Foothills calendar

2013-09-12T00:00:00Z Foothills calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 


Wake Up With the Birds — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Desert meets water at this crossroads for migratory and resident birds. Spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees. Binoculars are available for use. 8 a.m. Thursdays. Free. 615-7855.


Canyon Quilters — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. An unstructured quilting opportunity to audition colors, lay out blocks or appliqué. Ample tables for “sandwich” pinning. Electrical outlets available. Bring your own project or preview other quilters’ works in progress. Noon-3 p.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5275.


“Rhythms of Nature” Exhibit by Naomi Spitzer — Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Watercolor and mixed-media paintings at the Ranch House Art Gallery. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; reception 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21. Free. 749-3718.

Desert Kaleidoscope: The Art of Peg Franken and Judy Nostrant — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Joint exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings by Tucson artists of Southwestern subjects. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 30.Free. 594-5275.

Sabino Lizard Walks — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Participants will receive lizard identification charts and binoculars to help them identify and count lizards. 8 a.m. second Saturdays. $5 daily or $20 annual parking fee. 749-8700.

Sonoran Desert Kids Club: Prickly Pear Harvest — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about prickly pear cactus, harvest the fruit and make prickly pear juice. For kids ages 8-12. Reservations required. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 14. Free. 615-7855.


A Harvest of Arts and Crafts — The Windmill Suites at St. Philip’s Plaza, 4250 N. Campbell Ave. Featuring a wide range of media presented by more than 30 members of the the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association. Raffle benefits The Miracle Women’s Center. Bring in this listing for a free raffle ticket. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15. Free. 797-1751.


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. Free. 594-5275.


“Eat This, Not That” — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Based on the popular book series on supermarket and fast food options. The Wellness Council of Arizona will offer insights on how to make healthier food choices. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. 594-5275.

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.

School Programs Volunteer Training — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. You don’t need to register for the open house; just show up. School programs are at Agua Caliente Park and are typically two hours long. 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 17. Free. 615-7855.


“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. daily. Free. 299-9191.

“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 Ted DeGrazia built in her honor. Several works in ink, watercolor, encaustic and tempera are featured. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.

Fifth WOW Summer Show — SAWG Gallery, 5605 E. River Road, Suite 131. Artwork from local artists including paintings, scarves and jewelry. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20. Exhibit 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free. 299-7294.

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