February 2017

Phoenix Calendar of Events

February 1 Wednesday

East Valley Friends and Neighbors, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 2024 E. University, Mesa, call for charge, 828-5146, evfanaz.org, evfanaz@gmail.com. A nonreligious and nonpartisan group, East Valley Friends and Neighbors welcomes residents who wish to get acquainted with others and to participate in social, educational, and charitable activities.

Find Relief from Anxiety, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Stretch Your Grocery Dollars, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Stroke Support Group, 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., HonorHealth Outpatient Therapy Services, 3134 N. Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, free, 882-6821, honorhealth.com/events.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) SC/WV Chapter Meeting, 1 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 17540 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, free, 623-972-6273, aznow-scwv.org. The movie “My Left Foot” will be shown and discussed.

Yoga for Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, 623-780-4673, honorhealth.com/events.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

American Songbook Concert with Stan Foster, 7 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $10, 480-832-9003.

February 2 Thursday

Is Exercise a Real Pain in the Knee? 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., HonorHealth Orthopedic Institute, 20401 N. 73rd St., Suite 130, Scottsdale, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Meditation for healing, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., repeats Feb. 16, Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, 623-780-4673, honorhealth.com/events.

Merrymakers Ballroom Dance with Route 66 Trio, 7 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, $7 members, $8, nonmembers, 480-654-1994.

Movie and Popcorn with “Nine Lives,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 3 Friday

Chubby Checker, 8 p.m., Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino’s Ovations Live Showroom, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, $29-$70, 800-WIN-GILA, wingilariver.com.

Euchre and Mahjongg, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 4 Saturday

George Lopez and DL Hughley, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, $46-$96, 602-267-1600, ext. 1, celebritytheatre.com.

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

Casino Night, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Mountain Active Adult Center inside the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe St., Mesa, free, 21 and older, evadultresources.org.

February 5 Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday!

February 6 Monday

Dancing with SV Stars Show, 7 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $15, 480-832-9003. Features the Utah Ballroom Dance Company.

Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crocheting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707. The group makes red baby caps for Heart Health Month.

February 7 Tuesday

What is a Carbohydrate? 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Deer Valley Medical Center, Medical Office Building One, 19841 N. 27th Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Heart of a Woman Educational Support Group, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

February 8 Wednesday

Get to the Heart of the Matter, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Kidney Smart with DaVita, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

February 9 Thursday

Peripheral Vascular Disease, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., lower level, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Are You Living with Shoulder Pain? 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., HonorHealth Orthopedic Institute, 20401 N. 73rd St., Suite 130, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Merrymakers Ballroom Dance with Swing Memories Big Band, 7 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, $7 members, $8, nonmembers, 480-654-1994.

Movie and Popcorn with “Love Finds You in Valentine,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.mm., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 10 Friday

Euchre and Mahjongg, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Sun City Christian Women’s Brunch, 9 a.m., sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, $15, Miriam, 623-414-1451, Judy, 623-444-4293 or Winnie at mwholick@gmail.com. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, the event features guest speaker, football player, Derik Hines, soloist Wayne Kimdall and Ed Allen of the Sun City Historical Society.

February 11 Saturday

North Valley Symphony Orchestra Fundraising Gala, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Moon Valley Country Club, 151 W. Moon Valley Dr., Phoenix, $75, northvalleysymphony.org. The event will feature celebrity emcee Caribe Devine, 12 News anchor and meteorologist. The program will also include music director Kevin Kozacek giving NVSO history and plans. Attendees will have a variety of silent auction items to consider, including two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a violin hand-made especially for the event by Jody Summerford, a variety of restaurant gift cards, an entertainment package by Agave String Quartet, and themed baskets.

Sun City Fine Art Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., repeats Feb. 12, Bell Recreation Center, 16820 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, free admission, 623-551-0402. More than 3,500 people are expected to peruse the more than 240 paintings by residents.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You, 10 a.m. to noon, repeats Feb. 25, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $4 for full breakfast, 480-832-9003. Bring own plate and utensils.

February 12 Sunday

The Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, $15 for preferred seating, scottsdalephilharmonic.com. Performing: Wagner: Overture to Tannhauser; Mozart: Symphony #40 in G minor; Respighi: Pines of Rome.

February 13 Monday

Freedom from Smoking, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through March 27, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center Campus, 7301 E. Fourth St., Suite 4, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Sun Lakes Democratic Club, 7 p.m., Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Blvd., North, Navajo Room, Sun Lakes, nonperishable food or cash donation, 480-200-3322. Anne L. Schneider, a retired ASU political science professor, will outline a 50-week plan of activism for those who want to stand up and speak out on the issues of the day.

Quilting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 14 Tuesday

Esteban, 7 p.m., Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, $30-$45, 480-350-2822, tempe.gov. “Valentine’s Day Love with Esteban” features guitarist Esteban, violinist Teresa Joy and a full band.

Myron Sommerfeld and His Orchestra, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, $8, 480-357-1148.

February 15 Wednesday

National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) Chapter 1395 Meeting, 11 a.m., Brothers Family Restaurant, 8466 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, charge for lunch, reservations required, 623-935-4681, deb.at.narfe@gmail.com. The scheduled speaker will be Cathy Gaudio from Experience Matters.

Osteoporosis Support and Education Group, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Healthy Nutrition for Pets, with Mary DeRoche, 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Dessert Show with Mark Cordes, The Spouse Whisperer, 6 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $16, 480-832-9003.

February 16 Thursday

Merrymakers Ballroom Dance with Tuxedo Junction, 7 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, $7 members, $8, nonmembers, 480-654-1994.

Veterans Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, free, recruitmilitary.com. RecruitMilitary helps military veterans and military spouses connect with employers that seek to attract, hire and retain America’s best talent. This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, reserve members and spouses.

Movie and Popcorn with “Jason Bourne,” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 17 Friday

Friday Night Dance with The Breeze, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $7 in advance, $8 at the door, 480-832-9003.

Birthday Celebration/Ice Cream Social, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Euchre and Mahjongg, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

East Valley Pops Orchestra, 7 p.m., Red Mountain Active Adult Center inside Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe St., Mesa, $6 in advance, $8 at the door, evadultresources.org. The East Valley Pops Orchestra is a 60-plus member orchestra founded in 1982.

February 18 Saturday

Cheech Marin and Paul Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m., ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, $20-$120, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

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

February 19 Sunday

Billy Crystal, 8 p.m., Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, $60-$150, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com, dannyzeliskopresents.com.

February 20 Monday

Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Cowden Center, 9202 N. Second St., Phoenix, free, reservations required, 623-870-6300, honorhealth.com/events.

Caps for the Cure Knitting/Crochet Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 21 Tuesday

Varicose Veins, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Brady Conference Center, Scottsdale, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Banner Brain Health Program, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

February 22 Wednesday

Listen up! Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cowden Center (John C. Lincoln Medical Center campus), 9202 N. Second St., Phoenix, free, reservations require, 623-870-6300, honorhealth.com/events.

Eating Out the Healthy Way, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Health Cooking Demo with Chef Christine Elzy, MS, Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 23 Thursday

Catholic Daughters Court #2278’s Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Feb. 25, Our Lady of Lourdes’ Madonna Hall, 19002 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West, free admission, 623-322-4139. There will be a huge selection of furniture, clothing, shoes, purses, housewares, bedding, electronics, craft items, tools and books. Baked goods will be sold. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special bargains on Saturday.

Merrymakers Ballroom Dance with DK Orchestra, 7 p.m., Las Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, $7 members, $8, nonmembers, 480-654-1994.

Battling the Aging Brain, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

Introducing Go365 by Humana, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707. Open to Humana Medicare Advantage members only.

Movie and Popcorn with “The Magnificent Seven,” 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 24 Friday

Wellness Screening, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, 7400 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, free, reservations required, 623-580-5800, honorhealth.com/events.

Euchre and Mahjongg, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

NHRA Arizona Nationals, 9:30 a.m., Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Chandler, $20-$61, racewildhorse.ticketforce.com.

February 25 Saturday

Jeff Dunham, 5 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson, Phoenix, $33.50-$46.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

NHRA Arizona Nationals, 9:30 a.m., Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Chandler, $20-$86, racewildhorse.ticketforce.com.

February 26 Sunday

NHRA Arizona Nationals, 9 a.m., Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 S. Maricopa Rd., Chandler, $49-$91, racewildhorse.ticketforce.com.

February 27 Monday

Quilting Group, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Humana Mesa Center, 5943 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, free, 480-325-4707.

February 28 Tuesday

Super ’60s Show and Dance with Six Feet Up Band, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunland Village Auditorium, 4601 E. Dolphin Ave., Mesa, $10, 480-832-9003.

Moonlight Serenade Dinner Dance, 5 p.m., Leisure World, Rec. 2 Hopi Pima Room, 908 S. Power Rd., Mesa, $70 per couple by Feb. 18, 515-313-3929, moonlightserenade@cox.net, moonlightserenade.yolasite.com. The Howard Schneider Orchestra will provide the music, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Dress is formal.

Tucson Calendar of Events

February 1 Wednesday

Totally Tiled in Mini Workshop, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., DoubleTree Inn Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, $15, christifriesenart.com. Use stamps, texture sheets and molds to make a plethora of pretty tiles to decorate a small metal tin.

February 2 Thursday

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sky Islands High School, 6000 E. 14th St., free, 256-2447, tucsoncactus.org. Guillermo Rivera, director of Florida’s South American Nature Tours, will discuss Argentina’s plants.

Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., repeats Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $5, adults, $2 youth, free children 7-13, 398-2252, events@tubacpresidio.org. A knowledgeable volunteer demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859.

Birding Agua Caliente Park, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., $5, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Take a guided walk to look for wintering birds such as ducks, woodpeckers, bluebirds, and sparrows, as well as roadrunners, wrens and other resident specialties.

Paint Out in the Park, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pima County Catalina Regional Park, 4135 E. Trotter Place, free, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr. Join the friendly group of Tucson Plein Air Painters to try your hand at painting landscape scenes in the open air of Pima County’s Catalina Regional Park.

February 3 Friday

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Steward Observatory Lecture Hall, Room, N210, 933 N. Cherry Ave., free, tucsonastronomy.org.

February 4 Saturday

German American Club of Tucson Mardi Gras Dance, 5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N. Dodge Blvd., $8 dinner, $8 admission, 477-7447 for reservations. Music by Norm Siess Band. Prizes for best costumes.

Walking Tours of Old Tubac, 10 a.m. to noon, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $10 admission includes all-day admission and tour, reservations requested, 398-2252, info@tubacpresidio.org. Guided by Connie Stevens, tourists will discover fascinating facts about the town’s early adobe buildings and t Arizona’s first European settlement.

Talk: The Historical Influences of the Railroads on the Borderlands, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $10 includes all-day admission to tour the park, reservations required, 398-2252. Rio Rico historian Dwight Thibodeaux will speak about how the arrival of the railroads in Arizona Territory affected the borderlands.

Birding Tucson Mountain Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic area, 1500 S. Kinney Rd., free members, $5 nonmembers, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Join a local birding expert for a guided walk in Tucson Mountain Park to see rufous-winged sparrows, gilded flickers, phainopeplas, and many other desert birds.

Medicinal and Practical Uses of Desert Plants, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tucson Mountain Park, Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Rd., $10 members, $15 nonmembers, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Join the group at the Desert Discovery Center in Tucson Mountain Park for an in-depth look at the medicinal and practical uses of desert plants. Workshop includes a short hike and make-and-take session to process a variety of desert herbs for use at home.

A Night Under the Stars, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov, www.pima.gov/nrpr. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers introduce the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing.

Savor: Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, $65, saaca.org.

February 5 Sunday

Teodoro “Ted” Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Earl Edmonson, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, 418, reservations required. 398-2252. Earl Edmonson is a master of the flat-top guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals. His work is found on countless Arizona recordings, and he has appeared live with Alison Krauss and Union Station, the Subdudes, Travis Edmonson, Katie Lee and Tom Paxton to name just a few.

February 6 Monday

Meet Me at Maynards, 5:35 p.m. Mondays, 400 E. Toole, free, meetmeatmaynards.com/docwalk/. The mission of Meet Me at Maynards is to bring active adults and families to the downtown Tucson area to enjoy healthy exercise, experience the beauty, history and architecture of the unique neighborhoods and to appreciate and patronize local businesses.

February 7 Tuesday

Hike Brown Mountain Trail, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Brown Mountain Trailhead, 8451 W. McCain Loop Rd., free members, $5 nonmembers, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, 615-7855, eeducation@pima.gov. Enjoy the scenic and rugged beauty of the Tucson Mountains on this 2-mile guided hike with a Pima County naturalist.

February 8 Wednesday

Tubac Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 12, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $8 per car, 398-2252. The 58th annual event showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists and craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines.

February 9 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. Facilitated by Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, and supported by Banner – University Medical Center, University of Arizona 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.

Tubac Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 12, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $8 per car, 398-2252. The 58th annual event showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists and craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines.

February 10 Friday

Tubac Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 12, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $8 per car, 398-2252. The 58th annual event showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists and craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines.

February 11 Saturday

Tubac Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 12, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $8 per car, 398-2252. The 58th annual event showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists and craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, 14301 E. Speedway Blvd., $20, reservations required, programaauwtucson@gmail.com. The group will spotlight its college and university connections. Members will discuss grant recipients for the Virginia Palmer Memorial Scholarship, funds left by a former member, and the Louise Hoppy Native American Scholarship.

Tucson Area Iris Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., free, 749-9512, tucsoniris.org. Author Ron Coleman will present an illustrated talk about “Wild Orchids of Arizona and New Mexico.” Business and board meetings will follow.

February 12 Sunday

Tubac Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 12, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $8 per car, 398-2252. The 58th annual event showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists and craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines.

Sarah Kroger’s “This is My Story,” 3 p.m., St. Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Rd., Oro Valley, $20 suggested donation, 469-7835. Composers like Sarah Kroger are highly regarded in Catholicism as leaders in their fields. Kroger is passionate about delivering the message “that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.”

February 13 Monday

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, Meeting, 11 a.m., Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd St., $10, 444-6970. Current and retired federal employees, their spouses, guests, and visitors are welcome.

Meet Me at Maynards, 5:35 p.m. Mondays, 400 E. Toole, free, meetmeatmaynards.com/docwalk/. The mission of Meet Me at Maynards is to bring active adults and families to the downtown Tucson area to enjoy healthy exercise, experience the beauty, history and architecture of the unique neighborhoods and to appreciate and patronize local businesses.

February 14 Tuesday

Statehood Celebration at the Tubac Presidio, 11 a.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $2-$5, 398-2252. Celebrate the states 105th anniversary when the Presidio cannon is fired at 11 a.m. and the group will sing a birthday song. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the park grounds.

February 15 Wednesday

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $10, reservations required, 398-2252, info@tubacpresidio.org. Special tour by Phil Halpenny and Gwen Griffin of the Spanish colonial archaeological site just south of the park, which preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch.

February 16 Thursday

Keeping Your Heart in Sync: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, free, 626-2901. Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that affects between 2 to 3 million people and accounts for about one-fifth of all strokes in the United States. Dr. Mathew Hutchinson, professor of medicine at the UA Sarver Heart Center, specializes in treating atrial fibrillation.

February 17 Friday

A Night Under the Stars, 5 p.m. (tour), 6 p.m. (star gazing), Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, pima.gov/nrpr, canoaranch@pima.gov, 724-5220. Sonora Astronomical Society volunteers set up telescopes for celestial viewing and introduces the night sky. Come before dark to take a self-guided tour of the Canoa Ranch Headquarters. Bring your flashlight and lawn chair. Weather permitting. All ages welcome.

Antique, Vintage, & Collectible Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., free admission, 219-0650. Antique, vintage and collectible book fair benefiting Tell Me A Good Story educational nonprofit.

February 18 Saturday

Hell Bent for Resurrection: A Hike through Tubac’s Many Layers, 10 a.m. to noon, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, reservations required, 398-2252. Join the group for a new program of History Hikes to take advantage of the great outdoors and the amazingly rich cultural heritage. Join a docent for an insightful walk on the Anza Trail starting at the original Plaza de Armas from which the expedition to Alta California departed.

Desert Discovery Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tucson Mountain Park, Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Rd., free, pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Explore the diversity of the beautiful Sonoran Desert with a variety of family-friendly, hands-on activities.

Cruise, BBQ and Blues Festival and Car Show, 10 a.m., Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, $5, saaca.org/classiccarshow.html. Rev up the weekend with oldies music, ids’ activities and great food. Twenty classes of auto awards will be given in Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine and People’s Choice, as well as a first-place award in each vehicle category.

February 19 Sunday

Teodoro “Ted” Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: The Remuda Triangle with Sue Harris, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $20, reservations required, 398-2252. “Remuda” is the Spanish word describing the herd of horses vaquerros use to pick their daily riding mounts. This herd includes Stewart MacDougall, Ed Brown and Sue Harris. Harris is the latest member of the New Christy Minstrels. The group’s poems are laced with raw humor, irony and commentary on the state of just about everything, blended seamlessly with songs that range from poignant reflections on days gone by to uplifting celebrations of modern cowboy life.

February 20 Monday

Meet Me at Maynards, 5:35 p.m. Mondays, 400 E. Toole, free, meetmeatmaynards.com/docwalk/. The mission of Meet Me at Maynards is to bring active adults and families to the downtown Tucson area to enjoy healthy exercise, experience the beauty, history and architecture of the unique neighborhoods and to appreciate and patronize local businesses.

February 21 Tuesday

Hike Brown Mountain Trail, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Brown Mountain Trailhead, 8451 W. McCain Loop Rd., free for members, $5 nonmembers, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Enjoy the scenic and rugged beauty of the Tucson Mountains on this 2-mile guided hike with a Pima County naturalist.

February 22 Wednesday

Washington’s Medicine: Blood and Guts in the 18th Century, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $10 includes admission to the park, 398-2252. Celebrate Washington’s birthday with a sometimes humorous and interactive look at the crude and frequently innovative medical treatments of 18th century medicine. Dr. Abraham Byrd, a Tucson family physician and surgeon general for the Sons of the American Revolution, will discuss medical practice on the frontiers of New Spain and in the eastern colonies.

First Steps in Night Photography, 10 a.m. to noon, Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., $5 for members, $10 nonmembers, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855. This beginning-to-intermedia sky photography workshop with nature photographer James Capo is designed for those with access to a camera capable of long exposures and photo-editing software. Ages 12 and up.

February 23 Thursday

Michael Feinstein, 7:30 p.m., Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., call for ticket prices, 547-3040, foxtucson.com.

February 24 Friday

Living History: Spinning, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $2-$5, 398-2252. Spinning is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. A knowledgeable volunteer will demonstrate how the spinning wheel produces thread from fiber, and you are welcome to experience spinning with a drop spindle.

February 25 Saturday

Living History: Chocolate! 1,000 Years and Counting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $2-$5, 398-2252. Taste a cacao bean, learn how the Mayans and pre-Columbian Native Americans prepared their chocolate, and sample the energy drink that fueled the 1774 and 1775 Anza expeditions from Tubac to Alta California.

The Archeology of Arizona – Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter, 2 p.m., Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac, $15, reservations required, 398-2252. Jack Lasseter will discuss the six major prehistoric peoples in Arizona: the Ancient Puebloan People (Anasazi), the Mogollon, the Hohokam, the Sinagua, the Salado and the Patayan. He will also talk about the earlier Paleo-Indians, the archeological techniques used by the professionals, and some details about the archeologists who have made this field so famous in Arizona.

A Night Under the Stars, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Rd., free, www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers introduce the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing.

Spring Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26, Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, free, saaca.org. The Spring Festival of the Arts supports creative artist communities, while driving economic development in Oro Valley.

February 26 Sunday

Arizona Springs: 10,000 Points of Life, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd., free for members, $5 nonmembers, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, 615-7855. Ecologist and author Larry Stevens describes the great diversity of life that occupy Arizona springs, including rare plants, strange insects, and the remarkable group of Arizona fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

February 27 Monday

Elder Circles, The Wisdom Journey, 3 p.m., Casa Community Center, 780 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, free, ourfamilyservices.org. “A safe, respectful place for harvesting your life.”

Meet Me at Maynards, 5:35 p.m. Mondays, 400 E. Toole, free, meetmeatmaynards.com/docwalk/. The mission of Meet Me at Maynards is to bring active adults and families to the downtown Tucson area to enjoy healthy exercise, experience the beauty, history and architecture of the unique neighborhoods and to appreciate and patronize local businesses.

February 28 Tuesday

Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and noon to 1:30 p.m., Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Rd., Green Valley, free, online registration required, pima.gov/nrpr, canoaranch@pima.gov, 724-5220.