This list of things to do includes virtual events by local businesses and organizations plus some drive-in movies and markets. 

Remember to follow CDC guidance about protecting yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus. Pima County has mandated face coverings for everyone over age 5 in public if 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information. Links are included with every activity listed.

Virtual Events 💻📲

Artist Takeover Series: Lisa Falk

Throughout the upcoming weeks, various grantee local artists will take over the Arts Foundation of Tucson and Southern Arizona Instagram account to share their art and projects so the community can get a look into their world.

When: Wednesday, June 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Free Guided Meditations

Feeling stressed? UAZ Campus Health Service is offering free 20-30 minutes guided meditations on Zoom.

When: Mondays-Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Visit UAZ Campus Health Service Facebook event page for more information.

Sonoran Tamales de Elote

Learn how to make summer tamales with buttery corn, rajas de chile verde tatemado (roasted green chile) and melty queso fresco.

When: Wednesday, July 8, 3-4 p.m.

Cost: $28 for members and $35 for non-members

Visit Tucson Botanical Gardens Facebook event page for more information.

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Online Bread Baking Class

Pop in to The Garden Kitchen for a hands-on baking class on Zoom! You will learn the proper mixing techniques, kneading and other essential skills to make crisp, crackling bread at-home. Recipes include naan flatbread, soda bread, whole wheat bread and more!

When: Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $40

Visit The Garden Kitchen Facebook event page for more information.

Sky Island Coffee Break: Seeking Sky Island Springs

Join the next "Coffee Break" with Sky Island Alliance staff to learn about how springs bring life to the Sky Island region and what it will take to save springs for generations. You will go on a virtual tour of springs in the U.S. and Mexico and listen to stories about Sky Island waters.

When: Thursday, July 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free, register using the "Tickets" link on the Facebook events page to access the Zoom link. 

Visit Sky Island Alliance Facebook event page for more information.

Virtual Macrame Double Plant Hanger Workshop

Take a guided online class with Creative Kind to create a macrame plant hanger. Learn basic knots that you will be able to use over and over to create many different macrame pieces.

When: Thursday, July 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Cost: $15

Visit Creative Kind Facebook event page for more information.

The Fineline Revisited on Twitch

Until Surly Wench reopens, watch the virtual edition of The Fineline Revisited to dance out those quarantine blues.

When: Saturday, July 11, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Cost: Free, watch on twitch

Visit Surly Wench Facebook event page for more information.

Tucson Audubon's Virtual Flyway, Free to Fly: Ask an Expert

Tucson Audubon Society and American Bird Conservancy are hosting a zoom panel discussion on how to save the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Learn from the experts about threats and rollbacks to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the proposed bill to save migratory birds and how we can all get involved. Come with questions for the Q&A afterwards.

When: Friday, July 10, 10-11 a.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Gardening Tips with Tucson Park and Recreation

Watch Tucson Parks and Recreation Director, Brent Dennis as he transforms an old fountain into a lush oasis. Get some simple tips for sprucing up your garden. 

When: Any time

Cost: Free

Om Yoga

Om Yoga is offering livestream classes on Zoom. Classes include vinyasa, gentle, yin, basics, meditation and Mommy & Me.

Find more information on the Om Yoga website.

Cloth Diaper Webinar

Join the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona and to learn how to use cloth diapers and how to receive a kit. Registration required. 

When: Thursday, July 9, 3-4 p.m.

Cost: Free, you will receive a link to the webinar 24 hours before the start time

Stream Classes with Yoga Connection

Yoga Connection offer several classes you can stream from your home. Classes include meditation, ZY Qigong, back care yoga and more!

When: See schedule here.

Cost: $7-$10 for drop-in classes. 

Visit Yoga Connection website for more information.

Pandemic Parenting: Planning For Fall Webinar

Join a webinar for worried parents regarding childcare and schooling options this fall and learn about in-home educator services from Trusting Connections. All live participants will be entered to win a $100 Trusting Connections gift certificate.

When: Thursday, July 9, 7–8 p.m.

Cost: Free, registration required

Kids 🎈

Virtual Tie-Dye, Bleach Dye and Ice Dye Workshop

Creative Kind will teach you basics of all three dyeing techniques. You will need tea towels, cloth napkins, t-shirts, tanks, bandannas, hats or other fabrics you want to dye for this colorful workshop.

When: Saturday, July 11, 10-11 a.m.

Cost: $15

Visit Creative Kind Facebook event page for more information.

Desert Window: Live Streaming Class

Join Creative Juice for a Facebook live paint class. Learn how to paint a beautiful desert window with the kids!

When: Wednesday, July 8, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free class, supply kits are available for purchase

Visit Creative Juice Facebook event page for more information.

Midsummer Literacy and Arts Extravaganza

Watch a theatrical story with your kids that includes literacy, art and tons of fun!

When: Now thru July 15

Cost: Free

Visit the Fox Tucson Theatre website for more information.

Virtual T-Shirt Workshop

Are your kids bored with their clothes? Kids can learn how to repurpose an old t-shirt into a new one with Sahuarita Parks and Recreation members.

When: Any time

Cost: Free

Visit the Sahuarita Parks and Recreation Facebook page for more information.

Reid Park Zoo To You

Explore the Reid Park Zoo through blogsFacebookInstagram, and Twitter for fun facts, photos, activity pages for kids and a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo. Also, Nandi's baby elephant sister Mapenzi is now exploring her world, which makes for some very cute social media content. 

When: New videos and activities posted daily at 9 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

Cost: Free

Visit the Reid Park Zoo website for more information.  

Drive-thru and drive-up events 🚗

Saturday Food Distribution

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will have a emergency food distribution in the parking lot of Faith Tabernacle for those who cannot make the weekday distributions in Tucson. Bring a photo ID and if you are enrolled for the senior food box, bring your yellow card.

Where: Faith Tabernacle, 5011 E. Fort Lowell Road

When: Saturday, July 11, 7-9 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Carpool Movie: "The Great Outdoors"

Grab some blankets and pop the trunk! Cactus Drive-In Theatre and Medella Vina Ranch will be showing "The Great Outdoors" on the big screen.

Where: Cactus Drive-In Theatre, 4450 S. Houghton Road

When: Sunday, July 12, 8:30-10 p.m.

Cost: $20 online, $25 at the gate, $5 headphone rental at the gate

Visit their Facebook event page for more information.

"Spaceballs" at El Toro Flicks Tucson

May the schwartz be with you! Drive-in for an out-of-this-world 1980s comedy at El Toro Flicks downtown. Snacks are available for purchase. 

Where: El Toro Flicks Tucson, 198 S. Granada Ave.

When: Wednesday, July 8, 6:15-10 p.m.

Cost: $20.90 and up

Visit the El Toro Flicks website for more information.

"West Side Story" at El Toro Flicks Oro Valley

Watch a musical about a modern day Romeo and Juliet on the streets of New York.

Where: El Toro Flicks Oro Valley, 12155 N. Oracle Road

When: Sunday, July 12, 6:15- 10 p.m.

Cost: $20.90 and up

Visit the El Toro Flicks website for more information.

Market On the Move Drive-thru

Every Saturday you can get prepackaged boxes of fresh produce at this drive-thru market. A $10 cash donation will get you up to 60 pounds of fresh produce.

When: Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.

Where: The 3000 Club Tucson, 4515 E. 22nd St.

Visit The 3000 Club Tucson Facebook event page for more information.

Local Murals Scavenger Hunt

Drive or bike around Tucson to discover 21 beautiful murals from the street.  

Cost: Free

Check out this story for more information. 

Sculpture Scavenger Hunt

Get out of the house and explore local art around Tucson. You don't even have to get out of your car to see many of these sculptures. 

Cost: Free

Check out this list of public art for more information. 

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