Category Archives: Community

Ching Ming Day hosted by Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

More info: http://www.tucsonchinese.org/

4th Avenue Spring Street Fair

Friday-Sunday, March 24, 25 & 26
4th Avenue Spring Street Fair (10am-Dusk) — along 4th Avenue, between University Blvd. and E. 8th Street

“This is Tucson’s premier community event, bringing together more than 600,000 fair goers each year in the spring and the winter. Free to the public, the Fair takes place along 4th Avenue between 9th St. and University Blvd. The Fair includes more than 400 arts and crafts booths, 40 food and drink vendors, street musicians. bands, entertainment and tons of family fun activities (no pets permitted).”

New this year:  Japanese takoyaki (octopus balls)  food booth. Check it out, especially for those who love Japanese food.

Info and map (below) at: http://www.fourthavenue.org/

Cesar Chavez Week at UA

Art & Justice
“Come create with local artist, Mel “Melo” Dominguez, join us in making a mural on canvas to honor and recognize individuals, stories, reflections, and contributions to the Farm Workers Movement. To learn more about Mel, visit http://melodominguez.com/.
Participate in the process: Friday, March 24th at 10a-12p (Refreshments Provided)
This is an opportunity to contribute your ideas, images, words, and assist in drawing of the mural that will be 5ft x 6ft.
Come paint! Monday, March 27th at 2p-5p (Food Provided)
Each individual will be able to leave their mark on the collaborative image that will be displayed within the center.”

All events at Cesar E. Chavez building,  room 211, at 1110 E. North Campus Drive, just north of Old Main.

Coming up 17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March & Rally on  April 1st. Consult our Blog for Arizona Calendar for details.

The 13 year Odyssey of Odyssey Storytelling

March 24, 5 to 8 p.m. at YWCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson

“Now more than ever, we must celebrate the uncensored voices of diverse community members. This is exactly what Odyssey Storytelling has been doing for thirteen years through monthly live shows featuring the true stories of everyday people in Southern Arizona.

This celebration and fundraiser will be emceed by Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist, David Fitzsimmons, and will feature a reading by Penelope Starr from her newly released book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events.

This step-by-step guide chronicles Starr’s years growing the community of Odyssey Storytelling. Why did a fifty-eight year old artist decide to take on a small project that turned into a successful nonprofit storytelling organization? What challenges did she face and how did she survive them? How can other communities create their own storytelling events? Experience her joys, frustrations and laughter. The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is packed with practical tips and plenty of inspirational stories.

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2017 State of the City address by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his 2017 State of the City address today at the Metro Chamber’s luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort.  Here’s the link to read it in its entirety —  “Tucson: A Reliable Partner” :

https://www.mayorrothschild.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/State-of-the-City-2017.pdf

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

In the past I cut & pasted his entire State of the City speech, but this year it’s easier to just send you to his Mayor’s page, www.mayorrothschild.com.

Mayor Rothschild is a Democrat, first elected in 2011, re-elected in 2015. In his first race he defeated Republican contender Rick Grinnell and Green Party candidate Mary DeCamp. He ran unopposed in his 2nd bid.

 

New Enchanted Neighborhood Tour

“Coming this Saturday Tucson’s historic RillitoBend Neighborhood Association is holding its first ever walking/biking neighborhood tour to raise money to support Valley of the Moon.

This event will take explorers on a journey through the century old neighborhood surrounding Valley of the Moon: RillitoBend. Tour goers will visit homes, gardens, a hidden labyrinth, horse properties, art exhibits and, of course, Valley of the Moon.

Way back when Valley of the Moon’s story started in 1923 the nearest paved road was miles away and there were only a handful of ranches in the area. Today the neighborhood is a delightful mix of historic and modern with a totally unique character. Community is one of Valley of the Moon’s core values and this neighborhood is a great example of community done right.

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