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.
Submit up to two of your favorite Parks and Recreation photos by Monday, Sept. 19. The Spring Activity Guide with the winning cover photo will be released Nov. 14. Please read the photo conest rules the judging timetable and other pertinent submission requirements.
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).
Enjoy summer nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. As part of its Summer Oasis Series, the Botanical Gardens is open every Thursday night, 5-8 p.m., for guests to enjoy the garden setting without the intense summer sun.
Leashed dogs are welcome with an add-on admission charge.
The onsite restaurant, Cafe Botanica, will be open and serving dinner (reservations required).
The Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District is asking for bids to build a new Greyhound terminal near Broadway and Euclid. The bids will be opened at the end of July, with the contract being awarded soon after, Rio Nuevo officials said. Once the terminal is built, it will be leased to Greyhound Corp.
Earlier this year, Rio Nuevo bought more than 46,000 square feet of vacant land at 801 E. 12th St. from Broadway Euclid LLC for $575,000.
The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department has several locations with amenities that will help you meet your exercise goals.
In the latest edition of Sierra Says on Tucson 12, Community Promotions and Marketing Manager Sierra Davenport shows you the exercise equipment and facilities available for little or no cost.
With the National Weather Service predicting high temperatures around 106 degrees for the next few days, it's a good time to get a refresher on heat safety, especially staying hydrated when outdoors.
In the Tucson 12 video below, the Tucson Fire Department offers other tips on staying safe in the heat.
Arizona's Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is in the midst of a pilot program to test whether opening offices earlier will cut down on wait times. The three MVD offices in Tucson are now open at 7:30 a.m., a half-hour earlier than normal. MVD will be monitoring the effectiveness of the experiment for the rest of the summer, but it says wait times have declined at the center at South Broadmont Drive.