ENJOY A SUNDOWNER WITH NANDI - The Reid Park Zoo is hosting a "Sundowner" this month with Nandi the baby African elephant and the rest of the herd. Get a six-month update on Nandi and hear about the challenges and joys of caring for her in the Expedition Tanzania exhibit. In Africa, a Sundowner refers to cocktails at sunset in a beautiful outdoor setting. Participants will have the rare opportunity to tour the Elephant Care Center, while also enjoying food and beverages. Proceeds from this event will benefit Reid Park Zoo’s education programs, capital projects, and conservation efforts. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. The program, hosted by the Zoological Society, has limited seating, and reservations must be made in advance by calling (520) 881-4753.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RECYCLING? - Take a Tucson 12 video tour of the ReCommunity Material Recovery Facility and see where all of your recyclables go. Also, learn how to make the right choices when discarding material to reduce recycling contamination rates.
JENNIE FINCH SOFTBALL CAMP RETURNS TO TUCSON - University of Arizona Softball alumna Jennie Finch is hosting another training camp in Tucson later this year. The camp sites were announced this week and Tucson's Lincoln Park is on the list for Oct. 24-25. NewsNet will offer more details and signup information as the date nears, but early registration already is available online. Finch hosted a successful camp in Tucson last November.
Tucson Parks and Recreation Department
ADOPT A PET FOR VALENTINE'S DAY - Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is hosting a three-day pet adoption event Feb. 13-15 as part of PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and all adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived. Licensing fees still apply. Animals will be available for adoption at the PACC shelter on North Silverbell Road, the PetSmart on I-19 (dogs only), and the PetSmart at Oracle and Wetmore (cats only).
DOWNLOAD APP TO REPORT GRAFFITI IN TUCSON - Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android.
City of Tucson apps
Watch a University of Arizona Athletics PSA about the app