For those of you who like to get a head start on planning your weekend, here are a few free things to do in the Tucson area Saturday.
Nathan Davis, right, and his friend Draven Shipley handle the assembly chores as they put up the Davis family's tent at the sixth Marana Parks and Recreation "Camping Under the Stars" at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road.
Ron Brewster lines up his Celestron CPC 11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope as he and others with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association prepare to give campers a view of the night sky.
Ahh, this is what camping is all about. Colin Boltz keeps a firm eye on a kingsnake that was on exhibit.
Saturday's family outing at the park included the screening of "Over the Hedge."
Marana Parks and Recreation has loads of activities year-round.
Marana Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an overnight campout at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road at 3 p.m. April 20 to 10 a.m. April 21.
Jessica Possert and her dogs Rocky, left, Riley, right, and Ruby play in the new dog park at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road in Marana.
Justin Possert uses a treat to coax his dog Riley to hop over an obstacle. The new 20,000-square-foot park has lots of grass, tunnels and agility stations.
After a lot of running around, Ruby, left, Rocky and Riley drink some water. The park features lights for evening visitors.
Justin Possert has his dog Ruby chase him. Funding for the park came from revenues received from the annual WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship golf tournament.
Families, unite. Founders' Day in Marana is just around the
corner on March 20, and it has some favorite standbys as well as
new attractions for people of all ages.
Serge Boutou of Tucson gets into the spirit of the event during the warm-up for the inaugural "Marana Can Do 5K." The event, sponsored by the Marana Chamber of Commerce, had no entry fee, only the requirement that participants bring a bag of food for the Marana Community Food Bank.
Thank goodness the rain held off until Sunday.
Reporter Shelley Shelton, left, and her daughter Courtney, 14, prepare for the inaugural "Marana Can Do 5K." Courtney finished first in her division.