“Becky’s New Car” being shown

Playwright Steven Dietz’s new production is a laugh-out-loud amusement-park ride where the comedy spins out of control like a bumper car in “Becky’s New Car.”

Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon.

Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Performances will be held through Oct. 28.

The theater is located at 11 South 6th Avenue, in Tucson.


OV Seeks Nominations for Volunteers of the Year

 The Town of Oro Valley is accepting nominations for the 2012 Volunteers of the Year. The Town is looking for two individuals who embody the spirit of volunteerism by going above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to better our community. One man and one woman will be selected based on the outstanding nature of their volunteer efforts and will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Dec. 13, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.

 Nominations are open to anyone who has volunteered for a Town-sponsored project, program, department, committee, etc. Serving on a Town board or commission certainly meets that criterion, but is not a requirement for nomination.

 Nominations must be received by Oct. 26.

Submit a nomination letter as well as a supporting letter from a second individual to Misti Nowak, Town of Oro Valley communications administrator.

 Nominations may be hand-delivered to Town Hall, or submitted by email or postal mail. Submissions received after Oct. 26 will not be considered. Both letters of support must be submitted together.

 Hand delivery

Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr., Attn. Misti Nowak

 Email mnowak@orovalleyaz.gov

All nominees will be notified prior to the Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Dec. 13, and will have their names printed in the program.

Nominations will be judged by the Town’s Volunteer Selection Committee. All decisions are final.


Forgotten Children rummage sale

In an effort to continue raising funds to make the construction of a school for poor, struggling children in Africa, a rummage sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Casa Blanca Plaza on Oracle and Rudasill.

The Forgotten Children is a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization working to provide the basic necessities and protection for the orphaned children primarily in region of Mbour, Senegal West Africa. 

The organization was created by Elhadj Ndoye, of Tucson.  Ndoye grew up in Mbour, Senegal where he witnessed children begging daily on the streets and their poverty and impeding health problems.

According to UNICEF, there are upwards of 100,000 child beggars in Senegal. 

For more information on the Forgotten Children, visit the website at www.theforgottenchildren.org.


Oro Valley Expo and Pumpkin Patch at Casas

The Oro Valley Expo and Pumpkin Patch will be held on Oct. 20, at Casas Church, located at 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This event will allow businesses in the community to showcase their business to families and friends in the area, building a win-win relationship.  All parking and admission is free. 

The Expo will be held at Casas Church in the Northwest Center, outside on the plaza and in the surrounding breezeways.  On the plaza, there will be school performances, including choirs from surrounding schools, an orchestra, Zumba lessons and face painting.

Rightsure Insurance Group, Casas Church, Casas Christian School, Urias Custom Remodeling, Southwest Iron Works and Green Banana Promos are sponsors and supporters of the Oro Valley Expo and Pumpkin Patch.

This event is being introduced and produced by two volunteers, Deann Cruz and Jennifer Urias.  Both are Northwest business owners and they have a desire to see all businesses thrive in the community.   Their vision from the beginning has been to build a stronger community one relationship at a time.


Marana Town Council orientation on Oct. 30

Marana residents interested in running for Town Council next year are invited to a candidate orientation Oct. 30 from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Marana Municipal Complex Council Chambers, located at 11555 W. Civic Center Dr.

Candidates will learn about filing papers, campaign finance reports, open meeting law, political signs and ballot measures for publicity pamphlets. They also will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Town Clerk’s Office.

Four seats will be contested in the primary election March 12 and, if necessary, the general election May 21.

Next year will mark the first time the Town holds an all-mail election.

Limited polling locations will be open election day for ballot drop-off.


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