Dia de los Muertos Explained

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All of us in the area we call Southern Arizona celebrate, or are at least passingly familiar with the Mexican Holiday known as Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. Ever wonder about this special event that has become ubiquitious in Mexico and Southern Arizona. There are … Continue reading

Rex Allen Days 2014: A Slideshow!

Rex Allen Days Rodeo Queen

Ms. Karen & I enjoyed the 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days at Willcox last Saturday (October 4, 2014). They had a lot of activities going on, but we only got to the parade in the morning, with Grand Marshall Guy Atchley, and the professional rodeo that afternoon. Unlike metropolitan Tucson, … Continue reading

26th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival


The Best Not-So-Little Art and Music Festival in SE Arizona – Oct. 10, 11, 12 Experience the 26th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival This Weekend! Get ready for three great days of live music, entertainment and over 100 fine arts, crafts and diverse food booths in Patagonia as this quaint, historic … Continue reading

The Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

For all you bird watchers out there, spotting the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a real treat. This species is threatened in Arizona, endangered in California and disappearing in other parts of North America. In this lecture, a biologist from the Southern Sierra Research Station goes into great depth about this … Continue reading

Tucson Rodeo Parade 2014: A Slideshow!

Tucson Rodeo Parade

On a perfect February morning, we went to the 2014 Tucson Rodeo Parade. The parade celebrates the annual rodeo known as La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros. The parade was created back in 1925 and is said to be the largest non-motorized parade in America. I can believe it. The procession … Continue reading

TMA Unveils New Latin American Exhibit

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We are big fans of the Tucson Museum of Art and have seen just about every new TMA exhibit since moving here a decade ago. For that reason, we took notice when a recent email newsletter announced that the Art Museum will open its new Palice Gallery of Latin American Art Sunday May 5th from [...]

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Summer Art Classes for Kids At TMA

TMA Summer Art Classes for Kids

If I still had school age children or grandchildren, I would be instantly attracted to the Tucson Museum of Art’s summer art classes for kids. When our grandchildren were still young and being home schooled, my contribution to their worldly education was a weekly field trip. So I was always on the lookout for fun [...]

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Go To The Sky Bar On 4th Avenue And Restore The Clark!

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This may seem a stretch, but there are connections between the Sky Bar on 4th Avenue in Tucson and the Lowell Observatory above Flagstaff, even though they are separated by almost 300 miles. First, both have telescopes through which you & I can view the heavens. Second, one is about to host a fundraiser to [...]

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10th Annual Rails In The Garden Tour – 2013

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In association with The Mini-Time Machine: A Museum of Miniatures, the Tucson Garden Railway Society hosts its 10th annual “Rails In The Garden Tour” this coming weekend, March 2nd & 3rd 10AM to 4PM. For 2013 there are ten garden railways, two of which are new on the tour, as well as annual favorites, many [...]

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