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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.

Live Music at Lunchtime Continues in Jácome Plaza

The Downtown Tucson Partnership presents live, local performances each Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Jácome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Grab lunch from your favorite downtown spot or food truck, bring a friend or some coworkers, and enjoy the free lunchtime tunes. The concert series runs through July 2.

Summer Track and Field Events Continue This Week

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting its annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July. Track and field events will be held Tuesdays, through July 23, at Drachman Stadium, 501 S. Plumer.

Road races are every Thursday, through July 25, at various locations. This week's races will be held at the south end of Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with races starting at 6 p.m.

Parks and Rec Hiring Pottery Instructors

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hiring experienced pottery and ceramics instructors. These positions are responsible for planning, instructing, and supervising pottery and ceramics classes.

Instructors must be able to explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movements of body, hands, and feet to achieve proficiency. The deadline to apply is June 16.

Paul's Note - June 7, 2019

In last week’s newsletter, I had a short blurb about the tariffs that the President threatened against Mexico. In a Tweet, the President promised a 5% tariff on goods from Mexico starting next week. These tariffs could rise as high to 25% by September according to the schedule in the President’s plan.

We all need to understand what the economic impact would be to raise prices on goods from Arizona’s biggest trading partner.

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