For all you motorheads and others just looking to support a worthy cause, check out Resource Exchange Night at the Gaslight Theatre. Proceeds will benefit the Project for Homemakers in Arizona Seeking Employment (PHASE), a resource for single parents and displaced homemakers with training and employment needs. For a mere $14 you can watch hot rods battle to reach the finish line and listen to good old moldy oldies from the 1950's. Tickets for the event, scheduled for Thursday, July 15th at 7 p.m. go on sale today. If you are interested in watching cars race and helping out a good charitable program, give Patricia a call at 626-4129 in the UA PHASE office.
Are you bored with the restless heat of Tucson weather? Are you tired of planning your schedule around "Oprah" and "Judge Judy?" If so, then you may want to consider attending the free Back-to-School Workshop tonight from 5:30-7 in the University Services Building, Room 302. If you are interested in starting, finishing, or even going to grad school, the folks from the UA Extended University will be on-hand to answer questions on admissions, financial aid, registration and almost anything else. For more info, contact the Evening and Weekend Campus office at 626-8230.
Entertainers Cher and the late Sonny Bono's daughter, Chastity Bono, will be at the Tucson Pima Public Library tonight to speak about gay and lesbian portrayals in the media and what it is like to "come out". Seating is limited to the first 250 eager souls, so be sure to get to the library's lower level reading room at 101 N. Stone Ave. well before 7 p.m. Bob Diaz can give you the full plate of information at 621-6425.
For all of you who are already Web savvy, you may want to check out how you can protect your work at this morning's session on "Copyright and the Web." Show up at the Chemistry and Biological Sciences Building's Room 216 at 8:30 a.m. for the one hour informational session. Topics include copyright laws in relation to Web site development and methods for protecting your work. If you would like to know more, give Harold Perry a ring at 626-7431.
The end is nearfor the Union Gallery. After almost 20 years of presenting future masterpieces to students in the Memorial Student Union, the gallery is facing closure for about three years while parts of the union face the wrecking ball for reconstruction. The gallery officially closed yesterday, but wear black today to honor the efforts of the artists whose worked has been displayed. The Office of Student Programs can tell you more about the tragedy at 621-6142.
Did you miss Chastity Bono's visit to the Tucson Library? Shame on you! But all will be well if you catch her today in Gallagher Theatre at the Memorial Student Union from 10 a.m. to noon. Bono will be at the UA in honor of National Gay and Lesbian Book Month, and she will be talking about her book, Family Outing, as well as how the media tends to portray gay and lesbian people. Bob Diaz can give you the run-down at 621-6425.
Do you feel like you are drowning in prime-time re-runs and investigative news shows on the tube? If so, you might want to gather up the family and head out to the "Weaving Treasures, Spinning Tales and Singing Songs" event at the Arizona State Museum tonight from 7-9. Part of Tucson Public Library's "Read Arizona" program, the evening will feature native peoples of Arizona sharing the love and expertise in the areas of sandal production, weaving and storytelling. This event is free and if that isn't enough to convince you, give someone at 621-6302 the chance.
Lute Olsen has become a local legend for those fans of Arizona Men's Basketball. Today is the beginning of the Lute Olsen Wildcat Basketball Boys Camp for those boys in grades 3-12 who are looking to learn the basics of dribbling, shooting, driving and playing from the master. The camp runs today from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will continue until the June 17th. For those seeking Olsen's help, enroll early and be prepared to fork over $300+, depending on the program you want. The camp gets into action in the McKale Memorial Center and Bill Ryden can give you the full score at 621-4780.
Have you had a chance to shop early for Father's Day (June 20 for those of you who are a bit absent-minded) and buy your pop that special tie or pen? If you haven't, don't fret. The kindly folks at the UA Associated Students Bookstore have come to your rescue. Now, through Sunday (Dad's Day) selected merchandise will be on sale. Call 621-8475 and ask for Beth Bujarski to learn more about it.
Have you ever wanted to just play with clay or try your hand at photography? Do you enjoy painting, drawing and expressing your creativity in the physical form? If so, you may want to go to the Visual Art Studio Workshops this morning from 8-11 in the Fine Arts Complex. UA faculty, graduate students and art educators will be there for the first day of this three-week program to help you harvest the fruits of your imagination. The program is open to high school students entering grades 9-12 (sorry, folks) and will cost $285. For more information, call Susan Dick at 626-2235.
Somebody's on the hot seat today, and you should thank goodness it is not you. Watch Thomas W. McFadden sweat as he discusses "Building Industries: Collective Action Problems and Institutional Solutions in the Development of the U.S. Aviation Industry 1903-1938" at part of his Sociology-Doctoral Oral Examination. Be in Room 407a of the Social Sciences Building at 10 a.m. if you want to hear more. Or you can give Carol Buttery a buzz at 621-3459 for the skinny on the whole ordeal.
If an evening of cultural re-acquaintance is what you are looking, or if you are simply bored and want to get out of the house, the Marroney Theatre is offering up an a musical play preview for your enjoyment tonight at 7:30. "Quilters," A Celebration of American Womanhood will be performed. The play is based on the book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and features music and lyrics by Damashek. Directed by Richard T. Hanson, this show celebrates American Womanhood and will only cost patrons $10. The Fine Arts Box Office can assist you with ticket information at 621-1162.