Tucson Events

Community Calendar

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Madaras Gallery: “Holiday Party and First Thursday”

DECEMBER 5

Join the gallery for its annual holiday party with festive musical performances by the Havin’ a Blast quartet. Find unique holiday décor and shop from hundreds of Southwest-inspired gifts.

Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan, 615-3001, madaras.com, 5:30 to 7 p.m., free admission.

Patronato’s Christmas Concerts

DECEMBER 10 TO DECEMBER 12

One of Southern Arizona’s most enduring winter traditions marking the beginning of the holiday season is Patronato’s Christmas at San Xavier. This series of beloved concerts at Mission San Xavier raises funds for The Patronato, a nonprofit devoted to conserving and preserving the historic Mission for future generations. The shows feature Tucson Boys Chorus and the Sons of Orpheus-The Male Choir of Tucson. The Tucson Girls Chorus joins them at 7:45 p.m. December 10.

Mission San Xavier, 1950 W. San Xavier Road, patronatosanxavier.org, 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., $100 to $135.

Senior Pride Speaker Series

DECEMBER 10

Jeanne Bjorn will discuss “Nourishing Nutrition. As the holidays roll around, there are many temptations for sweet treats. As we prepare for the festivities, it’s time to think ahead to, yes, what’s actually good for us—what’s going to keep us vital and active. Bjorn earned her master’s degree in holistic nutrition in 2006 from Clayton College of Natural Health, where her thesis work was on dental health and nutrient-dense foods.

Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue, 312-8923, soazseniorpride@gmail.com, soazseniorpride.org, 2 to 3:30 p.m., free admission.

Green Valley Stroke Support Group

DECEMBER 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.

Senior Pride Holiday Intergenerational Potluck

DECEMBER 14

Join the fun and bring a dish to share.

Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall, 2902 N. Geronimo, 312-8923, soazseniorpride@gmail.com, soazseniorpride.org, noon to 2 p.m., free admission.

Tucson Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting

DECEMBER 17

This month’s meeting focuses on “Integrated Pest Management,” as discussed by Deborah North, master gardener. Members can share their experiences and bring their questions for others.

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third Street, tucsonorganicgardeners.com, info@tucsonorganicgardeners.org, 6 p.m., free.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Book Club

DECEMBER 18

Tucson LGBTQ seniors will meet to discuss Toni Morrison’s “God Help the Child,” a novel about the devastating consequences of a light-skinned mother who rejects her dark-skinned child. 

Cornerstone Fellowship Social Hall, 2902 N. Geronimo, 312-8923, soazseniorpride@gmail.com, 2 to 3:30 p.m., free admission.

Society of Military Widows Meeting

DECEMBER 18

The Society of Military Widows is dedicated to the needs, concerns and welfare of military surviving spouses and their children. Reservation deadline is December 10.

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

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