Stroll through Lantern-lit Yume Japanese Gardens (POSTPONED)



8/7/15 UPDATE: Again due to monsoon weather, this event had to be postponed to August 14, same time.

7/31/15 UPDATE:   Due to rainy weather, this evening event has been rescheduled to Friday, August 7, same time.

Cool down on Friday July 31, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Yume Japanese gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way (just south of Tucson Botanical Gardens, same side of street).

“A stroll in the gardens lit with lanterns, Japanese background music, Japanese gardens slide show and ice cream as refreshment for sale. 520-332-2928,” Website:

The Yume gardens are normally closed over the summer, but open for this special lantern-lit evening event. They will re-open during the days on October 1, 2015. Enjoy this enchanted evening.

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).