Leading Ladies of Literature - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Readings by Marion Doane and Bill Fry. This month: Excerpts from the works of favorite female authors. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 594-5580.

Crafty Readers - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Listen to and discuss a picture book and create a craft related to the story "The Toll Bridge Troll" by Patricia Wolff. For kids ages 6 to 8. Registration required. 4-5 p.m. Free. 594-5580.

Beat Cancer Boot Camp Exercise Classes - Northwest Community Park, 7601 N. Mona Lisa Road. Exercise and support classes for cancer survivors and anyone touched by cancer. Meets once a week. 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. $35 for eight weeks. 546-1601.

"Artworks in Glass" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

"CHON: A Nearly Fatal Illusion" - Biosphere 2 Gallery at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2, 32540 S. Biosphere 2 Road. Biosphere 2 artist in residence Deborah Ford's new photographic works. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Included with $20 admission; discounts available. 838-6200.

"Metal, Stone & Wood" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Three distinctly different materials are used in two-dimensional works including sculpture and functional ware. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Kika Karadi Show - Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive. Works with references to abstractions from the film noir genre. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (with reservations 48 hours in advance). Free. 797-3959.

Student Artwork From the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Digital Downloads: iPad - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media from OverDrive to your iPad. Bring your library card, PIN and iPad. Registration required. 9 a.m.-noon May 2. Free. 594-5580.


Toddler Story Time - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Stories, songs and rhymes for accompanied children 18 to 36 months old. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5580.

Contra Dance Lesson and Live Music Performance - Ellie Towne Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. No experience is necessary and you don't need to bring a partner, or even dance - just come and enjoy the great live music. If you plan to dance, wear comfortable shoes without too much grip on the bottom. 3 p.m. May 3. Free. 594-5225.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market - 16733 N. Oracle Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Free. 825-4427.

First Friday Artisans Market - The Marketplace, 3841 W. River Road. More than 30 artists with jewelry, photography, paintings and dinnerware. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. first Friday of the month. Free. 574-5535.

Friday Fun Knitters - Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knitters of any skill level are welcome. Meet at the food court. 10 a.m. Fridays. Free. 293-0781.

Cactus Hike - Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Road. Enjoy the showy flowers of our local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses. Pima County naturalist Meg Quinn leads a three-mile hike at the Sweetwater Preserve in the Tucson Mountains. Reservations required. 7-10 a.m. Free. 615-7855.

Marana Teen Dance - Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. Hang out with friends, dance and enjoy the DJ. For ages 12 to 17. Snacks available for purchase. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. 382-1950.

"Seussical Jr." - Legacy Traditional Northwest Tucson Campus, 3500 W. Cortaro Farms Road. Family-friendly musical. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m May 4. $6. 505-3640.


Friends of the Library Expanded Book Sale - Wheeler Taft Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Pima County Library and fund the library's summer reading program for kids as well as programs throughout the year. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 594-5200.

Dusty River Boys - DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Traditional bluegrass music and gospel with emphasis on vocal harmonies and bluegrass rhythms. 7:30-9 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 825-2818.

Catalina Community Swap Meet - 16733 N. Oracle Road. Community yard sale. Vendor fee: $15. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. first Saturday of the month. Free. 825-4427.

Catalina State Park 30th Anniversary Celebration - Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road. Celebrate this 5,500-acre park at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Featuring exhibits, hikes, speakers, star night party and more. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 628-5798.

Messy Science! - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Experiments may include making slime, launching seltzer rockets and erupting mini-volcanos. Space is limited. Tickets, which are free, are available an hour before the event. 11 a.m.-noon. 594-5200.

TeenZone Movie & Popcorn - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 594-5580.


Baby Time - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Activities that promote development and learning for babies up to 18 months old. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5580.

Marana Winds Community Concert - Mountain View High School Auditorium, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd. Community concert featuring wind band compositions. Students, staff and alumni from the Marana school district play with community members. Donations accepted for the Marana Schools' 2340 Foundation. 7-8 p.m. Free. 682-4777.


Abbett Mystery Book Club - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. 2-3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Free. 594-5200.

Preschool Story Time - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Includes activities that promote development and learning. For accompanied children 3 to 5 years. 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Free. 594-5580.

Farmers Market (Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona) - Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St. 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 616-1425.


Family Story Time - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For all ages. Introduce children to reading and language in a fun way. 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Free. 594-5580.

Botany Walk in Honeybee Canyon - Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Enjoy an easy three-mile hike in Honeybee Canyon with botany expert Meg Quinn and learn about the trees, shrubs and cacti that inhabit the area. Reservations required. 7-10 a.m. Free. 615-7855.

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers - Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road; call for meeting location. 7-10 a.m. May 8. Free. 615-7855.

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