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Purim events

The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” It is celebrated with Megillah readings, gifts of food, charity, feasting and merriment. Purim begins at sundown on March 20…

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Stories of Courage Told, on Display in Tucson

Pictured above: An IsraAID volunteer helps Syrian refugees come ashore on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photo courtesy of IsraAid Rachel Wallace will present “Humanitarian Heroes Around the World” at the Weintraub Israel Center’s Gertrude and Fred Rosen Memorial Lecture on March 11. The free lecture launches a month-long photo exhibit, “Stories of Courage and…

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Weekend events March 8-10

Pictured above: The birds are back in town at the Ostrich Festival. Photo by Speyer Photography    It’s Festival Time: Ostriches, Aloha, arts and more Ostrich Festival (Fri-Sun March 8-10). 2pm-midnight Fri, 10am-midnight Sat, 10am-11pm Sun. $15 adults, $8 ages 4-12, ages under 4 free. Carnival rides, live entertainment, arts & crafts, games, food, exotic…

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Weekend events for March 1-3

Pictured above: Try a new outdoor activity for free at the Tres Rios Nature Festival. Music Festivals M3F Fest (Fri-Sun March 1-3). Gates open 3 pm Fri, 2 pm Sat-Sun. $70 & up. Bands, Kids Zone, marketplace and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Margaret T Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. m3ffest.com Innings…

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Weekend events for Jan. 18-20

Photo courtesy Desert Botanical Garden. THE GARDEN IS GOING TO THE DOGS Dog’ Day in the Garden (Sat. Jan. 19). 8am-2pm. $24.95 adults, $12.95 ages 3-17; $4 per dog. Enjoy the garden with your dog. Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup….

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Weekend events for Jan. 11-13

Pictured above: A 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air custom convertible is just one of the many vehicles on the docket at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event.    IT’S CAR SHOW TIME Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event (Jan. 12-20). Gates open 8am. $21 & up adults, $10 & up children, ages 5 & under free; discounts for…

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Veterans Day events

Pictured above: At exactly 11:11 a.m. on 11/11 the sun shines perfectly through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in Arizona. There are many events around the Valley celebrating our veterans: Anthem Veterans Day Memorial (Sun Nov 11). 10 am. Veterans Day tribute. The unique memorial is made…

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