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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:22 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MOVIES

Century Theaters

12155 N. Oracle Road, 742-6512

The Metropolitan Opera: Aida Encore (NR)

The Box (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Michael Jackson's This is It (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (PG-13)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., 742-6174

The Box (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Michael Jackson's This is It (PG)

Amelia (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (PG-13)

Saw VI (R)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road, 292-2430

Pandorum (R)

Jennifer's Body (R)

Love Happens (PG-13)

All About Steve (PG-13)

Gamer (R)

The Final Destination (R)

District 9 (R)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

G-Force (PG)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

The Hangover (R)

Up (PG)

Tower Theatres

8031 N. Business Park Drive, 579-0500

The Box (PG-13)

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG)

Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3D (PG)

The Fourth Kind (PG-13)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (R)

Michael Jackson's This is It (PG)

Astro Boy (PG)

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (PG-13)

Law Abiding Citizen (R)

The Stepfather (PG-13)

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)

Couples Retreat (PG-13)

Paranormal Activity (R)

Zombieland (R)

THEATER

Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 12-Jan. 2

• Get into the holiday spirit On the Road to the North Pole, a musical-comedy-spoof-melodrama starring a trio of good little children who journey to the North Pole to rescue Santa Claus from an evil villain. Details: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday; Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; $7.95-$17.95; 886-9428.

Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 12-14

• Let the SaddleBrooke actors entertain you with a night of intrigue and suspense at the theatrical mystery Rehearsal for Murder. Details: 7:30 p.m.; DesertView Performing Arts Center, 39900 Clubhouse Drive; $20, $16 in advance; 818-1000.

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 12-15

• Enjoy a classic English comedy set in the 1940s, See How They Run, about a nosy spinster who becomes convinced that her revered vicar's wife is having an affair. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Pima Community College Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road; $15; 206-6986.

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Enjoy an evening of dancing at Ballroom with a Twist hosted by Gilles Marini, runner-up on last season's Dancing with the Stars. Details: 8 p.m.; UA Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.; $29-52; $15-48 students/children; 621-3341.

MUSIC

Friday, Nov. 13

• Listen to the USAF Band of the West Concert Band. Details: 7 p.m.; John J. Pedicone Jr. Performing Arts Center at Flowing Wells High School, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Road; free; 696-8146.

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Mendelssohn & Haydn sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 8 p.m.; Canyon Del Oro High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 23 W. Calle Concordia; $33; 797-3959.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 14-15

• Enjoy the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Mendelssohn & Haydn sponsored by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive; $30-40; 797-3959.

• Enjoy the Arizona Opera production of Salome with Kelly Cae Hogan singing the title role in German with English supertitles above the stage. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $25-100; 293-4336.

Sunday, Nov. 15

• Listen to An Afternoon of Preludes, Sonatas and Arabesques at the Interfaith Community Services Music for the Soul concert. Details: 3 p.m.; Oro Valley United Church of Christ, 1401 E. El Conquistador Way; $15; www.icstucson.org.

Monday, Nov. 16

• Enjoy the platinum hits of Celtic Woman who have successfully toured the world and sold out such exalted venues as New York's Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. Details: 7:30 p.m.; Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.; $32-62; 800-745-3000.

• Listen to the Joy of Music presented by the Symphony Women's Association with director Dennis Bourret and young artists of Tucson Junior Strings. Details: 11 a.m.; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free, donations accepted; 825-7237.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, Nov. 12

• Meet popular author Barbara Taylor Bradford and hear about her new book Breaking the Rules. Details: 1 p.m.; Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3822 E. River Road; $30, $20 JCC/Brandeis members; 299-3000.

Friday, Nov. 13

• Help raise funds for MentorKids USA and Gap Ministries at the Celebrity Golf Classic for Youth. Details: 7 a.m.; El Conquistador Country Club, 10555 N. La Cañada Drive; $150, 877-8077.

• Support the Sonoran Art Glass Academy at their annual dinner and Glass Art Auction featuring an exquisite collection of glass art created by acclaimed artists. Details: 5:30 p.m.; Skyline Country Club, 5200 N. St. Andrews Drive; $65; 884-7814.

• See the National Capitol Christmas Tree as it tours the state of the Arizona. Details: 6-8 p.m.; Oro Valley Marketplace between Walmart and Century Theaters, Oracle & Tangerine Roads; free.

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Shop till you drop at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 12101 W. Moore Road; free admission; 682-3035.

• Sample savory and sweet treats at the Thanksgiving Holiday Tasting at Whole Foods Market. Details: 12-3 p.m.; 7133 N. Oracle Road; free; 297-5394.

• Honor artists, musicians, and craftspeople from several tribes with music, drumming, arts and crafts, and a special appearance of The Redhouse Dancers at Native American Celebration Day. Details: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Road; free; 578-8795.

• Help raise scholarship funds for Salpointe Catholic High School at the Richard and Catharine Flint Memorial Golf Tournament. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Country Club, 10550 N. La Canada Drive; $125, $400/foursome; 398-6910 or www.flintgolftournament.org.

 • Get a head start on your holiday shopping at a book sale and browse new and old titles at great prices to benefit the Pima County Public Library. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Geasa-Marana Branch Library, 13370 N. Lon Adams Road; free admission; www.library.pima.gov.

• Benefit community charities at the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815's bake sale. Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; in front of Wal-Mart at Oro Valley Market Place, 12155 N. Oracle Road.

• Choose from rare and collectible American Indian handmade turquoise jewelry at the Silver Sun Turquoise Jewelry Show and Sale with presentations on the fine art of selecting quality pieces. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., presentations at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free; 622-6014.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 14-15

• Take a memorable silent flight over the beautiful Ironwood Forest National Monument or watch amazing aerobatic glider demonstrations at the Tucson Soaring Club Open House. Details: El Tiro Gliderport, 18999 El Tiro Road; free admission/parking, $50 glider rides; www.tucsonsoaring.org.

• See many beautiful Japanese Koi fish on display competing for Grand Champion Awards at the 30th Annual Koi Show. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kino Veterans Memorial Park, 2805 E. Ajo Way; free; 747-7278.

Sunday, Nov. 15

• Browse jewelry, furniture, western and Native American items, vintage pottery, glass and more at the Outdoor Antique Fair. Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road; free admission; 232-1201.

• Benefit the pediatric cancer research unit of the Steele Children's Research Center at the Third Annual Runway for Research Fashion Show. Details: 2 p.m.; Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road; $20; 390-4107.

Through Monday, Nov. 30

• Vote for your favorite Scarecrow in the Gardens as handcrafted scarecrows fashioned of botanical, recycled or repurposed materials by local businesses and artists populate ramadas and gardens. Details: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; free with general admission $7, $3 children; 326-9686.

Through Apr. 30, 2010

• Enjoy Arizona's only live tropical Butterfly exhibit as Butterfly Magic Returns to the greenhouse at Tucson Botanical Gardens with hundreds of spectacular butterflies from all over the world. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $12, $6.50 children; 326-9686.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Thursday, Nov. 12

• Take a docent led Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Site Tour and learn to make beneficial use of rainwater run-off and reduce soil erosion. Details: 8-9 a.m.; The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road; free; 622-3861.

Friday, Nov. 13

• Get tips about Citrus Trees - lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, kumquat, and tangelo from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Center Master Gardeners. Details: 1-2 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

• Learn about independent or assisted living, home health care, hospice, and private duty care at the presentation Ask the Experts, Caring for your Loved One. Details: 2-3:30 p.m.; Mountain View Retirement Village; 7900 N. La Canada Drive, free; 299-3350.

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Cook Holiday Squash & Stone Fruit Dishes with Chef John Mertes presented by the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; A-Z Eatery, 4400 E. Broadway Blvd.; 326-9686, Ext. 19.

• Be a holiday hit with confidence and class at the Ten Outfits Fall Fashion Workshop: Special Occasion Dressing.  Details: 5-7 p.m.; Tierra Catalina Clubhouse, 3201 E. Skyline Drive; $25; 615-6020.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

• Learn how to identify authentic Indian craft items from Tony Eriacho, Jr., President of The Council for Indigenous Arts and Culture. Details: 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Western National Parks Association, 12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive; free but reservations required; 622-6014.

OUTDOORS

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Cut and dig out invasive grasses, buffelgrass, and fountain grass with the Oro Valley Buffel Busters. Details: 7-10 a.m.; call for location, 229-5070.

• Take a guided 5-mile moderate/difficult hike to Buster Mountain Peak in Catalina State Park with the Oro Valley Hiking Club. Details: 8 a.m.; meet at Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. LaCanada; register at https://eservices.orovalleyaz.gov/REGISTRATION/vsiwebtrac.html.

• Meet at the Kannally ranch house and learn about Birding Class Families and Habitats with Audubon specialist, Kathe Anderson. Details: 2-5 p.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $10; (520) 896-2425.

Sunday, Nov. 15

• Bring your binoculars and go birding before breakfast with Audubon specialist, Kathe Anderson. Details: 8-10 a.m.; Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle; $10 (including a light breakfast); (520) 896-2425.

CHILDREN

Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 12-15

• Make Mini-Tipi Dwellings. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Meet characters like Curious George and Clifford at the Sixth Annual Story Town and see live performances of favorite children's books. Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jacome Plaza, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.; free; 721-2334.

• Mix up a batch of fun and make a volcano erupt at Volcanoes are a Blast. Details: 11:30 a.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Play all sorts of games and make your own game carrying case to celebrate National Gaming Day. Details: 1-3 p.m.; Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road, #105; free; 594-5345.

• Celebrate National Gaming Day at the TeenZone to play and compete in a variety of games such as computer, PS2, Wii, and board games. Snacks and food will be supplied. Details: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive; free; 229-5300.

Tuesday to Sunday, Nov. 17-22

• Create colorful leaves of fall using different art mediums. Details: 3 p.m.; Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.; included with admission $7 adults, $5 seniors and children; 792-9985.

• Register now for Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-4) at the First Baptist Church. Details: 3505 Wilds Road; 818-2555.

VISUAL ARTS

Thursday, Nov. 12

• Meet the artists and view the exhibit Canyons of the Southwest, cliffs, Gorges and Chasms. Details: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park Exhibit Hall; 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; free; 742-6455. Exhibit continues until Jan. 10, 2010.

Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 14-15

• Take a self-guided tour of the studios and galleries of working artists in metropolitan Tucson presented by the Tucson Pima Arts Council using a map available at the TPAC website and at select studios and galleries. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; free; 624-0595.

Sunday, Nov. 15

• View desert region works by member artists of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild at the Fiesta Sonora Art Exhibition. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ironwood Gallery, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road; free with museum entrance fee; 883-2702. Exhibit continues through Jan. 10, 2010.

• View paintings by artists Pam Cheeseman and Marty Plevel at the DeGrazia Little Gallery Natures's Creations and Man's Handiwork watercolor painting show and sale. Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 6100 N. Swan; free admission; 299-9191.

Saturday to Saturday, Nov. 14-Jan. 16

• See paintings, photography and sculptures featuring works by Katie Iverson and Barbara Terkanian at the Right Brain, Left Brain: Two Artist-Biologists exhibit. Details: 12-4 p.m. Thursday, 12-5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Blue Raven Gallery, 3054 N. 1st Ave., Suite 4; free; 405-3657.

Thursday to Thursday, Nov. 12-Dec. 3

• See new works in pastel by John Jeffries and watercolors by Scarlett Taylor. Details: 2-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday; St. Philip's Murphey Gallery, Campbell Ave. & River Road; free; 299-7649.

Through Jan. 3, 2010

• View David Conklin's exhibit Gallery in the Gardens featuring subjects ranging from wildlife, marine, and portraits which have appeared on the covers of outdoor magazines and featured in National Geographic. Details: 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; included with admission $7 adults, $3 children; 326-9686.

Through Jan. 8, 2010

• View World Adventures in Watercolor with contemporary American artist Glenna Gilbert-Jones and other renowned artists. Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Toscana Studio and Gallery, 9040 N. Oracle Road, Suite A; free; 575-1445.

Through July 2, 2010

• View Yoeme Carving: Generations of Wooden Face, masks carved for ceremonial dancers whose wooden, carved mask represents a family tradition passed down for centuries. Details: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte; $7, $5 seniors/military; $3 students; $2 children; 742-6455.

HEALTH

Thursday, Nov. 12

• Learn about new Medicare Advantage/Medicare Replacement Plans and Medicare changes at the 2010 Medicare Update Conference. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Sun City Social Hall, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; $5 (includes Resource Guide); 324-1960.

Thursdays, Nov. 12 & 19

• Gain knowledge and skills to better manage arthritis, reduce pain, and better communicate with physicians at the Arthritis Self-Help Course. Details: 10a.m.-noon; Dove of Peace Lutheran Church, 665 W. Roller Coaster Road; free; 917-7070.

Friday, Nov. 13

• Learn how Aromatherapy for Heart and Home can help you calm, revive or balance yourself and provide a more grounded sense of well-being. Details: 10 a.m.–noon; Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way; $25, $20 members; 326-9686.

Saturday, Nov. 14

• Learn what you can do to improve your sleep habits at Inspired Motives' presentation on Quality Sleep. Details: 10-11 a.m.; 231 W. Giaconda Way, #215; $10; 797-6907.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

• Take a memory screening test provided by the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation and access additional information and resources for seniors. Details: 8 a.m.-noon; Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road; free; 990-6640.

• Learn about new Medicare Advantage/Medicare Replacement Plans and Medicare changes at the 2010 Medicare Update Conference. Details: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Ellie Towne/Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road; $5 (includes Resource Guide); 324-1960.

Through Monday, Nov. 23

• Bring a bag of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Gospel Rescue mission in exchange for a free consultation and exam from Casabona Chiropractic. Details: 7562 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 498-9984.

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