The Tucson Parks and Recreation department wants to know how it can improve recreation and leisure opportunities for all of its users. This month, the department has been holding a second round of open houses to gather input on the process to create a vibrant, new five-year master plan that anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Tucson area.
Singer/songwriter Judy Collins will perform her “Hits” show in concert with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) for the first time since 1992. A Grammy winner for the top 10 hit Both Sides Now and a nominee for Send in the Clowns, Collins is known for her command of folk, show tunes, pop, rock, and standards. Collins recently finished her first studio album in four years.
Today is April 15, but state and federal income taxes aren't due until Monday, April 18, this year. Today is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the Internal Revenue Service are offering last-minute help and free electronic tax preparation for those in need. The extra help began today and will be available tomorrow and Monday.
Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for summer 2016 is available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including administration offices, centers and pools. The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, summer KIDCO, aquatics, sports programs, registration, and the Discount Program.
Registration will open April 23 for City residents and April 25 for non-City residents.
For questions, please call Registration Services at (520) 791-4877.
The 8th annual City High School Pennington Street Block Party is a family-friendly event in the heart of Downtown Tucson. The party celebrates what young people do to make our community a better place.
From 4-7 o'clock tonight, there will be musical performances, interactive booths, street theater, art exhibits, carnival games, and more.
The City of Tucson Department of Procurement's Dan Longanecker is the winner of the Buyer of the Year award issued by the NIGP (The Institute for Public Procurement) Copper Chapter of Southern Arizona. The award recognizes significant contributions to the procurement profession.
Female rhinoceros Yebonga turned 43 years old today. She's considered an elderly animal, and she is significantly older than Fireball, her exhibit mate that was born in born in 2003. Although Yebonga is too old to breed and isn't always on exhibit, Fireball has sired six offspring in his former home (The Wilds, in Ohio), and may be recommended for breeding with future females at Reid Park Zoo.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for the Transaction Privilege (sales) Tax by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil.
Next week is National Park Week, and that means you can get into any national park for free. Some of Arizona's attractions include the Grand Canyon, Saguaro National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano, Petrified Forest, and more.
The week is a celebration proclaimed by a presidential proclamation that encourages people to enjoy and learn about the National Park Service.
The University of Arizona Wildcats host Stanford for three games, tomorrow through Sunday, at Hi Corbett Field. Tomorrow's first pitch is at 6 p.m.; Saturday's game begins at 7 p.m.; and Sunday's match up is at 1 p.m.
The 20th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training Competition (SPMTC) is an opportunity for police motorcycle officers from around the country to get together to share training ideas and promote quality training. SPMTC also is a fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Arizona.
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Did You Know?
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is among four sites under consideration for an Air Force Reserve F-35A Lightning II fighter squadron by 2023. The Air Force made the announcement yesterday. The other bases under consideration are in Florida, Texas, and Missouri.