Happening in June
It took a little longer than usual for the proverbial ice to break on the Santa Cruz River this year, but those of us who stay in Tucson throughout the summer know the real heat is just around the corner, and we know how to find things to do while keeping cool at the same time.
When it comes to UA activities, there are lots of opportunities for family interaction and, of course learning â€“ even though we're between the spring and fall semesters.
This month, you can learn about locally grown produce before taking in a family-friendly movie with popcorn, hit up a farmers' market right here on campus, find out how to participate in a gray water rebate program, and pop into the University of Arizona Museum of Art for family or grown-up fun.
If you're looking for something more, be sure to check out the UA Master Calendar.
"No Ordinary Place" Art Exhibit | May 31-Sept. 8
Be among the first people to visit the University of Arizona Museum of Art's newest exhibit, which features the work of four artists who critically examine "place" by questioning and exploring connection to each other and to our surroundings. Each artist employs a distinct method of exploration and incorporating their findings into their art. See paintings, sculptures and photos depicting the world through their eyes. The museum's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m on weekends.
"Family Fun on the Farm" Fridays | June 7
The Tucson Village Farm â€“ part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Arizona Cooperative Extension at 4210 N. Campbell Ave. â€“ teamed up with Skarsgard Farms during the spring semester to bring agricultural education and produce to Tucson. The farms created a weekly, free family event, and the final installment is this month. Participants can pre-order regionally grown organic produce to pick up during the event, which also will feature free educational activities and a family movie and popcorn.
Farmers' Market | June 14 and 28
If you've ever visited the Farmers' Market at St. Philip's Plaza on Saturdays or Sundays, you're in for a treat: The same organizer is bringing a new farmers' market to the Arizona Health Sciences Center every other Friday through the summer. Vendors come from as far away as Dragoon and Sonoita to join 15-30 others, offering fresh veggies, fresh sandwiches made on homemade croissants, jellies, jams, pickles and free samples of fresh recipes.
Gray Water Rebate Class | June 15
Have you ever wished you could reroute some of the wastewater from your house to the plants in your yard instead of sending it down the drain? Not only could you reduce your water bill, but you might be able to get a rebate from Tucson Water as well. Learn how to participate in the Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program, which offers reimbursements to homeowners who install permanent gray water irrigation systems. You'll find out about design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.
Art Sprouts at the UA Museum of Art | June 19
Looking for something for the little ones to do? This storytime and art-making event is for children ages 2-5. They'll hear a story, explore priceless works of art, move their bodies, and participate in hands-on activities. Not only will children be inspired, but they get to exercise their cognitive and fine and gross motor skills, which are essential to child development. Space is limited, so advance reservations are requested.