March 8, 2012
- Macaroni Kid...Who Knew?
- Arts in the Plaza
- Cookies for Troops
- But You Loved Apples Last Week!
- Macaroni Spotlight: Your Story HERE!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Healthy Macaroni Kids: Ants on a Log
- Macaroni Made: "Food for Thought" Craft
- Macaroni Movies: Mirror Mirror
- Calling All Summer Programs!
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Save the Date: March 31-April 1, 2012!
Arts in the Plaza at St. Philips Plaza (formerly Arts in the Park) has been a local favorite for more than a decade and features entertainment for all ages! The outdoor festival offers musical performances, kids' activities, tasty food and talented artists offering the finest art in the region. This FREE, two-day event features a beautiful setting with artwork in all genres.
Children's activities will include facepainting, magic, an acrobatic troupe, kids' storytelling, fortune telling/unique kids' games, and a craft by Macaroni Kid!
Saturday, March ...
Help Local Girl Scout Troops Send Cookies to Military Troops!
Southern Arizona’s Girl Scouts want to give our soldiers, sailors and airmen a little taste of home by donating Girl Scout Cookies. The cookies are sent to U.S. military overseas via Operation Gratitude, a project of the USO – United Service Organizations.
“We started the cookie donation campaign last year and it was very successful,” said Debbie Rich, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. “For our cookie customers, it was a great way to support our troops – both Girl Scout and US military. The soldiers’ letters of ...
Understanding Your Child's Picky Eating Behavior
Many parents can easily get frustrated with their children’s attitude towards food- one week they enjoy eating apples & grapes- the next week they won’t touch them!
These frustrating behaviors are actually quite normal- parents, you are not alone! Children around the preschool years of life are learning new behaviors and are trying to express their own autonomy from everyone else. It is simply another step in the process of growing up and becoming independent. After the rapid growth in the first year, children’s metabolism starts to slow ...
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East Tucson Macaroni Kid will be featuring local, home-based businesses in a new series of articles. Contact Kindle today at [email protected] to find out how YOU can be in the Macaroni Spotlight!
Where: University of Arizona CampusWhen: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Events begin at 10:00 am and the last events of the day begin at 4:00 PM)Who: The whole family. There really is something for everyone!How: Just show up for most events! Some workshops and activities may require pre-registration. Check the website for details.Cost: FREE!For more info: www.TucsonFestivalofBooks.org
Where: Various locations around town, mostly on the west side. Map available on the website.When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Train enthusiasts of all ages!How: Click HERE for ticket information.Cost: $5/adult. Under 18 FREE. Donations to the Community Food Bank can be made at all the stops.For more info: Visit the Tucson Railway Garden Society website
Where: A-Store at Park Place MallWhen: 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: The Disney Store at Tucson MallWhen: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Children ages 3+How: Just show up.Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 520-888-7400
Where: Michael's, 7150 E. BroadwayWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: Just show up.Cost: Class is free. Must purchase a t-shirt for make-it-take-it craft.For more info: 520-722-1074
Where: The Red Barn Theatre, 948 N. Main Ave.When: 2:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Call 520-622-6973 to reserve tickets.Cost: $5/personFor more info: 520-622-6973. http://theredbarntheater.com
Where: Michael's, 7150 E. BroadwayWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 3+How: Just show up.Cost: Free while supplies last.For more info: 520-722-1074
Where: Downtown TucsonWhen: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show up!Cost: Most events/entertainment are FREE (street parking free on weekends, or $2 parking available in Pennington Garage).For more info: http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com
Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Blvd.When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show upCost: Adults $8, Kids 4-12 $3, under 3 FREE. Includes museum admission.For more info: 629-0100, http://www.thewildlifemuseum.org
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: Navajo Wash, 1300 E. Navajo Rd.When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: The whole family!How: Please bring a sunhat and plenty of water & wear comfortable walking shoes. We won’t be walking that far, as there will be lots of stopping and pointing and observing!Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 270-4352. Learn more about FLOW and Walk the Watershed tours on our website: www.NewArticulations.org.
Where: The Parent Connection, 5326 E. Pima St., Tucson, AZWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Babies birth to walking and parentsHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: 520-321-1500, http://www.theparentconnectionaz.org
Where: Michael's Arts and Crafts, 7150 E. BroadwayWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Girls 3+How: Just show up.Cost: FreeFor more info: 520-722-1074
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: Bookmans Speedway: 6230 E. Speedway Blvd.When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: The whole familyHow: Just show up!Cost: FREE
Where: Eckstrom Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd StreetWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All ages may enter the arena, but activities are geared towards teens and tweens 10+.How: Show up...in costume, if you dare!Cost: FREEFor more info: 520-594-5285, or the library website.
Where: Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde RoadWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: The whole family!How: Please bring non-perishable food donations for the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church food bank.Cost: FREE!For more info: If you have any questions, please call the preschool/kindergarten office at 749-1738.
Where: PCC West Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. AnklamWhen: 7:00 PM (2:00 matinee performances on Saturday, 3/17 and Sunday 3/18)Who: The whole familyHow: Purchase tickets HERE.Cost: $10/personFor more info: http://www.cyttucson.org/
Where: The historic train depot (Southern Arizona Transportation Museum), 414 N. Toole Avenue.When: 9:00 AM - 10:45 AMWho: The whole family!How: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: Call 520-623-2223 or visit www.TucsonHistoricDepot.org
Where: NEW LOCATION! The Festival will be held at El Presidio Park Plaza, 160 W. Alameda. The parade begins and Pennington and Stone and winds through downtown. See HERE for parade route.When: 10:00 AM (Parade begins at 11:00 AM)Who: The whole family!How: In memory of the more than one million Irish who died in the Potato Famine 150 years ago, marchers and spectators are asked to remember the hungry of Tucson. The Community Food Bank will accept canned food donations at the parade line-up area, along the parade route and at Armory Park during the Festival.Cost: Free admission. Food, merchandise and some children's activity tickets will be availabe for purchase.For more info: http://tucsonstpatricksday.com
Where: A 5 mile loop starting downtown and going south (see map)When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: The whole family!How: Walk, run, skate, bicycle...just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.cycloviatucson.org/
A "make it together" healthy snack!
This is a great snack to make with your children and help to get them excited about eating healthfully.
- Your choice of: peanut butter, almond or cashew butter, hummus, lowfat cream cheese
Directions: Wash and cut the celery into about 2-inch pieces. Help your child spread topping of choice onto the celery, then allow him/her to top with raisins.
*Note - We tried this recipe/activity out this week. We used all the suggested toppings: peanut butter, almond butter, hummus and cream cheees (pictured above). My daughter ...
March is National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month. Here is a simple and fun activity to help remind the kids that eating healthy is fun, engaging and rewarding.
My two-year-old and my fabulous mother put together Kylie's food chart that hangs proudly in our kitchen. It's a game because Kylie enjoys finding what she has just eaten on the chart and rewarding herself with a sticker. NOTE: there is not a junk food category.
Large poster board, and some white computer paper
Old food magazines, weekly store ads ...
In Theaters March 30!
Mirror Mirror is a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar® winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean ("The Game of Thrones", The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) as the King and Nathan Lane (The Lion King, The Birdcage) as the Queen's hapless and bungling servant, Brighton.
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. The film opens in theaters March 30th.
Visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan's (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.
Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh's signature, jaw-dropping visual style. The film is distributed by Relativity Media, a Macaroni Kid sponsor & supporter.
East Tucson Macaroni Kid Summer Fun Guide, Coming Soon!
Hard to imagine, but summer will be here before we know it! East Tucson Macaroni Kid is putting together a SUMMER FUN Guide to highlight the best camps, programs and fun summer events in the community.
If you have a camp or program you'd like to include in the directory, please e-mail Kindle at [email protected].