During spring break my family and I took a trip to Rocky Point or Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. I highly recommend taking a visit. There are many things to see and do and it is only a four-hour car ride from Tucson.

Some of the things I suggest doing if you decide to adventure there are parasailing, horseback riding, jet skiing, zip lining, swimming in the Sea of Cortez and shopping. There seems to be something for everyone in Rocky Point.

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 Last month my family and I went on a Cub Scout Camping weekend at Camp Raymond in Williams, Arizona. Even my sister went. Did you know that girls can be Cub Scouts, too?

We met up with our troop, set up our tent and headed out for a cool hike. On the hike, we caught crayfish and minnows in a little pond. Another troop was supposed to meet us, but the Webelos got a little lost and it took a while for them to find us. Some of the older scouts came over on the hike carrying a snake. It was a garter snake and I got to hold it.

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 In 2018, Lily Brown and Tait Hansen won the Young Inventors Challenge with their game Betcha Can’t! The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is held every November, and is open for ages 6 to 18. In order to compete, first you must design a prototype for your idea and make a pitch. Then, during the fair, present your product.

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 Jane Camp is a retired teacher and the founder of Reading2paws. She goes to schools and gives kids free books and stuffed animals. Students read aloud to their stuffed animal every day.

Camp says, “Books were special to me and I loved to read. When I retired, I wanted to do something for kids. I volunteered and found out that many kids had no books at home. I started my charity. Some people gave me books to give out, others purchased books for me and some donated money to help.”

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 Tucson Business Owners, Inc. is collecting school supplies until Aug.15 along with Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson. The mission of Treasures 4 Teachers is to provide educators with free or low-cost learning materials.

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 I think “Jump The Moon” by Kathy Simmers is a great book because I love horses! But that’s not the only reason. First, it’s a heartfelt story about a girl’s love for a horse. The story is based on a true story about the author’s daughter and a special horse in her life.

The next reason I enjoyed the book is because the girl never stopped thinking of the horse and she never gave up on the horse. The girl never believed what other people thought about the horse. Some thought the horse was ugly and mean, but she thought the horse was beautiful and caring.

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Have fun this summer with Michaels Kids Club, Camp Creatology! These free classes are filled with fun for mini makers full of creativity. They have a wide selection of classes that you can sign up for, all via Zoom. From painting to using beads, you’re sure to find the activity that’s right for you. Camp Creatology will have classes from July 12 to Aug. 6. Classes are each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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 Experience the original art of Vincent Van Gogh at the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition opening next month in Scottsdale at Lighthouse Artspace, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road.

The exhibit opens August 26 and runs until November 28. The exhibit features massive moving projections of Van Gogh’s famous paintings, including Starry Night, The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers.

Safety measures will be in place to keep all visitors and staff safe at the walkin exhibit. Visitors are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing rules.

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