Parks in Focus: Student Artwork from the Udall Foundation — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. During the spring of 2013, Tohono Chul partnered with the Udall Foundation to host overnight stays during which students explored nature while journaling and photographing. This exhibit highlights the collaborative efforts of the Udall Foundation and The Boys and Girls Clubs, and celebrates the creativity of Tucson’s inner city youth. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.


Toddler Story Time — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit toddlers’ attention spans. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays . Free. 594-5580.

First Friday Artisans Market — “The Marketplace,” 3850 W. River Road. Featuring art from more than 30 artists, including glass, jewelry, furniture, photography, custom dinnerware and cholla cactus art. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6. Free. 574-5535.

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

“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 in this heart-warming comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18 regular admission; discounts available. 260-6442.

Reptile Ramble — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Get up close with the desert’s scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. $8 admission. 742-6455.


Oro Valley Musical Magic for Kids: String Family Fun — Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. Featuring the Music and Dance Academy. Audience members will have the opportunity to assist the string ensemble by clapping, singing and even conducting it. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 7. Free. 797-3959.

Science Saturday: Experiencing Nature through the Senses — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Animals use their senses to explore their surroundings, look for food and even find a mate. Use your senses to learn about the plants and animals that call the Sonoran Desert home. 2-3 p.m. Sept. 7. Free. 594-5200.

Mahjong — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley. Join us every Saturday to play mahjong, a fun game of skill, strategy, calculation and a bit of luck. 1-3:30 p.m. 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 594-5580.

Kiva Gallery September Exhibition: Pierre Cayol — National Parks Store at WNPA, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. “Expressions of Beauty on the Colorado Plateau.” Drawings featuring the artist’s impressions of the Southwest. Available for public viewing during regular store hours. Presentation, travel slideshow and additional works from 2 to 3 p.m.; reservations recommended. Reception: Sept. 7, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Talk from 2-3 p.m. Free. 622-6014.


Toy Train Museum Open House — Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, 3975 Miller Ave. Watch the trains and hear the bells and whistles. Big trains running on tracks overhead. Twenty trains of all sizes running on seven layouts. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Free; donations accepted. 888-2222.

One-on-One Computer Help — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Individualized one-hour sessions. Receive tutoring in topics such as basic computer, Internet, email use, iPad and eReaders, digital downloads, job help, Microsoft Office, library catalog and other online resources. To set up an appointment, call 594-5200. 10 a.m. Wednesdays;, 4 p.m. Sundays. Free. 594-5200.


Preschool Story Time — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Children do activities that promote development and learning. All programs are designed for parents to participate. 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. 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 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

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