Events This Week

COZY QUILTING. Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park hosts the third annual Quilt Show and Contest from Friday through Sunday, January 9 through 11. This juried show, with a desert plant theme, will feature handmade quilts from artisans throughout Arizona and other states, and will include throws, wall hangings, clothing and art pieces. Nearly 100 items will be on display in the Arboretum Interpretive Center and Lecture Room. Located in Queen Creek Canyon, 90 minutes north of Tucson, at 37615 Highway 60. Tickets are $5. Call (520) 689-2811 for information.

DRUGS AND DISABILITY. The Outreach, Education and Awareness Committe, sponsored by Pima Prevention Partnership, is holding an information fair at the Tucson Mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 10. "Drug Awareness and Disability, What You Need to Know," will include nonprofit groups and agencies offering resources, support and information for disabled people who suffer from substance abuse. There will be guide-dog demonstrations and a presentation by Tucson Police Officer Skip Woodward. Call 791-2711 for information.

FOOD FAIR. Visit Plaza Palomino, on the corner of Fort Lowell and Swan roads, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for their gourmet food fairs. There are more than 45 vendors with organic veggies and fruits, breads, salmon, Arizona emu, fresh cut flowers and lots of tasty samples. Call 795-1177 for information.

GREAT DECISIONS. The annual luncheon for Southern Arizona's Great Decisions group will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, at the Tucson Marriott Hotel, 880 E. Second St. This year's speaker will be former mayor and UA political science professor Dr. Tom Volgy, who will moderate two discussions: China and U.S. Human Rights, and Cuba: What Now? Tickets are $16.50 per person.

SIBLING REVELRY BRUNCH. The Invisible Theatre is holding a fundraising brunch to honor "Sister Supporters," a local civic group for women, at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 11, at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Hostesses Molly McKasson and Susan Claassen will introduce musical guests Lisa Otey, Mary Baker and others. Tickets are $25. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.

STARS ON ICE. Tucson Convention Center. 260 S. Church Ave. Smucker's Tucson presents Discover Stars on Ice, featuring 12 Olympic and World Champion figure skaters, including Kristi Yamaguchi and Katarina Witt. The event, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets are $38 to $50, available at the TCC Box Office and Dillard's outlets. Call 791-4266 for tickets and information.

WALKING TOURS. The Arizona Historical Society presents Walking Tours of Historic Tucson from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through March. Begining at the Sosa-Carillo-Fremont House Museum, the tour takes you to more than 20 homes, sites and historic buildings. Cost is $4.50. Reservations are required. Call 622-0956 for reservations and information.

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