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Paul's Note - July 27, 2018

With school out, I’ve had more time to do “ride alongs” with some of our social service agencies. I wrote about going out with CHRPA a couple of weeks ago. This time, I went out with Pima Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program.

Both the City and Pima County help with funding the program in addition to $60,000 in private funding. The city distributes $50,000 from federal Community Development Block Grants to Meals on Wheels.

Back to School Events

Badges and Backpacks: The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Banner|Aetna will host Badges and Backpacks tomorrow, July 28, 8 am-noon, at the Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave. Free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed. The event includes a health fair with immunizations and screenings.

Veterans Upward Bound Program

Pima Community College is using a new Veterans Upward Bound grant to provide free services to help separating military personnel and veterans to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

The College will receive a total of $1.319 million over the next five years under a TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Sun Link Celebrates Fourth Anniversary with Free Streetcar Rides

Sun Link celebrates its fourth anniversary tomorrow with free streetcar rides from 8 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday. The free rides are sponsored by Main Gate Square and Rio Nuevo.

Spend the day enjoying more than 150 shops and 100 restaurants throughout five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts: The University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and Mercado San Agustin.

Combined Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Tucson Parks and Recreation Activity Guide Available Now

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for fall 2018 and spring 2019 is now online. Beginning Monday, July 30, printed copies will be available at any Parks and Recreation center, pool, or administration office. Copies also will be available at local libraries.

Reid Park Zoo's Nature Play! is Tomorrow

Reid Park Zoo is hosting a water-themed event tomorrow, July 28, 8:30-11:30 a.m., as part of its monthly Nature Play! series. The series encourages children to enjoy frequent and varied opportunities for play outdoors in nature as a healthy and fun part of their everyday lives.

Arizona Project WET will join the event with fun and relevant hands-on learning water-related activities, including its watershed model. The event is free with regular Zoo admission.

Parking for Weekend Events Downtown

This weekend is the 4th Anniversary of the Sun Link Streetcar along with other great happenings. Make sure you know where to park for all of the activities in Downtown and all along the Sun Link Streetcar line. We have plenty of convenient parking available, making it easy to enjoy it all!
For more information on Streetcar Anniversary activities click here

Weekend events include: 

• 4th Anniversary of Sun Link Streetcar - FREE Rides and Concerts on board and in the districts (Saturday)

Half-Staff Notification: Trooper Tyler Edenhofer

Governor Doug Ducey this morning directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset Friday, July 27, 2018, in honor of State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer who was killed in the line of duty from injuries related to a shooting.

Another State Trooper, Dalin Dorris, was critically injured during the tragic incident.

Enjoy the Zoo's Summer Safari Nights Series

Summer Safari Friday Nights 2018 continues at Reid Park Zoo. The program runs 6-8 p.m. for two more Fridays.

Visit the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures, and enjoy the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, and food and drink specials.

The night features face painting, glitter tattoos, enrichment stations, the carousel, animal encounters, and more. Regular admission applies, but some activities require an additional fee.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series Continues Tomorrow

The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30, through August, in the Tucson Museum of Art's Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave.

Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Tomorrow's movie is Cabin in the Sky (1942), starring Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Lena Horne

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