Tag: TRIPS

TRIPS planning January Chinese New Year event

Bonnie Hyra The TRIPS committee is once again organizing a group for an afternoon and evening in celebration of Chinese New Year of the Pig 2019. Participants are invited to attend the celebration program at the UA Centennial Hall on Sunday, January 27. The festival is planned by the growing Chinese community in Tucson as…

Intrepid TRIPS participants enjoy outing in Tucson

Intrepid TRIPS participants enjoyed exploring Tucson and learning about what’s new in downtown plus many historic places on this specially developed streetcar/walking tour by the QC TRIPS committee. The group discovered this poinsettia Christmas tree while walking through Main Gate Square on their way to UA campus. December 17 was a perfect sunny day for…

TRIPS plans a day at Mirror Lab and Flandrau Planetarium

  TRIPS will lead a group of Quail Creek residents to the University of Arizona on Tuesday, November 13 for an all-day experience visiting the Caris Mirror Lab and the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. Participants will visit and observe how a team of engineers and scientists use a revolutionary new method to manufacture and…

QC Educational TRIPS

Joyce Clark, Coordinator The QC Educational TRIPS group will start off its 2018-19 fall season with a very popular day trip. Twenty lucky people will discover the varied Taste of Tucson restaurants and experience the Tucson Streetcar as a pleasant way to see the downtown area without worrying about parking a car. This trip will…

Plans underway for 2018-2019 trips

Bonnie Hyra The Quail Creek all volunteer TRIPS committee has been working hard developing a fun, exciting, interesting and educational TRIPS schedule for 2018-19. Many ideas are always on the table as members research, sort, debate what events would be most rewarding for QC residents. Finally, agreed upon trips are assigned to each member, October…

TRIPS explores U of A campus

Bonnie Hyra Intrepid TRIPS participants ventured on foot and streetcar from west of I-10 to UA Old Main building discovering Tucson on this all-day tour lead by a TRIPS committee member. The group is assembled in front of the BEAR DOWN bear on University Blvd. before entering campus. Tour concluded back at San Augustin del…

Chinese Festival performance woos Quail Creek TRIPS

  Bonnie Hyra Dancing. Singing. Martial Arts. Symphony. Thirty-one Quail Creek TRIPS participants were able to enjoy a fabulous afternoon of amazing performances presented by the Tucson Chinese Community. The splendid program was coordinated by the Confucius Institute at the University of AZ. In its eighth year the festival is a showcase of both Tucson…

TRIPS to explore Tucson

  Bonnie Hyra This special tour of Tucson is a result of five years of TRIPS day excursions by a commutate street explorer. This streetcar/walking tour is for Quail Creek residents unfamiliar with our town—a combo of history, architecture and amazing places not on any tourist trail. Ever wonder why UA teams yell, “Bear Down!”…