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Monday, April 20, 2015

Boston Marathon!

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day!

Lima Bean Respect Day!

Annual Coats for Cubs Program
Provide comfort & bedding for orphaned & injured wildlife through Apr. 22nd/Donate your real fur apparel including coats & accessories to provide a natural & nurturing environment for the recovering animals at any Buffalo Exchange location: 2001 E Speedway Blvd Mon–Sat 10am–8pm/Sun 11am–7pm, 795-0508 OR 6212 E Speedway Blvd Mon–Wed 10am–6pm/Thurs–Sat 10am–7pm/Sun 11am–6pm, 885-8392

24th Arizona International Film Festival
Apr. 9th-26th/A Cinematic Celebration along the Streetcar Line/Showcases a diverse program of new exciting works by international & national independent filmmakers/Festival venues along the streetcar route with The Screening Room 127 E Congress Street being the premier exhibition site/Go online for full listings of films 207-3378

Green Art by Evey Knust 6:00AM - 7:00PM
TCR will feature Evey Knust's Green Art for the month of April/Free & open to the public/Evey is a local multi-media artist who has shown in many restaurants in town since 2008/Mon-Fri/Sat & Sun 7am-7pm/Contact Evey 904-4801/Tucson Coffee Roasters 3225 N Swan Rd 403-1240

Volunteer Mondays 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Experience desert gardening first hand and learn by doing at the farm/Tucson Village Farm 4210 N Campbell Ave 626-5161

Knights In Spiny Armor 8:30AM
Every Mon/Come & learn about Catalina SP's most majestic cactus, the Saguaro/Led by Catalina SP volunteer Monty/This short hike is great for folks who are new to the desert & interested in learning about its unique features/Minimal shade-bring lots of water, a good hat, sunscreen & good walking shoes/at the Trailhead/Catalina State Park 628-5798

Volunteer at Your Sister's Closet 9:00AM
Or Donate clothing, shoes or other items for women who need a job but don't have money to buy the clothes/Providing workplace-ready clothing, shoes & accessories for Free/YWCA 525 N. Bonita Ave 884-7810 (Donations are accepted every Monday 9-4 or by appointment)

Bird Walk 9:00AM
Every Mon & Fri/Free after admission to Park/Meet at east end of Campground/Patagonia Lake State Park 287-6965

ADDED Origami! by M. Craig 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Experience the traditional Japanese art of paper folding as you never have before/Local artist M. Craig elevates origami into exquisite works of art with a variety of shapes, colors, textures & mediums/Included with garden admission/Open Daily/Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson 2130 N Alvernon 332-2928

Enjoy Japanese TV At The Gardens! 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Open daily-weather permitting/We are now subscribed to NHK, the Japanese equivalent of the BBC/Viewing privileges are included with regular admission to the Gardens, or take advantage of a membership to watch for free/Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson 2130 N Alvernon Way 332-2928

Card-Making Class 11:00AM - 12:45PM
Instructor: Geri Linehan/Phone 584-0218/Contact instructor to reserve your spot/Supply list provided/Tuition $10/Hobby Lobby 5555 E Broadway Blvd 512-0242

Things to do in the Canyon 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Demo Table: Predator-Prey Skins & Skulls/BJ & Jim Martin (Interpretation Ramada) Sabino Canyon Visitors Center 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd 749-8700

ADDED How can you adapt? (Brain Food series on scalability vs. adaptation) 11:30AM
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Idea+Space, 2nd floor 594-5500

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Current & retired Federal employees, spouses, guests & visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 at the Golden Corral Restaurant 6865 N Thornydale Rd/Senior menu $7.95/Lunch starts at 11:30am/Meeting 12pm-1pm/Scheduled speaker: TEP will discuss alternative power sources/Contact Rosie King 400-3456

Mahjong Monday 12:00PM - 3:00PM
These sessions are geared towards offering seniors a fun and social atmosphere to enjoy the game of Mahjong/Himmel Park Library 1035 N. Treat Ave 594-5305

Brain Week Kickoff! 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Drop in anytime during the hour for refreshments, brain games and other treats! Tucson Medical Center Senior Services-El Dorado Health Campus 1400 N. Wilmot Rd 324-1960 (Registration Required)

Scrabble 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Adults/Strengthen your vocabulary and keep your mind sharp! Oro Valley Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr 594-5580

TMC's Annual Brain Week: Nutrition for Brain Health 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Tips from experts about steps you can take to help boost your brain power/ Tucson Medical Center Senior Services-El Dorado Health Campus 1400 N. Wilmot Rd 324-1960 (Registration Required)

Pima County Fair 3:00PM
Apr. 16th-26th/Main Gate Hours Mon–Fri 1pm-close/Sat-Sun 10am-close/Carnival Hours Mon-Fri 3pm-close/Sat-Sun 11am-close/General Admission $8/Kids 6-10 $4/5 & Under Free/$5 Parking/11300 S Houghton Rd 762-9100 or 762-3247

Daily Video Screening: The First Day Journey 3:00PM
Daily/Take a 20-min journey from the Sinkhole to the Big Room, following the path of cave discoverers Gary Tenen & Randy Tufts/Warning: Due to point-of-view, helmet-mounted camera footage, film is not recommended for visitors susceptible to motion sickness/Kartchner Caverns State Park (Benson) 586-4100

El Pueblo Seasonal Mobile Market 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Irvington Rd & S 6th Ave (El Rio clinic parking lot) Community Food Bank of Southern AZ 622-0525

Women & Transgender Workshop 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Shop hours exclusively for & staffed exclusively by female, trans, & gender queer identified people/Bring your own bike or project & use our Community Tools ($4 per hour, $12 for the evening) as an informal classroom/Instructors on hand/BICAS 44 W 6th St 628-7950

Meet Me at Maynard's 5:15PM - 7:15PM
Free walk & run (1-4 miles) every Mon/Rain, Shine & Holidays/Check-in between 5:15pm & 6pm/Bring the kids (strollers welcome) & the dog-on a leash & not barking/Enjoy live music, a free raffle & restaurant discounts! Hotel Congress Courtyard 548-3741

Israel 67 Celebration: A Night to Honor Israel 5:30PM
Held at Congregation Chofetz Chayim 5150 E 5th St 747-7780

Music by The Bryan Dean Trio 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Free Show! The Boondocks Lounge 3306 N 1st Ave 690-0991

Dollar Night 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$1 Admission/$3 Skate Rental/Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409

Music by La Santa Cecilia 6:00PM - 10:00PM
21+/Hotel Congress 311 E Congress St 622-8848

Team Trivia & Game Night 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Every Mon night/Win Prizes/Drink Beer/Make Friends/Win Brooklyn Pizza Company Gift Cards & other great prizes/Pool Tournament 8:30-9:30pm/Sky Bar 536 N 4th Ave 622-4300

Paint & Sip - Adult Painting Class 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Celtic Cross/$35/ 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd, Ste. 160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 271-5023 (SEE INSIDE FRONT COVER)

Magic with John Shryock and Mary Lynn! 7:00PM
Energetic & Exciting, Mesmerizing & Mysterious, Fascinating & Fun, their world renowned repertoire has it all! Tickets start at $19.95 plus tax/ 886-9428 for reservations

Music by Circa Survive 7:00PM
With Balance and Composure/CHON/The Rock 136 N Park Ave 629-9211

Wild West Stunt Show - Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros 7:00PM
Shows daily Mon-Sun 7pm & 8pm/$4 admission/Family friendly/Lasts 30 min/Features outrageous comedy, high-impact stunts, fiery explosion effects, gunfire & other theatrical elements at Trail Dust Town 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd 296-4551

Music by Lisa Otey & Friends 7:00PM
Series concludes tonight with jazz & gospel singer Walter Belcher with Lisa Otey at 288 N Church Ave/Tickets $15/Available online or by calling 370-5912

Music by Steven Chavez, composition 7:30PM
Free! Senior Recital at Crowder Hall 1017 N Olive Rd/Fine Arts Box Office 621-1162

Music by Of Mice and Men 7:30PM
With Crown The Empires/Volumes/The Rialto Theatre 318 E Congress St 740-1000

ADDED The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) Lecture 7:30PM
Free! Dr. Deni Seymour will present "The Great Battle of 1698 on the San Pedro River"/Dr. Seymour will discuss the battle at Santa Cruz de Gaybanipitea when 500 Apache & their allies attacked the still-sleeping Sobaipuri-O'odham village of 80/Against all odds, the Sobaipuri-O'odham won/The story is remembered because it was told by the Spaniards, including by Jesuit Father Kino in the 1690s, but fresh understandings are now available that make the story even more important/at the University Medical Center's Duval Auditorium 1500 N Campbell Ave/Contact John D. Hall 205-2553

Music by Ronstadts Generations 8:45PM
Postmodern American West/Tucson Roots & Americana at Chicago Bar 5954 E Speedway Blvd 748-8169

Jazz Guild Jam 9:00PM
Tony Frank-trumpet & vocals, "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, Rick Shosie-bass, Danny Brito-drums/No Cover/Until 12am at Elliot's 135 E Congress St 622-5500

Rec Room Industry Game Night 10:00PM
Every Monday night/Hosted by Generation Cool with the vibe provided by DJ Big Brother Beats, old-school Nintendo/Xbox/EA SPORTS Madden NFL, a VINTAGE TABLE-TOP Ms. Pacman & more/No cover/Drink Specials/Until 1am/Playground Bar & Lounge 278 E Congress 396-3691

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