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2013-09-19T00:00:00Z Northwest calendarArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Today

Great Literature of All Times — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Led by Bill Fry. Read and discuss a different selection each month. This month’s selection is “God’s Little Acre” by Erskine Caldwell. 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 19. Free. 594-5580.

Magic Tree House Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. For children. Come — even if you haven’t read the books — for a different story and craft each month based on the Mary Pope Osborne series. This month’s selection: “Buffalo Before Breakfast.” Registration required. 4-5 p.m. Sept. 19. Free. 594-5580.

Drop-in Computer Help — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. A computer instructor is available to answer questions on a wide variety of computer topics including how to obtain a free email account, Microsoft Word, Internet browsing, the library catalog and library databases. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 594-5580.

Friday

Facilitated Gathering for Job Seekers — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Join Beth Cole, former executive recruiter, for a discussion on job-search strategies, followed by a question-and-answer session.3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5580.

Toddler Storytime — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit toddlers’ attention spans. 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. Free. 594-5580.

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Rock N’ Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road. Family-friendly improvisational comedy. 7-8:15 p.m. the third Friday. Free. 861-2986.

Catalina Art and Farmers Market — 77north Marketplace, 16733 N. Oracle Road. 9-1 p.m. Fridays. Free. 825-4427.

Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knitters of any skill level are welcome. Meet in the food court. 10 a.m. Fridays. Free. 293-0781.

Reptile Ramble — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Get up close with the desert’s scaled and slithery creatures from snakes and lizards to tortoises. 10-11 a.m. Fridays. $8. 742-6455.

Saturday

Vegetable Gardening Class — Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, 1951 E. Roger Road. In this three-part class learn about planning and growing an urban garden, water conservation practices, raised-bed gardening and problem identification and solutions. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. $10 per session. 626-5161.

African Violet Fall Display and Sale — Foothills Mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. There will be hundreds of African violets, their cousins and supplies for the sale. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 21; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22. Free. 574-1367.

Writers’ Workshop — Geasa-Marana Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road. Monthly workshop to share and critique work. Explore ideas and get tips to get published. 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21. Free. 594-5255.

Make It and Take It — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Create your own one-of-a-kind craft. Materials provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 594-5580.

Oro Valley Classic and Oldies Car Show — Oro Valley Marketplace, southwest corner of Oracle Road and Tangerine Road. Judges rate more than 70 classes of antique, classic and muscle cars and trucks. Live classic rock, DJ and jumping castles for the kids. Art activities. Food available. Benefits arts therapy programs at the Southern Arizona VA Hospital. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21. $5; free for kids 10 and younger. 797-3959.

Route 66 Classic Car Show — The Fountains at La Cholla, 2001 W. Rudasill Road. View cars and listen to oldies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 797-2001.

Movie in the Park — Continental Reserve Park, 8568 N. Continental Reserve Loop. Park series that presents G-rated or PG-rated features on an outdoor theater screen. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Snacks and drinks available. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 382-1950.

Mahjong — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Join us every Saturday to play mahjong, a game of skill, strategy, calculation and a bit of luck. 1-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 594-5580.

Teen Advisory Board — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Volunteer to be a member of the Teen Advisory Board, a group of teens who plan activities and share ideas while hanging out in the TeenZone. 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 594-5580.

Worlds of Imagination Teen Art Hour — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Draw with other artists, share your techniques and learn some new ones. Bring your own supplies or use the library’s supplies. 1 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 594-5200.

Sunday

GED Preparation and Tutoring — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Drop-in tutoring for students ages 16 and older. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Free. 594-5200.

Monday

Become an Energy Efficiency Expert — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Make your home more energy efficient after attending a workshop led by Environmental Education Exchange. Attendees receive a free energy efficiency kit, including CFL light bulbs, a “smart” power strip, weather stripping and more from Tucson Electric Power Co. Registration required. 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Free. 594-5580.

Tuesday

Preschool Story Time — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Children do activities that promote development and learning. All programs are designed for parents to participate. 11:30-noon Tuesdays. Free. 594-5580.

Science Fiction Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Monthly meeting for sci-fi enthusiasts. This month’s selection: “Feed” by Mira Grant. 6-7 p.m. Sept. 24. Free. 594-5580.

Wednesday

“Piece by Piece” Exhibition of Mosaics — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte. Included with $8 admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 20. Included with $8 admission. 742-6455.

Sonoran Sleuths Mystery Book Club — Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. This month’s selection: “The Seven Wonders” by Steven Saylor. 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 25. Free. 594-5580.

Meet Me in Marana — Wade McLean Park, 8000 N. Silverbell Road. Fun, noncompetitive social walk/run along the Santa Cruz River. Check-in starts at 5 p.m. Weekly raffle prizes provided by our sponsors. Attend eight events and get a free T-shirt. 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 382-1950.

Digital Magazines Workshop — Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn how to browse magazines in your computer or tablet for free. You will need a library card — bring your own or sign up for one. Reservations required. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Free. 594-5200.

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