Learn About Harvested Rainwater, Soil, and Plants

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. will host training on how to collect harvested water, soil, and/or vegetable samples from your garden for environmental analysis.

The training is part of Project Harvest, a statewide community environmental science project. The free training will take place next week, May 22-26 (Monday-Friday), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.

Shred-It This Weekend

Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich and Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal are hosting a Shred-It service tomorrow, 8-10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 601 E. Fort Lowell Road. The first two boxes for shredding are free, and a $5 donation to Lend-A-Hand Senior Assistance is requested for each additional box. Documents will be shredded securely on site during the drive-thru service. For more information, contact the Ward 3 City Council Office at (520) 791-4711 or

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow Night

Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown.

The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens tomorrow at 6 p.m. with performances from Fish Karma and/or The DeRailleurs, Un:ted States, Lydian Osman, and BAM.

You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.

Sign Up for Tucson Water Tour

Vice Mayor Regina Romero invites the community to join her for a free tour of Tucson Water’s TARP (Tucson Airport Remediation Project), AOP (Advanced Oxidation Process) facility, and the Hayden-Udall Water Treatment Plant this Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, starting at the City of Tucson Resource Campus, 310 N. Commerce Park Loop.

Interested residents are encouraged to call 791-4040 before 2 p.m. tomorrow to RSVP for the event.

Donate to Help the Homeless This Summer

Make a difference this summer by donating items to help the homeless cope with Tucson's heat. The Summer Sun program from the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH) will be distributing the donations dropped off at 37 designated sites, including branches of the Pima County Public Library system.

The greatest donation needs are bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, hats, and sunglasses. Other needs are white T-shirts, flip flops, and backpacks to keep the supplies at hand.  

Free Concerts in the Park This Weekend

Reid Park and Udall Park will be alive with music this Mother's Day weekend. The volunteer Arizona Symphonic Winds will play Saturday at Udall Park's László Veres Amphitheater, 7600 E. Tanque Verde Road. The Tucson Pops Orchestra, comprised mostly of Tucson Symphony Orchestra players, takes the stage Sunday at Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, East 22nd Street and South Country Club Road.

Admission is free to both concerts. Under the baton of László Veres, music director of both orchestras, the concerts begin at 7 p.m. each night.

Reminder: City Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan

The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been working on an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Inventory and Transition Plan since 2014, collecting data on the existing condition of Tucson streets and sidewalks relative to ADA compliance based on proposed ADA standards from 2011. TDOT also is developing a priority ranking system. The public is asked to rank locations and indicate concerns at existing locations.