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September 1 Monday
Happy Labor Day from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50!

September 2 Tuesday
MS Disease Treatment Discussion, 4 p.m., Tuesdays in September, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

September 3 Wednesday
Fibromyalgia Treatment Discussion, 4 p.m., Wednesdays in September, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Healthy Cooking Demo, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter

Affordable Meal Planning, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Balanced Body, 9:15 a.m., repeats Sept. 10 and Sept. 17, 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 in which participants use chairs to strengthen their core and legs to improve balance and flexibility.

September 4 Thursday
Conversations about Dementia, 5:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. The education workshop will offer tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia. This workshop is not appropriate for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

Movies with Popcorn with “Winter’s Tale,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Chronic Pain Treatment Discussion, 4 p.m., Thursdays in September, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Do You Have Computer Vision Syndrome? 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Phoenix-Juniper Branch Library, 1825 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, free, (623) 572-3353. Presented by Balamurali Vasudevan, Ph.D., assistant professor, Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry.

Laughter Wellness, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Seniors will have a blast during this unique exercise routine, which combines unconditional laughter with yoga breathing.

September 5 Friday
Arthritis/Neuropathy Treatment Discussion, 4 p.m., Fridays in September, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

September 6 Saturday
Singles Fair and Ball, 6 p.m., Doubletree’s Paradise Valley Resort, 5401 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, $13 to $15, (602) 230-4172. The evening is broken into two parts: From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., meet the owners and members of some of the Valley’s singles groups and services; at 8 p.m. the dancing begins.

Experience Italy, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $10 to $18, (480) 478-6000, www.MIM.org. Experience “la dolce vita” at MIM as it celebrates Italian music and culture.

September 7 Sunday
Experience Italy, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $10 to $18, (480) 478-6000, www.MIM.org. Experience “la dolce vita” at MIM as it celebrates Italian music and culture.

September 8 Monday
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Discussion, 4 p.m., Mondays in September, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, donate nonperishable food items, (480) 895-1162. Speaker for the evening will be Jonathan Alanis with the Arizona Advocacy Network.

Craft Day, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Sept. 22, Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter

September 9 Tuesday
Introduction to Modern Square Dance, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Valley Singles Square Dance Club, 301 S. Signal Butte Blvd., Apache Junction, first class free, $5 thereafter, (480) 215-1047. Join instructor Dale Dockery, make new friends and learn the basics of modern square dancing.

Heart Health and Doc Talk, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

September 10 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m. lunch, repeats 9 a.m. Sept. 24, with breakfast, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for food, (480) 610-9864, jilancotot@cox.net  Group shares stories from Michigan—past and present.

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Australia, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Medication Safety Seminar, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter

Brain Gym Boot Camp, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $25, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. For those older than 50 who want to learn additional ways to promote brain health with brain activities that will give them a great mental “workout.”

Clean Eating, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. One of the hottest topics in nutrition, Clean Eating will teach seniors what it means to “eat clean” and how to choose and prepare foods in their closest form to nature.

September 11 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chelsea’s Kitchen, 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix, $2 hospitality fee in addition to gratuity, (602) 957-2555. The Arizona Roadhouse menu features stylist renditions of ceviche, fried chicken, short ribs and duck tacos.

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

September 12 Friday
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Wesley Community Center, 1300 S. 10th St., Phoenix, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, this workshop is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

September 13 Saturday
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 5:10 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $16 to $165, (602) 462-6500, www.azdiamondbacks.com

September 14 Sunday
Sarah Jarosz, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $32.50 to $37.50, (480) 478-6000, www.MIM.org.  Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz was seemingly born a musician—she was already a virtuoso on mandolin by the time she was 10.

September 15 Monday
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Paradise Valley Senior Center, 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, this workshop is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Health Awareness: High Cholesterol, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Japanese Brush Painting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 materials, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

September 16 Tuesday
Scottsdale Civil War Round Table, 6:40 p.m., Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, free, (480) 699-5844, www.scottsdalecwrt.org. Tom Parson will speak about the campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg.

Living with Arthritis and Doc Talk, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

September 17 Wednesday
Conversations about Dementia, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Gilbert, Room 142, 331 S. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. Conversations about Dementia is an education workshop that will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. This workshop is not appropriate for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease to attend.

West Side Tremble Clefs, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., repeats Sept. 24, Shepherd of the Desert Church, 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 297-2608, (623) 293-1836. The Tremble Clefs is a nationwide singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their partners and/or caregivers.

LifeSynch: The Best Advocate is a Self-Advocate, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

DIY: Plumbing, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Younger Onset, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. This education program provides answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

Cooking Clean Cooking Demo, 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. During this hands-on demonstration, seniors will learn what clean cooking is along with some of the best ways to make their own fresh, low-cost and simple, clean food.

Adjusting to Life with Aging Parents, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, free, registration required, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adjusting-to-life-with-aging-partents-a-special-presentation-for-the-sandwich-generation-tickets-12514409937. Join Elaine Poker-Yount, community liaison for Visiting Angels—East Valley, as she outlines “need-to-know” elder care information, clarifies common misconceptions, and shares unique and hard-to-find resource options to assist children in their struggles, free up their time and reduce some of the guilt they may be feeling as they determine the right options for their family.

September 18 Thursday
Live, Laugh, Learn!, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Brio Tuscan Grill, 15301 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, (480) 619-4097, support@drangeladerosa.com.  September is Menopause Awareness Month. Dr. Angela DeRosa will answer questions about what to expect before, during and after menopause.

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

September 19 Friday
Birthday Celebration: Ice Cream Social, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter

September 20 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 5:30 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2 at the door includes soda or popcorn ticket, (480) 832-9003. The evening is hosted by Sunland resident Pat Hurley.

Making Your Home Safe, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. Learn how to modify your home to make it a safer place for your loved one with Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses.

Health, Wealth and Beauty Conference, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 8235 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, $99, (602) 790-0252, www.wildboomerwomen.com/over40.  The Valley’s first “girlfriend event for women over 40” offers inspiration and guidance for building valuable friendships and preparing for the best part of life—the second half.

September 21 Sunday
Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:05 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, see website for pricing, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

September 22 Monday
Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Orientation, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545.

Mosaic Glass Class, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, $5 materials, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

September 23 Tuesday
Coffee with a Cop, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, free, (480) 312-0275. Scottsdale Police Crime Prevention Officer Toni Moag will meet with attendees to answer questions, provide crime prevention tips and assist with citizen requests.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free, (602) 528-0545. This one-hour workshop provides information that everyone should know about memory loss.

Healthy Eating on a Budget and Nutrition Bingo, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420.

September 24 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 9 a.m. breakfast, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for food, (480) 610-9864, jilancotot@cox.net.  Group shares stories from Michigan—past and present.

Nutrition Series: Healthy Eating to Control Cholesterol, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Celebrating Women’s Health and Fitness Day, this class will cover the health concerns of women older than 55 and those who are post menopausal.

Gardening Demo, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

September 25 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Culinary Dropout, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, in addition to gratuity, (480) 970-1700. Eat pretzel balls and caramel corn amid Culinary Dropout’s fetching decor of green chandeliers, plush banquettes and dramatic lounge chairs.

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

Life Reimagined, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Older adults who are ready to embrace the next chapter of their lives should plan to attend this AARP program which will guide participants through a step-by-step approach to envision, evaluate and make the next chapter of their lives a reality.

Live, Laugh, Learn!, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., VinciTorio’s, 1835 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, free, reservations required, (480) 619-4097, support@drangeladerosa.com.  September is Menopause Awareness Month. Dr. Angela DeRosa will answer questions about what to expect before, during and after menopause.

September 26 Friday
Mini Conference for Care Partners, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 739 W. Erie St., Chandler, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. The Mini Conference for Care Partners provides the opportunity for family members and friends of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to gain information and support from experts in their own communities.

Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show Senior Morning, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free admission for those 60 and older, (602) 485-1691, www.MCHomeShows.comwww.facebook.com/HomeShows.  The regular hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 through Sept. 27; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28.

September 27 Saturday
New Hope for Chronic Pain Patients, Restore of Arizona, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 20002 N. 19th Ave., Suite B-100, Phoenix, free but reservations required, (602) 714-1408 or restoreofaz.com

Soroptimist International of Mesa, 11 a.m., Mesa Women’s Club, 200 N. Macdonald, Mesa, $30, reservations required by Sept. 25, (480) 964-6400, pfimbres@cox.net. “It’s a Women’s World” International Tea features speakers Alice Wells, former president of Soroptimist International, and Shelly Esque from Intel.

Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, $2 to $5, (602) 485-1691, www.MCHomeShows.comwww.facebook.com/HomeShows

September 28 Sunday
Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, $2 to $5, (602) 485-1691, www.MCHomeShows.com, www.facebook.com/HomeShows

September 29 Monday
The Sun Cities Saddle Club, 9:30 a.m.., Wooddale Village Retirement Community, 18616 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 584-5696, suncitiessaddleclub@gmail.comwww.saddle.scwclubs.com.  The group, a trail riding and social club for seniors, holds its general meeting.

American Heart Association’s Go Red, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, reservations required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. Learn about gender disparities in heart disease and what you can do to lower your personal risk during this class.

September 30 Tuesday
Making Your Home Safe, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. Learn how to modify your home to make it a safer place for your loved one with Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses.

Cellphone Basics, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SCAN Health Education Center, 1400 E. Southern Ave., Suite 735, Tempe, free, registration required, (855) 901-7226, ext. 3420. 


 

West Phoenix
September 1 Monday
Happy Labor Day from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50.

September 2 Tuesday
Classic Movie Tuesday with “M*A*S*H*,” 12:30 p.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. Come see the 1970 movie starring Donald Sutherland and Tom Skerritt.

Managing Cholesterol with “TLC,” 2 p.m., continues Sept. 9, Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. This two-part series gives an overview of how cholesterol can be treated with TLC—therapeutic lifestyle change.

September 3 Wednesday
Fibromyalgia Treatment Discussion, 4 p.m., Wednesdays in September, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, registration required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

September 4 Thursday
Senior Mixer Dance, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, $4, (623) 773-7436. Admission for the afternoon of ballroom dancing includes refreshments.

Conversations about Dementia, 5:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. The education workshop will offer tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia. This workshop is not appropriate for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Connection Between Food and Mood, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Do You Have Computer Vision Syndrome? 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Phoenix-Juniper Branch Library, 1825 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, free, (623) 572-3353. Presented by Balamurali Vasudevan, Ph.D., assistant professor, Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry.

September 5 Friday
Discover 101—Diabetes and You, 10:45 a.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. This event includes a lecture on preventing and coping with diabetes.

September 6 Saturday
Experience Italy, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $10 to $18, (480) 478-6000, www.MIM.org. Experience “la dolce vita” at MIM as it celebrates Italian music and culture.

September 7 Sunday
Experience Italy, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $10 to $18, (480) 478-6000, www.MIM.org. Experience “la dolce vita” at MIM as it celebrates Italian music and culture.

September 8 Monday
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 7102 N. 58th Dr., Glendale, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, this workshop is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Better Breathers, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633. Monthly education and support group for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

September 9 Tuesday
Classic Movie Tuesday with “The Muppet Movie,” 12:30 p.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. Come watch the 1979 movie that stars Charles Durning and Mel Brooks.

Are Your Affairs in Order? 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 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.

Taking Care of Your Heart, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Banner Boswell Medical Center, Support Services Building, Memorial Hall West, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633.

Live, Laugh, Learn! 6 p.m., 8349 W. Bell Rd., Peoria, free, registration required, (480) 619-4097, support@drangeladerosa.com.  September is Menopause Awareness Month. Dr. Angela DeRosa will answer questions about what to expect before, during and after menopause.

September 10 Wednesday
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Foothills Public Library, Glendale, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545. This workshop is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Add Strength to Your Routine, 10 a.m., Sun City Grand Cimarron Center, 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org

September 11 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chelsea’s Kitchen, 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix, $2 hospitality fee in addition to gratuity, (602) 957-2555. The Arizona Roadhouse menu features stylist renditions of ceviche, fried chicken, short ribs and duck tacos.

Fabulous Fiber: Healthy Benefits and Strategies, 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.  Learn the many benefits of consuming adequate fiber in your diet.

Storm Clouds on the Horizon, 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.  An expert will discuss how to understand and interpret the changes our loved ones experience—from dementia to emotional changes.

Meditation: It’s More than You Think, 10 a.m., La Loma Care Center, Community Education Room, 14260 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  This program introduces the powerful tool of meditation in its many forms.

September 12 Friday
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. Celebrate with a morning of free games, activities, refreshments and a live mariachi band.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Wesley Community Center, 1300 S. 10th St., Phoenix, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, this workshop is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Fall Prevention Education, 9:30 a.m., The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  Join a nurse as she provides fall statistics, risk factors and tips on the proper way to recover from falls.

Pink Ribbon Celebration, 1 p.m., Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Louisa Kellam Center for Women’s Health, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, free, registration required, (602) 230-2273, www.bannerhealth.com/webb.  Banner Health celebrates the recent addition of two Hologic 3-D mammography systems.

September 13 Saturday
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 5:10 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $16 to $165, (602) 462-6500, www.azdiamondbacks.com

September 14 Sunday
Sarah Jarosz, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $32.50 to $37.50, (480) 478-6000, www.MIM.org. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz was seemingly born a musician—she was already a virtuoso on mandolin by the time she was 10.

September 15 Monday
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Paradise Valley Senior Center, 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, this workshop is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Navigating Nutrition Labels and Grocery Aisles, 9 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. A registered dietitian invites the public to the center’s Betty’s Kitchen for a brief overview of label reading, followed by a short walk to a grocery store to put this skill into practice.

September 16 Tuesday
Classic Movie Tuesday with “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” 12:30 p.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. Come watch the 2000 movie featuring George Clooney and John Turturro.

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table, 6:40 p.m., Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, free, (480) 699-5844, www.scottsdalecwrt.org. Tom Parson will speak about the campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg.

Beautiful Crowns for Your Teeth...in Two Hours? 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Glendale-Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, free, (623) 930-3868, universityrelations@midwestern.edu. Presented by Robert Kramer, DMD, pre-clinical leader, Midwestern University.

Becoming a Sodium Sleuth...Low Sodium Nutrition Made Easy, 9 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. Join a registered dietician to learn how to eat a reduced-sodium diet.

The Heart of Exercise, 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 an exercise physiologist and health coach for this nonexercise class.

September 17 Wednesday
West Side Tremble Clefs, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., repeats Sept. 24, Shepherd of the Desert Church, 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 297-2608, (623) 293-1836. The Tremble Clefs is a nationwide singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their partners and/or caregivers.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Younger Onset, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. This education program provides answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

September 18 Thursday
Healing Effects of Art Making: Memory Arts Bistro, 9:30 a.m., PORA Headquarters, 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 584-4999. This session explores the effects of art making on individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

September 19 Friday
Discovery 101—Understanding the Affordable Care Act, 10:45 a.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. AARP presents this free lecture on understanding and navigating the Affordable Care Act.

Mini Conference for Care Partners, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Peoria Public Library, 8463 W. Monroe St., Peoria, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. The Mini Conference for Care Partners provides the opportunity for family members and friends of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to gain information and support from experts in their own communities.

Insight to Dementia: A Physician’s Perspective, 1:30 p.m., El Dorado of Sun City, second floor presentation room, 10330 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633. A doctor will share his insight on the types of dementia, signs and symptoms and the best resources to help manage its effects.

September 20 Saturday
Making Your Home Safe, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. Learn how to modify your home to make it a safer place for your loved one with Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses.

Health, Wealth and Beauty Conference, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 8235 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, $99, (602) 790-0252, www.wildboomerwomen.com/over40.  The Valley’s first “girlfriend event for women over 40” offers inspiration and guidance for building valuable friendships and preparing for the best part of life—the second half.

Teal It Up Golf Tournament and Tee for Teal Luncheon Raffle, 7 a.m., Rio Verde Country Club, 18731 E. Four Peaks Blvd., Rio Verde, starts at $50, www.tealitup.org.  The Teal It Up Foundation is a local nonprofit dedicated to creating awareness about ovarian cancer and raising funds to fight ovarian cancer in Arizona.

September 21 Sunday
Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1:05 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, see website for pricing, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

September 22 Monday
Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Orientation, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free, registration required, (602) 528-0545.

How to Cook for One or Two, 1:30 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 the group as it discusses tips on how to eat healthy while saving money at the grocery store.

September 23 Tuesday
Classic Movie Tuesday with “Ocean’s Eleven,” 12:30 p.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. This 2001 movie stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free, (602) 528-0545. This one-hour workshop provides information that everyone should know about memory loss.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Eight-Week Series, starts 9:30 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, check insurance coverage for rates, (623) 832-9355. This class provides the guidance needed to prevent diabetic complications and improve overall health status for people with this condition.

Stand Up to Falling Down, 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 center celebrates Fall Prevention Day with a class that addresses the increasing fall risk as one ages.

September 24 Wednesday
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, www.sunhealth.org

September 25 Thursday
Society for the Arts Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Culinary Dropout, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, in addition to gratuity, (480) 970-1700. Eat pretzel balls and caramel corn amid Culinary Dropout’s fetching decor of green chandeliers, plush banquettes and dramatic lounge chairs.

Staying Physically Fit with COPD, 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

September 26 Friday
Mini Conference for Care Partners, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 739 W. Erie St., Chandler, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. The Mini Conference for Care Partners provides the opportunity for family members and friends of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease to gain information and support from experts.

The Latest Treatments for Dementia, 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.  A neurologist will explore dementia as it relates to early diagnosis, early treatment and continued medical management of this disease.

Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show Senior Morning, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free admission for those 60 and older, (602) 485-1691, www.MCHomeShows.comwww.facebook.com/HomeShows.  The regular hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 through Sept. 27; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28.

September 27 Saturday
New Hope for Chronic Pain Patients, Restore of Arizona, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 20002 N. 19th Ave., Suite B-100, Phoenix, free but reservations required, (602) 714-1408 or www.restoreofaz.com.

Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, $2 to $5, (602) 485-1691, www.MCHomeShows.comwww.facebook.com/HomeShows

September 28 Sunday
Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, $2 to $5, (602) 485-1691, www.MCHomeShows.comwww.facebook.com/HomeShows

September 29 Monday
Conversations about Dementia, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Church of the Palms, 14808 N. Boswell Blvd., Sun City, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. Conversations about Dementia is an education workshop that will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. This workshop is not appropriate for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease to attend.

Avoiding a “Prescription” for Disaster, 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.  This presentation will address the signs, symptoms and potential risk factors associated with prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medication use.

The Sun Cities Saddle Club, 9:30 a.m.., Wooddale Village Retirement Community, 18616 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 584-5696, suncitiessaddleclub@gmail.comwww.saddle.scwclubs.com.  The group, a trail riding and social club for seniors, holds its general meeting.

September 30 Tuesday
File of Life Assistance, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1, Banner Boswell Medical Center, Fifth Floor Computer Training Room, 10401 W. Thunderbird, Sun City, free, appointment required, (623) 455-5633. The Sun Health File of Life is a portable flash drive that holds important medical information which can be used in the event of an emergency to facilitate your care. Sun Health is offering sessions to assist individuals with setting up the File of Life.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, 9:30 a.m., La Loma Care Village, 14154 Denny Blvd., Litchfield Park, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.  A doctor will highlight the known risk factors, diagnosis and management of this vascular disease.

Keeping Your Bones Strong with Nutrition and More, 1 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 lifestyle interventions adults can do to keep their bones strong and prevent injury.

Classic Movie Tuesday with “Thelma and Louise,” 12:30 p.m., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, free, (623) 773-7436. Come watch this 1991 movie starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.

Making Your Home Safe, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, free but registration required, (602) 528-0545. Learn how to modify your home to make it a safer place for your loved one with Alzheimer’s as the disease progresses.
Tucson

September 1 Monday
Happy Labor Day from all of us at Lovin’ Life After 50.

September 2 Tuesday
APDA Education: Parkinson’s Disease—Coping with Cognitive and Behavioral Changes, 2 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 3 Wednesday
Coffee with Congress: A Conversation about Alzheimer’s, 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 4 Thursday
Computer Help, 12 p.m., Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Rd., Marana, free, 594-5255. Topics include basic computer, Internet and email use, e-readers, job help, Microsoft Office and staying secure while using the Web.

September 5 Friday
Nature Night: Desert Night Shift, 7 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park Ironwood Picnic Area, 1548 S. Kinney Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover “who” is out and about in the desert at night.

September 6 Saturday
Bite Nite, 6 p.m., Westin la Paloma Resort and Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., $100, http://bitenite.org/tucson/.  This benefit for the Arizona Chapter of the ALS Association is new to Tucson. It has been one of the organization’s most successful fundraisers in Phoenix since 2008.

September 7 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. Sundays, 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.

September 8 Monday
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., charge for food, 444-6970. Current and retired federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome.

Tucson Community Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m., University of Arizona Medical Center, Cafeteria Dining Room C, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, free, registration 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.

“Cyber Seniors” Screening, 10 a.m., Pima Community College’s Community Campus Room, A109, 401 N. Bonita Ave., free, registration required, (877) 926-8300. The documentary promotes tech-literacy amongst an aging population through intergenerational collaboration.

September 9 Tuesday
The Gardeners of Tucson, 7 p.m., Ward 6 City Council office, 3202 E. First St., free, reservations requested, 622-0905. Chris Schmidt, Ph.D., Native Seeds/SEARCH interim executive director, discuss “A Practical Guide to Collecting Our Own Seeds, Identifying, Harvesting, Saving and Planting Seeds.”

Tucson Christian Writers Group, 9 a.m., Amphitheater Bible Church, 226 W. Prince Rd., free, www.tucsonchristianwriters.org.  Meg Villanueva will speak about “Broken to Bless,” a presentation about how she was drawn from brokenness into freedom.

Butterflies of Agua Caliente Park, 8:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855. Take a guided walk with naturalist Jeff Babson to look for butterflies and caterpillars and their food plants.

Alzheimer’s Film: “Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,” 1:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 10 Wednesday
Prickly Pear Harvest Workshop, 8 a.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Pima County Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Rd., $15, registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Learn to harvest and process the abundant and nutritious fruit of our local prickly pear cactus.

Ask the Doctor Series: Diabetes, 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

Elder Circle: The Wisdom Journey, 10:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

Neurological Series: Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders, 2 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 11 Thursday
Green Valley Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m., Zuni Room, La Perla at La Posada, 635 S. Park Center Ave., free, registration required, 626-2901. Facilitated by Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, and supported by The University of Arizona Medical Center, College of Nursing and Sarver Heart Center. For stroke survivors and caregivers to learn more about stroke, to find positive solutions to shared concerns and to unite in support of each other.

Arizona Hearing Specialists Presents “Use It or Lose It!—Auditory Deprivation,” 9 a.m., Community Performance and Art Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley, free, registration required, 399-7633. Untreated hearing loss can erode a person’s quality of life and undermine family relations as well as lead to auditory deprivation which occurs when the brain gradually loses some of its ability to process information due to a lack of auditory stimulation.

Dry Mouth Syndrome, 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 12 Friday
Warm Up America, 10:30 a.m., Valencia Branch Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., free, 594-5390. Chat with friends while you knit a blanket or crochet a hat to share with the community.

September 13 Saturday
American Association of University Women (AAUW), 11 a.m., Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E. El Dorado Circle, $25, 742-7493. Judge Anne Fisher Segal will address the group. She is the first of three speakers explaining how she made it “to the top” of the county court system in Arizona.

Kick In for Anza at Canoa Ranch, 10 a.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, $25 donation, 289-3940, www.anzadays.com.  Take a self-guided tour, visit information booths, meet members of the Anza Trail Color Guard and have lunch with entertainment. Donations help fund the Anza Trail Color Guard to appear in the White Elephant Parade and the second annual Anza Day at Canoa Ranch.

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, eeducation@pima.gov.  Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing. Bring your flashlight and a lawn chair.

Friends of the Pima County Public Library’s Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats Sept. 14, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, 795-3763, www.pimafriends.com.  Check out thousands of used books and DVDs at great prices. The theme for the month is Sports for All. Gift certificates and memberships are available for teachers or avid readers.

September 14 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

September 15 Monday
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr., $7.95, 400-3456. The meeting will offer a report on the 2014 convention.

Qigong Exercise Series, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 16 Tuesday
Spiders 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. Spiders are incredibly diverse, beneficial and often colorful creatures. Take a guided walk with naturalist Jeff Babson to look for these amazing and misunderstood animals.

Exercising for Your Heart, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 17 Wednesday
Digital Download Drop-in Session, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd., free, 594-5345. Get help on a variety of topics, including eBooks, audio downloads, digital magazines and streaming video. No appointment necessary, but space is limited.

Pro-Active Wellness Series: Happiness as a Habit, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 18 Thursday
Great Literature of All Times, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oro Valley Branch Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, free, 594-5580. A monthly discussion presented by Dr. Bill Fry on Great Literature of All Times. Today’s discussion will focus on “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou.

September 19 Friday
Botany Field Trip to Brown Canyon, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Rd., free, registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  In the company of expert botanist Dan Austin, the group will hike about 3 miles identifying and learning about plants along the way.

September 20 Saturday
Many Hands Fair, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Many Hands, 3054 N. First Ave., free admission, 331-2908, mhartistcoop@gmail.com. Visit art vendors and shops that have an emphasis on wooden items. There will be food, music and adult beverages.

Iris Rhizome Sale, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St., free 743-7993. Sponsored by the Tucson Area Iris Society.

September 21 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

Southeast Arizona Author Series, 11:30 a.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Classroom 3, free, donations accepted, 488-8284, molly.nelson@q.com.  Jerry Harris discusses “The Broken Circle,” a story of loss, quests, redemption and relationships between blacks and whites in America today. He’ll also provide a glimpse into his latest novel, a modern-day western set in Southern Arizona.

September 22 Monday
Women’s Health Series: Health Screenings for Women 65-Plus: What You Should Know, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 23 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 fun, hands-on course, students will learn basic computer skills including using the mouse and keyboard, working in Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Word, surfing the Internet and using email.

It’s Your Move: Choices for Senior Living, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

Alzheimer’s Film: “Into the Other Lane: Driving Issues,” 1:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 24 Wednesday
Plant Walk at Cienega Creek, 8 a.m. to 10:30 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.  Enjoy a morning hike along the cottonwood/willow forest of Cienega Creek and learn about the unique vegetation of the area including trees, shrubs, grasses and annual and perennial post-monsoon wildflowers.

Identity Theft and Medicare Fraud, 10:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 25 Thursday
Greek Festival 2014, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., repeats 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 26, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 27, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd., $3, free for seniors older than 60 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 888-0505. Canceled last year due to a fire, the event will help raise funds to continue the restoration of the sanctuary, which was destroyed in the blaze.

“I Love Books” Club, 10:30 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. “Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve will be discussed.

Dining with a Dietitian, 4:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 26 Friday
Strings Attached, 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Rd., free, 594-5345. An informal group for knitters, crocheters and fiber fanciers.

September 27 Saturday
The German American Club of Tucson’s Oktoberfest 2014, 5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd., $8, food extra, 546-6663. The deadline for meal reservation is Sept. 21. Dinner includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, roll, coffee and cake for $7. Two brats for $8.

Your Life, Your Plan, Your Choice: A Critical Health Care Decisions Workshop, 9 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.

September 28 Sunday
Bob Kay, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 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.

September 29 Monday
Mahjongg Monday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., free, 594-5205.

September 30 Tuesday
Thinking about a Reverse Mortgage?, 10 a.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345.