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Women Smokers Wanted for a University of Arizona Research Study

Women Smokers Wanted for a University of Arizona Research Study

April 23 @ 9:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
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Are you a woman who wants to quit smoking and is worried about gaining weight? If so, you might be eligible to participate in a research study. We are developing an Android mobile health application (smart phone app) to help women who are worried about gaining weight when they quit smoking. As a participant, you... Read more »

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Urban Yarns @ the Library

Urban Yarns @ the Library

May 2 @ 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.

Ride for a Child Happy Hour

Ride for a Child Happy Hour

May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Cocktails and light appetizers, training tips, and Q&Q with VIP cyclists.  Win a $100 gift card to Beyond Bread! Each guest will receive a raffle ticket and you can also bring friends and receive and extra raffle ticket for each guest you bring.  Register to Ride for a Child and receive FREE ENTRY into the... Read more »

Agave Fest

Agave Fest

May 2 @ 7:00 pm

MAY – AGAVE FEST Our annual celebration of all things Agave, taking place on the Hotel Congress plaza! THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS AT 7 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 2 KICK OFF CINCO DE MAYO WEEK AT AGAVE FEST! Tucson’s best bartenders, including last year’s winner John Herrera, will go head to head to be named... Read more »

Agave Fest

Agave Fest

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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KICK OFF CINCO DE MAYO WEEK AT HOTEL CONGRESS FOR OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS AGAVE! THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS ON FRIDAY, MAY 2 AT 7PM ON THE HOTEL CONGRESS PLAZA Tucson’s best bartenders, including last year’s winner John Herrera (Tavolino), Ryan Sunderman (47 Scott), Allie Baron (La Cocina), Matt Talevra(USBG), David Clark(USBG), Aaron... Read more »

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Working with Healing Energies with Johndennis Govert, Roshi

Working with Healing Energies with Johndennis Govert, Roshi

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There are many systems that transmit a filed of energy waves to heal oneself or others. Primarily, we will practice a few basic qi gong approaches to working with a spectrum of healing energies, learning a little theory along the way to increase effective results.

Border Victims Network Open House

Border Victims Network Open House

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An educational and festive event to promote a safer border and world. Meet families who are working for justice. music, presentations, food, crafts for sale, videos.

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A Cause for Applause – 5th Anniversary Celebration

A Cause for Applause – 5th Anniversary Celebration

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tucson Beading Divas to the Rescue celebrate raising $100,000 for animal charities through their one-of-kind handcrafted bracelet fundraiser; bracelets cost $20. (that’s a whole lot of bracelets!) Eat, drink, listen to live music provided by Daniel Terry and The Unday, win free raffle prizes for you and your favorite 501 c3 charity (not limited to... Read more »

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Pima County Public Health Nurse Assistance

Pima County Public Health Nurse Assistance

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Do you have a health-related question?  Do you need help with an AHCCS or SNAP application or renewal?  Are you wondering what your blood pressure is?  Just walk-in.  No appointments taken.  Call Info Line at 791-4010 to confirm availability.

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Pima County Public Health Nurse Assistance

Pima County Public Health Nurse Assistance

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Do you have a health-related question?  Do you need help with an AHCCS or SNAP application or renewal?  Are you wondering what your blood pressure is?  Just walk-in.  No appointments taken.  Call Info Line at 791-4010 to confirm availability.

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Plaza Planter Project Work Party

Plaza Planter Project Work Party

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the community as we to spruce up the Plaza Planters in front of Main Library. Monthly work parties – open to all – weed, replant, turn soil and provide some TLC to the planters.

Yoga & Pranayama with Ashley Leal, E-RYT 200

Yoga & Pranayama with Ashley Leal, E-RYT 200

May 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Pranayama refers to specific breath exercises leading to greater health, calmer mind and a deeper understanding of oneself. Learn the anatomy of the breath and how to establish fundamental patterns for further practice. Pranayama is an important bridge between the activity of hatha yoga and the quieter states of relaxation and meditation. In this workshop,... Read more »

11th Annual Pie Party

11th Annual Pie Party

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This year’s Pie Party is the 11th annual and will be organized by the Food Conspiracy Co-op. Join us on Saturday, May 10, from 3-6 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin. Drop off pies from 1-2 p.m. Anyone can submit a pie, and Pie Party attendees will vote to decide who gets the event proceeds. Eligible... Read more »

Justice On Tap: AFSC Benefit Concert

Justice On Tap: AFSC Benefit Concert

May 10 @ 6:30 pm
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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Arizona is hosting its eighth annual benefit concert at the Rialto Theatre.  The event features great local bands performing for a great cause. AFSC is an international non-profit social justice organization grounded in the Quaker values of non-violence and equality.  Here in Arizona, the AFSC’s Criminal Justice Program works... Read more »

Justice on Tap: AFSC Hosts 8th Annual Local Music Extravaganza with Chicha Dust, Carlos Azarte & the Kind Souls, Cyril Barrett and Friends

Justice on Tap: AFSC Hosts 8th Annual Local Music Extravaganza with Chicha Dust, Carlos Azarte & the Kind Souls, Cyril Barrett and Friends

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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AFSC is an international non-profit social justice organization grounded in the Quaker values of non-violence and equality. Here in Arizona, the AFSC’s Criminal Justice Program works to reduce prison populations and improve conditions for the incarcerated. The group has made headlines with its opposition to for-profit private prisons in Arizona, questioning their safety, cost savings,... Read more »

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Working with Healing Energies with Johndennis Govert, Roshi

Working with Healing Energies with Johndennis Govert, Roshi

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There are many systems that transmit a filed of energy waves to heal oneself or others. Primarily, we will practice a few basic qi gong approaches to working with a spectrum of healing energies, learning a little theory along the way to increase effective results.

Tree Identification Workshop

Tree Identification Workshop

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to identify the most common native and non-native trees in the Tucson area. Meet in the Himmel Park Library meeting room (from 1:30-2:30 P.M.) to discuss the trees before walking the park/library grounds to test your knowledge. Afterward, there will be a Q&A with the host of the workshop, a docent from the... Read more »

Restorative Yoga with Julie Williams, E-RYT 500

Restorative Yoga with Julie Williams, E-RYT 500

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rest, relax & renew with restorative yoga. Learn more about this gentle yet dynamic form of yoga. Postures are practiced with the support of props, to let the body stretch and open on its own, allowing for greater circulation of blood, oxygen and energy.

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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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If you’re wondering how you can help, here’s an opportunity to find out about a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please fill out an application and bring it to the orientation. Please RSVP to Karen at 791-4010 or Karen.Greene@pima.gov for further information needed for this orientation.

Dine Out for No Kill

Dine Out for No Kill

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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La Cocina Restaurant, Bar and Cantina gives 10% of the evening’s net profits back to No Kill. Come on down, bring your friends and enjoy delicious dinner and drinks downtown in the Old Town Artisans courtyard. Bid on fabulous silent auction items for people and pets. No Kill Pima County is a grassroots organization working... Read more »

The Gardeners of Tucson Present “The Art of Propagation Tues., May 13

The Gardeners of Tucson Present “The Art of Propagation Tues., May 13

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Art of Propagation will be the focus of the talk by Tony Sarah, owner of the Magic Garden Nursery, at the 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 13 meeting of The Gardeners of Tucson (TGOT.) Sarah will discuss Propagation:  Nature’s Give Away, Creating & Growing New Plants From Existing Plants.  The free, public... Read more »

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PALF Community Partnership Awards

PALF Community Partnership Awards

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With special guests, Raul Grijalva and David Fitzsimmons, with music provided by Vox Urbana! Doors open at 6:00 P.M. The Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) 1st Annual Community Partnership Awards will be Thursday, May 15th, 2014. Doors Open at 6pm with appetizers and no host cocktails. The ceremony begins at 7pm with special guests US... Read more »

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Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation

Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation

May 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Teens: Do you have a few hours this summer to… Help kids in your neighborhood? Get practical work experience and job skills? Meet and work with other teens? …Be a teen volunteer at Himmel Park Branch Library! Interested teens please stop by Himmel Park Branch Library to pickup a volunteer application and register to attend... Read more »

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Seed Library Volunteer Orientation

Seed Library Volunteer Orientation

May 17 @ 3:30 am - 9:30 am
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Welcomes volunteers of all abilities and interests, you don’t have to have to gardening or seed saving experience.   Please complete the volunteer form & bring it to the volunteer orientation.   RSVP to Karen Greene or Justine Hernandez at 791-4010 or via email Karen.Greene@pima.gov or Justine.Hernandez@pima.gov to get further instructions about the training.

Seed and Plant Exchange

Seed and Plant Exchange

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Seed Library, GMO-Free Tucson and Tucson Backyard Gardening are joining forces to bring Tucson’s garden community together for one humdinger of a plant, seed, tool & knowledge exchange at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library- 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85701. Don’t have anything to swap? Don’t worry, plenty of folks with plenty of... Read more »

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#DanceHappy Zumbathon(R) Charity Event

#DanceHappy Zumbathon(R) Charity Event

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hosted by Open Floor Studio Team. Three hours of calorie-burning, body-energizing and awe-inspiring, FITNESS PARTY! Featuring: DJ AC!D KAT Mix The best local Zumba Instructors. Raffles, great prizes and much more! If you would like to attend this amazing event please contact us. Rosemary Bietendorf (520) 262-9083 Patricia Matthews (520) 360-0320 75% of ticket sales from this... Read more »

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GMO Awareness Festival- March Against Monsanto

GMO Awareness Festival- March Against Monsanto

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join GMO-Free Tucson, as we march to take action and educate others about Monsanto and the health and environmental risks of genetically modified foods. Speakers, gmo-free food vendors, face painting, kids activities, raffle prizes, and music! Southwest corner of the park at 22nd and Country Club!    

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Tree Identification Workshop

Tree Identification Workshop

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to identify the most common native and non-native trees in the Tucson area. Meet in the Himmel Park Library meeting room (from 3:00-4:00 P.M.) to discuss the trees before walking the park/library grounds to test your knowledge. Afterward, there will be a Q&A with the host of the workshop, a docent from the... Read more »

Drink Wine for No Kill

Drink Wine for No Kill

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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No Kill Pima County, a grassroots not-for-profit organization, is working to end the needless killing of shelter animals in Tucson and Pima County through the rigorous implementation of the No Kill Equation by saving more savable dogs and cats. Come sample wine and nosh on nibbles. Meet other animal lovers, win raffle prizes for people... Read more »

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Fashion Happy Conference

Fashion Happy Conference

May 31

Health, beauty and fashion celebration: classes and workshops, boutique and retail shopping, mini spa services, lunch buffet and vendor raffles. Tickets, info: www.fashionhappyconsulting.com or Olivia Gutzman, 520-304-1687 for vendor and sponsor packages, presenter and volunteer opportunities. Cost: Early Bird VIP ticket $39/Class Pass $15 until May 30, $49/$20 at the door.

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University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual “Living in Harmony with the Sun”

University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute Presents 9th Annual “Living in Harmony with the Sun”

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Skin Cancer Institute at the University of Arizona is proud to present the ninth annual Living in Harmony with the Sun event on May 31, 2014 in partnership with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The Desert Museum is one of Arizona’s most popular attractions, teaching how desert animals and humans have adapted to the sun... Read more »

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