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July 1 Tuesday
Beginning Walking Group, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, Intermediate Walking Group, 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Add Strength to Your Routine, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. This informational class will present the benefits of adding strengthening exercises to your routine.

MS Disease Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

July 2 Wednesday
Healthy Cooking Demo, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com

Canasta, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesdays in July, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

Chair Yoga, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., repeats July 16 and July 30, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Yoga, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., repeats July 16, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Skin Cancer Awareness, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Fibromyalgia Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

July 3 Thursday
Society for the Arts, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ZuZu Lounge at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, charge for food plus $2 hospitality fee, (480) 421-7997, www.societyforthearts.org. Join the fun with other active singles 50 and older while supporting the arts in Arizona.

Fourth of July Party, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Nutritional Strategies for COPD, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Chronic Pain Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursdays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Yoga for Every Body, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in July, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

Zumba Plus, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays in July, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

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

July 5 Saturday
Master Gardener Q&A Session, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, free, (602) 652-3000. Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer desert gardening questions, including, but not limited to, plant selection, irritation, fertilization, pruning techniques, pest management and problem diagnosis.

July 6 Sunday
Hollywood Costume Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, $10 to $20, (602) 257-1880, www.phxart.org. Visit the exhibition before it ends its run today.

July 7 Monday
Facebook 101, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free but reservations required, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., repeats July 21, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Introduction to the Mediterranean Diet, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Craft Day, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Monday, July 21, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mondays in July, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

July 8 Tuesday
Diabetic Carb-Counting Workshop Part 2, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Diabetes Self-Management Education: Eight-Week Series, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, possible out-of-pocket charges, but physician referral and registration required, (623) 832-WELL.

Healthy Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Eight-Week Series, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, inquire about costs, registration required, (623) 832-WELL.

July 9 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meals, (480) 986-7085, (480) 610-9864 or jilanctot@cox.net.  The club meets at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday for lunch, and at 9 a.m. the fourth Wednesday for breakfast.

Sleep Series Seminar—Sleep Myths, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Patients are from Mars, Doctors are from Venus, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free but reservations required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Meditation: It’s More Than You Think, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Staying Physically Fit with COPD, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 10 Thursday
Movie and Popcorn with “Non-Stop,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Brain Fitness: Growth Throughout Life, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Fall Prevention, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 11 Friday
Euchre (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Mahjongg (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Canasta (1 p.m.to 4 p.m.), Fridays in July, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Tai Chi, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., repeats July 18 and July 25, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Arthritis/Neuropathy Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fridays in July, except July 4, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

July 12 Saturday
Estate Planning, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Downtown Library Citrus Room, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler, free, (480) 782-2797, www.chandlerlibrary.org.  Learn the purpose of estate planning and specific estate planning strategies.

Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 donation includes soda or popcorn ticket, (480) 832-9003.

July 13 Sunday
Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio Stars, 3 p.m., US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $11 to $235.25, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

July 14 Monday
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 speakers are David Garcia, a candidate for the Arizona superintendent of public instruction, and Anthony Miller, who has cardiomyopathy and co-founded of the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy.

Low Sodium Nutrition Made Easy, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Doc Talk: Alzheimer’s, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crochet Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats July 28, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

July 15 Tuesday
Around the World in 60 Minutes—Brazil, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

Acupuncture: What’s the Point, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Hospital@Home, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 16 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE), 11 a.m., Brother’s 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 to share information about government careers. All current and retired federal employees and spouses are invited.

Sleep Series Seminar—Daytime Sleepiness, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

Advancements in Management of Diabetes, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

The “Heart” of Exercise, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 17 Thursday
Society for the Arts, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., La Prima Donna, 7704 Doubletree Rd., Scottsdale, charge for food plus $2 hospitality fee, (480) 659-4139, www.societyforthearts.org.  Join the fun with other active singles 50 and older while supporting the arts in Arizona.

Movie and Popcorn with “3 Days to Kill,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

AARP Fraud Watch, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., PORA Headquarters, 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 18 Friday
Ice Cream Social—Birthday Celebration, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

Introduction to the Mediterranean Diet, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., La Loma Care Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Navigating the Dementia Journey: Legal and Financial Preparation Tips for Families Dealing with Dementia, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., El Dorado of Sun City, Second Floor Presentation Room, 10330 W Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 19 Saturday
Final Exit Network Arizona Affiliate Open Forums, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center, 10101 W. Coggins Dr., Sun City, free, (520) 235-5646, JLAvet@earthlink.netwww.deathanddyinghelp.net.  John Abraham, M.Div., F.T., will speak about “The Next Civil Right: The Right to Die.”

July 20 Sunday
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs, 1:10 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $15 to $165, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

July 21 Monday
Diabetes Part 2: Eating Right with Diabetes, 11:15 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Keeping Your Bones Strong, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 22 Tuesday
Lavender Crafting Workshop, 1 p.m., Perry Branch Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, free, (602) 652-3000. In this workshop, students will be making lavender wands. The instructor, Patti Byhoff, has been teaching lavender crafting for the past 16 years at festivals in New Mexico.

July 23 Wednesday
Gardening Seminar, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Stay Safe in Your Own Skin, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633.

Workout Wednesday: Circuit Training, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org

The Food and Mood Connection, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Diabetes Connection Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 24 Thursday
Summer Sizzler Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Ave., Peoria, free admission, (623) 773-8650, mcelroyc@dcspllc.com. Hot deals on paperbacks, hardbacks, CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, children’s books, holiday books, arts and crafts books and more. All sales benefit the Peoria Public Library system.

Movie and Popcorn with “Ride Along,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., repeats Thursday, July 31, Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

July 25 Friday
“Rosie on the House” presents Home Improvement Tips, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

July 26 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 donation includes soda or popcorn ticket, (480) 832-9003.

July 27 Sunday
Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, $13.50 seniors, (602) 252-8840. Explore chocolate, chili and cochineal dye, which will be celebrated through both art and special programs during this exhibit (including a giant cacao tree in the gallery).

July 28 Monday
Financial Health: Edward Jones, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.com.

Yoga for a Healthy Back, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 29 Tuesday
Skin Cancer Essentials: What You Need to Know, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

July 30 Wednesday
Strength Training for Health, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5, registration required, (623) 455-5633.

July 31 Thursday
Society for the Arts, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., BLT at Camelback Inn, 5420 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, charge for food plus $2 hospitality fee, (480) 948-1700, www.societyforthearts.org.  Join the fun with other active singles 50 and older while supporting the arts in Arizona.

AARP Fraud Watch, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., La Loma Care Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org


 

Tucson

July 1 Tuesday
Introductions to Computers, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Valencia Branch Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., free but registration required, 594-5390. In this fun, hands-on course, students will learn all the basic computer skills including using the mouse and keyboard, working in Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Word, surfing the Internet and using email.

July 2 Wednesday
Enhanced Fitness, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., $18 for one month, $60 for four months, registration required, 324-4345. This low- to moderate-level exercise class is taught by a certified fitness instructor.

Healthy Lifestyle Support, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Jill Jones leads this group with support and information to help participants stay on track with healthy lifestyle goals.

July 3 Thursday
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats July 17, TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration is required, 324-4345. This ongoing group meets in the classroom and is open to all.

July 4 Friday
Happy Independence Day from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50.

July 5 Saturday
Sit and Knit, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free but registration required, 594-5295.

July 6 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Cactus Bowl, 3665 S. 16th Ave., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance.

July 7 Monday
Matter of Balance, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., $20/single, $30/couple, registration required, 790-7262, www.pcoa.org/arizona-living-well.  This two-hour, evidence-based balance and fall awareness class meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for four weeks.

Art Talk with Sandy Cord, 1:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but registration required, 325-4800. Tucson Museum of Art docent Sandy Cord will give an in-depth presentation on the American artists that flocked to Paris after the American Civil War, to study, visit museums and exhibit their own works.

July 8 Tuesday
The Gardeners of Tucson (TGOT) Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. First St., free but registration required, 622-0905. The guest, author Bruce Hyland, will discuss “Down and Dirty Gardening.” Hyland will offer a dozen tips for success in desert gardening and landscaping.

History Talk with Sue Ward, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but registration required, 325-4800. Sue Ward, international relations specialist, will lead a discussion on “Great Decisions: China’s Foreign Policy.”

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., repeats Saturday, July 19, Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free but registration required, 877-6004, canoaranch@pima.gov.

Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.

July 9 Wednesday
Elder Circle: The Wisdom Journey, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration is required, 324-4345. Join Marney Farrell for a safe place to share life experiences and celebrate the achievements of aging.

Alzheimer’s Association Younger Onset (Early Onset) Caregiver Support Group, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 322-6601.

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., repeats Saturday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 23, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free but registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

July 10 Thursday
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 registration required, 626-2901. Facilitated by Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, and supported by The University of Arizona Medical Center, 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.

Movie Day with “The Philadelphia Experiment,” 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345.

July 11 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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the group has it searches for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park.

July 12 Saturday
Tucson Christian Writers Group Meeting, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Amphitheater Bible Church, 226 W. Prince Rd., free, www.tucsonchristianwriters.org.  The guest, Andrea Arthur Owan, will discuss “Overcoming Writer’s Block and Conquering Procrastination: How to Start That Writing Project...and Finish It! (Part 1).”

Tucson Arts and Crafts Association’s Christmas in July, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Sunday, July 13, Tucson Hilton East Hotel, 7600 E. Broadway, 237-7899.

Nature Night: Owling Walk, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd., donations accepted, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join this guided walk as the group explores the nighttime world of owls and other nocturnal birds.

July 13 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Cactus Bowl, 3665 S. 16th Ave., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance.

July 14 Monday
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 registration required, 626-2901. Facilitated by Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, and supported by The University of Arizona Medical Center, 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 Fashion Show and Open House, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, $10 suggested donation goes to the community food bank, registration required, 325-4800. Join the facility for its annual fashion show and open house. Enjoy light refreshments as the Forum models showcase chic and affordable fashions from Draper’s and Damon’s.

Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov

July 15 Tuesday
APDA Parkinson’s Support Groups, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. People with Parkinson’s meet in Resource Center; Caregivers meet in Seniors Conference Room.

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

July 16 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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Bring the grandkids for a family friendly hour that explores nature through stories, crafts and games.

July 17 Thursday
Write to Heal Workshops, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays July 17 through Aug. 14, Northwest Art Center, 7770 N. Shannon Rd., Room 303, $60 for five-part series, $15 for one session, deborah@deborahmayaan.com.  Each class focuses on writing exercises for a topic, including “Increasing Resiliency,” “The Body Electric,” “What Am I Living for?,” “My Healing Journey” and “Healing Relationships.” Facilitated by Deborah Mayaan, MA, writer and healing practitioner.

Cienega Creek Nature Walk, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. March Station Rd., free but registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.

July 18 Friday
eReader Drop-in Help, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free, 594-5295. Wondering how to use your new eReader? Want help downloading free library books.

July 19 Saturday
Many Hands Artist Cooperative, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave., free admission, 360-1880, MHArtistCoop@gmail.com.  The gallery celebrates “Christmas in July” with courtyard artists as well as visiting artists.

Nature Night: Bats and Bugs, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., donations accepted, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Spend the evening discovering the fascinating lives of nocturnal insects and bats.

July 20 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Cactus Bowl, 3665 S. 16th Ave., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance.

July 21 Monday
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 12 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr., $7.95 senior menu, 400-3456. Jennifer McMenamin will discuss home staging prior to putting a house on the market.

Stroke Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Open to stroke survivors and their loved ones.

July 22 Tuesday
Dragons and Damsels of Agua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join naturalist Jeff Babson for a close-up look at dragonflies and damselflies and learn about their identification, biology and conservation.

July 23 Wednesday
Cienega Creek Birding Walk, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead and Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free, 615-7855.

July 24 Thursday
Movie Day with “Mama Mia,” 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345.

“I Love Books” Group, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Join Virginia Wise for a lively, fun, monthly meeting featuring central themes of wisdom and aging.

July 25 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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the group has it searches for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam the park.

Nature Night: Bats and Bugs, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Arena, 1548 S. Kinney Rd., donations accepted, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Spend an evening discovering the fascinating lives of nocturnal insets and bats.

July 26 Saturday
Outdoor Family Day: Poisonous and Venomous, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd. free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Bring the grandkids for this program about poisonous and venomous plants.

Mount Lemmon Wildflower Hike, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats Thursday, July 31, Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., free but registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join Pima County botanist Meg Quinn for a 3-mile hike on a cool mountain trail to seek out summer wildflowers.

July 27 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Cactus Bowl, 3665 S. 16th Ave., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance.

July 28 Monday
Ask the Expert, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but registration required, 325-4800. Join Arthur W. Wood, certified specialist in myofascial release (MFR), as he discusses “Relieving Chronic Pain.”

July 29 Tuesday
Spiders of Aqua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Spiders are incredibly diverse, beneficial and often colorful creatures.

July 30 Wednesday
Cienega Creek Nature Walk, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free but reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Explore the cool, shaded trails at the Cienega Cree Natural Preserve during this guided morning nature walk.

July 31 Thursday
Sock Knitting Group, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free but registration required, 594-5295.