Tucson: Events: 2010: April

Tucson Calendar of Events for April 2010

April in Tucson is a great time of the year for outdoor events. Spring is turning into summer and the temperatures are often in the mid 80's.

This year, the 2010 Relay For Life of Tucson/Vail AZ. is held on April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Empire High School for the American Cancer Society. The Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. A new event this April in Tucson, the Watershed Management Group, a local non-profit, is hosting a series of Earth Month events on April 10-11th.

The Junior League of Tucson is holding its 53rd "A League of Their Own" Annual Rummage Sale & Preview Sale Party/Dinner on Friday April 23rd with a Pre-Sale Party, Dinner, Entertainment, Rummage Sale Early-Bird Shopping. On Saturday April 24th is the annual Rummage Sale. Read more about these and dozens of other indoor and outdoor April Tucson, AZ events and activities.

The TUCSON RODEO PARADE MUSEUM is open through April 17, 2010 with new exhibits, ADA access and bathroom facilities. Walk among over 125 horse-drawn vehicles and the great displays featuring life as it was in late-1800 Tucson. The Museum entrance is at the Rodeo Grounds, corner of 6th Ave. and Irvington Road. Museum hours are 9:30 - 3:30, Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays. Museum fees are $10.00 per adult; children under 16 are $2.00. More on the Tucson Rodeo Parade Muesum.


Tucson, AZ Events for April 2010


April 3 - 24, 2010

The Second City Does Arizona, or Close, But No Saguaro. ATC. Talk about a stimulus package! From sagebrush to Sheriff Joe, from Green Valley to kokopelli - it's time to batten down the barrel cactus because we've invited The Second City to Arizona to do a no-holds-barred world premiere comedy revue all about us. Famous for their hilarious sketch comedy and for their equally famous alumni (Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Gilda Radner and a whole slew of others), The Second City is turning their photo radar on the Grand Canyon State, and aiming their tee-shots at the land of prairie dogs and snow birds.  We're joining with this troupe of expert Chicago comedians to create a comedy about the special challenges of the high life in the low desert. It's a guaranteed evening of recession-proof fun and high-mileage laughter - and which of us couldn't use a lot more of that right now? Arizona Theatre Company performs in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art, located at 330 S. Scott Avenue. See 2010 ATC.

Friday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 4, 6:30-7:30 a.m.: Outdoor community celebration with music, speakers, and refreshments as the sun rises over the mountains. Free and open to all ages. Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley. For more information: Grace Community Church, 520-575-1444, [email protected].

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Saturday, April 5, 2010

Musical Magic for Kids An interactive Music & Dance Experience. Moving Body in Rhythm, 10:30am - FREE ADMISSION. Oro Valley Music & Dance Academy. Southeast corner of Magee & Oracle (next to Trader Joes). The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Friday, April 9, 2010

TOGA! TOGA! RED BULL CHARIOT RACE WHEELS INTO UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - NASCAR Driver Scott Speed to Judge Event as Subway Fresh Fit 600 Comes to Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.Red Bull Chariot Race is a wacky collegiate event in which teams of three “gladiators” design, build and race custom chariots fit for gods and goddesses alike. Teams take turns performing a short skit while unveiling their chariot in front of the audience, and both participants and spectators are encouraged to wear their Grecian best. Toga, toga! It will be a tough battle in the arena sand of O’Malley’s parking lot, but in the end, only one team will be able to cry out “veni, vidi, vici!” NASCAR driver Scott Speed will be making a special appearance at the event as a race judge. Speed, in town for Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix international Raceway, will put his racing expertise to the test as he judges teams on speed, style and spirit. Awards will be given for the following categories: Greek Spirit/Team Creativity; Archimedes Award for Inventiveness; Hermes Award for Fastest Time; and People’s Choice Award. WHO: Red Bull Racing Team driver Scott Speed and fifteen teams comprised of University of Arizona students (Greek system, ski & snowboard club, cycling team, engineering, etc) and other local Arizonans. WHERE: O’Malley’s, 247 North 4th Ave. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM– Chariot Viewing. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Chariot Race. 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM – Toga Party.

Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tucson Key Club to Raise Money for the March of Dimes. Over three hundred young adults dedicated to community service will be in Tucson this weekend for the Southwest District Key Club Convention. Key Club International is the oldest and largest community service organization for high school students in the world.  Key Club is a part of the Kiwanis International family.  Key Club has approximately 250,000 members worldwide with approximately 5,000 clubs in 30 countries.  The Key Club Southwest District consists of 114 clubs in three states.  The Southwest district encompasses Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. In addition to completing Key Club business such as electing the new district officers, convention attendees will participate in a short walk to benefit the March of Dimes.  This is the 2nd annual walk for babies at a Key Club annual district convention.  It is expected that 300 young adults and more than 50 adults will participate in the walk.  We expect to raise more than $1,000 for the March of Dimes with this event. 520.298.5490. www.marchofdimes.com/arizona. [email protected]

Saturday & Sunday, April 10 & 11, 2010

Oro Valley Arts in the Park. Fine Art & Jazz Festival. FREE ADMISSION. Riverfront Park in Oro Valley. Now in its 14th year, the event for the first time will prominently feature another classic art form - jazz. Top musicians from Southern Arizona and beyond will take to the main stage over the course of the two-day Oro Valley Arts in the Park Fine Art and Jazz Festival. The event also will feature a fine-art marketplace, delectable gourmet foods and numerous activities catering to children and their families. Admission to the festival is free of charge. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The venue, Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park, offers stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and has easy-to-access walkways to and from the event area. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Free Marana concert series kicks off April 10. Bluegrass group headlines inaugural show at Silverbell District Park. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Town of Marana have partnered to produce a new free concert series, starting Saturday, April 10. The series, "A Concert in Your Backyard," will feature six local/regional acts performing in a variety of musical genres from bluegrass to country/western to symphonic.
 
"This is SAACA's first partnership with the Town of Marana," Executive Director Kate Marquez said. "For years, we've produced free concerts in Oro Valley, and we're pleased to bring such quality entertainment to the residents of Marana. It's an excellent starting point for what we hope will be a long, fruitful partnership between SAACA and town to provide numerous arts opportunities for Marana residents in the years to come."
 
The monthly concerts will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, from April to September, at the Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road. Admission to the concerts is free and open to everyone.
 
On Saturday, April 10, six musician members from Desert Bluegrass Association will take the stage to perform in the free-wheeling style of country "jam sessions" that blend traditional arrangements with on-the-spot improvisation.
 
Established in 1995, the Desert Bluegrass Association is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and enjoyment of bluegrass music throughout Southern Arizona.
 
Every month, the organization sponsors several informal "jams" held at venues throughout greater Tucson. The group also presents an annual Bluegrass Festival, holds workshops and provides professional services to bluegrass musicians. For more information, go to www.desertbluegrass.org.
 
To date, the Desert Bluegrass Association has about 200 dedicated members, six of whom will perform in Marana April 10.

Earth Month events in April

Watershed Management Group, a local non-profit, is hosting a series of Earth Month events in Tucson this April.

April 10th: Green Streets Block Party, 4pm to 7pm. Join Watershed Management Group for an evening fundraiser including live music from Spirit Familia and catered dinner featuring local, organic ingredients. The event begins with tours of WMG’s award winning work to green neighborhood streets in the Rincon Heights Neighborhood. The closing off two street blocks around the Feld Davis park (8th St. & Martin) in the Rincon Heights neighborhood for this festive party!

Event tickets are available at a price of $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 7 to 14, and children 6 and under for free. Please indicate how many will be attending with your check or purchase online.  Tickets must be purchased in advance!  For more information, contact Lisa Shipek at [email protected] or by calling 520-396-3266.  

April 10th : Street Painting Event, 10am to 1pm. As part of our Green Streets Block Party, we will be painting a vibrant, environmental mural in the street around the Feld Davis Park.  Local artist Rocky Martinez will be overseeing the street painting activity. This free event is geared for the whole family. To sign up for this event, please RSVP to Josh Colwell at [email protected] or by calling 520-396-3266. Space is limited.

April 17th: Samos Neighborhood Green Streets Workshop, 8am to 1pm. Don't just plant a tree for Earth Month - plant the rain to grow the tree! Get your hands dirty and transform a neighborhood street into a green street while learning practical skills for harvesting stormwater.  We'll start by planting the water - creating large-scale stormwater harvesting earthworks along Samos neighborhood streets.  Then we'll plant a beautiful assortment of native shade trees, as well as flowering plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  Participants will also enjoy live music and a catered lunch.  Samos Neighborhood is located in central Tucson near Campbell and Grant Roads. To be a part of this street-transforming workshop, please RSVP to Catlow Shipek or call 520-396-3266.

April 18th: Green Streets Bike Tour, 10am to 2pm. Join WMG for a guided bike tour of community demonstration sites that feature rainwater harvesting, green infrastructure, and native habitat in central Tucson.  The tour will follow routes that are closed to car traffic and designated bike routes, during Tucson's first Cyclovia event, an event that promotes walking, cycling, and neighborhood events in the street (www.cycloviatucson.org).

WMG staff will start tours every hour from 10am to 12pm.  The 10am and 11am tours will be a slower paced tour lasting two hours.  More experienced riders can sign up for the noon tour, which will cover a longer route over two hours.  The tour will cover sites such as WMG's award winning work in the Rincon Heights Neighborhood, as well as demonstration sites at the
University of Arizona, and the Ward III and VI City Council Offices.

Tickets can be purchased for $5 per person online at watershedmg.org/earthmonth, or by sending a check made out to Watershed Management Group, PO Box 65953, Tucson AZ 85728.  Please indicate in the comments section how many tickets you are purchasing and which tour you would like to attend (10am, 11am, or 12pm).  For more information on this event, contact Lisa Shipek at [email protected] or call 520-396-3266.  

April 24th:  WMG Co-op Extravaganza, 8am to 12pm. WMG's Co-op invites you to participate in a special joint Co-op workshop. Two neighboring members of WMG's Co-op will host simultaneous Co-op workshops.  Participants will install a greywater system at one residence, and a culvert-style cistern at the other.  Members of the general community may participate either as Co-op workshop volunteers, or may attend an 11am workshop tour.  Tour participants will learn how to reduce their utility bills by properly managing on-site natural resources, while beautifying their site and enhancing the local environment. Suggested donation for the tour is $5.  To sign up to participate in one of the Co-op workshops or to register for the tour, RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 520-396-3266.

April 24th: WMG Co-op Bazaar, 12:00pm to 2pm. Watershed Management Group invites the Tucson community to its inaugural. Co-op Bazaar, which will be held at Mansfield Park.  This is your opportunity to practice your bartering skills!  All are invited to barter home-grown produce, skills, and volunteer workshop hours with our water harvesting Co-op.  WMG's Co-op is based on the barn-raising model, where people volunteer their labor to build sustainable systems (like water harvesting systems) and in turn earn the ability to host a workshop at their own home with a volunteer crew and certified workshop instructor. In order to join the bartering fun, please sign up with Matthew Bertrand, WMG's Co-op Coordinator at [email protected] or call 520-396-3266. When signing up, you will need to list the produce (e.g. fruits, vegetables, chicken eggs, herbs, native edibles) or skills (e.g. tutoring, personal training, home repair, babysitting) you have to barter. The event will also include live music.


April 13-18, 2010

CHICAGO is coming back to Tucson!  Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is now the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history...and shows no sign of ever slowing down!  Don’t miss CHICAGO when it returns to the Tucson Music Hall, April 13-18 for eight performances only.
 
Tickets for CHICAGO are on sale NOW! Order online at www.broadwayintucson.com, by phone 24/7 with Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:30am-5:30pm).  Tickets range from $30-$75 and discounts are available for most performances for students, seniors and members of the military.
 
Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

Arpril 15-25, 2010

100th Annual Pima County Fair Tucson. 4-H animals, home arts & fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games & rides, educational exhibits including a gem and mineral show, $2-7, info line: 520-762-3247 or 520-762-9100 or www.swfair.com or http://arizonafairs.com.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association (SAAHA) hosts a ‘Parade of Horses’ during the 4th Annual Pima County Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  The Parade of Horses is part of SAAHA’s Total Arabian Interactive Learning, or TAIL, Program, a free, hands-on experience where youth groups and families can meet and learn about the legendary Arabian horse - the world's oldest domestic breed.  The parade will showcase purebred Arabian horses that represent many of the disciplines in which this versatile breed excels.  Participants at this event are encouraged to stop by all of the numerous, educational exhibits to learn about the Arabian horse breed and its history, equine husbandry including grooming, feeding and health care, and how to get involved with horses. The TAIL horse, “ Arizona ” will be on site for petting and pictures. The TAIL Program will run on Saturday, April 17th from 9:00am until 1:00pm at Brandi Fenton Park, 3482 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ.  Admission is free and open to the public.  For additional information:  [email protected].

History in the Headlines Spring 2010 Saturday Speaker Series. Join us for a continental breakfast followed by presentations about Arizona's headline stories. Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St. Tucson, AZ 85719. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $15  ($12 AHS members).For more information or to register, please contact Emily Spargo-Guererro at (520) 617-1153 or [email protected] or visit us online at www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org. Free parking in the garage at the northeast corner of N. Euclid Ave. and E. 2nd St. Use E. 2nd St. entrance. On April 17, 2010- The New Deal: CCC in Arizona Robin L. Pinto, Cultural Landscape Historian. Immediately after his inauguration, President Roosevelt created back-to-work programs under the New Deal. Pinto discusses the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the most significant and successful of these programs, providing opportunity for thousands of Arizona families.

QUIZ 4 KIDS! A BENEFIT AUCTION The Biggest Camp Wildcat Fundraiser of the Year. Join us for a night of auctions, trivia, and helping Tucson’s youth. Camp Wildcat is a student-run, non-profit organization at the University of Arizona devoted to improving the lives of Tucson’s financially, mentally, and physically disadvantaged youth” through “weekend-long camps, a week-long summer camp, day activities, mock-camps in the University Medical Center Pediatrics Ward, backpacking trips for middle school students, and other special events for children. The club’s Board of Directors has defined the need to keep the camps free as a vital characteristic of the club, but with transportation costs for each individual camp amounting to more than $2,000 and yearly expenditures of more than $20,000 according to the expense report. Depending on the success of the auction, students can raise enough money for two camps in one night. The event includes dinner and a pub-style trivia game. There will be both a silent auction and a live auction with prizes such as “hot local event tickets, art, cultural events, jewelry, historic Tucson memorabilia, [and] golf packages. There will even be travel packages such as a trip to Disneyland and other adventures up for bid. This means that the members of Camp Wildcat have the opportunity to affect nearly 100 kids because of the community’s contributions. Held at the THE ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson Ariz. Tickets are $15.00. For more information call (520)250-5851, or email [email protected].

Passion for Fashion A charity fashion show for all ages. Location TBA.. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Guided Bike Tours: Just in time for Earth Day, Tucson residents will be able to take to the streets to visit green infrastructure projects around the city. Watershed Management Group, a local non-profit organization, is offering guided bike tours of community demonstration sites in Central Tucson. WMG guides and guest speakers will inform tour participants about neighborhood green streets projects, rainwater harvesting technologies, riparian restoration, and capturing solar energy. Watershed Management Group's Green Streets Bike Tour will take place during Tucson's first annual Cyclovia event on April 18, which will temporarily close several city streets to traffic to allow cyclists, walkers and joggers to enjoy biking, walking, and other forms of natural movement as safe, healthy, and environmentally-friendly methods of transportation. The Green Streets Bike Tour will cover a two-hour route throughout Central Tucson, including the University of Arizona, Rincon Heights Neighborhood, and the Ward III and VI City Council Offices. Slower-paced tours will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m, and a faster-paced tour will begin at noon. Watershed Management Group is hosting this tour as part of its series of Earth Month events throughout April in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Other Earth Month events will include a block party featuring live music and catered organic, local food; a family street painting event to create a environmental mural; workshops to build water harvesting systems; and a bartering bazaar in which participants can trade home-grown produce and services without the exchange of money. Watershed Management Group is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit dedicated to developing community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment through providing people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods. Those interested in attending the Green Streets Bike Tour or other Earth Month events can find full details and buy tickets at watershedmg.org/earth month or call 520-396-3266. Tickets for the bike tour are five dollars and should be purchased in advance.  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tucson Toros Caravan rolls into Tucson. The GBL Southern Division Champion Tucson Toros will once again reach out into the Tucson community with the team’s annual Spring Caravan scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 20th throughout the Tucson area.
 
Returning Manager Tim Johnson leads a crew of players and front office staff, including Tuffy The Toro, to schools, hospitals, military bases, and community centers during the all day event.
The Toros will open the 2010 season in defense of their Southern Division title on Wednesday, May 19th when they take on the Edmonton Capitals at Hi Corbett Field at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading about the new Tucson Toros 2010 season.

Tucson Marijuana March. Tucson, Arizona to march in concert with over 300 cities across six continents observing the 2010 Worldwide Marijuana March. Tucsonans will march together on April 20th, 2010 with local activists and supporters in observance of the 2010 Worldwide Marijuana March to end cannabis prohibition to allow for its legal use for medical, industrial & personal applications. Tucson locals are invited to join AZ4NORML, the southern Arizona chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, for the 2010 Worldwide Marijuana March, the 12th annual march in the city of Tucson. The global march raises awareness of the growing wave of grass roots support for ending cannabis prohibition. The local march will start Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Southwest corner of Broadway and Plumer. We will march West to Campbell and North to the Cheba Hut at 1820 E 6th St. The event will draw attention to the failed policies of cannabis prohibition and the negative effects these policies have on our society. The public is invited to arrive at 3:30pm and the march will start at 4pm. Over 300 cities on six continents are slated to partake in the Worldwide Marijuana March Saturday, May 1, 2010.  Locally that day is reserved for Cinco de Mayo events. That overlap, and an effort to beat the summer heat led local Tucson coordinators to move Tucson's participation in the  Worldwide Marijuana March to April 20, 2010. AZ4NORML (Arizona for The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, www.az4norml.com, is the official southern Arizona chapter of National NORML (www.norml.org)). We are a group of responsible persons committed to the reform of marijuana laws in Arizona so it may be legalized for medical, industrial, and personal uses.  Our mission is to educate the public about the benefits of medical cannabis, the safety of recreational marijuana and the value of industrial hemp. AZ4NORML: www.az4norml.org

April 21-23, 2010

Student Workshops Tucson. Students of all ages are invited to sign up for traditional classes taught by professional mariachi musicians and baile folklorico instructors, part of the International Mariachi Conference, $, 520-838-3908 or www.tucsonmariachi.org

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cultural Concert Series at Steampump Village in Oro Valley. Performer TBA, 6:30pm - FREE ADMISSION. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance Announces 2009-2010 Schedule of Events, Festivals & Concerts. www.SAACA.org, www.SOUTHERAZFESTIVALS.org.

The Espectacular Concert Tucson The best mariachi musicians performing before standing room crowds, this year's performers are Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Cobre and Pedro Fernandez.

"A League of Their Own" Junior League of Tucson 53rd Annual Rummage Sale & Preview Sale Party/Dinner:  Friday April 23rd 6:00 PM to 10:00PM (Pre-Sale Party, Dinner, Entertainment, Rummage Sale Early-Bird Shopping). Saturday April 24th 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM  (Rummage Sale). Location: Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre, Tucson, AZ 85701. Admission Cost: Friday Pre-Sale Party and Early Bird Shopping of Rummage Sale, $5 general admission, or $25 for general admission plus catered dinner. Saturday Rummage Sale, $1 admission or can of food to be donated to local food bank. For 53 years, the Junior League of Tucson's annual Rummage Sale has offered our community the opportunity to buy quality new and used merchandise. This is the Junior League of Tucson's largest fundraising event.  Proceeds support our community service programs and leadership training.  This year we will again have several semi trucks full of great items for sale including furnitures, antiques, artwork, toys, clothing, kitchen items, small appliances, electronics, books, sporting goods, office equipment, holiday items, new items, jewelry and more. Join us on Friday, April 23th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm for our "A League of Their Own" Preview Sale Party, Silent Auction, and Early Bird shopping. This will be your chance to shop the rummage sale a day early. Dinner will be provided by Metro Restaurants. Enjoy a fun and fabulous night of Silent Auction, Raffle, great shopping, a delicious dinner, and cash bar - all for only $25.00. Entrance Tickets for the Preview Sale, Party, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Cash Bar without dinner are available for only $5.00.  Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each. Raffle tickets bought online will be available in a will-call box in the JLT office and at the General meetings. Please pick up your tickets and put them in the raffle box(es) of your choice. This year's raffle choices are: $500 in grocery gift cards, $500 cash, and a pamper yourself package. Admission to the Rummage Sale on Saturday April 24th is $1 or a can of food that will be donated to the local food bank. The Rummage Sale runs from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Contact Phone:  (520) 299-5753 Friday.Contact Email: [email protected]. Event Website:  https://secure.closerware.com/tucson/npo.jsp?pg=detail22.

Vocal Search America is coming to Tucson Friday April 23rd at the Best Western Las Brisas Hotel-Tucson Airport Hotel. This is the opportunity for you to truly be discovered by one of the hardest working agency's in the business. Will be looking to offer the right artist a chance to be on an Entertainment Roster that will allow them to be seen by the nation and the world. 20 winners in each area will be invited to advance on to the National Finals that will be held in Laurel Mt. at the Companies Head Quarters. We currently house over 100 artist and  hope to grow that 10 fold. this is a great chance to get that break you have always wished for. The cost to sign up with our company and be registered by our council and a member of our association is just $10.00 one time but you must first go through an audition process. there is limited seating so act fast and get your appointment as early as possible. Call Rozi at 406-839-7459, feel free to browse our website and see all of the great artist that work with us on a daily basis and become a part of the Family! www.vocalsearchamerica.webs.com.

U. OF A. IMMIGRATION LAW STUDENTS HOST NATURALIZATION FOR NEW CITIZENS AT LAW SCHOOL. Twenty-five new American citizens will be sworn in this Friday at the University of Arizona College of Law, thanks to collaboration between the future immigration lawyers attending the school and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Tucson Field Office. The Immigration Law Student Association (ILSA) is sponsoring the first naturalization ceremony to be held at the recently refurbished Law Commons, at 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. The ceremony, which will feature a videotaped congratulatory message from President Barak Obama, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 23, in the building’s Lewis and Roca Lobby. District Court Judge Frank Zapata will administer the oath of citizenship to about 25 new citizens. Pima County Superior Court Judge Javier Chon-Lopez will be the guest speaker. ILSA President Doralina Skidmore said the event was part of the group’s overall mission of public education about immigration issues, public service to the immigrant community, and networking among immigration lawyers present and future. ILSA initiated and organized the fair, with the cooperation of the College of Law administration and USCIS.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

March for Babies March of Dimes Fights for Healthy Babies People from all over Tucson will gather at the University of Arizona Mall to take part in the March for Babies this Saturday. In addition to the scenic walk, other festivities include activities for the kids, food, entertainment and corporate give-a-ways. The Tucson March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that our babies are born happy and healthy. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ premier fundraising event that benefits Tucson babies. March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Moms can rely on March of Dimes for everything they need to know about having a healthy baby before, during and after pregnancy.  Join March for Babies at www.marchofdimes.com/arizona or call 520.298.5490. Locally, Tucson sponsors include University Medical Center, Farmers, Fry’s Bank of the West, 93.7 KRQ FM, FOX 11 KMSB and My Tucson 18 KTTU., In Arizona, March for Babies is sponsored by Health Net of Arizona and the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. National March for Babies sponsors are Kmart, Farmers, CIGNA, FedEx, Famous Footwear, Sanofi Pasteur, Continental Airlines, First Response and Mission Pharmacal. Registration starts at 7:00 AM; walk starts at 8:00 AM.UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MALL. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com/arizona or nacersano.org.

R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman Performing as The Wilde Boys at the Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, " Clipman, is a summit meeting of master musicians. From its inception, this trio has been committed to improvisation – the fine art of crafting music directly from the heart or through composing. The ancient melodies of Nakai’s Native American cedar flutes are enveloped in the sophisticated harmonic and chordal timbres of Eaton’s uniquely handcrafted multi-stringed instruments. Both Nakai and Eaton are imbued with a fluid pulse arising out of Clipman’s pan-global percussion. Show starts: 7:00 p.m. Ticket Prices: Advance (online at www.vtota.org/publicevents): $20 + $2 per ticket processing fee. Advance (theatre office): $20.  At the door: $25.00 adults. (Call 879-3925 to make arrangements to purchase in theatre office by cash or check.).

Bazaar Allows Residents to Barter Skills and Produce from the Watershed Management Group. Imagine a home gardener with an abundance of fresh citrus fruits and surplus chicken eggs who needs help fixing some things around the house. Imagine also a personal trainer who wants to learn Spanish, a retired teacher who wants help building a water harvesting system on his property, and a mechanic who is looking to buy some local produce. Now imagine all of these people, with their various skills and needs, meeting to trade their produce and services, without exchanging any money. Watershed Management Group, a local non-profit organization, will provide an opportunity for such bartering of skills, volunteer labor and produce at its inaugural Co-op Bazaar. This event is part of Watershed Management Group's series of Earth Month activities to promote sustainability and community development in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Participants will meet at Mansfield Park, 2000 N. Fourth Ave., on April 24 from noon to 2 p.m. to enjoy live music and trade their home-grown produce (including fruit, vegetables, herbs, native edibles and eggs), skills, and services. Participants may also trade volunteer hours with Watershed Management Group's Co-op, a sweat-equity program in which people volunteer their labor to build sustainable infrastructure, such as water harvesting systems. The Co-op makes such practices affordable for homeowners by allowing volunteers trade their time to earn the ability to host a workshop led by a certified instructor on their own property. Other Earth Month events hosted by Watershed Management Group will include a block party featuring live music and catered organic, local food; a bike tour through central Tucson to showcase green infrastructure; a family street painting event to create an environmental mural; and workshops to build water harvesting systems. Those interested in attending the Co-op Bazaar or other Earth Month events should sign up with Matthew Bertrand at [email protected] or call 520-396-3266. Bazaar participants need to register the produce or skills they will bring to trade. Those who don't plan on bartering are invited to drop in to check out the action. Participants can also visit www.watershedmg.org/earthmonth for more information about the events. Watershed Management Group is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit dedicated to developing community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment through providing people with the knowledge, skills and resources for sustainable livelihoods.

University of Arizona Coach Mike Tuiasosopo Serves as March for Babies Ambassador Family. Local family vows to help give every baby a healthy start at life. March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Moms can rely on March of Dimes for everything they need to know about having a healthy baby before, during and after pregnancy. Mike and Kathy Tuiasosopo understand personally what it can mean if a baby is not born healthy. When their son Luke was born he appeared to be perfect, however, within hours birth he developed pneumonia. From the pneumonia, a rare illness called PPHN (Persistent, Pulmonary, Hypertension, in a Neonate) developed and no one knew if he would survive. The Tuiasosopo’s know firsthand the significant role that March of Dimes research played in helping Luke survive – they are grateful for the chance to serve as the 2010 Tucson Ambassador Family. They will share their story to help the March of Dimes raise awareness and funds to help all babies get a healthy start by fighting serious threats to infant health, including premature birth and birth defects. Premature birth touches half a million babies and their families every year including 260 that are born in Arizona each week. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families. “No parent should have to experience the life-changing consequences that can result from having a baby born too soon or with a birth defect,” said Kathy Tuiasosopo. “That’s why we’re honored to have this opportunity to help the March of Dimes improve the health of all babies.” March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies—those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive. In Tucson, March for Babies will take place on Saturday, April 24at 7am at University Mall. Tucson residents can sign up today at www.marchofdimes.com/arizona to help fund lifesaving research and educational programs that help give every baby a healthy start at life. 

"A League of Their Own" Junior League of Tucson 53rd Annual Rummage Sale & Preview Sale Party/Dinner:  Friday April 23rd 6:00 PM to 10:00PM (Pre-Sale Party, Dinner, Entertainment, Rummage Sale Early-Bird Shopping). Saturday April 24th 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM  (Rummage Sale). Location: Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre, Tucson, AZ 85701. Admission Cost: Friday Pre-Sale Party and Early Bird Shopping of Rummage Sale, $5 general admission, or $25 for general admission plus catered dinner. Saturday Rummage Sale, $1 admission or can of food to be donated to local food bank. For 53 years, the Junior League of Tucson's annual Rummage Sale has offered our community the opportunity to buy quality new and used merchandise. This is the Junior League of Tucson's largest fundraising event.  Proceeds support our community service programs and leadership training.  This year we will again have several semi trucks full of great items for sale including furnitures, antiques, artwork, toys, clothing, kitchen items, small appliances, electronics, books, sporting goods, office equipment, holiday items, new items, jewelry and more. Join us on Friday, April 23th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm for our "A League of Their Own" Preview Sale Party, Silent Auction, and Early Bird shopping. This will be your chance to shop the rummage sale a day early. Dinner will be provided by Metro Restaurants. Enjoy a fun and fabulous night of Silent Auction, Raffle, great shopping, a delicious dinner, and cash bar - all for only $25.00. Entrance Tickets for the Preview Sale, Party, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Cash Bar without dinner are available for only $5.00.  Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each. Raffle tickets bought online will be available in a will-call box in the JLT office and at the General meetings. Please pick up your tickets and put them in the raffle box(es) of your choice. This year's raffle choices are: $500 in grocery gift cards, $500 cash, and a pamper yourself package. Admission to the Rummage Sale on Saturday April 24th is $1 or a can of food that will be donated to the local food bank. The Rummage Sale runs from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Contact Phone:  (520) 299-5753 Friday.Contact Email: [email protected]. Event Website:  https://secure.closerware.com/tucson/npo.jsp?pg=detail22.

GreenFest: Building a better, greener life for yourself and your community. Want to learn the best plants for your south-facing yard? Interested in water harvesting, but feeling confused with choices and materials you need to get started? Intrigued by the idea of “green building,” but unsure what materials are truly green, practical and  cost efficient? On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Tucson Botanical Gardens is partnering with Bookmans and the Girl Scouts to sponsor GreenFest, a free community event filled with eco-conscious family fun and green living know-how. From 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., experts from local businesses and organizations will offer interactive, hands-on workshops and activities for kids and adults throughout the Gardens to provide Tucsonans with the skills they need to live greener lives everyday. With experts in everything from water harvesting and composting, to xeriscaping and green building, GreenFest strives to answer all your environmental questions and leave you with the skills, resources and knowledge to build a better, greener life for yourself and our community. Admission to GreenFest is free. Hours & Admission: GreenFest hours: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2010. GreenFest admission: free for all ages, includes admission to Garden (Butterfly Magic admission not included). Garden hours: Garden hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Open seven days a week, year round, except July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Day. Gardens’ admission: $7 for adults (age 13+), $3 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Butterfly Magic admission (includes Gardens admission): $12 adults, $6.50 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and under. About the Gardens: Tucson Botanical Gardens is a private, non-profit organization that promotes botanical, horticultural, and ecological education; encourages responsible environmental stewardship; and provides a beautiful setting for enjoyment and relaxation. The Gardens, designated as America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a 5 ? acre collection of 16 specialty gardens. It is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 326-9686, Ext. 10, email [email protected] or visit www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Sonoita Vineyards continues its Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival featuring wine pairings and gourmet offerings from local farms, inns and restaurants. Additionally, the annual Blessing of the Vineyards features new and affordable family events such as balloon rides, baby goat bottle feeding, horseback rides and book signings in addition to the traditional blessing, live music, dancing and wine tastings and tours. Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, Arizona, 520-455-5893. Read more about the Blessing of Sonoita Vinyards Festival and other events at the Sonoita Vineyards.

Saturday, April 25, 2010

The Second City Does Arizona extended Arizona Theatre Company’s production of the Chicago-based comedy empire’s comedy revue all about us; The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro. ATC has extended the run to include two more performances on Sunday April 25th one at 2PM and the other at 7PM. The Second City originated its material for this hysterical comedy created especially for Arizona Theatre Company.  In January, The Second City sent two of their writers to Arizona to observe the times, people, and overall culture of our fair Grand Canyon State.  It was then ATC’s job to immerse them in everything that we feel is great about our home turf, and then a little bit about what is not.  The writers Ed Furman and Tom Flanigan toured the state high and low visiting local Tucson places like The Hotel Arizona, Café Poca Cosa, Sonoran Hot Dog, Hotel Congress, The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Fourth Avenue, and many other Tucson landmarks.  After an extensive rehearsal period in Chicago, the show molded even more to our local preferences with a week run of previews here in Tucson.  Every audience member over the last week, through their responses and enthusiasm, has helped to shape the final product of the show you see today. More about the Arizona Theater Company's season performances.

The NEW Tucson Psychic Fair-A Holistic Event featuring the best psychics, healers, and metaphysicians in Tucson, Phoenix, and Sedona, and
California! 10 AM to 4 PM. Four Points Sheraton Tucson University Plaza, 1900 East Speedway Blvd (at the corner of Speedway and Campbell in the conference center behind the hotel), Tucson, AZ 85719   Venue questions, contact: Dyan Garris at 520-399-1969. Plenty of FREE parking including a FREE underground parking garage. COST:  $5.00 each for admission and individual psychics and healing sessions available at an additional charge if you choose to have a reading/healing. Lectures throughout the day every hour are FREE.  Live music. Vendors will be on hand too with items such as bionic bands, mystical gifts and more. Live music too! Drawings for free CDs, DVDs, books, readings, private sessions, and more!MORE INFO:  Available online at:   www.tucsonpsychicfair.com or call (517) 214-4592. 

April 27-May 16, 2010

THE INVISIBLE THEATRE Presents "An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf" A Delicious Comedy in Seven Course by Michael Hollinger, Directed by Samantha K. Wyer. Through the generous support of David Hendricks. At The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N First Avenue (at Drachman) from April 28 – May 16, 2010. Ticket Price:  $16 - $25. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm - Preview ($16). Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm – Opening ($22). Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm ($22). Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm ($25). Sundays at 3:00 pm ($25). Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. RUSH TICKETS: One half-hour prior to curtain for any scheduled performance, tickets are available for half price – subject to availability. CAST: Sean William Dupont, Roberto Guajardo, Carrie Hill. Cynthia Jeffery, David Alexander Johnston and Brad Kula. RUNNING TIME:  90 minutes with no intermission. Michael Hollinger's AN EMPTY PLATE IN THE CAFÉ DU GRAND BOEUF is the final main stage production of Invisible Theater's 2009-2010 Season.  It's 1961 and Victor is a wealthy American expatriate living in Paris. He owns the fabulous Café du Grand Boeuf (French for “Restaurant of the Big Ox”) – the world's greatest restaurant reserved solely for his private use. When he arrives one summer evening after a trip to Madrid in a state of broken-hearted desperation, the staff attempts to lift his spirits by seducing him with culinary splendors!   This deliciously zany comedy celebrates the pleasure of the joys of cooking, sensual desires and living each moment to its fullest. Call (520) 882-9721 to charge by phone. www.invisibletheatre.com.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Patronato San Xavier Evening Photography Opportunity at San Xavier, from dusk to 10:00 p.m. the historic church is lighted for night photography. This is another chance to get night pictures of the exterior of the unobscured church, including the newly restored West Tower. The church interior will not be open at night. There is no charge to visit this National Historic Landmark. The church is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. http://www.patronatosanxavier.org or http://web.mac.com/patronato

Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 Relay For Life of Tucson/Vail AZ. Held on April 30 - May 1, 2010 at 4pm at Empire High School. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life. Anyone can participate in Relay For Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay.

The only requirement to participate in Relay For Life is the $10 registration/commitment fee (per person) that is due upon registration. After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted. It is recommended that each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100. If you raise more, that's even better. Even if you do not raise $100, you are still welcome to participate. www.relayforlife.org

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