Tag: TRIPS

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…

TRIPS Made In Tucson IV a success

Joyce Clark TRIPS educational day tours once again celebrated entrepreneurship in Tucson on November 14. The group began the tour day by learning about the history and process of making Italian gelato at Pistachio Gelato on Campbell Ave. Elio Sottoscritto and his partners were extremely enthusiastic hosts as they emphasized the healthy ingredients used in…

TRIPS plans underway for 2017-2018

Bonnie Hyra The Quail Creek TRIPS committee members have been hard at work looking into various day trips for residents. This all-volunteer committee has planned some fun, exciting, interesting and educational trips which are available to all Quail Creek residents. In past years, trips have taken participants to the airport, behind-the scenes at the theatre,…

Taste of Tucson Culinary and Street Car Tour

Joyce Shumate Quail Creek TRIPS committee has planned another Taste of Tucson for Thursday, October 19, and will take 20 residents on a tour of food, culture and history of Tucson. The group will carpool to the Mercado San Agustin where the tour begins. Getting on the Tucson streetcar to travel to different restaurants to…

TRIPS tour Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Joyce Shumate On May 17 the Quail Creek Educational TRIPS Committee planned a wonderful full day of learning and observing. The weather could not have been better. Our tour began at the Visitors Center that features several displays and exhibits on astronomy and astrophysics, natural science and cultural history. An informative series of videos prepared…

TRIPS ventures south to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

Refreshment stop at El Marcos; photo by Susan Warburton

Fifty six intrepid TRIPS participants rode the bus south to Nogales, Sonora on April 11. The welcome committee was headed by the President of the Chamber of Commerce. The group was introduced to the area of dental offices and pharmacies frequented by many Quail Creek residents. Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy, Town Councilman Gil Lusk and…

Made in Tucson Triple Header

Donna Stoner demonstrates how to make clay the correct leather-like consistency and thickness for cutting shapes. The shapes, when finished, will become part of one of Santa Teresa’s colorful mosaics.

Maryellen Farmer The theme of the day was watching talented artisans work on a recent Made in Tucson tour sponsored by Quail Creek’s TRIPS Committee. Twenty-one residents spent an entire day in early February visiting three notable art venues in Tucson: a tile workshop, a glassblowing studio and a pottery shop. The group first visited…