Visit El Rio Golf Course tomorrow for live Mariachi music, as well as food and drink specials in the El Rio Grill. The free party runs from 4-7 p.m. The golf shop will be open late to accommodate last minute shopping for that special golfer in your life.
For more information, please visit Tucson City Golf.
The 21st annual Downtown Parade of Lights will take place this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and will last about two hours. The parade is expected to have approximately 75 different entries with 1,500 participants.
Before the parade begins, people can enjoy a festival with games, music, food, live entertainment, and more at Armory Park at 4 p.m. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will light the Christmas tree at 5:45.
Reid Park Zoo's annual display of Christmas lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the Zoo Lights holiday tradition.
Camel and carousel rides are open during the event for an additional fee. Free cookies are provided each night, and hot cocoa is available for $1.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate 25 percent more trash than other times of the year.
Many items used during the holidays can be recycled, including greeting cards, wrapping paper, cardboard, glass and metal food containers, and some packing materials. Exceptions include tissue paper, tinsel, ornaments, styrofoam blocks or peanuts, paper towels, napkins, plates, cups, and anything with food residue.
City Manager Michael Ortega's proposed incentive to encourage employee retirements to save on labor costs won approval last night from the Mayor and Tucson City Council. The incentive offers three months pay for eligible employees who agree to retire no later than Feb. 5, 2016.
Tucson firefighters will make a special delivery to Tucson Medical Center tomorrow at 10 a.m. A custom-made Tucson Fire Department gift cart, replicating a little fire truck, will be stocked full of toys and delivered to TMC for Children. The cart will stay there year-round, with toys available to kids on special occasions, such as holidays, birthdays, or moments needed to make a smile.
The swift reporting and abatement of graffiti discourages future vandalism, so when you see graffiti report it immediately.
Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android.
You can also report graffiti by emailing email@example.com, or calling (520)792-2489 and choosing option 1.
The City of Tucson soon could send people convicted of misdemeanors to Santa Cruz County to serve their jail sentences. The two jurisdictions created an agreement that would send inmates with sentences of 10 days or more to Nogales, where the cost of housing inmates is less than at the Pima County Jail.
When moving time comes, typically around the end of the month and the end of University of Arizona semesters, people occasionally dump their trash where it doesn't belong. Property owners are responsible for trash cleanup of items dumped on their property and abutting areas.