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.

Crafty Readers - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. "Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly" by Alan Madison. Discuss the picture book and create a craft related to the story. For ages 6-8. Registration required. 4-5 p.m. March 7. Free. 594-5580.

Leading Ladies of Literature - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Potpourri discussion on Margaret Sanger, Rachel Carson, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Jane Addams and Maria Mitchell. Presented by Marion Doane. 10-11:30 a.m. March 7. Free. 594-5580.

Reading and Book Signing - The Fountains at La Cholla, 2001 W. Rudasill Road. Meet author Thomas Cobb and hear excerpts from "With Blood in Their Eyes," the story of the Power brothers' shootout in the Galiuro wilderness of Arizona. 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 7. Free. 797-2001.

AARP Tax-Aid Tax Preparation - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Free volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance serving low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those over age 60. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free. 594-5580.

Farmers Market at Dove Mountain - Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 603-8116.

Welcome Club Northwest - Carabba's Italian Grill, 7635 N. Oracle Road. Luncheon for women new to northwest Tucson within the last five years. Includes a presentation by Chuck George, KOLD chief meteorologist. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 7. $25. 498-0018.


Tucson African Violet Society Spring Show and Sale - Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Featuring hundreds of African violets, their cousins and supplies for sale. 7:30-9 p.m. March 8; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 9; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10. Free. 574-1367.

Mexican Folk Art Show & Sale - Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. In the Education Center off Northern Avenue. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8-10. Free. 742-6455.

Skins and Steel II UA Percussion Studio Special Series - DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. UA Percussion Studio featuring the Rosewood Marimba Band, UA Steel, World Music Gang and CrossTalk. 7:30 p.m. March 8. $22. 825-2818.

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

Master Gardeners - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A representative from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Service discusses care and feeding of citrus. 1-2 p.m. March 8. Free. 594-5580.

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.

"The Mystery Genius of Sherlock Holmes II" - The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. The Comedy Playhouse will present, in concert format, four classic Holmes mysteries. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sunday. $12; discounts available. 260-6442.


Indigenous Culture of the Americas - 77north Artworks and Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road, Catalina. Contemporary hand-woven Peruvian rugs for sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10. Free. 1-651-230-0560.

"Surprising Marana" Bus Tour - Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. Visit more than a dozen historical sites in and around Marana. Commentary by John Scheuring, naturalist and historian. Reservations required. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 9. $10; $5 children younger than 12. 572-5601.

Esperanza Chamber Ensemble - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Musicians from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Chamber Artists perform works by Brahms and Bach. 3-4 p.m. March 9. Free. 594-5580.

The Listening House and Stacy Scheckel - GJs Coffeehouse, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive. 7-10 p.m. March 9. $3. 305-1497.

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

Green Fields Rummage Sale - Green Fields Country Day School, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra. 8 a.m.-noon March 9. Free. 297-2288.

Thirty-fifth Annual Founders Day - Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road. Food, music, vendors, tractor displays and kids' corner. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. March 9. Free. 682-3405.

MOVE Across 2 Ranges Hiking Challenge - Begins in the Tortolita Mountains and moves to Catalina State Park, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive. Outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. Featuring free refreshments,, prizes and live music. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 9. $45 in advance; $55 day of hike. 229-5050.

Computer Tutoring - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Each 30-minute session is one-on-one with the instructor. Registration required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9. Free. 594-5580.


Magic of Manilow and Midler Starring Terry Davies and Sherie Rae Parker - DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. 7:30-9 p.m. March 10. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 825-2818.


Baby Story Time - Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For accompanied babies up to 18 months. Children do activities that promote development and learning. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5580.


Book Discussion - Dewhirst-Catalina Library, 15631 N. Oracle Road. "A Good American" by Alex George. 10:30 a.m.-noon March 12. Free. 594-5240.

Farmers Market (Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona) - Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St. 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 616-1425.


Sonoran Desert Weedwackers - Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road. 7-10 a.m. March 13. Free; call for meeting location. 615-7855.

Wildflower Hike at Sweetwater Preserve - Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Road. Join Pima County naturalist Meg Quinn for a three- to four-mile hike. Reservations required. 8 a.m.-noon March 13. Free. 615-7855.

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