Enjoy hands-on, educational activities at Children’s Museum Tucson through its science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) program. Events take place every Sunday through Sept. 4 at the museum, 200 S. 6th Ave., with an all-day reduced admission price of $3 per person.
Reid Park Zoo announced today that Texas, a 27 year old reticulated giraffe, was euthanized this morning. Texas was considered one of the Zoo’s oldest animals and had been under special medical care recently due to age-related health issues.
Texas was born in 1989 in Glen Rose, Texas and came to Reid Park Zoo later that year. She gave birth to five offspring who now reside at other zoos around the country.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will award $250,000 this year to help local nonprofit groups improve education, protect the environment, and expand limited-income assistance through its new Community Impact Grants.
Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on July 27 to be considered for funding. Applications will be reviewed through September, and grants will be awarded this fall.
The Tucson Fire Department this week started a 22-week academy with 18 new recruits. The class is scheduled to graduate from the academy in December.
As part of the first week of training, recruits will be going through the “mud bog” tomorrow morning. The mud bog is an event in which recruits advance a charged hose line approximately 100 feet while walking through up to 2 feet of muddy water. The exercise challenges the recruits physically and mentally and reinforces the team concept of the fire department.
Tucson Water's Customer Call Center is now open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays to better serve customers. The call center is receiving very high call volumes due to hot weather.
The Customer Service and Billing phone numbers are (520) 791-3242 or (800) 598-9449 (outside the Tucson area), and the e-mail address is TWWebAcct1@tucsonaz.gov.
Have you recently received a citation for a civil traffic violation, such as speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign? If so, you have a few options to get it cleared up with Tucson City Court. In the video below, City Court Administrator Chris Hale explains the three options.
Several school districts and agencies in the Tucson area are holding events over the next couple of weeks to distribute free back-to-school supplies and immunizations. One of the signature events is Ward 4's 16th annual Back to School Bash and Pancake Breakfast, this Saturday, 8-11 a.m., at the Clements Recreation Center, 8155 East Poinciana Dr.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department invites all photographers, both amateur and professional, to share their best, original photos taken at any Tucson city park or recreation facility, event, sport, program, or class.
The Summer in the City discount card is available online and from select merchants. The $5 card entitles the holder to discounts at 140 food, lifestyle, and entertainment establishments in Tucson through the end of August.
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).