A new play is coming to Valley of the Moon, and it sounds like it is going to be funny! My mom and I got to talk with Dante Crossroad, the co-director of “The Monty Tale of King Arthur.” He told us what families can expect if they come to the play. It is a comedy and is about an hour long. It is the Valley of the Moon’s own rendition of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Crossroad told us that if you are a Monty Python fan, then this is the show for you!

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I went to Patagonia Lake to go fishing with my family during winter break. We drove there for what felt like hours but when we finally got there it was cold and raining. I did not care. I really wanted to catch a fish.

I practiced throwing the fishing rod a couple times. I felt ready and my dad put the bait on my hook. I sat there for a long time waiting to catch a fish but I did not. I moved to a different spot and tried again and still did not catch a fish. No matter what, I still had fun fishing with my family.

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 Did you know there are so many kinds of shoes? I collect basketball shoes and stylish shoes.

I think these types of shoes are cool, and they look good. My grandma bought me my first pair of Jordans around three years ago. I thought they were so neat and wanted to get more. That is when I started collecting shoes.

My favorite shoe is the Dior 3. Some are going for more than $900! There are also Jordan, Yeezy and Nike shoes. Some of my friends and I trade shoes with each other. I get other shoes from the mall or online.

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On Christmas 2023, my family went to Sedona, for the first time. When I arrived, I saw enormous, red mountains that looked completely different from the ones in Tucson. My favorite part was visiting a church in a mountain, called the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The church had huge windows and looked like a combination of triangular and rectangular shapes. Inside the church, it felt very peaceful. I noticed a six-foot tall crucifix, some holy water, and biblical paintings.

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Have you been to Reid Park Zoo lately and noticed the mama elephant is pregnant? Well, if you like elephants and their cool adaptations, then read on!

 “The mother elephant (Samba) will give birth any day now,” says zookeeper Cassandra Dodds. The zookeepers know when the mother will give birth by doing urine tests. Elephants have the longest pregnancies. They are pregnant for 22 months!

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“Oh! I just got an idea!” Students at Carden of Tucson turn their ideas into inventions. A unique program called Invention Convention challenges students to find ways to change the world. This year’s Invention Convention will be held March 8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the University of Arizona ENR2.

The Invention Convention started in Connecticut in 1983, and asks students to find problems that need solutions. These solutions become brand new inventions. Educators at Carden of Tucson loved this idea and wanted to bring it to their students.

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I love Pokémon! My friends Lindsey and Landen got me interested in Pokémon. My favorite Pokémons are Pikachu and Charizard. I like to read Pokémon books and collect Pokémon things, too.

I got a Poké Ball, and it is really cool. It lights up and changes colors, and it’s sensitive to your hands. The Poké Ball is a replica and a prop. I have it on my dresser in my room. My Papa got it for me for Christmas from Amazon. I wanted it because it is really cool. It’s the size of a baseball, and it is metal. I want more Poké Balls, but they’re around $100.

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Did you know that the Elks Lodge Organization hosts a free throw shooting contest called the Elks National Hoop Shoot? The Hoop Shoot is over 50 years old, in partnership with The Basketball Hall of Fame and free to all participants.

Winning the Hoop Shoot gives you a chance to inscribe your name in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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