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Dine Out for Safety on April 19, 2017

“Someone is affected by sexual violence every 2.5 minutes.
Help us help those in need.

Join us at a participating restaurant for Dine Out for Safety and up to 20% of proceeds will be donated to support Against Sexual Assault (SACASA), operated by CODAC. SACASA works tirelessly to end sexual assault and respond to the needs of those who are affected by violence. We rely heavily on individual and corporate contributions to maintain the quality and efficiency of our programs. Show your support for our work by joining us for Dine Out for Safety!”

Click on link below to find a restaurant (updated daily):


Last Spring my son and I ate lunch at La Cocina and held up a sign for the person we were dining out for,  a friend and  known victim of sexual assault.  She had also volunteered at SACASA.

SACASA’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DineOutForSafety/

Learn about German speaking Jesuit missionaries from their perspective


My UA professor husband Albrecht Classen  has given similar talks all over Tucson, but this time he will be emphasizing the words and perspective of the German speaking Jesuits, who followed Padre Eusebio Kino to Sonora.

More info at his website: aclassen@faculty.arizona.edu and Tucson Presidio Trust: http://www.tucsonpresidio.com/

Talk on German-speaking Jesuit Missionaries in Sonora/Arizona


My professor husband’s comprehensive research on this topic can be found here in his book “Early History of the Southwest through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries: A Transcultural Experience in the Eighteenth Century”, available on amazon.com.  His research is about Padre Eugenio Kino and the Jesuits who followed Kino (1645 – 1711).



Ugly Christmas Sweater Party time!


Get out that ugly Christmas sweater and head over to La Cocina in Old Town Artisans for a late night pre-Christmas party. Fluxx Productions (Studio & Gallery is at 401 E. 9th St.) is hosting this event, and really needs $ to keep on going into 2015.

More about Fluxx here: www.fluxxproductions.com. Their mission:

It is important to encourage open dialogue and communication about queer culture in order to bridge gaps of understanding, acceptance and change. Over the years we have built relationships with Tucson artists, businesses and groups inside and out of the LGBTQ community. Our goal is to increase the visibility and promote the creation of queer arts and culture in Tucson by providing a platform for expression and exchange.

Walk with Mayor Rothschild on Turquoise Trail


Now that the SW desert weather has cooled down a bit, join me in walking with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on a 2.5 mile route around downtown Tucson. Plus there’s refreshments later at the lovely La Cocina, 201 N. Court Ave in the Old Town Artisans building.

From the Mayor’s press release:

Meeting at the Presidio, located on Washington St. between Church and Court Avenues in downtown Tucson, participants will walk the 2.5 mile loop known as the Turquoise Trail past a number of Tucson landmarks, including the Pima County Courthouse, the Gazebo in La Placita, El Tiradito and more. Participants will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last) and water and, after the walk, are welcome to join the mayor at La Cocina for refreshments.

“Walking is great exercise and it’s fun to be a ‘tourist’ in your own city,” said Mayor Rothschild. “I encourage Tucsonans of all ages to join me for this pleasant walk that takes in some of our historic sights.”

Invite your friends to exercise & walk with the Mayor. Let’s get moving, Tucson.

It’s a “Cause for Applause”


May  6,  6 to 9  p.m. at La Cocina, 201 N. Court Ave. Tucson

Beading Divas to the Rescue raised $100,000 for animal charities! (Applause!) Come to our party as we give back more to local non profits (501 c3) and to YOU. Fun is the operative word!

3 Free Raffle Drawings
–Win 10% of the evenings net profits (food/drink) provided by La Cocina
–Win the opp to be the June bracelet fundraising organization recipient
–Win bracelets and other prizes!

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