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Fill the Sun Link Streetcar with toys on Dec. 14

“RAIN OR SHINE!  Hosted by Regional Transportation Authority – RTA

Friday Dec. 14, 9 to 6 p.m. at 360 E. 8th Street, Tucson

The Regional Transportation Authority invites you to be a part of the joy of collecting toys for Ramon’s Miracle on 31st Street, a legendary grassroots charity that provides holiday kindness to economically disadvantaged children in the Tucson metropolitan region.

Now in its 48th year, the open-door Christmas celebration led by charity founder Ramon Gonzales, a retired sheet-metal worker, is attended by thousands of children and their families. This year, more than 15,000 children are expected to attend the celebration. The RTA invites you to join together with others in our community to ensure that each of those children leaves with a new toy in hand. Please help us reach our goal of collecting 1,200 toys this year!

– Easy curbside toy drop-off
– See a life-size “Barbie” Jeep courtesy of Whips 4 Days Car Club
– Visits from Santa Claus…and the Grinch!
– Music performances from local school choirs/bands

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Downtown Tucson’s Annual Parade of Lights & Festival

“Carondelet Health Network and the Downtown Tucson Partnership are proud to welcome the community to celebrate the holiday season with the 24th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival! The Parade of Lights & Festival is Downtown Tucson’s premier holiday event that brings together the entirety of the local community from all walks of life to celebrate not just the spirit of the Winter season, but also the unique culture of the Tucson community.

In a grand scale procession throughout an illuminated and decorated downtown, attendees can expect to see a cavalcade of colorful floats, Baile Folkloriko dancers adorned with brilliant lights, marching mariachis, and even parading pups! The parade is also adjacent to a fantastic festival in Jácome Plaza, which includes live entertainment, a veritable smorgasbord of foods from local vendors, and SNOW!

Be sure not to miss what has become a long-standing Tucson holiday tradition. The parade this year is set on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 and will proceed starting from the intersection of Church Avenue and Alameda Street throughout the core of downtown, weaving through the illuminated trees and buildings.”

Route and schedule on flyer above.

https://www.downtowntucson.org/visit/parade-of-lights/




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Historic Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

“This nearly 50-year-old, family-friendly tradition brings over 500,000 people to the heart of the Old Pueblo every year. The Fair hosts artists from around the world, decadent food, local entertainment and a lot of fun! The Fair is biannual, taking full advantage of our wonderful Sonoran Desert climate, with one in the Winter and the other in Spring.

The Fair is produced by the North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Inc., a local nonprofit. The funds are used to support the Avenue’s infrastructure, invest in local neighborhoods and other nonprofits, and to create other free community events throughout the year on Historic Forth Avenue.”

http://www.fourthavenue.org/fourth-avenue-winter-street-fair/

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Please donate to Bike in a Box for underprivileged children

Providing Bikes to Under-Privileged Children

“Lugo Charities Inc. and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 385 is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 10th Annual “Bike In A Box” Christmas event on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Elk’s Lodge 385 that is located at 1800 North Oracle Road.

A special invitation to 500 under-privileged children selected from youth organizations, schools, churches, and children-support agencies in the Greater Tucson area will be attending this special day of giving.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 10:00 am to greet the children. Each child that has been pre-selected will receive one of five-hundred (500) bicycles that we are planning to give away, along with a safety helmet provided by Tucson Medical Center of the Children’s Miracle Network.

The bicycles will remain in the box so that the parents or guardians can, together with the child, assemble the bicycle in promoting the true Christmas spirit and teaching the children the basic assembly and adjustments to their new bike.”

Only $45 for a new bike!  You can donate online:

https://lugocharities.com




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BENNUVAL! Stories and Science of Space at the Fox Theater

“Join OSIRIS-REx lead scientist Dante Lauretta, College of Humanities faculty, artists, musicians and special guests for a night celebrating the spirit of human curiosity, culture and knowledge, from the ancient myths of the stars to the modern scientific exploration of our universe.

As OSIRIS-REx approaches the asteroid Bennu, a family-friendly variety show explores how space unites science and the humanities.

Learn how folk tales inspire the space missions that are searching for answers to how the universe began. Sit back and enjoy an out-of-this-world, family-friendly show 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6 PM

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

Doors open at 5 pm

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