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Events

At Altura, an Arizona retirement community for active 55+ adults, there’s always something happening for our culturally and intellectually engaged retirees. Whether it’s joining fellow residents at the Academy Village Campus for concerts, lectures, fitness classes, or enjoying the many unique events that Tucson offers year-round. You’ll never run out of activities that will capture your interest at Altura.

Annual Events

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  • Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase January-February
  • La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® FEBRUARY
  • Tucson Festival of Books MARCH
  • PGA Tour Champions MARCH
  • International Mariachi Conference APRIL
  • Southeast Arizona Birding Festival AUGUST
  • El Tour de Tucson NOVEMBER
  • All Souls Procession NOVEMBER

Arizona Senior Academy Events

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Before you know it, Tucson Jazz Festival will come rolling into town next month. The only major such event in the country, the festival takes place from January 11 to January 21, 2018. Check out the amazing line-up. Learn why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event tucsonjazzfestival.org ... See MoreSee Less

Before you know it, Tucson Jazz Festival will come rolling into town next month. The only major such event in the country, the festival takes place from January 11 to January 21, 2018. Check out the amazing line-up. Learn why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event http://tucsonjazzfestival.org

Nearby Saguaro Corners Restaurant and Bar's Acoustic Sunday Brunch is a local favorite. Check out its Acoustic Brunch with guitarist Rich Rodriguez Sundays December 10 and 17 starting at 10:30 am. See why why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event
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Nearby Saguaro Corners Restaurant and Bars Acoustic Sunday Brunch is a local favorite. Check out its Acoustic Brunch with guitarist Rich Rodriguez Sundays December 10 and 17 starting at 10:30 am. See why why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event
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Get festive this weekend at the 31st annual Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens . From 5:30-8:30 pm, tickets are $13 at the door. See why everyone is talking about retiring in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com #event
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Get festive this weekend at the 31st annual Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens . From 5:30-8:30 pm, tickets are $13 at the door. See why everyone is talking about retiring in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com #event
https://www.tucsonbotanical.org/event/luminaria-nights-8/

Join the residents at Altura tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. for a lecture performance by master musician Gary Stroutsos. Stroutsos' meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. The event takes place at Arizona Senior Academy, located on the Academy Village Campus at Altura, in The Great Room, 13715 E. Langtry Lane, Tucson, AZ. Free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Learn why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event ... See MoreSee Less

Join the residents at Altura tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. for a lecture performance by master musician Gary Stroutsos. Stroutsos meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. The event takes place at Arizona Senior Academy, located on the Academy Village Campus at Altura, in The Great Room, 13715 E. Langtry Lane, Tucson, AZ. Free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Learn why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event

Tomorrow, join the residents at Altura for a fascinating talk about the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) at Arizona Senior Academy. Located 80 miles southwest of Academy Village, BANWR is a sky island ecosystem, with 117,107 acres of desert grasslands blending into trees, rivers and wetlands. Joshua Smith, Wildlife Refuge Specialist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will address the Refuge’s history & its endangered masked bobwhite quail program. Event will take place at 3:30 pm in The Great Room, located at 13715 E. Langtry Lane, Tucson, AZ. Free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Learn why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow, join the residents at Altura for a fascinating talk about the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) at Arizona Senior Academy. Located 80 miles southwest of Academy Village, BANWR is a sky island ecosystem, with 117,107 acres of desert grasslands blending into trees, rivers and wetlands. Joshua Smith, Wildlife Refuge Specialist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will address the Refuge’s history & its endangered masked bobwhite quail program. Event will take place at 3:30 pm in The Great Room, located at 13715 E. Langtry Lane, Tucson, AZ. Free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. Learn why people love to retire in Arizona at AlturaAZ.com. #event

Past Events at Altura

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Ground Breaking for Academy Villa #2, which added 16 beds to AV's total assisted living capacity, here, officers and board members of the Academy Services Corp.(ASC), the legal entity that manages our assisted living programs, wield the traditional golden shovels. These amazing people are ALL volunteers! Rincon Mountains in the background.
Here's a snapshot of the group that sang carols at AV's assisted living facility on Christmas Eve. The grandson of a villager is in the front row. Village residents and their families stay in touch.
Sue Cotter, nationally-known bookmaker, presented a workshop here on making
Practicing Foreign Languages. Each week, Villagers interested in improving their foreign language skills meet around tables in the AV Café to converse and read in different languages. Pictured are three residents at
UA engineering students used a quad-copter drone to map an invasive plant species in our area. Team members presented their project to the Arizona Senior Academy.
Historical Highlight: Did you know that Gabby Giffords has visited Academy Village twice?
Kath Macaulay, nationally known artist and instructor has arrived at Academy Village to teach “pocket sketching” with water color and ink.
Among other things, Village resident Henry Koffler, former president of the University of Arizona, founder of the Academy Village, and IPad Artist extraordinaire has an art opening at Ventana Medical Systems.
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