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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 pm

Art market in Tucson Mall this weekend

A free, monthly summer art market opens in the cool of Tucson Mall this Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27.

The show, presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and General Growth Properties, runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the 4500 N. Oracle retail center. Children's activities and live music are part of the day.

"Project InSECT" kicks off the month's entertainment on Saturday, with talks and insect displays by James Huebing-Reitinger. This artist from Wisconsin will bring his insect-filled trunk to provide visual presentations of bug life. He'll discuss the importance of different insect species and their role in the ecosystem, throw in some comedy, display an extensive ant collection and follow up with body and face paintings.

"Artists will have a comfortable, well-traveled venue in which to display their work, an opportunity not previously available to them during the summer months," said Kate Marquez, SAACA executive director.

Church hosts candidate event Saturday, July 10

A "meet the candidates" event is being hosted by the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, July 10.

The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. All candidates are being invited, as well as the public, a release said. The church is located at 500 W. Calle Concordia in Oro Valley.

Each candidate is being given the opportunity to tell the voters why they deserve to be elected, and to answer questions from the audience. Tables are available for candidates to distribute flyers, yard signs and meet with voters.

"This is an opportunity to share your views with the voters prior to the early ballots," a release said.

Guests may go to www.ovcn.org to learn more about the venue. Candidates may RSVP to Conny Culver at connyculver@mac.com.

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