At a Build, Buy and Fly event last year, ground-based pilots demonstrated model jets, like the one above. The jets can fly up to 100 mph. Saturday’s Aviation Awareness Day also will include demonstrations at Naranja Park.
Aspen participates in Kids Yoga at The BLOC. Yoga instructor and massage therapist Julie Vernon teaches the class every Saturday and Sunday.
Julie Vernon leads Kids Yoga. Kids ages 2 and up are welcome at the yoga sessions. Vernon said she loves working with children.
When it came time for Aspen to introduce herself, she led the Kids Yoga group in a stretch called The Scorpion.
Joan Cass, director of education for the Tucson Wildlife Center, holds an adult elf owl just before the Tucson Mall Kids Club meeting. The event was Saturday. The club meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Game Daze manager Gerri Creason reads "Owl Moon." Game Daze also provided games for participants to play.
Joan Cass introduces kids to a great horned owl. The owl has been with the Tucson Wildlife Center for about 11 years.
Gabriella Holguin, 7, plays Froghopper with her mother, Patty Diaz, and Michael Sabori.
Sahuaro pitcher Vinnie Tarantola fires home a pitch during the Cougars' first-round Division II state tournament game at Ironwood High School. The sophomore threw a nine-hitter to lead Sahuaro to the upset win.
Will Low hangs on during an 89-point ride to capture the bareback riding title in Sunday's finals of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. He is a three-time world champion in bareback.
In rodeo it's pretty simple: people interacting with animals. At
left, it's about cooperation, as Anne Marie McConnell guides her
horse through a turn in barrel racing. But for Tyler Nelson and
Rustler, above, in bareback bronc riding, the story was
confrontation. Nelson left in a hurry afte…
Damian Monreal intently studies the instructions before placing
more stickers on his completed Snap Tite model F-14 Tomcat.
Noelle Kohen helps her son Matthew build a model F-14
Charyn Fly adds unique designs to a clay bowl at the first of
Instructor Jada Ahern, left, chats with volunteers. Ahern and
volunteers hope to make 500 bowls, which will be sold at a
fundraiser for Interfaith Community Services' Food Bank.
Charyn Fly's bowl bears the E.B. mark, which designates it as a
bowl for the Empty Bowl fundraiser to be held in March.
Sonoran Desert Flyers member Lee Souter secures the wing of
E-flite Apprentice during the club's second annual Buy, Build and
Fly event at Naranja Park, 660 W. Naranja Drive.
Rick Raviele helps new RC pilot Maverick Fite learn to fly by
helping Maverick feel the movements on the plane's controller.
Lee Souter, left, and Larry Vincent show Grace Howard how to do
pre-flight checks. Grace didn't get to fly because so many people
attended the event.
John Wolfe instructed new pilots during ground school, one of
three phases of flight instruction new pilots received during the
Buy, Build and Fly.
Pilots gave a demonstration of their jets during the popular
Buy, Build and Fly event, which was held Saturday and Sunday.
It's unique that a child can build a model of something, then
walk a few feet from the classroom and be able to see the
life-sized version of the model.
A whisper-quiet jet soared past the crowd at speeds up to 100
mph, one of three ducted-fan jets flown during a demonstration
Sunday at the second annual Buy, Build and Fly event hosted by the
Sonoran Desert Flyers.
Volunteer potters gathered Saturday at the Pima County Northwest
Art Center, 7770 N. Shannon Road, to handcraft bowls from clay.
Ruth Grant leads the audience in a singalong of "Frosty the
Snowman" during "The Christmas Spider" puppet show at Wheeler Taft
Abbett Sr. Library.
The staff at Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library turned Toddler
Storytime into a puppet show Dec. 21.
Four-year-old Lucas Leonard, center, and his 5-year-old brother,
Caleb, were captivated by the puppet show.
Children crowded into the community room last Wednesday to find
out what holiday spiders and tinsel have in common as Wheeler Taft
Abbett Sr. Library staff hosted "The Christmas Spider" puppet show
for all ages at 10:30 a.m., the normal story time for toddlers.
Arizona's Davellyn Whyte looks to the basket in the first half
at McKale Center. Whyte had a game-high 21 points in 38 minutes in
a win over UNLV that gave the Wildcats their best start since
Traffic directors endured rain at Sunrise Chapel Dec. 3, one of
those gray, wet days that have contributed to Tucson's generous
CDO coach Eddie Autz says working with this new team is "like
taking a bunch of different-colored M&M's and putting them all
together and trying to make them one color. It's not easy, but
their will to learn is at a peak … ."
The audience is given the opportunity to come forward and see
the baby Jesus at Sunrise Chapel's Path to Bethlehem. The event was
Rachael Reed watches the Nativity production in the chapel. This
year was the first time in seven years that the event had to be
held inside due to rain.
The cast of angels sing after the birth of Jesus in the Nativity
story during Sunrise Chapel's Path to Bethlehem.
A cold drizzle didn't dampen the Christmas spirit Saturday night
as volunteers and parishioners of Sunrise Chapel hosted the annual
Path to Bethlehem. The event has been an outdoor walk-through live
Nativity for the last seven years, but this year organizers had to
move it inside at the last…
Loren Dircks of the band Gila Bend performs during the inaugural
Rogue Festival at Udall Park.
The Gunrunners play at the festival. The band started the event
and plans to hold it annually or even semiannually.
The Gunrunners' guitarist and vocalist Ted Riviern sets out
guitar pics on top of an amplifier for easy access.
Annette Wilson played between bands and introduced each band
before they began their set. Wilson is a singer/songwriter.
Organizers hope a free rock music festival, held Saturday at
Udall Park, will become at least an annual event.
Two-year-old Milo treats his owner, Ben Wells, to a lick during
Dogtoberfest. Milo seemed to be having fun, but refused to run the
Malibu, 10, sports his giraffe costume during Dogtoberfest.
Malibu won the first-place prize for the costume contest.
Cassie, 7, plays in one of many small pools during Dogtoberfest.
Dogs and their owners endured unseasonably warm temperatures in the
90s while at Sunday's event.