3 law officers to ride in cycling fundraiser

Marana police and Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies are taking to their bicycles to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which raises awareness about officers who have died in the line of duty.

Marana police Officer Brad Clifford and Sgt. Will Hess, as well as Joe Knipp and Terry Staten, both sheriff's sergeants, will ride the 250-mile course, which goes from Portsmouth, Va., to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ride is May 9.

Charity golf tourney scheduled for April 6

Golfers participating in the Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will tee off April 6.

The tournament will take place at SaddleBrooke Ranch West Golf Course, on North Oracle Road at Milepost 93.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. Entry is $65 per player if paid before Saturday and $75 after that. Registration is limited to the first 144 players.

Proceeds support the group's scholarship program.

To entice players, the tournament is offering two hole in one prizes: a golf cart for an ace on the 12th hole and $10,000 for an ace on the second hole. Other prizes will be raffled at the event.

For more information, email jmfaalias@gmail.com.

Salon-spa will open in Oracle Plaza

Orange Grove Body Workers, a salon and spa that will provide manicures, pedicures and massages, is scheduled to open in September in a 1,200-square-foot space in Oracle Plaza.

The salon, at 6336 N. Oracle Road, Suite 302, is owned by Benson and Susan Hsu. It will be managed by Mei Zhang and Xue Qieng.

OV panel OKs plans for nursing facility

The Oro Valley Conceptual Design Review Board approved plans for Oracle Vista, a 65-bed skilled nursing and memory facility near North Oracle Road and East Desert Sky Road, north of East Linda Vista Blvd.

The 26,000-square-foot facility will be a one-story building with two courtyards. Oracle Vista will be operated by a company called Frontier.

The board approved the plans at its March 12 meeting. The development will next go before the Oro Valley Town Council.

Big Catalinas chorus holding two concerts

The 50-member, all-volunteer Catalinas Community Chorus will put on a pair of concerts April 7 and 14, performing choral arrangements of classic jazz songs and pop standards.

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will join in.

The first performance will be at 3 p.m. at Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Lane, in Catalina. The next concert will be at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Money raised from the performances will be donated to the Safford K-8 Magnet school band program and the Lulu Walker Elementary School fine arts program.

For more information, and to order tickets in advance, email ccc200680@yahoo.com.

Engle golf tourney a scholarship benefit

The 2013 Steve Engle Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be April 20 and benefit the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce's scholarship program.

Each year the chamber gives three $2,000 scholarships to northwest-side students.

The tournament, which begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, takes place at the Golf Club at Vistoso, 955 W. Vistoso Highlands Drive. The event includes breakfast, lunch and prizes.

Registration is $125 per golfer or $450 per foursome. After Monday, registration for foursomes will be $500.

For more information, call 297-2191.

Main Street Festival in Marana is April 6

Live music, a parade, art show, food and bed races will all be part of April's Marana Main Street Festival.

The free festivities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 6 next to the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive.

There are several components to the event. The bed race, which is free to watch, starts at 10 a.m., with check-in for participating teams at 9 a.m. Squads race downhill on 100-yard courses on rolling beds. Registration is $15 per person or $75 per team until Monday, when prices increase to $20 per person. For more information, visit the race site at www.AzBedrace.org online.

Classic rock, jazz saxophone, bluegrass and country performers will take turns onstage starting at 1 p.m.

For more information on the festival, go to marana.com/index.aspx?NID=1250 online.

Email briefs to reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com