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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:00 am

Oracle's annual arts tour to be held April 17-18

Oracle artists and artisans have set the weekend of April 17 and 18 for the 18th annual tour of artists' home studios, galleries, and shared-location venues.

New this year is a "welcome center," where visitors can pick up self-guiding maps and view displays and photos of artwork to be found at tour locations. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Each year, artists in Oracle, some 35 miles northeast of Tucson, greet art admirers, premiere new works and give demonstrations. "As in years past, a diverse selection of art techniques and media will be offered," a release said.

All events are free.

A downloadable map and details about individual artists will be available mid-March at the tour Web site, http://www.oraclestudiotour.com/">www.oraclestudiotour.com.


Walk to raise funds for center March 6 in Marana

A walk to raise funds for the Diamond Children's Medical Center is being held Saturday, March 6, in Marana.

Check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. at Coyote Trail Elementary School. The three-mile walk begins at 8 a.m., with people pacing between Coyote Trail and Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, and back to Coyote Trail. Refreshments are served at the end of the morning in the Coyote Trail cafeteria.

Minimum entry fees are $5 per person. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

The walk is sponsored by the parents / teachers / friends groups at Coyote Trail and Twin Peaks, and by the Rattlesnake Ridge parent teacher organization.

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