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.
Beginning tomorrow, June 11, travel on Valencia Road, both east and west of Kolb Road will shift to the respective travel lanes. The traffic shift will be in place until the project is finished in late July.
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.
The City of Tucson is seeking two legal secretaries to work in the City Attorney’s Office. One position is in the Civil Division, providing legal secretary support to attorneys who support City departments. The other position is in the Internal Litigation Unit, providing legal secretary support to paralegals and attorneys.
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.
Join the Lohse Family YMCA for a free lunchtime fitness series at Jácome Plaza during the month of June. Classes that will be offered include Les Mills Bodyflow, Bodyweight Bootcamp, Mixxed Fit, Barre-less Barre, Les Mills Bodyattack, and Les Mills Bodycombat. Each class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is only 30 minutes.
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.
The intersection of Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road will close tomorrow, June 8, at 8 p.m. for repaving. The intersection is expected to reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 9.
Wilmot Road will be closed to through travel at 22nd Street and at Stella Road, and Golf Links Road will be closed at Craycroft Road and at Kolb Road. Local traffic to access residences and businesses will be allowed past those points. Message boards are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closures.
Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Nights is on Saturdays this year and is now free for members (admission applies for non-members). The program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday (except for June 15) until Aug. 17.
Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, June 8. Events during the day include Living History Days at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, the Tucson Poetry Society at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, and Tucson Train Day at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.
On Monday, June 10, 2019, work will begin to install a new underground drainage structure on north Gollob Road from Broadway to Appomattox Street. During the work hours of 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, there will be alternating one-way travel on Gollob Road. A robotic flagging system will be positioned at each end of the work zone to direct travel during the work hours.
This traffic shift is scheduled to be in place through July 2019. During this work, those traveling in the area should expect the following: