Reid Park Zoo is partnering with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., UA Global, and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 400 colorful, interactive, and customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona this spring.
The Asian Lantern Festival is Thursday through Sunday (Feb. 13-March 1), 6-9 p.m., and then nightly from March 5-29, 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly event features Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and activities, and 80% of the lanterns will be new to the Zoo.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is now accepting mail-in registrations for the Spring Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. Register online or in person at the Sports Unit, 920 S. Randolph Way, through Friday, Feb. 28.
Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 for registration costs and more information. The season begins March 9.
Nikki Reck with Pima Animal Care Center introduces you to Tessa, who is a low-key, housebroken girl who loves going for hikes. Learn more about Tessa and how you can adopt her when you watch the latest Pet Connection video below.
Apply now for jobs with the US Census. Part-time positions with flexible hours are available in your neighborhood. Actual employment ranges from March to July, 2020.
Apply online: www.2020census.gov/jobs or 1-855-JOB-2020
I became very frustrated the other night at the council meeting over what might be considered an obscure subject: impact fees.
Impact fees are charged to developers for new construction. Cities and counties impose them because new development means that services in that area, whether it’s roads, parks, water or sewers, need to be expanded.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Feb. 8. Events during the day include a prison art exhibition at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, and Art After Dark at the Children's Museum Tucson.
The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Tucson recently launched the 2020 Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program, administered by Advantage Housing Services LLC, to help first-time homebuyers become homeowners. The MCC Program is designed to reduce a first-time homebuyer’s federal income tax bill by providing an annual dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit of 40 percent of the mortgage interest paid, up to $2,000.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 5, passed H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act, by a vote of 309-106.
The bill would undo the mandate that the U.S. Postal Service must pre-fund retiree health care costs. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate where a companion version of the measure was introduced on Dec. 3, 2019.
The Tucson Rodeo Parade takes place Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed to serve as foot marshals along the parade route. Foot marshals help with traffic control and other areas critical to a successful, safe parade.
A mandatory safety meeting will be held tomorrow, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds T-Barn (far north end), 4823 S. 6th Ave. Please arrive early to sign in and receive paperwork.
Meet Bella, Reid Park Zoo’s new addition. The 10-year-old jaguar, who loves to climb, came to the Zoo from the Akron Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan. In the video below, see how Bella is adapting to her new environment.