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July 1 Wednesday
Fibromyalgia Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, 2 p.m. Wednesdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Yoga for Recovery of Cancer, 8 a.m., repeats July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, free, (623) 780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events

Health Cooking Demo: Balanced Meals for Prediabetes, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Eating Out the Healthy Way, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Canasta, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Zumba Gold, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, La Loma Village Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Exercise Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.

Yoga for Optimum Health, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, La Loma Village Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Exercise Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.

July 2 Thursday
Chronic Pain Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, 2 p.m. Thursdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 349-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Meditation for Healing of Cancer, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., repeats July 16, Breast Health and Research Center, 19646 N. 27th Ave., Suite 205, Phoenix, free, (623) 780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Mended Hearts Support Group, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, free, (623) 879-1800, www.honorhealth.com/events

All-American Apple Pie Social, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

July 3 Friday
Arthritis/Neuropathy Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, 2 p.m. Fridays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Euchre (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Mahjongg (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Canasta (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

July 4 Saturday
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50!

July 5 Sunday
Sunday Morning Cruise-In, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Beyond Donuts, 8110 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite 208, Glendale, free, www.arizonaautoscene.com.

July 6 Monday
Parkinson’s Disease Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. Mondays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Caps for the Cure: Knitting/Crocheting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Diabetic Self-Management Education, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., starts July 6, La Loma Village Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, fee may be covered by insurance, registration required, (623) 455-5633. The series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach.

Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing Tours, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., repeats July 20, The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education. Learn about available services and meet the staff tasked with guiding clients in their journey toward health and well-being.

July 7 Tuesday
MS Disease Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. Tuesdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, 7400 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Parker Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, (480) 882-4636, www.bariatricsurgeryaz.com.

Diabetic Self-Management Education, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., starts July 7, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, fee may be covered by insurance, registration required, (623) 455-5633. The series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach.

July 8 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. July 22, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meal, (480) 610-9864, jilanctot@cox.net.  When they meet, they eat and talk about all things Michigan.

Healthy U: Smoking Cessation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Diabetic Self-Management Education, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., starts July 8, Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services, Chapman Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, fee may be covered by insurance, registration required, (623) 455-5633. The series is taught by Tracy Garrett, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator; and Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health and wellness coach.

July 9 Thursday
Heart Health Evaluations, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, $20, (480) 882-4636, www.honorhealth.com/events

Breast Cancer Learn and Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., repeats July 23, Breast Health and Research Center, 19646 N. 27th Ave., Suite 205, Phoenix, (623) 780-4673, www.honorhealth.com/events.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Movie and Popcorn with “The Good Life,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

July 10 Friday
Get PAST Asthma, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Room 400, Phoenix, free, (623) 879-5452, www.honorhealth.com

Birthday Party: Ice Cream Social, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

July 11 Saturday
Breast Cancer Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Raising Backyard Chickens, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mesa Public Library, 64 E. First St., Mesa, free, (480) 644-3100. Permaculturist Rachel Bess will show patrons how easy it is to keep chickens in their backyard.

July 12 Sunday
Annie O’Neil, 9:30 a.m., ImpulsUS, 4245 N. Drinkwater, Scottsdale, free, (480) 535-6636. Annie O’Neil, creator of the documentary “Walking the El Camino,” will discuss “Giving Up: The Key to Freedom.” This talk will share the hows and whys of her pilgrimage that was more than 500 miles.

“Don’t Let That Stop You,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Hyatt Hotel, 4245 N. Drinkwater, Scottsdale, $35, (480) 535-6636. Annie O’Neil hosts the workshop that will include clips from her new film, “Phil’s Camino.”

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, (480) 882-4636, www.bariatricsurgeryaz.com.

July 13 Monday
Sen. Katie Hobbs, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, (480) 895-1162. Sun Lakes Democratic Club welcomes the Senate minority leader.

Legislative District 18 Democrats, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Watershed Restaurant, 5250 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, free, www.ld18democrats.org/meetings, ld18demsinfo@gmail.com. Join the group on the second Monday of the month to hear the issues and meet local Democrats and elected officials.

Facing Forward, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/events.

The Link Between Nutrition and Inflammation, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education. Join registered dietitian Tracy Garrett as she discusses results of research exploring the relationship between diet and inflammation.

July 14 Tuesday
Hospice of the Valley Grief Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., repeats July 28, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10510 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s “An Evening of Old Time Radio,” various times, through July 18, Cottonwood Palo Verde Country Club, San Tan Ballroom, 10801 E. San Tan Blvd., Sun Lakes, $16, www.slctinfo.com. An evening of old-time radio shows performed as if they were in the 1930s and 1940s, complete with sound effects and old-fashioned microphones.

July 15 Wednesday
Democrats and Donuts, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Denny’s Restaurant, 7400 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, free, reservations required, (480) 592-0052, mariec9@q.com. Democrats and Donuts is a monthly gathering sponsored by the Legislative District 18 Democrats that focuses on candidates and current issues.

Caregiver and Family Support Group, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395 Meeting, 12 p.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for meal, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com. Wear red, white and blue and join the group and share information as members share information about their government career.

Exercising Safely with High Blood Pressure, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education. Exercise physiologist and health coach Rhonda Zonoozi will explain what kind of exercise is recommended and how much is safe when you have high blood pressure.

July 16 Thursday
Living in a Tech-Savvy World, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Fellowship Square Historic Mesa, 35 W. Brown Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 290-7025, www.azfs.org.  Fellowship Square is hosting the event to help seniors learn the important skills they need to live in a tech-savvy world. A local senior living expert is available to offer tips for coping with the stress technology can cause and how to stay as “up to date” with the changing flow of gadgets.

Heart Health Evaluations, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, $20, (480) 882-4636, www.honorhealth.com/events

Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC), 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

July 17 Friday
Singles Dance, 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, Crowne Plaza North Phoenix, 2532 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, $10, (602) 765-0200, www.cupidhelp.com.  Enjoy a DJ, dancing and “personal ad wall” and more. For singles ages 40s to 80s.

July 18 Saturday
Sunland Village Karaoke Nights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., repeats July 25, Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 donation, (480) 832-9003.

July 19 Sunday
Sunday Morning Cruise-In, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Beyond Donuts, 8110 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite 208, Glendale, free, www.arizonaautoscene.com.

July 20 Monday
Menopause Support Group, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, (480) 882-4636, www.honorhealth.com/events.

July 21 Tuesday
Heart Health Evaluations, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, $20, (480) 882-4636, www.honorhealth.com/events

Brain G.Y.M., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.  Brain G.Y.M. can act is a client’s “personal trainer” to strengthen the domains that need improvement.

July 22 Wednesday
“What is Normal?” 2:30 p.m., Fellowship Square Mesa, 6945 E. Main St., Mesa, free, (480) 654-1800. Joyce Brimhall, LMSW, will discuss issues when caring for a partner with anxiety.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, 7301 E. Fourth St., Suite 3, Scottsdale, free, (480) 882-4636, www.bariatricsurgeryaz.com.

Sun Safety, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education. Dr. Stephanie Blackburn of Affiliated Dermatology will discuss skin care and skin cancer prevention.

“Weigh” to Go! An Introduction to Weight Loss, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education. This provides an opportunity enroll in a 12-week weight-loss program.

July 23 Thursday
Understanding Low Back Pain, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.  Dr. David M. Jackson of The CORE Institute will discuss prevention, nonoperative and surgical treatments for dealing with lower back pain.

Pass the Salt? Living a Low-Sodium Life, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.  Registered dietitian Tracy Garrett explains the benefits of a low-sodium diet and provides simple steps to follow when implementing this healthy eating style.

July 24 Friday
Bashas’ Cruise Night, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bashas’, 10715 E. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, free, www.arizonaautoscene.com.

July 25 Saturday
Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Scottsdale Pavilions, 9140 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, free, www.arizonaautoscene.com.

July 26 Sunday
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, (480) 882-4636, www.bariatricsurgeryaz.com.

July 27 Monday
Sunland Village Summer Dessert Speaker Series, 6:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4, (480) 832-9003. Bill Harrison, Arizona historian, specializes in presentations about Arizona, its people and places.

Living with Lymphedema Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, 10460 N. 92nd St., Suite 301, Scottsdale, free, (480) 323-1321, www.honorhealth.com/cancer.

Exercising Safely with High Blood Pressure, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633. Exercise physiologist and health coach Rhonda Zonoozi will explain what kind of exercise is recommended and how much is safe when people have high blood pressure.

July 28 Tuesday
MS Disease Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. Tuesdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

July 29 Wednesday
Zumba Gold, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, La Loma Village Heath and Rehabilitation Center, Exercise Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.

July 30 Thursday
Heart Health Evaluations, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Women’s Diagnostic Center, Scottsdale, $20, (480) 882-4636, www.honorhealth.com/events

July 31 Friday
Singles Dance, 8 p.m., Crowne Plaza North Phoenix, 2532 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, $10, (602) 765-0200, www.cupidhelp.com.  Enjoy a DJ, dancing and “personal ad wall” and more. For singles ages 40s to 80s.  


Tucson

July 1 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, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Bring the grandkids for stories, crafts and games.

July 2 Thursday
Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd., free, 256-2447, www.tucsoncactus.org.  Nathan LeClear, succulent expert, will address the group about genus Jatropha.

Women’s Therapy and Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Irma Sheppard, 7320 N. Village Ave., starts at $30, 441-8871. Focuses on addiction, abuse, codependency, grief and loss, healthy relationships and more.

Wake Up with the Birds, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays, Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

Art Walk, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Dr., free, 615-3001, www.madaras.com. Join the gallery or its weekly wine and cheese party. Diana Madaras will attend as her schedule allows.

July 3 Friday
IONS Tucson Presents “Death Makes Life Possible,” 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, $5, 577-1478, www.ionstucson.org.  Join IONS Tucson for its summer film special “Death Makes Life Possible.” This documentary takes viewers on a beautiful journey through one of life’s most feared experience: death. Produced by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and The Chopra Foundation, anthropologist, author and scientist, Dr. Marilyn Schlitz guides the audience in exploring answers to the ultimate meaning of life, death and what lies beyond.

July 4 Saturday
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50.

July 5 Sunday
One-on-One Computer Help, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., free, 594-5305.

July 6 Monday
Pima Council on Aging’s Medicare Counselors, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., free, 546-2011.

July 7 Tuesday
Laughter Yoga, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Foothills Church, Room 30, 4225 E. River Rd., free, 490-5500. All ages and ability welcome.

Butterflies of Agua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855. Discover the world of butterflies at the park. Take a guided walk with naturalist Jeff Babson to look for butterflies, caterpillars and their food plants.

July 8 Wednesday
Beginner’s Salsa Latin Dance Course, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in July, Fluxx Studios, 416 E. Ninth St., $9, 396-4864, www.soulseros.com.  The SalsaSoulseros host the event.

Weekly Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855. Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

July 9 Thursday
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees Inc., 11 a.m., The Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., $11, 288-8221, 296-4576. All veteran railroad employees—retired or still working—are invited.

Women’s Therapy and Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Irma Sheppard, 7320 N. Village Ave., starts at $30, 441-8871. Focuses on addiction, abuse, codependency, grief and loss, healthy relationships and more.

Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Historic, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, reservations required, 724-5520. Architectural preservation Simon Herbert discusses the process and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa as he leads this behind-the-scenes tour.

Wake Up with the Birds, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays, Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

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, reservations required, 626-2901. Facilitated by Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, and supported by Banner-University Medical Center, University of Arizona College of Nursing and Sarver Heart Center. 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.

Summer Extravaganza, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Madaras Gallery, 3001 E Skyline Dr., free, 615-3001. The event features catering by Vivace and an ice cream social. Brenda Semanick’s miniature paintings will be featured, as well as Oriental rugs from Ebie’s Rug Cache.

July 10 Friday
Tucson Improv’s Harold Night, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tucson Improv, 329 E. Seventh St., $5, www.tucsonimprov.com.  The oldest and most popular improv format, made famous by the UCB Theater in New York City. See the cast take one audience suggestion and morph it into a whole show guaranteed to delight.

July 11 Saturday
Outdoor Family Day: Go Batty, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855. Bring the grandkids ages 5 to 12 to learn about bats.

July 12 Sunday
Visit the Bookmobile, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Mountain View Retirement Village, 7900 N. La Canada, free, www.library.pima.gov.

July 13 Monday
Tucson Community Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, Cafeteria Dining Room C, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, free, reservations required, 626-2901. Facilitated by Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, and supported by Banner-University Medical Center, University of Arizona College of Nursing and Sarver Heart Center. 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.

July 14 Tuesday
Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr., free, 615-7855. Join a local birding expert on a guided walk to see the great variety of bird life that inhabits this urban birding hotspot.

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, 724-5520, www.pima.gov/nrpr

July 15 Wednesday
Weekly Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855. Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

Cienega Creek Nature Hike, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Explore the cool, shaded trails at the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve during this guided morning nature hike.

July 16 Thursday
Wake Up with the Birds, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays, Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

Women’s Therapy and Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Irma Sheppard, 7320 N. Village Ave., starts at $30, 441-8871. Focuses on addiction, abuse, codependency, grief and loss, healthy relationships and more.

July 17 Friday
Lizards of Agua Caliente Park, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join the group as it searches for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam the park.

Nature Night: Bats in Flight, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pima County Rillito River Park, 4200 N. Campbell Ave., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Discover the lives of Mexican free-tailed bats and watch as hundreds of bats emerge from their daytime roosts under the Campbell Avenue Bridge over the Rillito River.

July 18 Saturday
Saturday Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and foundation grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

Peach Mania, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. A celebration of Willcox peaches, featuring sweet and juicy tree-ripened peaches, starting with a delicious “All You Can Eat” peaches and pancakes breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, 724-5520, www.pima.gov/nrpr

July 19 Sunday
Peach Mania, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. A celebration of Willcox peaches, featuring sweet and juicy tree-ripened peaches, starting with a delicious “All You Can Eat” peaches and pancakes breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

July 20 Monday
Snap! Visualize History Through the Art of Vintage Ads, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., $4 to $10, 202-3888.

July 21 Tuesday
Cienega Creek Birding Walk, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr. Join this guided birding walk to observe the rich bird life in the diverse habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve.

July 22 Wednesday
Weekly Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855. Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Historic, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, reservations required, 724-5520. Architectural preservation Simon Herbert discusses the process and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa as he leads this behind-the-scenes tour.

July 23 Thursday
Wake Up with the Birds, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursdays, Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

Group Recovery Support Group, starts July 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., call for location, 668-5906.

Women’s Therapy and Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Irma Sheppard, 7320 N. Village Ave., starts at $30, 441-8871. Focuses on addiction, abuse, codependency, grief and loss, healthy relationships and more.

July 24 Friday
Snap! Visualize History Through the Art of Vintage Ads, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., $4 to $10, 202-3888.

July 25 Saturday
Caliente Park Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Learn interesting and unique facts about this desert oasis and its wildlife by following clues in a family-oriented scavenger hunt.

Peach Mania, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. A celebration of Willcox peaches, featuring sweet and juicy tree-ripened peaches, starting with a delicious “All You Can Eat” peaches and pancakes breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

July 26 Sunday
Peach Mania, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. A celebration of Willcox peaches, featuring sweet and juicy tree-ripened peaches, starting with a delicious “All You Can Eat” peaches and pancakes breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

July 27 Monday
Snap! Visualize History Through the Art of Vintage Ads, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., $4 to $10, 202-3888.

July 28 Tuesday
Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, 724-5520, www.pima.gov/nrpr

Birding Along the Santa Cruz River, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wheeler Taft Abbett Senior Branch Library, 7000 N. Schisler Dr., free, reservations required, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.

July 29 Wednesday
Weekly Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855. Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

July 30 Thursday
Women’s Therapy and Support Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Irma Sheppard, 7320 N. Village Ave., starts at $30, 441-8871. Focuses on addiction, abuse, codependency, grief and loss, healthy relationships and more.

July 31 Friday
Lizards of Agua Caliente Park, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpr.  Join the group as it searches for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam the park.