This year's annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at its new location at Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Avenue. The event brings together individuals, organizations, and companies in our community who are working to help create a resilient future for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Customers may experience delays when calling (520) 791-3242 for service through Friday, Nov. 1, as new staff finishes training and prepares to join experienced employees. Tucson Water recommends calling during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays when the utility is able to make more representatives available.
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.
The Perimeter Bicycling Association of America is looking for volunteers for its annual El Tour de Tucson bicycling event. The race and fun rides will be on Saturday, Nov. 23. Several volunteer opportunities are available on ride day such as merchandise assistants, bike valets, and working along the route.
Arizona State Parks & Trails would like your input to help establish the funding and management priorities for both motorized and non-motorized trails in Arizona. The 2020 Arizona Trails Plan will provide information about trail users, their preferences, opinions, and important issues facing recreational trails and off-highway vehicle routes in Arizona.
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 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.
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.
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.
This free event takes place tomorrow, Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m., at Lincoln Park Soccer Fields, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Enjoy carnival games, trunk-or-treat, inflatables, and more.
Watershed Management Group is presenting their 8th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour, Saturday October 19 from 10 am to 3 pm.