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2013-09-26T00:00:00Z East Side calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

“Visual Delights” Art Exhibition — Desert Artisans’ Gallery, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. Local artists Don Carter, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Susan Grijalva, Carol Hegedus, and Del Marinello. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. Free. 722-4412.

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 Sept. 24-Dec. 8. Included with $9 admission. 881-0606.

Free GED classes — Brookline College, 5441 E. 22nd St. GED pretesting, 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.

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

“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; $16.50 students, seniors, military; $8.50 12 and younger. 886-9428.

Friday

J.A. Jance Talk and Signing — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author will speak and sign her latest J.P. Beaumont novel, “Second Watch.” 7-8 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. 571-0110.

Stories that Soar! — Anne Henry Elementary School, 650 N. Igo Way. Students’ original stories come to life in a live theater performance by the Stories that Soar! troupe. 8-9 a.m. Sept. 27. Free. 360-6709.

BBQ Pork Rib Dinner — McCulloch-Wagner American Legion Post 109 Family, 15921 S. Houghton Road. Includes dessert and beverage. Free for current patients from VA. Proceeds benefit the community and veterans. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 27. $9. 762-5652.

Saturday

Mostly Books 25th Anniversary Party — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author Becky Masterman will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign her newest thriller mystery, “Rage Against the Dying.” Also featuring children’s authors Susan Lowell and Jennifer Stewart, and local poet Lisa Cole. 3:30-4:30. Handwriting analysis and snacks. 1-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. 571-0110.

Argentine Tango for Beginners — Sonoran Ballroom, 5536 E. Grant Road. 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26. $10. 468-5536.

Meet the Hohokam — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Learn about the early inhabitants of Saguaro National Park in this indoor presentation. Discover what the early desert people used for food, shelter and clothing. 3 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. Free. 733-5153.

Sunday

Bob Kay, the Singing, Drumming DJ — United Methodist Church, 655 N. Craycroft Road. Bob Kay plays along to oldies but goodies. Finger food potluck provided and soft drinks for sale. 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27. $3. 883-5491.

Monday

All About Saguaros — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Join a park naturalist in the visitor center lobby to delve into the life of a saguaro cactus. Wheelchair-accessible. 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through Oct. 1. Free; $10 per vehicle to enter park after presentation. 733-5153.

Tuesday

Second Annual “Fall in the Desert Exhibit” — Rita Watters Art Gallery, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Fine art, photographs and decorative paintings by Rita Watters. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays-Mondays; 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays Oct. 1-31. Free. 668-2609.

Butterfly Magic — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Butterflies from 11 different countries. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily Oct. 1-April 30. $13; $8 children 4-12; free for kids 3 and younger. 326-9686.

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