Car show to aid literacy program

The Rotary Club of Tucson is sponsoring a car show to benefit Reading Seed.

The Tucson Classics Car Show will be held Oct. 19 at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 400 classic cars will be on display with booths to visit, children’s activities, a food court and more. Entry is $5 for adults, which includes a chance on a 2004 LeMans Corvette Convertible or $15,000. Children under 18 are free with a paying adult.

Reading Seed is a literacy program for students in grades first through third who are not reading at grade level. There are more than 800 trained volunteer reading coaches participating in this program. To date $200,000 has been donated to Reading Seed through previous car shows.

For further information visit or call 440-4503.

Promote reusable bags with haiku entry

Local elementary students can submit a haiku promoting the use of reusable shopping bags.

The BYOBag Tucson Haiku Poetry contest is open to students in the city of Tucson in public, private, charter and home schools.

BYOBag Tucson is an effort to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, decrease the use of disposable plastic bags and increase the recycling of plastic bags at local retail stores.

Contest entries must be submitted on an official entry form by Oct. 21. For more information or to obtain an entry form, go to

The first 500 students entering the BYOBag Tucson Haiku Contest will receive a “Haikupon” redeemable for a free reusable grocery bag courtesy of Tucson’s Walmart Stores and a five dollar gift card to redeem at Walmart.

Contest winners will receive gift certificates from several grocery chains including Fry’s, Safeway, Albertson’s, Basha’s, Food City, Sprouts and Whole Foods.

Marana teacher gets surprise, recognition

Twin Peaks Elementary teacher, Kendra Lewis, received a surprise visit in her classroom Tuesday as part of the seventh annual “A Day Made Better” event.

Employees from OfficeMax at Ina and Thornydale roads awarded Lewis with a new chair, a digital camera, a Kindle Fire and classrooms supplies.

The one-day event awards more than 1,000 teachers nationwide with $1,000 in classroom supplies.

Lewis has taught both kindergarten and first grade at Twin Peaks. She has also served as the student council sponsor and the teacher representative to Parents Teachers and Friends.

“Ms. Lewis approaches everything she does with a positive, can-do attitude,” said Twin Peaks Principal Dondi Luce. “She makes everyone around her have a better day, and now it is her turn.”

Since its inception in 2007, OfficeMax’s “A Day Made Better” and its nonprofit partner have surprised more than 6,700 teachers and donated $8.85 million in school supplies to classrooms across the country.

2 students to show skills at Pilates event

Two Flowing Wells High School sophomores are traveling to Florida to show off their Pilates skills.

Montana Hayes and Brittni Obregon will be in Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday to demonstrate their youth mat routine for the Pilates Method Alliance’s International Conference.

Both girls trained in Pilates at Body Works in Tucson.

Compiled by reporter Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea

Education writer for #ThisIsTucson. Mom of one.