26th Annual Church Sale — Desert Skies United Methodist Church, 3255 N. Houghton Road. Outdoors and indoors. Prices 50 percent off and a bag sale mid-morning on Saturday. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7, 8; 7 a.m.-noon Nov. 9. Free. 749-0521.

“Earth Ribbons” and “Minerals and Metals” — Academy Village Long Gallery, 13701 E. Langtry Lane. Works using natural stones by silversmith Debbie Mechigian and inks, watercolors and acrylics by Ellen Cohen. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Jan. 5. Free. 647-0900.

Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings from Japan — The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive. More than 100 netsuke and okimono, small Japanese carvings, on loan from the Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, UA Museum of Art and several private collections. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 8. Included with $9 admission. 881-0606.

Bilingual Family Storytime — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. In Spanish and English for bilingual and monolingual children of all ages and their families. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, ongoing. Free. 594-5420.

Free GED classes — Brookline College, 5441 E. 22nd St. GED pre-testing, tutoring and classes. 4-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays; 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 29. Free. 748-9799.

Mainstream Square Dancing — Tanque Verde Lutheran Church gym, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Solos, couples and families. No partner needed. 7:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 7. $5. 797-2225.

Senior Lunch Program at Clements Center — William Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Recreational activities with lunch served at noon. For ages 60 and older and their spouses. Reservations required one week prior to meal. Offered by the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Pima Council on Aging. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Aug. 1. $2. 791-5787.

Free Lunch for Local Veterans Reservation Deadline — 390th Memorial Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. Open house and free lunch for local military veterans and one guest. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Nov. 7. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. 574-0287.

Butterfly Magic at Tucson Botanical Gardens — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Butterflies from 11 different countries. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through April 30. $13; $8 children 4-12; free 3 and younger. 326-9686.

“Buccaneers of the Caribbean” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Join the crew of the Esmerelda as they battle and brawl their way across the Spanish Main in search of gold. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. $18.50 adults; $8.50 for those 12 and younger; other discounts available. 886-9428.


Toy Train Show and Swap Meet — Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road. Buy, sell and trade toy and model trains and railroad memorabilia. See operating layouts with both modern and antique trains. Benefits the Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum. 2-7 p.m. Nov. 8; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9. $6; free children younger than 13 with paid adult. 888-2222.

Fish Fry — McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109 Family, 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona de Tucson. Includes dessert and beverage. Proceeds benefit the community and veterans. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8. $9. 762-5652.

Veterans Benefit Dinner Reservation Deadline — St. Joseph Catholic Church, Healy Hall, 215 S. Craycroft Road. Guest speaker Bevan Olyphant, a U.S. Army veteran who founded the counterinsurgency school for the 6th Army. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms and bring memorabilia to display. Flag-folding ceremony and POW/MIA ceremony. All proceeds go to the VA hospital in Tucson and are used to purchase personal items for hospitalized veterans. Donations are welcome. Social hour at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations required by Nov. 8. Reservation deadline: Nov. 8. Event: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 10. $25; $15 ages 8-12; free 7 and younger. 885-6089.

Butterfly Magic — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Butterflies from 11 different countries. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through April 30. $13; $8 children 4-12; free 3 and younger. 326-9686.

History is a Work in Progress — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Explore the nearly-forgotten names of people and places from the late 1800s in the area of the Rincon Mountains. Wheelchair-accessible. 3-4 p.m. Fridays Nov. 1-29. Free. 733-5153.


Argentine Tango Intermediate — Sonoran Ballroom Company, 5536 E. Grant Road. 3-4 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 1. $10. 468-5536.

Benefit for Primavera — Charlie’s Comic Books, 5460 E. Speedway. Meet comic artists, get free sketches. Raffle. Silent auction of original art featuring characters from “The Avengers.” All proceeds benefit Primavera. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 320-0279.

“Little Luncheonette of Terror” — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Family-friendly musical comedy presented by the Gaslight Youth Theatre. 11 a.m. Nov. 9 and 16. $12 adults; $10 children 12 and younger. Sales tax will be added to all purchases. 886-9428.

James D’Leon, Steinway Artist, in Concert — Rincon Congregational Church, 122 N. Craycroft Road. 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $15; free for students with ID. 745-6237.

Arts and Crafts Show — Tucson Meadows Mobile Home and RV Park, 2121 S. Pantano Road. Bake sale. Raffle benefits Toys for Tots and breast cancer research and prevention. Coffee and doughnuts available. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 812-0237.

Chris Bubany’s Holiday Marketplace — Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St. More than 40 artisans. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 885-2960.

Holiday Market — Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road. Also, drawing for a quilt. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 747-1213.

St. Pius Arts and Crafts Sale — St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo. More than 35 guest artists and dealers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 885-3573.

Winter Bazaar — St. Francis de Sales Church, 1375 S. Camino Seco. Crafts, baked goods, white elephant tables and raffle. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 885-5908.

Girl Scout Day in the Park — Purple Heart Park, 10050 E. Rita Road. Activities with current Girl Scouts. Sacks and information for families in the Rita Ranch area. 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 9. Free. 319-3152.

Bear Canyon Open Air Market — Bear Canyon Shopping Center, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21. Free. 982-2645.

Vail Country Fair — Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road. Entertainment, games for the kids and shopping. Food and beer available. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 261-8245.

Veterans Day Car Truck and Motorcycle Show — Pep Boys, 4491 E. Speedway. Car, truck and bike show. Music by DJ Che, 50/50 drawing, raffles, vendors and bake sale. Benefits Operation Homefront. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 406-3846.

Ford Driving Skills for Life — Tucson Police Training Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. Advanced behind-the-wheel training for teen drivers. For ages 15 to 19 with valid driver’s permit or license. 7:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10. Free. 1-480-201-7572.


CreateIT — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Digital media and technology classes for teens. Work on digital projects, share creative ideas and check out new technologies. For middle and high school students. 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17. Free. 594-5420.


Quilts by the UU Quilters — Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. Annual show and sale of the group’s quilts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays Nov. 13-Dec. 1. Free. 748-1551.

Voyager RV Resort Market Daze and Farmers Market — Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. Craft fair and farmers market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. 574-6100.

Modern Western Square Dancing — Voyager RV Resort, 8701 S. Kolb Road. New and experienced dancers will be taught mainstream square dance. Every Wednesday meeting in the Catalina Room and every third Sunday in the Ball Room. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Sunday of the month Nov. 13-March 16. $4. 1-307-680-1952.

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