Marco Valentine and Nick Petropoulos help prepare the traditional Greek Dish Saganaki, a cheese flambé, for visitors of the 40th Annual Greek Festival on September 24, 2016 in Tucson, Ariz. Jordan Glenn/ for the Daily Star

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Saganaki, a cheese flambé dish, is a staple at the Tucson Greek Festival at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road. It runs Thursday to Sunday.

Tucson Greek Festival

Eat your way through Greece. Buy platters of gyros, chicken, lamb and so much more. Greek beer, wine and drinks will also be available. Enjoy live music and performances from the Pan-Athenian dancers. Shop baked goods and market items. There's even a play area for the kiddos so the whole family can have fun.

Find more information here. 

When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 5-10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 28, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 4-11 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road 

Cost: Free to attend but bring cash for food and drinks.

Marana Farm Festival

Calling all cowgirls and boys to some fun in the sun in Marana. 

Everyone will love the carnival rides, petting zoo, rodeo demos, boot scramble, stick horse barrel racing, dummy roping, live music, beer garden, carnival booths, food vendors, agricultural education and a pumpkin race.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 4-9 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring cash for games, food and other goodies.

For more information click here.

What: Thin Mint Sprint is a family fun run for racers of all ages. There are three race options: the 5K Thin Mint Sprint, 1-mile Do-si-do Dash and an untimed 100-meter Trefoil Trot for kids 5 and under. Participants can run or walk. All youth participating in the race receive a free Thin Mint Sprint patch and all racers get a Girl Scout Cookie at the finish line! Register on the day of the race from 6-7 a.m.

Where: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.

When: Sunday, Sept. 30. The first race starts at 7:30am. (Day-of registration is 6-7am.)

Cost: Adults (ages 13+), $25; youth (ages 6-12), $20. The Trefoil Trot (5-and-under) is free! Click here to register online. Day-of registration is $30 for everyone.

Other info: The race is part of the Girl Scouts' health and wellness initiative, and includes a race expo showcasing local organizations and companies dedicated to healthy, active lifestyles. Come out and enjoy the race and the expo without registering to run.

This Is Tucson School Fair

Finding the perfect school for your family is a huge decision ‚ÄĒ whether it's elementary, middle or high school. We bring together Tucson-area public, private and charter schools in one place for this free event. The Jewish Community Center is a perfect venue for walking around to gather info and talk to schools you are interested in ‚ÄĒ or discovering one you've never heard of! This event is super family-friendly with a bouncy house outside and lots of activities for the little ones inside.

Find more information here.

Where: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free 

Tucson Pride Parade 

Tucson Pride is hosting the theme "New Beginnings" for the parade this year. The parade starts at Reid Park, South Country Club Road at East Manchester Street and ends at South Country Club Road at Concert Place. Support Tucson's LGBTQ community and enjoy some colorful fun. 

Where: Reid Park

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to noon

Cost: The parade is free to attend

For more information click here.

Home-made Garden Soap Workshop at The Green House

Learn how to make bar soap using materials from your garden. Plant materials from the aquaponics garden will be used to make soap bars all materials will be provided.

Where: The Green House Tucson, 120 E. Fifteenth St.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cost: $10

For more information click here.

MSA Annex Night Market

Take advantage of the cool night climate to shop for vintage and handmade goodies. 

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

When: Friday, Sept. 28, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

The Grocery by Object Limited

Shop fresh foods, kitchenware, native plants, dry goods, vintage and more. You will also get an opportunity to talk with experts and see demos by local vendors.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $10

For more information click here.

Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater

Take the kids to an event with circus themed tricks and lots of laughter. Popovich will amaze you with his clever animals, juggling and tricks up his sleeve.   

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: $17-$37, get your tickets here. 

For more information click here.

Fall Shopping Festival at Tohono Chul Park

Check out the market in The Wilson Room at the park this weekend. There will be clothing, handmade goodies, jewelry and more. 

Where: Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some cash to fill your bag. 

For more information click here.

Rosie's Barkét Dog Days Birthday Bash

Cruise over to Rosie's with your four-legged friend for a barking good time. There will be dog talent shows, raffles, store-wide 25-percent-off sale and more. 

Where: Rosie's Barkét, 327 E. Seventh St.

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 5-6:30 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.


Firefighter Preschool Storytime with Northwest Fire District

Read some stories and learn about fire safety with your local heroes this weekend. This event is for kiddos ages 3-5. 

Where: Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road

When: Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

For more information click here.


Build-A-Gin Workshop at Three Wells Distilling Company 

Be the life of the party and show off your own custom made bottle of gin. In addition to making your own liquor, take a tour of Three Wells Distillery and learn about spirits and the process of distillation.

Where: Three Wells Distilling Company, 3780 E. 44th St., Suite 120

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $50

For more information click here.

Paint Tangled at Catalina Brewing Company

Let your hair down, literally and paint a lantern sky with Tipsy Picassos. 

Where: Catalina Brewing Company, 6918 N. Camino Martin, #120

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m.

Cost: $35

For more information click here.

Asian Flavors Hands-On Cooking Class at The Garden Kitchen

This workshop will show you all the neat tricks you need to make your own Asian inspired meal at home. The class includes lunch of all dishes made, like spring rolls, soba noodle stir-fry, hot and sour soup with shrimp.

Where:  The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $55

For more information click here.

Netted Necklace Class

All tools and stringing materials will be provided in the workshop. Bring your beads from home or purchase minerals and gemstones for your necklace. 

Where: Beadholiday, 355 E. Fort Lowell Road

When: Saturday, Sep. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

For more information click here.

Pajama Jam Bar Crawl at Maloney's

Bring out the kid in you and do the pub crawl in style in your pajamas.

Where: Maloney's, 213 N. Fourth Ave.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 5-10 p.m.

Cost: $15, includes your first drink.

For more information click here.

Tipsy Tea at Cafe a la C'Art

Sit down to tea and cakes with a little more than just a lemon twist. For reservations or more information please contact or call 520-628-8533.

Where: Cafe a la C'Art, 150 N. Main Ave.

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 3-4 p.m.

Cost: $32 per person

For more information click here.


The Book of Life at Oury Park

Have a festive time at the park with a live band and a free family animated movie.

Where: Oury Park, 600 W. St. Mary’s Rd.

When: Friday, Sept. 28, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Stephen King All Nite Scream-O-Rama at The Loft

Time to get your scare on with seven horror classics this weekend. Watch Misery, Maximum Overdrive, Pet Cemetery, Creep Show 2, Children of the Corn, Carrie and a mystery Stephen King Classic. In addition to the event, don't miss the scary shorts, trashy trailers, trivia games and prizes.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 a.m.

Cost: $15-$17

For more information click here.

Ramen Heads with Fat Noodle at Casa Film Bar

Watch how to make the perfect ramen soup on the big screen with Osamu Tomita.

Where: Casa Video and Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 7- 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

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Old Navy - Sept. 24-Oct. 1

High-rise Rockstar skinny jeans $25, straight rigid jeans for men $15, soft-washed graphic ringer tee for men $7 and up, cutout-back jersey sports bra for girls $8, mid-rise color-block leggings $20, Go-Warm 1/4-zip hoodie $14.99.

Bed Bath and Beyond - Sept. 9-Oct. 15

Comfort kitchen mat $6.99, 84" two pack window curtains $19.97, 5 liter step can $9.99, large plush pet bed 30" x 40" $14.99, Thinner glass weight scale $14.99, velvet placemats $0.99, harvest leaves flameless 3-set LED pillar candles $19.99, Baseboard Buddy $19.99 and ottomans set of 3 for $99.99.

JCPenney - Sept. 13-30

Women's plus Worthington top $24.99, women's plus high-waist skirt $19.99, women's boutique plus plaid shirt $27.99, women's plus pull-on jeggings $29.99, Liz Claiborne handbags 40% off, select Bras and shapewear are buy 1 get 1 50% off and women's plus Xersion capris $19.99.

Big Lots - Aug. 1-Oct. 31

5' LED posable skeleton $50, 36" LED flamingo skeleton $25, 10" LED animated skeleton spider $12, 80" LED skeleton dragon $149.00 and 7' LED inflatable T-Rex $60.