“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.

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. 8-9:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21. 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; also, electrical outlets. Bring your finished projects to show or unfinished objects to work on. Noon-3 p.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5275.


Sonoran Desert Kids Club: Butterflies — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Search for butterflies and caterpillars. Learn about pipevine swallowtail, queen, blues and sulphur butterflies. For children ages 8–12. Reservations required. 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 12. Free. 615-7855.

Fun Chili Cook-Off — Jonathan’s Cork, 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road. The annual fundraiser helps send local boys and girls to summer camp through the Arizona Daily Star’s Sportsmen’s Fund Send a Kid to Camp program. Local restaurants will donate their best chili for the public to sample and judge from noon to 2 p.m. or until the last spoonful is consumed. $10. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 12. 296-1631.

Paint Out in the Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Signature Artist Jack Wahl teaches techniques for painting landscape scenes in the open air. Experienced and novice artists are invited to “paint out” on their own or participate in a plein air painting demonstration and critique session. A “wet painting” sale, Paint Out in the Parks exhibit opening and reception will follow the morning paint out. Ages 12 and up. 7-10 a.m. Oct. 12. Free. 615-7855.


Hacienda del Blues — Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. A live blues series. Mike Hebert’s Prison Band. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 529-3500.

Jazz Under the Stars Fall Series — St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave. The Tucson Jazz Society hosts “Jazz With a Twist,” the second event featuring Kitty Margolis outdoors in the plaza. Tickets online at or at the door. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13. $30; $20 members in advance; $5 more at the door; $15 military and students with I.D. 903-1265.


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. Tuesdays-Sundays Oct. 15-Nov. 10. Awards reception: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. 299-7294.

Ask a Master Gardener — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. 1-2 p.m. Oct. 15. 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.


Nuts About Nature Preschool Hour — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about nature through stories, crafts and games. For accompanied children ages 3 to 5. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 16. Free. 615-7855.

Bashas’ Flu Shot Clinic — Bashas’, 6900 E. Sunrise Drive. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 16. $30. 1-480-968-1886.

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