Tomorrow is the primary election for Tucson City Council Wards 3, 5 and 6. Every vote counts, I encourage you to exercise your right to vote!
If you have not already sent in your vote-by-mail ballot, it is too late to send it in the mail. You can visit any one of the voting locations listed below to drop off your completed vote-by-mail ballot. You can also bring your vote-by-mail ballot, cast the ballot in person, and drop it in the ballot box or receive a replacement ballot. Locations are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Primary Election Day Voting Locations:
• Donna R. Liggins Recreation Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave.
• El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd.
• Parks and Recreation Administration, Randolph Park, 900 S. Randolph Way
• Tucson City Clerk Elections Center, 800 E. 12th St.
For more information, please visit the Tucson City Clerk’s Office website at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/elections or call (520)791-4213.
• 8/28/13 Learn Where Transportation Dollars Go- Transportation 101 at Ward 3
• 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference 9/4/13 in Scottsdale
• Local Educator Art Almquist Finalist for People Magazine’s Teacher of the Year
• 9/21/13 Ward 3 Hosts Shred-It Tucson Event at Mansfield Park
• 9/27/13 Kennedy Park Hosts Cox Movies in the Park
8/28/13 Learn Where Transportation Dollars Go- Transportation 101 at Ward 3
Where do transportation tax dollars go? The answer to this and many other transportation planning questions will be answered at Transportation 101: How Transportation Planning Works in Our Community, hosted by Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich at the Tucson Police Department, Westside Division Station, 1310 W. Miracle Mile Rd. Held this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., the event seeks to offer answers and give participants an opportunity to offer feedback to transportation in our area.
City Transportation and PAG/RTA leaders will be on hand to address topics including:
• How do we plan for future roadway improvements, bike amenities, mass transit and street maintenance needs?
• How many of your tax dollars go to transportation, and how much comes back to Tucson?
• How can you get involved to make a difference?
For more information or to RSVP, as space is limited, contact the Ward 3 Council Office at (520)791-4711 or Ward3@tucsonaz.gov .
2014 Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference 9/4/13 in Scottsdale
Want to learn more about how to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) into your community? Register for the 2nd Annual 2014 Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference, September 4 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts , 7380 E. Second St.
The Conference is the kickoff to a six-week statewide program held annually in February and March, with over 300 events and activities to promote STEM. Partners include the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, Arizona Technology Council, Arizona State University, and The University of Arizona. Visit http://azscitechfest.org/azscitechfest .
The Kickoff Conference will focus on how STEM is the backbone of Arizona’s new economy with the theme: Communicating Science, Technology, and Innovation in Arizona. The event will offer activities and workshops on best practices around STEM in Society, STEM in Schools, and STEM in the Workforce. "A statewide commitment to STEM education is critical to developing an ongoing pipeline of future talent to build and sustain Arizona's workforce and strengthen its economy," said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, who is a panelist at this year's conference. "Bringing the private and public sectors together in this forum to collaborate and lead on this issue is vital for our state's success and global competitiveness." Conference sponsors include Cox Communications, Challenger Space Center, the City of Scottsdale and EventInterface. For more information or to register for the Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference, visit www.azscitechfest.org/conference .
Local Educator Art Almquist Finalist for People Magazine’s Teacher of the Year
Longtime Tucson High Magnet School teacher Art Almquist has been selected as a finalist in People Magazine’s Teacher of the Year. Six educators are in the running for Teacher of the Year, and will be awarded the honor based on the results of online voting.
As a drama teacher in the Fine Arts Department, Almquist has enriched the lives of students, sharing his passion for words and performance. Read his biography and vote for Almquist at http://specials.people.com/teacherofyear/ deadline for voting is September 5 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time (EDT), 9 p.m. in Arizona.
9/21/13 Ward 3 Hosts Shred-It Tucson Event at Mansfield Park
Council Member Karin Uhlich, Ward 3, in cooperation with Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal, is hosting the 4th Annual Shred-It Tucson, September 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mansfield Park, 2000 N. 4th Ave. The event is open to the public. Shredding is a great way to prevent personal information from getting into the wrong hands and being utilized for identity theft. The first box of items to shred is free; the second box is only $5 or a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson or Lend A Hand. For more information please contact the Ward 3 Council Office at (520)791-5391 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
9/27/13 Kennedy Park Hosts Cox Movies in the Park
See where it all began with Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head and all their friends as Cox Communications presents the original Toy Story at Kennedy Park’s Fiesta Area (just north of Ajo Way on La Cholla Boulevard) on Friday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Since 2003 Cox Communications has been hosting movies in the park for 10 years. The first was produced with a repurposed bed sheet and a borrowed projector. Now the event has grown into a family favorite, with a full evening of activities. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. there will be jumping castles, games, arts and crafts, balloon twisters, and live music. The movie will screen at 7 p.m. In addition there will be food and drink vendors and local non-profits will offer information on their programs.
Two other movie dates are planned. Both dates offer a similar schedule of activity.
• Toy Story 2, Friday, October 4 at Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St.
• Toy Story 3, Saturday, October 26, at Reid Park, Demeester Outdoor Pavilion, enter off Country Club just north of 22nd St.
Cox Movies in the Park is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) at www.saaca.org or (520)797-3959.