The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Banner Aetna are hosting Badges and Backpacks on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave. There will be 2,000 free backpacks and school supplies distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for children who are present and enrolled in grades K-12.
Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik invites you to attend the opening reception of The Art of Asylum at the Monastery, Friday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. 1st St. A former sewing room in the monastery once used by the Benedictine Sisters to cut cloth for their habits was converted into an arts and activities classroom to provide a clean, orderly, light-filled space for children and adults to experience a temporary respite, create art, and study English.
Cox Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns to the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Theater at Reid Park with a free showing of "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" this Friday, July 12.
Entertainment and games begin at 6 p.m. The kid-friendly movie starts at approximately 7:45 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available from vendors. Reid Park is located at the northeast corner of Country Club Road and 22nd Street.
Tucson Parks and Recreation has received an application to rename Sears Park, 5901 E. 14th St., to Loma Verde Park. In accordance with the department's Naming of Parks and Recreational Amenities policy, the application was received and verified for completeness by the department and is subject to a public comment period.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a free pool party and evening of fun at Palo Verde pool, 355 S. Mann Ave. The 5-7 p.m. party Wednesday, July 10, will feature games, music, and snacks located outside the pool entrance and water games in the pool.
The City of Tucson is hiring a smart mobility program manager for the Transportation department. This position will direct the day-to-day activities of the program, including Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, Adaptive Traffic Signals, and Transit Signal & Emergency Vehicle Priority systems.
Semba, one of Reid Park Zoo’s female African elephants, is expecting another calf next spring. In the video below, see how the elephant team is working to monitor Semba's pregnancy during her nearly two-year gestation period.
The 23rd annual “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration, sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., on Thursday, July 4.
Residents can enjoy the fireworks from the Tucson Convention Center’s (TCC) Parking Lot B (off Cushing Street between Granada and Church avenues) or Parking Lot C (off Granada between Broadway Boulevard and Cushing Street). Free parking will be available all day Thursday at the City/State garage and at meters throughout the downtown area.
All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed tomorrow, July 4, for Independence Day.
City residential and commercial trash and recycling customers with a collection day of Thursday or Friday will have their service delayed by one day this week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open on Thursday. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive will be closed July 4 and 5. The 1st Saturday HHW collection at the Eastside Service Center has been canceled due to the holiday.
Councilmember Richard Fimbres and his staff want to wish everyone and their families a happy and safe Fourth of July. Also a reminder to keep your pets safe from potential Fourth of July activities.
It is important during these times, to be mindful of the heat, careful using fireworks and please don’t drink and drive. If you choose to drink, please designate a driver, call a cab, use Uber or Lyft.
Also, if you are out and its raining, don’t drive through washes or flooded roads. Arizona has its stupid motorist law and it is strictly enforced.