Fall is here and here are some of Boomer's favorite events across Tucson this upcoming week. Enjoy some movies and cultural events that help build community, culture and invest into yours and your children's future!

Sunday, September 24

Thin Mint Sprint 2017

  • Where: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Rd.
  • When: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free to cheer on, pay for registration if you want to participate

Join the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Sunday morning for a family-friendly fun run at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park on River Road! Not up for the sprint? No worries, feel free to come out and cheer on runners and walkers. This flat out-and-back course is ideal for new runners as well as elite runners. There will also be a free 100 Meter Trefoil Trot for children 6 and under at the conclusion of the race at the race expo where vendors will be sharing fun activities. GSSA will give ALL youth race participants a Thin Mint Sprint patch and all racers will receive a Girl Scout Cookie at the finish line!

Tuesday, September 26

Refugee Resettlement Lecture Series: Program Overview

  • Where: Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd.
  • When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Murphy-Wilmot Library and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson partner to launche a seven-part lecture series on Refugee Resettlement, starting with a Resettlement Program Overview presentation. Gain a better understanding of the most recent executive order and Supreme Court rulings about refugees from IRC Tucson's executive director, Jeffrey Cornish.

Institute for the Environment 2017 Fall Fest

  • Where: ENR2 Courtyard, Rm. N120
  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

The Institute for the Environment at the University of Arizona presents UA President Robert C. Robbins. Robbins will speak on the strength of environment at UA. Prior to and after his presentation, network and learn from more than 30 campus environmental programs and groups in the ENR2 courtyard and enjoy complimentary food and beverages. 

Wednesday, September 27




Handstands & Inversions

Head to Cirque Roots for a lesson on doing and perfecting handstands. Learn techniques, tips, and drills to help you prepare your body. Gain strength and flexibility needed for advanced acrobatics or circus training.

Thursday, September 28

Drive-In Movie – La La Land

  • Where: Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S Palo Verde Rd.
  • When: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/vehicle, $20 front-row parking

Cactus Drive-In Theatre will be showing La La Land (PG-13) at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet in the north lot this week. Come out to enjoy our fall weather and an award-winning feature!

Friday, September 29

Safari Jungle Party for Spay and Neuter Solutions

  • Where: Shelter Cocktail Lounge, 4155 E. Grant Rd.
  • When: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Join other cat and dog lovers for Spay and Neuter Solutions' annual fundraiser at the Shelter Cocktail Lounge. Enjoy food, drinks, and raffles for many prizes, including a fantastic animal adventure, a trip to Belize with Clara Lee Arnold, the director of the Belize Humane Society. (Airfare not included) Click the title for more information. 

Saturday, September 30

First Responder's Appreciation Day Community Fair

  • Where: Reid Park, 900 S Randolp Way
  • When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Come out for a day of fun and appreciation! Service Vehicle Display, Family Fun Activities, BBQ, Raffles, Blood Drive, Informational Booths

Adelante Parent & Youth Leadership Conference

  • Where: University of Arizona – Mexican American Studies, UA Chavez Building, 1110 E James E Rogers Way
  • When: 8:30 – 1 p.m.
  • Cost: FREE

Register at the link for this awesome opportunity for kids and families in the Tucson Unified School District. The event will be held at the University of Arizona Deparment of Mexican American Studies. Click the title to register.

"Adelante offers college and career readiness for K-12 Mexican American/Latino families in TUSD. This event provides opportunities to learn how Tucson Unified School District can help you and your children succeed at school and prepare for college. Community resources and information to improve your family's daily life will also be available. Workshops from TUSD and community partners for K-12 students and parents to focus on how to start preparing for college NOW. Co-hosted by the University of Arizona's Mexican American Studies Department.

Childcare & Spanish translation services will be available.

Adelante ofrece preparación universitaria y profesional para las familias K-12 Mexicano Americanas / Latinas en TUSD. Este evento brinda oportunidades para aprender cómo el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson puede ayudarlo a usted y a sus hijos a tener éxito en la escuela y prepararse para la universidad. Recursos comunitarios y información para mejorar la vida diaria de su familia también estarán disponibles. Habrá talleres de TUSD y socios comunitarios para estudiantes de K-12 y padres para enfocarse en cómo comenzar a prepararse para la universidad AHORA. Este evento es co-organizado por el Departamento de Estudios Mexicano Americanos de la Universidad de Arizona.

Servicios de cuidado infantil y de traducción al español estarán disponibles."


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