Have you ever had or wanted a pet chicken? During this crazy year my family and I were building a chicken coop and on Easter morning we became the owners of ten chicks. Since Easter, we have learned a great deal about raising chickens, like the fact that they try to peck at things on you when you sit with them, including your clothes, watch and face. We have also learned that each chick has a unique personality just like people, some of our chicks are shy, some are curious, and some are born leaders. Our chicks are getting bigger every day and as they get bigger, they get more active.

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 This weekend, I got to watch the new “Cinderella.” The movie includes some familiar faces like Camilla Cabello, Idina Menzel and James Corden.

It was really cool, and I enjoyed hearing some popular songs from Queen, The White Stripes, Madonna and Ed Sheeran. The movie adds a twist to the classic Cinderella story we all know. This story takes the original Cinderella story idea—father dies, evil step-mother, meets a prince—and adds Cinderella becoming the hero of her story, not the prince.

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 During the summer, I had the opportunity to interview educator and storyteller Mike Lindsey, or “Writingbear,” his name used for storytelling, prayer and ceremony. He will be sharing a story at the Tucson Humanities Festival this year. He has lived in many places and shares stories to various audiences.

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 There are many ways you can help an animal, but did you know it could be as easy as shopping? I interviewed Steve Farley, CEO of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, about the grand opening of the HSSA Thrift Store.

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 During spring break my family and I took a trip to Rocky Point or Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. I highly recommend taking a visit. There are many things to see and do and it is only a four-hour car ride from Tucson.

Some of the things I suggest doing if you decide to adventure there are parasailing, horseback riding, jet skiing, zip lining, swimming in the Sea of Cortez and shopping. There seems to be something for everyone in Rocky Point.

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 In 2018, Lily Brown and Tait Hansen won the Young Inventors Challenge with their game Betcha Can’t! The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is held every November, and is open for ages 6 to 18. In order to compete, first you must design a prototype for your idea and make a pitch. Then, during the fair, present your product.

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 Tucson Business Owners, Inc. is collecting school supplies until Aug.15 along with Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson. The mission of Treasures 4 Teachers is to provide educators with free or low-cost learning materials.

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Have fun this summer with Michaels Kids Club, Camp Creatology! These free classes are filled with fun for mini makers full of creativity. They have a wide selection of classes that you can sign up for, all via Zoom. From painting to using beads, you’re sure to find the activity that’s right for you. Camp Creatology will have classes from July 12 to Aug. 6. Classes are each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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