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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Planet Earth Camp!
Sign up for the January 2nd-4th Camp from 8:30AM-4PM each day/Ages 5-9 Explore & investigate the ecosystems of Planet Earth~Camp includes museum & outdoor explorations, live animal encounters, movies, crafts and hands-on activities/Each day includes 2 snacks; please bring your lunch/Registration deadline is December 21st/Cost (price is per child for the 3 days) Members $75/Non-members $90/ 4800 W Gates Pass Rd. 629-0100 www.thewildlifemuseum.org/calendar/winterbreakcamp/registration

Birding Agua Caliente Park 8:30AM - 10:00AM
$5/Take a guided walk to see a variety of birds, including waterfowl, raptors, sparrows, and many others. Loaner binoculars available-All ages welcome/Agua Caliente Park 12325 E Roger Rd. 724-5375 for registration info

Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 6:00PM
$8 a person/Includes food for all the animals and a full tour! Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! s 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm

Contemporary Literature Book Club 10:00AM - 12:00PM
New participants are always welcome! The group reads current literary fiction, including many Pulitzer Prize winners/Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI-by David Grann/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580

Antique Toy Horse Exhibition 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Admission $10/Get a first-ever look at a unique set of child's toy horses from the collection of rancher Cheri Raftery/These antiques from the pre-Civil War, Federal, Victorian, Great Depression and post WWII eras come from all over the U.S. and Europe and feature many types of mechanisms of motion-one made from a Model T spring! Several have real horse hair manes or tails/Tuesdays-Saturdays Through January 5th/Canoa Ranch Conservation Park 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Rd-Green Valley 724-5220

Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Adults/Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona's amazing creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions, spiders, Gila monsters, and toads-Presented by Julie Strom from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation/Dewhirst-Catalina Library 15631 N. Oracle Rd-Catalina 594-5240 (Registration Required)

Thursday Lunch Special! 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Your choice of a Turkey or Ham Club Sandwich for only $5! Feel free to have it toasted if you would like! 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

Living With Giants (Talk) 11:15AM - 12:00PM
The saguaro celebrates events and faces challenges throughout its life/A biologist explains how it provides shelter and substance for wildlife; when it flowers; its growth patterns; and how it fights for survival against drought, lightning, frost, and other dangers-Wheelchair accessible/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 733-5158 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)

Scrooge, a Gaslight Musical! 2:00PM
~EventHightStart $22.95/$20.95/$$12.95 3 Times: 2PM/5PM & 7:30PM/Celebrate the Holiday Season Gaslight-style with this enchanting adaptation of Dickens’ heart-lifting classic tale of magical spirits in a colorful and humorous 1950’s Christmas/Join the cast of characters as they open the eyes of the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge to the true meaning and joy of Christmas! 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com ()

Poetry Circle 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Poetry discussions led by docents from the UA Poetry Center/This month's topic: Holiday Poetry Jam-Circle participants will share poems that they and/or others have penned that delight them/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580

Every Thursday Farmers' Market 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Mercado San Agustin 100 S Avenida del Convento 461-1107

Open Lab - 101 Space 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Teens/Try out cool things like 3-D printing, filming with a green screen, programming robotics with Ozobot Evo, creating a cool new graphic-tee with our vinyl-cutter, and more/Bring your own projects and explore the space or join in our mystery guided projects which change every week/Oro Valley Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580

Kendra Scott Gives Back Party 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels 20% of all proceeds benefit the Arizona Greyhound Rescue and Sol Dog Lodge & Training Center
Unable to attend? You can still contribute by placing a phone order the day of the event and they will ship your order at no additional cost 2905 E. Skyline Dr. in La Encantada (Shelley Harris 308-2143)

"Miracle at Elvira's" Pop-Up Christmas Bar 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Elvira’s Tequila, Cocina, Vino will transform into a holiday wonderland serving seasonally-themed drinks including favorites like the ‘Snowball Old Fashioned’ and ‘Run Run Rudolph,’ among the festive décor/Miracle at Elvira’s will also join locations around the country in selling holiday mugs featured on the signature cocktail menu with 10% of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger, making the perfect gift that keeps on giving/Through Dec. 31st (closed Mondays & Tuesdays) Elvira's 256 E Congress 499-2302

Steak Night! 5:00PM - 9:00PM
22oz Porterhouse, 20oz Ribeye, 18oz T-Bone, 16oz NY Strip, 10oz Top Sirloin, and Chicken Breast/All dinners served with a Baked Potato or Homemade Ranch-Style Beans, and Salad Bar with a Roll, $7-$17/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

69th Annual Winterhaven Festival Of Lights 5:00PM - 10:00PM
December 8th–26th/Tour our lights on a hayride wagon, a bus trolley, a pedal-powered group bike! You can also see the lights on foot/The Festival is free to attend~However we ask everyone to bring a donation of food or money for the Community Food Bank of Southern AZ/Winterhaven is located between Prince Rd. & Ft Lowell Rd. and Tucson Blvd. & Country Club Rd. www.winterhavenfestival.org

Jingle Bell Rockin’ Revue! 6:00PM
$21.95/$19.95/$11.95 Whether you’re 8 or 98, you’ll love belting along to your favorite holiday hits with our All-Star Cast of singers and our amazing 7-piece GMH Showband/Whether you prefer dancing elves or singing reindeer, this show is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit-and if you’ve all been good little boys and girls, you might even get a visit from Kris Kringle himself! 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com

Public Viewing Nights 6:00PM
Held once a month on the Thursday nearest first quarter moon/Free and open to the public~Observing starts a half hour after sunset/This telescope, with its sophisticated detectors, is capable of observing objects one million times fainter that the human eye can detect/The event is weather dependent and is canceled in the event of clouds or inclement weather/UofA Patterson Observatory 1140 N. Colombo Ave-Sierra Vista 458-8278 x 2129

Oro Valley Concert Series 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Free live music/Desert Melodies has been performing around Tucson for over a decade-Our themed programs include Broadway Reviews, Swingin' 60's pop, Holiday/Winter songs and much more/Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs to enjoy the concert/Oro Valley Marketplace by Century Theatres 12155 N. Oracle Rd 229-4700

Zoo Lights 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$10 Adults/$6 Children (2-14) Children under 2 are free/Presented by Tucson Electric Power-Thousands of twinkling lights, light displays and animal-themed light sculptures, hot chocolate and family fun! Reid Park Zoo 3400 Zoo Court 791-3204

Christmas Cookie Swap 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Why make dozens of different cookies when you can just trade one batch?! Please bring at least 3 dozen (one dozen to sample and the other 2 dozen to trade) Catalina Brewing Company 6918 North Camino Martin #120 392-3622

11th Annual Nativity Quest 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Hosted by MyChurch Sahuarita/Easy and Free family fun! Enjoy complimentary hot cider and cocoa/Experience the birth story of Jesus through a series of live scenes and view Christmas lights throughout Rancho Sahuarita/Start at the parking lot of Sahuarita Lake Park in Rancho Sahuarita to receive directions for your drive 15466 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd-Sahuarita (Karina 647-9740)

Line Dancing Class (Basic Beginner Class) 6:30PM - 8:00PM
$5/The Music Box Lounge 6951 E 22nd St. (Just west of 22nd St/Kolb Rd intersection) (Art 609-1830)

Wizards of Winter-Tales Beneath the Northern Star 7:00PM
$27 & up/A Holiday Rock Event for the Whole Family Featuring former members of Classic Rock giants–The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band and others along with Broadway and Theater veterans/Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W Congress St. 574-3040

Snoopy!!! 7:00PM
$12/$10/Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! The musical sequel to "YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN" deserves each of its three exclamation points/Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters-Fun for audiences of all ages! Live Theatre Workshop Family Theatre 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

The Music Man 7:30PM
$46 & up/Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company/Trouble’s comin'....The irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages – and into your heart – with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best/Temple of Music and Art 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823

The Very Merry Holiday Sing-A-Long Spectacular! 7:30PM
$12/$10 Celebrate the holidays, Loft-style, by feasting your eyes and ears on subtitled Santa-licious musical moments from your favorite seasonal TV shows, movies and music videos, belting out your favorite holiday tunes (we call it “movie seat caroling!”) and decking yourself out in your most over-the-top Christmas garb/Wear your most over-the-top Christmas-themed costume and you might be asked to join our Kooky Christmas Costume Parade (the kookier the costume, the bigger the excitement!) Admission includes a Very Merry Goodie Bag filled with fun props to use during the show! Bring an unwrapped toy for donating to Casa de los Ninos and receive ½ off admission! The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. 795-0844

14th Annual Lessons & Carols by Candlelight, Love’s Pure Light 7:30PM
$40 for premium tickets/$25 for general admission~Presented by True Concord Voices & Orchestra/This season’s holiday concert is a homage to the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and moving Christmas carols, “Silent Night, Holy Night.” In the intimate glow of candlelight, the Christmas story will be told through readings and song/Christ the King Episcopal Church 2800 W Ina Rd. (401-2651 for tickets)

Open Mic Night 8:00PM
21+, No cover/It's a chance for anyone to grab a microphone and a spotlight. First timers and seasoned vets alike can be seen any given week. Why not you? Line up to sign up-Be at Laffs by 7PM/Laff's Comedy Caffe 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. 32-Funny

John Butler Trio+ The HOME Tour 8:00PM
$39.50 & up/The Rialto Theatre 318 E Congress St. 740-1000

Adult Skate Night 8:00PM - 10:00PM
18+, $5 Admission~$3 Skate Rental/Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409

Music by Soul Essential 8:30PM - 10:30PM
No cover/Classic and modern R&B and Soul with rich harmonies you can sing along with-Dancing is allowed! Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ 1801 N Stone Ave. 867-6787

D & J Karaoke 9:00PM
Every Thursday/Chicago Bar 5954 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-8169

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