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The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
Following a pot-luck dinner, six Picture Rocks teenagers created a Youth Forum during the Aug.19 Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) meeting.
The new Arizona Illustrated, a 30-minute weekly television and online magazine-style series, continues its legacy of engaging southern Arizona’s viewers with thought-provoking, diverse stories that reflect our community. Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist, McNamara, discover untold stories that are universal, yet have local relevance and challenge old notions.
Southern Arizona’s premier newborn photographer is now open for business in the Tucson area. Heather Davis, owner and photographer at La Belle Fleur Photography, has developed a name for herself throughout Sierra Vista and Southern Arizona for the unique and artistic style of her portraiture.
(StatePoint) While most schools offer a baseline level of music education, many programs are limited and sometimes classroom instruments can be scarce. Exposure to music, however, offers people of all ages a number of benefits - from reduced stress to improved coordination and academic outcomes. There are many things families can do to enrich their musical lives. September is National Piano Month, so here are some fun ways to make more music together.
PETSMART EXCLUSIVE. Still photography from the June/July Promo TV commercial shoot in Phoenix, Arizona. May 15th through May 19th, 2014. Scene: Teenagers playing and interacting with adult leopard geckos. Pet Model: Charlie & Brown, gecko lizards. Actor: Charlie Gooding, AKA Youth. Actor: Mariah Larronde, DMA. Photographer: Bailey Brown-McCray for PetSmart, Inc.
USA, Jersey City, New Jersey, mother and daughters (8-11) doing laundry
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.
(StatePoint) As thousands of high school graduates prepare for college, more than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs. And many students are leaving universities not only with a degree, but a mountain of debt.
Oro Valley Vice Mayor Lou Waters is seeking reelection to prevent the tendency to what he views as backwards.
(StatePoint) While the saying “getting there is half the fun” is a great concept in theory, in practice, a road trip can be quite stressful on families. But with a bit of smart packing and preparation, you can make your long summer road trips and shorter commutes more entertaining for kids.
(BPT) - Summer is supposed to be fun, so who has time for hassles like printing vacation photos or doing laundry? And then there’s all that time you spend slathering on sunscreen. A few time-saving tips can help you get inevitable summer tasks done more quickly, so you can spend more time savoring the sunshine and warm weather.
(BPT) - Don’t sweat it if your home doesn’t have central air-conditioning. Whether you live in an older house that can’t accommodate ductwork, or you don’t want to sacrifice your interior aesthetics with an unattractive air conditioning unit, you can still keep your home feeling – and looking – cool this summer with advanced air conditioning technology.
(StatePoint) All too often, men stay out of the kitchen, relegating their food preparation to the outdoors. But even master grillers know that eating well means being versed in more than just barbecue.
Michael McNulty, who has been a nature photographer for 10 years, will address the Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society on Thursday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road.
As summer temperatures rise, Arizona residents seek ways to keep cool and still stay active. Indulge your desire to get out and enjoy the environment by attending one of the Desert Museum’s Cool Summer Nights beginning Saturday, May 31 when the museum stays open until 10 p.m. on Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend.
(StatePoint) The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly since the burst of the housing bubble, and renters now represent 34 percent of all households, according to government statistics. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent last year.
Spirit Art House presents “Student Series 2014” at The Parish gastropub. Arizona’s next generation of artists will be on display featuring the work of gifted students from the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. The diverse exhibition will feature works in various mediums from photography to drawing and oil painting through May 31. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, May 18 at 5 p.m. where patrons will be able to meet the young local artists and discuss their individual works.
(BPT) - The travel industry’s hottest trend, river cruising, provides a wonderful alternative to mainstream cruises and megaships. With hundreds of options to sail the amazing waterways of Europe (the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Seine, Saone and Moselle rivers) and exotic destinations via the Yangtze, Mekong, Irrawaddy and Amazon, small-ship cruising is becoming one of the most popular ways for Americans to both experience and explore the world.
(BPT) - As warm weather arrives, the changing scenery outdoors is natural inspiration for homeowners to update their interior design. Luxurious textures, bright colors and bold accents help to define today’s most popular summer decor trends, adding emotion and energy to any space.