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August 1 Saturday
Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale, call for charge, (602) 588-4367, www.ironwoodcrc.com

August 2 Sunday
Read Lovin’ Life After 50!

August 3 Monday
American Cancer Society: Look Good Feel Better, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

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

August 4 Tuesday
Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., repeats Aug. 18, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

MS Disease Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, Tuesdays, by appointment only, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Peaceful Breath and Relaxation, 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.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education. This group focuses on breathing exercises and guided meditations designed to relax and restore the mind.

August 5 Wednesday
Dementia Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Aug. 19, Grandview Terrace, Third Floor Admin Conference Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, (623) 455-5633.

Chair Yoga, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

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

West Valley Genealogical Society’s Digi-Crops Meeting, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., society’s office, 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, $3.50 donation, (623) 933-4945, www.azwvgs.org. This is the final opportunity for 2015 to attend an informal session that will provide help in creating and publishing your personal family history tree books.

August 6 Thursday
Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale, call for charge, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com .

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

August 7 Friday
Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, call for charge, (602) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Arthritis/Neuropathy Microdose Therapy GoToMeeting Treatment Discussion, Fridays, by appointment only, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com

August 8 Saturday
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds, 5:10 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $19 to $185, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.comwww.arizonadiamondbacks.com.  Watch as the Arizona Diamondbacks retire the number of Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson.

Sunland Village Karaoke Nights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., repeats Aug. 22, Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2, (480) 832-9003.

August 9 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

August 10 Monday
American Cancer Society: Look Good Feel Better, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale, call for charge, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Breast Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Lung Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, call for charge, (602) 588-4367.

Prostate Cancer Support Group (USTOO), 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Staying Hydrated, 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

Terry Goddard, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 Sun Lake Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, donations of nonperishable food requested, (480) 895-1162. The Sun Lakes Democratic Club welcomes the former Arizona attorney general.

August 11 Tuesday
Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 6111 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, free, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Adopting a Mediterranean Lifestyle for Health and Well-Being, 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.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education

Ice Cream Social, 6:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $5 in advance, (480) 832-9003. Guitar player Tick Ricci will provide the music.

August 12 Wednesday
Tai Chi with Frank Sasso, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., repeats Aug. 26, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, call for charge, (602) 588-4367, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Healthy Meal Preparation for Cancer, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., repeats Aug. 26, Sun Health Center or Health and Wellbeing, Betty’s Kitchen, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.  Open to cancer survivors, families and friends. The Aug. 12 class will focus on smoothies, while the Aug. 26 class will address dinner.

Staying Hydrated, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633.

The Aging Eye, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education.

August 13 Thursday
Hotspot@THINKspot Digital Help Desk, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 644-3100. Bring a tablet, laptop or smartphone along with a Mesa library card, email accounts and passwords to this event.

Mystery Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Staff Conference Room, Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, free, (602) 652-3203. Discuss “Presumed Innocent” by Scott Turow, this month’s mystery book selection.

August 14 Friday
Chair Yoga, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., repeats Aug. 28, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 8880 E. Desert Cove Ave., Scottsdale, call for charge, (602) 588-4367.

August 15 Saturday
Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

August 16 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 

August 17 Monday
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Rheumatology Basics, 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.  A rheumatologist will discuss gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and rotator cuff injuries.

August 18 Tuesday
Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert, call for charge, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Staying Hydrated, 9 a.m. to 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/education

August 19 Wednesday
Advanced Directives Class, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, call for charge, (602) 588-4367, www.ironwoodcrc.com

August 20 Thursday
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, call for charge, (602) 588-4367, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

Arthritis of the Knee and Acupuncture, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., PORA Headquarters, 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org/education

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, www.sunhealthwellbeing.org

Natural Bio-Identical Hormones, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., SICFIT Scottsdale, 14885 N. 83rd Pl., Suite 103, Scottsdale, free, nonperishable food donations accepted, (602) 722-5627, cbaus@chambersclinic.com

The Senior Education Connection—“Simplifying Medicare,” 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Fellowship Square Historic Mesa, 35 W. Brown Ave., Mesa, free, www.azfs.org

August 21 Friday
Sun City Singles Dance Club, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., lessons from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, $5 to $7, www.sunaz.com/sun-city-singles-dance-club.

August 22 Saturday
Lions Summer of Sight, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 644-3100. A representative from the Mesa Fountain of the Sun Lions Club will be on hand to help with the selection of free reading glasses, nonprescription sunglasses and glass cases. The club will also accept eyewear donations.

August 23 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

August 24 Monday
American Cancer Society: Look Good Feel Better, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, call for charge, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

August 25 Tuesday
Tai Chi with Roxanne Reynolds, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 695 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, free, (602) 528-0545, www.alz.org/dsw. This one-hour workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits associated with healthy aging—cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement.

August 26 Wednesday
Metastatic Cancer Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Dr., Chandler, call for charge, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

August 27 Thursday
Lyme Disease: Unraveling the Mystery, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Civic Center Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., lower level, Scottsdale, free, (623) 580-5800, www.honorhealth.com/events

August 28 Friday
Bashas’ Cruise Night, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 10715 E. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, free, www.arizonaautoscene.com

August 29 Saturday
Lions Summer of Sight, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mesa Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 644-3100. A representative from the Mesa Fountain of the Sun Lions Club will be on hand to help with the selection of free reading glasses, nonprescription sunglasses and glass cases. The club will also accept eyewear donations.

August 30 Sunday
Arizona Diamondbacks v. Oakland A’s, 1:10 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson, Phoenix, $48 to $150, www.ticketmaster.com

August 31 Monday
Diabetes Self-Management Education, starts 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., La Loma Village Health and Rehabilitation Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, call for fee, (623) 832-9355.  


Tucson

August 1 Saturday
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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters to gain  insights into the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked on the ranch.

Peach Mania, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats Aug. 2, Aug. 8, Aug. 9, Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. Enjoy all things peach, ranging from pancakes to the fruit-inspired crafts.

August 2 Sunday
Elder Circles, 1 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd., call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

August 3 Monday
Gonzalo Espinosa—Works on Display, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., repeats throughout the month, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

August 4 Tuesday
Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov.  Join a local birding expert on a guided walk to see the great variety of bird life that inhabits this urban birding hotspot.

August 5 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.goveeducation@pima.gov.  Bring the grandkids for stories, crafts and games about nature.

August 6 Thursday
Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd., call for charge, 256-2447 or www.tucsoncactus.org. Dr. James D. Mauseth will speak to the society about “The Biology of Cacti.”

Meet the Neighbors: Living with Desert Wildlife, 10:30 a.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $10, 398-2252. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum program will teach participants about the living habits and ecological roles of tarantulas, snakes, bats, bobcats, coyotes and raptors.

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

August 7 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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join participants as they search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park.

IONS Tucson Presents Dr. Claude Swanson, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, $5 suggested donation, 577-1478, www.ionstucson.org. Dr. Claude Swanson will discuss “Chi, Subtle Energy and the New Physics.”

August 8 Saturday
Outdoor Family Day: Experiencing Nature through the Senses, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov.  Bring the grandkids so they can use their senses, including taste, to learn about Sonoran Desert plants and animals.

Peach Mania, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats Aug. 9, Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. Enjoy all things peach, ranging from pancakes to the fruit-inspired crafts.

August 9 Sunday
Peach Mania, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. Enjoy all things peach, ranging from pancakes to the fruit-inspired crafts.

August 10 Monday
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.

Elder Circles, 1 p.m., Udall Senior Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd., call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

August 11 Tuesday
Elder Circles, 2:30 p.m., Atria Campano del Rio, 1550 E. River Rd., call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

Elder Circles, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

Dragons and Damsels of Agua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov.

August 12 Wednesday
Elder Circles, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tucson Seniors, El Dorado, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

August 13 Thursday
National Association of Retired and Veteran Rail Road 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.

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

August 14 Friday
Elder Circles, 10 a.m., St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd., call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

August 15 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/nrpreeducaton@pima.gov

Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, 398-2252, www.tubacpresidio.org.  Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering.

Peach Mania, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats Aug. 16, Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. Enjoy all things peach, ranging from pancakes to the fruit-inspired crafts.

August 16 Sunday
Peach Mania, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Annie’s, 2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, free admission, 384-2084. Enjoy all things peach, ranging from pancakes to the fruit-inspired crafts.

August 17 Monday
Gonzalo Espinosa—Works on Display, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., repeats throughout the month, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

August 18 Tuesday
Butterflies of Agua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/rpreeducation@pima.gov.

August 19 Wednesday
Elder Circles, 10:30 a.m., St. Philip’s in the Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Rd., Palo Verde Room, La Parroquia Building, call for cost, 405-1926. A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life; a project of the Center for Community Dialogue.

August 20 Thursday
Wake Up with the Birds, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov.  Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

August 21 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/nrpreeducation@pima.gov

August 22 Saturday
Fashion Happy Conference, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway, $2 to $49, 304-1687, www.fashionhappyconsulting.com.  Health beauty and fashion celebration with classes and workshops, boutique and retail shopping, mini spa services, lunch buffet and vendor drawings.

August 23 Sunday
Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, 398-2252, www.tubacpresidio.org.  Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering.

August 24 Monday
Gonzalo Espinosa—Works on Display, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., repeats throughout the month, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

August 25 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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters to gain insights into the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked on the ranch.

August 26 Wednesday
Wednesday Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov.  Join the group to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

August 27 Thursday
Wake Up with the Birds, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov.  Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.

August 28 Friday
Nature Night: Desert Night Shift, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd., free, 615-7855, www.pima.gov/nrpreeducation@pima.gov 

August 29 Saturday
Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, 398-2252, www.tubacpresidio.org.  Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering.

August 30 Sunday
Gonzalo Espinosa—Works on Display, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., repeats throughout the month, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

August 31 Monday
Gonzalo Espinosa—Works on Display, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., repeats throughout the month, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.