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family fun: Ironwood Forest National Monument Saturday, April 14th, 2012 - 04/12/12 08:17 AM
Ironwood Forest National Monument Saturday, April 14th, 2012 Looking for FREE things to do this weekend near Tucson, AZ? Here's one for the whole family! The Ironwood Forest National Monument will be home to a special event this Saturday, April 4th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and meet the Monument! Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy nature walks, games, talks by local experts an more. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history, geology, biology, and more of this wonderful area at the Ironwood Forest National Monument. Bring water bottles, camp chairs, and sunscreens (3 comments)
Load up the kids and bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy Air Bud: Golden Receiver on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 7 pm. at the Dove Mountain Park. (12405 North Dove Mountain Boulevard, Marana) Snacks and drink are available for sale as well. On March 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Smurfs will be playing at the Continental Ranch Community Park (8900 Coachline Blvd) If you are coming from Dove Mountain, just take the Twin Peaks road south to Continental Ranch and turn left at the spotlight on Coachline and Twin (0 comments)
As the mercury begins to drop, Tucson residents and visitors begin to crawl out from their air conditioning and get more involved in the vast array of outdoor activities the SW Desert has to offer. One of the fun places in town to visit is the Trail Dust Town at Pinnacle Peak, Tucson. Top of the leader-board are the stunt performers at the Wild West Stunt Show! Grab a seat on the wooden bleachers (watch for splinters) and get prepared for some good ole'fashioned goofiness! Shows are available every night of the (6 comments)
Can't you visualize yourself within the happy crowds and milling families? Can you hear the polka's omp-pa-pah? Can you smell the bratwurst and sauerkraut? Feel that frosty beverage pouring down your throat? What are you waiting for - it's time for the Tucson Oktoberfest and it's this coming weekend! The Tucson Oktoberfest begins this Thursday, September 29, 2011, and runs through Sunday. It's an open event great for frriends and family, and features over 100 arts and crafts booths, entertainment and live music, food, and children's play area.
If you've taken in very many of my blog postings, you know that I like to capture the mountains in the background, or even the focal point, of many of my posts. Coming from Puget Sound, WA, where we had the familiar companion of Mt. Rainer to keep us company, I have a strong appreciation for mountains.
Marana is no exception to "mountains", and intersting hills and dales. And with those topographical features, the first thing that comes to MY mind is...hiking!
Just as a pre-cursor (3 comments)
family fun: A Festival Day for your "Honey" in Marana: Marana Heritage Farm - 09/14/11 11:07 AM
A Festival Day for your "Honey" in Marana: Marana Heritage Farm The Marana Heritage Park and Farm sits along Tangerine Farms Road west of I-10, just across the street from Gladden Farms. Access to the Santa Cruz River Park is available, and the Farm grows produce for the Marana Community Food Bank as well.
Recently, the Marana Heritage Farm made news with the contest Communities Take Root. Dreyer's sponsored a national voting contest and communties with the most votes won a fruit orchard. I'm happy to see my daily voting helped to put the Marana Communty Food Bank's Heritage (5 comments)
The Agua Linda Farm in Amado, AZ - Things to do near Tucson A few weeks back my husband and I were able to enjoy the Garlic & Onion Festival at the Agua Linda Farm in Amado, AZ (about 40 minutes south of Tucson, on I-19)
The Agua Linda Farm sits on 64 scenic acres and has been previously published in the Tucson Lifestyle Magazine as one of the top 100 places to visit in the Tucson area!
While there, we found out the Agua Linda Farm is host to all sorts of fun activities and events, as (4 comments)
family fun: The Signal Hill Trail - Things to Do in Tucson and Marana - 06/30/11 12:33 AM
The Signal Hill Trail - Things to Do in Tucson (View from Signal Hill) If you like Indian History, Petrogliffs, and Day Trips, here's one to put on your list. (looking west towards Kitt Peak and Picnic Ramada at Signal Hill in Tucson Mountain Park) The Signal Hill Trail is located in the Saguaro Mountain Park West, and features a fairly easy 1/2 mile trail (total) up to some Kodak Moments.
Visitors are urged to stay on the trail and to be aware of their surroundings.
In 1933, President Roosevelt established the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps, to help youth (1 comments)
family fun: 4th Annual Garlic and Onion Festival - Things to do Near Tucson, AZ - 06/01/11 11:42 AM
4th Annual Garlic and Onion Festival - Things to do Near Tucson With a last name like Mancuso (pronounced, Man - Kew' - So) you can bet I know my way around garlic and onions. To me, there's nothing like a little Italian food - or make that - a LOT of Italian food, and garlic and onions seem to find their way in most of my Italian cooking!
Imagine my pleasure when I came across news of the 4th Annual Garlic and Onion Festival right here in Arizona at the Agua Linda Farm on June 10, 11, and 12, (3 comments)
Gladden Farms, Marana AZ, is located just about 20 miles north of downtown Tucson, less than five minutes' trip west of I-10 on Tangerine Farms Road. The drive is lovely, meandering along beautifully maintained medians, roomy bike lanes, and cultivated walking paths.Gladden Farms, Marana AZ, is a master-planned community -- a development built according to plan specifications that includes homes, apartments, commercial buildings, educational facilities, and community parks, etcThe entire community is geared toward outdoor living with parks, pathways, access (0 comments)
family fun: Family Fun at the Jewish Food Festival in Tucson, AZ - 10/30/10 06:23 PM
Family Fun at the Jewish Food Festival in Tucson, AZ I love this quote that I read in a recent email of happenings in Tucson:“You don’t have to be Jewish to love the Jewish Food Festival & Family Fun Fair!” It sounds like another wonderful, affordable, diverse event and something to add to my list of fun things to to in Tucson, AZ. I was immediately interested! It takes place at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, located at 3482 River Road in Tucson, AZ. Activities begin at 11 a.m. and go throughout the afternoon until 4 p.m. November 7, 2010 View (3 comments)
family fun: Second Saturdays Downtown - Things to Do in Tucson - 09/10/10 10:01 AM
Second Saturdays Downtown - Things to Do in TucsonI am so excited to have found this new activity to enjoy in downtown Tucson, the second Saturday of each month. With a teenager, I try hard to find "family time" that gets her head out of the texting machine that is her phone, and in a participatory frame of mind! I think this might do it.It's pegged as Tucson's "hottest party in town". Ok, for people-watching value alone, that sounds good. Upwards of 10,000 people have shown up at past events. With college back in session, I bet the numbers will be (2 comments)
family fun: Yup, I Reckon Cowboys Really Do Live in Tucson & Marana, AZ - 07/09/10 01:29 AM
Yup, I Reckon Cowboys Really Do Live in Tucson & Marana, AZ Cowboy Up! Rodeo Days doesn't just come once a year in February in the vicinity of Tucson, AZ. The Marana Rodeo grounds, just 15 minutes north of Tucson along the freeway, features events on Fridays, Wednesdays, and other competitions throughout the month. If you want to mingle with the Cowboys in Tucson, and Marana, pull out your best western shirt, your cowboy boots and your hat, and mosey on over to the grounds just off I-10 on the frontage road in Marana.
This is a great place for (6 comments)
family fun: "Cheep"! Things to Do near NW Tucson and Marana - 07/07/10 10:30 PM
"Cheep"! Things to Do near NW Tucson and Marana Recession - depression: Activity - recovery! Don't sit in front of your television - go on a mission -- For Fun! For Family! For You! Want some fun things to do with the family, on a date, or just because, without emptying the pocketbook? I hope to visit this topic every so often, focusing generally on the NW side of Tucson, Marana, and some Oro Valley areas, strictly because they are in close proximity to my home in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ. On occasion, I'll also add in some day trips, like (5 comments)
Two things happened to me today. 1. I discovered www.Blip.fm which is great fun. I was enjoying this wonderful song by Carlos Santana & Jose Feliciano & Ricky Martin 2. Simultaneously with the song, I came across a safety notice of interest. Inspired by the song, I thought I should share with you. The song? "C'mon baby Light my Fire "
As summer continues to heat up, barbecue fans are reminded to keep the fire outside.
I didn't realize this was a necessary reminder, but according to (9 comments)
July 4 Fireworks in Tucson, Marana AZ - 4th of July! Family Fun in Marana, AZ! When: 4th of July - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Crossroads Park at Silverbell Park off Cortaro Road and I-10 What: Star Spangled Spectacular Why: Because its family fun and awesome fireworks Who: You and your family!! Cost: Free Here’s a list of participating business partners so far that are adding to the event! Mathnasium Games for kids Coupons for Assessments Tower Theaters Jumping Castles Outdoor concessions Boston's Pizza Outdoor dining Happy Hour all day Dinner and drink specials Free chips and (2 comments)
Author Bio: I have been a Realtor for over 7 years, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. I also enjoy working with first time home-buyers, because my style is very one-on-one.
If you are an investor or looking for a new home in the Tucson area, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail area, or wanting to sell your home, I'd love to help.
I have experience with REO Foreclosures and short sales, and have earned the SFR and CSSN designation and certification. I'm also a CTA so if you'd like to hear about my love of Tucson, Vail, Marana, Oro Valley and the SW Desert and WHY...I'll share!
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