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January 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

Bilingual Preschool Story Time - Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Presented in Spanish and English, bilingual story time 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.

Rag Rugs, Origami, Ikebana and More - Lew Sorensen Community Center, 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. Adult leisure classes in a variety of subjects, including weaving, pottery, painting, yoga and much more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Class times, lengths and costs vary. 449-8146.

"The Lone Stranger" or "Hilarity Rides Again!" - The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Comedy spoof. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays. Call for information on additional matinees. $17.95; discounts available. 886-9428.

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. Jan. 25. $10 per vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Saturday

Big Wide Grin in Concert - Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S. Kolb Road. Members of this trio all write, sing and play a variety of instruments that they pass around during their concerts. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 26. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 647-3234.

Autumn Moon Art/Craft Sale - Broadway Star Plaza, 7507 E. Broadway. Art and crafts by local artisans. Handcrafted items and gifts, jewelry, home décor, garden art, Southwestern art, women's golf accessories and ironwork. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27. Free. 241-7730.

Rummage Sale for Blessings in a Backpack - Bloom Elementary School, 8310 E. Pima St. Benefits the program that provides backpacks full of food to 70 children every Friday so they have something to eat on the weekend. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 26. Free. 878-3707.

Tech Trek - Agua Caliente Elementary School, 11420 E. Limberlost Road. Certified 10K race, two-mile fun run and four-mile bike race. Proceeds benefit technology programs in Tanque Verde district schools. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26. 10K: $25; fun run: $20; bike race: $20; discounts available. Sign up at http://tvseef.org/techtrek.htm

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 walk through the moonlit cactus forest. Reservations are required. 2:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26. $10-per-vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Walk With the Saguaros - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join a naturalist for this two-hour, two-mile easy walk to discover the many fascinating facts about the saguaro cactus. Sturdy footwear and water are recommended. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 and 2 p.m. Jan. 29. $10-per-vehicle fee. 733 5153.

With and Without Water - Saguaro National Park, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join the park staff to discover the effects of seasonal rains on the flora and fauna of the desert. 2-4 p.m. Jan. 26. $10-per-vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Sunday

Local Artists: Rand Carlson, Barbara Brandel and Sara Spanjers - Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. Local artists create mixed-media works with recycled or found objects. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27. Free. 748-1551.

Arizona's Rain Forest - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join a park naturalist for this 90-minute stroll along a desert wash. 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 27. $10-per-vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Monday

Magic and Comedy With Justin "Kredible" Willman - The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. All-ages comedy magic show with the host of "Cupcake Wars." Shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 28. $19.95; discounts available. 886-9428.

Desert Discovery - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join park naturalists on this two-hour, two-mile walk to discover the secrets of the Sonoran Desert. Sturdy footwear and water are recommended. 2 p.m. Jan. 28. $10-per-vehicle park fee. 733-5153.

Tuesday

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Sonoran Desert - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join park naturalist Bob Brandner for this 30-minute presentation to discover the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. Wheelchair-accessible. Call park for registration. 3-3:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. 733-5153.

Wednesday

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

Desert Morning Hike - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Longtime volunteer Dick Hollenback leads an exploratory walk into the cactus forest. 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays in January. $10-per-vehicle park entrance fee. 733-5153.

The Cooler Side of Saguaros - Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join the park staff in the Visitor Center auditorium to explore the life of the saguaro. Wheelchair-accessible. 3-3:45 p.m. Jan. 23. Free. 733-5153.

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