Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fiesta de San Augustín Aug. 30

Mariachi Tesoro performed during the Mass led by Bishop Kicanas at St. Augustine Cathedral and then participated in the procession to the Fiesta San Agustin in Armory park. There they serenaded Las Donas de Los Descendientes and hundreds of others gathered to enjoy the food, games and craft show. And they sang "Las Mananitas" for Tucson's Birthday.

Birthday Reception for Train Memorabilia

Around 80 celebrants turned out August 30 to learn about how railroads changed Tucson's history, and to see the memorabilia of renowned engineer Connie Weinzapfel. Among the guests were members of his family and supporters of the Southern Arizona Transportation museum at Tucson's Historic Depot.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Rodeo Night at Bookmans

On August 29, Bookmans at Ina/Thornydale treated customers and passers by to an exhibit of two famous carriages from the Rodeo Parade Museum. Members of the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee were on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Terra del Sol Celebrates

The Terra del Sol Neighborhood Association held a fee concert on August 27th with a 12-piece orchestra and a singer. The first number was old Mexican piece and they included others up to Rock & Roll. Audience members danced the Tango and waltzes. We had Happy Birthday cake - chocolate with raspberry filling and a white cake with lemon filling. Lots of applause and numerous requests to do this every year. We gave out door prizes for $50.00 at Ace Hardware, $50.00 for gas, $30.00 for Safeway groceries, $25.00 for Starbucks, $25.00 for theater tickets, and discounts at Boston

Thank you Mrs. Peterson!

Claire Weeks, President

Birthdays Across The Curriculum

Pistor Middle School's mentoring program hosted second graders from nearby elementary schools for a day celebrating Tucson's Birthday with dancing, music and arts and crafts.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Connie Weinzapfel exhibit at the Historic Depot

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum celebrates Tucson's Birthday with a month-long exhibit of the memorabilia of renowned train engineer Connie Weinzapfel, and a reception on August 30.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Davidson Elementary Celebrates the Birthday

Davidson Elementary School enjoyed a “Back-to-school and Happy Birthday, Tucson” cake and ice cream social on Tuesday, August 26. Ward Two City Councilmember Rodney Glassman paid a visit.

Monday, August 25, 2008

School Annuals on Display at the Main Library

Tucson area high school alumni shared their high school yearbooks for display throughout the month of August for Tucson's Birthday at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. University of Arizona yearbooks also were on display.