Mermaids Return to 4th Avenue and Downtown

The annual Return of the Mermaids festival is back tomorrow, Aug. 10, from 3-11 p.m. The monsoon celebration and mermaid festival in Downtown Tucson and Historic 4th Avenue is a family-friendly event that features mermaids, musical performances, vendors, costume contests, and parties.

Organizers encourage party-goers to dress up as if they live under the sea. One of the highlights of the event is a sidewalk parade that begins at 8:30 p.m. on East Congress Street. Please wear a costume or hold the hand of a costumed child to participate in the festivities.

2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Aug. 10. Events during the day include Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Family Brain Boost and Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson, and Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Evening events include live music at the Mercado San Agustin and other locations. Starting at 6:15 p.m., the Scott Avenue Stage features music from Stripes, Moontrax, and Weekend Lovers. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.

Pet Connection: Adopt a Dog

Nikki Reck with Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) introduces you to Hooch, one of the goofiest dogs currently at the shelter. Have cats? No problem, this guy gets along with everyone, and he's even housebroken.

Learn more about Hooch in the latest Pet Connection video.

Free Workshop on Water Rebates is Tomorrow Night

Local First Arizona and the Tucson 2030 District will host Business Sustainability Series: Water Rebates 101, a free workshop to show businesses how to reduce water use and save money on monthly water bills. The workshop is Thursday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell St., Room S210, on the University of Arizona campus.