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2013-05-09T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

"Artworks in Glass" - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

"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.

"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.

Kika Karadi Show - Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive. Works with references to abstractions from the film noir genre. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (with reservations 48 hours in advance). Free. 797-3959.

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.

Student Artwork From the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Contemporary Literature Book Club - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert Massie. 10 a.m.-noon May 9. Free. 594-5580.

Beat Cancer Boot Camp Exercise Classes - Northwest Community Park, 7601 N. Mona Lisa Road. Exercise and support classes for cancer survivors and anyone touched by cancer. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. $35 for eight weeks. 546-1601.

Zuzi Dance Class - Flowing Wells Ellie Towne Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. This dance class promotes self-confidence. For all ages; no registration required. 2 p.m. May 9. Free. 594-5225.

Oro Valley Concert Series: Full Sail - Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road. Local six-piece band performs jazz, rock, funk and blues. 6-7:30 p.m. May 9. Free. 797-3959.

Friday

Toddler Storytime - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Stories, songs and rhymes for accompanied children 18 to 36 months old. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5580.

Free to Laugh: Laugh to Free - Victory Worship Center, 2561 W. Ruthrauff Road. Comedy with Bone Hampton, Bob Stromberg and Daren Streblow. Benefits Streetlight Tucson to eradicate child sex slavery. 7 p.m. May 10. $20. 293-6386.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market - 16733 N. Oracle Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10. Free. 825-4427.

National Public Gardens Day - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte. The park will be open to the public for free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10. Free. 742-6455.

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.

Saturday

"Gingerbread Man" - Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road. A hilarious re-telling of the classic tale. The gingerbread man meets lots of critters on his adventure through the Sonoran Desert. Presented by Puppets Amongus. 2-3 p.m. May 11. Free. 594-5255.

Pirate Party With Silly Tassie - Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road. Treasure hunt, face painting, treats and crafts. 1-3 p.m. May 11. Free. 579-0303.

Second Saturday Marana Bazaar - Staples store, 3840 W. River Road. Buy, sell or trade just about anything. Collection site for new and recycled arts and crafts supplies to share with the community. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11. Free. 861-7442.

Celebrate Mother's Day - Singles and Friends, 2447 N. Los Altos Road. Music, potluck, casserole, BYOB and bring a dish to share. 7:30-10 p.m. May 11. $7. 623-7875.

Computer Tutoring - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Thirty-minute session for one-on-one software advice, instructions and tips. Registration required, beginning two weeks prior to class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11 and 25. Free. 594-5580.

Sunday

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. May 12. Free; donations accepted. 888-2222.

Mother's Day: Celebrate Mothers and Our Iskashitaa Partnership - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Representatives of Iskashitaa will share their stories and their food. Come sample products from their new food line, which will be available for purchase. All mothers and grandmothers get free admission. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12. Free for mothers. 742-6455.

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. Mondays. Free. 594-5580.

Tuesday

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

Read to a Dog - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Trained and certified therapy and service dogs listen as children practice reading aloud to expand their reading skills. 2-3 p.m. May 14. Free. 594-5580.

Capoeira Mandinga Class - Ellie Towne Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. Presented by Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial/dance art form that is a fun challenge for kids, teens and adults. No registration required. 4 p.m. May 14. Free. 594-5225.

Adaptations: Recipe for Survival - Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N. Kinney Road. Take a 100-yard walk in the cactus garden to discover various adaptations of desert plants. 10:45 a.m. May 14. Park entrance fee. 733-5158.

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 reserve the book. 2- 3 p.m. third Wednesday. Free. 594-5200.

Writers' Workshop - Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Discuss your writing project and discover creative-writing techniques for an essay, short story, novel or memoir. Presented by Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. May 15. Free. 594-5580.

Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash - DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Starring national touring artist Robert Shaw with a live band playing your favorite Cash hits. 7:30-9 p.m. May 15. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 825-2818.

Healthy Nights in Oro Valley - OV Fitness, 10550 N. La Cañada 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. May 15. Free. 682-3663.

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