For the 23rd year, residents can recycle their Christmas trees through the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle Program. The program begins on Thursday, Dec. 26 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 12. TreeCycle collection sites are located throughout Tucson and Oro Valley. Please remove all lights, ornaments, decorations, plastic tree bags, and tree stands before dropping off at the TreeCycle sites. Trees collected are chipped and these items can cause damage to people and the equipment. Please do not leave trees outside the collection time or area due to fire hazard.
The City of Tucson launched an E-Scooter Pilot Program Survey to help better understand ridership and evaluate the impact of scooters on the community during the six-month pilot program. The survey, which can be found on http://bit.ly/TucsonScooterSurvey, is part of a larger evaluation effort the city is undertaking.
Sun Tran’s annual “Stuff-the-Bus” event takes place Friday, Dec. 13, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., at Walmart, 7150 E. Speedway Blvd. (southeast corner of Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road).
Tucsonans are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for babies and children or make cash donations to benefit the Salvation Army’s Holiday Gift Distribution Program. All donations will be gifted to Tucson children in low income families this holiday season.
The 50th Annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair is Dec. 13, 14, and 15 (Friday-Sunday) on Historic Fourth Avenue, between Eighth Street and University Boulevard. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to dusk each day and is free to the public. There will be more than 350 arts and crafts booths, more than 50 food vendors, two stages, local musicians and performers, and many other fun activities.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning five neighborhood traffic safety and bicycle boulevard projects. The Michigan/Fair, Cherry, Greenway, Bantam, and Alvord bicycle boulevard projects expand low-stress biking and walking networks citywide by creating calmer residential streets.
Desert Nights Downtown Lights presents the Friday Food, Fun and Flix holiday movie series this Friday, Dec. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at Jácome Plaza (northwest corner of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street). The family-friendly film is “Elf,” and admission is free. Popcorn and hot cocoa will be available for sale.
Tucson Parks and Recreation offers a program for youth 5-11 years old during winter break, Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $40 for city residents and $50 for non-residents. Supervised activities include games, sports, social interaction, dance, art projects, and nutrition-based learning.
Fourth Avenue will host the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend beginning Friday, December 13, 2019, open daily through Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 600,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning two bicycle and pedestrian safety improvement projects. The Third Street and Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevard projects will use neighborhood streets to expand the low-stress biking network citywide by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks.
Eight applicants are currently being interviewed to fill one vacant City Magistrate position in City Court. The City of Tucson Magistrates Merit Selection Commission is asking for public comment from those who are familiar with the applicants or have had direct experience with them.
All comments are confidential and disclosed to Commission members only. Public comments should include the basis for expressed opinions.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting Cookies with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 21, 8-10 a.m., at Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost is $5 per person. Children will enjoy breakfast, an art project, and a story and picture with Santa.
Register now through Dec. 16 at Udall Center. The event is limited to the first 80 people to sign up. Call (520) 791-4931 for more information.
The City of Tucson is seeking an artist, artists, or an artist team to create public art in connection with enhancements on Roger Road from Oracle Road to Romero Road.
The budget for the project is $31,520 and the new deadline is Friday, Dec. 13. Submissions are accepted online only. Artists previously experienced working with roadway design teams are of particular interest.
More than 300 attendees boarded the NIGP Copper Chapter’s procurement train, where vendors from the community met agency representatives to learn how to do business with them. Watch the video below to learn more.