88-CRIME is seeking volunteers to give presentations as part of its Safe School Program. The program uses volunteers to speak at local schools, teaching students what to do when they learn of a crime or threat and how to use 911 and the anonymous tip line at 88-CRIME.
Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through the end of this month. 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 “Secondhand Lions” (2003), starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment.
The City of Tucson's pilot program to provide free sandbags to help residents with property protection from potential flooding due to monsoon storms will continue through the end of the summer thrundertstorm season. A sandbag distribution site is at Tucson Fire Department Station 7, 4902 E. Pima St. The sandbag location is self-service and limited to 10 bags per person to accommodate as many residents as possible.
The City of Tucson’s Armory Park Center experienced an equipment failure this week, leaving the facility without cooling. The City is working diligently to make the necessary repairs. Until the cooling unit is repaired, all programs and activities have been canceled at Armory Park Center.
Parks and Recreation staff will remain onsite to advise residents of the closure and assist them in finding an alternate recreation center.
With most students returning to school Thursday, the Pima County Health Department is encouraging parents to immunize their children. Health Department clinics provide free immunizations for kids every Monday through Friday. Appointments are available, but walk-ins also are accepted.
If you want to vote in this year’s Arizona primary election, today is the last day to register or update your current voter information with the Secretary of State’s Office. The primary is Aug. 30, but early voting begins on Wednesday.
The primary includes races for U.S. Congress and the Arizona Legislature.
The Common Group says it plans to invest $20 million into rehabilitating distressed commercial buildings on the south and southwest sides of Tucson, converting them into stores and restaurants. With four projects already completed, the development company's 10-year plan includes building more small businesses on a side of town it believes has been overlooked.
The four founders of the company (Jesus Bonillas Jr., Guillermo Gallegos, Chris Itule, and Ruben Cazares) grew up and live on the city's south side and consider the area ripe for business development.
The extended summer pool schedule ends this Wednesday, and kids 17 and under still can swim free at 17 of the 18 pools until then. A $1 youth fee remains in effect at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Admission is $2 for adults at all pools.
Ward 2 City Council Member Paul Cunningham and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department are hosting an open house at Udall Recreation Center regarding a new solar project. The project will put shade structures with solar panels in the parking lot at Udall Recreation Center and the Carol West Senior Addition.