Foothills calendar

2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Foothills calendarGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star


“DeGrazia’s Wild Horses” — DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. Fifty paintings, drawings and watercolors, many of which have not been previously exhibited. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 22. Free. 299-9191.

Fiesta Sonora Art Show — Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery, 5605 E. River Road. Juried show of members’ work featuring fauna and flora from the Sonoran Desert. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 10. Free. 299-7294.

Open Studio Tour Preview Exhibit — Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery, 3800 E. River Road. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Sundays through Nov. 7. Free. 299-3000, Ext. 106.

Wake Up With the Birds — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Guided walk to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors. Binoculars are available for use. 8-9:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21. Free. 615-7855.

“Noises Off” — Catalina Foothills High School Falcon Theater, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Classic farce presented by Catalina Foothills Theatre Arts. 5 p.m. Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $10. 209-8325.


Nature Stories — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Outdoor nature story reading followed by an art activity. For young children and their parents. 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 1. Free. 615-7855.


Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games — Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Music, dancing, athletic events, kids’ area, food and drink. Performances by Enter the Haggis, The Sullivans Band, The Big Fellah’s, Cirque Roots, Celtic Moonshine, Out of Kilters, STEAM, Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance, Seven Pipers Scottish Society and Tucson & District Pipeband. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3. $15; discounts available. 349-4345.

Children of the Art — Madaras Gallery/Skyline, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Acrylic paintings featuring children by Diana Madaras. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 31. Free. 615-3001.

Tucson Chamber Artists Present — Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Program includes Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C-minor and Flute Concerto No. 1. featuring flutist Alexander Lipay. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. $25 and up. 401-2651.

The Big Band Extravaganza Event — Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Featuring Pete Christlieb of “The Tonight Show” orchestra on tenor saxophone, John Allred on trombone and the UA Studio Jazz Band. Admission includes a three-course dinner. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. $25-$95. 903-1265.

Argentine Tango Intermediate — Sonoran Ballroom Company, 5536 E. Grant Road. This class follows beginners’ foundations and will provide simple figuras, turns and musicality. 3-4 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 1. $10. 468-5536.

Desert Dwellers Party — Mildred & Dildred Toy Store at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Meet Julie Rustad, the artist who created Desert Dwellers Flash Cards. Stories, songs and facts about Southwest animals. Music by The Napskippers. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 261-6278.


Hacienda del Blues — Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. A live blues series. 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 29. Free. 529-3500.

First Sunday Antique Fair — Tanque Verde Elementary School, 2600 N. Fennimore Ave. More than 100 vendors sell antiques and collectibles. Dealers pay a $35 fee to set up. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Sunday of the month through Jan. 5, 2014. Free. 243-0386.

Tenth Annual Take a Hike for Bag It — Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. Hikes start at 7 a.m. Meditation walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Brunch with steel band, silent auction and raffle follows. Benefits Bag It. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 3. $85. 575-9602.


“Truth is Stranger than Fiction” Nonfiction Book Club — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. This month: “Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach us About Health and the Science of Healing” by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. 594-5345.

Read to a Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids read stories to a dog to practice reading. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. 594-5275.


Garden Talks — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E River Road. “Maintaining Your Garden: Problem-solving and Seed Collection.” Presented by the Pima County Cooperative Extension master gardeners in partnership with the Pima County Library’s Seed Library. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 5. Free. 594-5345.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, Room 30-31, 4625 E. River Road. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations accepted. 490-5500.

Canyon Knitters — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring your yarn, needles or hooks to a gathering of knitters with all levels of experience. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17. Free. 594-5275.


Ned’s Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Volunteer naturalist guides a three-hour walk along moderately difficult trails. Learn to identify native plants and animals. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Free; $5 parking. 749-8700.

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