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2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star


Featured Artist: Barbara Brandel — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Award-winning local textile artist who most recently has been working in a range of media, including painting, collage and sculpture. Through Nov. 10 in the Exhibit House Welcome Gallery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 742-6455.

SAAG Gallery Exhibit — Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery, 7121 N. Oracle Road. New fall show. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 17. Free. 437-7820.

Small Works Exhibition — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Modestly priced small artworks by more than 130 artists. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 15. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.

Boo Bash — Vision Church and Rock N Java Coffeehouse, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Trunk or treating, live music with the Vision Band, food, dog and kid costume contests and jumping castles. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 572-5238.

Haunted Yard — 3645 N. Los Altos Ave. Donations for the Community Food Bank accepted. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 561-0648.

Tomb Town Tucson — 8343 N. Wanda Road. Haunted trail winds through a creepy graveyard with live actors and a few dead ones. Benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 31. $1 donation. 360-5899.

Raptor Free Flights — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Watch as these native birds of prey soar and swoop in their desert habitat while a narrator describes their attributes, habitats and behavior. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through April 24. Free with admission. 883-2702.

“Pistol Pete, the World’s Greatest Cowboy” — The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road. Musical melodrama for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 6 p.m. Fridays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 16. $17.95 adults; discounts available. 512-5145.


GED Preparation and Tutoring — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Drop in for students age 16 and older. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 13; 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 8. Free. 594-5200.

Those Beatles Guys — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 1. Free. 207-2429.

First Friday Artisans Market — The Marketplace, 3850 W. River Road. Art from more than 30 artists including glass, jewelry, furniture, photography, custom dinnerware and cholla cactus art. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1-May 2. Free. 574-5535.

Park After Dark — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. The Día de los Muertos exhibition will be open. Visitors can leave a memento or message for a loved one. Music by Rafael Moreno and Descarga. Face painting. Mexican street food and beer available. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 1. $10; $5 members; free kids 12 and under. 742-6455.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 27. Free. 825-4427.

Celtic Pub Night — Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Music by the Sullivans, whiskey tasting, Best Legs in a Kilt contest, food truck roundup, darts and trivia. Age 21 and older. 5-10 p.m. Nov. 1. $5. 909-7299.

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 through Dec. 31. Free. 293-0781.


Catalina Artists Studio Tour — In and around the village of Catalina, 4280 E. Hawser St. Visit glassblowers, painters and sculptors. Also, silent auction and children’s art exhibit. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2-3. Free. 818-2239.

Southwest Woodcarver’s Association Annual People’s Choice Woodcarving Show and Sale — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. The public votes and judges the best carvings in a wide variety of styles. Also, members demonstrate carving. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3. Free. 743-1717.

Friends of the Library Book Sale — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Books, audio, CDs and DVDs for all ages. Benefits the Friends’ support of library programs and services. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 594-5200.

Capilla Craft and Gift Fair — Capilla del Sol Christian Church, 3130 W. Overton Road. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 742-4988.

Catalina Community Swap Meet — 77north Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. Vendor fee $15; bring table and shade. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. first Saturday of the month through Dec. 7. Free. 825-4427.

Flea Market and Bake Sale — Friendly Village Clubhouse, 101 W. River Road. Hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. Proceeds from bake sale go to local charities. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Nov. 2. Free. 887-0608.

Meet Horses — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Presented by Step Up into T.L.C. Meet and greet a Clydesdale and a miniature horse. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 594-5200.

Fifth Annual Sun City Oro Valley Arts and Crafts Festival — Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. More than 50 artists with jewelry, paintings, woodwork and pottery. Art demonstrations and raffle. Food available. Collection of nonperishable food for the Catalina Food Bank. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2. Free. 917-8051.

Turkey Trot 5K/10K — Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. A 10K race and a 5K run or Family Fun Walk/Run. Race starts at 9 a.m. Awards and T-shirts. Also, accepting canned goods and frozen turkeys for the Marana Community Food Bank. 7:30 a.m. Nov. 2. $15 in advance; $20 day of event. 382-1950.

Ornamental Grasses — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Shelly Ann Abbott gives tips on adding year-round color, texture, variety and movement with sustainable, native ornamental grasses. 10 a.m. Nov. 2. $6. 742-6455.

Kickboxing — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Class includes elements of rhythmic kickboxing aerobics set to music as well as skills development and personal safety preparation. Class is entirely noncontact. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 2 Free. 594-5580.

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


Bob Kay, the Singing, Drumming DJ — New Moon Lounge and Grill, 915 W. Prince Road. Bob Kay plays along to oldies but goodies. 5-7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 22. $2; discounts available. 883-5491.

YMCA Gold Rush Event — Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. Zumba, crafts and face painting. Also, lunch from Big Jake’s Bar-B-Q. Includes admission to Old Tucson all day. Benefits YMCA of Southern Arizona. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3. $25; discounts available. 623-5511.

Monday Iris Folding Holiday Cards — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Simple paper-folding technique uses recycled magazine strips and a reusable template to create a variety of fun greeting cards. For age 10 and up. Craft also provided for children younger than 10. Reservations required. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. 594-5200.

Chess Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. 594-5580.

Strings and Things Knitting Club — Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Knit, crochet, chat and trade ideas. All skill levels welcome. 1-3 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 27. Free. 594-5225.


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

Free Blood Pressure Screening — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Volunteer registered nurses from the Marana Health Center provide blood pressure screenings. 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 5. Free. 594-5580.


ReadStrong: Improve Your Reading at the Library — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Half-hour sessions focused on improving reading skills and reading for fun. Facilitated by tutors to build confidence and get motivated in a relaxed setting. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Free. 594-5200.

Writers’ Workshop — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Discuss your project and creative writing techniques for essays, short stories, novels or memoirs. Presented by Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 6. Free. 594-5580.

“Fall Back” With Afternoon Yoga in the Park — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Gentle yoga asana practice in the outdoors with Barbara Sherman, registered yoga instructor. Bring your own mat and dress in clothing appropriate for gentle yoga. 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20. $6 plus $10 admission to park. 742-6455.

How Great Thou Art: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Starring Robert Shaw and a 12-piece band with a gospel quartet. 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 6. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 825-2818.

Girl Scout Sampler Meetings — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Girls do activities while learning about what it means to be a Girl Scout. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Nov. 6-27. Free. 319-3152.

Meet Me in Marana — Wade McLean Park, 8000 N. Silverbell Road. 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. 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

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