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2013-06-13T00:00:00Z Foothills calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

Kino Heritage Fruit Trees - Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. Learn about the fascinating connections between our food, our history, our environment and our culture as seen through the lens of fruit trees. Presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in partnership with the Pima County Public Library as part of the library's Summer Reading Program. 2-3 p.m. Free. 594-5345.

Wake Up With the Birds - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Desert meets water at this unique crossroads for migratory and resident birds. Binoculars are available or bring your own. 7:30-9 a.m. Thursdays. Free. 615-7855.

Friday

"Desert Dwellers: The Art of Pam Cheeseman" - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Watercolor, Aquabord and scratchboard by Pam Cheeseman depicting plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 594-5275.

"Fable, Myths, and Legends" - Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Photos by Darlene Buhrow, in hand-crafted shrines, feature the animals and icons of Southwest culture and lore. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free. 615-7855.

"Our Lady of Guadalupe" - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. Exhibit depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mission in the Sun that Ted DeGrazia built in her honor. Several works in ink, watercolor and encaustic are featured. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.

Noctrane - Fini's Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road. Bluegrass and jazz with band member John White performing Irish/Celtic fiddling. 8 p.m. Free. 299-1010.

Saturday

Lego Club - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Build Legos to your heart's content. The library supplies the blocks. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 594-5275.

Dragon Boat Festival - Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road. Zongzi (Chinese tamales) and Asian-infused hot dogs available. Activities for kids such as Chinese arts, crafts and Dragon Boat Races. The boat race is $15 and includes a take-home boat and lunch. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 292-6900.

Sunday

SkyNights - Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, 9800 Ski Run Road. Explore the night skies from the summit of Mount Lemmon using the Schulman 32-inch telescope, Arizona's largest public telescope. Reservations required. Meet an hour before sunset through 9 p.m. nightly. $60; $30 for ages 7 to 18. 626-8122.

Monday

Read to a Dog - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids read stories to a dog to practice reading. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5275.

Beginning Watercolor - Oasis at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. Class 101. This class will guide you through the basics of watercolor. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24. For those 50 and older. $90 and $12 one-time registration fee. 322-5607.

Tuesday

Canyon Knitters - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring your needles and yarn to a gathering of novices to experienced knitters. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 594-5275.

Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga - St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road, Room 30-31. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations accepted. 490-5500.

Poet's Gathering - Oasis at Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. Class 221. Share your poetry in an encouraging, supportive environment. 10 a.m. Tuesdays. For those 50 and older. $35 class fee and $12 registration fee. 322-5627.

Wednesday

"DeGrazia Watercolors" - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 6300 N. Swan Road. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.

WOW Art Show - SAWG Gallery, 5605 E. River Road. Work from local artists including paintings, glasswork, scarves, jewelry and sculptures. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free. 299-7294.

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