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IMPACT of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the Pima County Small Business Commission, is hosting a Business Resource Fair to learn about local businesses and services on Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coronado K-8 school. Similar to their Youth Day held each spring, the family-friendly event will include informational booths, food, music, and inflatables for the kids. Drop by and discover the business services available just outside your back door. The Pima County Small Business Commission will hold their monthly meeting at the school, prior to the fair from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting and meet the members.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is one of the most glorious, sought after cities in the world, and a UNESCO heritage site, preserving its Spanish colonial charm for over 500 years. I visit there frequently and I like to time my visit around Palm Sunday. On the Friday before Palm Sunday, the residents celebrate the “Sorrowful Virgen” evening, an event unique to San Miguel. This event is to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she contemplates the ultimate death of her son in the coming week. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this is a memorable day.
St Mark’s United Methodist Church presents “Harmonies under the stars,” a benefit concert, on Saturday evening, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
Kristy Brower has a bright, open space for children to sit on the floor with their xylophones and a roomy niche to store her class set of violins— space that was once something of a luxury in a school that, until recently, just wasn’t big enough for all the enrichment educators wanted to provide at Harleson Elementary School.
Harelson Elementary School music teacher Kristy Brower leads second-graders in lessons on rhythm, beat and pitch last week in her newly built classroom. The bond-funded room was completed this summer. Hillary Davis/The Explorer
Harelson Elementary School second-graders Caleb Anderson-Weston and Abigail Anderson play the xylophone in their newly built music classroom. Music teachers around Amphitheater held classes on gym stages and in cramped portables before a 2007 bond measure funded the construction of dedicated permanent classrooms around the district. Harelson's was completed this summer. Hillary Davis/The Explorer
From inappropriate marking to excessive meowing to scratching, a misbehaving cat can cause disruption to your home. Unfortunately, behavior problems are the number one reason for pet euthanasia, resulting in the death of approximately 15 million pets annually, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.
Take me out to the ball games, the concert and the beer festivals happening at Kino Sports Complex in September and October.
Bring the entire family to the Marana Oktoberfest featuring Bavarian music, live entertainment, a Beer Tasting Tent, arts and crafts, games, and all water slides and the kiddie pool open. Details: Friday to Sunday, Sept. 26-28, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 682-2530 or www.breakerswaterpark.com.
(Family Features) We all know it's important to start the day off with a healthy breakfast. As a parent, you also have lunch covered for your hungry student, whether it's packed in a brown bag or eaten in the cafeteria. But after a busy day of learning, young tummies often need a wholesome after-school snack to tide them over until dinner.
(Family Features) Date night doesn't have to require reservations at an overpriced restaurant or an over-the-top production. You can easily turn your own home into the perfect romantic setting for a special night you both deserve.
(NAPSI)—In a recent survey by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Philips, 96 percent of senior respondents said it’s important to be as independent as possible as they get older. For seniors to maintain that independence, it pays to age “SMART.” By combining basic physical and mental wellness techniques with technology, seniors can continue living the full, active lives they want and deserve. Consider these ideas:
(NAPSI)—From smaller crowds and lower prices to a bounty of festivals and beautiful seasonal foliage, there are many reasons to vacation in the fall.
Dennis Grannan, Associate Director of Music at Catalina United Methodist Church in Tucson, will present a special concert on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. The concert is part of the Catalina Organ Festival, a year-long series of concerts, recitals, and other events.
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After a successful re-launching of the Sunday Evening Forum in early 2014, the Sunday Evening Forum announces an armchair-style interview with Linda Ronstadt on Oct. 5, at the Fox Theatre.
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance invites the public to join in gallery reception, food, art discounts, local business promos, kids’ fun and more during a special food-truck roundup on Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., eclectic eats will accompany the free Northwest Block Party, where attendees can view arts exhibits and open houses from neighborhood businesses, at the northwest corner of Oracle Road and Ina Road.
Amphitheater School District wants to hold on to the budget override that it has used to maintain lower class sizes, keep physical education and the arts in elementary schools, and boost teacher pay.
The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.