Neighborhood Briefs

2013-06-09T00:00:00Z Neighborhood BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 09, 2013 12:00 am  • 

4 'hot topics' on tap at Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El's Adult Education Academy is hosting the "Hot Topics in the Hot Sun" summer series from Wednesday through July 3 at the temple, 225 N. Country Club Road.

The four weekly educational sessions are from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The first discussion will be "Jewish Perspectives on Cremation Rather Than Traditional Burial" by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer.

It's $45 to enroll in the entire series or $15 per seminar.

For more information, including the complete schedule and discounts, call 327-4501.

Practice run is Friday at Tucson Speedway

Drivers, start your engines.

Tucson Speedway is holding an all-class race-car practice run Friday.

The all-ages event is free, and there will be concessions and adult beverages available for purchase.

Pit gates and grandstands open at 5 p.m. The track is at 11955 S. Harrison Road.

Call 762-1600 or visit for more information.

Fundraiser heads for the beach (theme)

Time to grab the towels.

The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network is holding its 16th annual "Treasures for TIHAN" fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson - Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

The event will include hors d'oeuvres, no-host cocktails, beach party-themed decorations, live music, and live and silent auctions of more than 400 items, according to a press release.

Event tickets are $65 in advance or $75 at the door.

For more information go to or call 299-6647.

Summer hours start at Botanical Gardens

Time to beat the heat and smell the roses.

Tucson Botanical Gardens is switching to its summer hours of 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Aug. 31.

The gardens are at 2150 N. Alvernon Way and is open seven days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

For admission prices and an events schedule, call 326-9686 or go to online.

Email Neighborhood Briefs to

Copyright 2015 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...
Get weekly ads via e-mail