City of Tucson Parks and Recreation offers discounts that allow low-income residents to pay a 50 percent discounted fee for KIDCO, Jr. Leadership, In-Betweener's, Learn-to-Swim, and therapeutic programs. There also is a 25 percent discount for annual/quarterly passes at recreation centers and for a Senior Activity Card.
Rio Nuevo gets favorable comments in the latest review by state auditors examining the downtown redevelopment district. The audit says the district has been successful in bringing new investment to Downtown Tucson.
The Tucson Roadrunners hockey team is holding a contest to name the new mascot for the franchise. Your choices are: Speedy, Wheels, Rascal, and Flash. Online voting lasts through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 25. The mascot winning name will be revealed at an event on Thursday, Oct. 27. The time of the event is yet to be determined.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. A contracting workshop will be held next Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.
The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event tomorrow, 4-7 p.m., at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road.
Admission is free.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan to move forward on a one-year pilot program called the Tucson Homeless Work Program, which would allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour. They would also get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the one-year pilot program.
The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently celebrated the completion of the Houghton Road: Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street Improvement Project. The upgraded roadway includes a six-lane divided desert parkway, dual left turn lanes, exclusive right turn lanes, rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation, a Sun Tran Park and Ride, bike lanes, sidewalks, bus pullouts, improved drainage, landscape using water harvesting and native plants, and public art.
The Tucson Fire Department's (TFD) 21st annual charity competition to see which firefighters make the best chili takes place this weekend. Saturday's event will be held from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park.
Join the City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department, Tucson Parks and Recreation, and Tucson Clean & Beautiful this Saturday for Know Where to Throw 2016 to learn more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle in Tucson.