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.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place Saturday, July 13. Events during the day include Family Brain Boost and Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson, a meeting of the Tucson Poetry Society, and a business seminar at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.
Evening events include live music at Mercado San Agustin and other locations. The Scott Avenue Stage features music from Chris Hall, the Kevin Pakulis Band, and Gertie and the T.O. Boyz. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.
The City of Tucson is hiring a senior trades helper in the Streets and Maintenance division of the Transportation department. The position assists sign fabricators, traffic control technicians, and construction personnel. The daily work schedule will vary and require the qualified individual to operate a forklift, work with hand and power tools, and operate a machine press.
The City of Tucson is hiring a project manager to work in its Information Technology department. A project manager coordinates and prioritizes project tasks, manages timelines, maintains project plans, and communicates status to clients, sponsors, and senior management. Work also includes preparing forecasts of needed funds, assisting in developing and implementing project budgets, and monitoring expenditures.
The second set of roadway improvement projects associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program are set to begin Monday, July 15, 2019.
The projects will include reconstructing and repaving Roger Road from Wilson Avenue to First Avenue, River Road from Oracle Road to First Avenue within the city limits, and Runway Drive from Gardner Lane to Prince Road.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Banner Aetna are hosting Badges and Backpacks on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave. There will be 2,000 free backpacks and school supplies distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for children who are present and enrolled in grades K-12.
Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik invites you to attend the opening reception of The Art of Asylum at the Monastery, Friday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. 1st St. A former sewing room in the monastery once used by the Benedictine Sisters to cut cloth for their habits was converted into an arts and activities classroom to provide a clean, orderly, light-filled space for children and adults to experience a temporary respite, create art, and study English.
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 "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" this Friday, July 12.
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.
Tucson Parks and Recreation has received an application to rename Sears Park, 5901 E. 14th St., to Loma Verde Park. In accordance with the department's Naming of Parks and Recreational Amenities policy, the application was received and verified for completeness by the department and is subject to a public comment period.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a free pool party and evening of fun at Palo Verde pool, 355 S. Mann Ave. The 5-7 p.m. party Wednesday, July 10, will feature games, music, and snacks located outside the pool entrance and water games in the pool.
The City of Tucson is hiring a smart mobility program manager for the Transportation department. This position will direct the day-to-day activities of the program, including Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, Adaptive Traffic Signals, and Transit Signal & Emergency Vehicle Priority systems.
Semba, one of Reid Park Zoo’s female African elephants, is expecting another calf next spring. In the video below, see how the elephant team is working to monitor Semba's pregnancy during her nearly two-year gestation period.