Cody Decker, who is honing his catching skills in a bid to make the big leagues, played in 32 games in Tucson with the Padres last season.
After 33 years as an assistant at West Virginia, Bill Kirelawich thought his coaching career was over. Then, Rich Rodriguez asked him to join the UA program.
Artist Chris Leon partnered with some local rescue groups and drew pictures of dogs for adoption at last year's festival.
Paul Vasquez, a certified bonsai instructor, demonstrated his craft in a demonstration at Civano Nursery a year ago.
For $15 you can pick out a handmade ceramic bowl and get all kinds of tasty edibles. Your money will go to the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank.
"The only way we're going to get better is by getting reps," said defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel. The Wildcats gave up 499 yards per game last year.
The Park Place Chalk Art Festival is back for a second year on April 6-7. Last year artist Chris Leon drew pictures of dogs available for adoption.
Christine Vivona plays second harp with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts will feature more than a hundred artists working in an array of media. Last year, Charlie Forbes was scouting a necklace at Sheaz Jewelry, one of the vendors.
Taste of China Festival organizers expect more than 2,000 people to sample food, play games, and watch demonstrations, and performances to welcome the Year of the Snake.
Organizers were serious when they named Saturday's celebration the Taste of China Festival. There will be food demonstrations from various regions of the giant nation. And of course, plenty to eat.
Oil painter Walter Porter worked, with subject in background, on a piece during the Plein Air Paint Out last year at Green Fields Country Day School. Interested artists are invited to take part in this year's event.
Noble Hops is launching a monthly series of craft beer dinners on Tuesday - four courses will be pared with with four specialty beers from a different craft brewery. Abita Brewery from Louisiana is first up.
Bird-watchers came out early for the "grand reopening" of Oracle State Park about a year ago. Budget cuts have made access to the park a hit-or-miss proposition.
Flowing Wells guard Lyndsay Leikem shoots over Sahuaro's Chelsey Hunsaker. The Caballeros have won 11 straight.
Oro Valley Fitness, 10550 N. La Cañada Drive, No. 160, will host a family-friendly walk, "Healthy Nights in Oro Valley," on Tuesday. The walk, which is free, starts at 5:45 p.m.
The Kannally house serves as visitor center for Oracle State Park, a part of a park system deemed endangered.
"Wonderful organic food, superb pizza, and even gluten-free items" is how one reader describes the offerings at Renee's Organic Oven, 7065 E. Tanque Verde Road.
Bird-watchers find a good observation spot at Oracle State Park.