East Side calendar

2013-10-17T00:00:00Z East Side calendarJayne O'Sullivan Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

“Donna Helms — On the Nature of Things” — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Porter Hall Gallery showcases the artist, who works primarily in watercolors, exploring the versatility of the medium. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 4. Included with $13 admission. 326-9686.

“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.

“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 through Dec. 8. Included with $9 admission. 881-0606.

Paintings of Gavin Hugh Troy — Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd St. Paintings expressing his unique interior landscape visions. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays through Nov. 3. Free. 748-1551.

“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 through 31. Free. 668-2609.

Poets Anonymous — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Open mic poetry reading. Read your work or someone else’s, or come listen to poetry, spoken word, fiction and nonfiction. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 571-0110.

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.

Painting & Wine: “Sleepy Hollow” Acrylic Painting — Creative Juice, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Road. Class includes all art supplies and one drink. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 17. $35. 271-5023.

Mainstream Square Dancing — Tanque Verde Lutheran Church gym, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Solos, couples and families. No partner needed. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 7. $5 for first night; $4 each additional night. 797-2225.

How to Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace — Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Examine the different insurance options available to date in Arizona, how to calculate eligibility for a subsidy and where and how to apply. For people who have individual health insurance, have no insurance or get health insurance through work. Does not apply to Medicare recipients. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 624-8318.

Senior Lunch Program — William Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Recreational activities with lunch served at noon. For ages 60 and over 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, 2014. $2. 791-5787.

Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros Halloween Stunt Show — Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. “Sam and Latch’s Haunted Halloween” Wild West Stunt Show. Deputies Sam and Latch are on the hunt for the outlaw Black Jack Gruesome when they stumble upon a forgotten town with a phantom’s curse. Wristband nights Sundays-Thursdays, $8 includes show and attractions. Shows: 7 and 8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 3. $4; free for kids 4 and younger. 398-5618.

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

Friday

Jazz Legends — Tucson Country Club, 2950 N. Camino Principal. Annual charity benefit concert for local schools’ music and art programs. VIP includes three-course dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18. $125 VIP; $55 section B; $40 section C. 797-3959.

Crosscut Saw — Whiskey Tango, 140 S. Kolb Road. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Oct. 18. $5 after 8:30 p.m. 344-8843.

Halloween Howl — Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail. Candlelight ghost tour of the cave and haunted hayride at the La Posta Quemada Ranch. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 27. $1 admission or a can of food for the Community Food Bank. Cave tour or hayride: $7. 647-7275.

Spooks and Thrills — Pantano Riding Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road. A 25-minute haunted hayride though the desert with spooks and thrills for $6. Haunted maze for $5. Pony rides for $5. Games and food available for purchase. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 31. Free. 298-8980.

Saturday

Young Adult Book Discussion — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Veronica Roth’s book “Divergent.” 4-5 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. 571-0110.

Kids’ Gardening Class for Halloween — Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St. Bring your child to plant a petunia in a pumpkin. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. 298-3303.

Fall Arts & Crafts Boutique — Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. Also, food court. Raffle of quilt, Diana Madaras prints and jewelry. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20. Free. 751-4235.

Southern Arizona Miniature Enthusiasts 36th Annual Show and Sale — Tucson Women’s Club, 6245 E. Bellevue St. Sale by Southern Arizona Miniature Enthusiasts (formerly Tucson Miniature Society). Also, children’s project and sales table. Benefits the Comstock Children’s Foundation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20. $5; $2 children younger than 12. 400-4819.

Argentine Tango for Beginners — Sonoran Ballroom, 5536 E. Grant Road. 2-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26. $10. 468-5536.

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.

Tucson Speedway Stock Car Race — Tucson Speedway, 11955 S. Harrison Road. 5 p.m. Oct. 19. $12; $10 seniors and military; $6 ages 11 to 16; free kids 10 and younger. 762-1600.

Tuesday

City of Tucson Retail Tax Workshop — Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St. Learn about city business license requirements and reporting privilege/use taxes. 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 22. Free. 791-4681.

Wednesday

Lisa McMann Book Signing — Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway. Author of the “Unwanteds” series will speak and sign book. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 571-0110.

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