Poker Run, Bike Night to be held Saturday

Enjoy a motorcycle ride through Southern Arizona's wine country and help raise funds for homeless youths during the Stand Up for Kids Poker Run and Bike Night from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 109, 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona de Tucson.

Participants visit several checkpoints where they may draw cards to build a winning poker hand. The planned route includes stops in Sonoita, Patagonia, Tumacacori and Green Valley.

The event concludes with a celebration featuring live music, food and a raffle. Registration fees are $25 with a passenger, $20 without.

Proceeds benefit Stand Up for Kids, a volunteer-managed nonprofit working with homeless teens and street kids. The group provides basic necessities for homeless youths and works toward getting them off the streets.

To register for the race go to or call (706) 566-1748 for more information.

Free kidney-disease risk screening is Sat.

Desert Dialysis Inc. will be providing free health screenings, education and counseling for the two kidney disease risk factors: hypertension and diabetes.

The screening will be at 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tucson Masonic Lodge No. 4, 3590 N. Country Club Road. For more information call 327-0007.

Bicycle advisory group seeks members

The county is looking for volunteers to serve on the Tucson-Pima Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Potential volunteers will meet with county staff to discuss potential bike projects and educating the public on bike safety.

Meetings are at 6 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

For information call 243-2453 or online at