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/
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Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014.
Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter.
She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).