available. Also, collecting toys for children’s charities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16. Car show and admission to gardens: $13; $7.50 for children 12 and under. Car show only: $8; $4 children 12 and younger. 326-9686.

Cienega Creek Birding Walk — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road. A guided stroll to observe the area’s rich bird life. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 16. Free. 615-7855.

Meet the Hohokam — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Learn about the early inhabitants of Saguaro National Park in this indoor presentation. Discover what the early desert people used for food, shelter and clothing. 3 p.m. Free. 733-5153.

Plant Trees to Restore Habitat — Lincoln Park, 8300 E. Escalante Road. Restore Atterbury Wash by planting native trees and digging rainwater basins. Must sign up at least one day in advance. Meetup location and details provided on signup. 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 16. Free. 209-1811.

Sunday

Modern Western Square Dancing — Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. New and experienced dancers will be taught mainstream square dance. Every Wednesday meeting in the Catalina Room and every third Sunday in the Ball Room. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Sunday of the month through March 16. $4. 1-307-680-1952.

Gluten-free Awareness Expo — Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road (north side parking lot). Gluten-free vendors, restaurants, cooking demonstrations and speakers. Kids’ activities, games and raffle prizes. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 17. Free. 991-1939.

Monday

Girl Scout Sampler Meetings — Christ Lutheran Vail, 14600 E. Colossal Cave Road. Girls engage in activities while learning about what it means to be a Girl Scout. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 319-3152.

Tuesday

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sonoran Desert — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Park naturalist Bob Brandner gives a 30-minute presentation to discover the world of reptiles and amphibians. Wheelchair-accessible. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 733-5153.

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.

Wednesday

Ask a Master Gardener — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Master Gardeners from the Pima County Cooperative Extension answer gardening questions. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 20. Free. 594-5420.

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