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August 1 Friday
Arthritis/Neuropathy Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fridays in August, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

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

Tai Chi, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., Fridays in August, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

August 2 Saturday
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits, 10 a.m., Downtown Library Copper Room, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler, free, (480) 792-2797, www.chandlerlibrary.org. Learn how to manage and maximize your Social Security benefits.

August 3 Sunday
Book Sale, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Dr., Avondale, free admission, (623) 333-2602. Browse an array of gently used fiction, nonfiction and children’s books that range in price from 25 cents to $1.

August 4 Monday
Conquer Microsoft Outlook 2007/2010, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Senior Center Computer Lab, 202 E. Boston St., Chandler, $11 residents, $15 nonresidents, (480) 782-2720, www.chandleraz.gov. Learn to manage emails, contacts, calendars and tasks without the annoyance of signing in each time.

Yogalates, 10 a.m., repeats Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. This class emphasizes breathing through yoga poses and building core strength with Pilates.

Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crochet Group, 1 p.m., repeats Aug. 18, Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707.

The Importance of Exercise for Brain Fitness, 10 a.m., Banner Olive Branch Senior Center, 11250 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org

Eat Healthy, Be Active, 2 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 15, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

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

August 5 Tuesday
Aikido for Adults, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Aug. 27, Community Center Room, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, $13 residents, $18 nonresidents, (480) 782-2710, www.chandleraz.gov. Aikido is a Japanese defensive martial art based on smooth, powerful blending motions as its core that does not rely on power and size.

Is it a Heart Attack?, 1 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Managing Incontinence, 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Avoiding Flu or Pneumonia, 3 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

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

August 6 Wednesday
Healthy Cooking Demo, 10 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Italy, 11:45 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Canasta, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., repeats Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Adult Water Safety, 9:30 a.m., Grandview Terrace, Santa Fe Dining Room, 14515 W. Granite Valley Dr., Sun City West, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. Capt. Renee Hamblin from Surprise Fire Department will share water safety tips.

Chair Yoga, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays in August, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org

Yoga, 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays in August, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

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

August 7 Thursday
Movie Day with “Philomena,” 2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Mindful Eating, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org. A registered dietitian will teach techniques for improving your health by becoming a mindful eater.

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

August 8 Friday
AARP Finance 50-Plus Three Part Series, 1:30 p.m. Fridays Aug. 8, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22, El Dorado of Sun City, Second Floor Presentation Room, 10330 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

August 9 Saturday
Sun City West Dance for the Health of It Club’s “Boogie Nights Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance,” 6:30 p.m., repeats Aug. 23, RH Johnson Social Hall, 19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, $5 members, $6 guests, (602) 679-4220, www.scwdanceforhealth.com. The host and DJ Kort Kurdi will spin the hits from the 1970s and 1980s. Bring your own refreshments; ice and cups provided.

August 10 Sunday
Arizona Rookie League: Arizona Diamondbacks at Peoria Mariners, 7 p.m., Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, free, (623) 878-4337. The Mariners square off against the visiting D-backs in this minor league matchup.

August 11 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 but nonperishable food donations accepted, (480) 895-1162. Speakers include David Garcia, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Karen Peters from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Craft Day, 1 p.m., repeats Aug. 25, Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter

Caregiving 101: Best Practices from the Benevilla Experts, 10 a.m., Sun City Restorative Center, 15800 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 584-4999.

August 12 Tuesday
Duet’s General Caregivers Group, 10 a.m., Scottsdale Senior Center, 10440 Via Linda, Scottsdale, free, (602) 274-5022, www.duetaz.org. This monthly support group is for individuals who are caring for an aging parent, friend, partner or relative.

Diabetes Part 3: Managing Your Diabetes, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

August 13 Wednesday
East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. Aug. 27, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meals, (480) 986-7085, (480) 610-9864 or jilanctot@cox.net. Celebrate all things Michigan with this group that meets year-round.

Facebook 101, 11 a.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Do It Yourself Workshop, 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Enhancing Control of Diabetes with Exercise, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Pass the Salt? Living the Low Sodium Life, 4 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

August 14 Thursday
Movie Day with “Jobs,” 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter.

Advance Directives and Benefits for People with Dementia, 10 a.m., Banner Olive Branch Senior Center, 11250 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

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

Society for the Arts Happy Hour, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Royal Palms Resort, Mix-Up Bar, 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, $2 hospitality fee, (480) 432-6900.

August 15 Friday
Birthday Celebration Ice Cream Social, 12:30 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.gov/guidancecenter.

Strength Training for Health, 3 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, $5 per session, (623) 455-5633.

August 16 Saturday
Karaoke Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $2, includes soda or popcorn ticket, (480) 832-9003. Hosted by Sunland Village resident Pat Hurley, the evening invites attendees to sing, dance or listen to good music.

Sun City West Dance for the Health of It Club’s “Rockin’ Through the Decades” 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 hits from the 1950s through the 1980s. Bring your own refreshments; ice and cups provided.

August 17 Sunday
Drop-in Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, $18, (480) 478-6000. Guests can enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s Geographical Galleries while learning about the various countries, musical cultures and instruments represented.

August 18 Monday
Alzheimer’s—Know the 10 Warning Signs, 9:30 a.m., Church of the Palms, 14808 Boswell Blvd., Sun City, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

August 19 Tuesday
Nutrition Series: Superfoods, 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.com/guidancecenter

August 20 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395, 11 a.m., Brother’s Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for meals, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com. The tentative speaker will be Mary Aime-Juedes, who is a personal patient advocate. Current and retired federal employees and spouses are invited.

Lunch and Learn: Managing Parkinson’s, 11 a.m., Courtyard Towers Senior Living, 22 N. Robson, Mesa, free but reservations required by Aug. 18, (480) 649-3000. Presented by Sante Hospice and Palliative Care.

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

August 21 Thursday
Coffee Club, 8:30 a.m., Edward Jones, 13236 N. Seventh St., Suite 6, Phoenix, free but reservations required, (602) 866-6309. Discuss current events, the economy and investing in a relaxed, informal setting.

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

Eating Well on a Budget, 9:30 a.m., PORA Headquarters, 13815 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

What’s the Point of Acupuncture, 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.

August 22 Friday
Birthday Celebration Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.gov/guidancecenter.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Eight-Week Series, 8:30 a.m., Fridays through Oct. 10, Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, possible out-of-pocket charges, physician referral required, registration required, (623) 832-9355.

August 23 Saturday
Stress-Free Living, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Dobson Ranch Branch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 644-4710. Carine Dieude, president of BioStress Imagery, will speak about how to recognize default subconscious programming to keep negative patterns at bay and replace them with positive ones to support wellness and happiness.

August 24 Sunday
Insights Tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, $32 in advance, $36 day of event, (480) 860-2700, www.franklloydwright.org. This tour includes a visit to the Cabaret Cinema, Music Pavilion, Seminar Theater, Wright’s private office and Taliesin West living room. Tour lasts about 90 minutes.

August 25 Monday
Navigating Nutrition Labels and Grocery Aisles, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free but registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

August 26 Tuesday
iPad 101, 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.gov/guidancecenter.

This is Only a Test...A Senior Fitness Test, 2 p.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

August 27 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. Celebrate all things Michigan with this group that meets year-round.

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.

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

August 28 Thursday
Movie Day with “Muppets Most Wanted,” 2 p.m., Mesa Humana Guidance Center, Falcon View Plaza, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 325-4707, www.humana.gov/guidancecenter.

Improving Blood Pressure with the DASH Eating Plan, 8:30 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Exercising Safely with High Blood Pressure, 10 a.m., Sun Health Center for Health and Well-being, Community Room, 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, free, registration required, (623) 455-5633, www.sunhealth.org.

Society for the Arts Happy House, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Don and Charlie’s, 7501 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, $2 hospitality fee, (480) 432-6900.

August 29 Friday
Arthritis/Neuropathy Treatment Discussion, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fridays in August, Helen Foundation, 105 S. Delaware Dr., Suite 8, Apache Junction, free, reservations required, (480) 389-5431, ernestogallegos01@gmail.com.

August 30 Saturday
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 5:10 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $10 to $185, (602) 514-8400, www.azdiamondbacks.com.

August 31 Sunday
Brian Burtless, 10:45 a.m., Desert Palms Presbyterian Church, 13459 Stardust Blvd., Sun City West, for reservations and prices, (623) 584-4602. Singer-songwriter Brian Burtless is a solo artist who plays the piano and sings. 


 

Tucson

August 1 Friday
Canyon Quilters, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Kirk-Bear Canyon Branch Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde, free, 594-5275. Bring your quilts and join other quilters to share projects and problems.

August 2 Saturday
Marc Antoine and Brian Simpson, 7:30 p.m., JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., $40 to $150, www.rhythmnights.com. Concert showcases two talents of the contemporary jazz scene.

August 3 Sunday
Beading Circle, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Quincie Douglas Branch Library, 1585 E. 36th St., free, 594-5335. Learn new beading techniques at monthly meetings. Instruction and supplies are provided.

August 4 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 Winslow Homer and the dramatic event in his life that took him from being an outgoing celebrity to an unpleasant recluse.

August 5 Tuesday
Camping Singles, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Applebee’s, 4625 E. Grant Rd., cost of food and drinks, (360) 980-0155 or hikearizona@msn.com. The group caters to campers between the ages of 40 and 100.

August 6 Wednesday
Plant Walk at Cienega Creek, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 1600 E. March Station Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.

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

August 7 Thursday
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats Thursday, Aug. 21, TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 322-6601.

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, 7 p.m., Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd., free, 256-2447, www.tucsoncactus.org. Scott McMahon, cactus collections manager at Phoenix Desert Garden, will talk about Echinocereus, commonly called “hedgehog cacti.”

Health and Wellness Update, 11 a.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, registration required, 325-4800. Patty Settle, MS, RDS, registered dietician and nutritionist, discusses how proper nutrition can lead to a more restful night’s sleep, and what effects occur as we age.

August 8 Friday
Lizards of Agua Caliente Park, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the group as it searches for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards that roam the park.

Nature Night: Bats and Bugs, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free but reservations required, 877-6004, canoaranch@pima.gov. Spend an evening discovering the fascinating lives of nocturnal insects and bats.

August 9 Saturday
Tucson Christian Writers Group, 9 a.m., Amphitheater Bible Church, 226 W. Prince Rd., free, www.tucsonchristianwriters.org. Andrea Arthur Owan will continue to address “Overcoming Writer’s Block and Conquering Procrastination: How to Start That Writing Project...and Finish It!”

August 10 Sunday
Drop-in Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., free, 594-5200. Get help with everything from filling out a job application to going online or uploading a resume.

August 11 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, 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.

August 12 Tuesday
Butterflies of Aqua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Discover the world of butterflies at Agua Caliente Park.

The Life of a Black Bear, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Learn about the natural history and habits of black bears in Arizona during a digital slide presentation.

Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Film and Discussion: “Momentum in Science,” 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. This informative two-part film presents the research efforts of many scientists working independently and collaboratively to uncover the causes of Alzheimer’s and to ultimately treat and prevent it.

The Gardeners of Tucson, 7 p.m., Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. First St., free, 622-0905. Marcibeth Phillips, a biocontrol consultant and educational specialist for Arbico Organics, will talk about integrated pest management.

History Talk with Sue Ward, 10:30 a.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, registration required, 325-4800. Sue Ward, international relations specialist, leads a discussion on the rapid rise of China as a superpower and what it means for other countries in the region.

August 13 Wednesday
Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., repeats Aug. 16 and Aug. 27, Pima County Tucson Mountain Park, 2020 N. Kinney Rd., free but reservations required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass in Tucson Mountain Park.

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

Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands, 7:30 a.m. to 9 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 the great variety of bird life that inhabits this urban birding hotspot.

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

August 14 Thursday
Green Valley Stroke Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Zuni Room, La Perla at La Posada, 635 S. Park Center Ave., free, 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.

Cienega Creek Nature Walk, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., repeats Aug. 23, Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., free but registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.

Movie Day with “Dreamer,” 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Inspired by the true story of an injured thoroughbred racehorse, this movie follows the story of a horse trainer, who is encouraged by his young daughter to take on the rescue and rehabilitation of a racehorse with a broken leg.

August 15 Friday
Urban Yarns at the Library, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., free, 594-5500. Bring your hooks, needles and lunches to Urban Yarns, an informal weekly gathering.

August 16 Saturday
Making Flower Essences from Your Garden and Yard, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, $7 to $12, 326-9686, ext. 19 or www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Mount Lemmon Wildflower Hike, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, Mount Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy., free, registration required, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Join Pima County botanist Meg Quinn for a 3-mile hike on a cool mountain trail to seek out summer wildflowers.

Friends of the Pima County Public Library’s Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., repeats Aug. 17, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, 795-3763. Books and DVDs will be sold at “great prices” during the event themed “Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic.” Seniors older than 55 will receive a 25-percent discount on Saturday.

August 17 Sunday
Ice Cream Social Open House, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, registration required, 325-4800.

August 18 Monday
Stroke Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Open to stroke survivors and loved ones.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr., $7.95 senior menu, 400-3456. The topic of this month’s meeting is Alzheimer’s research.

August 19 Tuesday
Spiders of Agua Caliente Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Spiders are incredibly diverse, beneficial and often colorful creatures. Take a guided walk with naturalist Jeff Babson to look for this misunderstood animals.

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

August 20 Wednesday
Memory and Obsession, 11 a.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, registration required, 325-4800. Join Dan Kruse, University of Arizona researcher, as he examines the importance of musical memories and why songs can get stuck in our heads for hours or days.

August 21 Thursday
Great Literature of All Time, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, free, 229-5300. A monthly discussion presented by Dr. Bill Fry on great literature of all time. Pick up handout at customer service des before the event. The topic is Sarah Teasdale and Elinor Wylie—Selected Poetry (1920s).

August 22 Friday
Lizards of Agua Caliente Park, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree and other lizards.

August 23 Saturday
Prickly Pear Festival, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd., free, 235-4221, www.pricklypearfestival.org.  More than 30 vendors with prickly pear foods and crafts, as well as low vision agencies will be on hand. Kids’ Corner will provide activities for little ones.

August 24 Sunday
Foster Grandparents, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Miller-Golf Links Branch Library, 9640 N. Catalina Ave., free, 594-5355.

August 25 Monday
Better Breathers’ Club, 1 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, registration required, 325-4800. Occurring the last Monday of each month, the group provides a different speaker, from exercise specialists to pharmacists, all in the vein of improving the quality of life for people with lung disease, COPD, asthma or lung cancer.

August 26 Tuesday
Nature Night: Bats and Bugs, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov.  Come explore the amazing world of dragonflies and damselflies.

Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Film and Discussion: “Momentum in Science,” 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free, registration required, 324-4345. Part two of this film presents the research efforts of many scientists working independently and collaboratively to uncover the causes of Alzheimer’s and to ultimately treat and prevent it.

August 27 Wednesday
iPad IOS 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sahuarita Branch Library, 725 W. Via Rancho Sahuarita, Sahuarita, free, registration required, 594-5490. IN this course, users will learn the basics of an iPad. They will learn how to use finger gestures to control movement between screens and apps, and look at important settings they need to know.

August 28 Thursday
I Love Books Group, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., TMC Senior Services, El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Join Virginia Wise for a lively and fun meeting featuring central themes of wisdom and aging.

Movie Day with “Nanny McPhee,”12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., El Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Rd., free but registration required, 324-4345. Fantasy about an English governess who uses magic to correct the behavior of a single father’s children and transforming the lives of the whole family.

August 29 Friday
Keeping Your Email Organized, Part 1, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Joyner-Green Valley, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free, 594-5295. Learn how to sign up for a Google Mail account and learn helpful email skills, including how to use your email address book and junk-mail filters.

August 30 Saturday
Sit and Knit, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, free, 594-5295.

August 31 Sunday
Drop-in Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., free, 594-5200. Get help with everything from filling out a job application to going online or uploading a resume.