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2013-11-14T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

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.

Contemporary Literature Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 14. Free. 594-5580.

Dove Mountain Farmers Market — The Highlands of Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays through April 10. Free. 661-7215.

Tucson African Violet Society Monthly Meetings — The Inn at the Fountains, 5830 N. Fountains Ave. Learn how to grow African violets. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Free to attend; $15 to join. 574-1367.

Fitness at Oro Valley Library: Stretch and Tone — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Exercises will focus on strength, flexibility, coordination, proper body alignment, breath control and overall body awareness. Class set to music. Bring your own mat or towel. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. 594-5580.

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 behaviors. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through April 24. Free with admission. 883-2702.

Drop-In Computer Help — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A computer instructor answers questions on a wide variety of computer topics. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 26. Free. 594-5580.

One-on-One Computer Help — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Individualized one-hour sessions. Reservations required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays; 2-4 p.m. Thursdays; 4-5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 27. Free. 594-5200.

Friday

“Nature Illustrated” — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Paintings, drawings and digitally generated illustrations that take a close look at the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert and the greater Southwest. Included with $10 admission. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Feb. 16. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.

Aldea Gallery Showcase — Aldea Spiritual Community, 8800 N. La Canada Drive. Works of four local artists. Cheese, crackers and a glass of wine. Meet the artists. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. 743-6222.

Best of Zuni: Silver and Stone — Tohono Chul Park Education Center, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, entrance off of Northern Avenue. Trunk show and sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15-17. Free. 742-6455.

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Rock N’ Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Family-friendly improvisational comedy. 7-8:15 p.m. the third Friday of the month through 2013. Free. 861-2986.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 27. 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 through Dec. 31. Free. 293-0781.

Saturday

Great Harvest Day — St. Mark’s Early Childhood Center, 1431 W. Magee Road. Craft activities. Tickets for jumping castle, petting zoo and food. Ticket fun packs are $10 for 40 tickets. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 16. 797-2925.

Math Matters Competition — Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson, 2325 W. Sunset Road. Math contest for elementary school students, held annually in five Western states. Open to area fourth- and fifth-graders. Competition not open to Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson students. 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Free. 665-3430.

Beth Nielsen Chapman & Mighty Sky Night — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Warden Oasis Theater, 2021 N. Kinney Road. 3, 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. 3 p.m. show: $20; $10 children. 5:30 and 8 p.m. shows: $24; $12 children. 989-0901.

The Big Band Theory Decades of Cool — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. With Gregory Wolf, the Ultimate Rod Stewart, and an array of vocalists. 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 16. $45 in advance; $50 at the door. 825-2818.

Immaculate Heart Craft Fair — Immaculate Heart School, 425 E. Magee Road. More than 100 vendors. Holiday crafts, jewelry, accessories, spa products and candles. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 297-6672.

Dancers Master Class — Campo Urbano, 2405 N. Summit Drive. Classes are designed with specialties in mind, and are open to all skill levels. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16. $30. 743-0151.

Market on the Move — Parking lot of Rock N’ Java Coffeehouse/Vision Church, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Come early for best selection. 8-11 a.m. Nov. 16. $10. 572-5238.

Butterflies — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. In-depth glimpse of butterflies. 11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 30. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.

Equestrian Skills Development Class — Campo Urbano, 2405 N. Summit Drive. Classes are designed with specialties in mind, and are open to all skill levels. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 16-17. $40. 743-0151.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Movie Release Party for Teens — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Eat, play games and practice your survival skills. Costume contest. For ages 12 to 18. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 594-5200.

Sunday

Catalinas Community Chorus “Music of America” — Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave. Guest performance by Dmitri Matheny Group from Phoenix. 3 p.m. Nov. 17. $10. 303-6474.

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

Monday

Chess Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 18-Dec. 30. 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.

Hunger Games Party — Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Games, food and and watch “The Hunger Games.” 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Free. 594-5225.

Tuesday

“Javelina on Her Doorstep” Presentations and Book Signing — Western National Parks Bookstore, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. The story of Sarah Gorby, the first licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Arizona, and her life working to save wildlife, written by Lorna Kraemer and RaMar Gorby Orgeron. Reservations required. Noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. 622-1999.

Wednesday

Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Book club for adults. Call to find out the next title or to reserve the book. 2-3 p.m. third Wednesday through Dec. 19. Free. 594-5200.

Writers’ Workshop — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Discuss your project and creative writing techniques for essay, short story, novel or memoir writing. Presented by Alexis Powers. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 20. 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. Nov. 20. $6 plus $10 admission to park. 742-6455.

Family Fun Night — Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Variety of theme-related activities including stories, songs, crafts, movies and games. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 20. Free. 594-5225.

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

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

National Novel Writing Month Write-In — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Drop in for write-ins and meet other novelists. For teens and adults. 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 27. Free. 594-5200.


“Fourtastic One Acts” — Mountain View High School, 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd. One-act plays — three comedies and a drama — presented by the Stagelings Theatre Co. 7 p.m. $5; $3 for those younger than 12. 579-4449, Ext. 4449.

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