Sherri Romanoski and her 2-year-old grandson, Brayden, met a kingsnake during Tohono Chul Park's Reptile Ramble. You can visit the scaled and slithery creatures (and also tortoises) at the park on Friday mornings.



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 older are welcome. Register at online. Onsite registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Event is 6 p.m. Aug. 1. $5. 382-1950.


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.

Reptile Ramble - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Get up close 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.


Native Animals and Music - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Spend time with your family learning about misunderstood desert animals and enjoying native music. 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 3. $12 general admission; $4 kids 4-12; free for kids 3 and younger. 883-2702.

Musical Magic for Kids - Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. "The Inter-Planetary Adventures of Peppy the Poodle's Traveling Circus." Interactive animal performances set to familiar classical music. 10 a.m. Aug. 3. Free. 797-3959.

Catalina Community Swap Meet - 16733 N. Oracle Road. "Got Stuff" community garage yard sale. Vendor fee $15. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 3. Free to browse. 825-4427.

Dive-in Movie - Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. Stay cool while viewing a featured movie at the Marana pool. Showing G- or PG-rated movies each month; this month: "Soul Surfer." Noodles and innertubes and the whole family are welcome. 7:45 p.m. Aug. 3. Free. 382-1950.


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.

Creations in Art Gallery Opening - Christ the King Episcopal Church, 2800 W. Ina Road. The exhibit will feature artists Jane Gray and Marda Johnson and photographers Linda Merz and Audrey Madrid. Opening reception 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 4. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays. Free. 297-2551.


"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.


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


Meet Me in Marana - Wade McLean Park, 8000 N. Silverbell Road. Fun, non-competitive social walk/run along the Santa Cruz River. Check-in starts at 5 p.m. Weekly raffle prizes. Attend eight events and get a free T-shirt. 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

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