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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:00 am

Easter Bunny coming to Tucson malls

The Easter Bunny is hopping in to town and springing over to Park Place and Tucson Mall this month to personally offer a big bunny hug and pose for photos with his many fans.

“Tucson’s always my favorite place to visit before my busy season,” said E. Bunny. “Beautiful weather, great events and I love reconnecting with all my friends at the malls.”

To meet the famous E. Bunny, stop by Park Place beginning, Friday, March 16, or Tucson Mall starting Saturday, March 17, during regular mall hours.

His time in Tucson will end at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 7.

Photo pricing and coupons can be found online at the Park Place website, www.parkplacemall.com/events and at the Tucson Mall website, www.tucsonmall.com/events.

Both Park Place and Tucson Mall will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 8.


 

Bullying expert coming to OV

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church will present a seminar on bullying at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Students, parents, teachers, counselors and others interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

The event is being presented by Dr. Sheri Bauman. The workshop will include the topics of cyber-bullying, text bullying, and physical bullying.

Bauman is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Arizona, where she is the director of the school counseling program. Prior to earning her doctorate in 1999, she worked in public schools for 30 years, 18 of those as a school counselor. Additionally, she is a licensed psychologist.

Bauman teaches in the Master’s program and conducts research on bullying. She has presented on topics related to bullying at local, state, national and international conferences. She has published two books; the latest, “Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know,” was published in 2011.

St. Mark’s is located at 1431 W. Magee Road (the southwest corner of La Canada and Magee).

The workshop will be held in the Fellowship Hall and is being sponsored by the church’s Permanent Endowment Committee.

For more information, or to register for this free workshop, contact the church office at 297-2062 or info@umcstsmarks.org.


 

Coin show coming to Tucson March 18

The Tucson Coin Club will be holding a Coin Show on March 18 at the Fraternal Order of the Police located at 3445 North Dodge Blvd. in Tucson.

The show hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

There will be 24 tables of dealers with US and world coins and paper money, tokens, medals and numismatic supplies.

Several dealers will be available to buy precious metals, and there will be free appraisals available.

Go to www.tucsoncoinclub.org or more information.

The Tucson Coin Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1956 and promotes the advancement of numismatics amongst its members and the community.

It meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fraternal Order of the Police.


 

Seminar about domestic violence March 29

Tex Whitney, President of the Board of the SaddleBrooke Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said they will be able to host a morning-long seminar in partnership with Safe Journey House.

The seminar, Domestic Violence 101: Understanding Domestic Violence Dynamics, is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, from 9a.m. to noon at the Mountain View Clubhouse, in SaddleBrooke at 38759 S. MountainView Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Erin Callinan, from the Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence, Arizona’s statewide legal advocacy hotline for victims and survivors of abuse.


 

Fundraising event set for the forgotten children

In an effort to raise funds for the Forgotten Children, an organization that supports starving children in Africa, a special event will be held on Friday, April 13 at Armory Park.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the downtown ballroom.

The event will be a night an African/Caribbean night with music from recording artist Richard Noel from Sticks & Fingers. and Dancing with Uzo Method and her group and many more.

The goal is to raise $8,500, which is the amount needed to build a shelter.

Anything over $8,500 will go toward opening a dental office, and would help in paying the cost to ship donated dental equipment to Africa.

Organizers have already started receiving dental equipment, which has been donated by local professionals.

To prepare for the April 13 event, organizers are still in need of merchandise that will be part of the silent auction, and raffles.

Organizers are also looking for local restaurants to help with food.

So far, Saffron Indian Bistro has offered services, but more help is still needed.

For more information, contact El NDoye at Elhadj.Ndoye@nbarizona.com.


 

Make Marana a better place to live

Marana is a great place to live, to work, to raise families. And now, local leaders, business owners and Marana residents are invited to come together on March 20 at 7a.m. to discuss ways to make Marana even better.

The one-hour free coffee and networking event will be held at Rock N Java Coffee Shop, at the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks Road.

Sponsored by local Lions Clubs, the event will give residents an opportunity to meet other local leaders, and share ideas for needed community projects around town and in schools.

Representatives of the local club will be on hand to share information about Lions Clubs International activities that can benefit Marana, and to kick off a brand new Marana Lions Club that will give Marana residents a way to work together on priority projects.

“The Town of Marana, the Marana School District, the Marana Chamber of Commerce and other groups all have their strategic plans and needs, but it can be difficult for an individual homemaker or nurse, office manager or small business owner to see how they can have an impact,” said Richard Singervalt, a member of the Lions Club. “The Lions can provide a way for the people of Marana to come together to start meeting some of those needs that they feel are important.”

For more information on the March 20 event, contact Singervalt at singervalt@yahoo.com, or call Karen Sell at 743-0785.


 

CLU Choir coming to OV on April 2

The California Lutheran University Choir will perform eight concerts on its spring tour of the Southwest, including a show in Oro Valley.

The show is set for Monday, April 2 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, at 11575 N. First Ave. The show begins at 7 p.m.

The varied program will include music by 17th-Century German composer Johann Pachelbel and contemporary American composers Howard Helvey, Adolphus Hailstork, Morten Lauridsen and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang.

CLU senior Ryan Townsend Strand will conduct the premiere performances of his composition, “A Sunrise.” The program will conclude with hymns, carols, spirituals and gospel songs.

Wyant Morton, chair of the music department, will conduct the 54-voice choir.

The CLU Choir is the university’s premier choral ensemble. It has toured extensively with performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

International tours have included performances in England, Italy, Norway and Sweden.

The Oro Valley concert is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306, or visit http://www.callutheran.edu/choirtour.

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