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August 1 Monday
Freedom from Smoking, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., through Sept. 12, HonorHealth Breast Health and Research Center, 19646 N. 27th Ave., Suite 205, Phoenix, free, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crocheting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Color Me Happy Adult Coloring Club, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.
 

August 2 Tuesday
Let’s Knit, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., repeats Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Heart of a Woman Education and Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., large administrative conference room, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events .

Supermarket Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Rate Your Plate, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Phoenix Support Group by Duet, noon to 2 p.m., Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, free, 602-274-5022.
 
 
August 3 Wednesday
Let’s Talk Current Events Discussion Group, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.  Bill Adler leads the conversation on current events each month.

Fundamentals of Diabetes Self-Care Workshops, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., eight-week series, HonorHealth Medical Group, 6320 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite 2200, Glendale, $80, 623-561-3101, www.honorhealth.com.

Yoga for Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, reservations required, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Your Meds: What You Should Know, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.
 
 
August 4 Thursday
Meditation for Healing, 7 p.m., repeats Aug. 18, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Mended Hearts Support Group, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., John C. Lincoln Medical Center Campus, Cowden Center, 9202 N. Second St., Phoenix, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Movie and Popcorn: “5 Flights Up,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

 
August 5 Friday
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West, $6 members, $8 guests, 602-679-4220, rocknroll.scwclubs.com. DJ Kort Kurdi will spin great hits from the 1950s and 1960s. Bring your own refreshments; ice and cups provided.

Euchre, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.
 

August 6 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 at the door, 480-832-9003.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., repeats Aug. 20, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events
 
 
August 7 Sunday
Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes, various times, daily, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, $13.50 seniors 65 and older, 602-252-8840.
 
 
August 8 Monday
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 480-323-1321.

Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd., Navajo Room, sun Lakes, free, donation of nonperishable food accepted, 480-895-1162. Teri Hauser, the chief advancement officer for the Sojourner Center, is the guest speaker.
 
 
August 9 Tuesday
Let’s Knit, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., repeats Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Grief Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., repeats Aug. 23, HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., first floor conference room, Scottsdale, 480-323-1321, www.honorhealth.com.

Heart Health Evaluation, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, $20, appointment required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Caregivers East Valley Support Group by Duet, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Scottsdale Senior Center, 10440 Via Linda, Scottsdale, free, 602-274-5022.

Area Agency on Aging Talk, 1 p.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, free tickets required, available day of event, 602-652-3000, mcldaz.org. Learn about the services the Area Agency on Aging provides, such as senior help line, Ageworks, for those seeking employment, and elder rights, just to name a few.
 
 
August 10 Wednesday
Ice Cream Social, 5:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4 in advance, 480-832-9003.

Breast Cancer Support Group, noon to 1:30 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Suite 301, Scottsdale, reservations required, 480-323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer 

Overview of Diabetes and Prevention of Side Effects, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., HonorHealth Medical Group, 6320 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite 2200, Glendale, free, reservations required, 623-561-3103, www.honorhealth.com.

Yoga for Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, reservations required, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Medicare 101, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

 
August 11 Thursday
Caregivers Support Group West Valley by Duet, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Skyway Church of the West Valley, 14900 W. Van Buren, Goodyear, free, 602-274-5002.

Bone Density Screening, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, appointment required, $20, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Duet, Lounge, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, free, 602-274-5022.

HonorHealth Breast Cancer and Research Center Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., HonorHealth Breast Cancer and Research Center, 19464 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, free, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Movie and Popcorn: “In the Heart of the Sea,” Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.
 

August 12 Friday
Gaining Guardianship of Your Grandchild, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Duet, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, free, reservations required, 602-274-5022, ext. 31. Duet has partnered with the Children’s Law Center to provide this free clinic to help grandparents complete the proper paperwork.

Euchre, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.


August 13 Saturday
Awesome Occupations: Meteorologist Dr. Matt Pace, 10:30 a.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, free tickets required, available day of event, 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org.


August 14 Sunday
Phoenix Art Museum Second Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, free, 602-257-1880, www.phxart.org.

 
August 15 Monday
Burger Bash, 6 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4 by Aug. 12, 480-832-9003. Music by Ray Duval and Friends.

Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crocheting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Color Me Happy Adult Coloring Club, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

August 16 Tuesday
Let’s Knit, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., repeats Aug. 23 and Aug. 30, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

GYN Cancer Support Group, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, reservations required, 480-323-1321.

Lunch and Learn: Alzheimer’s Disease, noon to 1:30 p.m., Pacifica Senior Living, 16621 N. 38th St., Phoenix, free, reservations required, 602-832-7290. Heather Mulder, outreach program manager of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, will be the guest speaker. She will speak about the eight practical strategies to avoid many of the common problems that arise when caring for a person with the disease.
 
 
August 17 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association Chapter 1395 Meeting, 11 a.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for lunch, 623-935-4681, deb.at.narfe@gmail.com. The scheduled speaker is Nancy Weldum from Nancy Ann’s Healing Meditations, who will discuss understanding ourselves through meditation.

Yoga for Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, reservations required, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Caregiver and Family Support Group, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Suite 206, Scottsdale, reservations required, 480-323-1321.

Osteoporosis Support and Education Group, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Medication Reviews with a Pharmacist, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.  Appointments required.


August 18 Thursday
Let’s Eat Mature Mavens Dinner, 5 p.m., location to be revealed upon reservations, cost varies, 602-371-3744. Meet for dinner, socialize and make new friends. Dinner is separate checks. Contact Bunnye for current schedule of restaurants and to reserve a place.

Meditation for Healing, 7 p.m., repeats Aug. 18, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Movie and Popcorn: “The Choice,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.
 

August 19 Friday
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West, $6 members, $8 guests, 602-679-4220, www.rocknroll.scwclubs.com.  DJ Kort Kurdi will spin great hits from the 1970s and 1980s. Bring your own refreshments; ice and cups provided.

Birthday Celebration/Ice Cream Social, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Euchre, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.


August 20 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 at the door, 480-832-9003.

Family History Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Duet, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, free, lunch included, reservation deadline is Aug. 18, 602-274-5022, ext. 31. Bring the names and birthdays of your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. If you have a laptop or iPad, bring it along for web search purposes.

Duet Volunteer Orientation, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 7205 N. 51st St., Glendale, free, reservations required, 602-274-5022.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events

 
August 21 Sunday
Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes, various times, daily, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, $13.50 seniors 65 and older, 602-252-8840.


August 22 Monday
Living with Lymphedema, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 480-323-1100, option 5.
 

August 23 Tuesday
Summer Dessert Event, 6 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4 in advance, 480-832-9003. The event features speaker Bill Harrison and his presentation about “The Legends of Quack Medicine.”

Aging Gracefully, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Building Your Family Tree, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Grief Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., first floor conference room, Scottsdale, 480-323-1321, www.honorhealth.com.

Let’s Knit, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., repeats Aug. 30, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Cholesterol/Glucose and Blood Pressure Screening, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, $20, appointment required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com.

Caregivers East Valley Support Group by Duet, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Scottsdale Senior Center, 10440 Via Linda, Scottsdale, free, 602-274-5022.

Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Centre Ave., Buckeye, free, 602-274-5022.

August 24 Wednesday
Diabetes: Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., HonorHealth Medical Group, 6320 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite 220, Glendale, free, reservations required, 623-561-3103.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 480-323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Yoga for Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, reservations required, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

End Mindless Eating, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Healthy Cooking Demo, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

August 25 Thursday
Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Duet, Lounge, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, free, 602-274-5022.

HonorHealth Breast Cancer and Research Center Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., HonorHealth Breast Cancer and Research Center, 19464 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, free, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Neuropathy Healing Seminar, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Onyx Body Shaping and Slim Spa, 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 119, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 480-652-3322, www.onyxbody.com.

Movie and Popcorn: “Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.


August 26 Friday
Euchre, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.


August 27 Saturday
Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, free, 602-274-5022.

Celia Farran Music and Comedy Concert, 6:30 p.m., West Valley Center for Spiritual Living, 9745 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, $15 love offering, 623-972-3205, www.wvcsl.com.


August 28 Sunday
Mitzvahs and More Expo, noon to 4 p.m., JW Marriott Camelback Inn Golf Club, Lakeview Ballroom, 7847 N. Mockingbird Ln., Scottsdale, free, www.mitzvahsandmoreaz.com.  Mitzvahs and More Expo showcases out-of-the-box entertainment choices, memorable décor options, best in class photography, videography, specialty caterers, unique venues and more.

August 29 Monday
Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crocheting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

Color Me Happy Adult Coloring Club, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.

August 30 Tuesday
Let’s Knit, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, 480-481-7033, harrietc@vosjcc.org.

August 31 Wednesday
Yoga for Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, reservations required, 623-780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Medicare 101, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, www.humana.com/mesaguidancecenter.   
   


Tucson

August 1 Monday
Lovin’ Life After 50 hits the streets.

August 2 Tuesday
Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd., free for members, $5 nonmember fee per family, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. Bring the grandkids ages 3 to 5 for this child-friendly activity where they learn about nature through stories, crafts and games.


August 3 Wednesday
Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free for members, $5 fee per family, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpr  eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Bring the grandkids ages 3 to 5 for this child-friendly activity where they learn about nature through stories, crafts and games.


August 4 Thursday
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sky Islands Public High School, 6000 E. 14th St., free, 256-2447, http://bit.ly/2aclwur. Ad Konings, co-author of “Cacti of Texas in Their Natural Habit,” is the topic.

Diana’s Christmas Shoppe, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline, free admission, 615-3001, www.madaras.com.  Sale features holiday décor, handmade ornaments by Tucson artisans, special pricing on new holiday cards and gifts, plus new this year, holiday sale tables.

The Piano Guys, 7:30 p.m., Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com,  $37.50 to $57.50. There’s only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. Yet the other three – Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart and Al van der Beek – are equally significant members of the group.
 
 
August 5 Friday
New Works by Dean H. Knipe, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tucson Clay Co-Op, 3326 N. Dodge Blvd., free admission, 792-6263, tucsonclayco-op.com. Inspired by his personal journey of self-healing, Knipe employs kintsugi, which means to repair broken pottery with gold. He is also exploring neriage (in laid colored clays) with flowery carved motif. The show runs through August. This is the opening.


Those Beatles Guys, 8 p.m. to midnight, Rockabilly Grill, 3700 N. Oracle Rd., free admission, 888-1900, www.reverbnation.com/thosebeatlesguys

Gabe Dixon, 7:30 p.m., Tubac Center for the Arts, 9 Plaza Rd., Tubac, $25, $30, 398-2371. Gabe Dixon is a Nashville singer-songwriter who combines piano-driven rock and blues into heartfelt songs about love and romance.

Movie in the Park: “Frozen,” 7 p.m. Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, free admission, http://saaca.org/Cox_Movies_in_the_Park.html.

 
August 6 Saturday
Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Insect Insanity, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., call for charge, 883-2702, www.desertmuseum.org. Enjoy insects and arthropods, and get a bug’s-eye view of many of the million species of arthropods that make the Sonoran Desert their home.

First Saturdays Concert Series: Michael P. and Jen Rinio, 6 p.m., Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Rd., $7, 628-5798. www.azstateparks.com.  Michael P. and Jen Rinio present voice, guitar and harmonies covering timeless tunes from Billie Holiday to “B-side” Beatles, Etta James, Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry.


August 7 Sunday
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. “Portraits of the Southwest” by Jeannie Fransen, inspired by colors, sights and sounds and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

 
August 8 Monday
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. “Portraits of the Southwest” by Jeannie Fransen, inspired by colors, sights and sounds and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.


August 9 Tuesday
Birding at Cienega Creek, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free with membership, $5 nonmember fee, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@www.pima.gov, 615-7855. Observe the rich bird life in the diverse habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve on a guided walk with naturalist Jeff Babson.

 
August 10 Wednesday
Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, exact location given upon registration, free, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

 
August 11 Thursday
Harbor Light Hospice Ribbon Cutting and Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Harbor Light Hospice, 4703 N. First Ave., free admission, reservations required, 546-5788, www.harborlighthospice.com.
 
Oro Valley Concert Series: Sticks and Fingers, 6 p.m., Oro Valley Marketplace, Century Theatres Marketplace, free admission, 797-3959, saaca.org. Sticks and Fingers feature a dynamic percussion group that produces an Afro-Caribbean sound, from Calypso, soca and reggae to American standards. Artists integrate the steel drum and various percussion instruments.

The Southeast Arizona Birding and Festival, various times, through Aug. 15, Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing St., $15, free kids’ activities and Nature Expo, www.tucsonaudubon.org/festival. Start at the inn and explore monsoon birding field trips and workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters also scheduled.


August 12 Friday
Friday Night Live with Silk & Soul, 7 p.m., Main Gate Square, Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, 814 E. University Blvd., free, 622-8613, www.maingatesquare.com/jazz-concert-schedule/. The husband and wife team of Mark (piano and harmonica) and Arlette Willis (soprano) play a variety of genres including jazz, blues, Broadway, funk, R&B and soul.

The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, various times, through Aug. 15, Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing St., $15, free kids’ activities and Nature Expo, www.tucsonaudubon.org/festival.  Start at the inn and explore monsoon birding field trips and workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters also scheduled.


August 13 Saturday
Second Saturdays Downtown, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Congress Street, free, 2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com. The event features outdoor entertainment and shows, food vendors and Tucson’s fast-growing variety of acclaimed original restaurants.

The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, various times, through Aug. 15, Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing St., $15, free kids’ activities and Nature Expo, www.tucsonaudubon.org/festival. Start at the inn and explore monsoon birding field trips and workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters also scheduled.

Cool Summer Nights, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., call for charge, 883-2702, free with admission, desertmuseum.org. Join experts from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory for a star-studded adventure: Solar Systems of the Universe.

The Return of the Mermaids, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fourth Avenue Downtown, free, https://www.facebook.com/TucsonMermaid/.  Landlocked streets are transformed into an undersea fantasy wonderland with all-ages events, including free live music, a parade and a children’s costume contest.

Ann Schmidt Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m., Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. First Ave., $20 to $30, taggrun.com. Awards go to the top three finishers in each 5K division. Free T-shirt if registered by Aug. 6.

 
August 14 Sunday
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society’s Blooming Barrel Sale, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Amphi Land Lab, 4342 N. Fourth Ave., free admission, 256-2447, www.tucsoncactus.org. Rescue cacti—those that are saved when roads are cleared by the Arizona Department of Transportation or by developers—are available. There will be 300 barrel cacti, 100 hedgehog and many Mammillaria Grahami sold as 15 heads for one price. Prices for most barrel will range from $15 to $75.

The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, various times, through Aug. 15, Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing St., $15, free kids’ activities and Nature Expo, www.tucsonaudubon.org/festival. Start at the inn and explore monsoon birding field trips and workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters also scheduled.


August 15 Monday
The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, various times, through Aug. 15, Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing St., $15, free kids’ activities and Nature Expo, www.tucsonaudubon.org/festival.  Start at the inn and explore monsoon birding field trips and workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters also scheduled.


August 16 Tuesday
Birding Along the Santa Cruz River, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., free with membership, $5 fee for nonmembers, online registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Join birding expert Jeff Babson to see the riparian birds that are attracted to the mature willows and continuous river flow along the Santa Cruz River in Marana.

 
August 17 Wednesday
Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free for members, $5 nonmember fee per family, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. Bring the grandkids ages 3 to 5 for this child-friendly activity where they learn about nature through stories, crafts and games.


August 18 Thursday
Birding at Agua Caliente Park, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free for members, $5 nonmember fee, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Wake up with the birds to enjoy a guided birding walk in Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

 
August 19 Friday
Movies in the Park: “The Sandlot,” 7 p.m. Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, free admission, http://saaca.org/Cox_Movies_in_the_Park.html

 
August 20 Saturday
Southern Arizona Salsa & Tequila Challenge, 7 p.m., La Encantada Shopping Center, northwest corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, $55, 797-3959, www.saaca.org/salsa_tequila_challenge.html.  This 21 and older event features more than 75 of the region’s top chefs competing for the title of champion.

Society of Military Widows’ Luncheon and Meeting, noon, Ironwood Club at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, 2720 S. Craycroft Rd., charge for meal, reservations required, 574-6628.

 
August 21 Sunday
Julion Alvarez, 7:30 p.m., Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church St., $57 to $147, 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

JCC USAT Splash and Dash, 7 a.m., Tucson JCC, 3800 E. River Rd., $33, www.tucsonjcc.org. Take the grandkids ages 7 to 15 for this event the combines running and swimming.
 
 
August 22 Monday
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpr,eeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. “Portraits of the Southwest” by Jeannie Fransen, inspired by colors, sights and sounds and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

 
August 23 Tuesday
Birding in Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, free for members, $5 nonmember fee, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. Join a local birding expert to explore the diversity of birds found in the Arizona uplands of Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

 
August 24 Wednesday
Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, exact location given upon registration, free, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

 
August 25 Thursday
Hike the Path of the Ancestors, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, free with membership, $5 fee nonmembers, registration required, www.pima.gov/nrpr eeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. Explore a shaded trail along a riparian corridor at Colossal Cave Mountain Park and discover remnants of an ancient Hohokam village.


August 26 Friday
Friday Night Live with Railbirdz, 7 p.m., Main Gate Square, Geronimo Plaza Courtyard, 814 E. University Blvd., free, 622-8613, www.maingatesquare.com/jazz-concert-schedule/

 
August 27 Saturday
Fashion Happy Conference, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton Tucson Est, 7600 E. Broadway, $2 to $49, 304-1687, www.fashionhappyconsulting.com.  Health, beauty and fashion celebration with classes, workshops, boutique and retail shopping, mini-spa services, lunch buffet and vendor drawings.

Night Wings, all day, Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd., call for admission, 574-0462, www.pimaair.org/news-events/event/416-night-wings.  Museum hosts tram rides until sundown; a walking tour of indoor hangars; and hands-on aviation-related activities for kids.
 
 
August 28 Sunday
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. “Portraits of the Southwest” by Jeannie Fransen, inspired by colors, sights and sounds and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.


August 29 Monday
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. “Portraits of the Southwest” by Jeannie Fransen, inspired by colors, sights and sounds and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

 
August 30 Tuesday
Mehmet Polat Trio, 7 p.m., Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 300 E. Seventh St., $20 to $25, 398-2452, www.theseaofglass.org.  A spiritual and adventurous meeting of three virtuosos of magical instruments: Ney, Kora and Oud, with roots in the Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan and West African music traditions.

 
August 31 Wednesday
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov,  615-7855. “Portraits of the Southwest” by Jeannie Fransen, inspired by colors, sights and sounds and beauty of the Sonoran Desert.