Catalina Elks fest planned for April 27

Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge No. 2815 is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics.

Events run from noon to 8 p.m. April 27 at 16045 N. Oracle Road in Catalina.

There will be a washer board game tournament and a karaoke contest. It's $5 to register for both events. There will also be raffles, a silent auction, a live auction and a performance by the Coyote Country Cloggers.

For more information, call 609-2484.

NW Fire recognized for its financial skills

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honored Northwest Fire District's finance skills with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. It's the sixth straight year Northwest Fire has won the award.

The nonprofit association of government finance professionals gave Northwest Fire the award for its July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012, comprehensive annual financial report.

The certificate is the highest form of recognition the association gives for financial reporting and governmental accounting. According to the association, Northwest Fire's report demonstrated a constructive spirit of full disclosure, clearly communicated the organization's financial story and motivated others to read the report.

Lions Club bake sale at Oro Valley Walmart

The Catalina-Oro Valley Lions Club will hold a bake sale to raise funds for people in need. The organization will also accept donations of used glasses, glasses cases and hearing aids.

The sale will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Walmart Supercenter, 2150 E. Tangerine Road.

The club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at 16045 N. Oracle Road. For more information, call 825-9340.

Harkins to screen 4 Iron Man movies

The Harkins Arizona Pavilions 12, 5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive, will make its introductions May 2 with four movies featuring Iron Man: The two previous films, as well as "Marvel's The Avengers" and the new "Iron Man 3."

The action starts at 1 p.m. and continues through the 9 p.m. showing of "Iron Man 3."

Tickets are $30 and available at online, as well as at the box office.

The marathon price includes a mall popcorn, a commemorative lanyard, and a cup that allows $1.50 soft drink refills through the remainder of the year.

The renovated theater is replacing Tower Theatres, which closed March 28.

Chinese center sets healthy living event

The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center is celebrating National Asian Heritage Month with an event titled "Eating and Living Healthy Asian Style."

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1288 W. River Road, representatives from Harvest Moon Restaurant and Lotus Garden will demonstrate cooking healthy Chinese foods. Also, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy will provide free health screenings, and there will be various demonstrations of the art of tai chi. Health lecturers will give talks promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

Admission is free, but lunch will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 292-6900.

NW Walmart store garners recognition

Walmart Neighborhood Market, 7951 N. Oracle Road, has been named one of the top Walmarts.

The store won a 2012 Store of the Year distinction for its size and region, which includes Arizona and New Mexico. The distinction singles out the location from among 500 similarly sized Walmarts in its region.

The award recognizes sales, inventory management, budget management and customer feedback.

La Cañada/Magee area holding forum

The nonprofit La Cañada/Magee Neighborhood Association Inc. will hold its spring semiannual meeting. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be 6:30-8 p.m. April 25 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte.

Speakers include Foothills state Rep. Ethan Orr; an aide from the staff of Pima County Board of Supervisors member Ally Miller; Mountain Vista Fire Chief Ed Wilkerson; Metro Water district Engineer Charlie Maish; and the Pima County Transportation Department's Rick Ellis.

A call to the audience will allow meeting attendees to comment on issues and ask questions.

For more information contact via email.

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