Downtown will be the host of the 27th annual All Souls Procession on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The Procession will stage at Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street beginning Sunday at 4 p.m. The procession will begin moving through downtown at approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Procession begins at the Sixth Avenue Underpass and heads south to Alameda Street.
One of Tucson's signature events happens Sunday, as the 27th annual All Souls Procession makes its way through Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin (map). Thousands of people are expected in costumes and skeleton face paint to honor the dead. The procession will stage at 4 p.m. Sunday at Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street.
Tucson Comic Con is celebrating its 9th annual convention at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) this weekend. The three-day event includes guests from the comic book industry, as well as local creators. The convention opens Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., but there is a preview night tomorrow from 4-8 p.m.
Approximately 33,000 people took part in Cyclovia Tucson last Sunday, setting a new attendance record. The fall bicycling and outdoors celebration debuted a new route that connected the Miramonte, Palo Verde, and Garden District neighborhoods along roads that temporarily were closed to vehicular traffic, but open for people biking, walking, rolling, and playing on more than 2 miles of streets.
It's now empty and fenced off as it awaits demolition for new development, but La Placita Village downtown got a big paint makeover in 1999 with the vibrant colors that still exist today. Take a look back in the Tucson 12 throwback video below.
The Tucson Homeless Work Program begins Dec. 1. It will allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour in cash. Those who take part in the one-year pilot program will get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the effort, which other Council members support.
A presentation by Tucson Water teaches students how water gets to their faucets at school and at home. El Tour de Agua is an educational program focusing on the City's methods of getting its groundwater, Colorado River water, and recycled or reclaimed water.
The program recently made its way to Paulo Freire Freedom School, where Tucson 12 captured some of the action. Learn more about El Tour de Agua by watching the video below.
If you haven't returned your mail-in ballot for the Nov. 8 general election in Arizona, you should do so today to allow enough time for it to arrive by Election Day next Tuesday. If you have an early ballot and can't get it in the mail today, keep it and drop it off at any polling place on Tuesday.
The City of Tucson is accepting applications from city residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee was established to serve in an advisory role to the Mayor and City Council regarding the planning, design, and implementation of services and programs administered through Environmental Services. Those services include refuse collection and disposal, environmental cleanup, code enforcement, and environmental protection.
If you missed this past weekend's first home games for the Tucson Roadrunners (4-1), you have another chance to see our new American Hockey League (AHL) team tomorrow night. The Roadrunners will face off against the Texas Stars at 7:05 p.m. at the Tucson Arena.
If you're not familiar with the hockey, the Tucson 12 video below gives you a quick update on what to expect.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from the list is April 2017, but that date may be adjusted if necessary. The deadline to apply is Nov. 13.