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Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Gaslight Theatre Tucson Presents Christmas in the Big Apple {December 2017}

The Gaslight Theatre Tucson Presents Christmas in the Big Apple
{December 2017}

Our family recently saw a fabulous family-freindly show at The Gaslight Theatre Tucson. We think that your family will love it as much as ours did. Click PLAY below to see why this experience is a great way to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Arizona Families received a Media invite to attend this event but all work and opinions are our own.

Friday, December 8, 2017

FREE Admission to the Children's Museum Tucson {Art After Dark 12/9/17}

FREE Admission to the Children's Museum Tucson
 {Art After Dark 12/9/17}

What: Free Admission at Art After Dark
We have a festive, fun and out-of-this-world Art after Dark planned for December!
Kids can learn about exo-planets - those outside our solar system with the folks from the International Association of Astrological Artists (Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists). Then, create your own planet to take home! 
Outside in the Courtyard, our friends from The Loft Cinema will be showing "Home Alone" (Home Alone - Free Outdoor Screening) with popcorn, hot chocolate, holiday crafts and a photo booth! Dress warm and bring a blanket to enjoy the show, which starts at 6 pm.
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 
Every second Saturday, the Museum hosts two local arts groups at the Museum for FREE hands-on fun from 5:30-8 pm. Enjoy our beautiful courtyard, or step inside for some play-based learning. The first 400 people who attend will get a pass for one free visit to the museum.

Where: Childrens Museum Tucson
200 S. 6th Ave Tucson, AZ
Admission: FREE

*The Museum requires entering adults to be accompanied by kids (under 18) and all children must be supervised by an adult.

Arizona Produce Programs- Market on the Move and Produce On Wheels Without Waste {December 9, 2017}

Arizona Produce Programs- 
Market on the Move and Produce On Wheels Without Waste 
{December 9, 2017}

This weekend we are doing a special in Phoenix and Payson, where you can get up to 120LBS. of produce for your $10 donation.
For a donation of $10 in Phoenix and Tucson and $15 in Payson, you can get fresh produce that you can share with your friends, families, neighbors, and the people that you know are in need of nutritional produce. 
Here's how it works, walk in and do your $10 donation (cash only at this time), sign your name on our donation sheet, and go through the line and fill up your two boxes with up to 60lbs. of produce!
We are actively looking for volunteers to support these additional outreach and would be grateful if you can come on board and help. Please send an email at One benefit from volunteering is that the volunteers are allowed to do their donation and go through the Market before the general public.
Please bring your big shopping bags or boxes to load up. We usually have boxes available, but sometimes we do run short. 
Text the keyword "Market" to the number 88202 on your phone to receive alerts by text message!
Thank you so very much for your continued support!
Our varieties for tomorrow (Saturday) consist of:
Cherry Tomatoes!
Butternut Squash!
Green Beans!
Acorn Squash!
Yellow Squash!
Zucchini Squash!
Pickling Cucumbers!
Key Limes!
Salad Mix!
Cranberry Sauce!
Green Beans!
Pickling Cucumbers!
Zucchini Squash!
Green Bell Peppers !
Not each variety will be available at each site, but we do our best to have a good variety at each site. It is on a first come first serve basis, some varieties are extremely limited, and get taken very quickly. It is best to come early to get the most variety, and we do have people lined up sometimes an hour before. 
This Saturdays schedule 12/9/17:

Phoenix: 8am - 10am
The 3000 Club Phoenix
1741 West Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Arizona Agricultural Equine School
3775 E Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Mountain Ridge Church Phoenix
11415 N 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Mount of Olives Lutheran Church
3546 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Glenn F. Burton Elementary School
4801 W Maryland Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
St. James Church
19640 N 35th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Payson: 10am - 12pm
Sawmill Crossroads
201 W Main St
Payson, AZ 85541
TUCSON: 8am - 11am
The 3000 Club Tucson
4515 E 22nd St
Tucson AZ 85711
Fellowship Bible Church
6700 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710
This Mondays schedule: 12/11/17
Phoenix: 8am - 10am
The 3000 Club Phoenix
1741 West Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
TUCSON: 8am - 10am
The 3000 Club Tucson 
4515 East 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85711
This Wednesdays schedule:12/13/17
Phoenix: 8am - 10am
The 3000 Club Phoenix
1741 West Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
TUCSON: 8am - 10am
The 3000 Club Tucson 
4515 E 22nd St
Tucson AZ 85711

This Saturday, December 9th, we will have 16 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations in the State of Arizona from the hours of 8:00am - 11:00am (Unless Specified). Help Borderlands spread the word about Produce On Wheels With - Out Waste so more produce can be re-distributed to families, everyone has the right to eat nutritiously. For a $10 contribution, you can shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce. 
You can also view the full schedule of the produce season on our website for Metro Phoenix and Pinal County service areas or Metro Tucson and SO/SE Arizona service areas on our website at .
View the virtual map of all 16 market locations on our website at…/ .
Metro Tucson and SO/SE Arizona Service Areas for Saturday, December 9th, Hours: 8:00am - 11:00am (Unless Specified)
* Agua Caliente Elementary School – 11420 E. Limberlost Rd., Tucson 85749
* Arizona State Veterans Home – 555 E. Ajo Way, Tucson 85713
* Enchanted Hills Baptist Church – 3020 S. Mission Rd., Tucson 85713
* Safford Lions Club (@ The Home Depot) – 750 S. 20th Ave., Thatcher 85552
* Mount Zion Lutheran Church – 4520 W. Ajo Way, Tucson 85746
* Resurrection Lutheran Church – 11575 N. 1st Ave., Oro Valley 85737
* Tucson High School – 400 N. 2nd Ave., Tucson 85705
* Vineyard City Church (Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am) – 3150 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson 85716
Metro Phx. and Pinal Co. Service Areas for Saturday, December 9th, Hours: 8:00am - 11:00am
* Church of Christ at the Vineyard – 6642 S. 16th St., Phoenix 85042
* Corona Baptist Church – 4450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226
* Faith Bible Church - 17230 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 85308
* Genesis Church – 13625 N. 32nd St., Phoenix 85032
* Legacy Foundation Christ-Town YMCA – 5517 N. 17th Ave., Phoenix 85015
* Maricopa Market (@ Sequoia Pathway Academy ) – 19265 N. Porter Rd., Maricopa 85138
* The Odyssey Institute of Advanced & International Studies – 1495 S. Verrado Way, Buckeye 85326
* Word of Abundant Life Christian Center – 6849 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix 85033
Varieties Offered for this Saturday
Cucumbers (Plain)
Cucumbers (Pickle)
Green Beans
Honeydew Melons
Squash (Italian)
Squash (Yellow)
Watermelons (Mini)
Free Complimentary Bonus Items - Paper Products, not Included in the weight of the 60 Lbs. of produce

Tucson Weekend Events {December 9, 2017}

Tucson Holiday Christmas and Weekend Events 
{December 9, 2017}
Ready to have some fun with your family this weekend in Tucson? Here is our fabulous Arizona Families Kids and Family Events Calendar plus a full Christmas and Holiday event calendar!
Worth it! The entire family will LOVE it! 2pm and 8pm at UA Centennial Hall from Broadway in Tucson


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BAHAMA BUCK'S Free Sno Cone {12/5/17}


What:Free Sno Day! Stop by to get a free 12 oz Sno! No Coupon Required.
One Free Sno per Person. Have to be present to recieve Free Sno. 
Add-Ons are extra. Larger sizes available for a small charge. See store for details. 

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Where: Bahama Bucks - Check your location

Cost: free

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tucson Scholastic Book Fair Warehouse Sale {December 4-7, 2017}

Tucson Scholastic Book Fair Warehouse Sale
{December 4-7, 2017}

This is one of our favorite ways to get fabulous gifts for the holidays. Christmas and other winter celebrations are right around the corner. Books are always a fabulous present for your kiddos, their classrooms and their teachers. There are always great stocking stuffers too!

What: Scholastic Book Fair Holiday Warehouse Sale
For the first time ever, you can buy one, get one free on thousands of books at our holiday warehouse sale.* And because everything is BOGO - including Build-a-Box - you'll get twice the books to refresh your school, home, and classroom libraries... and get gifts for everyone too!

Exclusively for librarians, teachers, school employees and
volunteers, Book Fair chairpeople, and homeschool teachers. Don't forget to invite everyone who helped out at your book fair. Find a location near you and get a coupon for $10 off your purchase of $100 or more when you register HERE!

 Facebook event HERE

*Limited exceptions may apply.


December 4, 2017Monday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
December 5, 2017Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
December 6, 2017Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
December 7, 2017Thursday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: La Quinta Inn and Suites 102 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711

Free entrance and remember all of us volunteer in our schools one way or another- all welcome and all forms of payment accepted. Don't forget to get a $10 off $100 coupon here

Saturday, December 2, 2017

FREE University of Arizona Poetry Center Family Day {12/2/17}

FREE University of Arizona Poetry Center Family Day {12/2/17}

Family Day is a day of workshops, music, activities, and refreshments just for kids ages 0 to 13 and their parents and guardians. It’s free and open to the public, and is a great way to engage with your child through reading, writing, play, and dance.

Photo: Arizona Families Blog


What: Family Day begins with a set of hour-long creative writing workshops. We offer four age-appropriate workshops simultaneously, serving children aged 0 through 13. Parents may self-select the workshop that works best for their child (see descriptions of our four age-appropriate workshops below). Workshops are designed to be fun and playful. This isn't school (yeah!), but you may notice an increased facility and interest in reading and writing when your child attends. Family Day workshops are designed to for parents and children to do together, and can provide a new, rich way for you and your child to interact. Arrive a little before 10:00 a.m., when workshops start, to register! After the workshops, we offer a breakfast concert featuring healthy food, coffee, and live local music that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Drop-in writing activities, games, and typewriters are scattered throughout the library and available for use until the library closes.

A typical schedule for the day is as follows:

Sign in from 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.
Writing workshops from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Breakfast concert from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 noon.
Activity stations throughout the library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Sing-a-Long (for children ages 0 to 3): Local musician and educator Gabrielle Pietrangelo teams up with creative writing UA students to lead this fun and heartwarming sing-a-long story time.
Ready to Read Poetry (for children ages 4 to 6): Participants in this workshop write collaborative poems and stories while practicing letter recognition, rhyming, and a variety of literary elements like onomatopoeia, metaphor, simile, and others.
Creative Writing Workshop (ages 7 to 10): Participants in this workshop write both independently and collaboratively and read classic poems and stories as a means to inspire their own writing process. Workshop leaders guide participants through a series of playful, fun, and interesting explorations of language that emphasize the stages of the writing process. Participants leave with an original story or poem.
Creative Writing Workshop (ages 11 to 13): This workshop is similar to the 7 to 10 age group, but the texts we investigate are more complicated. Standard literary elements such as metaphor, simile, symbolism, and hyperbole are explored in addition to more complex concepts such as paradox and allusion. Additionally, participants may spend time exploring the more performative nature of poetry. All participants leave with an original story or poem.

When: Saturday, December 2 10am-1pm

Where: UA poetry Center 
Highlights info row image
(520) 626-3765

Admission: FREE