Neighborhood briefs

2013-11-15T00:00:00Z Neighborhood briefsGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Transgender identity is focus of talk tonight

Joy Ladin, who is said to be the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution, will speak at 7:30 tonight at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Road, on “Through the Door of Life: Transgender Identity.” She also will be guest speaker from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at a special Sefer Book Club meeting discussing her memoir, “Through the Door of Life.”

The talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call the temple office at 327-4501.

Unity walks scheduled

for Saturday morning

Tucsonans will walk to celebrate unity in diversity of cultures, races, creeds, religions and lifestyles during the Walk of Unity Tucson on Saturday.

There are two walks, a 2-mile walk and a 4-mile walk; one begins at 7 a.m. and the other at 9 a.m., both at Rillito River Walkway in the back of the parking lot of the Windmill Suites, 4250 N. Campbell Ave.

Participants should arrive a half-hour before the walk. Afterwards they can head to the Santa Rita Room in the ballroom of the Windmill Suites for light refreshments.

Proceeds benefit youth programs of the United Way and Desert Rose Youth Academy.

Cost is $9 for adults; $5 for students. Registration is free for those who want to raise funds for United Way or the youth academy. To register and for details go to

For more information, call 990-9098.

Amphi Middle School holding Sat. yard sale

The public is invited to donate and shop at Amphitheater Middle School’s yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school tennis courts, 315 E. Prince Road.

Event organizers are accepting donations until today. They’re looking for gently used household items, toys and games, small furniture, books, costumes, sports equipment, glassware, decorations, tools, bikes and wagons, lamps, video games, clothing, coats and movies.

For more information, call 696-6320 or 696-6235.

Quarter midgets to run

in honor of race pioneer

The Tucson Quarter Midgets Association is hosting the Hank Arnold Memorial Race from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Quarter Midget Racetrack, south of Avra Valley Road on the west side of the Interstate 10 frontage road.

The event is in honor of Hank Arnold, a pioneer of racing who was killed in an accident during a race at Manzanita Speedway on June 17, 1967. Admission for spectators is free, but donations are accepted. Proceeds from the event will be used for improvements to the Tucson Quarter Midget raceway.

For more information, call 403-5864.

Affordable Care Act

to be discussed Sunday

A presentation and discussion on the Affordable Care Act will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in the Church Center at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road.

The discussion is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call the church at 299-9063.

Foothills Art Market

set for this weekend

The Catalina Foothills Art Market will present the works of local and national artists for people to browse and buy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive.

The works featured represent a variety of mediums, including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, wood works and more. Local food vendors will be on hand at the outdoor event.Visit Bowman Productions online to view the works of participating artists and for other festival information. For artists wishing to participate in the event, limited spaces are still available, and interested artists can apply online at

For more information, call 401-1290.

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