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17TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT AND FOOD DRIVE
Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 770-3762. A holiday benefit concert and food drive by the children of the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and Sons of Orpheus to support of the Community Food Bank Wed., Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Cash, check to the Food Bank or non-perishable food. 621-1649.
ARIZONA EXPERIENCE STORE 3 DAY PRE-HOLIDAY SALE!
The Arizona Experience Store. 416 W. Congress St. 770-3500. Celebrate the season and save at the Arizona Experience Store with discounts of 10 to 50% off just about everything! Great deals on books, maps, local foods, jewelry, toys and holiday items! Enjoy refreshments and meet award-winning artists Julie Rustad and Michael Giscombe. Free 2 hour parking behind store. Wed., Dec. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. 520.770.3500. firstname.lastname@example.org
ARIZONA WINES - WINE TASTING
CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room. 3063 N. Alvernon Way. 323-3063. Taste the terroir of Arizona, from 12 Arizona wineries around the state. Arizonas vineyards are reaching maturity and the wines get better every year. This event will be in the back lot under the tent. Over 30 wines to choose from. All wines have been hand selected. Sat., Nov. 29, 2-6 p.m., $20, !0% all wine purchases. email@example.com
ASTRONOMY AROUND THE WORLD
Himmel Park Branch Library. 1035 N. Treat Ave. 594-5305. Constellations and their myths from a wide array of civilizations and cultures are included in this storytelling presentation. Participants crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and view the stars and constellations on the ceiling of the dome. Presented by Portable Planetarium. Sat., Nov. 29, 2 p.m., Free.
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University of Arizona. No Address As part of this University of Arizona research study, you will:-Need to be female and use an Android phone.-Use the app and complete a brief survey (takes approx. 2 hrs).-Be compensated for your participation.Your information will be kept completely confidential. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Nov. 28, Free. 626-4188. https://www.facebook.com/ImageryAppStudy firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLIDAY TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY
Westin La Paloma. 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. 742-6000. A lighting of the special Cactus Holiday Tree with entertainment by Tucson Ballet and Sons of Orpheus--The Male Choir of Tucson Sat., Nov. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Open to the public.
THANKSGIVING AT THE BREEZE
The Breeze Patio Bar and Grill. Radisson Suites. 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. 731-1414. We have a great 4 Course Plated Meal created by our Executive Chef that includes an amuse bouche, salad, choice of traditional Turkey or Prime Rib Dinner and Dessert. If you don't have plans or don't feel like cooking. Please make a reservation and let us take care of you! Thu., Nov. 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., $38.95 per Adult and $18.95 per child (8-14).
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FOURTH AVENUE FOOD FEST
Fourth Avenue. From Sixth to Seventh Street Located along Fourth Avenue near Fourth Street, this weekly event will pair local foods with live music in an open-air walk, with local small businesses, artisans and other talent on board. Fridays, 4-8 p.m., Free. 261-6982. http://foodinroot.com/events/fourth-avenue-food-fest/ email@example.com
THE MIGHTY SNIP DOG
Lovin' Spoonfuls Vegetarian Restaurant. 2990 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 120. 325-7766. All of November, Lovin' Spoonfuls Vegetarian Restaurant serves a soy hot dog with crunchy onion rings and spicy housemade BBQ sauce on a bun plus mouthwatering side. $1 of every SNIP dog sold benefits the Spay Neuter Intervention Project for local dogs, cats, a program of No Kill Pima County Sat., Nov. 1, 12-8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 12-8 p.m., $7.50 for SNIP dog, other menu items available. http://www.nokillpimacounty.org/2014/10/snip-dog-at-lovinspoonfuls-to-benefit-spay-and-neuter-intervention-project/ firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMERTIME HOOKAH & VAPOR LOUNGE OPENING
Tru Vibe Lounge. 1112 S. Wilmot Road. 393-3316. A great selection of local DJs, Art Gallery, gourmet E-juice, high quality Sheesha, Vaporizers, free Wi-Fi and big discounts. Every 45 days, 3-9 p.m., Free.
BUSINESS & FINANCE
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Pima County Housing Center. 801 W. Congress St. 624-2947. Improve professional and interpersonal skills with Toastmasters, the world's most successful public speaking and leadership organization. Eyeopeners is downtown's only weekly Toastmasters club. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 a.m. Continues through Dec. 31, Guests are free.. 623-4842.
TUCSON BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS FREE WEEKLY MIXER
Gringos Cantina and Grill. 5900 N. Oracle Road. 661-7362. Aiming to bring people together to keep marketing interesting and enjoyable in a casual free of charge environment. Fridays, 4-7 p.m., . 520.661.7362. http://www.facebook.com/tucsonbusinessprofessionals email@example.com
TUCSON ENTREPRENEURS - TOP TRAINER OF TONY ROBBINS
Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. Jason Walters, Senior National Trainer for Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy, is Special Guest at the Tucson Entrepreneurs December MeetUp! Get best secrets for mastering time management, goal-setting that succeed, staying motivated, and creating a constant endless stream of referrals. In the downtown library's new Idea+Space entrepreneur section, 2nd floor. Tue., Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m., FREE event, FREE parking under the library.. 333-6977. http://www.TucsonEntrepreneurs.com info@TucsonEntrepreneurs.com
FACILITATED GATHERING FOR JOB SEEKERS
Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Oro Valley. 594-5580. Former executive recruiter Beth Cole gives a presentation and a Q&A on a different job-seeking topic each week. Group discussion follows. Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., .
INDIVIDUAL JOB COUNSELING
Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. A job counselor from Career Services Unlimited provides free, one-on-one counseling about choosing a career, resume-writing, interview skills, networking and job-search skills. No appointment is needed; sessions are limited to 30 minutes. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Mondays, 12-3 p.m., free.. 790-4010. Call 790-4010 for more information.
Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library. 601 N. La Cañada Drive. Green Valley. 594-5295. Experienced volunteers answer questions about resume-writing, online job searching, email accounts and other skills for job seekers. Drop-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Mondays, Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m., free.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Oro Valley Public Library. 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Oro Valley. 594-5580. Experienced executives give individualized advice about starting or building a business, by appointment. Call SCORE at 505-3636 to schedule a time. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Mondays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., free.
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Quincie Douglas Branch Library. 1585 E. 36th St. 594-5335. Se presenta en español y en inglés. Es una experiencia excelente en los dos idiomas para niños bilingues y monolingues. Presented in Spanish and English, bilingual storytime is a learning experience for bilingual and monolingual children. Wednesdays, 11 a.m., free.
BUTTERFLY MAGIC OPENS OCTOBER 1ST!
Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. The Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion will again transform into a magical oasis filled with over 300 butterflies at a given time. All of the butterflies are shipped in their pupae form and emerge in front of visitor's eyes in the chrysalis exhibit then transferred into the greenhouse. Oct. 2-May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $13, $12 students, seniors, military, $7.50 child 4-12, members free!. 326-9686. http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/events/butterfly-magic/ firstname.lastname@example.org
DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT
Tucson Music Hall. 210 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. Start your family's holiday celebration with the crown jewel of feature animation, Disney FANTASIA Live in Concert. Scenes from the masterpieces, 1940's classic Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, will be presented on a large HD screen, hung above the stage, featuring the live accompaniment of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Sat., Nov. 29, 4-6 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 2-4 p.m., $28 - $84. 882-8585. http://www.tucsonsymphony.org
DROP IN SATURDAY GLASS CLASSES
Glass Illusions Studio. 8892 E. Tanque Verde Road. 296-5752. Drop in Saturday Glass ClassesDrop in on Saturdays and take a beginning fused glass class for half off the regular price. Classes include: glass, use of tools and kiln firing. You can make a plate,vase,votive or jewelry. For ages 9 and up Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $15. to $45.. email@example.com
INTRODUCTORY DRUM COURSE IN A GROUP CLASS SETTING AGES 10 - 99
The Drum and Drummer School of Percussion. 210 S. Plumer Ave. 396-3663. This fun and educational 8week course gives the student basic building blocks to start on their journey of becoming a drummer. Students will start developing basic coordination, learn to read and count drum music, as well as play to a couple songs! 10 students Max, 4 Minimum or class cancelled. Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Continues through Jan. 17, $96 - $137. http://www.thedrumanddrummer.com firstname.lastname@example.org
KICKIN' OFF CHRISTMAS
Trail Dust Town. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. 296-4551. Enjoy Santa's arrival, carolers, a TRAK petting zoo, live Christmas music from The Jim Howell Band, wild west stunt shows, photo ops with Santa and his elves, and more! Wear your ugliest Christmas tie to Pinnacle Peak and enter to win a $50 gift card! Sun., Nov. 30, 5-9 p.m., free. http://www.traildusttown.com/kickin-off-christmas email@example.com
Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library. 4350 E. 22nd St. 594-5285. Stories, songs, dancing and crafts. Designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers. Stories are longer than the Toddler Storytime and the activities are more complex. Preschool Storytime is 30 to 45 minutes long. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through Feb. 26, Free.
ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: A CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG
Live Theatre Workshop. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4242. It is almost time for Christmas and everything is nearly ready. Everything, that is, but the Christmas cheer. Dance, sing, and rock 'n' roll while you help Santa, the elves, and a couple of clumsy reindeer raise the cheer in time for Christmas. Sundays, 1-2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21, $7-10. firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA'S LITTLE OUTLAWS, PINNACLE PEAK PISTOLEROS STUNT SHOW
Trail Dust Town. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. 296-4551. Two outlaws find Christmas spirit when they help Santa escape the clutches of Bad Bob Humbug and his henchman, Lackey. 30 minute, outdoor show contains gunfire, explosion effects and cowboy fight scenes. Shows every night at 7:00 and 8:00 PM, with an additional show Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 PM. Nov. 28-Jan. 4, $4.00. 398-5618. http://wildweststuntshow.com email@example.com
Bookmans. 1930 E. Grant Road. 325-5767. Kids can enjoy snacks, crafts, and story-telling fun. Meet in the community room, located in the Kids Corner. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., Free. http://bookmans.com/events/story-time-2014-06-06/ firstname.lastname@example.org
TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT
Tucson Music Hall. 210 S. Church Ave. 791-4101. Start your family's holiday celebration with the crown jewel of feature animation, Disney FANTASIA Live in Concert. Scenes from the masterpieces, 1940's classic Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, will be presented on a large HD screen, hung above the stage, featuring the live accompaniment of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Sat., Nov. 29, 4-6 p.m., $28 - $84 children under 18 half price. 882-8585. http://www.tucsonsymphony.org
TUESDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
Katana Games. 5420 E. Broadway Blvd. No. 254. 908-6648. All fighting games are $5 from 5-cl. Tuesdays, 5-9 p.m., $5. email@example.com
WESTWARD LOOK OFFERS DINING AND AMENITIES FOR THANKSGIVING
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. 245 E. Ina Road. 297-1151. Westward Look Wyndham Grant Resort and Spa is offering delicious choices from breakfast through dinner, with the resort's popular Thanksgiving Day Grand Brunch Buffet. $59 for adults, $25 for children 5 to 12 years old, free for children ages 4 and under. Please call for reservations (520) 297-1151. Thu., Nov. 27, 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Varies. http://www.WestwardLook.Com
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TUCSON PREMIERE OF FILM OR-7: THE JOURNEY, WITH Q&A
Loft Cinema. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-7777. The Center for Biological Diversity presents OR-7: The Journey, a film about Oregon's wandering wild wolf who trekked into CA and back, fathering pups and forming the first wolf pack west of the Cascades in nearly 70 years. The Center's wolf expert Amaroq Weiss will host a post-screening Q&A. Wed., Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., $10.50. 623-5252. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/action/events/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Creative Photography. 1030 N. Olive Road. 621-7968. This series of detective films and TV shows presents examples of the classic detective, but also branches out to include broader definitions of "detective". Attend the series, and you may find your own definition of "detective" changing...and you may discover a new favorite film! Wed., Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m., Wed., Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m., Wed., April 1, 7-9 p.m. and Wed., April 29, 7-9 p.m., $0. http://tftv.arizona.edu
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FREE GARDEN TOUR FALL 2014
Pima County Cooperative Extension Center. 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 626-5161. The Pima County Master Gardeners offer free guided tours at the Gardens. Every Wednesday and Saturday except Thanksgiving week and Christmas week. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through Dec. 20, .
PLANT CHAT WITH DR. BESSEY
Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. Have plant questions that need answering? Retired UofA plant sciences professor, Paul Bessey, can help diagnose your plant problems, including pests, disease and nutrient deficiencies. Included with Gardens admission. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through May 27, $13, $12 students, seniors, military, $7.50 child age 4-12. 326-9686. http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/november-2014-seasonal-classes/ email@example.com
ROSE SOCIETY OF TUCSON
Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. A special program "Bees, Bee Health and Bees & Roses" will be presented by Becky Langer, Sarah Myers and Don Myers of Bayer CropScience. Tue., Dec. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Free. 334-5155.
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SPRING FOREST QIGONG
Unity of Tucson. 3617 N. Camino Blanco. 577-3300. Spring Forest Qigong is an exercise program to strengthen the body, increase the energy and remove blockages to good health. Steve McGeeney and Tandra Goodwin will gently lead participants through the movements with deep understanding and skill. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Continues through Dec. 19, $10. 488-8284. firstname.lastname@example.org
SURGICAL WEIGHT-LOSS SEMINAR
UAMC University Campus Cafeteria Meeting Rooms. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 694-0111. A pre-requisite to a bariatric consultation, this seminar covers aspects of obesity and its effects on general health; non-surgical options for treating obesity; and procedures, complications and short- and long-term outcomes of surgical options. 626-2635. arizonasurgicalweightloss.com. First and Third Monday of every month, 5 p.m., free.
YOGA BY DONATION
Yoga Connection. 3929 E. Pima St. 323-1222. These are regular Hatha Yoga classes and are open to all levels, and is appropriate for beginners. Drop-ins are welcome, but class size is limited so pre-registration is highly recommended. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31. http://www.yogaconnection.org email@example.com
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AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE- TUCSON
Tucson Museum of Art. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Turn Tucson into a Gameboard with this scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams solve clues and complete challenges while learning local history. Start when you want and play at your pace. See Website for details. July 11-April 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promo code TUCSONWEEKLY. 805-603-5620. http://www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com http://www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com
FAMILY NATURE WALK
Sabino Canyon. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. 749-8700. Easy walks . All ages welcome. 1.5-2 miles Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through April 18, Free. 307-7900. firstname.lastname@example.org
GNEISS GEOLOGY WALK
Sabino Canyon. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. 749-8700. Learn the geology of Sabino Canyon and the Santa Catalina Mountains on this easy to moderate 22.5 mile hike. No hike on Thanksgiving, C heist as & New Years Day Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Continues through April 16, Free. 307-7900. email@example.com
MOUNTAIN LION TALK
Sabino Canyon. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. 749-8700. Learn about the most beloved, feared and misunderstood animal in these parts. Sat., Nov. 1, 1-2 p.m., Sun., Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m., Tue., Nov. 18, 10-11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 29, 10-11 a.m., Wed., Dec. 10, 1-2 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 21, 10-11 a.m., Free. 307-7900. 520-307-7900
NED'S NATURE WALK
Sabino Canyon. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. 749-8700. Volunteer naturalist Ned Harris leads a 3-hour walk through Sabino Canyon over moderately difficult trails, and discusses local birds, insects, plants, and offers photography tips. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., $5 parking, free event. http://sabinonaturalists.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
PANNING FOR GARNETS
Sabino Canyon. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. 749-8700. Meet on tram road at the second bridge. Learn to. Pan for (sand rubies) aka garnets. Open to all ages. Children with parent please. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Continues through April 15, Free. 307-7900. daejse@ msn.com
PET-FRIENDLY & FUNDRAISERS
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2014 WINTER FUNDRAISER & SILENT AUCTION
Yoga Connection. 3929 E. Pima St. 323-1222. Over 100 items to bid on. All proceeds go to the HTTI Scholarship Fund and will provide seed money for the Sustaining Sacred Space Fund. Auction will close Saturday, December 6th at 2pm. Mondays-Sundays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 6, FREE. http://www.yogaconnection.org email@example.com
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ADVENT FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS SERVICE
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. This service, entitled "Expecting Joy," focuses on anticipating the joy of God's works in us. Features prayers, readings, instrumental music, and congregational singing. Preceded by "light-fare" potluck at 5:30 p.m. Freewill offering goes to Emerge! Center. Tue., Dec. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freewill offering.
ADVENT SERIES: SACRED PLACES, SACRED DREAMS
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Investigate what makes a place sacred and God-filled, exploring Reims Cathedral, the Medici Chapel, the Versailles Chapel, and the Petit Trianon. Led by Dr. Kevin Justus. Sundays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Continues through Dec. 21, No charge.
CENTERING PRAYER MEDITATION
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Fr. Thomas Keating refers to the transformational process of Centering Prayer as "Divine Therapy". Sessions consist of 20-25 minutes of meditation with related reading and discussion. Beginner and experienced both welcome. Thu., Nov. 6, 12-1 and 7-8 p.m. and Thursdays, 12-1 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29, No charge.
DESERT RAIN ZEN WEEKLY SIT
Little Chapel of All Nations. 1052 N. Highland Ave. 623-1692. Old and new meditators are welcome. Chairs are available for those who aren't comfortable sitting on cushions. Our practice, which is more Westernized than at many Zen centers, aims to bring traditional forms inherited from China and Japan into touch with our contemporary world and our lives. Two 25 minute sits with a brief walking meditation in between, followed by tea and talk. Koan study and individual work with Resident Teacher available. Sundays, 3-5 p.m., Free. 235-1267. http://www.desertrainzen.org firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN TARA HEALING MEDITATION
Yoga Connection. 3929 E. Pima St. 323-1222. Green Tara Healing Meditation is a way to open ones heart and mind in compassion with the intent of benefiting all beings. Join us in this practice of generating healing energy for ourselves and for all sentient beings. Every third Sunday, 9-9:45 a.m. Continues through Dec. 31, By Donation. http://www.yogaconnection.org email@example.com
SKEPTICS AND BELIEVERS: RELIGIOUS DEBATE IN THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Series of DVD lectures covers Catholic and Protestant theology, psychology, philosophy from the 18th to the 21st centuries, thinkers from Descartes to Kant to Marx to Nietzsche to Barth, liberation theology, modern and postmodern and fundamentalist theologies and scientific approaches to religion. Discussion follows. Sundays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through Nov. 30, free.
SPIRIT LAB FOR 20S/30S/40S
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. Are you a young adult looking for spiritual camaraderie? Spirit Lab is a social and discussion group for 20s, 30s, and 40s. Delve into matters of Spirit, stimulating topics related to faith in our daily lives, discover new viewpoints and add your own. In the Desert Sage Room. First and Third Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., No charge.
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
Chapel of Awareness. 931 N. Fifth Ave. 820-0727. Learn healing, clairvoyance, communication with your guardian angels, meditation, the power of thought, vibrations and much more. Sundays, 5-6 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30, Donation: $100 for 13 classes, $10 per class. http://chapelofawarenesstucson.net firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY FEAST & FESTIVAL
Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet and Boutique. 711 E. Blacklidge Drive. 792-0630. Enter the Spiritual Realm of musical meditation, topical discourse and Kirtan chanting followed by an eight-course vegetarian feast. Explore the wonders of India's ancient spiritual culture through the Bhagavad Gita.and chanting mantras. Everyone is welcome. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28, free event, dinner is $5.donation. www.GovindasOfTucson.com
WHAT IS RELIGION? WHAT IS THEOLOGY?
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421. The human construct, religion, reflects human values and rules. Theology is the metaphor we use to talk about God; however, what matters is how we put it into practice. Explore these concepts with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Lindell, emeritus professor of molecular and cellular biology at UA. Sundays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Continues through Dec. 7, No charge.
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COED ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE
Jacobs Park. 3300 N. Fairview Ave. 791-4873. Two games per week, 14 weeks. $30 includes a shirt. Beginners to advanced welcome. Ages 16 and older. Pickup spots available for $5/week. Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10, $30. 281-841-9473. http://www.tucsonultimate.com/league/coed.php email@example.com
NFL PACKAGE AND FOOD TRUCKS
Danny's Baboquivari Lounge. 2910 E. Fort Lowell Road. 795-1571. We have the NFL Package so you can watch every game on Sundays. And we have food trucks or potlucks every week so you can eat too! Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Depends how hungry and thirsty you are. 795-3178. firstname.lastname@example.org
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LGBTQ GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
TMC Hospice - Peppi's House. 2715 N Wyatt Ave 5203242834. LGBTQ Grief Support Groups1st and 3rd Wednesday of the monthNo cost. Accessible First and First Wednesday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., FREE. 324-2438.
SECULAR ORGANIZATIONS FOR SOBRIETY
UAMC University Campus Cafeteria Meeting Rooms. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 694-0111. SOS provides a successful non-religious alternative for recovery. The SOS Tucson Group provides a safe and welcoming environment for recovering addicts of all types to share and learn. Our meetings are held every Saturday 1:30-2:30 p.m. For more information, please attend a meeting or visit https://sites.google.com/site/sostucsongroup. Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., No Charge. https://sites.google.com/site/sostucsongroup
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SPEND AN EVENING LAUGHING
Unscrewed Theater. 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. 861-2986. Unscrewed Theater seeks volunteers. A Variety of positions available - box office, concessions, house management, tech booth, ushering and more. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27, . 490-9794.
COMEDY AND ILLUSION
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CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION
DoubleTree Hotel at Reid Park. 445 S. Alvernon Way. 881-4200. Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic is an evening of old-world entertainment in the style of Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. Fridays, Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., $35 to $45. 615-5299. http://www.carnivalofillusion.com email@example.com
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ZUZI! Theater. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 629-0237. New choreography by Molly Stack in the premiere of 'Balagan'. 'Balagan' translates conventions and encounters in society through movement, a mess of bodies constructed by human's explications, behaviors, and histories.Featuring an ensemble of 15 dancers, and live music by Gibb Mandish. Sat., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Free Admission. 271-8219. firstname.lastname@example.org
D.J. FEMME CARDIO DANCE FITNESS
BreakOut Studios. 828 N. Stone Ave. 670-1301. Get ready to sweat to this sassy, sexy, dance cardio fitness class that hosts a live D.J. to keep you moving.Ages 15 plus. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8, $10 drop in. http://www.breakoutstudiostucson.com email@example.com
MODERN SQUARE FOR NEW DANCERS
Old Pueblo Square Dance Center. 613 E. Delano St. 620-1566. No square dance or dancing experience necessary.Singles, couples and families welcome. Low impact exercise and mental stimulation. Dress casual and wear comfortable dance shoes. Light refreshments. All types of music is used. Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., $5. 820-4749. http://www.tucsonsquaredance.com firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLSTICE COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP
ZUZI Move It! Studio. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 629-0237. Men and women of all ages and experience levels will learn to combine dance, writing, and poetry with playful improvisation scores & choreographic structures. Classes will culminate in a performance piece in ZUZI!'s 17th Solstice Celebration & Gala, titled "Return" on Dec. 19-21 Saturdays, 2-3:15 p.m. Continues through Dec. 14, $100 for 6 weeks. https://www.facebook.com/events/402409979912235 email@example.com
MUSIC (CLASSICAL, OPERA, JAZZ, FOLK)
Events This Week
Galactic Center. 35 E. Toole Ave. 884-0874. An improvisational exploration into sound. The first hour explore sounds created with the human body and voice through various experimental, facilitated sessions. The second hour instruments are explored. Bring your favorite music makers. This is a family-friendly event. Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation. https://www.facebook.com/GalacticCenter
FREE ORIENTATION DRUMMING CLASS
The Drum and Drummer School of Percussion. 210 S. Plumer Ave. 396-3663. This class is designed for non-students of Drum & Drummer to check out the facility, try out the electric drum lab and get a feel for what a group class is like. No previous experience required. Call to reserve a spot. First Tuesday of every month, 7-7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 2, . http://www.thedrumanddrummer.com firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRO 8 WEEK DRUM COURSE FOR KIDS (AGES 6 - 9) IN A CLASS SETTING
The Drum and Drummer School of Percussion. 210 S. Plumer Ave. 396-3663. NEED NO EXPERIENCE This course is designed for youngsters interested in drums. This is an excellent precursor to private lessons! Students will start developing some of the necessary coordination to play the drums and will learn how to read and count drum notation and play along with a few songs. Fridays, 4-4:45 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16, $96 - $137. http://www.thedrumanddrummer.com email@example.com
JAPANESE AND WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITAL
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson. 2130 N. Alvernon Way. 332-2928. A performance of Japanese and Western classical music on violins and piano keyboard by the Tucson trio of Toru and Laura Tagawa and Shiho Takeda. Sat., Nov. 29, 5-6 p.m., $15 members; $17 non-members; $20 at the door. Admission does not include entrance to the Gardens.. http://tucsonjapanesegardens.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Fox Tucson Theatre. 17 W. Congress St. 624-1515. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark 1967 album, "Wildflowers," has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Tue., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Tickets start at $10. 547-3040. foxinfo@foxtucsoncom
LEARN TO READ MUSIC
Tucson Boys Chorus Center. 5770 E. Pima St. 296-6277. A free class is open to all who wish to learn to read music. Topics include notes, rhythm, clefs, key signatures, music notation, and any questions brought to the class about reading music. The classes are presented by the Sons Of Orpheus, the Male Choir of Tucson and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Mondays, 7 p.m., free. 235-4303. http://www.sonsoforpheus.org email@example.com
LEARN TO READ MUSIC CLASS
Tucson Boys Chorus Center. 5770 E. Pima St. 296-6277. A free class, open to all who wish to learn to read music. Topics will include notes, rhythm, clefs, key signatures, musical notation, and any questions about how to read music. Presented in community service by the Sons Of Orpheus, the Male Chorus of Tucson. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Free. 235-4303. http://www.sonsoforpheus.org firstname.lastname@example.org
MALLEUS PERCUSSION GROUP
UA Holsclaw Recital Hall. 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1162. Malleus Percussion Group will perform chamber works by Broström, Burritt, Cole, Duckworth, Griffin and Park, presented by the University of Arizona School of Music. Mon., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Free Admission. 621-1655. http://music.arizona.edu/News-Events/event/1246 email@example.com
PCC JAZZ ENSEMBLE WIND CONCERT
Pima Community College Center for the Arts. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 206-6886. Directed by Mike Kuhn. The winter concert features all styles of big band music with many solo instrumentalists. The program begins with Count Basie's "Moten Swing," Miles Davis' "Milestones" and ends with director Kuhn playing one of his own compositions, the Latin-flavored "Don't Look Now' in a small combo format. Tue., Dec. 2, 7:30-9 p.m., $6 with discounts available. 206-6986. http://www.pima.edu/cfa firstname.lastname@example.org
SALPOINTE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND CONCERT
UA OPERA THEATER: AN EVENING OF OPERA SCENES
UA School of Music. 1017 N. Olive Road. 621-1655. UA Opera Theater presents its fall production of An Evening of Opera Scenes, "Relationships at the Opera Do they always end happily ever after?" Tue., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10 general admission, $7 UA employees and seniors 55+, $5 students. 621-1162. http://music.arizona.edu/News-Events/event/1081 email@example.com
Opening This Week
MURDER FOR TWO
Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823. The national tour of Murder for Two, a laugh-out-loud vaudevillian-style musical comedy whodunit with the classic feel of a murder mystery and a contemporary homage to vintage comedy, takes off at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., from Nov. 29-Dec. 20. Sat., Nov. 29, 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Tue., Dec. 2, 7:30-9 p.m., Wed., Dec. 3, 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Dec. 4, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Dec. 5, 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 6, 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 7, 2-3:30 and 7-8:30 p.m., Tue., Dec. 9, 7:30-9 p.m., Wed., Dec. 10, 2-3:30 and 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Dec. 11, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Dec. 12, 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 13, 4-5:30 and 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 17, 2-3:30 and 7:30-9 p.m., Thu., Dec. 18, 2-3:30 and 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 2-3:30 and 8-9:30 p.m., $37-$67. http://www.arizonatheatre.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening This Week
CATHERINE EYDE "COLLABORATIONS WITH ARIA"
Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. A series of artwork artist Catherine Eyde created with her 8 year old daughter Aria in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bisbee and Tucson, Arizona. This project is supported by a New Works Grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. A reception for Catherine&Aria will be Sunday, December 7th from 2-4:30. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., free and open to the public. 520 594 5500. https://www.facebook.com/CatherineEyde.Artwork email@example.com
JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT FESTIVAL
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson. 2130 N. Alvernon Way. 332-2928. Five schools of Japanese ikebana display their creations ranging from traditional to modern arrangements. Nov. 28-30, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Free with admission to Gardens.. http://tucsonjapanesegardens.org firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NATURE OF FIBER
Porter Hall Gallery. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686, ext. 10. FASA--Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona present "The Nature of Fiber" 10 member group show December 2nd through the 30th (Closed 12/24 & 25). Opening Reception Thursday, 12/4, 5 to 7 pm. Dec. 2-30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., No Charge for Gallery or Opening Reception (Fee to enter Gardens). 326-9686. http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/events/porter-hall-info/
THREE POINTS OF VIEW
Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library. 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. 594-5275. Three Points of View - works by Joan Cawthorn, Amy Pilger and Susan Ettl in the gallery at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.View the exhibit during library hours. Mon., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Free.
FUNKY AND FINE
Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library. 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. 594-5275. Diverse work by five Tucson artists - Renee Chastant, Betsy Conrad, Peg Franken, Julia Graf and Marty Plevel, all Signature members of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 9 a.m - 5 p.m. Sun 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Continues through Nov. 30, Free.
SLIGHT THE POWER BY ARTIST GARY AAGAARD
Contreras Gallery. 110 E. Sixth St. 398-6557. Nationally known, awarded artist, and illustrator, Gary Aagaard will be showing at Contreras Gallery. The exhibit will include oils, watercolors, drawings & giclee prints.http://www.garyaagaard.com/He has been commissioned by numerous publications from The New York Times to The Village Voice. Sat., Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 29, free. http://www.contrerashousefineart.com email@example.com
"WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY"
Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. In this show of mixed media works on paper, Tucson artist Ellen Campbell explores abstract forms that are both playful and profound; her shapes engage in a kind of dance that transcends time and hints at the Absolute. An artist reception will be held Nov. 15th 2-4 PM. Nov. 2-30, free to the public. Main Library: . http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/main/
CALL FOR ARTISTS - BICYCLE ART
BICAS. 44 W. Sixth St. 628-7950. 19th Annual BICAS Art AuctionAccepting submissions of bicycle-themed artwork of any medium through Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.Donate exhibition ready Art with name and contact info during business hours at BICAS. Please bring ready to install.BICASTues-Sun 11-6pm.44 W 6th Street, Tucson AZ Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. Sept. 6-Nov. 28, free. http://bicas.org/bicycle-art/art-auction/ email@example.com
ELLEN CAMPBELL ~ MIXED MEDIA
Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. Artist's Statement:I have always been drawn to abstraction. As I explore non-representational form, I feel a connection to patterns of energy that are at once calm and chaotic, subtle and extreme.Library Hours:Mon-Wed 9-8, Thu 9-6, Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5 Nov. 1-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. 791-4010. http://www.library.pima.gov firstname.lastname@example.org
FEATURED ARTIST: DANA SENGE
Tucson Clay Co-op. 3326 N. Dodge Blvd. 792-6263. In her latest work, Dana Senge explores the textures and forms possible when building with clay coils at an angle. The opening of Dana's show will run in conjunction with our Halloween Open HouseSat. Oct. 25. Saturdays, Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30, free. 520 792 6263. http://www.tucsonclayco-op.com email@example.com
GLOBAL ART PROJECT
Joel D. Valdez Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500. The Global Art Project for Peace is a grass roots volunteer effort that offers opportunities to create a work of art expressing your vision of global peace and goodwill to exchange with another person or group.Library Hours: Mon-Wed 9-8, Thu 9-6, Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5 Nov. 1-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. 791-4010. http://www.library.pima.gov firstname.lastname@example.org
INNER LANDSCAPE BY ELLEN CAMPBELL
Tucson International Airport Gallery. 7250 S. Tucson Blvd. Mixed Media Abstracts. Temporary art exhibit, TIA Concourse B. The pieces in this series represent an inner landscape. It is a landscape whose terrain is fanciful, fantastical and occasionally somewhat extreme. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 30, free. 573-8187. http://www.flytucson.com/about-the-airport/arts-culture/ art@FlyTucson.com
LAIR OF THE PRANCEAMANCER
Wee Gallery. 439 N. Sixth Ave., Suite 171. 360-6024. New paintings By Mykl Wells.A collection of illustrative works in oil for the amusement of all. Mykl Wells is a well know artist and leader in the local arts community. His paintings, dark, humorous, richly-detailed scenes and character studies are at once charming and disturbing. Mondays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30, Free. http://gallerywee.com email@example.com
Opening This Week
THANK YOU, TUCSON
Children's Museum Tucson. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The Museum would like to thank our great Southern Arizona community with Day of Play! The Children's Museum Tucson is the place where imagination and learning connect. Children and their families can spend quality time together in over 11,000 square feet of exhibits. Sun., Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. http://www.ChildrensMuseumTucson.org