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February 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

"A Collection of Collages by Rita Watters" - Rita Watters Art Gallery & Gift Shop, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, Suite 27. 1:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Free. 668-2609.

"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. 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 8 weeks. 546-1601.

Friday

Mark Kelly Signing at Mostly Books - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author of "Mousetronaut." 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Free. 571-0110.

Candlelight Tour of Colossal Cave and Dinner - Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail. Candlelight tour and dinner under the ramada. Menu features salad, mesquite-grilled steak or salmon, veggies and Becky's Sweetheart Cherry-Chocolate Cheesecake, wine and beer. 6-9 p.m. $45; $85 per couple. 647-7275.

Cowboys in the Rincons - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Explore the history and nature of the Rincon Valley in a two-hour, 2 1/2-mile hike, where homesteaders and ranchers met, when cowboys and vaqueros roamed the saguaro forest. Meet at Camino Loma Alta Trailhead. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Park fee applies. 733-5153.

Saturday

D.L. Dennis Signing - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author of "The Book of Common Sense for a Successful Life: Financial, Social, Spiritual." 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Free. 571-0110.

Loop Rawlins Roping, Whipping and Gun-Spinning Extravaganza - Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Trick roping, gun spinning and whip-cracking routines. 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Free. 296-4551.

Fifth Annual Tucson R/C Club "Watts Up" All Electric Fly-In and Swap Meet - Tucson Radio Control Club, 10801 E. Valencia Road. Registration starts at 7 a.m. $20 landing fee to participate, includes both days. Proof of AMA required. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16-17. Free admission. Parking is $2 per person or $3 per carload. 449-4945.

Tucson Audubon's TogetherGreen Work Day at Atturbury Wash - Lincoln Regional Park, 8300 E. Escalante Road. Join Tucson Audubon for a work day to restore Atturbury Wash at Lincoln Regional Park on Tucson's east side. Wear a hat, work clothes and work shoes (no sandals). Please bring a refillable water bottle, and bring gloves if you have them (we have some loaners). Water, coffee, snacks and tools will be provided. 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 16. Free. 209-1811.

With and Without Water - Saguaro National Park, 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

Teen Dungeons and Dragons Club - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Create your own heroes, battle monsters and go on amazing adventures. For beginners and experienced players. Ages 10-18. 1-3 p.m. Feb. 17. Free. 594-5420.

Wednesday

Third Wednesday Fiction Book Discussion - Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. "The Soldier's Wife" by Joanna Trollope. 7-8 p.m. Feb. 20. Free. 571-0110.

Read to a Dog - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. For kids. Dogs never criticize kids' reading skills and often give kisses to show appreciation. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 594-5420.

Voyager Farmers Market - Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. Fresh local produce, eggs, salsas, honey, baked goods, prepared meals, doggy treats and much more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 574-6100.

Desert Morning Hike - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Longtime Saguaro National Park volunteer Dick Hollenback leads an exploratory walk into the Cactus Forest. Designed for the adventurous visitor who wants a good workout in a scenic location. 9 a.m. Wednesdays. $10 per vehicle park entrance fee. 733-5153.

Rangering the Rincons - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson. Come explore and exercise with a park ranger to discover some of the finest hiking destinations in the Rincon Mountains. Sturdy shoes and water recommended. 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. $10 per vehicle park entrance fee. 733-5153.

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