Tag: TRIPS

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!”…

TRIPS at Flandrau Planetarium

  Joyce Clark One of the most exciting and educational day trips to the University of Arizona campus is a visit to the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. On January 24, 32 Quail Creek (TRIPS) participants experienced a double full dome viewing program. During “Tucson and The Sky Beyond” everyone learned how to find the…