• Find some peace this summer by sending the kids to Oro Valley’s Summer Fun Camps. Programs begin in early June and center around swimming, field trips and other fun activities. For dates, times and fees, call 229-5050, or go to

• It’s never too early to start molding a future millionaire. Register your young ’ballers for a shot to participate in the Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp, which has featured pros, including Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan and Grant Hill. Find out more about the invite-only camp by calling (704) 373-0873 or online at


• Plants of the Sonoran Desert can make a great meal. Learn about the traditional and modern uses of mesquite pods, cactus, agave hearts and more during a Foods of the Desert indoor presentation sponsored by the Pima County Parks and Recreation Department. Details: 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free for all ages; for more information, call 615-7855 or e-mail

• As the heat ticks up, cool the family off at Marana Pool’s Open Swim. Don’t forget your suit, flip-flops and sunscreen. Details: Noon to 5:30 p.m.; Marana Pool, 13251 N. Lon Adams Road; fees top out at $1.85 for non-resident adults; for information, call 682-4456.


• Get out and get motivated! Enjoy strolls along Riverfront Park by joining the Oro Valley Walking Club. Meet people, increase your stamina and turn off the television! Details: 7:30 a.m.; Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane (meet in front of the Big Horn Ramada); free for all ages; to verify meeting times, call 404-5298.

• Life support assumes many forms nowadays— including meditation, massage, self-defense and socialization. Come check out a class that offers all these and more, geared toward ages 13 and up. Details: 7 to 8 p.m.; P&R Coachline Annex, 9190 N. Coachline Blvd.; $25 for Marana residents, $31.25 others for four weekly classes; for more information, call 382-1950 or go to


• Birds have no problem waking you up, so beat them to the punch with a casual morning stroll through Agua Caliente Park. See cardinals, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the trees, during a walk geared toward novice birders. Details: 8 to 9:30 a.m.; Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road; free for all ages; for information, call 615-7855 or e-mail

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