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Summer Saturday Evening Fun Starts at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Beat the heat and enjoy the fun with the start of summer hours and Saturday evening happenings at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Summer Saturday Evenings give visitors a unique chance to tour the Desert Museum at night, a time when many of the animals are at their most active with the onset of the summer heat. The popular Summer Saturday Evening programs showcase what happens in the desert after dark and how plants and animals adapt. Summer Saturday Evenings begin Saturday, June 6 and continue each through August 29. After 4 p.m. Saturdays, the special discounted admission is just $6 per adult and $2.25 for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Summer Saturday Evenings’ programs will feature:

July 4: Live and "sort of" on the Loose, 6 p.m., Warden Oasis Theater. Raptor Free Flight, 8 p.m., Warden Oasis Theater
 
July 11: Bat Night, 6 & 8 p.m., Warden Oasis Theater. Karen Krebbs explains the vital role bats play in the Sonoran Desert ecosystem as pollinators, insect population controllers and nighttime flying mammals. Bat Echolocation, 7 p.m., near Coati Exhibit. Mark Jensen, BCI, will explain and demonstrate bats’ remarkable navigation system called echolocation.
 
July 18: Earth Camp Celebration, 5 to 7 p.m., Baldwin Education Building & 7 to 9 p.m., Warden Oasis Theater. Desert Foods Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Desert Garden. Learn about native plants and sustainable gardening from local community groups. Gardening in the Desert, 8 p.m., Baldwin Education Building. Jesus Garcia shares his lifelong passion of natural history and love of gardening
 
July 25: Family Astronomy Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Baldwin Education Building. Dark Skies Observing, 8 to 10 p.m., Overlook grounds. Raptor Free Flight, 8 p.m., Warden Oasis Theater
 
Diners looking for a unique culinary experience will find it at the Museum’s flagship restaurant, The Ocotillo Café, which will be open for dinner during Summer Saturday Evenings. This intimate dining room accented with original artwork and views of a private patio garden is the perfect backdrop to a menu that brings the sometimes subtle and sometimes bold flavors of the Sonoran region into the spotlight. Reservations are recommended, 520-883-5705.
Also open for dinner is the Ironwood Terraces Restaurant, the largest dining venue at the Desert Museum. This casual, self-serve grill features several family friendly stations offering grilled items such as chicken breast sandwiches with prickly pear sauce and cheeseburgers with green chiles, a made-to-order sandwich, salad and wrap bar, and hand tossed pizza. Diners can sit inside or out on one of the beautiful covered patios that overlook the natural desert landscape—and often invite a curious lizard or cardinal to stop by and visit.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the nation’s leading outdoor living museums, featuring more than 300 species of native wildlife and 1,300 varieties of desert plants. The Museum, located at 2021 N. Kinney Rd., is open every day of the year from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March through September and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. October through February. In June, July, and August the Museum is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free for members and children under six. September through May admission is $13 for adults and $4.25 for children age 6 through 12. Daily summer rates in June through August are $9.50 for adults and $2.25 for children age 6 through 12. Call (520) 883-2702 or visit www.desertmuseum.org for more information.

July 27-31, 2009: Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults (3 spaces remaining) Arizona State Museum's Homol'ovi Research Program has been excavating and researching ancestral Hopi sites near Winslow AZ since 1984. Join ASM archaeologists Chuck Adams and Rich Lange as they launch into a three-year process of analyzing excavated objects from the two largest villages - Homol'ovi I and Homol'ovi II. Through hands-on work in air-conditioned comfort, you will learn to identify, sort, and analyze prehistoric Hopi material culture dating from AD 1300 and earlier. Lectures and tours round out your week-long experience. All work is conducted indoors. Please note: the lab is not ADA accessible. http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/tours.shtml for complete itinerary. More at the Arizona State Museum.

Saturdays: Summer Movies and Summer Classic Movie Series at Fox Tucson Theatre – classic movies for the entire family, at downtown Tucson’s historical Southwestern Art Deco movie palace, Classic series includes The Wolf Dog, The Underseas Kingdom, the Green Archer, classics are Saturdays 1 pm, other movies will be shown on various dates at 7:30 pm, 520-624-1515 or www.foxtucsontheatre.org

Thursday, July 2

Twilight Thursdays Patriotic Night, July 2, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Summer days in Tucson are hot, as we all know, but once the sun sets, the air cools and there is no better place to be than enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our desert home. Join us for Patriotic Night on Thursday, July 2, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Local band Desert Bluegrass Association will have you on your feet dancing and Red Barn Theater will provide theatrical entertainment. The Gardens will be open for this special event from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Gardens Café featuring Café 54 will offer a buffet menu. The Desert Bluegrass Association is dedicated to the promotion, support and enjoyment of bluegrass music throughout southern Arizona. Through activities such as music jams, the Annual Tucson Bluegrass Festival, workshops and performances, the Desert Bluegrass Association helps bluegrass enthusiasts to find one another, develop a wider interest in Bluegrass music, showcases local talent, and supports professional bluegrass artists. Twilight Thursday hours: 5 – 9 p.m., Thursday evenings, June, July and August Twilight Thursday admission: $7 for adults, $3.50 for member adults, $3 for children, $1.50 for member children. Tucson Botanical Gardens is a private, non-profit organization that promotes botanical, horticultural, and ecological education; encourages responsible environmental stewardship; and provides a beautiful setting for enjoyment and relaxation. The Gardens, designated as America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a 5 acre collection of 16 specialty gardens. It is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Thursday, July 16

Twilight Thursdays Mediterranean Night, July 16, at the Tucson Botanical Garden. The Turkish Delights, a troupe of musicians and belly dancers, will provide entertainment for the evening. The Gardens will be open for this special event from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Gardens Café featuring Café 54 will offer a buffet menu corresponding with the evenings theme. Schedule of Events- 5:00 p.m. Gates open, 6:00& 7:00 p.m. Tour, Historical Garden, 6:30& 7:30 p.m. The Turkish Delights. The Turkish Delights were born in a harem, raised by wolves, and smuggled to Tucson wrapped in Persian rugs.  A quartet of two musicians and two dancers, they will enchant you with both traditional and original pieces.  The Turkish Delights specialize in making your heart flutter and your cheeks blush.  The ensemble includes: Stefanos Cochranis on the saz, sitar, and bouzouki, Maximo Invictus on doumbek, and featuring Julie Ragland and Sarah Monks on hips and beauty. See www.bellydanceoftucson.com for more information. Twilight Thursday hours: 5 – 9 p.m., Thursday evenings in July and August, rain or shine! Twilight Thursday admission: $7 for adults, $3.50 for member adults, $3 for children, $1.50 for member children. Garden Hours: Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Open seven days a week, year round, except July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Day. TBG is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Thursday, July 23

Twilight Thursdays Asian Night, July 23, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Summer days in Tucson are hot, as we all know, but once the sun sets, the air cools and there is no better place to be than enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our desert home. Join us for Asian Night on Thursday, July 23 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble, will provide entertainment for the evening. The Gardens will be open for this special event from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Gardens Café featuring Café 54 will offer a buffet menu corresponding with the evenings theme. Schedule of Events: 5:00 p.m. Gates open; 6:00 p.m. Tour, Zen Garden; 6-8:00 p.m. Bonsai Society demo & display; 7:00 p.m. Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble. The Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble is a club located in Tucson, Arizona and consists of community members as well as University of Arizona students. The goal of the club is to provide a place where people who are interested in Chinese music to get together and play their Asian instruments and enjoy Asian music. A secondary goal is to introduce the Tucson community to Asian music. See http://www.summerthundermusic.com/ for more information. Twilight Thursday admission: $7 for adults, $3.50 for member adults, $3 for children, $1.50 for member children. Garden Hours: Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Open seven days a week, year round, except July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Day. Tucson Botanical Gardens is a private, non-profit organization that promotes botanical, horticultural, and ecological education; encourages responsible environmental stewardship; and provides a beautiful setting for enjoyment and relaxation. The Gardens, designated as America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a 5 acre collection of 16 specialty gardens. It is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Thursday, July 30

Twilight Thursdays Celtic Night, July 30, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Summer days in Tucson are hot, as we all know, but once the sun sets, the air cools and there is no better place to be than enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our desert home. Join us for Celtic Night on Thursday, July 23 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Maquire Academy of Irish Dance will provide entertainment for the evening. The Gardens will be open for this special event from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Gardens Café featuring Café 54 will offer a buffet menu corresponding with the evenings theme. 5:00 p.m. Gates open; 6:00 p.m. Tour, Sensory Ramadas; 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Maguire Academy of Irish Dance. Darren Maguire relocated to Tucson in the summer of 2006 to open the Maguire Academy of Irish Dance after ‘hanging up’ his Riverdance shoes. Having danced with the world-renowned show for ten years, Maguire performed on many the worlds’ most notable stages, including Radio City Music Hall, The Kremlin and the Great Hall of the People. Before joining Riverdance in 1996, he had earned first place at many regional and National competitions, including the Great Britains, All England, All Ireland and the Regional Oireachtas; and a second place in the World Championships. For more information see http://www.maguireacademy.com/ Twilight Thursday hours: 5 – 9 p.m., Thursday evenings in July and August, rain or shine! Twilight Thursday admission: $7 for adults, $3.50 for member adults, $3 for children, and $1.50 for member children. TBG is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

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