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Yoga for Teens

Yoga for Teens

April 1 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

In this free 6-week yoga series you will: learn breathing exercises, stress management skills, build strength and confidence, and get more in tune with your body-mind connection. Wear comfortable clothes.  Please bring water, a towel and yoga mat (optional).  Drop-ins and all levels welcome!  Open to ages 13-19. No class 4/22

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Tucson Poetry Festival 2014 Kickoff Party

Tucson Poetry Festival 2014 Kickoff Party

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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THE TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 31st BIRTHDAY! The Tucson Poetry Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious annual events of its kind in the world, will celebrate its 31st Birthday during the first weekend of National Poetry Month in 2014. Throughout its illustrious history TPF has hosted Nobel Prize Winners, Pulitzer Prize Winners,... Read more »

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Urban Yarns @ the Library

Urban Yarns @ the Library

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Calling all downtown knitters & crocheters! Meet fellow fiber fanatics, peruse the library’s latest fiber-themed books, & find inspiration for your next project.   Note: No instruction is provided.

Tucson Hullabaloo

Tucson Hullabaloo

April 5 - 6
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On Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 2014 the Tucson Hullabaloo will take place at Armory Park Center (220 S 5th Ave) in downtown Tucson. Hullabaloo is a community festival and a celebration of all things Tucson from its sunny climate to its rich and diverse community. Hullabaloo will unite the community for one special... Read more »

Roller Derby Tournament: Dust Devil 2014

Roller Derby Tournament: Dust Devil 2014

April 5 - 6

Watch hard hits on eight wheels at one of Roller Derby’s longest running tournaments, started right here in the Old Pueblo. The 2014 Dust Devil features eight traveling teams from as far away as Vermont! Enjoy two days of vendors, refreshments, and stunts on skates. Presale tickets are  available at brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 8:00 am,... Read more »

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Tucson Hullabaloo

Tucson Hullabaloo

April 5 - 6
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On Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th 2014 the Tucson Hullabaloo will take place at Armory Park Center (220 S 5th Ave) in downtown Tucson. Hullabaloo is a community festival and a celebration of all things Tucson from its sunny climate to its rich and diverse community. Hullabaloo will unite the community for one special... Read more »

Roller Derby Tournament: Dust Devil 2014

Roller Derby Tournament: Dust Devil 2014

April 5 - 6

Watch hard hits on eight wheels at one of Roller Derby’s longest running tournaments, started right here in the Old Pueblo. The 2014 Dust Devil features eight traveling teams from as far away as Vermont! Enjoy two days of vendors, refreshments, and stunts on skates. Presale tickets are  available at brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 8:00 am,... Read more »

The Great Rillito Wash up!

The Great Rillito Wash up!

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Join Pima County RFCD and Tucson Clean & Beautiful in cleaning up the Rillito riverbed starting at Oracle Road.  Sat. April 5, 2014 from 8A to 12P   We need your help!  

Tucson Organic Gardeners Composting Clinic

Tucson Organic Gardeners Composting Clinic

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tucson Organic Gardeners docents will be available to answer questions about compost in the Gardens’ composting demonstration area.  Free with Gardens admission.

Posture Clinic: Full Wheel

Posture Clinic: Full Wheel

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lift your heart with Urdhva Dhanurasana! Find strength, balance, flexibility and heart, taking Full Wheel Pose to your personal edge. Learn proper set-up, modifications and propping to help you get the most out of your asana. We will work into it in three stages; appropriate for all levels of students who want to gain a... Read more »

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Viva La Local Food Festival

Viva La Local Food Festival

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Celebrating Joyous Local Food Farmers Market Opens at 9:00am General Event 11:00am — 5:00pm General Admission is FREE Parking is $5.00 Per Car (Free Parking until 10:30 am) Festival Food Items Available for Purchase at $5.00 Each Come early and get to know more than 80 of Southern Arizona’s best vendors at the largest Heirloom... Read more »

“Color the Mural!” A Community Mural Project

“Color the Mural!” A Community Mural Project

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Safos Dance Theatre presents “Color the Mural!” A Community Mural Project Safos Dance Theatre is proud to invite the Tucson Community to participate in “Color the Mural!” A Community Mural Project.  On Sunday April 6, 2014 at 10am at the House of Neighborly Service 243 W. 33rd St Tucson, AZ 85713, Safos will kick off... Read more »

Spiral Dragon

Spiral Dragon

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spiral Dragon is a Tibetan treasure dharma practice designed to accelerate spiritual realization especially in the chaos and pressure of these times. It is easy to learn and practice, consisting of five sets of movements and a simple meditation. Spiral Dragon focuses on the spontaneous interplay of energy and awareness as it rapidly unfolds the... Read more »

Sanskrit III with Anthony Tribe, PhD, RYT 200

Sanskrit III with Anthony Tribe, PhD, RYT 200

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sanskrit has been called the “language of enlightenment” and is said to be transmitted to humans from the gods. As a yoga teacher you may use Sanskrit only to “Name that Posture”! This class will give you much more. Develop confidence and comfort with the pronunciation of Sanskrit, especially yoga posture names and yoga related... Read more »

“Taste of Chocolate”

“Taste of Chocolate”

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Rincon Rotary club’s 6th annual “Taste of Chocolate” is Sunday, April 6, 2pm-4pm, at the Doubletree Hotel (445 S. Alvernon Way). Come and enjoy chocolate creations from over 25 local chefs and vote for your favorites. Sip red wine and chocolate beer (for a nominal fee) while browsing the SIlent Auction tables and have... Read more »

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Plaza Planter Project Work Party

Plaza Planter Project Work Party

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join the community as we continue to spruce up the Plaza Planters in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Monthly work parties will be open to all – we’ll weed, replant, turn soil and provide some TLC to the planters.

Arizona Gives Day

Arizona Gives Day

April 9
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On April 9th you are presented with a state-sized opportunity to make a profound difference in your community. This one day provides an inspiring way for Arizonans to join forces to help their communities. What cause are you passionate about? We’ve united hundreds of nonprofits across Arizona. Select the nonprofit of your choice and donate... Read more »

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Film @ The Loft: Which Way Home

Film @ The Loft: Which Way Home

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Which Way Home is an Oscar-nominated documentary that follows unaccompanied children from Mexico & Central America on their dangerous journey north to reunite with their families in the U.S. Screening is a fundraiser for Tucson Samaritans, the non-profit all-volunteer organization that is committed to saving lives in the southern Arizona desert. All proceeds bebefit humanitarian... Read more »

Tucson’s “Take Back the Night” 2014!

Tucson’s “Take Back the Night” 2014!

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join our community on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, for an evening of empowerment, awareness and support as we stand up and speak out against sexual violence. Please join us as we Take Back the Night! TBTN will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Prior to the main... Read more »

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A Community Conversation on Health Equity

A Community Conversation on Health Equity

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Healthy Pima Initiative, facilitated by the Pima County Health Department, invites the community to learn about health disparities and health equity and how to get involved. A panel of speakers including Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, County Attorney Barbara LaWall (invited) and, Laura Penny of the Southern AZ Women’s Foundation will present on health... Read more »

Raptors: Falcons and Vultures

Raptors: Falcons and Vultures

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Jeff Babson of Sky Island Tours at TBG and learn about the identification and natual history of these fascinating and somewhat frightening birds.

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Tucson Bhakti Party

Tucson Bhakti Party

April 12 - 13
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Harmony and Health Foundation and Terrasante Village host our 3rd Annual Bhakti Celebration. Party sunrise to moonset! Live music, educational and sacred workshops,  participatory Kundalini and Yin yoga, exquisite transformation experience with Angel Gong Wave, fire circle, kirtan, drumming, dancing,chanting and singing in our world-class Harmonic Chapel. Open camping with lovely mountain views. Enjoy live... Read more »

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Tucson Bhakti Party

Tucson Bhakti Party

April 12 - 13
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Harmony and Health Foundation and Terrasante Village host our 3rd Annual Bhakti Celebration. Party sunrise to moonset! Live music, educational and sacred workshops,  participatory Kundalini and Yin yoga, exquisite transformation experience with Angel Gong Wave, fire circle, kirtan, drumming, dancing,chanting and singing in our world-class Harmonic Chapel. Open camping with lovely mountain views. Enjoy live... Read more »

Celebration of Kindness

Celebration of Kindness

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ben’s Bells Project is hosting their annual Celebration of Kindness on Saturday, April 12th. The event will be hosted at Ben’s Bells Downtown 40 W. Broadway Tucson, AZ 85701. Tickets are available for purchase at https://bensbells.org/drupal/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=9 tickets are 60.00 in advance, 75.00 at the door. Come join us for performances by Jovert, Gus Woodrow, Tomizuka,... Read more »

Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America

Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. Enhance your Growing Cities outdoor Jácome Plaza Bike-In movie experience with a tour of two of the Community Gardens of Tucson near downtown.... Read more »

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10th Annual March for Children

10th Annual March for Children

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Marching forward with our community to end child abuse and neglect.  March for Children begins at 9:30 AM, Casa de Los Ninos Family Fiesta follows at 11:00 AM. Sponsored by Aviva Children’s Services, Casa de Los Ninos, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA).  For more information, please visit the... Read more »

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What is that Butterfly?

What is that Butterfly?

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A light hearted look at butterfly classification using examples from Butterfly Magic and local butterflies.  Includes entrance to Butterfly Magic after hours.

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Successful Plants for Tucson Gardens

Successful Plants for Tucson Gardens

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to choose, place and maintain plants in order to create a beautiful and thriving landscape in a desert environment.  Identify trees, shrubs, perennials and succulents that are smart choices for Tucson and recognize what characteristics make these plants successful locally.  Includes a walking tour highlighting successful plants at the Gardens.  Free with Gardens... Read more »

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Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Events MAYNARDS MARKET WINE TASTING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATES! APRIL Friday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. : Wines of Keeling Schaefer Vineyards in Pearce, Arizona Friday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. :  Wines of Carlson Creek from Willcox, Arizona Wine Tastings are free for Wine Club members and $10 for non-members. 21 +... Read more »

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West African Drum Jam & Class

West African Drum Jam & Class

April 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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If you have ever wanted to learn how to play the djembe in a fun and inspiring atmosphere, then you absolutely need to check out this class! This is a mixed level class, so whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro you will receive instruction at your level. We will begin with a... Read more »

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Poetry in the Gardens

Poetry in the Gardens

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center will host a third installment of the poetry discussion series.  Lovers of nature and poetry are invited to visit a different garden space each month and explore our connections with the natural world.  Docents leading the discussion will provide a packet of poems.  No prior... Read more »

Poetry in the Gardens

Poetry in the Gardens

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

TBG and the University of Arizona Poetry Center will host this poetry discussion.  Docents leading the class will provide a packet of poems.  No prior knowledge of poetry is needed.  Theme for class is “Native poetry.”  Class is included in Gardens Admission.

Tucson Girls Chorus Open House and Auditions

Tucson Girls Chorus Open House and Auditions

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Tucson Girls Chorus will hold an Open House on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at their main location at 4020 E. River Road. The Open House is from 10 am to 11:30 am. Tucson Girls Chorus is enrolling new members for the 2014-15 singing season that will begin in August. Girls entering into Kindergarten through... Read more »

Music Sale & Swap!

Music Sale & Swap!

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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KXCI & Maker House music sale

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Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation

Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Teens: Do you have a few hours this summer to… Help kids in your neighborhood? Get practical work experience and job skills? Meet and work with other teens? …Be a teen volunteer at Himmel Park Branch Library! Interested teens please stop by Himmel Park Branch Library to pickup a volunteer application and register to attend... Read more »

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