Under the direction of Maestro László Veres, the Tucson Pops Orchestra celebrates its 62nd year of performing free concerts in the park. The public is invited to enjoy "Music Under the Stars" at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park this Sunday at 7 p.m. This weekend's performance features the music of John Philip Sousa.
The City of Tucson General Services Department recently celebrated the completion and opening of new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facilities at the Thomas O. Price Service Center at Park Avenue and Ajo Way. The CNG plant and fueling facilities will serve the Environmental Services department, the City's Fleet Services, and Sun Tran.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The PAG Tucson Bikeways Map encourages bicycle safety in the Tucson region by informing bicyclists of areas to pedal around the city, including low-traffic route options, low-stress bike routes, bike boulevards, urban trails, and where to cross busy streets. Follow the appropriate link below to download the map app to your smartphone.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy summer nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. As part of its Summer Oasis Series, the Botanical Gardens is open every Thursday night, 5-8 p.m., for guests to enjoy the garden setting without the intense summer sun.
Leashed dogs are welcome with an add-on admission charge.
The onsite restaurant, Cafe Botanica, will be open and serving dinner.
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.
American Airlines will start nonstop service to and from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Oct. 7. The new flights from Tucson International Airport will give Southern Arizonans direct access to the Big Apple and single connections to international destinations and the Northeast region of the United States.
Come out tomorrow to celebrate Tucson Water's 15th anniversary of delivering Colorado River water from the Clearwater Facility to water customers. The celebration of Water Reliability and a Sustainable Future for Tucson begins at 9 a.m. on the north patio of the Tucson Water building, 310 W. Alameda.
Please call (520) 624-8977 to RSVP.
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.