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October 1 Wednesday
The West Side Tremble Clefs, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Shepherd of the Desert Church, 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 297-2608, (623) 293-1836. The West Side Tremble Clefs is a singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease, their partners and caregivers.

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

Balanced Body, 9:15 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. All abilities are welcome in this gentle exercise class.

Hot Topics in Nutrition, 10:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Presenters will discuss gluten-free eating.

October 2 Thursday
Caregiver Support Group, 6 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 6111 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.  A meeting for caregivers of people with cancer.

Chair Yoga Class, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

Using Medication Wisely, 1 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. The Area Agency on Aging will offer tips on medication safety, ways to lessen dangerous side effects, and where and how to dispose of unneeded medication and used needles.

Zumba Plus, 10:45 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20, SCAN Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A Latin-inspired dance and fitness class for those 50-plus.

October 3 Friday
Fall Greek Festival of Chandler, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, $3, www.atasteofgreeceaz.com.  The church transforms into a mini Greek Village for the event.

October 4 Saturday
Food Truck Caravan, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, corner of Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, free admission, (480) 443-0322, www.experiencescottsdale.com.  Find up to 15 of the Valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving food from around the world.

October 5 Sunday
XTERRA Trail Run, 6 a.m., Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear, $45 to $55, http://aztrailrace.com/code/Estrella.html or www.4peaksracing.com.  The 8K and 20K courses will challenge beginner and experienced trail runners alike.

October 6 Monday
Brain Health, 10 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Learn to increase brain health, including improving memory and nutrition for a healthier brain.

Parkinson’s Disease Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, call to schedule, Mondays in October, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Personal Protection, 1 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This workshop focuses on the Armetis five steps to personal safety.

October 7 Tuesday
Tai Chi Class, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, location rotates between Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa offices, free, (480) 855-2224, www.ironwoodcrc.com

MS Disease Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, call to schedule, Tuesdays in October, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Senior Savings Day, all day, area Walgreens stores. Seniors ages 55 and older who are Balance Rewards members, as well as AARP members, receive 20 percent off regularly priced items.

Diabetes Self-Management Program, 9 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 11, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This six-week workshop uses interaction, goal-setting, problem-solving and action-planning to help participates gain the necessary skills to manage diabetes.

Matter of Balance, 1 p.m., Tuesdays for eight weeks, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Because accidental falls can turn into serious injuries for seniors, this workshop is a must.

Taking Care of Your Heart: Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age, 9:30 a.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Memorial Hall West, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required. Featured topic is “Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age,” presented by Dr. Gabor Jilly, cardiologist with Cardiac Solutions.

October 8 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. Oct. 22, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meal, jilanctot@cox.net. The group discusses all things Michigan.

Hot Topics in Nutrition, 10:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Whole Foods Market will discuss whole foods.

Fibromyalgia Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, call to schedule, Wednesdays in October, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

October 9 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m., North, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Kierland Commons, Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, in addition to gratuity, (480) 948-2055. North offers rustic Italian food with a modern spin and great wine.

The Sun Lakes Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 12:45 p.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, Lecky Center, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, (602) 652-3000, halib72@gmail.com or reggiefaith@gmail.com. The group will discuss “Daily Issues of Hearing Loss.”

Yoga, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A gentle yoga class specifically designed for seniors with movement disorders.

Chronic Pain Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, call to schedule, Thursdays in October, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

October 10 Friday
Greater Phoenix Greek Festival, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., repeats 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 11, and 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center, 1973 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix, $3, free for children, free for seniors ages 60 and older between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 11, (602) 264-2791, www.phoenixgreekfestival.org.  The longest-running, largest ethnic festival in the Valley endures with Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children.

Better Breathers Club, 1 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. SCAN is offering a support group for people with chronic lung disease and their families.

Arthritis/Neuropathy Microdose Therapy Treatment Discussion, call to schedule, Fridays in October, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s Prevention Research: What You Need to Know, 10:30 a.m., Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Building B, Morin Auditorium, 10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (602) 230-2273. Join expert physician scientists from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and learn about new clinical trials aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

October 11 Saturday
Pennsylvania Social Club, 10 a.m., Golden Corral, 1318 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, charge for meals, (480) 832-5755. Meet other Pennsylvania natives.

October 12 Sunday
The Scottsdale Concert Band, 3:30 p.m., Saguaro High School Auditorium, 6250 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale, free, (602) 327-3168, www.scottsdaleconcertband.org. Under the direction of Michele Kalo, the 75-member band will perform “Fanfare for a Celebration” by Gary D. Ziek; “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo,” by Malcolm Arnold; “Lincolnshire Posy,” by Percy Grainger; and “Suites of Old American Dances,” by Robert Russell Bennett.

October 13 Monday
The Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, donations requested to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, (480) 895-1162. All the Democratic candidates have been invited to stop in for one last opportunity to visit with Sun Lakes/Chandler residents before the general election.

Breast Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

Better Breathers Club, 2 p.m., The Colonnade Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. This monthly education and support group is for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

October 14 Tuesday
Healthy, Well and Wise, 2 p.m., Sagewood, 4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, free, reservations required, (480) 359-3554. The luxury retirement community is hosting an afternoon for seniors to hear experts speak on the health benefits available at LifeCare communities.

Sun Lakes Republican Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, Arizona Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, (480) 802-0178, www.slgop.org. The meeting will feature “Islam and Jihad,” a presentation on the ideological nature of Islam is focused on what non-Muslims need to know about Islam and why.

“There’s Only One You!” Brunch, 9:30 a.m., Superstition Springs Golf Club, 6542 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, $13, (480) 254-4083, (480) 276-9437. The brunch, hosted by Mesa Women’s Connection, features musician Sandy Brandt and guest speaker Sharon Cook.

October 15 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395, 11 a.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for meals, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com. The meeting will include a recap of information from the NARFE National Convention. All current and retired federal employees and spouses are invited.

Cooking Demonstration: Great Grain Alternatives, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Participants will discover how to use healthy alternative grains like quinoa and buckwheat.

October 16 Thursday
Coffee Club, 8:30 a.m., Edward Jones, 13236 N. Seventh St., Suite 6, Phoenix, free, reservations required, (602) 866-6309. Discuss current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting.

Laughter Wellness, 1 p.m., repeats Oct. 30, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Seniors will have fun during this exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yoga breathing.

October 17 Friday
“Trouble at the Tropicabana,” various times, Oct. 17 through Oct. 21, Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes, $30, (480) 895-7275, www.slctinfo.com. This show, a tribute to “I Love Lucy,” allows patrons to witness a murder and have the opportunity to guess who did it.

October 18 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2, includes soda or popcorn ticket, (480) 832-9003. Hosted by Sunland Village resident Pat Hurley.

Caregiver Support Group—Chandler, 10 a.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com. Support group for caregivers of people with cancer.

October 19 Sunday
“Art in the Grove,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, free, (480) 888-9290, artists.superstitions@gmail.com www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com.  Artists of the Superstitions host a day of fine art, entertainment and wine tasting in the park-like setting of the olive mill.

October 20 Monday
Artsy Smartsy: Birches Watercolor, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 material fee, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Let your inner artist shine with this series of classes focusing on art history, art making and storytelling in a variety of media.

October 21 Tuesday
Advance Directives, 10 a.m., RISE Learning for Life, 12535 W. Smokey Dr., Surprise, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. The workshop covers the process of making decisions regarding health care in the event that the older adult is no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.

October 22 Wednesday
Dinner and Show with Entertainer T.A. Burrows, 6:30 p.m., Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, $23, registration required, (480) 312-1734, jejohnson@scottsdaleaz.gov. The evening will include dinner, dessert and a show by the award-winning entertainer.

Desert Palms Presbyterian Church Mission Committee’s Benefit Concert, 3:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 13459 W. Stardust Blvd., Sun City West, $10 tax-deductible donation, (623) 584-4602. Dan Reed will perform Latin American selections in a tribute to the church’s missions in the United States and South America. All proceeds will be distributed to Habitat for Humanity and Homeward Bound.

Metastatic Cancer Support Group, 3 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

Diabetes Connection Support Group, 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633. This monthly group is geared toward topics for individuals who have diabetes or who know someone with diabetes.

October 23 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mastro’s City Hall, 6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, not including gratuity, (480) 941-4700. Steaks and chops are the stars at this swanky eatery. Enjoy prime steaks and seafood served under stunning art-glass chandeliers.

Nutrition Therapy for the Individual with Parkinson’s Disease, 10 a.m., Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Building B, Morin Auditorium, 10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. Individuals with Parkinson’s may benefit from nutrition therapy.

October 24 Friday
“Trouble at the Tropicabana,” various times, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, Sun Lakes Country Club, Phase One, 25425 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, $28, (480) 895-9274, www.slctinfo.com. This show, a tribute to “I Love Lucy,” allows patrons to witness a murder and have the opportunity to guess who did it.

Arizona Jewish Cultural Festival, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26, Pavilions at Talking Stick, Indian Bend Road between Loop 101 Freeway and Pima Road, Scottsdale, free, (520) 568-2425, (602) 410-4942, www.azjewishfestival.com, azjewishfestival@gmail.com.  Vendors offering food, arts and crafts, a kids’ zone, music, entertainment and presentations will be featured during the weekend. At 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, the inaugural “Latke Maven Fry-Off” will take place. Sign up for a $20 fee; first-place prize is $200.

Life’s Simple 7, 10 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This workshop helps older adults create a plan for better health by learning the seven ways to reduce heart disease and stroke.

October 25 Saturday
Live Auction and Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 644 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, $15, (480) 963-4372. The event, which benefits St. Mary’s Respect Life, features a 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. catered dinner, followed by an auction.

Dog Days, 11 a.m., Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 N. Via Linda, Scottsdale, free, (480) 312-8456, kemckee@scottsdaleaz.gov. This event will feature fun, entertainment and local resources for all dog lovers. Donations of new and unused dog supplies will be accepted.

Arts and Crafts Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Springfield Adult Community’s San Tan Ballroom Card Room, 6495 S. St. Andrew’s Blvd., Chandler, free admission, (480) 883-3312. The fair will feature more than 40 vendors with lots of arts and crafts.

October 26 Sunday
Arizona State Fair, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, various hours, Oct. 10, $5 to $10, www.azstatefair.com

October 27 Monday
Artsy Smartsy: Italian Mini Murals, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 materials fee, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Let your inner artist shine with this series of classes focusing on art history, art making and storytelling in a variety of media.

October 28 Tuesday
Tuesday Morning Music and Tea Series: Studio E225 Voice Recital, 10:30 a.m., Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, registration required, (480) 596-2660, http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu. The students of Judy May present a program of Broadway selections.

October 29 Wednesday
Sunsationals Meeting, 10 a.m., Sunland Village East, 2145 S. Farnsworth Dr., Mesa, free, reservations required, (480) 354-7151. The Sunsationals host a meeting for new tap dancers who want to learn. Lessons are $25 monthly; no charge for practice sessions.

Elder Financial Abuse, 1 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Participants will learn about the persuasion tactics used by investment fraudsters and offer tips to reducing the possibility of becoming a victim.

October 30 Thursday
Journey to Well-being, 9 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This month, Sun Health is hosting a Community Health Tour at the Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing.

October 31 Friday
Halloween Dance Party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $7, (480) 832-9003. Everyone is welcome to dress in costume to the dance which features music by The Breeze. 


 

West Phoenix
October 1 Wednesday
The West Side Tremble Clefs, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Shepherd of the Desert Church, 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 297-2608, (623) 293-1836. The West Side Tremble Clefs is a singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease, their partners and caregivers.

Strength Training for Health, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  In this low-intensity class, participants will use bands, body weight and other items to train upper and lower body muscle groups.

October 2 Thursday
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk, 9:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Hormone replacement therapy is used to relieve menopause symptoms, especially hot flashes and osteoporosis.

Every Body Walk!, 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. Find out why walking is the perfect prescription to help prevent and manage many chronic diseases.

October 3 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 a lecture by Matei Georgescu, assistant professor, Arizona State University, who will discuss “Environmental Impacts of Large Scale Urbanization.”

Exercise: The Magic Bullet, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. Learn about why exercise is important.

October 4 Saturday
Food Truck Caravan, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, corner of Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, free admission, (480) 443-0322, www.experiencescottsdale.com. Find up to 15 of the Valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving food from around the world.

October 5 Sunday
XTERRA Trail Run, 6 a.m., Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear, $45 to $55, http://aztrailrace.com/code/Estrella.html or www.4peaksracing.com.  The 8K and 20K courses will challenge beginner and experienced trail runners alike.

October 6 Monday
What Keeps You Up at Night?, 1 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, free, (623) 455-5633. Join planned giving attorney Renee Brida to learn more about the specific areas of concern that retirees face and what we can do to make sure this part of life is truly worry free.

Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage, 1:30 p.m., repeats Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. Join the group for a three-part to hear practical answers to questions that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

October 7 Tuesday
Senior Savings Day, all day, area Walgreens stores. Seniors ages 55 and older who are Balance Rewards members, as well as AARP members, receive 20 percent off regularly priced items.

Taking Care of Your Heart: Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age, 9:30 a.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Memorial Hall West, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required. Featured topic is “Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age.”

Memory Care Caregiver Support Group, 1:30 p.m., repeats Oct. 21, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, www.sunhealth.org. Sun Health introduces a new support group specifically for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any type of dementia.

Take a Tour of the Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, 11:30 a.m., repeats Oct. 21, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. Learn about the resources the center has to offer.

October 8 Wednesday
Breast Density and Early Detection, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. Specialists will disease how highly dense breasts can hide cancerous lesions and can also be overexamined for false positives.

Improving Blood Pressure with DASH Eating Plan, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan, or DASH, is based on scientific research to promote healthy blood pressure.

October 9 Thursday
The Sun Lakes Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, 12:45 p.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, Lecky Center, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, (602) 652-3000, halib72@gmail.com or reggiefaith@gmail.com.  The group will discuss “Daily Issues of Hearing Loss.”

Brain Fitness: Growth Throughout Life, 9 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A specialist will offer tips on maximizing brainpower to keep minds sharp for a lifetime.

How to Cook for One or Two, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A dietitian will discuss tips on how to eat healthy while saving money at the grocery store and not wasting food.

October 10 Friday
Alzheimer’s Prevention Research: What You Need to Know, 10:30 a.m., Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Building B, Morin Auditorium, 10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (602) 230-2273. Join expert physician scientists from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and learn about new clinical trials aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

October 11 Saturday
Pennsylvania Social Club, 10 a.m., Golden Corral, 1318 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, charge for meals, (480) 832-5755. Meet other Pennsylvania natives.

October 12 Sunday
The Scottsdale Concert Band, 3:30 p.m., Saguaro High School Auditorium, 6250 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale, free, (602) 327-3168, www.scottsdaleconcertband.org.  Under the direction of Michele Kalo, the 75-member band will perform “Fanfare for a Celebration” by Gary D. Ziek; “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo,” by Malcolm Arnold; “Lincolnshire Posy,” by Percy Grainger; and “Suites of Old American Dances,” by Robert Russell Bennett.

October 13 Monday
The Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, donations requested to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, (480) 895-1162.
All of the Democratic candidates have been invited to stop in for one last opportunity to visit with Sun Lakes/Chandler residents before the general election.

Better Breathers Club, 2 p.m., The Colonnade Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This monthly education and support group is for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

October 14 Tuesday
Healthy, Well and Wise, 2 p.m., Sagewood, 4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, free, reservations required, (480) 359-3554. The luxury retirement community is hosting an afternoon for seniors to hear experts speak on the health benefits available at LifeCare communities.

Sun Lakes Republican Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, Arizona Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, (480) 802-0178, www.slgop.org.  The meeting will feature “Islam and Jihad,” a presentation on the ideological nature of Islam is focused on what non-Muslims need to know about Islam and why.

Advanced Annual Physical, 9:30 a.m., Church of the Palms, 14808 Boswell Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join physicians as they explore the myths associated with the outdated annual physical.

Mindfulness 101 and Mindfulness 102, 2 p.m., continues Oct. 16, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633. This two-part series presents an overview on mindfulness and how folks can use it for relaxation and symptom management.

October 15 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395, 11 a.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for meals, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com.  The meeting will include a recap of information from the NARFE National Convention.

Sheryl Crofoot, 6 p.m., Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N. 103rd St., Sun City, $5 members, $7 guests, (602) 369-4242, http://organmusic55.wix.com/organkeyboardclub.  A performer since age 12, Sheryl Crofoot has played in the National Roland Atelier Festival in the professional division for the last three years.

Breast Cancer Survivorship, 9:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Knowing what the next steps are before and after surgical or other breast cancer treatments can help ease the anxiety of breast cancer.

Circuit Training, 2 p.m., repeats Oct. 29, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Stations will be set up around the room featuring resistance bands, small hand weights, stability balls, a step and more.

October 16 Thursday
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Women’s Guild Christmas Craft Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., repeats Oct. 17, St. Michael’s Hall at Prince of Peace Church, 14818 W. Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West, free admission, (623) 214-5180.

Healthy Eating on a Budget, 10 a.m., Buckeye Community Center, 201 E. Center Ave., Buckeye, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This presentation includes senior nutrition guidelines, nutritious and low-cost sample meals and snacks, and community resources.

Coffee Club, 8:30 a.m., Edward Jones, 13236 N. Seventh St., Suite 6, Phoenix, free, reservations required, (602) 866-6309. Discuss current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting.

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk, 9:30 a.m., La Loma Care Center, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Hormone replacement therapy is used to relieve menopause symptoms, especially hot flashes and osteoporosis.

Common Disorders of the Diabetic Foot, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org

October 17 Friday
Boogie Nights Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West. $5 members, $6 guests, (602) 679-4220, www.scwdanceforhealth.com.  Host and DJ Kort Kurdi will spin greatest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

“Trouble at the Tropicabana,” various times, Oct. 17 through Oct. 21, Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes, $30, (480) 895-7275, www.slctinfo.com.  This show, a tribute to “I Love Lucy,” allows patrons to witness a murder and have the opportunity to guess who did it.

Diabetes Self-Management Education: Eight-Week Series, begins 8:30 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.  This class provides the guidance needed to help prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health status.

A Simple Screening Can Save Your Life, 1:30 p.m., El Dorado of Sun City, 10330 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A registered nurse, who has more than 10 years of experience with colon cancer screenings, will present the latest findings on the disease and early detection methods.

October 18 Saturday
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club of Sun City West’s Celebrate October Fest, 5 p.m. dinner, 6:15 p.m. waltz lesson, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. dancing, R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, (623) 546-6845.

October 19 Sunday
“Art in the Grove,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, free, (480) 888-9290, artists.superstitions@gmail.com www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com.  Artists of the Superstitions host a day of fine art, entertainment and wine tasting in the park-like setting of the olive mill.

October 20 Monday
Stand Up to Falling Down, 2 p.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Juniper Room, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Presented by exercise physiologist and health coach Rhonda Zonoozi, this class will reveal personal risk factors and how to make homes and surroundings safer.

October 21 Tuesday
Advance Directives, 10 a.m., RISE Learning for Life, 12535 W. Smokey Dr., Surprise, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. The workshop covers the process of making decisions regarding health care in the event that the older adult is no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.

October 22 Wednesday
Desert Palms Presbyterian Church Mission Committee’s Benefit Concert, 3:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 13459 W. Stardust Blvd., Sun City West, $10 tax-deductible donation, (623) 584-4602. Dan Reed will perform Latin American selections in a tribute to the church’s missions in the United States and South America. All proceeds will be distributed to Habitat for Humanity and Homeward Bound.

Diabetes Connection Support Group, 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633.

October 23 Thursday
Music and Memory, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Experience the healing strings of the harp, dynamic drum circles and loads of fun.

Nutrition Therapy for the Individual with Parkinson’s Disease, 10 a.m., Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Building B, Morin Auditorium, 10515 W. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Individuals with Parkinson’s may benefit from nutrition therapy.

Sit Less and Move More, 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.  Exercise physiologist and health coach Rhonda Zonoozi will address the risks of prolonged sitting and offer practical ways to move more throughout the day.

Introduction to the Mediterranean Style of Eating, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join a registered dietitian as she discusses the Mediterranean style of eating .

October 24 Friday
“Trouble at the Tropicabana,” various times, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, Sun Lakes Country Club, Phase One, 25425 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, $28, (480) 895-9274, www.slctinfo.com.  This show, a tribute to “I Love Lucy,” allows patrons to witness a murder and have the opportunity to guess who did it.

AARP Smart Driver, 8:30 a.m., The Colonnade Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, $15 AARP members, $20 nonmembers, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers aged 50-plus.

October 25 Saturday
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club’s Halloween Dance Party, 6:15 p.m. lesson, 7 p.m. dance, R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, $4 members, $6 guests, (623) 546-6845. Includes complimentary dessert buffet and costume contest at intermission.

October 26 Sunday
Arizona State Fair, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, various hours, Oct. 10, $5 to $10, www.azstatefair.com

October 27 Monday
Healthy Eating on a Budget, 1 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This presentation includes senior nutrition guidelines, nutritious and low-cost sample meals and snacks, and community resources.

You Can Exercise Safely with High Blood Pressure, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This informative nonexercise class will provide methods to manage high blood pressure, including regular physical activity.

October 28 Tuesday
The Connection Between Food and Mood, 9:30 a.m., La Loma Village, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join a registered dietitian to learn eating habits that can brighten your day and improve your well-being.

A Tale of Two Cases: Radiosurgery for Lung Cancer, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Dr. Sean Shirvani, radiation oncologist with MD Anderson, will discuss this surgery.

October 29 Wednesday
Women: Take an Active Role in Your Health, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This lecture is aimed at women and encouraging them to pay attention to all aspects of their health.

October 30 Thursday
Journey to Well-being, 9 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This month, Sun Health is hosting a Community Health Tour at the Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing.

October 31 Friday
Halloween Dance Party, 7 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $7, (480) 832-9003. Everyone is welcome to dress in costume to the dance which features music by The Breeze.
Tucson

October 1 Wednesday
Pima County Master Gardeners, 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Plant Clinic, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., free, 626-5161. Let a master gardener volunteer lead you through the beautiful gardens.

Journey for Control: Diabetes Education, 1 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. The four-week group session gives participants the info and tools they need to stay in control.

October 2 Thursday
Mexican Baseball Fiesta, 5:30 p.m., repeats 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct 4, and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way, free to $15, $6 seniors 55 and older, 546-5466. This year’s event will include a group of the top instructional league players from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals.

October 3 Friday
“I and You,” 7:30 p.m., repeats 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 3 p.m. Oct. 5, The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave., $30, 882-9721, www.invisibletheatre.com.  The play makes its southwest premiere at The Invisible Theatre.

October 4 Saturday
Oro Valley Classics Car and Truck Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Rd., $5, free for ages 10 and younger, $1 off for veterans and active duty military, 797-3959, www.saaca.org/classics_oldies.php.  The Oro Valley Classics Car and Trunk Show will feature awards on more than 150 automobiles, record painting, root beer floats, a hula-hoop competition and more.

Marana Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m., Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd., free, 382-1950. From bluegrass and country to flamenco and jazz fusion, the musical menu for this outdoor event can entertain all tastes.

October 5 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. Sundays, except Oct. 19, American Legion, 5845 E. 22nd St., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Dancers are asked to participate in a finger-food potluck.

October 6 Monday
Art Talk with Sandy Cord, 1:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Sandy Cord will give an in-depth presentation on how Fredrick Remington’s drawings and paintings changed the view of many who felt soldiers remained in the cavalry after the Civil War because they could not succeed in civilian life.

October 7 Tuesday
Senior Savings Day, all day, area Walgreens stores. Seniors ages 55 and older who are Balance Rewards members, as well as AARP members, receive 20 percent off regularly priced items.

Maintain Your Healthy Balance, 10:30 a.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Steve Ochoa and Barbara Applebaum will discuss balancing body and brain health.

Parkinson’s Education: Exercise and Parkinson’s, 2 p.m. p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. For people with Parkinson’s disease and their family members.

October 8 Wednesday
Improving Your Aging Voice, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Dr. Daniel Boone will share why seniors’ voices change with age and what they can do to change that.

Elder Circle, 10:30 a.m. TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join the group for a safe place to share life experiences and celebrate achievements of aging.

Comprehensive Stroke: Types, Diagnosis and Treatment, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join Dr. David Teeple from the Center for Neurosciences for this lecture.

October 9 Thursday
Green Valley Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., La Perla at La Posada, 635 S. Park Center Ave., free, reservations required, 626-2901. 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.

Oro Valley Concert Series, 6 p.m., Oro Valley Marketplace, southwest corner of Oracle and Tangerine roads, free, 797-3959. The Town of Oro Valley and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have created an evening concert series offering a community-enriching experience.

Positive Aging for Women Conference, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 8051 E. Broadway, $10, registration required, 324-1960.

October 10 Friday
Friends of the Pima County Public Library’s Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 13, Book Barn on 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, 795-3763, www.pimafriends.com.  Seniors ages 55 and older receive a 25-percent discount on Saturday.

October 11 Saturday
Pima County Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pima County Cooperative Extension Office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., free, 626-5161. Master gardeners will be selling a variety of fruit trees and shrubs, cacti and succulents, ground covers, vines and flowering plants.

October 12 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. Sundays except Oct. 19, American Legion, 5845 E. 22nd St., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Dancers are asked to participate in a finger-food potluck.

October 13 Monday
Tucson Community Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m., University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 Campbell Ave., free, reservations required, 626-2901.

Worried About Memory Loss? 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join Terri Waldman, MSW, for an overview of how to know when it’s time to worry.

Laugh Your Way to a Healthier Life, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Dr. Gulshan Sethi will discuss how laughter therapy can reduce anxiety and stress, help manage pain and bolster the immune system.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 11 a.m., Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, Ramada 22, free, 400-3456. Current and retired federal employees, spouses, guests and visitors are invited to a potluck where primary election winders will be presenting their viewpoints.

October 14 Tuesday
History Talk with Sue Ward, 10:30 a.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Sue Ward, international relations specialist, will lead a nonpartisan discussion on the nation’s voting process and some key propositions on this year’s ballot.

Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join TMC audiologist, Shawna Bohn, as she shares information about hearing issues.

Alzheimer’s Film and Discussion with “Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts,” 1:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Documentary with the scientific facts, economic reality, emotional toll of Alzheimer’s disease.

October 15 Wednesday
“Panama: Through the Rainforest and The Canal,” 11 a.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Dr. Howard Topoff will discuss the wealth of wildlife of Panama.

Pro-Active Wellness Series: Golden Years, Golden Brain...Memory for Life, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join Jill Jones as she shares information to help participants make changes for a healthier life.

October 16 Thursday
Green Valley Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, free, 396-3701, hanson24013@msn.com.  Marsha Allen will discuss “Things I Wish I Knew at the Beginning,” while JoAnn Herbst and Edy Sly talk about “Bring Your Ancestors to Life.”

Create with a Chef, 10:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join the chef to learn how to make healthy harvest soup, then stay for a soup and salad lunch.

Lyric: The Invisible Hearing Aid, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Community Performance and Art Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd., free, 399-7633. Lyric is the only extended-wear hearing aid on the market. The seminar is designed to discuss candidacy for the product, pros/cons and overall expectations for the Lyric compared to other hearing solutions on the market.

October 17 Friday
Hoarding 101, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join Lisa O’Neill, MPH, as she explains hoarding, why people hoard, and discusses what does and doesn’t help.

October 18 Saturday
Arts in the Plaza Fine Art and Jazz Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Philip’s Plaza, 4280 N Campbell Ave., free, 529-2775, www.saaca.org/Arts_in_the_Plaza.php.  The twice-annual outdoor festival offers musical performances, kids’ activities and more than 50 artists.

October 19 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8051 E. Broadway Blvd., $3, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking, nonalcoholic dance. Dancers are asked to participate in a finger-food potluck.

Southern AZ Author Series, 11:30 a.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Classroom 3, by donation, 322-0832, robinpeelmarketingpr@gmail.com.  Tucson author Victor E. Smith reads a passage from “The Anathemas,” a novel about reincarnation and restitution, and discusses its historical and spiritual message. He also previews his new novel, “The Perfect.”

October 20 Monday
Sweater Nanas, 9 a.m., Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free, 594-5295.

October 21 Tuesday
Everything You Wanted to Know About Medicare...But Were Afraid to Ask, 1 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Join the benefits advisers from the Q&A Group and learn about the upcoming changes to Medicare.

October 22 Wednesday
Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oro Valley Branch Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, free admission, 594-5670.

October 23 Thursday
Women’s Health Series: Breast Health, 2 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Join TMC Women’s Center staff for education and light refreshments as they discuss this important topic.

“I Love Books” Group, 2 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Virginia Wise and the group discuss “Breakfast with Buddha,” by Roland Merullo.

October 24 Friday
“Church Basement Ladies,” 7:30 p.m., repeats 3 p.m. Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd., $12 to $24, 742-9079. The play is Waypoint’s first production in its new performance venue.

October 25 Saturday
Double Yard Sales, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saddlebrooke and Saddlebrooke Retirement Communities, free admission, 818-1000, 818-6010. Articles for sale include household items, pictures, linens, clothing and small furniture.

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., repeats 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 5910 E. Fifth St., $1, free for kids 12 and younger, and military with ID, 622-2265, www.tucsoninternationalfestival.org.  Event features authentic cuisine from Syria, Greece and Eastern Europe, imported beer and wine, and entertainment from around the world.

Caring For and Coping with Tremors, 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Learn more about essential tremors, including surgical management and patient coping skills.

The Forum’s 25th Anniversary Family Fun Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. Come enjoy a farmers market, new model car show, live entertainment and food trucks.

October 26 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. Sundays except Oct. 19, American Legion, 5845 E. 22nd St., $2, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Dancers are asked to participate in a finger-food potluck.

Jose Solorzano, 3 p.m., Oro Valley Church of Christ, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way, $15, 742-7333. “Fantasy and Passion” will be the theme of a piano recital presented by Jose Solórzano.

October 27 Monday
Better Breathers Club, 1 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, reservations required, 325-4800. This month, Jim and Mary Nelson speak about living well with lung disease. Jim had COPD before receiving a double-lung transplant, and Mary speaks about caregiver issues.

October 28 Tuesday
Health Enhancement Meditation, 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Marcey Rosin, Lac, introduces the theory of Chinese health therapies and teaches an easy meditative practice for stress reduction.

Alzheimer’s Film and Discussion: Part One—The Memory Loss Tapes,” 1:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. This film provides an intimate and gripping portrait of seven individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease.

October 29 Wednesday
Digital Download for the iPad Help Session, 8:30 a.m., Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 W. River Rd., free, 594-5345.

October 30 Thursday
Shop Before You Drop: Funeral Expenses, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, reservations required, 324-4345. Ruth Bennett of the Funeral Consumer Alliance will discuss important information people regarding paying for funerals.

October 31 Friday
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