More Tucson Birthday Fun on August 27: Prayer walk, talk on Arizona’s State Heritage Horse, Memory writingThursday, August 25th, 2011
Here’s 3 more fun things to do, learn about, experience — all part of Tucson’s Birthday celebration in August, from www.tucsonsbirthday.org.
–Tucson’s Birthday Prayer Walk
Aug 27, 2011
Time: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Contact Name: Linda Leatherman
Location: Reid Park
Address: Off Randolph Way between Country Club Rd and Alvernon Way north of 22nd St. 85719
Tucson’s Birthday Prayer Walk has been moved from “A” Mountain to Reid Park. It will begin at Ramada 31 (adjacent to the baseball stadium). Vision for the Prayer Walk is: to unite people of different faiths to pray for their community and to thank God for His blessings in Tucson; to encourage the community of faith to pray for those who are oppressed, mired in crime and addiction, struggling with poverty of resources and of spirit; to strengthen the community of faith in its mission to help those in need.
–Discover The Horse That Discovered America
Aug 27, 2011
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact Name: Maureen Kirk-Detberner
Location: Amerind Museum
Address: 2100 North Amerind Road Dragoon, AZ 85609
The Amerind will host a Spanish Barb Horse Association event. Join us in a celebration, and meet the horse that Governor Jan Brewer declared as Arizona’s State Heritage Horse. The event will include presentations on the Colonial Spanish horse as well as demonstrations. Apache historian, Dale Curtis Miles, will discuss the role the Barb had in Native American cultures. A book signing by Silke Schneider, the author of Arizona’s Spanish Barb, a presentation by a representative from the Father Kino Society, and a slide show of the horses and their history, along with activities for children are on the schedule as well. A Native American food vendor will be on site, and local artisans have been invited to show and sell their work.
–Describe Your Own Tucson Memories Writing Workshop
Aug 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Contact Name: Suzanne Parker
Location: Himmel Park Library
Address: 1035 North Treat Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85716
Phone: 520-594-5305, Ext. 3
Join writer Molly McKasson as she shows you how to creatively record your very own Tucson memories! (Blogger note: Molly is the former 2 term City Councilmember from Ward 6).
What an eclectic group of activities on one day, but they show what makes Tucson (and America) great — freedom of religion, appreciation of our Native American cultures, preservation of cherished memories. Enjoy the day, as we wind down Tucson’s Birthday month of August.
For previous blog about Tucson Birthday events on August 20, click here (photos). And for more events on August 27 as well as the remainder of the month of August, go to the website www.tucsonsbirthday.org.