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Karin's Note: April 14, 2011

In today’s message from Council Member Karin Uhlich:


-Karin’s note:  April 14, 2011
–Final Day to get Free Tax Preparation!!
-Peace Dialogue and Film at Northwest Center
-UA Community Garden Meet and Greet
-TUSD Community Health Fair
-Ward 3 Neighbors’ Alliance Meeting
-Eggstravaganza at Northwest Center
–Neon Miracle Mile: 4th Annual Historic Open House & Tour
-Plan Tucson General Public Meeting
-Pima County Fair
-Tucson Padres Baseball
-Household Hazardous Waste Collection
-Domestic Abuse and Anti-Gay Bullying Workshop
-17th Annual Tucson Earth Day
-League of Women Voters Moderator Training
-Apprenticeship Opportunities

Karin’s Note: April 14, 2011

Friends,

At the Mayor and Council meeting several weeks ago, we began discussing the upcoming planning effort for the City’s General Plan, called Plan Tucson.  If you are interested in learning more about it, the City staff will be holding another Public Introductory Meeting tonight (Thursday, April 14) at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, at the Randolph Golf Clubhouse, Copper Room, 200 S. Alvernon Way.  Staff will explain what a general plan is, why the City is doing one, what the steps in the process are, and how you can get involved.  As we move through this legislatively required process I will continue to monitor the degree to which our existing policy decisions are integrated into this planning effort.  For example, the City/County Water and Wastewater study conducted over the course of several years has already resulted in significant policy changes for the City, and the General Plan will build on, rather than replace, its accomplishments. If you cannot attend this meeting, please call my office for additional dates, or visit the website at www.tucsonaz.gov/plantucson for information about Plan Tucson.

Karin

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Events in Ward 3


-Free Tax Preparation For Working Families – Final Day! Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Ward 3 Council Office, 1510 E. Grant Road. United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Free assistance for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. More info: Lisa Valenzuela at 903-3998 or www.unitedwaytucson.org.

-Humanities Peace Dialogue and Film Premiere of “Prince Among Slaves.” Saturday, April 16. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Northwest Neighborhood Center, 2160 N. 6th Avenue. Sponsored by the Islamic Inmates Corrections Associations of America (IICAA). Panel discussion and film premiere are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. More info: 721-1767.

-UA Community Garden Meet and Greet – Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. Meet at the future garden plot at Mabel and Highland. Bring your ideas, interest, plates and utensils for free food.

-TUSD Community Health Fair – Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Doolen Middle School, 2400 N. Country Club. In partnership with Southern Arizona Asian & Pacific Islander Health Coalition. Free health screenings, lectures, medication consultation. Open to the public. Translators available. More info: 225-6556.

-Ward 3 Neighbors’ Alliance Meeting – Wednesday, April 20 at Wood’s Memorial Library – 3455 North 1st Avenue, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Topic: “Improving the Neighborhood Associations Involvement with Ward 3.”

-Eggstravaganza!- Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.at Northwest Neighborhood Center, 2160 N. 6th Avenue. Egg hunt, prizes, food, games and entertainment. Free to the Public. For more info: 791-3247.


-Neon Miracle Mile: 4th Annual Historic Open House & Tour – Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. College Place, 1601 N. Oracle Road. Speakers, tours of historic motels including the newly renovated Ghost Ranch Lodge. Free to the public. More info: www.preservetucson.org or call Linda Mehall at the Ward 3 office: 791-4711. Volunteers needed for this fun, interesting event!!

Events City-Wide


-Plan Tucson General Public Meeting – Thursday, April 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Randolph Golf Clubhouse, Copper Room, 200 S. Alvernon Way. Get involved in the future of the City! More info: www.tucsonaz.gov/plantucson.

-Pima County Fair – Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 24. Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road. Carnival rides, entertainment, food, animals, arts and crafts. Adults $8, Children $2.

-Tucson Padres Baseball Home Opener – The new Minor League’s home opener is Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. at Kino Veteran’s Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. $6.50 general admission. More info: www.tucsonpadres.com
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-Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. until noon, north parking lot of Himmel Park, E. First Street. Bring your old cooking and engine oil, cleaning products, paint and other flammable, caustic, toxic materials. There will also be a truck collecting small electronic items, i.e. phones, computers. More info: 795-7310.

-Domestic Abuse and Anti-Gay Bullying Workshop – Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis in the Foothills united Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road. Workshop will include Domestic Violence 101 presented by Emerge! Wingspan’s presentation will include LGBT 101, addressing issues of bullying. $20 for the workshop, with proceeds benefiting Emerge! and Wingspan domestic violence programs. For tickets: Laura Aldag at 299-9063. Info available from Elizabeth Fimbres at 299-9839.

-17th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade – Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reid Park, South Country Club Road. Environmental activities and displays, music and food. Free to all. More info: www.tucsonearthday.org or 206-8814.

-League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) Offers Free Moderator Training – Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Avenue (at 26th Street). This is good training for all interested parties in this election year. If you plan to attend, please leave a message at lwvgt@aol.com so enough materials will be available. The LWVGT is a non-partisan organization.

Did you know….

The IBEW and NECA are offering quality training/apprenticeship opportunities? Throughout the program, apprentices are trained in the various areas of electrical work and provided with skills needed to have a successful career as an electrical worker. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma (or GED), possess an Arizona driver’s license and pass a drug test. For more information, call 790-4690.