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 pretesting, 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.

Community Trunk or Treat — Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Road. Fall activities. Only child-friendly costumes. For children in fifth grade and younger. Bring a canned food item for a local food pantry. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 327-2390.

HalloWEEn — The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. The museum is decorated for Halloween. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31. Included with $9 admission. 881-0606.

Eighth Annual Harvest Festival — Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Drive. Candy, games, jumping castles and slides. Performances, crafts, petting zoo, train rides, trunk ‘o’ treat and live music. Tucson Food Truck Roundup. Door prizes. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 296-8501.

Spooks and Thrills — Pantano Riding Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road. A 25-minute haunted hay wagon ride through 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. 31. Free. 298-8980.

American Butterflies — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Learn about tropical butterflies from the Butterfly Magic exhibit. 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 31. $12; $7 members. 326-9686.

Senior Lunch Program at Clements Center — 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 before 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. $2. 791-5787.

“Buccaneers of the Caribbean” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Join the crew of the Esmerelda as it battles and brawls its way across the Spanish Main in search of gold. 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.


UAMA Art Talk: The Art of Collecting — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Investigate the acquisition of works of art by individuals and museums. Presented by Johanna Stein. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 1. Free. 594-5420.

Seventeenth Annual Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Antiques and Collectibles Sale — San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3. Free. 326-0056.

Art on the Desert Arts and Crafts Fair — St. John on the Desert Presbyterian Church, 2695 N. Houghton Road. 1-7 p.m. Nov. 1; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 749-3615.

Holiday Craft Fair and Boutique — Sunrise Chapel, 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Local artists and crafters show and sell their wares. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1-2. Free. 298-1245.

Seventeenth Annual “Christmas in the Desert” Cat Show — The Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Registered and household pet cats compete for awards and points. Vendors and exhibits. Presented by Coatimondi Cat Club. 3-9 p.m. Nov. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3. $5; discounts available. 488-3838.


“Read It and Meet” Book Discussion — Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. Fifth St. “The Lady in Gold” by Anne-Marie O’Connor. Open to all, discussing books by Jewish authors or with Jewish-themed content. Moderators facilitate discussions. Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 745-5550.

“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 adults; discounts available. 886-9428.

Super Strawberries Planting for Kids — Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St. Children pot their own strawberry plant. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 2. Free. 298-3303.

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.

International Festival of Tucson — Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 5910 E. Fifth St. Cuisine and sweets from around the world including the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Arabian bazaar and church market. Variety of musical groups and folk dance. Games and activities for kids. Arabic coffee, wine or beer available. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 2; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3. $1; free military with identification and kids under 12. 622-2265.

Sycamore Canyon Fall Festival & Artisans Market — Sycamore Canyon Neighborhood Park, 17362 S. Sienna Bluffs Trail. Food, petting zoo, horse-drawn cart rides available. Also, pony rides, jumping castles, obstacle courses and slides. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 648-6730.

Tucson Speedway Stock Car Race — Tucson Speedway, 11955 S. Harrison Road. 5 p.m. Nov. 2. $12; discounts available. 762-1600.


Bluegrass Music Jam Session — Udall Park Ramada, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Featuring members of the Desert Bluegrass Association. Open to all bluegrass musicians and listeners. 3-5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month through Jan. 5. Free. 760-0745.


Mariachi Extravaganza — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Several professional award-winning mariachi groups perform in this show with special guest dance group Ballet Folklorico Tapatio. 7-9:15 p.m. Nov. 4. $19.95. 886-9428.

Girl Scout Sampler Meetings — Christ Lutheran Vail, 14600 E. Colossal Cave Road. Girls compete in activities while learning about what it means to be a Girl Scout. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays Nov. 4-25. Free. 319-3152.


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.


Master Gardener Talks — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Gardeners lecture on various gardening topics and share gardening tips. This talk will cover maintaining your garden, problem solving and seed collection. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. 594-5420

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