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Doing good works—as in volunteering for a charitable cause—is good for you, according to a growing body of research. Those who volunteer their time and energy for any type of philanthropic activities enjoy better physical and mental health. Studies show that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life compared to those who don’t volunteer.
New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.
On Sept. 3, the Oro Valley Town Council rezoned and approved the development of a store that will have a functional water feature. The council also approved the use of larger banner signs that will be along Ina Road to promote Tohono Chul Park.
Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez would like to remind Pima County voters that the deadline to order a ballot to be sent to your home is fast approaching. All vote-by-mail ballot requests must be received by the Recorder’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014.
The Town of Oro Valley will soon be home to a satellite location of the Children’s Museum Tucson.
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While at Tohono Chul Park for the Bloom Night event Friday night, Shirl Lamonna took this photo of this sculpture with the moon peaking through the clouds in the background.
Each year, for one evening only, Tohono Chul opens its doors to visitors from around the world to experience the mystery, majesty and beauty of the Queen of the Night, the night-blooming cereus Peniocereus greggii.
Over the past seven years, since its designation by the U.S. Senate, Pollinator Week has grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bats, bees, birds, butterflies and beetles.
Tohono Chul Park is partnering with members of the Tucson chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and Tucson Vintage Motorcycle Riders to feature the smooth rides your parents or grandparents drove along Route 66, some smokin' antique motorcycles and a restored '57 El Rey travel trailer complete with its '59 caddy tow car! There will be food trucks - Mobile Bistro is serving 50s/60s diner food like cheeseburgers, sonoran hot dogs, sandwiches and fries, and Pin-Up Pastries has whoopie pies, shakes and malts. Stop by Pima County's Living with Urban Wildlife trailer parked next to admissions to learn more about peaceful coexistence with our precious desert wildlife.
1– Bring the entire family to the old-fashioned Pima County Fair featuring exhibits, food, stage concerts, and other live entertainment, carnival rides, educational exhibits, and a gem and mineral show. Details: 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 17-27; Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road; $8, $3 ages 6-10, $5 parking; 762-9100.
Earth Day fun and festivities kick off at Northwest Campus on April 16 with its popular Earth Day event. Each semester, students and members of the public participate in science and engineering activities.
Pima Community College's Faculty Speakers’ Series, now in its fourth year, is designed to showcase the expertise and accomplishments of College faculty.