Neighborhood briefs

2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Neighborhood briefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Church hosting ‘trunk-or-treat’

New Spirit Lutheran Church, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail, is hosting a community “trunk-or-treat” event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information call the church at 296-2461.

‘Pictures of Hope’ event is Monday

“Pictures of Hope” holiday cards that represent a dream of a child who is homeless will be celebrated and unveiled at a “Meet the Young Artists” party at 4:30 p.m. Monday at O’Rielly Chevrolet, 6160 E. Broadway.

Photojournalist, author and creator Linda Solomon will congratulate each child at the celebration. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who was one of the children’s mentors, also will congratulate each child.

For more information call 323-1708, Ext. 416.

Stress management workshop planned

A free workshop titled “Stepping Off the Tightrope: Stress Management for the Whole Person (and Whole Family)” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday  at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Susan Kaplan will present the program. The workshop includes relaxation techniques, communication skills and contemplative activities.

No registration is required.

For more information call 594-5275.

Reptile rescue group moving to new home

Tucson Reptile Rescue, which bills itself as Pima County’s only nonprofit, exotic reptile rescue group, will be moving Friday to 844 S. Sixth Ave.

The new location will be open to the public.

The organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and permanent placement of sick, injured, abandoned or surrendered pet exotic reptiles.

Its educational outreach programs have expanded to include hosting groups such as classes, Scout troops and families at the facility for a hands-on learning experience; appropriate-sized enclosures for large reptiles that are part of the outreach program so they can be viewed during regular hours of operation; and species-specific workshops on proper captive care.

The group helps with reptiles taken in that need new homes, and assistance with information, supplies, veterinarian bills and boarding.

For more information, go to or call 991-9553

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