The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, haunted hayride, storytelling, food, and more. Some of the activities include a costume contest, carnival games, and storytelling. The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting tomorrow's event from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.
The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is considering changes to Church Avenue and it wants to hear public comments about the proposed redesign. Potential improvements to Church, from St. Marys Road to Cushing Street, include a two-way center turn lane for safety, a continuous bicycle facility, additional parking, and enhanced pedestrian crossings. The open house for the plan will be held Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., in the basement of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N.
A Community Development Block Grant of $458,000 funded recent improvements to Mission Manor Park, 6100 S. 12th Ave. The park has a new playground and swings, irrigation improvements, and a new ramada with lighting, outlets, and tables with benches. All improvements are ADA accessible. Other improvements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting system and a remotely-controlled scoreboard installed on baseball field one.
The Hope Network today is collecting donations of gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, canned food, bottled water, diapers, stuffed animals, and personal care items. Today's event, which runs until 7 p.m. at Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, is the precursor to tomorrow's Hope Fest at the same location.
Tucson Water’s new Single Family Residential Clothes Washer Program will rebate customers $200 when they purchase a CEE Tier 2 or Tier 3 clothes washer. High-efficiency clothes washers save water and energy. Certain conditions apply for the rebate, so please follow the program link above to learn more.
COLUMBUS BOULEVARD – 22ND STREET TO BROADWAY
ROMERO ROAD – MIRACLE MILE TO PRINCE ROAD
FOG SEAL POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Living Streets Alliance is again partnering with the City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and the Pima Association of Governments to give away bike lights to people without them. Not only do bike lights improve visibility for both cyclists and others on the street – it's the law that bicyclists have them. The Light the Night event starts tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department's KIDCO program is taking part in this week's 16th annual "National Lights On Afterschool" event, promoting the need for after-school programs in the Tucson community. Bring a blanket or chair to watch singing and dancing performances by participants in KIDCO and the In-Betweeners Club (IBC). The free event begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, and food will be available for purchase.
A couple of streets will undergo pavement preservation beginning tomorrow and Friday. Fog Sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids and seals the existing asphalt to preserve the roadway. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will work from 9 a.m.-noon, but will keep at least one lane of travel open in each direction.
In anticipation of the holiday season, WalletHub analysts compared 69 of the largest metropolitan areas to find the best winter travel destinations for lovers of warm and cold weather, and Tucson ranked fifth on the warm side. The study analyzed 26 key metrics, ranging from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions in each winter vacation spot. The Las Vegas region took the top spot for warm destinations, while the Atlanta metro area earned the top ranking for cold areas.
The Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo is coming to Tucson in January for "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live," presented in partnership with Reid Park Zoo. Tickets for the Jan. 7 show are available at the Fox Theatre. Through his two TV shows and late-night TV talk show appearances, Jack Hanna is a familiar name among wildlife lovers and the zoo community.
Fog Seal - Columbus Blvd. - 22nd St. to Broadway and Romero Rd. - Miracle Mile to Prince Rd.
On Thursday, October 22, 2015, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin fog sealing Columbus Boulevard between 22nd Street and Broadway. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. During the work, only one travel lane will be available; flaggers will help direct motorists through the work zone.
After a nationwide search, the City of Tucson has selected four finalists to interview for the position of police chief. City Manager Michael Ortega will make the final appointment, which would need approval from the Mayor and Tucson City Council.
Tucson City Court is the recipient of a $497,000 grant from the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women. Over the next three years, the grant will continue to support the specialized Domestic Violence Court, which has provided access to advocates and services for more than 1,400 victims of domestic violence.
The carousel at Reid Park Zoo features hand-carved endangered species from around the world. The American-made carousel features 30 animal species, including an elephant, a lemur, a dolphin, and even a giant anteater. Each animal was fabricated by craftsmen at Chance Rides, an amusement company based in Wichita, Kansas. The carousel is topped by a safari-themed thatched roof.