Pumpkins. Pumpkins. Pumpkins! It is that time of the year and this week begins the countdown to Halloween (already?!?)! Take a classic family-fun trip to Willcox, Az., for pumpkins of all shapes, sizes for everybody in the family. In the mean time, fill your week with free music at venues at the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Town of Oro Valley. In either case, enjoy a fun week with your friends and family!

Sunday, September 17

Koyo Miyoshi: Middle of the Road Public Lecture

  • Where: UA Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Rd.
  • When: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

The Center for Creative Photography at the UA campus invites the community to a public artists talk by Japanese photographer Kōzō Miyoshi. The  in conjunction with "Longer Ways to Go: Photographs of the American Road," an exhibition of photographs from the Centers collection currently on view in the Norton Family Photography Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Just for Kids Concert Free

  • Where: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.
  • When: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation.

Join our friends over at the Tucson Jewish Community Center for a fun and family-friendly experience for an hour of musical discovery and storytelling! T




Monday, September 18

Dollar Night

  • Where: Skate Country, 7980 E 22nd St.
  • When: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $1 admission/$3 Skate rental

Tuesday, September 19

Let’s Taco ‘Bout Organics!

  • Where: Natural Grocers, 5600 E River Rd.
  • When: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE, pay for what you purchase

Kariman Pierce, NTP nutritional health coach, leads a talk on tacos! Learn how to use organic produce and organic fillings and toppings to take your tacos to a whole new level. 

Our New View of the Moon

  • Where: Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza, 605 N 4th Ave.
  • When: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE, pay for what you purchase

Associate Professor Lynn Carter from the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab will speak on what we’ve learned about our moon in recent years through spacecraft and telescope observations.

Thursday, September 14

Boomer's Pick: Oro Valley Concert Series

Where: Oro Valley Marketplace by Century Theaters 12155 N. Oracle Rd
When: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Join our friends at the Town of Oro Valley for free live music and entertainment! This week's concert promises a fun, cool summer night filled with music to keep you entertained and dancing! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs to enjoy the concert.

Friday, September 22

Southern Arizona Clay Artists Pottery Show and Sale

  • Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens,2150 N Alvenon Way
  • When: 8:30 a.m. to Sept. 23, 4:30 pm.
  • Cost: Admission costs and anything you purchase

Join your favorite Juried SACA artists at the Tucson Botanical Gardens for the Inaugural Ceramics Show and Sale. A portion of all sales at this event are donated to the Tucson Botanical Garden

Saturday, September 23

Thursday, September 14

Bear's 2017 Young Reporter Workshop

  • Where: KVOA News 4 Studios, 209 W. Elm St.
  • When: 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Join Bear, and dozens of other Young Reporters in Tucson at our annual workshop at the KVOA News 4 studios!  

TNR Class

  • Where: Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary
  • When: 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Learn how to care for the homeless cats in your community. RSVP by Sept 22nd to Emma, at emma@hermitagecatshelter.org

Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration

  • Where: Apple Annie’s Orchard, 6405 W. Williams Rd.
  • When: 9 a.m. and every weekend through October
  • Cost: Click link for more pricing info

It is that time of the year already: Pumpkins everywhere! Take your family and friends out to Willcox for a fun pumpkin-picking day to Apple Annie's Orchard! While there, enjoy the corn maze, produce barn and so much more.


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