It'd probably have been easier to get a seat at Princess Di's funeral than to get one this late for the Elton John concert, but for those who can find a ticket, the Pinball Wizard and in-the-wind-candlestick-maker is scheduled to play on Monday, August 17, at America West Arena, 201 East Jefferson. Tickets are officially $49.50; showtime is 8 p.m. 379-7800 (AWA), 503-5555 (Dillard's).
At 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, the Phoenix Rose Society meets at the Valley Garden Center, 1809 North 15th Avenue. On Tuesday, August 18, the scheduled guest is Gary Patterson, who will speak on the subject of new technology in horticulture. Admission is free. 937-5713.
They say it's never too late to start exercising--some of us have been counting on this truism for a long time. Those over 60 who've decided not to put it off any longer can learn how to grow old healthily in the Introduction to Senior Fitness Workshop led by senior fitness instructor June Andrus at noon Wednesday, August 19, at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 North Dysart Road in Avondale. The fee for the two-hour, noncredit intro to strength training, cross-training and exercise is $40. Workout clothes are advised. 935-8400.