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Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:18 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Bourne sings for free at NW church

Joe Bourne is back by popular demand, singing a free jazz concert at a Northwest church this Saturday, June 19.

Bourne performs at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church's "Jazz Under the Stars" program, now in its sixth year. The concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Bourne is performing jazz standards with Sly Slipetsky on keyboard, Gil Rodriguez on drums, Mike Levy on bass, and Damian Haag on saxophone.

Dove of Peace Lutheran Church's "Jazz Under the Stars" presents "the finest local jazz artists (including Crystal Stark of American Idol fame)," with refreshments, wine, cheese, and delectable baked goods provided at no charge on the open-air east patio. All ages are welcome. A free-will offering is being taken to support UA Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Dove of Peace Lutheran Church is located at 665 W. Roller Coaster Road, just west of Oracle Road between River and Rudasill. For more information, call 887-5127 or visit www.doveofpeacetucson.org.

Marana needs volunteers for citizen advisory groups

Marana is looking for people to serve as active or alternate members on all seven of its citizen advisory commissions.

The commissions are affordable housing; board of adjustment; business and economic development; parks and recreation; planning; police; and utilities.

All applications will remain active for one year from when they are received. The town council appoints members in January and July of each year.

Applications are available at www.marana.com by clicking on town clerk under "Departments," then clicking on Citizen Advisory Commissions. Applications can be submitted online.

Call 382-1960 or 382-1961 for more information.

Apple Annie's Orchard opens July 1st

On July 1, Apple Annie's Orchard, located at 2801 West Hardy Road in Willcox, is opening for its 25th season of orchard fruit-picking and fresh produce.

The orchard offers apples, peaches, cantaloupes, green beans, summer squash, sweet corn, melons, peppers and more that are available either by self-picking or already-picked.

"This is the best crop I have seen in years, we have something delicious for everyone to enjoy," according to a release.

A corn maze, weekend events, wagon rides, baked goods and a sunflower patch are other attractions.

A variety of events are happening this season including the Sweet Corn Extravaganza and the My-Oh-My Apple Pie weekend. Field trips are available as well as reservations for birthday parties.

The pumpkin patch will be ready for picking in late September.

For more information call (520) 384-2084 or visit www.appleannies.com to see what produce is available for picking.

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