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Tucson El Dia de San Juan Fiesta


El Dia de San Juan Committee invites the public to the 18th Annual El Dia de San Juan Fiesta Wednesday, June 24 from 5-10 p.m. at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, just off Congress, west of Interstate 10.The Fiesta will feature a procession, live music and dance, food and arts & crafts vendors, games and activities for children and free water and watermelon.  Free and open to the public, the Fiesta is non-alcoholic and boasts a family-friendly atmosphere.

El Dia de San Juan honors the Saints Day of St. John the Baptist, and has been celebrated by families living on the Westside for a century.  Local tradition hails St. John the Baptist as the one whom brings the rains, kicking off the monsoon season in the Old Pueblo.  For the last thirteen years the Fiesta has begun with a procession from the west bank of the Santa Cruz River, which displays an antique statue of San Juan Bautista. Prayers from several cultural traditions are offered.

Also following the procession, the Fiesta goes into full swing. Entertainers, including Gertie & the T.O. Boyz, Mariachi Bellas Musicales and Mariachi Inspiracion. In keeping with the theme of the monsoon season and renewal, free water bottles are provided to Fiesta attendees. In addition to the food, arts & crafts and games booths, local community agencies will also offer tables with resource information.

        We regret no animals are allowed, service dogs only.

Please distribute widely. Hope to see you there!


Anakarina Rodriguez
Council Aide
Councilor Regina Romero
City of Tucson, Ward 1 Office
940 W Alameda St.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 837-4265


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M. J. Daspit Author- LUCY LIED


by M. J. Daspit

In Monterey, California of the late 1870’s religious tent camp meetings are held cheek by jowl with lynchings.  At this intersection of the rightous and the profane, a triangle evolves linking Doctor Jason Garrett, would-be healer accustomed to putting the truth through a contortion or two, the mute Lucy Strang, and gunman Matt Clancy, eviction agent who forces settlers off railroad land yet stalwartly defends Chinese immigrants.

Under suspicion for the murder of her brutish comman-law husband, Lucy is saved from the noose when Garrett falsifies medical testimony at trial.  He plans to marry the maligned redhead and cure her muteness.  But it’s whispered that Lucy has been dallying with the reviled Clancy.  The fabric of love begins to fray.

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by C. Michael Bennis



“A love story about two dangerous assassins from different parts of the world.  The descriptions are wonderful, and the story is exciting and fun to read.”  5.0 our of 5 stars

Ziv Ydin is Mossad’s foremost assassin who will one day return to Tel Aviv and marry her childhood sweetheart.  Then she meets the Argentinian, Julio Navarro, who stimulate her desires and overpowers her forewarnings of impending danger.  Already it is too late when she sees him protect her by killing two dangerous assailants in two seconds.

Julio Navarro’s dossier is so highly classified that to know her identity is tantamount to instant death.  Nevertheless, Julio is smitten with Ziv, whose combat talents rival his own, and he forgets there is no place for love in his dangerous life.  Julio knows he should avoid the Israeli, but similar to Ziv it was already too late to put out the flames in his heart.

Julio and Ziv are unprepared when Julio’s former love resurfaces to plead for Julio to save her from immanent death in Culiacan.  Unable to refuse, Julio travels to save a woman he no longer loves, Ziv soon follows to rescue the man she can no longer live without.  Buth Julio and ziv are in immediate danger …  It is 2007, and Cullacan is most dangerous place on the planet.

ISBN: 1484980646

ISBN: 13:9781484980644

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