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Tucson Symphony Orchestra Performs a New World in Pictures

The team behind "The Planets on the Big Screen" returns with a premiere multimedia presentation of Dvořák’s most popular symphony, “From the New World.”

The wide open spaces and music that influenced him come alive using the latest technology. Dvořák’s Carnival Overture from his “Nature, Life and Love Trilogy,” the serenity of “Noël,” and the ballet suite Les Biches (The Does) make the performance a celebration of nature, life, and love.

Water Resources Research Center Photo Contest Deadline Next Week

The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) wants your photo for its contest about how water transforms our state and how our state transforms water.

Photo entries must be related to water and have been taken in Arizona. The contest deadline is Dec. 7. The winning photographs will be featured in the Arizona Water Resources newsletter, at the February 2018 Chocolate Fest, and at the 2018 WRRC Annual Conference.

View the 2016 Photo Contest Winners.

University of Arizona and Tucson Water Host Another Science Cafe

The What’s Brewing in Environmental Health series continues next week with a panel discussion on "The Impact of Floods” at 6:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at Exo Roast Co., 403 N. 6th Ave.

Three panelists will address the science of floods and the impacts floods have on communities. The free Science Cafe event is presented by the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and is sponsored by the University of Arizona and Tucson Water. Food and drinks will be provided.

Tucson Water Has Free Information for Landscape Watering

Tucson Water has two new publications for customers who want to achieve efficient watering for their landscape.

Water by the Weather” helps determine the most-efficient monthly watering schedule for your landscape, based on plant and soil type. “Landscape Watering Guidelines” provides information on determining soil type and watering system components. The resources are written for landscape professionals and homeowners.

School Gets Speed Tables from Ward 5

Sierra Middle School, 5801 S. Del Moral, now has speed tables to help with safety concerns about children crossing the street to get to school. Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres and his staff worked with City Manager Michael Ortega, Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Director Daryl Cole, and TDOT employee Jesse Soto to get speed deterrents installed at the school.

Many Pieces of Artwork Available to See Via Bicycle

The next time you're on a bike in Downtown Tucson, you can see 30 pieces of art within a short distance of each other. Featured items include murals, artistic bridges, and sculptures.

To make it easy to find the art, Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, with support from the Tucson Arts Brigade, created a map taking you from point to point. You can get the map by calling (520) 724-BIKE.

Tucson Police Department Accepts Safety Grant and Produces Video

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is the recipient of a $25,000 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement Grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The grant will provide overtime expenses for balanced enforcement efforts toward violations involving motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Deployments will take place through September 2018. Enforcement locations have been chosen from statistical information, community input, and high-usage areas.

Parking Tickets Now May Be Paid Via App

Drivers with a parking ticket can pay their fine through the GoTucson Parking app.

If you already have the app on your smartphone, make sure it's the latest version, or download for free from ParkTucson if you don't have it. The payment option can be accessed from the left-side drop-down menu. Click on "Citation Payment," enter the 7-digit citation number and the vehicle license plate, then pay by credit card. There is a 50-cent convenience fee for the service.


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