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Free Movie at Reid Park on Friday

Cox Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns to the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Theater at Reid Park with a free showing of "Aquaman" this Friday, July 26. Entertainment and games begin at 6 p.m.

The kid-friendly movie starts at approximately 7:45 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available from vendors. Reid Park is located at the northeast corner of Country Club Road and 22nd Street. This will be the final movie of the summer season.

Register for Fall Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is accepting mail-in registrations for the Fall Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. Register in person at the Sports Unit, 920 S. Randolph Way, through July 31.

The cost is $316 per team of 15 players and $5 for each additional player. The season begins Aug. 5. Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 for more information and registration options.

City Recruiting Equipment Operators

The City of Tucson is hiring experienced equipment operators to work in the Environmental & General Services Department. Operators work on the Refuse Collection Team and follow assigned routes collecting solid waste from residential and commercial containers. This includes picking up and disposing of debris and bulky items; identifying, reporting, and correcting hazards; and transporting containers back to their original location.

City of Tucson Selects Operators to Participate in Six-Month E-Scooter Share Pilot Program

The City of Tucson is one step closer to launching a Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program. The City’s Transportation Department solicited proposals from operators to participate in a 6-month electric scooter share pilot program. After a careful review of the proposals, Bird Rides, Inc. and Razor USA, LLC have been selected to operate in Tucson. The City will begin coordinating with the two firms on developing a time line for launching the program and making scooters available for rent on city streets.

Paul's Note - July 19th, 2019

Growing up, I knew Todd Harris as a standout athlete for Sahuaro High School. He was a big guy, but he had a teddy bear charisma. He was probably the friendliest guy you will ever meet. I got to cross paths with him because of our mutual involvement in youth sports, particularly football and soccer.

Like me, he joined the Army after High School, but unlike me, he became career Army. He was a part of the storied 10th Mountain Division. His service brought him to Afghanistan. On November 3rd, 2010, he was killed in an insurgent attack on his unit.

Reid Park Zoo's Summer Safari Saturday Nights Program Continues Tomorrow

Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday 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.

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