Special Presentations

Pre-registration is Required

Free for Community Center members; $5.00 for non-members

Wellness Wednesdays: Heal Yourself by Dr. Norma Ford

Course #1576; First Wednesday of the month; January 4th-April 5th; 11:00 am-12:00 pm. 

Dr. Ford has been providing pain relief, physical therapy, and wellness for over a decade and believes in an integrative approach to patient care that considers the mind, body, spirit connection.

"Fun in Space" A Look at Our Solar System and the Universe by David Perry

Course #1645; Thursday, March 23rd; 1:00-2:30 pm

Viewers rarely see previously hidden regions of the universe, mysteries in our solar system and cosmos, distant worlds and other stars. There are a wide variety of incredible space structures inside and outside our solar system. 

We will take a visual tour of these structures and see what most people don’t usually see. Including views of our planets, galaxies, nebulae, stars, comets, asteroids and many others. These views are possible via the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), numerous earth telescopes and space probes.

We will also have some fun looking at our exploration of space with interesting behind the scenes facts, even some from our state, Arizona. 

Writers of the Purple Sage by Jim Turner

Course #1492 Wednesday, April 12th; 1:00-2:30

This presentation covers five Arizona novelists: Zane Grey spent his honeymoon at the Grand Canyon and went on to be one of the first and most famous Western writers of all time; Harold Bell Wright came to Tucson with lung problems and became a bestseller from 1900 to 1930. University of Arizona writing professor Richard Summers wrote Dark Madonna in 1937. Capturing Hispanic culture and folklore, Eva Antonia Wilbur Cruz beautifully describes ranch life and the blending of Tohono O’odham, Hispanic and Anglo folkways in Beautiful Cruel Country, and Susan Lowell wrote an award-winning young adult novel of a young Arizona ranch girl, My Name is Lavina Cumming, based closely on the life of her grandmother.

Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than 70 museums across the state. He co-authored the 4th-grade textbook The Arizona Story, and his pictorial history, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, was a 2012 Southwest Books of the Year selection.