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Pima County Sheriff's Department and Banner Aetna Hosting Badges and Backpacks

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.

The Art of Asylum at the Monastery Exhibit Opening This Week

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.

Free Movie at Reid Park on Friday

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.

4th of July Fireworks

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.

City Holiday Closures and Service Changes

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.

July 4th

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.

 

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