Tucson Japanese Language School starts up again on August 11, 2018
Live music by Odaiko Sonora begins at 4:15 p.m.. Ward 6 office’s address is 3202 E. 1st St. Tucson (SE corner of Anderson Blvd, east of Country Club Rd.)
“Karen will tap into her personal experience to explore how a dedicated practice becomes a life path. In her case, taiko (Japanese ensemble drumming) is the practice that became her journey. Personal expression, courage, discipline, teamwork, service and community are what taiko embodies for serious practitioners, but any practice you choose can be the path.
Karen Falkenstrom is the co-founder and Director of Odaiko Sonora, Tucson’s taiko (Japanese drumming) team. Since 2002, Karen and her group members have given over a thousand performances at (mainly) local events. Karen has traveled throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Japan to teach, perform and train in taiko and Japanese folk traditions. As a spiritual path, taiko engages all aspects of being into an exhilarating practice; a practice that has at its core the ideas of community and service.”
“Sacred Space is a secular and interfaith community in Tucson for personal and community growth where all are welcome to gather weekly for inspiration from the world’s spiritual traditions, varied local musicians and speakers, and community connection. Coupling contemplative wisdom with research-based practices, Sacred Space also offers small groups and classes, all with the aim of bringing together inner resources to drive social change.
The Sacred Space mission is to cultivate compassion and be a source of public renewal and contemplative education so that we can increase our capacity to work together toward collaborative solutions. This work is based in thecurrent global movement for building compassionate community which is dedicated to generating understanding and cooperation between people of all backgrounds and beliefs.”
“We are still working on the schedule, but save the date July 14 for Megamania!!, our annual summer festival of cosplay, gaming, and all-around geekery.” (Go to the link below for updated schedule).” 1 to 5 p.m.
PCC Downtown is at 1255 N. Stone Ave (NW corner of Speedway Blvd.)
UPDATE: Schedule posted here: https://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/megamania-schedule-2018/
Our annual summer festival of cosplay, gaming, crafts, local authors & artists, and all-around geekery.
Happening all day
Show off your costume or make your own. In the Roosevelt Building.
- Video Gaming
Have fun playing Worlds VR, Super Mario Kart 8, and many other favorites!! In the PCC Library.
- Tabletop Gaming
Compete, collaborate and get creative. Try out our collection of fresh board and tabletop games! Play with friends or learn how from local experts. In the PCC Library.
- Tucson Comic-Con & Constant Con!
Come to the 2nd floor loft for a Cool-Con experience! Giveaways, Super Heroes, and Comic life Galore! In the CC Building Loft.
- Tech Toys!
Blast your creativity into the future. Drop in for a ninja-quick demo and leave with samurai-level skills! Test out Ozobots, MakeyMakey, Cubelets, & Botley robots. In the PCC Library.
- Crafts! Crafts! And more Crafts!
Get in touch with your creative side! Make hats, magnets and paper crafts to take home. In the Roosevelt Building.
- Paper Crafts
Floral Origami & Interactive Origami with Mary Ellen Palmeri. In the Roosevelt Building.
- Minecraft & Roblox
Visit the gaming area and play your favorite game with lots of other fans! No account needed! In the PCC Library.
- Giant Games
You may be a PvP Master onscreen, but what about in real life? Get your team together and test your skills in a real-life game of PvP! In the Outside courtyard.
Join us for FREE Brooklyn Pizza, drinks, and snacks in the Cantina! Not exactly a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but you never know who you’ll meet in the Cantina. In the PCC Building Café
- Photo Booth
Take MegaMania fun and fandom home with you by capturing your experience in print. It’s free—a gift from us to you!
And that’s not all! The following will be 1-2 hours (schedule not yet finalized)
■ The Portable Planetarium Presentations will visit the Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and anime universes
■ An Escape Room
■ Author & Artist workshops and panels
■ Storytime with Hagrid
■ Frank Powers teaching how to create original characters to cosplay
■ Tinker Cosplay will teach the basics of using EVA foam to make amazing costumes
■ Mariachi Corazon de Jesus youth musicians
■ Capoeira and Latin dance performance
■ WailaBand GertieNtheboyz performance
■ Chinese calligraphy
■ Costume showcases
All ages. Free.
Japanese Language and Activities at Tanque Verde Elementary School ( 2600 N Fennimore, Tucson AZ 85749)
Monday – Friday, 10:00 to 12:00, June 11 – June 15 ( 5 days)
Students entering 1st – 6th grades in Fall
Please read our Policies & Procedures before enrolling
By registering your child for these classes you are agreeing to the Policies and Procedures
Please read the description of the class in the link.
The dead line to register was Monday, May 21st .
Please contact Miki Pimienta for any questions.