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Ace of Escape! A Very RETRO Chrstmas!
Your quirky Aunt throws holiday parties each with plenty of fun, games & prizes, but this year she has really out done herself/She has announced, this year, the winner of her games will receive over $100,000 in stocks, bonds & checks~She thinks you are too modern, so she's set your team up with a Christmas game right out of 1978/Can you disconnect from the modern era & rely only on your teamwork and wit to have a very RETRO Christmas and get the $100k?! (This room is NOT wheelchair accessible. Customers must be able to walk down and up a flight of stairs) Ace of Escape 406 N. Church Ave. 222-7395 www.AceOfEscape.com Promo code: 2018 for 18% off (By appointment only)
GriefShare Group Meetings
After the funeral when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most people around you return to their normal lives/But your grief continues and you feel alone/Our groups are led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives-GriefShare is a journey from mourning to joy. www.griefshare.org
Christmas Dinner Donations
Homeless Veterans, their families, those going into transitional housing and blind rehab veterans from our VA hospital join us for a Christmas dinner and make selections from your donations for this event on Sunday December 16th from 11AM-2PM at American Legion Post #7, 330 W. Franklin St. Your donations of gently used clothing for adults and children will be a great gift for our homeless veterans and families and veterans entering transitional housing/We are collecting donations until Friday, December 14th. Please call our secretary at 742-0468
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)
Market On The Move 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Mondays-Wednesdays & Saturdays/By donating $10 to get your up to 60 lbs. of produce that you can share these with your neighbors, friends or anyone you believe is in need/Warehouse 4515 E. 22nd. St. (MOM 373-5256)
Green Valley Village Holiday at the Market 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Specialty Items & Deals-Free Raffle-Live Music-Kids Craft/Over a 140+ seasonal vendors will be offering local organic produce, farm fresh eggs, ready-to-eat food, Southwest art, artisan crafts, and live music! Located in Green Valley right off of the I-19 South Freeway/Take the Esperanza exit, then head west and turn into the Green Valley Village Shopping Center 882-2157
World Care Indoor Yard Sale 9:00AM - 1:00PM
World Care is a local non-profit, humanitarian organization that is focused on disaster relief-We send aid locally to families in need, as well as internationally/We host a yard sale every Wednesday morning and the third Saturday of each month, from 9AM to 1PM/World Care 2560 N. Huachuca Dr. 514-1588 www.worldcare.org
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
Southern AZ Telecom Pioneers Luncheon 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Lunch is $12 and benefits our local efforts to Answer the Call of need in our community/Come join us to find out what projects are on-going and how you can volunteer with us/We will be volunteering at the Wreaths Across America event on Dec 15th at three local cemeteries with other volunteers/ Golden Corral at 6865 N Thornydale (Jan 403-1299 for more info)
Birds of Prey – Night & Day 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator Kathie Schroeder joins us with her Harris’ Hawk buddy Sueño and two new friends Poppy, the Western Screech Owl, and Banshee, the Barn Owl/Discover the different habits of birds of prey who hunt by night or by day, and get to know a collection of the most unflappable birds in town-Free with Park admission/Tohono Chul Park 7366 Paseo del Norte-Children’s Ramada 742-6455
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/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Catalina Beading Group 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Bring your own supplies and trade techniques among fellow artists on everything beading in a workshop environment/Dewhirst-Catalina Library 15631 N. Oracle Rd-Catalina 594-5240
Bridge 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Exercise your mind! Join us every Wednesday to play Bridge, an entertaining and challenging card game/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr-Oro Valley 594-5580
What’s New at Saguaro National Park? (Presentation) 2:00PM
Saguaro National Park is best known for its variety of cactus, including the giant Saguaro/Join park staff in the visitor center theater to take a look at the Rincon Mountains and the new plant species recently discovered up there-Wheelchair Accessible/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)
Scrooge, a Gaslight Musical! 2:00PM
$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! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com (SEE SCROOGE ARTICLE)
To Tell Our Stories - Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona 2:00PM - 3:30PM
In this presentation, Holocaust survivors will share excerpts from To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona, a compilation of their first-hand accounts of survival during WWII/Oro Valley Public Library 1305 W. Naranja Dr. 594-5580
Teen Future Toolbox 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Wednesdays in the 101 Space are dedicated to your future/Learn how to boil an egg and how the heck to pay your taxes at Adulting 101, make your voice heard through activism and guest speakers at the Rising Voices Coalition, or prepare for college at Drop-In Help/Come through and take charge of your life! Have a service project you want to start or scholarship you'd like to apply for? Talk to one of the 101 Space mentors and we'll make it happen/Joel D Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone Ave. 594-5500
Wednesday Night Delight Surf and Turf 4:00PM - 8:00PM
$10/6oz Top Sirloin served with your choice of Shrimp paired with Fettuccini Alfredo and Garlic Bread/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Not So Silent Night, Fund Raiser/Toy Drive 4:00PM - Midnight
$10 OR $5 Entry with Unwrapped Toy/5 Bands! Benefitting AVIVA Children's Services/Edge Bar Tucson 4635 N. Flowing Wells Rd. 887-9027
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
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)
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! The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com
Holiday Market! 6:00PM
Join us for our annual Holiday Market-where painting and shopping come together for a night of fun! Reserve your spot to paint a wine glass ($10) OR just come in and shop/Wine and beer are always available to accompany either process~Hope to see you there! Creative Juice 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #160 (La Plaza Shoppes) 359-6675 www.creativejuiceartbar.com
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
Music by Carnivaleros 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Free/Monterey Court 505 W Miracle Mile 207-2429
Tucson Roadrunners Hockey vs. Colorado Eagles 7:00PM
$12 & up/12-12 Night: $12 Sides and Ends Seats/Tucson Convention Center-Arena 260 S Church Ave. 791-4101
Open Mic Night 7:00PM - Midnight
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
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 Bad News Blues Band 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Every Wednesday/No Cover before 9PM/Chicago Bar 5954 E. Speedway Blvd. 748-8169
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