Tucson Water Gardeners Monthly Meeting — Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road. There will be a speaker and time for questions and answers regarding pondings and aquatic plants. 7:30-9 p.m. the fourth Thursday. Free. 760-5565.
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. Spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. 7:30-9 a.m. Thursdays. Free. 615-7855.
Canyon Quilters — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. An unstructured quilting opportunity to audition colors, lay out blocks or applique. Ample tables for “sandwich” pinning. Electrical outlets available. Bring your own project or preview other quilters’ works in progress. Noon-3 p.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5275.
Lizard Walk — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam the park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. 7:30 a.m. Fridays. Free. 615-7855.
2013 Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge — La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents a summertime salsa competition of all varieties by more than 40 competitors. Music, dancing, menu pairing, chips and salsa, and tequila-based mixed drinks. Funds raised benefit Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA. 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 24. $40. 797-3959.
Outdoor Family Days: Desert Foods — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about the many plants in the desert that have edible parts. Bring your taste buds for some new and exciting flavors. For families with children ages 5-12. Reservations required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 24. 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 DeGrazia built in her honor. Several works in ink, watercolor, encaustic and tempera will be featured in this exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free. 299-9191.
“Going West” Exhibit by William Hook — Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Mini acrylic paintings of Santa Fe and Carmel. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays for Art Walk, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 615-3001.
Read to A Dog — Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Kids read stories to a dog to practice reading. 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Free. 594-5275.
Art in the Afternoon — Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road. “The Lewis and Clark Exhibition.” Presented by Corinne Milton, docent with the Tucson Museum of Art. 2-3 p.m. Aug. 27. Free. 594-5345.
Reflections in the Desert by Barbara Kemp Cowlin — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Paintings of water reflections inspired by the surprise of finding an oasis in the desert. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Free. 615-7855.
Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga — St. Francis in the Foothills Church, Room 30-31, 4625 E. River Road. Breathing, yogic exercises and laughter designed to promote peace and healing. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; donations accepted. 490-5500.
Free Garden Tour — Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Let a master gardener-volunteer lead you through our beautiful gardens. Groups of more than eight people are asked to register in advance. 9 a.m. Aug. 28. Free. 626-5161.