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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Banana Lovers Day!
Wednesday Sonoran Desert Weedwackers 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Free! Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass & fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park/Work may require hiking & pulling on steep slopes/Meeting locations change frequently-call for meeting location/Ages 12+/Reservations required/Tucson Mountain Park 2020 N Kinney Rd 615-7855
Welcome Back Celebration! 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Join us for a day of great activities welcoming back our students, faculty and staff! Live music, games and more! Pima Community College Northwest Campus 7600 North Shannon Rd 206-2200
Mt. Lemmon Wildflower Hike 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Free! Join Pima County botanist Meg Quinn for a 3 mile hike on a cool mountain trail to seek out summer wildflowers/Ages 12+/Reservations required/Mt. Lemmon Community Center 12949 N Sabino Canyon Parkway 615-7855
Open Jump Time 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Come play on our giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables/Socks & a signed waiver required/Pump It Up of Tucson 3248 N Freeway Industrial Loop #108 888-9198
Young Flyers Fun Encore 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Introduce your children to the world of aviation & aerospace through gallery activities & tours, story books, demos & hands-on craft projects (that can be taken home)/New topic each month/Encore presentation of March "Soarin' Saturday" Young Flyers Fun topic/Free with paid or member admission/Pima Air & Space Museum 618-4819
Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Adults/If you are a whodunit mystery fan, join us for a lively discussion and review of mystery suspense novels that will intrigue you-This month's selection is The Panther by Nelson DeMille/Oro Valley Library 594-5580
Tucson Mall Kids Club 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Free! Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday/For kids 10 & under filled with exciting activities, entertainment & prizes in the JCPenney Court by the Kids Play Area at Tucson Mall 293-7330
Electroplating Pennies 11:30AM
Have you ever seen a green penny? You can make one in just a few moments with an impressive chemical reaction/Children's Museum Tucson 200 S 6th Ave 792-9985
Speak For Animals - Humane Society of Southern AZ Telethon 11:30AM - 12:00PM
The HSSA is taking over The Morning Blend on KGUN9 every day Aug. 25-29/Join the HSSA as we tell our story & raise funds for our animals/Donate during the telethon 881-7401/Phone line is open 9am-5pm Mon Aug. 26 through Fri Aug. 30th/Donate any time of day online hssaz.org/telethon
The Wilderness Act Turns 50 12:00PM
2 Times: 12PM & 2PM/Arizona Celebrates its Natural Heritage-Presented by Meg Weesner/The National Parks Store 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr 622-6014 (Reservations Required)
Pet VIP with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona 1:00PM
Our teams bring their trained & certified pets to people of all ages in more than 80 facilities such as convalescent homes, hospitals, mental health centers, hospices, children's facilities & schools/Pet visitation is a wonderful & vital therapeutic mode of promoting & maintaining wellness in our community/Children's Museum Tucson 200 S 6th Ave 792-9985
Bridge-Exercise your mind! 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us every Wednesday to play Bridge, an entertaining & challenging card game/Oro Valley Library 594-5580
Desert Moon & Star Talk 2:00PM
Mondays & Wednesdays/Flandrau Planetarium 621-STAR
Mosaics are some of the most beautiful types of mathematical art/We will make our own with colorful paper squares/Children's Museum Tucson 200 S 6th Ave 792-9985
Archery Weekly Courses 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Monday-Thursdays Ages 8 & Up $100 Or Pay as you go for $35 a Session/ PSE Archery Pro Shop 2727 N. Fairview Ave 884-9201 www.pseproshop.com
Meet Me at La Encantada 5:00PM
Free walk & run (1.5-3 miles) every Wed/Rain, Shine & Holidays/Check-in between 5pm-5:45pm at the La Encantada Central Courtyard 2905 E Skyline Dr/DocWalk/Free raffle along with restaurant discounts! Call 548-3741 for more info
Free Open House & Bridal Fair! 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Every Wednesday! Visit this Beautiful Victorian Mansion located in the heart of historic Old Town Tucson/There will be free food, great desserts and private tours personally provided by members of the Z Mansion family of wedding vendors themselves! There is no need to call-Simply stop by and get ready for a wonderful time! The Z Mansion 288 North Church Avenue 623-4889 www.ZMansion.com
Wednesday Madness Food Truck Rally 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Only Stop You Need To Make On Your Way Home From Work Every Wednesday For Dinner/Italian-BBQ-Mexican Asian Fusion-Grilled Cheese-Gourmet Sandwiches-Mexican Hamburgers-Caribbean-Shaved Ice-Gourmet Dessert-Turkish & More! NW Corner Of Campbell and Ft. Lowell 404-7777
Yoga @ MOCA 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Nourish your mind, body & soul practicing yoga among inspiring works of art with yogi Bre Downing in MOCA's Great Hall/Free for MOCA members/$5 non-members/Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson 265 S Church Ave 624-5019
Glow! Family Jump Time 5:30PM - 7:30PM
We turn on our state of the art special effect black lighting in the arenas for you & your kids to bounce around on our giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables/Admission includes a glow necklace for the participating child, 2 slices of pizza & a beverage for dinner/Additional glow accessories are available for purchase/Socks & a signed waiver required/Pump It Up of Tucson 3248 N Freeway Industrial Loop #108 888-9198
Meet Me in Marana 5:45PM
Free Social Walk/Run around Wade McLean Park 8000 N Silverbell Rd (behind Coyote Trail Elementary) email@example.com
Open Mic 6:00PM
Free! Join our vibrant host DJ Odious/Call to reserve a time spot (after 5:30pm) or just walk in (after 5pm) & grab any free 15 min slot/Bands are welcome to perform or "try out"/We have a full PA to accommodate all your tech needs & a great built in 4th Ave audience/All Styles-All Sounds Welcome/Until 12am/Sky Bar 536 N 4th Ave 622-4300
Volunteer Orientation 6:00PM - 7:00PM
If you've been looking for new volunteer opportunities or have wanted to get involved with the Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage, then we are looking for you/No bicycle mechanic skills necessary/Must fill out volunteer application prior/BICAS 44 W 6th St 628-7950
Line Dance Class 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Beginner Class 6-7pm/Advanced Beginner Class 7-8pm/$5 per person (gets you into both classes) Drop-in/Everyone is welcome/The best part is you don't need a partner to line dance/Singles are welcome/at the Maverick 6622 E Tanque Verde 298-0430/Contact Art 609-1830
Open Hack & Craft Night 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Free! Bring in a project you are working on or start a new one/We tackle everything from coolers, to workshop organization, to robots & VW bugs in house/We can always use another set of hands to join in with our project if you don't have one of your own/Maker House 283 N Stone Ave
Jazz Music by Arizona Roadrunners 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Max Goldschmid-trumpet & everything else, Aubrey Martin-sax/clarinet, Sam Chess-bone, Doug Tidaback-bone, Robbie Lee-piano/vocals, Scott Black-bass, Gibb Mandish-drums Plus Angel Diamond-vocals/Jam for all-aspiring to retiring jazz musicians/Come Blow Your Horn with TJI & Friends at Viscount Suite, Wilbur's Grill 4855 E Broadway Blvd 745-6500
Paint & Sip - Adult Painting Class 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Shaken not Stirred/$35/ Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd, Ste. 160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 271-5023 www.creativejuiceartbar.com
Music by Miss Lana Rebel and Kevin Michael Mayfield 6:30PM - 9:30PM
La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina 201 N Court Ave 622-0351
Free Summer Psych Fest Day 2 7:00PM
Free Show! 21+/Lolipop Records Adventure Tour featuring Corners/Froth/Mr Elevator & The Brain Hotel/Banana Cream Dream/Burning Palms/Hotel Congress 311 E Congress St 622-8848
Something downright strange is happening in New York-The city is being overrun with silly spirits and gruesome ghosts/A hastily assembled team of misfit scientists, calling themselves The Ghostblasters, step into the fray to do battle with the supernatural! For a spine-tingling and side-splitting musical comedy adventure, WHO YOU GONNA CALL?! THE GHOSTBLASTERS!! The Gaslight Theatre 886-9428 for reservations www.thegaslighttheatre.com
Wednesday Mystery Group 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Backfire by Catherine Coulter/Mostly Books 6208 E Speedway 571-0110
Tango Class 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Taught by an instructor from Desert Tango/Open to the public/$5 Suggested Donation/Open Tango Dancing 8pm-11pm in the salon at Maker House 283 N Stone Ave
Music by The Titan Valley Warheads 7:00PM - 9:00PM
No Cover! Long time Tucson favorites Bluegrass band featuring Earl Edmondson & Ed Davenport at The Boondocks Lounge 3306 N 1st Ave 690-0991
Music by Tesoro 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Sullivan's Steakhouse 1785 E River Rd 299-4275
Music by Dwight Yoakam 7:30PM
Fox Theatre 17 W Congress 547-3040
Geeks Who Drink! 8:00PM
Pub Trivia Quiz: Free to play-Win bar cash & drink giveaways! Trident Grill 2033 E Speedway 795-5755
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