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Archive for January, 2013

Small things in large amounts.

January 25th, 2013 by Betty Ross


As collectors of many small toys and related items we especially enjoyed the Miniature Museum. A fun place for adults and children. Harvey is working on a miniature doll house, a replica of his childhood home in MN. A work in progress!

The Mini Time Machine was created from the imagination and dedication of Founders, Patricia and Walter Arnell. Pat’s fondness for miniatures began in the 1930’s, when as a young girl she received her first miniatures- a set of Strombecker wooden dollhouse furniture. It wasn’t until the Arnells moved to Tucson in 1979 that Pat began collecting in earnest. The Arnell’s became very active in the miniature community becoming recognized members and supporters of important organizations such as NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) and IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans).The collection grew and the Arnells, dreamed of a way to share it with more people. They envisioned an interactive space where the entertaining and educational aspects of the collection could be enjoyed by everyone- a place that would be enchanting, magical and provide a rich sensory experience.





Diamonds ~~~~ A Girls Best Friends

January 25th, 2013 by Betty Ross

The Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast   would be a great place to stay while taking in the Gem and Mineral Show. You can start your day with a cup of fresh ground coffee or your favorite tea and enjoy a wonderful breakfast. At the end of your long day of shopping you can relax in our hydrotherapy spa with a glass of wine and take in some stargazing!



Tucson Gem and Mineral Show  2013

Show Guide

For complete information on all the shows, check the 2013 Tucson Show Guide — Your Ultimate Guide to All the Tucson Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, and Bead Shows! With 300+ pages of must-have show info, including dates, maps, and exhibitor lists, the Tucson Show Guide provides all you need to know in one easy-to-navigate guide.








January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

ms Old Town Artisans  4th Saturday Courtyard Artisans Fair
Where:     Old Town Artisans
When:    Saturday, October 27th  10AM – 5:30PM

Join us in the beautiful Courtyard at Old Town Artisans for our new series of Local Author book signings and Artist demonstrations.  The Courtyard Artisans Fair will feature local artists and craftspeople showcasing their work throughout the day.
11:00AM   Tucson author Janet Taylor will present her new book, The Green Southwest Cookbook, and be available for signings afterwards.  Janet’s beautifully photographed new book emphasizes supporting local agriculture and the use of fresh and healthy seasonal ingredients with Southwest flavors.
12:00Noon   Tucson potter Galen Miller will demonstrate throwing pottery on the wheel throughout the afternoon.    Come watch the master of the mini pots work his magic!
Salsas Rangel will offer tastings of their delicious line of locally made all natural salsas throughout the day.

Dillinger Days

January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

January 19, 2013
Address: 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 800.722.8848 (Hotel Congress)

Hotel Congress and the Historic Train Depot look back at 1934 with re-enactments of the Dillinger gang’s exploits in Tucson, including guided tours of the historic Hotel Congress. Dillinger Days returns to downtown Tucson Saturday, January 19, 2013 in celebration of the capture of John Dillinger’s notorious gang. In January 1934, the Tucson Police Department, with help from the Tucson Fire Department, were able to do what countless law enforcement agencies around the country had been unable to do—capture the notorious Public Enemy #1 and his gang, and they did so without firing a shot!  Dillinger Days, one of Tucson’s most entertaining annual celebrations, provides a fun way to honor this unique bit of Tucson history, celebrate a nostalgic era, and honor the brave men and women who protect our city on a daily basis.

Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast will be participating in that event.  Harvey will be taking his 1929 Model A Ford car down town to be in the car show.

Romancing the Stones

January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

January 30 – February 17, 2013
For two weeks every winter, the world meets in Tucson as it becomes a bustling, international marketplace of buyers and sellers at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
The Tucson Gem Show is much more than a single event at one location. Rather, there are thousands of participants and attendees at more than 40 sites around town. Dozens of shows take place at the same time – in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls.
There’s something for everyone at the many open-to-the-public shows – from gold and diamonds to granite bookends and glass beads, and from fine specimens of dinosaur fossils to opals dug from the Australian Outback.
While you’re downtown  you may wish to pay a visit to the Arizona Geological Survey Map & Bookstore at 416 W. Congress St. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the shop is a repository of all things related to the state’s geology. That includes more than 2,000 maps, along with trail guides, and a variety of books of local interest .

The Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast guests have returned many times to enjoy this wonderful event in Tucson, AZ. They also get to enjoy the great weather and many fine restaurants Tucson has to offer.

A favorite dining place is the El Charro