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Kids Can Beat the Heat for Free at a City Pool

Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham yesterday announced that the City of Tucson will inviting kids to swim for free this summer. Pools open June 1 and kids 17 and younger can swim for free at 17 of the City's 18 pools. The free admission will be in place until the end of the summer season on Aug. 2. A fee still will be charged at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Fees there are $2 for adults (18 and over) and $1 for youth.

Free Concerts in the Park this Weekend

Reid Park and Udall Park will be alive with music this Memorial Day weekend. The volunteer Arizona Symphonic Winds will play Saturday at Udall Park's László Veres Amphitheater, 7600 E. Tanque Verde Road. The Tucson Pops Orchestra, comprised mostly of Tucson Symphony Orchestra players, takes the stage Sunday at Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, East 22nd Street and South Country Club Road. Admission is free to both concerts. Under the baton of László Veres, music director of both orchestras, the concerts begin at 7 p.m. each night.

Transit on Holiday Schedule

All City of Tucson offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, except for emergency services. Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day. Sun Express and Sun Shuttle will not be in operation. Meanwhile, Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, so all customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week.

Study to Look at Potential Routes for Sonoran Corridor in Tucson

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have begun a three-year environmental study of potential routes for the proposed Sonoran Corridor, which would connect Interstate 19 to Interstate 10, south of Tucson International Airport. The comment period (public scoping) will last until July 15, 2017.

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