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April 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

Desert Wildflowers - Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Learn to identify native, annual and perennial wildflowers. 10-11 a.m. Free. 299-3000.

Tucson African Violet Society Monthly Meeting - The Inn at the Fountains, 5830 N. Fountains Ave. Learn how easy it is to grow African violets. Discover your new inexpensive hobby. 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $15 to join the club. 574-1367.

"Cacti & Critters" - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Whimsical paintings of desert dwellers by acrylic artist Pam Davidson. Also, "Desert Wonders," watercolors and acrylic paintings by Kay Mitman. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Free. 615-7855.

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

"Fun With Images" - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Works in collage by nine members of Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona. 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.

"Way of the Cross" - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. 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.

Mark Bowles and Fred Borcherdt - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, 6872 E. Sunrise Drive. Mark Bowles' paintings and Fred Borcherdt's sculptures exhibit and sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free. 722-7798.

Viva el Vidrio Group Show - Bridge Gallery, 5425 N. Kolb Road. Southwest contemporary art and culture. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Free. 577-4537.

Friday

Southern Arizona Trees - Oasis at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. Class will introduce students to the diversity of trees in our area, from mesquite and palo verde in desert valleys to cottonwoods and ash in riparian area to oaks and pines in the mountains 10 a.m.-noon. $10 plus $12 one-time registration fee. For people 50 and older. 322-5627.

Saturday

Desert Prospectors of Arizona, Sherlock Holmes Scion Society - Canyon's Crowne Pub, 6958 E. Tanque Verde Road. UA professor Jerrold Hogle will give a lecture, "Sherlock, Then and Now." Also, a quiz on "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." 1-3 p.m. Cost of meal. 495-0877.

Legend of the First Kite - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Ronald S. Reich tells the Chinese legend about the first kite. Child participation is encouraged. Each child will receive a kite ready to color and fly. 3-4 p.m. Free. 594-5275.

Sonoran Desert Kids Club: Exploring Aquatic Life - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Kids will use nets, skimmers and buckets to collect water samples, then watch the water come to life under the microscope. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free; reservations required. 615-7855.

Sunday

"Moments in Time" Spring Concerts - St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 5150 N. Valley View Road. Series of three concerts by the Arizona Repertory Singers featuring musical styles including sacred and secular choral music. 2-4 p.m. $15; free for students and those 18 and younger. 792-8141.

Monday

Predator Prey Demo - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Learn about the predators and prey of Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Sonoran Desert with a volunteer naturalist. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays. Free; $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Tuesday

River Readers Book Club - Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. This month: "Open City" by Teju Cole. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Free. 594-5345.

Treasures of Jewish Literature - Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Short stories, folklore, poetry and plays based on Eastern European Jewry with Ruth Zerman. 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 299-3000.

Canyon Knitters - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring your needles and yarn to a gathering of novices to experienced knitters. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 594-5275.

Ezy 8 Tai Chi - Oasis at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. Learn safe exercises that can be done at home. For people 50 and older. 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays. $39 plus $12 one-time registration fee. 322-5627.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga - St. Francis in the Foothills Church, Rooms 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.

Wednesday

Ned's Nature Walk - Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Ned Harris and friends lead walks on moderately difficult trails. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free; $5 daily or $20 annual parking permit. 749-8700.

Great Poems (Including Your Own!) - Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. Celebrate National Poetry Month with wonderful poems and a chance to write your own. No experience necessary. Facilitated by Arthur Naiman, docent at the UA Poetry Center. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Free. 594-5345.

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