March 17, 2007

Remote-controlled model airplane enthusiasts of all ages

TUCSON JET RALLY 2007 - For remote-controlled model airplane enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions and restrooms are available, but seating is not provided. When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Saturday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Tucson International Modelplex, 3250 N. Reservation Road Price: $5 per car Info: 744-0633 Directions: north on Kinney Road past Gates Pass Road, west on Mile Wide Road past Sandario Road, turn right on Reservation Road


GO GREEN FAMILY FUN DAY: Food, music, arts and crafts and games are part of this St. Patrick's Day celebration. When: noon-3 p.m. Where: Santa Rosa Park, 1055 S. 10th Ave. Price: free admission Info: 791-4589

ROLLER DERBY: Tucson Roller Derby's fourth season kicks off with a bout between Iron Curtain and reigning champions the Furious Truckstop Waitresses. Tucson's newest team, the Copper Queens, make their debut, and Al Foul will perform rockabilly. When: 6:30-10 p.m. Where: Bladeworld, 1065 W. Grant Road Price: $10, free for children 11 and younger Info: 390-1454,

SONORAN DESERT KIDS CLUB: Learn about the short life spans of many desert species in this 90-minute program for kids ages 5 to 12 and their families. When: 9 a.m. Where: Tucson Mountain Park, 1548 S. Kinney Road Price: free Info: 877-6000


VALLEY OF THE MOON TOUR: Historic fairy houses, winding paths, magical gardens and secret grottos are part of this family-fun tour held weekly. When: 4-5 p.m. Where: 2544 E. Allen Road Price: free (donations gratefully accepted) Info: 323-1331, Directions: north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard

Through April 7
EASTER BUNNY AT PARK PLACE: The Easter Bunny will be in Center Court at Park Place through April 7 for photos with the kids. When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday Where: 5870 E. Broadway Price: free Info: 748-1222

Through April 22
PROJECT INSECT EXHIBITION: Performance artist-painter Jessa Huebing-Reitinger creates enormous portraits of insects while you watch. Her husband James Huebing-Reitinger will paint insect "tattoos" on children. When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays Where: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ironwood Gallery, 2021 N. Kinney Road Price: $12 adults, $4 ages 6-12, free to children 5 and younger Info: 883-2702,
Themes like a good time with TSO's Percussion Quartet.

Percussionist Magic will take participants on an adventure into the world of percussion and some of the great hero and movie themes of all times. Music by Tucson Symphony Orchestra's Percussion Quartet will feature works new and old, from Harry Potter and Star Wars to Batman. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite superhero costume. When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Where: Oro Valley Town Hall, Council Chambers, 11000 N. La CaƱada Drive Price: $2 adult/child, $5 per family Info: (520) 797-3959


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