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The Y is so much more than a gym. For 100 years, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has been committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons, Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
What does Russia and the south side of Chicago have in common? According to two local restaurateurs, they’ve each inspired the perfect margarita.
Oro Valley residents are in the midst of turning a vision into reality.
The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona will be presenting the play, “No Way Out” by local SaddleBrooke playwright, Susan Prinz Shear, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in a one night special performance on the Main Stage at the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson. What makes “No Way Out” unique is that it is the gentle true story of a family, Susan’s family, geographically torn apart during World War II, whose only means of communication is through their letters. Told through these letters, from a collection of 500, with images projected onstage, “No Way Out” has been presented in dozens of cities throughout the country over the past 15 years.
Dr. Daniel L. Kester is Pima Community College’s Director of Veterans and Military Affiliated Services.
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.
The Y is so much more than a gym. The Y is committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
The Picture Rocks Community Center Hiking Club has adopted its itinerary for the coming season, with emphasis on exploration. The PRCC van will leave the community center, located at 5615 N. Sanders Road, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, to visit the “ghost town” ruins of the SASCO smelter, which closed in 1919.
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.
Join the Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy string ensemble in an engaging experience for kids. Clap along, play percussion instruments and even help conduct it on Saturday, Sept. 6.
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.
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents the fourth annual Hilton Indoor Summer Fine Art Festival at Hilton El Conquistador, inside the air-conditioned resort, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Jazz Saxophonist Kelland Thomas stages an exciting Spring Concert Series performance in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square. Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the free Friday Night Live! performances, coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, provide a cool way to spend the summer evenings on alternating Fridays, from April 4 through August 22, 2014.
The Marana Farm Co-op has a number of goals. The main objective is sustainable agriculture and healthy eating, but everything from saving money to education is also behind what the Co-op tries to do.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, bringing the region’s cultural garden to modern day tastes buds. The culinary event brings up to 50 chefs and restaurants preparing unique salsa recipes and mixologists creating innovative tequila-based drinks along with sweet and savory menu pairings. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet on Aug. 8, honoring local businesses and residents for continued contributions to making the community better.