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Celebrate St. Valentine's Day by Touring the Landfill and Recycling Plant

The City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity Materials Processing Facility on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tour participants will see landfill operations, how methane gas is generated, how EGSD handles household hazardous waste, and learn how new landfill cells protect groundwater.

Parks and Recreation is Hiring KIDCO Workers

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with summer KIDCO programs for children. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14 year olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply, and the application deadline is Sunday, March 4.

Spring Slowpitch Softball Registration Underway

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is now accepting mail-in registration for the Spring Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. From Feb. 14-March 2, registration will be available via phone, email, or in person at the Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.

Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 or visit its website for more information.

The season begins March 12.

Find Out What's Happening in Tucson

The Tucson Police Department is in the process of receiving more than 1,000 new bulletproof vests; Tucson Water and Tucson Fire are working together to help the community; and Reid Park Zoo has some special winter visitors that aren’t our usual snowbirds.

Those stories are in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.

Volunteers Needed for Tucson Meet Your Birds

The Tucson Audubon Society and Tucson Water will host the annual Tucson Meet Your Birds event at Sweetwater Wetlands on Saturday, March 3, 7 a.m.-noon. This free and fun Tucson tradition offers close-up looks at live birds, fish, and reptiles that inhabit the wetlands facility.

Binoculars will be available for borrowing, and there will be expert guides and activities for families and children. Sweetwater Wetlands features wheelchair accessible pathways.

Parents Night Out This Month at Udall Park

Enjoy three hours of childless free time on Friday, Feb. 23, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $4.

The Rango theme features a showing of the movie Rango, supervised games, and crafts. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be served during the movie and are included in the fee.

Tucson Police Department Increases DUI Enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit will increase DUI enforcement efforts this Super Bowl weekend. Additional officers and resources will be deployed throughout the community in efforts to increase the awareness of motorists regarding the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be intoxicated from driving, and investigate DUI offenses to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.

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