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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month is being observed to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate employers about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." In Tucson, several events are taking place that support the community through promotion and provision of fitness, recreation, and competitive sports opportunities for people with disabilities.

The 2019 Arizona Insect Festival Takes Place Sunday

The University of Arizona Department of Entomology will host the 2019 Arizona Insect Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the University of Arizona (UA) Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building on East Lowell Street. The free event is the largest UA event completely designed and run by UA scientists to improve science literacy and increase awareness about the importance of insects in our community.

City Seeking Senior Account Clerks

The City of Tucson is hiring senior account clerks for its Human Resources department. The positions will be responsible for performing all payroll-related functions, including maintaining time and leave documentation, accounting, and related clerical tasks for various City departments. These are senior positions, and individuals are expected to perform tasks at proficient, accomplished levels and assist in setting priorities for work.

Community Hate Crimes Forum

The Street Crime Interdiction Unit is hosting a neighborhood forum to discuss hate and bias crimes in the Tucson area. The class is open to the public and will cover several topics to include what constitutes a hate crime, different types of bias, emerging trends, and reporting requirements. Once the training is done there will be an open forum so community members can express their concerns reference hate and bias crimes in their neighborhoods.

Health and Wellness Fair Tomorrow at Armory Park Center

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a public Health and Wellness Fair tomorrow, Oct. 17, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. From 9 a.m.-noon, various exhibitors will be offering free information, services, and referrals for the senior community.

Walgreens will be on hand to offer flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. Please bring your insurance card. For more information, call (520) 791-4865.

Runway Drive – Gardner Lane to Prince Road Intersection Work

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, crews will begin reconstructing the intersection of Runway Drive and Gardner Lane. This work is associated with the current voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets project taking place on Runway Drive between Prince Road and Gardner Lane.
During the reconstruction and repaving of the intersection, flagging operations will be in place to assist motorists through the intersection safely.

Water Scavenger Hunt Continues

Tucson Water is holding a scavenger hunt and offering three $50 Visa Gift Cards or a set of limited-edition, water-themed vinyl stickers created by a local artist as prizes.

Use your smartphone to find the items in the hunt, which include Tucson Tap Water, Pete the Beak, Rainwater Harvesting, Kino Environmental Restoration Project, Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, Splash Pads, and Sweetwater Wetlands. Take a picture and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #520H2O.

Unified Community Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting This Week

The next quarterly meeting of the Unified Community Advisory Board (UCAB) is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5:45 p.m., at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. UCAB hosts meetings regarding the Tucson International Airport Area EPA Superfund Site/Tucson Airport Remediation Project and the City of Tucson’s efforts and commitment to provide clean and safe water to the community.

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