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Be Part of Parade of Lights 25th Anniversary

Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by walking, riding, pedaling, or dancing your way through downtown as the annual Parade of Lights celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The festival brings thousands of people from all walks of life together to celebrate the spirit of the winter season and the unique culture of the Tucson community. Multiple City departments will be joining the parade.

City Recruiting Intern for Information Technology Department

The City of Tucson is hiring a technological intern to work in different areas of its Information Technology (IT) department. This is a non-permanent, part-time position with a work schedule of approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Duties include IT desktop/hardware support, data/systems analysis, web development, and technological assistance. The internship is structured to be a one-year assignment, with a one-year renewal possible.

Sentinel Peak closure on October 27

Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, for the TMC Get Moving Tucson “A” Mountain Half-Marathon and 5K and to allow the University of Arizona to light the "A" to kick off homecoming week. The park will reopen on Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m., with no restrictions.

Paul's Note - October 18, 2019

In 1881, 22 citizens of Tucson met at the Gem Tavern to organize Tucson's volunteer fire company. They selected Jack Boleyn, who owned a dry goods store, as chief. The company had 22 buckets, 6 axes, 9 picks and 2 shovels. Within two years, the city funded a regular (and better equipped) fire department and kept Boleyn on as chief.

27 people have served as chief since Boleyn's time. Number 28 was pinned on Monday, Chief Chuck Ryan.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Tucson’s Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) collects household hazardous waste (HHW) at different locations around the city. The first Saturday of every month, city residents can drop materials off at the Eastside Service Center at 7575 E. Speedway Blvd. (turn north on Prudence to enter the drop-off line) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for free. The next collection date is Saturday, Nov. 2.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month is being observed to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate employers about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." In Tucson, several events are taking place that support the community through promotion and provision of fitness, recreation, and competitive sports opportunities for people with disabilities.

The 2019 Arizona Insect Festival Takes Place Sunday

The University of Arizona Department of Entomology will host the 2019 Arizona Insect Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the University of Arizona (UA) Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building on East Lowell Street. The free event is the largest UA event completely designed and run by UA scientists to improve science literacy and increase awareness about the importance of insects in our community.


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