The 28th annual NamJam celebration in Tucson kicks off a number of veteran-related activities leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Tomorrow's event takes place from 9 a.m. to dusk at Rillito Downs, 4502 N. First Ave. The free celebration includes military displays, food, drinks, and music.
The 2015 Architecture Week Home Tour will focus on past and present desert dwellings. The tours take place this Sunday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., featuring six of Tucson’s top historic and contemporary properties. Sponsored by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Architecture Week highlights some of Tucson's most innovative architecture. Follow the link below for detailed event information.
Tucson Parks and Recreation Director Fred Gray is now an elected member of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Gray was inducted recently at the group's annual meeting at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress. The academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who are leaders in the field of park and recreation.
A second area between the Tucson Music Hall and the Leo Rich Theater has been renovated to its 1970s glory and will open this weekend. Demonstration Area II is part of the Eckbo landscape, a nearly six-acre space that sits north of the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Work on the park was funded by a private group called TCC Today, which hopes to renew and maintain the TCC, including the Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater, Arena, and the Eckbo landscape.
Last weekend more than 1,100 animals were serviced at the MASH Free Spay/Neuter event, which significantly exceeded its goal to serve 500 animals. A total of 424 dogs and 376 cats were spayed or neutered and another 350 animals were scheduled for free surgery and vaccinations at a future time.
The next time you visit the Los Reales Landfill, you may notice some changes. The City of Tucson's only landfill recently celebrated the completion of its first phase of improvements, including a new entrance, administration building, and more. Watch the Tucson 12 video to see the new look.
The Tucson Fire Department's (TFD) annual charity competition to see which firefighters make the best chili takes place this weekend. Saturday's event will be held from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park. Aside from chili and other food, there will be music, fire trucks, and a kids zone.
The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's office present the sixth exhibit co-produced for the Mayor’s Gallery. This year’s collection celebrates the Sonoran outdoors with a collection of plein air paintings by four local artists. Plein air refers to the act of painting in outdoor daylight, a type of painting most notably used by French Impressionists and seen in works like Monet’s Water Lilies.