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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, there are free or cheap things to do around town to keep them busy.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hey, kids, here's your chance to draw like Fitz

Young cartoonists can show off their skills to one of the best in the business — and maybe get turned into a ’toon.

September 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Hey, kids, here's your chance to draw like Fitz

Young cartoonists can show off their skills to one of the best in the business — and maybe get turned into a 'toon.

September 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Hey, kids, here's your chance to draw like Fitz

Young cartoonists can show off their skills to one of the best in the business — and maybe get turned into a ’toon.

September 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Hey, kids, here's your chance to draw like Fitz

Young cartoonists can show off their skills to one of the best in the business — and maybe get turned into a ’toon.

September 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

David Fitzsimmons: Mr. Wallet's Wild Ride at the Pima County Fair

The best thing about the Pima County Fair is the drive to get there. It's half way to Lordsburg, N.M. - and twice the fun - starting with an amazing thrill ride called "find a place to park within a mile of the entrance." Take the whole family! They'll never forgive you.

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David Fitzsimmons: Cupid's arrow pierces 8-year-old's heart, evokes schoolyard angst

In October JFK had just brought us through the Cuban missile crisis. By February I was a third grader unsure I'd survive my own doomsday crisis: The dreaded Valentine's Day card exchange. I'd rather face down a flotilla of Russian destroyers loaded with nuclear missiles than tell the girl wh…

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David Fitzsimmons: Sure, I'm a sap, but this copper's made me late - and the blonde's waiting

His lights were in my rearview mirror. The local heat was on my tail like guacamole dip on nachos. I pulled into the dark side street, stopped and waited. The copper shined his flashlight into my blues.

February 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Editorial cartoonist event in Tucson is Thursday

An item on the Sunday editorial page included the wrong date for the "Win, Lose or Draw: Cartoon Humor in Campaigns" event, which features Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and conservative cartoonist Steve Kelley.

October 22, 2012 1:39 pmLoading…

David Fitzsimmons: As our peculiar autumn approaches, watch out for the Blue Tufted Snowbird

My neighbor claimed he saw a pile of autumn leaves around the base of a saguaro in another neighbor's yard. Shedded red, brown and yellow leaves were piled high around the base of the old spiny giant as if it were a New England maple tree.

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David Fitzsimmons: Playing the jury-duty game, mischief maker covers all the bases

'You are hereby summoned to appear for jury service." I had not heard such powerful and stirring words since a knuckle-faced chump in a jumpsuit said to me, "You're going to need both brake pads replaced."

October 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

David Fitzsimmons: Cancer's in the rearview mirror; now I can look forward to a heart attack

The news on Wednesday of singer Andy Williams dying from bladder cancer jarred my bravado. Wednesday was my checkup day.

September 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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