Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery Exhibit Reception — SAAG 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.
Great Literature of All Times — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. John Cheever, author of “The Swimmer” from “The Brigadier and the Golf Widow.” Discussion led by Bill Fry. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17. 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 younger. 512-5145.
Toddler Story Time — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Accompanied children interact through stories, songs and rhymes. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 22. Free. 594-5580.
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Rock N’ Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Family-friendly improvisational comedy. 7 p.m. third Friday of the month. Free. 861-2986.
Giant Blue CD Release Party — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Giant Blue, featuring Anna Warr and the Powerhouse Horns, will perform selections from their new CD as well as from previous albums. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18. $5. 207-2429, Ext. 3.
Rocky’s Fall Round-Up Carnival — Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, 8500 W. Continental Reserve Loop. Buy tickets or wristbands for events. Climbing wall, train ride, jumping castle and game booths. Food available. Also, music and raffles. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. 352-7000.
Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. 9-1 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 27. Free. 825-4427.
Ask a Master Gardener — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Master Gardeners from Pima County Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer gardening questions. 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. 594-5580.
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 close to or touch and hold reptiles including snakes and tortoises. 11 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 25. Included with $10 admission. 742-6455.
Monterey Court Second Annual Jazz Festival — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Saturday, the Angel Diamond Trio and Flight 407 with Chillie Willie Groove. Sunday, Mr. Boogie Woogie Trio, Crystal Stark Quartet and Solvei & ZumaSol. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 19; 4-9 p.m. Oct. 20. $20 per day; $25 day of show; $30 for both days. 207-2429, Ext. 3.
Artisan & Craft Sale — Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Road. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. 744-2665.
Arts and Craft Fair — St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte. Crafts by more than 40 local artisans. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. 297-7201.
Tree Workshop — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn how to properly select, plant and maintain your trees. Raffle prize. 8 a.m.-noon. Oct. 19. Free. 382-1950.
Mahjong — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A fun game of skill, strategy, calculation and a bit of luck. 1 p.m. through Oct. 26. Free. 594-5580.
Eerie Hike of the Tortolitas — Wild Burro Trail Head-Dove Mountian, 14810 N. Secret Springs Drive. Self-guided hike to view odd plants and rock formations, like a crested saguaro, coffin rock and the line shack. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Free. 382-1950.
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.
Raptor Free Flights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum — Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through April 24. Included with admission. 883-2702.
Sonoran Desert Weedwackers — Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Road (call for meeting location). Eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in the park. Work may require hiking and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Ages 12 and older. Reservations required. 7-10 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. 615-7855.
Teen Advisory Board — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Volunteer to be a member of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a group of teens that plans activities and shares ideas while hanging out in the TeenZone. 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 19. 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 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 22. $2. 883-5491.
Baby Time — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Activities that promote development and learning. 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 4. Free. 594-5580.
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.
Science Fiction Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “Grass” by Sheri Tepper. 6-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 594-5580.
Corey Spector — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Multi-instrumentalist Spector plays covers by request from the 1960s through the ‘80s. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 207-2429, Ext. 3.
Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Book Sale — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 594-5580.
ReadStrong — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Half-hour sessions focused on improving reading skills and reading for fun. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18. Free. 594-5200.
Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. “The Vault” by Ruth Rendell. 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 23. 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. 4-5 p.m. Wednesday through Nov. 20. $6 plus $10 admission to park. 742-6455.
The Blurbs — Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Ernie Votto, Chet Gardiner and Brad Fritz make up the original singer-songwriting group. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 207-2429, Ext. 3.
Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive. See a variety of ducks and shorebirds, sparrows, hawks and warblers with birding expert Jeff Babson. Ages 12 and older. 8-10 a.m. Oct. 23. Free. 615-7855.
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 our sponsors. Attend eight events and get a free T-shirt. 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.
Downloading Free Music with Freegal — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Freegal has thousands of artists and tens of thousands of albums. Download up to three songs every week and they’re yours to keep. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 594-5200.
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.
Broadway Showcase — Ironwood Ridge High School auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive. A night filled with song and dance from musicals including “Annie,” “Chicago,” “Rock of Ages,” “Les Miserables” and “Shrek.” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24. $8. 407-4244.