Many Memorial Day Services Scheduled for Monday

Several events are planned for Monday to commemorate Memorial Day. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will hold a ceremony starting at 10 a.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium (Building 4), 3601 S. 6th Ave.

Guest speakers include Arizona's U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Martha McSally.

Veterans, Tucson VA staff, and the public are invited to attend the ceremony.

Service Changes Due to Monday Holiday

All City of Tucson offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, except for emergency services. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, so all customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill also will be closed.

Meanwhile, Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.

Event to Showcase Downtown Murals

The City of Tucson Economic Initiatives office will showcase the eight murals painted as part of the City of Tucson Mural Program. The event will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m., in the parking lot across the street from Benjamin Supply Co., 440 N. 7th Ave.

Speakers include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Michael Schwartz from the Tucson Arts Brigade, and other participants in the program.

Annual Downtown Run This Weekend

The biggest running event in Tucson happens tomorrow night. The 10th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk begins at 7 o'clock in front of Children's Museum Tucson, 200 South Sixth Ave. The race, the first leg of the popular Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, has raised more than $130,000 for local charities.

This year also marks the inaugural Friday Night Festival of Miles and free FitKidz Mile for kids 12 and under.

Council Member Regina Romero Hosts Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 4

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

Enjoy Tucson Splash Pads This Summer

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.

Summer Safari Nights Program Continues Tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo

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.