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2013-02-07T00:00:00Z Foothills calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

"Colors of My Heart" - Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco. Original watercolors by Martha Lee McKiernan. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays. Free. 577-3300.

"Flowers That Last Forever" - Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 101. Floral paintings. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. SweetArt walk: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14. Free. 615-3001.

"Southwestern Impressions" - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Mixed-media art by members of Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Free. 615-7855.

"Visions of the West" Photography Exhibition - Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Photographs by Edlynne Sillman of landscapes, horses and cowboy culture in a contrasting visual landscape. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14. Free. 299-3000.

"Western Vistas" - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. A solo art exhibit featuring paintings and sculptures by Marcia Broderick. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 594-5275.

"DeGrazia Watercolors" - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.

"Way of the Cross" - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia's "The Way of the Cross" is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.

Fred Harvey and the American Southwest - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 6872 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 150. Show and sale of Dennis Ziemienski's paintings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. 722-7798.

Gneiss (Geology) Walk - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Volunteer naturalist Bruce Garrett leads a three-hour ramble over moderately difficult trails highlighting the geology of Sabino Canyon. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a snack if desired. Meet at the flagpole by the Visitor Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Free except for $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Predator-Prey Demo - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Volunteer naturalists Jim Martin and Bart Filaseta use their collection of skins, skulls and other items to help visitors learn about the predators and prey animals of Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonoran Desert. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free except for $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Strike it Rich! Panning for Garnets - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Pan for garnets in Sabino Creek. Noon-3 p.m. Thursdays, depending on weather and creek flow. Free except for $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. $8 shuttle ticket to ride to location. 749-8700.

Friday

"Young Guns: Three of the Nation's Top Western Artists Under 40" - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 6872 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 150. New paintings by Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott and Logan Maxwell Hagege. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8. Free. 722-7798.

Rossini by Guest Conductor Philip Brunelle - Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Presented by the Tucson Chamber Artists. 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $20-$30 in advance; $25-$35 at the door. 401-2651.

Saturday

In Honor of Valentine's Day - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Author Jill Williams reads passages from her latest memoir, "Confessions of a Love Addict." 3-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Free. 594-5275.

Sonoran Desert Kids Club: Habitat Restoration - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Remove invasive weeds. For children ages 8-12. Reservations required. 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 9. Free. 615-7855.

Free Demonstration Garden Tour - Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. The Pima County Master Gardeners lead free guided tours at the gardens. 9 a.m. Feb. 9. Free. 626-5161.

Monday

Survival Skills Career Transition Workshop Series - St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Four sessions are designed to help job seekers gain momentum. Call for information. 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 4, 11 and 25, and March 4. Free. 299-6421.

Read to a Dog - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Children of all ages practice reading to trained therapy dogs. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5275.

Great Decisions Series - Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. A nonpartisan discussion series about world affairs sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Association and locally by the Tucson Great Decisions Association. 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays. Free except for $20 cost of booklet. 299-3000, Ext. 147.

Intro to Sabino Canyon - 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Learn about and experience Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonoran Desert, with volunteer naturalists Jack and Arlene Wilt. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Free except for $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Tuesday

Tuesday Art Talks - Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road, Suite 105. "Introduction to Cubism" will explore the art movement and its major figures. Presented by docents of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, in partnership with the Pima County Public Library. 2-3 p.m. Feb. 12. Free. 594-5345.

Sit and Knit - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. All levels invited to knit and crochet together. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 594-5275.

Plant and Bird Walk - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Volunteer naturalists help visitors learn about and experience the wonders of canyon. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free except for $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Wednesday

Ned's Nature Walk - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Ned Harris and friends lead walks on moderately difficult trails to help visitors learn about and experience the wonders of the canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonoran Desert. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free except for $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Plant Walk at Agua Caliente Park - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about the historic plantings at Agua Caliente Park, including palms, citrus, oleanders and olives, as well as natives such as mesquite, willow and cottonwood trees. 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 13. Free. 615-7855.

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