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Boo Bash Returns to Lincoln Park

The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday, Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m., at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.

Paul's Note - October 12, 2018

Tucson received a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Metropolitan Equality Index.

The MEI rates cities on issues in five categories: Non-Discrimination Laws, Municipality as Employer, Municipal Services, Law Enforcement, and LBGT Equality.

The survey rated 508 cities and 78 of them received scores of 100. Two other cities in Arizona, Phoenix and Tempe, also received 100 ratings. Gilbert jumped 36 points for enacting a non-discrimination law, but is still far behind Tucson at 55.

2nd Saturdays Downtown This Weekend

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Oct. 13. Events during the day and evening include Locomotive Saturdays for kids at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Living History Days at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, Disney on Ice performances at the Tucson Convention Center, the 8th annual Evening of Play at Children’s Museum Tucson, music and other entertainment at several restaurants and clubs, and more.

Parks and Rec Needs Dance Instructor

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic dance instructor to teach hip hop, ballet, tap, and creative dance programs at various recreation centers.

This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis. Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12-month period. Apply online by Oct. 18.

Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival is This Weekend

Celebrate 45 years of food, entertainment, and culture downtown at the annual Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival this weekend. This free three-day event recognizes the traditional arts of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico and their ethnic and folk communities. Hours are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Donations Needed for Community-Based Intake Centers

Various community-based intake centers are now housing more than 1,000 children released by ICE, and they need supplies. Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik's office and local relief groups are collecting donated items to be distributed to the centers located throughout the community.

Needed items include new undergarments, socks, backpacks, Gatorade, and travel blankets. You can bring your donations to the Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St., before 5 p.m. weekdays until the need diminishes.

City Sees Significant Growth in pCard Program

The City of Tucson yesterday received a rebate of more than $1,160,000 for its participation in the Bank of America purchasing card (pCard) program. The program allows the City to purchase items through a credit card instead of the traditional purchasing and payment process. The City receives a percentage of total spending as a rebate at the end of the year. The rebate contributes to the City’s General Fund, which is used for public safety, parks, and other services.

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