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Busy Tucson Weekend: Horses, Art, Books, Food

There seems to be a lot going on this weekend in Tucson.

I hope you can get out there and do some of it.

One of my favorite charities is Equine Voices in Amado. They rescue horses from the pee line. Horses that have spent their whole lives peeing into a container so women can take hormones (premarin) that cause breast cancer and heart disease. There is never an end of how man and greedy corporations harm animals.

The event is their annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 at Brandi Fenton Park (new location) at River/Dodge.  Admission is $5. Stop by and have your picture taken with a rescued Clysdale horse, bid on raffle items, learn about Equine Voices, and meet lots of  nice people. Saturday in the Park, what could be better?

Tucson is the home of a thriving artist community. Twice a year, you can tour all the participating artists’ studios. It happens this weekend, March 14 and 15. Download a map. Explore jewelry, metal, sculpture, painting, weaving, and more.

Read a good book lately? Come to the Tucson Festival of Books and meet the author, sit in on a panel, enjoy the beautiful grounds of the UA.

As for food, the Equine Voices fundraiser will be auctioning off cakes from Tucson’s best pastry chefs; the artist studios always put out a little nosh; and some local restaurants will be participating in the book festival. Yum.

  1. I went to the Equine Voices fundraiser. Great auction – especially the cake auction. Everything looked amazing and a beautiful flan went for $165! All for a great cause.

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