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Downtown Tucson Partnership Wins International Award

The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) recently received the Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association (IDA). The award for the DTP Connects homeless outreach program is the industry’s highest honor. Through DTP Connects, in partnership with Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS), 84 individuals experiencing homelessness were connected with housing in three months.

Pima Council on Aging Can Help Older Adults With Medicare Open Enrollment

The Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) offers non-biased Medicare counseling to older adults to help them better understand enrollment and what different plans mean. A free two-hour Understanding Medicare presentation will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. A one-hour question-and-answer session follows the presentation.

Third Annual Pumpkin Smash Tomorrow

Help turn pumpkins into compost this weekend. Bring your leftover pumpkins to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Pumpkin Smash tomorrow, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m., at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane. The event includes activities for kids, live music, and food trucks. Partners include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Living Streets Alliance, Project WET, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, and Pete the Beak (Tucson Water’s conservation mascot).

Paul's Note - November 2, 2018

Words fail me when I think about the violence that occurred this weekend. Mayor Rothschild managed to sum up how I felt in his comments at the Jewish Community Center on Monday night. Here is a part of what he said:

After the assassination of President Kennedy, President Johnson urged the nation to “turn away from the apostles of bitterness and bigotry … and those who pour venom into our nation’s bloodstream.”

All Souls Procession is Sunday

The annual All Souls Procession, one of Tucson's signature events, begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The route starts at West Speedway Boulevard and North Grande Avenue and proceeds south to the finale site between the Santa Cruz River and the Mercado San Agustín on West Congress Street. Danza Azteca Calpulli Tonantzin will open the finale ceremony with a traditional Aztec ceremonial dance.

Senior Olympic Festival Registration Underway

Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 35th annual Senior Olympic Festival, Jan. 7-Feb. 3, at several venues throughout Tucson.

The festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older. Some of the events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and more.

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