A Day at the Races: A Slideshow About Rillito Park Racetrack

Horses At the Gate

Rillito Park Racetrack is not Santa Anita or Churchill Downs. For one thing it’s a lot smaller, which is a good thing if it’s the horses and the races that matter most. No one goes to Rillito to make a fashion statement. Rillito is a historic country racetack in the midst of a bustling urban environment.

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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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10th Annual Rails In The Garden Tour – 2013

Toy Train Engine

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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The New Desert Museum Aquarium

Boy Watching Seahorses

On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 […]

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Tucson Rodeo: La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros 2013

Steer Wrestling action

Since 1925, Southern Arizonans have enjoyed the annual La Fiesta de Vaqueros aka: the Tucson Rodeo. This is a very successful event and well attended. The competitors are professionals and put on a great show. The Rodeo is kid-friendly and highly recommended.

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All Souls Procession: A Ghoulishly Fun Night!

All Souls Procession: Tucson 2012. Woman in hat.

Neither Neighbor Roy nor I had ever been to an All Souls Procession. We had heard a lot about it, so last night we ventured Downtown to see what it was all about. Our plan was to find a location near the end of the parade route on the assumption that it would be less […]

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Meet The Women Of 19th Century Fort Lowell Next Saturday

Ft Lowell women

What? Historical Reenactment. The Arizona Historical Society again brings history to life. This time it’s at Fort Lowell on the east side of Tucson. Next Saturday you will be able to meet some of the women who lived and worked here in the 19th century. For instance, between 11 AM and 1 PM, you can […]

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American Indian Culture Fair: A Report From The Field.


As predicted several days ago, Neighbor Roy & I went to the American Indian Culture Fair today (Saturday). If you didn’t go to day, this events continues tomorrow (Sunday).   This event is held at the Red Hills Visitors Center of Saguaro National Park (West). It was well attended. Here are a few of the […]

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Bats Under The Bridge: Who Knew?

Campbell St Bridge Bats

I had heard rumors that thousands of bats live under the North Campbell Street bridge (just south of River) and that they take flight at sundown in the summer. This urban legend seemed more plausible when I found out that docents from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum are there every Thursday evening to share their knowledge […]

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