Final Weekend for Reid Park Zoo's Asian Lantern Festival

Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center in hosting more than 400 colorful, customized lantern displays in Southern Arizona.

The Asian Lantern Festival, which concludes Saturday, March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register now at the above link.

City Council Approves Pilot Program for Public Scooters

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, March 19, gave final approval to launch a six-month pilot program to bring electronic scooters to Tucson starting July 1.

The council two weeks ago gave preliminary approval to the program, but wanted to resolve some safety issues and other concerns before taking a final vote. The scooter program most likely would put dockless rental scooters around downtown and 4th Avenue, but it would be up to the operators where to place them.

Nominations Open for 2019 Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Awards

Each year, the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (TPCHC) recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest in or contribution to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County.