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Pokémon GO Safari Nights at Reid Park Zoo This Weekend

Come and catch Pokémon at Reid Park Zoo this Saturday and Sunday, 7-10 p.m. Trainers can capture Pokémon, meet other players, and learn tips and tricks from local Pokémon GO pros.

Meanwhile, guests can enjoy music, face painting, caricatures, and more. Lures will be activated in the Pokémon GO app at several different locations in the Zoo approximately every 30 minutes.

Report: Arizona Ranks First in Aerospace Manufacturing

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranks Arizona No. 1 in the United States for aerospace manufacturing. The study's methodology measured the weighted average of taxes, operating costs (industry and overall wage rates, business climate, and energy costs), industry size (existing suppliers and supply/growth of workforce, including available aerospace technicians, engineers, and mechanics), and educational attainment.

City of Tucson Tax Workshop This Week

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The contracting workshop will be held this Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.

Predator-Prey Relationships Explained (Video)

Reid Park Zoo is home to more than 200 animals. Some are predators, and some are prey. That determines how they act and how they're cared for at the Zoo. Predators have adaptations that make them excellent hunters, while prey animals are always ready to flee.

Learn more about the differences between predator and prey animals in a past edition of Zoo News, produced by Tucson 12.

Kids Swim Free

The City of Tucson has been experiencing one of the hottest summers on record. Tucson Parks and Recreation department would like to invite kids to beat the heat and cool off at one of 17 city pools for free for the remainder of the summer season. Beginning July 17 youth under the age of 17 will pay no admission fee at 17 City of Tucson Pools.  A fee will still be charged at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Fees are $2 for adults (18 and over) and $1 for youth (17 and under).

Free Pool locations:

Fall KIDCO and Leisure Class Registration Begins Tomorrow

Tucson Parks and Recreation KIDCO and leisure class registration opens tomorrow for city residents and July 19 for non-city residents.

The fall  Activity Guide is available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including administration offices, recreation centers, pools, and many local libraries. The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, KIDCO, aquatics, sports programs, registration, and the Discount Program.

Final Work on Repaving Projects for Two Intersections This Weekend

With paving complete, road crews will begin raising manhole and water valve covers at the intersections of Alvernon Way and Ft. Lowell Road and Speedway Boulevard and Main Street. The work will be performed tomorrow and Sunday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Barricades will remain in place with travel restrictions at both intersections until approximately 5 a.m. Monday to allow the concrete to cure.


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