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

Today

SAAG Gallery Exhibit Reception — 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.

Contemporary Literature Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 10. Free. 594-5580.

Tucson African Violet Society Monthly Meetings — The Inn at the Fountains, 5830 N. Fountains Ave. Members get discounts on plants and supplies. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Free to attend; $15 to join. 574-1367.

“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 lassoes 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

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 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.

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

Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knitters of any skill level are welcome. 10 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 31. Free.

293-0781.

Reptile Ramble — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Get up close and personal with the desert’s scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises. 10-11 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 25. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

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 pre-college test preparation. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30-3 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 30. Free. 594-5200.

Monster Mash — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Scary snacks and costume contest. Ages 12 to 19. Costumes encouraged but not required. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Free. 594-5200.

Saturday

Dispose-A-Med Oro Valley — Target Stores, 10555 N. Oracle Road. Oro Valley Police Department Community Resource Unit. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. 229-5080.

“Inspired by Shakespeare” Classical Concert — Canyon del Oro High School auditorium, 25 W. Calle Concordia. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson plays classical works inspired by Shakespearean plays, including pieces by Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Nicolai, Walton and Dvorak. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. 730-3371.

How Sweet the Sound II: American Folk Songs and Spirituals — Resurrection Lutheran Church, 11575 N. First Ave. Tucson Chamber Artists presents a program including songs by Aaron Copland and Stephen Foster, excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and African-American spirituals and hymns. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. $25; $40 premium; $5 students (at the door only). 401-2651.

Retread is Back — Stadium Grill, 3682 W. Orange Grove Road. Classic rock, cumbias and funk. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 12. Free. 877-8100.

Bonsai Show — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Forty-first annual exhibition of miniature trees and landscapes by members of the Tucson Bonsai Society. Demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Register for beginners’ classes, which begin in November. Special exhibit by the Ohara School of Ikebana. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 12; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 749-3777.

Fall Plant Sale — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Cold-hardy arid-adapted native species. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 742-6455.

Mahjong — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Play mahjong, a game of skill, strategy, calculation and a bit of luck. 1 p.m. through Oct. 26. 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.

Tortolita Mountains Guided Hike — Wild Burro Trail Head-Dove Mountain, 14810 N. Secret Springs Drive. 8 a.m. Oct. 12. Free. 382-1950.

Sunday

How Sweet the Sound II: American Folk Songs and Spirituals — Vista de la Montana Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Lane. Tucson Chamber Artists presents a program including songs by Aaron Copland and Stephen Foster, excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and African-American spirituals and hymns. 3 p.m. Oct. 13. $25; $40 premium seating; $5 students (at the door only). 401-2651.

Fairy Soul Festival — New Moon Haven Shop, 16256 N. Oracle Road. Vendors, crafts, face painting and fairy food available. Dress-up is encouraged. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 825-9044.

Toy Train Museum Open House — Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, 3975 Miller Ave. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Free; donations appreciated. 888-2222.

Monday

Board Game Party — Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Play a variety of board games. 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. 594-5225.

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.

Bashas’ flu shot clinic — Bashas’, 15310 N. Oracle Road. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14. $30. 1-480-968-1886.

Tuesday

Rainbow Magic Fairies Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “Abigail the Breeze Fairy” by Daisy Meadows. For ages 5–10. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 15. Free. 594-5580.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Kids, bring your favorite stuffed animals and learn how to search for books on the library catalog, play board games, eat a snack and spend the night at the library. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15. Pick up your stuffed animal Oct. 16. Free. 594-5580.

Wednesday

Abbett Book Choices — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Call to find out the next title and/or to reserve the book. 2-3 p.m. third Wednesday of the month through Dec. 19. Free. 594-5200.

Family Storytime — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For all ages. Opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way. 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 27. Free. 594-5580.

“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 Oct. 16-Nov. 20. $6 plus $10 admission to park. 742-6455.

Fall Family Fun — Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road. Variety of activities including stories, songs, crafts, movies and games. 6-7 p.m. Oct. 16. Free. 594-5225.

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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