The Tucson and Pima County Industrial Development Authorities (IDAs), together with their longtime partners in the Tucson Pathways to Purchase Program, have contributed more than $5 million to the Tucson/Pima County Rapid Rehousing Program. The program is a collaboration of the Arizona Department of Housing and the IDAs to help individuals and families in Pima County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona needs volunteers to help pack food bags this summer. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers need to be age 16 and older. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
Please sign up in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Food Bank is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. Call (520) 882-3292 for more information.
Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.
Ward 3 Tucson City Council Member Paul Durham and Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus will host Harden the Target, a forum on property crime prevention. The event is tomorrow, June 27, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Westside Police Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.
Join residents, businesses, and community stakeholders in the Oracle Road area for their next quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 27, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Ave. The Thrive in the 05 revitalization project provides updates on crime and safety, affordable housing, transportation, education, and economic development in the 85705 ZIP code area.
Cherry Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Helen Street, including the Cherry Avenue and Helen Street intersection, will be closed starting Friday, June 28, to remove old asphalt and repave with new asphalt. This project is scheduled to begin Friday at 7 p.m. and be completed by 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29.
Cox Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns to the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Theater at Reid Park with a free showing of "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" on Friday, June 28. Entertainment and games begin at 6 p.m. The kid-friendly movie starts at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Food and refreshments will be available from vendors. Reid Park is located at the northeast corner of Country Club Road and 22nd Street.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a free pool party and evening of fun at Kennedy Pool, located in Kennedy Park, 3700 S. Mission Road. The 5-7 p.m. party tonight, June 26, will feature games, music, and snacks located outside the pool entrance and water games in the pool.
Kids 17 and under can beat the heat at City of Tucson pools and recreation centers for free this summer. Youth will not need to pay an admission fee at 13 recreation centers during open recreation hours.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding a proposal allowing amendments to the City’s area and neighborhood plans to run concurrently with rezoning processes. This amendment would change the existing policy of requiring Mayor and Council approval of a plan amendment prior to beginning the rezoning process.