Living & Eating Healthy, Asian Style
Here’s your chance to learn more about Asian Pacific Islander culture, right here in Tucson. Lots of good Asian food will be served (for sale), and fun for the entire family. The die-hard mah jong players of the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center & Mah Jong Mondays (at Himmel Park library) will be competing in their 2nd annual tournament. As co-founder of Mah Jong Mondays, I play & teach mah jong, & helped with the first tournament last year. The competition was fierce to win a set of mah jong tiles, plus monetary prizes.
More info: www.tucsonchinese.org, 520-292-6900, 1288 W. River Rd. Tucson
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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).