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Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Through May 18

The National Park Service has commissioned this colorful, bilingual, dual sided exhibit to depict the colonizing expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza from Tubac to San Francisco. A 15-mile segment of their trail passes north along the Santa Cruz through the town of Marana, referred to as the Anza National History Trail. The exhibit is brought to the community by the Marana Heritage Conservancy and the Marana Health Center, and is on display through May 18, during regular business hours, at 13395 N. Marana Main Street, Marana. For more information contact Joan at joanfsmith@hotmail.com.

May 2

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration invite the community to attend a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., May 2, at the Coyote Trail Elementary School , 8000 N. Silverbell Road, to learn about and provide feedback on the possible alternatives for a study of Interstate 10 between Tangerine and Ina roads in Marana. The study will assess potential improvements to increase capacity and enhance safety for commuters, general traffic and commercial truck traffic from the Tangerine Road traffic interchange to the Ina Road traffic interchange.

May 2, 3, and 4

Mountain View High School Theatre Arts will present 13 Past Midnight - A Murder Mystery, at 7 p.m., on May 2 and 3, and a dinner and show at 5:30 p.m., on May 4, at Mountain View High School LIttle Theater. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Join us at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening (May 4th) for a dinner prepared by Mt. View’s Culinary Arts department and the opportunity to dine with characters from the show. Dinner-show prices are $12 for adults and $10 for children. Dinner-show tickets must be purchased in advance at the school’s bookstore. All other tickets may be purchased at the door.

May 3

Marana TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), Inc., will host an open house from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., on May 3, at the Geasa-Marana Library. Everyone is welcome. Come check out this weight loss support group.

May 5

Marana Heritage Conservancy will host a Spring Festival - a tribute to the conservancy’s founder, Ora Mae Harn, from 10 a.m. to sundown on May 5, at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adms Road. A balloon and dove release will be held at noon in her honor. Festivies include a tractor show and display, music in the park, beer garden, food vendors, community organizations, face painting, petting zoo, pedal tractor for the kids, and much more. Enjoy a family fun day in the park, under the trees and on the grass with plenty of wide-open space for the children to run and play. Gather with friends and family and celebrate Marana.

May 6

The Old Pueblo Brass Band will present its final concert of the season at 3 p.m., on May 6, at Northminister Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell Road. The selections will highlight Brass Music from several different eras beginning with “Canzon Septimi Toni a 8” written by Giovanni Gabrieli, “Fili Mi, Absalon,” “Moorside Suite” a Gustav Holst composition, and a big band adaptation of “Up A Lazy River” made popular by Sy Zientner. Several sections will be performed by individual parts, such as “Little Brown Jug” by the trombones. Two Kenneth Alford marches will also be played, “Holyrood March” and “Eagle Squadron March.” Three arrangers from our own group have provided music for this concert, in house arrangers are Joseph DeRaad, David Glick, and Budd Malchus. Barbara Chinworth, director, would be pleased to offer further information at (520) 325-1420.

May 7

The Women Impacting Tucson luncheon features Karen Mercereau speaking on “RN Patient Advocates: Your navigators through the healthcare shoals” to explain the scope of practice of independent RN Patient Advocates and how this role reduces one’s risk of medical errors, saves money, and greatly improves the outcomes of treatment. The event will be held from 11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m, on May 7, at the Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo. The cost is $25, or $20 with RSVP by May 3. The public is welcome. RSVP to wit@manninghouse.com or (520) 770-0714.

May 8

The Marana Town Council will host a study session beginning at 6 p.m., on May 8, in the town council chambers at the Marana Municipal Complex.

May 12

The Academy for Cancer Wellness will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its popular Music & Memories concert series and silent auction with a program featuring artists who have performed at the event during the past decade. Violinist Carla Ecker, Associate Concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, has brought together many of Tucson’s top musicians for an evening to benefit the Under-Insured Cancer Patients’ Endowment Fund of the Academy of Cancer Wellness. Music & Memories X begins at 6:15 pm on Saturday, May 12 at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson.

May 15

The Marana Town Council will host its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., on May 15, in the town council chambers at the Marana Municipal Complex.

May 16

This Southern AZ Logistics Education Organization (SALEO) dinner will feature Mike Kies, Assistant Director of Planning & Programming, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), speaking on “ADOT Projects in Southern Arizona” at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway, Tucson, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm - $30 general ($25 for first-time attendees, $10 students). Public welcome. RSVP by noon May 15 to 977-3626 or rsvp@saleo.org.

May 19

The Town of Marana will be sponsoring its Movie in the Park event beginning at 7 p.m., on May 19, at San Lucas Park. This event is free. This Movie in the Park event will feature “The Zoo Keeper.”


May 3

The Dove Mountain Rotary meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 Heritage Club Drive.

Whether you are a full time resident or a snow bird, you can learn about the history of Marana by volunteering with the Marana Heritage Conservancy. Would you like to create exhibits, research vintage items, help plan events? Perhaps you are good at public relations. Maybe you are a history buff who will enjoy being part of the team already working to preserve the history of our town. Come and meet with the conservancy from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., on Thursdays, in the exhibit room at the Marana Municipal Complex. You can also stop in to see “100 Years of Marana History” open during regular business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information contact Joan Smith at (520) 572-5601.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets every Thursday with the weigh-in beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starting at 6 p.m., at the Geasa-Marana Branch Library. For more information, call (520) 638-7313.

May 8

The Marana Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Nana’s Kitchen. For membership questions contact Suelee Edwards at (520) 820-2790 or harleygma52@gmail.com.

May 12

The Marana Optimist Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., at The Golden Corral on Thornydale Rd. For more information contact President Lorri Boffo at (520) 591-2979 or online at www.maranaoptimist.org.

For the complete article see the 05-02-2012 issue.

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