“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. daily through Jan. 22. Free. 299-9191.
Outstanding Stories Fundraiser — Plaza Colonial, 2870 E. Skyline Drive. Annual fundraiser to benefit Pima County Public Library programs. Arizona mystery novelist J.A. Jance is the honoree. Price includes Italian food from Tavolino, dessert from Shlomo & Vito’s, beer and wine from B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and entertainment by Will Clipman, performing Myths and Masks. Also raffles and prizes. 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24. $75. 490-9786.
The Tucson Water Gardeners Monthly Meeting — Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road. There will be a speaker, and time for questions and answers regarding pondings and aquatic plants. 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24. Free. 760-5565.
Howl-O-Ween Pet Party — La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Costume contest for pets and people. $10 contest entry fee. Kids’ crafts, prizes, tricks and treats. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. 327-6088.
Friends of the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library Book Sale — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Oct. 25: Friends members only; nonmembers can join at the door. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26; 1-4 p.m. Oct 27. Free. 594-5275.
Annual Southwest Flair-A-Fair — Plaza Palomino, 2960 N. Swan Road. Art and crafts from more than 150 local artisans. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Free. 624-2447.
Jaguar Jamboree — Jane Hamilton Fine Art, 2890 E. Skyline Drive. Music by Kevin Pakulis, appetizers and a silent auction. Raffle drawing at 7:30 p.m. of an acrylic jaguar painting by Barry Sapp. Fundraiser for the Northern Jaguar Project. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. 529-4886.
Canyon Quilters — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring your projects or unfinished objects. Noon-3 p.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5275.
“Noises Off” — Catalina Foothills High School Falcon Theater, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Classic farce presented by Catalina Foothills Theatre Arts. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26; 2 p.m. Oct. 27; 5 p.m. Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $10. 209-8325.
Thrill the World Tucson — Westin La Paloma Country Club, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Learn the “Thriller” dance and attempt to break the record for largest choreographed simultaneous “Thriller” dance. Come early for practice. 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 26. Donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit the Community Food Bank. 615-8365.
A Night With the Stars — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide telescopes and talk about celestial viewing. Bring a flashlight and a lawn chair. Reservations required. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26. Free. 615-7855.
Fall Art Show and Sale — The Arboretum Apartments, 4700 N. Kolb Road. Variety of artwork. Music by Don East. Light refreshments. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. 360-1880.
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.
Sounds of Shearing Jazz Concert — Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Featuring three of the original members of the George Shearing Quintet under the direction of Charlie Shoemake. Tickets at tucsonjazz.org online. 7 p.m. Oct. 27. $20. 903-1265.
Mobile Meals of Tucson Fall Fare — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. Samples from a selection of Tucson restaurants. Fundraiser for Mobile Meals of Tucson. 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 27. $35. 622-1600.
Blessing of the Animals Service — St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Keep pets appropriately restrained. In the church plaza. 9-9:45 a.m. Oct. 27. Donations accepted. 299-6421.
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. Mondays through Nov. 4. Free. 594-5275.
Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills 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.
Papermaking for the Holidays — Oasis at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. Class 365. Using the ancient art of papermaking, modified to work in your own kitchen, create unique holiday cards and gift tags. Materials fee of $5 per person, collected in class. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 30. $18 plus a one-time registration fee of $12. 322-5627.