Enjoy an outdoor laser show, entertainment, food & beverages at the Stars & Stripes Celebration on July 4, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Desert Diamond Casino plaza, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road. Visit: www.ddcaz.com
Learn about the VERITAS Collaboration's new way to measure the smallest stars in the night sky at an Astronomy lecture on July 10, 10 to 11 a.m., at Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road. 520-724-5375.
Family fun includes live music, a Ferris wheel, food trucks, 9 p.m. fireworks & more at the Town of Sahuarita's Red, White and Boom! Celebration on July 4, 6 to 10 p.m., at Sahuarita Lake Park. Shuttles run 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
All can enjoy chuckles, chortles & just plain fun as the GVR Valley Players' Readers Theater presents short comedic scripts on July 10 at 2 p.m. at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Cañada Drive. 520-399-0247.
Enjoy food stations, entertainment, a Kid's Zone, face painting & fireworks at the July 4th Festival and Celebration at Tubac Golf Resort, 1 Ave De Otero Road. Gates open 4 p.m. Fireworks at 8:30 p.m. 520-398-3531.