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Calendar of Events

May

5

Heal Your Grieving Heart: How to Recover from Significant Loss

Are you grieving a death, relationship breakup, empty nest, loss of a dream, financial loss, job termination, divorce, letting go of an addiction, or any loss that saps your energy and brings you to the brink of despair? Please come and discover healthy coping methods that work; learn how grief can be embraced; find how to give support to yourself and others; explore how to enhance your resilience; and experience renewed energy. Event is from 6-8 p.m. at St. Francis in the Foothills Church. Admission is free.
May

6

Urban Picnic

The 19th Annual Urban Picnic Fundraiser to benefit Ballet Tucson will hold a silent and live auction featuring pieces of art by regional artists. Mimosas, bellinis, and a picnic lunch will be available for guests. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Zenith String Quartet and a dance performance by Ballet Tucson. At La Encantada Shopping Center Courtyard, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May

6

The Desert Museum's Art Institute is Looking for Artists

Looking for something fun and inspirational this summer? Try one of the many classes being offered by the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Their mission? Bringing people closer to natural history and inspiring conservationists through meaningful art experiences. Take a look at the many classes on offer … everything from basic drawing to colored pencils and photography, all taught by renowned professionals. Register now! Summer I Classes begin May 6; Summer II Classes begin August 2.
May

7

Kentucky Derby Watch and Wager

The "Sport of Kings" is back at historic Rillito Park Race Track. On Saturday, May 7, 2016 admission is free to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby. Described as "the most exciting two minutes in sports" the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown and the 2015 race with American Pharaoh proved to be historic.
May

7

Cholla Bud Workshop

Learn to harvest, process, and cook the flower buds of the cholla cactus, a nutritious local desert food. Ages 12 and up. Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $10 with Membership, Non-Member $15 fee. Online registration required.
May

7

Asian Pacific American Cultural Day

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration featuring Asian arts, crafts, food, games and performances at the Tucson Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road, from 12-7 p.m. on May 7th. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under, children 5 and under are free.
May

9

Mother of the Year Luncheon

Please join us on May 9th, for Emerge!'s Annual Mother of the Year Luncheon as we celebrate the strength and success of mothers who have overcome domestic abuse to find safety and healing. This year, we will also welcome internationally renowned key-note speaker Tony Porter, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, who will engage us with a powerful look at the underlying causes of intimate partner violence, and speak to the ways in which men and boys can positively impact these social issues. Like Emerge!, A CALL TO MEN is working to address domestic abuse as a collective community issue, needing a collective community solution. Join us as we launch a critical initiative—together we can create a community where all homes are safe. Event is at the Westin La Paloma; doors open at 11 a.m.
May

16

Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture Series

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) is pleased to present John D. Hall on Monday, May 16th at 7:30 pm in the University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium (1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson 85724), who will discuss, "The Luke Solar Project: Middle and Late Archaic Period Subsistence and Settlement in the Western Phoenix Basin."
July

9

Storytime with Martha Speaks!

On the first Saturday of every month, UA BookStores hosts Storytime Character Hour at our SUMC location. Storytime is an engaging event for children ages two to five years old. It's full of reading, activities, and crafts— complete with the chance for kids to meet and take pictures with their favorite storybook characters! Best of all, the event is absolutely FREE and open to the public. For more information, click here.