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Paul's Note - June 14, 2019

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast.

People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there, and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They often wish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be. – Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Palo Verde Park Splash Pad and Pool Celebration Tomorrow

The Mayor and Tucson City Council and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the opening of the new splash pad and pool renovations at Palo Verde Park, 355 S. Mann Ave.

The celebration begins tomorrow, June 15, at 10 a.m. at the pool. Free popsicles and refreshments will be provided at the event. The splash pad, which includes eight computer-controlled water features, was funded through City of Tucson impact fees and Ward 2 Service Line Warranty funds.

Tucson Sugar Skulls Play Final Game of the Regular Season Tomorrow at TCC

Tucson's Indoor Football League (IFL) team wraps up its inaugural regular season tomorrow, June 15, at the Tucson Arena. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. against the Quad City Steamwheelers.

If the Tucson Sugar Skulls win, the team will pack up and advance to its first playoff game the following weekend to meet either the Green Bay Blizzard or Sioux Falls Storm. If the Sugar Skulls lose, the season ends short of a goal the franchise set when its formation was announced in August.

Reid Park Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military Members on Flag Day

 To honor the men and women who serve and have served in the U.S. military, Reid Park Zoo is offering free admission to active and retired military members on Flag Day this Friday, June 14. Along with free admission, the offer includes the option for military personnel to purchase half-price tickets for family members.

The Zoo is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some new additions include the Temple of Tiny Monkeys (with squirrel monkeys) and expanded habitats for meerkats and otters.

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