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

Today

Contemporary Literature Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. This month’s selection is “The March” by E.L. Doctorow. 10 a.m.-noon. Sept. 12. Free. 594-5580.

Michael Friedmann — Century Theatres Courtyard, 12155 N. Oracle Road. Friedmann specializes in solo jazz guitar. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12. Free. 797-3959.

Drop-in Computer Help — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A computer instructor is available to answer questions on a wide variety of computer topics including how to obtain a free email account, Microsoft Word, Internet browsing, the library catalog and library databases. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 594-5580.

Friday

Facilitated Gathering for Job Seekers — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Join Beth Cole, former executive recruiter, for a discussion on job-search strategies, followed by a question-and-answer session. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27. Free. 594-5580.

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 through Nov. 22. Free. 594-5580.

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

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

A Cook’s Garden — Ellie Towne Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. Learn how to plant and use fresh herbs and vegetables you can grow in your own Cook’s Garden. Take home samples and simple recipes. 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Free. 594-5225.

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. 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. Free with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Saturday

Teen Top 10 Book Debate — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Vote on and discuss your favorite book, or just hang out and hear about the books your peers love. For teens. 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Free. 594-5200.

Eric Peters and Dave Robson — GJs Coffeehouse, Northwest Community Friends Church, 5950 N. La Cañada Drive. Special show with Nashville singer-songwriter Eric Peters and Tucson’s Dave Robson. There will be an open mic, gourmet coffee, home-baked goodies and games. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 14. $5. 305-1497.

Mahjong — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Play mahjong, a game of skill, strategy, calculation and a bit of luck. 1 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 594-5580.

Natural History of a Roadrunner Family — National Parks Store at WNPA, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive. Presented by Doris Evans, retired environmental educator and volunteer for the Tucson Audubon Society and Pima County. Through photographs and video, follow a pair of greater roadrunners as they build their nest, incubate the eggs and raise and fledge five chicks. Reservations required; call 622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week before the event. Noon and 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Free. 622-6014.

Tortolita Mountains Guided Hike — Wild Burro Trailhead-Dove Mountain, 14810 N. Secret Springs Drive. Get exercise and meet fellow hikers. 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Free. 382-1950.

Teen Advisory Board — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Provides teens with the opportunity to create, plan and execute teen programs and services at the library. 3-4 p.m. second Saturday of the month. Free. 594-5200.

Sunday

“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.

Monday

Baby Time — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Activities that promote development and learning. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5580.

Tuesday

Rainbow Magic Fairies Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A book club for fairy lovers meets once a month to explore a different book in the Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows. This month’s selection: “Crystal the Snow Fairy.” Registration required. 4-5 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. 594-5580.

Wednesday

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.

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