Foothills calendar

2013-11-07T00:00:00Z Foothills calendarGabriel Armenta Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star


“DeGrazia’s Wild Horses” — DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. Fifty paintings, drawings and watercolors, many of which have not been previously exhibited. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 22. Free. 299-9191.

“Nature, A Personal View”: The Art of Patricia Ackor — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Watercolor, oil and colored pencil/pastel drawings. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays Nov. 1-10; 12-27; 30. Free. 594-5275.

“Our Lady of Guadalupe” — DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. Exhibit depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mission in the Sun that DeGrazia built in her honor. Featuring several works in ink, watercolor, encaustic and tempera. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Feb. 16, 2014. Free. 299-9191.

“Sonoran Observations: Tucson City Limits and Beyond” — Little Gallery at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. Original art and small reproductions of Muriel J. Timmins. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Nov. 15. Free. 574-6966.

Children of the Art — Madaras Gallery/Skyline, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Acrylic paintings featuring children by Diana Madaras. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 31. Free. 615-3001.

Fiesta Sonora Art Show — Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery, 5605 E. River Road. Juried show of members’ work featuring fauna and flora from the Sonoran Desert. Carl Dalio will judge. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Nov. 10. Free. 299-7294.

Open Studio Tour Preview Exhibit — Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery, 3800 E. River Road. Exhibit juror Miles Conrad will select an artist to receive the Directors’ Award for outstanding artistic merit. Reception and last day of the exhibit: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Free. 299-3000, Ext. 106.

Gneiss (Geology) Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. A two-hour hike to discover and explore the geology of Sabino Canyon. Moderately difficult trails. Meet at the Visitor Center. 8:30-10:30 a.m. every Thursday until April 24. Free; $5 parking. 749-8700.

Wake Up With the Birds — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Guided birding walk to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors. Binoculars are available for use. 8-9:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21. Free. 615-7855.


“Dragon of the Winds” — Tanque Verde High School, 4201 N. Melpomene Way. A Japanese folk tale that explores the magic of miracles, presented by the intermediate drama class. 6 p.m. Nov. 8. $3; $2 students. 760-0801, ext. 1207.


Sonoran Desert Kids Club: Roadrunners — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. A family walk on desert trails looking for birds, especially roadrunners. After the walk, a multimedia presentation of the story of a roadrunner family. For ages 5 to 12. Reservations required. 9:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 9. Free. 615-7855.

Youth Bouldering Competition — The BLOC climbing+fitness+yoga, 8975 E. Tanque Verde Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9. Free to watch. 209-2562.

Citizens’ Bouldering Competition — The BLOC climbing+fitness+yoga, 8975 E. Tanque Verde Road. 2-6 p.m. Nov. 9. Free to watch. 209-2562.


“Duty, Honor, Country: A Tribute to the Armed Forces” — Catalina Foothills High School auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. The Arizona Symphonic Winds Veterans Day concert includes musical tributes to the armed forces, including several Sousa marches. Guest harp soloist Christine Vivona. 1-2:45 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 721-2068.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks: Legends and Dances — Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Selections from one of Dvorák’s most popular works, the Slavonic Dances, under the direction of guest conductor Jay Friedman. Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen suite (Legends) and music from Richard Strauss’ Intermezzo are also featured. 4 p.m. Nov. 10. $43-$53. 882-8585.

Hacienda del Blues — Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. A live blues series. 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 29. Free. 529-3500.

Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park and gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site. 11 a.m.-noon. Nov. 10. Free. 615-7855.

Everyone Runs TMC, Fleet Feet Veterans Day Half Marathon, 5K and TMC for Children Fun Run — Sabino High School, 5000 N. Bowes Road. Starts and finishes at the school. Awards. Post-race festival with kids’ activities, breakfast, music and smoothies. Tech shirts at the finish. 7:15-11 a.m. Nov. 10. Half marathon: $65 ; 5K: $35. Kids’ fun run: $5. 797-7867.


Tuesday Art Talks — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. The Kress Collection: A Gift to America. Samuel Kress’ historic donation was instrumental in building the University of Arizona’s Museum of Art. The collection consists of more than 60 European paintings, sculptures and decorative objects dating from the 14th to 19th centuries. Presented by Carolyn Rivers. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. 594-5345.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, Room 30-31, 4625 E. River Road. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations accepted. 490-5500.

Canyon Knitters — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring your yarn, needles or hooks to a gathering of knitters with all levels of experience. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17. Free. 594-5275.


Mental Health Book Club — St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. St. Philip’s Mental Illness Ministry and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southern Arizona sponsor this book discussion group. This month’s selection is “Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry — A Doctor’s Revelations about a Profession in Crisis.” 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. 982-4779.

Ned’s Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Volunteer naturalist guides a three-hour walk through moderately difficult trails. Learn to identify native plants and animals. Departs from the Visitor Center promptly on time. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Free; $5 parking. 749-8700.

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