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.

“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. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Feb. 16. Free. 299-9191.

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. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 10. Awards reception: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 299-7294.


Nature Stories at Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Outdoor nature story reading followed by an art activity. For young children and their parents. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 18. Free. 615-7855.

Canyon Quilters — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. An unstructured opportunity to meet fellow quilters. Tables available for pin basting as well as electrical outlets. Bring your projects or unfinished objects. Noon-3 p.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5275.


TSO MasterWorks Concert “A Classic Conversation” — Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. Violinist Elena Urioste joins the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. Program includes Haydn’s London Symphony and Conversations With Nijinsky, by Kip Winger. 8 p.m. Oct. 19; 2 p.m. Oct. 20. $43-$53. 882-8585.

Arts in the Plaza — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. More than 100 artists. Jazz performances, kids’ activities, food available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20. Free. 797-3959.

Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. A guided walk around the grounds and historic buildings of the park to gain insights into the farming and ranching history of the site. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. 615-7855.

Tucson Classics Car Show — St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road. More than 400 classic cars and vendors, a food court, entertainment and children’s activities. Raffle for a 2004 Corvette convertible, $15,000 or four other prizes. Benefits Reading Seed, Youth on Their Own and St. Joseph’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Presented by the Rotary Club of Tucson. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. $5; free for children younger than 18 with paid adult. 440-4503.

Halloween Spectacular: Organ Improvisation to “Nosferatu” — St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. Dorothy Papadakos improvises to the 1922 classic silent film “Nosferatu,” a retelling of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Tickets at online. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $25; $15 students; $50 family of three; $60 family of four. 299-6421.


Southern Arizona Blues Festival — Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings. Also, the Kara Grainger Band. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 20. $10; free 18 and under. 319-9966.

Jazz Under the Stars Fall Series — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson Jazz Society hosts Joe Bourne and his Motown Revue playing music of that era. Tickets online at or at the door. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20. $25 in advance; $5 more at the door; $15 military and students with ID. 903-1265.


Read to A Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids read stories to a dog to practice reading. 6-7 p.m. Mondays Oct. 21-Nov. 4. Free. 594-5275.

Star Party — Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. Stargazing with members of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Club. Refreshments. For ages 7 and older. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 21. $10; $3 kids 7-16; JCC members: $8; $2 kids 7-16. 299-3000.


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.

Art in the Afternoon — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. Looking Beneath the Surface: The Underwater Sculpture of Jason deCaires Taylor. Presented by the docents of the Tucson Museum of Art. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 594-5345.

A Cook’s Garden — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Learn how to plan, plant and use fresh herbs and vegetables you can grow in your own cook’s garden. Samples and simple recipes provided. 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 594-5275.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, Room 30-31, 4625 E. River Road. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 490-5500.