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Ace of Escape~Sleuthing Santa!
There's a problem at the North Pole! While reviewing inventory, Santa found several gifts have gone missing/He's started investigating and belives there is a rogue elf smuggling toys to kids on the naughty list/Only problem is, it is 11PM on Christmas Eve and Santa doesn't have enough time to sort through the evidence, follow the clues and figure out the fraud before he leaves on his sled. Can your team ensure all the good boys and girls get their gifts by finding the missing gifts and identifying the rogue elf before Santa leaves? Fun for adults and kids! Ace of Escape 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.aceofescape.com/Christmas-Room.html Promo code: Promo code 2017 for 17% off (By appointment only)
GREAT Gift Idea! Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure Tucson- by Urban Adventure Quest!
Turn Tucson into a giant game board with this Family Fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour/Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history! Play the game, See the sights, and Experience Tucson in a whole new way! www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/tucson/default.aspx (Save 20%/Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: TUCSONHAPPENINGS)
Ace of Escape!
Enjoy a new, fun & challenging experience at Tucson’s Ace of Escape! Our 7 escape rooms offer a live experience where groups of two or more are locked in a keenly decorated room or series of rooms/Participants are challenged to use their knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills in a collaborative setting/Race against the clock to find all the clues, solve all the puzzles and unlock the final key to escape-Whether you escape or fail, your group will leave smiling and wanting to do more! Ace of Escape with 2 locations: 48 N. Tucson Blvd. #101 & 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.AceOfEscape.com Promo code: Promo code 2017 for 17% off (By appointment only)
Roadrunners Toastmasters 6:30AM
Club invites you to visit us every Wednesday at 6:30am to join us for a fun meeting that will help you overcome your fear to public speaking, and will help you improve your leadership skills/Academy Hall-Atria Bell Court Gardens 6653 E Carondelet Dr. (Philip A. Kendis 917-656-1859)
Guided Bird Walk 7:30AM
Our experienced bird guide, Mary Ellen, will help you spot and identify various birds as you walk through the park/Please bring binoculars, and a bird guidebook (if you have one) This walk lasts several hours-Please meet at the last parking lot by the main trailhead/Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 628-5798 (Park Entrance Fee $7 per Vehicle)
Free Demonstration Garden Tour 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Our 14 unique Demonstration Gardens will expand your gardening knowledge and give you many ideas for your own landscape. We want to help you become a more successful gardener, so let a Master Gardener volunteer lead you on a journey of discovery through these beautiful and interesting gardens/UofA Pima County Cooperative Extension 4210 N. Campbell Ave. 626-5161 (Meet at the plant clinic)
Bird Walk 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Observe 25-50 species on these popular two to three hour bird walks/Wear appropriate attire for walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person/Free-Donations are gratefully accepted/San Pedro House 9800 E. Hwy 90-Sierra Vista 417-6960
Guided Bird Walk 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Free/The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western US/Observe 25-50 species on these popular walks/Wear appropriate attire for walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person/San Pedro House 9800 E. Hwy. 90-Sierra Vista 417-6960 or 508-4445
History of the Rincon Valley (Guided Hike) 10:00AM
Take a stroll down the Hope Camp and Ridge View Trails and learn about the homesteaders and ranchers who settled here, as well as other aspects of the Rincon and Tanque Verde Valleys/Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended/Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
Spanish Conversation Group 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Are you interested in improving your ability to speak and to understand the Spanish Language? Join our group! Himmel Park Library 1035 N Treat Ave. 594-5305
Mountain Lions: Beyond the Myth (Talk) 10:15AM - 11:00AM
Envision a puma stalking its prey, then uncover the true nature of this elusive but essential predator/Misunderstood, maligned, and nearly eradicated by settlers, the cougar remains threatened by human encroachment-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)
Steak Sandwich Wednesday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Your choice of one tender 4oz flat iron steak Sandwich for $5, or two for only $8/Steve Bob is cooking them up to your liking and you have your choice of side~Moe has your COLD beverage of choice to beat the heat/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Bridge 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Exercise your mind! Join us every Wednesday to play Bridge, an entertaining and challenging card game/Oro Valley Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580
Gaslight Music Hall Christmas Jamboree! 2:00PM
$10.95-$20.95/2 Times: 2PM & 6PM/Local stars come together to create the perfect holiday show for the whole family! Robert Shaw, Charlie Hall, and The Manhattan Dolls will be singing your favorite holiday tunes with the Gaslight Music Hall Show Band! With a special visit from Santa, this show is not to be missed this holiday season! The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com
Man of La Mancha 2:00PM
$46 & up/2 Times: 2PM & 7:30PM/Presented by the AZ Theatre Company/This exciting new staging takes inspiration from the spontaneous, raw theatricality of flamenco performance – focusing on the passion and virtuosity of the performers/musicians as they tell the intertwined stories of Don Quixote and his imprisoned creator, Miguel de Cervantes/Temple of Music and Art 330 S. Scott Ave. (AZ Theatre Co. 622-2823)
All You Can Eat Pasta Wednesdays 4:00PM - 8:00PM
$8/All you can eat Pasta! All your favorite Italian dishes rotating every Wednesday night! *Dine in only *Participation only/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Line Dance Classes 5:30PM
Open dancing from 5:30PM-6PM/Beginner class from 6PM-6:45PM/Improver class from 6:45PM-7:30PM and Open dancing again from 7:30PM-8PM/All for only $5/The Maverick Country Club 6622 E Tanque Verde Rd. (Art 609-1830)
Blue Christmas Service~The Longest Night 5:30PM - 8:00PM
This service is open for anyone who finds the holidays difficult; anyone who has experienced loss; or just has a hard time this time of year/It is a quiet reflective service, with meditations and candlelight/It will be from 7PM-8PM/There will be a light soup supper before the service from 5:30PM-6:30PM/All are welcome/Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church 5360 East Pima St.
Music by Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield 6:00PM - 9:30PM
American folk, blues, and country/La Cocina 201 N Court Ave. 622-0351
68th Annual Winterhaven Festival Of Lights 6:00PM - 10:00PM
December 9th–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
Adult Painting Class (Snoopy's Christmas) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
$35/Grab a friend and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you sip some wine and create your own beautiful masterpiece! Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com
Open Mic with MC Captain Redbeard 7:00PM
Sign-ups start at 5:30PM day-of at Sky Bar or call in/Set lengths vary between 5-15 minutes depending on sign-ups/Sky Bar 536 N 4th Ave. 622-4300
UofA Women's Basketball vs. Southern Utah 7:00PM
UofA McKale Center 1 National Championship Dr. 621-CATS
Music by Bad News Blues Band 7:30PM
No cover before 9PM/Chicago Bar 5954 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-8169
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