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Asian Lanterns Light Up Zoo

Reid Park Zoo is partnering with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., UA Global, and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 400 colorful, interactive, and customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona. The Asian Lantern Festival runs 6-9 p.m. nightly, through March 29.

The family-friendly event features Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and activities, and 80% of the lanterns are new to the Zoo. Animals have access to heated habitats behind the scenes and will likely choose to be off habitat. 

Electronic Submittal of Development Packages, Building Plans Required for Review & Electronic Submittals Encouraged for All Planning & Development Services Application Types

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) will no longer accept paper building plan documents submitted for review. Walkthrough service will be available, but the application and documents must be submitted in advance.

All other PDSD applications will also be accepted electronically. Please include the application type or permit number when uploading via the PDSD Filedrop.

Steps to submit an application electronically:

Tucson City Court Domestic Violence Mentor Court to Give Presentation in Scottsdale

The Tucson City Court Domestic Violence Mentor Court team will appear in Scottsdale on March 11 to present an afternoon of information and education, hosted by Scottsdale City Court. The Domestic Violence Court is one of 12 United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Domestic Violence Mentor Courts nationwide.

Pima County Library Offers Learning Labs

Pima County's Woods Memorial Library offers drop-in technology and job help at learning labs held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. People who drop in can receive one-on-one assistance on many topics, including using the internet and the library's digital resources, GED exam preparation, resume writing, homework help, and more.

The Woods Memorial Library is located at 3455 N. 1st Ave. For more information, call (520) 594-5445.

City Recruiting Legal Municipal Interns

The City of Tucson is hiring legal municipal interns to provide administrative assistance, legal research, and writing support to attorneys in the Public Defender's Office. Interns also assist with misdemeanor offenses in Tucson City Court.

A cover letter, a resume detailing current participation in a Juris Doctor program, and a copy of current transcripts must be submitted to be considered. Scheduling is flexible and may be tailored to class schedules or other activities.


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