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  • Happenings – Week of Oct. 22

    THEATER Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 23-Nov. 2• Enjoy the UA Dance Premium Blend featuring classic and new choreography with Ben Stevenson’s “Four Last Songs” and a new ballet by James Clouser. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd.; $36; 621-3341. Friday, Oct. 24• Enjoy the revolutionary new production Circus Electronica featuring dance music and world-class acrobats. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $20-$50; 547-3040.

  • 37th Annual Pride in the Desert

    Tucson Pride's signature event features live entertainment, more than 100 exhibitors, the ever-popular IBT's Drag Depot, a dance tent, fun for the kids, and more at the south soccer fields 11 and 12 at Kino Sports Complex. The 2014 Grand Marshall for Tucson's "Pride on Parade" and Pride event "Pride in the Desert" is Tucson's own Daniel Hernandez Jr. He was a congressional intern for the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona's Eighth Congressional District, and while on the job assisting Congresswoman Giffords with a constituent event in Tucson on January 8, 2011, he took actions for which he is widely credited with saving the life of the Congresswoman after a gunman shot her and 18 other people.October 18, 2014Event Location: 2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85702-2902 Venue: Kino Sports Complex, South Soccer Fields 11 and 12 Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Admission: Cover is only $10 with free admission for those 12 and under, $5.00 for students (with student ID), $50. VIP. 

  • Tucson crawling with Halloween events

    Halloween may not be held in as high esteem as holidays with more tradition (and presents), but Tucson knows how to celebrate the spooky season nonetheless. The city is full of activities for kids and adults alike, providing keen opportunity to put on a light sweater and enjoy a scare-filled evening under the stars. One of the mainstays in Tucson’s slew of Halloween celebrations is Old Tucson’s Nightfall. Always on the agenda at Nightfall are live theatrical shows, haunted houses full of creepy characters, and even talking gargoyles prowling the town square. Old Tucson’s website warns parents that the attractions at Nightfall may be too scary for younger attendants.But Nightfall is not the only genuinely terrifying haunted destination in the Old Pueblo. The Slaughterhouse rivals the scare tactics of Old Tucson, and luckily for thrill seekers, this town is big enough for both of them. While Nightfall may be the most overall spooky production in Tucson, the Slaughterhouse is a likely the most nightmarish destination for haunted house lovers (in a good way). There are five different themed haunted houses at the Slaughterhouse this year: Twisted Tree Mortuary, Carnival, The Boiler Room, City Meats, and Apocalypse. But the haunted haven is not just about blood, guts, and gore. The Slaughterhouse is also a 501c3 certified non-profit organization that donates much of its proceeds to community charity efforts. For those of us who want to feel our heart pumping and blood chilling while holding a drink in hand, Hotel Congress is holding a 21 and over event on Oct. 25 that includes a $1,000 cash prize costume contest, carnival games, and live bands on indoor and outdoor stages. That’s not all from Tucson’s most famous haunted hotel spot. Hotel Congress will also be holding a spooky prom event on Halloween night. For nights when parents are not able to find a baby sitter, Tucson’s family-friendly Halloween events are not in short supply. Every Saturday and Sunday of October Apple Annie’s is hosting their Pumpkin Celebration. The event includes a corn maze, and wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, vegetable patch, or apple orchard. Tucson’s Valley of the Moon is not missing out on the opportunity to get festive. This year they are holding a Harry Potter and the Haunted Ruins event through Oct. 30, where 20-minute live performances will take place between 6 and 8:20 p.m. The show will also involve a walk-through tour, and will cost $10 for adults and will be free for children under the age of 15. Food will be present from vendors of Tucson’s Food Truck Rally. 

  • 10th Tucson Film & Music Festival Opening Night: Desert Dreams

    Now in its 10th year, the Tucson Film & Music Festival will open its festivities with an outdoors screening of Desert Dreams at the Cinema La Placita, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and a 10-min animated film, The Oceanmaker. Bill Elm & Joe Peña will then perform a special live music score to a cult classic animated film (title to be announced at the event). Chairs and benches provided will seat about 175. Attendees may bring their own chairs, blankets, etc. There's a grass area. Dress for evening cold.October 09, 2014 - October 12, 2014Event Location: various locations, Tucson, AZ 85701 Venue: Various locations Time: Desert Dreams: 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm; Box Office opens at 6pm. $5/person. Tickets available on-site only (110 S. Church Ave.) opens at 6pm. Credit cards or cash accepted. Recurring daily

  • Earth Harmony Festival

    The Earth Harmony Festival features a highly-popular EcoVillage tour, which gives festival goers the opportunity to explore all things sustainable at one of the country's largest EcoVillages. In addition there will be live music, speakers, a fun and educational children's village, and a vendor village. Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is a 165-acre working organic farm and ranch nestled within the picturesque Santa Cruz River valley. Festival-goers will enjoy nationally-known educational speakers on a variety of sustainability topics including sustainable organic farming, preserving and fostering heritage foods, the importance of food diversity and the "slow food" movement.October 04, 2014 - October 05, 2014Venue: Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage Time: Starting: 11:00 AM Admission: Free Phone: 520-398-2542 

  • 2014 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

    The 2014 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run / Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th at Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo – previously in December! Please see the below request from Dr. Belkoff for your partnership and support as we continue to make a difference for prostate cancer in Tucson. This year’s local proceeds will go to St. Elizebeth’s Health Clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and to the University of Arizona for prostate cancer research projects. We look forward to partnering with you!   Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men and is the most commonly diagnosed with an estimated 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer expected in 2014. Here at Arizona Institute of Urology we have a commitment to our community – to save lives by creating awareness about prostate cancer; raising money for prostate cancer research and free local prostate cancer program; and to make a difference for those that are affected prostate cancer.   In our commitment to ending prostate cancer, we partnered with non-profit, ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer, in 2011 to help in the fight to end prostate cancer. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with them again for our Fourth Annual Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk at Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo on Saturday, October 11th, 2014! With life-saving programs like this we have raised over $250,000, screened over 200 men locally, supported research efforts, and offered funding for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.   We would like to extend an invitation to you to be our partner for this year’s 5K/10K Run/Walk and Fun Zoo Walk. Our other events have been wildly successful and we are excited to be making a difference for prostate cancer in our community. We have lofty goals for ending prostate cancer and we hope that we can count on your support! We are committed to this community event being special, successful, and fun for everyone!   Thank you for your support, Dr. Kenneth Belkoff   We need your help! In our commitment to ending prostate cancer, we would like to request your support for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. We are in need of in-kind media donations, participants, and prize donations. We are excited to be creating a momentum and buzz about prostate cancer in our community and we can’t do this without your support! Please make a stand with us for our community and share in this commitment with us. We have lofty goals for ending prostate cancer and we would love to count on your support!  

  • Prime Time Review: University of Arizona and Fox Theatre team up for new downtown lecture series

    Last month the Arizona Daily Wildcat reported that the University of Arizona had been ranked among the nation’s most healthy campuses by It should be no surprise, then, that the university is teaming up with The Fox Theater to bring a new and informative lecture series on nutrition to the local community.Beginning this month, The Fox Theater will open up its doors to “Food”, the second installment of the annual U of A Downtown Lecture Series provided by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Though not a traditional date night event that would normally be held in the theater, the lecture series should provide an offbeat opportunity to head downtown, and could even teach theatergoers a thing or two that may better their lives in the long term. In fact, this is exactly what the goals of the lecture series are. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences aims not only to share new research from University faculty, but also to support the community’s investment in a vibrant city center by drawing commercial business to downtown merchants.The lectures will take place weekly on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m, with the first beginning on Oct. 15. The kick-off lecture is titled “Changing Geographies of Food”, and will be presented by Dr. Diana Liverman of the School of Geography and Development and Institute of the Environment. The lecture will explore how our food choices bring about changes to the planet, and will also look into the present state and geography of the global food system.  The goal of this lecture is to trace trends and identify choices that promote a more sustainable future worldwide.The second lecture will be called “Tucson: City of Gastronomy, Hub for Food Diversity”, and will be presented by Dr. Gary Nabhan of the UofA Southwest Center. This lecture will take a local approach, highlighting the ways in which Tucson has become a model for re-diversifying the American diet.The third lecture will be called “We Eat What We Are” and will be given by Dr. Maribel Alvarez from the school of anthropology. Alvarez, who is also the director of Tucson Meet Yourself, intends to take a more anthropological approach to the food discussion, describing how our nutritional choices reflect our definition of our habits, our traditions, our practices, and ourselves.The fourth lecture will be “Edible Roman Empire” and will be led by Dr. Emma Blake of the U of A’s School of Anthropology Mass production, agribusiness, unsustainable harvests. Blake’s lecture will explore recent archaeological discoveries about the Roman Empire’s food practices, how they impacted the historical society, and what we can learn from this example.

  • Free workshop offered on the power of creativity

    “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”- Maya Angelou

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church invites the community to an experiential workshop on creativity, to be held at the church on Saturday morning, Oct. 11. “Living Brave and Creative: Making the Most of Your Journey” will be facilitated by Lane Harmon, MC, LPC and Ren Udall. Registration and a continental breakfast will occur in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 to 9 a.m., with the workshop held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.There is no fee to attend, but registration is requested by contacting 297-2062 or Childcare can be provided by advanced request.

Creativity is not something assigned only to an artist; everyone has the inherent capacity for creativity. Children develop through their play, and adults need creative playfulness to continue to emotionally develop throughout their lives.Ren Udall is a licensed instructor in Pilates, GYRONTONIC® exercise and TRX Suspension Training.St. Mark’s is located at 1431 W. Magee Road (the southwest corner of La Canada and Magee). The workshop is hosted by the St. Mark’s Endowment Committee.

  • Oro Valley Holiday Parade celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Applications are now available.Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade.  Now is the time to show support for the town that you love!  Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator.   It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.This event is open to individuals, businesses, local community organizations, and school performing groups. Entries may include adults and children, pets, decorated vehicles (including antique cars and golf carts), commercial mascots, choral groups and marching bands.  The parade will begin east of Ironwood Ridge High School at the intersection of La Cholla and proceed east along Naranja Drive to the Oro Valley Library/Town Hall Campus. IMPACT of Southern Arizona (formerly Catalina Community Services) will have barrels along the parade route for the collection of non-perishable food items.All participants must complete an entry form, which can be submitted at and must be received by Dec. 1.Hiremath Family Dentistry is our Title Sponsor for the ninth consecutive year. The Town of Oro Valley, Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Merrill Lynch are Platinum Sponsors.

  • UA Biosphere 2 discovery nights

    UA Biosphere 2's Discovery Nights will be open for extended hours on 3 Saturday evenings; October 4th, 18th, and 25th.  It's a family-friendly night of stargazing and hands-on science activities, and nighttime tours of the iconic research facility will be offered. Have Dinner! Nonna Maria's Ristorante and Pizzeria will sell pizza and other fare inside the Human Habitat from the original Biospherian kitchen!  The activities will change on a week-to-week basis so please check the Biosphere website for more info: 4th, 2014: Nature at Night:  Learn about the unique and beautiful Sonoran Desert region that we call homeOctober 18th, 2014: Oceans of Fun:  Explore how the Biosphere 2 ocean biome serves as a model system for world-wide marine researchOctober 25th, 2014: Educator Night:  Celebrate teachers in Arizona with teacher discounts, a chance to win field trips to Biosphere 2, and STEM curriculum demonstrations.October 04, 2014 - October 25, 2014Event Location: 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle, AZ 85623 

  • Old Tucson Mud Run

    Join terrain mud runs and get dirty where westerns were filmed at the 3 or 5+ mile obstacle course race.  Party at the finish line covered in mud with friends, family and the beautiful Tucson Mountains behind you, at Old Tucson.Sign up day of race at Old Tucson - registration starts at 7:00 am.or register online at 04, 2014Event Location: 201 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85735 Venue: Old Tucson 

  • Kartchner Caverns 5K trail runs and kids fun run

    Friends of Kartchner Caverns SP will host the inaugural 5K Trail Run among the majestic San Pedro River Valley and mountain ranges.  This unique course will take you through the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan Deserts. The run will include multiple sets of stairs and allows you to run along areas that are normally closed to the public.  Stay to learn about the bats, the guano, and preservation of the cave. Post-race festival complete with awards ceremony and family fun activities.September 27, 2014Event Location: 9 mi. S of Benson on Hwy 90, Benson, AZ Venue: Kartchner Caverns State Park® Time: Starting: 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM Registration & Bib pickup; 8:00 AM 5K Trail Run starts (ages 14 and up) 9:30 AM 1 Mile Kids Fun Run starts (ages 13 and below) 10 am: Award Ceremony Admission: $25 Registration Fee; Free parking and T-shirt if pre-registered by midnight August 31st. 

Oro Valley Audiology

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