Thursday, December 6, 2018

Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Dec. 6

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 1:00 AM

MADARAS GALLERY
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Madaras Gallery Holiday Art Walk. Once you realize who Diana Madaras is, and what her art style is, then you’ll be noticing her work all over town, and you’ll start to associate seeing her brushstrokes with being in the city you call home. What better gift is there than a little piece of your hometown and your heart? Purchases of ornaments, décor, Madaras’ children’s book and items like calendars and cards at this event will benefit the Pima Animal Care Center. There’s even a plush toy version of Kitty Humbug, a character so cute you’ll just have to see it. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. 3035 N. Swan Road. Details here.

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART
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El Nacimiento.
In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies Tucson. In the heart of Tucson lies the Tucson Museum of Art. In the heart of the Tucson Museum of Art lies La Casa Cordova, the oldest adobe home in downtown Tucson, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the heart of La Casa Cordova lies El Nacimiento, the largest and longest-running nativity scene in the Southwest. Artist Maria Luisa Tena put it up in the ’70s! It’s easy to spend hours checking out all the nooks and crannies of the 800-piece set, which has the grandeur and feel of a Christmas tree. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 college students and free for kids 12 and under, veterans and museum members. Details here.

Gingerbread House Reveal. It’s been a bittersweet year for the gingerbread community, as it always is. After the giant gingerbread house built at the Hilton El Conquistador last year had to ultimately be taken down (the reasons were unclear—did the gingerbread family residents fail to pay their rent? Was there a termite problem?), this year sees the rise of a new life-size gingerbread house to live in the hotel’s lobby through December. At the grand reveal, you can get photos with Santa, see Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! in the movie room, decorate cookies and ornaments and even enjoy some light refreshments (no, you can’t eat the gingerbread house). 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road. Free. Details here.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mister Car Wash Celebrates Reopening with Free Car Washes

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 3:07 PM

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Does dust come flying off your car every time you slam the door? Is your windshield getting progressively hard to see out of? It might be time for a car wash!

Mister Car Wash on Speedway and Rosemont is celebrating its reopening after being remodeled with free Platinum Express Car Washes!

Also, drivers who sign up for the Unlimited Wash Club at this location over the weekend will get their first 30 days free.

Free car washes will be running all weekend, starting Friday, Dec. 7 trough Sunday Dec. 9. Scrub a dub dub!

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Things To Buy for Those Parents You Don't Like Very Much

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 1:49 PM

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The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) has released its 2018 list of the top-20 noisiest toys. Noisy toys are categorized as any toy that reaches a sound level of 85 decibel or higher consistently.

On a more serious note, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 85 dB is the maximum volume a child should be exposed to for no more than eight hours. Sounds louder than 100 dB can damage hearing in less than 15 minutes. So, be kind to both parents and children alike, avoid these toys this holiday season.

The Noisiest Toys:
1. Black and Decker Junior Leaf Blower, 113.8 dB, ages 3+
2. Marvel Avengers Infinity War Infinity Gauntlet Electronic Fist, 108.5 dB, ages 5+
3. My Little Pony Singing Rainbow Dash, 108.4 dB, ages 3+
4. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Minnie Convertible, 107 dB, ages 1-5
5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Bladebuilders Electronic Riot Baton, 106.3 dB, ages 4+
6. B.toys Woofer Hound Dog Guitar, 106.2 dB, ages 2+
7. Marvel Avengers Infinity War Mission Tech Iron Man, 106.1 dB, ages 4+
8. Fisher-Price Sing & Learn Music Player, 105.6 dB, ages 6 months-3 years
9. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Spin & Crawl Tumble Ball, 104 dB, ages 9 months+
10. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy's Busy Activity Home 103.7 dB, ages 6 months-36 months
11. B. toys Meowsic Keyboard, 103.4 dB, ages 2+
12. B. toys YouTurns Steering Wheel, 103.3 dB, ages 1-5
13. Fisher-Price Rock 'n Sort Snail Pail, 103 dB, ages 6 months+
14. Marvel Black Panther Slash & Strike Erik Killmonger Figure, 101.6 dB, ages 4+
15. VTech Pull and Discover Activity Elephant, 100.3 dB, ages 1-3
16. Fisher-Price Shimmer & Shine Tummy Rubs Nazboo, 100.7 dB, ages 3+
17. VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox, 99 dB, ages 2-5
18. Spider-Man Homecoming Super Sense Spider-Man, 99 dB, ages 5+
19. VTech Sort & Discover Drum, 98.8 dB, ages 6 months-36 months
20. Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo, 90 dB, ages 18 months-4 years

Conversely, if you like the parents of the kids you're buying for:

Safe toys list:
Driven Micro Fire Truck, small, 85 dB, age 4+
Transformers Bumblebee Greatest Hits FX, 85 dB, ages 5+
VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier, 85 dB, ages 9 months-36 months
Nella the Princess Knight Transforming, 85 dB, ages 3+
Duck Tales 7" plush Huey, 85 dB, newborn+
Disney's Doc McStuffins Baby Take Care of Me Nursery Pal, 85 dB, age 3+
Peppa Pig Princess n' Oink plush, 82 dB, ages 18 months+
Fisher-Price Smart Stages plush, 82 dB, ages 6 months-36 months
Hasbro furReal Snifflin' Sawyer, 79 dB, ages 4+
Leap Frog My Pal Scout plush 75 dB, ages 6 months-36 months

“Super Safe” Toys:
VTech Drop & Go Dump Truck 66 dB ages 6 months-36 months
Fisher-Price Sweet Sounds Bunny 62 dB ages newborn+

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Claytoon of the Day: New Love/Hate

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 9:53 AM

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Four Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Dec. 5

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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Repeal Day. Can you imagine a time when you couldn't go out for a cocktail or a beer? Maybe if you are close to 21 years old it wasn't that long ago, but the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown is taking us back to 1933 to celebrate the ratification of the 21st Amendment and the end of prohibition. The AC Hotel is celebrating with live jazz by Gabriel Naim Amor and Sean Rogers and a selection of prohibition-era cocktails with fun names like the Cat's Pajamas and the Preakness. Featured drinks will be $6 and customers in costumes will receive half off their first drink! So, don your best 1930's garb and get in the spirit of spirits! Free and 21+. 5 to 7 p.m. at 151 E Broadway Blvd. Details here.

Freshman BFA Acting & Musical Theatre Students Debut. The UA School of Theatre, Film & Television is presenting some of the newest members of their department at this event, where students just beginning their college theatre training will be showcasing their talents. Both the acting majors and the musical theatre majors are performing, so you'll get a sampling of several skillsets. This is a great opportunity to see some future stars in an intimate performance setting, so when they're all famous in a few years, you can reminisce on the time you were sitting just a few feet away from them. It's also a great way to support local, young performers. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Marroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. $7. Details Here.

UA Women's Basketball v. Montana. Head over to McKale to watch the Wildcat's Women's basketball team hit Montana head-on to get one step closer to their second National Championship. It's never a bad day to hit the UA campus and reflect on your memories, recent or distant. 11 a.m. McKale Center. $5-$12. Details Here.

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Jingle Bell Rockin' Revue. Tag along with your family to this rockin' play, great for all ages! You will get to sing your heart out to your favorite holiday hits. Better yet, you'll sing along without judgment because everyone next to you will do it too. Between dancing elves, singing reindeer, and Santa's debut you will definitely leave Gaslight Music Hall in the Christmas spirit. $21.95. 13005 N. Oracle Rd. Details Here.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Lace Up Your Running Shoes for Tucson Marathon Events 2018

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 3:03 PM

Tucson Marathon Events will take place on Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. including the Holualoa Tucson Marathon, the Tucson Medical Center Marathon Relay and the Damascus Bakeries Half Marathon. Run, watch or volunteer at this Boston Marathon qualifier. - COURTESY TUCSON MARATHON EVENTS
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  • Tucson Marathon Events will take place on Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. including the Holualoa Tucson Marathon, the Tucson Medical Center Marathon Relay and the Damascus Bakeries Half Marathon. Run, watch or volunteer at this Boston Marathon qualifier.

Tucson Marathon Events will take place on Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and include the Holualoa Tucson Marathon, the Tucson Medical Center Marathon Relay and the Damascus Bakeries Half Marathon.

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Happening annually since 1995, the event has grown from 800 participants to over 4,000. Last year 48 states and 5 foreign countries were represented.

The Boston Marathon qualifying race is USATF Certified. Also, according to organizers, it is one of the prettiest courses in the country and one of the easiest to run a personal best because of the cool temperatures of a Tucson winter.

The town of Oracle hosts the starting line and the course goes through the Sonoran Desert on paved roads and finishes at the Golder Ranch Fire Station in Catalina.

A portion of the proceeds benefit local school sports programs and other youth groups. If you are not going to run, you can also volunteer your time and get a free marathon t-shirt. The sponsors include Holualoa, Gatorade Endurance, CLIF Bar, Damascus Bakeries, Hilton, Kalil Bottling Company, Doctor Bob Studios, Magic Stuff, First American Traders, Culligan, Athlon Physical Therapy, Whole Foods Market and Fleet Feet Sports.

Find out more about the event here.

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Holiday Foods To Avoid So Friends Don’t Avoid You

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 12:43 PM

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Have you ever been at a big family gathering and someone, usually that weird uncle, walks up to you and before they can say anything it hits you: stinky breath.

Bad breath can ruin a party so this holiday season, don't let that weird uncle be you! There are certain holiday foods that, although delicious, are detrimental to your breath.

Dr. Harold Katz, developer of the TheraBreath line of oral products and known as “America’s Bad Breath Doctor” says there are certain holiday foods to avoid – if you don’t want to be avoided.

“Some of the most popular holiday foods can really stink up your mouth, which is especially lethal at a loud gathering when you have to lean in close to have conversations,” says Dr. Katz, who is also a dentist and bacteriologist.  Bad breath bacteria react immediately to changes in the oral environment and unfortunately many Holiday foods provide the fuel which they convert into volatile Sulfur compounds, including Hydrogen Sulfide (the rotten egg smell).

Some festive foods to avoid (or at least eat/drink in moderation):

Alcohol: Chemically, it’s a dehydrating agent – and dry mouth is one of the leading causes of bad breath. Furthermore, many old-fashioned mouthwash formulas contain high concentrations of alcohol which may exacerbate your dry mouth. Look for alcohol-free oxygenating oral products instead.

Ham: Ham is not only high in protein, but the way it’s prepared (salted, cured, smoked) also leads to dry mouth.

Garlic and onions: Already loaded with smelly sulfur compounds. Duh!

Wine and cheese: This classic party snack packs a double bad-breath wallop: the wine is dehydrating, and the cheese is rich in proteins, easily converted into sour milk odors.

Cranberry sauce: If it’s loaded with sugar, as most canned cranberry sauces are, it’s going to be no better for your teeth (and your breath) than a slice of cake.

Dr. Katz says since holidays are a time of close personal contact with large groups of people, it would be prudent for people to at least know which foods cause the worst bad breath. So don't be that person, stick to the peppermint desserts and carry some gum! 

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Pac-12 Releases Arizona's 2019 Football Schedule

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Offensive lineman Cody Creason, left, consoles running back JJ Taylor after he fumbled the football in the first half of Arizona's 31-30 loss to UCLA on Oct. 20. - CONNOR BUSS, FOREWORD FILMS
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The football season just ended in Tucson, but the specifics of next year's schedule are already known, with the Pac-12 releasing the full schedules for each member on Tuesday.

The Wildcats, who went 5-7 this season, kick off the 2019 campaign in Honolulu against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Arizona will have three bye weeks, thanks to their Hawaiian expedition, with the first coming the week after their opener, and the others coming on Sept. 21 and Nov. 9, respectively.

The rest of the Wildcats' non-conference schedule includes home games against Football Championship Subdivision squad Northern Arizona University, before hosing Texas Tech University on Sept. 14.

The team's Pac-12 schedule features games against UCLA (home), Colorado (road), Washington (home), Southern California (road) and Stanford (road) in succession.

The Wildcats close out their nine-game conference schedule with home games against Oregon State and Utah on Nov. 2 and 23, bookended by road games against Utah and ASU on Nov. 16 and 29.

The start times for all 12 of Arizona's games have yet to be determined, with the conference's TV partners (ESPN, FOX and the Pac-12 Network) picking their games in the spring of 2019.

The team's only Friday game this year will be their annual rivalry game with the Sun Devils, which will be played in Tempe this season.

Season ticket deposits for the 2019 regular season are available online, at arizonawildcats.com, or by phone, at 520-621-CATS.

2019 Schedule:

Aug. 24 - At Hawai'i
Aug. 31 - Bye Week
Sept. 7 - NAU
Sept. 14 - Texas Tech
Sept. 21 - Bye Week
Sept. 28 - UCLA
Oct. 5 - At Colorado
Oct. 12 - Washington
Oct. 19 - At USC
Oct. 26 - At Stanford
Nov. 2 - Oregon State
Nov. 9 - Bye Week
Nov. 16 - At Oregon
Nov. 23 - Utah
Nov. 29 - At ASU

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