Author Archives: Carolyn Classen

Annual Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens

2017 El Tour de Tucson unofficial results

From Perimeter Bicycling website for 106, 76, 54, 37 and 28 mile rides :

http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/results/

I apologize for the late posting but I have a good excuse. Been sick with bronchitis this week, so Even Bloggers Get the Blues.  I also missed the Tugo Bike Share launch yesterday at Catalina Park.

Congrats to all riders.

Jerome Beillard Festival of Life on Nov.18

“The Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life is a live and silent auction benefiting the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

Featuring food, art and entertainment, Festival for Life is a celebration of style, fashion and compassion!

Tickets are $50 through November 3rd or $65 after November 3rd.
Get your tickets early by going to http://festivalforlife.saaf.org/

Event Schedule
5:30pm Registration opens
6:00pm Silent Auction opens
7:15pm Live auction starts
8:45pm Silent Auction section 1 closes
9:15pm Silent Auction section 2 closes
9:45pm Check-out opens/Event ends”

Hosted by Festival for Life and Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

https://www.facebook.com/events/2050014631897403/

New Tugo Bike Share program launches on Nov. 17

Where do you want Tugo?

“Tucson’s Tugo Bike Share system will launch on Friday, November 17, with an event that formally kicks off at 12:30 p.m.  Event will be at Catalina Park, 941 N. 4th Avenue (south of Speedway Blvd.)

The launch event will be emceed by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.

Immediately after the speakers’ remarks, dozens of cyclists, including Mayor Rothschild, will ride Tugo bikes from Catalina Park to various docking stations, and the system will be open to the public.”

Map of where these bike stations will be located: https://tugobikeshare.com/system-map/
Photo of  Tugo yellow bike below.

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“Human Flow” documentary on refugees at Loft Cinema

Human Flow

 

Starts Friday, NOVEMBER 17 at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.  Tucson

Thanks to our community partner, Humane Borders.

“Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flowan epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.

The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity? (Dir. by Ai WeiWei, 2017, Germany, in English, 145 mins., Rated PG-13)”

https://loftcinema.org/film/human-flow/

Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival on Nov. 12

“Our Vision for the Festival
Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival provides a popular annual event that brings together key individuals, organizations, and companies in our community who are working to help us not just envision but also create a resilient future for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Building Resilience, Creating Community The motto of the Festival expresses how this family event is as much a community expo as it is a celebration of local and regional actions promoting sustainability.

This Festival is your opportunity to share what’s happening now and explore what each of us individually and all of us as a community can do heading into the future.”

November 12, 2017
Sunday, 11AM-4PM
@ YWCA
525 N Bonita Ave,
Tucson, AZ

Free Admission/ Family Friendly

https://envisiontucsonsustainable.weebly.com/