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April 1 Tuesday
MS Disease Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays in April, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com

Intermediate Line Dancing Lessons, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Senior Medicare Patrol: Fraud, Identity Theft and Medicare, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but reservations required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. During this workshop participants will learn how to protect themselves from scams that target Medicare beneficiaries like fraud and identity theft.

April 2 Wednesday
GriefShare, 9:30 a.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 13131 Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, $15, (623) 546-6228, office@colchurch.com, www.colchurch.com.  This nationally acclaimed nondenominational 13-week program has been held at Crown of Life for the past eight years and is highly acclaimed for the assistance it provides grievers.

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

Healthy Cooking Demo, 10 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Canasta, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Tai Chi and Qigong, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A form of moving energy derived from Chinese martial arts, it consists of a series of slow, fluid movements done softly and gently using breathing techniques for healthy biorhythms.

April 3 Thursday
Chronic Pain Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursdays in April, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Beginning Line Dance Lessons, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Movie Day with “Delivery Man,” 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Yoga for Every Body, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A gentle yoga class specifically helpful for seniors with movement disorders.

Zumba Plus, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A Latin-inspired dance and fitness class for those 50-plus.

April 4 Friday
The Engineers Club of the West Valley Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, $18, (623) 544-0942, (623) 214-2642, jeromemmiller@msn.com. The luncheon will be followed by a lecture by Todd Sanders, president of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Benevilla Goes to Hollywood, 5:30 p.m., Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, $75 to $150, (623) 584-4999. Join the biggest stars from last year’s Benevilla on Broadway in a family friendly dinner show as Benevilla Goes to Hollywood. Proceeds benefit Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier nonprofit supporting independence, nourishing caregivers and building community.

Myron Sommerfeld and His Music of the Stars, 7 p.m., Mesa Regal, 4700 E. Main St., Mesa, $7, (480) 981-5118, www.nbea.com/mso.htm.

Friday Night Dance, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $7, (480) 832-9003. Dance to the sounds of Reign N Country.

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

Euchre, 9 a.m. Fridays, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 5 Saturday
The Desert Valley Orchid Society (DVOS), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6, Baker Nursery, 3414 N. 40th St., Phoenix, free, (602) 955-4500. There will be orchid displays, a plant sale, workshops on “Growing Orchids in the Desert,” “Growing Orchids in Your Home,” “How and When to Repot Orchids” and other orchid culture topics.

Upper Peninsula Club of Michigan’s Spring Luncheon, 12 p.m., I&J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, charge for meals, reservations by April 3, (623) 977-2002.

April 6 Sunday
Sun City Women’s Chorus Concert, 2 p.m., Sun Dial Auditorium, 14801 103rd Ave., Sun City, $5, (623) 933-7647. The 70-member Sun City Women’s Chorus welcomes spring with its “Music in Bloom” concert. Featured guest is well-known trumpet player Dan Reed. Patrons will hear songs like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “St. Louis Blues” and “All Through the Night.”

Sonoran Sounds’ Spring Concert, 3 p.m., Sun City West Christian Church, 20803 N. 151st Ave., Sun City West, free-will donation, (623) 876-1327, The last concert for director Clarence “Clare” Doornbos, who is retiring after the performance.

April 7 Monday
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mondays in April, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free but reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Doc Talk: Parkinson’s, 10 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Caps for the Cure Knitting Crochet Group, 1 p.m., repeats April 21, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 8 Tuesday
Language of Love Brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Superstition Springs Golf Club, 6542 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, $13, (480) 357-7538. Special feature is a guest appearance by Nancy Nemitz, a professional organizer. Terri Schmitt will also perform.

Heart Health Presentation and Doc Talk, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., SCAN Helath Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. During the event, participants can learn about the seven most important steps to a healthier heart. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss heart-related questions and concerns with a doctor.

April 9 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., 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 am. on the fourth Wednesday for breakfast.

Rabbit Therapy, 1 p.m., Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St., Glendale, free, (623) 930-4321. Come see and hold Riki and Sweetheart, two beautiful bunnies. Their handler, Diana Gunning, will explain how Love on a Leash works and answers visitors’ questions.

LifeSync Purposeful Living: Finding Joy and Meaning in Any Stage of Life, 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Vitamins and Supplements, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center at 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Discussion provides the best recommendations for seniors to improve their health and help them to save money by avoiding unnecessary supplements.

April 10 Thursday
“2014 Update on Devices and Therapies for Tinnitus Relief,” 12:45 p.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, Lecky Center, 9330 E. Riggs Rd, Sun Lakes, free, (602) 652-3000, halib72@gmail.com, reggiefaith@gmail.com.

Movie Day with “Hercules: The Legend Begins,” 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 11 Friday
Sun City Grand Music Club’s Desert Divas Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m., Sonoran Plaza, Sun City Grand, 19753 N. Remington, Surprise, $10, (623) 975-2284, www.scgrandmusicclub.com. The 30-voice Sun City Grand Women’s vocal ensemble will be bringing to the stage a wide variety of music, including show tunes, pop standards and new originals.

The State of Oregon Club’s Picnic, 1 p.m., Beardsley Park, 12755 Beardsley Rd., Sun City West, $3, $5 nonmembers, (623) 975-7076, (541) 551-0705, oregonsocialclub@gmail.com. Open to everyone who has lived in Oregon, who has family in the state or who has an interest in the “Beaver State.”

Sun City Christian Women’s Club Brunch, 9 a.m., Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, $15, (623) 933-0217, (623) 444-4293. Terri Schmitt, former retail buyer and current owner of My Specialtea, will present “The Language of Love.” The featured presentation is “High Fashion on a Low Budget.”

Sun City West/Surprise Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Corte Bella Country Club, 22129 N. Mission Dr., Sun City West, $23, (623) 255-5352. Terri Schmitt, former retail buyer and current owner of My Specialtea, will present “Everything Old is New Again.”

April 12 Saturday
Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s Guild’s “An English Garden Fashion Party,” 12 p.m., Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, $25, (623) 584-2327. Fashions by Draper’s and Damon’s. Entrée choices are pan-seared salmon or chicken piccata.

Pancake Breakfast, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $3.50 at the door, (480) 832-9003.

April 13 Sunday
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix’s “Joyful Noise: A Celebration of Sacred Text and Music,” 3 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, $15 to $20, www.orpheus.org.

April 14 Monday
West Valley Genealogical Society, 1:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 933-4945, www.azwvgs.org. Leonard Marcisz, who serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Historical Society, will be the guest speaker.

Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Mirror Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., bring nonperishable food items for Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, (480) 895-1378, (480) 895-1162. Guest speaker is Terry Goddard, Secretary of State candidate.

Managing Diabetes, 10:15 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Quilting Group, 1 p.m., repeats April 28, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 15 Tuesday
Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., April 15, April 22 and April 29, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. This six-week workshop uses interaction, goal setting, problem solving and action planning to help participants gain the necessary skills to manage diabetes.

Matter of Balance Workshop, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday for eight weeks, SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Because accidental falls can turn into serious injuries for seniors, the Matter of Balance Workshop is a must for seniors who want to learn skills to avoid falls.

April 16 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395, 11 a.m., Brother’s Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., charge for meals, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com. The tentative speaker is Diane Skaff, geriatric care manager from senior support solutions, who will discuss assessment for caregiver needs.

Caregiver Forum: “De-Clutter Your Life, De-Clutter Your Mind,” 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fellowship Square, 35 W. Brown Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 962-5612. Expert guest speakers will present professional advice on problems involved in chronic disorganization. Learn how your stressful role as a caregiver can be lightened as you master your own and your loved one’s clutter challenges.

Entertainment Extravaganza, 1 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, free with canned food item to support Vista del Camino’s Food Bank, (480) 312-1700, www.scottsdaleaz.gov/seniors. The Entertainment Extravaganza features more than 25 performers with singing, dancing, magic and comedy acts.

Tai Chi Video, 9:30 a.m., repeats April 30, Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Nutrition Series: Bone Health, 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Healthy Cooking Demonstration, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A healthy cooking demonstration featuring foods that support “healthy habits” like physical activity.

April 17 Thursday
Movie Day with “Saving Mr. Banks,” 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 18 Friday
Birthday Celebration Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 19 Saturday
Picture Perfect Lost Dutchman State Park Wine Tasting, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lost Dutchman State Park, 6109 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, $15 to $75, (480) 982-4485, www.pictureperfectpark2.eventbrite.com. Lost Dutchman State Park will play host to food from the Mining Camp Restaurant and just the right bold red or crisp white wine from Action Wine and Spirits U.S.A. Steve “Dr. Sky” Kates serves as emcee.

April 20 Sunday
Easter Champagne Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McCormick Ranch Golf Course, 7505 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, $21.95 to $44.95, (480) 948-0260, www.mccormickranchgolf.com. The brunch will feature a variety of menu offerings (eggs, assorted breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, fresh-baked muffins, pastries and croissants, smoked salmon, fresh fruits, spring vegetable medley, salads), decadent desserts, sparkling wine and mimosas.

April 21 Monday
Guitar Club, 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Fountain Hills Branch Library, 12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, free, (602) 652-3000, www.mcldaz.org. Bring your guitar and shred.

April 22 Tuesday
Extended Spring Training: Cleveland Indians vs. San Diego Padres, 10:30 a.m., Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, free, (623) 878-4337, www.padres.com.  During “Extended Spring Training,” players compete and play for spots on the Low-A and rookie-affiliate teams that start their seasons in early June.

April 23 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 9 a.m., 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 am. on the fourth Wednesday for breakfast.

Stretch Class Video, 9:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Affordable Meal Planning, 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

Feng Shui Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free but registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. A Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment will be explained during the Feng Shui Workshop.

April 24 Thursday
Movie Day with “Grudge Match,” 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.

April 25 Friday
Rhythm Tappers’ ‘Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick,” 7 p.m., repeats 7 p.m. April 26, and 2 p.m. April 27, Stardust Theatre, 12702 Stardust Blvd., Sun City West, $7, (623) 584-6056. Sixty Rhythm Tappers will wow the audience with their “nimble feet,” and nine singers will have the audience singing along.

April 26 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 at the door, (480) 832-9003.

Cruise-In for Vets: Car and Motorcycle Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, free admission, $25 to $30 to enter, (480) 250-4445, marketingpro@cox.net. The fundraiser will feature classic, custom, street rod, muscle car and truck vehicles and motorcycles. There will be raffle prizes (tickets available), vendors, live music, food and drink, free wine tasting and more.

April 27 Sunday
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix’s “Joyful Noise: A Celebration of Sacred Text and Music,” 3 p.m., Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa, $15 to $20, www.orpheus.org.

The West Valley Genealogical Society and Library’s Photograph Scanning Service, 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, 20 cents per scan, (623) 933-4945, (623) 266-1330, www.azwvgs.org/photostocd.asp.  Utilizing a Kodak High Speed Scanner, patrons can have more than 300 photos scanned onto a DVD in just one hour by appointment.

April 28 Monday
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies, 6:40 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $10 to $185, www.arizonadiamondbacks.mlb.com.  Led by Paul Goldschmidt, the D-backs take on the visiting Rockies in this MLB matchup.

April 29 Tuesday
ASU Student Film Festival, 7 p.m., Harkins Valley Art Theatre, 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, $8, (480) 446-7272, www.herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

April 30 Wednesday
Around the World in 60 Minutes—Morocco, 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., free, (480) 325-4707.


 

Tucson

April 1 Tuesday
Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Join a local birding expert on a guided walk to see a variety of ducks and shorebirds, sparrows, hawks and warblers.

April 2 Wednesday
“Battles of the Bad Back,” 6 p.m., The University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus, DuVal Auditorium, Room 2600, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., free but registration required, 626-5040, livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu, www.arthritis.arizona.edu.  Physical therapist and author Randy Raugh will discuss noninvasive ways to treat and prevent low back pain.

April 3 Thursday
“Zee’s” Inlaid Mesquite Furniture and Art with Gems and Fossils Artist Reception, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline, free but reservations required, 623-4000. Zee Haag, known professionally as “Zee,” inlays exquisitely handmade mesquite furniture and copper art pieces with minerals, gems and fossils.

April 4 Friday
Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde, free, 594-5275.

April 5 Saturday
The German-American Club’s Blumentanz 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd., $8 (dinner), $8 (dance), 546-6663. Meals served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Event includes door prizes, raffle, music by Ken Novak and a performance by The Polynesian Dancers.

Paint Out in the Park, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Rd., free but reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Signature Artist Walter Porter to learn techniques for painting landscape scenes in the open air.

Nature Nights: Evening Owl Walk, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov

April 6 Sunday
Bob Kay, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Singles and Friends Inc., 2447 N. Los Altos, $4, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Bring snacks for the potluck.

Heirloom Farmers Markets’ “Viva La Local Food Festival: Celebrating Joyous Local Food!” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rillito Downs, 4502 N. First Ave., free, www.vivalalocalfoodfest.com. With more than 80 Heirloom Farmers Market vendors, 50-plus local restaurants, local breweries and wineries, Viva La Local Food Festival will be the place to go for everything local food.

Arizona Choral Society’s Spring Concert, 3:30 p.m., Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd., $12 in advance or $15 day of show, 327-4296. The group will perform a musical Lenten journey of master works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and Contemporary periods.

Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats April 13 and April 27, Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of the park, and gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site.

April 7 Monday
Art Talk with Sandy Cord, 1:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Tucson Museum of Art docent Sandy Cord will give an in-depth presentation on Louis Comfort Tiffany, who is best known for his work in stained glass.

April 8 Tuesday
History Talk with Sue Ward, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Sue Ward, an international relations specialist, will discuss “Great Decisions—Islam’s Awakenings.”

Birding at Hacienda de la Canoa, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free but reservations required, 877-6004, CanoaRanch@pima.gov.

April 9 Wednesday
Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free but reservations required, 877-6004, CanoaRanch@pima.gov. Architectural preservationist Simon Herbert discusses the processes and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at the site.

April 10 Thursday
Pima County School Retirees, 12 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1200 N. Campbell Ave., $9, 748-1720. The organization honors a member with the PCSRA Service Award. Open to all former school employees.

Green Valley Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Zuni Room, La Perla at La Posada, 635 S. Park Center Ave., Green Valley, free but 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.

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees Inc., 11 a.m., The Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., $11, 722-7994, 885-5649. All veteran railroad employees—retired or still working—are cordially invited to hear speaker author William Kalt.

April 11 Friday
Southern Arizona Women's Chorus, 7 p.m., Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 404-3148, www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org. Join the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus for “Medley Madness,” a selection of energetic chorus medleys from George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer, including standards from the big band and swing eras.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson’s Issues and Eggs Breakfast: “Jobs Won’t Grow on Cacti...Without Help,” 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way, $42.50, 327-7652, www.lwvgt.org. Daisy Jenkins of Daisy Jenkins and Associates will speak about requirements needed to be employed in today’s workforce. Other panelists will offer information on their perspective on employment solutions.

April 12 Saturday
Tucson Christian Writers’ Group, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Amphitheater Bible Church, 226 W. Prince Rd., free, www.tucsonchristianwriters.org. Jenne Acevedo will speak about “Time Management for Writers.”

Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Home and Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., throughout Tucson, $140, $125 members, $240 per couple, 326-9686, www.tucsonbotanical.org.  Guests will start off the day with a brunch at The Gardens and then hop on special transport to six homes and end at a special reception home for wine and cheese after the tour.

SaddleBrooke Spring Art and Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mountainview Clubhouse, 38759 Mountainview Blvd., free admission, 818-0277. More than 90 resident artists will show off their work.

Resident Art Show and Open House, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Stop by and see fabulous mixed media art created by Forum residents.

Stroke Check, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., TMC Marshall Conference Center, 5301 E. Grant Rd., free, 324-4345, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar. No appointment necessary. Last intake at 11:30 a.m. Eight-hour fasting recommended.

April 13 Sunday
Bob Kay, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Singles and Friends Inc., 2447 N. Los Altos, $4, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Bring snacks for the potluck.

Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus, 4 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Rd., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 404-3148, www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org. Join the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus for “Medley Madness,” a selection of energetic chorus medleys from George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer, including standards from the big band and swing eras.

Worldwide Travel Talks Presents: Mexico, Without Tickets or Reservations, 2:30 p.m., Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd., free, 594-5365. Willy and Steve Campos offer a presentation on their trip.

April 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 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.

Brain Week, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, Seniors Classrooms, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but reservations required, 324-4345, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar. Sessions include “Reiki and Mindful Breathing for Stress Control” and “The Complex Brain.”

April 15 Tuesday
Brain Week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections, Seniors Classrooms, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but reservations required, 324-4345, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar. Sessions include “Oh My Aching Head!” and “All About Parkinson’s Disease.”

April 16 Wednesday
Brain Week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections Seniors Classrooms, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but reservations required, 324-4345, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar. Sessions include “The Warning Signs of Memory Loss vs. Alzheimer’s,” “Living with Memory Loss” and “Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: A Guide to Living with the Disease.”

April 17 Thursday
Green Valley Genealogical Society, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, free, 396-4630, joannherbst@cox.net. The main program features Betsy Frith Gotsponer discussing “Recognizing Errors—This Doesn’t Look Right.” The short program is “Henry Samson, Mayflower Passenger” by John Bird.

Brain Week, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections Seniors Classrooms, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but reservations required, 324-4345, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar. Sessions include “Exercise for Brain Change” and “Brain Recovery.”

April 18 Friday
Brain Week, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., TMC Healthy Living Connections Seniors Classrooms, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but reservations required, 324-4345, www.tmcaz.com/CommunityCalendar. Session is “Nutrition and Brain Health.”

April 19 Saturday
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit HSSA, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Healthy You Network (HYN) Resource Center, 3913 E. Pima St., free admission, 207-7503. HYN will host Tucson’s participation in the 2014 annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.

Third Saturday Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Ave., free, 360-1880, MHArtistCoop@gmail.com. Many Hands will have visiting artists as well as courtyard artists. This month’s theme is “Garden Art.”

April 20 Sunday
Bob Kay, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Singles and Friends Inc., 2447 N. Los Altos, $4, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Bring snacks for the potluck.

April 21 Monday
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr., charge for meals (senior menu $7.95), 400-3456. The topic this month is the nurse/advocate program.

April 22 Tuesday
Dragons and Damsels, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sweetwater Wetlands, 2667 W. Sweetwater Dr., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Explore the worlds of dragonflies and damselflies with naturalist Jeff Babson.

April 23 Wednesday
Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free but reservations required, 877-6004, CanoaRanch@pima.gov.  Architectural preservationist Simon Herbert discusses the processes and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at the site.

April 24 Thursday
Cactus Hike, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 8451 W. McCain Loop Rd., free but reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Enjoy the showy flowers of the local cacti and learn about their ecology and uses.

April 25 Friday
A Night with the Stars, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd., free, 615-7855. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky.

April 26 Saturday
Desert Butterfly Walk, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Rd., free but reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join butterfly expert Jeff Babson on a walking tour to search for butterflies of the Arizona Uplands.

April 27 Sunday
Bob Kay, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Singles and Friends Inc., 2447 N. Los Altos, $4, 883-5491. The singing drummer/DJ plays “oldies but goodies” at a nonsmoking dance. Bring snacks for the potluck.

“Wine to Remember,” 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd., $50, $80 for two, 322-6601 or kraach@alz.org.  Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest.

April 28 Monday
Ask the Expert: Keeping Seniors Safe, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free but reservations required, 325-4800. Join Karen Kochhar, owner of Right at Home, as she conducts a discussion outlining the many precautions and simple changes seniors can make to help keep everyone safe.

April 29 Tuesday
Introduction to Computers, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Valencia Branch Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., free, 594-5390. In this course, students will learn Windows tips and tricks to make computing easier and fun.

April 30 Wednesday
Exploring Google, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Miller-Golf Links Branch Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd., free, 594-5355. In this course, students will learn about some other useful and fun features of Google, including news, maps, videos, calendars and health and financial information.