As a part of the continuation of the University of Arizona/Tucson Fire Department (TFD) FEMA grant-funded cancer study, TFD conducted a controlled burn yesterday at the Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. The focus of the burn was to test the hoods that firefighters wear to protect their heads and necks from burns.
Join Tucson Water, Environmental Services (Do More Blue), and more than 60 vendors/exhibitors on Earth Day tomorrow at Children’s Museum Tucson. Learn about air quality, renewable energy, alternative modes of transportation, waste reduction, and more.
The 23rd annual event will be held at the museum, 200 S. 6th Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free.
Reid Park Zoo is joining approximately 130 zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America — the 11th annual Party For the Planet™. Pedal to the Zoo tomorrow and show your bicycle at the front gate for one free admission until noon only.
Enjoy a variety of conservation-themed activities and informational displays from 9 a.m.–noon to help celebrate fun ways to help protect our environment.
Tucson’s 8th annual Agave Heritage Festival at Hotel Congress and other locations explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, talks, garden tours, trade shows, and world-class culinary events.
For a complete listing of events, times, ticket prices (many events are free), and locations, please follow the link above.
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Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild tomorrow will join other speakers to kick off a month of activities intended to promote civility and bridge divisions. Tomorrow's launch event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
“Communities are strongest when their members can work together toward common goals,” said Mayor Rothschild. “Civil discourse makes that more likely.”
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 yesterday to raise sewer user rates and fees, while also increasing connection fees by 3 percent starting June 1. This fee and rate change will increase an average customer’s sewer bill by $1.12. This connection fee increase will apply to homebuilders and new businesses looking to connect to the sewer system for the first time and to existing users wanting to increase their potential discharge to the public sewer system.
Tucson Water says its investments in technology to ensure water quality and long-term water reliability are paying off when it comes to treating contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under direction from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, Tucson Water built the Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) Water Treatment Facility, which went into service in January 2014.
Food Network writer Jackie Alpers has more than tripled the size of her list of Tucson's must-try Mexican-Inspired dishes. Following up on a previous article on the network's website that listed 10 dishes, Alpers recently added 25 more entries to the list of "Tucson dishes with a distinctly Mexican influence."
Tickets still are available for Cirque du Soleil: OVO, coming to the Tucson Arena for eight performances tonight through Sunday. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts.
Tickets to the shows are available at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office, 260 S. Church Ave. and Ticketmaster.