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March 1 Sunday
Mesa East Amazing Arts and Quilts Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mesa East Community Clubhouse, 225 S. 74th St., Mesa, free admission, (480) 836-0632. The event features rock and gem show, quilt display and pigment arts.

Arizona Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 29, festival grounds, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60, Gold Canyon, $22, www.royalfaires.com/Arizona/. This medieval amusement park for the family features a live theater, 30-acre circus, crafts, jousting, artisan marketplace and food feasts.

Joy and Karin Gunderson, 3 p.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 13131 W. Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, free-will offering, (623) 546-6228. Joy Gunderson plays a 6-foot-high concert grand pedal harp, while Karin Gunderson sings and performs on the Celtic harp.

March 2 Monday
Living with Loss, 9:30 a.m., repeats March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 10233 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, call for charge, (623) 972-1109, office@stchristophers-az.org.  This is an ongoing program for those dealing with a significant loss of any kind—job, family, marriage, health, pet, mind and functioning.

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

March 3 Tuesday
Men’s Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., repeats March 10, March 17, March 24 and March 31, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 10233 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, call for charge, (623) 972-1109, office@stchristophers-az.org.

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

March 4 Wednesday
Tai Chi Essentials, 11 a.m., repeats March 11, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 10233 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, $5 per class, (623) 972-1109, office@stchristophers-az.org.  The classes are designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance with gentle, flowing exercises.

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

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

March 5 Thursday
Meditation and Buddhism, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Unity Church of Mesa’s Freeman Room, 2740 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, $10, (602) 243-5220, www.meditationinarizona.org.  Learn more about how to improve your inner peace through the practice of meditation and the insights taught in Buddhism.

Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays through May 15, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 10233 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, call for charge, (623) 972-1109, office@stchristophers-az.org.

Farmers Market, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through April 30, Frontier Town, 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, free admission, (480) 488-9129. The Frontier Town Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts from jewelry to walking sticks.

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

March 6 Friday
Fountain Hills Art League Tour d’Artistes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., repeats March 7 and March 8, throughout Fountain Hills, free, (480) 837-3284 or www.fountainhillsartleague.com.  The Tour d’Artistes provides visitors with the opportunity to tour 14 studios and meet 28 artists.

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

March 7 Saturday
Sunland Village Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunland Village, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, free admission, (480) 832-9003. More than 100 vendors with handmade items.

A Holistic Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, (602) 465-2733, www.patientadvocateaz.com.  Vendors and mini workshops will be given on how to take control of your health.

Joyce Ridge Memorial High Tea, 12 p.m., St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, St. Stephen’s Social Hall, 8141 N. 16th St., Building 11, Phoenix, $30, (602) 943-4789. The program will be a duet by pianist Lynne Haeseler and violinist Daga Suchon. Tea sandwiches, pastries and tea will be served.

Italian Dinner and Auction Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2745 N. 32nd St., Mesa, free, goodwill donation, garden@blcmesa.org.  Join Harvest of Hope Community Garden and Bethlehem Youth for an evening of food, fun and fellowship with music.

Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dreamland Villa, Farnsworth Hall, 6159 E. University Dr., Mesa, free admission, (480) 807-1921.

Bargains Galore and Bookstore, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays through March 28, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 10233 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, free admission, (623) 972-1109, office@stchristophers-az.org.  The store is stocked with clothing, shoes, toys, kitchen and other household items and linens, televisions, computers and small appliances.

March 8 Sunday
The Tetra String Quartet, 3 p.m., Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree, donations accepted, (480) 488-2081, www.ctlcarefree.org.  The Tetra String Quartet has as its mission to connect people with chamber music, using relevance and versatility to captivate audiences.

Art in the Olive Grove, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, free, (480) 888-9290, artists.superstitions@gmail.com www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view and purchase fine art from more than 25 members of the Artists of the Superstitions.

March 9 Monday
Sun Lakes Democratic Club Meeting, 7 p.m. Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, free, donation of nonperishable food items are collected, (480) 895-1162. Zach Josephson, president of the ASU Young Democrats, will be the guest speaker.

Breast Cancer Support Group, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

March 10 Tuesday
“Extreme Makeover” Brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Superstition Springs Gold Club, 6542 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, $13, (480) 254-4083, (480) 276-9437. Paula Abbott, who dubs herself a “true Texas cowgirl,” shares makeup and clothing tips.

Chair Yoga Class, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., repeats March 24, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 3868 S. Rome St., Gilbert, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

March 11 Wednesday
Northwest Valley Democrats, 6 p.m., Foundation Building, Quail Room, 14465 Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, free, (623) 584-1977. The guest speaker will be Kathy Chandler, founder of Northeast Valley Connect.

East Valley Michigan Club, 2 p.m., repeats 9 a.m. March 25, Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Rd., Mesa, charge for meals, (480) 610-9864, (480) 986-7085, jilanctot@cox.net.

March 12 Thursday
“My Cochlear Implant, the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and You,” 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ed Robson Branch Library, Lecky Center, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, free, (602) 652-3000, halib72@gmail.com.  Sherri Collins, ACDHH executive director, will share her experiences of growing up deaf, learning American Sign Language, using hearing aids and getting a cochlear implant.

Abrazo Health’s Phoenix Baptist Hospital Stroke Awareness Seminar, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Arlene Copley Wellness Center, 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, (855) 292-9355, www.abrazohealth.com/pbhstroke.  The seminar is being held to raise awareness about stroke, which is the No. 4 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 people a year.

March 13 Friday
Staying Me: Maintaining a Sense of Self through Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Free, registration required, (602) 230-2273. Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute continue their free educational lecture series, Giving People Strategies (GPS) for Caregiving.

Sun City Christian Women’s Club Brunch, 9 a.m., Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, $15, (623) 933-0217, mwholick@gmail.com.  The guest speaker is Paula Abbott speaking about extreme makeovers.

Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 13131 W. Spanish Garden Dr., Sun City West, free, (623) 546-6228, www.colchurch.com.  Assisted living facilities as well as alternative health vendors will answer questions about their services.

Mexican Artistry, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, free, (480) 983-4888, www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org.  Potters, weavers and wood carvers to demonstrate techniques, exhibit and sell work.

March 14 Saturday
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 10 a.m., downtown Phoenix, free, (602) 280-9221, www.phxirish.org.  The parade starts at Third and Sheridan streets and heads out to Third and Moreland streets.

Hillcrest Dance and Social Club of Sun City West, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., RH Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City, $13 (meal), $4 members or $6 guest (dance), (623) 544-0574. Put on a bit o’ green and dance to the sounds of Michael and Manuel. During intermission, enjoy the dessert buffet.

AZ Swing Kings, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, donations accepted, (623) 584-0065.

Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4, (480) 832-9003. Full breakfast is prepared and served by volunteers.

March 15 Sunday
Beth Emeth Congregation Men’s Club Annual Cactus Kosher Hot Dog Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beth Emeth Congregation, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, $5, (623) 584-7210. Menu will be quarter-pound Hebrew National hot dog, can of soda, chips and condiments.

Sonoran Sounds Women’s Chorale of the West Valley Concert, 3 p.m., Grace Community Church, 16165 Mountainview, Surprise, free, (623) 972-7102, www.sonoransounds.org.  With accompanist Ruth DiBene on piano, the chorale will perform a variety of classical, gospel/inspiration, Broadway and patriotic numbers.

Sing Me to Heaven, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, $15 seniors, (602) 464-4100, www.northvalleychorale.org.  North Valley Chorale presents its 2015 spring concert “Sing Me to Heaven,” a tribute to Gregory Zduniak, featuring the Faure Requiem.

March 16 Monday
Chase Field Tours, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, $5 seniors, (602) 514-8400. Check out the ballpark before the season begins.

March 17 Tuesday
Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) Meeting, time TBA, Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix-Deer Valley Municipal Airport, Phoenix, charge for meals, (480) 340-2180. The group will feature a medical patient advocate.

March 18 Wednesday
National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395 Lunch Meeting, 11 a.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for lunch, (623) 935-4681, deb.at.NARFE@gmail.com.  The tentative speaker will be Heather Mulder from Banner’s Alzheimer’s Institute.

East Valley Michigan Club Snowbird Farewell Picnic, 12 p.m., Red Mountain Park, 7600 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, free; bring a dish to pass, (480) 610-9864, (480) 986-7085, jilanctot@cox.net.

March 19 Thursday
Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Bink’s Midtown Restaurant, 2320 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, free, reservations required, (602) 527-3776. Colleen Huber will discuss “Choose Your Foods Like Your Life Depends on Them: The Link Between Nutrition and Cancer.”

Journaling Workshop, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 5810 W. Beverly Ln., Glendale, free, (602) 588-4367, www.ironwoodcrc.com.  Learn how to get started with journaling and journaling exercises.

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

Westbrook Village Players’ “The Mousetrap,” through Sunday, March 22, Vistas Recreation Center, 18825 N. Country Club Pkwy., Peoria, $11 to $29, (623) 566-6178, www.westbrookvillageplayers.org.  A snowstorm traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer in the English countryside.

March 20 Friday
AZ Swing Kings, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, free, (623) 388-4858. The act performs prior to the Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game, near the main gate.

March 21 Saturday
Boogie Nights Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West, $6 members of Sun City West Dance for Health, $8 guests, (602) 679-4220, www.scwdanceforhealth.com.  DJ Kort Kurdi will spin the greatest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Bring your own refreshments; ice and cups provided.

Pianos and Pipes Concert, 2 p.m., Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree, free-will donation, (480) 488-2081, www.ctlcarefree.org.  The concert features organist Barbara Aldrich and pianist Jill Nelles Voss.

Sun Lakes Arts and Crafts Association Annual Spring Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oakwood Country Club, 9645 E. E.J. Robson Blvd., Sun Lakes, free admission, www.sunlakesartsandcraftsassociation.net.  Come early for the best selection of jewelry, gourds, beadwork, stained glass, ceramics, handmade cards, leather tooled items, quilting and stitchery, dichroic glass items and more.

Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com. Support group or caregivers of people with cancer.

March 22 Sunday
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, through Sunday, March 22, Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, $37.50 to $65, (602) 262-7272, www.buddythemusical.com. The “Buddy Holly Story” tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist.

March 23 Monday
The Sun Cities Saddle Club, 9:30 a.m., Wooddale Village Retirement Community, 18616 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, free, (623) 584-5696, www.saddle.scwclubs.com, suncitiessaddleclub@gmail.com.  Horse ownership is not required for membership into the trail riding and social club for seniors.

March 24 Tuesday
Aging with Grace Lecture Series: Stroke Panel, 10:15 a.m., Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West free, (623) 524-4000. Medical experts tackle a variety of topics to help attendees address of challenges of staying healthy and strong while aging.

March 25 Wednesday
Strength for Survivors, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays for six weeks, Red Mountain Ranch Country Club Fitness Center, 6425 E. Teton Circle, Mesa, $100 to $175, (480) 981-8135. The six-week exercise and wellness program is for any adults who are being treated for cancer or are in remission from it.

Metastatic Cancer Support Group, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research and Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.

March 26 Thursday
Craft, Create, Heal, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 685 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, free, (480) 340-4013, www.ironwoodcrc.com.  Create greeting cards/envelopes, and learn emboss/die-cut technologies.

March 27 Friday
The Chandler Portraits Exhibition: The Fine Arts of Tad Smith, continues through April 25, Vision Gallery, 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, free, (480) 782-2695, www.visiongallery.org.  The exhibition features the images of people who have given selflessly to their community—all through the eyes of Tad Smith.

March 28 Saturday
U.P. Club of Michigan Luncheon, 12 p.m., I&J Fountain Restaurant, 12221 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, $13 to $18.25, (623) 977-2002, gcasselin@aol.com.  “Yoopers” get together and invite all guests and new members to attend. There will be door prizes.

Rancho de Arboleda Neighborhood Rummage Sale, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rancho de Arboleda, on East Kael Street, just northwest of McKellips and Lindsay roads, Mesa, free, (480) 962-7527. Fifteenth annual event features new and used items as well as crafts.

“Trains in the Garden” Annual Spring Open House Tours 2015, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through March 29, homes in Mesa, Glendale, Sun Lakes, Chandler and San Tan Valley, donations accepted, www.azbigtrains.org. This spring, the tour will feature private homes with G-Scale garden railroads in their backyards, plus the layout at the Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa.

Book Fair, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Red Mountain Library, 625 N. Power Rd., Mesa, free, (480) 644-3253. The Red Mountain Library hosts its fourth annual event featuring local authors in the genres of mystery, romance, Wild West, science fiction, children’s and travel.

Cancer Survivors Celebration Day, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers, 3686 S. Rome St., Gilbert, free, www.ironwoodcrc.com/survivorsday.  The free community event features a free pancake breakfast.

March 29 Sunday
Shroud Encounter, 2 p.m., St. Steven’s Catholic Church, 24827 S. Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes, $10, (480) 895-9266. The presentation is a fast-moving, big-screen experience using more than 200 images covering all aspects of Shroud research.

March 30 Monday
Buffalo Sabres at Arizona Coyotes, 7 p.m., Gila River Arena (formerly Jobing.com Arena), 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, $30 to $320, (623) 772-3800, www.gilariverarena.com.  The Coyotes square off against the visiting Sabres.

March 31 Tuesday
Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Support Group, 4 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, free, (602) 528-0545. This is a support group for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or similar dementias—not for the patients. 


Tucson

March 1 Sunday
Guys and Dolls, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., UA Centennial Hall, 1020 W. University Blvd., $25 to $75, (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

March 2 Monday
Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., repeats March 3, March 5, March 9, March 10, March 12 and March 24, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, 398-2252. Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859.

Art Talk with Sandy Cord, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, 325-4800. Tucson Museum of Art docent Sandy Cord will give an in-depth presentation on how Georgia O’Keefe’s visit to Mabel Dodge Luhan’s estate in 1929 changed her life.

March 3 Tuesday
Anniversary of The Weekly Arizonian, 10:30 a.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, 398-2252. Join the park for cake and a celebration of the 156th anniversary of Arizona’s first newspaper, which was printed in Tubac on March 3, 1859.

March 4 Wednesday
Osteoarthritis Under the Microscope, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Banner—University Medical Center, DuVal Auditorium, room 2600, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., free, registration required, 626-5040. University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, an internationally recognized expert in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, will discuss new information on the causes of osteoarthritis and how to prevent the disorder.

March 5 Thursday
Senior Safari, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct., free, 791-3204. This is a day at Reid Park Zoo when Tucson seniors can enjoy the morning for free.

March 6 Friday
IONS Tucson Presents “UFOs, ETs and Consciousness,” 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, $5 suggested donation, 577-1478. Dr. Joan Bird, author of “Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials,” will present evidence that advanced civilizations from elsewhere are visiting Earth and probably have been throughout human history.

“Family Jewels,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 4, The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., $16 seniors and students (cash or check only), 270-9310. A comedy confection about a family of swindlers who have given up their unsavory past to retire to a farm in Kansas.

March 7 Saturday
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Diversity Luncheon and Fundraiser, 11 a.m., Tucson YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave., $10 members, $16 nonmembers, 663-9692, armstrong606@gmail.com. Features live entertainment by Mexi-Catiahul of Tucson.

Surprising Marana Bus Tours, 11 a.m. or 2 p.m., departs Marana Civic Center, 11555 W. Civic Center Dr., Marana, $10, $5 children younger than 12, 572-5601, reservations required, jfsmith@maranaheritage.org, www.maranaheritage.org. The 2.5-hour trip includes visits historical sites in and around Marana.

The German-American Club of Tucson’s Spring Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd., $8, reservations required, 546-6663. Meals will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an additional $8.

March 8 Sunday
Edward Cross, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $7.50, 398-2252. This talk will explain why Edward Cross, the first editor of Weekly Arizonian, was so opposed to Arizona becoming a territory.

March 9 Monday
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., charge for lunch, 444-6970. Lunch is followed by a business meeting. Current and retired federal employees, their spouses, guests, and visitors are welcome.

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.

March 10 Tuesday
Ethnobotany Presentation, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Gardeners of Tucson meeting, Ward 6 City Council office, 3202 E. First St., free, 622-0905. The Tohono Chul docents will present the free, public program.

History Talk with Sue Ward, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, 325-4800. Sue Ward, international relations specialist, will lead a discussion on how the idea of “privacy” and privacy “harm” has undergone significant changes in the digital age.

March 11 Wednesday
Future Innovators Night at Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., TCC Exhibit Hall, 260 S. Church St., free, www.sarsef.org.  A family-friendly event, the night includes science scavenger hunt, prizes, “Star Wars” stormtroopers, entertainment, hands-on, and interactive science displays from local companies.

March 12 Thursday
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees Inc., 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., $11, 288-8221, 296-4576. Mike Carson, the Tucson Water public relations representative, will speak at the meeting that is open to all veteran railroad employees, retired or still working.

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, 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.

March 13 Friday
Living History: Chocolate! 1,000 Years and Counting, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., repeats March 27, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, 398-2252. Come discover the rich history of chocolate in the Southwest.

Casas Adobes American Legion Auxiliary Easter Holiday Bazaar, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 and March 15, Plaza Palomino, 2960 N. Swan Rd., call for admission price, 404-7646, 742-0468. Features select Easter gifts (March 13), Easter egg hunt for kids (March 14) and a shopping extravaganza (March 15).

March 14 Saturday
Tucson Area Iris Society Monthly Meeting, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Rd., free, 594-5345, 310-5222, www.tucsoniris.org.  President Kristee West will discuss “Advice on Displaying Iris at a Show.”

March 15 Sunday
The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society’s Spring Rescue Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sunday, March 15, at 4342 N. Fourth Ave., ree admission, 256-2447, www.tucsoncactus.org. There will be barrels, hedgehogs and small saguaros for sale (under 2 feet), as well as plants from TCSS member nurseries and other TCSS members.

March 16 Monday
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874, 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, 6865 N. Thornydale Rd., charge for meal, 400-3456, www.narfe.org/chapter1874.  Current and retired federal employees, spouses, guests and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874.

March 17 Tuesday
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Lifestyle, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, 325-4800. Join author Robert Zucker as he takes a nostalgic look back at the Tucson entertainment scene from the 1960s through the 1990s, highlighting musician and entertainers from those decades.

March 18 Wednesday
Plant Chat, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2160 N. Alvernon Way, $12, 326-9686. Retired University of Arizona plant sciences professor, Paul Bessey, can help diagnose plant problems, including pests, disease and nutrient deficiencies.

March 19 Thursday
Innovations in Hearing Aid Technology, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Community Performance and Art Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd., free, reservations required, 399-7633. The seminar will focus on some of the features that are available in hearing instruments. In addition, Arizona Hearing Specialists representatives will discuss some important considerations regarding different models, styles and accessories that are on the market. Complimentary breakfast served.

An Update on Options for Treating Atrial Fibrillation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, free, http://bit.ly/183c9Mi. Dr. Peter Ott will discuss stroke prevention, determining the right anticoagulation medicine for each patient and new options for those who cannot tolerate anticoagulants.

Spring Tea and Open House, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, 325-4800. Come enjoy The Forum’s signature brews and its chef’s freshly baked hors d’oeuvres, and indulge in the soothing sounds of a harpist.

March 20 Friday
Tucson Chamber Artists, 7 p.m., St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, $30, 401-2651 or www.tucsonchamberartists.org/buy-tickets/.  Tucson Chamber Artists will present Rachmaninoff’s St. John Chrysostom to wrap up its 11th season, featuring TCA’s Chorus.

March 21 Saturday
Tucson Chamber Artists, 3 p.m., Holy Resurrection Antiochian Orthodox Church, 5910 E. Fifth St., $20 to $40, 401-2651 or www.tucsonchamberartists.org/buy-tickets/.  Tucson Chamber Artists will present Rachmaninoff’s St. John Chrysostom to wrap up its 11th season, featuring TCA’s Chorus.

Many Hands Artist Cooperative, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Many Hands Cooperative, 3054 N. First Ave., free, 331-2908. Art vendors in the courtyard and neat shops are open.

March 22 Sunday
Tucson Chamber Artists, 3 p.m., Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., $20 to $40, 401-2651 or www.tucsonchamberartists.org/buy-tickets/.  Tucson Chamber Artists will present Rachmaninoff’s St. John Chrysostom to wrap up its 11th season, featuring TCA’s Chorus.

Tucson Chamber Artists, 7:30 p.m., Christ the King Episcopal Church, 2800 W. Ina Rd., $20 to $40, 401-2651 or www.tucsonchamberartists.org/buy-tickets/.  Tucson Chamber Artists will present Rachmaninoff’s St. John Chrysostom to wrap up its 11th season, featuring TCA’s Chorus.

March 23 Monday
American Legends, 7:30 p.m., UA Centennial Hall, 1020 W. University Blvd., $25 to $75, http://bit.ly/1vFx1V3. A celebration of all things American, including music by Frank Sinatra and choreography by Twyla Tharp.

March 24 Tuesday
National Association of Women Business Owners, 8 a.m., Radisson Suites Hotel, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd., $15 to $18, http://bit.ly/1DYYF0N. Mena Latas is the guest speaker.

March 25 Wednesday
The Final Exit Network Arizona, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, free, 235-5646 or johnwithen@earthlink.net.  During this forum, Final Exit Network will give a general overview of the right to die issue and what FEN has to offer.

March 26 Thursday
Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site, 10 a.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $10, 398-2252. Special tour by local experts of the Spanish colonial archaeological site which preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch.

March 27 Friday
Friends of the Pima County Public Library, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 30, Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club, free admission, www.pimafriends.com.  Seniors receive a 25-percent discount on Saturday.

March 28 Saturday
Splendor in the Desert Biennial Quilt Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Las Campanas Recreation Center, 565 W. Belltower Dr., Green Valley, $7, 648-7669, www.vqgaz.com.  Show features more than 100 quilts on display, a quilt appraiser, food by Sweet Peas Catering, a mini raffle, quilt vendors and an Opportunity Quilt drawing.

Park Place Chalk Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., repeats 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29, Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., free, 797-3959, www.saaca.org.

March 29 Sunday
Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert: Don Armstrong, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $18, 398-2252. With nearly 50 years of songs to draw from, Don Armstrong returns to the schoolhouse stage with old Western ballads.

Splendor in the Desert Biennial Quilt Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Las Campanas Recreation Center, 565 W. Belltower Dr., Green Valley, $7, 648-7669, www.vqgaz.com. Show features more than 100 quilts on display, a quilt appraiser, food by Sweet Peas Catering, a mini raffle, quilt vendors and an Opportunity Quilt drawing.

March 30 Monday
Better Breathers’ Club, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Forum at Tucson, 2500 N. Rosemont, free, 325-4800. Anyone with breathing issues will benefit from this new support group at The Forum.

March 31 Tuesday
Presentation on Low-Carb Cooking, 6 p.m., K Building,
3050 N. Country Club Rd., free, 326-4200.