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Start holiday celebrations with the crown jewel of feature animation, Disney Fantasia Live in Concert. Scenes from the masterpieces, 1940’s classic “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000”, will be presented on a large HD screen, hung above the stage, featuring the live accompaniment of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The audience also will experience the never-before-seen animation of Claude Debussy’s Claire de Lune, which was created for the 1940 original version but was not included in the final release. Guest conductor Keitaro Harada will lead the TSO in matinee performances Saturday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall, located at 260 S. Church Ave.
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Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.
(BPT) - What are you thankful for this season? Your loved ones? Your health? Your possessions? You probably have plenty of reasons to feel thankful but in your community and around the world there are others who may not be as fortunate, and need the help of those willing to give, especially during the holiday season. So if you’re ready to give back this year, here are 5 ways you can help people in your local area and beyond.
United Methodist Church has come a long way since they first began. The church officially organized in 2009 with approximately 120 people. Now, at their five year anniversary, there are well over 400 people. To celebrate their five year anniversary, the church is having a special celebratory service where it all began at Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School at 8500 N. Continental Reserve Loop. This special service is being held on Nov. 23, at 10 am with delicious cake to follow. All are invited to see why this church is growing so well.
In honor of Veterans Day, Tucson will celebrate its 95th annual parade and ceremony at 11 a.m.
Immigration advocacy groups from across the country urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to act swiftly to “end the deportation enforcement machine” that is separating parents from their children.
Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church will host a free class on addiction, recovery and faith on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 1 until 4 pm. This will be facilitated by Reverend Mike Japenga, a licensed substance abuse technician.
Tucson celebrates Jesuit missionary Euesbio Francisco Kino as a revered person in local history. Fr. Kino, an Italian, arrived in the Southwest in March, 1699, following the Spanish conquistadores to Christianize the Indians. He was charismatic and energetic, bringing the Tohono O’odham grain seeds, livestock, fruit trees and vegetables -- and a forced change in a way of life lived for thousands of years. European crops joined the corn, beans and squash grown in the desert for thousands of years using intricate canal and mountain terraces to control water.
Marana announces the appointment of Jeremy Knight as its new Director of Music. A Tucson native, Knight is a professional singer, music teacher, and choir conductor with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He has taught music privately and in schools for over ten years, and previously conducted a local Episcopal Church choir.
Earlier this month 13 Oro Valley Dolphin football players were honored at a scholarship luncheon for the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation.
For Emily Rudh’s ninth birthday in September, she told her friends that she didn’t want any presents. Instead, she asked them to bring items that she could in turn donate to the Humane Society.
This year’s Tucson 2014 Crop Hunger Walk to benefit world-wide and local anti-hunger programs is set for Sunday, Nov. 2. The 2.5-mile walk will begin and end at First United Methodist Church (915 E. 4th St., near the corner of Park Avenue and 4th Street). Free parking is available at the U of A parking garage on 4th and Tyndall. Registration is at 2 p.m. and the walk begins at 2:30 p.m.
Theresa Dunlap can now be on her son’s birth certificate.
The Holidays are fast approaching. It’s that time of the year that many spend enjoying family, friends, feasting and all the joys of the season. It is also a time of reflection and giving thanks for all, including freedom. This is the freedom that is protected by those brave men and women of our various military branches. Each and every one of whom, when they signed up, wrote a blank check made payable to America, for an amount up to and including their lives.
Theresa Dunlap, left, and Christina Betters, right, become legally wedded wives on Oct. 17 at the Pima County Superior Courthouse while Rev. Owen Chandler of Saguaro Christian Church officiates. The northwest-side pair was among the first same-sex couples to marry the day gay marriage became legal in Arizona.