Northwest calendar

2013-10-03T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarJayne O'Sullivan Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Today

SAAG Gallery Exhibit — Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery, 7121 N. Oracle Road. New fall show. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 17. Reception: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 4. Free. 437-7820.

Crafty Readers — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “Memoirs of a Hamster” by Devin Scillian. Listen to and discuss a picture book and create a craft related to the story. For kids 6 to 8. Registration required. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. 594-5580.

“Pistol Pete, The World’s Greatest Cowboy” — The Great American Playhouse, 13005 N. Oracle Road. Musical melodrama for all ages. See super cowboy Pistol Pete as he trounces the bad guy, wins the girl and lassos cattle. 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; $15.95 students, seniors, military; $7.95 children 12 and under. 512-5145.

Friday

Photo Exhibition — Amphitheater High School, 125 W. Yavapai Road. Photographs by the school’s Photography Club with the theme of “Composition.” Refreshments provided. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. 696-5375.

Facilitated Gathering for Job Seekers — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Beth Cole, former executive recruiter, discusses job search strategies, followed by a question-and-answer session. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 25. Free. 594-5580.

Toddler Storytime — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Accompanied children interact through stories, songs and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit the toddlers’ attention spans. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 22. Free. 594-5580.

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

First Friday Artisans Market — “The Marketplace,” 3850 W. River Road. Art from more than 30 artists, including glass, jewelry, furniture, photography and custom dinnerware. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. 574-5535.

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

Master Gardeners — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A representative from the Pima County Cooperative Extension discusses vegetable gardening. 1-2 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. 594-5580.

Drop-in Online Homework/Test Prep Help — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn how to use free online resources to get help with reading, writing, math and test prep, such as the GED, SAT and ACT. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30-3 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 30. Free. 594-5200.

Teen Dance — Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. For ages 12 to 17. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4. $5. 382-1950.

“A Pain in the Aunt” — The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. Margaret is old and grumpy but Priscilla has promised to take care of her. They’re bound together but maybe there’s a way out. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13. $18; discounts available. 260-6442.

Saturday

Vegetable Gardening Class — Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, 1951 E. Roger Road. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5. $10. 626-5161.

Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Program: Nabucco Overture by Verdi, Roumi Petrova’s Concerto for Cello and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2. 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 5. $21 in advance; $23 at the door. 825-2818.

Angels by Your Side Arts & Crafts Fair — Community Christian Church of Marana, 13610 N. Sandario Road. Proceeds from booth rentals go to Angels by Your Side, which helps women who are victims of domestic violence or abuse or are otherwise in need. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5. Free. 419-8719.

CDO Band Spectacular — Canyon del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia. Eighteen high school bands from around the state. 1-8:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $5; $3 for children. 696-5616.

Science Saturdays: Moons of the Solar System — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn about the variety of moonscapes beyond Earth, from volcanoes and moon-wide oceans to desolate landscapes. Followed by an activity. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 5. Free. 594-5200.

Relay for Life of Oro Valley — Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Drive. Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking the track to symbolize that cancer never sleeps. Activities and celebrations throughout the night. Fundraising encouraged. Opening ceremony: 5 p.m. Oct. 5. Closing ceremony: 6 a.m. Oct. 6. $5 for team walk; free for cancer survivors. 329-8962.

Perfect Pruning Workshop — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. Learn the basics of pruning, including how trees grow, how they heal and tree anatomy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5. $40; $36 members. 883-3086.

Teen Movie & Popcorn — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Free. 594-5580.

Sunday

All Breed Dog Wash — Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson, 4909 N. La Canada Drive. Wash and nail trim for $15; wash only or nail trim only for $10. Benefits Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6. 955-7421.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes — Rillito Downs, 4502 N. First Ave. Walk or run as many laps as you can along the 0.8-mile racetrack while listening to live music by 80’s and Gentlemen. Brunch, entertainment, a kids’ zone and games after the walk. Fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. $26 suggested donation. 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Free. 795-3711, Ext. 7113.

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

Readers Book Club — Dewhirst-Catalina Library, 15631 N. Oracle Road. Discussion of the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 8. Free. 594-5240.

Esperanza Chamber Ensemble — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Quartet concert presented by musicians from Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Tucson Chamber Artists. Music selection: Fauré Piano Quartet. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 8. Free. 594-5580.

Wednesday

Salute to Chess Records — DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, SaddleBrooke. Known as “Americas’s Greatest Blues Label,” Chess left a musical legacy that included Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Performed by Arizona Blues Hall-of-Famers The Bad News Blues Band. 7:30-8 p.m. Oct. 9. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 825-2818.

Meet Me in Marana — Wade McLean Park, 8000 N. Silverbell Road. Fun, non-competitive 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 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

Teen Expressions — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Explore and exercise your creativity by producing an interesting arts-and-crafts project. Supplies and directions provided. 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30. Free. 594-5580.

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