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Council Member Regina Romero Hosts Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 4

The City of Tucson will offer information about low-income assistance programs to help those who qualify save money on utility bills, transit, and more.

Tucson Water, Tucson Electric Power, Southwest Gas, and others will be on hand Saturday, June 4 at the Barrio Anita Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oury Recreation Center, 600 W. St Marys Road.

To register for the event, please contact the Ward 1 Office, (520) 791-4040 or ward1@tucsonaz.gov.

Enjoy Tucson Splash Pads This Summer

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invites you to cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad at 900 N. Fourth Ave. or the Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Both splash pads have manual activation systems to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and they also have playgrounds.

The splash pads are operational through the end of October, 7 a.m. until dusk.

City pools will be open from June 1-Aug. 3.

Summer Safari Nights Program Continues Tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo

Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events take place every Friday, 6-8 p.m., through July 8.

Tomorrow's theme is Hooray for Underdogs: Meet the Zoo’s Lesser Known Animals.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

I-11 public comment period begins

With six public meetings scheduled in June and an opportunity for the public to contribute in other ways, Arizonans can help shape the next step in planning for the proposed Interstate 11 as the Arizona Department of Transportation moves ahead on a three-year environmental study for a corridor stretching from Nogales to Wickenburg.

Pima County Wins Lawsuit Against State

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is siding with Pima County in a lawsuit over an effort by the State of Arizona to shift more education taxes onto local taxpayers. Pima County’s lawsuit claims a state budget change last year unconstitutionally forces millions of dollars in education spending that previously had been handled by the state onto Pima County taxpayers.

Before Judge Christopher Whitten's ruling, Pima County was facing a $7.4 million bill, almost all of which was due to the Tucson Unified School District.

Himmel Park Beautification Project Completion Celebration Next Month

Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Himmel Park Beautification Project Committee invite you to celebrate new landscaping and other renovations in front of Himmel Park Library, the oldest branch in the Pima County Public Library system. The new additions include trees, shrubs, cement foundations, bike racks, and tiled benches.

Funding for the project included partial proceeds from two Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tours and numerous donations from midtown residents, including a little boy who gave the first contribution of 50 cents.

Summer Movies Continue for Final Time at La Placita Village Downtown

Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 from May through August.

Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).

Tonight's movie is “Best in Show” (2000), starring Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Parker Posey, and Eugene Levy.

Free Summer Meals Available for Kids

School districts in the Tucson area are offering free breakfast and lunch this summer for kids 18 and under. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with locations across the nation.

The Tucson Unified, Amphitheater, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, and Marana school districts are participating in the program.

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