Sharpen your lances and hang on to your helmets—Scottsdale is traveling back in time to when chivalrous knights in shining armor battled each other in tournaments by jousting and sword-fighting, clashing their way to become their queen’s champion.

 The new Medieval Times dinner theater opens at the Talking Stick Entertainment District this summer. Families will be able to walk among the stone walls of a replica 11th-century Spanish castle and admire the authentic medieval decor and weaponry in the Hall of Arms. There is even a medieval torture museum.

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 In Japan, scientists and engineers have worked together to create the maglev train. Maglev means magnetic levitation. Unlike other trains, this train does not have any wheels, but instead runs with magnets.

Imagine driving to work, and you’re going to be late because of all the traffic. The maglev train was built for this purpose. This train makes a faster, easier trip for anybody in a hurry. It does not pollute the environment as other trains do.

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You can earn a free visit to Reid Park Zoo and other prizes by reading this summer. Pima County Public Library, Bookmans, and Barnes & Noble offer kids rewards for summer reading.

A Universe of Stories, the Pima County Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program gives kids a reading tracker that includes a coupon for one free child admission to Reid Park Zoo (www.library.pima.gov/

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MAZE: Find your way to the Credit Union
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MAZE: Find your way to the Credit Union!

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Craig Culbertson, Wright Elementary
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Craig Culbertson teaches fifth grade at Wright Elementary. This year marks his 13th teaching at the school. 

Culbertson is a Tucson native who started his career working in sales. He worked at a kiosk selling wireless phones, and later was a district sales manager. He says his students... Read more

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