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November 1 Saturday
EarthHeart Park Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., EarthHeart Community Park, 625 N. Plaza Dr., Apache Junction, free admission, (480) 338-0420. Mountain Health and Wellness will debut its open-air bazaar featuring locally grown produce and works of fine art and crafts.

The Arizona Men’s Health and Wellness Expo, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mayo Clinic Hospital, Waugh Auditorium, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, free, www.azmenshealth.com.  The Arizona Men’s Health and Wellness Expo aims to provide men with a comprehensive educational experience about prostate cancer and other health issues.

November 2 Sunday
Funeral Planning Seminar, 2 p.m. Cottonwood Clubhouse, Ceramics Room, 25630 S. Brentwood Dr., Chandler, free, reservations required, msiegel.the@gmail.com.  A representative from Mount Sinai Cemetery and Mortuary will speak about funeral traditions.

November 3 Monday
Parkinson’s Disease Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, by appointment only, Mondays in November, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Unity Church of Mesa, Annex Building, 2700 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, $5 to $10, (602) 243-5220, www.meditationinarizona.org.

Caps for the Cure, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Nov. 17, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 4 Tuesday
Tap Dance Lessons, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for experienced dancers and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for beginners, Sunland Village East Auditorim, 2145 S. Farnsworth Dr., Mesa, $25, (480) 354-7151.

Sun Lakes Republican Club Election Night and Dinner Dance, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, $20, (480) 802-0178.

Sun Lakes Democratic Club’s Election Day Gathering, 6 p.m., Chapel House in Sun Lakes I, 9240 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, registration required, (480) 895-4821, (480) 895-1162. Watch the returns and share election stories.

MS Disease Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, by appointment only, Tuesdays in November, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.
Balanced Body, 9:15 a.m., repeats Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. All abilities are welcome in this gentle exercise class in which participants use chairs to strengthen their core and legs to improve balance and flexibility.

Matter of Balance, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., repeats Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Because accidental falls can turn into serious injuries for seniors, this workshop is a must.

Intermediate Line Dance Lessons, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in November, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Ballroom Dance Lessons, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays in November, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 5 Wednesday
Arizona Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, $6 to $10, (480) 350-2822. Enjoy “Battles of Time: Musical Portrait of War, Conflict and Military Service” featuring Arlie DuPlessis on clarinet.

Fibromyalgia Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, by appointment only, Wednesdays in November, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Shred to Cure Alzheimer’s Disease, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunrise of Gilbert, 580 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, $5 per box, registration required, (480) 632-9400. Help fight Alzheimer’s disease by donating documents to shred for $5 per box.

Bites and Stings, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This presentation will provide information about insects and other little critters and what to do if you get bitten or stung.

Tai Chi and Qigong, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., repeats Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. These forms of moving energy are derived from Chinese martial arts.

Five a Day the Smoothie Way with Chef Jason, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Nutrition Series: Healthy Eating with Diabetes, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 6 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telawa Trail, $2 hospitality fee, does not include gratuity, reservations requested, (480) 432-6900. Enjoy food and drink in the landmark building constructed between 1929 and 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr.

Chronic Pain Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, by appointment only, Thursdays in November, except Thanksgiving, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Yoga, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., repeats Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A gentle yoga class specifically designed for older adults with movement disorders.

Zumba Plus, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., repeats Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A Latin-inspired dance and fitness class for those 50-plus.

Beginning Line Dance Lessons, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays in November, except Nov. 27, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Movie Day with “The Other Women,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.


November 7 Friday
Arthritis/Neuropathy Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, by appointment only, Fridays in November (closed Nov. 28), Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389.5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Euchre, Mahjongg and Canasta, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, on Fridays in November (except Nov. 28), Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 8 Saturday
Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 161 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, free for shoppers, $25 for vendor table, (480) 969-4845.

The Sun Lakes United Methodist Church Krafters Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, (480) 895-8766. All items for sale are handmade by members.

Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $3.50 at the door, (480) 832-9003.

LD-17 Democrats Alley Rally Bowling Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., AMF McRay Plaza Lanes, 3825 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, $25, registration required, (480) 895-4821, (480) 895-1162. The fundraiser includes bowling competition, food, raffles and silent auction.

November 9 Sunday
“America Remembers: A Musical Tribute,” 3 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, $15, (480) 802-6878. The fundraiser features music from 1900 through the 1960s and culminates with a patriotic finale. Features a performance by Jesse Washington of Sun Lakes.

November 10 Monday
The Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, (480) 895-1162. Guest speaker is Eric Ehst, the director of Neighbors Who Care.

Green Living, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This class is for older adults who want to learn how to live a greener, more sustainable life.

Craft Day, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Nov. 24, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 11 Tuesday
Pelvic Health Question and Answer, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Women’s Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, 4344 E. Presidio St., Mesa, free, (602) 230-2273. Urogynecologists, Dr. Ryan Stratford and Dr. Kelly Kantartzis, will answer questions about pelvic health.

“No Calorie Bake” Brunch, 9:30 a.m., Superstition Springs Golf Club, 6542 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, $13, (480) 254-4083, (480) 276-9437. Learn how to make decorative “flower cakes” with Jane Gilmer during this brunch. Entertainment by Valerie Bribiesces. Guest speaker is Karen Kasser, who will compare her use of GPS to her life.

Black Family Genealogy and History Society, The Sun Lakes Chapter, 2 p.m., Oakwood Clubhouse, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, reservations required, BFGHSinPhx@yahoo.com.  Open to all who are interested in their family histories, but with special emphasis on resources for those researching African-American heritage.

Veterans Day Social, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 12 Wednesday
Hope Covenant Church’s Treasures Holiday Boutique, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Hope Covenant Church, 1770 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 899-7255, shillfamily5@hotmail.com.  Come shop for one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists and craftsmen.

De-Cluttering Paper Class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This class is for people who tend to build up a lot of clutter because they can’t seem to get rid of papers and other mementos.

East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. Nov. 26, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meal, jilanctot@cox.net.  The group discusses all things Michigan.

Hot Topics in Nutrition: Expiration Dates, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This presentation focuses on the facts behind food expiration dates.

Health Awareness: Diabetes, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 13 Thursday
Communication Challenges for Those with Hearing Loss in the Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility, 12:45 p.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, Lecky Center, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, (602) 652-3000, halib72@gmail.comreggiefaith@gmail.com.  How to handle communication challenges in the hospital.

Movie Day with “God’s Not Dead,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 14 Friday
Society for the Arts Social, 1 p.m., Village Tavern, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, hospitality fee, does not include gratuity, reservations requested, (480) 432-6900. Enjoy food, drink and great conversation with other members of Society for the Arts.

November 15 Saturday
Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, free, (480) 312-1734. Handmade crafts, diverse artwork, music and food come together in Scottsdale to form one of the city’s premier art events.

Craft and Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center of Compassion, Love of Christ Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Power Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 981-6199. Forty local vendors will have a variety of items ranging from Christmas ornaments, lighted blocks, handmade greeting cards, handmade wooden items and much more.

Communitywide Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, free admission, (480) 832-9033. More than 100 homes are participating in the event.

Fall Festival and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eternal Life Lutheran Church, 7025 E. Main St., Mesa, free, (480) 985-0224, eternallifelutheran@gmail.com.  Enjoy food, games, music, a cake walk and more.

November 16 Sunday
Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions, 2:25 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, $35 to $467, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.  See the Cardinals take on the Honolulu blue and silver Detroit Lions.

November 17 Monday
Artsy Smartsy: Silk Painting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 14000 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 materials fee, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This class focuses on art history, art making and storytelling in a variety of mediums.

November 18 Tuesday
Memory Screenings, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Visiting Angels, 701 W. Southern Ave, Suite 103, Mesa, free, (480) 833-8247, elaine@visitingangelsaz.com.  As part of National Memory Screening Day (NMSD) Visiting Angels is offering free memory screenings to raise awareness about memory health.

November 19 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club Welcome Home Snowbirds Luncheon, 12 p.m., Red Mountain Park, 7600 Brown Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 986-7085, (480) 610-9864, jilanctot@cox.net.  “When we meet, we eat and share all things Michigan.”

Healthy Holiday Eating, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This healthy cooking demonstration will provide attendees with tips about how to lighten their holiday meal without sacrificing their favorite traditions.

Around the World in 60 Minutes: England and Scotland, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Lovin’ Life After 50’s East Valley Healthy Living Expo, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St., Mesa, free, (480) 348-0343.

November 20 Thursday
Society for the Arts Happy Hour, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eddie’s House, 7042 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, reservations requested, (480) 432-6900. Chef/owner Eddie Matney seamlessly blends classic American cooking with fresh Mediterranean flavors.

Movie Day with “The Trip to Bountiful,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 21 Friday
Creative Designers’ Holiday Classic Boutique, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Trilogy at Power Ranch, Sierra Ballroom, 4369 E. Village Pkwy., Gilbert, free admission, (480) 219-1344, solko@yahoo.com.  Holiday music will be provided during the sale of items for men, women and children.

John O’Conor, Irish Master of the Piano, 7:30 p.m., Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, $25 to $30, $5 for students, www.gcac1.com/cynsnds.html.  John O’Conor is renowned for his masterful technique, eloquent phrasing and a keyboard touch which produces a uniquely expressive sound.

Monthly Birthday Celebration: Ice Cream Social, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 22 Saturday
Artists of the Superstitions Fine Art Holiday Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Nov. 23, Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 6100 Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, free, artists.superstitions@gmail.com www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com.  A diverse selection of artwork—ceramics, fabric, fiber, glass, gourds, jewelry, painting, photography, woodworking and more will be represented by 30 artists at the show.

Sunland Village Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4601 E Dolphin Ave., Mesa, free, (480) 832-9003. All handmade items, approximately 100 vendors, music and food available by the Women’s Club.

November 23 Sunday
Foodie Faire, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, $35, (602) 252-9445, www.affcf.org.  The Foodie Faire is a gourmet picnic on wheels featuring the finest in food truck cuisine along with children’s activities, entertainment and a silent auction.

November 24 Monday
Artsy Smartsy: Fall Fabric Decoupage, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 materials fee, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This class focuses on art history, art making and storytelling in a variety of mediums.

Gardening in the Desert, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 25 Tuesday
iPad 101 Class, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 26 Wednesday
Diabetes Part 2: Eating Right with Diabetes, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 27 Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50!

November 28 Friday
Enjoy Black Friday shopping!

November 29 Saturday
Festival of Lights Holiday Kick-Off Party, 11 a.m., Desert Foothills Park, 1010 E. Marketplace SE, Phoenix, free, www.folaz.org.  Carnival rides, community entertainment, beer garden, marketplace street fair and the Harley parade will keep you busy all day.

November 30 Sunday
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland, Glendale, $32 to $67, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.  Bring the grandkids and enjoy an afternoon or evening of holiday tunes. 


 

West Phoenix
November 1 Saturday
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club’s Veterans USO Party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., RH Johnson Social Hall, 19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, (602) 546-6845. Help honor veterans while dancing to music by Bobby and Charlene Freeman and enjoying complimentary treats.

Dancing Musical Fashion Show and Luncheon, 12 p.m., Union Hills Country Club, 9860 Lindgren Ave., Sun City, $25, (602) 788-9556. Dance to live music and enjoy a fashion show sponsored by Dillard’s to help raise money for Arizona victims of domestic violence.

November 2 Sunday
West Side Tremble Clefs Fall Fundraising Concert, 3 p.m., United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, donations appreciated, (623) 297-2608, (623) 293-1836. The singing group for Parkinson’s patients and their partners/caregivers raises funds for its organization.

November 3 Monday
Chair Yoga, 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Finding Peace and Purpose in Retirement, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mondays through Nov. 24, The Colonnade Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A retired counselor will discuss how best to deal with change, different attitudes and emotional issues while finding personal growth, joy and contentment in service to others and caregiving.

Behavior Change is a Process, Not an Event, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Church of the Palms, 14808 Boswell Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  An expert in exercise physiology and lifestyle management will help participants navigate the process of planning a behavior change.

Yogalates, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633.

November 4 Tuesday
Introduction to the Mediterranean Style of Eating, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

November 5 Wednesday
Yoga, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays in November, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Strength Training for Health, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Senior Savings Day, all day, area Walgreens stores. Seniors ages 55 and older who are Balance Rewards members, as well as AARP members, receive 20 percent off regularly priced items.

November 6 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, $2 hospitality fee, does not include gratuity, reservations requested, (480) 432-6900. Enjoy food and drink in the landmark building constructed between 1929 and 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr.

Myths and Truths of ALTCS, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  The lecture provides an educational overview of the many misconceptions surrounding the Arizona Long Term Care System.

Exercise is Medicine, 10 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  An exercise physiologist and health coach will show visitors how to use exercise as a “medicine” to prevent or manage many common chronic health conditions.

The Connection Between Food and Mood, 1 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A registered dietitian will demonstrate eating habits that can brighten your day and improve your well-being.

November 7 Friday
Free Diabetic Foot Screenings, by appointment, Sole Foot and Ankle Specialists, 5750 W. Thunderbird Rd., Suite F640, Glendale, free, (602) 938-3600. This service is offered to all diabetic patients.

Holiday Bazaar in Carefree, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats on Nov. 8, Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, 36811 N. Pima Rd., Carefree, free, (602) 751-8723, (480) 252-1069. This two-day bazaar offers more than 70 hand-picked vendors.

Friends of the Peoria Public Library Festive Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8, Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Ave., Peoria, free admission, mcelroyc@dcspllc.com.  Event features $1 paperbacks, $1 DVDs, $1 CDs, children’s books, fiction, history/military, cookbooks, women and family, self-help, business, holiday book and gifts. Sales benefit Peoria libraries.

November 8 Saturday
Black Family Genealogy and History Society, 10 a.m., Harmon Library, 1325 S. Fifth Ave., Phoenix, free, BFGHSinPhx@yahoo.com www.BlackFamilyGenealogyHistorySociety.com.  Open to all of those who want to learn about their lineage.

November 9 Sunday
“America Remembers: A Musical Tribute,” 3 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, $15, (480) 802-6878. The fundraiser features music from 1900 through the 1960s and culminates with a patriotic finale. Features a performance by Jesse Washington of Sun Lakes.

November 10 Monday
West Valley Genealogical Society Meeting, 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 12225 N. 103 Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 933-4945. Meeting will be followed by speakers Dr. John W. Kohl and Dr. Joyce Kohl discussing “What Were Your Female Ancestors Doing During the Civil War—The Role of Women During the Civil War.”

Living Heart Healthy, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Have You Planned Your 30-Year Vacation? 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., RH Johnson Recreation Center, Lecture Hall, 19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join a planned giving attorney to learn more about financial issues that retirees face and how to make sure they can enjoy this period of their lives.

Better Breathers Club, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Learn ways to cope with COPD while gaining support and encouragement from those who share in your struggle.

November 11 Tuesday
AARP Smart Driver, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., La Loma Village, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, $15 AARP members, $20 nonmembers, (623) 455-5633. Participants must bring a driver’s license and a check made payable to AARP to the session.

Taking Care of Your Heart: Is Heart Failure Manageable and Who is My TEAM? 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Memorial Hall West, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This class teaches people about their heart and how to manage chronic heart disease.

Staying Physically Fit with COPD, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633. Find out how to exercise safely and get maximum benefit from physical activity.

November 12 Wednesday
COMPASS: Directions for Caregivers After Dementia Diagnosis, 10:30 a.m., Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Building B, Morin Auditorium, 10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (602) 839-6850, www.sunhealth.org.  This class, taught by experts at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, will help caregivers understand more about dementia..

Your Bridge to Weight Loss, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A bariatric surgeon will discuss the different surgical options available to patients along with the risks and benefits associated with each procedure.

Monthly Meditation Practice, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Grandview Terrace, Spiritual Loft, Second Floor, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Be prepared to practice with the group and enjoy benefits of meditation.

November 13 Thursday
Have a Holly, Jolly, Healthy Holiday Season, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join the group as it discusses recipe modifications, food substitutions and healthy holiday eating tips that will have you celebrating come Jan. 2.

Brain G.Y.M. Boot Camp, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $25, which includes instruction and workbooks for class and home use, registration required, (623) 230-2273, www.sunhealth.org.  As leaders in brain care, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute have designed a program to help improve the brain health of cognitively normal community members.

November 14 Friday
Sun City Christian Women’s Club Brunch, 9 a.m., Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, $15, (623) 933-0217, (623) 444-4293, mwholick@gmail.com.  The speaker is Karen Kasser, western division field rep for Stonecroft Ministries. Music by Sharon Shepherd. The feature presentation is fall and winter fashions by Bonworth.

Greater West Valley Christian Women’s Connection, 12 p.m., Corte Bella Country Club, 22129 N. Mission Dr., Sun City West, $23 by Nov. 6, (623) 255-5352. The feature is a fashion show by Chico’s Outlet. Music by Deborah Kohlross. Guest speaker is Karen Kasser, who will compare her use of GPS to her life.

Needs of Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Rehabilitation Facilities, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., El Dorado of Sun City, 10330 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A registered nurse will discuss the needs and concerns of these patients and provide recommendations to help support them.

Circuit Training, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., repeats 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 25, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Society for the Arts Social, 1 p.m., Village Tavern, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, hospitality fee, does not include gratuity, reservations requested, (480) 432-6900. Enjoy food, drink and great conversation with other members of Society for the Arts.

November 15 Saturday
West Valley Genealogical Society and Library Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., society’s parking lot, 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, free admission, (623) 933-4945, www.azwvgs.org.  This sale will feature a selection of gently used furniture, books, games, electronics, clothing and kitchen and other household items.

November 16 Sunday
Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions, 2:25 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, $35 to $467, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.  See the Cardinals take on the Honolulu blue and silver Detroit Lions.

November 17 Monday
Life Enrichment for Alzheimer’s Disease, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Joanne Thompson, senior director of day services at Benevilla, will share the International Council on Active Aging’s Seven Dimensions of Wellness and how to incorporate meaningful experiences into the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Prevent and/or Live Well with Diabetes, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A registered dietitian will discuss her personal “toolbox” for dealing with diabetes and help patients assemble one of their own.

November 18 Tuesday
Diabetes Self-Management Education: Eight-Week Series, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., begins today, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, fee may be covered by insurance, registration required, (623) 832-9355. This eight-week class provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health status for people with this condition.

November 19 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395, 11 a.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Suite 1, Peoria, free, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com.  The tentative speaker is Cydney DeModica from ADOT, who will discuss “Driving Safety Home.”

Personal Safety and Crime Prevention, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Officer Chris Tovar with the City of Surprise Crime Prevention Unit will provide valuable tips for staying safe and preventing crime.

Mindful Eating, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join a registered dietitian to learn techniques for improving health by becoming a mindful eater.

Diabetes Connection Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, (623) 455-5633. This monthly group is geared toward topics for individuals who have diabetes or who know someone with the disease.

November 20 Thursday
Society for the Arts Happy Hour, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eddie’s House, 7042 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, reservations requested, (480) 432-6900. Chef/owner Eddie Matney seamlessly blends classic American cooking with fresh Mediterranean flavors, like toasted seafood wontons and sesame-crusted ahi.

Westbrook Village Players’ “Westbrook High School Reunion,” various times, through Nov. 22, Vistas Recreation Center, 18825 N. Country Club Pkwy., Peoria, $12 to $30, (623) 566-6178, www.westbrookvillageplayers.org.  The theater is set up as a high school reunion with the audience seated at tables and cast members interacting with them.

Managing Holiday Stress the Healthy Way, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join an exercise physiologist as she looks at simple lifestyle changes that can help decrease stress and improve energy levels as we navigate holiday season.

Diabetes 101: Could You Be Too Sweet? 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A registered dietitian will teach attendees what they can do to improve their blood sugar and overall health.

November 21 Friday
Arts and Crafts Bazaar and Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., repeats 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22, The Congregational Church of Sun City, 18401 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 977 4241.

Rhythm Tappers’ Fall Variety Show—Greaseland, 7 p.m., repeats 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23, Stardust Theatre, 12702 Stardust Blvd., Sun City West, $10 for tickets, $8 for dinner, (623) 546-2811. The show will include more than 60 dancers and singers all performing to music from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

November 22 Saturday
Artists of the Superstitions Fine Art Holiday Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Nov. 23, Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 6100 Kings Ranch Rd., Gold Canyon, free, artists.superstitions@gmail.com www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com.  A diverse selection of artwork—ceramics, fabric, fiber, glass, gourds, jewelry, painting, photography, woodworking and more will be represented by 30 artists at the show.

November 23 Sunday
Foodie Faire, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Kierland Commons, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale, $35, (602) 252-9445, www.affcf.org.  The Foodie Faire is a gourmet picnic on wheels featuring the finest in food truck cuisine along with children’s activities, entertainment and a silent auction.

November 24 Monday
The “Heart” of Exercise, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join an exercise physiologist as she shows how regular exercise can have a positive impact on those with heart failure.

Artsy Smartsy: Fall Fabric Decoupage, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 materials fee, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This class focuses on art history, art making and storytelling in a variety of mediums.

November 25 Tuesday
Shop for a Cause, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chico’s, 20022 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, free admission, (623) 297-2608, (623) 293-1836. Tell the “style expert” that you’re “Shopping with a Cause” and Chico’s will donate 10 percent of the sale to the West Side Tremble Clefs, a singing group for Parkinson’s patients and their partners/caregivers.

November 26 Wednesday
Diabetes Part 2: Eating Right with Diabetes, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

November 27 Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50!

November 28 Friday
Enjoy Black Friday shopping!

November 29 Saturday
Festival of Lights Holiday Kick-Off Party, 11 a.m., Desert Foothills Park, 1010 E. Marketplace SE, Phoenix, free, www.folaz.org.  Carnival rides, community entertainment, beer garden, marketplace street fair and the Harley parade will keep you busy all day.

November 30 Sunday
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland, Glendale, $32 to $67, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.  Bring the grandkids and enjoy an afternoon or evening of holiday tunes.
Tucson

November 1 Saturday
Arizona Hearing Specialists Donation Drive, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Arizona Hearing Specialists, 7574 N. La Cholla Blvd. and 512 E. Whitehouse Canyon Dr., No. 196, Green Valley, free, 399-7630, www.arizonahearing.com. Donate gently used clothing, blankets, toys or nonperishable items to either location to benefit St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic.

November 2 Sunday
Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Moveable Musical Feast, 5:30 p.m., Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., $138, 882-8585, www.tucsonsymphony.org.  Evening will feature music by the TSO Woodwind Quintet and Piano Trio, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert.

November 3 Monday
Medicare Update, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Join Hilary Lace, Five Star Senior Living’s regional rehab director, as she shares new plan options for the upcoming year.

Lovin’ Life After 50’s Healthy Living Expo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd., free, (480) 348-0343.

November 4 Tuesday
Senior Savings Day, all day, area Walgreens stores. Seniors ages 55 and older who are Balance Rewards members, as well as AARP members, receive 20 percent off regularly priced items.

Hearing and Aging Series: Communication Strategies, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-1960, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar.  Speaker is Shawna Bohn, AuD.

November 5 Wednesday
Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free but reservations required, 877-6004, canoaranch@pima.gov.  Architectural preservationist Simon Herbert discusses the processes and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at Hacienda de la Canoa as he leads this behind-the-scenes tour.

November 6 Thursday
Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Rd., free, 750-8000, http://quiltcraftsew.com.  Enjoy a variety of sewing, quilting and needle-art and craft supply exhibits and take part in the many craft workships or educational seminars.

History and Geology of the Coronado National Forest, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Join Heidi Schewel, Coronado National Forest public information officer, as she shares fascinating knowledge about one of Arizona’s most treasured assets.

November 7 Friday
Textile Sale and Exhibit, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, repeats 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9, St. Michael and All Angels Parish Center, 602 N. Wilmot Rd., recommended donation, 299-4129, candee@castanedamuseum.org.  Indígena Imports of Austin makes a rare visit to present a benefit sale of almost 300 Maya traditional textiles from Guatemala to benefit St. Michael’s Guatemala Project and The Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume.

IONS Tucson Presents Catriona O’Curry, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, $5 suggested donation, 577-1478, www.ionstucson.org.  Join IONS Tucson and Catriona O’Curry for her presentation “Learn to go with the Current of the Life Power Instead of Against It.” Her humor-filled conversation will show how we create our own problems with other humans, animals and even objects and how to feel the support we have always had from the “web of life.”

Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free, 795-3763. Check out thousands of used books and DVDs at great prices with 25 percent off for seniors over 55 on Saturday, half-price day on Sunday; and $10 per bag of books on Monday.

November 8 Saturday
Honey Bee Canyon Park Birding Walk, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Honey Bee Canyon Park, 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join local birding experts for a guided bird walk in Honey Bee Canyon to spot Gambel’s quail, verdins, gnatcatchers and other desert birds.

November 9 Sunday
Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park and gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site.

November 10 Monday
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 55 Meeting, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., $10 (pay for own lunch), 444-6970. Current and retired federal employees, spouses, guests and visitors are invited to a presentation followed by a business meeting.

Tucson Community Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., University of Arizona Medical Center, Cafeteria Dining Room C, 1501 N Campbell Ave., free but reservations required, 626-2901. For stroke survivors and caregivers to learn more about stroke, to find positive solutions to shared concerns and to unite in support of each other.

November 11 Tuesday
Silver Citizens Dare to be 100 Expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Canada, free, www.orovalleyaz.gov.  Event features tai chi, guest speakers, neuromuscular recovery exercises class, SilverSneakers exercise and light snack.

The Gardeners of Tucson (TGOT) Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. First St., free, reservations required, 622-0905. John Keller, owner of the Tucson landscape firm Academy Gardens, will give a presentation on “How the Earthbox Works—Great Results No Matter What Color Your Thumb is.”

History Talk with Sue Ward, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Sue Ward, international relations specialist, will share perspectives on recent population research.

Ask the Doctor Series: About Hypertension, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. Speaker is Jaclyn Mahlstede, FNP.

November 12 Wednesday
Opera Preview of Rigoletto, 3 p.m., Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Ave., Oro Valley, free, 825-1563, www.azogsa.org

Neurological Series: Eight Common Dementias, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. Speaker is Dr. Rebecca Milholland.

Tools for Caregivers: Stress, Coping and Resources, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. Speaker is Kelly Raach with the Alzheimer’s Association.

November 13 Thursday
Oro Valley Concert Series, 6 p.m., Oro Valley Marketplace, southwest corner of Oracle and Tangerine roads, Oro Valley, free, 797-3959. The Town of Oro Valley and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have created an evening concert series offering a community-enriching experience.

Green Valley Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Zuni Room, La Perla at La Posada, 635 S. Park Center Ave., free but reservations required, 626-2901. For stroke survivors and caregivers to learn more about stroke, to find positive solutions to shared concerns and to unite in support of each other.

Science and Technology, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Join Dr. George H. Atkinson, founder and executive director of the Institute on Science for Global Policy.

November 14 Friday
Opera Preview of Rigoletto, 12 p.m., Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. free, 825-1563, www.azogsa.org

November 15 Saturday
Funny Females of Folk, 7 p.m., Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, $22 in advance, $25 at the door, 879-3925, www.vtota.org.  Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin, Cosy Sheridan and Claudia Nygaard join forces for an evening of musical fun.

Many Hands Artist Cooperative, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave., free, 331-2908, mhartistCoop@gmail.com.  Holiday market with art vendors, with an emphasis on gifts made from desert items or themes.

Classic Car Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rincon Country East RV Resort, 8989 E. Escalante Rd., free, (888) 401-8989, www.rinconcountry.com.  Features food trucks and music trivia prizes.

November 16 Sunday
Southern Arizona Author Series, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unity Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Classroom 3, free, donations accepted, 332-0832. Author of “Your Creative Soul,” C. Diane Ealy discusses creativity as an inherent part of being human and how we can more easily access it to make empowering, fun relationships possible. She will also read a passage from her new novel of visionary fiction, “Unknown Gods.”

November 17 Monday
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr., charge for lunch, 400-3456. Current and retired federal employees, spouses, guests and visitors are invited to discuss health care options.

November 18 Tuesday
Mental Health and Aging: What You Need to Know, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. Speaker is Terri Waldman, MSW.

November 19 Wednesday
Little Hooves and Big Hearts Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Witness the magic of these mini-therapy horses. Donations accepted.

November 20 Thursday
Green Valley Genealogical Society, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, free, 296-3701, hanson24013@msn.com.  Barbara A. H. Nuehring speaks about “Stumbling Blocks; Calendars and Penmanship” during the main program, while Clarice Bird discusses “Family Search Website Update” in the short program.

Women’s Health and Aging Series: All About Menopause (Before, During and After), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. Speaker is Dr. Linda Turner.

November 21 Friday
Sweet Charity, 6 p.m., Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr., $35, 299-2020. Sweet Charity will combine more than 50 desserts with cocktail, beer and wine samplings, a silent auction and entertainment all to raise funds for therapeutic arts programs in the community.

Green Valley Lapidary and Silversmith Club’s Artisans Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, West Social Center, 1111 Via Arco Iris, Green Valley, free, 648-1726. Festival includes more than 100 local artists selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and art.

November 22 Saturday
Final Exit Network Annual Public Meeting, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., East Social Center, 7 S. Abrego Dr., Green Valley, repeats 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., free, 235-5646. Final Exit Network Senior Medical Advisor Dr. Richard MacDonald, will hold an open forum on “Continuum of Care Near the End of Life and Dying with Dignity in the Era of Medicalized Death.”

November 23 Sunday
Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park and gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site.

November 24 Monday
Better Breathers’ Club, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Forum, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Anyone with breathing issues will benefit from this support group.

November 25 Tuesday
Presentation on Low-Carb Cooking, 6 p.m., K Building, 3050 N. Country Club, free but registration required, 326-4200. Learn how to adapt popular dishes to low-carb food substitutes available in ordinary groceries, for people who want to lose weight by the low-carb method but are reluctant to give up pasta, sweets, etc.

November 26 Wednesday
Wednesday Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free but reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the group to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

November 27 Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50!

November 28 Friday
Enjoy “Black Friday” shopping!

November 29 Saturday
Cienega Creek Birding Walk, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join a birding expert on a casual stroll to observe the rich bird life in the diverse habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve.

November 30 Sunday
Holiday Magic, 3 p.m., Oro Valley United Church of Christ, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way, Oro Valley, $15, 742-7333. Nota Bene will perform a recital called “Holiday Magic.”