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2013-06-20T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

Great Literature of All Times - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. This month: Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine." 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 594-5580.

Magic Tree House Book Club - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Lovers of the books by Mary Pope Osborne meet each month to explore a different story with activities, crafts and discussion. This month: "Hour of the Olympics." Register in advance. 4-5 p.m. Free. 594-5580.

Free Admission for Military - Tohono Chul, 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. daily. $8; free for military and their families. 742-6455.

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 1/2-mile, 1 1/2-mile or 3-mile run. Duration is based on age brackets. For those ages six and older. Register in advance at www.marana.com/recreation online or onsite at 5:30 p.m. the day of the event, which starts at 6 p.m. $5. 382-1950.

Thursday Thing: Teen Advisory Board - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Enjoy free snacks, do a leadership activity, and help make the library a better place for teens. 6-7 p.m. Free. 594-5200.

Friday

Toddler Storytime - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Stories, songs and rhymes for accompanied children 18 to 36 months of age. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. 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. Topic: Finding positions in the hidden job market. How to use Social Media to your advantage. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 594-5580.

Friday Fun Club: Ninja Science - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn ninja science facts, get a ninja name, do an obstacle course, and make a craft. Space is limited; tickets will be available one hour before the program. 2 p.m. Free. 594-5200.

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

Hands-on Science: Rocket Demo - Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road. Discover the dynamics of flight with scale rockets and learn how and why they fly. Take part in a NASA-style launch of model rockets, soaring into the air and returning to earth by parachute. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 594-5255.

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.

Teen Games - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Come in and test your PS2 skills or choose from a variety of board games. 3-5 p.m. Free. 594-5580.

Saturday

Hot August Night: The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute Starring Dean Colley - DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Colley covers songs such as "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Desiree" and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." 7:30-9 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door door. 825-2818.

Capoeira Mandinga Show - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Presented by Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial/dance art form that is a fun challenge for kids, teens and adults. Learn capoeira movements and music. Tickets required and handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 594-5580.

Sunday

"CHON: A Nearly Fatal Illusion" - Biosphere 2 Gallery @ 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.

Collection Spotlight: "Space Form" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Permanent collection items are shared with visitors. This quarter: wall-hung sculpture in copper by Anthony Melendy, with limbs intended to mimic the buoyancy of floating seaweed as it reaches toward the ocean's surface. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. 742-6455.

Toy Train Museum Open House - Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, 3975 N. Miller Ave. See the trains and hear the bells and whistles. Toy trains of all sizes. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. 888-2222.

Monday

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

Tuesday

Marana Mystery Book Club - Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road. 5-6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. 594-5255.

Preschool Storytime - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Activities that promote development and learning. For accompanied children 3 to 5 years of age. 11:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 594-5580.

Science Fiction Book Club - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A sci-fi enthusiasts' gateway to the books in the universe. This month: "Robopocalypse" by Daniel H. Wilson. 6-7 p.m. Free. 594-5580.

Wednesday

Family Storytime - 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. Free. 594-5580.

Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Whodunit fans meet for a lively discussion and review of mystery suspense novels. This month: "Arizona Guy" by Raymond Spitzer. 11 a.m.-noon Free. 594-5580.

Exploring Collage - Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Presented by the Children's Museum Tucson, hear a story and make a collage. Registration required. 2-3 p.m. Free. 594-5200.

Planet Lullaby - Acoustic Folk Music by Monte Killingsworth and Maya Cross-Killingsworth - Western National Parks Association Headquarters Store, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. Join the father-daughter folk duo as they perform some of their favorite story-songs. Reservations required. Noon and 2 p.m. Free. 622-6014.

Healthy Nights in Oro Valley - OV Fitness, 10550 N. La Canada Drive. Community walk for all ages, hosted by OV Fitness. Pedometers and water provided, 1.5- and 3-mile options. Dogs welcome. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 682-3663.

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