January 2017 events at Tubac - Tucson News Now

January 2017 events at Tubac

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January 2017 events at Tubac 

Walking Tours of Old Tubac – Saturdays, January 7 & 21, 10 am -12 noon 
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 fee includes all day admission to tour the Presidio Park. Tour limited to 20; reservations requested, 520-398-2252 or info@TubacPresidio.org.  

Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site – Saturday, January 7 & Wednesday, January 25, 11 am – 1 pm
Special tour by Phil Halpenny and Gwen Griffin 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 all day admission to tour the Presidio Park. Tour limited to 15; reservations encouraged, 520-398-2252 or info@TubacPresidio.org.

Book Event: The Courageous Life of Emma Lee by Carol Sletten, Saturday, January 14, 2 pm 
Carol Sletten (who last January did a sold-out performance of Lozen the Apache woman warrior) will return to introduce the audience to Emma Lee, another historical figure from her play and book, Three Strong Western Women. Hear Carol, as Emma, giving a first-hand account about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of this amazing Mormon healer as she pushed a handcart 1,200 miles, became the 17th plural wife of John D. Lee (the only man to be convicted and executed for the Mountain Meadow’s Massacre), raised children, ran Lee’s Ferry, and became one of Winslow’s most beloved citizens. $10 fee includes all day admission to tour the Presidio Park. Reservations recommended, please call 520-398-2252 or info@TubacPresidio.org to reserve your space now!

Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Peter McLaughlin & Teodoro Ted Ramirez, Sunday, January 15, 2 pm 
Peter McLaughlin, acclaimed acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and recording artist will share the stage with Ted. They will present a fine selection of American and Mexican folk tunes. If you love classic and contemporary folk music, stunning guitar work and vocals, do not miss this concert!  Admission is $18 for adults, free admission for children 14 and under. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please call 520-398-2252 or email info@tubacpresidio.org today!  

Friends of the Presidio Annual Meeting, Monday, January 16, 2 pm
The members of the Friends of the Tubac Presidio & Museum, Inc. will gather in the old schoolhouse for their annual meeting and hear reports on the year's activities from members of the Board and the Park director. You're invited to be a part of the ongoing community effort to operate, maintain, and constantly improve the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park by joining the Friends group. Applications are at the desk of the Presidio visitor center or by request to info@tubacpresidio.org

Non-Presidio Event: Tubac Historical Society Speaker and Luncheon, Thursday, January 19, Noon
In celebration of the Tubac Historical Society's 50th Anniversary, Marshall Trimble, Arizona's leading historian and multi-talented entertainer, will speak at the Tubac Golf Resort beginning at noon. To reserve seats, call THS at (520) 398-2020.

The Chiricahua Apaches: A Comprehensive Story of a Famous People - Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter, Saturday, January 21, 2 pm
This is Jack’s fresh comprehensive story of the Chiricahua Apaches, famous warriors of the Southwest and their leaders Victorio, Lozen, Geronimo, Chatto, Loco, Mangas Coloradas, Cochise and his blood brother Tom Jeffords.  He’ll discuss the lives, culture, and tactics of these brave people.  Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  $15 per lecture.  A portion of the proceeds supports our education and preservation programs.  Please call for reservations and future dates, 520-398-2252 or e-mail info@tubacpresidio.org

Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Run Boy Run, Sunday, January 22, 2 pm 
They brought the house down last season with beautiful harmony and musicianship.  Here’s your opportunity to see them again or for the first time!  Matt and Grace Roland, Bekah and Jen Sandoval, and Jesse Allen make up this family band.  If you love virtuoso fiddle, cello, mandolin, guitar and bass with classic Blue Ridge Mountain style harmony you won’t want to miss this concert.  Admission is $20 for adults, free admission for children 14 and under. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please call 520-398-2252 or email info@tubacpresidio.org today!  

Living History: Spinning, Friday, January 27, 10 am – 1 pm
Spinning is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. The tradition of weaving traces back to Neolithic times – approximately 12,000 years ago. Watch and learn how fiber and spinning impacted human activity from ancient to modern times. A knowledgeable volunteer will demonstrate how the spinning wheel produces thread from fiber, and you are welcome to experience spinning with a drop spindle.  Included with park admission, $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting – Saturday, January 28, 10 am - 1 pm
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. 

Hell Bent for Resurrection: A Hike through Tubac’s Many Layers, Saturday, January 28, 10 am 
Join us for a new program of History Hikes to take advantage of the great outdoors and our amazingly rich cultural heritage. Join Rick Collins, our Interpretive Specialist, for an insightful walk on the Anza Trail. We'll start at the original Plaza de Armas from which the expedition to Alta California departed before walking along the Rio de Tubac (as it then was!) and discussing the native peoples and later arrivals who lived in Tubac and the area along the River. Bring sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, and water. $10 fee includes all day admission to tour the Presidio Park. The 1 and 1/4 mile hike begins from the Tubac Presidio Visitors Center, rain or shine. Hike limited to 15 people. Call (520) 398-2252 or e-mail to info@tubacpresidio.org to reserve your place.

A Musical Celebration of Tubac’s Territorial Teachers and Times, Sunday, January 29, 2 pm
Join music and drama students of the Montessori de Santa Cruz School and Lowe House Project artist- in-residence Sharman Nittoli in the 1885 schoolhouse as they perform original songs based on the school days of Tubac’s early teachers and their students. $10 fee includes all day admission to tour the Presidio Park.  For reservations, call 520-398-2252 or info@tubacpresidio.org.

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