NewsNet 01-08-15

VOLUNTEER AS A GEM SHOW DOCENT - Volunteers are needed to represent Downtown Tucson during the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase. Volunteer docents will welcome visitors, help the public with information on restaurants, attractions, hotels, the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar, public transportation, parking, and more. Training will be provided through the Downtown Docents program, a project of the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Volunteer opportunities will be available daily from Jan. 31 through Feb. 15. All shifts will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Training sessions will be held Jan. 11 at 3 p.m., Jan. 12 at noon, and Jan. 14 at 6 p.m in the Park Tucson conference room, 110 E. Pennington, Ste. 150. Volunteers will receive Downtown Docent T-shirts for their service. To volunteer, please email Brandi Haga-Blackman at

SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES BEGIN NEXT WEEK IN TUCSON - The 2015 Senior Olympic Festival is a celebration of fitness to promote healthy living and an active lifestyle among seniors. This is Tucson’s largest organized senior activity and is open to anyone 50 years of age or older. This year marks the 31st year of the annual games. Competition begins Monday at more than 30 venues throughout Tucson, with final events on Feb. 1. Tomorrow is the last day to register to participate. Watch Tucson 12 video of last year's competition.
Tucson Parks and Recreation

'STUFF THE BUS' FOR THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK - Sun Tran is co-sponsoring a "Stuff the Bus" food drive tomorrow to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. A Sun Tran bus will be located at River Oaks Apartment Homes, 7730 E. Broadway Blvd. (Broadway and Pantano) from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Non-perishable items requested include canned soups, boxed cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, and canned meats (tuna fish, chicken, and corned beef). Cash also will be accepted.

HOCKEY HOMESTAND BEGINS TONIGHT - Arizona Wildcat Hockey takes to the ice tonight at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Arena for the first of three consecutive home games. Tonight's match-up is against the University of Central Oklahoma, while the University of Oklahoma comes to Tucson to play the Wildcats tomorrow and Saturday. All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the TCC Ticket Office and Ticketmaster.

HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS - Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report those issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to