The following events have been organized around Tucson and its neighboring towns to unite the community in commemorating the Jan. 8 shootings:
Zimmerman Davidson Canyon dedication. 2 p.m., north of I-10 on Marsh Station Rd., about a
quarter mile west of Cienega Creek.
"Together We Heal." A one-hour documentary about Tucson's healing following Jan. 8 will air at 8 p.m. on PBS-channel 6.
Peaceful Wishes. 11:30 a.m. to noon.The
International School for Peace will commemorate Jan. 8 without focusing on
fear and negativity. International School for Peace playground, 4625 E. River
Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center Open House.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m, 3003 S. Country Club Rd. Free.
Special Court Session to Honor the Memory Of Chief Justice John M. Roll. 3 p.m. U.S. District Court judges of Arizona will convene in special session to remember Roll, who was killed in the Jan. 8 shootings. Seating begins at 2:30 and attendees are urged to arrive early to go through security. Identification is required and backpacks and briefcases won't be allowed. Tucson Music Hall, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.
BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit. Communitywide events to commemorate the anniversary of Jan. 8 and celebrate the
spirit of togetherness:
- TMC Health and Wellness Fair.,
7:15- 10 a.m. Activities begin with a sunrise meditation in the TMC Labyrinth
and interactive music-making. A Walk & Run on the Rillito Path at 8:30,
with more activities to follow at 9:30. 5301 East Grant Rd. Free.
- Coronado National Forest BEYOND
at Sabino Canyon. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Activities include nature hikes, walks
and runs. Standard amenity fees will be waived at Sabino Canyon and on Mt.
Lemmon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. Particants can register through the BEYOND website.
Community College's Festival of Democracy. 8 a.m. – noon. Includes a "Run
for Office" around the West Campus Track and "Constitution Corner" where
attendees can read passages from the document. Attendees also will have an
opportunity to register to vote, paint a tile in remembrance of Jan. 8 and join
in a mass sing-a-long of patriotic music. PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam
with a Jaguar at A Mountain. 8 am. – 4 p.m. Activities include art displays
of the jaguar, a community arts project with artist Stephanie Bowman, and
Councilwoman Regina Romero will lead a volunteer buffelgrass removal. Sentinel
Peak Park, 1000 S. Sentinel Peak Rd. Free.
- 5 Mile Social
Run at Saguaro West. 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.The National Park Service and the
Southern Arizona Roadrunners will team, non-competitive social run. No vehicles
or pets. Register through their website.
2700 N. Kinney Road. Free.
Zimmerman Trailhead outing. 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Take a short hike for
2-3 miles, mountain bike or ride on the trail in either direction, then meet
back at the trailhead for snacks by 11. Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead on Marsh Rd.:
Take the S.R. 83 exit north off I-10, then east on Marsh Station Rd. about
4 miles to the Trailhead parking lot – Davidson Canyon/Cienega Creek Natural
One Take One Roll and a Stroll. 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Organizers said grab
someone who needs a smile (a friend, a neighbor, an aunt, a shut-in, a child),
someone who makes you smile, for a walk, bike ride, or stroller-push for a
morning of togetherness. Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Park. North Shannon
and West Magee roads. Free.
of Marana Wild Burro Trailhead. 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. A 5 mile hike
along the Upper Javalina Trail in the Tortolita Mountains. 14810 N. Secret
Springs Drive. Free.
at La Posada, Green Valley. 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Includes children's
activities, a community walk in the Meditation Garden and a moment of
silence. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 the Gabe Zimmerman Memorial. 350
E. Morningside Rd., Green Valley. Free.
Your Health and Family. 8:30 a.m. – noon. Health fair. Sam Lena Park at
Kino Sports Complex., 3400 S. Country Club Rd. Free
in Nature – Sponsored by the Center for Children and Nature. 9 a.m. – noon.
Experience teen leaders will share binoculars, hand lenses, watercolor
kits, and journals and help others find clues to the plants and animals of the
Sonoran Desert. Cienega Creek Natural Preserve Parking Lot, Marsh Station Rd. (Vail) just west Three
Cave Mountain Park-Day of Discovery. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Includes a free
guided walk of the Path of the Ancestors Archaeology Trail. Colossal Cave Mountain Park,
16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail.
State Park – Reptile/Wildlife Exhibit. 9 a.m. – noon. Volunteer Jim
"the Snake Man" Cloer and his assistants will be at the enchant visitors at the
park trail head with a menagerie of reptiles, arachnids, and animals who
inhabit the Sonoran Desert. Contact Park for more
information, 628-5798. Main Trail parking area, 11570 North Oracle Rd.
Main Event at Reid Park. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Event begins at pond with tai chi and yoga, and continues
with art activities, a bike rodeo, urban hiking, John Bells and Beads of
Courage, music and food. Check website
for full schedule and venues. Reid Park, 22nd St. and Country Club.
- BEYOND Sahuarita
at Anamax Park. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children's activities, music, fitness and
art activities, and story readings. Participants are asked to bring
non-perishable food for the Sahuarita and Amado food banks. Anamax Park, 17501
S. Camino de las Quintas, Sahuarita. Free.
Park Service Ranger Lead Walk on the Historic Anza Trail. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A ranger will lead a 2-mile interpretive walk on the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail in
downtown. The NPS Western Archaeological and Conservation Center , 255
N. Commerce Park Loop. Free.
at Quincie Douglas Library. 10 a.m. – 1.p.m. Activities for adults and
children. Ceremony begins at 10:30. Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th
Valley Family Fun Day. Noon – 3 p.m. Activities include the creation of a community
garden of metal flowers, carnival-style games, sand volleyball, kickball
and nature walks. James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Concordia. Free.
Downtown Arts Walk. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. A walk through Downtown to browse art
galleries and. Starts at the Toole
Shed, 197 E. Toole Ave. at 1 and ends at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress. Free.
to remember, and BEYOND. 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Includes a reading of the favorite
childhood tales of Gabe Zimmerman and Christina-Taylor Green and a stroll
through Valley of the Moon's enchanted gardens and tours of the property.
Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Rd. Free.
- Meet Me at Maynard's at Hotel
Congress. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Maynard's weekly walk/run will be in honor of
Jan. 8 and the community. This week's it will start at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress. Dogs
are welcome. Free.
Stadium Closing Ceremony. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Includes music composed for the
event, choirs, speakers, and candles to honor and commemorate the sharing of
community after Jan. 8. Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Free.
Bells Distribution. 7 a.m.Hundreds of Ben's Bells will be
randomly distributed throughout Tucson in memory of those killed on Jan. 8.
Ben's Bells Main Gate, 816 E. University Blvd. For more information call
A Day of Kindness at the Children's Museum Tucson.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ben's Bells
invites families to sign the Kindness Contract, paint Kindness Coins and to
hang Kindness Wishes in the trees at the Museum. Museum, 200 S. Sixth
Ringing of Bells. 10:11 a.m. The
community is asked to ring a bell at 10:11 in
memory of those killed and injured. Communitywide.
Remembering January 8, 2011: Hurting, Healing, Hoping. 9
a.m. and 11:15 a.m.The Rev. John Kitagawa will help the community in
remembering and reflecting on our memories of Jan. 8 and the year that
followed. Murphey Gallery at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440
N. Campbell Ave. at River Road.
Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Health. 10:45 a.m. –
noon. St. Francis in the Foothills will hold a class to discuss the
journey from mental illness to mental health. Members of the National
Alliance on Mental Illness will be present. St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625
E. River Rd.
"We Remember, We
Celebrate, We Believe" Interfaith Service. 1 p.m. A commemoration of
both the tragedy and the triumph of Jan. 8. The service will consist of
prayer, music, reflections, dance. The
service includes Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Baha'i and Sikh traditions of
prayer. St. Augustine Cathedral,
192 S. Stone Ave.
Reflections: Honoring the lives of Jan. 8 shooting victims. 3 – 4
for Civility, Respect and Understanding is sponsoring the event with series
of speakers who will reflect on the lives of the six people who died on Jan. 8,
the survivors and the citizen heroes who came to their aid following the
shootings at the Safeway. Speakers include:
- Tucson native Sen. Mark Udall (for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)
- Pat Maisch (for the survivors and citizen heroes). Maisch is considered one
of the heroes of Jan. 8
- Judge Raner Collins (for Chief Judge John Roll) Judge Collins is a member of
the Arizona District Federal Court and served with Chief Judge Roll
- Dr. Lattie Coor (for Gabe Zimmerman). Dr. Coor is the former president of
ASU and current Chairman/CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona.
This Center has created the annual Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
- Rev. Dr. Andrew Ross (for Phyllis Schneck). Ross is the pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church in
Tucson. Phyllis Schneck was a member of this church.
- Serenity Hammrich and Jamie Stone (for Christina-Taylor Green). They were
Christina's best friends in school.
- Ron Barber (for Dorwan Stoddard) Ron is Congresswoman Giffords' District
Director. He and his family founded the Fund for Civility, Respect and
Understanding in the wake of the shootings.
- Brandon Nelson (for Dorothy Morris). Brandon is Dorothy and George Morris'
UA's, Centennial Hall. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the UA
Centennial Hall's box office, 2020 E. University Blvd.; The Community
Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway; and Pima Council on Aging
8467 E. Broadway.
"Together We Heal." A one-hour documentary about Tucson's healing following Jan. 8 will air at 6 p.m. on PBS-channel 6.
Remembering Jan. 8 Candlelight Vigil. 6:30 p.m. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attend this event.
Symphony Orchestra and Giffords' favorite local band, Calexico, will
perform. Speakers include:
- Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
- Dr. Peter Rhee, chief of UMC's Division of Trauma, Critical Care and
- Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband
- Ron Barber, Giffords' chief of stuff, survivor and founder of the Fund for
Civility, Respect and Understanding.
Attendees are asked not bring candles — glowsticks will be provided. University of Arizona Mall. For more information, call Daniel J. Benavidez at
Shining the Light of Hope and Peace. 6:30 p.m. An evening
service of songs, prayer and healing. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E.
Fort Lowell Rd.