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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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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)

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Enjoy a new, fun & challenging experience at Tucson’s ! 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! 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)

Stuff the Safe!
The Diaper Bank is promoting community diaper drives for the whole month of December, to "Stuff the Safe" with 100,000 diapers! When we moved into our new headquarters last year, the building came with a built-in safe, which we stuff with diapers throughout December/Anyone can hold a diaper drive at their office, school or church, or simply bring diapers to the Diaper Bank/For more info call Dan Moxley, Executive Director~Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona 325-1400
www.diaperbank.org

Bicycle Bell Give-Away 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program will be handing out free bicycle bells on a first come, first-served basis/Santa Cruz River Park 800 N. Riverside Dr. (west bank, south of Speedway Blvd.) 724-BIKE

Guided Bird Walk 7:30AM
Both novice and seasoned birders will enjoy the amazing variety of birds that flourish in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains/Our experienced bird guides, Mike or Max, 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)

Sunday Worship 8:00AM
Join us! Church services are at 8AM in the chapel/Contemporary Refuge Service at 9AM in Fellowship Hall and 11AM in the main sanctuary/Catalina United Methodist Church 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4296 www.catalinamethodist.org ()

9:00AM - 11:30AM
Every Sunday Morning/Group of volunteers, mostly families, feed between 100 to 300 homeless and disadvantaged Tucsonans at the Z Mansion downtown/WORKship volunteers also simultaneously staff a clothing bank, help run an extensive first-aid station, entertain their guests, cook a warm meals and whip up over 150 lunch bags for those in need/Z Mansion 288 North Church Ave (Volunteers of all ages-including families-need not call ahead, but are invited to come down to help out any Sunday throughout the year) www.TucsonHappenings.com/workship

9:00AM - 1:00PM
St. Philips Plaza Voted Tucson's Best Farmers' Market 4280 N Campbell Ave 261-6982 () www.foodinroot.com/farmersmarkets/stphilipsplaza

Brandi Fenton Park Antique Fair 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Vendors offer a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and vintage items for your home and garden/Brandi Fenton Memorial Park 3482 East River Rd. 724-5000

Tucson Metaphysics Fair 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Psychic readers, mediums, angelic readings, aura photos, Reiki and spiritual healings, astrology, numerology, tarot, palmistry, vendors/Various prices for readings and healings-Free admission and parking/Best Western Inn Suites Foothills 6201 N. Oracle Rd. (Dave 579-8930)

Tucson Artists Group Small Works/Gift Show 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Members include printmakers, ceramic and glass artists, installation artists, painters, photographers, new media artists, and sculptors/Gallery 801 801 N. Main Ave. 370-1610

10th Annual Mercado Holiday Bazaar 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Over 60+ artists, makers, movers and shakers come together in one pop-up market at the Mercado District to celebrate the holidays and bring you the very best of regional talent/Come discover new stores, more food and lots of shopping fun! Mercado San Agustin 100 S Avenida del Convento 461-1107

Tucson Petting Zoo! 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Santa Claus will be at the farm! No extra cost to see Santa it is just the normal cost of the petting zoo, $8 a person! That includes food for all the animals and full tour~Come down and say "Hi" to Santa and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! s 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com

Christmas Cantata 10:30AM
Trinity Choir and Trinity Handbells will present Robert Hobby's cantata entitled "Holy Light" This magnificent work is a collection of traditional carols with beautiful orchestral complement, that recounts the Christmas story with meaningful narration by Susan Sherwin/This presentation during our Advent worship season will truly prepare you for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ/Trinity Presbyterian Church 400 E. University Blvd. 623-2579

Christmas Car Show/Toy Drive 11:00AM
City of South Tucson Police and Fire Department will be out Supporting! We will be accepting new unwrapped Toys! Our Fundraiser will also include Selling bowls of Menudo or Pozole, Hot Chocolate,Bake Sale & Raffles/Everything will Be going To Miracle In Barrio Anitas's 32nd Annual Christmas event which will be held Saturday Dec. 23rd/Rollin time will be 10-11AM Show time 11-3PM Pre-Registration $15 Value in Toys Day of Show $20 Value in Toys! Martinez Funeral Chapels 2580 S 6th Ave.

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Hour 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Free/Khenpo Dean leads meditation practice including chanting, a variety of deity practices, a short dharma talk, and a ritual blessing-Opportunity for group practice in a convenient weekly format/Benefit of group practice is multiplied by the number of participants, so please join us! Everyone is welcome to attend/Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute 3400 E Speedway Blvd #204 622-8460

The Miracle on Congress St. 11:00AM - 6:00PM
A winter wonderland extravaganza! Featuring Free arts & crafts activities; Christmas music as well as live music performances; and special gift-drive and donation events with our charity sponsors/Free Santa photos with all the good little boys and girls (Times Vary) Miracle on Congress Street 260 E. Congress St. (Facebook at Miracle on Congress St)

The Annual Dickens Festival 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Join us as the streets of Olde London come to life! Holiday Amusement-Merry Merchandise Vendors-Jolly Musicians & Caroling-Scrumptious Food & Treats-Photos with Father Christmas-Roaming Victorian Era Characters-A Christmas Carol the Musical/Berger Performing Arts Center 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 319-0400

Sunday Tacos! 12:00PM
Noon-Midnight! Taco Bar with 50¢ Tacos/Taco Salads are available as well for $3/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

ForTheLuvvaKIDS Music Group 12:00PM
Musical Performance/Barnes & Noble (Eastside) 5130 E. Broadway Blvd. 512-1166

Santa Experience 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Santa will be available for Free photos and visits in Mountain Court from Noon-5PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December through Christmas Eve/On Sundays from 4PM-5PM, pets will be welcome in photos/Tucson Premium Outlets 6401 Marana Center Blvd. 385-7726

Jingle Bell Rock 12:30PM
$10/$7 for kids/The Christmas Cheer Squad is back at it again, trying to raise the cheer for Christmas/Only this year, head of the coal industry J.B. Coalson has other plans in mind-Watch as he attempts to ruin Christmas cheer and get everyone on the naughty list so they can get coal in their stockings/Sing, dance, and rock n’ roll to some of your favorite Christmas songs as you help the cheer squad bring down J.B. Coalson and help Santa get ready for Christmas/Live Theatre Workshop 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

Music by Mik and the Funky Brunch 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Mik & Scott are multi-instrumentalists that create a full band sound using live loops and high-energy performances/La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina-Courtyard 201 N Court Ave. 622-0351

Open House at The Train Museum 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Free Admission! Donations are gladly accepted/Operating 6000 square feet of model trains of all gauges sizes! Ride on our outdoor ride-on train & visit our real railroad caboose/The Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum 3975 N Miller Ave 888-2222

A Christmas Carol the Musical 1:00PM
$10-$25/2 Times: 1PM & 5PM/Starring Armen Dirtadian as Ebenezer Scrooge/Celebrate the holiday season by sharing in this timeless classic! Berger Performing Arts Center 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. 319-0400

Elves Gone Bad~Interactive Holiday Theater 1:00PM - 2:30PM
$5/Like so many snowbirds, Mrs. Claus has convinced Santa to retire to Tucson/All the suddenly unemployed elves are convinced by the evil Pirate Captain to become pirates and steal presents instead of delivering them! So many sobbing children everywhere – what will they do? Can Santa be convinced return to the North Pole to challenge the Pirate Captain? Children and adults are encouraged to participate onstage and from their seats in this improvisational holiday children’s play/ 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. (across from The Loft Cinema) 289-8076 http://bit.ly/UnscrewedEvents

Free Pics with Santa 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Stop by to see Santa at his sleigh-No charge for pictures, balloon art, or face painting! Kids are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa as our magical mailbox links directly with the North Pole! In front of Red's Smokehouse 943 E University Blvd. 500-9009

Tea and Treats with Jeri Westerson 2:00PM
Come meet author Jeri Westerson and talk about her new urban fantasy novel “Booke of the Hidden” and her popular series, the Crispin Guest Medieval Mysteries/Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library 7800 N. Schisler Dr. 594-5200

Mariachi Extravaganza *Feliz Navidad* 2:00PM
$13-$25/2 Times: 2PM & 6PM/Come join El Mariachi Tapatio, Ballet Folklorico Tapatio and Mariachi Estrella de Tucson in celebrating a milestone in Mexican history with a patriotic flourish of traditional song and dance! 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com

Petanque in the Park 2:00PM
Tucson Petanque Club/Learn and play the French game of petanque (pay-TONK) is a form of boules in which metal (rather than wooden) balls are thrown (rather than rolled) while the player stands with both feet firmly planted/A game consists of a series of rounds, and is played to the winning score of 13/We play at the Reid Park bandshell terrain at 2PM on Sunday afternoons through April/Visitors and beginners welcome! (Steve Ferg 664-4133 for more info)

A Tucson Pastorela 2:00PM
$10-$27/Written by Milta Ortiz and the Ghosts Writers, directed by Marc David Pinate/A Tucson holiday tradition for 21 years! Archangels send a group of shepherds on a harrowing journey to meet El baby Jesus/But first they must make it past ornery devils-A Tucson Pastorela is generously infused with musical numbers, and farcical satire lampooning 2017’s biggest political and pop cultural events/Leo Rich Theater (Tucson Convention Center) 882-7406

UofA Women's Basketball vs. Hawaii 2:00PM
UofA McKale Center 1 National Championship Dr. 621-CATS

Man of La Mancha 2:00PM
$46 & up/2 Times: 2PM & 7PM/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)

Magic of Christmas | Tucson Symphony Orchestra 2:00PM
$11.50 & up/You’ll hear all of your favorite Christmas holiday songs, see UA’s exceptional dancers perform excerpts from The Nutcracker and raise your voice for a sing-along of your very favorite carols/Plus the forecast calls for snow in the Music Hall and Santa is going to make a special visit no matter if you’ve been naughty or nice/Tucson Music Hall 260 S Church Ave. 791-4101

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig 2:00PM
Directed by Maria Gawne/$20/$18/$15 Family friendly and a wonderfully different event for the holiday season! It 'twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer/Roadrunner Theatre Company 8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 207-2491

It’s Christmas Again Musical Spectacular 2:00PM
Free/3 Times: 2PM, 4:30PM & 7PM/Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene N 500 W Calle Concordia-Oro Valley 297-8297

Opening Reception and Storytelling Sessions 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Selected works from Terma Gallery. Various artists. 10,000 B.C.E. To 11/29/2020 Science-fictional art, interstellar cartography and future artifacts/Appropriate for children of all ages/Joel D Valdez Main Library-Children's Meeting Room 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500

Third Sunday Historical Tours 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Our docents are waiting for you and your friends for a docent led historical tour of Valley of the Moon! Admission is $5/Children 7 & under and Members are Free/Valley of the Moon 2544 E Allen Rd. 323-1331

Voice of the Prairie 3:00PM
$18/$20 Three actors winningly take on more than 20 roles while guiding the audience through a nostalgic journey of young love on the run and middle-aged longing, a sepia-tinged early America of prairie lands and radio days/Live Theatre Workshop 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242

Voices in the Oaks: Messiah Sing Along 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Oracle Piano Society/Join the Voices in the Oaks Chorale and our community as we sing Part I and the Hallelujah Chorus from G.F. Handel’s masterpiece The Messiah! Audience participation is encouraged-Appreciative listeners are welcome-Donations Appreciated/Oracle Center for the Arts 700 E Kingston St-Oracle 623-295-9677

Line Dancing Class (Beginner Class) 3:00PM - 5:00PM
$5/The House of Bards 4915 E Speedway Blvd. (Just east of Swan/Speedway intersection) (Art 609-1830)

Painting Class (Death Star) 3:00PM - 5:30PM
$25/Grab a friend or the kids and follow our instructor's step by step instructions while you sip some wine and create your own beautiful masterpiece! 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com

Phil Davis Jazz Session - Sponsored by Tucson Jazz Society 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ 1801 N Stone Ave. 867-6787

Cooking With Prickly Pear (Talk) 3:15PM - 3:45PM
Learn how you can incorporate prickly pear into your diet-This program will show you how to collect and prepare prickly pear/Prepare for a sweet treat! 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)

Christmas Extravaganza of Lessons and Carols! 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Free/Featuring Herbert Howell’s hauntingly beautiful Spotless Rose, traditional French carols, carols by Richard Rodney Bennet, and favorites for all to enjoy! We will sing these carols together with top notch community choir called The Helios Ensemble/Catalina United Methodist Church 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4296 www.catalinamethodist.org ()

Santa Is Coming To Little Anthony's Diner! 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bring some canned food to donate to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and get your photo with Santa! Little Anthony's Diner 7010 E Broadway Blvd. 296-0456 www.littleanthonysdiner.com

Zoo Lights 2017 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

Family Skate Night 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$6 or $12 for up to 6 Skaters ($3 Skate Rental) Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409

Music by Silk and Soul 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Free/Jazz, R&B, pop and more/Monterey Court 505 W Miracle Mile 207-2429

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

Sons of Orpheus presents a Holiday Program 7:00PM
$15 in advance, $20 at the door/Sacred and secular songs/Community Performing Arts Center 1250 W. Continental Rd-Green Valley 399-1750

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 7:30PM
Centennial Hall 1020 E University Blvd. 621-3341

Arizona Repertory Singers Presents Heaven Full of Stars 7:30PM - 9:00PM
$18/$20 Holiday favorites and new works, including the world premiere of Festival of Lights by New York composer Karen Siegel/Christ Church United Methodist 655 N. Craycroft Rd. (792-8141 OR 490-9057 for more info)

Karaoke with DJ Sean 8:00PM
It's always a great time with the added entertainment of your bartender Nathan, and those 50¢ Sunday Tacos! Always open until 2AM/ 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com

Music by 12 Stones 8:00PM - 11:00PM
$15/with Elyzian plus Hands and Feet/House of Bards 4915 E Speedway Blvd. 327-2011

Sky Bar Cinema 9:00PM
Kick back on the couches with a new feature every Sunday/Free, plus popcorn!Sky Bar 536 N 4th Ave. 622-4300

Ynot Late Night Karaoke 10:00PM
Free, 21+/Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends! The Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 792-6366

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