Karin's Note: Friday, June 2, 2017

Karin's Note:  Friday, June 2nd, 2017
  • Ward 3 Events
  • Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
  • City-Wide Events
  • Did You Know?
Dear Tucsonans,
Below are events coming up in Ward 3 and Citywide.  Have a great weekend.
Ward 3 Events: 
Celebrate Reading with Ronald McDonald at Woods Memorial Library
Tuesday June 6th, 3-4pm
Wood’s Memorial Library, 3455 N 1st Ave
Celebrate reading and learning with a party of magic, music and all around fun. Fun for all ages because you're never too young, or too old, for fun! Presented by Ronald McDonald and part of Summer Reading.  Space is Limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before this event. You must be present to receive a ticket. All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please call 520.594.5445 with questions.
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance Program Furniture Sale
4231 N Ornee Court
Friday and Saturday June 9th & 10th, 7am-1pm
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. is a coalition of central Tucson neighborhoods, faith-based communities, and business partnerships and a member of the Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA), a program administered through Pima Council on Aging (PCOA). Proceeds from the sale will benefit Lend A Hand Senior Assistance Program, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.  Donations are tax-deductible.  Ornee Court goes north from Limberlost, between Campbell and Mountain Avenues, just west of Trader Joe's.
Neighborhood Stormwater Harvesting Info Meeting
Wednesday June 14th, 6:30pm
Ward 3 City Council Office, 1510 E Grant Rd
Tucsonans understand that water is precious.  We know, too, the threat that same precious water can be when it comes all at once during a monsoon storm.  The Neighborhood Scale Stormwater program allows neighbors the chance to slow stormwater and spread it into green space along the city streets and public areas.
The Neighborhood Scale Stormwater Harvesting Program developed by the City of Tucson Water Department and administered by Tucson Clean and Beautiful provides neighbors and community groups
in the City of Tucson the ability to install stormwater harvesting features in their neighborhoods.  Neighborhood scale stormwater harvesting program grants are available within each Tucson Council Ward.  Maximum grant award for each Ward is $45,000.  Multiple smaller grants may be awarded up to $45,000.  Join with your neighbors and submit a proposal.  Deadline for priority consideration is Friday, June 23, 2017, with one or more projects selected by mid-July 2017 based on funds available for each City of Tucson Ward.  Tom Ellis with Tucson Clean and Beautiful will present an information session at the Ward 3 office on Wednesday, June 14th
Ward 3 Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings:
Mountain View Thursday June 15th 6pm, Habitat for Humanity 3501 N Mountain Ave
Jefferson Park Wednesday June 28th 6pm, Ward 3 City Council office 1510 E Grant Rd
City-Wide Events: 
47th Annual Juneteenth Festival
Saturday June 17th, 11am-9pm
Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W 2nd St (enter off of Main Ave)
The Juneteenth Festival Committee is excited to announce a new location for the 47th Annual Festival.  On Saturday, June 17th we will celebrate the festival INDOORS at The Historic Dunbar African American Cultural Center!  Kickoff at the new location will begin at 11am and end at 9pm. Please spread the word. 
Electronics Recycling
Saturday June 17th, 8-11am
Desert Metals Recycling, 3119 E Pennsylvania St
Tucson Clean & Beautiful will offer an electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 17, 8-11 a.m., at Desert Metals Recycling, 3119 E. Pennsylvania St. A variety of items will be accepted, including working and non-working AC adapters, audio/visual equipment, calculators, cameras, cell phones, CD-ROM/DVD drives, circuit boards, computers and accessories, electric motors, fax machines, power cords and strips, power supplies, power tools, printers, stereo equipment, and much more. However, televisions, CRT monitors, and appliances will not be accepted.
Movies in the Park
First Fridays, May-September, activities begin at 6pm; movie begins at dusk (approx. 7:45pm)
Demeester Performing Arts Center at Reid Park, 920 S Concert Pl, Tucson, AZ 85716
Cox introduced the Movies in the Park summer series in 2003 with a projector and a repurposed bed sheet. Since that time, Movies in the Park has grown and has now become a community favorite across Pima and Cochise Counties.  Cox invites area residents to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free movie. Food vendors, live music, jumping castles, and arts and crafts exhibits will be set up for guests to enjoy. Unique activities will be highlighted and will rotate each week including community demonstrations, special guest appearances and fun activities for children. Admission is free.
Art Sprouts
Recurring 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9 & 8/23 at 9:30am
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road
Art Sprouts is a fun story time and art making event for families with children ages 2 to 5 years. Adults and their children will explore works of art, move their bodies, read a book, and investigate objects and art materials. Choice-based studio activities extend the learning and fun.  All of these components are designed to not only inspire, but to also foster cognitive, fine, and gross motor skills, which are essential to child development. It's also a great bonding experience for families!
To RSVP, contact Chelsea Farrar at cjfarrar@email.arizona.edu or call (520) 621-9504.
Art Sprouts is FREE with Museum admission ($8/general, $6.50/65+) and is always FREE for Museum members, and University of Arizona students, staff, and faculty (with CatCard).
Spaces are limited- RSVP today!
This program is made possible by The Stanley Glickman Outreach Endowment
Did You Know...?
Road Work Alert
Beginning Tuesday, June 6th, at 6am through Thursday, June 8th at 4pm, Park Avenue will be temporarily closed between Grant Road and Edison Street for installation of water infrastructure.  Resident access will be maintained from Fremont Avenue and Hampton Street.  Expect slight delays
Toilet Replacement for Low-Income Homeowners
Tucson Water offers free toilets to qualifying low- and moderate-income households. The rebate program is in conjunction with Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA) and offers free replacement of toilets manufactured in 1991 or earlier that consume 3.5 or more gallons per flush. You must be a Tucson Water customer and show proof of income to receive this service. Rental properties are not eligible. The program also provides hardware and installation. For more information, call CHRPA at (520) 745-2055 or follow the links below.
Tucson Water toilet replacement program: http://1.usa.gov/1wIWAyG
Tucson Water: http://1.usa.gov/1kA18Hj
Sign Up for a Free Residential Water Audit to Save Water and Money
Water efficiency is more than just conserving a resource. Tucson Water’s Zanjeros are specially-trained water efficiency experts who perform a comprehensive inventory of home water use to help customers lower their water bills. Learn more about your home’s water-using fixtures, outdoor irrigation, how to read your water meter, and more. Request an appointment by calling (520) 791-3242 or emailing TW_Web1@tucsonaz.gov.
Visit the Zanjero Program web page at http://bit.ly/2gnu36b
Tucson Water: http://1.usa.gov/1uo8uPh
Home Repair Available for Low-Income Residents
As the weather heats up in Tucson, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is reminding low-income residents that help is available for emergency home repairs, including fixing a swamp cooler. The help comes from Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA), which uses mostly volunteers. To learn more, contact CHRPA at (520) 745-2055 or the link below.
CHRPA: http://bit.ly/2qcnp7k