Tucson’s 242th Birthday celebration (CANCELLED – see Aug. 20 listing)

    August 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Presidio San Agustin del Tucson
    196 N Court Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday
    Monday, August 21st at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson
    5:30 pm Gates open
    Music by Los Changuitos Feos
    6:00 – 6:45 pm
    Flag and Cannon Firing Ceremony
    6:45 pm
    Family-friendly food tasting celebrating the robust food culture we enjoy here in Tucson.  Food presenters will include:
    -Mission Gardens with native heritage food tastings
    -La Cocina restaurant with teppary bean hummus
    -San Xavier Co-operative Farm with produce and products made and grown at the farm
    -La Gente del Presidio with native foods and jellies
    -Sons of Confederate Veterans
    Birthday cake from Dolce Pastello Mexican Bakery
    Performance by Danza Cultura Mexicana
    Other presentations by:
    The Arizona Historical Society, with a display of historic place settings
    The Tucson Cowbelles
    The Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry
    196 N. Court Avenue
    TucsonAZ 85701
    United States



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    Carolyn Classen
    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).


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