The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is holding its annual photo contest on the ways water transforms our state and the ways our state transforms water. Entries must be related to water and taken in Arizona. The contest deadline is Dec. 6 and entrants may submit up to three photos in the various categories.
TENWEST returns for a fifth year, Oct. 11-20, with multiple events in the downtown and University of Arizona areas. The 10-day event features exhibitions, talks, interactive experiences, and local and national experts to offer ways to face challenges in our community.
Created by Startup Tucson, TENWEST expects more than 10,000 attendees to participate in a diverse lineup of free and paid events.
The Arizona Symphonic Winds, under music director and conductor László Veres, continues its fall concerts on Saturday evenings during September. Tomorrow, Sept. 21, is “Stars of the Winds,” featuring outstanding band musicians, a husband and wife clarinet duet, an oboe solo, and more.
To assist residents with property protection from potential heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Lorena, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will reopen its sandbag distribution site on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park. At this location, sand and sandbags will be provided. Residents should bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own sandbags.
On Monday, September 23, 2019, Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will begin work to repave First Avenue from River Road north to the city limit line, approximately 120 feet.
During this three-day reconstruction and repaving project, there will be single lane closures on River Road and on First Avenue. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained. For the safety of the traveling public, 24-hour lane restrictions will be in place during the project. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
To assist residents with property protection from potential heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Lorena, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will reopen its sandbag distribution site on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park. At this location, sand and sandbags will be provided. Residents should bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own sandbags. There is a limit of 10 bags per vehicle.
As you know, the change to Every Other Week Recycling is scheduled to begin on September 30th. Environmental Services have sent out bill inserts, held public meetings, and have set up an interactive map.
The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change. A bill insert with a map and schedule is included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning two bicycle and pedestrian safety improvement projects. The Third Street and Treat Bicycle Boulevard projects will use neighborhood streets to expand the citywide low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks.
The Tucson Association of Realtors is hosting a free expo tomorrow, Sept. 19, at the Tucson Convention Center, Exhibition Halls B & C, 260 S. Church Ave. The 10 a.m.-3 p.m. event features more than 120 exhibitors displaying industry goods and local services.
The City of Tucson's Water and Transportation departments will also staff a table with information for the public and for real estate agents. Entertainment includes a costume contest, high school dance team, and raffles.
Second Chance Tucson, in coordination with the Mayor’s Office, will hold a free Re-Entry Job and Resource Fair tomorrow, Sept. 19. The 1-4 p.m. event is intended to help formerly incarcerated individuals find employment.
Local employers will be on hand, and attendees can meet with company representatives and receive information on community resources. A "How to Work a Job Fair" workshop will be held every 30 minutes from noon until 2 p.m.
The Tucson Meet Yourself festival, Oct. 11-13, is recruiting volunteers for a variety of tasks essential to the event. Opportunities include set-up (begins Oct. 8), beverage distribution, merchandise assistant, donation collection, stage assistant, volunteer registration, and more.
Volunteers may choose the shift and day preferred based on availability. An email sent to those who register will contain links to a video and handbook about the volunteer experience.
The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) will change residential recycling collection from every week to every other week beginning the week of Sept. 30. The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change.
A bill insert with a map and schedule is included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map.
The public is invited to view the demonstration of Sun Tran’s first Zero-Emission Battery Electric Bus at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, on 12th Street between South Scott and South 6th avenues. The event is hosted by Sun Tran, Tucson Electric Power, the City of Tucson, and GILLIG (the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States).
Work began today, Sept. 16, on the reconstruction and repaving of Runway Drive, from Gardner Lane to Prince Road. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained during the project.
Drivers can expect delays and are asked to travel with caution. This is the next project in the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.