Category Archives: Carolyn Classen

Mercado San Agustin Block Party on May 4/5/6

Mercado San Agustin and its Annex is located west of I-10, at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, south of Congress St.  Free & open to the public all weekend.

It’s also the last stop of the Sun Link Streetcar, at its West End over the Gutierrez bridge on Cushing  St.

Info: http://mercadosanagustin.com/

May Day march & rally for public education on May 1st

“On May 1, International Worker’s Day, workers, unions, students, parents, teachers, support staff, and the entire community of Tucson will rally around the #RedforEd campaign in a show of support for public education in Arizona.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/198491347604800/

Armory Park is a 221 S. 6th Avenue, south of  Broadway Blvd in downtown Tucson. The Arizona State Building is at 400 W. Congress St.

Carolyn’s note: If you’re in Tucson and been on the streets of Broadway (last Wednesday, a day before the Teacher Strike/walk out), and at the corner of E. Congress/N. Granada on Thursday/Friday April 26 & 27 — you will know that thousands have been demonstrating, with lots of honking by supportive drivers.

Emerge! 17th Annual Mother of the Year Luncheon

When: Friday, April 27, 2018

Where: JW Marriott at Starr Pass
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85745

Time: Silent Auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the Mother of the Year program will run from 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

“Event to include a silent auction, Emerge’s 2018 Mother of the Year, and a Keynote Conversation with past Mother of the Year honorees
This year you may purchase an ad in our Mother of the Year program to honor a mother in your life!

Registration is now open! Please visit our registration page to reserve your seat or table. Complete this Table Sponsor form and submit to Shaundra Higgins shaundrah@emergecenter.org.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-annual-mother-of-the-year-luncheon-tickets-43184378639

“The Luncheon features our 2018 Mother of the Year, who will share her incredible journey of courage and strength throughout her experience with domestic abuse. In honor of our 10 year merger anniversary, there will be a keynote conversation with previous Mother of the Year honorees who will reflect on their experience of creating a life free from abuse, and attest to the importance of continuing the work to end domestic abuse in our community.”

CD 8 Special General Election Results

Arizona Secretary of State is reporting that the Special General Election for CD 8 (unofficial) results are:

Debbie Lesko (R)   91,390  52.6%

Hiral Tipirneni  (D)  82,318  47.4%

former State Senator Debbie Lesko

Voter turnout was 38.3 % of the 455,660 registered voters in CD 8.  This vacancy occurred when long-time Republican Congressman Trent Franks resigned in December, 2017 after allegations of a $5 Million request he made of his Congressional  aide to have his surrogate child.

Debbie Lesko is a former State Senator and Rep. from LD 21.  Dr. Tipirneni  is a political newcomer, an ER doctor and an immigrant from India.

http://results.arizona.vote/#/featured/6/0

Tucson Earth Day Festival celebration

Children’s Museum Tucson
200 S 6th Ave
SATURDAY
APRIL 21, 2018
10AM – 2PM
CELEBRATING
23 YEARS

Free public admission to Children’s Museum/ Bike Decorating & free bike valet parking/Exhibitions for living in a Sustainable Environment/Food trucks

http://www.tucsonearthday.org/index.html

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Comedy for Charity presents Laugh Till it Hurts!

“Comedy for Charity is proud to presentLaugh ‘til It Hurts, a two hour event of nonstop entertainment featuring seven comedians, two dance troupes, and even a juggler. The event will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at The Fox Theatre.

This special one night event will raise money for violence awareness and prevention.

“This show will be hilarious, and it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place. The mission is to raise a lot of money to help prevent violence and to spread awareness about the problem of violence. We want people to ‘give ‘til it hurts,” shared Suzie Sexton, executive director of Comedy for Charity.

We are also delighted that Mayor Johnathan Rothschild, Liane Hernandez and Alba Jamarillo are Honorary Chairs of the event.

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