The City of Tucson is getting a $2.9 million federal grant to help an estimated 180 low-income homeowners with children under the age of six abate lead paint hazards from their homes built before 1978. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.
The 3rd annual Kidz Expo (ages 6-13) will give away backpacks and school supplies this Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.
As a result of adding a third proposed fare increase option and a revised second option, Sun Tran has extended the deadline for public input on the proposed increases to July 31. Additional open house events are scheduled for passengers to obtain more information and provide comments on all three proposed changes.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) will partner with volunteers from Intuit Software to conduct a smoke alarm install event tomorrow morning at Country Club mobile home park, 5600 S. Country Club Road. TFD staff will team up with Intuit employees to canvass the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms wherever they are needed.
During each visit, the install team will educate and assist residents with fire prevention and escape planning.
For the first time in six years, the State of Arizona will begin accepting applications next week for KidsCare, the state's version of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Coverage will begin Sept. 1.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law in May to reinstate the stalled program. Federal dollars will cover the entire cost of KidsCare until at least the end of next year.
Sun Link will celebrate its second anniversary this Saturday, and Tucson Electric Power, the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, and Main Gate Square will sponsor free rides on the streetcar.
KXCI and Main Gate Square will present a free 6 p.m. concert on the streetcar with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments. To see the concert, board at the stop on Avenida del Convento and Congress, across from Mercado San Agustin, and travel to Main Gate Square for more concerts and other festivities.
Tucson Water this year will launch a $350,000 pilot project for neighborhood-scale stormwater harvesting to increase shade and mitigate the urban heat island effect.
One way to harvest water from storms includes curb cuts to direct water to landscaping and other areas. Another way is through the use of so-called bump outs, which are small peninsulas that stick out from the curb to better capture flowing stormwater. Other benefits of bump outs include traffic calming and neighborhood beautification.
MADD is looking for walkers, team captains, and volunteers. You can even be involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team.
Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through August.
Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).
Tomorrow's movie is “Funny Face” (1957), starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.