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Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila  Challenge

Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge

Vendors set up in the center courtyard and upper level walkways of La Encantada for last year’s Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge.

August 11, 2014 11:29 am
Slinky more than just a wonderful toy

Slinky more than just a wonderful toy

Cameron Cardwell (left) helps Matt Ryan — aka the Mad Scientist — use a Slinky as a visual aid to show how sound waves travel on July 9 at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Ryan is with Mad Science, a worldwide company that teaches scientific literacy to kids in fun and i…

July 14, 2014 11:28 am
Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Plaintiff’s attorney Brianna Martinez, center, questions a witness during a mock trial that capped a six-week program. Thirty-one young people learned about the various courts and how the legal system works.

July 11, 2014 1:40 pm
Catapult launch

Catapult launch

Perla Arias, Nyssa Valenzuela, Lucy Nava, Leonardo Rodriguez, Eric Pace and Jacob Ruiz watch as their foam projectiles are catapulted into the air during a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event to kick off the summer reading program at Woods Memorial Library. The program run…

May 05, 2014 8:56 am
Spring plant sale

Spring plant sale

Volunteers Christine Andreotta, left, and Jean Taylor  place plants where they can be picked up by new owners at Saturday’s spring plant sale at the Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Proceeds from the sale go back into seeds, compost and other materials for new plants.

April 14, 2014 2:28 pm
Drink Wine for No Kill Pima County

Drink Wine for No Kill Pima County

Ashlee Davis, left, Rachel Doty, Shauna Durbin and Sarah Leffler enjoy the wine tasting and snacks during the Drink Wine for No Kill Pima County at Catavinos Wine Shoppe on North Alvernon Way.

April 14, 2014 2:29 pm
Quest of the Cavemen

Quest of the Cavemen

Dennis Tamblyn belted out a tune during The Great American Playhouse’s production of “Quest of the Cavemen” on April 10.

April 14, 2014 12:04 pm
Wishes With Wings

Wishes With Wings

Brothers Frank Miranda, left, Johnnie Miranda, wearing a red shirt, and Roman Miranda, wearing a blue shirt, release their butterflies at the Wishes With Wings event. The butterfly release symbolizes the unique beauty that each child brings to the world. The event, which included face painti…

March 10, 2014 11:04 am
Flowers

Flowers

Ming-Min Lee and John McMullen look over African violets for sale during the Tucson African Violet Society Spring Show and Sale. Plants, pots and gardening advice were available Saturday at the show, held at the Junior League of Tucson, on East River Road.

March 10, 2014 10:43 am
Café Poca Cosa

Café Poca Cosa

CAFE POCA COSAPatrons enjoy a quiet atmosphere at Cafe Poca Cosa (CAFE POCA COSA) near East Pennington Street and North Scott Avenue in downtown Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Photo by A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star MANDATORY CREDIT, NO MAGAZINES, NO SALES

January 28, 2014 7:45 pm
Candyland

Candyland

Bennie Roach advances during a game of “Candy Land,” played Saturday morning on a giant replica of the Hasbro board game at the Oro Valley Library. Players won a free book when they finished the game.

January 27, 2014 12:03 pm
Homeless Street Count

Homeless Street Count

This is one of the many homeless camps along the Santa Cruz River visited by volunteers trying to ascertain the number of homeless people in the Tucson area. The count helps generate federal aid to fund services for the homeless.

January 24, 2014 2:52 pm
Homeless Street Count

Homeless Street Count

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild interviews Michael Irvin near the Santa Cruz River north of Sunset Road in the yearly survey of homeless people in the Tucson area at campsites, churches, shelters and on the streets.

January 24, 2014 2:51 pm
Weihnacthsmarkt

Weihnacthsmarkt

Annette Walter samples some holiday scent at Desert Sky Community School’s Weihnachtmarkt, a German-themed market with food, crafts, music and kids’ activities. The school is at 1350 N. Arcadia Ave., north of East Speedway.

December 09, 2013 11:27 am
FAIR

FAIR

FAIRThe Desert Bluegrass Band performed just outside Thurber Hall during the Vail County Fair on Saturday at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road. The band is made up of members of the Desert Bluegrass Association.

November 11, 2013 10:09 am
Fiesta

Fiesta

Hannah Krzysik does front and back flips Sunday at the 35th Annual Our Mothers of Sorrows Fiesta at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, 1800 S. Kolb Road. It also had jumping castles, rides and games.

October 14, 2013 10:34 am
Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle

Country music star Chris Cagle takes the stage at the Music in Marana concert. Cagle — known for such songs as “Laredo” and “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out” — has been on country’s Nashville scene for more than a decade now.

October 14, 2013 10:24 am
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Ironwood Ridge’s Tyler Berson tries to strip the ball from Tucson High quarterback Donovan Moore, who finished with 326 yards of total offense on the night. Moore ran for 192 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns, and completed 10 of 13 passes for 134 yards.

October 11, 2013 10:19 pm
Salpointe vs. Sabino football

Salpointe vs. Sabino football

Sabino’s Matt Bushman lost the ball on this play as UA commit Cameron Denson forced and recovered the fumble. Denson also scored two touchdowns.

August 30, 2013 10:47 pm
Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge

Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge

Crystal Ortega and Angel Montanez, behind, both of Ballet Folklorico La Paloma, perform a traditional Mexican dance.

August 26, 2013 4:25 pm
Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge

Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge

Vendors, restaurant chefs and a crowd gathered for the Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, this past Saturday. The fundraiser benefited the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, or SAACA

August 26, 2013 4:25 pm
Rockabillly gets 'em moving

Rockabillly gets 'em moving

The Outlaw Rebels set the stage for dancing last Thursday during a concert organized by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, or SAACA. The free show was in the courtyard of the Century Theatres, 12155 N. Oracle Road, at Oro Valley Marketplace. The band includes, from left, Jim …

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Rockabillly gets 'em moving

Rockabillly gets 'em moving

August 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A cool way to see the desert

A cool way to see the desert

The Desert Museum's reptile exhibits are a nifty way to see these animals up close - whether it's snakes or lizards. Many of the animals are more active at night. The visitors above were indoors, so the temperature was especially comfortable. Cool Summer Nights offers an array of programs, i…

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Step-by-step, dancers show they have right moves

Step-by-step, dancers show they have right moves

At left, Andrew Piorkowski and Linda Wojtowicz demonstrate a dance move during the Summer Dance Expo organized by Studio West School of Dance. Last Saturday's event at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, featured both professional and student dancers. On the right are dancers …

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Music sounds a fun note for children

Music sounds a fun note for children

Minnie Belle Phares jumps through a hoop during the presentation of Musical Magic for Kids. Saturday's event at Oro Valley Town Hall was presented by The Music and Dance Academy, and featured musicians performing on flute, french horn and bassoon. Children got to perform along with the music…

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Handi-Dogs, handlers pause to celebrate

Handi-Dogs, handlers pause to celebrate

John Olson chats with Rama Heisey, with Grady at the ready, during the graduation ceremony at the Handi-Dogs facility near Broadway and Kolb Road. Grady has learned to open doors, pick up keys and help move John's arm so he can control his wheelchair. Find out more about Handi-Dogs at handi-…

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AIMS scores

AIMS scores

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
Taiko drummers bring the beat to OV library

Taiko drummers bring the beat to OV library

Nicole Levesque of Odaiko Sonora performs Taiko at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja. Taiko is the artistic, physically demanding discipline of Japanese ensemble drumming. Levesque was performing Saturday with Rome Hamner, who's not seen in this photo.

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Hundreds 'dive in' at Y movie event

Hundreds 'dive in' at Y movie event

More than 350 people turned out - and many jumped in - on Friday for the Ott Family Y's annual "Dive In Movie" event featuring "Wreck It Ralph." The event is held every year on the last Friday in June at the Y, 401 S. Prudence Road.

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Maybe 'Bridget Jones' started this way ...

Maybe 'Bridget Jones' started this way ...

Patricio Fernandez-Oro starts writing in his new journal, which was made by hand during a class on making and keeping a journal at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library. Moana Halaufia, right, ponders what to say in hers. The class was held June 27 at the library, at 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Go to …

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Summer is time to go on safari

Summer is time to go on safari

A giraffe lumbers around the enclosure while visitors enjoy the late afternoon at Summer Safari Friday Nights last Friday. However, not all animals are out at night.

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'Dive-in Movies' mix plot, a good cool soak

'Dive-in Movies' mix plot, a good cool soak

Tyreeze Graham takes to the water during the recent movie screening. Kids floated with vests, pool noodles and inner tubes to watch "Happy Feet 2."

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

Tucson guitarist Gabriel Ayala develops a musical piece with his namesake quintet during the World Class Summer Series, a program organized by Loews Ventana Canyon and the Tucson Jazz Society.

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

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May 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fun, purpose mix in 'Game for the World'

Fun, purpose mix in 'Game for the World'

Players gather around the table for a round of "A Game for the World," a board game invented by Anne Harman to educate and raise awareness about AIDS and HIV. The game was demonstrated last Sunday at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road. Harman was on hand…

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It's time to dance, dance, dance

It's time to dance, dance, dance

Teens dance during Marana Parks and Recreation's teen dance. Last Friday's event was for 12- to 17-year-olds and featured music by Sound Express and refreshments by the Marana Marlins Swim team at Crossroads at Silverbell Park.

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High school softball: Ironwood Ridge 4, Canyon del Oro 0: I-Ridge's Robinson blanks CDO

High school softball: Ironwood Ridge 4, Canyon del Oro 0: I-Ridge's Robinson blanks CDO

The Ironwood Ridge softball team celebrates its 4-0 victory over Canyon del Oro at Cherry Field. The Nighthawks play a semifinal game on Friday against Phoenix Greenway in Phoenix.

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Show of desert plants, critters

Show of desert plants, critters

The entryway to Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation hints at some of the activity at nearby Pima Prickly Park, 3500 W. River Road, during last Sunday's expo.

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Show of desert plants, critters

Show of desert plants, critters

Jim Davison, left, talks insects with Fred Skillman during the expo, which was organized by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society. The society and the county jointly operate Pima Prickly Park. Sunday's expo included exhibits, tours and plant sales.

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'Bob Hope' works crowd at Trail Dust

'Bob Hope' works crowd at Trail Dust

With Big Band Express backing them, Lynn Roberts, as Bob Hope, shares the stage with Julie-Anne during the 1940s "Hollywood Canteen Party" at Trail Dust Town's Savoy Opera House. The show was Sunday at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. For more information about the Old West attrac…

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Times have changed, and 'Anything Goes' for CFHS production

Times have changed, and 'Anything Goes' for CFHS production

Lily Martinez, applying makeup before her curtain call, was among45 actors in Catalina Foothills High's production of the Cole Porter musical-comedy, "Anything Goes." Playing to a sold-out, 400-seat house Friday, it was the school's 100th production. Fifteen student technicians and six adult…

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