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Operation Christmas Child Countdown Event and Full Circle Speaker

Operation Christmas Child Countdown Event and Full Circle Speaker

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tucson volunteers host a celebration event to kick off the 2014 Operation Christmas Child season at Northwest Baptist Church. Alex Nsengimana will share about receiving a shoebox gift in a Rwandan orphanage after watching the genocide take the lives of his family. You will receive helpful tips and ideas on how to have a successful... Read more »

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Urban Yarns @ the Library

Urban Yarns @ the Library

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Calling all downtown knitters & crocheters! Meet fellow fiber fanatics, peruse the library’s latest fiber-themed books, & find inspiration for your next project.   Note: No instruction is provided.

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Climate Change Forum on Saint Francis Day

Climate Change Forum on Saint Francis Day

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 A Religious Response to Climate Change – I: Learning The Episcopal Parish of Saint Michael and All Angels 602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, Arizona 85711 Saint Francis Day, October 4 (Saturday), 2014 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Mass (optional) at 8:30 AM & lunch at 12:00 PM (free-will offering) “If you don’t like the weather,... Read more »

Classics & Oldies Car Show

Classics & Oldies Car Show

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The keys that turn a car from auto to art rev in the detail – the minimalism appeal of a flat black paint job honoring the sleek design of a 1950s Ford truck, the careful brush strokes needed for masterful pin striping, the intricate murals painted on the hood of a Chevy Impala.  There are... Read more »

Pumpkin Fiesta

Pumpkin Fiesta

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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October 4-5 Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ring in the fall with the Pumpkin Fiesta at the Sonoran Glass School! For two days, we fill our facilities with wild handmade glass pumpkins, gourds, acorns, and other fall-themed glass art of all styles and prices. This is also your chance to Make Your Own Glass... Read more »

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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There are over 3,500 foster children in Pima County and that number continues to grow.  Join us for an orientation on foster care and adoption, and learn how you can help these children by becoming licensed as a foster parent or certified to adopt! At this orientation you will learn: Who are the children in... Read more »

WAMO Walk in in Tucson’s Warehouse Arts District

WAMO Walk in in Tucson’s Warehouse Arts District

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Come see what’s happening in Tucson’s Warehouse Arts District! Spread across several locations in the District, WAMO Walk will feature music, a beer garden, art installations, arts presentations, artists’ studio visits, gallery receptions, a projector festival, art installations of sculptural light and a food truck court. We’ll be getting started at 1pm and closing up... Read more »

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Cat Mountain Station Arts and Crafts Fair

Cat Mountain Station Arts and Crafts Fair

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Local artists and craftspeople show and sell jewelry, woodwork, wrought iron, stained glass, bead work, recycled art, fabric art, folk art, candles, and more at a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014. Rudy Cortese and Joel Leland will provide entertainment. Admission is free. Call or visit www.catmountainstation.com for more... Read more »

Creation Sunday Festive Service

Creation Sunday Festive Service

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrates Creation Sunday, October 5, the beginning of the Season of Creation . The Season of Creation starts with the festive 10AM service Creation Sunday, October 5, with music and dance. The music of this festival service will reflect the universality of humanity through its diverse cultures.  A solo Native... Read more »

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Tucson Organic Gardener’s Fall Garden Fair

Tucson Organic Gardener’s Fall Garden Fair

October 11 @ 10:00 am
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• Fall Plant Starts from Local Growers. • Native Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers and Seeds. • Organic Compost, Fertilizers, and Garden Supplies. • Free Gardening Class at 11am. • Petting Zoo and Crafts. • Gift Raffle, Music, Games and Much More • Fall Plant Starts from Local Growers. • Native Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers and Seeds. •... Read more »

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All Breed Dog Wash Fundraiser

All Breed Dog Wash Fundraiser

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wanted dirty dogs: Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) hosts a dog wash benefiting the extraordinary costs of rehabilitating and transitioning ex racers into forever homes. All dog breeds welcome!  No appointment; first come, first served in the parking lot.

POP! A Food and Fashion Forward Fundraiser

POP! A Food and Fashion Forward Fundraiser

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join the YWCA Tucson for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, haute couture and handbags. This first-annual fundraiser will include giant entertainment packed into one tiny night! Women-owned local restaurants will be on-hand to offer treats to fuel your bidding spirit while you peruse the silent auction of designer handbags filled with goodies from local spas,... Read more »

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The Gardeners of Tucson Mostly Plants Annual Auction

The Gardeners of Tucson Mostly Plants Annual Auction

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unique and unusual plants will be auctioned off at the Gardeners of Tucson’s (TGOT) Annual Mostly Plants Auction from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tues., Oct. 14 at a free public event slated for the Ward Six City Council office, 3202 E. First St. Ward Six is located 1 blk. South of Speedway and 1... Read more »

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Show & Tell @ Playground: Global Revolution from Harlem to Havana

Show & Tell @ Playground: Global Revolution from Harlem to Havana

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Throughout the 1960s-70s, U.S. Black Power activists traveled to Havana, Cuba where they helped build a global revolutionary movement called the Tricontinental. This movement, which produced films, posters, and magazines in four languages, played a central role not only in U.S. civil rights but also in the defeat of apartheid in South Africa and in... Read more »

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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought”

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought”

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 16, 2014, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner featuring the presentation “The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Southwest Aerial Survey” with historian Erik Berg at Dragon’s View Asian Cuisine, 400 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson. Free admission; order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s... Read more »

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Valencia Animal Hospital’s OPEN HOUSE

Valencia Animal Hospital’s OPEN HOUSE

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Come partake in the fun while munching on snacks, enjoying a cup of coffee from the guest barista and testing your luck with the in-house raffle benefiting local animal rescue organizations.  And don’t forget about the doggy CPR demo and personal hospital tour! Get all the animal health information you need during this one time... Read more »

St Andrews Presbyterian Church Arts and Craft Fair

St Andrews Presbyterian Church Arts and Craft Fair

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Arts and Craft Fair at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Saturday Oct 18, 9am to 3pm.  7650 Paseo del Norte between MaGee and Ina in Tucson.  Jewelry, pottery, needlework, hand made toys, cards, fiber arts, pastels, metal work, fresh baked goods and hand crafted items of all kinds.

Home Movie Day

Home Movie Day

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An international celebration of amateur filmmaking! The Tucson community is invited to bring original 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm films for consideration, inspection by experts, and screening on Home Movie Day alongside a community audience. Home movies filmed in Southern Arizona and the US/Mexico Borderlands are particularly welcome.

3rd Saturday of the Month Art Fair at Many Hands Courtyard

3rd Saturday of the Month Art Fair at Many Hands Courtyard

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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WHATS GOING ON: Art vendors, neat shops are open, a Special emphasis on Celtic Art. There will be food, music and adult beverages. ALSO; Many Hands has drop boxes for the Community food bank, with 20% of the sales of Garden Art going to the Food Bank, AND a Door Prize with $5.00 ticket, where... Read more »

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22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair

22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair

October 24 - 26
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The 22nd annual Southwest Flair A-Fair is Oct 24th–26th, 10am–5pm. More than 150 of the region’s finest artisans will showcase their high-quality arts and crafts at Plaza Palomino. Artisans, guests and shoppers will all enjoy a weekend of beautiful Tucson weather and art! Proceeds from Flair A-Fair benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson.

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22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair

22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair

October 24 - 26
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The 22nd annual Southwest Flair A-Fair is Oct 24th–26th, 10am–5pm. More than 150 of the region’s finest artisans will showcase their high-quality arts and crafts at Plaza Palomino. Artisans, guests and shoppers will all enjoy a weekend of beautiful Tucson weather and art! Proceeds from Flair A-Fair benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson.

Sparks of Hope™ Kick-Off Meeting

Sparks of Hope™ Kick-Off Meeting

October 24 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Spreading Sparks of Hope™ in Arizona -  Empowering Child Survivors of Abuse to Thrive!          Please join us and hear about this amazing nonprofit organization that is coming to Arizona! A local Tucsonan, Holly Perreault, has recently been appointed the Arizona State Director for Sparks of Hope.  Sparks of Hope’s Founder/Executive Director, Lee... Read more »

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22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair

22nd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair

October 24 - 26
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The 22nd annual Southwest Flair A-Fair is Oct 24th–26th, 10am–5pm. More than 150 of the region’s finest artisans will showcase their high-quality arts and crafts at Plaza Palomino. Artisans, guests and shoppers will all enjoy a weekend of beautiful Tucson weather and art! Proceeds from Flair A-Fair benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson.

Palo Verde Market and Yard sale

Palo Verde Market and Yard sale

October 25 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Huge market featuring lots of yard sale items and the creations by local artists and crafts people. The Palo Verde Neighborhood Association raises money every year to improve and build our community.

4th Annual Homescape Tour

4th Annual Homescape Tour

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Watershed Management Group is hosting their 4th annual Homescape Harvest Tour on October 25th from 10am-3pm. You’re invited to tour 24 home and public landscapes with hosts on hand to walk you through each sites sustainable features. You’ll see water-harvesting and solar systems, urban food production, compost toilets, and much more. Information and tickets are... Read more »

Chiles, Chocolate & Salsa Festival

Chiles, Chocolate & Salsa Festival

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
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Treat yourself to our homage to the cult of the fiery chile – and decadent chocolate – two of the ingredients that define life in the Southwest! During the day, vendors feature chile- and Southwest-inspired crafts and chile- and chocolate-enhanced foodstuffs and culinary delights — everything from hand-ground moles and chile-flavored beers to chile shaped... Read more »

International Festival of Tucson

International Festival of Tucson

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Cuisine & sweets from Around the World including the Middle East and Eastern Europe. You will surely find something you have never tasted before and wondered how you lived so long without it. The International Festival showcases a celebration of cultural expression through an exuberance of performances. Many cultures in the world project their values... Read more »

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International Festival of Tucson

International Festival of Tucson

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cuisine & sweets from Around the World including the Middle East and Eastern Europe. You will surely find something you have never tasted before and wondered how you lived so long without it. The International Festival showcases a celebration of cultural expression through an exuberance of performances. Many cultures in the world project their values... Read more »

Halloween Dress-Up Pet Fair

Halloween Dress-Up Pet Fair

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Local pet-oriented vendors, a raffle to benefit the Hermitage Cat Shelter, a pet costume contest, and a pet and companion costume contest will be held at Cat Mountain Station on October 26, 2014 from 11am-2pm. Admission is free. Call Pam at 578-4272 or visit www.catmountainstation.com for more information.

18th Annual Sensational Settings

18th Annual Sensational Settings

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sensational Settings is one of Tucson’s most popular fundraisers featuring over 30 one-of-a-kind table displays created by top local interior designers, specialty shops, florists, and event planners. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit both St. Luke’s Home and CASA Support Council for Pima County. A silent auction, buffet and cash bar will round out... Read more »

Sensational Settings

Sensational Settings

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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A favorite Tucson area fundraiser, Sensational Settings, will be held at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday, October 26, from 12:30 – 4 p.m.  Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit both St. Luke’s Home and CASA Support Council for Pima County. Sensational Settings will feature over 30 one-of-a-kind table displays created by top local... Read more »

An Evening with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

An Evening with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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“My wife Gabby reminds me each and every day to deny the acceptance of failure.” –Captain Mark Kelly A former Congresswoman—whose popularity knows no party lines—and an astronaut. Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly inspire others to be their best while remaining true to core values. Together these American heroes discuss transforming a personal tragedy into... Read more »

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A Community Conversation on Medicine Misuse with Pima County Youth, Parents, Government & Law Enforcement

A Community Conversation on Medicine Misuse with Pima County Youth, Parents, Government & Law Enforcement

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A Community Conversation on Medicine Misuse with Pima County Youth, Parents, Government and Law Enforcement,  including Keynote Speaker Supervisor Richard Elias who will present the Latest Data on Youth Medicine Misuse in Pima County and a Proclamation declaring October 29 Medicine Misuse Prevention Day. Refreshments, Drawings, and Free Rx Locking Caps to the First 48... Read more »

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Holiday Craft Fair and Boutique

Holiday Craft Fair and Boutique

October 31 - November 1

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 2014  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  both days We feature local talent! This is THE PLACE for Holiday Shopping!!!

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Holiday Craft Fair and Boutique

Holiday Craft Fair and Boutique

October 31 - November 1

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 2014  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  both days We feature local talent! This is THE PLACE for Holiday Shopping!!!

Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games

Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games

November 1 - 2

Saturday 9 AM to 10 PM/Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM – Celebrate the culture and traditions of the Celtic nations with this great local festival.  Come see the Highland athletic events including the 2014 SAAA Men’s Lightweight World Championship on Saturday only.  Don’t miss the massed pipe bands, Border Collie Demonstrations, Scottish clans and... Read more »

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