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Volunteer at Tucson Meet Yourself

Volunteer shifts are available to help at the Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival, Oct. 9-11, in Downtown Tucson. More than 500 volunteers help each year. The volunteer website has all of the job descriptions, shifts, qualifications and online training modules you'll need. You also can email TMYVolunteer@gmail.com to request a formal volunteer presentation at your business, club or school.

How to Handle Illegal Dumping

When moving time comes, typically around the end of the month and the end of University of Arizona semesters, people occasionally dump their trash where it doesn't belong. Property owners are responsible for trash cleanup of items dumped on their property and abutting areas. One option is to use the free Brush and Bulky collection, provided twice a year by the City of Tucson's Environmental Services department.

2015 Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta, October 1-4

The Fifth Annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Cox takes place at a new venue – Hi Corbett Field from October 1 – 4. This year’s teams include four of the top teams from the Mexican Winter League – the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Cañeros de Los Mochis, Aguilas de Mexicali as well as some the best young players in baseball – the D-backs and Reds Future Stars. SS Dansby Swanson, the #1 pick in the 2015 June Draft, is on the travelling roster.

TRRG Ballot Education Forum

Understanding the November 2015 Ballot Propositions: Vote an Informed Choice

Tucson Residents for Responsive Government is sponsoring a series of educational forums to help the public understand the process by which the Charter Changes (Props 403 & 404), Salary Recommendation (Prop 405) and Bond Proposals (Props 425-431) were placed on the November ballot and what they mean to you as a citizen and resident.  Presenters will include members of the Citizen Committees who worked to get these issues on the November ballot.

El Con Water Tower Repairs Complete

The 90-foot-tall El Con Water Tower has a fresh coat of paint and exterior repairs. The $70,000 project, which spanned about three months, included repairing rotted and broken wooden doors, patching stucco, removing water stains, replacing missing roof tiles, and more. The repairs were funded through a 2013 Housing and Urban Development Department Community Development Block Grant for historic preservation activities.

Tickets on Sale for Reid Park Zoo's Annual Fundraiser

ZOOcson 2015 is coming to Reid Park Zoo on Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m. More than 800 attendees will take part in the event benefiting the Zoo's exhibits, education programs, conservation efforts and capital projects. Approximately 25 of Tucson’s restaurants provide small-plate tastings at stations throughout the Zoo. Attendees participate in silent and live auctions, which include items ranging from power tools, vacation getaways, and unique Zoo experiences. There also will be live music.

Celebrate Modernism This Week

Several events are scheduled this week to recognize Modernism Week in Tucson. Tour the Modernism architecture of the "Sunshine Mile" this Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit homes from the 1950s on Broadway Boulevard, between Euclid and Country Club. You also can explore mid-century exhibits and businesses along the Sunshine Mile. Visit the link above to learn about more activities and admission costs during Modernism Week.

City Offering Tax Amnesty Program

The City of Tucson is offering the business community a Tax Amnesty Program. This rare opportunity allows Tucson business owners to submit delinquent sales tax or license fees without penalty and reduced interest due on delinquent balances. This also is an opportunity for unlicensed Tucson businesses to get licensed without penalty.

The amnesty period will run through Oct. 30. During the last Tax Amnesty Program in 2009, 598 businesses participated.

Open Houses Continue for Tucson Parks and Recreation Five-Year Master Plan

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will hold more community-wide open houses this week to gather public input on how it can best deliver recreation and leisure opportunities. The draft five-year master plan anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Tucson area.

Job Opportunity: Paid Intern for Environmental Services

The City of Tucson Environmental Services department is seeking a Public Information Intern to help with customer communication efforts via its website and social media. The intern will be instrumental in coordinating social media efforts by researching and planning communication strategies with input from community outreach activities. This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent basis.

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