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Freecycle swap event happening Saturday

Now, that the holidays are over, what are you going to do with all the stuff well-meaning friends and family gave you that you'll never use?

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Free wellness fair at Bookmans

Free wellness fair at Bookmans

Get a free massage or tarot reading to ring in the new year. 

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Get 60 pounds of produce for $10

Get 60 pounds of produce for $10

Produce distribution program starting back up again after summer hiatus. 

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Local fundraiser to kick off Diabetes awareness month

Local fundraiser to kick off Diabetes awareness month

To kick off Diabetes Awareness Month and raise money for the American Diabetes Association, Studio Bellagio, 105 E. Speedway, is hosting a masquerade fashion show charity gala from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Free Halloween candy X-ray scans

Free Halloween candy X-ray scans

NextCare Urgent Care is offering free X-ray scans of Halloween candy. 

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Check out free tickets to arts and culture events

Check out free tickets to arts and culture events

Starting Thursday, you'll be able to check out free passes to see an opera, visit a museum or walk around a garden, from the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. 

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Free yoga classes

Free yoga classes

For moms who want a way to get their yoga in while spending time with the baby, Bookmans Sports Exchange, 3330 E. Speedway, is offering free Mommy and Me Yoga classes.

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Meeting local author gives us something to write home about

Meeting local author gives us something to write home about

Meet Adam Rex and have your books signed by him.

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Healthy from the Start health fair focuses on breastfeeding

Healthy from the Start health fair focuses on breastfeeding

Pregnant women and new moms interested in learning about breastfeeding at home and at work will be the focus of a free health fair hosted by the Pima County Health Department August 7.

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Cosplay, comics and game at MegaMania!! event

Cosplay, comics and game at MegaMania!! event

It's the library's version of ComicCon, and, it's free.

July 09, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Free jump time at Pump it Up

Free jump time at Pump it Up

Pump it Up is celebrating 15 years with a free party.

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60 pounds of produce for $10

60 pounds of produce for $10

Stock up on fresh produce on the cheap at Produce on Wheels - Without Waste, Saturday.

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Free fishing clinic at Parker Canyon Lake

Free fishing clinic at Parker Canyon Lake

As part of a National Get Outdoors Day celebration, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting a free fishing clinic at Parker Canyon Lake from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Tell us about Dad

Tell us about Dad

Since Father's Day is right around the corner, I want to hear about the great dads out there.

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Columns from the Star

2015 calendar of deals

Knowing when items will be discounted can save you big bucks. 

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Centsible Mom's five favorite tips of 2014
Centsible Mom's five favorite tips of 2014

I'm thinking of how my family can do things better next year.

December 30, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Centsible Mom: Thrifty tricks from Tucson dads
Centsible Mom: Thrifty tricks from Tucson dads

We often think of moms when it comes to being thrifty, but dads do their part, too.

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Centsible Mom: Shopping local benefits us all
Centsible Mom: Shopping local benefits us all

Shop Local Month, an initiative of Local First Arizona, runs from Nov. 28-Dec. 24.

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Centsible Mom: Price check on this year's hot toys
Centsible Mom: Price check on this year's hot toys

There are some really cool toys this year, and prices are fairly competitive.

November 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Centsible Mom: Dollar-store grocery shoppers share their tips
Centsible Mom: Dollar-store grocery shoppers share their tips

Some have refrigerated and frozen-food sections. Others get fresh produce.

November 08, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Centsible Mom's Halloween price check
Centsible Mom's Halloween price check

Where to find local deals and one-stop-shopping on the holiday's basics.

October 04, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Centsible Mom: Layaways spread out your holiday spending
Centsible Mom: Layaways spread out your holiday spending

Now's the time to take advantage of layaway plans.

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Centsible Mom: Scammers run rampant, with no recourse
Centsible Mom: Scammers run rampant, with no recourse

Somebody hacked our FedEx account to ship fraudulent checks.

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Centsible Mom: Save on back-to-school shopping
Centsible Mom: Save on back-to-school shopping

We've done a price check in Tucson to help you find deals.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: How to save big bucks with coupons
Centsible Mom: How to save big bucks with coupons

Some of Tucson's best couponers share how they do it.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: How to buy organic, safe produce on a budget
Centsible Mom: How to buy organic, safe produce on a budget

Summer’s here. It’s hot, and all I want to eat is fruit and cold veggies.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Inexpensive getaways can provide rich memories
Centsible Mom: Inexpensive getaways can provide rich memories

We all want our kids to look back with fond memories of family vacations.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops
Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

I was curious as to whether  different pawnshops pay the same  for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six  in Tucson to chec…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend
Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend

In honor of the rodeo, which kicks off with the famous Rodeo Parade on Thursday, most of Tucson’s kids have a four-day weekend. Lucky for us, …

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The Star’s Centsible Mom, Angela Pittenger, blogs about great deals, tips to stretch your dollars and ideas for living frugally.

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