National Cereal Day
Celebrate National Cereal Day at the Cereal Boxx on March 7. From 5 to 7 a.m., KOLD Channel 13 will broadcast live. During those two hours, any cereal, parfait or oatmeal with a beverage can be purchased for a 50 percent discount. Contests will be held at 3 and 4 p.m., but advance registration is required. The Cereal Boxx also serves egg dishes, toast, desserts and protein drinks at 943 E. University Blvd., Suite 101; 622-2699; thecerealboxx.com
Organic Garden Festival
Primo Restaurant at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort is partnering with the Tucson Organic Gardeners at the free annual Garden Festival, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 9, at the St. Mark's Presbyterian Church community garden, 3809 E. Third St. Primo will give short cooking demonstrations using organic produce and herbs harvested in Primo's garden. This festival offers learning experiences for composting, gardening and sustainable practices. Enjoy the plants and food sales, music and games.
Historic Chuck Wagon
Sam Hughes Elementary School celebrates the 70th anniversary of its annual Chuck Wagon fundraising event from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 15. Admission is free. Food costs $4 to $5 for salads, baked potatoes, fry bread, roasted corn, pizza, cotton candy and popcorn. Activities for children and adults include a cake walk, a prize wheel, spin art, square dancing, face painting, pony rides, a jumping castle and a silent auction. Funds raised support programs throughout the year at 700 N. Wilson Ave.; for information, call 405-7704.
Hot Cross Buns
Considered a Good Friday tradition, hot cross buns are sweet yeast buns with currants, slashed crosswise before baking, and then glazed as they come from the oven. The Tudor Rose is currently taking orders for these buns as well as serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on March 21 (Good Friday) at 2029 S. Craycroft Road; 790-6888.
The Community Food Bank's Food Security Center will hold a hunger walk at Reid Park, Ramada 5, on Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. The walk raises funds to help local low-income families who lack food security. Each walker should bring two canned goods. Funds raised by the Hunger Walk will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation. Register online