Happening in November
November is a month for giving thanks. We give thanks to those who serve our country on Veterans Day and for our friends and family on Thanksgiving. While we're at it, let's also give thanks for the exciting UA events happening all month long.
This weekend's Homecoming festivities culminate when Arizona takes on UCLA on Saturday night. Also this month, Arizona Repertory Theatre presents its production of the Broadway and film classic "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Tucson Village Farm will be celebrating all things fall with lots of family friendly games and activities at its fourth annual Harvest Festival. Feeling artsy? Visitors can enjoy free admission to the UA Museum of Art each weekend in November by donating to its food drive. There will also be plenty of campus events happening in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, including "Rock Your Moccs" day on Nov. 15.
Finished with your pumpkin pie and want to see more events that will leave you feeling thankful? Be sure to check out the UA Master Calendar to see what else is happening this month.
Native American Heritage Month at the UA | Nov. 1-30
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, a series of fun and informative events will be happening on campus and around Tucson all month long. Events feature an evening with Thomas Begay, a Navajo code talker, in the Student Union Memorial Center on Nov. 14, a film showcase at the Center for Creative Photography Nov. 9 through Dec 8, and Indigenous Day of Health on Nov. 22. Visit the Native American Student Affairs website for more information about these events and others.
Homecoming 2013 'Wildcat Planet' | Nov. 7-9
This year is the 99th annual UA Homecoming celebration. The theme for Homecoming 2013 is "Wildcat Planet." More than 50,000 alumni, students and community members are expected to participate in "Wildcat Planet" Homecoming festivities over the weekend. The weekend tops off with the Arizona football game against UCLA on Saturday night, which kicks off at 8 p.m. The game will be preceded by a free tailgating party on the UA Mall from 3-7:30 p.m.
Arizona Repertory Theatre presents its version of the classic story, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Set in small-town Ohio just before Christmas, Sheridan Whiteside – critic, lecturer and radio personality – slips on a patch of ice and injures his hip when leaving dinner at the home of the prominent Stanley family. Whiteside's recovery is filled with hilarity as he is attended by a scatterbrained doctor and a frenetic nurse. The play will be running in the Marroney Theatre through Dec. 8.
UA Cares Online Silent Auction | Ends Nov. 15
The third annual UA Cares Online Silent Auction features a variety of items up for bid. The featured item is a basketball signed by coach Sean Miller and the entire 2013-2014 men's basketball team, accompanied by a letter of authenticity. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Arizona Assurance Scholarship Endowment Fund, the Employee Emergency Fund and the United Way Community Impact Fund. Click here to check out all the items on the auction block. Bidding will end promptly at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15.
Tucson Village Farm is a program of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Pima Country Cooperative Extension. This free, family-friendly event will feature plenty of harvest-themed activities. There will be live cooking demonstrations and samplings of fresh farm produce, as well as furry and feathery farm friends to visit. You can get gardening tips from a master gardener and peruse plants and local honey for sale.
UA Museum of Art Food Drive | Every weekend in November
Enjoy free admission to the UA Museum of Art each Saturday and Sunday during the month of November by donating to the museum's food drive. Simply bring in two nonperishable food items or make a monetary donation. All proceeds and donations will go to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Find out about upcoming exhibitions on the UA Museum of Art website.
Free Skin Cancer Screening | Nov. 21
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Why not play it safe and stop by the sports medicine area at the Student Health Center for a free skin cancer screening? Medical providers will be on site from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Appointments aren't necessary, but allow 45 minutes as screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis.