Watershed Management Group is presenting their 8th Annual Homescape Harvest Tour, Saturday October 19 from 10 am to 3 pm.
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 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.
The City of Tucson is hiring senior account clerks for its Human Resources department. The positions will be responsible for performing all payroll-related functions, including maintaining time and leave documentation, accounting, and related clerical tasks for various City departments. These are senior positions, and individuals are expected to perform tasks at proficient, accomplished levels and assist in setting priorities for work.
The Street Crime Interdiction Unit is hosting a neighborhood forum to discuss hate and bias crimes in the Tucson area. The class is open to the public and will cover several topics to include what constitutes a hate crime, different types of bias, emerging trends, and reporting requirements. Once the training is done there will be an open forum so community members can express their concerns reference hate and bias crimes in their neighborhoods.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning two bicycle and pedestrian safety improvement projects. The Third Street and Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevard projects will use neighborhood streets to expand the low-stress biking network citywide by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks.
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is teaming up with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA), 635 W. Roger Road, and the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, 5278 E. 21st St., to get 600 pets adopted in the “Tucson Shelters United” mega-adoption event, this Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20.
Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a public Health and Wellness Fair tomorrow, Oct. 17, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. From 9 a.m.-noon, various exhibitors will be offering free information, services, and referrals for the senior community.
Walgreens will be on hand to offer flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. Please bring your insurance card. For more information, call (520) 791-4865.
Next Monday, Oct. 21, is the last day to register for fall classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. The combined fall 2019/spring 2020 Activity Guide is online, and printed copies are available at any Parks and Recreation center, pool, or administration office. Copies also are available at local libraries.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, crews will begin reconstructing the intersection of Runway Drive and Gardner Lane. This work is associated with the current voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets project taking place on Runway Drive between Prince Road and Gardner Lane.
During the reconstruction and repaving of the intersection, flagging operations will be in place to assist motorists through the intersection safely.
G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods and is Arizona's answer to National Night Out, which is held in August. Because of high summer temperatures, communities statewide decided to observe National Night Out in October and call it G.A.I.N.
Tucson Water is holding a scavenger hunt and offering three $50 Visa Gift Cards or a set of limited-edition, water-themed vinyl stickers created by a local artist as prizes.
Use your smartphone to find the items in the hunt, which include Tucson Tap Water, Pete the Beak, Rainwater Harvesting, Kino Environmental Restoration Project, Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, Splash Pads, and Sweetwater Wetlands. Take a picture and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #520H2O.