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Calendar of Events



Summer Blockbuster: Quilts and Works on Paper by Lisa Jensen

The work of Lisa Jensen will be on display in the Joel D. Valdez Main Library from July 1st through July 31st. Titled SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER, this display of quilts and drawings features exuberant colors and geometric designs. Please join us for an Artist’s Reception on Saturday July 9th from 3 - 5 p.m.


Sonoran Glass School's Fourth of July Party

An educational and unique celebration of America’s 240th birthday at Sonoran Glass School. Featuring glassblowing demonstrations, patriotic themed Make Your Own Glass Art experiences, food from Brushfire BBQ, an engaging lecture on U.S. glass art history, and a great view of the nearby A Mountain Fireworks (with musical accompaniment). Kids under 12 free. Activities and food for an extra fee ($5-15). Proceeds support the nonprofit Sonoran Glass School and it’s programs.


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.


Storytime With Nina Duckett

Join Artist and Author Nina Duckett for a special storytime event in the Tucson Botanical Gardens Gift Shop! Nina will read from her latest book, ‘My Enchanted Garden,’ a delightful story inspired by her own Tucson Garden. Free. Wednesday, July 13th, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Seasonal Flavors With Cafe Botanica

Taste the flavors of summer at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with our resident eatery, Café Botanica. Each month, our Garden docents will lead a tour showcasing many edible plants grown at the Gardens. Then, learn from one of our talented Café Botanica Chefs, who will demonstrate how to prepare recipes using seasonal garden ingredients. 10 to 11:30 a.m.; $25, $20 Members


Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture Series

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) is pleased to present Doug Gann, who will discuss, Current Research in Digital Archaeology. Event is at 7:30 p.m. at University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium and is free and open to the public.


National Career Fair

Free live hiring event in Tucson on July 20, 2016. Meet face to face with employers. Career seekers should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Career seekers are invited to pre-register to attend. 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Fourth Avenue Sizzling Summer Sale

Enjoy the summer right, with cool, cool deals from your favorite Fourth Avenue businesses. Specials, discounts and giveaways all weekend long.


Monsoon Vegetable Gardens

While it might feel impossible to create a successful vegetable garden during harsh Tucson summers, gardeners can still grow food during our monsoon season beginning in July. The additional moisture, warm temperatures and humid air create ideal conditions for planting summer vegetables. Join prominent landscape designer, owner of REALM and TBG consultant, Jason Isenberg, as he guides you through the steps of planting seasonally-appropriate crops, helping them flourish with organic methods and harvesting the fruits of your labor. Tucson Botanical Gardens; 1 to 3 p.m.; $30, $24 Members


Return of the Mermaids

In Tucson, every monsoon season, the heavens open up, and the mermaids reappear to sing, to dance, and, maybe cause a tiny bit of mischief. Return of the Mermaids is an annual Monsoon Celebration, festival, and parade. A 2 district event- Return of the Mermaids spans 4th Ave and Downtown, connected by the magical Mermaid Falls. This is an all ages event except 21+ w/id at Flycatcher. 4th Ave being *very* little-mermaid-friendly. Mermaids get a little racier as the evening goes on, so, parental discretion, after about 10pm. Dress up and join the adventure and spend one night as though you live under the sea. Thank you for joining us for this fun and creative art walk!