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May 1 Friday
The Valley Engineering Science and Technology Club, 11:30 a.m., Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, $18, reservations required, (623) 544-0942, www.engineersaz.com.  The luncheon will be followed by the lecture “The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the 21st Century.”

Euchre (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Mahjongg (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Canasta (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Fridays, except for May 22, when the center closes at 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

May 2 Saturday
Sun City West Republican Club, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sun City West Foundations Building, Quail Room, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, $2, (602) 421-8877. Guest speaker is Rae Lynne Chornenky, criminal law specialist. She was named as one of the most influential women by the Junior League of Phoenix and was elected as a fellow in the ASU Leadership Policy Program.

Cinco de Mayo Festival and Chihuahua Races, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., repeats May 3, Downtown Library Courtyard, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler, free, www.cincochandler.com.  Imbibe in Mexican drinks and food, at a cost, but the real stars here are the Chihuahuas.

Hillcrest Dance and Social Club, 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., RH Johnson Social Hall, 19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, (623) 544-0574. Don grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts and join the group for its Hawaiian dance. Enjoy a complimentary buffet of finger food at intermission. Music provided by Manuel Dorantes.

May 3 Sunday
Cinco de Mayo Festival and Chihuahua Races, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Library Courtyard, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler, free, www.cincochandler.com.  Imbibe in Mexican drinks and food, at a cost, but the real stars here are the Chihuahuas.

May 4 Monday
Parkinson’s Disease Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. Mondays in May, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

May 5 Tuesday
MS Disease Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, 2 p.m. Tuesdays in May, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Ballroom Dance Lessons, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., repeats May 12, Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

East Valley JCC Terrific Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, $3, (480) 897-0588, info@evjcc.org. The event features weekly speakers and activities for active adults.

May 6 Wednesday
Fibromyalgia Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, 2 p.m. Wednesdays in May, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Free Stroke Check, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., West Valley Hospital, 13677 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck.  Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

Healthy Cooking Demo: Healthy Fats, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by The Skinny on Fat 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

Square Dancing, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Superstition Butte Mobile Home Park, 301 S. Signal Butte Rd., Apache Junction, call for cost, (480) 288-2622.

May 7 Thursday
Chronic Pain Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, 2 p.m. Thursdays in May, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Beginning Line Dance Classes, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays in May, Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

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

Team Trivia, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Ironwood Clubhouse, 550 W. Champagne Dr., Chandler, free, (480) 895-7275. Prizes will be offered.

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

Free Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck.  Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

Greater West Valley Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Corta Bella Country Club, 22129 N. Mission Dr., Sun City West, $23, (623) 255-5352. At the group’s final luncheon of the season, Zeke Crandall, author and Arizona historian, will speak about the state’s history. Male friends are invited to attend this presentation. Sharon Cook will also take the podium, sharing the biological reason why men and women often have communication difficulties in the humorous and informative “Different by Design.”

Euchre (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Mahjongg (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Canasta (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Fridays, except for May 22, when the center closes at 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Let’s 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.scwdanceforhealth.com.  Singles and couples are invited to “Boogie Nights Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance.” The host and DJ is Kort Kurdi, who will spin hits from the 1970s and 1980s.

May 9 Saturday
Sunland Village Karaoke Nights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, Saturdays May 9 and May 30, $2 donation at the door includes soda or popcorn ticket, (480) 832-9003.

“Sons of the Pioneers,” 1:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., The Palms Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, $15 to $52, (480) 924-6260, www.thepalmstheatre.com. Join the “Sons of the Pioneers” for a concert that features classic country treasures such as “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds,” “Cool Waters” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.”

May 10 Sunday
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50.

“Fifty-Six,” 7:30 p.m., The Palms Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, $15 to $48, (480) 924-6260. Fifty-Six bring back the pure form of American roots music and lays it down with style. The concert features hits such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” “Sleepwalk” and “Honey Train.”

May 11 Monday
Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, donation of nonperishable food, (480) 895-1162. Kelli Butler, chairwoman of the Maricopa Country Democratic Party, is scheduled to speak.

Free Stroke-Risk Assessment, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, free, appointments required, (877) 924-9355, www.mvmedicalcenter.com.  The hospital has partnered with the American Heart and American stroke associations to offer these exams through the health initiative StrokeCheck.

Free Stroke-Risk Assessment, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, 1500 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, free, appointments required, (877) 351-9355. The hospital has partnered with the American Heart and American stroke associations to offer these exams through the health initiative StrokeCheck.

May 12 Tuesday
Free Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Arizona Heart Hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck. Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart and the American Stroke associations to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

Duet Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 Via Linda, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, (602) 274-5022, www.duetaz.org.  This monthly support group is for individuals who are caring for an aging parent, friend, partner or relative.

East Valley JCC Terrific Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, $3, (480) 897-0588, info@evjcc.org. The event features weekly speakers and activities for active adults.

May 13 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. May 27, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meal, (480) 610-9864, (480) 986-7085, jilanctot@cox.net. When they meet, they eat and talk about everything Michigan.

Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nations, 12:40 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, use code SENIOR to get a Baby Boomer discount, http://mlb.mlb.com/ari/ticketing/seniordays.jsp.  Seniors can enjoy a discount once a month through September. Other dates include Wednesday, June 3; Thursday, June 18; Tuesday, July 21; Wednesday, Aug 12; and Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Healthy U: Healthy Vision, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

May 14 Thursday
Movie and Popcorn: “Into the Storm,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

May 15 Friday
Free Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Arrowhead Hospital, 18699 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck.  Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

Hold ‘Em Poker, 6 p.m. Fridays throughout the summer, Ironwood Country Club, 550 W. Champagne Dr., Chandler, free, (480) 895-7275. Prizes for the top three in every tournament.

Euchre (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Mahjongg (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Canasta (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Fridays, except for May 22, when the center closes at 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

Monthly 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.

May 16 Saturday
Peach Festival, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, free admission, www.schnepffarms.com.  The festival of all things peach continues today.

May 17 Sunday
Cheryl Thurston and her Mardi Gras Jazz Band, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, One San Marcos Pl., Chandler, $10 to $35, (480) 620-3941 or www.azclassicjazz.org.  Thurston, a Sun Lakes resident, will celebrate by entertaining with her band at the Arizona Classic Jazz Society Party. New Orleans songs and music will be featured.

Let’s Bowl, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., McRay Plaza Lanes, 3825 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, $30 to $150, (480) 821-3013, www.fansacrossamerica.org.  The third annual event—which includes pizza, bowling, soft drinks, prizes, door prizes, raffle items and a silent auction—is a benefit for Fans Across America Charitable Foundation. The organization provides daily living necessities or homeless students/families in transition and victims of domestic violence.

May 18 Monday
Sunland Village Arts and Crafts League’s Merchant Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, free admission, (480) 832-9003, http://sunlandartsandcraftsleague.com.  The merchant expo includes local art and craft suppliers showing off their new products, “make and takes,” local class listings, raffles and more.

Library Tour, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., West Valley Genealogical Society and Library, 12222 N. 111 Ave., Youngtown, free, registration required, (623) 933-4945, www.azwvgs.org.  Explore the vast amount of genealogy resources available to help you begin, or to further, your family research. An experienced genealogist will guide you through this library.

Paint Party and Wine, 6 p.m., Ironwood Clubhouse, 550 W. Champagne Dr., Chandler, $25, (480) 895-7275. This takes place the third Monday of each month throughout the summer.

May 19 Tuesday
Sunland Village Ice Cream Social, 6:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4, includes build-your-own-sundae and show, (480) 832-9003. The evening event features local entertainer Jan Sandwich.

East Valley JCC Terrific Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, $3, (480) 897-0588, info@evjcc.org.  The event features weekly speakers and activities for active adults.

May 20 Wednesday
Free Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Maryvale Hospital, 5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck.  Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

Using Technology to Stay Connected, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, registration required, (480) 325-4707.

May 21 Thursday
Cancer Support Group/Lecture Series, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Bluewater Grill, 1720 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, free, reservations required, (602) 527-3776. Topic of the discussion is “Past, Present and Future of Lung Cancer: Screening, Targeted Therapeutics and Immunotherapy.”

Movie and Popcorn: “Big Eyes,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

The Senior Education Connection—Senior Fitness, A Healthy Way of Life, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Fellowship Square Historic Mesa, 35 W. Brown Ave., Mesa, free, www.azfs.org.  This free series is presented on the third Thursday of the month by experts in the field of senior housing, hospitality and health care services. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

May 22 Friday
Free Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., North Peoria Emergency Center, 26900 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy., Peoria, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck.  Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlets at Anthem, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday as well as Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, free admission, (623) 465-9500.

May 23 Saturday
Cave Creek Balloon Festival, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Rancho Manana Golf Course, 5734 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek, $10, www.cavecreekfestivals.com.

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlets at Anthem, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday as well as Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, free admission, (623) 465-9500.

May 24 Sunday
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlets at Anthem, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday as well as Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, free admission, (623) 465-9500.

May 25 Monday
Memorial Day Service, 9 a.m., West Resthaven Cemetery and Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, free, (623) 939-8394. The service will bring together community leaders and veterans organizations to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Guest speakers include members of the American Legion Post No. 29, active duty naval personnel and a guest with the Wounded Warrior Project.

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlets at Anthem, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday as well as Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix, free admission, (623) 465-9500.

May 26 Tuesday
East Valley JCC Terrific Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, $3, (480) 897-0588, info@evjcc.org.  The event features weekly speakers and activities for active adults.

May 27 Wednesday
Bunco Tournament, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ironwood Clubhouse, 550 W. Champagne Dr., Chandler, free, registration required, (480) 895-7275.

“Phantom of the Opera,” through June 7, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, $35 to $125, (480) 965-3434, www.asugammage.com.

May 28 Thursday
Free Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Phoenix Baptist Hospital, 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, free, registration required, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/strokecheck.  Abrazo Health is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to provide community education and health screenings, including glucose checks.

“Phantom of the Opera,” through June 7, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, $35 to $125, (480) 965-3434, www.asugammage.com.

May 29 Friday
Euchre (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Mahjongg (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Canasta (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Fridays, Humana Mesa Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

“Phantom of the Opera,” through June 7, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, $35 to $125, (480) 965-3434, www.asugammage.com.

May 30 Saturday
“Phantom of the Opera,” through June 7, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, $35 to $125, (480) 965-3434, www.asugammage.com.

May 31 Sunday
“Phantom of the Opera,” through June 7, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, $35 to $125, (480) 965-3434, www.asugammage.com.  


Tucson

May 1 Friday
IONS Tucson Presents Catherine Yunt, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, $5 suggested donation, 577-1478, www.ionstucson.org.  In “Cosmic Conversation with the ‘Spirit’ of Cooperation,” Catherine Yunt will reveal the benefits of connecting and collaborating with “the other side.”

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

May 2 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, CanoaRanch@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.

The Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games’ Welsh Festival and Pet Food Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Flanagan’s Celtic Corner, 2719 E. Broadway Blvd., $2 suggested donation, 909-7299, tucsoncelticfestival@hotmail.com.  This “eisteddfod” (Welsh for “party”) honors St. Melangell, the patron saint of small animals, and celebrates the deep history and tradition of Wales.

May 3 Sunday
Seed Library Open House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500. Get an informal introduction to the Seed Library of the Pima County Public Library. Customers can browse for seeds in person or request that seeds be put on hold to be picked up.

May 4 Monday
Lexi Coburn-Lithography on Display, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

May 5 Tuesday
Butterflies of Agua Caliente Park, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Discover the fantastic world of butterflies at Agua Caliente Park. Take a guided walk with naturalist Jeff Babson to look for butterflies, caterpillars and their food plants.

May 6 Wednesday
Molino Basin Plant Walk, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Molino Basin on Catalina Highway, free, reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Join botanist Meg Quinn to explore the oak grassland vegetation at Molino Basin on the Catalina Highway. Meet at the carpool at Catalina Highway and Tanque Verde Road.

May 7 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, eeducation@pima.gov. Join this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors. Binoculars are available for use.

May 8 Friday
Cactus Hike, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Camino de Oeste Trailhead, 400 N. Camino de Oeste, free, reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Enjoy the showy flowers of Tucson’s cacti and learn about their ecology and uses.

A Night with the Stars, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing.

May 9 Saturday
Tucson-Area Iris Society Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Eckstrom Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St., free, 594-5285. Hector Campoy will present “TAIS and Master Gardeners: Assisting Each Other’s Mission.” A general business meeting will follow.

Music and Memories Concert and Silent Auction, 6:15 p.m., Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., free, 722-4581, www.cancerhealth.org.  The event benefits the Academy for Cancer Wellness’ Under-Insured Cancer Patients Endowment Fund. The program will feature more than two dozen musicians, including members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, performing music by a variety of composers including Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Boccherini.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tucson-Branch’s Recognition Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Caruso’s, 434 N. Fourth Ave., $22, 622-0905. The group will honor special members and introduce the 2015-2016 board of directors.

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

May 10 Sunday
Lexi Coburn-Lithography on Display, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

May 11 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 Ave., free, registration 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.

May 12 Tuesday
The Gardeners of Tucson (TGOT) Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. First St., free, 622-0905. Brandon Merchant, Victory Gardens’ owner, talk about how to plan a garden, with an emphasis on the rotation of plants.

Dragons and Damsels, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies at Agua Caliente Park. Join naturalist Jeff Babson for a close-up look at these insects and learn about their identification, biology and conservation.

May 13 Wednesday
Cactus Hike, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Enjoy the showy flowers of Tucson’s cacti and learn about their ecology and uses.

May 14 Thursday
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, 11 a.m., The Golden Corral, 22nd St., $11, 288-8221, 296-4576. All veteran railroad employees, retired or still working, are invited.

May 14 Thursday (Green Valley)
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.

May 15 Friday
The Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Weird Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., repeats May 16, Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, free admission, 326-9686. The Weird Plant Sale focuses on rare or downright strange cacti and succulents. A selection of offbeat, locally hand-made pottery is also featured.

May 16 Saturday
Society of Military Widows Meeting, 12 p.m., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Mirage Club, 2720 S. Craycroft Rd., call for cost, reservations required, 774-6628.

Many Hands Artist Cooperative, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave., free, 331-2908, mhartistCoop@gmail.com.  This month’s third Saturday is moving to evening to avoid the heat. Art vendors in the courtyard and neat shops are open. There will be music, beverages and food for sale.

May 17 Sunday
Southern Arizona Author Series, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Classroom 3, donations accepted, 322-0832, robinpeelmarketingpr@gmail.com. Visual artist, actor, singer and teacher Diane Waybright discusses and reads from “The Burping Bottle Discourses,” a book that emerged from learning to listen to her own inner guidance.

May 18 Monday
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 11:30 a.m., The Golden Corral, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr., $7.95, 400-3456. The topic of the month is solar energy.

May 19 Tuesday
Reading Partners, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500. Reading Partners brings adult volunteers and children together to share their love of reading.

May 20 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 grandkid, ages 3 through 5, for child-friendly fun as participants learn about nature through stories, crafts and games.

May 21 Thursday
Communication Strategies: It’s a Two-Way Street, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Community Performance and Art Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley, free, reservations required, 399-7633. Arizona Hearing Specialists is hosting a seminar on how folks can effectively use different types of strategies to help prevent communication breakdowns. This is open to people who anyone, whether or not they have hearing aids. Complimentary breakfast provided.

May 22 Friday
Nature Night: Bugs and Blacklights, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Blacklights will be used to attract insects for a closer look. Pima County naturalists will be on hand to identify and discuss these six-legged creatures. Bring a head lamp or flashlight.

May 23 Saturday
Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale, various times through May 25, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, 795-3763. The theme for the month is travel. The group is a nonprofit organization that redistributes recently discarded library books and gently used donated books to provide funding for Tucson library projects.

May 24 Sunday
Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale, various times through May 25, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, 795-3763. The theme for the month is travel. The group is a nonprofit organization that redistributes recently discarded library books and gently used donated books to provide funding for Tucson library projects.

May 25 Monday
Remember the fallen on Memorial Day.

Friends of the Pima County Public Library Book Sale, various times through May 25, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, 795-3763. The theme for the month is travel. The group is a nonprofit organization that redistributes recently discarded library books and gently used donated books to provide funding for Tucson library projects.

May 26 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, canoaranch@pima.gov.  Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters to gain insights into the stories of the people that lived and worked on the ranch.

May 27 Wednesday
Wednesday Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park. Work may require hiking and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Meeting locations change frequently.

May 28 Thursday
Cienega Creek Nature Hike, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free, reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Explore the cool, shaded trails at the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve during this guided morning nature hike.

May 29 Friday
Urban Yarns, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500. Bring your hooks, needles and lunches to Urban Yarns, an informal weekly gathering.

May 30 Saturday
Lexi Coburn-Lithography on Display, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.

May 31 Sunday
Lexi Coburn-Lithography on Display, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500.