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What timing! The first week in May is national teacher appreciation week so we've rounded up some chain and local deals, happy hours and even some free yoga. Treat your children's teacher, your teacher friends or yourself.

Culinary Dropout Happy Hour

Tucson Values Teachers is celebrating teachers with food and drink specials, raffle items, and more. Pre-register here for a head count.

When: Monday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Culinary Dropout, 2543 E. Grant Rd.

More information here

Culinary Dropout discount

Any teacher that dines in or gets take out at Culinary Dropout at Grant Road Lumber Yard will receive 20 percent off their bill. To get the offer, teacher must mention it to their server and show their school ID as proof.

When: Sunday-Saturday, May 6-12

Where: Culinary Dropout at Grant Road Lumberyard, 2543 E. Grant Rd.

More information here

Sauce Pizza and Wine discount

Sauce is giving teachers who dine-in 15 percent off their order at any of their locations (excluding Sky Harbor). To receive the deal, educators just need to mention the offer and show their school ID.

When: Sunday-Saturday, May 6-12

Where: Sauce has four locations in Tucson

More information here

Maynards Market & Kitchen Happy Hour

Tucson Values Teachers is hosting this event for teachers with drink specials and delicious food including pizza, chips and salsa, hummus plate, and desserts. Sentinel Peak Brewing Company is taking over our taps, and they're bringing a firetruck for photo opportunities. Participate in raffles and games while enjoying this very special happy hour. Pre-register here for a head count.

When: Tuesday, May 8, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave.

More information here

Half off local beer

Half off pints this week to teachers with valid teacher ID at Borderlands Brewing Company.

When: Monday-Friday, May 7-11

Where: Borderlands, 119 E. Toole Ave.

More information here


Teachers, faculty, and staff with valid ID get buy-one, get-one-free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos. 

When: Tuesday, May 8, from 3 p.m. to close

Where: Tucson locations

More information here

Bruegger's Bagels

Buy a $25 gift card for your favorite teacher and get a free sandwich. 

When: Monday-Friday, May 7-11

Where: Tucson locations

More information here

Einsteins Bagels

Celebrate teacher appreciation week by picking up breakfast for your favorite staff. Get 20 percent off any purchase this week with promo code 9053.

When: Monday-Friday, May 7-11

Where: Tucson locations or online

More information here

Free yoga

Free class for teachers, counselors and school staff

When: Tuesday, May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Yoga is Therapy, 2921 E. Ft. Lowell

More information here

Bookmans Project Educate

Bookmans offers educators currently teaching in the classroom a 20 percent discount on all entertainment exchange purchases with membership in Project: Educate. Proof of current employment is required to sign up. Sign up here, then bring your confirmation email, a valid ID and your proof to your nearest Bookmans location after signing up.

When: All the time but once you sign up you’ll receive information on the Bookmans annual School Challenge, store tours for classes, Educator Appreciation Day, and the "Read 10" program. 

Where: Arizona locations

More information here

"Dead Poets Society" at Casa Film Bar

When: Tuesday, May 8, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Casa Film Bar, 2913 E. Speedway Blvd.

More information here

The Pima Federal Credit Union youth program helps kids learn the value of saving. Kids’ savings accounts earn up to 3.00% APY on balances up to $999.99 — plus kids can earn $2 for every 'A' on their report card each semester and they get access to a financial literacy program. Learn more about membership now.

P.S. Last year Pima Federal Credit Union raised $55,000 for Tucson Values Teachers to provide school supplies for teachers in our community. ❤️ Learn more.