Tucson Events

Community Calendar

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

12 Months of Madaras: Greece Month

SEPTEMBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 31

In 1993, Diana Madaras took a life-altering trip to Greece that inspired her to change careers and pursue painting full time. In 2018, she returned to Greece to paint again. Visit the gallery in September to view a special display of paintings from her Mediterranean journey.

Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan Road, 615-3001, madaras.com, times vary, free admission.

Plaza Live! Concert Series

TUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

Acts in all genres perform throughout the fall, including What’s the Big Idea on September 3 (rock); Nancy McCallion on September 10 (Americana); P.D. Ronstadt and the Company on September 17 (Southwest Americana); and Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey on September 24 (jazz, blues and boogie woogie).

St. Philip’s Plaza, Central Courtyard, 4280 N. Campbell Avenue, 797-3959, ext. 108, saaca.org, 7 to 10 p.m., free admission.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Meeting

SEPTEMBER 9

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will host a luncheon followed by a business meeting. Current and retired federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome.

Golden Corral, 4380 E. 22nd Street, 444-6970, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., lunch is around $11.

Green Valley Stroke Support Group

SEPTEMBER 12

The group is 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.

La Perla at La Posada’s Zuni Room, 635 S. Park Center Avenue, 626-2901, 10 to 11 a.m., free, reservations required.

Impact Your Style, Your Community Fashion Show

SEPTEMBER 15

The Impact Your Style, Your Community Fashion Show features local clothing designer Laura Tanzer and her fall line of clothing. SteinMart is the new sponsor. Entertainment will include illusionist Michael Howell; The Rodeo City Wreckettes; ballroom dancers and a singer. The emcees are Priscilla Casper, news anchor, and Matt Brode, chief meteorologist, from KVOA, Channel 4. There will be refreshments, cash bar, tequila toast, a silent auction, raffles, and meet and greets with sponsors and exhibitors. Discounted rooms at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa available.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, 602-621-0042, firstimpressions1.com, firstimpressions602@gmail.com, eventbrite.com, 2 to 5 p.m., $55.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1874 Meeting

SEPTEMBER 16

Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 for its monthly meeting.

Golden Corral, 6865 N. Thornydale Drive, 400-3456, 11:30 a.m., $8.70 lunch. 

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Book Club

SEPTEMBER 18

Tucson LGBT seniors will meet to discuss Tommy Orange’s “There There.”

Ward 3 Council Office Conference Room, 1510 E. Grant Road, 312-8923, soazseniorpride@gmail.com, 2 to 3:30 p.m., free admission.

Society of Military Widows Meeting

SEPTEMBER 18

The Society of Military Widows is dedicated to the needs, concerns and welfare of military surviving spouses and their children. Reservation deadline is September 11.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, 2720 S. Craycroft Road, 721.1688, ross2d@aol.com, noon, call for charge.

Tucson Area Iris Society’s Annual Sale

SEPTEMBER 21

A wide selection of rhizomes (iris roots) for tall bearded irises will be on sale. Shoppers can obtain the help of the Tucson Area Iris Society’s knowledgeable members. At 11 a.m., the group will host a talk on growing irises in ground and in containers.

Harlow Garden Nursery, 5620 E. Pima Street, 886-5475, tucsoniris.org, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free admission.

Fall Sidewalk Sale

SEPTEMBER 21 AND SEPTEMBER 22

The twice-yearly sidewalk sale offers special pricing on canvases, prints and gift items. Save from 25% to 75% on select items.

Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan Road, 615-3001, madaras.com, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 21 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 22, free admission.

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