The same Barrio house in Tucson. On the left circa 1930, on the right, 2015.
The little girl sitting in front of her playhouse with her baby in her high chair and automobile parked and ready for adventure is my mother. Inside, her mother, Jenny Janes and her grandmother, Nina Elena Bustamante de Scott, might be preparing a meal. I remember my great grandmother’s homemade cheese and tamales. She had a mockingbird in a cage that sang, “Billy Boy.”
Alison Boelts, Sole Proprietor of Proxy Services LLC has not only lived here her entire life, her maternal roots go back two generations. That’s about 100 years of community involvement and knowledge that can’t be duplicated.
Alison created the Sonorientation ™ Workshop to share her unique knowledge of and love for this city and the incomparable Sonoran desert. When you attend a Sonorientation ™ Workshop, you will learn about our area culture and history, indigenous peoples, neighborhood hot spots and hidden treasures, plants and animals of the Sonoran desert, the Tucson food scene, tips on doing business in Southern Arizona, and, community festivals and fundraisers/non-profits. Each presentation is led by a local expert and participants leave with a wealth of information to keep and use as they navigate their new desert home. Newcomers also have the opportunity to meet and network with other recent transplants!
Please join us at one of our upcoming Sonorientation ™ Workshops to learn first-hand, how wonderful, special and unique Tucson is and how easily you can get involved in your new community!
The cost to attend is only $279 per person.
CALL or EMAIL Alison TODAY to book your spot! 520-465-7645
Registrations are taken six weeks in advance and require a $100 refundable deposit. 12 participants maximum are registered for each session.
If the workshop does not fill by the Monday (at 5 pm) preceding the event, all registrations will be either refunded or applied to a future workshop.
2018 Workshop Schedule (all dates last Friday of the month)
- June 29
- July 27
- August 24
- September 28
- October 26
- November 30
- December 28