There were vintage World War II aircraft twirling through the Tucson skies, modern-day jets that can travel faster than the speed of sound, and parachutists taking death-defying leaps out of airplanes—the 2019 Davis-Monthan Air Show had it all!

On March 23 and 24, Davis- Monthan AFB opened its gates to the public for Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona, its biannual air show. Pleasant temperatures and sunny skies made the perfect conditions for both air show performers and visitors.

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The Autism Walk and Resource Fair is April 6. It’s an event for all families where everyone will enjoy their visit. The fair will be at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium at Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The fair runs from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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 Did you know that the University of Arizona has a mine? It’s called the UA San Xavier Mining Laboratory and it is located in Sahuarita. In November I went to the San Xavier mine to learn more about Arizona mining.

I interviewed James Werner who is the Assistant Director of the mine. His father also worked at the mine. It is not a working mine, but UofA students study there to learn new things about mining.

The mining students learn to mine silver, lead  and copper. Werner and the students usually arrive to the mine early in the morning, but there is no set schedule.

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Modeling in the fashion world can be exciting. From magazine covers to globetrotting, these are just a few cool things you get to experience with a modeling job. But, there is more. How about building self-esteem, healthy eating, manners and etiquette, just to name a few. Those are important, too, to help models navigate successful modeling careers.

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 I went to the play “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl does Nothing.” In my opinion, it was amazing, funny and interesting. The play was about triplets; Albienne, Beatrix, and Carmen, who all take different paths in life after their father leaves them in the woods at 10 years old.

The play takes us through the journey of the girls lives over the next 21 years, through all the ups and downs.

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 The Tucson Children’s Museum has built a new exhibit called Sense of Place. It is a fun and educational area, with interactive models of well-known areas in Tucson for kids to play on and explore. These include replicas of Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, A Mountain, and the “Greetings from Tucson” mural. Building the Sense of Place exhibit took about 4 months, however, planning the exhibittook about eight months. It cost about $200,000. We spoke with executive director Michael Luria and lead discovery guide Ellie Mark.

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