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2013-07-25T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

"Metal, Stone & Wood" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Three distinctly different materials are used in two-dimensional works, sculpture, functional ware and beyond. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 1. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

"Piece by Piece" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Mosaics exhibition. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Collection Spotlight: "Space Form" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Wall-hung sculpture in copper by Anthony Melendy. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

"Grace Dallanegra - Rhythms of Grace" - National Parks Store at Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. Abstract perspective on Southwestern scenery. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through Wednesday. Free. 622-6014.

Read to a Dog - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Trained and certified therapy and service dogs listen as children practice reading aloud. 4-5 p.m. July 25. Free. 594-5580.

Archaeology and History Camp for Kids - Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road. Young campers learn about local archaeology, traditional desert-gardening methods and crops, ranching history and arts and crafts. 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday through Aug. 2. $65 ($10 off for residents of Oro Valley). 229-5050.

Splash N' Dash Swim-Run - Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. Train and stay cool this summer. The swim-run events start with a 200-, 400- or 800-yard lap swim followed by a half-mile, 1.5-mile or 3-mile run (duration is based on age brackets). Ages 6 and up are welcome. Register at www.marana.com/recreation online. Onsite registration starts at 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. July 25. $5. 382-1950.

Drop-in Job Help - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Computer instructor answers questions on a wide variety of computer topics, such as résumé writing, online job searching, email accounts and Internet searching. 3-5 p.m. July 25. Free. 594-5580.

Friday

Parks in Focus: Student Artwork from the Udall Foundation - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. This exhibit highlights a collaborative effort of the Udall Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs, and celebrates the creativity of Tucson's inner-city youth. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Toddler Storytime - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Parents or caregivers interact with children through stories, songs and rhymes. Stories are kept short for toddlers' attention spans. 10:30-11 a.m. Friday. Free. 594-5580.

Facilitated Gathering for Job Seekers - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A presentation on a specific topic related to job seeking will be presented by Beth Cole, former executive recruiter, followed by a facilitated group discussion. 3:30 p.m. Friday. Free. 594-5580.

The Summer Chorus - Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road. Benefit concert for Interfaith Community Services. 7-9 p.m. July 26. Free. 404-3148.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market - 16733 N. Oracle Road. 8 a.m.-noon Fridays. Free. 825-4427.

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.

Lizards are Hot, Lizards are Cool - Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road. Discover how these small denizens of the desert are a critical component of the environment. 2:15 p.m. July 26. Park entrance fee. 733-5158.

Reptile Ramble - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Get upclose with the desert's scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Monday

Babytime - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Activities promote development and learning. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5580.

Tuesday

Preschool Storytime - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Programs are designed for parents to participate. 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. 594-5580.

Whales in the Desert - Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road. Learn about the unique connection between whales and the Sonoran Desert. 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Park entrance fee. 733-5158.

Wednesday

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

Meet Me in Marana - Wade McLean Park, 8000 N. Silverbell Road. Fun, noncompetitive social walk-run along the Santa Cruz River. Check-in starts at 5 p.m. Weekly raffle prizes provided by sponsors. Attend eight events and get a free T-shirt. 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

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