Sunday, May 29, 2016

Children's Museum Tucson $3 Admission Days

STEAM Sundays are a great way to spend summer getting a boost of science-y knowledge mixed with a little fun. Our first STEAM Sunday, May 29, features animals and crafts with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from 11 am-1 pm, plus fun crafts and activities throughout the Museum all day. And admission is just $3 thanks to our generous sponsors: Tucson Medical CenterFreeport Mcmoran Sierrita MineFastMedWells FargoTucson Electric PowerBlue Cross Blue Shield of ArizonaPima Federal Credit UnionCox CommunicationsResearch Corporation for Science Advancement and Arizona Daily Star.

ALSO the 30th of each month is $3 admission - so two days in a row for May! 

Memorial Day Deals 2016

Memorial Day Deals 

Blue Star Museum. 
Active Duty military and their families receive free Museum Admission through Labor Day. INFO HERE

Boston Market  
 25% Off Any Family Meal on Memorial Day 5/30 Coupon HERE   

Children’s Museum of Phoenix. 
Save BIG on admission to the Children's Museum of Phoenix this Memorial Day Weekend! 
(Valid for members of the military and their guests. Just show your military ID when you check in at our admissions desk.)

Discounts for military vary at each location info HERE 

1st Rate 2nd Hand Thrift Store
TODAY ONLY folks! ENTIRE STORE 50% off (excluding Etsy items) from 10-4 pm SUNDAY ONLY! Come in from 10-4 for our Memorial Day clearance sale 

Friends of Pima County Library

Hooters - 
All service men and women eat free info HERE  

MOD Pizza - 
Free pizza or salad for  all those who serve or have served will receive a free pizza or salad on the house.

 National Park Pass. 
 Military members and their dependents receive a FREE Annual Pass to National Parks. Find out more at
    • Free
    • Available to Current US military members and the dependents of deployed military in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as most members of the Current US Reserves and National Guard. Proper military ID is required (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173).
    • Obtained in person at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
    • Covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
    • Admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person.
    • Non-transferable

 this Memorial Day to get 50% off clothes, shoes, accessories and more! Find a store near you!

Ballet Rincon Presents Cinderella {A Giveaway}

Start of your summer with a magical performance of Cinderella by Ballet Rincon.

As the story begins, Cinderella is found dreaming of happier times when her mother was still alive. She has been made a slave by her stepmother and demanding stepsisters in her own home. A beggar woman appears at the window, begging for food. Cinderella's stepmother forbids her to give out food, so Cinderella offers her own food to the woman, leaving nothing to eat for herself.

An invitation arrives from the palace, inviting the women of the kingdom to the Prince's Royal Ball at which he will chose a bride. Cinderella’s stepmother forbids Cinderella to go, leaving her behind that night.

The beggar woman reappears, transforming herself into Cinderella’s fairy godmother. With the help of the magical fairies, she creates a beautiful princess dress, transforms a pumpkin into a carriage, and the mice into horses. She gives her a pair of glass slippers, sending her to the ball, ordering her to return home before the clock strikes midnight, when the spell will end.

When the Prince lays eyes on Cinderella, he is enchanted. The stepsisters try to win his attention, but he is interested only in Cinderella, who loses track of time. As the clock chimes midnight, she flees, leaving a glass slipper behind.
The next day, the Prince sets out to find the girl whose foot will fit the slipper. He proclaims that he will marry the girl to whom the slipper belongs. The stepsisters try desperately to fit their feet into the shoe, but their feet are too big. The stepmother attempts hides Cinderella, but her deception is soon discovered. The Prince is thrilled finds Cinderella, and a grand wedding takes place at the palace. The Prince and Cinderella live happily ever after.

Join the cast of Ballet Rincon, guest artists Christopher Everly, Donovan Kennedy, Mark Nichols and Joseph Townsend, for this beautiful production of Cinderella on June 3rd and 4th at 7pm at the Vail Theatre of the Arts (10701 Mary Ann Cleveland Way).

Also featured on Saturday, June 4th, at 2pm is the Spring Showcase featuring tap, jazz, contemporary jazz, and contemporary ballet dances.
Reserved Ticket Pricing: Orchestra $16.00 per adult, $14.00 for seniors and children.
Mezzanine $12.00 per adult, $10.00 for seniors and children. 

For more information call Ballet Rincon at 574-2804 
Studio Website:

Online ticket sales begin Public ticket sales begin Apr 25, 2016 9am at
Tickets will also be sold at the theater box office starting one hour prior to each performance

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Tucson Family Friendly Events and Activities for Sunday 5/29/16

See Mr. Nature at Mildred and Dildred at 11am FREE
 Tucson Family Friendly Events and Activities for Sunday 5/29/16

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Things to Do in Tucson in the Summer {2016}

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Arizona Youth University (AYU) offers exciting full day, low-cost summer camp options for children grades 1-12. Partnering with UA units and departments, AYU camps cover diverse and enriching topics such as Bioengineering, SAT/ACT Prep, STEM Career Exploration, Robotics, and many more! Professionally trained staff provide before and after class care for several camps at no additional cost. Partial scholarships and overnight camps also available! Camps take place on the University of Arizona campus, unless otherwise indicated.

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange ~ Offers Amazing Free Summer Activities for Chidren and Families all summer long that ends in a Back to School Party at each location! 3 Locations in Tucson Grant, Ina and Speedway.SEE MORE HERE

Creative Juice ~ The Juicebox: A Summer Camp for Kids. 
Have a budding young artist at home? Need a cool, creative alternative for the hot summer days in Tucson? We have the place for you!Explore a different art form each week through a variety of mediums and techniques!SEE MORE HERE  271-5023

Kids Unlimited Kids Unlimited is a non-profit 501(c)3 performing group for children and teens that has been a part of the Tucson community for almost 30 years. Kids Unlimited is committed to providing a safe stage for all who love to perform. Facebook page HERE  520-293-1225. 

The Mini Time Machine of Miniatures~Different themes, creativity and movement and a flexible format keep kids entertained this summer at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures starting at just $15 per afternoon. Visit our website for complete details, including information about 2016 themes and projects.

Music and Dance Academy Camps ~ Discover your music and dance talents this summer! The Academy offers flexible music and dance lessons, classes and one week camps for all ages and all abilities all summer long. 
Catalina Foothills (520) 327-2303 4811 East Sunrise Dr.Oro Valley (520) 219-9950 7954 North Oracle Rd 

Pima County Public Library ~ Summer Reading Program offers a free activities to encourage summertime reading. There are prizes and all kinds of fun things to do at all the branches around Pima County.  Check out what each branch has to offer! 

POPPKiDZ ~SWIM LESSONS for all ages and skill levels, SWIM TEAM, TENNIS, and SO MUCH MORE! Where Southern Arizona children find their love and respect of water, build confidence, and become independent swimmers!
POPPKiDZ, 2045 W Omar Dr. Tucson AZ 85704 & West, 5245 N Camino De Oeste Tucson AZ 85745 Facebook HERE  Email:  (520) 989-9589

Tucson Botanical Gardens ~Plant Power Summer Camp! Plants Play a major role in our everyday lives.  Join the Gardens for a week-long exploration of the relationship between humans and plants.  Campers will gain a renewed admiration for nature at a tranquil setting in the heart of Tucson. SEE MORE HERE

Tucson Parks and Recreation  Join Tucson Parks and Recreation for an assortment of classes, swim lessons, summer KIDCO, aquatics, track and field events, sports camps, and more this SUMMER! Registration starts Saturday, April 23 for residents. Hurry, classes fill up quickly!  SEE MORE HERE

YMCA ~Unplug and reconnect this summer at the Y!
 FUN WEEKLY THEMED CAMPS! Whether you’re at summer day camp, sports camp or overnight camp, each week is packed with themed activities, crafts and games, water-fun, sports of all sorts, field trips, and so much more! 
FUN FOR KIDS, PEACE OF MIND FOR YOU! Campers make new friends, sing, play, explore, learn, and laugh, all under the watchful eyes of fully-trained staff.

Friday, May 27, 2016

25 Things to Do in Tucson Saturday, May 28, 2016

 Tucson Family Friendly Events and Activities for Saturday 5/28/16

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Produce for the Family ~ 60 Pounds for $10 5/28/16

Produce On Wheels Without Waste
LAST time for the season
Saturday, May 28th from **7:00am - 10:00am**. You can shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious produce with a $10 contribution.
***PLEASE NOTE!!!*** We cannot guarantee all variety of produce will be available at each host site distribution location.
* Cantaloupe
* Cucumbers
* Eggplant
* Oranges
* Mini Peppers
* Squash (Gray)
* Squash (Spaghetti)
* Tomatoes (Round)
* Tomatoes (Grape)
• Corona Baptist Church – 4450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226
•Epworth United Methodist Church – 4802 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix 85033
• Guadalupe Community Partnership – 9405 S. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe 85283
• Herbalicious of Arizona – 423 N. Florence St., Casa Grande 85122
• Project Boost – Meals of Joy (@ Community Bingo) – 3690 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear 85338
• St. Mark Lutheran Church – 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix 85032 
• Agua Caliente Elementary School – 11420 E. Limberlost Rd., Tucson 85749
• American Legion Post 109 (Ladies Auxiliary) – 15921 S. Houghton Rd., Corona 85641
• Enchanted Hills Baptist Church – 3020 S. Mission Rd., Tucson 85713
• St. Francis in the Foothills – 4625 E. River Rd., Tucson 85718
• Sacred Heart Church – 601 E. Ft. Lowell, Tucson 85705

Our variety for this weekend will be:
Spaghetti Squash
Yellow Squash
Zucchini Squash
Organic Oranges
More varieties may be added on by the end of the day, and each site will have almost all varieties.
PHOENIX: 7am - 10am
Coolwater Christian Church
28181 North 56th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Epic Thrift
1927 North Gilbert
Mesa, AZ 85307
Glendale Elementary School District
7301 North 58th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
TUCSON: 7am - 10am
The 3000 Club Tucson
250 South Toole Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701