Located in Tres Rios Wetlands, next to the ISM Raceway, March 2–3, theTres Rios Nature Festival was a place to destroy boredom. A nice sunny day with a cool breeze and lots of fun made it a perfect weekend. The festival had many activities for all ages—archery, fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing, zip lining, hands-on and hands-off exhibits, food, drinks, live music andmore!

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 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 book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is turning 50 years old. In celebration of this, Butterfly Wonderland partnered with Penguin Publishing and Eric Carle, the author of the book, to create a special exhibit. The exhibit runs now until the end of August.

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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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 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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 Imagine a garden with the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and a light and sound experience. Each year more than 450,000 people visit the Desert Botanical Garden annually. The garden features more than 50,000 plants.

Lauren Warren, assistant director of exhibits for the Desert Botanical Garden, says,” Soon we will celebrate our 80th  anniversary. This year the Garden will celebrate the 40th anniversary of our holiday event, Las Noches de las

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Veterans Day is a day that we celebrate to honor those who have served in our military. 

 

Deborah Sanders, first-grade teacher at Arizona Desert Elementary is a veteran. Sanders is a retired military officer who served in the Air Force for 21 years. Sanders retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel.

 

“My career began in the military during myfreshman year of college. I joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at my school. I stayed in ROTC for four years and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant when I

graduated,” says Sanders.

 

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 Your parents or grandparents may remember Ladmo bags, Call a Kid, Pet

Adoptions, kids in the audience and Wallace, Ladmo and Gerald on stage.

“The Wallace and Ladmo Show” was the longest running kids show in the

Valley, delighting audiences for 36 years with their sketch comedy.

 

The Wallace and Ladmo Foundation seeks to preserve, nurture and

continue the Wallace and Ladmo legacy, encouraging creativeness and

camaraderie in Arizona’s children. “What better place to do that than at the

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