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Back to School Bash at Oury Recreation Center is This Sunday

A Back to School Bash featuring free backpacks with school supplies takes place Sunday, July 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oury Recreation Center, 600 W. St. Mary’s Road. A student must be present to receive a backpack and supplies, which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited.

The event also features free haircuts and vendors with informational resources and displays. For information, call the Oury Center at (520) 791-4788.

Reid Park Zoo's Summer Safari Nights Program Continues Tomorrow

Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.

Paul's Note - July 26, 2019

In 2015, we went through a discussion of changing the city’s charter, and voters approved new language in the following election. Back when that document was written in 1926, there weren’t a lot of departments. There was a provision for a streets commissioner and a water commissioner, and of course police and fire. Not too much more than that though.

GIS Services Now Offer ArcGIS Hub for Community Engagement

City of Tucson GIS Users now have access to ArcGIS Hub, a website building application that extends our Open Data Sites capabilities to include two-way communication between site developers and users. For those unfamiliar with Open Data Sites, check out our new Tucson Delivers page, designed using Open Data Sites to keep Tucson’s citizens updated on progress made toward Bond Initiatives. 

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 "Aquaman" this Friday, July 26. 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. This will be the final movie of the summer season.

Register for Fall Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is accepting mail-in registrations for the Fall Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. Register in person at the Sports Unit, 920 S. Randolph Way, through July 31.

The cost is $316 per team of 15 players and $5 for each additional player. The season begins Aug. 5. Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 for more information and registration options.

City Recruiting Equipment Operators

The City of Tucson is hiring experienced equipment operators to work in the Environmental & General Services Department. Operators work on the Refuse Collection Team and follow assigned routes collecting solid waste from residential and commercial containers. This includes picking up and disposing of debris and bulky items; identifying, reporting, and correcting hazards; and transporting containers back to their original location.

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