CDO class of '80 to reunite

Canyon del Oro's Class of 1980 is planning its 30th-year class reunion in October, and classmates are being sought.

The event is set for Oct. 8-9. Registration deadline is Sept. 8.

For information, go to, call Shelby Feemster at (520) 575-7048, or see CDO Class of 1980 on Facebook.

"Please respond quickly," Feemster said.

Jewish circle holds event on Sept. 11

The Secular Humanist Jewish Circle, a new local group organized to celebrate Jewish culture and identity, is holding its first public event.

The circle plans a secular humanist observance of the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, at 4831 E. 22 St. Sign-in and socializing begin at 9:30 a.m., the program at 10, with a light lunch to follow.

Jack Silver, ceremonial leader for the secular humanist congregation Or Adam in Phoenix, is participating.

Cost of the event is $10 per person. People may get more information, or RSVP for the event, by Sept. 4. They may call Becky at 624-3132, Jacqui at 722-5652, or Susan or Marshall at 577-7718.

New hydrants at 19 places in fire district

At a cost near $123,000, the Mountain Vista Fire District has approved the installation of 19 new fire hydrants within district boundaries.

Directors of Mountain Vista made the commitment at a meeting in August. The project is being done in cooperation with the City of Tucson Water Department.

Rural/Metro Fire Department is the contracted fire and emergency medical services provider for the Mountain Vista district, and it assisted in the selection of the hydrant locations. All new hydrants are being placed in areas that have either no existing hydrants, or have very few.

"They will be placed in well thought out areas that will greatly assist fire crews in the event of a fire," a release said.

Installation is going to occur over several months.

Hydrant locations are:

8540 N. Sunnyslope; 8310 N. Rancho Catalina; 421 E. Catalina Shadows; 8122 N. Rancho Catalina; 8330 N. Oeste; 8220 N. Oeste; 8040 N. Oeste; 10975 N. Paisano; 3959 W. Turkey; 4350 W. Flying Diamond; 10650 N. Gila, with a changed location to 3981 W. Flying Diamond; 3631 W. Sahuaro Divide; 3580 W. Montgomery; 10501 N. Camino Central; 3635 W. Camino Alto; 530 E. Suffolk; 10260 N. Shannon; 715 W. Cool; and 757 W. Calle Davidoso.

OV club hosts Sept. 18 golf to assist women, kids

A golf tournament to raise funds for homeless families is being held Saturday, Sept. 18, at Rancho Vistoso Golf Club, 955 West Vistoso Highlands Drive in Oro Valley.

The 10th annual New Beginnings for Women & Children event is presented by the Southern Arizona Credit Union Chapter.

Proceeds "benefit NBWC's shelter and housing programs that help more than 600 homeless women and children annually," a release said. Last year's event raised more than $8,000 for New Beginnings. This year's goal is $15,000.

The tourney is a four-person scramble, 18 holes with a cart. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Lunch, raffle prizes and awards follow. Tickets are $100 each or $400 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to, call 520-325-8800, or visit 2590 N. Alvernon Way.

A set of Ping G15 clubs is the featured raffle prize. Winners need not be present. To reserve raffle tickets, call New Beginnings for Women & Children at 520-325-8800.

New Beginnings for Women & Children has been helping homeless families stabilize and journey into self-sufficiency for 23 years. From its beginning as a four-room shelter, to its current state — a 13-room shelter in addition to 70 transitional housing apartments — NBWC has continued to pursue its vision of "reducing homelessness in our community, one family at a time." More than 600 individuals a year are assisted.

Tai' Chi class in NW starting Thursday, Sept. 9

A series of 11 Tai' Chi classes begins Thursday, Sept. 9 at Mountain Vista UU — the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northwest Tucson.

Beginners meet at 3:30, experienced students at 4:30. Classes last an hour. They are open to the public.

"No special clothing is necessary for tai chi, just comfortable apparel that permits movement," a release said.

Tai' chi is "a series of quiet supple movements—the quiet to cultivate the spirit; the supple to cultivate the body," a release said.

The first class is available at no obligation, so students can "find out what Tai' Chi is all about. The fee is $75 for 11 classes.

People may contact Elizabeth Reed at or 510-269-3414.

The facility is located at 3601 West Cromwell, Tucson, 85741.

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