Marana blood drive to be held Thursday, Feb. 25

The American Red Cross and Town of Marana are hosting a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive.

Donating blood takes 45 to 60 minutes, and donors do need not know their type in order to give, a release said.

The Red Cross supplies blood to patients at all local hospitals. Because the need for blood is constant, the Red Cross needs about 300 donors each day in Arizona.

To sign up, contact Rodney Campbell, Marana public information officer, at or 382-1936.


10th Southwest, native fest Feb. 12-14 at casino

The 10th annual Desert Diamond Casino Arts and Crafts Festival spans three days, Feb. 12-14, at the casino located at I-19 and Pima Mine Road.

The celebration, showcasing Native American and Southwestern fine arts, crafts, music, live entertainment and food on the Desert Diamond Casino Plaza, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, stained glass, metal works, paintings, baskets, furniture, clothes, specialty foods and more will be available, a release said.

For information, e-mail

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