Tucson's biggest block party returns for its fall event on Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 30,000 Tucsonans are expected to take part in Cyclovia Tucson, a special day for bicycling and playing on 5 miles of car-free streets. This year's event will take place in the midtown area, featuring 4th Avenue and Fontana Bike Boulevard.
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 enhancements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting system and a remotely-controlled scoreboard installed on baseball field one.
Tucson’s eighth annual Reverse Trade Show gives vendors an opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from government agencies and private businesses, and learn how to do business with them. The event is sponsored by the local Copper Chapter of the NIGP, The Institute of Public Procurement.
The Reverse Trade Show takes place next Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Desert Diamond Center, I-19 and Pima Mine Road. Register online or onsite the day of the show.
Tucson Water is recruiting a Water System Operator in the Instrumentation & Control Section of potable, reclaimed water systems. Rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays are mandatory.
Please read the job description to learn about the required experience and certifications. The application deadline is tomorrow.
Downtown Tucson will be the host of a Halloween block party on Saturday, October 31, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information on the Halloween Block Party please visit: http://tucsonblockparty.com Below is a list of the motor vehicle travel restrictions associated with this event:
4th Avenue’s Spooky Kids Halloween Costume Contest and trick-or-treating runs tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association welcomes little goblins, tiny skeletons, sweet witches, and young monsters to load up their candy bags at Mike Haggarty Plaza, 316 N. 4th Ave. The free costume contest begins at 6 p.m., with all participants receiving a goody bag and prizes. 4th Avenue is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar.
Living Streets Alliance is hosting two community bike ride events, known as Kidical Mass. The first starts Saturday at noon at Laguna Elementary School, 5001 North Shannon Road, with a bike ride through the Flowing Wells neighborhood. In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are encouraged and bike-decorating supplies will be available. Each participant will receive a free scoop of ice cream at the end of the ride.
The 2nd annual "Hats Off to Heroes" event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park. The 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. free event will feature a 5K fun run, military displays, resources for veterans, food, the Tucson Pops Orchestra and other musical guests, and fireworks.
Jeff Dunham is bringing his "Perfectly Unbalanced" international tour to the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Arena next year, and tickets to the March 13 event go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 2. Dunham hand crafts each character personally from conception to the final coat of paint then brings them to life on stage.
Tucson Water and Arizona Project WET are offering a series of self-guided tours at the Sweetwater Wetlands, 2551 W. Sweetwater Dr. The Discovery Program engages visitors through a journey along the path that surrounds the ponds and recharge basins. Guests can use a QR code reader app on any smart device to view the Wetlands in a scientific way as they navigate around the 60-acre site.
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Additional major roads in Tucson will be repaved soon, thanks to the City's five-year, $100 million Road Recovery bond program coming in under budget. The savings are the result of lower fuel prices and favorable bids.
"The contractors themselves in town have been very hungry," said Daryl Cole, director of the Tucson Department of Transportation. "There have been several who have had really good bids."
Sun Tran this week is testing an all-electric bus on select routes to see if the new technology could play a role in Tucson's future bus fleet. While there is no commitment to buy the bus at this time, Sun Tran says the testing is part of an evaluation process, which also includes studying the environmental impacts and travel costs of the BYD bus.
It takes about 18 to 24 months for Sun Tran to purchase a bus, and the company already is slated to buy 21 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in 2018.
Halloween is Saturday, and you can trade your bounty Sunday for free admission to Reid Park Zoo. Tucson Medical Center is handling the swap from 9-11 a.m. at the front entrance to the Zoo. The first 100 children to trade their treats will get free admission to the Zoo for one child and one adult. The tickets are good for one year.
Born in August, Toliver has brought a burst of energy and excitement to Reid Park Zoo’s South America Loop. The male Baird’s tapir calf will reach about 500 pounds when fully grown. Learn more about Toliver in the Tucson 12 video below.