Serving the community of Catalina, Arizona


Summer VBS sessions 2017

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments ()

Vacation Bible School sessions in Catalina this summer include:

Wednesday nights throughout the summer, 6pm. "Camp Open Door."  Open Door Baptist Church, 16131 N. Vernon Dr. 520-825-6105.

June 5-9, 2017, 9am to 3pm, K-8th grade. "Galactic Starveyors" VBS/Art Camp. Includes breakfast, lunch, snack, t-shirt, $10 per child. Vista United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Lane. 520-825-1985.

June 5-9, 2017, 8:30am to noon, "Galactic Starveyors" Join us as we search the visible to find the invisible! Ages 3-13. First Baptist Church of Catalina, 3505 E. Wilds Rd. 520-818-2555.

June 26-30, 2017, 9am to noon, Kids K-5th grade. "Maker Fun Factory" LifePoint Church, 3137 E. Everett St. 520-917-0530.

July 10-14, 2017, 9am to 12:30pm. "Mighty Fortress" $30 for one child, $55 for two children, $75 for three or more children. Snack and Lunch provided. Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 N. Oracle Rd. 520-825-9611.

July 17-21, 2017, 6pm "Family VBS," dinner included, classes for all ages. Kick-off barbecue July 16, 6:00pm. Catalina Lutheran Church, 15855 N. Twin Lakes Drive. 520-825-9255.

Youth Day March 4, 2017

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments ()

Impact of Southern Arizona, would like to extend a cordial invitation to you for our 11th annual Youth Day event. 

Our event will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Coronado K-8 School from 10am to 2pm.

IMPACT sponsors this event free of charge and invites organizations such as yours to boost awareness of the many resources we have available for our community. It’s a wonderful event where the community benefits from educational and medical information, along with music, food, and fun activities.

We have over 500 people locally that attend this event each year. Advertising your group or organization by setting up a table with information would greatly benefit our community.

Again, admission to Youth Day is free, but we do encourage agency participants to make a food donation to help assist with our monthly Food Bank distributions.

If you are unable to attend but would like to pass the invitation to other agencies or organizations you are more than welcome too. Space is limited.

For more information or to sign up please contact Brenda Garcia (Program Manager) 520-825-0009

Family First Chuckwagon Roundup October 15, 2016

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 12:40 PM Comments comments ()

This Roundup is Family First's fall fundraiser with an auction and BBQ dinner provided by Bubbs Grub right here in Catalina!

We have live and silent auction items. Hundreds of items from gift baskets, crafts, custom jewelery, gift certificates from resturaunts, ArizonaTheatre,GaslightTheatre, Grand Canyon Railway, Verde Canyon Railway, Desert Botanical Gardens, Reid Park Zoo, Golf N Stuff, The Mini Time Machine, Hair Salons, Sports memorbilia, and much more!

You can donate items for this years fundraiser by calling 520-269-9152.

Tickets are $10 per person and need to be purchased in advance, this event always sells out, no tickets will be available at the day of the event! Get your tickets now!

The Chuckwagon Roundup will be at 6:00pm Saturday, October 15, at:

Summer Institute of Linguistics 16131 N. Vernon Dr. Catalina , AZ 85739

Take Oracle Road to E. Mainsail Blvd in Catalina( right next to Bubbs Grub), take Mainsail till you run into Vernon Dr, turn left on Vernon Dr. up a block on left, follow the signs.

Reformation Festival October 29, 2016

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments ()

A festival celebrating the reformation will be held Saturday, October 29th at the Catalina Lutheran Church, 15855 N Twin Lakes Dr. It will begin at 2:30pm with a special presentation on the reformation followed by authentic German fare from the "German Food Station." There will be activities for children, including face painting, snow cones, coloring, lawn darts and soccer. Everyone is welcome. Call 825-9255 for more information.

Mentoring through gardening at Coronado School

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 2:40 AM Comments comments ()

METRO MINISTRY: A new United Methodist Ministry here in Tucson is seeking volunteers to be mentors at Coronado School!

If you like greenhouse gardening or gardening in general this program is going to use gardening as a platform to reach and mentor children at the school. Come learn more on WEDNESDAY JULY 27TH AT 1:30PM AT VISTA DE LA MONTAÑA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (in Pastor Ed's building) or if you can't be present on that day and time, call 825-1985 to express your interest.


Library Summer Learning Program for Kids Summer 2016

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 4:05 PM Comments comments ()

The following summer programs will be presented by the Pima County Public Library. All programs will be held at the Catalina Community Center and start at 10:00am. The Catalina Community Center is located at 16562 N. Oracle (corner of Pinto and Oracle in Catalina).

July 11, 2016:  Zoo to You!

Experience the wonder of the animal kingdom with live ambassadors from Reid Park Zoo. Discover what makes each animal special and how it survives in the wild. You may even have the opportunity to touch.

July 18, 2016;: Science Spectacular: Sounds like Science

Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show!

July 25, 2016:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Presents: Meet the neighbors

Learn about the living habits and ecological roles of tarantulas, snakes, bats, bobcats, coyotes, raptors, and more.

Saturday at the "Drive-In"

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments ()

Hey kids! Come enjoy a "drive-in" movie at the Dewhirst-Catalina Branch Library. Bring your lunch or enjoy a snack while you watch!


Saturday, July 26th, 11:00am -- 12:00pm

Dewhirst-Catalina Branch Library


This is a quarterly event for toddler and preschool aged children. Cars for "driving-in" are provided at the branch. Space is limited, so please contact the branch at 520-594-5240 or speak to a librarian to sign up!

Vacation Bible School!

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments ()

It's that time of year again!  There are several VBS programs happening in Catalina this summer:

Open Door Baptist -June 4-8, 2013  ages 5-12, 9am -12pm , SIL campus  "The Kingdom Chronicles" (591-5227)

Vista de la Montana United Methodist Church - June 17-21, 2013 "Everywhere Fun Fair" 9:00am-12:00pm Age 4- 7th grade, Free (825-1985)

LifePoint Church-June 24-28, 2013 "Athens"  K-5th grade, 9:30am-11:30am, $15/child (917-0530)

Santa Catalina Catholic Church -July 8-12, 2013  9:00am-12:30pm  "SonWest Roundup" Registration starting May 8th (825-9611)

Catalina Lutheran Church - July 15-19, 2013  family VBS (825-9255)

First Baptist Church -July 22-26, 2013 8:30-11:30am "The Kingdom Chronicles"  (818-2555)

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church- July 22-26, 2013  9:00am-noon, "Clean Water for All God's Children" (825-785)

March 23: Free spaghetti dinner and fundraiser for Family First

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments ()

Spring Spaghetti Fundraiser at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, 16131 N. Vernon Dr., Catalina. It will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 6:00 pm. Free admission by ticket includes dinner and dessert. Call 520-896-9545 for your ticket.This is a fundraiser for Family First Pregnancy Care Center and Family Diaper Bank, helping mothers, youth, and families.


Saturday, March 2: Youth Day!

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments ()

Hosted by Catalina Community Services, it will be held at Coronado School from 10am to 2pm, and will feature music, games, food, jumping castles, a jousting area, and train rides! For more information, or to reserve an informational booth, call Iliana at CCS, 825-0009.