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Sign Up to Receive Emergency Alerts Through Pima County

Receive an alert when an emergency occurs and get real-time information to help keep you safe and informed when you sign up for MyAlerts, the mass notification system from Pima County Office of Emergency Management. When an emergency notification is issued, you'll receive a message via the communication method(s) you selected (cell phone, email, landline, etc.).

Get $200 Rebate on High-Efficiency Washer

A high-efficiency washing machine can save thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of kilowatt hours of energy per year over regular models. Select one from the Qualifying Product List on Tucson Water’s website and receive a $200 rebate.

To qualify, one must receive water service from Tucson Water. The washer can be either a first-time or replacement purchase. If it is a replacement, customers must have their old machine removed and not reused or donated.

A Southwest Nutcracker This Weekend

Tucson Regional Ballet, featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will perform A Southwest Nutcracker on Saturday (two performances) and Sunday, Dec. 15-16.

This original, full-length classical ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s, complete with coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes. The live orchestra, costumes, dancing, and set design make for a holiday tradition for the entire family.

Job Opportunity: KIDCO Recreation Worker

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with KIDCO programs for children. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14-year-olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply, and the application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Support Rincon/University Jazz Ensemble

Rincon/University High School is proud to announce that our Jazz Ensemble has the prestigious honor of being selected and invited to perform at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, December 18-21, 2018. After a rigorous audition/application process, the 17 member Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeff Marchant, has been selected out of hundreds of applicants. The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference is over 70 years old and will have more than 17,000 attendees from more than 30 countries.

Valencia Road - Wilmot Road To Kolb Road Valencia Road Traffic Switch

Base paving operations on south side of Valencia Road from Wilmot Road to east of the Kolb Road intersection are ongoing, with the anticipated completion date being Sunday, December 9, 2018, at about 5 p.m. Following this work, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin temporary paving in the Valencia Road and Kolb Road intersection to facilitate an upcoming traffic shift. This temporary paving work will begin Sunday, December 9, 2018 at about 10 p.m., through 5 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018.

2nd Saturdays Downtown is This Weekend

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place this Saturday, Dec. 8. Events during the day include a reading of The Polar Express at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum at 11 a.m., Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library at 11 a.m., Family Brain Boost at Children’s Museum Tucson at 11:30 a.m., Holiday Horns with the UA Horn Studio at the Hotel Congress Plaza at 3:30 p.m., and street vendors from 2-9 p.m.

City Recruiting for Locksmith

The City of Tucson is seeking a locksmith to work in the Environmental & General Services Department. A locksmith maintains the safety and security of City buildings by installing, repairing, or replacing cylindrical locksets, panic hardware, and door closures. A locksmith also follows codes and regulations to ensure compliance with fire life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Zoo Lights 2018 Begins This Week

Zoo Lights, presented by Tucson Electric Power, opens to the public this week. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and lighted animal displays that illuminate the grounds of Reid Park Zoo. There also will be falling snow in the winter wonderland, pictures with Santa, and live music on the weekends. S’mores, sweet treats, and food will be available for purchase.

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