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Final Weekend for Reid Park Zoo's Asian Lantern Festival

Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center in hosting more than 400 colorful, customized lantern displays in Southern Arizona.

The Asian Lantern Festival, which concludes Saturday, March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register now at the above link.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair Temporary Road Closures and Sun Link Streetcar Route Adjustments

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair begins on Friday, March 22, 2019 and is open daily through Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.

City Council Approves Pilot Program for Public Scooters

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, March 19, gave final approval to launch a six-month pilot program to bring electronic scooters to Tucson starting July 1.

The council two weeks ago gave preliminary approval to the program, but wanted to resolve some safety issues and other concerns before taking a final vote. The scooter program most likely would put dockless rental scooters around downtown and 4th Avenue, but it would be up to the operators where to place them.

Nominations Open for 2019 Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Awards

Each year, the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (TPCHC) recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest in or contribution to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County.

Annual Grease Collection Event Proves Successful

The 14th annual Grease Collection event in January had a successful outcome. With the help of its partners, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) reports it recovered 8,700 pounds of fats, oil, and grease (FOG). The amount collected reduces our carbon footprint by 22,000 pounds when the FOG products are recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel than regular diesel.

Traffic Alert: 12th Avenue and Irvington Road Traffic Signal Work


On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the traffic signals at the 12th Avenue and Irvington Road intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.

The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 3 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.


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