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Hop on the Folk Fest Express This Weekend

The Folk Fest Express is a special ride on the Sun Link streetcar to celebrate this weekend's 32nd annual Tucson Folk Festival. Sun Link and KXCI Community Radio are teaming up for a festive and fun concert on board the streetcar with local musical talent Mik and Scott on their way to the festival. Board the air-conditioned streetcar at 2 p.m. sharp at the Helen and Warren stop (regular fares apply).

Summer Movies in the Park Series Returns Tomorrow

Looking for some family entertainment on a Friday night over the summer? Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns tomorrow at Reid Park with a free showing of Wall-E.

Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a free movie on the first Friday of the month, through September, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 920 S. Concert Place (22nd Street and Country Club Road).

Agave Heritage Festival Ends This Weekend

Tucson’s 8th annual Agave Heritage Festival at Hotel Congress and other locations explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, talks, garden tours, trade shows, and world-class culinary events.

For a complete listing of the remaining events, times, ticket prices (many events are free), and locations, please follow the link above.

Commemorative Trees Dedication This Week

In cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, Tucson Clean & Beautiful will dedicate commemorative trees this Friday along Pantano River Park. Each tree to be dedicated was purchased by Tucson-area residents to honor friends and family.

The dedication ceremony will include a reading of the names for whom trees have been dedicated, and names inscribed at the nearby Children’s Memorial Garden. The ceremony begins Friday at 10 a.m. at Pantano River Park – Garden of the Winter Solstice, 1/4 mile south of 22nd Street.

Registration Open for Summer Zoo Camp

Reid Park Zoo is again offering action-packed summer day camps for kids entering grades 1-6 in the fall. The weekday camps include games, crafts, scavenger hunts, and opportunities to meet zookeepers and experience what it's like to go behind the scenes at the Zoo.

One-week, age-appropriate camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 5-July 28, and they're selling out quickly.

You can register here.

Mexican Airline Expands Service in Tucson

Aeromar is adding another day of flights each week from Tucson International Airport to Mexico. Starting tomorrow, travelers will be able to fly five days a week (no Tuesdays or Saturdays) between Tucson and three Mexican cities: Hermosillo, Culiacán, and Guadalajara.

The added day is the second change Aeromar has made to its schedule since it introduced the flights last October. In response to passenger demand, Aeromar added service in March to Culiacán and shortened the flying time to Guadalajara.

Sesame Street Live at TCC This Weekend

When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. That's the premise for Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music, coming to the Tucson Music Hall this Saturday and Sunday.

There will be two performances each day. For a list of times and to buy tickets, please follow the link above.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series Returns This Week

This Thursday marks the start of the 2017 Cinema La Placita summer movie series, which has hosted classic movies in an outdoor setting for the past 17 years.

Every Thursday night at 7:30, May through August, hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Thursday's movie is Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Reminder: New Ordinance Dealing with Distracted Drivers Begins Today (Video)

Starting today, it's against the law to use a hand-held device while driving. The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted in March to make violation of the ban a secondary offense, meaning you must be pulled over for another reason before police can cite you.

Texting while driving already was banned in the city, but the new rules expand that ban to phone calls and the use of other hand-held mobile communication and electronic devices.

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