'Ask the Expert' Saturdays at Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Park is resuming "Ask the Expert," its free opportunity to speak with curator of plants Russ Buhrow about desert landscapes.

The events are held every other Saturday – July 25,  and Aug. 8 and 22 – from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the 7366 N. Paseo del Norte.

"Ever wonder what arid-adapted plants you can purchase to attract butterflies, birds or bats? Or what little pest is destroying your favorite plant or tree?" a release asked.

Buhrow can "answer your questions about those under-performing plants in your backyard, from identifying disease or pest problems, to diagnosing nutrient deficiencies and watering issues," it continued.

"It is also a great time to seek advice on plant selection, getting help finding the perfect plant for your dream garden," it concluded.

Tohono Chul Park is "the desert corner garden where nature, art, and culture connect." For more information on the park, call 742-6455, visit www.tohonochulpark.org, or visit in person at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, one stoplight west of the intersection at Oracle and Ina roads

SASO makes some changes in new lineup

Changes have been made to two concerts planned for the 2009-'10 season by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.

The first concert, presented Oct. 4 and 11, includes:

Overture to the Tsar's Bride, Rimsky Korsakov; Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, Chen Gang and He Zhanhao. Larry Lang, soloist. Grand Canyon Suite, Ferde Grofe.

The third concert, presented Feb. 14 and 21, includes:

Funeral March of a Marionette, Gounod; Cello Concerto in E minor, Elgar. Zoran Stilin, soloist; Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Grieg; Estancia Ballet Suite, Ginastera.

For tickets to the five-concert season series at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, call 323-7166. For tickets to the SaddleBrooke series, call 825-5318, or visit http://tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com.

Doctor talks about radiation, sarcomas on Tuesday, July 21

A radiation oncologist presents "Radiation Treatment in Sarcomas" on Tuesday, July 21.

Dr. Dino Stea speaks from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 2280 of the Arizona Cancer Center, North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave. in Tucson.

The presentation is part of International Sarcoma Awareness Week. Sarcoma patients, caregivers and others are welcome to attend.

A support group exists to help people with rare cancers who have or are undergoing radiation treatment. For more information, call social worker Jill Winter at 694-0845, or e-mail jwinter@uncaz.edu.

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