Today

Great Literature of All Times - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Led by Bill Fry, this group explores a different selection each month. This month's is "From the Congo and Other Poems" by Vachel Lindsay 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 15. Free. 594-5580.

Friday

Facilitated Gathering for Job Seekers - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Join Beth Cole, former executive recruiter, for a discussion on job-search strategies. 3:30 p.m. Friday. Free. 594-5580.

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe - Rock N' Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Family-friendly improvisational comedy. 7 p.m. the third Friday of the month. Free. 861-2986.

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 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.

Saturday

Dispose-A-Med Oro Valley - Target, 10555 N. Oracle Road. Organized by the Oro Valley Police Dept Community Resource Unit. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 17. Free. 229-5080.

Hogs 'N' Hounds - Harley Davidson of Tucson, 7355 Interstate 10 Frontage Road. Beer-tasting fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Beer from Thunder Canyon Brewery, music by "Z" Westhoff, food, raffle, silent auction items and photo opportunities. 2-6 p.m. Aug. 17. $15 for four tastings. 321-3704, Ext. 188.

Lightning Photography and Teacher Appreciation Night - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Learn about the world of lightning photography and take in some Native American flute music. 6-10 p.m. Aug. 17. $12; $4 kids 4-12; free for teachers and kids 3 and younger. 883-2702.

Sunday

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

Patricia Katchur, Featured Artist - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Ethereal and contemplative photographic interpretations of Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Monday

Free Admission for Military - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. This summer Tohono Chul is again joining museums across the country to offer free admission to all active-duty military and their families. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. 742-6455.

Tuesday

"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 more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Wednesday

Abbett Book Choices - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Book club for adults. Call to find out the next title and/or to reserve the book. 2-3 p.m. third Wednesday. Free. 594-5200.

Writers Workshop - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Discuss your project and discover creative writing techniques for an essay, short story, novel or memoir. Presented by Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 21. Free. 594-5580.

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 provided by sponsors. Attend eight events and get a free T-shirt. 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

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