February 9, 2012
- February 14, 2012 isn't just Valentine's Day
- Happy Birthday Arizona!
- I Survived a Heart Attack
- This Week's Macaroni Deal
- Win a Session of Soccer from Little Feet Sports
- Rodeo Break ExperiCamp: Land and Sea Adventures!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Reads: Arizona Way Out West and Wacky!
- Macaroni Craft: Marble Valentine Magnets
- Macaroni Made: Rock Candy
- Macaroni Science (AND Craft): Borax Crystals
- Macaroni Sweet: Valentine Pops
- Submit your Events! Now Easier than Ever!
It's Arizona's 100th Birthday!
One Valentine's Day, early in our marriage, my husband handed me an envelope with my name written on it. I opened it in anticipation of hearts and glitter and a sweet sentiment about our love. What I got was a hand-drawn picture of the Arizona State Flag and the words, "Happy Birthday Arizona." My husband was clearly quite pleased with his creativity, "I bet we're the only couple celebrating Arizona's birthday today," he said. Indeed.
Well, what he lacked in romance he certainly made up for (and ...
What we "heart" about our beautiful state!
On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state to enter the Union of the United States of America. We Arizonans know how very lucky we are to live here and to reap the benefits of the culture and natural beauty that have made this area unique and amazing, long before statehood was even granted. When I asked followers on facebook their favorite things about Tucson and Arizona, the weather came up the most often. We all especially appreciate our marvelous weather at this time of year...few other states ...
February is American Heart Month
This article was written by Shannon Blackwell, a Macaroni Kid Publisher Mom in Minnesota. A Mom with young children. A Mom who is just like me, just like most of you. These facts are IMPORTANT, and we all need to arm ourselves with information, because it could happen to any of us. --K
Last fall I survived a heart attack. What makes that sentence shocking isn’t that I had a heart attack, which in itself still blows my mind. No - the shocking part is that I survived. Did you ...
Hair clips from Cutie Pie Accessories!
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You met Christa Langston and her company Cutie Pie Accessories in last week's Macaroni Spotlight article. THIS week, get a deal on some of her fantastic hair clips with Macaroni Deals! Christa hand-makes all of her hair accessories herself, and is offering 9 clips for only $11. If you buy cute barrettes for your little girl's hair, you know what a ...
Spring Session 1 begins February 27th!
In keeping with Valentine's Day and Heart Health Month, what better way to show your love for your children than to encourage healthy activities for their hearts? t
Do you have a 3-5 year old? Think about introducing them to soccer with Little Feet Sports! Little Feet offers Tucson's only day soccer classes for kids ages 3-5. There is no team game-play, but sessions are jam-packed with activities that promote exercise, group work, sports fundamentals, and great health!
Our friends at Little Feet are giving away one FREE ...
Registration is now open for this great Rodeo Break experience!
Come Explore With Us!
Rodeo Break ExperiCamp:
LAND and SEA ADVENTURES!
We invite your children in grades K-5 to explore and learn this spring at the University of Arizona Campus Recreation’s, experiential 2-day Rodeo Break ExperiCamp! UA student-staff counselors, sports club mentors, and facilitators, will guide your child through hands-on experiences and activities: learning traditional and non-traditional sports, creative projects, and amazing fun in the pool! There will also be soccer and capoeira, swimming games, and so much more! This experience is one that your child ...
Where: Downtown Tucson, various locations.When: Kickoff at 4:00 PM on 2/10/12Who: The whole family!How: Just show up!Cost: Varies, but many events are free, as are many downtown museums during the weekend celebration. The Ferris Wheel is $4.
Where: Santa Rita High School, 3951 S. PantanoWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: The whole family! Open to the public.How: Just show up!Cost: FREE!For more info: See event flyer HERE.
Where: Ft. Lowell Park and Museum, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd.When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show upCost: Free and open to the public!For more info: 885-3832, Fridays and Saturdays only.
Wednesday, February 1 through Monday, February 27 - Register Now for Little Feet Sports Spring Session 1
Where: Registration on-line or by phone/mail. Classes take place at Udall Park.When: Registration for this event open until 8:10 AMWho: Children 3-5How: Take a look at the class schedule HERE and the registration forms HERE. You can e-mail infor to [email protected] or send to the mailing address listed on the website.Cost: $85/session new students, $75 for returning studentsFor more info: www.littlefeettucson.com
Where: Tucson Convention CenterWhen: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ((Sunday 10-5))Who: The whole family.How: Tickets available at TCC ticket office or by phone 1-800-745-3000Cost: Adult admission $9 plus $1 TCC tax. Children 14 and under FREE. Click HERE for $1 off coupon.For more info: http://www.tgms.org
Where: Park Place Mall Food CourtWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Children and accompanying adultsHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: Contact the UA Bookstore at 520-621-2426 or see the event listing HERE.
Where: Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger RoadWhen: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Children 8-12How: Reservations Required. Call 615-7855 or send an email to [email protected]Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 615-7855 or visit the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation website.
Where: UA MallWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: The whole family.How: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.tucson.mendedlittlehearts.net/
Teens will be interested in the games available in the teen room and in the display of the art, essays, letters and scrap book pages that teens have contributed to a time capsule to be sealed and not reopened again until 2062!
Activities for the adults, too! Come celebrate 100 years of Arizona!
Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. StoneWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: The whole family!How: Just show up. Parking is free on Saturdays.Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 520-594-5500
Where: Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River RoadWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: 520-594-5345
Where: Reid Park ZooWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: The whole family.How: Just show up. Activities free with regular zoo admission.Cost: Free with regular zoo admission.For more info: www.tucsonzoo.org, 520-791-4022
Where: Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum, 3975 Miller AvenueWhen: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show up!Cost: Free. Donations welcome.For more info: http://www.gpdtoytrainmuseum.com/news.htm
Where: Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E Speedway BlvdWhen: 1:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: For ticket reservations call 327-4242 or e-mail: [email protected]. Reservations recommended.Cost: Tickets $5-$8For more info: phone: 520-327-4242, web: www.LiveTheatreWorkshop.org
Where: Fox Theatre, 17 West CongressWhen: 1:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE! Part of the Arizona Centennial events downtown.
Where: Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Ave.When: 3:00 PMWho: Children ages 3-5How: Pre-register each week by calling (520) 792-9985 ext. 310.Cost: Wee Move is included with Museum admission.For more info: Please call (520) 792-9985 or visit www.childrensmuseumtucson.org.
Where: Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N. TreatWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: 16-18 year-oldsHow: Sign up at the Himmel Park Library front desk or call 594-5305 to register or for more information.Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 520-594-5305 or view the library's web site here.
Where: Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger RoadWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show upCost: FREE
Where: Reid Park Band ShellWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Registration from 7:30-8:30 AM)Who: The whole family!How: Form a team, encourage family and friends to support your walk so that you can donate to early literacy causes, or just show up, donate a few dollars, and join the fun!Cost: Free registration. Donations encouraged, with proceeds benefitting Tucson early literacy programs.For more info: Find out more information and register HERE.
Where: Trusting Connections Main Office, 2120 W. Ina Road, Suite 103FWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: ParentsHow: Please call ahead-space is limited! 520-544-6612Cost: $12/person ($8 per person for members of Trusting Connections)For more info: Visit: trustingconnections.com or call 544-6612
Where: Downtown TucsonWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: The whole family!How: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: Learn more HERE.
by Conrad J. Storad & Lynda Exley
Did you know it took 62 years for Arizona to become a state? Or that the Ringtail is the state mammal? Or that the population of Arizona grew 4,000% between 1900 and 2000, making it the 2nd fastest growing state in America (after Nevada)?
These are just a few things I learned from Arizona Way Out West and Wacky, by Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley, illustrated by Michael Hagelberg. An official Arizona Centennial project, this book is packed full of interesting, humorous, even gross stories and facts ...
I've seen these cute marble magnets in a few places lately and have wanted to try them out. I thought they would make a quick, inexpensive Valentine gift for teachers and grandparents. My 5-year-old helped me with the project, and we both had a lot of fun. Here's what we did:
- Valentine themed stickers or paper.
- Modge Podge
- Foam brush
- Flat, clear glass marbles. You can find these in the floral section of craft stores. We bought two different sizes.
- Sturdy, flat magnets. Also available at craft ...
This recipe and photo were shared by another publisher late last year. What better treat (and science experiment) for Gem Show week? Enjoy!
Homemade Rock Candy
What you will need:
> Wooden stick (I used a skewer you can buy at any grocery store)
> Clothes pin
> 1 cup water
> Tall Cup
> Saran Wrap
> Food coloring if you would like
Start by bringing one cup of water to a boil. Stir in 2 – 3 cups of sugar ½ cup at a time until the sugar is completely dissolved. You have to have ...
This crystal craft/science experiment also seemed perfect for Gem Show week. I've seen it done with snowflakes, but in honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to try a crystal heart and my daughters' initials as well! It works on the same principles as the rock candy (above), but perhaps you want to make them at different times, as THIS project is definitely not edible!
- White pipe cleaners
- Wide-mouth glass jars
- Borax (found in the laundry aisle)
- Boiling water
- Food coloring (optional)
- Twist ...
You will need:
- Lollipop sticks (6 inch pictured here)
- Almond Bark in your desired flavor or color
- Sprinkles or jimmies
- Large marshmallows in ...
Do you have an event that you would like to share with East Tucson Macaroni Kid readers? Now it's easier than ever to submit an event. Simply click the "Submit an Event" button on the upper left-hand side of the website and fill out the form. Ta da!
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