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Free Easter events for the kiddos

Free Easter events for the kiddos

Here are a few free Easter themed events to take the kids to in the Tucson area Saturday: 

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You can enjoy the Pima County Fair on a budget

You can enjoy the Pima County Fair on a budget

The Pima County Fair starts tomorrow. I can already smell the fried goodies and roasted corn. 

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Kids eat free at El Charro and other Tax Day deals

Little money, no problem. 

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Discount ride coupons for Pima County Fair available at Fry's

Discount ride coupons for Pima County Fair available at Fry's

Pima County Fair is coming soon, running from April 17 through 27.

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Bruegger's, Ra Sushi taking the stress out of tax day

Bruegger's, Ra Sushi taking the stress out of tax day

Both offer tax day deals.

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Pima County hosts free money management workshops

Pima County hosts free money management workshops

Pima County Housing Center is hosting a series of free money management workshops to launch Financial Literacy Week, which is April 20-26.

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Sample local foods at free festival

More than 50 local restaurants, breweries and wineries, as well as more than 80 Heirloom Farmers Markets vendors, will come together from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow for the Viva la Local Food Festival at Rillito Downs Park, 4502 N. First Ave.

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Rummage sale to benefit local high school

The Mountain View High School Parent Resource Organization is hosting a rummage sale to raise money to provide a safe place for grads to celebrate on graduation night.

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Market on the Move locations and new hours, April 5

Market on the Move locations and new hours, April 5

Don't forget, tomorrow is Market on the Move, where you can get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation.

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Arizona State Parks offers Family Campout Program

Arizona State Parks offers Family Campout Program

For $85, a family of four can go on a one-night campout at an Arizona State park, with guides, activities and camping gear provided.

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Free breakfast for Tucson's AIMS test takers

Free breakfast for Tucson's AIMS test takers

Kids in third through eighth grade taking the AIMS test can get free breakfast at participating Tucson McDonald's restaurants from 6 to 9 a.m. April 7 and 8.

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Living Social deal offers $20 of food for $10

Living Social deal offers $20 of food for $10

If you're a fan of The Heist Pizza Parlour, 7131 E. Broadway, or have been wanting to try it, Living Social is offering $20 to spend on food and drink for just $10.

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Market on the Move locations, March 29

Market on the Move locations, March 29

Get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation at Market on the Move.

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Annual community rummage sale starts Friday

Church of the Painted Hills, 3295 W. Speedway, will hold its annual community rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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Find bargains at flea market

If you're looking for bargains and want to beat the weekend shoppers, Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway, is hosting a "huge flea market" from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday.

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Tucson's ReActivate store closing after three years

Tucson's ReActivate store closing after three years

ReActivate, a fitness apparel and gear resale store on North Campbell Avenue at East Glenn Street, will close its doors for good at the end of business next Wednesday.

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Market on the Move locations, March 15

Market on the Move locations, March 15

Need produce?

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Beat spring break boredom with free and cheap activities

Spring break is here after today for many of Tucson's school kids. While it is great to have the kiddos home, they're gonna get bored just hanging around the house all day every day. And, let's face it, bored kids make for crazy parents. 

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Deadline to apply for youth work program is Friday

Pima County One-Stop's summer youth work program, which allows young people ages 14 to 21 earn minimum wage while working for city and county government agencies, the University of Arizona and local participating businesses, is accepting appl…

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At Retro Room, video gamers can click away at the classics

At Retro Room, video gamers can click away at the classics

The Retro Room Gaming Lounge and Boutique is a marriage of the things its husband-and-wife owners love most — retro video games and handmade goodies.

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Market on the Move locations, March 8

Market on the Move locations, March 8

Get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation at Market on the Move.

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Free pet adoptions at PACC this weekend

Free pet adoptions at PACC this weekend

To celebrate the milestone of more shelter space, Pima Animal Care Center, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is offering free pet adoptions through Sunday. 

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Free stuff to do in Tucson Saturday

Free stuff to do in Tucson Saturday

For those of you who like to get a head start on planning your weekend, here are a few free things to do in the Tucson area Saturday.

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Find bargains at Saturday rummage sale

The youth group of St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church is hosting a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Columns from the Star

Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops
Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

I was curious as to whether  different pawnshops pay the same  for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six  in Tucson to chec…

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Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend
Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend

In honor of the rodeo, which kicks off with the famous Rodeo Parade on Thursday, most of Tucson’s kids have a four-day weekend. Lucky for us, …

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Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales
Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.

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Centsible Mom: Accomplish New Year's resolutions on the cheap
Centsible Mom: Accomplish New Year's resolutions on the cheap

So the new year has started and you’ve made a few resolutions.

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Centsible Mom: Price adjustments can save you money

Holiday shopping can be fun ... and it can be challenging. Especially when you buy something one day only to see it marked down the next.

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Centsible Mom: Price check on holiday baking items
Centsible Mom: Price check on holiday baking items

The first pies and breads of the holiday baking season will be filling the kitchen counter just days from now.

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Centsible Mom: Price check on this season's popular toys
Centsible Mom: Price check on this season's popular toys

The holiday toy books have arrived, marking that special time of year when the kids grab a crayon, a pen or even mom’s lipstick to circle and …

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Centsible Mom: Prices hiked on Valley Fever medicine for dogs
Centsible Mom: Prices hiked on Valley Fever medicine for dogs

An estimated 6 percent of dogs in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties become sick with valley fever every year, costing Arizona dog owners more …

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Centsible Mom: Halloween spending needn't be scary
Centsible Mom: Halloween spending needn't be scary

When bills and living expenses are lurking in the shadows of every corner, Halloween spending can be a scary thought.

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C-Path’s tool for medical trials gets global market
C-Path’s tool for medical trials gets global market

Eight years after its founding, the Tucson-based Critical Path Institute is going global in a big way.

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Centsible Mom: Match up technical gadget to your child
Centsible Mom: Match up technical gadget to your child

Shopping for the kids is a lot different than it was "back in the day."

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Centsible Mom: When kids want the 'best'
Centsible Mom: When kids want the 'best'

When the kids are little, it's easy to just go shopping and pick up whatever you think is cute.

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Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies
Centsible Mom: Back-to-school strategies

Wow, school is starting for many Tucson kids in just over two weeks.

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Centsible Mom Price Check: Babies and the basic supplies they need don't come cheap
Centsible Mom Price Check: Babies and the basic supplies they need don't come cheap

August is the most popular month to have a baby. Who knew?

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Centsible Mom: Creativity, planning can invite big savings to your child's party
Centsible Mom: Creativity, planning can invite big savings to your child's party

Celebrating your kid's birthday should be fun. But if you're strapped for cash, it can be stressful and overwhelming.

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