Things To Do - Explorer

back Side Panel
Beat Back Buffelgrass Day at Saguaro National Park Jan. 23

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day at Saguaro National Park Jan. 23

Updated:

Buffelgrass is a non-native invasive grass that threatens Sonoran Desert wildlands and urban areas. To combat this invasive weed, and encourag…

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library fall programs

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library fall programs

Updated:

The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has a number of ways to get help with computing, reading and homework. Here is their fall schedule of prog…

Tucson Mall welcomes UA back with fashion, fun  and freebies

Tucson Mall welcomes UA back with fashion, fun and freebies

Posted:

It’s always fun to get new stuff for a new school year. But no matter how much you’ve bought over the summer, there’s always something more to…

Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday

Race for Life at Xtreme Fun Spot on Saturday

Posted:

BMX riders, don’t miss the Race for Life benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Xtreme Fun Spot BMX trac…

How to Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

How to Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

Updated:

(StatePoint) There are unlimited excuses you can make to skip cooking. But if lack of time or money is the reason you’re getting take-out yet …

Drab, serious 'After Earth' falls short

Drab, serious 'After Earth' falls short

Updated:

Most of the ads for “After Earth” have neglected to mention that M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote and directed the film. Movie studios finally seem…

Friday Night Live! presents Domingo DeGrazia Band

Friday Night Live! presents Domingo DeGrazia Band

Updated:

Domingo DeGrazia blends Spanish guitar passion with the flair of flamenco music. His music couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, salsa a…

Kevin Kline to perform one-man show in Mesa

Kevin Kline to perform one-man show in Mesa

Updated:

Academy, Tony and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Kevin Kline performs his new one-man Shakespeare show -- ‘He That Plays: An Evening of Shak…

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Posted:

One of rock’s most enduring bands stops in Phoenix during its 34-city U.S. tour. The tour marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the 197…

Concert Notice: 'Journey Unauthorized' returns

Concert Notice: 'Journey Unauthorized' returns

Updated:

 “Thursday Rocks!” at the Monsoon Nightclub continues on Aug. 22 with the return of premier tribute group Journey Unauthorized to Desert Diamo…

Great grilling tips to make summer meals sizzle

Great grilling tips to make summer meals sizzle

Updated:

(StatePoint) Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the …

Fast & Furious 6 – Six one way, half-dozen the other

Fast & Furious 6 – Six one way, half-dozen the other

Updated:

The latest addition to the Fast & Furious franchise is just like the tie rods on a ‘72 Buick … no, not really. I don’t pretend to know or …

Summer blockbusters aim to be bigger than ever

Summer blockbusters aim to be bigger than ever

Updated:

(StatePoint) This year’s summer blockbuster season is shaping up to be a big one, full of some of the year’s most highly anticipated films.

Saturday Puzzles 5-25-13 - Can you beat the challenges?

Saturday Puzzles 5-25-13 - Can you beat the challenges?

Updated:

Mount Lemmon Sky Ride now open

Mount Lemmon Sky Ride now open

Updated:

The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is now open as a Sky Ride, Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. A ride on the Sky Ride to the summ…

The Hangover Part III – The return of the red-eye

The Hangover Part III – The return of the red-eye

Updated:

While The Hangover Part III may seem like a retread of very familiar ground, this “final” film in the Hangover trilogy completely abandons the…

Abrams has made the best ‘Star Trek’ movie

Abrams has made the best ‘Star Trek’ movie

Updated:

On paper, J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” is one of those movies that should have crashed and burned. A reboot of a beloved franchise with young…

Sippin' Social: The Explorer visits Metropolitan Grill

Sippin' Social: The Explorer visits Metropolitan Grill

Updated:

Last week, staff from The Explorer stepped foot into the Metropolitan Grill, otherwise known as “America’s Kitchen,” located at 7892 N. Oracle…

“The List: A Musical”

“The List: A Musical”

Updated:

“The List: A Musical” had a great success both Friday and Saturday nights at the Fox Theatre.

The Guide -- Week of May 22

The Guide -- Week of May 22

Updated:

Century Theatres

Northwest Chatter

Walk This Way: Distracted pedestrians and drivers a deadly mix

Walk This Way: Distracted pedestrians and drivers a deadly mix

Posted:

It’s common to see a person using a cell phone while walking.

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

Posted:

Last month, I concluded my annual State of the Town Address with this challenge: Let’s be the kind of people who strive to be each other’s BES…

20 years of Pima County success

20 years of Pima County success

Posted:

Over the past few months, the debates between candidates for public office have often been about what the county has or hasn’t done for the re…

Steering Column: U.S. driver habits revealed in survey

Steering Column: U.S. driver habits revealed in survey

Posted:

Eat, sleep and drive: That appears to be the mantra of many Americans.

Protect you and your family this season: Get a flu shot

Protect you and your family this season: Get a flu shot

Updated:

Amy, my wife reminded me this weekend that the boys had not had their flu shots yet this year. It’s always a bit of a challenge coordinating s…

Most Popular

  • As Trump builds team in New York, door may open for Arizona official

    As Trump builds team in New York, door may open for Arizona official

    President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to tap Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff could open the door for an Arizona official to move to the national stage.

  • Supervisors postpone vote on Monsanto Foreign Trade Zone

    Supervisors postpone vote on Monsanto Foreign Trade Zone

    A controversial project slated for the Marana area has hit a roadblock in its pursuit of a tax break.

  • A leader between the book shelves

    A leader between the book shelves

    Bethany Wilson, a former police officer and member of The United States Air Force, has found her calling between the neat and orderly rows of the Oro Valley Public Library as the institution’s young adult librarian.

  • El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

    El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

    Local equestrians, riding enthusiasts and nature-lovers, rejoice! The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort has opened its stables to begin trail rides, riding lessons, desert adventures and more within the resort’s 500-acre-plus property and the surrounding area.

  • Dorados, Tigers win preseason basketball tournaments

    Dorados, Tigers win preseason basketball tournaments

    The CDO girls basketball team and the Marana girls soccer team won preseason tournaments over the weekend. 

  • Police Beat - Nov. 30, 2016

    Police Beat - Nov. 30, 2016

    Bathroom argument leads to dispute

  • Take your grandparents to school

    Take your grandparents to school

    Marana Unified School District elementary schools honored grandparents last Wednesday afternoon. Grandparents and other special guests were invited to visit students at several area schools that afternoon. Estes Elementary School had a huge turnout, with their entire parking lot filled and overflow parking taking up many of the spaces at the MUSD administrative building across the street. “The turnout at Estes is always amazing,” said MUSD Director of Public Relations Tamara Crawley. Grandparents were invited to take classroom tours, do arts and crafts projects, participate in contests and raffles, and the school even turned on the cotton candy machine to provide a tasty treat.

  • Oro Valley honors local student Grant Grimit

    Oro Valley honors local student Grant Grimit

    Oro Valley took a moment during the Nov. 16 council session to honor another of the community’s youth. Grant Grimit – pictured alongside Councilmember Mary Snider – has the right to call himself an impressive young man. Grimit is a Boy Scout who works within his local community, assisting on annual food drives and community projects and is as an usher and altar server. A sixth grader at Wilson K-8, Grimit is also a straight-A student and a multi-sport athlete: baseball for the CDO Little League, cross country and soon he will begin his wrestling career. Perhaps Grimit’s greatest achievement to date are his medical battles two years ago when he underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his spinal cord.  “His story isn’t just about service to our community and personal success—it’s about overcoming incredible obstacles, that takes a lot of courage and a lot of determination for a young man,” Snider said.

  • Marana students showcase their coding skills

    Marana students showcase their coding skills

    Two Marana Unified School District elementary schools are among the first to become Computer Science Immersion Schools in the state of Arizona.

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Gaslight

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Gaslight

    Can Dudley the Elf make it all the way from The North Pole to New York City and recover the stolen Christmas Spirit, or will the evil duo bent on taking control of the holiday ultimately prevail? With the power of song (and dance) on their side, Dudley and his friends are well prepared to charm the hearts and minds of theater-goers young and old at The Gaslight Theatre’s holiday show, “Elf’d.”

Close