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February 2016
$8

Tubac Festival of the Arts Presidio Parking

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until February 14, 2016
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Parking is available in the Presidio’s parking lot for $8. Tubac Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 57th Annual Festival of the Arts. The major event of the year for Tubac showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists and craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines. Nonprofit organizations (including us!) benefit from the $8 per car charge for parking. Ours is the best lot: it's paved and the…

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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site Special tour by local experts of the Spanish colonial archaeological site just south of the Park which preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center. Tour involves a walk of about 1-1/4 miles. The Archaeological Conservancy protects this site and participants are asked to sign 'An Acknowledgement of Risk Factors' before entering. Wear…

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$2 - $7

Living History: Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Living History: Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting Come discover the rich history of chocolate in the Southwest. Taste a cacao bean, learn how the Mayans and pre-Columbian Native Americans prepared their chocolate, and sample the energy drink that fueled the 1774 and 1775 Anza expeditions from Tubac to Alta California. Included with park admission, $5 adult, $2 youth, children free.

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$10

Walking Tours of Old Tubac

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Walking Tours of Old Tubac Come explore colorful Old Tubac that even some of the locals don’t know about! Guided by Connie Stevens, you’ll discover fascinating facts about the town’s early adobe buildings and learn about Arizona’s first European settlement. Topics from early Native American inhabitants, Spanish explorers, American pioneers, Apache attacks, kidnappings, and other exciting episodes are discussed. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center. Allow 2 hours for the tour and wear walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. $10…

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$7.50

Presentation: Potted Garden Questions Answered – Choosing Pots, Watering, and Critters

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Presentation: Potted Garden Questions Answered - Choosing Pots, Watering, and CrittersMarylee Pangman founded The Contained Gardener in 1998 as a niche business in Tucson. After teaching classes for almost 20 years on container gardening in the desert, there are three questions that are asked in every class: what pots can I use?, how much water do I use to keep my plants thriving?, and what can I grow that javelina and rabbits won’t eat? Join Marylee for the answers so…

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$10

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Special tour by local experts of the Spanish colonial archaeological site just south of the Park which preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and partial irrigation ditch. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center. Tour involves a walk of about 1-1/4 miles. The Archaeological Conservancy protects this site and participants are asked to sign 'An Acknowledgement of Risk Factors' before entering. Wear walking shoes, sunscreen and hat. $10 fee includes admission…

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$14 - $18

Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert: Chris B. Jácome

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert: Chris B. Jácome - Internationally acclaimed flamenco guitarist and award winning writer-musician Chris B. Jácome will perform on the Presidio schoolhouse stage. Chris is a highly sought after performer and music director on the world-wide flamenco scene so it’s a real treat to have him visit Tubac! Don’t miss Chris’s beautiful, inspiring and lush rhythmic performances that will thrill you as only flamenco can do. Admission is $18 for adults, free admission for children 14…

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March 2016
$7.50

157th Anniversary of “The Weekly Arizonian”

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a celebration and cake-cutting to celebrate the 157th anniversary of Arizona’s first newspaper which was printed in Tubac on March 3, 1859. The original 1858 Washington Hand Press that printed the newspaper is still in operation at the Tubac Presidio. Park Director Shaw Kinsley will give a special talk about the press and describe some new information about how the press got to Tubac, what happened to it after Tubac, and the saga of its 9 year…

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$7.50

Book Event: It’s a (Prairie) Dog’s Life by Theodore G. Manno

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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A prairie dog town is a busy place. As author and field researcher Theodore Manno explains a prairie dog's life is full of mischief, romantic trysts, antipredator behavior, fighting, kissing, and infanticide. He vividly recounts the daily ups and downs of prairie dogs as well as his own trials and triumphs while observing these rare rodents in Bryce Canyon National Park with other "Dog Squad" researchers from the vantage point of a nine-foot-tall tower. Over time, they came to know…

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$15

Apache Chief Loco – Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The famous Apache peace chief, Loco, tried to bring peace and coexistence between the Apaches and the Americans, but found himself caught between American intransigence and unwillingness to compromise on one hand, and the warlike and violent acts of Victorio, Nana, and Geronimo on the other, whom he considered troublemakers. This is a universal story of an enlightened, responsible, moderate leader caught in the chaos of extremism. Every society has such leaders, and the Apaches had Chief Loco. This is…

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$7.50

Presentation: How the Earth Works by Don Davidson

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This illustrated, hour-long presentation will provide a historically oriented narrative linking the scientific thinking on large-scale earth processes such as mountain building from the 18th century to our present understanding of plate tectonics. Topics will include mountain building, continental drift, earth magnetism and seismicity, ocean floor mapping (including ocean ridges and deep trenches), seafloor spreading, hot spots and exotic plate terrains. What makes plates go will also be discussed. While some topics involve complex science topics, the talk will be…

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$7.50

Presentation: Where They Walked: Theories on the Coronado Expedition 1540 Route Through Arizona by Deni Seymour

March 19 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
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For years archaeologists and historians have pondered the physical and documentary record for clues about the route of the Coronado expedition led by Fray Marcos de Niza. Noted archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour will synthesize those views and present her latest research evidence allowing listeners an opportunity to decide for themselves the strongest argument for a specific place or route being associated with Coronado. She will present compelling facts about the nature of the native groups who were encountered in this…

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$14 - $18

Concert – Walt Michael in Tubac

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Presidio is fortunate to once again host the legendary Walt Michael, Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill, live in concert, at the historic schoolhouse in Tubac Presidio Park. Whether you realize it or not, you have heard Walt's captivating music playing, either watching the Olympics, viewing a PBS program, or during a play on Broadway. Walt's appearance is a very Special Event in our Teodoro Ted Ramirez Artist-in-Residence concert series. Grab your tickets early by…

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$7.50

Presentation: The History and Exploration of the Chiricahua Crystal Cave by Robert Zimmerman

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Chiricahua Mountains is a spectacular natural wonderland that eventually became Chiricahua National Monument, a place of balanced rocks and awe-inspiring pinnacles. Hidden in those same mountains is another spectacular natural wonder, Crystal Cave, a place where you feel you are traveling through the inside of a geode, surrounded by giant quartz crystals. Four years ago, cavers began a project to survey and map Crystal Cave. Robert Zimmerman is the project's leader and cartographer. He’ll tell us the history of…

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$7.50

Book Event: The Edge of the Sea of Cortez by Marilyn Malone & Betty Hupp

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Edge of the Sea of Cortez—Tidewalkers' Guide to the Upper Gulf of California is a lively illustrated introduction to the intertidal animals and plants of the most accessible beaches of the northern Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California. It is written and designed for seashore visitors of all ages. Five hundred full-color photographs and many informative illustrations accompany the family-friendly text. Published by Tucsonan Marilyn Malone, the second edition includes contributions by experts on shell archaeology, shore birds,…

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