Northwest calendar

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

Today

SAAG Gallery Exhibit — SAAG (Southern Arizona Arts Guild) Gallery, 7121 N. Oracle Road. New fall show. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 17. Free. 437-7820.

Small Works Exhibition — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Modestly priced small artworks by more than 130 artists. The display changes regularly. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 15. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.

Tucson Audubon’s Volunteer Open House — Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road. Volunteer opportunities for the expert birder, enthusiastic environmentalist or anyone who just wants to help. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Free. 209-1811.

Raptor Free Flights — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Watch as these native birds of prey soar and swoop in their desert habitat while a narrator describes their attributes, habitats and behaviors. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through April 24. Free with admission. 883-2702.

“Clue” — Ironwood Ridge High School Theatre, 2475 W. Naranja Drive. Dinner party guests are locked in a mansion with a murderer. Will they find the killer before time runs out? 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7-8; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $7. 407-4244.

“Pistol Pete, The World’s Greatest Cowboy” — The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road. Musical melodrama for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 6 p.m. Fridays; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 16. $17.95 adults; $7.95 children 12 and younger; discounts available. 512-5145.

Friday

MasterWorks Concert Series: Legends and Dances — St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte. Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs Dvorák, Sibelius and Strauss. Pre-concert chat with guest conductor Jay Friedman begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are two-for-one until day of concert. 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 8. $43 and up; $5 children 18 and younger. 797-3959, Ext. 1.

GED Preparation and Tutoring — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Drop in for students ages 16 and older. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 13; 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 8. Free. 594-5200.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. 9-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 27. Free. 825-4427.

Donor Day: Interfaith Community Services Food Bank — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Bring donation for the food bank for free admission to the park. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 742-6455.

Master Gardeners — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A representative from Pima County Cooperative Extension will speak on a variety of plant topics, including garden maintenance, problem solving and seed collection. 1-2 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. 594-5580.

Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knitters of any skill level are welcome. Meet at the Food Court. 10 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 31. Free. 293-0781.

Friday Hikes — Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road. Hike led by volunteer naturalists. Strenuous six-mile, four-hour hike round trip to Romero Pools. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $7 — four people per car entrance fee. 749-8700.

Saturday

SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild Fall Show — MountainView Country Club, 38735 S. MountainView Blvd. More than 30 artist residents of SaddleBrooke display and sell their artwork including oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Silent auction and raffle; food and drink available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9, 10. Free. 818-1000.

“Javelina on Her Doorstep” Presentation for Second Saturdays Event — Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road. Lorna Kraemer and RaMar Gorby Orgeron tell the story of Sarah Gorby, the first licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the Game and Fish Department in Arizona. The presentation will include pictures, stories and a discussion. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. 229-5052.

Nick Flora and Bill Brecht — GJs Coffeehouse, Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive. Music by Nashville singer-songwriter Flora and local solo artist Brecht. Open mic, gourmet coffee, snacks, games. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 9. $3. 305-1497.

Holiday Bazaar — Rock N Java Coffeehouse/Vision Church, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 572-5238.

Tucson Audubon’s Harvest Festival — Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road. Vendors and exhibitors, family activities, guided bird walks, sustainability tours, food trucks and plant sale. Also, mill your mesquite pods into flour for a fee. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 629-0510.

Fitness at Oro Valley Library: Kickboxing — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Class includes elements of rhythmic kickboxing aerobics set to music, as well as skills development and personal safety preparation. Class is entirely noncontact. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. 594-5580.

Butterflies of Tohono Chul — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. In-depth glimpse of butterflies. 11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 30. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.

Giant Scale Fly-In — Tucson International Modelplex Park, 3250 N. Reservation Road, Picture Rocks. Giant-scale radio-control airplanes, from WWI to jet era. Some seating available or bring chairs. Also, a food truck. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9-10. $5 parking. 883-5379.

Teen Advisory Board — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Provides teens with the opportunity to take an active role in creating, planning and executing teen programs and services at the library. 3-4 p.m. second Saturday of the month through Sept. 13, 2014. Free. 594-5200.

Sunday

Book Signings by Local Authors — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. An afternoon of meeting local authors of novels, memoirs, poetry and children’s books. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 594-5580.

Bob Kay, The Singing Drumming DJ — New Moon Lounge and Grill, 915 W. Prince Road. Bob Kay plays along to oldies but goodies. 5-7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 22. $2; discounts available. 883-5491.

Toy Train Museum Open House — Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, 3975 Miller Ave. Watch the trains and hear the bells and whistles. Twenty trains of all sizes running on seven layouts. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Free; donations accepted. 888-2222.

Monday

Strings and Things Knitting Club — Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Knit, crochet, chat and trade ideas. All skill levels welcome. 1-3 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 27. Free. 594-5225.

Tuesday

Read to a Dog — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Children practice reading aloud to expand their reading skills. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. 594-5580.

Wednesday

ReadStrong: Level up Your Reading at Your Library — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Half-hour sessions focused on improving reading skills and reading for fun. Facilitated by tutors to build confidence and get motivated in a relaxed setting. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Free. 594-5200.

“Fall Back” With Afternoon Yoga in the Park — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Gentle yoga asana practice in the outdoors with Barbara Sherman, registered yoga instructor. Bring your own mat and dress in clothing appropriate for gentle yoga. 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20. $6 plus $10 admission to park. 742-6455.

Hawk Happening — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Traveling avian ambassador Sueño and her human, Kathie Schroeder, share secrets in the lives of Harris’ hawks. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month through Dec. 11. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.

Girl Scout Sampler Meetings — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Girls compete in activities while learning about what it means to be a Girl Scout. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Nov. 6-27. Free. 319-3152.

Say Hello to Opera — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona will present a preview of the Arizona Opera Company’s upcoming productions. Preview “Der Fliegende Hollander” (“The Flying Dutchman”). 3-5 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. 594-5580.

Meet Me in Marana — Wade McLean Park, 8000 N. Silverbell Road. Fun, noncompetitive social walk/run along the Santa Cruz River. Check-in starts at 5 p.m. Weekly raffle prizes provided by sponsors. Attend eight events and get a free T-shirt. 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

National Novel Writing Month Write-In — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. The library supports writers and NaNoWriMo. Drop in for write-ins and meet other novelists. For teens and adults. 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays Nov. 13-27. Free. 594-5200.

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