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Smiling faces are wanted to represent beautiful Downtown during the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase. Volunteers will act as ambassadors for Downtown by welcoming visitors, assisting the public with information on restaurants, attractions, hotels, the Sun Link streetcar and public transportation, parking and more.
Now’s the time to gear up for the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show by attending the Desert Museum’s Mineral Madness event on Jan. 17 through Jan. 18. Attendees will want to spend some time viewing the Museum’s mineral collection in the Earth Sciences Center cave before heading to the gem and mineral showcase and sale in the Baldwin Education Building. The Desert Museum’s mineral collection is recognized as one of the most comprehensive regional collections in the world.
As the weather continues to drop this month, The Loft Cinema has graciously given Tucson residents an opportunity to spend Sunday afternoons in the warm company of Hollywood’s brightest stars. December’s Monthly Series proudly presents the Films of 1939 with the showing of five silver screen classics for fans of all ages; proudly commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Hollywood’s greatest year. Fully remastered and shown on pristine 35mm film, these screen masterpieces are truly a treat for even the most casual of movie fans looking for a fun day at the theater. Showing this Sunday is John Ford's legendary western "Stagecoach", but before that be sure to check out First Friday Shorts and support the new wave of cinematic talent in the area.
By now we have all heard about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the instances where the virus has found its way into the United States. In many cases, the coverage has been overwhelming and frightening for some. In the swirl of media coverage, it can be difficult to evaluate what really is the true risk to our community. I am confident that the likelihood of a person becoming ill with the Ebola virus here in Pima County always has been, and remains, infinitely low.
“Buy tickets now and see it later!”
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.
Tucson Gem and Mineral Society presents Tucson's first and longest-running gem show, with displays centered on the theme "Diamonds, Gems, Silver, and Gold" for its 60th anniversary at Tucson Convention Center.
Smiling faces are wanted to represent beautiful Downtown Tucson this February. You can become an ambassador for Downtown, meet new people, and get involved in your community by volunteering to guide visitors and residents during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase as a Downtown Docent.
This Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., vocalist Joe Bourne presents The Music of Motown and Other Gems of that Era with his ten piece band. Travel back with these timeless tunes by Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Michael Jackson and many more to enjoy those fond musical memories with songs like “Baby Love,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Sugar Pie,” “Just My Imagination,” “I’ll Be There,” “Hello, What’s Going On,” “How Sweet It Is” and more.
The Tucson Fall Gem Shows event includes five gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including open-to-the-public shows. Browse shows at www.visittucson.org/gemshow/
Every winter, when the Tucson heat lets off just a bit, thousands of people flock to town to buy, sell, and trade precious minerals and other gems at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. This year, the Gem and Mineral Show will be making its 59th appearance in our fair city. The show is brought to us by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, a group dedicated to "Encourage interest and study in geology, mineralogy, lapidary, and allied earth sciences".